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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 405 439 349
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -90
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 186 117 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.25% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.27% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 48 74
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£398 £395 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.63% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £279 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £390 £340
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 16
Average hourly rate £28.00 £13.65 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.12% -61.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- -37.87%
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
48374 43774 46640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.69% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30732 27045 26834
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 1908 2328
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 £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 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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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 +68 113 £381 -0.97% 23
South East -21 41 £450 +38.46% 13
East Midlands +8 9 - -
West Midlands -14 8 £350 +18.64% 3
North West -15 5 £475 -13.63% 15
South West -34 5 £311 - 2
East of England -31 3 £343 -8.66% 3
North East - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 3
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Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 228 (57.00%) Firewall
2 210 (52.50%) Cisco
3 202 (50.50%) Network Security
4 167 (41.75%) CheckPoint
5 128 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
6 122 (30.50%) Juniper
7 105 (26.25%) F5
8 95 (23.75%) CCNP
9 91 (22.75%) Windows
10 87 (21.75%) VPN
11 81 (20.25%) Blue Coat
12 78 (19.50%) Security Cleared
13 71 (17.75%) Cisco ASA
14 69 (17.25%) Linux
15 66 (16.50%) CISSP
15 66 (16.50%) Cisco Nexus
16 62 (15.50%) SC Cleared
17 61 (15.25%) Microsoft
18 60 (15.00%) Finance
19 55 (13.75%) WAN
20 54 (13.50%) LAN
21 52 (13.00%) TCP/IP
22 51 (12.75%) OSPF
23 50 (12.50%) BGP
23 50 (12.50%) UNIX
24 49 (12.25%) Information Security
25 46 (11.50%) CCSE
25 46 (11.50%) SSL
26 44 (11.00%) CCNA
27 40 (10.00%) CCSA

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 25 (6.25%) Apache
2 18 (4.50%) IIS
3 4 (1.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 29 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.25%) MS Office
3 6 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 228 (57.00%) Firewall
2 202 (50.50%) Network Security
3 87 (21.75%) VPN
4 71 (17.75%) Cisco ASA
5 66 (16.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 55 (13.75%) WAN
7 54 (13.50%) LAN
8 52 (13.00%) TCP/IP
9 51 (12.75%) OSPF
10 50 (12.50%) BGP
11 46 (11.50%) SSL
12 35 (8.75%) Cisco IOS
13 31 (7.75%) Wireless
14 30 (7.50%) Reverse Proxy
14 30 (7.50%) Cisco PIX
15 28 (7.00%) VLAN
16 25 (6.25%) Internet
17 23 (5.75%) HSRP
18 21 (5.25%) BIG-IP
19 20 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.00%) MySQL
1 16 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.75%) Relational Database
2 3 (0.75%) MongoDB
2 3 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (0.75%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Metasploit
General
1 60 (15.00%) Finance
2 32 (8.00%) Banking
3 28 (7.00%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.00%) Retail
5 7 (1.75%) Spanish Language
6 6 (1.50%) Publishing
7 5 (1.25%) Back Office
8 3 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.75%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.75%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.75%) Billing
9 2 (0.50%) Law
9 2 (0.50%) Legal
9 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Local Government
10 1 (0.25%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.75%) Web Services
2 10 (2.50%) .NET
3 7 (1.75%) Middleware
4 6 (1.50%) WAP
5 5 (1.25%) OAuth
6 3 (0.75%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.25%) CSS
7 1 (0.25%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (7.00%) PKI
3 17 (4.25%) Open Source
4 15 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.50%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.00%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.75%) Replication
7 3 (0.75%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.75%) DataPower
8 2 (0.50%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.50%) SecurID
8 2 (0.50%) GIS
9 1 (0.25%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.25%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.25%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.25%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.25%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.25%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.25%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.25%) Java Card
Operating Systems
1 91 (22.75%) Windows
2 69 (17.25%) Linux
3 50 (12.50%) UNIX
4 19 (4.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (4.50%) Windows 7
6 13 (3.25%) Windows 8
7 10 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.75%) Solaris
9 4 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.00%) AIX
10 2 (0.50%) Android
10 2 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.50%) SUSE
11 1 (0.25%) VMS
11 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.25%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (12.25%) Information Security
2 33 (8.25%) Security Architecture
3 28 (7.00%) Load Balancing
4 26 (6.50%) ITIL
5 22 (5.50%) SIEM
5 22 (5.50%) Penetration Testing
6 21 (5.25%) Network Management
7 17 (4.25%) Vulnerability Management
8 15 (3.75%) Business Continuity
8 15 (3.75%) Risk Assessment
9 14 (3.50%) Mentoring
9 14 (3.50%) Migration
10 13 (3.25%) BCP
10 13 (3.25%) Business Continuity Planning
11 12 (3.00%) Kalman Filter
11 12 (3.00%) Change Management
11 12 (3.00%) Project Management
12 11 (2.75%) Change Control
13 10 (2.50%) Network Architecture
13 10 (2.50%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (4.75%) Bash Shell
2 18 (4.50%) Python
2 18 (4.50%) Ruby
3 14 (3.50%) Java
3 14 (3.50%) PHP
4 10 (2.50%) C
5 8 (2.00%) C#
6 7 (1.75%) SQL
7 5 (1.25%) Perl
7 5 (1.25%) C++
8 4 (1.00%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.75%) Objective-C
9 3 (0.75%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 128 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
2 95 (23.75%) CCNP
3 78 (19.50%) Security Cleared
4 66 (16.50%) CISSP
5 62 (15.50%) SC Cleared
6 46 (11.50%) CCSE
7 44 (11.00%) CCNA
8 40 (10.00%) CCSA
9 23 (5.75%) CISM
10 19 (4.75%) CCIE
10 19 (4.75%) CCSP
11 17 (4.25%) JNCIA
12 12 (3.00%) Degree
12 12 (3.00%) DV Cleared
13 9 (2.25%) Check Point Certification
14 6 (1.50%) CCDP
15 4 (1.00%) CRISC
15 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (1.00%) MCSE
15 4 (1.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.25%) PCI DSS
2 10 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.75%) SLA
4 6 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.50%) COBIT
5 3 (0.75%) QA
6 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.25%) GPG13
System Software
1 37 (9.25%) ProxySG
2 35 (8.75%) Snort
3 26 (6.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (5.50%) Active Directory
5 9 (2.25%) Nmap
6 2 (0.50%) vSphere
6 2 (0.50%) FreeRADIUS
6 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.50%) Firmware
6 2 (0.50%) RACF
7 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.25%) UAG
7 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (4.00%) FortiGate
2 15 (3.75%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (3.75%) Puppet
3 10 (2.50%) Nessus
4 4 (1.00%) DatAdvantage
4 4 (1.00%) OpenView
4 4 (1.00%) Netcool
5 3 (0.75%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (0.75%) SCCM
6 2 (0.50%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.50%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.25%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 210 (52.50%) Cisco
2 167 (41.75%) CheckPoint
3 122 (30.50%) Juniper
4 105 (26.25%) F5
5 81 (20.25%) Blue Coat
6 61 (15.25%) Microsoft
7 36 (9.00%) Sourcefire
8 32 (8.00%) VMware
9 20 (5.00%) Citrix
9 20 (5.00%) Red Hat
10 19 (4.75%) McAfee
11 17 (4.25%) Symantec
11 17 (4.25%) Websense
12 16 (4.00%) HP
13 14 (3.50%) Fortinet
13 14 (3.50%) BMC
14 11 (2.75%) Nokia
14 11 (2.75%) Aruba
15 9 (2.25%) Oracle
15 9 (2.25%) Nortel
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