Period
to 21 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Information Security Officer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Security Officer
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 829 822 836
Rank change year-on-year -7 +14 +12
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 30 43 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.032% 0.045% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.048% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 32 32
England median daily rate £500 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +4.29% -22.38%
10th Percentile £421 £250 £269
90th Percentile £900 £673 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £405
% change year-on-year +11.11% +11.11% -28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
England median hourly rate £19.25 - -
UK median hourly rate £19.25 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 90,157 90,014 92,279
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.88% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,309 59,969 60,749
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,769 2,671 2,981
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.50
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.44 £18.69 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.31% +3.81% -

Information Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Information Security Officer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Officer in England

Information Security Officer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security Officer in England

Information Security Officer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Officer in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security Officer in England

Information Security Officer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security Officer in England

Information Security Officer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Officer within the England region over the 6 months to 21 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +11 16 £500 +25.00% 8
South East -6 8 £600 +9.09% 5
North of England -5 2 - - 3
Midlands -11 2 £525 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
East of England -4 1 - - 1
West Midlands -20 1 £775 - 2
East Midlands - 1 £275 -
South West - 1 £475 - 2
Information Security Officer
UK

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, Information Security Officer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Information Security Officer in the job title.

1 29 (96.67%) Information Security
2 13 (43.33%) CISSP
3 12 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 10 (33.33%) PCI DSS
5 9 (30.00%) Data Protection
5 9 (30.00%) CISM
6 6 (20.00%) Finance
6 6 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (20.00%) CISMP
7 5 (16.67%) Matrix Management
7 5 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (16.67%) Firewall
7 5 (16.67%) Data Quality
7 5 (16.67%) Information Assurance
7 5 (16.67%) Security Operations
8 4 (13.33%) GDPR
8 4 (13.33%) Office 365
8 4 (13.33%) CISA
8 4 (13.33%) Information Security Management
8 4 (13.33%) Security Management
8 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
9 3 (10.00%) Degree
9 3 (10.00%) Ivanti
9 3 (10.00%) ISMS
9 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
9 3 (10.00%) ITSM
9 3 (10.00%) Citrix

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Firewall
1 5 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (10.00%) LAN
2 3 (10.00%) WAN
3 2 (6.67%) SMS
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (3.33%) Internet
4 1 (3.33%) Junos
4 1 (3.33%) Network Security
4 1 (3.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) MySQL
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Burp Suite
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Law
3 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (3.33%) COM
1 1 (3.33%) LDAP
1 1 (3.33%) ODBC
1 1 (3.33%) Regular Expression
1 1 (3.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.33%) CESG
3 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.33%) Fintech
3 1 (3.33%) Life Science
3 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (96.67%) Information Security
2 12 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 9 (30.00%) Data Protection
4 6 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (16.67%) Information Assurance
5 5 (16.67%) Matrix Management
5 5 (16.67%) Security Operations
6 4 (13.33%) Information Security Management
6 4 (13.33%) Security Management
7 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (10.00%) ISMS
7 3 (10.00%) ITSM
7 3 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (10.00%) Security Architecture
7 3 (10.00%) Service Management
7 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) Perl
1 1 (3.33%) PHP
1 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) CISSP
2 9 (30.00%) CISM
3 6 (20.00%) CISMP
4 4 (13.33%) CISA
5 3 (10.00%) Degree
6 2 (6.67%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (3.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 5 (16.67%) Data Quality
3 4 (13.33%) GDPR
3 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (3.33%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.33%) Docker
1 1 (3.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (3.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.33%) Nessus
2 1 (3.33%) Nmap
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (10.00%) Cisco
1 3 (10.00%) Citrix
1 3 (10.00%) Ivanti
1 3 (10.00%) Juniper
1 3 (10.00%) Palo Alto
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) LogRhythm
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) Progress
3 1 (3.33%) Splunk