The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 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 380 403 406
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 181 136 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.33% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 76 64
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £296 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 6
Average hourly rate - £18.55 £44.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -58.27%
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 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
42131 41322 38316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.67% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26842 25081 22205
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1651 1833 2326
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.09 £40.00
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 England

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

Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Security Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Security Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Security Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Security Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Security Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Security Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

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 Security Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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
South East +50 83 £375 -16.66% 20
London -2 61 £410 -4.92% 25
North West +9 15 £318 -23.03% 6
South West -28 9 £350 +27.27% 1
West Midlands +7 8 £363 -
East of England -4 2 - - 4
Yorkshire -11 1 £315 -3.07% 4
East Midlands - - - - 3
Security Engineer
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Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 226 (62.09%) Firewall
2 203 (55.77%) Cisco
3 181 (49.73%) Network Security
4 153 (42.03%) CheckPoint
5 123 (33.79%) Cisco Certification
6 109 (29.95%) F5
7 99 (27.20%) Juniper
8 91 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 86 (23.63%) Cisco ASA
9 86 (23.63%) CCNP
10 82 (22.53%) VPN
11 74 (20.33%) CISSP
12 68 (18.68%) OSPF
13 66 (18.13%) Blue Coat
14 59 (16.21%) BGP
14 59 (16.21%) CCNA
14 59 (16.21%) SSL
15 58 (15.93%) Microsoft
16 57 (15.66%) Windows
16 57 (15.66%) SC Cleared
17 54 (14.84%) Linux
18 53 (14.56%) VMware
19 51 (14.01%) Information Security
19 51 (14.01%) LAN
20 48 (13.19%) Finance
21 47 (12.91%) Cisco Nexus
22 45 (12.36%) WAN
23 44 (12.09%) Telecoms
24 43 (11.81%) TCP/IP
25 42 (11.54%) UNIX

