The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Security Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IT Security Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Engineer
Rank 572 555 567
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +12
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 8 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.015% 0.015% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.016% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
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£413 £475 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +46.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £475 £325
% change year-on-year
-31.57% +46.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
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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 England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47033 44604 49140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.46% 92.69% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 29411 27456 28065
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 1914 2465
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

IT Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

IT Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

IT Security Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

IT Security Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

IT Security Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

IT Security Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

IT Security Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +13 6 £400 -36.00% 2
South East -13 1 £425 -10.52% 2
North West - 1 - -
South West - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
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IT Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited IT 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 IT Security Engineer in their job title.

1 22 (57.89%) Windows
2 21 (55.26%) Firewall
3 19 (50.00%) Network Security
4 15 (39.47%) Reverse Proxy
4 15 (39.47%) Cisco
5 11 (28.95%) Linux
6 10 (26.32%) Juniper
6 10 (26.32%) SSL
6 10 (26.32%) F5
6 10 (26.32%) SIEM
7 9 (23.68%) Business Continuity Planning
7 9 (23.68%) Security Architecture
7 9 (23.68%) Wireless
7 9 (23.68%) Business Continuity
7 9 (23.68%) BCP
7 9 (23.68%) VPN
8 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
8 8 (21.05%) Risk Assessment
8 8 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (18.42%) Information Security
9 7 (18.42%) CheckPoint
9 7 (18.42%) UNIX
10 6 (15.79%) C#
10 6 (15.79%) .NET
10 6 (15.79%) CISSP
10 6 (15.79%) OAuth
10 6 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management
11 5 (13.16%) ArcSight
11 5 (13.16%) Blue Coat
11 5 (13.16%) ITIL

IT Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited IT 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 IT Security Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.26%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (55.26%) Firewall
2 19 (50.00%) Network Security
3 15 (39.47%) Reverse Proxy
4 10 (26.32%) SSL
5 9 (23.68%) Wireless
5 9 (23.68%) VPN
6 1 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (2.63%) DMZ
6 1 (2.63%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) .NET
1 6 (15.79%) OAuth
2 1 (2.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) PKI
4 1 (2.63%) Java Card
4 1 (2.63%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 22 (57.89%) Windows
2 11 (28.95%) Linux
3 7 (18.42%) UNIX
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.63%) FreeBSD
6 1 (2.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) SIEM
2 9 (23.68%) Business Continuity Planning
2 9 (23.68%) Security Architecture
2 9 (23.68%) Business Continuity
2 9 (23.68%) BCP
3 8 (21.05%) Risk Assessment
3 8 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (18.42%) Information Security
5 6 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (13.16%) ITIL
7 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
8 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
9 2 (5.26%) Security Management
10 1 (2.63%) Problem Management
10 1 (2.63%) Requirements Analysis
10 1 (2.63%) Operations Management
10 1 (2.63%) Mobile Device Management
10 1 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (2.63%) Change Management
10 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) C#
2 2 (5.26%) Perl
2 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
2 2 (5.26%) Ruby
2 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) CISSP
2 4 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.53%) CCNP
2 4 (10.53%) CCSE
2 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) CISM
4 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) CISA
4 1 (2.63%) CEH
4 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.63%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) UAG
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) SCCM
1 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) Cisco
2 10 (26.32%) Juniper
2 10 (26.32%) F5
3 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 7 (18.42%) CheckPoint
5 5 (13.16%) ArcSight
5 5 (13.16%) Blue Coat
6 4 (10.53%) Websense
7 2 (5.26%) McAfee
7 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.63%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (2.63%) Gemalto
8 1 (2.63%) Symantec
8 1 (2.63%) IBM
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