The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Security Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Engineer
Rank 385 378 413
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 278 274 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.48% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.51% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 166 113
Median daily rate £450 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +6.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £398 £370
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 9
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +26.92%

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
52905 53749 52268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.91% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34482 32631 31888
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2150 2151
Median hourly rate £17.56 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Security Engineer in the job title.

Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Engineer within the UK.

Security Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

Security Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Engineer within the UK.

Security Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 2 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 +4 252 £450 +20.00% 63
London -8 116 £450 +24.13% 29
South East -22 72 £450 +13.92% 22
Berkshire +14 27 £438 -10.71% 10
Hampshire +1 22 £411 +5.44% 5
Scotland -6 21 £400 +6.66% 4
Surrey -19 20 £500 +25.00% 2
City of London +28 19 £500 +42.85% 5
Yorkshire +18 19 £348 -7.33% 5
Glasgow - 18 £400 - 3
South Yorkshire - 13 £320 - 1
West Midlands -25 12 £450 +5.88% 1
North West -8 10 £420 +56.27% 3
Leatherhead -21 10 £475 -5.00%
Sheffield - 10 £290 - 1
Reading +3 9 £450 - 5
Tyne and Wear - 8 £235 -
North East - 8 £235 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £235 -
East of England -5 7 £400 +15.94% 4
Birmingham -9 7 £450 +5.88% 1
West Yorkshire +2 6 £450 +20.00% 4
South West -6 6 £525 +31.25%
Manchester -6 6 £470 +75.70% 3
Worcestershire -3 5 £440 -2.22%
Leeds -5 5 £450 +20.00% 3
Staines - 5 £600 -
Fareham - 5 £200 -
Cheshire -8 4 £313 -28.36%
Bracknell - 4 £315 - 1

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, 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 Security Engineer in the job title.

1 255 (52.90%) Firewall
2 223 (46.27%) Cisco
3 219 (45.44%) Network Security
4 152 (31.54%) CheckPoint
5 126 (26.14%) Cisco Certification
6 119 (24.69%) Cisco ASA
7 105 (21.78%) F5
8 95 (19.71%) Windows
9 87 (18.05%) Linux
10 84 (17.43%) CCNP
10 84 (17.43%) Security Cleared
11 82 (17.01%) LAN
12 78 (16.18%) WAN
13 77 (15.98%) Finance
14 75 (15.56%) Juniper
15 71 (14.73%) TCP/IP
16 67 (13.90%) SC Cleared
17 66 (13.69%) CCNA
18 65 (13.49%) SIEM
19 60 (12.45%) VPN
20 58 (12.03%) Information Security
21 56 (11.62%) Microsoft
22 55 (11.41%) Wireless
23 54 (11.20%) VMware
23 54 (11.20%) Cisco Nexus
23 54 (11.20%) Palo Alto
24 51 (10.58%) Active Directory
24 51 (10.58%) CISSP
25 50 (10.37%) Unix
26 48 (9.96%) FortiGate

