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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Engineer
UK
Rank 366 419 408
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 240 196 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.39% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.41% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 96 109
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £288 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Median hourly rate £43.50 £28.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.63% +76.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-3.50% +76.36%

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
42518 47379 47264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.78% 94.76% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27667 30205 29656
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1495 1737 1864
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 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 +44 206 £425 - 77
London +10 83 £475 - 40
South East +27 69 £425 - 17
Hampshire +20 23 £456 +4.28% 1
North West +31 20 £338 -32.50% 7
Oxfordshire - 20 £338 - 1
Scotland +40 19 £400 -5.88% 3
City of London +7 15 £525 +5.00% 9
Manchester +17 12 - - 6
Glasgow +22 11 £400 - 3
Surrey +12 11 £550 +15.78% 2
Oxford - 11 £338 - 1
South West +7 10 £410 +10.81% 8
West Midlands +2 10 £375 -6.25% 1
Cheshire +28 8 £338 -15.09%
Yorkshire +12 7 £401 +43.03% 1
Wales - 7 £338 - 1
South Wales - 7 £338 - 1
Southampton +12 6 £413 -
Milton Keynes +10 6 £388 -
Wiltshire +6 6 £399 -16.05% 2
Buckinghamshire +5 6 £388 - 2
Berkshire +5 6 £538 +26.47% 6
Cardiff - 6 £325 - 1
Edinburgh +23 5 - -
Warrington +20 5 £338 -
Leeds +18 5 £425 -
West Yorkshire +15 5 £425 - 1
Warwickshire +4 5 £375 -6.25%
Warwick - 5 £375 -

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 288 (52.08%) Firewall
2 255 (46.11%) Network Security
3 231 (41.77%) Cisco
4 166 (30.02%) CheckPoint
5 139 (25.14%) Cisco Certification
6 124 (22.42%) Cisco ASA
7 114 (20.61%) Juniper
8 98 (17.72%) Finance
9 96 (17.36%) LAN
10 92 (16.64%) Windows
11 89 (16.09%) Linux
12 88 (15.91%) WAN
13 84 (15.19%) CCNP
14 81 (14.65%) Security Cleared
15 78 (14.10%) Palo Alto
16 75 (13.56%) Information Security
17 73 (13.20%) Data Centre
18 72 (13.02%) F5
19 69 (12.48%) SC Cleared
20 67 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
20 67 (12.12%) VPN
21 65 (11.75%) Cybersecurity
22 62 (11.21%) SIEM
23 57 (10.31%) CCNA
24 56 (10.13%) Python
25 55 (9.95%) Active Directory
26 53 (9.58%) Penetration Testing
27 52 (9.40%) Wireless
28 51 (9.22%) SSL
29 49 (8.86%) TCP/IP

