The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 141 121 123
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 17 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.37% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.39% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £478 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.23% +19.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £440 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £516 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 - £35.75
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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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3562 2812 2516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.05% 93.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2095 1521 1204
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £506 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 193 193
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.08 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.15% -8.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Security Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Security Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Security Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Security Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Security Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Security Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Security Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Manchester -6 6 £388 -18.69% 2
Merseyside - 6 £400 - 1
Cheshire -10 5 £525 -
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 12 (35.29%) Cisco
1 12 (35.29%) Firewall
1 12 (35.29%) Network Security
2 11 (32.35%) SSL
3 10 (29.41%) CheckPoint
4 9 (26.47%) Juniper
5 7 (20.59%) SQL
5 7 (20.59%) Information Security
6 6 (17.65%) zOS
6 6 (17.65%) SSH
6 6 (17.65%) ISPF
6 6 (17.65%) Sybase
6 6 (17.65%) DB2
6 6 (17.65%) MQSeries
6 6 (17.65%) Kerberos
6 6 (17.65%) IBM
6 6 (17.65%) CCNP
6 6 (17.65%) Citrix
6 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (17.65%) CA
6 6 (17.65%) RACF
6 6 (17.65%) Mainframe
6 6 (17.65%) Middleware
6 6 (17.65%) Time Sharing Option
6 6 (17.65%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 5 (14.71%) zSecure
7 5 (14.71%) CICS
7 5 (14.71%) WAN
8 4 (11.76%) Web Services
8 4 (11.76%) CCNA

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (17.65%) MQSeries
2 5 (14.71%) CICS
3 1 (2.94%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) Firewall
1 12 (35.29%) Network Security
2 11 (32.35%) SSL
3 6 (17.65%) Kerberos
3 6 (17.65%) SSH
4 5 (14.71%) WAN
5 4 (11.76%) LAN
5 4 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (11.76%) DNS
6 3 (8.82%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
6 3 (8.82%) DHCP
6 3 (8.82%) Internet
7 2 (5.88%) OSPF
7 2 (5.88%) VoIP
7 2 (5.88%) HSRP
7 2 (5.88%) NetScaler
8 1 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (2.94%) BIG-IP
8 1 (2.94%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) DB2
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) Middleware
1 6 (17.65%) ISPF
2 4 (11.76%) Web Services
3 3 (8.82%) SAML
3 3 (8.82%) OAuth
4 1 (2.94%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Mainframe
2 3 (8.82%) PKI
3 2 (5.88%) BYOD
4 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.94%) GIS
4 1 (2.94%) Clustering
4 1 (2.94%) CESG
4 1 (2.94%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) zOS
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
3 2 (5.88%) Linux
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) Information Security
2 4 (11.76%) SIEM
3 3 (8.82%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (8.82%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (5.88%) ITIL
4 2 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.94%) Supplier Management
5 1 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.94%) SOA
5 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.94%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.94%) Migration
5 1 (2.94%) Security Patching
5 1 (2.94%) Network Design
5 1 (2.94%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (2.94%) Analytics
5 1 (2.94%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) Assembly Language
3 1 (2.94%) REXX
3 1 (2.94%) JCL
3 1 (2.94%) CLIST
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) CCNP
1 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (11.76%) CCNA
3 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) CISSP
5 1 (2.94%) MCSE
5 1 (2.94%) CCIE
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.94%) CEH
5 1 (2.94%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) RACF
1 6 (17.65%) Time Sharing Option
1 6 (17.65%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.82%) XenServer
3 2 (5.88%) vSphere
3 2 (5.88%) BitLocker
3 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) zSecure
2 3 (8.82%) Tivoli
2 3 (8.82%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 2 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (5.88%) EdgeSight
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.94%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Cisco
2 10 (29.41%) CheckPoint
3 9 (26.47%) Juniper
4 6 (17.65%) CA
4 6 (17.65%) Sybase
4 6 (17.65%) IBM
4 6 (17.65%) Citrix
5 4 (11.76%) VMware
5 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 3 (8.82%) Oracle
6 3 (8.82%) Clearswift
6 3 (8.82%) Symantec
6 3 (8.82%) Aruba
6 3 (8.82%) ArcSight
7 2 (5.88%) Lumension
7 2 (5.88%) McAfee
7 2 (5.88%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.88%) Kaspersky
7 2 (5.88%) SolarWinds
7 2 (5.88%) HP
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