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 20 (4.15%) Apache
2 8 (1.66%) JBoss
3 7 (1.45%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.83%) IIS
5 4 (0.83%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.83%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.21%) Confluence
6 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.21%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.21%) nginx
6 1 (0.21%) Node.js
6 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.21%) WildFly
Applications
1 11 (2.28%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.62%) MS Office
3 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.66%) IaaS
3 8 (1.66%) PaaS
3 8 (1.66%) SaaS
4 6 (1.24%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.41%) Office 365
6 1 (0.21%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 255 (52.90%) Firewall
2 219 (45.44%) Network Security
3 119 (24.69%) Cisco ASA
4 82 (17.01%) LAN
5 78 (16.18%) WAN
6 71 (14.73%) TCP/IP
7 60 (12.45%) VPN
8 55 (11.41%) Wireless
9 54 (11.20%) Cisco Nexus
10 44 (9.13%) DNS
11 36 (7.47%) SSL
12 35 (7.26%) Intrusion Detection
12 35 (7.26%) IPsec
13 33 (6.85%) BGP
13 33 (6.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 33 (6.85%) Internet
13 33 (6.85%) OSPF
14 31 (6.43%) MPLS
15 29 (6.02%) DHCP
16 28 (5.81%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.15%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.87%) DB2
3 5 (1.04%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.62%) Big Data
4 3 (0.62%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.41%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.21%) MySQL
6 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (1.04%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.83%) JIRA
2 4 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.62%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.62%) Subversion
4 1 (0.21%) AppScan
4 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.21%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.21%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.21%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.21%) JUnit
4 1 (0.21%) Maven
4 1 (0.21%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.21%) MSI
4 1 (0.21%) Selenium
General
1 77 (15.98%) Finance
2 47 (9.75%) Telecoms
3 30 (6.22%) Banking
4 21 (4.36%) Law
5 13 (2.70%) Retail
6 6 (1.24%) Legal
7 5 (1.04%) Billing
7 5 (1.04%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.83%) Advertising
8 4 (0.83%) Military
8 4 (0.83%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.62%) Back Office
9 3 (0.62%) Electronics
9 3 (0.62%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.41%) French Language
10 2 (0.41%) German Language
10 2 (0.41%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.41%) Local Government
10 2 (0.41%) Marketing
10 2 (0.41%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.28%) SAML
2 8 (1.66%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.66%) Web Services
3 5 (1.04%) Middleware
3 5 (1.04%) XML
4 4 (0.83%) Regular Expression
4 4 (0.83%) SOAP
5 2 (0.41%) JSON
5 2 (0.41%) LAMP
5 2 (0.41%) OpenGL
5 2 (0.41%) Qt
5 2 (0.41%) RESTful
6 1 (0.21%) Java EE
6 1 (0.21%) REST
6 1 (0.21%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.75%) Data Centre
2 34 (7.05%) PKI
3 23 (4.77%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 18 (3.73%) Cryptography
6 11 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.07%) Security Operations Centre
8 9 (1.87%) Algorithms
8 9 (1.87%) DataPower
9 8 (1.66%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.04%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (0.83%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.83%) RSA SecurID
12 3 (0.62%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.62%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.41%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.41%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 95 (19.71%) Windows
2 87 (18.05%) Linux
3 50 (10.37%) Unix
4 34 (7.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (6.43%) Windows Server
6 18 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.87%) Windows 10
8 9 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.24%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.24%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.83%) AIX
10 4 (0.83%) Solaris
11 2 (0.41%) VMS
12 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.21%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (13.49%) SIEM
2 58 (12.03%) Information Security
3 43 (8.92%) Security Operations
4 35 (7.26%) Load Balancing
5 33 (6.85%) ITIL
6 29 (6.02%) Migration
7 27 (5.60%) Identity Management
8 24 (4.98%) Security Architecture
9 22 (4.56%) Cybersecurity
10 20 (4.15%) Penetration Testing
11 18 (3.73%) Network Design
11 18 (3.73%) Vulnerability Management
12 17 (3.53%) DDoS Mitigation
12 17 (3.53%) Security Management
13 16 (3.32%) Change Management
13 16 (3.32%) Kalman Filter
14 14 (2.90%) Problem Management
14 14 (2.90%) Project Management
14 14 (2.90%) Use Case
15 13 (2.70%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 23 (4.77%) Python
2 21 (4.36%) Java
3 20 (4.15%) Perl
4 12 (2.49%) C
4 12 (2.49%) Shell Script
4 12 (2.49%) SQL
5 11 (2.28%) PowerShell
6 9 (1.87%) C++
7 7 (1.45%) VBScript
8 5 (1.04%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.41%) C#
9 2 (0.41%) PHP
9 2 (0.41%) Ruby
9 2 (0.41%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.21%) Scala
10 1 (0.21%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 126 (26.14%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (17.43%) CCNP
2 84 (17.43%) Security Cleared
3 67 (13.90%) SC Cleared
4 66 (13.69%) CCNA
5 51 (10.58%) CISSP
6 45 (9.34%) CCSE
7 38 (7.88%) CCSA
8 37 (7.68%) CCIE
9 26 (5.39%) Degree
10 16 (3.32%) CISM
11 15 (3.11%) JNCIS
12 11 (2.28%) Check Point Certification
12 11 (2.28%) JNCIP
13 10 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (1.66%) CCDA
14 8 (1.66%) CEH
14 8 (1.66%) GIAC
14 8 (1.66%) JNCIA
14 8 (1.66%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (2.90%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.45%) COBIT
3 7 (1.45%) FIPS 140-2
4 6 (1.24%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.83%) QA
6 3 (0.62%) SLA
7 2 (0.41%) GPG13
7 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.21%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.21%) ISO27002
System Software
1 51 (10.58%) Active Directory
2 28 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.15%) ProxySG
4 15 (3.11%) vSphere
5 8 (1.66%) ISA Server
6 7 (1.45%) Snort
6 7 (1.45%) UAG
7 5 (1.04%) XenApp
8 4 (0.83%) Docker
8 4 (0.83%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.62%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.62%) NFS
10 2 (0.41%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.41%) LXC
10 2 (0.41%) RACF
10 2 (0.41%) Samba
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 48 (9.96%) FortiGate
2 10 (2.07%) Nessus
2 10 (2.07%) QRadar
3 9 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.87%) Puppet
3 9 (1.87%) SCCM
4 8 (1.66%) Proventia
5 7 (1.45%) WSUS
6 6 (1.24%) Nmap
6 6 (1.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (0.83%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.83%) Packer
7 4 (0.83%) Terraform
8 3 (0.62%) Ansible
8 3 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.41%) ArcSight ESM
9 2 (0.41%) Icinga
9 2 (0.41%) RSA Security Analytics
9 2 (0.41%) yum
Vendors
1 223 (46.27%) Cisco
2 152 (31.54%) CheckPoint
3 105 (21.78%) F5
4 75 (15.56%) Juniper
5 56 (11.62%) Microsoft
6 54 (11.20%) Palo Alto
6 54 (11.20%) VMware
7 46 (9.54%) Blue Coat
8 39 (8.09%) Intel Security
9 38 (7.88%) Fortinet
10 25 (5.19%) Symantec
11 23 (4.77%) Citrix
12 22 (4.56%) Oracle
13 20 (4.15%) Splunk
14 17 (3.53%) ArcSight
14 17 (3.53%) LogRhythm
15 16 (3.32%) Forcepoint
16 15 (3.11%) Aruba
17 14 (2.90%) Qualys
18 12 (2.49%) Sourcefire
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