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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 410 445 350
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -95
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 188 118 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.25% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.27% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 48 74
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£400 £395 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £279 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £390 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.24% +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%
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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
48343 44497 46623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.69% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30757 27460 26825
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 1984 1944 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 £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -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 24 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 24 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 24 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 +59 115 £381 -0.97% 22
South East -13 42 £450 +38.46% 18
East Midlands +11 9 - -
West Midlands -15 7 £350 +18.64% 3
North West -12 5 £475 -13.63% 11
South West -32 5 £311 - 5
East of England -22 3 £343 -8.66% 4
North East - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 4
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Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 231 (56.90%) Firewall
2 214 (52.71%) Cisco
3 205 (50.49%) Network Security
4 168 (41.38%) CheckPoint
5 128 (31.53%) Cisco Certification
6 126 (31.03%) Juniper
7 109 (26.85%) F5
8 95 (23.40%) CCNP
9 91 (22.41%) Windows
10 88 (21.67%) VPN
11 82 (20.20%) Blue Coat
12 81 (19.95%) Security Cleared
13 73 (17.98%) Cisco ASA
14 70 (17.24%) Linux
15 69 (17.00%) Cisco Nexus
16 66 (16.26%) CISSP
17 65 (16.01%) SC Cleared
18 63 (15.52%) Microsoft
19 60 (14.78%) Finance
20 56 (13.79%) WAN
21 55 (13.55%) LAN
22 53 (13.05%) TCP/IP
22 53 (13.05%) BGP
23 52 (12.81%) OSPF
24 50 (12.32%) UNIX
25 49 (12.07%) Information Security
26 46 (11.33%) CCSE
26 46 (11.33%) SSL
27 44 (10.84%) CCNA
28 40 (9.85%) CCSA

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (6.16%) Apache
2 18 (4.43%) IIS
3 4 (0.99%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.99%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 29 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.22%) MS Office
3 6 (1.48%) 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 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 231 (56.90%) Firewall
2 205 (50.49%) Network Security
3 88 (21.67%) VPN
4 73 (17.98%) Cisco ASA
5 69 (17.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 56 (13.79%) WAN
7 55 (13.55%) LAN
8 53 (13.05%) TCP/IP
8 53 (13.05%) BGP
9 52 (12.81%) OSPF
10 46 (11.33%) SSL
11 36 (8.87%) Cisco IOS
12 31 (7.64%) Wireless
13 30 (7.39%) Reverse Proxy
13 30 (7.39%) Cisco PIX
14 29 (7.14%) VLAN
15 25 (6.16%) Internet
16 24 (5.91%) HSRP
17 22 (5.42%) BIG-IP
18 20 (4.93%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.43%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.94%) MySQL
3 3 (0.74%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (0.74%) NoSQL
3 3 (0.74%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.49%) DB2
4 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Metasploit
General
1 60 (14.78%) Finance
2 33 (8.13%) Banking
3 29 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.97%) Retail
5 7 (1.72%) Spanish Language
6 6 (1.48%) Publishing
7 5 (1.23%) Back Office
8 3 (0.74%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.74%) Billing
8 3 (0.74%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.49%) Law
9 2 (0.49%) Legal
9 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
10 1 (0.25%) Local Government
10 1 (0.25%) German Language
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.68%) Web Services
2 10 (2.46%) .NET
3 7 (1.72%) Middleware
4 6 (1.48%) WAP
5 5 (1.23%) OAuth
6 3 (0.74%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.25%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (7.39%) PKI
3 17 (4.19%) Open Source
