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 26 March 2015 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 385 363 454
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +91
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 196 190 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.40% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.43% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 99 33
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£363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 17 2
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -56.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £16.50 -
% change year-on-year
+118.18% -
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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
45223 44184 38331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.46% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27836 26935 22544
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1797 1892 2027
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%

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 26 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015. 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
South East +10 75 £375 +7.14% 22
London -23 66 £350 -10.25% 31
North West -12 19 £298 - 5
West Midlands +7 15 £425 +148.17% 3
South West -16 9 £350 -16.66% 5
East of England +3 6 £575 +70.37% 6
East Midlands +2 5 £325 - 2
Yorkshire -13 3 £315 -3.07% 3
Security Engineer
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Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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.

1 216 (56.84%) Firewall
2 211 (55.53%) Cisco
3 189 (49.74%) Network Security
4 156 (41.05%) CheckPoint
5 115 (30.26%) F5
6 113 (29.74%) Cisco Certification
7 104 (27.37%) Juniper
8 97 (25.53%) Security Cleared
9 87 (22.89%) Cisco ASA
10 85 (22.37%) CCNP
11 83 (21.84%) VPN
12 61 (16.05%) Windows
12 61 (16.05%) CISSP
13 58 (15.26%) OSPF
14 57 (15.00%) Microsoft
14 57 (15.00%) SC Cleared
15 55 (14.47%) Linux
16 52 (13.68%) Blue Coat
17 51 (13.42%) LAN
18 50 (13.16%) SSL
18 50 (13.16%) ITIL
18 50 (13.16%) CCNA
19 47 (12.37%) BGP
20 46 (12.11%) VMware
21 45 (11.84%) PKI
22 44 (11.58%) Telecoms
23 43 (11.32%) TCP/IP
24 40 (10.53%) WAN
24 40 (10.53%) Finance
25 38 (10.00%) Information Security

