Period
to 21 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 822 791 837
Rank change year-on-year -31 +46 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 49 43 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.052% 0.047% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.050% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 26
England median daily rate £500 £450 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +11.11% -22.86%
10th Percentile £419 £250 £269
90th Percentile £819 £675 £594
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £375
% change year-on-year +8.33% +20.00% -33.33%
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 88,940 86,199 94,656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.90% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,064 56,849 62,531
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,867 2,556 2,884
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.39% -1.58% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.12 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.05
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%

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 September 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 September 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 -13 19 £500 +21.21% 12
South East -5 17 £494 -8.14% 5
South West - 8 £488 - 2
North of England -23 4 - - 2
Midlands -12 2 £525 - 2
North West - 2 - - 2
Yorkshire - 2 - -
West Midlands -21 1 £775 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £275 - 1
Information Security Officer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 48 (97.96%) Information Security
2 31 (63.27%) CISSP
3 24 (48.98%) CISM
4 23 (46.94%) Risk Management
5 19 (38.78%) CISA
6 15 (30.61%) PCI DSS
6 15 (30.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (26.53%) Data Protection
8 12 (24.49%) CISMP
9 10 (20.41%) Risk Assessment
9 10 (20.41%) ISMS
9 10 (20.41%) Matrix Management
10 9 (18.37%) Data Quality
10 9 (18.37%) Finance
10 9 (18.37%) Security Management
10 9 (18.37%) Management Information System
11 8 (16.33%) Legal
12 7 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (14.29%) Information Security Management
12 7 (14.29%) Security Architecture
12 7 (14.29%) GDPR
13 6 (12.24%) Firewall
13 6 (12.24%) E-Commerce
14 5 (10.20%) ITIL
14 5 (10.20%) Penetration Testing
14 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (10.20%) Security Operations
14 5 (10.20%) Information Assurance
15 4 (8.16%) SIEM
15 4 (8.16%) Office 365

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:

Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Office 365
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (12.24%) Firewall
3 3 (6.12%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (6.12%) LAN
3 3 (6.12%) WAN
4 2 (4.08%) Network Security
4 2 (4.08%) SMS
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (2.04%) Internet
5 1 (2.04%) Junos
General
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Legal
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Law
3 1 (2.04%) Marketing
3 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) .NET
1 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (2.04%) COM
1 1 (2.04%) LDAP
1 1 (2.04%) ODBC
1 1 (2.04%) Regular Expression
1 1 (2.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.16%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) CESG
3 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.04%) Life Science
3 1 (2.04%) NHS
3 1 (2.04%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) Unix
1 1 (2.04%) Windows
1 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (97.96%) Information Security
2 23 (46.94%) Risk Management
3 13 (26.53%) Data Protection
4 10 (20.41%) ISMS
4 10 (20.41%) Matrix Management
4 10 (20.41%) Risk Assessment
5 9 (18.37%) Security Management
6 7 (14.29%) Information Security Management
6 7 (14.29%) Security Architecture
7 6 (12.24%) E-Commerce
8 5 (10.20%) Information Assurance
8 5 (10.20%) ITIL
8 5 (10.20%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (10.20%) Security Operations
8 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (8.16%) SIEM
10 3 (6.12%) Data Privacy
10 3 (6.12%) GAP Analysis
10 3 (6.12%) Internal Audit
10 3 (6.12%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 31 (63.27%) CISSP
2 24 (48.98%) CISM
3 19 (38.78%) CISA
4 12 (24.49%) CISMP
5 3 (6.12%) Degree
6 2 (4.08%) CEH
6 2 (4.08%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (4.08%) CLAS
7 1 (2.04%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (2.04%) CRISC
7 1 (2.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (30.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 15 (30.61%) PCI DSS
2 9 (18.37%) Data Quality
3 7 (14.29%) GDPR
4 4 (8.16%) COBIT
5 3 (6.12%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (4.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (4.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (2.04%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.04%) EnCase
2 1 (2.04%) FTK
2 1 (2.04%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.04%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (6.12%) CheckPoint
1 3 (6.12%) Cisco
1 3 (6.12%) Citrix
1 3 (6.12%) Ivanti
1 3 (6.12%) Juniper
1 3 (6.12%) Palo Alto
2 1 (2.04%) CA
2 1 (2.04%) LogRhythm
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.04%) Progress
2 1 (2.04%) Splunk