The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 47 56 48
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 17 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.05% 0.65% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 0.73% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £240 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.08% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £18.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+94.59% -53.75%
Security Engineer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
769 547 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.54% 89.53% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 316 257
Average daily rate £363 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 30
Average hourly rate £13.94 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £31.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Engineer in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Security Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Security Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Security Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Engineer across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Security Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Security Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Security Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Engineer in their job title.

1 18 (81.82%) Network Security
2 17 (77.27%) Cisco
3 15 (68.18%) CheckPoint
4 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 10 (45.45%) Clustering
5 10 (45.45%) Firewall
6 9 (40.91%) Juniper
7 7 (31.82%) F5
8 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (27.27%) OSPF
8 6 (27.27%) BGP
8 6 (27.27%) CCNP
9 5 (22.73%) MPLS
10 4 (18.18%) Linux
11 3 (13.64%) Windows
11 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
11 3 (13.64%) Riverbed
12 2 (9.09%) FortiGate
12 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
12 2 (9.09%) Network Design
12 2 (9.09%) Sourcefire
12 2 (9.09%) CCIE
12 2 (9.09%) CISSP
12 2 (9.09%) LAN
12 2 (9.09%) WAN
12 2 (9.09%) VPN
12 2 (9.09%) ITIL
12 2 (9.09%) Blue Coat
13 1 (4.55%) Nessus

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 18 (81.82%) Network Security
2 10 (45.45%) Firewall
3 6 (27.27%) OSPF
3 6 (27.27%) BGP
4 5 (22.73%) MPLS
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (9.09%) LAN
5 2 (9.09%) WAN
5 2 (9.09%) VPN
6 1 (4.55%) SSL
6 1 (4.55%) Wireless
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Solaris
3 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.09%) Network Design
1 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
1 2 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (4.55%) Information Security
2 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
2 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (4.55%) Protective Monitoring
2 1 (4.55%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C
1 1 (4.55%) Perl
1 1 (4.55%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) CCNP
2 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) CCIE
4 2 (9.09%) CISSP
5 1 (4.55%) CISM
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.55%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (77.27%) Cisco
2 15 (68.18%) CheckPoint
3 9 (40.91%) Juniper
4 7 (31.82%) F5
5 3 (13.64%) Riverbed
6 2 (9.09%) Blue Coat
6 2 (9.09%) Sourcefire
7 1 (4.55%) Splunk
7 1 (4.55%) ArcSight
7 1 (4.55%) Ruckus Wireless
7 1 (4.55%) Websense