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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Engineer
Rank 339 403 401
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 340 272 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.47% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.49% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 138 125
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £284 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £515 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 4
Median hourly rate £29.50 £46.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.86% +26.02%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £46.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-35.86% -23.33%

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
50559 55175 53302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33062 35242 32521
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1693 2081 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.37 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 September 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 September 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 +50 301 £450 +12.50% 63
London +33 160 £488 +2.63% 29
South East +16 76 £401 +8.97% 16
Scotland +35 28 £338 +3.60% 1
East of England +23 25 £338 -6.57% 5
Berkshire -3 22 £400 +14.28% 3
Hampshire +25 21 £400 -5.88% 4
Glasgow +25 19 £300 +9.09% 1
Surrey +7 19 £425 +10.38% 6
Bedfordshire +6 14 £330 -8.96%
City of London +6 13 £513 +20.58% 12
Southampton +22 11 £400 +45.45%
West Midlands -13 11 £450 +28.57% 2
Bedford - 11 £353 -
Wales +27 9 £338 -
South Wales +23 9 £338 -
North West +2 9 £450 +28.57% 5
Edinburgh +21 8 £350 -7.03%
Middlesex +7 8 £438 -2.77%
Manchester -8 8 £450 +28.57% 4
Hertfordshire +10 7 £500 +38.88% 3
Bracknell +1 7 £431 -
Newport - 7 - -
North East -11 6 £185 - 1
Tyne and Wear -23 6 £185 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £185 - 1
Staines - 6 £500 -
Leatherhead +16 5 £431 -9.21% 2
East Midlands -15 5 £303 -5.09% 1
Buckinghamshire +22 3 £363 -19.44% 1

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 323 (49.31%) Firewall
2 270 (41.22%) Network Security
3 266 (40.61%) Cisco
4 199 (30.38%) CheckPoint
5 184 (28.09%) Cisco Certification
6 156 (23.82%) Cisco ASA
7 144 (21.98%) Linux
8 141 (21.53%) CCNP
9 132 (20.15%) Windows
10 114 (17.40%) Juniper
11 107 (16.34%) LAN
12 105 (16.03%) WAN
12 105 (16.03%) Security Cleared
13 92 (14.05%) VPN
14 89 (13.59%) Data Centre
15 85 (12.98%) SC Cleared
16 83 (12.67%) Finance
17 78 (11.91%) Wireless
18 77 (11.76%) CCNA
19 71 (10.84%) CISSP
19 71 (10.84%) Palo Alto
20 68 (10.38%) SIEM
20 68 (10.38%) Penetration Testing
21 67 (10.23%) Microsoft
21 67 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
22 66 (10.08%) F5
23 62 (9.47%) Open Source
24 60 (9.16%) Information Security
25 59 (9.01%) Fortinet
26 58 (8.85%) OSPF

