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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 383 444 359
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -85
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 210 125 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.26% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.28% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 58 75
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£398 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.60% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £289 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £340
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +13.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 16
Average hourly rate £36.50 £33.75 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +6.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £30.75 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £36.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
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%

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 19 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Security Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 September 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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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 +66 107 £400 +6.66% 13
South East +16 51 £450 +28.57% 11
East of England -12 14 £300 -7.69% 1
South West -35 11 £398 - 4
East Midlands - 11 - -
West Midlands -14 5 £350 +32.07% 3
North West -17 5 £423 +0.71% 9
North East - 1 £142 -
Yorkshire - - - -
Security Engineer
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Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 245 (56.84%) Firewall
2 244 (56.61%) Cisco
3 223 (51.74%) Network Security
4 192 (44.55%) CheckPoint
5 141 (32.71%) Juniper
6 134 (31.09%) Cisco Certification
7 110 (25.52%) F5
8 104 (24.13%) Windows
9 101 (23.43%) CCNP
10 94 (21.81%) VPN
11 87 (20.19%) Cisco ASA
12 82 (19.03%) Security Cleared
12 82 (19.03%) Blue Coat
13 73 (16.94%) Cisco Nexus
14 72 (16.71%) CISSP
15 70 (16.24%) Linux
16 68 (15.78%) Finance
17 64 (14.85%) SC Cleared
18 62 (14.39%) OSPF
19 60 (13.92%) WAN
20 59 (13.69%) BGP
21 58 (13.46%) LAN
22 56 (12.99%) Microsoft
23 52 (12.06%) UNIX
24 49 (11.37%) CCSE
25 48 (11.14%) Information Security
25 48 (11.14%) SSL
25 48 (11.14%) TCP/IP
26 42 (9.74%) CCSA
27 40 (9.28%) CCNA

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 27 (6.26%) Apache
2 19 (4.41%) IIS
3 5 (1.16%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.93%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 28 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.32%) MS Office
3 6 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 245 (56.84%) Firewall
2 223 (51.74%) Network Security
3 94 (21.81%) VPN
4 87 (20.19%) Cisco ASA
5 73 (16.94%) Cisco Nexus
6 62 (14.39%) OSPF
7 60 (13.92%) WAN
8 59 (13.69%) BGP
9 58 (13.46%) LAN
10 48 (11.14%) SSL
10 48 (11.14%) TCP/IP
11 40 (9.28%) Cisco PIX
12 38 (8.82%) Cisco IOS
13 34 (7.89%) Wireless
14 29 (6.73%) Reverse Proxy
15 27 (6.26%) VLAN
16 26 (6.03%) DNS
17 23 (5.34%) Internet
17 23 (5.34%) IPsec
18 21 (4.87%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.71%) MySQL
2 13 (3.02%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.70%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.70%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (0.70%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.46%) DB2
5 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Metasploit
General
1 68 (15.78%) Finance
2 38 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 31 (7.19%) Banking
4 8 (1.86%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.39%) Publishing
6 5 (1.16%) Retail
6 5 (1.16%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.70%) Back Office
7 3 (0.70%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.46%) Local Government
8 2 (0.46%) Billing
8 2 (0.46%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.46%) Law
8 2 (0.46%) Legal
8 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.23%) Electronics
9 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.23%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.48%) Web Services
2 12 (2.78%) .NET
3 7 (1.62%) Middleware
4 6 (1.39%) OAuth
4 6 (1.39%) WAP
5 5 (1.16%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.23%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.34%) PKI
