Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Information Security Officer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 829 847 867
Rank change year-on-year +18 +20 -28
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 46 49 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.047% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.049% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 35 14
UK median daily rate £450 £405 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +32.35%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £374
90th Percentile £675 £600 £890
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £306 £600
% change year-on-year +63.27% -48.96% +150.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Information Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Officer in the UK

Information Security Officer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security Officer in the UK

Information Security Officer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Officer over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security Officer in the UK

Information Security Officer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security Officer in the UK

Information Security Officer
Top 10 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
England +20 43 £425 +4.29% 7
London -35 24 £400 -4.19% 4
UK excluding London +32 22 £500 +63.27% 3
South East - 12 £550 - 2
East of England -11 5 £350 -39.13%
Scotland -4 3 £750 +365.84%
North of England +58 1 £625 - 1
West Midlands +27 1 - -
Midlands +27 1 - -
North West - 1 £625 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Information 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 Information Security Officer in the job title.

1 45 (97.83%) Information Security
2 17 (36.96%) Finance
2 17 (36.96%) Management Information System
3 14 (30.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (30.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 13 (28.26%) Legal
5 12 (26.09%) Risk Assessment
5 12 (26.09%) Risk Management
5 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
5 12 (26.09%) CISSP
5 12 (26.09%) ISMS
6 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Office
6 11 (23.91%) CISM
7 10 (21.74%) MS Visio
7 10 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (21.74%) Statistical Analysis
8 9 (19.57%) Incident Management
8 9 (19.57%) Information Security Management
8 9 (19.57%) Security Management
8 9 (19.57%) CA
8 9 (19.57%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (19.57%) GDPR
9 7 (15.22%) Data Protection
9 7 (15.22%) Information Assurance
9 7 (15.22%) Project Management
10 6 (13.04%) IIS
10 6 (13.04%) IISP
11 5 (10.87%) Spreadsheet
11 5 (10.87%) SIEM
11 5 (10.87%) Degree

Information Security Officer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 6 (13.04%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (21.74%) MS Visio
3 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (10.87%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) Cisco IPT
1 4 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (6.52%) NAS
2 3 (6.52%) SAN
3 2 (4.35%) Network Security
4 1 (2.17%) Firewall
4 1 (2.17%) Internet
General
1 17 (36.96%) Finance
2 13 (28.26%) Legal
3 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
4 4 (8.70%) Electronics
4 4 (8.70%) Manufacturing
4 4 (8.70%) Marketing
5 3 (6.52%) Banking
5 3 (6.52%) Law
5 3 (6.52%) Retail
6 2 (4.35%) Automotive
7 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 17 (36.96%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (4.35%) CESG
3 2 (4.35%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.35%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.17%) NHS
4 1 (2.17%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.17%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Unix
1 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (97.83%) Information Security
2 12 (26.09%) ISMS
2 12 (26.09%) Risk Assessment
2 12 (26.09%) Risk Management
3 10 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (21.74%) Statistical Analysis
4 9 (19.57%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (19.57%) Incident Management
4 9 (19.57%) Information Security Management
4 9 (19.57%) Security Management
5 7 (15.22%) Data Protection
5 7 (15.22%) Information Assurance
5 7 (15.22%) Project Management
6 5 (10.87%) SIEM
7 4 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (8.70%) Programme Management
7 4 (8.70%) Security Operations
7 4 (8.70%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (26.09%) CISSP
2 11 (23.91%) CISM
3 6 (13.04%) IISP
4 5 (10.87%) CISA
4 5 (10.87%) Degree
5 4 (8.70%) CRISC
6 3 (6.52%) ISACA
6 3 (6.52%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 3 (6.52%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.17%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (30.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 14 (30.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 9 (19.57%) GDPR
3 4 (8.70%) PCI DSS
4 3 (6.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (6.52%) SLA
5 2 (4.35%) COBIT
5 2 (4.35%) RMADS
6 1 (2.17%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) RSA Archer
1 1 (2.17%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.57%) CA
3 4 (8.70%) IFS
3 4 (8.70%) SAP
4 2 (4.35%) Iron Mountain
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco
5 1 (2.17%) Clearswift
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle
5 1 (2.17%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (2.17%) Sourcefire
5 1 (2.17%) Sybase