Period
to 9 December 2019

The median contractor rate for an Information Security Officer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 721 845 825
Rank change year-on-year +124 -20 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 31 25 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.042% 0.026% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.028% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 26
England median daily rate £525 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% +4.29%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £250
90th Percentile £830 £900 £644
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 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 69,169 90,522 89,533
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.94% 94.80% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,762 60,699 59,884
England median daily rate £463 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £255 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,585 2,745 2,602
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.11% -2.41% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.81
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.37 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +7.60% -3.74% +3.89%

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 9 December 2019.

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 9 December 2019. 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 +98 16 £500 - 4
Midlands +64 5 £388 -26.19% 5
West Midlands +39 5 £388 -50.00% 5
North of England +25 4 £650 +52.94% 2
Yorkshire +35 3 £650 - 1
South West - 3 £525 - 2
South East +59 2 £550 -8.33%
East of England +41 1 - - 2
North West - 1 £575 - 1
Information Security Officer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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 31 (100.00%) Information Security
2 16 (51.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (51.61%) CISM
3 14 (45.16%) CISSP
3 14 (45.16%) Finance
4 10 (32.26%) NIST
5 9 (29.03%) Risk Management
5 9 (29.03%) ITIL
6 8 (25.81%) Management Information System
7 6 (19.35%) CISA
7 6 (19.35%) COBIT
7 6 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (16.13%) EMIR
8 5 (16.13%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (16.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (16.13%) MiFID
8 5 (16.13%) Degree
8 5 (16.13%) Data Protection
8 5 (16.13%) Basel II
8 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (16.13%) Information Management
8 5 (16.13%) Public Sector
9 4 (12.90%) Banking
9 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (12.90%) Business Continuity
9 4 (12.90%) Economics
9 4 (12.90%) PCI DSS
9 4 (12.90%) Information Assurance
9 4 (12.90%) GDPR
10 3 (9.68%) OWASP

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) SaaS
2 1 (3.23%) IaaS
2 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Firewall
1 2 (6.45%) Network Security
2 1 (3.23%) DNS
2 1 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.23%) VPN
General
1 14 (45.16%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Public Sector
3 4 (12.90%) Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Legal
5 1 (3.23%) Electronics
5 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.23%) Marketing
5 1 (3.23%) Police
5 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (6.45%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
1 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (100.00%) Information Security
2 9 (29.03%) ITIL
2 9 (29.03%) Risk Management
3 6 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (16.13%) Data Protection
4 5 (16.13%) Information Management
5 4 (12.90%) Business Continuity
5 4 (12.90%) Economics
5 4 (12.90%) Information Assurance
5 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (9.68%) Change Management
6 3 (9.68%) Data Privacy
6 3 (9.68%) DevOps
6 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (9.68%) Information Security Management
6 3 (9.68%) ISMS
6 3 (9.68%) OWASP
6 3 (9.68%) Security Management
7 2 (6.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (51.61%) CISM
2 14 (45.16%) CISSP
3 6 (19.35%) CISA
4 5 (16.13%) Degree
5 2 (6.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (6.45%) CEH
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (6.45%) CISMP
6 1 (3.23%) CCSP
6 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.23%) CRISC
6 1 (3.23%) GIAC
6 1 (3.23%) IISP
6 1 (3.23%) ISACA
6 1 (3.23%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 1 (3.23%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
6 1 (3.23%) ISSAP
6 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.23%) Master's Degree
6 1 (3.23%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (51.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (32.26%) NIST
3 6 (19.35%) COBIT
4 5 (16.13%) Basel II
4 5 (16.13%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (16.13%) EMIR
4 5 (16.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 5 (16.13%) MiFID
5 4 (12.90%) GDPR
5 4 (12.90%) PCI DSS
6 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (6.45%) NCSC
7 1 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (3.23%) HIPAA
7 1 (3.23%) ISO 9001
7 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
1 1 (3.23%) XenApp
1 1 (3.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Nessus
1 1 (3.23%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.23%) Citrix
2 1 (3.23%) Forcepoint
2 1 (3.23%) Qualys
2 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.23%) SAP