4 15 (3.69%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.48%) Computer Science
6 4 (0.99%) DataPower
6 4 (0.99%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.74%) Algorithms
7 3 (0.74%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.74%) Replication
8 2 (0.49%) SecurID
8 2 (0.49%) GIS
8 2 (0.49%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.25%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.25%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.25%) Java Card
9 1 (0.25%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.25%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.25%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.25%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 91 (22.41%) Windows
2 70 (17.24%) Linux
3 50 (12.32%) UNIX
4 20 (4.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (4.43%) Windows 7
6 13 (3.20%) Windows 8
7 10 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.72%) Solaris
9 4 (0.99%) AIX
9 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.49%) SUSE
10 2 (0.49%) Android
10 2 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.25%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.25%) VMS
11 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (12.07%) Information Security
2 35 (8.62%) Security Architecture
3 28 (6.90%) Load Balancing
4 26 (6.40%) ITIL
5 22 (5.42%) Penetration Testing
5 22 (5.42%) SIEM
6 21 (5.17%) Network Management
7 17 (4.19%) Vulnerability Management
8 15 (3.69%) Migration
8 15 (3.69%) Business Continuity
8 15 (3.69%) Risk Assessment
9 14 (3.45%) Mentoring
10 13 (3.20%) Business Continuity Planning
10 13 (3.20%) BCP
11 12 (2.96%) Project Management
11 12 (2.96%) Change Management
11 12 (2.96%) Change Control
11 12 (2.96%) Kalman Filter
12 10 (2.46%) Network Architecture
12 10 (2.46%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (4.68%) Bash Shell
2 18 (4.43%) Ruby
2 18 (4.43%) Python
3 15 (3.69%) Java
4 14 (3.45%) PHP
5 10 (2.46%) C
6 8 (1.97%) C#
7 7 (1.72%) SQL
8 5 (1.23%) C++
8 5 (1.23%) Perl
9 4 (0.99%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.74%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.74%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.74%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 128 (31.53%) Cisco Certification
2 95 (23.40%) CCNP
3 81 (19.95%) Security Cleared
4 66 (16.26%) CISSP
5 65 (16.01%) SC Cleared
6 46 (11.33%) CCSE
7 44 (10.84%) CCNA
8 40 (9.85%) CCSA
9 23 (5.67%) CISM
10 19 (4.68%) CCIE
10 19 (4.68%) CCSP
11 17 (4.19%) JNCIA
12 12 (2.96%) Degree
12 12 (2.96%) DV Cleared
13 9 (2.22%) Check Point Certification
14 6 (1.48%) CCDP
15 4 (0.99%) MCSE
15 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (0.99%) CRISC
15 4 (0.99%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.14%) PCI DSS
2 10 (2.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.72%) SLA
4 6 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.48%) COBIT
5 3 (0.74%) QA
6 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.25%) GPG13
System Software
1 38 (9.36%) ProxySG
2 36 (8.87%) Snort
3 26 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (5.91%) Active Directory
5 9 (2.22%) Nmap
6 2 (0.49%) Firmware
6 2 (0.49%) RACF
6 2 (0.49%) vSphere
6 2 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.49%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.25%) UAG
7 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (3.94%) FortiGate
2 15 (3.69%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (3.69%) Puppet
3 10 (2.46%) Nessus
4 4 (0.99%) OpenView
4 4 (0.99%) Netcool
4 4 (0.99%) DatAdvantage
5 3 (0.74%) SCCM
5 3 (0.74%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.49%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.49%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.25%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.25%) WSUS
7 1 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 214 (52.71%) Cisco
2 168 (41.38%) CheckPoint
3 126 (31.03%) Juniper
4 109 (26.85%) F5
5 82 (20.20%) Blue Coat
6 63 (15.52%) Microsoft
7 37 (9.11%) Sourcefire
8 33 (8.13%) VMware
9 21 (5.17%) Red Hat
10 20 (4.93%) Citrix
11 19 (4.68%) McAfee
12 17 (4.19%) Symantec
12 17 (4.19%) Websense
13 16 (3.94%) HP
14 14 (3.45%) BMC
14 14 (3.45%) Fortinet
15 11 (2.71%) Nokia
15 11 (2.71%) Aruba
16 9 (2.22%) IBM
16 9 (2.22%) Oracle
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