The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Security Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Engineer
Rank 340 414 386
Rank change year-on-year
+74 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 346 240 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.42% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.44% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 134 131
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 20 3
Median hourly rate £40.50 £22.78 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.82% -43.06%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £22.78 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+77.82% -62.04%

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
51170 54095 51865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33263 34303 31438
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1565 2020 2092
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Security Engineer in the job title.

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 28 July 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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +47 297 £450 +5.88% 80
London +69 158 £500 +11.11% 35
South East +20 81 £400 +3.22% 16
Berkshire +16 49 £375 +15.38% 4
Scotland +30 40 £410 +8.89% 2
Glasgow - 24 £321 - 2
Hampshire +1 20 £400 -5.88% 4
City of London +43 18 £500 +3.89% 9
Reading +10 18 £344 -1.78% 3
South West +2 16 £363 -19.44% 6
Yorkshire +12 14 £375 - 6
Southampton - 14 £400 - 1
North East -27 9 £170 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -38 9 £170 -
Tyne and Wear -43 9 £170 -
Edinburgh +5 8 £325 -13.67%
Bracknell -3 8 £338 -20.58%
East of England +19 7 £330 +14.78% 6
Gloucestershire +6 7 £363 -19.44%
West Yorkshire +6 7 £400 - 4
Leeds - 7 £400 - 4
Wiltshire +2 6 £350 -22.22% 1
Surrey -5 6 £500 +25.00%
Renfrewshire -15 6 £421 -
Erskine -18 6 £421 -
Wales +17 5 £650 +52.94% 1
North West -4 5 £350 -24.32% 8
South Yorkshire - 5 £320 - 2
Croydon - 5 £470 -
South Wales +19 4 - - 1

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, Security Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 317 (51.29%) Firewall
2 256 (41.42%) Network Security
3 249 (40.29%) Cisco
4 184 (29.77%) CheckPoint
5 157 (25.40%) Cisco Certification
6 153 (24.76%) Cisco ASA
7 135 (21.84%) Windows
7 135 (21.84%) Linux
8 126 (20.39%) CCNP
9 100 (16.18%) Security Cleared
10 97 (15.70%) Juniper
11 94 (15.21%) VPN
12 90 (14.56%) WAN
13 88 (14.24%) Finance
14 87 (14.08%) F5
15 86 (13.92%) Data Centre
16 83 (13.43%) LAN
17 82 (13.27%) Wireless
18 81 (13.11%) SC Cleared
19 75 (12.14%) Palo Alto
20 72 (11.65%) CISSP
21 66 (10.68%) Microsoft
22 63 (10.19%) CCNA
23 62 (10.03%) SIEM
24 60 (9.71%) TCP/IP
25 57 (9.22%) Active Directory
26 56 (9.06%) Information Security
27 55 (8.90%) VMware
28 53 (8.58%) Intel Security
28 53 (8.58%) Unix

