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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 363 380 492
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +112
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 249 230 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.41% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.44% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 113 34
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£375 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £174 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 2
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.60% -45.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £18.50 -
% change year-on-year
+94.59% -

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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +13 224 £375 +7.14% 53
London +9 84 £350 -9.67% 30
South East -11 77 £393 +12.14% 10
Surrey +23 29 £395 -16.84% 3
City of London +20 23 £350 -12.50% 12
West Midlands +2 22 £425 +57.40% 3
Berkshire -11 19 £450 +28.57% 5
North West -9 18 £275 -7.40% 3
Birmingham +3 16 £425 +77.08% 1
Hampshire -4 16 £383 +125.00% 1
Scotland +8 11 £375 -25.00%
Manchester -3 10 £275 -7.40% 1
South West -9 9 £470 +4.44% 1
East of England +14 8 £423 +35.20% 3
East Midlands +11 7 £363 -
Edinburgh -2 6 £375 -11.76%
Gloucestershire -17 6 £590 +31.11%
Buckinghamshire +6 5 - - 1
Leicestershire - 5 £400 -
South Wales -6 4 £350 -6.66% 1
Cheltenham -7 4 £590 +73.52%
Wales -12 4 £350 -6.66% 1
Essex +12 3 £275 -26.66%
Hertfordshire +6 3 £345 +15.00%
Slough 0 3 £405 - 1
Glasgow -2 3 - -
Reading -6 3 £363 -9.37% 1
Kent - 3 £225 -
Camberley -5 2 £375 -21.05%
West Yorkshire -9 2 - - 2

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 246 (54.91%) Firewall
2 244 (54.46%) Cisco
3 219 (48.88%) Network Security
4 184 (41.07%) CheckPoint
5 125 (27.90%) Cisco Certification
6 121 (27.01%) Juniper
6 121 (27.01%) Security Cleared
7 119 (26.56%) F5
8 111 (24.78%) Cisco ASA
9 95 (21.21%) CCNP
10 90 (20.09%) VPN
11 85 (18.97%) Windows
12 74 (16.52%) OSPF
13 65 (14.51%) SC Cleared
14 64 (14.29%) Linux
15 63 (14.06%) BGP
16 62 (13.84%) CISSP
17 61 (13.62%) VMware
18 60 (13.39%) Blue Coat
19 59 (13.17%) Microsoft
20 54 (12.05%) LAN
21 52 (11.61%) ITIL
21 52 (11.61%) SSL
21 52 (11.61%) Telecoms
22 50 (11.16%) Information Security
23 49 (10.94%) TCP/IP
24 48 (10.71%) CCNA
24 48 (10.71%) Finance
25 46 (10.27%) DNS
25 46 (10.27%) PKI

