The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 373 452 361
Rank change year-on-year
+79 -91
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 233 116 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.23% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.25% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 59 105
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £262 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £308
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +21.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
Average hourly rate £17.00 £37.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.66% +41.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.16 £17.58 £17.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.48 £43.75 £86.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £35.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-55.94% +43.00%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
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 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 25 July 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
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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 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 +79 218 £425 +13.33% 47
London +56 92 £430 +14.66% 17
South East +35 70 £425 +34.92% 11
City of London +32 33 £400 +6.66% 6
Hampshire +3 30 £425 +34.92% 3
Berkshire +20 27 £400 - 1
East of England -13 17 £305 +1.66% 7
Basingstoke +32 13 £425 +88.88%
North West -2 13 £430 +4.94% 4
South West -19 13 £450 +5.88% 1
Wiltshire +5 11 £450 +5.88%
Swindon - 11 £450 -
Reading +10 8 £325 -
Bedfordshire -12 8 £300 - 5
Cheshire +2 7 £288 -27.62% 3
Surrey +1 7 £488 +105.26% 3
Scotland -18 7 £469 +47.26%
Southampton -4 6 - -
East Midlands +2 5 £400 - 1
South Wales -13 5 £425 -22.72% 1
Wales -13 5 £425 -22.72% 1
Suffolk - 4 £313 - 1
Manchester - 4 £478 -
Bracknell - 4 £494 -
Glasgow - 4 £398 -
Ipswich - 4 £313 - 1
Bedford -3 3 £300 - 1
Buckinghamshire -5 3 - - 2
Milton Keynes - 3 - - 2
West Midlands - 3 £500 - 4

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 257 (55.99%) Firewall
2 254 (55.34%) Cisco
3 232 (50.54%) Network Security
4 204 (44.44%) CheckPoint
5 145 (31.59%) Juniper
6 126 (27.45%) Cisco Certification
7 110 (23.97%) F5
8 108 (23.53%) Security Cleared
8 108 (23.53%) Windows
9 99 (21.57%) CCNP
10 84 (18.30%) Cisco ASA
10 84 (18.30%) SC Cleared
11 76 (16.56%) VPN
12 70 (15.25%) Blue Coat
13 67 (14.60%) CISSP
14 65 (14.16%) Finance
15 63 (13.73%) OSPF
16 61 (13.29%) Cisco Nexus
17 60 (13.07%) LAN
18 59 (12.85%) WAN
18 59 (12.85%) BGP
19 55 (11.98%) Linux
20 54 (11.76%) Microsoft
21 53 (11.55%) McAfee
22 46 (10.02%) UNIX
22 46 (10.02%) Telecoms
23 44 (9.59%) CCSE
24 43 (9.37%) Cisco PIX
25 40 (8.71%) ITIL
26 37 (8.06%) Banking

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 24 (5.23%) Apache
2 17 (3.70%) IIS
3 5 (1.09%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.09%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 24 (5.23%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.74%) MS Office
3 6 (1.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 257 (55.99%) Firewall
2 232 (50.54%) Network Security
3 84 (18.30%) Cisco ASA
4 76 (16.56%) VPN
5 63 (13.73%) OSPF
6 61 (13.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 60 (13.07%) LAN
8 59 (12.85%) WAN
8 59 (12.85%) BGP
9 43 (9.37%) Cisco PIX
10 36 (7.84%) TCP/IP
11 35 (7.63%) Cisco IOS
12 32 (6.97%) Wireless
12 32 (6.97%) DNS
13 28 (6.10%) SSL
14 21 (4.58%) MPLS
14 21 (4.58%) Reverse Proxy
15 19 (4.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 18 (3.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 18 (3.92%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.83%) MySQL
2 8 (1.74%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.22%) MSI
1 1 (0.22%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 65 (14.16%) Finance
2 46 (10.02%) Telecoms
3 37 (8.06%) Banking
4 10 (2.18%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.09%) Law
6 4 (0.87%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.65%) Retail
7 3 (0.65%) Legal
7 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.65%) Back Office
8 2 (0.44%) Electronics
8 2 (0.44%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.44%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.22%) Billing
9 1 (0.22%) Local Government
9 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.61%) .NET
2 6 (1.31%) OAuth
2 6 (1.31%) Regular Expression
3 5 (1.09%) Middleware
