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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 372 448 369
Rank change year-on-year
+76 -79
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 245 127 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.24% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.26% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 57 103
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£400 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £245 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 19
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +30.00%

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
51170 49280 54602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.64% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30980 29240 30617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2111 2700
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £38.98 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +83 230 £399 +6.33% 38
London +72 106 £375 - 16
South East +26 60 £425 +53.84% 11
City of London +53 35 £440 +17.33% 3
Berkshire +11 25 £413 - 4
Hampshire 0 24 £425 +34.92% 2
East of England -2 18 £310 +3.33% 3
South West -22 13 £450 +5.88% 1
North West -9 12 £430 +8.24% 5
Wiltshire -6 10 £450 +5.88%
East Midlands - 10 - -
Basingstoke +27 9 £450 +100.00%
Swindon +7 9 £450 -
Bedfordshire -12 8 £300 - 2
Cheshire 0 7 - - 1
Reading +13 6 £400 - 1
Surrey +4 6 £515 +116.84% 3
West Midlands -7 6 £388 +46.22% 1
Scotland -16 6 £420 +31.76% 2
Suffolk - 5 £375 -
Manchester - 5 £430 - 1
Ipswich - 5 £375 -
Southampton -4 4 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 4 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - 4 - - 2
Slough +6 3 £475 -
South Wales -5 3 £450 -18.18% 2
Bedford -5 3 £300 -
Wales -8 3 £450 -18.18% 2
Bracknell - 3 £494 -

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 252 (55.26%) Cisco
2 249 (54.61%) Firewall
3 232 (50.88%) Network Security
4 194 (42.54%) CheckPoint
5 147 (32.24%) Juniper
6 138 (30.26%) Cisco Certification
7 116 (25.44%) F5
8 113 (24.78%) Windows
9 102 (22.37%) CCNP
10 94 (20.61%) Security Cleared
11 87 (19.08%) Cisco ASA
12 84 (18.42%) VPN
13 75 (16.45%) CISSP
13 75 (16.45%) Blue Coat
13 75 (16.45%) SC Cleared
14 71 (15.57%) Cisco Nexus
15 70 (15.35%) Finance
16 68 (14.91%) Linux
17 62 (13.60%) LAN
17 62 (13.60%) OSPF
18 61 (13.38%) WAN
19 60 (13.16%) BGP
20 58 (12.72%) UNIX
21 56 (12.28%) Microsoft
22 45 (9.87%) Information Security
23 44 (9.65%) McAfee
24 43 (9.43%) Telecoms
24 43 (9.43%) CCSE
25 40 (8.77%) TCP/IP
26 39 (8.55%) CCSA

