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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 360 378 478
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +100
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 268 209 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.40% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.43% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 111 40
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£400 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 5
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.70 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -50.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.70 £23.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £36.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £17.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+91.17% -57.50%

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
49496 48382 42407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.51% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 30854 29920 24330
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £240
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 1937 1986 2076
Average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £18.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -6.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +25 241 £400 +1.58% 65
London +41 110 £425 +6.25% 24
South East -17 61 £400 +6.66% 19
City of London +16 34 £425 +6.25% 7
West Midlands +14 25 £425 +30.76% 2
Surrey +24 21 £400 -13.51% 2
Birmingham +11 19 £425 +87.84%
Scotland +1 18 £375 -25.00% 2
Hampshire -3 16 £400 +135.29% 3
East of England +7 12 £288 -8.00% 6
North West -16 12 £336 +15.05% 6
Berkshire -22 11 £490 +30.66% 8
Edinburgh +9 10 £375 -42.30% 2
South West -6 10 £450 - 3
Milton Keynes +9 7 £500 +100.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +6 7 £500 +100.00% 3
East Midlands -3 7 £400 - 3
Hertfordshire -5 7 £288 +2.67% 4
Leatherhead -2 6 £450 +12.50%
Manchester -10 6 £288 -3.19% 4
Leicestershire +4 5 £400 -
Cheshire -7 4 £500 +73.91% 2
Glasgow -8 4 - -
Gloucestershire -13 4 £450 -
West Yorkshire -15 4 - - 1
Yorkshire -18 4 - - 2
Somerset - 4 - -
Cheltenham - 4 £450 -
Worcestershire +5 3 £450 -10.00%
Malvern -7 3 £450 -10.00%

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 241 (52.39%) Firewall
2 224 (48.70%) Cisco
3 198 (43.04%) Network Security
4 173 (37.61%) CheckPoint
5 115 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 113 (24.57%) Cisco Certification
7 110 (23.91%) Cisco ASA
8 106 (23.04%) Juniper
9 98 (21.30%) Windows
10 93 (20.22%) F5
11 83 (18.04%) VPN
12 80 (17.39%) CCNP
13 72 (15.65%) Linux
14 67 (14.57%) OSPF
15 62 (13.48%) Finance
16 60 (13.04%) VMware
17 57 (12.39%) Information Security
17 57 (12.39%) BGP
17 57 (12.39%) SC Cleared
18 56 (12.17%) CISSP
19 55 (11.96%) Microsoft
19 55 (11.96%) LAN
20 52 (11.30%) Blue Coat
21 51 (11.09%) ITIL
22 48 (10.43%) SSL
23 47 (10.22%) WAN
23 47 (10.22%) Citrix
23 47 (10.22%) Wireless
23 47 (10.22%) SIEM
24 46 (10.00%) PKI