3 5 (1.09%) Web Services
4 1 (0.22%) XML
4 1 (0.22%) WAP
4 1 (0.22%) CGI
4 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.22%) DCOM
4 1 (0.22%) JSP
4 1 (0.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.05%) Management Information System
2 13 (2.83%) PKI
2 13 (2.83%) Open Source
3 8 (1.74%) Computer Science
4 3 (0.65%) CESG
4 3 (0.65%) Cryptography
4 3 (0.65%) Blackberry
4 3 (0.65%) GIS
5 2 (0.44%) Replication
5 2 (0.44%) SCADA
6 1 (0.22%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.22%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.22%) Java Card
6 1 (0.22%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.22%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.22%) Clustering
6 1 (0.22%) SecurID
6 1 (0.22%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.22%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 108 (23.53%) Windows
2 55 (11.98%) Linux
3 46 (10.02%) UNIX
4 17 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (3.49%) Windows 7
6 12 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.09%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.09%) Solaris
9 4 (0.87%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.87%) Android
10 2 (0.44%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.44%) AIX
11 1 (0.22%) VMS
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.22%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (8.71%) ITIL
2 34 (7.41%) Security Architecture
3 32 (6.97%) Information Security
4 31 (6.75%) Load Balancing
5 28 (6.10%) SIEM
5 28 (6.10%) Vulnerability Management
6 26 (5.66%) Network Management
7 23 (5.01%) Penetration Testing
8 20 (4.36%) Risk Assessment
9 19 (4.14%) Migration
9 19 (4.14%) Business Continuity
10 17 (3.70%) BCP
10 17 (3.70%) Change Management
10 17 (3.70%) Change Control
10 17 (3.70%) Business Continuity Planning
11 14 (3.05%) Network Design
12 11 (2.40%) Service Delivery
12 11 (2.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 11 (2.40%) Incident Management
13 10 (2.18%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (3.92%) Ruby
2 17 (3.70%) Bash Shell
3 14 (3.05%) SQL
4 13 (2.83%) PHP
4 13 (2.83%) Java
4 13 (2.83%) Python
5 12 (2.61%) C
6 9 (1.96%) C#
7 8 (1.74%) C++
8 5 (1.09%) Perl
8 5 (1.09%) PowerShell
9 4 (0.87%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.65%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 126 (27.45%) Cisco Certification
2 108 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 99 (21.57%) CCNP
4 84 (18.30%) SC Cleared
5 67 (14.60%) CISSP
6 44 (9.59%) CCSE
7 29 (6.32%) CCSA
8 24 (5.23%) CCNA
9 21 (4.58%) CCIE
10 17 (3.70%) CCSP
11 14 (3.05%) Check Point Certification
12 13 (2.83%) JNCIS
12 13 (2.83%) DV Cleared
13 12 (2.61%) CCDP
14 11 (2.40%) CISM
15 10 (2.18%) Degree
16 9 (1.96%) CISA
17 6 (1.31%) JNCIA
18 5 (1.09%) GIAC
18 5 (1.09%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.10%) PCI DSS
2 11 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.74%) COBIT
4 6 (1.31%) QA
5 5 (1.09%) SLA
6 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.22%) GPG13
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (4.79%) Snort
2 19 (4.14%) Active Directory
3 18 (3.92%) ProxySG
4 8 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.09%) UAG
6 4 (0.87%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (0.87%) Nmap
7 3 (0.65%) MetaFrame
7 3 (0.65%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.44%) RACF
8 2 (0.44%) vSphere
8 2 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.22%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 16 (3.49%) FortiGate
2 9 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (1.53%) SCCM
4 6 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.09%) WSUS
6 4 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.87%) DatAdvantage
7 3 (0.65%) Nessus
8 2 (0.44%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.44%) MIMEsweeper
9 1 (0.22%) OPNET
9 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.22%) Netcool
9 1 (0.22%) OpenView
9 1 (0.22%) SCOM
9 1 (0.22%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 254 (55.34%) Cisco
2 204 (44.44%) CheckPoint
3 145 (31.59%) Juniper
4 110 (23.97%) F5
5 70 (15.25%) Blue Coat
6 54 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 53 (11.55%) McAfee
8 29 (6.32%) Websense
9 19 (4.14%) Red Hat
10 18 (3.92%) HP
11 15 (3.27%) Symantec
12 14 (3.05%) Sourcefire
12 14 (3.05%) Citrix
13 12 (2.61%) Nortel
13 12 (2.61%) Fortinet
13 12 (2.61%) Sophos
14 10 (2.18%) VMware
14 10 (2.18%) Aruba
15 8 (1.74%) Splunk
15 8 (1.74%) ArcSight
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