The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Engineer
Rank 576 541 586
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +45
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 11 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.006% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.007% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate £388 - £483
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 - £429
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 - £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 24 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England - 11 £388 -
South East - 4 £500 -
Essex - 3 £375 -
East of England - 3 £375 -
London - 2 £388 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £500 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Leatherhead - 1 - -
Scotland - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Aldershot - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Havant - - - -

IT Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 23 (65.71%) Firewall
2 16 (45.71%) Windows
3 15 (42.86%) CheckPoint
4 12 (34.29%) Linux
4 12 (34.29%) Vulnerability Management
5 11 (31.43%) UNIX
5 11 (31.43%) Cisco
6 9 (25.71%) VPN
6 9 (25.71%) Websense
6 9 (25.71%) SIEM
7 8 (22.86%) Reverse Proxy
7 8 (22.86%) Information Security
7 8 (22.86%) McAfee
8 7 (20.00%) ITIL
8 7 (20.00%) Law
9 6 (17.14%) Network Security
9 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2
9 6 (17.14%) Management Information System
10 5 (14.29%) MOF
10 5 (14.29%) CISSP
10 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (14.29%) Incident Management
11 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
11 4 (11.43%) Juniper
11 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
12 3 (8.57%) CCNA
12 3 (8.57%) DNS
12 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP

IT Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.86%) Apache
1 1 (2.86%) IIS
1 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 23 (65.71%) Firewall
2 9 (25.71%) VPN
3 8 (22.86%) Reverse Proxy
4 6 (17.14%) Network Security
5 3 (8.57%) DNS
5 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
5 3 (8.57%) LAN
5 3 (8.57%) PBX
5 3 (8.57%) WAN
5 3 (8.57%) BGP
5 3 (8.57%) OSPF
6 2 (5.71%) tcpdump
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (5.71%) Wireshark
6 2 (5.71%) DHCP
6 2 (5.71%) RIP
6 2 (5.71%) SSL
7 1 (2.86%) VoIP
7 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (20.00%) Law
2 2 (5.71%) Legal
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
1 1 (2.86%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.57%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.86%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.86%) CESG
3 1 (2.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (45.71%) Windows
2 12 (34.29%) Linux
3 11 (31.43%) UNIX
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.71%) Solaris
7 2 (5.71%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Vulnerability Management
2 9 (25.71%) SIEM
3 8 (22.86%) Information Security
4 7 (20.00%) ITIL
5 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2
6 5 (14.29%) MOF
6 5 (14.29%) Incident Management
7 3 (8.57%) Data Protection
7 3 (8.57%) Risk Management
7 3 (8.57%) Software Distribution
7 3 (8.57%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (8.57%) Cyber Security
8 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.71%) Change Management
9 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.86%) Service Management
9 1 (2.86%) Project Management
9 1 (2.86%) BCP
9 1 (2.86%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) Ruby
1 2 (5.71%) Perl
1 2 (5.71%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) Python
2 1 (2.86%) C#
2 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) CISSP
2 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (8.57%) CCNA
3 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) GSEC
4 2 (5.71%) JNCIP
4 2 (5.71%) CCSE
4 2 (5.71%) GIAC
4 2 (5.71%) SSCP
4 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.71%) CCNP
5 1 (2.86%) MCSE
5 1 (2.86%) CISA
5 1 (2.86%) CISM
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.86%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) CCSA
5 1 (2.86%) CEH
5 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (8.57%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) Snort
2 2 (5.71%) Nmap
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) vSphere
3 1 (2.86%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Nessus
2 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 11 (31.43%) Cisco
3 9 (25.71%) Websense
4 8 (22.86%) McAfee
5 4 (11.43%) Juniper
5 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
6 3 (8.57%) Red Hat
6 3 (8.57%) SolarWinds
7 2 (5.71%) BT
7 2 (5.71%) VMware
7 2 (5.71%) Sophos
7 2 (5.71%) Novell
7 2 (5.71%) Nortel
7 2 (5.71%) Citrix
8 1 (2.86%) Oracle
8 1 (2.86%) NetApp
8 1 (2.86%) Symantec
8 1 (2.86%) IronPort
8 1 (2.86%) Lumension
8 1 (2.86%) Splunk