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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Engineer
Rank 340 393 405
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 332 262 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.47% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.49% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 161 126
Median daily rate £440 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 4
Median hourly rate £40.50 £22.78 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.82% -34.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £21.55 -
% change year-on-year
+87.93% -

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
50636 53208 51071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32918 33454 31276
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1521 2018 2067
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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
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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 +55 295 £448 +11.87% 73
London +32 143 £475 +11.76% 39
South East +21 86 £450 +12.50% 19
Berkshire +23 52 £415 +29.68% 5
Scotland -1 33 £405 +8.00% 3
Reading +8 22 £415 +18.57% 2
City of London +22 18 £500 +11.11% 11
Glasgow - 18 £400 - 3
Hampshire +6 17 £425 +6.25% 6
Yorkshire +14 16 £350 - 2
South West +6 14 £350 -22.22% 5
North East -47 12 £228 -
Tyne and Wear -48 12 £228 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -52 12 £228 -
Surrey -7 11 £500 +25.00% 2
West Yorkshire +10 10 £400 - 2
Leeds +4 10 £400 - 2
West Midlands -31 9 £463 +8.82% 2
East of England +7 7 £338 +14.89% 5
North West -11 7 £400 +18.95%
Renfrewshire -34 7 £420 -
Erskine -37 7 £420 -
Wiltshire +1 6 £350 -
Edinburgh -3 6 - -
Gloucestershire -4 6 £350 -22.22% 1
Bracknell -5 6 £320 -24.70% 1
Leatherhead +1 5 £500 +25.00%
Manchester -2 5 £435 +51.30%
Worcestershire -7 5 £450 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £320 -

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 299 (52.18%) Firewall
2 245 (42.76%) Network Security
3 244 (42.58%) Cisco
4 169 (29.49%) CheckPoint
5 150 (26.18%) Cisco ASA
6 149 (26.00%) Cisco Certification
7 122 (21.29%) Windows
8 120 (20.94%) Linux
9 111 (19.37%) CCNP
10 95 (16.58%) F5
11 93 (16.23%) Security Cleared
12 90 (15.71%) Juniper
13 86 (15.01%) WAN
14 83 (14.49%) Finance
15 81 (14.14%) VPN
16 79 (13.79%) LAN
17 74 (12.91%) SC Cleared
18 73 (12.74%) Wireless
19 70 (12.22%) Data Centre
20 69 (12.04%) CCNA
21 67 (11.69%) Microsoft
22 66 (11.52%) CISSP
23 62 (10.82%) TCP/IP
24 60 (10.47%) VMware
25 57 (9.95%) Palo Alto
26 56 (9.77%) Information Security
27 55 (9.60%) Cisco Nexus
28 53 (9.25%) Active Directory
29 52 (9.08%) Intel Security
30 51 (8.90%) SIEM

