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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 385 411 405
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 192 149 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.33% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 83 69
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£375 £406 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 6
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £44.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -66.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 £48.92
% change year-on-year
- -69.33%

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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +23 181 £375 -6.25% 62
South East +50 83 £375 -16.66% 20
London -2 61 £410 -4.92% 24
Berkshire +38 41 £375 -16.66% 11
City of London +25 27 £410 +7.89% 7
Surrey +14 19 £309 -31.38% 3
Hampshire -7 17 £388 -12.42% 3
North West +9 15 £318 -23.03% 5
Manchester +7 10 £318 -25.29% 2
South West -28 9 £350 +27.27% 1
West Midlands +7 8 £363 -
Reading +12 7 £369 -18.05% 3
Guildford - 7 £293 -
Scotland -10 6 £390 -22.00% 2
Birmingham 0 5 £375 -
Slough -1 5 £375 - 1
Kent - 5 - - 1
Farnborough - 5 £370 -
Hook - 5 £450 -
Wiltshire -3 3 £350 -15.66% 1
South Wales -13 3 £375 - 4
Gloucestershire -18 3 £350 +20.68%
Wales -19 3 £375 - 4
Bracknell - 3 £300 -
Edinburgh - 3 £300 -
Cheshire +4 2 - - 3
East of England -4 2 - - 5
Swindon -9 2 £350 -15.66% 1
Woking - 2 - -
Bridgend - 2 - - 2

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 245 (62.66%) Firewall
2 214 (54.73%) Cisco
3 194 (49.62%) Network Security
4 167 (42.71%) CheckPoint
5 130 (33.25%) Cisco Certification
6 113 (28.90%) Juniper
6 113 (28.90%) F5
7 103 (26.34%) Security Cleared
8 93 (23.79%) Cisco ASA
9 92 (23.53%) CCNP
10 87 (22.25%) VPN
11 74 (18.93%) CISSP
12 68 (17.39%) OSPF
13 67 (17.14%) Blue Coat
13 67 (17.14%) SC Cleared
14 62 (15.86%) Windows
15 60 (15.35%) SSL
15 60 (15.35%) BGP
15 60 (15.35%) CCNA
16 59 (15.09%) Microsoft
17 57 (14.58%) Linux
18 55 (14.07%) Information Security
18 55 (14.07%) VMware
19 54 (13.81%) LAN
20 49 (12.53%) TCP/IP
21 48 (12.28%) WAN
21 48 (12.28%) Finance
22 47 (12.02%) Telecoms
22 47 (12.02%) Cisco Nexus
23 46 (11.76%) CCSA