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 17 (4.47%) Apache
2 12 (3.16%) IIS
3 7 (1.84%) IBM Notes
4 6 (1.58%) JBoss
5 3 (0.79%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.53%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (2.37%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.05%) MS Office
2 4 (1.05%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) RMDS
2 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 216 (56.84%) Firewall
2 189 (49.74%) Network Security
3 87 (22.89%) Cisco ASA
4 83 (21.84%) VPN
5 58 (15.26%) OSPF
6 51 (13.42%) LAN
7 50 (13.16%) SSL
8 47 (12.37%) BGP
9 43 (11.32%) TCP/IP
10 40 (10.53%) WAN
11 36 (9.47%) Cisco Nexus
12 34 (8.95%) Wireless
13 30 (7.89%) DNS
14 28 (7.37%) Internet
15 27 (7.11%) IPsec
16 23 (6.05%) NetScaler
17 21 (5.53%) Cisco IOS
18 20 (5.26%) Wireshark
19 19 (5.00%) MPLS
20 16 (4.21%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.32%) DB2
3 4 (1.05%) MySQL
4 1 (0.26%) Big Data
4 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.26%) EDMS
4 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (1.32%) StarTeam
1 5 (1.32%) MSI
2 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
General
1 44 (11.58%) Telecoms
2 40 (10.53%) Finance
3 20 (5.26%) Banking
4 12 (3.16%) Back Office
5 8 (2.11%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.58%) Spanish Language
7 5 (1.32%) Retail
8 3 (0.79%) Publishing
9 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.53%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.53%) Games
9 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.26%) Billing
10 1 (0.26%) Legal
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.84%) Regular Expression
2 4 (1.05%) Web Services
3 3 (0.79%) WAP
4 2 (0.53%) CSS
4 2 (0.53%) Rendezvous
4 2 (0.53%) SAML
4 2 (0.53%) OAuth
4 2 (0.53%) JSON
5 1 (0.26%) Backbone.js
5 1 (0.26%) Laravel
5 1 (0.26%) REST
5 1 (0.26%) HTML5
5 1 (0.26%) RESTful
5 1 (0.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.26%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.26%) .NET
5 1 (0.26%) HTML
5 1 (0.26%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.84%) PKI
2 26 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.68%) SecurID
4 11 (2.89%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.11%) Algorithms
6 7 (1.84%) Clustering
7 6 (1.58%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.58%) DataPower
7 6 (1.58%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.05%) Cryptography
9 3 (0.79%) Physics
9 3 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.79%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.79%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.53%) Life Science
11 1 (0.26%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.26%) Open Source
11 1 (0.26%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.26%) GIS
11 1 (0.26%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 61 (16.05%) Windows
2 55 (14.47%) Linux
3 32 (8.42%) UNIX
4 11 (2.89%) Solaris
5 6 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.05%) SUSE
6 4 (1.05%) AIX
6 4 (1.05%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.05%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.53%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.26%) CentOS
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (13.16%) ITIL
2 38 (10.00%) Information Security
3 36 (9.47%) SIEM
4 27 (7.11%) Kalman Filter
5 23 (6.05%) Incident Management
6 17 (4.47%) Load Balancing
7 16 (4.21%) Security Architecture
7 16 (4.21%) Cyber Security
8 15 (3.95%) Risk Assessment
9 14 (3.68%) Service Management
9 14 (3.68%) Network Design
10 13 (3.42%) Demand Forecasting
10 13 (3.42%) Penetration Testing
11 12 (3.16%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (3.16%) eTOM
12 11 (2.89%) Network Monitoring
12 11 (2.89%) Change Management
12 11 (2.89%) Migration
13 10 (2.63%) Project Planning
14 9 (2.37%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.53%) SQL
2 12 (3.16%) Java
3 8 (2.11%) Shell Script
4 7 (1.84%) Python
5 6 (1.58%) Perl
6 5 (1.32%) PHP
6 5 (1.32%) C
7 3 (0.79%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.79%) C++
8 2 (0.53%) C#
8 2 (0.53%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.53%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 113 (29.74%) Cisco Certification
2 97 (25.53%) Security Cleared
3 85 (22.37%) CCNP
4 61 (16.05%) CISSP
5 57 (15.00%) SC Cleared
6 50 (13.16%) CCNA
7 23 (6.05%) CCSE
8 21 (5.53%) DV Cleared
9 20 (5.26%) CCSA
10 19 (5.00%) Degree
11 17 (4.47%) CCIE
12 11 (2.89%) CISM
13 10 (2.63%) CCSP
14 6 (1.58%) CEH
15 4 (1.05%) JNCIA
15 4 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (1.05%) CCIP
15 4 (1.05%) CRISC
16 3 (0.79%) ISACA
16 3 (0.79%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.05%) PCI DSS
2 8 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.84%) SLA
4 6 (1.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.05%) QA
6 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 22 (5.79%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.26%) ProxySG
3 13 (3.42%) XenApp
3 13 (3.42%) XenDesktop
4 12 (3.16%) Snort
5 11 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (2.89%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.32%) vSphere
7 4 (1.05%) Firmware
7 4 (1.05%) FreeRADIUS
8 2 (0.53%) XenServer
8 2 (0.53%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.26%) UAG
9 1 (0.26%) pfSense
9 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 22 (5.79%) FortiGate
2 6 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (1.32%) Nessus
4 4 (1.05%) OpenView
4 4 (1.05%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (0.79%) Puppet
5 3 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.79%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (0.79%) Netcool
5 3 (0.79%) MIMEsweeper
6 2 (0.53%) Nmap
6 2 (0.53%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.26%) SCCM
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.26%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 211 (55.53%) Cisco
2 156 (41.05%) CheckPoint
3 115 (30.26%) F5
4 104 (27.37%) Juniper
5 57 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 52 (13.68%) Blue Coat
7 46 (12.11%) VMware
8 33 (8.68%) Citrix
8 33 (8.68%) Fortinet
9 20 (5.26%) Sourcefire
9 20 (5.26%) HP
10 18 (4.74%) SolarWinds
11 17 (4.47%) CA
12 16 (4.21%) McAfee
13 14 (3.68%) Tufin
14 13 (3.42%) Splunk
14 13 (3.42%) IBM
15 12 (3.16%) AlgoSec
16 11 (2.89%) Dell
16 11 (2.89%) Symantec
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