The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Security Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 386 389 434
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +45
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 196 181 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.36% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.39% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 90 52
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £505 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 18 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.75 -

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 27 February 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -1 182 £363 -3.33% 51
South East +9 75 £381 -4.68% 20
London -37 66 £385 -0.64% 12
Berkshire +9 26 £450 +28.57% 11
Surrey +15 24 £325 -13.33% 3
City of London +16 21 £385 +6.94% 3
Hampshire +2 19 £381 -10.29% 3
North West 0 18 £298 - 7
Manchester +4 13 £306 - 1
South West -23 12 £350 +27.27% 2
Guildford +1 7 £293 +134.00%
West Midlands -1 6 £450 +87.50% 1
Gloucestershire -13 6 £590 +103.44% 2
Scotland -4 5 £390 -6.02% 1
Southampton - 5 £315 - 2
Birmingham 0 3 £425 +77.08%
Wiltshire -1 3 £350 -15.66%
Reading -3 3 £363 -14.70% 6
Slough -4 3 £405 - 1
Cheltenham -11 3 £590 +73.52% 1
Kent - 3 - - 1
East of England 0 2 £650 +103.12% 2
Edinburgh -3 2 - -
Bridgend -5 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -6 2 - -
South Wales -6 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire -12 2 £313 - 2
Wales -14 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -15 2 £315 -3.07% 3
Bolton - 2 £243 -

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Security Engineer in their job title.

1 231 (59.84%) Firewall
2 199 (51.55%) Cisco
3 187 (48.45%) Network Security
4 156 (40.41%) CheckPoint
5 108 (27.98%) Juniper
5 108 (27.98%) F5
6 105 (27.20%) Security Cleared
6 105 (27.20%) Cisco Certification
7 85 (22.02%) Cisco ASA
8 80 (20.73%) VPN
9 78 (20.21%) CCNP
10 66 (17.10%) Windows
11 64 (16.58%) CISSP
12 63 (16.32%) OSPF
13 62 (16.06%) Microsoft
14 61 (15.80%) Linux
15 59 (15.28%) SC Cleared
16 56 (14.51%) VMware
17 55 (14.25%) Blue Coat
17 55 (14.25%) BGP
18 50 (12.95%) TCP/IP
18 50 (12.95%) SSL
19 48 (12.44%) ITIL
20 47 (12.18%) LAN
21 46 (11.92%) CCNA
22 44 (11.40%) Citrix
22 44 (11.40%) Telecoms
22 44 (11.40%) PKI
23 42 (10.88%) Information Security
24 41 (10.62%) WAN

