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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 372 457 353
Rank change year-on-year
+85 -104
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 248 126 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.24% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.25% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 53 97
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£400 £375 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £253 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 19
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%

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
52060 49526 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.09% 92.75% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31607 29426 30210
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2009 2143 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
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 £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 1 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
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 1 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 +96 232 £398 +6.00% 37
London +66 113 £380 +1.33% 18
South East +11 56 £425 +53.84% 7
City of London +43 36 £440 +17.33% 4
Berkshire +12 24 £425 - 2
Hampshire +1 22 £425 +34.92% 1
East of England -8 18 £310 +5.08% 2
South West -31 13 £450 +5.88% 2
North West -1 11 £430 +4.94% 6
East Midlands - 11 - -
Wiltshire -6 10 £450 +5.88% 1
Swindon +1 9 £450 - 1
Bedfordshire -11 8 £300 - 1
Basingstoke +23 7 £450 +100.00%
Reading +9 7 £425 - 1
Cheshire 0 7 - - 1
Surrey +2 6 £515 +116.84% 3
West Midlands -8 5 £350 +32.07% 2
Scotland -21 5 £420 +31.76%
Suffolk - 5 £375 -
Ipswich - 5 £375 -
Southampton -11 4 - -
Manchester - 4 £430 - 1
Milton Keynes - 4 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 - - 1
Bedford 0 3 £300 -
Bracknell - 3 £494 -
South Wales - 3 £450 - 2
Wales - 3 £450 - 2
Slough +1 2 - -

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 258 (56.46%) Cisco
2 254 (55.58%) Firewall
3 233 (50.98%) Network Security
4 201 (43.98%) CheckPoint
5 148 (32.39%) Juniper
6 143 (31.29%) Cisco Certification
7 114 (24.95%) Windows
7 114 (24.95%) F5
8 105 (22.98%) CCNP
9 93 (20.35%) Security Cleared
10 91 (19.91%) Cisco ASA
10 91 (19.91%) VPN
11 82 (17.94%) Blue Coat
12 79 (17.29%) Cisco Nexus
13 77 (16.85%) CISSP
14 75 (16.41%) Finance
15 74 (16.19%) SC Cleared
16 70 (15.32%) Linux
17 65 (14.22%) LAN
17 65 (14.22%) BGP
18 64 (14.00%) OSPF
18 64 (14.00%) WAN
19 59 (12.91%) UNIX
20 58 (12.69%) Microsoft
21 48 (10.50%) CCSE
22 45 (9.85%) Information Security
23 44 (9.63%) CCSA
23 44 (9.63%) TCP/IP
24 43 (9.41%) Telecoms
25 41 (8.97%) SSL

