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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 403 451 374
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -77
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 191 108 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.23% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.25% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 53 77
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£400 £419 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £293 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £408 £355
% change year-on-year
-4.29% +14.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 10
Average hourly rate £28.00 £13.65 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.12% -66.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
- -63.41%
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
46272 43750 42038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.73% 92.64% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 29935 26900 24214
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1900 1926 2472
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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 +41 81 £390 -13.33% 14
South East +45 79 £430 -4.44% 11
North West 0 10 £450 +9.09% 6
West Midlands -10 9 £400 +23.07% 1
South West -34 5 £235 -14.54% 2
East of England -26 3 £310 -14.48% 2
North East - 3 - -
Yorkshire -10 1 - - 5
East Midlands - - - - 4
Security Engineer
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Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 245 (61.10%) Firewall
2 226 (56.36%) Cisco
3 206 (51.37%) Network Security
4 171 (42.64%) CheckPoint
5 137 (34.16%) Cisco Certification
6 119 (29.68%) F5
7 118 (29.43%) Juniper
8 101 (25.19%) CCNP
9 96 (23.94%) Security Cleared
10 86 (21.45%) Cisco ASA
11 83 (20.70%) VPN
12 77 (19.20%) Blue Coat
13 69 (17.21%) OSPF
14 68 (16.96%) CISSP
15 65 (16.21%) BGP
16 64 (15.96%) Windows
17 63 (15.71%) SC Cleared
18 61 (15.21%) CCNA
19 60 (14.96%) LAN
19 60 (14.96%) Cisco Nexus
20 58 (14.46%) Microsoft
21 55 (13.72%) WAN
21 55 (13.72%) TCP/IP
22 54 (13.47%) Finance
23 53 (13.22%) Linux
24 52 (12.97%) SSL
25 50 (12.47%) UNIX
25 50 (12.47%) VMware
26 49 (12.22%) CCSA
27 47 (11.72%) Information Security

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 13 (3.24%) Apache
2 9 (2.24%) IIS
3 4 (1.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (5.49%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.24%) MS Office
2 9 (2.24%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 245 (61.10%) Firewall
2 206 (51.37%) Network Security
3 86 (21.45%) Cisco ASA
4 83 (20.70%) VPN
5 69 (17.21%) OSPF
6 65 (16.21%) BGP
7 60 (14.96%) LAN
7 60 (14.96%) Cisco Nexus
8 55 (13.72%) WAN
8 55 (13.72%) TCP/IP
9 52 (12.97%) SSL
10 40 (9.98%) Internet
11 30 (7.48%) Cisco IOS
11 30 (7.48%) IPsec
11 30 (7.48%) DNS
12 28 (6.98%) NetScaler
13 27 (6.73%) VLAN
14 26 (6.48%) Wireless
15 24 (5.99%) HSRP
15 24 (5.99%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.50%) DB2
2 6 (1.50%) MySQL
3 4 (1.00%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.00%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (0.75%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (1.25%) MSI
1 5 (1.25%) StarTeam
2 2 (0.50%) Metasploit
General
1 54 (13.47%) Finance
2 44 (10.97%) Telecoms
3 31 (7.73%) Banking
4 11 (2.74%) Back Office
5 8 (2.00%) Retail
6 7 (1.75%) Spanish Language
7 6 (1.50%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.25%) Publishing
8 5 (1.25%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.75%) Billing
10 2 (0.50%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.50%) Legal
10 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.25%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Games
11 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.25%) Local Government
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.74%) Web Services
2 9 (2.24%) WAP
3 6 (1.50%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.50%) JSON
4 2 (0.50%) CSS
4 2 (0.50%) .NET
4 2 (0.50%) Rendezvous
4 2 (0.50%) Middleware
5 1 (0.25%) SAML
5 1 (0.25%) HTML
5 1 (0.25%) HTML5
5 1 (0.25%) OAuth
5 1 (0.25%) RESTful
5 1 (0.25%) Ajax
5 1 (0.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.25%) Backbone.js
