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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Engineer
Rank 570 570 568
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 30 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.009% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.010% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 3
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£388 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £225 £325
% change year-on-year
+87.77% -30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00

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
51265 49491 54504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31026 29372 30573
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2145 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 August 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 16 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 August 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 +4 24 £375 +25.00% 2
London +12 17 £375 -40.00%
City of London - 6 £365 -
South East -10 2 £385 +71.11% 1
Hampshire -9 1 £345 +53.33%
Glasgow - 1 £420 -
Scotland - 1 £420 -
South West - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Havant - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

IT Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 25 (56.82%) Windows
1 25 (56.82%) Firewall
2 20 (45.45%) Network Security
3 16 (36.36%) Cisco
4 15 (34.09%) Reverse Proxy
5 13 (29.55%) Juniper
6 12 (27.27%) Linux
7 11 (25.00%) UNIX
7 11 (25.00%) SSL
7 11 (25.00%) SIEM
8 10 (22.73%) F5
8 10 (22.73%) CheckPoint
9 9 (20.45%) BCP
9 9 (20.45%) Wireless
9 9 (20.45%) VPN
9 9 (20.45%) CISSP
9 9 (20.45%) Security Architecture
9 9 (20.45%) Business Continuity Planning
9 9 (20.45%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (20.45%) Business Continuity
10 8 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
10 8 (18.18%) Information Security
10 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
11 7 (15.91%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (15.91%) ITIL
11 7 (15.91%) Vulnerability Management
12 6 (13.64%) OAuth
12 6 (13.64%) C#
12 6 (13.64%) .NET
13 5 (11.36%) ArcSight

IT Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 2 (4.55%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.27%) S-PLUS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (56.82%) Firewall
2 20 (45.45%) Network Security
3 15 (34.09%) Reverse Proxy
4 11 (25.00%) SSL
5 9 (20.45%) VPN
5 9 (20.45%) Wireless
6 3 (6.82%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (4.55%) DNS
7 2 (4.55%) DMZ
7 2 (4.55%) LAN
7 2 (4.55%) WAN
8 1 (2.27%) FTP
8 1 (2.27%) HTTP
8 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) .NET
1 6 (13.64%) OAuth
2 1 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.55%) PKI
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) Java Card
3 1 (2.27%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 25 (56.82%) Windows
2 12 (27.27%) Linux
3 11 (25.00%) UNIX
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.27%) FreeBSD
6 1 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) SIEM
2 9 (20.45%) Security Architecture
2 9 (20.45%) Business Continuity Planning
2 9 (20.45%) BCP
2 9 (20.45%) Business Continuity
2 9 (20.45%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
3 8 (18.18%) Information Security
4 7 (15.91%) ITIL
4 7 (15.91%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.82%) Security Management
7 2 (4.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 1 (2.27%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.27%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (2.27%) ITIL V3
8 1 (2.27%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.27%) Workflow
8 1 (2.27%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) C#
2 2 (4.55%) Java
2 2 (4.55%) Perl
2 2 (4.55%) Ruby
2 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) CISSP
2 7 (15.91%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (11.36%) CCSE
4 4 (9.09%) CEH
4 4 (9.09%) CCNP
5 3 (6.82%) Check Point Certification
5 3 (6.82%) CCSA
5 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.55%) CCSP
6 2 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.55%) SSCP
6 2 (4.55%) CISM
6 2 (4.55%) GIAC
7 1 (2.27%) CCNA
7 1 (2.27%) CISA
7 1 (2.27%) GPEN
7 1 (2.27%) GCIH
7 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.27%) COBIT
2 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (2.27%) UAG
2 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.27%) OPNET
1 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (36.36%) Cisco
2 13 (29.55%) Juniper
3 10 (22.73%) CheckPoint
3 10 (22.73%) F5
4 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 5 (11.36%) ArcSight
5 5 (11.36%) Blue Coat
6 4 (9.09%) Websense
7 2 (4.55%) Symantec
7 2 (4.55%) McAfee
7 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.27%) Sun
8 1 (2.27%) IBM
8 1 (2.27%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.27%) Gemalto
8 1 (2.27%) LogLogic
8 1 (2.27%) Ruckus Wireless
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