Period
to 18 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Information Security Officer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 803 777 850
Rank change year-on-year -26 +73 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 57 42 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.060% 0.048% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.051% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 13
England median daily rate £475 £406 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% -29.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £400 £250 £408
90th Percentile £788 £675 £708
UK median daily rate £475 £406 £563
% change year-on-year +16.92% -27.78% -2.17%
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 89,518 83,099 96,795
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.96% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,231 54,205 63,760
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,887 2,683 2,879
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.43
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.44
% change year-on-year -1.06% -3.79% +11.06%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -30 24 £488 +23.81% 8
South East -6 19 £625 +21.95% 5
South West +9 8 £488 +43.91% 5
North of England -22 5 - - 5
Yorkshire - 3 - - 4
Midlands -6 2 £375 - 3
North West - 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 £375 - 1
Information Security Officer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 57 (100.00%) Information Security
2 33 (57.89%) CISSP
3 28 (49.12%) Risk Management
4 27 (47.37%) CISM
5 24 (42.11%) PCI DSS
6 20 (35.09%) CISA
7 19 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 16 (28.07%) Data Protection
9 15 (26.32%) Risk Assessment
10 14 (24.56%) ISMS
11 12 (21.05%) CISMP
11 12 (21.05%) Security Management
11 12 (21.05%) GDPR
12 10 (17.54%) Information Security Management
12 10 (17.54%) Matrix Management
13 9 (15.79%) Security Architecture
13 9 (15.79%) Data Quality
13 9 (15.79%) Finance
14 8 (14.04%) Legal
14 8 (14.04%) ITIL
14 8 (14.04%) Data Protection Act
15 7 (12.28%) COBIT
15 7 (12.28%) Management Information System
16 6 (10.53%) E-Commerce
16 6 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
16 6 (10.53%) IT Governance
16 6 (10.53%) Information Assurance
16 6 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
17 5 (8.77%) Security Operations
17 5 (8.77%) Degree

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 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) IaaS
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (8.77%) Firewall
3 3 (5.26%) LAN
3 3 (5.26%) WAN
4 2 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.51%) Internet
4 2 (3.51%) Network Security
4 2 (3.51%) SMS
5 1 (1.75%) Junos
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Legal
3 4 (7.02%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Data Protection Act
2 7 (12.28%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.51%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.75%) CESG
4 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.75%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.75%) NHS
4 1 (1.75%) User Experience
4 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.75%) Unix
1 1 (1.75%) Windows
1 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (100.00%) Information Security
2 28 (49.12%) Risk Management
3 16 (28.07%) Data Protection
4 15 (26.32%) Risk Assessment
5 14 (24.56%) ISMS
6 12 (21.05%) Security Management
7 10 (17.54%) Information Security Management
7 10 (17.54%) Matrix Management
8 9 (15.79%) Security Architecture
9 8 (14.04%) ITIL
10 6 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (10.53%) E-Commerce
10 6 (10.53%) Information Assurance
10 6 (10.53%) IT Governance
11 5 (8.77%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (8.77%) ITSM
11 5 (8.77%) Security Operations
11 5 (8.77%) Service Management
11 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (7.02%) Business Continuity
Qualifications
1 33 (57.89%) CISSP
2 27 (47.37%) CISM
3 20 (35.09%) CISA
4 12 (21.05%) CISMP
5 5 (8.77%) Degree
6 3 (5.26%) CRISC
7 2 (3.51%) CEH
7 2 (3.51%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (3.51%) CLAS
8 1 (1.75%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (1.75%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (42.11%) PCI DSS
2 19 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (21.05%) GDPR
4 9 (15.79%) Data Quality
5 7 (12.28%) COBIT
6 3 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (3.51%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (3.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (3.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (1.75%) RMADS
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.75%) EnCase
2 1 (1.75%) FTK
2 1 (1.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.75%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (5.26%) Juniper
2 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
2 2 (3.51%) Cisco
2 2 (3.51%) Citrix
2 2 (3.51%) Ivanti
2 2 (3.51%) Palo Alto
3 1 (1.75%) CA
3 1 (1.75%) Progress
3 1 (1.75%) Splunk