3 17 (3.94%) Open Source
4 16 (3.71%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.86%) Computer Science
6 4 (0.93%) Mobile App
6 4 (0.93%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.70%) Replication
7 3 (0.70%) GIS
8 2 (0.46%) SecurID
8 2 (0.46%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.46%) Firmware
9 1 (0.23%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.23%) Clustering
9 1 (0.23%) CESG
9 1 (0.23%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.23%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.23%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.23%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.23%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 104 (24.13%) Windows
2 70 (16.24%) Linux
3 52 (12.06%) UNIX
4 18 (4.18%) Windows 7
5 17 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (2.55%) Windows 8
8 7 (1.62%) Solaris
9 6 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.16%) AIX
11 4 (0.93%) Android
12 2 (0.46%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.46%) SUSE
12 2 (0.46%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.23%) VMS
13 1 (0.23%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (11.14%) Information Security
2 36 (8.35%) Load Balancing
3 35 (8.12%) Security Architecture
4 30 (6.96%) ITIL
5 27 (6.26%) Network Management
6 24 (5.57%) Penetration Testing
6 24 (5.57%) SIEM
7 21 (4.87%) Vulnerability Management
8 19 (4.41%) Business Continuity
9 18 (4.18%) Risk Assessment
10 17 (3.94%) BCP
10 17 (3.94%) Migration
10 17 (3.94%) Mentoring
10 17 (3.94%) Business Continuity Planning
11 14 (3.25%) Kalman Filter
11 14 (3.25%) Change Management
12 12 (2.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 11 (2.55%) Project Management
13 11 (2.55%) Network Architecture
13 11 (2.55%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 18 (4.18%) Bash Shell
1 18 (4.18%) Ruby
2 17 (3.94%) Python
3 14 (3.25%) PHP
4 13 (3.02%) Java
5 11 (2.55%) SQL
5 11 (2.55%) C
6 9 (2.09%) C#
7 6 (1.39%) C++
7 6 (1.39%) Perl
8 5 (1.16%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.70%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.70%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 134 (31.09%) Cisco Certification
2 101 (23.43%) CCNP
3 82 (19.03%) Security Cleared
4 72 (16.71%) CISSP
5 64 (14.85%) SC Cleared
6 49 (11.37%) CCSE
7 42 (9.74%) CCSA
8 40 (9.28%) CCNA
9 24 (5.57%) CCIE
10 23 (5.34%) CISM
11 22 (5.10%) CCSP
12 16 (3.71%) JNCIA
13 15 (3.48%) Check Point Certification
14 14 (3.25%) Degree
15 11 (2.55%) CCDP
16 9 (2.09%) JNCIS
16 9 (2.09%) DV Cleared
17 6 (1.39%) CISA
18 4 (0.93%) GIAC
18 4 (0.93%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.42%) PCI DSS
2 8 (1.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.39%) COBIT
4 6 (1.39%) SLA
5 4 (0.93%) QA
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.23%) GPG13
System Software
1 32 (7.42%) ProxySG
1 32 (7.42%) Snort
2 20 (4.64%) Active Directory
3 19 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.86%) Nmap
5 2 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.46%) FreeRADIUS
5 2 (0.46%) vSphere
5 2 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.46%) RACF
6 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.23%) UAG
6 1 (0.23%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 17 (3.94%) FortiGate
2 11 (2.55%) Puppet
2 11 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.09%) Nessus
4 5 (1.16%) DatAdvantage
5 4 (0.93%) SCCM
5 4 (0.93%) OpenView
5 4 (0.93%) Netcool
6 3 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.70%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.46%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.46%) WSUS
7 2 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.46%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.23%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.23%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 244 (56.61%) Cisco
2 192 (44.55%) CheckPoint
3 141 (32.71%) Juniper
4 110 (25.52%) F5
5 82 (19.03%) Blue Coat
6 56 (12.99%) Microsoft
7 31 (7.19%) Sourcefire
8 26 (6.03%) McAfee
9 21 (4.87%) Citrix
9 21 (4.87%) VMware
10 20 (4.64%) Websense
11 18 (4.18%) HP
11 18 (4.18%) Red Hat
12 15 (3.48%) Symantec
13 14 (3.25%) Fortinet
14 13 (3.02%) Aruba
15 11 (2.55%) Nokia
16 10 (2.32%) Nortel
16 10 (2.32%) BMC
16 10 (2.32%) Oracle
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