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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 135 117 134
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 5 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.32% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.34% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
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£475 £550 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £340
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
- -26.78%
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
2927 2619 2944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.10% 91.80% 92.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1711 1297 1478
Average daily rate £360 £333 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% -1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 206 189
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 £37.60 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 October 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 21 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
Manchester - 4 £475 - 3
Cheshire -2 1 - - 12
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 9 (50.00%) Finance
1 9 (50.00%) Information Security
2 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Network Security
3 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (27.78%) Firewall
5 4 (22.22%) CISSP
5 4 (22.22%) F5
6 3 (16.67%) PKI
6 3 (16.67%) CRISC
6 3 (16.67%) Security Architecture
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (16.67%) SLA
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco
6 3 (16.67%) Web Services
6 3 (16.67%) CCNA
6 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (11.11%) IPsec
7 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
7 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
7 2 (11.11%) DMZ
7 2 (11.11%) Internet
7 2 (11.11%) RACF
7 2 (11.11%) Middleware
7 2 (11.11%) MPLS
7 2 (11.11%) Java
7 2 (11.11%) Linux
7 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.11%) IKE

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1 (5.56%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) Network Security
2 5 (27.78%) Firewall
3 2 (11.11%) DMZ
3 2 (11.11%) Internet
3 2 (11.11%) IKE
3 2 (11.11%) Kerberos
3 2 (11.11%) IPsec
3 2 (11.11%) MPLS
4 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (5.56%) Wireshark
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.56%) Junos
4 1 (5.56%) HSRP
4 1 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (5.56%) DNS
4 1 (5.56%) LAN
4 1 (5.56%) WAN
4 1 (5.56%) DHCP
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) PKI
3 1 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Information Security
2 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 3 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 2 (11.11%) Investment Management
3 2 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 2 (11.11%) Coaching
4 1 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
4 1 (5.56%) Security Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.56%) CRAMM
4 1 (5.56%) QMS
4 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.56%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Software Deployment
4 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) CISSP
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (16.67%) CCNA
2 3 (16.67%) CRISC
3 1 (5.56%) CISM
3 1 (5.56%) GIAC
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.56%) COBIT
2 1 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) RACF
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.56%) ProxySG
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) F5
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) Juniper
4 1 (5.56%) CA
4 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.56%) Websense
4 1 (5.56%) AppSense
4 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
4 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) Lumension
4 1 (5.56%) Meraki