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Security Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (4.40%) Apache
2 14 (3.63%) IIS
3 7 (1.81%) IBM Notes
4 3 (0.78%) JBoss
5 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.26%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (2.85%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.55%) MS Office
3 4 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) RMDS
2 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 231 (59.84%) Firewall
2 187 (48.45%) Network Security
3 85 (22.02%) Cisco ASA
4 80 (20.73%) VPN
5 63 (16.32%) OSPF
6 55 (14.25%) BGP
7 50 (12.95%) SSL
7 50 (12.95%) TCP/IP
8 47 (12.18%) LAN
9 41 (10.62%) WAN
10 38 (9.84%) Cisco Nexus
11 33 (8.55%) Internet
12 31 (8.03%) NetScaler
13 30 (7.77%) Wireless
13 30 (7.77%) DNS
14 28 (7.25%) IPsec
15 23 (5.96%) Wireshark
16 20 (5.18%) BIG-IP
17 19 (4.92%) Intrusion Detection
17 19 (4.92%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.44%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.81%) DB2
3 4 (1.04%) MySQL
4 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.26%) EDMS
4 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (1.30%) MSI
1 5 (1.30%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
General
1 44 (11.40%) Telecoms
2 40 (10.36%) Finance
3 21 (5.44%) Banking
4 13 (3.37%) Back Office
5 8 (2.07%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.81%) Retail
7 4 (1.04%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.78%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.78%) Publishing
9 2 (0.52%) Games
9 2 (0.52%) Billing
9 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.52%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.26%) Legal
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Local Government
10 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.33%) Web Services
1 9 (2.33%) Regular Expression
2 5 (1.30%) WAP
3 2 (0.52%) .NET
3 2 (0.52%) CSS
3 2 (0.52%) JSON
3 2 (0.52%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.26%) Ajax
4 1 (0.26%) Backbone.js
4 1 (0.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.26%) HTML
4 1 (0.26%) OAuth
4 1 (0.26%) RESTful
4 1 (0.26%) HTML5
4 1 (0.26%) REST
4 1 (0.26%) Laravel
4 1 (0.26%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.40%) PKI
2 26 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.63%) SecurID
4 13 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.81%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.55%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.30%) DataPower
7 5 (1.30%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.30%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.78%) Smart Meter
8 3 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.78%) Physics
9 2 (0.52%) Life Science
9 2 (0.52%) Open Source
9 2 (0.52%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.52%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.26%) Replication
10 1 (0.26%) Clustering
10 1 (0.26%) e-Health
10 1 (0.26%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 66 (17.10%) Windows
2 61 (15.80%) Linux
3 37 (9.59%) UNIX
4 13 (3.37%) Solaris
5 9 (2.33%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.81%) AIX
7 6 (1.55%) SUSE
7 6 (1.55%) Oracle Linux
7 6 (1.55%) Windows 8
7 6 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.26%) CentOS
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (12.44%) ITIL
2 42 (10.88%) Information Security
3 36 (9.33%) SIEM
4 24 (6.22%) Incident Management
4 24 (6.22%) Kalman Filter
5 19 (4.92%) Load Balancing
6 16 (4.15%) Service Management
6 16 (4.15%) Cyber Security
7 15 (3.89%) Risk Assessment
7 15 (3.89%) Security Architecture
8 14 (3.63%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (3.37%) Network Design
9 13 (3.37%) Change Management
9 13 (3.37%) Demand Forecasting
10 12 (3.11%) Migration
10 12 (3.11%) eTOM
10 12 (3.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (2.85%) Network Management
12 10 (2.59%) Project Management
12 10 (2.59%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 26 (6.74%) SQL
2 10 (2.59%) Java
3 8 (2.07%) Python
4 6 (1.55%) Perl
5 5 (1.30%) C
5 5 (1.30%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.30%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.78%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.78%) C++
6 3 (0.78%) PHP
7 2 (0.52%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.26%) C#
8 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 105 (27.20%) Cisco Certification
1 105 (27.20%) Security Cleared
2 78 (20.21%) CCNP
3 64 (16.58%) CISSP
4 59 (15.28%) SC Cleared
5 46 (11.92%) CCNA
6 30 (7.77%) DV Cleared
6 30 (7.77%) CCSA
7 26 (6.74%) CCSE
8 20 (5.18%) Degree
9 18 (4.66%) CCSP
10 17 (4.40%) CISM
10 17 (4.40%) CCIE
11 8 (2.07%) JNCIA
12 7 (1.81%) CEH
13 4 (1.04%) VCP4
13 4 (1.04%) CRISC
13 4 (1.04%) GIAC
14 3 (0.78%) Check Point Certification
14 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.74%) PCI DSS
2 8 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.81%) SLA
3 7 (1.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.04%) QA
5 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (6.22%) ProxySG
2 21 (5.44%) Active Directory
3 20 (5.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (3.89%) XenDesktop
4 15 (3.89%) XenApp
5 14 (3.63%) Hyper-V
6 12 (3.11%) Snort
7 7 (1.81%) vSphere
8 6 (1.55%) FreeRADIUS
8 6 (1.55%) Firmware
9 5 (1.30%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.78%) Nmap
11 1 (0.26%) Xen
11 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.26%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.26%) UAG
11 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (6.22%) FortiGate
2 8 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (2.07%) Puppet
3 7 (1.81%) Nessus
4 6 (1.55%) OpenView
4 6 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (1.55%) CA Spectrum
5 5 (1.30%) Netcool
5 5 (1.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.04%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (0.78%) CiscoWorks
8 2 (0.52%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.26%) DatAdvantage
9 1 (0.26%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.26%) WebInspect
9 1 (0.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 199 (51.55%) Cisco
2 156 (40.41%) CheckPoint
3 108 (27.98%) Juniper
3 108 (27.98%) F5
4 62 (16.06%) Microsoft
5 56 (14.51%) VMware
6 55 (14.25%) Blue Coat
7 44 (11.40%) Citrix
8 31 (8.03%) Fortinet
9 22 (5.70%) HP
10 18 (4.66%) CA
11 17 (4.40%) Sourcefire
11 17 (4.40%) McAfee
12 16 (4.15%) Dell
12 16 (4.15%) SolarWinds
13 15 (3.89%) Splunk
14 14 (3.63%) Tufin
14 14 (3.63%) Lumension
14 14 (3.63%) Wyse
15 13 (3.37%) Symantec
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