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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 131 119 139
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 12 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.45% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.49% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 2
Average daily rate
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£430 £400 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +11.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £383 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £446 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
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 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
2874 2645 3045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.00% 92.29% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1602 1315 1547
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £219 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 203 218
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -0.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -6 7 - - 1
Manchester - 5 £430 - 1
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 3
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 11 (47.83%) Windows
1 11 (47.83%) Information Security
2 8 (34.78%) Network Security
3 7 (30.43%) Finance
3 7 (30.43%) Firewall
4 5 (21.74%) F5
5 4 (17.39%) QA
5 4 (17.39%) PKI
5 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
5 4 (17.39%) Juniper
5 4 (17.39%) Linux
5 4 (17.39%) Cisco
5 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
5 4 (17.39%) CISSP
5 4 (17.39%) Security Architecture
6 3 (13.04%) SLA
6 3 (13.04%) UNIX
6 3 (13.04%) Web Services
6 3 (13.04%) Citrix
6 3 (13.04%) CISM
6 3 (13.04%) Business Continuity
6 3 (13.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (8.70%) CISMP
7 2 (8.70%) Data Management
7 2 (8.70%) Blue Coat
7 2 (8.70%) Security+ Certification
7 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (8.70%) AppSense
7 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 2 (8.70%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) Network Security
2 7 (30.43%) Firewall
3 2 (8.70%) IPsec
3 2 (8.70%) MPLS
3 2 (8.70%) DMZ
3 2 (8.70%) Internet
3 2 (8.70%) LAN
3 2 (8.70%) WAN
3 2 (8.70%) IKE
3 2 (8.70%) Kerberos
4 1 (4.35%) HSRP
4 1 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (4.35%) Junos
4 1 (4.35%) VPN
4 1 (4.35%) DNS
4 1 (4.35%) DHCP
4 1 (4.35%) LDAP
4 1 (4.35%) SAN
4 1 (4.35%) DWDM
4 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
2 1 (4.35%) Local Government
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) PKI
2 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Linux
3 3 (13.04%) UNIX
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Information Security
2 4 (17.39%) Security Architecture
3 3 (13.04%) Business Continuity
3 3 (13.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Data Management
4 2 (8.70%) Investment Management
4 2 (8.70%) Security Management
4 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.70%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) Software Deployment
5 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (4.35%) BCP
5 1 (4.35%) Workflow
5 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.35%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) Perl
2 1 (4.35%) C
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) CISSP
2 3 (13.04%) CISM
3 2 (8.70%) CISMP
3 2 (8.70%) Security+ Certification
3 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) CISA
3 2 (8.70%) CCNA
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.35%) RHCE
4 1 (4.35%) CCNP
4 1 (4.35%) MCSE
4 1 (4.35%) CRISC
4 1 (4.35%) GPEN
4 1 (4.35%) OSCP
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) GIAC
4 1 (4.35%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
2 3 (13.04%) SLA
3 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (4.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (8.70%) RACF
3 1 (4.35%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) F5
2 4 (17.39%) Juniper
2 4 (17.39%) Cisco
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.04%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) Blue Coat
4 2 (8.70%) AppSense
4 2 (8.70%) Websense
4 2 (8.70%) McAfee
4 2 (8.70%) CA
4 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
4 2 (8.70%) Lumension
5 1 (4.35%) Meraki
5 1 (4.35%) Fortinet