The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Security Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Engineer
Rank 368 392 426
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 274 263 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.47% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.50% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 155 112
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Median hourly rate £36.75 £45.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% +60.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £18.60 £19.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £48.60 £39.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-38.88% +178.46%

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
47474 52672 53743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31013 33568 33961
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1672 2047 2214
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Security Engineer in the job title.

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 2 December 2016.

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 2 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 2 December 2016. 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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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 246 £450 +5.88% 71
London -9 125 £488 -0.51% 43
South East +41 61 £400 -5.82% 7
Hampshire +28 22 £450 +5.88% 1
Scotland +32 18 £400 +45.45% 6
City of London -17 17 £504 +0.75% 11
Surrey +28 15 £475 +11.76% 1
East of England +19 15 £400 +6.66% 2
North West +4 14 £450 +11.45% 4
West Midlands -11 14 £450 +12.50% 3
Staines - 11 - -
Glasgow +11 10 £400 +45.45% 2
Manchester +7 10 £450 -10.00% 3
Oxfordshire +3 9 £338 -3.57%
Hertfordshire +6 8 £525 +45.83%
Berkshire -3 7 £475 +11.76% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £413 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £413 -
North East - 6 £413 -
Yorkshire +13 5 £365 - 2
Oxford - 5 £338 -
Edinburgh +22 4 £500 - 3
Buckinghamshire +20 4 £456 +30.35%
Milton Keynes +14 4 £456 +30.35%
Southampton +9 4 £375 +36.36%
Cheshire +8 4 £391 +42.27%
Bedfordshire +2 4 £330 -22.35% 1
Warwickshire 0 4 £400 - 2
South Yorkshire -9 4 £380 +35.71%
South Wales +13 3 £419 - 1

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, Security Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 306 (49.28%) Firewall
2 259 (41.71%) Network Security
3 250 (40.26%) Cisco
4 187 (30.11%) CheckPoint
5 151 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
6 137 (22.06%) Cisco ASA
7 122 (19.65%) Linux
8 117 (18.84%) Juniper
9 111 (17.87%) Windows
10 108 (17.39%) LAN
11 107 (17.23%) CCNP
12 100 (16.10%) Security Cleared
13 99 (15.94%) WAN
14 94 (15.14%) Finance
15 88 (14.17%) Data Centre
16 84 (13.53%) Palo Alto
17 83 (13.37%) VPN
18 81 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
19 80 (12.88%) SC Cleared
20 76 (12.24%) SIEM
21 71 (11.43%) F5
22 70 (11.27%) Wireless
22 70 (11.27%) Cybersecurity
23 69 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
24 67 (10.79%) Information Security
25 65 (10.47%) CCNA
26 57 (9.18%) Microsoft
27 56 (9.02%) Python
28 54 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
29 53 (8.53%) Open Source

