The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 January 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Engineer
Rank 565 533 534
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +1
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 13 24 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.049% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.053% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 0
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£425 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £390 -
% change year-on-year
+8.97% -
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
46883 45043 41451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.47% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26911 23492
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1817 2004 2424
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 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 23 January 2015. 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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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 -35 13 £425 +13.33% 10
London -11 7 £425 +13.33% 4
South East -22 4 - - 5
City of London +10 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
North West - - - - 1
Chippenham - - - -
Congleton - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Fareham - - - - 1
Halifax - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 2
New Malden - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 2
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 3
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Scotland - - - -

IT Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 14 (60.87%) Firewall
2 12 (52.17%) Juniper
3 10 (43.48%) Network Security
4 7 (30.43%) F5
4 7 (30.43%) SSL
4 7 (30.43%) Cisco
5 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
5 6 (26.09%) Check Point Certification
5 6 (26.09%) Wireless
5 6 (26.09%) Finance
5 6 (26.09%) CCSA
5 6 (26.09%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (21.74%) SIEM
6 5 (21.74%) PCI DSS
6 5 (21.74%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Ruckus Wireless
6 5 (21.74%) Blue Coat
6 5 (21.74%) CISM
6 5 (21.74%) Information Security
6 5 (21.74%) CISSP
6 5 (21.74%) ITIL
7 4 (17.39%) ISO 9001
7 4 (17.39%) Network Design
7 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (13.04%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (13.04%) Cyber Security
8 3 (13.04%) SABSA
8 3 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (13.04%) Financial Institution
8 3 (13.04%) TOGAF

IT Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 (4.35%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.70%) S-PLUS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (60.87%) Firewall
2 10 (43.48%) Network Security
3 7 (30.43%) SSL
4 6 (26.09%) Wireless
5 3 (13.04%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (8.70%) DMZ
6 2 (8.70%) DNS
7 1 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
7 1 (4.35%) VPN
7 1 (4.35%) LAN
7 1 (4.35%) WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
1 2 (8.70%) PKI
2 1 (4.35%) Physics
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) SIEM
1 5 (21.74%) Penetration Testing
1 5 (21.74%) Information Security
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Network Design
3 3 (13.04%) Cyber Security
3 3 (13.04%) SABSA
3 3 (13.04%) TOGAF
4 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (8.70%) Data Security
4 2 (8.70%) Security Management
4 2 (8.70%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.35%) Security Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Software Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity Planning
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Check Point Certification
1 6 (26.09%) CCSA
2 5 (21.74%) CISM
2 5 (21.74%) CISSP
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (8.70%) CCSE
3 2 (8.70%) CEH
3 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) CCNP
4 1 (4.35%) CCNA
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) PCI DSS
2 4 (17.39%) ISO 9001
2 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (8.70%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Juniper
2 7 (30.43%) F5
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco
3 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
4 5 (21.74%) Ruckus Wireless
4 5 (21.74%) Blue Coat
5 3 (13.04%) Symantec
5 3 (13.04%) Websense
6 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
6 2 (8.70%) ArcSight
7 1 (4.35%) Splunk
7 1 (4.35%) MobileIron
7 1 (4.35%) Brocade
7 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.35%) HP
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle
7 1 (4.35%) IBM