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 18 (4.60%) Apache
2 15 (3.84%) IIS
3 7 (1.79%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (3.58%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.79%) MS Office
3 4 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.51%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.51%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.58%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 245 (62.66%) Firewall
2 194 (49.62%) Network Security
3 93 (23.79%) Cisco ASA
4 87 (22.25%) VPN
5 68 (17.39%) OSPF
6 60 (15.35%) SSL
6 60 (15.35%) BGP
7 54 (13.81%) LAN
8 49 (12.53%) TCP/IP
9 48 (12.28%) WAN
10 47 (12.02%) Cisco Nexus
11 41 (10.49%) Internet
12 31 (7.93%) NetScaler
12 31 (7.93%) Wireless
13 29 (7.42%) IPsec
14 27 (6.91%) Cisco IOS
15 26 (6.65%) DNS
16 24 (6.14%) HSRP
17 23 (5.88%) Wireshark
18 22 (5.63%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.53%) DB2
3 4 (1.02%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.02%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.02%) MySQL
4 3 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (0.77%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (1.28%) MSI
1 5 (1.28%) StarTeam
2 2 (0.51%) Metasploit
General
1 48 (12.28%) Finance
2 47 (12.02%) Telecoms
3 28 (7.16%) Banking
4 13 (3.32%) Back Office
5 8 (2.05%) Publishing
5 8 (2.05%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.79%) Retail
6 7 (1.79%) Spanish Language
7 5 (1.28%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.51%) Games
8 2 (0.51%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.51%) Billing
9 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) Legal
9 1 (0.26%) Danish Language
9 1 (0.26%) German Language
9 1 (0.26%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.84%) Web Services
2 8 (2.05%) WAP
3 6 (1.53%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.51%) JSON
4 2 (0.51%) CSS
4 2 (0.51%) .NET
4 2 (0.51%) Rendezvous
4 2 (0.51%) Middleware
5 1 (0.26%) SAML
5 1 (0.26%) HTML
5 1 (0.26%) HTML5
5 1 (0.26%) RESTful
5 1 (0.26%) OAuth
5 1 (0.26%) Ajax
5 1 (0.26%) Backbone.js
5 1 (0.26%) Laravel
5 1 (0.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.70%) PKI
2 33 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.32%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.32%) SecurID
4 10 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.53%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.53%) Open Source
5 6 (1.53%) DataPower
5 6 (1.53%) Client/Server
6 3 (0.77%) Smart Meter
6 3 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (0.77%) Physics
6 3 (0.77%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.51%) Life Science
7 2 (0.51%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.51%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.51%) Replication
8 1 (0.26%) e-Health
8 1 (0.26%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.26%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 62 (15.86%) Windows
2 57 (14.58%) Linux
3 45 (11.51%) UNIX
4 13 (3.32%) Solaris
5 10 (2.56%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.05%) Windows 8
6 8 (2.05%) AIX
7 6 (1.53%) Oracle Linux
7 6 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.53%) SUSE
8 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.51%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.26%) VMS
10 1 (0.26%) Android
10 1 (0.26%) CentOS
10 1 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (14.07%) Information Security
2 42 (10.74%) ITIL
3 25 (6.39%) Load Balancing
4 24 (6.14%) Kalman Filter
5 23 (5.88%) SIEM
6 18 (4.60%) Incident Management
7 15 (3.84%) Cyber Security
8 14 (3.58%) Migration
9 13 (3.32%) Project Management
9 13 (3.32%) Risk Assessment
9 13 (3.32%) Project Planning
9 13 (3.32%) Network Management
9 13 (3.32%) Demand Forecasting
10 12 (3.07%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (3.07%) eTOM
10 12 (3.07%) Network Design
10 12 (3.07%) Change Management
10 12 (3.07%) Service Management
11 11 (2.81%) Security Architecture
12 10 (2.56%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (4.35%) SQL
2 11 (2.81%) Python
3 6 (1.53%) C
3 6 (1.53%) Java
4 5 (1.28%) Shell Script
4 5 (1.28%) Perl
5 3 (0.77%) PHP
5 3 (0.77%) C++
5 3 (0.77%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.77%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.51%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.26%) VBScript
7 1 (0.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 130 (33.25%) Cisco Certification
2 103 (26.34%) Security Cleared
3 92 (23.53%) CCNP
4 74 (18.93%) CISSP
5 67 (17.14%) SC Cleared
6 60 (15.35%) CCNA
7 46 (11.76%) CCSA
8 32 (8.18%) CCSE
9 26 (6.65%) CISM
10 24 (6.14%) DV Cleared
11 23 (5.88%) CCSP
11 23 (5.88%) Degree
12 17 (4.35%) JNCIA
13 16 (4.09%) CCIE
14 8 (2.05%) Check Point Certification
15 6 (1.53%) CEH
16 4 (1.02%) CRISC
16 4 (1.02%) GIAC
17 3 (0.77%) CISMP
17 3 (0.77%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.14%) PCI DSS
2 9 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (2.05%) SLA
4 7 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.02%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.77%) QA
7 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 33 (8.44%) ProxySG
2 26 (6.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.09%) Snort
4 15 (3.84%) Active Directory
5 8 (2.05%) XenApp
5 8 (2.05%) XenDesktop
5 8 (2.05%) Forefront TMG
5 8 (2.05%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.79%) vSphere
7 6 (1.53%) FreeRADIUS
7 6 (1.53%) Firmware
7 6 (1.53%) Nmap
8 2 (0.51%) UAG
9 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.26%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.26%) Xen
9 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.26%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.26%) KVM
Systems Management
1 21 (5.37%) FortiGate
2 15 (3.84%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (3.84%) Puppet
3 10 (2.56%) Nessus
4 7 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (1.53%) CA Spectrum
5 6 (1.53%) OpenView
5 6 (1.53%) Netcool
6 5 (1.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.77%) CiscoWorks
7 3 (0.77%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.51%) SCCM
8 2 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.51%) MIMEsweeper
9 1 (0.26%) WebInspect
9 1 (0.26%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 214 (54.73%) Cisco
2 167 (42.71%) CheckPoint
3 113 (28.90%) Juniper
3 113 (28.90%) F5
4 67 (17.14%) Blue Coat
5 59 (15.09%) Microsoft
6 55 (14.07%) VMware
7 40 (10.23%) Citrix
8 32 (8.18%) Fortinet
9 25 (6.39%) Sourcefire
10 24 (6.14%) HP
11 15 (3.84%) BMC
11 15 (3.84%) Symantec
12 14 (3.58%) Splunk
12 14 (3.58%) Tufin
12 14 (3.58%) CA
13 13 (3.32%) IBM
14 11 (2.81%) Nokia
14 11 (2.81%) Nortel
14 11 (2.81%) McAfee
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