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 22 (4.78%) Apache
2 10 (2.17%) IIS
3 7 (1.52%) IBM Notes
4 6 (1.30%) JBoss
5 4 (0.87%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.87%) Lync
6 3 (0.65%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.22%) Confluence
7 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (3.04%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.87%) MS Office
4 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.30%) SaaS
2 5 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.87%) PaaS
3 4 (0.87%) IaaS
4 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.22%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 241 (52.39%) Firewall
2 198 (43.04%) Network Security
3 110 (23.91%) Cisco ASA
4 83 (18.04%) VPN
5 67 (14.57%) OSPF
6 57 (12.39%) BGP
7 55 (11.96%) LAN
8 48 (10.43%) SSL
9 47 (10.22%) WAN
9 47 (10.22%) Wireless
10 45 (9.78%) TCP/IP
11 44 (9.57%) DNS
12 37 (8.04%) Intrusion Detection
13 33 (7.17%) Cisco Nexus
14 30 (6.52%) HSRP
14 30 (6.52%) MPLS
15 29 (6.30%) NetScaler
16 25 (5.43%) Cisco IOS
17 23 (5.00%) VRRP
17 23 (5.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.74%) MySQL
3 4 (0.87%) Big Data
4 2 (0.43%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.22%) EDMS
5 1 (0.22%) DB2
5 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.22%) JIRA
2 1 (0.22%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.22%) MSI
2 1 (0.22%) Subversion
General
1 62 (13.48%) Finance
2 41 (8.91%) Telecoms
3 20 (4.35%) Banking
4 10 (2.17%) Back Office
5 7 (1.52%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.09%) Spanish Language
6 5 (1.09%) Retail
6 5 (1.09%) Publishing
7 2 (0.43%) Legal
7 2 (0.43%) Advertising
7 2 (0.43%) Billing
8 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Electronics
8 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.17%) Web Services
2 9 (1.96%) SAML
3 8 (1.74%) OAuth
4 3 (0.65%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.43%) LAMP
6 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.22%) REST
6 1 (0.22%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.22%) Middleware
6 1 (0.22%) .NET
6 1 (0.22%) CSS
6 1 (0.22%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.00%) PKI
2 26 (5.65%) Data Centre
3 22 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.57%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.04%) Clustering
6 11 (2.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (1.74%) SecurID
7 8 (1.74%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.30%) DataPower
9 5 (1.09%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.09%) Statistics
9 5 (1.09%) Cryptography
10 4 (0.87%) BYOD
11 2 (0.43%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.43%) NHS
11 2 (0.43%) SCADA
11 2 (0.43%) Life Science
12 1 (0.22%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.22%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.22%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 98 (21.30%) Windows
2 72 (15.65%) Linux
3 45 (9.78%) UNIX
4 13 (2.83%) Solaris
5 11 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.52%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.09%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.22%) CentOS
9 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (12.39%) Information Security
2 51 (11.09%) ITIL
3 47 (10.22%) SIEM
4 37 (8.04%) Incident Management
5 35 (7.61%) Kalman Filter
6 28 (6.09%) Cyber Security
7 23 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
8 19 (4.13%) Load Balancing
9 17 (3.70%) Security Architecture
9 17 (3.70%) Network Design
10 16 (3.48%) Change Control
11 15 (3.26%) Penetration Testing
11 15 (3.26%) Security Management
12 13 (2.83%) Change Management
13 11 (2.39%) Risk Assessment
14 10 (2.17%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (1.96%) Analytics
15 9 (1.96%) Service Management
16 8 (1.74%) Validation
16 8 (1.74%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 31 (6.74%) SQL
2 21 (4.57%) Perl
3 20 (4.35%) Java
4 14 (3.04%) Python
5 10 (2.17%) C
5 10 (2.17%) Shell Script
6 9 (1.96%) C++
7 7 (1.52%) PHP
8 6 (1.30%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.87%) Ruby
10 2 (0.43%) C#
10 2 (0.43%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.22%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.22%) Tcl
11 1 (0.22%) VBScript
11 1 (0.22%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 115 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 113 (24.57%) Cisco Certification
3 80 (17.39%) CCNP
4 57 (12.39%) SC Cleared
5 56 (12.17%) CISSP
6 41 (8.91%) CCNA
7 28 (6.09%) CCSE
8 26 (5.65%) CCIE
9 24 (5.22%) Degree
9 24 (5.22%) DV Cleared
10 21 (4.57%) CCSA
11 17 (3.70%) CISM
12 5 (1.09%) CCSP
13 4 (0.87%) HND
13 4 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.87%) JNCIA
13 4 (0.87%) JNCIS
14 3 (0.65%) ISACA
14 3 (0.65%) JNCIP
14 3 (0.65%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.57%) PCI DSS
2 14 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.17%) QA
4 8 (1.74%) SLA
5 5 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.65%) JSP 440
System Software
1 33 (7.17%) Active Directory
1 33 (7.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (4.78%) XenApp
3 19 (4.13%) Hyper-V
4 17 (3.70%) XenDesktop
5 12 (2.61%) Snort
6 11 (2.39%) ProxySG
7 6 (1.30%) vSphere
8 4 (0.87%) XenServer
8 4 (0.87%) Sendmail
9 3 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.43%) Firmware
10 2 (0.43%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.43%) UAG
10 2 (0.43%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.22%) pfSense
11 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 23 (5.00%) FortiGate
2 12 (2.61%) CiscoWorks
3 11 (2.39%) AirWatch
3 11 (2.39%) OpenView
4 8 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (1.52%) Nessus
6 6 (1.30%) TrustSec
7 5 (1.09%) Tivoli
7 5 (1.09%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 5 (1.09%) CA Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.09%) MIMEsweeper
8 4 (0.87%) MAILsweeper
9 3 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.43%) Nmap
10 2 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.43%) EdgeSight
11 1 (0.22%) Kibana
Vendors
1 224 (48.70%) Cisco
2 173 (37.61%) CheckPoint
3 106 (23.04%) Juniper
4 93 (20.22%) F5
5 60 (13.04%) VMware
6 55 (11.96%) Microsoft
7 52 (11.30%) Blue Coat
8 47 (10.22%) Citrix
9 34 (7.39%) HP
10 32 (6.96%) McAfee
11 31 (6.74%) SolarWinds
12 27 (5.87%) Fortinet
13 23 (5.00%) Websense
14 19 (4.13%) Sourcefire
15 17 (3.70%) Lumension
16 16 (3.48%) Dell
16 16 (3.48%) CA
16 16 (3.48%) Aruba
16 16 (3.48%) Tufin
17 15 (3.26%) Wyse
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