The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 371 473 385
Rank change year-on-year
+102 -88
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 231 71 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.15% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.16% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 34 95
Average daily rate £360 £375 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £261 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £331 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -9.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 10
Average hourly rate £20.50 £37.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.33% +74.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £37.50 £12.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £40.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-53.75% +86.04%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +62 207 £350 -6.66% 39
London +30 77 £388 - 16
South East +39 70 £350 +16.66% 11
Berkshire +25 40 £363 +20.83% 6
City of London +6 25 £400 +37.93% 4
South West 0 22 £450 - 2
Reading +11 17 £400 +16.36% 3
East of England -13 15 £313 -21.87% 5
Wales - 14 £375 - 2
South Wales - 13 £375 - 1
Hampshire +14 12 £170 -43.33% 2
North West - 11 £297 - 1
Surrey -2 9 £475 +26.66%
Hertfordshire -1 8 £300 -25.00% 2
Southampton -2 8 £170 -46.03%
Manchester - 7 £297 -
West Midlands -12 5 £270 -20.00%
Bristol - 5 £75 -
Birmingham -6 4 £240 -
Scotland -15 4 £500 +13.63% 2
Windsor - 4 - -
Middlesex -5 3 £308 - 1
Yorkshire -18 3 £650 +44.60% 1
Essex -23 3 £375 -
Edinburgh -26 3 £425 -
Guildford - 3 £125 -
Wiltshire - 3 £415 - 1
Bedfordshire - 2 £313 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £250 -
Cheshire - 2 - - 1

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 217 (58.18%) Cisco
2 211 (56.57%) Firewall
3 169 (45.31%) CheckPoint
4 157 (42.09%) Network Security
5 116 (31.10%) Juniper
6 113 (30.29%) Cisco Certification
7 87 (23.32%) Security Cleared
8 84 (22.52%) Windows
9 81 (21.72%) Cisco ASA
10 79 (21.18%) CCNP
11 77 (20.64%) F5
12 67 (17.96%) BGP
13 64 (17.16%) OSPF
13 64 (17.16%) VPN
14 62 (16.62%) WAN
15 57 (15.28%) SC Cleared
16 53 (14.21%) Finance
17 47 (12.60%) Linux
18 44 (11.80%) LAN
19 43 (11.53%) MPLS
19 43 (11.53%) McAfee
20 40 (10.72%) DNS
21 38 (10.19%) CISSP
21 38 (10.19%) Blue Coat
22 34 (9.12%) Cisco Nexus
22 34 (9.12%) Microsoft
22 34 (9.12%) TCP/IP
23 33 (8.85%) Banking
24 32 (8.58%) UNIX
25 31 (8.31%) Telecoms

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (1.88%) Apache
2 5 (1.34%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.07%) IIS
4 3 (0.80%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (2.68%) MS Office
2 5 (1.34%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 211 (56.57%) Firewall
2 157 (42.09%) Network Security
3 81 (21.72%) Cisco ASA
4 67 (17.96%) BGP
5 64 (17.16%) OSPF
5 64 (17.16%) VPN
6 62 (16.62%) WAN
7 44 (11.80%) LAN
8 43 (11.53%) MPLS
9 40 (10.72%) DNS
10 34 (9.12%) Cisco Nexus
10 34 (9.12%) TCP/IP
11 31 (8.31%) Cisco IOS
12 29 (7.77%) Cisco PIX
13 28 (7.51%) Wireless
14 21 (5.63%) DHCP
15 20 (5.36%) FWSM
15 20 (5.36%) EIGRP
15 20 (5.36%) IPsec
16 19 (5.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.80%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.54%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.27%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.27%) Subversion
3 1 (0.27%) MSI
General
1 53 (14.21%) Finance
2 33 (8.85%) Banking
3 31 (8.31%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.68%) Financial Institution
5 9 (2.41%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.41%) Law
6 4 (1.07%) Back Office
7 2 (0.54%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.54%) Legal
8 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.27%) French Language
8 1 (0.27%) Local Government
8 1 (0.27%) Electronics
8 1 (0.27%) Military
8 1 (0.27%) Billing
8 1 (0.27%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.61%) XML
2 5 (1.34%) Regular Expression
3 4 (1.07%) .NET
4 1 (0.27%) OAuth
4 1 (0.27%) HTML
4 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.27%) DCOM
4 1 (0.27%) JSP
4 1 (0.27%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (2.95%) Management Information System
2 6 (1.61%) PKI
