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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Engineer
Rank 148 127 125
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 12 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.40% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.43% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 3
Average daily rate £500 £318 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.48% -20.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £16.16 £117.50
% change year-on-year
+76.36% -86.24%
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
3573 3030 2567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.13% 94.25% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2147 1704 1303
Average daily rate £380 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 183 191
Average hourly rate £23.83 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.22 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £42.50 £42.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -22 6 £500 +57.48% 5
Cheshire - 6 - -
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 19 (67.86%) Network Security
2 12 (42.86%) Information Security
3 10 (35.71%) Firewall
4 9 (32.14%) Cisco
5 7 (25.00%) SSL
5 7 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (21.43%) Fortinet
6 6 (21.43%) SSH
6 6 (21.43%) F5
6 6 (21.43%) Palo Alto
7 5 (17.86%) Change Control
7 5 (17.86%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
7 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
7 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
7 5 (17.86%) VPN
7 5 (17.86%) DNS
7 5 (17.86%) LAN
7 5 (17.86%) DHCP
8 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 4 (14.29%) Juniper
8 4 (14.29%) Finance
8 4 (14.29%) IPsec
8 4 (14.29%) VLAN
8 4 (14.29%) Banking
8 4 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (14.29%) SIEM
8 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (10.71%) Protective Monitoring

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (7.14%) CICS
1 2 (7.14%) MQSeries
2 1 (3.57%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
1 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 19 (67.86%) Network Security
2 10 (35.71%) Firewall
3 7 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (25.00%) SSL
4 6 (21.43%) SSH
5 5 (17.86%) DHCP
5 5 (17.86%) DNS
5 5 (17.86%) LAN
5 5 (17.86%) VPN
6 4 (14.29%) IPsec
6 4 (14.29%) VLAN
7 2 (7.14%) WAN
8 1 (3.57%) BIG-IP
8 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (3.57%) Kerberos
8 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
8 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) GIS
2 2 (7.14%) DB2
General
1 4 (14.29%) Banking
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Local Government
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) ISPF
1 2 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) CESG
2 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.71%) Mathematics
3 2 (7.14%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.57%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.57%) PKI
4 1 (3.57%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Unix
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
1 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
1 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.14%) zOS
3 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Information Security
2 5 (17.86%) Change Control
2 5 (17.86%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (14.29%) SIEM
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (10.71%) Migration
4 3 (10.71%) Protective Monitoring
4 3 (10.71%) Security Patching
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL
5 2 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (7.14%) Security Management
6 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) Perl
1 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
1 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Assembly Language
2 1 (3.57%) C
2 1 (3.57%) CLIST
2 1 (3.57%) JCL
2 1 (3.57%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) REXX
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) CCNP
2 3 (10.71%) CESG Certified Professional
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (10.71%) Degree
3 2 (7.14%) CCNA
3 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) CCIE
4 1 (3.57%) CCSA
4 1 (3.57%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (3.57%) GCFA
4 1 (3.57%) GCFE
4 1 (3.57%) GIAC
4 1 (3.57%) GREM
4 1 (3.57%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.14%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (7.14%) RACF
2 2 (7.14%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (3.57%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Proventia
1 3 (10.71%) QRadar
2 2 (7.14%) zSecure
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Cisco
2 6 (21.43%) F5
2 6 (21.43%) Fortinet
2 6 (21.43%) Palo Alto
3 4 (14.29%) Juniper
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.71%) Blue Coat
4 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
4 3 (10.71%) Forcepoint
5 2 (7.14%) CA
5 2 (7.14%) IBM
5 2 (7.14%) Imperva
5 2 (7.14%) Proofpoint
5 2 (7.14%) Sybase
6 1 (3.57%) Citrix
6 1 (3.57%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (3.57%) Intel Security
6 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.57%) Splunk