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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 399 383 465
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +82
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 235 234 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.43% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.46% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 121 59
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£420 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £519 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -50.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.67 £17.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.34 £35.74 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 - £35.75

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -26 222 £420 -1.17% 51
London -15 83 £456 +7.35% 31
South East -10 69 £388 -8.82% 9
Berkshire +6 27 £328 -18.12% 1
City of London -20 23 £444 +4.41% 4
Hampshire -15 22 £425 - 3
South West -4 19 £450 -
North West -20 17 £400 -16.23% 2
East Midlands +5 10 £325 -18.75% 1
West Midlands +9 9 £425 -15.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +6 9 £550 -
Scotland -7 9 £377 -10.35% 2
Surrey -1 8 £400 -17.94% 2
Slough +7 7 £320 -32.63%
Milton Keynes -2 7 £550 -
Reading -3 7 £350 +7.69% 1
East of England -10 7 £275 -9.83% 1
Gloucestershire +4 6 £450 -
Derbyshire -1 6 £275 -31.25% 1
Manchester -6 6 £388 -18.69% 2
Merseyside - 6 £400 -
Liverpool - 6 £400 -
Cheshire -10 5 £525 -
Bristol - 5 £338 -
Cheltenham - 5 £450 -
Worcestershire +6 4 £450 -10.00%
Malvern -6 4 £450 -10.00%
Bracknell -6 4 - -
Edinburgh -6 4 £377 -27.42% 2
Wiltshire -8 4 £450 -

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 248 (49.70%) Firewall
2 227 (45.49%) Cisco
3 204 (40.88%) Network Security
4 195 (39.08%) CheckPoint
5 132 (26.45%) Cisco Certification
6 119 (23.85%) Security Cleared
7 116 (23.25%) Juniper
8 103 (20.64%) Cisco ASA
9 99 (19.84%) Windows
10 94 (18.84%) CCNP
10 94 (18.84%) F5
11 85 (17.03%) Linux
12 72 (14.43%) VPN
13 66 (13.23%) Finance
14 63 (12.63%) LAN
15 61 (12.22%) SC Cleared
16 60 (12.02%) WAN
17 58 (11.62%) Blue Coat
18 56 (11.22%) OSPF
19 55 (11.02%) SIEM
20 54 (10.82%) TCP/IP
21 52 (10.42%) CCNA
21 52 (10.42%) UNIX
22 51 (10.22%) VMware
22 51 (10.22%) Information Security
23 50 (10.02%) CISSP
23 50 (10.02%) BGP
24 47 (9.42%) PKI
25 44 (8.82%) DNS
26 43 (8.62%) ITIL

