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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 402 450 394
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -56
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 195 121 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.24% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.26% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 62 81
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£390 £415 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.02% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £400 £368
% change year-on-year
-2.81% +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 13
Average hourly rate - £14.33 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -64.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
- -63.41%

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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +42 184 £395 -1.25% 29
London +33 78 £395 -12.22% 9
South East +32 76 £400 -11.11% 6
City of London +27 42 £389 +4.36% 5
Berkshire +27 33 £375 -16.66% 3
Surrey +9 19 £500 +11.11% 2
Hampshire -5 17 £388 -15.76% 1
North West -2 10 £450 +9.09% 3
West Midlands -2 8 £363 +11.53% 1
Wales -18 6 £375 -34.78%
South West -38 6 £235 -14.54% 2
Reading +20 5 £375 -16.66% 1
Birmingham -5 5 £375 +15.38%
Manchester -8 5 £475 +11.76%
Guildford - 5 £355 -
Kent - 5 - -
Scotland -11 4 £390 -22.00%
Bracknell - 4 £300 -
South Wales -14 3 £375 -34.78%
Tyne and Wear - 3 - -
North East - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 - -
Cheshire +9 2 - - 1
Wiltshire -13 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire -19 2 £350 +5.26% 1
East of England -19 2 - - 1
Portsmouth - 2 - - 1
Bridgend - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £300 -

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (61.67%) Firewall
2 232 (55.24%) Cisco
3 215 (51.19%) Network Security
4 178 (42.38%) CheckPoint
5 141 (33.57%) Cisco Certification
6 131 (31.19%) Juniper
7 123 (29.29%) F5
8 106 (25.24%) Security Cleared
9 102 (24.29%) CCNP
10 90 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
11 88 (20.95%) VPN
12 78 (18.57%) Blue Coat
13 70 (16.67%) SC Cleared
14 69 (16.43%) Windows
14 69 (16.43%) OSPF
15 67 (15.95%) BGP
15 67 (15.95%) CISSP
16 63 (15.00%) CCNA
16 63 (15.00%) LAN
17 61 (14.52%) TCP/IP
18 60 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
19 58 (13.81%) WAN
19 58 (13.81%) Linux
20 57 (13.57%) CCSA
21 56 (13.33%) UNIX
21 56 (13.33%) Microsoft
22 54 (12.86%) SSL
22 54 (12.86%) Finance
23 51 (12.14%) VMware
24 50 (11.90%) Information Security

