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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 406 367 468
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +101
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 228 249 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.44% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.48% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 127 52
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£415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £312 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £519 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.68% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 0 5
Average hourly rate £27.00 - £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.13 - £24.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 - £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
53327 52003 49532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.78% 92.33% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 33998 31446 29411
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
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 1974 1998 2145
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -42 213 £415 +3.75% 63
London -13 85 £475 +18.75% 33
South East -7 65 £350 -17.64% 12
Berkshire +17 32 £330 -22.35% 5
City of London -14 23 £475 +7.95% 7
South West +2 20 £450 - 4
North West -22 15 £377 -12.44% 6
Hampshire -14 12 £425 - 4
Surrey +2 11 £365 -29.12%
East Midlands -10 10 £350 - 3
Bristol - 10 £338 - 3
Slough +10 9 £330 - 1
Buckinghamshire -3 8 £550 - 1
Reading -7 8 £350 -17.64%
West Midlands +11 7 £425 +21.42%
Derbyshire -1 7 £275 -
Milton Keynes -5 6 £550 -
Liverpool - 6 £400 -
Merseyside - 6 £400 -
Scotland 0 5 £377 -10.35% 3
Gloucestershire -4 5 £435 - 1
East of England -12 5 £431 +39.11% 1
Derby - 5 - -
Bracknell -5 4 - -
Wiltshire -5 4 £450 -
Manchester -18 4 £363 -15.52% 4
Glasgow +9 3 - - 1
Worcestershire +3 3 £450 +5.88%
Windsor +2 3 - - 1
Malvern -4 3 £450 +5.88%

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 242 (48.40%) Firewall
2 222 (44.40%) Cisco
3 204 (40.80%) Network Security
4 191 (38.20%) CheckPoint
5 139 (27.80%) Cisco Certification
6 120 (24.00%) Security Cleared
7 105 (21.00%) Cisco ASA
8 100 (20.00%) CCNP
9 98 (19.60%) Juniper
10 90 (18.00%) Windows
10 90 (18.00%) F5
11 74 (14.80%) Linux
12 70 (14.00%) Finance
13 69 (13.80%) Information Security
14 67 (13.40%) LAN
14 67 (13.40%) SC Cleared
15 66 (13.20%) VPN
16 62 (12.40%) WAN
17 59 (11.80%) CISSP
18 54 (10.80%) OSPF
19 53 (10.60%) CCNA
19 53 (10.60%) TCP/IP
19 53 (10.60%) Blue Coat
20 51 (10.20%) SIEM
21 50 (10.00%) BGP
22 49 (9.80%) VMware
23 48 (9.60%) UNIX
24 44 (8.80%) ITIL
25 42 (8.40%) DNS
25 42 (8.40%) SSL

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 16 (3.20%) Apache
2 9 (1.80%) IIS
3 6 (1.20%) MQSeries
4 5 (1.00%) CICS
5 4 (0.80%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.60%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.60%) JBoss
6 3 (0.60%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.60%) Lync
7 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.20%) Confluence
7 1 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (3.20%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.00%) MS Office
3 6 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) assyst
1 2 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.60%) SaaS
2 7 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.00%) IaaS
3 5 (1.00%) PaaS
3 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.20%) Office 365
5 1 (0.20%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 242 (48.40%) Firewall
2 204 (40.80%) Network Security
3 105 (21.00%) Cisco ASA
4 67 (13.40%) LAN
5 66 (13.20%) VPN
6 62 (12.40%) WAN
7 54 (10.80%) OSPF
8 53 (10.60%) TCP/IP
9 50 (10.00%) BGP
10 42 (8.40%) DNS
10 42 (8.40%) SSL
11 41 (8.20%) Intrusion Detection
12 38 (7.60%) Cisco Nexus
13 30 (6.00%) Wireless
14 27 (5.40%) EIGRP
15 26 (5.20%) MPLS
15 26 (5.20%) VLAN
16 24 (4.80%) VRRP
16 24 (4.80%) HSRP
17 23 (4.60%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.80%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.60%) Big Data
3 6 (1.20%) DB2
4 4 (0.80%) MySQL
5 2 (0.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.40%) JIRA
3 1 (0.20%) Subversion
3 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
General
1 70 (14.00%) Finance
2 24 (4.80%) Banking
3 21 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.20%) Spanish Language
5 5 (1.00%) Retail
5 5 (1.00%) Legal
6 4 (0.80%) Financial Institution
6 4 (0.80%) Back Office
7 3 (0.60%) Publishing
8 2 (0.40%) Billing
8 2 (0.40%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.40%) Electronics
8 2 (0.40%) Advertising
9 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.20%) Law
9 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.20%) Marketing
9 1 (0.20%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.40%) Web Services
1 12 (2.40%) SAML
2 9 (1.80%) OAuth
3 8 (1.60%) Middleware