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (2.90%) nginx
2 14 (2.25%) Confluence
3 7 (1.13%) Apache
4 6 (0.97%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.48%) JBoss
6 2 (0.32%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (2.42%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.61%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.64%) HipChat
4 3 (0.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 54 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (4.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.09%) AWS CloudTrail
4 11 (1.77%) IaaS
5 10 (1.61%) PaaS
6 7 (1.13%) SaaS
7 6 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.81%) Office 365
9 4 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.32%) GitHub
10 2 (0.32%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.16%) G Suite
11 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.16%) Sumo Logic
11 1 (0.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 306 (49.28%) Firewall
2 259 (41.71%) Network Security
3 137 (22.06%) Cisco ASA
4 108 (17.39%) LAN
5 99 (15.94%) WAN
6 83 (13.37%) VPN
7 70 (11.27%) Wireless
8 51 (8.21%) OSPF
9 50 (8.05%) DNS
9 50 (8.05%) TCP/IP
10 46 (7.41%) SSL
11 45 (7.25%) BGP
12 38 (6.12%) Intrusion Detection
13 36 (5.80%) Cisco Nexus
14 34 (5.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 30 (4.83%) DHCP
16 28 (4.51%) VoIP
17 26 (4.19%) BIG-IP
18 24 (3.86%) IPsec
19 23 (3.70%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (2.90%) SQL Server
3 11 (1.77%) Big Data
3 11 (1.77%) Hadoop
4 8 (1.29%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.13%) MySQL
6 6 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (0.81%) MariaDB
7 5 (0.81%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.32%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.32%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.32%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.16%) ActiveReports
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.16%) DB2
9 1 (0.16%) HBase
9 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 27 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 17 (2.74%) JIRA
2 17 (2.74%) Travis CI
3 15 (2.42%) CircleCI
4 11 (1.77%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.32%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.32%) Maven
8 1 (0.16%) AppScan
8 1 (0.16%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.16%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.16%) Metasploit
General
1 94 (15.14%) Finance
2 39 (6.28%) Banking
3 31 (4.99%) Telecoms
4 21 (3.38%) Retail
5 16 (2.58%) Law
6 9 (1.45%) Publishing
7 7 (1.13%) Legal
8 6 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.64%) Advertising
9 4 (0.64%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.48%) Electronics
10 3 (0.48%) Marketing
11 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.16%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (5.31%) Web Services
2 25 (4.03%) REST
3 15 (2.42%) 802.1X
4 8 (1.29%) .NET
5 7 (1.13%) J2EE
6 6 (0.97%) Regular Expression
6 6 (0.97%) RESTful
7 5 (0.81%) SAML
8 4 (0.64%) boto
8 4 (0.64%) Node.js
9 3 (0.48%) Swing
9 3 (0.48%) SWT
10 2 (0.32%) HTML
10 2 (0.32%) SOAP
10 2 (0.32%) Spring Security
11 1 (0.16%) Java EE
11 1 (0.16%) OpenID
11 1 (0.16%) Spring
11 1 (0.16%) Spring MVC
11 1 (0.16%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 88 (14.17%) Data Centre
2 27 (4.35%) PKI
3 26 (4.19%) Management Information System
4 25 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (3.86%) Cryptography
6 19 (3.06%) Security Operations Centre
7 18 (2.90%) Computer Science
8 17 (2.74%) Algorithms
8 17 (2.74%) Public Cloud
9 15 (2.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 10 (1.61%) Driving Licence
11 6 (0.97%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.81%) Blockchain
12 5 (0.81%) NHS
12 5 (0.81%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (0.64%) RSA SecurID
14 3 (0.48%) CESG
14 3 (0.48%) Cyberthreat
14 3 (0.48%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 122 (19.65%) Linux
2 111 (17.87%) Windows
3 42 (6.76%) Unix
4 33 (5.31%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.25%) Windows 10
5 14 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.45%) Solaris
7 9 (1.45%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.13%) zOS
10 4 (0.64%) Android
10 4 (0.64%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.64%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.16%) CentOS
11 1 (0.16%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (12.24%) SIEM
3 70 (11.27%) Cybersecurity
4 69 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
5 67 (10.79%) Information Security
6 53 (8.53%) Open Source
7 46 (7.41%) Security Operations
8 44 (7.09%) OWASP
9 41 (6.60%) Continuous Integration
9 41 (6.60%) Security Architecture
10 39 (6.28%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 37 (5.96%) E-Commerce
11 37 (5.96%) Fuzz Testing
12 33 (5.31%) ITIL
12 33 (5.31%) Static Code Analysis
13 32 (5.15%) Load Balancing
13 32 (5.15%) Security Testing
14 29 (4.67%) Social Engineering
14 29 (4.67%) Static Program Analysis
15 28 (4.51%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 56 (9.02%) Python
2 46 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 42 (6.76%) Java
4 25 (4.03%) Perl
5 24 (3.86%) SQL
6 23 (3.70%) PHP
6 23 (3.70%) Shell Script
7 22 (3.54%) Ruby
8 19 (3.06%) VBScript
9 14 (2.25%) C#
10 11 (1.77%) C++
11 8 (1.29%) C
12 6 (0.97%) Scala
13 4 (0.64%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.48%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.32%) Go
16 1 (0.16%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 151 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
2 107 (17.23%) CCNP
3 100 (16.10%) Security Cleared
4 80 (12.88%) SC Cleared
5 65 (10.47%) CCNA
6 53 (8.53%) CISSP
7 43 (6.92%) Degree
8 34 (5.48%) CCIE
8 34 (5.48%) CCSA
9 26 (4.19%) CCSE
10 21 (3.38%) CREST Certified
11 18 (2.90%) CEH
12 15 (2.42%) BPSS Clearance
13 14 (2.25%) CHECK Team Member
14 12 (1.93%) JNCIS
15 11 (1.77%) DV Cleared
15 11 (1.77%) JNCIP
16 10 (1.61%) Check Point Certification
17 9 (1.45%) CCSP
18 8 (1.29%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.48%) PCI DSS
2 24 (3.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.25%) SLA
4 13 (2.09%) Disclosure Scotland
4 13 (2.09%) QA
5 9 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.81%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.48%) PA-DSS
7 3 (0.48%) RMADS
8 2 (0.32%) COBIT
8 2 (0.32%) GPG13
8 2 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.32%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.16%) GCP
9 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
System Software
1 47 (7.57%) Active Directory
2 20 (3.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.45%) ProxySG
4 8 (1.29%) vSphere
5 7 (1.13%) BitLocker
5 7 (1.13%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.97%) Docker
6 6 (0.97%) Snort
6 6 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.32%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.32%) Squid
8 2 (0.32%) XenServer
9 1 (0.16%) etcd
9 1 (0.16%) Firmware
9 1 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.16%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (4.03%) Puppet
2 24 (3.86%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (3.54%) FortiGate
4 15 (2.42%) Ansible
5 14 (2.25%) ArcSight ESM
5 14 (2.25%) Nagios
6 10 (1.61%) Cacti
7 8 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (1.29%) SCCM
8 7 (1.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (0.97%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 6 (0.97%) OSSEC
9 6 (0.97%) Terraform
10 5 (0.81%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.81%) Nessus
10 5 (0.81%) SmokePing
10 5 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 250 (40.26%) Cisco
2 187 (30.11%) CheckPoint
3 117 (18.84%) Juniper
4 84 (13.53%) Palo Alto
5 71 (11.43%) F5
6 57 (9.18%) Microsoft
7 49 (7.89%) Fortinet
8 36 (5.80%) Intel Security
9 32 (5.15%) Blue Coat
10 30 (4.83%) Citrix
10 30 (4.83%) VMware
11 27 (4.35%) Qualys
12 26 (4.19%) Symantec
13 25 (4.03%) Splunk
14 24 (3.86%) HP
14 24 (3.86%) Oracle
15 23 (3.70%) ArcSight
15 23 (3.70%) Brocade
16 22 (3.54%) Sourcefire
17 19 (3.06%) Riverbed
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