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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Engineer
Rank 393 389 420
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 188 194 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.42% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.45% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 109 86
Average daily rate £425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £267 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £356 £375
% change year-on-year
+19.29% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £28.50 £16.16 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.36% -56.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £16.16 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £16.16 £130.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £16.16 £117.50
% change year-on-year
+76.36% -86.24%
Security Engineer
UK

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
44601 43533 41830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.51% 94.45% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29104 27575 25284
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1612 1743 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.77 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 75 £436 +9.06% 33
South East -26 63 £450 +22.86% 16
Yorkshire 0 12 £280 -11.11% 3
North West -18 12 £500 +57.48% 7
South West +7 10 £364 +3.92% 7
East of England +4 7 £313 +13.63% 5
West Midlands -19 5 £400 +10.34% 4
East Midlands - 3 £500 - 2
Security Engineer
UK

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 218 (49.77%) Firewall
2 200 (45.66%) Network Security
3 187 (42.69%) Cisco
4 138 (31.51%) CheckPoint
5 104 (23.74%) Cisco Certification
6 103 (23.52%) F5
7 85 (19.41%) Linux
8 84 (19.18%) Juniper
9 83 (18.95%) LAN
10 81 (18.49%) WAN
10 81 (18.49%) Windows
11 78 (17.81%) Finance
12 76 (17.35%) Information Security
13 72 (16.44%) Cisco ASA
14 71 (16.21%) Security Cleared
15 69 (15.75%) SIEM
15 69 (15.75%) TCP/IP
16 68 (15.53%) CCNP
17 67 (15.30%) VPN
18 58 (13.24%) SC Cleared
19 56 (12.79%) Unix
20 52 (11.87%) CISSP
21 50 (11.42%) VMware
22 49 (11.19%) CCNA
23 48 (10.96%) Blue Coat
24 47 (10.73%) Microsoft
24 47 (10.73%) Cisco Nexus
25 44 (10.05%) Palo Alto
26 42 (9.59%) Active Directory
27 41 (9.36%) DNS

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 16 (3.65%) Apache
2 13 (2.97%) IIS
3 11 (2.51%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.37%) JBoss
5 5 (1.14%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.46%) CICS
6 2 (0.46%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.23%) Lync
7 1 (0.23%) SAS
7 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (4.34%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.91%) MS Office
3 3 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (4.79%) SaaS
3 18 (4.11%) IaaS
4 16 (3.65%) PaaS
5 15 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.68%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 218 (49.77%) Firewall
2 200 (45.66%) Network Security
3 83 (18.95%) LAN
4 81 (18.49%) WAN
5 72 (16.44%) Cisco ASA
6 69 (15.75%) TCP/IP
7 67 (15.30%) VPN
8 47 (10.73%) Cisco Nexus
9 41 (9.36%) DNS
10 39 (8.90%) BGP
11 37 (8.45%) OSPF
12 36 (8.22%) SSL
13 35 (7.99%) Internet
14 32 (7.31%) Intrusion Detection
14 32 (7.31%) Wireless
15 31 (7.08%) MPLS
16 28 (6.39%) DHCP
17 26 (5.94%) HSRP
18 24 (5.48%) Cisco IOS
19 23 (5.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.02%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.14%) DB2
2 5 (1.14%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.91%) Big Data
4 3 (0.68%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.68%) GIS
5 1 (0.23%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.23%) MySQL
5 1 (0.23%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (0.68%) Git (software)
1 3 (0.68%) JIRA
1 3 (0.68%) Metasploit
1 3 (0.68%) Subversion
2 1 (0.23%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.23%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.23%) IntelliJ
2 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.23%) JUnit
2 1 (0.23%) Maven
2 1 (0.23%) sqlmap
2 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 78 (17.81%) Finance
2 35 (7.99%) Banking
3 29 (6.62%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.65%) Retail
5 8 (1.83%) Law
5 8 (1.83%) Retail Banking
5 8 (1.83%) Spanish Language
6 7 (1.60%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.37%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.14%) Legal
9 2 (0.46%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.46%) Back Office
9 2 (0.46%) Games
9 2 (0.46%) Local Government
10 1 (0.23%) Electronics
10 1 (0.23%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.79%) Web Services
2 10 (2.28%) Middleware
2 10 (2.28%) SAML
3 7 (1.60%) 802.1X
4 4 (0.91%) XML
5 3 (0.68%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.68%) SOAP
6 2 (0.46%) .NET
6 2 (0.46%) ISPF
6 2 (0.46%) JSON
6 2 (0.46%) OAuth
6 2 (0.46%) OpenGL
6 2 (0.46%) Qt
6 2 (0.46%) RESTful
6 2 (0.46%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.23%) Java EE
7 1 (0.23%) LAMP
7 1 (0.23%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.13%) Data Centre
2 29 (6.62%) PKI
3 22 (5.02%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.42%) Mobile App
6 14 (3.20%) Cryptography
7 11 (2.51%) DataPower
8 10 (2.28%) Private Cloud
9 9 (2.05%) Clustering
9 9 (2.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 8 (1.83%) Security Operations Centre
11 6 (1.37%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.14%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.14%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
14 3 (0.68%) CESG
14 3 (0.68%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.68%) Mathematics
15 2 (0.46%) Computer Science
15 2 (0.46%) STB
Operating Systems
1 85 (19.41%) Linux
2 81 (18.49%) Windows
3 56 (12.79%) Unix
4 25 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (4.34%) Windows Server
5 19 (4.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.14%) Solaris
8 4 (0.91%) AIX
9 3 (0.68%) Android
9 3 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (0.68%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.46%) CentOS
10 2 (0.46%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.46%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.46%) zOS
11 1 (0.23%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (17.35%) Information Security
2 69 (15.75%) SIEM
3 39 (8.90%) Security Operations
4 37 (8.45%) ITIL
5 33 (7.53%) Load Balancing
6 31 (7.08%) Security Architecture
7 26 (5.94%) Cybersecurity
7 26 (5.94%) Incident Management
8 24 (5.48%) Security Management
9 23 (5.25%) Change Management
10 22 (5.02%) Mentoring
10 22 (5.02%) Security Patching
11 21 (4.79%) Migration
11 21 (4.79%) Network Monitoring
12 18 (4.11%) Project Management
13 17 (3.88%) Configuration Management
13 17 (3.88%) Penetration Testing
14 16 (3.65%) Identity Management
14 16 (3.65%) Vulnerability Management
15 15 (3.42%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.42%) Java
1 15 (3.42%) PowerShell
2 12 (2.74%) Python
2 12 (2.74%) SQL
3 11 (2.51%) Shell Script
4 9 (2.05%) Perl
5 8 (1.83%) C
6 4 (0.91%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.91%) C++
7 3 (0.68%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.46%) PHP
8 2 (0.46%) VBScript
9 1 (0.23%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.23%) C#
9 1 (0.23%) CLIST
9 1 (0.23%) JCL
9 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.23%) REXX
9 1 (0.23%) Ruby
9 1 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 104 (23.74%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (16.21%) Security Cleared
3 68 (15.53%) CCNP
4 58 (13.24%) SC Cleared
5 52 (11.87%) CISSP
6 49 (11.19%) CCNA
7 37 (8.45%) CCSE
8 30 (6.85%) CCSA
9 23 (5.25%) CISM
10 17 (3.88%) CCIE
11 15 (3.42%) Degree
12 14 (3.20%) JNCIA
13 10 (2.28%) DV Cleared
14 9 (2.05%) CEH
15 8 (1.83%) JNCIS
16 7 (1.60%) Check Point Certification
16 7 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
17 6 (1.37%) GIAC
18 5 (1.14%) GCIA
18 5 (1.14%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (8.45%) PCI DSS
2 21 (4.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.14%) COBIT
3 5 (1.14%) ISO27002
3 5 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.91%) FIPS 140-2
4 4 (0.91%) SLA
5 2 (0.46%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.23%) QA
6 1 (0.23%) RMADS
6 1 (0.23%) SAS 70
6 1 (0.23%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 42 (9.59%) Active Directory
2 32 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.88%) Snort
4 13 (2.97%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.51%) ProxySG
6 5 (1.14%) Firmware
7 4 (0.91%) ISA Server
7 4 (0.91%) UAG
8 3 (0.68%) Squid
8 3 (0.68%) XenApp
9 2 (0.46%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 2 (0.46%) LXC
9 2 (0.46%) NFS
9 2 (0.46%) RACF
9 2 (0.46%) Samba
9 2 (0.46%) Time Sharing Option
9 2 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (7.99%) FortiGate
2 18 (4.11%) Proventia
2 18 (4.11%) Puppet
3 11 (2.51%) Nessus
4 10 (2.28%) SCCM
5 8 (1.83%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (1.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 7 (1.60%) QRadar
7 6 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.91%) WSUS
9 3 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.68%) RSA enVision
9 3 (0.68%) RSA Security Analytics
9 3 (0.68%) SCOM
10 2 (0.46%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.46%) Ansible
10 2 (0.46%) DatAdvantage
10 2 (0.46%) Nmap
10 2 (0.46%) OpenView
10 2 (0.46%) zSecure
Vendors
1 187 (42.69%) Cisco
2 138 (31.51%) CheckPoint
3 103 (23.52%) F5
4 84 (19.18%) Juniper
5 50 (11.42%) VMware
6 48 (10.96%) Blue Coat
7 47 (10.73%) Microsoft
8 44 (10.05%) Palo Alto
9 31 (7.08%) McAfee
10 27 (6.16%) Fortinet
11 26 (5.94%) Splunk
12 24 (5.48%) IBM
13 23 (5.25%) Sourcefire
14 22 (5.02%) HP
15 21 (4.79%) Citrix
16 18 (4.11%) ArcSight
17 17 (3.88%) Symantec
18 13 (2.97%) Red Hat
19 12 (2.74%) Oracle
20 11 (2.51%) Dell
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