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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Engineer
Rank 326 424 381
Rank change year-on-year
+98 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 342 248 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.43% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.45% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 122 141
Median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £364 £399
% change year-on-year
+9.96% -8.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 23 1
Median hourly rate £40.50 £25.50 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.82% -57.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £25.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+58.82% -57.50%

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
50506 55381 53413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.92% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 32907 35226 32261
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1614 2075 2087
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +65 296 £425 +6.25% 71
London +71 160 £500 +5.26% 28
South East +9 77 £425 +21.42% 17
Scotland +46 37 £338 -10.35% 1
Berkshire -1 32 £400 +21.21% 8
Glasgow - 25 £300 - 1
East of England +34 19 £330 -8.96% 6
Hampshire +16 19 £400 -5.88% 3
City of London +23 15 £500 +5.26% 5
Surrey 0 15 £425 +14.86% 2
Southampton - 14 £400 -
Edinburgh +15 10 £338 -10.35%
Bedfordshire +5 9 £375 +3.44% 4
South West -2 9 £375 -16.66% 6
Yorkshire - 9 £304 - 3
Wales +30 8 £650 +52.94% 1
Bracknell +3 8 £431 +1.47%
Bedford - 8 £375 - 4
South Wales +27 7 - - 1
Reading +7 7 £450 +28.57% 5
Newport - 7 - -
Croydon - 7 £470 -
Middlesex - 7 £450 -
Tyne and Wear -16 6 £170 - 1
North East -18 6 £170 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £170 - 1
Leatherhead +16 5 £431 -9.21% 2
North West +5 5 £550 +46.08% 4
Wiltshire +4 5 £350 -22.22% 1
Manchester -2 5 £550 +51.41% 2

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 308 (48.35%) Firewall
2 253 (39.72%) Network Security
3 244 (38.30%) Cisco
4 186 (29.20%) CheckPoint
5 170 (26.69%) Cisco Certification
6 150 (23.55%) Cisco ASA
7 149 (23.39%) Linux
8 135 (21.19%) Windows
9 133 (20.88%) CCNP
10 101 (15.86%) Security Cleared
11 99 (15.54%) Juniper
12 94 (14.76%) WAN
13 93 (14.60%) VPN
14 91 (14.29%) LAN
15 89 (13.97%) Data Centre
16 88 (13.81%) Finance
17 80 (12.56%) SC Cleared
18 74 (11.62%) Wireless
19 71 (11.15%) CCNA
19 71 (11.15%) Palo Alto
20 67 (10.52%) Microsoft
20 67 (10.52%) F5
21 65 (10.20%) Open Source
22 64 (10.05%) Penetration Testing
22 64 (10.05%) CISSP
23 61 (9.58%) SIEM
24 60 (9.42%) Active Directory
24 60 (9.42%) Agile Software Development
25 59 (9.26%) Python
26 56 (8.79%) VMware

