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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Engineer
Rank 591 564 564
Rank change year-on-year
-27 0
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 10 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.012% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.013% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
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£325 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +35.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £475 -
% change year-on-year
-31.57% -
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
52738 47909 50224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.70% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33149 28976 28331
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2128 2109 2472
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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
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 27 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 October 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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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 -34 4 £413 -13.15% 4
London - 3 £400 - 2
South East -21 1 £425 -10.52%
Berkshire - 1 £425 -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Chippenham - - - - 2
Glasgow - - - -
Havant - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
South West - - - - 2
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -

IT Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 24 (55.81%) Firewall
2 20 (46.51%) Windows
3 19 (44.19%) Network Security
4 16 (37.21%) Juniper
5 15 (34.88%) Cisco
5 15 (34.88%) Reverse Proxy
6 12 (27.91%) CheckPoint
7 11 (25.58%) SSL
7 11 (25.58%) SIEM
8 10 (23.26%) F5
8 10 (23.26%) Linux
9 9 (20.93%) UNIX
9 9 (20.93%) Wireless
9 9 (20.93%) Security Architecture
9 9 (20.93%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (18.60%) Business Continuity
10 8 (18.60%) Risk Assessment
10 8 (18.60%) Business Continuity Planning
10 8 (18.60%) BCP
10 8 (18.60%) VPN
11 7 (16.28%) CISSP
11 7 (16.28%) Information Security
12 6 (13.95%) CCSA
12 6 (13.95%) ArcSight
12 6 (13.95%) Vulnerability Management
12 6 (13.95%) Forefront TMG
12 6 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (13.95%) Check Point Certification
12 6 (13.95%) ITIL
13 5 (11.63%) Microsoft

IT Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (4.65%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) S-PLUS
2 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 24 (55.81%) Firewall
2 19 (44.19%) Network Security
3 15 (34.88%) Reverse Proxy
4 11 (25.58%) SSL
5 9 (20.93%) Wireless
6 8 (18.60%) VPN
7 3 (6.98%) DMZ
7 3 (6.98%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (4.65%) DNS
8 2 (4.65%) LAN
8 2 (4.65%) WAN
9 1 (2.33%) FTP
9 1 (2.33%) HTTP
9 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
9 1 (2.33%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) .NET
1 3 (6.98%) OAuth
2 1 (2.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.65%) PKI
3 1 (2.33%) Smartcard
3 1 (2.33%) Java Card
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (46.51%) Windows
2 10 (23.26%) Linux
3 9 (20.93%) UNIX
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.33%) FreeBSD
4 1 (2.33%) Solaris
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) SIEM
2 9 (20.93%) Security Architecture
2 9 (20.93%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (18.60%) Business Continuity
3 8 (18.60%) Risk Assessment
3 8 (18.60%) Business Continuity Planning
3 8 (18.60%) BCP
4 7 (16.28%) Information Security
5 6 (13.95%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (13.95%) ITIL
6 4 (9.30%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.98%) Security Management
7 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 1 (2.33%) Change Management
9 1 (2.33%) Information Security Management
9 1 (2.33%) Data Security
9 1 (2.33%) Risk Management
9 1 (2.33%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (2.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) C#
2 2 (4.65%) Ruby
2 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
2 2 (4.65%) Java
2 2 (4.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) CISSP
2 6 (13.95%) CCSA
2 6 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (13.95%) Check Point Certification
3 5 (11.63%) CCSE
4 4 (9.30%) CEH
4 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.98%) CCNP
6 2 (4.65%) CCSP
6 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.65%) SSCP
6 2 (4.65%) GIAC
7 1 (2.33%) CISM
7 1 (2.33%) CCNA
7 1 (2.33%) GPEN
7 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.33%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (13.95%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (2.33%) UAG
2 1 (2.33%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.33%) SCCM
1 1 (2.33%) OPNET
Vendors
1 16 (37.21%) Juniper
2 15 (34.88%) Cisco
3 12 (27.91%) CheckPoint
4 10 (23.26%) F5
5 6 (13.95%) ArcSight
6 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
7 4 (9.30%) Blue Coat
8 3 (6.98%) Websense
9 2 (4.65%) Symantec
9 2 (4.65%) McAfee
10 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.33%) Sun
10 1 (2.33%) IBM
10 1 (2.33%) Ruckus Wireless
10 1 (2.33%) LogLogic
10 1 (2.33%) Gemalto
10 1 (2.33%) Fortinet