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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 298 375 328
Rank change year-on-year
+77 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 113 49 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.47% 0.19% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.21% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 23 53
Average daily rate
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£378 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £280 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £455 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +30.00%
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
22473 23388 24374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.57% 92.79% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15289 16042 15998
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 455 623
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.29 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.25% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +55 38 £440 +17.33% 3
Docklands, London - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 122 (65.59%) Firewall
2 106 (56.99%) Cisco
3 100 (53.76%) Network Security
4 80 (43.01%) Juniper
5 79 (42.47%) CheckPoint
6 70 (37.63%) Cisco Certification
7 55 (29.57%) F5
8 54 (29.03%) Finance
9 51 (27.42%) Blue Coat
10 50 (26.88%) CCNP
11 48 (25.81%) VPN
12 44 (23.66%) Cisco Nexus
13 35 (18.82%) CISSP
14 34 (18.28%) Windows
15 33 (17.74%) Banking
16 32 (17.20%) SSL
17 27 (14.52%) Security Architecture
18 26 (13.98%) Reverse Proxy
18 26 (13.98%) WAN
19 25 (13.44%) Linux
19 25 (13.44%) Information Security
20 24 (12.90%) CCSE
20 24 (12.90%) Wireless
21 23 (12.37%) Cisco IOS
22 22 (11.83%) BGP
22 22 (11.83%) UNIX
23 21 (11.29%) CCNA
23 21 (11.29%) Cisco ASA
24 20 (10.75%) LAN
25 18 (9.68%) TCP/IP

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 5 (2.69%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.15%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.54%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (4.84%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.69%) MS Office
3 1 (0.54%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 122 (65.59%) Firewall
2 100 (53.76%) Network Security
3 48 (25.81%) VPN
4 44 (23.66%) Cisco Nexus
5 32 (17.20%) SSL
6 26 (13.98%) Reverse Proxy
6 26 (13.98%) WAN
7 24 (12.90%) Wireless
8 23 (12.37%) Cisco IOS
9 22 (11.83%) BGP
10 21 (11.29%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (10.75%) LAN
12 18 (9.68%) TCP/IP
13 17 (9.14%) OSPF
14 16 (8.60%) VLAN
15 15 (8.06%) HSRP
16 12 (6.45%) Internet
17 11 (5.91%) NetScaler
18 10 (5.38%) Multicast
18 10 (5.38%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.61%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (1.61%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.61%) MySQL
2 3 (1.61%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Metasploit
General
1 54 (29.03%) Finance
2 33 (17.74%) Banking
3 7 (3.76%) Financial Institution
4 6 (3.23%) Publishing
5 5 (2.69%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.69%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.61%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.08%) Law
8 1 (0.54%) Retail
8 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.54%) Electronics
8 1 (0.54%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.23%) Web Services
2 5 (2.69%) Middleware
3 3 (1.61%) .NET
4 2 (1.08%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.91%) Management Information System
2 9 (4.84%) PKI
3 6 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.61%) Open Source
4 3 (1.61%) GIS
5 2 (1.08%) Replication
5 2 (1.08%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.54%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.54%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.54%) Java Card
6 1 (0.54%) SecurID
6 1 (0.54%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.54%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 34 (18.28%) Windows
2 25 (13.44%) Linux
3 22 (11.83%) UNIX
4 10 (5.38%) Windows 7
5 6 (3.23%) Windows 8
6 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.61%) Android
8 2 (1.08%) AIX
8 2 (1.08%) VMS
9 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.54%) Solaris
9 1 (0.54%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (14.52%) Security Architecture
2 25 (13.44%) Information Security
3 17 (9.14%) Penetration Testing
3 17 (9.14%) SIEM
4 16 (8.60%) Business Continuity Planning
4 16 (8.60%) Business Continuity
4 16 (8.60%) BCP
4 16 (8.60%) ITIL
5 15 (8.06%) Vulnerability Management
6 12 (6.45%) Load Balancing
6 12 (6.45%) Risk Assessment
7 10 (5.38%) Migration
8 7 (3.76%) Network Architecture
9 6 (3.23%) Project Management
10 5 (2.69%) Risk Analysis
10 5 (2.69%) PRINCE2
10 5 (2.69%) Security Management
10 5 (2.69%) Service Delivery
10 5 (2.69%) Configuration Management
10 5 (2.69%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.76%) C
1 7 (3.76%) Java
2 6 (3.23%) C++
3 5 (2.69%) Ruby
4 4 (2.15%) Perl
4 4 (2.15%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.61%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.61%) C#
5 3 (1.61%) SQL
5 3 (1.61%) Objective-C
6 2 (1.08%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 70 (37.63%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (26.88%) CCNP
3 35 (18.82%) CISSP
4 24 (12.90%) CCSE
5 21 (11.29%) CCNA
6 17 (9.14%) Security Cleared
7 15 (8.06%) CCSA
8 14 (7.53%) JNCIA
9 13 (6.99%) SC Cleared
9 13 (6.99%) CISM
10 10 (5.38%) JNCIS
11 7 (3.76%) CCIE
12 6 (3.23%) Degree
13 5 (2.69%) CCSP
14 3 (1.61%) MCSE
14 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (1.08%) CISA
15 2 (1.08%) CCA
15 2 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (1.08%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (2.15%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.08%) COBIT
3 1 (0.54%) GPG13
System Software
1 13 (6.99%) Snort
1 13 (6.99%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.38%) ProxySG
3 9 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.69%) Nmap
5 2 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.54%) UAG
6 1 (0.54%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (3.76%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (3.76%) Puppet
2 4 (2.15%) DatAdvantage
2 4 (2.15%) Nessus
3 3 (1.61%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.08%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.54%) SCCM
5 1 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 106 (56.99%) Cisco
2 80 (43.01%) Juniper
3 79 (42.47%) CheckPoint
4 55 (29.57%) F5
5 51 (27.42%) Blue Coat
6 17 (9.14%) McAfee
6 17 (9.14%) Websense
7 15 (8.06%) Sourcefire
8 12 (6.45%) Microsoft
9 9 (4.84%) VMware
9 9 (4.84%) HP
10 8 (4.30%) Ruckus Wireless
11 7 (3.76%) Aruba
11 7 (3.76%) Symantec
12 6 (3.23%) BMC
12 6 (3.23%) Nortel
13 5 (2.69%) TippingPoint
13 5 (2.69%) Fortinet
13 5 (2.69%) Citrix
14 4 (2.15%) Cyber-Ark
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