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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 376 458 352
Rank change year-on-year
+82 -106
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 234 115 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.22% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.24% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 58 106
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £246 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 10
Average hourly rate £28.08 £37.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.12% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.54 £17.58 £18.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.62 £43.75 £57.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +32.40%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +105 221 £425 +13.33% 37
London +62 98 £425 +13.33% 9
South East +38 66 £425 +53.84% 15
City of London +47 35 £425 +13.33% 2
Hampshire +12 30 £425 +34.92% 7
Berkshire +15 24 £400 - 3
East of England -3 18 £310 +3.33% 3
South West -20 15 £450 -2.70% 1
Basingstoke +26 13 £425 +88.88%
Wiltshire +9 13 £450 +5.88%
North West -8 12 £478 +19.37% 5
Swindon - 12 £450 -
Bedfordshire -15 8 £300 - 1
Cheshire +2 7 - - 3
Surrey -1 7 £488 +105.26% 1
Reading +3 6 £363 -
Southampton -4 6 - - 1
Scotland -21 6 £420 +31.76%
Ipswich - 5 £375 - 1
Suffolk - 5 £375 - 1
East Midlands +2 4 £400 - 1
Wales -11 4 £438 -20.45%
South Wales -13 4 £438 -20.45%
Bracknell - 4 £494 -
Manchester - 4 £478 -
Buckinghamshire -1 3 - - 1
Bedford -7 3 £300 -
Milton Keynes - 3 - - 1
West Midlands - 3 £500 - 2
Hertfordshire -1 2 - - 1

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 259 (56.80%) Firewall
2 255 (55.92%) Cisco
3 234 (51.32%) Network Security
4 207 (45.39%) CheckPoint
5 146 (32.02%) Juniper
6 129 (28.29%) Cisco Certification
7 112 (24.56%) Windows
8 108 (23.68%) F5
9 100 (21.93%) Security Cleared
9 100 (21.93%) CCNP
10 86 (18.86%) Cisco ASA
11 78 (17.11%) SC Cleared
11 78 (17.11%) VPN
12 70 (15.35%) Blue Coat
13 68 (14.91%) CISSP
14 64 (14.04%) Finance
15 63 (13.82%) Cisco Nexus
16 62 (13.60%) OSPF
17 61 (13.38%) LAN
18 59 (12.94%) BGP
19 58 (12.72%) WAN
19 58 (12.72%) Linux
20 55 (12.06%) Microsoft
21 53 (11.62%) McAfee
22 48 (10.53%) UNIX
23 46 (10.09%) Telecoms
24 45 (9.87%) CCSE
25 42 (9.21%) Cisco PIX
26 38 (8.33%) TCP/IP
27 37 (8.11%) ITIL

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 25 (5.48%) Apache
2 17 (3.73%) IIS
3 6 (1.32%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.10%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 25 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.54%) MS Office
3 6 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 259 (56.80%) Firewall
2 234 (51.32%) Network Security
3 86 (18.86%) Cisco ASA
4 78 (17.11%) VPN
5 63 (13.82%) Cisco Nexus
6 62 (13.60%) OSPF
7 61 (13.38%) LAN
8 59 (12.94%) BGP
9 58 (12.72%) WAN
10 42 (9.21%) Cisco PIX
11 38 (8.33%) TCP/IP
12 34 (7.46%) Cisco IOS
13 32 (7.02%) Wireless
14 31 (6.80%) DNS
15 30 (6.58%) SSL
16 21 (4.61%) Reverse Proxy
16 21 (4.61%) MPLS
17 19 (4.17%) IPsec
17 19 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 18 (3.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.29%) MySQL
2 11 (2.41%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.44%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.44%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.22%) MSI
1 1 (0.22%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 64 (14.04%) Finance
2 46 (10.09%) Telecoms
3 35 (7.68%) Banking
4 8 (1.75%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.10%) Law
6 4 (0.88%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.66%) Retail
7 3 (0.66%) Back Office
7 3 (0.66%) Legal
7 3 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.44%) Publishing
8 2 (0.44%) Electronics
8 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.22%) Billing
9 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.63%) .NET
2 7 (1.54%) Middleware
3 6 (1.32%) OAuth
3 6 (1.32%) Regular Expression
4 5 (1.10%) Web Services
5 1 (0.22%) XML
5 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.22%) DCOM
5 1 (0.22%) JSP
5 1 (0.22%) HTML
5 1 (0.22%) WAP
5 1 (0.22%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.07%) PKI
2 13 (2.85%) Open Source
3 12 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 3 (0.66%) Cryptography
5 3 (0.66%) CESG
5 3 (0.66%) Blackberry
5 3 (0.66%) GIS