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 26 (5.70%) Apache
2 17 (3.73%) IIS
3 5 (1.10%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.88%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (5.92%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.75%) MS Office
3 6 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 249 (54.61%) Firewall
2 232 (50.88%) Network Security
3 87 (19.08%) Cisco ASA
4 84 (18.42%) VPN
5 71 (15.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 62 (13.60%) OSPF
6 62 (13.60%) LAN
7 61 (13.38%) WAN
8 60 (13.16%) BGP
9 40 (8.77%) TCP/IP
10 38 (8.33%) SSL
11 37 (8.11%) Cisco IOS
11 37 (8.11%) Cisco PIX
12 33 (7.24%) Wireless
13 26 (5.70%) Reverse Proxy
13 26 (5.70%) DNS
14 20 (4.39%) MPLS
14 20 (4.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 19 (4.17%) IPsec
16 18 (3.95%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.51%) MySQL
2 12 (2.63%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.66%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.66%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (0.66%) NoSQL
3 3 (0.66%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Metasploit
General
1 70 (15.35%) Finance
2 43 (9.43%) Telecoms
3 37 (8.11%) Banking
4 8 (1.75%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.32%) Publishing
6 4 (0.88%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.66%) Retail
7 3 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.44%) Electronics
8 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.44%) Law
8 2 (0.44%) Legal
9 1 (0.22%) Back Office
9 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.22%) Billing
9 1 (0.22%) Local Government
9 1 (0.22%) Danish Language
9 1 (0.22%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.41%) .NET
1 11 (2.41%) Web Services
2 7 (1.54%) Middleware
3 6 (1.32%) OAuth
3 6 (1.32%) Regular Expression
4 4 (0.88%) WAP
5 1 (0.22%) CGI
5 1 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.17%) PKI
2 17 (3.73%) Open Source
3 13 (2.85%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 3 (0.66%) Replication
5 3 (0.66%) Blackberry
5 3 (0.66%) GIS
6 2 (0.44%) CESG
6 2 (0.44%) Cryptography
6 2 (0.44%) SecurID
6 2 (0.44%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.44%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.22%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.22%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.22%) Java Card
7 1 (0.22%) DataPower
7 1 (0.22%) Clustering
7 1 (0.22%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.22%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.22%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 113 (24.78%) Windows
2 68 (14.91%) Linux
3 58 (12.72%) UNIX
4 16 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (3.29%) Windows 7
6 11 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.54%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.10%) Android
9 5 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.88%) Solaris
11 2 (0.44%) AIX
11 2 (0.44%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.44%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.22%) VMS
12 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.22%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (9.87%) Information Security
2 34 (7.46%) Load Balancing
2 34 (7.46%) Security Architecture
3 32 (7.02%) ITIL
4 30 (6.58%) SIEM
5 25 (5.48%) Network Management
5 25 (5.48%) Vulnerability Management
6 23 (5.04%) Penetration Testing
7 22 (4.82%) Kalman Filter
8 19 (4.17%) Business Continuity
8 19 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
8 19 (4.17%) Migration
9 17 (3.73%) BCP
9 17 (3.73%) Business Continuity Planning
10 14 (3.07%) Change Management
10 14 (3.07%) Change Control
11 13 (2.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 12 (2.63%) Network Design
12 12 (2.63%) Security Management
13 11 (2.41%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 18 (3.95%) Ruby
1 18 (3.95%) Bash Shell
2 17 (3.73%) Python
3 14 (3.07%) PHP
4 13 (2.85%) SQL
4 13 (2.85%) Java
5 12 (2.63%) C
6 9 (1.97%) C#
7 7 (1.54%) C++
8 6 (1.32%) Perl
9 4 (0.88%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.66%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.66%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 138 (30.26%) Cisco Certification
2 102 (22.37%) CCNP
3 94 (20.61%) Security Cleared
4 75 (16.45%) CISSP
4 75 (16.45%) SC Cleared
5 43 (9.43%) CCSE
6 39 (8.55%) CCSA
7 36 (7.89%) CCNA
8 25 (5.48%) CCIE
9 22 (4.82%) CCSP
10 20 (4.39%) CISM
11 15 (3.29%) JNCIA
11 15 (3.29%) Check Point Certification
12 12 (2.63%) CCDP
12 12 (2.63%) DV Cleared
13 11 (2.41%) JNCIS
13 11 (2.41%) Degree
14 9 (1.97%) CISA
15 5 (1.10%) CRISC
16 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.36%) PCI DSS
2 7 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.32%) COBIT
3 6 (1.32%) SLA
4 5 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.10%) QA
5 1 (0.22%) GPG13
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (5.92%) Snort
2 22 (4.82%) ProxySG
3 20 (4.39%) Active Directory
4 13 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.54%) Nmap
6 5 (1.10%) UAG
7 4 (0.88%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.66%) MetaFrame
8 3 (0.66%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.44%) RACF
9 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.22%) KVM
10 1 (0.22%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (2.85%) FortiGate
2 8 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (1.54%) Puppet
3 7 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.54%) SCCM
3 7 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (1.32%) Nessus
5 5 (1.10%) WSUS
6 4 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.88%) DatAdvantage
7 3 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.44%) Netcool
8 2 (0.44%) OpenView
8 2 (0.44%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.44%) MIMEsweeper
9 1 (0.22%) OPNET
9 1 (0.22%) Tivoli NetView
9 1 (0.22%) SCOM
9 1 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 252 (55.26%) Cisco
2 194 (42.54%) CheckPoint
3 147 (32.24%) Juniper
4 116 (25.44%) F5
5 75 (16.45%) Blue Coat
6 56 (12.28%) Microsoft
7 44 (9.65%) McAfee
8 25 (5.48%) Websense
9 22 (4.82%) Sourcefire
10 18 (3.95%) Symantec
10 18 (3.95%) Red Hat
11 17 (3.73%) HP
12 14 (3.07%) Citrix
12 14 (3.07%) VMware
13 13 (2.85%) Fortinet
14 11 (2.41%) Sophos
15 10 (2.19%) ArcSight
15 10 (2.19%) Aruba
16 8 (1.75%) Ruckus Wireless
16 8 (1.75%) Oracle
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