The first table below looks at the demand for the IT 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 IT Security Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 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 currently tracked.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Engineer
Rank 555 558 578
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +20
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 33 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.010% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.011% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 3
Average daily rate
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£420 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £225 £325
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50456 47310 53463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30591 27725 29826
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2124 2715
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

IT Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

IT Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Security Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

IT Security Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IT Security Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

IT Security Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Security Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

IT Security Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IT Security Engineer
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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
England -6 29 £428 +42.50% 3
London +33 20 £375 -40.00%
City of London - 10 £365 -
South East -10 4 £500 +122.22% 2
Scotland - 2 £398 -
Glasgow - 2 £398 -
Hampshire -8 1 £345 +53.33% 1
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Havant - - - - 1
Leeds - - - - 1
Weybridge - - - -
Essex - - - -
East of England - - - -
South West - - - -
Bristol - - - -

IT Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Security Engineer in their job title.

1 30 (65.22%) Firewall
2 25 (54.35%) Windows
3 22 (47.83%) Network Security
4 18 (39.13%) Cisco
5 14 (30.43%) VPN
5 14 (30.43%) Reverse Proxy
6 12 (26.09%) Juniper
6 12 (26.09%) ITIL
6 12 (26.09%) CheckPoint
7 11 (23.91%) UNIX
7 11 (23.91%) Linux
7 11 (23.91%) CISSP
8 10 (21.74%) Information Security
8 10 (21.74%) SIEM
8 10 (21.74%) Vulnerability Management
9 9 (19.57%) Business Continuity Planning
9 9 (19.57%) Business Continuity
9 9 (19.57%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (19.57%) Security Architecture
9 9 (19.57%) SSL
9 9 (19.57%) BCP
10 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
10 8 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (17.39%) F5
10 8 (17.39%) Risk Assessment
10 8 (17.39%) Wireless
11 7 (15.22%) Finance
12 6 (13.04%) Management Information System
12 6 (13.04%) .NET
12 6 (13.04%) C#

IT Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Security Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.17%) Apache
1 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 30 (65.22%) Firewall
2 22 (47.83%) Network Security
3 14 (30.43%) VPN
3 14 (30.43%) Reverse Proxy
4 9 (19.57%) SSL
5 8 (17.39%) Wireless
6 3 (6.52%) LAN
6 3 (6.52%) WAN
7 2 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (2.17%) Wireshark
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.17%) OSPF
8 1 (2.17%) TACACS
8 1 (2.17%) BGP
8 1 (2.17%) DMZ
8 1 (2.17%) Internet
8 1 (2.17%) DNS
8 1 (2.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
General
1 7 (15.22%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Law
3 1 (2.17%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) .NET
1 6 (13.04%) OAuth
2 1 (2.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.35%) PKI
3 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.17%) Java Card
3 1 (2.17%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.17%) CESG
3 1 (2.17%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 25 (54.35%) Windows
2 11 (23.91%) UNIX
2 11 (23.91%) Linux
3 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.17%) Solaris
6 1 (2.17%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) ITIL
2 10 (21.74%) Information Security
2 10 (21.74%) SIEM
2 10 (21.74%) Vulnerability Management
3 9 (19.57%) Business Continuity Planning
3 9 (19.57%) Business Continuity
3 9 (19.57%) Penetration Testing
3 9 (19.57%) Security Architecture
3 9 (19.57%) BCP
4 8 (17.39%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (10.87%) Incident Management
6 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.52%) Change Management
8 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.35%) Security Management
9 1 (2.17%) Protective Monitoring
9 1 (2.17%) Capacity Management
9 1 (2.17%) Change Control
9 1 (2.17%) Requirements Analysis
9 1 (2.17%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) C#
2 2 (4.35%) Java
2 2 (4.35%) Perl
2 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.35%) Ruby
2 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) CISSP
2 8 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
3 5 (10.87%) CCSE
3 5 (10.87%) CCNP
4 4 (8.70%) SSCP
4 4 (8.70%) CEH
4 4 (8.70%) GIAC
5 3 (6.52%) GSEC
5 3 (6.52%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.35%) CCNA
6 2 (4.35%) CCSP
6 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.17%) GPEN
7 1 (2.17%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (2.17%) CCSA
7 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.17%) GCIH
7 1 (2.17%) CISA
7 1 (2.17%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (8.70%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.17%) vSphere
2 1 (2.17%) UAG
2 1 (2.17%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (2.17%) OPNET
1 1 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) Cisco
2 12 (26.09%) Juniper
2 12 (26.09%) CheckPoint
3 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 8 (17.39%) F5
4 5 (10.87%) Websense
5 4 (8.70%) McAfee
5 4 (8.70%) Blue Coat
5 4 (8.70%) ArcSight
6 3 (6.52%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.35%) Nortel
7 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.35%) Symantec
7 2 (4.35%) VMware
8 1 (2.17%) LogLogic
8 1 (2.17%) Brocade
8 1 (2.17%) Splunk
8 1 (2.17%) Gemalto
8 1 (2.17%) Sophos
8 1 (2.17%) Sun