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (6.13%) Apache
2 19 (4.16%) IIS
3 5 (1.09%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.88%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 26 (5.69%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.75%) MS Office
3 6 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 254 (55.58%) Firewall
2 233 (50.98%) Network Security
3 91 (19.91%) Cisco ASA
3 91 (19.91%) VPN
4 79 (17.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 65 (14.22%) LAN
5 65 (14.22%) BGP
6 64 (14.00%) OSPF
6 64 (14.00%) WAN
7 44 (9.63%) TCP/IP
8 41 (8.97%) SSL
8 41 (8.97%) Cisco IOS
9 38 (8.32%) Cisco PIX
10 35 (7.66%) Wireless
11 29 (6.35%) DNS
12 27 (5.91%) Reverse Proxy
13 24 (5.25%) VLAN
14 21 (4.60%) IPsec
14 21 (4.60%) Internet
15 20 (4.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.50%) MySQL
2 13 (2.84%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.66%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (0.66%) NoSQL
3 3 (0.66%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.44%) DB2
4 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Metasploit
General
1 75 (16.41%) Finance
2 43 (9.41%) Telecoms
3 34 (7.44%) Banking
4 8 (1.75%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.31%) Publishing
6 5 (1.09%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.66%) Retail
7 3 (0.66%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.66%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.44%) Law
8 2 (0.44%) Legal
9 1 (0.22%) Back Office
9 1 (0.22%) Electronics
9 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.22%) Billing
9 1 (0.22%) Local Government
9 1 (0.22%) Danish Language
9 1 (0.22%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.63%) Web Services
2 11 (2.41%) .NET
3 8 (1.75%) Regular Expression
4 7 (1.53%) Middleware
5 6 (1.31%) OAuth
6 4 (0.88%) WAP
7 1 (0.22%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.60%) PKI
2 18 (3.94%) Open Source
3 15 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 9 (1.97%) Computer Science
5 4 (0.88%) Blackberry
6 3 (0.66%) GIS
6 3 (0.66%) Replication
7 2 (0.44%) Firmware
7 2 (0.44%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.44%) SecurID
7 2 (0.44%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.44%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.22%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.22%) Java Card
8 1 (0.22%) DataPower
8 1 (0.22%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.22%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.22%) SCADA
8 1 (0.22%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 114 (24.95%) Windows
2 70 (15.32%) Linux
3 59 (12.91%) UNIX
4 16 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (3.06%) Windows 7
6 11 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.53%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.09%) AIX
9 5 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.88%) Android
10 4 (0.88%) Solaris
11 2 (0.44%) SUSE
11 2 (0.44%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.44%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.44%) VMS
11 2 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.22%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (9.85%) Information Security
2 37 (8.10%) Load Balancing
3 35 (7.66%) Security Architecture
4 32 (7.00%) ITIL
5 30 (6.56%) SIEM
6 25 (5.47%) Network Management
6 25 (5.47%) Vulnerability Management
7 23 (5.03%) Penetration Testing
7 23 (5.03%) Kalman Filter
8 19 (4.16%) Business Continuity
8 19 (4.16%) Risk Assessment
8 19 (4.16%) Migration
9 17 (3.72%) BCP
9 17 (3.72%) Business Continuity Planning
10 15 (3.28%) Change Management
11 13 (2.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 12 (2.63%) Security Management
12 12 (2.63%) Change Control
13 11 (2.41%) Network Architecture
14 10 (2.19%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 18 (3.94%) Ruby
1 18 (3.94%) Bash Shell
2 17 (3.72%) Python
3 15 (3.28%) SQL
4 14 (3.06%) PHP
5 13 (2.84%) Java
6 11 (2.41%) C
7 9 (1.97%) C#
8 6 (1.31%) C++
8 6 (1.31%) Perl
9 4 (0.88%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.66%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.66%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 143 (31.29%) Cisco Certification
2 105 (22.98%) CCNP
3 93 (20.35%) Security Cleared
4 77 (16.85%) CISSP
5 74 (16.19%) SC Cleared
6 48 (10.50%) CCSE
7 44 (9.63%) CCSA
8 40 (8.75%) CCNA
9 26 (5.69%) CCIE
10 24 (5.25%) CCSP
11 23 (5.03%) CISM
12 19 (4.16%) Check Point Certification
13 15 (3.28%) JNCIA
14 12 (2.63%) Degree
14 12 (2.63%) DV Cleared
14 12 (2.63%) CCDP
15 10 (2.19%) JNCIS
16 9 (1.97%) CISA
17 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
17 4 (0.88%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.56%) PCI DSS
2 7 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.31%) COBIT
3 6 (1.31%) SLA
4 5 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.09%) QA
5 3 (0.66%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.22%) GPG13
System Software
1 32 (7.00%) Snort
2 26 (5.69%) ProxySG
3 20 (4.38%) Active Directory
4 15 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (1.75%) Nmap
6 7 (1.53%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (1.09%) UAG
8 3 (0.66%) MetaFrame
8 3 (0.66%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.44%) RACF
9 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.44%) FreeRADIUS
9 2 (0.44%) 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 13 (2.84%) FortiGate
2 8 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (1.75%) Puppet
3 7 (1.53%) Nessus
3 7 (1.53%) SCCM
3 7 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (1.09%) WSUS
5 4 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.88%) DatAdvantage
6 3 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.44%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.44%) Netcool
7 2 (0.44%) OpenView
7 2 (0.44%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (0.44%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.22%) OPNET
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.22%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 258 (56.46%) Cisco
2 201 (43.98%) CheckPoint
3 148 (32.39%) Juniper
4 114 (24.95%) F5
5 82 (17.94%) Blue Coat
6 58 (12.69%) Microsoft
7 36 (7.88%) McAfee
8 27 (5.91%) Sourcefire
9 25 (5.47%) Websense
10 19 (4.16%) Symantec
10 19 (4.16%) HP
11 18 (3.94%) Citrix
11 18 (3.94%) Red Hat
12 16 (3.50%) VMware
13 13 (2.84%) Fortinet
14 11 (2.41%) Sophos
15 10 (2.19%) Oracle
15 10 (2.19%) Aruba
15 10 (2.19%) Nokia
15 10 (2.19%) ArcSight
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