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (2.91%) Apache
2 11 (1.78%) Confluence
3 6 (0.97%) IIS
4 5 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (0.81%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.65%) JBoss
5 4 (0.65%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.49%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.49%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.32%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.32%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.32%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.16%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.16%) nginx
8 1 (0.16%) WildFly
Applications
1 21 (3.40%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.97%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.49%) HipChat
4 2 (0.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.94%) IaaS
3 12 (1.94%) PaaS
4 9 (1.46%) SaaS
5 8 (1.29%) Mimecast
6 6 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.81%) Office 365
8 4 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 317 (51.29%) Firewall
2 256 (41.42%) Network Security
3 153 (24.76%) Cisco ASA
4 94 (15.21%) VPN
5 90 (14.56%) WAN
6 83 (13.43%) LAN
7 82 (13.27%) Wireless
8 60 (9.71%) TCP/IP
9 51 (8.25%) BGP
10 50 (8.09%) DNS
11 49 (7.93%) OSPF
12 47 (7.61%) Cisco Nexus
13 38 (6.15%) Cisco PIX
14 37 (5.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 34 (5.50%) IPsec
16 33 (5.34%) SSL
17 31 (5.02%) Intrusion Detection
18 28 (4.53%) DHCP
18 28 (4.53%) Wireshark
19 27 (4.37%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.91%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.13%) DB2
3 5 (0.81%) Hadoop
3 5 (0.81%) MariaDB
3 5 (0.81%) MongoDB
3 5 (0.81%) MySQL
3 5 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.65%) Big Data
4 4 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.49%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.16%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.16%) HBase
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (1.78%) JIRA
2 7 (1.13%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.97%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.32%) AppScan
5 2 (0.32%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.32%) Fiddler
5 2 (0.32%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.16%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.16%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.16%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.16%) MSI
6 1 (0.16%) Selenium
General
1 88 (14.24%) Finance
2 48 (7.77%) Banking
3 47 (7.61%) Telecoms
4 25 (4.05%) Law
5 23 (3.72%) Retail
6 8 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.13%) Legal
7 7 (1.13%) Publishing
8 5 (0.81%) Advertising
8 5 (0.81%) Billing
8 5 (0.81%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.65%) Electronics
9 4 (0.65%) French Language
9 4 (0.65%) German Language
9 4 (0.65%) Marketing
9 4 (0.65%) Military
9 4 (0.65%) Portuguese Language
10 3 (0.49%) Back Office
10 3 (0.49%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.16%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.94%) SAML
2 11 (1.78%) 802.1X
3 8 (1.29%) Web Services
4 7 (1.13%) REST
5 5 (0.81%) J2EE
6 4 (0.65%) boto
6 4 (0.65%) Regular Expression
6 4 (0.65%) RESTful
6 4 (0.65%) SOAP
7 3 (0.49%) .NET
7 3 (0.49%) Node.js
7 3 (0.49%) Swing
7 3 (0.49%) SWT
7 3 (0.49%) XML
8 2 (0.32%) HTML
8 2 (0.32%) Middleware
9 1 (0.16%) CSS
9 1 (0.16%) JSP
9 1 (0.16%) LAMP
9 1 (0.16%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 86 (13.92%) Data Centre
2 34 (5.50%) PKI
3 26 (4.21%) Management Information System
4 21 (3.40%) Cryptography
5 20 (3.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 18 (2.91%) Security Operations Centre
7 14 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (1.94%) Algorithms
8 12 (1.94%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.81%) DataPower
9 5 (0.81%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (0.65%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.65%) RSA SecurID
10 4 (0.65%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.49%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.49%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.49%) EMV
11 3 (0.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 135 (21.84%) Linux
1 135 (21.84%) Windows
2 53 (8.58%) Unix
3 51 (8.25%) Windows Server
4 26 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (2.43%) Windows 10
9 11 (1.78%) Windows 7
10 9 (1.46%) Solaris
11 8 (1.29%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.65%) Kali Linux
12 4 (0.65%) VMS
13 3 (0.49%) Android
13 3 (0.49%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.49%) zOS
14 2 (0.32%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.32%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (10.03%) SIEM
2 56 (9.06%) Information Security
3 49 (7.93%) Security Operations
4 44 (7.12%) Penetration Testing
5 41 (6.63%) Cybersecurity
6 40 (6.47%) Open Source
7 39 (6.31%) Security Architecture
8 34 (5.50%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (5.50%) E-Commerce
9 33 (5.34%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 31 (5.02%) ITIL
10 31 (5.02%) Migration
11 30 (4.85%) Vulnerability Management
12 29 (4.69%) Identity Management
12 29 (4.69%) Network Design
13 27 (4.37%) Security Testing
14 23 (3.72%) High Availability
14 23 (3.72%) OWASP
14 23 (3.72%) Secure Coding
15 22 (3.56%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 34 (5.50%) Python
2 33 (5.34%) Java
3 24 (3.88%) PowerShell
4 22 (3.56%) Perl
5 19 (3.07%) Shell Script
6 16 (2.59%) VBScript
7 13 (2.10%) SQL
8 12 (1.94%) C++
9 10 (1.62%) C
10 6 (0.97%) C#
11 5 (0.81%) Scala
12 3 (0.49%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.49%) Ruby
13 2 (0.32%) PHP
14 1 (0.16%) Go
14 1 (0.16%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.16%) JCL
14 1 (0.16%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 157 (25.40%) Cisco Certification
2 126 (20.39%) CCNP
3 100 (16.18%) Security Cleared
4 81 (13.11%) SC Cleared
5 72 (11.65%) CISSP
6 63 (10.19%) CCNA
7 52 (8.41%) CCIE
8 46 (7.44%) CCSE
9 42 (6.80%) Degree
10 36 (5.83%) CCSA
11 22 (3.56%) CEH
12 19 (3.07%) JNCIS
13 16 (2.59%) BPSS Clearance
13 16 (2.59%) CREST Certified
14 15 (2.43%) Check Point Certification
15 12 (1.94%) DV Cleared
15 12 (1.94%) MCSE
15 12 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (1.78%) CISM
16 11 (1.78%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (2.59%) SLA
3 14 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (1.94%) PCI DSS
5 8 (1.29%) QA
6 5 (0.81%) COBIT
7 3 (0.49%) FIPS 140-2
7 3 (0.49%) GPG13
8 2 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.16%) GCP
9 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 57 (9.22%) Active Directory
2 27 (4.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.56%) ProxySG
3 22 (3.56%) vSphere
4 10 (1.62%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (1.13%) Docker
5 7 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.97%) BitLocker
6 6 (0.97%) XenApp
7 5 (0.81%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.65%) ISA Server
8 4 (0.65%) Snort
9 3 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.49%) UAG
10 2 (0.32%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.32%) RACF
10 2 (0.32%) Squid
11 1 (0.16%) NFS
11 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 50 (8.09%) FortiGate
2 15 (2.43%) Nagios
3 14 (2.27%) SCCM
4 13 (2.10%) Cacti
4 13 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (2.10%) Puppet
4 13 (2.10%) SolarWinds Orion
4 13 (2.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 10 (1.62%) Nessus
5 10 (1.62%) Nmap
5 10 (1.62%) Terraform
6 9 (1.46%) Ansible
7 7 (1.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 7 (1.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 7 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (0.97%) SmokePing
9 5 (0.81%) ArcSight ESM
9 5 (0.81%) OSSEC
10 4 (0.65%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.65%) Packer
Vendors
1 249 (40.29%) Cisco
2 184 (29.77%) CheckPoint
3 97 (15.70%) Juniper
4 87 (14.08%) F5
5 75 (12.14%) Palo Alto
6 66 (10.68%) Microsoft
7 55 (8.90%) VMware
8 53 (8.58%) Fortinet
8 53 (8.58%) Intel Security
9 38 (6.15%) Blue Coat
9 38 (6.15%) Symantec
10 36 (5.83%) Citrix
11 33 (5.34%) Qualys
12 27 (4.37%) Oracle
13 23 (3.72%) SolarWinds
14 22 (3.56%) Aruba
14 22 (3.56%) Splunk
15 20 (3.24%) HP
16 17 (2.75%) Forcepoint
17 14 (2.27%) Sourcefire
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