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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Engineer
Rank 418 409 430
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 212 200 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.39% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.41% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 113 95
Average daily rate £425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £271 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £28.50 £16.16 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.36% -56.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £16.16 £33.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £16.16 £117.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £16.16 £117.50
% change year-on-year
+76.36% -86.24%

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
48768 48345 46356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.48% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31355 30091 27314
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1699 1902 2042
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 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
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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 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
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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 -10 188 £431 +15.00% 92
London +13 72 £425 +4.93% 47
South East -10 68 £450 +33.33% 22
Surrey 0 25 £475 +46.15% 5
Hampshire +16 18 £456 +30.35% 4
Berkshire -24 17 £425 +6.25% 9
Leatherhead -6 14 £475 -5.00%
South West +7 12 £370 +5.71% 4
North West -12 12 £500 +57.48% 3
Yorkshire -6 10 £300 -13.04% 6
City of London +28 8 £400 -2.43% 16
Scotland -5 8 £425 +8.97% 6
Reading -2 7 £425 +17.24% 5
East of England +1 6 £313 -32.43% 4
South Yorkshire -12 6 £300 -4.76%
Manchester -26 6 £500 +57.48% 3
Warrington - 6 - -
Cheshire - 6 - -
Sheffield -14 5 £280 -11.11%
Glasgow - 5 £425 - 5
M4 Corridor - 5 £288 -
Basingstoke +5 4 £494 - 1
West Midlands -18 4 £350 -6.66% 2
Staines +12 3 - -
West Yorkshire -6 3 - - 6
Birmingham -7 3 £350 -12.50% 1
Edinburgh -12 3 £463 - 1
Fareham - 3 £338 -
Bristol - 3 £431 - 1
Maidenhead - 3 - -

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 238 (50.21%) Firewall
2 214 (45.15%) Network Security
3 206 (43.46%) Cisco
4 148 (31.22%) CheckPoint
5 117 (24.68%) Cisco Certification
6 115 (24.26%) F5
7 97 (20.46%) LAN
8 96 (20.25%) WAN
9 90 (18.99%) Linux
10 88 (18.57%) Juniper
11 87 (18.35%) Cisco ASA
12 85 (17.93%) Finance
13 83 (17.51%) Windows
14 82 (17.30%) Information Security
15 76 (16.03%) TCP/IP
16 75 (15.82%) Security Cleared
17 74 (15.61%) SIEM
18 73 (15.40%) VPN
19 70 (14.77%) CCNP
20 61 (12.87%) SC Cleared
21 60 (12.66%) Cisco Nexus
22 59 (12.45%) CISSP
23 58 (12.24%) CCNA
23 58 (12.24%) Unix
24 51 (10.76%) VMware
25 49 (10.34%) Blue Coat
26 47 (9.92%) Microsoft
27 46 (9.70%) ITIL
28 44 (9.28%) BGP
28 44 (9.28%) Palo Alto