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 (2.75%) nginx
2 16 (2.44%) Apache
3 14 (2.14%) Confluence
4 6 (0.92%) IIS
4 6 (0.92%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.61%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.46%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.46%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.46%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.31%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.31%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.31%) JBoss
7 2 (0.31%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 24 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.68%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.61%) HipChat
3 4 (0.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 46 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.22%) IaaS
3 8 (1.22%) PaaS
4 7 (1.07%) SaaS
5 6 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (0.76%) AWS CloudTrail
6 5 (0.76%) Mimecast
6 5 (0.76%) Office 365
7 4 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.15%) GitHub
8 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 323 (49.31%) Firewall
2 270 (41.22%) Network Security
3 156 (23.82%) Cisco ASA
4 107 (16.34%) LAN
5 105 (16.03%) WAN
6 92 (14.05%) VPN
7 78 (11.91%) Wireless
8 58 (8.85%) OSPF
9 57 (8.70%) BGP
10 52 (7.94%) DNS
11 51 (7.79%) TCP/IP
12 43 (6.56%) Cisco Nexus
13 35 (5.34%) Intrusion Detection
14 34 (5.19%) SSL
15 33 (5.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 32 (4.89%) BIG-IP
17 31 (4.73%) Cisco PIX
18 27 (4.12%) DHCP
18 27 (4.12%) VoIP
19 25 (3.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.82%) PostgreSQL
2 17 (2.60%) SQL Server
3 10 (1.53%) Big Data
3 10 (1.53%) Hadoop
3 10 (1.53%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.07%) MySQL
5 5 (0.76%) MariaDB
5 5 (0.76%) NoSQL
5 5 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.31%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.15%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.15%) HBase
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 25 (3.82%) Jenkins
2 17 (2.60%) Travis CI
3 16 (2.44%) JIRA
4 15 (2.29%) CircleCI
5 9 (1.37%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.07%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.31%) AppScan
8 2 (0.31%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.31%) Fiddler
8 2 (0.31%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.15%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.15%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.15%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.15%) Selenium
General
1 83 (12.67%) Finance
2 44 (6.72%) Banking
3 34 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 26 (3.97%) Retail
5 20 (3.05%) Law
6 9 (1.37%) Legal
7 8 (1.22%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.07%) Publishing
9 6 (0.92%) Advertising
10 5 (0.76%) Billing
11 4 (0.61%) French Language
11 4 (0.61%) German Language
11 4 (0.61%) Portuguese Language
11 4 (0.61%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.31%) Back Office
13 2 (0.31%) Electronics
13 2 (0.31%) Marketing
14 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.27%) Web Services
2 15 (2.29%) REST
3 13 (1.98%) 802.1X
4 9 (1.37%) SAML
5 7 (1.07%) J2EE
5 7 (1.07%) Regular Expression
6 6 (0.92%) .NET
7 5 (0.76%) Node.js
7 5 (0.76%) RESTful
8 4 (0.61%) boto
9 3 (0.46%) Swing
9 3 (0.46%) SWT
10 2 (0.31%) HTML
10 2 (0.31%) Middleware
11 1 (0.15%) CSS
11 1 (0.15%) Java EE
11 1 (0.15%) JSP
11 1 (0.15%) LAMP
11 1 (0.15%) RSS
11 1 (0.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 89 (13.59%) Data Centre
2 30 (4.58%) PKI
3 26 (3.97%) Cryptography
4 25 (3.82%) Management Information System
5 21 (3.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 20 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (2.90%) Security Operations Centre
8 16 (2.44%) Computer Science
9 15 (2.29%) Algorithms
10 9 (1.37%) Public Cloud
11 6 (0.92%) Driving Licence
11 6 (0.92%) RSA SecurID
12 5 (0.76%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.76%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.61%) Blockchain
13 4 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (0.61%) NHS
13 4 (0.61%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.46%) CCTV
14 3 (0.46%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 144 (21.98%) Linux
2 132 (20.15%) Windows
3 52 (7.94%) Unix
4 49 (7.48%) Windows Server
5 22 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (1.37%) Solaris
8 9 (1.37%) Windows 10
9 7 (1.07%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.92%) zOS
11 5 (0.76%) Android
11 5 (0.76%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.76%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.61%) Kali Linux
12 4 (0.61%) VMS
13 2 (0.31%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.31%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.15%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (10.38%) Penetration Testing
1 68 (10.38%) SIEM
2 67 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (9.47%) Open Source
4 60 (9.16%) Information Security
5 54 (8.24%) Cybersecurity
6 48 (7.33%) Security Architecture
7 47 (7.18%) OWASP
8 46 (7.02%) Security Operations
9 42 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
9 42 (6.41%) E-Commerce
10 39 (5.95%) Security Testing
10 39 (5.95%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 34 (5.19%) Fuzz Testing
11 34 (5.19%) ITIL
11 34 (5.19%) Static Code Analysis
12 33 (5.04%) Migration
12 33 (5.04%) Vulnerability Management
13 31 (4.73%) Automated Testing
14 30 (4.58%) Social Engineering
Programming Languages
1 54 (8.24%) Python
2 37 (5.65%) Java
3 31 (4.73%) PowerShell
4 26 (3.97%) Shell Script
5 23 (3.51%) Perl
6 22 (3.36%) PHP
7 20 (3.05%) Ruby
8 17 (2.60%) SQL
8 17 (2.60%) VBScript
9 8 (1.22%) C#
9 8 (1.22%) C++
10 7 (1.07%) C
10 7 (1.07%) Scala
11 3 (0.46%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.31%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.15%) Go
13 1 (0.15%) JCL
Qualifications
1 184 (28.09%) Cisco Certification
2 141 (21.53%) CCNP
3 105 (16.03%) Security Cleared
4 85 (12.98%) SC Cleared
5 77 (11.76%) CCNA
6 71 (10.84%) CISSP
7 54 (8.24%) CCIE
8 53 (8.09%) CCSA
8 53 (8.09%) Degree
9 47 (7.18%) CCSE
10 22 (3.36%) BPSS Clearance
11 21 (3.21%) CEH
11 21 (3.21%) CREST Certified
12 14 (2.14%) Check Point Certification
12 14 (2.14%) CHECK Team Member
12 14 (2.14%) JNCIS
13 11 (1.68%) CISM
13 11 (1.68%) DV Cleared
14 10 (1.53%) MCSE
14 10 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (3.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 19 (2.90%) PCI DSS
3 19 (2.90%) SLA
4 12 (1.83%) QA
5 4 (0.61%) GPG13
6 3 (0.46%) COBIT
6 3 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.31%) ISO27002
7 2 (0.31%) RMADS
7 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.15%) GCP
8 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
System Software
1 52 (7.94%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.90%) ProxySG
4 18 (2.75%) vSphere
5 10 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (1.07%) BitLocker
6 7 (1.07%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.76%) Snort
8 4 (0.61%) Docker
9 3 (0.46%) XenApp
10 2 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.31%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.31%) Squid
10 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.31%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.15%) etcd
11 1 (0.15%) Firmware
11 1 (0.15%) flannel
11 1 (0.15%) KVM
Systems Management
1 42 (6.41%) FortiGate
2 19 (2.90%) Nagios
3 15 (2.29%) Cacti
4 14 (2.14%) SolarWinds Orion
5 13 (1.98%) ArcSight ESM
5 13 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (1.98%) Puppet
5 13 (1.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 11 (1.68%) SCCM
7 10 (1.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 9 (1.37%) Ansible
8 9 (1.37%) Nessus
8 9 (1.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 8 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (1.07%) Nmap
10 7 (1.07%) SmokePing
11 6 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
11 6 (0.92%) OSSEC
11 6 (0.92%) Terraform
12 5 (0.76%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 266 (40.61%) Cisco
2 199 (30.38%) CheckPoint
3 114 (17.40%) Juniper
4 71 (10.84%) Palo Alto
5 67 (10.23%) Microsoft
6 66 (10.08%) F5
7 59 (9.01%) Fortinet
8 46 (7.02%) Intel Security
9 43 (6.56%) VMware
10 34 (5.19%) Citrix
11 32 (4.89%) Symantec
12 29 (4.43%) Qualys
13 28 (4.27%) Blue Coat
14 26 (3.97%) HP
14 26 (3.97%) Oracle
14 26 (3.97%) SolarWinds
15 21 (3.21%) ArcSight
16 20 (3.05%) Aruba
16 20 (3.05%) Splunk
17 19 (2.90%) Riverbed
Hampshire
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Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
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Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
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Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £350 to £374 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
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Empiric Solutions
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Hertfordshire
NCC Group
Rate: Day rate is up to £525 per day
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