The median contractor rate for a IT Security Officer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Security Officer
UK
Rank 590 - 620
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Officer 9 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% - 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% - 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Median daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
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 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
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 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

IT Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Officer in the UK

IT Security Officer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Security Officer in the UK

IT Security Officer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Security Officer in the UK

IT Security Officer
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 - 9 £400 - 3
London - 5 £383 - 1
Essex - 3 £400 -
East of England - 3 £400 -
Chelmsford - 3 £400 -
Surrey - 1 - -
South East - 1 - - 1

IT Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT 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 IT Security Officer in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Information Security
2 9 (69.23%) Management Information System
3 6 (46.15%) CISM
3 6 (46.15%) Security Management
3 6 (46.15%) ITIL
4 5 (38.46%) Data Security
4 5 (38.46%) Finance
4 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (30.77%) Data Protection
5 4 (30.77%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (30.77%) Business Continuity Management
5 4 (30.77%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (30.77%) Business Continuity
5 4 (30.77%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (30.77%) Banking
5 4 (30.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (30.77%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
5 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
5 4 (30.77%) SSCP
5 4 (30.77%) Mainframe
5 4 (30.77%) LAN
5 4 (30.77%) WAN
5 4 (30.77%) Dell
5 4 (30.77%) CISSP
5 4 (30.77%) Symantec
6 3 (23.08%) Unix
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 3 (23.08%) Firewall

IT Security Officer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (30.77%) LAN
1 4 (30.77%) WAN
2 3 (23.08%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) Network Security
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
2 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
3 2 (15.38%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) Management Information System
2 4 (30.77%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.69%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Unix
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Information Security
2 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 6 (46.15%) Security Management
3 5 (38.46%) Data Security
4 4 (30.77%) Business Continuity
4 4 (30.77%) Business Continuity Management
4 4 (30.77%) Data Protection
4 4 (30.77%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (30.77%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
4 4 (30.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
6 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) CISM
2 4 (30.77%) CISSP
2 4 (30.77%) SSCP
3 2 (15.38%) CISA
4 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Dell
1 4 (30.77%) Symantec