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 16 (3.38%) Apache
2 12 (2.53%) IIS
3 10 (2.11%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.27%) JBoss
5 4 (0.84%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.63%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.42%) CICS
7 2 (0.42%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.21%) SAS
8 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (4.01%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.84%) MS Office
3 3 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.91%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (4.43%) SaaS
3 19 (4.01%) IaaS
4 17 (3.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (3.59%) PaaS
5 3 (0.63%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 238 (50.21%) Firewall
2 214 (45.15%) Network Security
3 97 (20.46%) LAN
4 96 (20.25%) WAN
5 87 (18.35%) Cisco ASA
6 76 (16.03%) TCP/IP
7 73 (15.40%) VPN
8 60 (12.66%) Cisco Nexus
9 44 (9.28%) BGP
10 42 (8.86%) DNS
10 42 (8.86%) MPLS
11 40 (8.44%) SSL
12 39 (8.23%) OSPF
13 36 (7.59%) Internet
14 34 (7.17%) Wireless
15 33 (6.96%) Intrusion Detection
15 33 (6.96%) IPsec
16 29 (6.12%) DHCP
17 28 (5.91%) HSRP
18 25 (5.27%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.27%) DB2
3 4 (0.84%) Big Data
3 4 (0.84%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.63%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.63%) GIS
5 1 (0.21%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.21%) MySQL
5 1 (0.21%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (0.63%) Git (software)
1 3 (0.63%) Metasploit
1 3 (0.63%) Subversion
2 2 (0.42%) JIRA
2 2 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.21%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.21%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.21%) JUnit
3 1 (0.21%) Maven
3 1 (0.21%) sqlmap
General
1 85 (17.93%) Finance
2 39 (8.23%) Banking
3 34 (7.17%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.38%) Retail
5 10 (2.11%) Law
6 8 (1.69%) Retail Banking
6 8 (1.69%) Spanish Language
7 7 (1.48%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.27%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.05%) Legal
10 2 (0.42%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.42%) Back Office
10 2 (0.42%) Games
10 2 (0.42%) Local Government
10 2 (0.42%) Military
11 1 (0.21%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.64%) Web Services
2 10 (2.11%) Middleware
2 10 (2.11%) SAML
3 7 (1.48%) 802.1X
4 4 (0.84%) Regular Expression
4 4 (0.84%) XML
5 3 (0.63%) SOAP
6 2 (0.42%) ISPF
6 2 (0.42%) JSON
6 2 (0.42%) OAuth
6 2 (0.42%) OpenGL
6 2 (0.42%) Qt
6 2 (0.42%) RESTful
6 2 (0.42%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.21%) .NET
7 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.21%) Java EE
7 1 (0.21%) LAMP
7 1 (0.21%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.65%) Data Centre
2 31 (6.54%) PKI
3 26 (5.49%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.38%) Mobile App
6 15 (3.16%) Cryptography
7 11 (2.32%) DataPower
8 10 (2.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 10 (2.11%) Private Cloud
9 9 (1.90%) Clustering
9 9 (1.90%) Security Operations Centre
10 6 (1.27%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.27%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (1.05%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.05%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.63%) CESG
12 3 (0.63%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.63%) Mathematics
13 2 (0.42%) Device Driver
13 2 (0.42%) STB
Operating Systems
1 90 (18.99%) Linux
2 83 (17.51%) Windows
3 58 (12.24%) Unix
4 25 (5.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (3.80%) Windows Server
5 18 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.05%) AIX
8 4 (0.84%) Solaris
9 3 (0.63%) Android
9 3 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (0.63%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.42%) CentOS
10 2 (0.42%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.42%) zOS
11 1 (0.21%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (17.30%) Information Security
2 74 (15.61%) SIEM
3 46 (9.70%) ITIL
4 41 (8.65%) Security Operations
5 37 (7.81%) Load Balancing
6 33 (6.96%) Security Architecture
7 30 (6.33%) Cybersecurity
8 26 (5.49%) Incident Management
8 26 (5.49%) Network Monitoring
9 23 (4.85%) Change Management
9 23 (4.85%) Security Management
9 23 (4.85%) Security Patching
10 22 (4.64%) Migration
11 20 (4.22%) Mentoring
12 18 (3.80%) Configuration Management
12 18 (3.80%) Penetration Testing
12 18 (3.80%) Project Management
13 17 (3.59%) Identity Management
14 16 (3.38%) Use Case
14 16 (3.38%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (3.16%) Java
2 14 (2.95%) PowerShell
2 14 (2.95%) Python
3 12 (2.53%) Perl
3 12 (2.53%) Shell Script
3 12 (2.53%) SQL
4 9 (1.90%) C
5 4 (0.84%) Bash Shell
5 4 (0.84%) C++
6 3 (0.63%) PHP
7 2 (0.42%) C#
7 2 (0.42%) Ruby
7 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.42%) VBScript
8 1 (0.21%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.21%) CLIST
8 1 (0.21%) JCL
8 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.21%) REXX
Qualifications
1 117 (24.68%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (15.82%) Security Cleared
3 70 (14.77%) CCNP
4 61 (12.87%) SC Cleared
5 59 (12.45%) CISSP
6 58 (12.24%) CCNA
7 38 (8.02%) CCSE
8 31 (6.54%) CCSA
9 25 (5.27%) CISM
10 22 (4.64%) CCIE
11 17 (3.59%) Degree
12 15 (3.16%) JNCIA
13 10 (2.11%) CEH
14 9 (1.90%) DV Cleared
14 9 (1.90%) GIAC
14 9 (1.90%) JNCIS
15 8 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
16 6 (1.27%) Check Point Certification
16 6 (1.27%) CISA
16 6 (1.27%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (8.23%) PCI DSS
2 23 (4.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.27%) COBIT
4 5 (1.05%) ISO27002
4 5 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.05%) SLA
5 4 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.84%) FIPS 140-2
6 2 (0.42%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.42%) RMADS
7 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.21%) QA
7 1 (0.21%) SAS 70
7 1 (0.21%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 42 (8.86%) Active Directory
2 33 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.59%) Snort
4 14 (2.95%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.32%) ProxySG
6 5 (1.05%) Firmware
7 4 (0.84%) ISA Server
7 4 (0.84%) UAG
8 3 (0.63%) Squid
8 3 (0.63%) XenApp
9 2 (0.42%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 2 (0.42%) LXC
9 2 (0.42%) NFS
9 2 (0.42%) RACF
9 2 (0.42%) Samba
9 2 (0.42%) Time Sharing Option
9 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (7.59%) FortiGate
2 19 (4.01%) Proventia
2 19 (4.01%) Puppet
3 11 (2.32%) Nessus
4 10 (2.11%) QRadar
4 10 (2.11%) SCCM
5 8 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (1.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 6 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.84%) WSUS
9 3 (0.63%) Nagios
9 3 (0.63%) SCOM
10 2 (0.42%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.42%) Ansible
10 2 (0.42%) CiscoWorks
10 2 (0.42%) Icinga
10 2 (0.42%) Nmap
10 2 (0.42%) OpenView
10 2 (0.42%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 206 (43.46%) Cisco
2 148 (31.22%) CheckPoint
3 115 (24.26%) F5
4 88 (18.57%) Juniper
5 51 (10.76%) VMware
6 49 (10.34%) Blue Coat
7 47 (9.92%) Microsoft
8 44 (9.28%) Palo Alto
9 34 (7.17%) Intel Security
10 28 (5.91%) Fortinet
10 28 (5.91%) Splunk
11 24 (5.06%) IBM
12 23 (4.85%) Sourcefire
13 22 (4.64%) Citrix
13 22 (4.64%) HP
14 19 (4.01%) ArcSight
15 17 (3.59%) Symantec
16 13 (2.74%) Oracle
16 13 (2.74%) Red Hat
16 13 (2.74%) SolarWinds
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