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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 399 446 351
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -95
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 233 138 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.26% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.28% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 62 91
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £267 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £385 £340
% change year-on-year
+0.32% +13.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 20
Average hourly rate £36.50 £33.75 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +14.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £30.75 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £36.75 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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
52334 49033 54752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.28% 92.74% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 31946 29302 30708
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2035 2098 2640
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 15 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

Security Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 15 September 2014. 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 +81 219 £375 - 39
London +62 114 £375 - 18
South East -6 53 £450 +42.85% 6
City of London +48 35 £440 +17.33% 8
Berkshire +5 26 £450 - 1
East of England -16 15 £305 -2.40% 2
Hampshire -8 14 £400 +26.98% 1
South West -23 11 £398 - 5
East Midlands - 10 - - 1
Reading +9 8 £450 - 1
Bedfordshire -8 8 £300 -
Wiltshire -10 8 £398 - 2
Surrey +8 7 £488 +71.05% 3
Swindon -1 7 £398 - 2
North West -16 6 £423 +0.71% 4
Scotland -11 5 £420 +8.38%
West Midlands -12 5 £350 +32.07% 3
Buckinghamshire - 5 - -
Suffolk - 5 £375 -
Milton Keynes - 5 - -
Ipswich - 5 £375 -
Slough -4 4 £370 -
Southampton -8 4 - -
Basingstoke +14 3 £450 +100.00%
Bedford +1 3 £300 -
Cheshire -9 3 - -
Manchester - 3 £423 - 2
Bracknell - 3 £494 -
Cambridgeshire -5 2 £310 -17.33% 1
Birmingham -6 2 £350 - 2

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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.

1 256 (55.05%) Cisco
2 255 (54.84%) Firewall
3 228 (49.03%) Network Security
4 195 (41.94%) CheckPoint
5 145 (31.18%) Juniper
6 142 (30.54%) Cisco Certification
7 115 (24.73%) Windows
8 112 (24.09%) F5
9 103 (22.15%) CCNP
10 98 (21.08%) VPN
11 96 (20.65%) Security Cleared
12 92 (19.78%) Cisco ASA
13 81 (17.42%) Blue Coat
14 79 (16.99%) CISSP
15 76 (16.34%) Cisco Nexus
16 74 (15.91%) SC Cleared
17 72 (15.48%) Finance
18 71 (15.27%) Linux
19 67 (14.41%) WAN
20 64 (13.76%) LAN
21 63 (13.55%) UNIX
21 63 (13.55%) OSPF
21 63 (13.55%) BGP
22 58 (12.47%) Microsoft
23 50 (10.75%) TCP/IP
24 49 (10.54%) CCSE
25 48 (10.32%) Information Security
26 46 (9.89%) CCSA
26 46 (9.89%) SSL
27 43 (9.25%) Telecoms

