The median contractor rate for a Security Officer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Security Officer
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 586 615 619
Rank change year-on-year +29 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Officer 24 39 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.072% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.076% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 16
Median daily rate £475 £388 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.58% -26.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £161 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £553 £775
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £288 £530
% change year-on-year +65.21% -45.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £22.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.25 -

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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Officer in the UK

Security Officer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Officer in the UK

Security Officer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Officer over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Officer in the UK

Security Officer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Officer in the UK

Security Officer
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 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 +10 23 £475 +11.76% 20
London -8 10 £375 -11.76% 7
South East - 7 £475 - 5
Milton Keynes - 5 £513 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 5 £513 - 2
City of London 0 3 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £363 -
North East - 2 £363 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £363 -
Scotland +31 1 - -
Edinburgh +21 1 - -
East of England -6 1 £375 +5.63% 2
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
North West - 1 £295 -
Sunderland - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £295 -
Hampshire - 1 £475 - 1
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
Chester - 1 £295 -
Basingstoke - 1 £475 -
Hatfield - 1 £375 - 2
Hertfordshire - 1 £375 - 2

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 Security Officer in the job title.

1 53 (85.48%) Information Security
2 27 (43.55%) Management Information System
3 19 (30.65%) Security Management
4 18 (29.03%) Risk Assessment
4 18 (29.03%) CISSP
4 18 (29.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (27.42%) Risk Management
6 15 (24.19%) Intrusion Detection
6 15 (24.19%) Unix
6 15 (24.19%) Windows
7 14 (22.58%) Finance
7 14 (22.58%) CISM
8 12 (19.35%) Legal
8 12 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (17.74%) Penetration Testing
9 11 (17.74%) Network Security
9 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
10 10 (16.13%) Information Security Management
10 10 (16.13%) ISMS
11 9 (14.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 8 (12.90%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (12.90%) Security Architecture
13 7 (11.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 7 (11.29%) Incident Management
13 7 (11.29%) Data Protection
13 7 (11.29%) Telecoms
13 7 (11.29%) Firewall
13 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Office
13 7 (11.29%) ITIL
13 7 (11.29%) LAN

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 4 (6.45%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (9.68%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.19%) Intrusion Detection
2 11 (17.74%) Network Security
3 7 (11.29%) Firewall
3 7 (11.29%) LAN
3 7 (11.29%) WAN
4 5 (8.06%) Internet
5 4 (6.45%) LDAP
5 4 (6.45%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (6.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (22.58%) Finance
2 12 (19.35%) Legal
3 7 (11.29%) Telecoms
4 5 (8.06%) Banking
4 5 (8.06%) Local Government
5 4 (6.45%) Electronics
5 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
5 4 (6.45%) Marketing
6 3 (4.84%) Retail
7 2 (3.23%) Automotive
Miscellaneous
1 27 (43.55%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.06%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.45%) Clustering
3 4 (6.45%) PKI
4 3 (4.84%) CESG
4 3 (4.84%) Cyber Attack
4 3 (4.84%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.84%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.23%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.61%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.19%) Unix
1 15 (24.19%) Windows
2 4 (6.45%) AIX
2 4 (6.45%) Windows Server
2 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (85.48%) Information Security
2 19 (30.65%) Security Management
3 18 (29.03%) Risk Assessment
4 17 (27.42%) Risk Management
5 12 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (17.74%) Penetration Testing
7 10 (16.13%) Information Security Management
7 10 (16.13%) ISMS
8 9 (14.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 8 (12.90%) Security Architecture
10 7 (11.29%) Data Protection
10 7 (11.29%) Incident Management
10 7 (11.29%) ITIL
11 6 (9.68%) Information Assurance
11 6 (9.68%) Statistical Analysis
12 5 (8.06%) Protective Monitoring
13 4 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (6.45%) Digital Marketing
13 4 (6.45%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.61%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (29.03%) CISSP
2 14 (22.58%) CISM
3 6 (9.68%) Degree
3 6 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.06%) SSCP
5 4 (6.45%) ISEB
6 3 (4.84%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.61%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (1.61%) CISA
7 1 (1.61%) CLAS
7 1 (1.61%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.61%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 1 (1.61%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (29.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (11.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (6.45%) SLA
4 2 (3.23%) COBIT
4 2 (3.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (3.23%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.61%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) SCOM
1 3 (4.84%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.68%) CA
3 5 (8.06%) Dell
3 5 (8.06%) Symantec
4 4 (6.45%) Cisco
4 4 (6.45%) Citrix
4 4 (6.45%) Juniper
4 4 (6.45%) SAP
5 3 (4.84%) McAfee
6 2 (3.23%) IFS
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