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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Engineer
Rank 615 600 601
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 29 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.042% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.044% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 11
Median daily rate £450 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £500
% change year-on-year
- -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £34.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.75 -

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
50844 52173 51273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.70% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33234 32322 31697
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2070 2148
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 30 May 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 16 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 30 May 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 +13 29 £450 +12.50% 6
South East -2 13 £400 - 2
Berkshire - 13 £400 -
London +1 10 £500 +11.11% 2
Reading - 9 £344 -
East of England +9 2 £400 -20.00%
Worcester - 2 £463 -
West Midlands - 2 £463 -
Essex - 2 £400 -
Colchester - 2 £400 -
Worcestershire - 2 £463 -
City of London +44 1 £525 - 2
Newbury - 1 £450 -
Swindon - 1 £258 -
South West - 1 £258 -
Wiltshire - 1 £258 -

IT Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 19 (55.88%) Firewall
2 18 (52.94%) Linux
3 17 (50.00%) Windows
4 13 (38.24%) SIEM
5 12 (35.29%) WAN
5 12 (35.29%) Finance
6 11 (32.35%) Cybersecurity
7 10 (29.41%) LogRhythm
7 10 (29.41%) Windows Server
8 9 (26.47%) Cisco
9 8 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (23.53%) Tripwire
9 8 (23.53%) Network Security
9 8 (23.53%) Attack Monitoring
10 7 (20.59%) Security Operations
10 7 (20.59%) LAN
10 7 (20.59%) Citrix
10 7 (20.59%) Information Security
11 6 (17.65%) IPsec
11 6 (17.65%) Forcepoint
11 6 (17.65%) CISSP
11 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (17.65%) CheckPoint
11 6 (17.65%) HP
11 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
11 6 (17.65%) DHCP
11 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
11 6 (17.65%) VPN
11 6 (17.65%) DNS
11 6 (17.65%) MS Excel

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 19 (55.88%) Firewall
2 12 (35.29%) WAN
3 8 (23.53%) Network Security
4 7 (20.59%) LAN
5 6 (17.65%) DHCP
5 6 (17.65%) DNS
5 6 (17.65%) IPsec
5 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
5 6 (17.65%) VLAN
5 6 (17.65%) VPN
6 5 (14.71%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (14.71%) MPLS
6 5 (14.71%) Wireshark
7 3 (8.82%) Internet
8 2 (5.88%) Wireless
8 2 (5.88%) Wireless Security
9 1 (2.94%) Broadband
9 1 (2.94%) HTTPS
9 1 (2.94%) SSL
9 1 (2.94%) Value-Added Service
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MSI
General
1 12 (35.29%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Advertising
2 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.88%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
1 3 (8.82%) PKI
2 1 (2.94%) BBC
2 1 (2.94%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (2.94%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (52.94%) Linux
2 17 (50.00%) Windows
3 10 (29.41%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.88%) Kali Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) SIEM
2 11 (32.35%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (23.53%) Attack Monitoring
3 8 (23.53%) Vulnerability Management
4 7 (20.59%) Information Security
4 7 (20.59%) Security Operations
5 6 (17.65%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (14.71%) Change Management
6 5 (14.71%) Network Design
7 4 (11.76%) Open Source
7 4 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Security Management
8 3 (8.82%) Project Management
8 3 (8.82%) Security Testing
9 2 (5.88%) E-Commerce
9 2 (5.88%) Identity Management
9 2 (5.88%) ITIL
9 2 (5.88%) Patch Management
9 2 (5.88%) Risk Management
9 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) Python
2 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (17.65%) CISSP
2 5 (14.71%) CCNA
3 4 (11.76%) CISM
3 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.82%) CEH
4 3 (8.82%) SSCP
5 2 (5.88%) CCNP
5 2 (5.88%) GSEC
5 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.94%) CCIE
6 1 (2.94%) GCFA
6 1 (2.94%) GCFE
6 1 (2.94%) GIAC
6 1 (2.94%) GREM
6 1 (2.94%) IISP
6 1 (2.94%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) PCI DSS
2 5 (14.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (11.76%) SLA
4 2 (5.88%) QA
5 1 (2.94%) GPG13
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) XenApp
2 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.76%) vSphere
3 2 (5.88%) ISA Server
3 2 (5.88%) UAG
4 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.94%) Snort
4 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) Nessus
1 6 (17.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 5 (14.71%) Nmap
3 2 (5.88%) WSUS
4 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.94%) Puppet
4 1 (2.94%) yum
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) LogRhythm
2 9 (26.47%) Cisco
3 8 (23.53%) Tripwire
4 7 (20.59%) Citrix
5 6 (17.65%) CheckPoint
5 6 (17.65%) Forcepoint
5 6 (17.65%) HP
5 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 5 (14.71%) VMware
7 2 (5.88%) AlienVault
7 2 (5.88%) ArcSight
8 1 (2.94%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (2.94%) EMC
8 1 (2.94%) Huawei
8 1 (2.94%) NetApp
8 1 (2.94%) Splunk
8 1 (2.94%) Symantec