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 29 June 2016 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Engineer
Rank 637 630 617
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -13
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Engineer 6 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.011% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.011% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Median daily rate £575 £321 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.98% -16.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £294 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £348 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £288 £345
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £51.17 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £51.17 -

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
50855 53109 50264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33119 33427 30819
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £567 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1517 2011 2032
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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
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 5 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 29 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London +3 3 £550 +54.92% 2
England -8 3 £550 +71.20% 2
Northern Ireland - 3 £575 -
Belfast - 3 £575 -
County Antrim - 3 £575 -

Information Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, 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 14 (100.00%) Information Security
2 10 (71.43%) Firewall
3 7 (50.00%) CISSP
4 6 (42.86%) Windows
5 5 (35.71%) Oracle
5 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
5 5 (35.71%) Unix
5 5 (35.71%) Network Security
5 5 (35.71%) Data Protection
6 4 (28.57%) Security Architecture
6 4 (28.57%) Security Hardening
6 4 (28.57%) SDLC
6 4 (28.57%) Identity Management
6 4 (28.57%) Wireless
6 4 (28.57%) Fortinet
6 4 (28.57%) Intel Security
6 4 (28.57%) Cisco
7 3 (21.43%) BGP
7 3 (21.43%) Degree
7 3 (21.43%) RSA SecurID
7 3 (21.43%) Blue Coat
7 3 (21.43%) ProxySG
7 3 (21.43%) CCSE
7 3 (21.43%) OSPF
7 3 (21.43%) CCSA
7 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
7 3 (21.43%) Aruba
7 3 (21.43%) IronPort
7 3 (21.43%) SIEM
7 3 (21.43%) FortiGate

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:

Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) Firewall
2 5 (35.71%) Network Security
3 4 (28.57%) Wireless
4 3 (21.43%) BGP
4 3 (21.43%) OSPF
5 2 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (7.14%) DHCP
6 1 (7.14%) DMZ
6 1 (7.14%) DNS
6 1 (7.14%) HTTP
6 1 (7.14%) IPsec
6 1 (7.14%) LAN
6 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 1 (7.14%) VoIP
6 1 (7.14%) VPN
6 1 (7.14%) WAN
6 1 (7.14%) Wireless Security
6 1 (7.14%) X.509
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
1 3 (21.43%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Unix
3 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Information Security
2 5 (35.71%) Data Protection
3 4 (28.57%) Identity Management
3 4 (28.57%) SDLC
3 4 (28.57%) Security Architecture
3 4 (28.57%) Security Hardening
4 3 (21.43%) SIEM
5 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (14.29%) Security Operations
6 1 (7.14%) Analytics
6 1 (7.14%) Data Privacy
6 1 (7.14%) Database Security
6 1 (7.14%) Low Latency
6 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
6 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.14%) Use Case
6 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) C
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) C++
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
2 1 (7.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) CISSP
2 3 (21.43%) CCSA
2 3 (21.43%) CCSE
2 3 (21.43%) Degree
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (14.29%) GIAC
4 1 (7.14%) CCIE
4 1 (7.14%) CCNP
4 1 (7.14%) CEH
4 1 (7.14%) ISEB
4 1 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) COBIT
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) FortiGate
2 1 (7.14%) ArcSight ESM
2 1 (7.14%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) Fortinet
2 4 (28.57%) Intel Security
3 3 (21.43%) Aruba
3 3 (21.43%) Blue Coat
3 3 (21.43%) IronPort
4 2 (14.29%) Juniper
5 1 (7.14%) ArcSight
5 1 (7.14%) Mercator
5 1 (7.14%) Palo Alto
5 1 (7.14%) Qualys