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 13 (2.61%) Apache
2 6 (1.20%) JBoss
2 6 (1.20%) MQSeries
3 5 (1.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.00%) CICS
4 4 (0.80%) Lync
5 3 (0.60%) IIS
5 3 (0.60%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.20%) SAS
6 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.20%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (3.21%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) assyst
1 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (1.40%) SaaS
2 5 (1.00%) PaaS
2 5 (1.00%) IaaS
3 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.20%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 248 (49.70%) Firewall
2 204 (40.88%) Network Security
3 103 (20.64%) Cisco ASA
4 72 (14.43%) VPN
5 63 (12.63%) LAN
6 60 (12.02%) WAN
7 56 (11.22%) OSPF
8 54 (10.82%) TCP/IP
9 50 (10.02%) BGP
10 44 (8.82%) DNS
11 42 (8.42%) SSL
11 42 (8.42%) Intrusion Detection
12 34 (6.81%) Wireless
13 33 (6.61%) Cisco Nexus
14 26 (5.21%) HSRP
14 26 (5.21%) VRRP
15 25 (5.01%) VLAN
16 24 (4.81%) EIGRP
17 23 (4.61%) DHCP
17 23 (4.61%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.21%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.40%) DB2
2 7 (1.40%) Big Data
2 7 (1.40%) MySQL
3 2 (0.40%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.20%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.20%) Subversion
2 1 (0.20%) JIRA
General
1 66 (13.23%) Finance
2 24 (4.81%) Banking
3 20 (4.01%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.00%) Spanish Language
4 5 (1.00%) Financial Institution
5 4 (0.80%) Legal
5 4 (0.80%) Retail
6 3 (0.60%) Publishing
6 3 (0.60%) Back Office
7 2 (0.40%) Advertising
7 2 (0.40%) Billing
7 2 (0.40%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.20%) Games
8 1 (0.20%) Electronics
8 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.20%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.40%) Web Services
2 10 (2.00%) SAML
3 9 (1.80%) OAuth
4 8 (1.60%) Middleware
5 6 (1.20%) ISPF
6 4 (0.80%) JSP
7 3 (0.60%) 802.1X
7 3 (0.60%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.60%) LAMP
8 2 (0.40%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.20%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.20%) .NET
9 1 (0.20%) CSS
9 1 (0.20%) OAuth2
9 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.42%) PKI
2 27 (5.41%) Data Centre
3 23 (4.61%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.61%) Clustering
5 15 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (2.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (1.40%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.20%) Cryptography
8 6 (1.20%) DataPower
9 5 (1.00%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.00%) BYOD
9 5 (1.00%) Statistics
10 4 (0.80%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.40%) SCADA
11 2 (0.40%) GIS
11 2 (0.40%) NHS
11 2 (0.40%) IVR
11 2 (0.40%) CESG
11 2 (0.40%) SecurID
12 1 (0.20%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 99 (19.84%) Windows
2 85 (17.03%) Linux
3 52 (10.42%) UNIX
4 14 (2.81%) Solaris
5 13 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.40%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.40%) zOS
7 7 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.20%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.20%) Android
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (11.02%) SIEM
2 51 (10.22%) Information Security
3 43 (8.62%) ITIL
4 33 (6.61%) Cyber Security
5 32 (6.41%) Kalman Filter
6 27 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
6 27 (5.41%) Incident Management
7 26 (5.21%) Load Balancing
8 22 (4.41%) Security Architecture
9 20 (4.01%) Change Control
10 19 (3.81%) Network Design
11 15 (3.01%) Penetration Testing
11 15 (3.01%) Analytics
12 14 (2.81%) Change Management
13 12 (2.40%) Security Management
14 10 (2.00%) Risk Assessment
14 10 (2.00%) Vulnerability Management
14 10 (2.00%) Performance Monitoring
15 9 (1.80%) Mentoring
15 9 (1.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 40 (8.02%) SQL
2 21 (4.21%) Java
3 19 (3.81%) Perl
4 10 (2.00%) Python
5 9 (1.80%) Shell Script
6 8 (1.60%) C++
6 8 (1.60%) C
7 7 (1.40%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.20%) PHP
9 4 (0.80%) Ruby
10 2 (0.40%) Assembly Language
10 2 (0.40%) C#
11 1 (0.20%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.20%) VBScript
11 1 (0.20%) REXX
11 1 (0.20%) Tcl
11 1 (0.20%) JCL
11 1 (0.20%) CLIST
Qualifications
1 132 (26.45%) Cisco Certification
2 119 (23.85%) Security Cleared
3 94 (18.84%) CCNP
4 61 (12.22%) SC Cleared
5 52 (10.42%) CCNA
6 50 (10.02%) CISSP
7 36 (7.21%) CCSE
7 36 (7.21%) CCSA
8 29 (5.81%) CCIE
9 23 (4.61%) Degree
10 20 (4.01%) CISM
11 17 (3.41%) DV Cleared
12 8 (1.60%) JNCIA
12 8 (1.60%) CCSP
13 6 (1.20%) CCDP
13 6 (1.20%) JNCIS
14 5 (1.00%) Check Point Certification
14 5 (1.00%) CCIP
15 4 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.80%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 17 (3.41%) PCI DSS
2 12 (2.40%) QA
3 11 (2.20%) SLA
4 6 (1.20%) JSP 440
5 5 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.40%) COBIT
System Software
1 35 (7.01%) Active Directory
2 34 (6.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.21%) Hyper-V
3 16 (3.21%) XenApp
4 14 (2.81%) Snort
5 13 (2.61%) ProxySG
6 10 (2.00%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.20%) vSphere
7 6 (1.20%) Time Sharing Option
7 6 (1.20%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 6 (1.20%) RACF
8 4 (0.80%) XenServer
9 3 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.60%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.60%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.40%) UAG
10 2 (0.40%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.20%) pfSense
11 1 (0.20%) Squid
11 1 (0.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (5.61%) FortiGate
2 11 (2.20%) OpenView
2 11 (2.20%) CiscoWorks
2 11 (2.20%) AirWatch
3 9 (1.80%) Nessus
4 8 (1.60%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (1.40%) CA Single Sign-On
5 7 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.00%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 5 (1.00%) Nmap
6 5 (1.00%) zSecure
7 4 (0.80%) MIMEsweeper
8 3 (0.60%) MAILsweeper
9 2 (0.40%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.40%) EdgeSight
9 2 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.20%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 227 (45.49%) Cisco
2 195 (39.08%) CheckPoint
3 116 (23.25%) Juniper
4 94 (18.84%) F5
5 58 (11.62%) Blue Coat
6 51 (10.22%) VMware
7 41 (8.22%) HP
8 39 (7.82%) Microsoft
9 36 (7.21%) McAfee
10 35 (7.01%) Citrix
11 32 (6.41%) SolarWinds
12 29 (5.81%) Fortinet
13 24 (4.81%) Sourcefire
14 22 (4.41%) Websense
15 19 (3.81%) CA
15 19 (3.81%) Nokia
16 17 (3.41%) TippingPoint
17 16 (3.21%) Aruba
18 15 (3.01%) IBM
19 14 (2.81%) Symantec
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