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 18 (4.95%) Apache
2 15 (4.12%) IIS
3 7 (1.92%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.92%) MS Office
3 4 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 226 (62.09%) Firewall
2 181 (49.73%) Network Security
3 86 (23.63%) Cisco ASA
4 82 (22.53%) VPN
5 68 (18.68%) OSPF
6 59 (16.21%) BGP
6 59 (16.21%) SSL
7 51 (14.01%) LAN
8 47 (12.91%) Cisco Nexus
9 45 (12.36%) WAN
10 43 (11.81%) TCP/IP
11 41 (11.26%) Internet
12 31 (8.52%) Wireless
13 29 (7.97%) NetScaler
13 29 (7.97%) IPsec
14 27 (7.42%) Cisco IOS
15 26 (7.14%) DNS
16 24 (6.59%) HSRP
17 23 (6.32%) Wireshark
18 22 (6.04%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.65%) DB2
3 4 (1.10%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.10%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.10%) MySQL
4 3 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (0.82%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (1.37%) MSI
1 5 (1.37%) StarTeam
2 2 (0.55%) Metasploit
General
1 48 (13.19%) Finance
2 44 (12.09%) Telecoms
3 26 (7.14%) Banking
4 13 (3.57%) Back Office
5 8 (2.20%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.20%) Publishing
6 7 (1.92%) Retail
6 7 (1.92%) Spanish Language
7 5 (1.37%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.55%) Games
8 2 (0.55%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.55%) Billing
9 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Legal
9 1 (0.27%) German Language
9 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.12%) Web Services
2 8 (2.20%) WAP
3 6 (1.65%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.55%) JSON
4 2 (0.55%) CSS
4 2 (0.55%) .NET
4 2 (0.55%) Rendezvous
4 2 (0.55%) Middleware
5 1 (0.27%) SAML
5 1 (0.27%) HTML
5 1 (0.27%) HTML5
5 1 (0.27%) RESTful
5 1 (0.27%) OAuth
5 1 (0.27%) Ajax
5 1 (0.27%) Laravel
5 1 (0.27%) Backbone.js
5 1 (0.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (8.79%) PKI
3 13 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.57%) SecurID
4 10 (2.75%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.65%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.65%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.37%) DataPower
6 5 (1.37%) Open Source
7 3 (0.82%) Smart Meter
7 3 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.82%) Physics
7 3 (0.82%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.55%) Life Science
8 2 (0.55%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.27%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.27%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.27%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.27%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 57 (15.66%) Windows
2 54 (14.84%) Linux
3 42 (11.54%) UNIX
4 13 (3.57%) Solaris
5 10 (2.75%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.20%) Windows 8
6 8 (2.20%) AIX
7 6 (1.65%) Oracle Linux
7 6 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.65%) SUSE
8 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.55%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.27%) VMS
10 1 (0.27%) Android
10 1 (0.27%) CentOS
10 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (14.01%) Information Security
2 41 (11.26%) ITIL
3 24 (6.59%) Load Balancing
3 24 (6.59%) Kalman Filter
4 20 (5.49%) SIEM
5 15 (4.12%) Cyber Security
6 13 (3.57%) Risk Assessment
6 13 (3.57%) Migration
6 13 (3.57%) Network Management
6 13 (3.57%) Incident Management
6 13 (3.57%) Project Planning
6 13 (3.57%) Demand Forecasting
7 12 (3.30%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (3.30%) eTOM
7 12 (3.30%) Service Management
7 12 (3.30%) Network Design
8 11 (3.02%) Project Management
8 11 (3.02%) Security Architecture
9 10 (2.75%) Change Management
9 10 (2.75%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.40%) SQL
2 9 (2.47%) Python
3 6 (1.65%) C
3 6 (1.65%) Java
4 5 (1.37%) Shell Script
5 3 (0.82%) Perl
5 3 (0.82%) PHP
5 3 (0.82%) C++
5 3 (0.82%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.55%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.55%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 123 (33.79%) Cisco Certification
2 91 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 86 (23.63%) CCNP
4 74 (20.33%) CISSP
5 59 (16.21%) CCNA
6 57 (15.66%) SC Cleared
7 37 (10.16%) CCSA
8 26 (7.14%) CISM
8 26 (7.14%) CCSE
9 23 (6.32%) Degree
9 23 (6.32%) DV Cleared
10 19 (5.22%) CCSP
11 16 (4.40%) JNCIA
12 15 (4.12%) CCIE
13 6 (1.65%) CEH
14 4 (1.10%) CRISC
14 4 (1.10%) GIAC
15 3 (0.82%) CCIP
15 3 (0.82%) HNC
15 3 (0.82%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.59%) PCI DSS
2 9 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (2.20%) SLA
4 7 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.82%) QA
6 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 33 (9.07%) ProxySG
2 25 (6.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.40%) Snort
4 15 (4.12%) Active Directory
5 7 (1.92%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.92%) XenApp
5 7 (1.92%) XenDesktop
5 7 (1.92%) vSphere
6 6 (1.65%) FreeRADIUS
6 6 (1.65%) Nmap
6 6 (1.65%) Firmware
7 2 (0.55%) UAG
8 1 (0.27%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.27%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (5.49%) FortiGate
2 15 (4.12%) Puppet
2 15 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.75%) Nessus
4 7 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (1.65%) CA Spectrum
5 6 (1.65%) OpenView
5 6 (1.65%) Netcool
6 5 (1.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.82%) CiscoWorks
7 3 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.55%) SCCM
8 2 (0.55%) MIMEsweeper
9 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 1 (0.27%) MAILsweeper
9 1 (0.27%) WebInspect
9 1 (0.27%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 203 (55.77%) Cisco
2 153 (42.03%) CheckPoint
3 109 (29.95%) F5
4 99 (27.20%) Juniper
5 66 (18.13%) Blue Coat
6 58 (15.93%) Microsoft
7 53 (14.56%) VMware
8 38 (10.44%) Citrix
9 30 (8.24%) Fortinet
10 25 (6.87%) Sourcefire
11 22 (6.04%) HP
12 15 (4.12%) Symantec
13 14 (3.85%) Splunk
13 14 (3.85%) Tufin
13 14 (3.85%) BMC
13 14 (3.85%) CA
14 13 (3.57%) IBM
15 11 (3.02%) Oracle
15 11 (3.02%) AlgoSec
16 10 (2.75%) Nokia
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