The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had IT Security Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Engineer
Rank 604 630 637
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +7
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 10 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.035% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.036% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 4
Median daily rate £475 £405 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.28% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £306 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £505 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £410 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.48% +26.15%
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
46857 52091 52770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.71% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30652 33213 33381
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2008 2171
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

IT Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 10 December 2016.

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 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 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
England +8 8 £475 +17.28% 5
London +2 4 £475 +26.66% 2
South East +17 2 £388 -
West Midlands - 2 £350 -
Uxbridge - 2 £475 -
Winchester - 2 £388 -
Hampshire - 2 £388 -
Birmingham - 2 £350 -
Glasgow +6 1 - - 1
Scotland +6 1 - - 1

IT Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT 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 IT Security Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (60.71%) Firewall
2 10 (35.71%) PKI
3 9 (32.14%) Information Security
3 9 (32.14%) Linux
3 9 (32.14%) Windows
4 8 (28.57%) VPN
5 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 7 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 7 (25.00%) Symantec
6 6 (21.43%) Cisco
6 6 (21.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (17.86%) Security Architecture
7 5 (17.86%) SIEM
7 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
7 5 (17.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (17.86%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
7 5 (17.86%) Juniper
7 5 (17.86%) Finance
8 4 (14.29%) CISSP
8 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 4 (14.29%) Banking
8 4 (14.29%) Palo Alto
9 3 (10.71%) FireEye
9 3 (10.71%) High Availability
9 3 (10.71%) MariaDB
9 3 (10.71%) Cryptography
9 3 (10.71%) Sourcefire
9 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001

IT 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 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (60.71%) Firewall
2 8 (28.57%) VPN
3 5 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (17.86%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (10.71%) DMZ
4 3 (10.71%) DNS
4 3 (10.71%) IPsec
4 3 (10.71%) LAN
4 3 (10.71%) Network Security
5 2 (7.14%) BGP
5 2 (7.14%) EIGRP
5 2 (7.14%) OSPF
5 2 (7.14%) Wireless
6 1 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (3.57%) LDAP
6 1 (3.57%) MPLS
6 1 (3.57%) SAN
6 1 (3.57%) WAN
6 1 (3.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) MariaDB
2 3 (10.71%) MySQL
2 3 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Advertising
3 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) PKI
2 3 (10.71%) Cryptography
2 3 (10.71%) N-Tier
3 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.57%) Blockchain
4 1 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Linux
1 9 (32.14%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Solaris
2 3 (10.71%) Unix
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (7.14%) zOS
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Information Security
2 6 (21.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
3 5 (17.86%) Security Architecture
3 5 (17.86%) SIEM
3 5 (17.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (10.71%) High Availability
4 3 (10.71%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.71%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 2 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
5 2 (7.14%) Database Security
5 2 (7.14%) Email Filtering
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL
5 2 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (7.14%) Web Filtering
6 1 (3.57%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) C#
2 2 (7.14%) VBScript
3 1 (3.57%) Perl
3 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) CISSP
2 3 (10.71%) CCNA
2 3 (10.71%) CCNP
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (10.71%) Degree
3 2 (7.14%) CISM
3 2 (7.14%) GSEC
4 1 (3.57%) SANS
4 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.14%) COBIT
2 2 (7.14%) ISO27002
3 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Squid
2 2 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (7.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (7.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (7.14%) SCCM
3 1 (3.57%) Nessus
3 1 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) CheckPoint
1 7 (25.00%) Symantec
2 6 (21.43%) Cisco
3 5 (17.86%) Juniper
3 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.29%) Palo Alto
5 3 (10.71%) CA
5 3 (10.71%) FireEye
5 3 (10.71%) Oracle
5 3 (10.71%) Sourcefire
6 2 (7.14%) F5
6 2 (7.14%) HP
6 2 (7.14%) Qualys
6 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 2 (7.14%) TippingPoint
7 1 (3.57%) Citrix
7 1 (3.57%) Imperva
7 1 (3.57%) ScanSafe
7 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.57%) Splunk