The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Birmingham region that had Security Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Engineer
Rank 58 49 55
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 7 20 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.91% 2.42% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 2.58% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 18 1
Median daily rate £450 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +26.92%
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
711 776 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.22% 93.72% 91.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 530 332
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 26
Median hourly rate £18.23 £13.87 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.39% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £26.00 £26.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Birmingham region that featured Security Engineer in the job title.

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 1 May 2016.

Security Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, Security Engineer 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 across the Birmingham region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) SIEM
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Symantec
3 3 (33.33%) LAN
3 3 (33.33%) WAN
3 3 (33.33%) Unix
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Security Operations
4 2 (22.22%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (22.22%) Meraki
4 2 (22.22%) Kerberos
4 2 (22.22%) CCIE
4 2 (22.22%) CCNP
4 2 (22.22%) Intel Security
4 2 (22.22%) TACACS
4 2 (22.22%) SSL
4 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) Firewall
4 2 (22.22%) Wireless
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) Network Security
4 2 (22.22%) Splunk
4 2 (22.22%) Logistics
4 2 (22.22%) Retail
4 2 (22.22%) IP Telephony
4 2 (22.22%) Blue Coat
4 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) LAN
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) IP Telephony
2 2 (22.22%) Kerberos
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security
2 2 (22.22%) SSL
2 2 (22.22%) TACACS
2 2 (22.22%) Wireless
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
1 3 (33.33%) Unix
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) SIEM
2 3 (33.33%) Security Operations
3 2 (22.22%) Logistics
3 2 (22.22%) Server Hardening
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Security
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (11.11%) Information Security
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
1 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CCIE
2 2 (22.22%) CCNP
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) NFS
2 1 (11.11%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Symantec
3 2 (22.22%) Blue Coat
3 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
3 2 (22.22%) Intel Security
3 2 (22.22%) Meraki
3 2 (22.22%) Splunk
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto
4 1 (11.11%) VMware