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 28 (6.02%) Apache
2 19 (4.09%) IIS
3 5 (1.08%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.86%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 27 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.94%) MS Office
3 6 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 255 (54.84%) Firewall
2 228 (49.03%) Network Security
3 98 (21.08%) VPN
4 92 (19.78%) Cisco ASA
5 76 (16.34%) Cisco Nexus
6 67 (14.41%) WAN
7 64 (13.76%) LAN
8 63 (13.55%) OSPF
8 63 (13.55%) BGP
9 50 (10.75%) TCP/IP
10 46 (9.89%) SSL
11 40 (8.60%) Cisco PIX
12 38 (8.17%) Cisco IOS
13 34 (7.31%) Wireless
14 28 (6.02%) Reverse Proxy
14 28 (6.02%) DNS
15 25 (5.38%) VLAN
16 24 (5.16%) IPsec
17 21 (4.52%) BIG-IP
17 21 (4.52%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.44%) MySQL
2 13 (2.80%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.65%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (0.65%) NoSQL
3 3 (0.65%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.43%) DB2
4 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Metasploit
General
1 72 (15.48%) Finance
2 43 (9.25%) Telecoms
3 33 (7.10%) Banking
4 8 (1.72%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.29%) Publishing
6 4 (0.86%) Retail
7 3 (0.65%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.65%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.43%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.43%) Law
8 2 (0.43%) Legal
8 2 (0.43%) Local Government
9 1 (0.22%) Danish Language
9 1 (0.22%) German Language
9 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.22%) Billing
9 1 (0.22%) Back Office
9 1 (0.22%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.23%) Web Services
2 12 (2.58%) .NET
3 8 (1.72%) Regular Expression
4 7 (1.51%) Middleware
5 6 (1.29%) OAuth
5 6 (1.29%) WAP
6 1 (0.22%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.73%) PKI
3 18 (3.87%) Open Source
4 16 (3.44%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.94%) Computer Science
6 4 (0.86%) Blackberry
6 4 (0.86%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.65%) GIS
7 3 (0.65%) Replication
8 2 (0.43%) Firmware
8 2 (0.43%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.43%) SecurID
8 2 (0.43%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.22%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.22%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.22%) Java Card
9 1 (0.22%) DataPower
9 1 (0.22%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.22%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.22%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 115 (24.73%) Windows
2 71 (15.27%) Linux
3 63 (13.55%) UNIX
4 17 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (3.66%) Windows 7
5 12 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (2.15%) Windows 8
7 6 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.29%) Solaris
8 5 (1.08%) AIX
9 4 (0.86%) Android
10 2 (0.43%) SUSE
10 2 (0.43%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.43%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.22%) VMS
11 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.22%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (10.32%) Information Security
2 36 (7.74%) Load Balancing
3 35 (7.53%) Security Architecture
4 33 (7.10%) ITIL
5 29 (6.24%) SIEM
6 28 (6.02%) Network Management
7 25 (5.38%) Vulnerability Management
8 24 (5.16%) Penetration Testing
9 22 (4.73%) Kalman Filter
10 19 (4.09%) Business Continuity
10 19 (4.09%) Risk Assessment
11 18 (3.87%) Migration
12 17 (3.66%) BCP
12 17 (3.66%) Business Continuity Planning
12 17 (3.66%) Mentoring
13 15 (3.23%) Change Management
14 13 (2.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 12 (2.58%) Security Management
16 11 (2.37%) Change Control
16 11 (2.37%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 18 (3.87%) Ruby
1 18 (3.87%) Bash Shell
2 17 (3.66%) Python
3 14 (3.01%) PHP
3 14 (3.01%) SQL
3 14 (3.01%) Java
4 11 (2.37%) C
5 9 (1.94%) C#
6 6 (1.29%) C++
6 6 (1.29%) Perl
7 5 (1.08%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.65%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.65%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 142 (30.54%) Cisco Certification
2 103 (22.15%) CCNP
3 96 (20.65%) Security Cleared
4 79 (16.99%) CISSP
5 74 (15.91%) SC Cleared
6 49 (10.54%) CCSE
7 46 (9.89%) CCSA
8 42 (9.03%) CCNA
9 27 (5.81%) CCIE
10 26 (5.59%) CCSP
10 26 (5.59%) CISM
11 19 (4.09%) Check Point Certification
12 16 (3.44%) JNCIA
13 14 (3.01%) Degree
13 14 (3.01%) DV Cleared
14 12 (2.58%) CCDP
15 9 (1.94%) CISA
15 9 (1.94%) JNCIS
16 5 (1.08%) GIAC
17 4 (0.86%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.10%) PCI DSS
2 7 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.29%) COBIT
3 6 (1.29%) SLA
3 6 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.86%) QA
5 3 (0.65%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.22%) GPG13
System Software
1 33 (7.10%) Snort
2 29 (6.24%) ProxySG
3 21 (4.52%) Active Directory
4 20 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (1.72%) Nmap
6 6 (1.29%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (0.86%) UAG
8 3 (0.65%) MetaFrame
8 3 (0.65%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.43%) RACF
9 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.43%) FreeRADIUS
9 2 (0.43%) vSphere
10 1 (0.22%) KVM
10 1 (0.22%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (3.66%) FortiGate
2 11 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (2.37%) Puppet
3 9 (1.94%) Nessus
4 7 (1.51%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (1.29%) SCCM
6 5 (1.08%) DatAdvantage
7 4 (0.86%) WSUS
7 4 (0.86%) OpenView
7 4 (0.86%) Netcool
8 3 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.43%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.43%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.22%) SCOM
10 1 (0.22%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 256 (55.05%) Cisco
2 195 (41.94%) CheckPoint
3 145 (31.18%) Juniper
4 112 (24.09%) F5
5 81 (17.42%) Blue Coat
6 58 (12.47%) Microsoft
7 35 (7.53%) McAfee
8 29 (6.24%) Sourcefire
9 23 (4.95%) Websense
9 23 (4.95%) Citrix
10 22 (4.73%) VMware
11 21 (4.52%) Symantec
12 20 (4.30%) HP
13 18 (3.87%) Red Hat
14 15 (3.23%) Fortinet
15 13 (2.80%) Aruba
16 11 (2.37%) Nortel
17 10 (2.15%) Oracle
17 10 (2.15%) BMC
17 10 (2.15%) Sophos
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