The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Security Officer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Officer
Rank 577 623 628
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Security Officer 37 26 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.047% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.050% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 17 5
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £325 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £865 £630 £680
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £419 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.37% +19.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £23.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46857 52091 52770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.71% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30652 33213 33381
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2008 2171
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Security Officer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Security Officer in the job title.

Security Officer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Officer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Officer within the UK.

Security Officer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Officer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Security Officer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Officer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Officer within the UK.

Security Officer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Officer
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +28 36 £450 +5.88% 7
London +20 19 £513 -2.38% 3
West Midlands -9 8 £361 -29.65% 2
Coventry - 7 £393 - 1
East of England +6 4 £288 -50.00%
Essex - 4 £288 -
Feltham - 3 £525 -
Witham - 3 £250 -
Yorkshire +24 2 £400 +45.45%
City of London -11 2 £750 -31.81% 2
North Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
South East +9 1 £513 +7.89%
South West +5 1 - -
Devon +4 1 - -
Exeter -6 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £325 -
Skipton - 1 £400 -
Worcester - 1 £200 -
Worcestershire - 1 £200 -
Middlesex - 1 £513 -

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, Security Officer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Security Officer in the job title.

1 64 (84.21%) Information Security
2 37 (48.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (36.84%) CISSP
3 28 (36.84%) CISM
3 28 (36.84%) Risk Management
4 18 (23.68%) PCI DSS
5 17 (22.37%) Data Protection
5 17 (22.37%) Management Information System
5 17 (22.37%) Finance
6 16 (21.05%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (18.42%) Security Management
8 12 (15.79%) Firewall
8 12 (15.79%) CISA
8 12 (15.79%) Incident Management
9 11 (14.47%) Security Cleared
9 11 (14.47%) Data Security
9 11 (14.47%) Risk Assessment
9 11 (14.47%) ITIL
9 11 (14.47%) Cisco
10 10 (13.16%) SC Cleared
11 9 (11.84%) Security Operations
11 9 (11.84%) Active Directory
12 8 (10.53%) Degree
12 8 (10.53%) COBIT
12 8 (10.53%) CESG
12 8 (10.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 8 (10.53%) Information Assurance
12 8 (10.53%) Network Security
12 8 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
13 7 (9.21%) CEH

Security Officer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.32%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MS Office
2 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.63%) MS Project
3 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.79%) Firewall
2 8 (10.53%) Network Security
3 6 (7.89%) Cisco ISE
4 5 (6.58%) Internet
5 3 (3.95%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.63%) DNS
6 2 (2.63%) HTTP
6 2 (2.63%) Kerberos
6 2 (2.63%) LDAP
6 2 (2.63%) SSL
6 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.63%) VPN
6 2 (2.63%) WAN
6 2 (2.63%) Wireless
6 2 (2.63%) Wireless Security
7 1 (1.32%) Bluetooth
7 1 (1.32%) Extranet
7 1 (1.32%) LAN
7 1 (1.32%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
General
1 17 (22.37%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Legal
3 2 (2.63%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.37%) Management Information System
2 8 (10.53%) CESG
3 5 (6.58%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.95%) Cryptography
5 3 (3.95%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (3.95%) Internet of Things
5 3 (3.95%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.63%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.32%) BYOD
7 1 (1.32%) CCTV
7 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.32%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.26%) Unix
1 4 (5.26%) Windows
2 2 (2.63%) Linux
3 1 (1.32%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (84.21%) Information Security
2 28 (36.84%) Risk Management
3 17 (22.37%) Data Protection
4 16 (21.05%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (18.42%) Security Management
6 12 (15.79%) Incident Management
7 11 (14.47%) Data Security
7 11 (14.47%) ITIL
7 11 (14.47%) Risk Assessment
8 9 (11.84%) Security Operations
9 8 (10.53%) Information Assurance
9 8 (10.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 8 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
10 7 (9.21%) Information Security Management
11 6 (7.89%) Change Control
11 6 (7.89%) ISMS
11 6 (7.89%) Security Architecture
12 5 (6.58%) IT Audit
12 5 (6.58%) Process Improvement
12 5 (6.58%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.95%) SQL
2 1 (1.32%) Java
2 1 (1.32%) Perl
2 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.32%) Python
2 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (36.84%) CISM
1 28 (36.84%) CISSP
2 12 (15.79%) CISA
3 11 (14.47%) Security Cleared
4 10 (13.16%) SC Cleared
5 8 (10.53%) Degree
6 7 (9.21%) CEH
7 4 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (3.95%) CISMP
8 3 (3.95%) GSEC
8 3 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.63%) CLAS
9 2 (2.63%) SSCP
10 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.32%) CCIE
10 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.32%) CREST Certified
10 1 (1.32%) CRISC
10 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (48.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (23.68%) PCI DSS
3 8 (10.53%) COBIT
4 5 (6.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (2.63%) ISO27002
6 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
6 1 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 9 (11.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (1.32%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (14.47%) Cisco
2 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.89%) Fortinet
4 3 (3.95%) Dell
4 3 (3.95%) Symantec
5 2 (2.63%) Blue Coat
5 2 (2.63%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.63%) Cyber-Ark
5 2 (2.63%) Lumension
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle
5 2 (2.63%) Qualys
6 1 (1.32%) CA
6 1 (1.32%) Citrix
6 1 (1.32%) IFS
6 1 (1.32%) VMware