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 19 (4.24%) Apache
2 14 (3.13%) IIS
3 7 (1.56%) IBM Notes
4 6 (1.34%) JBoss
5 4 (0.89%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.67%) Lync
7 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (2.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.89%) MS Office
3 3 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) RMDS
2 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 246 (54.91%) Firewall
2 219 (48.88%) Network Security
3 111 (24.78%) Cisco ASA
4 90 (20.09%) VPN
5 74 (16.52%) OSPF
6 63 (14.06%) BGP
7 54 (12.05%) LAN
8 52 (11.61%) SSL
9 49 (10.94%) TCP/IP
10 46 (10.27%) DNS
11 43 (9.60%) Wireless
12 41 (9.15%) WAN
13 40 (8.93%) Cisco Nexus
14 33 (7.37%) NetScaler
15 30 (6.70%) MPLS
16 29 (6.47%) Internet
17 28 (6.25%) IPsec
18 26 (5.80%) Intrusion Detection
18 26 (5.80%) HSRP
19 25 (5.58%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.34%) MySQL
3 5 (1.12%) DB2
4 4 (0.89%) Big Data
5 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.22%) EDMS
5 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.12%) MSI
1 5 (1.12%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.22%) Metasploit
General
1 52 (11.61%) Telecoms
2 48 (10.71%) Finance
3 21 (4.69%) Banking
4 11 (2.46%) Back Office
5 8 (1.79%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.12%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.67%) Retail
7 3 (0.67%) Publishing
8 2 (0.45%) Games
8 2 (0.45%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.22%) Billing
9 1 (0.22%) Legal
9 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.22%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.56%) Regular Expression
2 5 (1.12%) Web Services
2 5 (1.12%) SAML
3 4 (0.89%) OAuth
4 3 (0.67%) WAP
5 2 (0.45%) Rendezvous
5 2 (0.45%) CSS
5 2 (0.45%) JSON
6 1 (0.22%) Ajax
6 1 (0.22%) HTML
6 1 (0.22%) .NET
6 1 (0.22%) RESTful
6 1 (0.22%) HTML5
6 1 (0.22%) REST
6 1 (0.22%) Laravel
6 1 (0.22%) Backbone.js
6 1 (0.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.22%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.27%) PKI
2 25 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.35%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.13%) SecurID
5 10 (2.23%) Clustering
6 9 (2.01%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.34%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.34%) Algorithms
8 5 (1.12%) DataPower
8 5 (1.12%) Cryptography
9 3 (0.67%) Physics
9 3 (0.67%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.45%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.45%) Life Science
10 2 (0.45%) Replication
10 2 (0.45%) Statistics
10 2 (0.45%) SCADA
10 2 (0.45%) e-Health
11 1 (0.22%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 85 (18.97%) Windows
2 64 (14.29%) Linux
3 42 (9.38%) UNIX
4 12 (2.68%) Solaris
5 8 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.34%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.89%) SUSE
8 4 (0.89%) AIX
9 2 (0.45%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (11.61%) ITIL
2 50 (11.16%) Information Security
3 44 (9.82%) SIEM
4 32 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
5 28 (6.25%) Incident Management
6 24 (5.36%) Load Balancing
7 21 (4.69%) Cyber Security
8 18 (4.02%) Risk Assessment
9 17 (3.79%) Network Design
9 17 (3.79%) Network Monitoring
10 16 (3.57%) Security Architecture
11 15 (3.35%) Penetration Testing
12 13 (2.90%) Migration
12 13 (2.90%) Service Management
12 13 (2.90%) Demand Forecasting
12 13 (2.90%) Change Control
13 12 (2.68%) Change Management
13 12 (2.68%) eTOM
14 11 (2.46%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (2.01%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (6.03%) SQL
2 12 (2.68%) Java
3 11 (2.46%) Perl
4 10 (2.23%) Python
4 10 (2.23%) Shell Script
5 7 (1.56%) PHP
6 6 (1.34%) C
7 5 (1.12%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.89%) C++
9 2 (0.45%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.45%) C#
9 2 (0.45%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.22%) VBScript
10 1 (0.22%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 125 (27.90%) Cisco Certification
2 121 (27.01%) Security Cleared
3 95 (21.21%) CCNP
4 65 (14.51%) SC Cleared
5 62 (13.84%) CISSP
6 48 (10.71%) CCNA
7 30 (6.70%) Degree
7 30 (6.70%) CCSE
8 29 (6.47%) DV Cleared
9 23 (5.13%) CCIE
10 22 (4.91%) CCSA
11 13 (2.90%) CCSP
12 11 (2.46%) CISM
13 6 (1.34%) CEH
14 4 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.89%) CRISC
15 3 (0.67%) ISACA
15 3 (0.67%) CISMP
15 3 (0.67%) JNCIA
15 3 (0.67%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.13%) PCI DSS
2 9 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.79%) SLA
4 5 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.12%) QA
5 2 (0.45%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 26 (5.80%) Active Directory
2 23 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (4.02%) XenApp
3 18 (4.02%) XenDesktop
4 16 (3.57%) Hyper-V
5 14 (3.13%) Snort
6 13 (2.90%) ProxySG
7 7 (1.56%) vSphere
8 4 (0.89%) FreeRADIUS
8 4 (0.89%) Firmware
8 4 (0.89%) XenServer
9 3 (0.67%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.45%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.22%) pfSense
11 1 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.22%) UAG
11 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 25 (5.58%) FortiGate
2 13 (2.90%) OpenView
3 12 (2.68%) CiscoWorks
4 11 (2.46%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (2.23%) AirWatch
6 5 (1.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.89%) Nessus
7 4 (0.89%) CA Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.89%) MIMEsweeper
7 4 (0.89%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.67%) MAILsweeper
8 3 (0.67%) Netcool
9 2 (0.45%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.45%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 2 (0.45%) EdgeSight
10 1 (0.22%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 244 (54.46%) Cisco
2 184 (41.07%) CheckPoint
3 121 (27.01%) Juniper
4 119 (26.56%) F5
5 61 (13.62%) VMware
6 60 (13.39%) Blue Coat
7 59 (13.17%) Microsoft
8 43 (9.60%) Citrix
9 37 (8.26%) Fortinet
10 35 (7.81%) HP
11 27 (6.03%) McAfee
11 27 (6.03%) SolarWinds
12 21 (4.69%) CA
13 20 (4.46%) Websense
14 19 (4.24%) Sourcefire
14 19 (4.24%) Tufin
15 17 (3.79%) Lumension
16 16 (3.57%) Wyse
16 16 (3.57%) Symantec
16 16 (3.57%) Dell
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City, London
ComputAppoint
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Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £340 Per Day
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Epsom
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