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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 402 372 462
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +90
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 204 207 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.40% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.43% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 106 38
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 19 2
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.60% -45.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £16.50 -
% change year-on-year
+118.18% -

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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
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 27 March 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 -6 193 £363 -3.33% 74
South East -9 73 £375 +7.14% 22
London -23 65 £350 -9.67% 33
Surrey +21 25 £325 -31.57% 1
Berkshire -13 21 £450 +28.57% 15
North West -4 19 £298 - 4
City of London +10 17 £350 -11.11% 10
Hampshire -3 17 £375 +120.58% 2
West Midlands +7 15 £425 +148.17% 1
Manchester 0 13 £306 - 2
Birmingham -3 11 £425 +148.17%
South West -12 9 £350 -16.66% 5
Southampton -13 7 £345 +102.94%
East of England +3 6 £575 +70.37% 5
East Midlands -2 5 £325 - 1
Gloucestershire -19 5 £590 +31.11%
Slough 0 3 £405 - 2
Buckinghamshire -2 3 - - 1
Reading -6 3 £363 -2.02% 4
Scotland -7 3 £500 -9.09% 1
Cheltenham -11 3 £590 +73.52%
Oxfordshire -14 3 £350 - 1
Yorkshire -17 3 £315 -3.07% 3
Kent - 3 £225 - 1
Leicestershire - 3 £400 - 1
Bolton - 3 £250 -
Essex +8 2 - - 2
Wiltshire +7 2 £350 -15.66% 1
Hertfordshire +1 2 - - 2
West Yorkshire -5 2 - - 3

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 227 (56.75%) Firewall
2 216 (54.00%) Cisco
3 196 (49.00%) Network Security
4 159 (39.75%) CheckPoint
5 118 (29.50%) F5
6 116 (29.00%) Cisco Certification
7 112 (28.00%) Security Cleared
8 108 (27.00%) Juniper
9 91 (22.75%) Cisco ASA
10 87 (21.75%) CCNP
11 84 (21.00%) VPN
12 65 (16.25%) Windows
12 65 (16.25%) SC Cleared
13 62 (15.50%) Microsoft
14 61 (15.25%) CISSP
15 58 (14.50%) OSPF
15 58 (14.50%) Linux
16 52 (13.00%) VMware
17 51 (12.75%) LAN
17 51 (12.75%) CCNA
18 50 (12.50%) ITIL
18 50 (12.50%) Blue Coat
18 50 (12.50%) PKI
19 47 (11.75%) SSL
19 47 (11.75%) TCP/IP
19 47 (11.75%) BGP
20 46 (11.50%) Telecoms
21 43 (10.75%) Information Security
22 40 (10.00%) Finance
22 40 (10.00%) WAN