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 19 (3.44%) nginx
2 5 (0.90%) Apache
2 5 (0.90%) Confluence
3 4 (0.72%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.54%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.36%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.18%) Hubot
6 1 (0.18%) JBoss
6 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (2.17%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.27%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.54%) MS Office
4 2 (0.36%) HipChat
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 48 (8.68%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (4.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.35%) AWS CloudTrail
4 6 (1.08%) IaaS
4 6 (1.08%) Office 365
5 4 (0.72%) PaaS
5 4 (0.72%) SaaS
6 2 (0.36%) GitHub
6 2 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.36%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.18%) Bluemix
7 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.18%) G Suite
7 1 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.18%) Sumo Logic
7 1 (0.18%) Trello
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 288 (52.08%) Firewall
2 255 (46.11%) Network Security
3 124 (22.42%) Cisco ASA
4 96 (17.36%) LAN
5 88 (15.91%) WAN
6 67 (12.12%) VPN
7 52 (9.40%) Wireless
8 51 (9.22%) SSL
9 49 (8.86%) TCP/IP
10 47 (8.50%) DNS
11 45 (8.14%) OSPF
12 37 (6.69%) BGP
13 36 (6.51%) Intrusion Detection
14 33 (5.97%) Cisco Nexus
15 29 (5.24%) DHCP
15 29 (5.24%) MPLS
16 28 (5.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 23 (4.16%) NetScaler
18 21 (3.80%) EIGRP
19 19 (3.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (1.81%) Big Data
2 10 (1.81%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.63%) Hadoop
4 6 (1.08%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.72%) MySQL
6 3 (0.54%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.36%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.36%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.36%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.18%) ActiveReports
8 1 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.18%) DB2
8 1 (0.18%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.18%) Redis
Development Applications
1 27 (4.88%) Jenkins
2 18 (3.25%) Travis CI
3 15 (2.71%) CircleCI
4 10 (1.81%) Git (software)
5 9 (1.63%) JIRA
6 3 (0.54%) Maven
7 2 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.36%) GitLab
7 2 (0.36%) MSI
7 2 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.18%) Metasploit
General
1 98 (17.72%) Finance
2 36 (6.51%) Telecoms
3 28 (5.06%) Banking
4 15 (2.71%) Retail
5 10 (1.81%) Legal
6 9 (1.63%) Law
7 5 (0.90%) Advertising
7 5 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.72%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.72%) Publishing
9 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.36%) Marketing
10 1 (0.18%) Automotive
10 1 (0.18%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (5.97%) Web Services
2 20 (3.62%) REST
3 11 (1.99%) 802.1X
4 6 (1.08%) .NET
4 6 (1.08%) J2EE
5 5 (0.90%) Regular Expression
6 4 (0.72%) Node.js
7 3 (0.54%) Swing
7 3 (0.54%) SWT
8 2 (0.36%) RESTful
8 2 (0.36%) SAML
9 1 (0.18%) HTML
9 1 (0.18%) OpenID
9 1 (0.18%) SOAP
9 1 (0.18%) Spring
9 1 (0.18%) Spring MVC
9 1 (0.18%) Spring Security
9 1 (0.18%) Velocity
9 1 (0.18%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 73 (13.20%) Data Centre
2 26 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.52%) Management Information System
4 20 (3.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 17 (3.07%) Public Cloud
6 16 (2.89%) Computer Science
6 16 (2.89%) PKI
7 15 (2.71%) Security Operations Centre
8 12 (2.17%) Driving Licence
9 9 (1.63%) Algorithms
9 9 (1.63%) RSA SecurID
10 8 (1.45%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.27%) Blockchain
12 5 (0.90%) NHS
13 3 (0.54%) CCTV
13 3 (0.54%) CESG
13 3 (0.54%) Mathematics
14 2 (0.36%) CMDB
14 2 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
14 2 (0.36%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 92 (16.64%) Windows
2 89 (16.09%) Linux
3 31 (5.61%) Unix
4 23 (4.16%) Windows Server
5 18 (3.25%) Windows 10
6 15 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.63%) zOS
8 6 (1.08%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.72%) Android
10 4 (0.72%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.54%) Solaris
12 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.18%) CatOS
13 1 (0.18%) CentOS
13 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.18%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (13.56%) Information Security
2 67 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (11.75%) Cybersecurity
4 62 (11.21%) SIEM
5 53 (9.58%) Penetration Testing
6 43 (7.78%) Security Operations
7 39 (7.05%) Load Balancing
8 37 (6.69%) ITIL
9 35 (6.33%) Open Source
10 29 (5.24%) Continuous Integration
11 28 (5.06%) Change Management
11 28 (5.06%) Kalman Filter
11 28 (5.06%) OWASP
12 27 (4.88%) Fuzz Testing
13 24 (4.34%) Security Testing
14 23 (4.16%) Security Architecture
14 23 (4.16%) Stakeholder Management
15 22 (3.98%) Static Code Analysis
16 21 (3.80%) Migration
17 20 (3.62%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 56 (10.13%) Python
2 43 (7.78%) PowerShell
3 27 (4.88%) Java
4 26 (4.70%) Perl
5 21 (3.80%) PHP
5 21 (3.80%) Ruby
6 20 (3.62%) SQL
7 17 (3.07%) Shell Script
8 13 (2.35%) VBScript
9 12 (2.17%) C#
10 10 (1.81%) C
10 10 (1.81%) C++
11 6 (1.08%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.54%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.54%) Scala
13 2 (0.36%) Go
14 1 (0.18%) CoffeeScript
14 1 (0.18%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 139 (25.14%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (15.19%) CCNP
3 81 (14.65%) Security Cleared
4 69 (12.48%) SC Cleared
5 57 (10.31%) CCNA
6 41 (7.41%) CISSP
7 32 (5.79%) Degree
8 29 (5.24%) CCIE
8 29 (5.24%) CCSA
9 26 (4.70%) CCSP
10 24 (4.34%) CCSE
11 17 (3.07%) JNCIP
12 14 (2.53%) CHECK Team Member
12 14 (2.53%) JNCIS
13 9 (1.63%) CISM
13 9 (1.63%) CREST Certified
14 8 (1.45%) CCVP
14 8 (1.45%) JNCIA
14 8 (1.45%) JNCIE
15 7 (1.27%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (8.14%) PCI DSS
2 34 (6.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (3.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (1.63%) HIPAA
4 9 (1.63%) SLA
5 8 (1.45%) QA
6 6 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (1.08%) RMADS
7 4 (0.72%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.54%) PA-DSS
9 2 (0.36%) COBIT
9 2 (0.36%) GPG13
9 2 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.36%) ISO27002
10 1 (0.18%) ISO27005
System Software
1 55 (9.95%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.81%) ProxySG
4 8 (1.45%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.90%) Docker
6 5 (0.90%) Snort
7 3 (0.54%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.54%) vSphere
8 2 (0.36%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.36%) XenServer
9 1 (0.18%) Firmware
9 1 (0.18%) Gluster
9 1 (0.18%) NFS
9 1 (0.18%) Samba
9 1 (0.18%) Squid
9 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (4.34%) Puppet
2 22 (3.98%) FortiGate
2 22 (3.98%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (2.17%) SCCM
4 11 (1.99%) Ansible
4 11 (1.99%) ArcSight ESM
5 10 (1.81%) Nagios
6 9 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (1.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 6 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (1.08%) Nessus
9 5 (0.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 4 (0.72%) Cisco UCCX
11 3 (0.54%) OSSEC
12 2 (0.36%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.36%) Cacti
12 2 (0.36%) Salt
12 2 (0.36%) TrustSec
12 2 (0.36%) yum
Vendors
1 231 (41.77%) Cisco
2 166 (30.02%) CheckPoint
3 114 (20.61%) Juniper
4 78 (14.10%) Palo Alto
5 72 (13.02%) F5
6 49 (8.86%) Fortinet
7 46 (8.32%) Blue Coat
8 43 (7.78%) Microsoft
9 32 (5.79%) Intel Security
10 28 (5.06%) Brocade
11 27 (4.88%) Citrix
11 27 (4.88%) VMware
12 24 (4.34%) Sourcefire
13 23 (4.16%) Splunk
14 22 (3.98%) HP
15 21 (3.80%) Symantec
16 20 (3.62%) ArcSight
16 20 (3.62%) FireEye
16 20 (3.62%) Riverbed
17 15 (2.71%) Aruba
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