The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 159 184 181
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 27 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.54% 0.28% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.30% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 10
Average daily rate
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£410 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £300 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 £48.92
% change year-on-year
- -69.33%
Security Engineer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4624 5603 5353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.26% 93.70% 93.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3536 4053 4000
Average daily rate £450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £280 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 92 132
Average hourly rate £17.81 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.01 £30.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Security Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Security Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Security Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Engineer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Security Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Security Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Security Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 49 (76.56%) Cisco
2 45 (70.31%) Firewall
3 42 (65.63%) Network Security
4 39 (60.94%) CheckPoint
5 34 (53.13%) Juniper
6 30 (46.88%) F5
7 25 (39.06%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (35.94%) Blue Coat
9 22 (34.38%) CCNP
10 18 (28.13%) Finance
11 17 (26.56%) TCP/IP
12 15 (23.44%) VPN
12 15 (23.44%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (23.44%) Cisco Nexus
13 13 (20.31%) SSL
13 13 (20.31%) WAN
13 13 (20.31%) LAN
13 13 (20.31%) Internet
13 13 (20.31%) BGP
14 12 (18.75%) Banking
15 11 (17.19%) ProxySG
15 11 (17.19%) Cisco IOS
15 11 (17.19%) OSPF
16 10 (15.63%) Sourcefire
17 9 (14.06%) Mentoring
18 8 (12.50%) CCSE
18 8 (12.50%) Wireless
19 7 (10.94%) Reverse Proxy
19 7 (10.94%) Project Management
19 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Applications
1 5 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.25%) MS Office
3 3 (4.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (4.69%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (70.31%) Firewall
2 42 (65.63%) Network Security
3 17 (26.56%) TCP/IP
4 15 (23.44%) VPN
4 15 (23.44%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (23.44%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (20.31%) SSL
5 13 (20.31%) WAN
5 13 (20.31%) LAN
5 13 (20.31%) Internet
5 13 (20.31%) BGP
6 11 (17.19%) Cisco IOS
6 11 (17.19%) OSPF
7 8 (12.50%) Wireless
8 7 (10.94%) Reverse Proxy
9 6 (9.38%) DHCP
9 6 (9.38%) DNS
9 6 (9.38%) IPsec
10 5 (7.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (6.25%) HSRP
General
1 18 (28.13%) Finance
2 12 (18.75%) Banking
3 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.81%) Spanish Language
4 3 (4.69%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Publishing
5 1 (1.56%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) Rendezvous
2 1 (1.56%) WAP
2 1 (1.56%) Web Services
2 1 (1.56%) SAML
2 1 (1.56%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.38%) PKI
3 3 (4.69%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) SecurID
5 1 (1.56%) Physics
5 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.69%) Linux
1 3 (4.69%) Windows
2 2 (3.13%) UNIX
3 1 (1.56%) VMS
3 1 (1.56%) AIX
3 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.06%) Mentoring
2 7 (10.94%) Project Management
3 6 (9.38%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (9.38%) Service Management
4 5 (7.81%) Migration
4 5 (7.81%) Project Planning
4 5 (7.81%) ITIL
5 4 (6.25%) Network Architecture
5 4 (6.25%) Information Security
6 3 (4.69%) Network Design
6 3 (4.69%) Investment Management
6 3 (4.69%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.13%) Low Latency
7 2 (3.13%) Security Architecture
7 2 (3.13%) Network Management
7 2 (3.13%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (1.56%) Business Continuity
8 1 (1.56%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (1.56%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.56%) C#
1 1 (1.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (39.06%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (34.38%) CCNP
3 8 (12.50%) CCSE
4 5 (7.81%) CCSA
4 5 (7.81%) CCNA
4 5 (7.81%) CISSP
5 4 (6.25%) CCIE
6 2 (3.13%) CCSP
6 2 (3.13%) CCIP
7 1 (1.56%) GIAC
7 1 (1.56%) CEH
7 1 (1.56%) Degree
7 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.56%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (1.56%) CISM
7 1 (1.56%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (17.19%) ProxySG
2 2 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) CiscoWorks
1 3 (4.69%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.56%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.56%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (1.56%) Puppet
2 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 49 (76.56%) Cisco
2 39 (60.94%) CheckPoint
3 34 (53.13%) Juniper
4 30 (46.88%) F5
5 23 (35.94%) Blue Coat
6 10 (15.63%) Sourcefire
7 6 (9.38%) Fortinet
8 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
9 4 (6.25%) SolarWinds
9 4 (6.25%) HP
10 3 (4.69%) Citrix
10 3 (4.69%) Tufin
10 3 (4.69%) Cyber-Ark
11 2 (3.13%) LogLogic
11 2 (3.13%) TIBCO
11 2 (3.13%) Bloomberg
11 2 (3.13%) TippingPoint
11 2 (3.13%) VMware
12 1 (1.56%) Brocade
12 1 (1.56%) Oracle