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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Engineer
Rank 639 641 620
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -21
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 14 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.038% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.040% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 8
Median daily rate £475 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £288 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £510 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £500 £373
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +34.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £17.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.25 -

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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 15 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 29 September 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 +2 12 £475 +26.66% 8
London -10 7 £475 +52.00% 4
South East +16 2 £388 -
Surrey +10 2 £388 -
East Midlands - 2 £305 -
Glasgow - 2 - -
Leatherhead - 2 £388 -
Uxbridge - 2 £475 -
Scotland - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Bedford - 1 - -
Wellingborough - 1 £305 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £305 -

IT Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 26 (56.52%) Firewall
2 22 (47.83%) Linux
3 19 (41.30%) Windows
4 13 (28.26%) VPN
4 13 (28.26%) SIEM
5 11 (23.91%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (23.91%) Network Security
6 10 (21.74%) Cisco
6 10 (21.74%) WAN
6 10 (21.74%) Finance
7 9 (19.57%) IPsec
7 9 (19.57%) CheckPoint
7 9 (19.57%) DNS
7 9 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (19.57%) Information Security
8 8 (17.39%) PKI
8 8 (17.39%) CCNA
8 8 (17.39%) CISSP
9 7 (15.22%) LAN
9 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
9 7 (15.22%) Telecoms
9 7 (15.22%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (15.22%) LogRhythm
10 6 (13.04%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 6 (13.04%) Windows Server
10 6 (13.04%) VLAN
10 6 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (13.04%) DHCP
10 6 (13.04%) Change Management
10 6 (13.04%) MPLS

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 (2.17%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 26 (56.52%) Firewall
2 13 (28.26%) VPN
3 11 (23.91%) Network Security
4 10 (21.74%) WAN
5 9 (19.57%) DNS
5 9 (19.57%) IPsec
6 7 (15.22%) LAN
7 6 (13.04%) DHCP
7 6 (13.04%) MPLS
7 6 (13.04%) VLAN
8 5 (10.87%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (6.52%) DMZ
10 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
11 2 (4.35%) BGP
11 2 (4.35%) EIGRP
11 2 (4.35%) OSPF
11 2 (4.35%) Wireless
11 2 (4.35%) Wireshark
12 1 (2.17%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) MariaDB
2 3 (6.52%) MySQL
2 3 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
General
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) Telecoms
3 5 (10.87%) Advertising
4 4 (8.70%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) PKI
2 3 (6.52%) Cryptography
2 3 (6.52%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) BBC
4 1 (2.17%) Blockchain
4 1 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (47.83%) Linux
2 19 (41.30%) Windows
3 6 (13.04%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.52%) Solaris
4 3 (6.52%) Unix
5 2 (4.35%) Kali Linux
5 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) SIEM
2 11 (23.91%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (19.57%) Information Security
4 7 (15.22%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (13.04%) Change Management
5 6 (13.04%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 5 (10.87%) Attack Monitoring
6 5 (10.87%) High Availability
6 5 (10.87%) Network Design
6 5 (10.87%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (10.87%) Security Operations
7 4 (8.70%) Incident Management
7 4 (8.70%) Open Source
7 4 (8.70%) Project Management
7 4 (8.70%) Security Architecture
7 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (6.52%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 3 (6.52%) Security Testing
8 3 (6.52%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
1 4 (8.70%) Python
2 2 (4.35%) C#
2 2 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (17.39%) CCNA
2 8 (17.39%) CISSP
3 5 (10.87%) CCNP
4 4 (8.70%) CISM
4 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.52%) Degree
5 3 (6.52%) GSEC
6 2 (4.35%) CEH
6 2 (4.35%) SSCP
7 1 (2.17%) CCIE
7 1 (2.17%) IISP
7 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.52%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.52%) SLA
3 2 (4.35%) COBIT
3 2 (4.35%) ISO27002
3 2 (4.35%) QA
4 1 (2.17%) GPG13
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.35%) Squid
2 2 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (4.35%) XenApp
3 1 (2.17%) Snort
3 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (6.52%) Nessus
3 2 (4.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (4.35%) Nmap
3 2 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Cisco
2 9 (19.57%) CheckPoint
3 7 (15.22%) LogRhythm
4 5 (10.87%) Citrix
4 5 (10.87%) HP
4 5 (10.87%) Juniper
4 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.87%) Tripwire
5 4 (8.70%) Palo Alto
5 4 (8.70%) Symantec
6 3 (6.52%) CA
6 3 (6.52%) Forcepoint
6 3 (6.52%) Oracle
7 2 (4.35%) AlienVault
7 2 (4.35%) FireEye
7 2 (4.35%) Qualys
7 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.35%) Sourcefire
7 2 (4.35%) TippingPoint
7 2 (4.35%) VMware