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 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
Security Engineer
UK
Rank 375 406 421
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 234 217 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.42% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.45% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 97 113
Median daily rate £425 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £303 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £509 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £431 £363
% change year-on-year
-7.24% +18.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 £28.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.91% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £28.50 -
% change year-on-year
+64.91% -

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%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 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 +50 198 £425 -5.02% 66
London +17 80 £475 +6.14% 30
South East +1 58 £388 -13.88% 17
North West +29 27 £381 -23.75% 2
Scotland +29 21 £400 -5.88% 5
Oxfordshire - 20 £338 -
Manchester +22 18 £375 -25.00%
Hampshire +4 17 £463 +12.12% 5
Wales - 12 £325 - 2
South West +8 11 £399 +6.33% 4
Glasgow +3 11 £400 -5.88% 1
City of London +3 11 £525 +43.83% 5
Oxford - 11 £338 -
South Wales - 10 £325 - 1
Cheshire +28 9 £381 - 1
West Midlands +9 9 £425 +21.42% 4
Surrey -6 9 £525 +10.52% 3
Cardiff - 8 £325 - 1
Warrington +31 7 £338 -
Edinburgh +24 7 - - 4
Yorkshire +17 7 £425 +41.66% 3
Wiltshire - 7 £388 -
West Yorkshire +15 6 £425 - 2
Southampton +13 6 £413 +157.81%
Leeds +13 6 £425 -
Buckinghamshire +9 6 £260 -
Milton Keynes - 6 £260 -
Warwickshire - 5 £425 - 1
County Antrim - 4 £450 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £450 -

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 271 (52.83%) Firewall
2 245 (47.76%) Network Security
3 214 (41.72%) Cisco
4 143 (27.88%) CheckPoint
5 115 (22.42%) Cisco Certification
6 111 (21.64%) Juniper
6 111 (21.64%) Cisco ASA
7 97 (18.91%) Windows
7 97 (18.91%) Finance
8 81 (15.79%) Palo Alto
9 78 (15.20%) Information Security
10 76 (14.81%) Linux
11 75 (14.62%) Security Cleared
12 72 (14.04%) F5
13 71 (13.84%) LAN
14 68 (13.26%) CCNP
15 66 (12.87%) SC Cleared
16 65 (12.67%) Data Centre
17 64 (12.48%) Cybersecurity
17 64 (12.48%) WAN
18 58 (11.31%) VPN
19 56 (10.92%) Active Directory
19 56 (10.92%) SIEM
20 50 (9.75%) Blue Coat
20 50 (9.75%) Wireless
20 50 (9.75%) Fortinet
21 47 (9.16%) CISSP
21 47 (9.16%) SSL
22 46 (8.97%) TCP/IP
23 45 (8.77%) PowerShell

