Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Officer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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.

Security Officer
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 809 806 823
Rank change year-on-year -3 +17 +49
Contract jobs requiring a Security Officer 70 82 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.079% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.083% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 60 39
UK median daily rate £400 £403 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.62% -5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £293
90th Percentile £675 £600 £1,150
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £320 £383
% change year-on-year +48.44% -16.34% +15.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £22.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.09% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.25 -
% change year-on-year -28.09% - -

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 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
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 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
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 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Security Officer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 12 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 6 months to 20 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 +16 66 £400 -1.23% 19
London -15 44 £400 -8.57% 11
UK excluding London +27 26 £475 +48.44% 8
South East +18 13 £550 +7.32% 4
East of England -22 5 £350 +40.00% 1
North of England +61 3 £453 - 2
Scotland -13 3 £750 +365.84%
North West - 2 £453 - 1
Yorkshire +15 1 - - 1
West Midlands +15 1 - -
Midlands +11 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 56 (80.00%) Information Security
2 23 (32.86%) Finance
3 20 (28.57%) Security Management
4 19 (27.14%) Management Information System
4 19 (27.14%) Risk Management
5 18 (25.71%) Risk Assessment
6 17 (24.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (22.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 13 (18.57%) Legal
9 13 (18.57%) Microsoft
9 13 (18.57%) CISSP
10 12 (17.14%) ISMS
10 12 (17.14%) Security Cleared
10 12 (17.14%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (15.71%) DV Cleared
11 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Office
11 11 (15.71%) CISM
12 10 (14.29%) Information Security Management
12 10 (14.29%) MS Visio
12 10 (14.29%) Incident Management
12 10 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
12 10 (14.29%) GDPR
13 9 (12.86%) CA
14 8 (11.43%) Project Management
14 8 (11.43%) Information Assurance
14 8 (11.43%) Data Protection
15 7 (10.00%) IIS
16 6 (8.57%) IT Governance
16 6 (8.57%) IISP

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 7 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (14.29%) MS Visio
3 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) Cisco IPT
1 4 (5.71%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (5.71%) SAN
2 3 (4.29%) Firewall
2 3 (4.29%) NAS
3 2 (2.86%) Network Security
4 1 (1.43%) Internet
4 1 (1.43%) LAN
4 1 (1.43%) LDAP
4 1 (1.43%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (1.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
General
1 23 (32.86%) Finance
2 13 (18.57%) Legal
3 5 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.71%) Electronics
4 4 (5.71%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.71%) Marketing
4 4 (5.71%) Retail
5 3 (4.29%) Banking
5 3 (4.29%) Law
6 2 (2.86%) Automotive
7 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.43%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 19 (27.14%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.29%) CESG
2 3 (4.29%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.86%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.86%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.43%) Clustering
4 1 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.43%) NHS
4 1 (1.43%) PKI
4 1 (1.43%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.43%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.29%) Windows
2 2 (2.86%) Unix
2 2 (2.86%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.43%) AIX
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (80.00%) Information Security
2 20 (28.57%) Security Management
3 19 (27.14%) Risk Management
4 18 (25.71%) Risk Assessment
5 17 (24.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (17.14%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (17.14%) ISMS
7 10 (14.29%) Incident Management
7 10 (14.29%) Information Security Management
7 10 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
8 8 (11.43%) Data Protection
8 8 (11.43%) Information Assurance
8 8 (11.43%) Project Management
9 6 (8.57%) IT Governance
10 5 (7.14%) Security Operations
10 5 (7.14%) SIEM
10 5 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
11 4 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (5.71%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (5.71%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (18.57%) CISSP
2 12 (17.14%) Security Cleared
3 11 (15.71%) CISM
3 11 (15.71%) DV Cleared
4 6 (8.57%) IISP
5 5 (7.14%) CISA
5 5 (7.14%) Degree
6 4 (5.71%) CRISC
7 3 (4.29%) ISACA
7 3 (4.29%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 3 (4.29%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.43%) ISEB
9 1 (1.43%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 10 (14.29%) GDPR
4 5 (7.14%) PCI DSS
5 4 (5.71%) SLA
6 3 (4.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (2.86%) COBIT
7 2 (2.86%) RMADS
8 1 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (1.43%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (1.43%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (1.43%) RSA Archer
1 1 (1.43%) RSA Security Analytics
1 1 (1.43%) SCCM
1 1 (1.43%) SCOM
1 1 (1.43%) SmoothWall
1 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (18.57%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.86%) CA
3 4 (5.71%) IFS
3 4 (5.71%) SAP
4 2 (2.86%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.86%) Cisco
4 2 (2.86%) Iron Mountain
4 2 (2.86%) McAfee
5 1 (1.43%) Citrix
5 1 (1.43%) Clearswift
5 1 (1.43%) Juniper
5 1 (1.43%) Lumension
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle
5 1 (1.43%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.43%) Sourcefire
5 1 (1.43%) Sybase
5 1 (1.43%) Trustwave