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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Security Engineer
Rank 584 547 537
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -10
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 15 23 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.044% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.048% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 0
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£463 £373 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £375 -
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 26 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 27 March 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 -17 15 £463 +24.16% 8
London -4 10 £425 +14.86% 3
North West - 2 £450 - 1
East of England +4 1 £500 +33.33% 1
Cheshire - 1 £500 - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Congleton - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Peterborough - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Uttoxeter - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
South East - - - - 3
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -

IT Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 17 (68.00%) Firewall
2 12 (48.00%) Network Security
3 10 (40.00%) Juniper
4 9 (36.00%) SIEM
5 8 (32.00%) F5
5 8 (32.00%) Linux
6 7 (28.00%) VPN
6 7 (28.00%) SSL
6 7 (28.00%) Cisco
6 7 (28.00%) Wireless
6 7 (28.00%) Finance
6 7 (28.00%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (24.00%) PKI
7 6 (24.00%) CISSP
8 5 (20.00%) CISM
8 5 (20.00%) ITIL
8 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
8 5 (20.00%) Information Security
8 5 (20.00%) Cyber Security
9 4 (16.00%) Ruckus Wireless
9 4 (16.00%) PCI DSS
9 4 (16.00%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (16.00%) Financial Institution
9 4 (16.00%) Blue Coat
9 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
9 4 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (16.00%) Network Design
9 4 (16.00%) CA
10 3 (12.00%) BCP
10 3 (12.00%) Websense

IT Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (68.00%) Firewall
2 12 (48.00%) Network Security
3 7 (28.00%) SSL
3 7 (28.00%) Wireless
3 7 (28.00%) VPN
4 4 (16.00%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (12.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (8.00%) Wireshark
7 1 (4.00%) DNS
7 1 (4.00%) LAN
7 1 (4.00%) WAN
7 1 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) PKI
2 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) GIS
3 1 (4.00%) Physics
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) SIEM
2 7 (28.00%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (20.00%) Information Security
3 5 (20.00%) ITIL
3 5 (20.00%) Cyber Security
4 4 (16.00%) Network Design
4 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (12.00%) TOGAF
5 3 (12.00%) BCP
5 3 (12.00%) Business Continuity
5 3 (12.00%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (12.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 3 (12.00%) SABSA
5 3 (12.00%) Security Architecture
6 2 (8.00%) Data Security
6 2 (8.00%) Security Management
6 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
7 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
7 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) CISSP
2 5 (20.00%) CISM
3 2 (8.00%) CEH
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (8.00%) CCNP
3 2 (8.00%) CCNA
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (16.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (4.00%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Juniper
2 8 (32.00%) F5
3 7 (28.00%) Cisco
4 4 (16.00%) CA
4 4 (16.00%) Blue Coat
4 4 (16.00%) Ruckus Wireless
5 3 (12.00%) MobileIron
5 3 (12.00%) Symantec
5 3 (12.00%) Websense
6 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (8.00%) ArcSight
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle
7 1 (4.00%) Brocade
7 1 (4.00%) Splunk
7 1 (4.00%) IBM
7 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.00%) HP
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