The table below looks at the statistics for the Information Security Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Engineer
Rank 650 626 617
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Engineer 8 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.009% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.009% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Average daily rate £500 £525 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £650 -
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Information Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Information Security Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 30 April 2016.

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 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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
England -29 5 £500 -4.76% 2
London -5 3 £500 -3.38% 2
Northern Ireland - 2 £550 -
Belfast - 2 £550 -
County Antrim - 2 £550 -
East of England +4 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Greenford - 1 £345 -
Luton - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

Information Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Information 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 Information Security Engineer in their job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Information Security
2 7 (63.64%) Firewall
3 6 (54.55%) CISSP
4 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
4 4 (36.36%) Unix
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) Network Security
4 4 (36.36%) Data Protection
5 3 (27.27%) Fortinet
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle
5 3 (27.27%) Identity Management
5 3 (27.27%) Wireless
5 3 (27.27%) Intel Security
5 3 (27.27%) Security Architecture
5 3 (27.27%) Security Hardening
5 3 (27.27%) SDLC
6 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
6 2 (18.18%) Aruba
6 2 (18.18%) SIEM
6 2 (18.18%) FortiGate
6 2 (18.18%) BGP
6 2 (18.18%) OSPF
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (18.18%) Juniper
6 2 (18.18%) C
6 2 (18.18%) CCSA
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) GIAC

Information Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Information 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 Information Security Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) Network Security
3 3 (27.27%) Wireless
4 2 (18.18%) BGP
4 2 (18.18%) OSPF
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (9.09%) DHCP
5 1 (9.09%) DMZ
5 1 (9.09%) DNS
5 1 (9.09%) HTTP
5 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (9.09%) IPsec
5 1 (9.09%) LAN
5 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 1 (9.09%) VoIP
5 1 (9.09%) VPN
5 1 (9.09%) WAN
5 1 (9.09%) Wireless Security
5 1 (9.09%) X.509
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
1 2 (18.18%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Unix
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Information Security
2 4 (36.36%) Data Protection
3 3 (27.27%) Identity Management
3 3 (27.27%) SDLC
3 3 (27.27%) Security Architecture
3 3 (27.27%) Security Hardening
4 2 (18.18%) SIEM
5 1 (9.09%) Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
5 1 (9.09%) Data Privacy
5 1 (9.09%) Database Security
5 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (9.09%) Low Latency
5 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (9.09%) Security Management
5 1 (9.09%) Security Operations
5 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 1 (9.09%) Threat Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) Perl
2 1 (9.09%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) CISSP
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) CCSA
3 2 (18.18%) CCSE
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (18.18%) GIAC
4 1 (9.09%) CCIE
4 1 (9.09%) CCNP
4 1 (9.09%) CEH
4 1 (9.09%) ISEB
4 1 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) COBIT
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) FortiGate
2 1 (9.09%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) Fortinet
2 3 (27.27%) Intel Security
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) Aruba
3 2 (18.18%) Blue Coat
3 2 (18.18%) IronPort
3 2 (18.18%) Juniper
4 1 (9.09%) Palo Alto
4 1 (9.09%) Qualys
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