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 5 (0.97%) OpenStack
2 4 (0.78%) Apache
3 3 (0.58%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.58%) nginx
3 3 (0.58%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.39%) Confluence
4 2 (0.39%) Hubot
5 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.19%) JBoss
5 1 (0.19%) Mule
5 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (1.95%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) MS Office
3 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (6.24%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (5.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.53%) AWS CloudTrail
4 7 (1.36%) IaaS
5 6 (1.17%) Office 365
6 5 (0.97%) PaaS
7 3 (0.58%) SaaS
8 2 (0.39%) GitHub
8 2 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.39%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.19%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.19%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.19%) Sumo Logic
9 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 271 (52.83%) Firewall
2 245 (47.76%) Network Security
3 111 (21.64%) Cisco ASA
4 71 (13.84%) LAN
5 64 (12.48%) WAN
6 58 (11.31%) VPN
7 50 (9.75%) Wireless
8 47 (9.16%) SSL
9 46 (8.97%) TCP/IP
10 42 (8.19%) DNS
11 34 (6.63%) OSPF
12 31 (6.04%) Intrusion Detection
13 29 (5.65%) BGP
13 29 (5.65%) MPLS
14 28 (5.46%) DHCP
15 27 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
15 27 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 25 (4.87%) NetScaler
17 19 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
18 18 (3.51%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.34%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.36%) Big Data
3 5 (0.97%) Blockchain
3 5 (0.97%) Hadoop
4 4 (0.78%) MySQL
5 3 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.39%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.39%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.39%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.19%) ActiveReports
7 1 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.19%) DB2
7 1 (0.19%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.19%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (2.73%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.34%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.36%) Maven
4 6 (1.17%) JIRA
5 4 (0.78%) GitLab
5 4 (0.78%) MSI
6 2 (0.39%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
General
1 97 (18.91%) Finance
2 36 (7.02%) Telecoms
3 28 (5.46%) Banking
4 13 (2.53%) Retail
5 10 (1.95%) Legal
6 7 (1.36%) Law
7 6 (1.17%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.17%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.97%) Publishing
9 3 (0.58%) Advertising
9 3 (0.58%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.58%) Electronics
9 3 (0.58%) Marketing
10 1 (0.19%) Automotive
10 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.31%) REST
2 16 (3.12%) Web Services
3 12 (2.34%) 802.1X
4 3 (0.58%) .NET
5 2 (0.39%) Node.js
5 2 (0.39%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.39%) RESTful
5 2 (0.39%) SOAP
5 2 (0.39%) Velocity
6 1 (0.19%) HTML
6 1 (0.19%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.19%) Middleware
6 1 (0.19%) OpenID
6 1 (0.19%) SAML
6 1 (0.19%) Spring
6 1 (0.19%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.19%) Spring Security
6 1 (0.19%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 65 (12.67%) Data Centre
2 25 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.09%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.31%) Public Cloud
5 16 (3.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 14 (2.73%) Computer Science
7 13 (2.53%) PKI
8 10 (1.95%) Driving Licence
8 10 (1.95%) Security Operations Centre
9 9 (1.75%) Algorithms
9 9 (1.75%) RSA SecurID
10 6 (1.17%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.97%) YubiKey
12 4 (0.78%) CESG
12 4 (0.78%) Wiki
13 3 (0.58%) CMDB
13 3 (0.58%) Cyberthreat
13 3 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.58%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.39%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 97 (18.91%) Windows
2 76 (14.81%) Linux
3 28 (5.46%) Unix
4 27 (5.26%) Windows Server
5 21 (4.09%) Windows 10
6 19 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.36%) zOS
8 6 (1.17%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.97%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.58%) Android
11 2 (0.39%) MVS
11 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.39%) Solaris
11 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.19%) CentOS
12 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (15.20%) Information Security
2 64 (12.48%) Cybersecurity
3 56 (10.92%) SIEM
4 42 (8.19%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (8.19%) Security Operations
5 39 (7.60%) ITIL
6 37 (7.21%) Load Balancing
7 34 (6.63%) Penetration Testing
8 28 (5.46%) Change Management
9 24 (4.68%) Kalman Filter
9 24 (4.68%) Security Architecture
10 22 (4.29%) DevOps
10 22 (4.29%) Migration
11 21 (4.09%) Project Management
11 21 (4.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (3.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 18 (3.51%) Security Monitoring
14 17 (3.31%) Network Management
14 17 (3.31%) Problem Management
14 17 (3.31%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (8.77%) PowerShell
2 41 (7.99%) Python
3 20 (3.90%) Java
3 20 (3.90%) SQL
4 18 (3.51%) Perl
5 13 (2.53%) Bash Shell
5 13 (2.53%) VBScript
6 12 (2.34%) C#
7 11 (2.14%) Shell Script
8 8 (1.56%) C
8 8 (1.56%) Ruby
9 7 (1.36%) C++
10 3 (0.58%) Go
10 3 (0.58%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.39%) CoffeeScript
11 2 (0.39%) PHP
12 1 (0.19%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 115 (22.42%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (14.62%) Security Cleared
3 68 (13.26%) CCNP
4 66 (12.87%) SC Cleared
5 47 (9.16%) CISSP
6 40 (7.80%) CCNA
7 35 (6.82%) Degree
8 31 (6.04%) CCSP
9 26 (5.07%) CCIE
10 25 (4.87%) CCSE
11 20 (3.90%) CCSA
12 15 (2.92%) JNCIP
13 12 (2.34%) JNCIS
14 11 (2.14%) CISM
15 8 (1.56%) CEH
15 8 (1.56%) JNCIA
15 8 (1.56%) SANS
16 7 (1.36%) CREST Certified
16 7 (1.36%) GIAC
17 6 (1.17%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.80%) PCI DSS
2 34 (6.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (4.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (1.95%) HIPAA
5 7 (1.36%) SLA
6 5 (0.97%) RMADS
7 4 (0.78%) QA
8 3 (0.58%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.58%) PA-DSS
9 2 (0.39%) COBIT
9 2 (0.39%) GPG13
9 2 (0.39%) ISO27002
10 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.19%) ISO27005
System Software
1 56 (10.92%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.14%) ProxySG
4 9 (1.75%) Snort
5 8 (1.56%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.17%) Docker
6 6 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.58%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.58%) Firmware
7 3 (0.58%) pfSense
8 2 (0.39%) XenServer
9 1 (0.19%) Gluster
9 1 (0.19%) NFS
9 1 (0.19%) Samba
9 1 (0.19%) Squid
9 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.19%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.19%) vSphere
9 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (5.85%) Puppet
2 27 (5.26%) FortiGate
3 24 (4.68%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (2.53%) SCCM
5 11 (2.14%) Ansible
6 10 (1.95%) McAfee ePO
6 10 (1.95%) Nagios
6 10 (1.95%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (1.56%) ArcSight ESM
8 5 (0.97%) Stealthwatch
9 4 (0.78%) Nessus
9 4 (0.78%) yum
10 3 (0.58%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.58%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.58%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.58%) Terraform
11 2 (0.39%) Consul
11 2 (0.39%) EnCase
11 2 (0.39%) QRadar
11 2 (0.39%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 214 (41.72%) Cisco
2 143 (27.88%) CheckPoint
3 111 (21.64%) Juniper
4 81 (15.79%) Palo Alto
5 72 (14.04%) F5
6 50 (9.75%) Blue Coat
6 50 (9.75%) Fortinet
7 38 (7.41%) Microsoft
8 32 (6.24%) Intel Security
9 29 (5.65%) VMware
10 27 (5.26%) Citrix
11 26 (5.07%) Splunk
12 25 (4.87%) Brocade
13 24 (4.68%) Sourcefire
14 23 (4.48%) FireEye
14 23 (4.48%) Symantec
15 19 (3.70%) HP
15 19 (3.70%) Riverbed
16 18 (3.51%) ArcSight
17 15 (2.92%) Aruba
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