4 6 (1.20%) ISPF
5 5 (1.00%) JSP
6 3 (0.60%) 802.1X
6 3 (0.60%) LAMP
7 2 (0.40%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (0.40%) .NET
8 1 (0.20%) CSS
8 1 (0.20%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.20%) OAuth2
8 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.80%) PKI
2 29 (5.80%) Data Centre
3 28 (5.60%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.80%) Clustering
4 19 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (2.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (1.40%) Mainframe
7 6 (1.20%) DataPower
8 5 (1.00%) BYOD
8 5 (1.00%) RMADS
8 5 (1.00%) CESG
8 5 (1.00%) Statistics
8 5 (1.00%) Cryptography
9 4 (0.80%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.60%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.60%) IVR
11 2 (0.40%) CESG CLAS
11 2 (0.40%) GIS
11 2 (0.40%) Replication
11 2 (0.40%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 90 (18.00%) Windows
2 74 (14.80%) Linux
3 48 (9.60%) UNIX
4 15 (3.00%) Solaris
5 14 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.60%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.40%) zOS
8 7 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.20%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.00%) Android
11 4 (0.80%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.80%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.40%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (13.80%) Information Security
2 51 (10.20%) SIEM
3 44 (8.80%) ITIL
4 34 (6.80%) Cyber Security
5 29 (5.80%) Network Monitoring
5 29 (5.80%) Load Balancing
6 28 (5.60%) Kalman Filter
7 24 (4.80%) Change Control
8 23 (4.60%) Incident Management
8 23 (4.60%) Security Management
9 22 (4.40%) Security Architecture
10 20 (4.00%) Analytics
11 17 (3.40%) Network Design
12 15 (3.00%) Penetration Testing
13 13 (2.60%) Information Security Management
13 13 (2.60%) Risk Management
13 13 (2.60%) Vulnerability Management
14 12 (2.40%) Performance Monitoring
14 12 (2.40%) Change Management
14 12 (2.40%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 32 (6.40%) SQL
2 18 (3.60%) Java
2 18 (3.60%) Perl
3 11 (2.20%) Shell Script
4 9 (1.80%) C
4 9 (1.80%) Python
5 8 (1.60%) C++
6 7 (1.40%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.00%) PHP
8 4 (0.80%) Ruby
9 2 (0.40%) Assembly Language
9 2 (0.40%) C#
10 1 (0.20%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.20%) VBScript
10 1 (0.20%) REXX
10 1 (0.20%) Tcl
10 1 (0.20%) JCL
10 1 (0.20%) CLIST
Qualifications
1 139 (27.80%) Cisco Certification
2 120 (24.00%) Security Cleared
3 100 (20.00%) CCNP
4 67 (13.40%) SC Cleared
5 59 (11.80%) CISSP
6 53 (10.60%) CCNA
7 37 (7.40%) CCSA
8 35 (7.00%) CCSE
9 26 (5.20%) CISM
10 25 (5.00%) CCIE
10 25 (5.00%) Degree
11 12 (2.40%) JNCIA
12 11 (2.20%) DV Cleared
13 7 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (1.20%) CCDP
14 6 (1.20%) JNCIS
14 6 (1.20%) Check Point Certification
15 5 (1.00%) CISA
15 5 (1.00%) CEH
15 5 (1.00%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (3.80%) PCI DSS
3 16 (3.20%) SLA
4 10 (2.00%) QA
5 7 (1.40%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.60%) COBIT
System Software
1 35 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (6.40%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.80%) ProxySG
4 12 (2.40%) Snort
4 12 (2.40%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.80%) XenApp
6 6 (1.20%) vSphere
6 6 (1.20%) RACF
6 6 (1.20%) Time Sharing Option
6 6 (1.20%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 3 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.60%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.60%) XenServer
7 3 (0.60%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.60%) Sendmail
7 3 (0.60%) Squid
8 2 (0.40%) UAG
8 2 (0.40%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.20%) pfSense
9 1 (0.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 32 (6.40%) FortiGate
2 12 (2.40%) Nessus
3 11 (2.20%) CiscoWorks
3 11 (2.20%) Norton AntiVirus
3 11 (2.20%) AirWatch
4 10 (2.00%) OpenView
5 8 (1.60%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (1.40%) CA Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.00%) MIMEsweeper
7 5 (1.00%) Tivoli
7 5 (1.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 5 (1.00%) Nmap
7 5 (1.00%) zSecure
8 3 (0.60%) MAILsweeper
9 2 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.40%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.40%) EdgeSight
10 1 (0.20%) logstash
10 1 (0.20%) Kibana
10 1 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 222 (44.40%) Cisco
2 191 (38.20%) CheckPoint
3 98 (19.60%) Juniper
4 90 (18.00%) F5
5 53 (10.60%) Blue Coat
6 49 (9.80%) VMware
7 39 (7.80%) HP
8 37 (7.40%) Microsoft
9 33 (6.60%) McAfee
9 33 (6.60%) Fortinet
10 28 (5.60%) Citrix
11 23 (4.60%) Sourcefire
11 23 (4.60%) SolarWinds
12 22 (4.40%) TippingPoint
13 21 (4.20%) Websense
14 19 (3.80%) Nokia
15 18 (3.60%) Symantec
16 17 (3.40%) CA
17 15 (3.00%) IBM
18 13 (2.60%) Aruba
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