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 (3.49%) Apache
2 6 (1.05%) IIS
2 6 (1.05%) JBoss
3 5 (0.87%) Confluence
3 5 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (0.87%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.35%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.35%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.35%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.35%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.17%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.17%) nginx
6 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.17%) WildFly
Applications
1 20 (3.49%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.70%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.17%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.57%) IaaS
3 9 (1.57%) PaaS
4 8 (1.40%) Mimecast
5 6 (1.05%) SaaS
6 4 (0.70%) Office 365
7 3 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 299 (52.18%) Firewall
2 245 (42.76%) Network Security
3 150 (26.18%) Cisco ASA
4 86 (15.01%) WAN
5 81 (14.14%) VPN
6 79 (13.79%) LAN
7 73 (12.74%) Wireless
8 62 (10.82%) TCP/IP
9 55 (9.60%) Cisco Nexus
10 50 (8.73%) DNS
11 46 (8.03%) BGP
12 44 (7.68%) OSPF
13 41 (7.16%) Cisco PIX
14 39 (6.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 36 (6.28%) IPsec
16 34 (5.93%) Intrusion Detection
17 31 (5.41%) DHCP
17 31 (5.41%) SSL
18 29 (5.06%) Internet
18 29 (5.06%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.19%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.22%) DB2
3 6 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (0.87%) MariaDB
4 5 (0.87%) MySQL
5 4 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.35%) Big Data
6 2 (0.35%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.35%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.17%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (1.40%) JIRA
2 6 (1.05%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.05%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.35%) AppScan
4 2 (0.35%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.35%) Fiddler
4 2 (0.35%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.35%) Subversion
5 1 (0.17%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.17%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.17%) MSI
5 1 (0.17%) Selenium
General
1 83 (14.49%) Finance
2 49 (8.55%) Telecoms
3 40 (6.98%) Banking
4 28 (4.89%) Law
5 19 (3.32%) Retail
6 8 (1.40%) Legal
7 7 (1.22%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.87%) Advertising
8 5 (0.87%) Billing
8 5 (0.87%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.70%) French Language
9 4 (0.70%) German Language
9 4 (0.70%) Military
9 4 (0.70%) Portuguese Language
10 3 (0.52%) Back Office
10 3 (0.52%) Electronics
10 3 (0.52%) Marketing
11 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.35%) Publishing
12 1 (0.17%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.92%) SAML
2 9 (1.57%) 802.1X
3 8 (1.40%) Web Services
4 4 (0.70%) Middleware
4 4 (0.70%) REST
4 4 (0.70%) RESTful
4 4 (0.70%) SOAP
5 3 (0.52%) XML
6 2 (0.35%) boto
6 2 (0.35%) HTML
6 2 (0.35%) JSON
6 2 (0.35%) OpenGL
6 2 (0.35%) Qt
6 2 (0.35%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.17%) CSS
7 1 (0.17%) Java EE
7 1 (0.17%) LAMP
7 1 (0.17%) Node.js
7 1 (0.17%) OAuth
7 1 (0.17%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 70 (12.22%) Data Centre
2 38 (6.63%) PKI
3 25 (4.36%) Management Information System
4 20 (3.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 17 (2.97%) Cryptography
6 14 (2.44%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.92%) Algorithms
7 11 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (1.92%) Security Operations Centre
8 7 (1.22%) DataPower
9 6 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (0.87%) N-Tier
10 5 (0.87%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.70%) Cloud Native
11 4 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (0.70%) RSA SecurID
11 4 (0.70%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.52%) BBC
12 3 (0.52%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 122 (21.29%) Windows
2 120 (20.94%) Linux
3 48 (8.38%) Unix
4 45 (7.85%) Windows Server
5 29 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (2.44%) Windows 10
8 14 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (1.75%) Windows 7
10 9 (1.57%) Windows 8
11 8 (1.40%) Solaris
12 4 (0.70%) Kali Linux
12 4 (0.70%) VMS
13 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.35%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.35%) zOS
14 1 (0.17%) AIX
14 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.17%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (9.77%) Information Security
2 51 (8.90%) SIEM
3 43 (7.50%) Security Operations
4 37 (6.46%) ITIL
5 36 (6.28%) Cybersecurity
5 36 (6.28%) Penetration Testing
6 33 (5.76%) Security Architecture
7 32 (5.58%) Migration
8 27 (4.71%) Identity Management
8 27 (4.71%) Network Design
8 27 (4.71%) Open Source
9 26 (4.54%) Vulnerability Management
10 25 (4.36%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 24 (4.19%) Load Balancing
12 23 (4.01%) E-Commerce
12 23 (4.01%) Security Testing
13 21 (3.66%) Project Management
13 21 (3.66%) Security Management
14 20 (3.49%) High Availability
14 20 (3.49%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 27 (4.71%) Python
2 22 (3.84%) Java
3 18 (3.14%) Perl
3 18 (3.14%) PowerShell
4 13 (2.27%) C
4 13 (2.27%) Shell Script
5 12 (2.09%) VBScript
6 11 (1.92%) SQL
7 9 (1.57%) C++
8 3 (0.52%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.52%) PHP
8 3 (0.52%) Ruby
9 2 (0.35%) C#
9 2 (0.35%) Scala
10 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.17%) JCL
10 1 (0.17%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 149 (26.00%) Cisco Certification
2 111 (19.37%) CCNP
3 93 (16.23%) Security Cleared
4 74 (12.91%) SC Cleared
5 69 (12.04%) CCNA
6 66 (11.52%) CISSP
7 50 (8.73%) CCIE
8 45 (7.85%) CCSE
9 41 (7.16%) Degree
10 34 (5.93%) CCSA
11 19 (3.32%) JNCIS
12 15 (2.62%) CEH
12 15 (2.62%) Check Point Certification
13 13 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
14 12 (2.09%) CISM
14 12 (2.09%) MCSE
14 12 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (1.92%) GIAC
15 11 (1.92%) JNCIP
16 10 (1.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (2.44%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (1.75%) SLA
5 5 (0.87%) COBIT
5 5 (0.87%) FIPS 140-2
5 5 (0.87%) QA
6 3 (0.52%) GPG13
7 2 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 53 (9.25%) Active Directory
2 31 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.01%) ProxySG
4 20 (3.49%) vSphere
5 10 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.22%) XenApp
7 6 (1.05%) Docker
8 5 (0.87%) BitLocker
8 5 (0.87%) ISA Server
8 5 (0.87%) Snort
8 5 (0.87%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.70%) UAG
10 3 (0.52%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.35%) LXC
11 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.35%) RACF
11 2 (0.35%) Squid
12 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 51 (8.90%) FortiGate
2 12 (2.09%) Nagios
2 12 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (2.09%) Puppet
2 12 (2.09%) SCCM
3 11 (1.92%) SolarWinds Orion
3 11 (1.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 10 (1.75%) Nessus
4 10 (1.75%) Nmap
5 9 (1.57%) Cacti
6 7 (1.22%) Terraform
7 6 (1.05%) Ansible
7 6 (1.05%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 6 (1.05%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.70%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (0.70%) SmokePing
9 4 (0.70%) TrustSec
9 4 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 244 (42.58%) Cisco
2 169 (29.49%) CheckPoint
3 95 (16.58%) F5
4 90 (15.71%) Juniper
5 67 (11.69%) Microsoft
6 60 (10.47%) VMware
7 57 (9.95%) Palo Alto
8 52 (9.08%) Intel Security
9 49 (8.55%) Fortinet
10 40 (6.98%) Blue Coat
11 35 (6.11%) Citrix
12 34 (5.93%) Symantec
13 26 (4.54%) Oracle
13 26 (4.54%) Qualys
14 21 (3.66%) HP
15 20 (3.49%) Aruba
16 19 (3.32%) SolarWinds
16 19 (3.32%) Splunk
17 18 (3.14%) Forcepoint
18 16 (2.79%) LogRhythm
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