The median contractor rate for a Security Officer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Officer
UK
Rank 560 622 595
Rank change year-on-year +62 -27  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Officer 36 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.038% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.040% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 10
Median daily rate £400 £563 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.88% +40.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £383 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £888 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £513 £400
% change year-on-year -23.41% +28.12%  
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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
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 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
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 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Officer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Officer in the UK

Security Officer
Top 20 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 24 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 +50 36 £400 -28.88% 7
London +37 21 £400 -28.88% 3
South West +2 5 £340 -
Exeter - 5 £340 -
Devon - 5 £340 -
North West +32 4 £295 -24.35%
Cheshire - 4 £295 -
East of England - 3 £400 -
Essex - 3 £400 -
Chelmsford - 3 £400 -
South East +27 2 £650 +8.33% 1
North East - 2 £450 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 2 £450 - 2
Chester - 2 £295 -
Warrington - 1 £450 -
Gateshead - 1 £450 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - - 1
Sunderland - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 £650 -
Surrey - 1 - -

Security Officer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 57 (86.36%) Information Security
2 29 (43.94%) Management Information System
3 22 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
4 21 (31.82%) Security Management
5 20 (30.30%) Risk Assessment
6 19 (28.79%) CISSP
7 18 (27.27%) Risk Management
7 18 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
8 17 (25.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 17 (25.76%) Finance
8 17 (25.76%) Unix
8 17 (25.76%) Windows
9 15 (22.73%) CISM
9 15 (22.73%) SC Cleared
9 15 (22.73%) Security Cleared
10 14 (21.21%) Network Security
11 13 (19.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 12 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
12 12 (18.18%) Data Protection
12 12 (18.18%) Data Security
13 11 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
14 10 (15.15%) Security Architecture
14 10 (15.15%) ITIL
15 8 (12.12%) LAN
15 8 (12.12%) WAN
15 8 (12.12%) Legal
15 8 (12.12%) Firewall
15 8 (12.12%) Dell
15 8 (12.12%) Internet
15 8 (12.12%) Symantec

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.03%) MS Office
2 2 (3.03%) MS Project
2 2 (3.03%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
2 14 (21.21%) Network Security
3 8 (12.12%) Firewall
3 8 (12.12%) Internet
3 8 (12.12%) LAN
3 8 (12.12%) WAN
4 4 (6.06%) LDAP
5 3 (4.55%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (4.55%) SAN
6 1 (1.52%) Bluetooth
6 1 (1.52%) DNS
6 1 (1.52%) HTTP
6 1 (1.52%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.52%) SSL
6 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.52%) VPN
6 1 (1.52%) Wireless
6 1 (1.52%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
General
1 17 (25.76%) Finance
2 8 (12.12%) Legal
3 5 (7.58%) Banking
3 5 (7.58%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.06%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (43.94%) Management Information System
2 7 (10.61%) Computer Science
3 6 (9.09%) CESG
4 5 (7.58%) Internet of Things
4 5 (7.58%) Mainframe
5 4 (6.06%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (4.55%) Clustering
6 3 (4.55%) PKI
7 2 (3.03%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.52%) BYOD
8 1 (1.52%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.76%) Unix
1 17 (25.76%) Windows
2 3 (4.55%) AIX
2 3 (4.55%) Windows Server
2 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) Linux
3 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (86.36%) Information Security
2 22 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (31.82%) Security Management
4 20 (30.30%) Risk Assessment
5 18 (27.27%) Risk Management
6 13 (19.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 12 (18.18%) Data Protection
7 12 (18.18%) Data Security
7 12 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (15.15%) ITIL
8 10 (15.15%) Security Architecture
9 7 (10.61%) Incident Management
9 7 (10.61%) Information Assurance
10 6 (9.09%) Business Continuity
10 6 (9.09%) Business Continuity Management
10 6 (9.09%) Protective Monitoring
10 6 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
11 5 (7.58%) Cryptography
11 5 (7.58%) Information Security Management
11 5 (7.58%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.03%) Java
2 1 (1.52%) Perl
2 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.52%) Python
2 1 (1.52%) SQL
2 1 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (28.79%) CISSP
2 15 (22.73%) CISM
2 15 (22.73%) SC Cleared
2 15 (22.73%) Security Cleared
3 7 (10.61%) Degree
4 6 (9.09%) CISA
4 6 (9.09%) SSCP
5 5 (7.58%) CESG Certified Professional
6 3 (4.55%) ISEB
7 2 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (3.03%) CLAS
8 1 (1.52%) CISMP
8 1 (1.52%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.52%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (25.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (7.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (4.55%) PCI DSS
4 2 (3.03%) ISO27002
5 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) SCOM
1 2 (3.03%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 8 (12.12%) Dell
1 8 (12.12%) Symantec
2 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.06%) Cisco
4 3 (4.55%) Citrix
4 3 (4.55%) Juniper
5 2 (3.03%) CA
5 2 (3.03%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.52%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.52%) CyberArk
6 1 (1.52%) IFS
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle
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