3 5 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (1.34%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.34%) CESG
4 4 (1.07%) Cryptography
5 2 (0.54%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (0.54%) SCADA
5 2 (0.54%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.27%) RMADS
6 1 (0.27%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.27%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.27%) GIS
6 1 (0.27%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.27%) Clustering
6 1 (0.27%) e-Health
6 1 (0.27%) NHS
6 1 (0.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 84 (22.52%) Windows
2 47 (12.60%) Linux
3 32 (8.58%) UNIX
4 16 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (3.75%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.34%) Android
9 5 (1.34%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.07%) Solaris
10 4 (1.07%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.80%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.54%) FreeBSD
12 2 (0.54%) AIX
13 1 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (8.31%) SIEM
2 26 (6.97%) ITIL
2 26 (6.97%) Load Balancing
3 24 (6.43%) Information Security
4 21 (5.63%) Network Management
5 20 (5.36%) Vulnerability Management
6 14 (3.75%) Migration
7 12 (3.22%) Change Management
7 12 (3.22%) Risk Management
7 12 (3.22%) Incident Management
8 10 (2.68%) Service Delivery
8 10 (2.68%) Network Design
8 10 (2.68%) Security Architecture
8 10 (2.68%) Change Control
9 7 (1.88%) Cyber Security
9 7 (1.88%) Project Management
10 6 (1.61%) PRINCE2
11 5 (1.34%) Problem Management
11 5 (1.34%) Network Monitoring
11 5 (1.34%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (3.75%) SQL
2 7 (1.88%) Perl
2 7 (1.88%) C
2 7 (1.88%) C++
3 4 (1.07%) Python
3 4 (1.07%) PowerShell
4 3 (0.80%) Java
4 3 (0.80%) VB
5 2 (0.54%) VBScript
5 2 (0.54%) Ruby
6 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.27%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.27%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 113 (30.29%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (23.32%) Security Cleared
3 79 (21.18%) CCNP
4 57 (15.28%) SC Cleared
5 38 (10.19%) CISSP
6 29 (7.77%) CCNA
7 21 (5.63%) CCIE
7 21 (5.63%) CCSP
8 20 (5.36%) CCSA
9 19 (5.09%) CCSE
10 12 (3.22%) JNCIS
11 11 (2.95%) Degree
12 10 (2.68%) Check Point Certification
13 9 (2.41%) CISM
14 8 (2.14%) CCDP
14 8 (2.14%) DV Cleared
15 7 (1.88%) CISA
16 6 (1.61%) MCSE
16 6 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
17 5 (1.34%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.34%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.34%) QA
3 4 (1.07%) SLA
4 3 (0.80%) COBIT
System Software
1 20 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.88%) ProxySG
3 6 (1.61%) UAG
4 4 (1.07%) vSphere
5 3 (0.80%) KVM
5 3 (0.80%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.80%) Nmap
6 2 (0.54%) Snort
6 2 (0.54%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.27%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.27%) XenApp
7 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.27%) Squid
7 1 (0.27%) vCloud
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.27%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.27%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 12 (3.22%) FortiGate
2 7 (1.88%) SCCM
3 6 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (1.07%) Nessus
5 2 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.54%) MIMEsweeper
5 2 (0.54%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (0.54%) WSUS
5 2 (0.54%) SCOM
5 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.27%) Cacti
6 1 (0.27%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.27%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.27%) Netcool
Vendors
1 217 (58.18%) Cisco
2 169 (45.31%) CheckPoint
3 116 (31.10%) Juniper
4 77 (20.64%) F5
5 43 (11.53%) McAfee
6 38 (10.19%) Blue Coat
7 34 (9.12%) Microsoft
8 30 (8.04%) HP
9 20 (5.36%) Websense
10 15 (4.02%) Oracle
10 15 (4.02%) Citrix
10 15 (4.02%) VMware
11 14 (3.75%) SolarWinds
12 10 (2.68%) ArcSight
13 8 (2.14%) Nortel
14 7 (1.88%) TippingPoint
14 7 (1.88%) Fortinet
14 7 (1.88%) Sophos
14 7 (1.88%) Red Hat
15 6 (1.61%) Nokia
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