The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Information Security Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security Engineer
UK
Rank 589 614 600
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -14
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Engineer 11 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.008% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.008% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 0
Median daily rate £413 £510 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 -
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42483 48201 47260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 30615 29774
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1508 1765 1883
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

Information Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Information Security Engineer in the job title.

Information Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Security Engineer within the UK.

Information Security Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Information Security Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security Engineer within the UK.

Information Security Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +25 5 £381 -25.39% 10
London +8 3 £440 -15.33% 9
Wiltshire - 2 £365 -
South West - 2 £365 - 1
City of London -13 1 - - 2
Scotland - 1 £450 -
Wales - 1 £350 -
South Wales - 1 £350 -
Salisbury - 1 £365 -
Glasgow - 1 £450 -
Cardiff - 1 £350 -

Information Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, Information Security Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Information Security Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (94.12%) Information Security
2 9 (52.94%) Firewall
3 7 (41.18%) Windows
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco
4 6 (35.29%) CheckPoint
4 6 (35.29%) Linux
4 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
4 6 (35.29%) Finance
4 6 (35.29%) Security Operations
5 5 (29.41%) VPN
5 5 (29.41%) CISSP
5 5 (29.41%) Juniper
5 5 (29.41%) Wireless
5 5 (29.41%) Network Security
5 5 (29.41%) SIEM
6 4 (23.53%) PCI DSS
6 4 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 4 (23.53%) GIAC
7 3 (17.65%) Change Management
7 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
7 3 (17.65%) Intel Security
7 3 (17.65%) LAN
7 3 (17.65%) WAN
7 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
7 3 (17.65%) Security Architecture
7 3 (17.65%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (17.65%) Aruba

Information Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) Firewall
2 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
3 5 (29.41%) Network Security
3 5 (29.41%) VPN
3 5 (29.41%) Wireless
4 3 (17.65%) LAN
4 3 (17.65%) WAN
5 2 (11.76%) DHCP
5 2 (11.76%) DNS
5 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
5 2 (11.76%) IPv4
5 2 (11.76%) IPv6
5 2 (11.76%) MRTG
5 2 (11.76%) NetScaler
5 2 (11.76%) OSPF
5 2 (11.76%) SSL
5 2 (11.76%) Wireshark
6 1 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Advertising
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) NHS
3 1 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) Information Security
2 6 (35.29%) Security Operations
3 5 (29.41%) SIEM
4 4 (23.53%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Change Management
5 3 (17.65%) Data Encryption
5 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
5 3 (17.65%) Security Architecture
5 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
6 2 (11.76%) DDoS Mitigation
6 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (11.76%) E-Discovery
6 2 (11.76%) Information Security Management
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL
6 2 (11.76%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) Network Segmentation
6 2 (11.76%) Security Management
6 2 (11.76%) Service Management
6 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Perl
2 1 (5.88%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) CISSP
2 4 (23.53%) GIAC
3 2 (11.76%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) CCNP
3 2 (11.76%) CCSA
3 2 (11.76%) CCSE
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) SANS
3 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) CEH
4 1 (5.88%) CISM
4 1 (5.88%) CISMP
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (23.53%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.88%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) Snort
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (11.76%) EnCase
2 2 (11.76%) Nagios
3 1 (5.88%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (5.88%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (5.88%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) CheckPoint
3 5 (29.41%) Juniper
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 3 (17.65%) Aruba
5 3 (17.65%) Intel Security
6 2 (11.76%) AlienVault
6 2 (11.76%) Citrix
6 2 (11.76%) Fortinet
6 2 (11.76%) Infoblox
6 2 (11.76%) Oracle
6 2 (11.76%) Qualys
6 2 (11.76%) Riverbed
7 1 (5.88%) ArcSight
7 1 (5.88%) Mercator
7 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto
7 1 (5.88%) Sourcefire
7 1 (5.88%) Splunk
7 1 (5.88%) Tripwire
7 1 (5.88%) VMware