The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Security Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Engineer
Rank 343 386 396
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 301 257 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.60% 0.49% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.52% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 134 115
Median daily rate £435 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £521 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 4
Median hourly rate £29.50 £35.75 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.48% -2.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £46.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-35.86% -23.33%
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
47211 49401 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.65% 94.99% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 31129 32106 30344
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1529 1897 1992
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £41.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Security Engineer in the job title.

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 26 September 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
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +38 161 £488 +2.63% 27
South East +19 79 £401 +8.97% 14
East of England +29 23 £338 -6.57% 6
West Midlands -21 10 £438 +25.00% 3
North West +5 9 £450 +28.57% 6
East Midlands -15 5 £303 -3.20% 1
North East -23 5 £185 - 1
Yorkshire +10 3 £300 - 1
South West -2 2 £500 +25.00% 4
Midlands -6 2 - -
Security Engineer
UK

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, Security Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 283 (49.39%) Firewall
2 246 (42.93%) Network Security
3 238 (41.54%) Cisco
4 176 (30.72%) CheckPoint
5 170 (29.67%) Cisco Certification
6 145 (25.31%) Cisco ASA
7 134 (23.39%) Linux
8 133 (23.21%) CCNP
9 122 (21.29%) Windows
10 105 (18.32%) Juniper
11 96 (16.75%) LAN
11 96 (16.75%) WAN
11 96 (16.75%) Security Cleared
12 83 (14.49%) VPN
13 78 (13.61%) SC Cleared
14 71 (12.39%) Palo Alto
15 70 (12.22%) CCNA
16 68 (11.87%) Wireless
17 63 (10.99%) Microsoft
17 63 (10.99%) Data Centre
18 62 (10.82%) SIEM
18 62 (10.82%) Penetration Testing
19 61 (10.65%) Open Source
19 61 (10.65%) Agile Software Development
20 60 (10.47%) CISSP
21 59 (10.30%) F5
22 56 (9.77%) Finance
23 54 (9.42%) Information Security
24 53 (9.25%) CCIE
25 52 (9.08%) Cybersecurity

