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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Security Engineer
UK
Rank 587 612 597
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -15
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 9 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.012% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.012% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 10
Median daily rate £425 £410 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £410 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £410 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £410 £355
% change year-on-year
-5.48% +15.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
42939 48575 49622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.98% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 27981 31258 30651
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1563 1629 1923
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

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
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 12 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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +46 7 £425 +3.65% 5
London - 3 £475 - 3
Scotland +20 2 - -
South East +13 2 £425 -
Birmingham - 2 £350 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £350 - 2
Glasgow -1 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £425 -
Guildford - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £425 -
Surrey - 1 - -

IT Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 10 (50.00%) Information Security
2 8 (40.00%) Firewall
3 6 (30.00%) Symantec
4 5 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco
4 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (20.00%) Degree
5 4 (20.00%) Splunk
5 4 (20.00%) FireEye
5 4 (20.00%) CISSP
5 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) Windows
5 4 (20.00%) Finance
6 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.00%) Unix
6 3 (15.00%) CISM
6 3 (15.00%) Cryptography
6 3 (15.00%) Sourcefire
6 3 (15.00%) CCNP
6 3 (15.00%) CCNA
6 3 (15.00%) VPN
6 3 (15.00%) Security Operations
6 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (15.00%) Security Architecture
6 3 (15.00%) Network Security
6 3 (15.00%) PKI

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (15.00%) Network Security
2 3 (15.00%) VPN
3 2 (10.00%) BGP
3 2 (10.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (10.00%) OSPF
4 1 (5.00%) DNS
4 1 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (5.00%) LAN
4 1 (5.00%) LDAP
4 1 (5.00%) MPLS
4 1 (5.00%) SAN
4 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.00%) VLAN
4 1 (5.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.00%) Wireless
4 1 (5.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Big Data
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (15.00%) PKI
2 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Unix
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Information Security
2 5 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (15.00%) Cryptography
3 3 (15.00%) Security Architecture
3 3 (15.00%) Security Monitoring
3 3 (15.00%) Security Operations
3 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (10.00%) Attack Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (10.00%) Dashboard Development
4 2 (10.00%) Data Security
4 2 (10.00%) Database Security
4 2 (10.00%) Email Filtering
4 2 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (10.00%) Web Filtering
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.00%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) Perl
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (20.00%) CISSP
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) CCNA
2 3 (15.00%) CCNP
2 3 (15.00%) CISM
3 2 (10.00%) GSEC
3 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) CEH
4 1 (5.00%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (10.00%) COBIT
2 2 (10.00%) ISO27002
2 2 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Firmware
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (5.00%) Nessus
1 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (5.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Symantec
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco
3 4 (20.00%) FireEye
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) Splunk
4 3 (15.00%) Sourcefire
5 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.00%) F5
5 2 (10.00%) Imperva
5 2 (10.00%) Palo Alto
6 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.00%) Juniper
6 1 (5.00%) ScanSafe
6 1 (5.00%) VMware
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