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (3.10%) Apache
2 9 (2.14%) IIS
3 4 (0.95%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 22 (5.24%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.14%) MS Office
3 8 (1.90%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.48%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 259 (61.67%) Firewall
2 215 (51.19%) Network Security
3 90 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
4 88 (20.95%) VPN
5 69 (16.43%) OSPF
6 67 (15.95%) BGP
7 63 (15.00%) LAN
8 61 (14.52%) TCP/IP
9 60 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 58 (13.81%) WAN
11 54 (12.86%) SSL
12 40 (9.52%) Internet
13 31 (7.38%) DNS
14 30 (7.14%) IPsec
14 30 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
15 29 (6.90%) NetScaler
16 27 (6.43%) VLAN
17 26 (6.19%) Wireless
18 25 (5.95%) Wireshark
18 25 (5.95%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.43%) DB2
2 6 (1.43%) MySQL
3 4 (0.95%) MongoDB
3 4 (0.95%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.71%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.24%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (1.19%) MSI
1 5 (1.19%) StarTeam
2 2 (0.48%) Metasploit
General
1 54 (12.86%) Finance
2 44 (10.48%) Telecoms
3 32 (7.62%) Banking
4 12 (2.86%) Back Office
5 8 (1.90%) Retail
6 7 (1.67%) Spanish Language
7 6 (1.43%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.19%) Publishing
8 5 (1.19%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.71%) Billing
10 2 (0.48%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.48%) Legal
10 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.24%) Advertising
11 1 (0.24%) Games
11 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.24%) Local Government
11 1 (0.24%) Danish Language
11 1 (0.24%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.57%) Web Services
2 9 (2.14%) WAP
3 6 (1.43%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.48%) Rendezvous
4 2 (0.48%) Middleware
4 2 (0.48%) .NET
4 2 (0.48%) CSS
4 2 (0.48%) JSON
5 1 (0.24%) OAuth
5 1 (0.24%) RESTful
5 1 (0.24%) HTML5
5 1 (0.24%) Laravel
5 1 (0.24%) SAML
5 1 (0.24%) Ajax
5 1 (0.24%) Backbone.js
5 1 (0.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.24%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.57%) PKI
2 32 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.62%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.14%) SecurID
6 7 (1.67%) Open Source
6 7 (1.67%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.43%) DataPower
8 5 (1.19%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.71%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.71%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.71%) Physics
10 2 (0.48%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.48%) GIS
10 2 (0.48%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.48%) Replication
11 1 (0.24%) Clustering
11 1 (0.24%) e-Health
11 1 (0.24%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 69 (16.43%) Windows
2 58 (13.81%) Linux
3 56 (13.33%) UNIX
4 13 (3.10%) Solaris
5 12 (2.86%) Windows 7
6 11 (2.62%) Windows 8
7 8 (1.90%) AIX
8 7 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.43%) SUSE
9 6 (1.43%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.24%) VMS
12 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.24%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (11.90%) Information Security
2 36 (8.57%) ITIL
3 31 (7.38%) Load Balancing
4 25 (5.95%) SIEM
5 22 (5.24%) Network Management
6 19 (4.52%) Security Architecture
6 19 (4.52%) Kalman Filter
7 16 (3.81%) Change Management
8 15 (3.57%) Migration
9 14 (3.33%) Network Design
9 14 (3.33%) Project Management
9 14 (3.33%) Penetration Testing
10 13 (3.10%) Incident Management
10 13 (3.10%) Project Planning
10 13 (3.10%) Change Control
11 12 (2.86%) Cyber Security
11 12 (2.86%) Risk Assessment
12 11 (2.62%) Mentoring
13 10 (2.38%) Service Management
13 10 (2.38%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (4.52%) SQL
2 11 (2.62%) Python
2 11 (2.62%) Java
3 9 (2.14%) C
4 5 (1.19%) Bash Shell
5 4 (0.95%) Perl
5 4 (0.95%) PHP
5 4 (0.95%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.71%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.48%) C++
7 2 (0.48%) Ruby
7 2 (0.48%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.24%) C#
Qualifications
1 141 (33.57%) Cisco Certification
2 106 (25.24%) Security Cleared
3 102 (24.29%) CCNP
4 70 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 67 (15.95%) CISSP
6 63 (15.00%) CCNA
7 57 (13.57%) CCSA
8 40 (9.52%) CCSE
9 27 (6.43%) CISM
10 26 (6.19%) CCSP
11 24 (5.71%) DV Cleared
12 22 (5.24%) Degree
13 17 (4.05%) JNCIA
14 16 (3.81%) CCIE
15 11 (2.62%) Check Point Certification
16 7 (1.67%) CEH
17 6 (1.43%) GIAC
18 5 (1.19%) CRISC
19 4 (0.95%) CCDP
19 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.95%) PCI DSS
2 9 (2.14%) SLA
2 9 (2.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.95%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (0.48%) COBIT
5 2 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 38 (9.05%) ProxySG
2 26 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.48%) Snort
4 22 (5.24%) Active Directory
5 8 (1.90%) Forefront TMG
6 7 (1.67%) Nmap
6 7 (1.67%) vSphere
7 6 (1.43%) Firmware
7 6 (1.43%) FreeRADIUS
8 5 (1.19%) Hyper-V
8 5 (1.19%) XenApp
8 5 (1.19%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.48%) UAG
10 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.24%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.24%) KVM
10 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (4.76%) FortiGate
2 15 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (3.57%) Puppet
3 10 (2.38%) Nessus
4 7 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (1.67%) OpenView
4 7 (1.67%) Netcool
4 7 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (1.43%) CA Spectrum
6 5 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (0.95%) DatAdvantage
8 3 (0.71%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (0.71%) CiscoWorks
9 2 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 1 (0.24%) Tivoli NetView
10 1 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.24%) OPNET
10 1 (0.24%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 232 (55.24%) Cisco
2 178 (42.38%) CheckPoint
3 131 (31.19%) Juniper
4 123 (29.29%) F5
5 78 (18.57%) Blue Coat
6 56 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 51 (12.14%) VMware
8 33 (7.86%) Sourcefire
9 30 (7.14%) Citrix
10 29 (6.90%) HP
11 27 (6.43%) Fortinet
12 23 (5.48%) Symantec
13 16 (3.81%) McAfee
14 15 (3.57%) BMC
14 15 (3.57%) Splunk
15 12 (2.86%) ArcSight
15 12 (2.86%) Oracle
15 12 (2.86%) Nortel
16 11 (2.62%) IBM
16 11 (2.62%) Nokia
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