5 1 (0.25%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.73%) PKI
2 31 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.74%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.24%) SecurID
4 9 (2.24%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.50%) Open Source
7 5 (1.25%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.25%) DataPower
8 3 (0.75%) Smart Meter
8 3 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.75%) Physics
8 3 (0.75%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.50%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.50%) GIS
10 1 (0.25%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.25%) Replication
10 1 (0.25%) Clustering
10 1 (0.25%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 64 (15.96%) Windows
2 53 (13.22%) Linux
3 50 (12.47%) UNIX
4 13 (3.24%) Solaris
5 12 (2.99%) Windows 7
6 11 (2.74%) Windows 8
7 8 (2.00%) AIX
8 7 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.50%) Oracle Linux
9 6 (1.50%) SUSE
10 5 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.25%) VMS
12 1 (0.25%) Android
12 1 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (11.72%) Information Security
2 35 (8.73%) ITIL
3 30 (7.48%) Load Balancing
4 23 (5.74%) SIEM
4 23 (5.74%) Network Management
5 19 (4.74%) Kalman Filter
5 19 (4.74%) Security Architecture
6 16 (3.99%) Change Management
7 15 (3.74%) Migration
8 14 (3.49%) Network Design
9 13 (3.24%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (3.24%) Risk Assessment
9 13 (3.24%) Project Planning
10 12 (2.99%) Change Control
10 12 (2.99%) Project Management
11 10 (2.49%) Cyber Security
11 10 (2.49%) Demand Forecasting
11 10 (2.49%) Mentoring
11 10 (2.49%) eTOM
11 10 (2.49%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (4.74%) SQL
2 10 (2.49%) Java
3 9 (2.24%) Python
4 8 (2.00%) C
5 5 (1.25%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.00%) PHP
6 4 (1.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.75%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.50%) Ruby
8 2 (0.50%) C++
8 2 (0.50%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.50%) Perl
9 1 (0.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 137 (34.16%) Cisco Certification
2 101 (25.19%) CCNP
3 96 (23.94%) Security Cleared
4 68 (16.96%) CISSP
5 63 (15.71%) SC Cleared
6 61 (15.21%) CCNA
7 49 (12.22%) CCSA
8 37 (9.23%) CCSE
9 27 (6.73%) CISM
10 24 (5.99%) DV Cleared
11 22 (5.49%) Degree
11 22 (5.49%) CCSP
12 16 (3.99%) JNCIA
13 15 (3.74%) CCIE
14 6 (1.50%) Check Point Certification
15 5 (1.25%) CCDP
15 5 (1.25%) CEH
15 5 (1.25%) CRISC
16 4 (1.00%) GIAC
16 4 (1.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.48%) PCI DSS
2 9 (2.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 9 (2.24%) SLA
3 7 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.75%) COBIT
5 2 (0.50%) QA
5 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 38 (9.48%) ProxySG
2 25 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (5.49%) Active Directory
3 22 (5.49%) Snort
4 7 (1.75%) Nmap
4 7 (1.75%) vSphere
5 6 (1.50%) FreeRADIUS
5 6 (1.50%) Firmware
6 5 (1.25%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.25%) XenApp
6 5 (1.25%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.50%) UAG
8 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (4.99%) FortiGate
2 15 (3.74%) Puppet
2 15 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.49%) Nessus
4 7 (1.75%) OpenView
4 7 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (1.75%) Netcool
4 7 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (1.50%) CA Spectrum
6 5 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (1.00%) DatAdvantage
8 3 (0.75%) CiscoWorks
8 3 (0.75%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 1 (0.25%) Cisco IPCC
10 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.25%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 226 (56.36%) Cisco
2 171 (42.64%) CheckPoint
3 119 (29.68%) F5
4 118 (29.43%) Juniper
5 77 (19.20%) Blue Coat
6 58 (14.46%) Microsoft
7 50 (12.47%) VMware
8 34 (8.48%) Sourcefire
9 29 (7.23%) Citrix
10 27 (6.73%) Fortinet
10 27 (6.73%) HP
11 22 (5.49%) Symantec
12 16 (3.99%) McAfee
13 15 (3.74%) Splunk
14 14 (3.49%) BMC
15 12 (2.99%) IBM
15 12 (2.99%) Oracle
16 11 (2.74%) Tufin
17 10 (2.49%) AlgoSec
17 10 (2.49%) CA
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