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 17 (4.25%) Apache
2 13 (3.25%) IIS
3 7 (1.75%) IBM Notes
4 6 (1.50%) JBoss
5 3 (0.75%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.50%) Lync
6 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (2.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.00%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.00%) MS Office
3 3 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) RMDS
2 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 227 (56.75%) Firewall
2 196 (49.00%) Network Security
3 91 (22.75%) Cisco ASA
4 84 (21.00%) VPN
5 58 (14.50%) OSPF
6 51 (12.75%) LAN
7 47 (11.75%) BGP
7 47 (11.75%) TCP/IP
7 47 (11.75%) SSL
8 40 (10.00%) WAN
9 36 (9.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 35 (8.75%) Wireless
11 30 (7.50%) DNS
12 27 (6.75%) Internet
12 27 (6.75%) NetScaler
13 26 (6.50%) IPsec
14 20 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
14 20 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
14 20 (5.00%) Wireshark
15 19 (4.75%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.25%) DB2
3 4 (1.00%) MySQL
4 2 (0.50%) Big Data
5 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.25%) EDMS
5 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.25%) MSI
1 5 (1.25%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.25%) Metasploit
General
1 46 (11.50%) Telecoms
2 40 (10.00%) Finance
3 21 (5.25%) Banking
4 12 (3.00%) Back Office
5 8 (2.00%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.25%) Retail
6 5 (1.25%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.75%) Publishing
7 3 (0.75%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.50%) Games
8 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.25%) Billing
9 1 (0.25%) Advertising
9 1 (0.25%) Electronics
9 1 (0.25%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.75%) Regular Expression
2 4 (1.00%) Web Services
3 3 (0.75%) WAP
4 2 (0.50%) SAML
4 2 (0.50%) Rendezvous
4 2 (0.50%) JSON
4 2 (0.50%) OAuth
4 2 (0.50%) CSS
5 1 (0.25%) HTML
5 1 (0.25%) .NET
5 1 (0.25%) Backbone.js
5 1 (0.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.25%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.25%) RESTful
5 1 (0.25%) HTML5
5 1 (0.25%) REST
5 1 (0.25%) Laravel
5 1 (0.25%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 50 (12.50%) PKI
2 25 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.50%) SecurID
4 13 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.00%) Algorithms
6 7 (1.75%) Clustering
6 7 (1.75%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.50%) DataPower
7 6 (1.50%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.00%) Cryptography
9 3 (0.75%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.75%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.75%) Physics
10 2 (0.50%) Life Science
10 2 (0.50%) SCADA
11 1 (0.25%) e-Health
11 1 (0.25%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.25%) GIS
11 1 (0.25%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 65 (16.25%) Windows
2 58 (14.50%) Linux
3 34 (8.50%) UNIX
4 11 (2.75%) Solaris
5 6 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.25%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (1.00%) AIX
7 4 (1.00%) SUSE
8 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.50%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.25%) CentOS
10 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (12.50%) ITIL
2 43 (10.75%) Information Security
3 40 (10.00%) SIEM
4 28 (7.00%) Kalman Filter
4 28 (7.00%) Incident Management
5 18 (4.50%) Cyber Security
6 16 (4.00%) Load Balancing
6 16 (4.00%) Security Architecture
6 16 (4.00%) Risk Assessment
7 15 (3.75%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (3.50%) Network Design
8 14 (3.50%) Service Management
9 13 (3.25%) Demand Forecasting
10 12 (3.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (3.00%) Change Management
10 12 (3.00%) Migration
10 12 (3.00%) eTOM
11 11 (2.75%) Change Control
11 11 (2.75%) Network Monitoring
12 9 (2.25%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 26 (6.50%) SQL
2 12 (3.00%) Java
3 9 (2.25%) Python
4 8 (2.00%) Shell Script
4 8 (2.00%) Perl
5 5 (1.25%) PHP
5 5 (1.25%) C
6 4 (1.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.75%) C++
8 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.50%) C#
8 2 (0.50%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 116 (29.00%) Cisco Certification
2 112 (28.00%) Security Cleared
3 87 (21.75%) CCNP
4 65 (16.25%) SC Cleared
5 61 (15.25%) CISSP
6 51 (12.75%) CCNA
7 26 (6.50%) DV Cleared
8 25 (6.25%) CCSE
9 21 (5.25%) Degree
10 20 (5.00%) CCSA
11 17 (4.25%) CCIE
12 13 (3.25%) CCSP
13 12 (3.00%) CISM
14 6 (1.50%) CEH
15 5 (1.25%) JNCIA
16 4 (1.00%) CRISC
16 4 (1.00%) CCIP
16 4 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
17 3 (0.75%) HNC
17 3 (0.75%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.75%) PCI DSS
2 8 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.75%) SLA
4 5 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.00%) QA
6 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.25%) JSP 440
System Software
1 22 (5.50%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.50%) XenApp
2 18 (4.50%) XenDesktop
3 17 (4.25%) ProxySG
4 16 (4.00%) Hyper-V
5 12 (3.00%) Snort
5 12 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (1.25%) vSphere
7 4 (1.00%) FreeRADIUS
7 4 (1.00%) Firmware
8 2 (0.50%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.50%) XenServer
9 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.25%) pfSense
9 1 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.25%) UAG
9 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (5.75%) FortiGate
2 6 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (1.25%) Nessus
3 5 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.00%) OpenView
4 4 (1.00%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.75%) Netcool
5 3 (0.75%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (0.75%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (0.75%) Puppet
6 2 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.50%) Nmap
6 2 (0.50%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.25%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 216 (54.00%) Cisco
2 159 (39.75%) CheckPoint
3 118 (29.50%) F5
4 108 (27.00%) Juniper
5 62 (15.50%) Microsoft
6 52 (13.00%) VMware
7 50 (12.50%) Blue Coat
8 37 (9.25%) Citrix
9 34 (8.50%) Fortinet
10 20 (5.00%) HP
11 18 (4.50%) CA
11 18 (4.50%) Sourcefire
11 18 (4.50%) McAfee
11 18 (4.50%) SolarWinds
12 16 (4.00%) Wyse
12 16 (4.00%) Dell
13 15 (3.75%) Lumension
14 14 (3.50%) Tufin
15 13 (3.25%) Splunk
15 13 (3.25%) IBM
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