The median contractor rate for a Information Security Officer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 587 622 621
Rank change year-on-year +35 -1  
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Officer 21 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.032% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.033% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 9
Median daily rate £375 £600 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £415 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £825 £1,015 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £513 £438
% change year-on-year -27.56% +17.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £39.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Information Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Information Security Officer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 12 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +35 21 £375 -37.50% 4
London +27 12 £391 -34.79% 1
South West 0 4 £339 -
Exeter - 4 £339 -
Devon - 4 £339 -
North East - 4 £380 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 3 £371 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £363 - 1
South East +12 1 £650 +8.33% 1
Sunderland - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 £650 -
Gateshead - 1 £380 -

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 34 (89.47%) Information Security
2 16 (42.11%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (39.47%) Risk Assessment
4 14 (36.84%) CISSP
5 12 (31.58%) Management Information System
6 11 (28.95%) Security Management
7 10 (26.32%) Risk Management
8 9 (23.68%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 8 (21.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 8 (21.05%) Security Architecture
10 7 (18.42%) Degree
10 7 (18.42%) Network Security
10 7 (18.42%) Data Protection
10 7 (18.42%) Penetration Testing
10 7 (18.42%) CISM
10 7 (18.42%) Internet
10 7 (18.42%) Unix
10 7 (18.42%) Windows
11 6 (15.79%) Finance
11 6 (15.79%) Legal
11 6 (15.79%) Computer Science
11 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
11 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
11 6 (15.79%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (13.16%) Protective Monitoring
12 5 (13.16%) Mathematics
12 5 (13.16%) Internet of Things
12 5 (13.16%) Cyber Intelligence
12 5 (13.16%) Cryptography

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:

Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Office
1 2 (5.26%) MS Project
1 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (18.42%) Internet
2 7 (18.42%) Network Security
3 2 (5.26%) Firewall
4 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.63%) VPN
4 1 (2.63%) Wireless
4 1 (2.63%) Wireless Security
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
1 6 (15.79%) Legal
2 1 (2.63%) Electronics
2 1 (2.63%) Local Government
2 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.63%) Marketing
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) Management Information System
2 6 (15.79%) Computer Science
3 5 (13.16%) Internet of Things
4 2 (5.26%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.63%) CESG
5 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.63%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Unix
1 7 (18.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (89.47%) Information Security
2 16 (42.11%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (39.47%) Risk Assessment
4 11 (28.95%) Security Management
5 10 (26.32%) Risk Management
6 8 (21.05%) Security Architecture
6 8 (21.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (18.42%) Data Protection
7 7 (18.42%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Cryptography
8 5 (13.16%) Cyber Intelligence
8 5 (13.16%) Mathematics
8 5 (13.16%) Protective Monitoring
9 4 (10.53%) Incident Management
9 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (7.89%) Information Assurance
10 3 (7.89%) ISMS
11 2 (5.26%) Compliance Audit
11 2 (5.26%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (36.84%) CISSP
2 7 (18.42%) CISM
2 7 (18.42%) Degree
3 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.89%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (7.89%) CISA
5 2 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (5.26%) CLAS
6 1 (2.63%) CISMP
6 1 (2.63%) CREST Certified
6 1 (2.63%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (7.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (5.26%) ISO27002
3 2 (5.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.63%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Dell
1 3 (7.89%) Symantec
2 2 (5.26%) CA
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) IFS
3 1 (2.63%) SAP
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