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 18 (2.83%) nginx
2 16 (2.51%) Apache
3 14 (2.20%) Confluence
4 6 (0.94%) IIS
4 6 (0.94%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.63%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.47%) JBoss
7 3 (0.47%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.31%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.31%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.31%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 26 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.57%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.63%) HipChat
3 4 (0.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 45 (7.06%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.73%) IaaS
3 11 (1.73%) PaaS
4 9 (1.41%) SaaS
5 6 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (0.94%) Mimecast
6 5 (0.78%) Office 365
7 4 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 308 (48.35%) Firewall
2 253 (39.72%) Network Security
3 150 (23.55%) Cisco ASA
4 94 (14.76%) WAN
5 93 (14.60%) VPN
6 91 (14.29%) LAN
7 74 (11.62%) Wireless
8 54 (8.48%) TCP/IP
9 53 (8.32%) OSPF
10 52 (8.16%) BGP
10 52 (8.16%) DNS
11 40 (6.28%) Cisco Nexus
12 39 (6.12%) SSL
13 34 (5.34%) Cisco PIX
14 30 (4.71%) Intrusion Detection
15 29 (4.55%) VoIP
16 28 (4.40%) BIG-IP
16 28 (4.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 28 (4.40%) Wireshark
17 26 (4.08%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (2.83%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.41%) MongoDB
4 8 (1.26%) Hadoop
5 7 (1.10%) Big Data
6 6 (0.94%) DB2
7 5 (0.78%) MariaDB
7 5 (0.78%) MySQL
8 4 (0.63%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.16%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.16%) HBase
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 25 (3.92%) Jenkins
2 17 (2.67%) Travis CI
3 15 (2.35%) CircleCI
4 14 (2.20%) JIRA
5 8 (1.26%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.31%) AppScan
8 2 (0.31%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.31%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.31%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.16%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.16%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.16%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.16%) MSI
9 1 (0.16%) Selenium
General
1 88 (13.81%) Finance
2 49 (7.69%) Banking
3 38 (5.97%) Telecoms
4 26 (4.08%) Law
4 26 (4.08%) Retail
5 8 (1.26%) Legal
5 8 (1.26%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.10%) Publishing
7 6 (0.94%) Advertising
8 5 (0.78%) Billing
9 4 (0.63%) Electronics
9 4 (0.63%) French Language
9 4 (0.63%) German Language
9 4 (0.63%) Marketing
9 4 (0.63%) Portuguese Language
9 4 (0.63%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.47%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.31%) Back Office
12 1 (0.16%) Games
12 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.92%) Web Services
2 12 (1.88%) 802.1X
3 11 (1.73%) REST
4 9 (1.41%) SAML
5 7 (1.10%) J2EE
6 6 (0.94%) .NET
6 6 (0.94%) Regular Expression
7 5 (0.78%) Node.js
7 5 (0.78%) RESTful
8 4 (0.63%) boto
9 3 (0.47%) Swing
9 3 (0.47%) SWT
10 2 (0.31%) HTML
10 2 (0.31%) Middleware
10 2 (0.31%) XML
11 1 (0.16%) CSS
11 1 (0.16%) Java EE
11 1 (0.16%) JSP
11 1 (0.16%) LAMP
11 1 (0.16%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 89 (13.97%) Data Centre
2 32 (5.02%) PKI
3 26 (4.08%) Cryptography
4 24 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 20 (3.14%) Security Operations Centre
6 17 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (2.35%) Algorithms
8 14 (2.20%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.78%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (0.63%) NHS
10 4 (0.63%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.63%) RSA SecurID
10 4 (0.63%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.47%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.47%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.47%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.47%) EMV
11 3 (0.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 149 (23.39%) Linux
2 135 (21.19%) Windows
3 52 (8.16%) Unix
4 51 (8.01%) Windows Server
5 25 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (2.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (2.20%) Windows 10
9 11 (1.73%) Solaris
9 11 (1.73%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.26%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.78%) Android
11 5 (0.78%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.63%) Kali Linux
12 4 (0.63%) VMS
12 4 (0.63%) zOS
13 2 (0.31%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.31%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (10.20%) Open Source
2 64 (10.05%) Penetration Testing
3 61 (9.58%) SIEM
4 60 (9.42%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (8.16%) Information Security
6 50 (7.85%) Security Operations
7 45 (7.06%) OWASP
7 45 (7.06%) Security Architecture
8 44 (6.91%) Security Testing
9 41 (6.44%) Continuous Integration
10 40 (6.28%) Cybersecurity
11 39 (6.12%) E-Commerce
12 37 (5.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 33 (5.18%) Static Code Analysis
13 33 (5.18%) Vulnerability Management
14 31 (4.87%) Fuzz Testing
14 31 (4.87%) Migration
15 30 (4.71%) Automated Testing
16 29 (4.55%) ITIL
16 29 (4.55%) Static Program Analysis
Programming Languages
1 59 (9.26%) Python
2 38 (5.97%) Java
3 29 (4.55%) Perl
4 28 (4.40%) PowerShell
5 26 (4.08%) Shell Script
6 22 (3.45%) PHP
7 20 (3.14%) Ruby
8 17 (2.67%) VBScript
9 14 (2.20%) C++
10 13 (2.04%) SQL
11 12 (1.88%) C
12 8 (1.26%) C#
13 7 (1.10%) Scala
14 3 (0.47%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.31%) JavaScript
16 1 (0.16%) Go
16 1 (0.16%) JCL
16 1 (0.16%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 170 (26.69%) Cisco Certification
2 133 (20.88%) CCNP
3 101 (15.86%) Security Cleared
4 80 (12.56%) SC Cleared
5 71 (11.15%) CCNA
6 64 (10.05%) CISSP
7 50 (7.85%) CCIE
8 46 (7.22%) CCSA
9 43 (6.75%) Degree
10 40 (6.28%) CCSE
11 21 (3.30%) BPSS Clearance
11 21 (3.30%) CEH
12 19 (2.98%) CREST Certified
13 15 (2.35%) JNCIS
14 14 (2.20%) Check Point Certification
14 14 (2.20%) CHECK Team Member
15 12 (1.88%) DV Cleared
16 10 (1.57%) MCSE
16 10 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
17 9 (1.41%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (2.98%) Disclosure Scotland
3 17 (2.67%) PCI DSS
3 17 (2.67%) SLA
4 12 (1.88%) QA
5 4 (0.63%) COBIT
6 3 (0.47%) GPG13
6 3 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.31%) FIPS 140-2
7 2 (0.31%) RMADS
8 1 (0.16%) GCP
8 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 60 (9.42%) Active Directory
2 27 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.45%) vSphere
4 19 (2.98%) ProxySG
5 10 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (1.10%) Docker
7 6 (0.94%) BitLocker
8 5 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.78%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.63%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.63%) XenApp
10 3 (0.47%) Snort
11 2 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.31%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.31%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.31%) Squid
12 1 (0.16%) etcd
12 1 (0.16%) KVM
12 1 (0.16%) UAG
Systems Management
1 42 (6.59%) FortiGate
2 16 (2.51%) Nagios
3 14 (2.20%) Cacti
3 14 (2.20%) SCCM
4 13 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (2.04%) SolarWinds Orion
4 13 (2.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 12 (1.88%) Puppet
6 10 (1.57%) Nessus
6 10 (1.57%) Terraform
7 9 (1.41%) Ansible
7 9 (1.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 9 (1.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 8 (1.26%) Nmap
8 8 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (1.10%) ArcSight ESM
9 7 (1.10%) SmokePing
10 6 (0.94%) OSSEC
11 4 (0.63%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.63%) Packer
Vendors
1 244 (38.30%) Cisco
2 186 (29.20%) CheckPoint
3 99 (15.54%) Juniper
4 71 (11.15%) Palo Alto
5 67 (10.52%) F5
5 67 (10.52%) Microsoft
6 56 (8.79%) VMware
7 52 (8.16%) Intel Security
8 51 (8.01%) Fortinet
9 34 (5.34%) Citrix
9 34 (5.34%) Qualys
9 34 (5.34%) Symantec
10 33 (5.18%) Blue Coat
11 27 (4.24%) Oracle
12 22 (3.45%) Aruba
12 22 (3.45%) SolarWinds
13 20 (3.14%) HP
13 20 (3.14%) Splunk
14 17 (2.67%) Forcepoint
15 14 (2.20%) Sourcefire
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