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 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 311 370 350
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 115 50 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.47% 0.20% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.21% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 27 38
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£381 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.97% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £215 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £390 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.24% +14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
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%
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
22765 23591 22534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.33% 93.10% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16128 16266 15004
Average daily rate £425 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 406 529
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -4.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £43.00 £45.40
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 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 24 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Security Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 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
City of London +35 39 £400 -11.11% 9
Hounslow - 1 - -
New Malden - - - - 2
Sidcup - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Greenford - - - -
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 137 (66.50%) Firewall
2 117 (56.80%) Cisco
3 102 (49.51%) Network Security
4 81 (39.32%) Cisco Certification
4 81 (39.32%) CheckPoint
5 78 (37.86%) Juniper
6 59 (28.64%) VPN
7 58 (28.16%) CCNP
8 57 (27.67%) F5
9 53 (25.73%) Blue Coat
10 48 (23.30%) Cisco Nexus
11 44 (21.36%) Finance
12 42 (20.39%) CISSP
13 39 (18.93%) SSL
14 35 (16.99%) TCP/IP
15 34 (16.50%) Information Security
16 33 (16.02%) Linux
16 33 (16.02%) Windows
17 32 (15.53%) WAN
18 31 (15.05%) BGP
18 31 (15.05%) Cisco IOS
19 30 (14.56%) Reverse Proxy
19 30 (14.56%) Banking
20 28 (13.59%) UNIX
21 27 (13.11%) CCNA
22 26 (12.62%) LAN
22 26 (12.62%) Cisco ASA
23 25 (12.14%) Sourcefire
23 25 (12.14%) CCSE
23 25 (12.14%) OSPF

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4 (1.94%) SharePoint
1 4 (1.94%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (0.97%) Apache
3 1 (0.49%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (4.85%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.43%) MS Office
3 1 (0.49%) MS Project
3 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 137 (66.50%) Firewall
2 102 (49.51%) Network Security
3 59 (28.64%) VPN
4 48 (23.30%) Cisco Nexus
5 39 (18.93%) SSL
6 35 (16.99%) TCP/IP
7 32 (15.53%) WAN
8 31 (15.05%) BGP
8 31 (15.05%) Cisco IOS
9 30 (14.56%) Reverse Proxy
10 26 (12.62%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (12.62%) LAN
11 25 (12.14%) OSPF
12 24 (11.65%) Wireless
13 21 (10.19%) VLAN
14 20 (9.71%) HSRP
15 19 (9.22%) Internet
16 15 (7.28%) VRRP
17 10 (4.85%) NetScaler
18 9 (4.37%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.46%) MongoDB
2 3 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (1.46%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.46%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.46%) MySQL
3 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.49%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Metasploit
General
1 44 (21.36%) Finance
2 30 (14.56%) Banking
3 7 (3.40%) Spanish Language
4 6 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.91%) Publishing
5 3 (1.46%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.97%) Law
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Advertising
7 1 (0.49%) Back Office
7 1 (0.49%) Electronics
7 1 (0.49%) Local Government
7 1 (0.49%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.80%) Web Services
2 5 (2.43%) .NET
2 5 (2.43%) Middleware
3 2 (0.97%) WAP
4 1 (0.49%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.49%) CSS
4 1 (0.49%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.80%) PKI
3 11 (5.34%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.91%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.94%) Open Source
6 2 (0.97%) GIS
6 2 (0.97%) Replication
7 1 (0.49%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.49%) SecurID
7 1 (0.49%) Java Card
7 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.49%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.49%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.49%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.49%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 33 (16.02%) Windows
1 33 (16.02%) Linux
2 28 (13.59%) UNIX
3 9 (4.37%) Windows 7
4 6 (2.91%) Windows 8
5 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.46%) AIX
5 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.97%) Solaris
7 1 (0.49%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.49%) VMS
7 1 (0.49%) SUSE
7 1 (0.49%) Android
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (16.50%) Information Security
2 23 (11.17%) Security Architecture
3 18 (8.74%) Load Balancing
4 17 (8.25%) SIEM
5 16 (7.77%) Penetration Testing
5 16 (7.77%) ITIL
6 14 (6.80%) Vulnerability Management
6 14 (6.80%) Mentoring
7 13 (6.31%) Business Continuity Planning
7 13 (6.31%) BCP
7 13 (6.31%) Business Continuity
8 11 (5.34%) Risk Assessment
8 11 (5.34%) Project Management
9 9 (4.37%) Migration
9 9 (4.37%) Project Planning
10 8 (3.88%) DevOps
11 7 (3.40%) Network Management
11 7 (3.40%) Network Architecture
12 6 (2.91%) Kalman Filter
12 6 (2.91%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.91%) Java
2 5 (2.43%) C
2 5 (2.43%) Ruby
3 4 (1.94%) C++
3 4 (1.94%) Bash Shell
3 4 (1.94%) Perl
4 3 (1.46%) SQL
4 3 (1.46%) C#
4 3 (1.46%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.46%) Objective-C
5 2 (0.97%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.49%) Python
6 1 (0.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 81 (39.32%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (28.16%) CCNP
3 42 (20.39%) CISSP
4 27 (13.11%) CCNA
5 25 (12.14%) CCSE
6 22 (10.68%) CISM
7 20 (9.71%) CCSA
8 17 (8.25%) JNCIA
9 14 (6.80%) Security Cleared
10 11 (5.34%) CCIE
11 9 (4.37%) SC Cleared
12 7 (3.40%) CCSP
13 6 (2.91%) Degree
14 4 (1.94%) JNCIS
15 3 (1.46%) GIAC
15 3 (1.46%) MCSE
15 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
16 2 (0.97%) CISA
16 2 (0.97%) CCA
16 2 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 9 (4.37%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.97%) COBIT
3 1 (0.49%) GPG13
System Software
1 22 (10.68%) ProxySG
2 19 (9.22%) Snort
3 18 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (5.34%) Active Directory
5 6 (2.91%) Nmap
6 2 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.49%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.49%) vSphere
7 1 (0.49%) UAG
7 1 (0.49%) Firmware
7 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (7.28%) Puppet
1 15 (7.28%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (3.40%) FortiGate
2 7 (3.40%) Nessus
3 4 (1.94%) DatAdvantage
4 3 (1.46%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (0.97%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.49%) SCCM
6 1 (0.49%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.49%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 117 (56.80%) Cisco
2 81 (39.32%) CheckPoint
3 78 (37.86%) Juniper
4 57 (27.67%) F5
5 53 (25.73%) Blue Coat
6 25 (12.14%) Sourcefire
7 21 (10.19%) VMware
8 14 (6.80%) Websense
8 14 (6.80%) BMC
8 14 (6.80%) Microsoft
9 10 (4.85%) Citrix
10 9 (4.37%) Symantec
10 9 (4.37%) Aruba
11 8 (3.88%) McAfee
12 6 (2.91%) Fortinet
12 6 (2.91%) HP
13 5 (2.43%) Nortel
13 5 (2.43%) Nokia
13 5 (2.43%) SolarWinds
13 5 (2.43%) ArcSight
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