The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Engineer
Rank 334 349 313
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 77 67 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.36% 0.32% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.33% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 47 56
Average daily rate £425 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £316 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £510 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.24% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £16.16 £117.50
% change year-on-year
+76.36% -86.24%
Security Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20096 20019 20842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.70% 94.48% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14251 14165 14161
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 344 397
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Engineer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Security Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Engineer across the London region.

Security Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

Security Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Security Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Security Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Engineer across the London region.

Security Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Security Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 9 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
City of London +25 11 £400 -2.43% 11
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 112 (53.33%) Firewall
2 97 (46.19%) Network Security
3 90 (42.86%) Cisco
4 64 (30.48%) CheckPoint
4 64 (30.48%) Finance
5 61 (29.05%) Cisco Certification
6 57 (27.14%) Juniper
7 54 (25.71%) WAN
8 51 (24.29%) Linux
9 50 (23.81%) F5
10 48 (22.86%) LAN
11 41 (19.52%) CCNP
12 40 (19.05%) Windows
12 40 (19.05%) Information Security
13 39 (18.57%) CISSP
14 38 (18.10%) VPN
15 35 (16.67%) SIEM
16 31 (14.76%) Blue Coat
17 30 (14.29%) CCNA
18 29 (13.81%) Unix
19 28 (13.33%) TCP/IP
19 28 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
19 28 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
20 27 (12.86%) Palo Alto
20 27 (12.86%) OSPF
20 27 (12.86%) BGP
21 24 (11.43%) Banking
21 24 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
22 23 (10.95%) Security Cleared
22 23 (10.95%) Intel Security

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 3 (1.43%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.95%) IIS
2 2 (0.95%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.19%) IaaS
2 13 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (6.19%) PaaS
2 13 (6.19%) SaaS
3 3 (1.43%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 112 (53.33%) Firewall
2 97 (46.19%) Network Security
3 54 (25.71%) WAN
4 48 (22.86%) LAN
5 38 (18.10%) VPN
6 28 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
6 28 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 28 (13.33%) TCP/IP
7 27 (12.86%) BGP
7 27 (12.86%) OSPF
8 22 (10.48%) Cisco IOS
8 22 (10.48%) Wireless
9 21 (10.00%) HSRP
10 18 (8.57%) VLAN
11 17 (8.10%) NX-OS
12 15 (7.14%) Spanning Tree
12 15 (7.14%) VRRP
13 14 (6.67%) DHCP
14 13 (6.19%) EIGRP
14 13 (6.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.43%) Big Data
3 2 (0.95%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.48%) DB2
4 1 (0.48%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 3 (1.43%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.43%) JIRA
2 2 (0.95%) Subversion
3 1 (0.48%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.48%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.48%) sqlmap
3 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
General
1 64 (30.48%) Finance
2 24 (11.43%) Banking
3 10 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.81%) Retail
4 8 (3.81%) Retail Banking
4 8 (3.81%) Spanish Language
5 7 (3.33%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.38%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.38%) Law
7 3 (1.43%) Legal
8 2 (0.95%) Games
9 1 (0.48%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.57%) Web Services
2 8 (3.81%) Middleware
3 3 (1.43%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.95%) JSON
4 2 (0.95%) OAuth
4 2 (0.95%) OpenGL
4 2 (0.95%) Qt
4 2 (0.95%) RESTful
4 2 (0.95%) SAML
4 2 (0.95%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (0.95%) XML
5 1 (0.48%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.19%) Mobile App
2 7 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.86%) PKI
4 5 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (1.90%) Cryptography
5 4 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.90%) Private Cloud
5 4 (1.90%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (0.95%) BYOD
7 2 (0.95%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.95%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.95%) DTV
7 2 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.95%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.95%) STB
8 1 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.48%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 51 (24.29%) Linux
2 40 (19.05%) Windows
3 29 (13.81%) Unix
4 6 (2.86%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.90%) Solaris
6 3 (1.43%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.95%) Android
7 2 (0.95%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.95%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.48%) AIX
8 1 (0.48%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (19.05%) Information Security
2 35 (16.67%) SIEM
3 21 (10.00%) Security Operations
4 15 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 15 (7.14%) Use Case
5 14 (6.67%) ITIL
6 13 (6.19%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (6.19%) Security Patching
7 12 (5.71%) Mentoring
8 11 (5.24%) Security Architecture
9 10 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
9 10 (4.76%) Vulnerability Management
10 9 (4.29%) Incident Management
11 8 (3.81%) Analytics
11 8 (3.81%) Change Management
11 8 (3.81%) Malware Detection/Protection
11 8 (3.81%) Network Design
11 8 (3.81%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (3.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.33%) Java
2 6 (2.86%) Python
2 6 (2.86%) SQL
3 5 (2.38%) C
4 4 (1.90%) C++
5 3 (1.43%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.95%) Perl
6 2 (0.95%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.95%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.48%) PHP
7 1 (0.48%) Ruby
7 1 (0.48%) VB
7 1 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 61 (29.05%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (19.52%) CCNP
3 39 (18.57%) CISSP
4 30 (14.29%) CCNA
5 23 (10.95%) Security Cleared
6 21 (10.00%) CISM
7 18 (8.57%) CCSA
7 18 (8.57%) CCSE
8 17 (8.10%) SC Cleared
9 12 (5.71%) JNCIA
10 8 (3.81%) CCIE
10 8 (3.81%) Degree
11 7 (3.33%) JNCIS
12 4 (1.90%) CISA
12 4 (1.90%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.90%) GIAC
13 3 (1.43%) CCDA
13 3 (1.43%) GSEC
13 3 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.43%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.62%) PCI DSS
2 7 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.90%) COBIT
3 4 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.90%) ISO27002
4 3 (1.43%) SLA
5 2 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.48%) QA
6 1 (0.48%) SAS 70
6 1 (0.48%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 16 (7.62%) Snort
2 12 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.29%) Active Directory
3 9 (4.29%) ProxySG
4 5 (2.38%) Firmware
5 3 (1.43%) Squid
5 3 (1.43%) XenApp
6 2 (0.95%) LXC
7 1 (0.48%) NFS
7 1 (0.48%) Samba
Systems Management
1 20 (9.52%) FortiGate
2 15 (7.14%) Puppet
3 14 (6.67%) Proventia
4 8 (3.81%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.43%) Nessus
6 2 (0.95%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.95%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.95%) DatAdvantage
6 2 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.95%) RSA enVision
7 1 (0.48%) Ansible
7 1 (0.48%) EnCase
7 1 (0.48%) Ettercap
7 1 (0.48%) Nagios
7 1 (0.48%) QRadar
7 1 (0.48%) RSA Security Analytics
7 1 (0.48%) Salt
7 1 (0.48%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.48%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 90 (42.86%) Cisco
2 64 (30.48%) CheckPoint
3 57 (27.14%) Juniper
4 50 (23.81%) F5
5 31 (14.76%) Blue Coat
6 27 (12.86%) Palo Alto
7 23 (10.95%) Intel Security
8 19 (9.05%) Splunk
9 18 (8.57%) Microsoft
10 17 (8.10%) Sourcefire
11 16 (7.62%) Fortinet
11 16 (7.62%) VMware
12 15 (7.14%) ArcSight
13 11 (5.24%) Citrix
13 11 (5.24%) Symantec
14 9 (4.29%) SolarWinds
15 8 (3.81%) Cyber-Ark
15 8 (3.81%) FireEye
15 8 (3.81%) Rackspace
16 7 (3.33%) LogRhythm
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