6 2 (0.44%) SCADA
6 2 (0.44%) SecurID
6 2 (0.44%) Replication
7 1 (0.22%) Clustering
7 1 (0.22%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.22%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.22%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.22%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.22%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.22%) Java Card
7 1 (0.22%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.22%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 112 (24.56%) Windows
2 58 (12.72%) Linux
3 48 (10.53%) UNIX
4 17 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (3.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (3.07%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.10%) Solaris
8 5 (1.10%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.88%) Android
10 3 (0.66%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.44%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.44%) AIX
12 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.22%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.22%) VMS
12 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (8.11%) ITIL
2 36 (7.89%) Information Security
3 34 (7.46%) Security Architecture
4 32 (7.02%) Load Balancing
5 28 (6.14%) SIEM
6 27 (5.92%) Network Management
7 26 (5.70%) Vulnerability Management
8 23 (5.04%) Penetration Testing
9 20 (4.39%) Migration
9 20 (4.39%) Risk Assessment
10 19 (4.17%) Business Continuity
11 17 (3.73%) BCP
11 17 (3.73%) Change Management
11 17 (3.73%) Business Continuity Planning
12 15 (3.29%) Change Control
13 14 (3.07%) Network Design
14 12 (2.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 11 (2.41%) Security Management
16 10 (2.19%) Service Delivery
17 9 (1.97%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (3.95%) Bash Shell
1 18 (3.95%) Ruby
2 14 (3.07%) SQL
3 13 (2.85%) Java
3 13 (2.85%) PHP
3 13 (2.85%) Python
4 11 (2.41%) C
5 9 (1.97%) C#
6 7 (1.54%) C++
7 6 (1.32%) Perl
8 5 (1.10%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.88%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.66%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 129 (28.29%) Cisco Certification
2 100 (21.93%) Security Cleared
2 100 (21.93%) CCNP
3 78 (17.11%) SC Cleared
4 68 (14.91%) CISSP
5 45 (9.87%) CCSE
6 32 (7.02%) CCSA
7 28 (6.14%) CCNA
8 20 (4.39%) CCIE
9 18 (3.95%) CCSP
10 15 (3.29%) Check Point Certification
11 13 (2.85%) CISM
12 12 (2.63%) DV Cleared
12 12 (2.63%) CCDP
13 11 (2.41%) JNCIS
14 10 (2.19%) Degree
15 9 (1.97%) CISA
16 8 (1.75%) JNCIA
17 6 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
17 6 (1.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.14%) PCI DSS
2 10 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.54%) COBIT
4 6 (1.32%) QA
5 5 (1.10%) SLA
6 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.22%) GPG13
System Software
1 22 (4.82%) Snort
2 21 (4.61%) Active Directory
3 18 (3.95%) ProxySG
4 8 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.10%) UAG
5 5 (1.10%) Nmap
6 4 (0.88%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (0.66%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.66%) MetaFrame
8 2 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.44%) vSphere
8 2 (0.44%) RACF
8 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.22%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 15 (3.29%) FortiGate
2 8 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (1.54%) SCCM
4 6 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.10%) WSUS
6 4 (0.88%) Nessus
6 4 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.88%) DatAdvantage
6 4 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.44%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.44%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.22%) OPNET
8 1 (0.22%) Netcool
8 1 (0.22%) OpenView
8 1 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.22%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 255 (55.92%) Cisco
2 207 (45.39%) CheckPoint
3 146 (32.02%) Juniper
4 108 (23.68%) F5
5 70 (15.35%) Blue Coat
6 55 (12.06%) Microsoft
7 53 (11.62%) McAfee
8 28 (6.14%) Websense
9 19 (4.17%) Red Hat
10 18 (3.95%) Symantec
11 16 (3.51%) HP
12 15 (3.29%) Sourcefire
13 13 (2.85%) Citrix
14 12 (2.63%) Fortinet
14 12 (2.63%) Nortel
14 12 (2.63%) Sophos
15 10 (2.19%) Aruba
15 10 (2.19%) VMware
16 8 (1.75%) Splunk
16 8 (1.75%) ArcSight
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