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (3.14%) nginx
2 16 (2.79%) Apache
3 14 (2.44%) Confluence
4 6 (1.05%) IIS
5 5 (0.87%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.70%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.52%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.52%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.35%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.35%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.35%) JBoss
8 2 (0.35%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 23 (4.01%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.70%) HipChat
3 4 (0.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.17%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 42 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (4.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.57%) IaaS
3 9 (1.57%) PaaS
4 7 (1.22%) SaaS
5 6 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (0.87%) AWS CloudTrail
6 5 (0.87%) Mimecast
6 5 (0.87%) Office 365
7 4 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.17%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 283 (49.39%) Firewall
2 246 (42.93%) Network Security
3 145 (25.31%) Cisco ASA
4 96 (16.75%) LAN
4 96 (16.75%) WAN
5 83 (14.49%) VPN
6 68 (11.87%) Wireless
7 47 (8.20%) OSPF
8 46 (8.03%) BGP
8 46 (8.03%) DNS
8 46 (8.03%) TCP/IP
9 39 (6.81%) Cisco Nexus
10 32 (5.58%) BIG-IP
10 32 (5.58%) Intrusion Detection
10 32 (5.58%) SSL
11 30 (5.24%) Cisco PIX
12 28 (4.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 26 (4.54%) DHCP
13 26 (4.54%) VoIP
14 24 (4.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.36%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (2.97%) SQL Server
3 10 (1.75%) MongoDB
4 8 (1.40%) Hadoop
5 7 (1.22%) Big Data
5 7 (1.22%) MySQL
6 5 (0.87%) MariaDB
6 5 (0.87%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.17%) HBase
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 25 (4.36%) Jenkins
2 17 (2.97%) Travis CI
3 15 (2.62%) CircleCI
4 13 (2.27%) JIRA
5 7 (1.22%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.35%) AppScan
7 2 (0.35%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.35%) Fiddler
7 2 (0.35%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.17%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.17%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.17%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.17%) Selenium
General
1 56 (9.77%) Finance
2 34 (5.93%) Telecoms
3 24 (4.19%) Retail
4 17 (2.97%) Banking
5 8 (1.40%) Legal
5 8 (1.40%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.05%) Advertising
6 6 (1.05%) Publishing
7 5 (0.87%) Billing
8 4 (0.70%) French Language
8 4 (0.70%) German Language
8 4 (0.70%) Portuguese Language
8 4 (0.70%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.35%) Back Office
10 2 (0.35%) Electronics
10 2 (0.35%) Law
10 2 (0.35%) Marketing
11 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.17%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.89%) Web Services
2 15 (2.62%) REST
3 12 (2.09%) 802.1X
4 9 (1.57%) SAML
5 7 (1.22%) J2EE
6 6 (1.05%) .NET
7 5 (0.87%) Node.js
7 5 (0.87%) Regular Expression
8 4 (0.70%) boto
9 3 (0.52%) RESTful
9 3 (0.52%) Swing
9 3 (0.52%) SWT
10 2 (0.35%) Middleware
11 1 (0.17%) HTML
11 1 (0.17%) JSP
11 1 (0.17%) LAMP
11 1 (0.17%) OAuth
11 1 (0.17%) RSS
11 1 (0.17%) SOAP
11 1 (0.17%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 63 (10.99%) Data Centre
2 29 (5.06%) PKI
3 25 (4.36%) Management Information System
4 22 (3.84%) Cryptography
5 20 (3.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 19 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (3.32%) Security Operations Centre
7 16 (2.79%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.57%) Algorithms
8 9 (1.57%) Public Cloud
9 5 (0.87%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.87%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.70%) Blockchain
10 4 (0.70%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (0.70%) NHS
10 4 (0.70%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.52%) EMV
11 3 (0.52%) RSA SecurID
12 2 (0.35%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 134 (23.39%) Linux
2 122 (21.29%) Windows
3 50 (8.73%) Unix
4 48 (8.38%) Windows Server
5 21 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (1.57%) Windows 10
10 8 (1.40%) Solaris
11 7 (1.22%) Windows 7
12 6 (1.05%) zOS
13 5 (0.87%) Android
13 5 (0.87%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.87%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.70%) Kali Linux
14 4 (0.70%) VMS
15 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.35%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (10.82%) Penetration Testing
1 62 (10.82%) SIEM
2 61 (10.65%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (10.65%) Open Source
3 54 (9.42%) Information Security
4 52 (9.08%) Cybersecurity
5 45 (7.85%) Security Operations
6 42 (7.33%) E-Commerce
7 40 (6.98%) OWASP
8 39 (6.81%) Security Architecture
8 39 (6.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 36 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (6.28%) Security Testing
10 31 (5.41%) Automated Testing
11 30 (5.24%) Fuzz Testing
11 30 (5.24%) Static Code Analysis
12 28 (4.89%) Migration
13 27 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
14 26 (4.54%) Social Engineering
14 26 (4.54%) Static Program Analysis
Programming Languages
1 45 (7.85%) Python
2 27 (4.71%) Java
3 26 (4.54%) Shell Script
4 24 (4.19%) PowerShell
5 22 (3.84%) PHP
6 20 (3.49%) Ruby
7 17 (2.97%) Perl
8 15 (2.62%) SQL
9 10 (1.75%) VBScript
10 8 (1.40%) C++
11 7 (1.22%) C
11 7 (1.22%) Scala
12 3 (0.52%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.52%) C#
13 1 (0.17%) Go
13 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.17%) JCL
Qualifications
1 170 (29.67%) Cisco Certification
2 133 (23.21%) CCNP
3 96 (16.75%) Security Cleared
4 78 (13.61%) SC Cleared
5 70 (12.22%) CCNA
6 60 (10.47%) CISSP
7 53 (9.25%) CCIE
8 50 (8.73%) Degree
9 48 (8.38%) CCSA
10 43 (7.50%) CCSE
11 20 (3.49%) BPSS Clearance
12 17 (2.97%) CEH
12 17 (2.97%) CREST Certified
13 14 (2.44%) CHECK Team Member
13 14 (2.44%) JNCIS
14 13 (2.27%) Check Point Certification
15 11 (1.92%) DV Cleared
16 10 (1.75%) CISM
16 10 (1.75%) MCSE
16 10 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (3.32%) SLA
3 18 (3.14%) Disclosure Scotland
4 16 (2.79%) PCI DSS
5 12 (2.09%) QA
6 4 (0.70%) GPG13
7 3 (0.52%) COBIT
7 3 (0.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.35%) ISO27002
8 2 (0.35%) RMADS
8 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.17%) GCP
9 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 48 (8.38%) Active Directory
2 20 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.97%) vSphere
4 15 (2.62%) ProxySG
5 10 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (1.22%) BitLocker
6 7 (1.22%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.87%) Snort
8 3 (0.52%) Docker
8 3 (0.52%) XenApp
9 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.35%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.35%) Squid
9 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.35%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.17%) Firmware
10 1 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.17%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 39 (6.81%) FortiGate
2 19 (3.32%) Nagios
3 15 (2.62%) Cacti
4 14 (2.44%) SolarWinds Orion
5 13 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (2.27%) Puppet
6 12 (2.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 11 (1.92%) ArcSight ESM
8 10 (1.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 9 (1.57%) Nessus
10 8 (1.40%) Ansible
10 8 (1.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 8 (1.40%) SCCM
11 7 (1.22%) Nmap
11 7 (1.22%) SmokePing
12 6 (1.05%) OSSEC
12 6 (1.05%) Terraform
13 5 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
14 4 (0.70%) Cisco UCCX
14 4 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 238 (41.54%) Cisco
2 176 (30.72%) CheckPoint
3 105 (18.32%) Juniper
4 71 (12.39%) Palo Alto
5 63 (10.99%) Microsoft
6 59 (10.30%) F5
7 50 (8.73%) Fortinet
8 41 (7.16%) VMware
9 32 (5.58%) Citrix
10 30 (5.24%) Intel Security
11 25 (4.36%) Oracle
12 24 (4.19%) SolarWinds
13 23 (4.01%) Blue Coat
14 19 (3.32%) Qualys
14 19 (3.32%) Symantec
15 18 (3.14%) HP
15 18 (3.14%) Riverbed
16 17 (2.97%) ArcSight
16 17 (2.97%) Aruba
16 17 (2.97%) Sourcefire
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
set2recruit
Rate: Up to £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £350 to £374 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Empiric Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
NCC Group
Rate: Day rate is up to £525 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £400 to £440 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago