The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 116 114 135
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 13 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.43% 0.52% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.57% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 2
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£430 £410 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.94% +18.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £360 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £437 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £308
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +21.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £35.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-55.94% +43.00%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2840 2467 2982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.57% 92.40% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1544 1176 1516
Average daily rate £350 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 189 225
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Security Engineer
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +2 7 £288 -27.62% 2
Manchester - 4 £478 -
Merseyside - - - - 1
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 12 (52.17%) Windows
1 12 (52.17%) Information Security
2 8 (34.78%) Finance
3 7 (30.43%) Network Security
4 6 (26.09%) Firewall
5 5 (21.74%) CISSP
6 4 (17.39%) QA
6 4 (17.39%) Security Architecture
6 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
6 4 (17.39%) Linux
7 3 (13.04%) MS Office
7 3 (13.04%) Web Services
7 3 (13.04%) UNIX
7 3 (13.04%) Citrix
7 3 (13.04%) Juniper
7 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (13.04%) SLA
7 3 (13.04%) Cisco
7 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
7 3 (13.04%) CISM
7 3 (13.04%) F5
7 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
7 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
7 3 (13.04%) Business Continuity
7 3 (13.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (13.04%) PKI
8 2 (8.70%) Data Management
8 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (8.70%) CISMP

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) Network Security
2 6 (26.09%) Firewall
3 2 (8.70%) IPsec
3 2 (8.70%) IKE
3 2 (8.70%) Kerberos
3 2 (8.70%) DMZ
3 2 (8.70%) Internet
4 1 (4.35%) DWDM
4 1 (4.35%) MPLS
4 1 (4.35%) VPN
4 1 (4.35%) SAN
4 1 (4.35%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (4.35%) LDAP
4 1 (4.35%) LAN
4 1 (4.35%) WAN
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) PKI
2 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) CESG
3 1 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Linux
3 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
3 3 (13.04%) UNIX
4 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) 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%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.70%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) Security Management
4 2 (8.70%) Investment Management
4 2 (8.70%) Software Deployment
5 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (4.35%) CRAMM
5 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.35%) Change Control
5 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.35%) Workflow
5 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) Perl
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) CISSP
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.04%) CISM
2 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) CRISC
3 2 (8.70%) Security+ Certification
3 2 (8.70%) CCNP
3 2 (8.70%) CCNA
3 2 (8.70%) CISA
3 2 (8.70%) CISMP
3 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) MCSE
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.35%) RHCE
4 1 (4.35%) GIAC
4 1 (4.35%) GSEC
4 1 (4.35%) GPEN
4 1 (4.35%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
2 3 (13.04%) SLA
3 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (4.35%) COBIT
4 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) RACF
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
2 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
1 3 (13.04%) Citrix
1 3 (13.04%) Juniper
1 3 (13.04%) F5
2 2 (8.70%) Lumension
2 2 (8.70%) AppSense
2 2 (8.70%) CA
2 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
2 2 (8.70%) McAfee
3 1 (4.35%) Websense
3 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat