The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Security Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Support Engineer
Rank 634 628 617
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Security Support Engineer 14 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.013% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.013% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 5
Median daily rate £475 £240 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+98.04% -20.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £240 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £240 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £240 £269
% change year-on-year
+61.55% -10.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £21.55 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +115.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.55 -

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
51146 52265 50988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.79% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 33349 32884 31286
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1531 1986 2062
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Security Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Security Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Support Engineer within the UK.

Security Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 2016.

Security Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Support Engineer within the UK.

Security Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Support Engineer
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 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
(Click see detailed
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 +3 14 £475 +98.04% 4
South East +7 8 £475 - 3
Surrey - 4 £475 -
London 0 3 £550 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Leatherhead - 3 £475 -
Yorkshire - 2 £313 -
Leeds - 1 £325 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £301 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £230 -
Kent - 1 - - 1
Harrogate - 1 £301 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £230 -
North East - 1 £230 -

Security Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, Security Support 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 13 (46.43%) Firewall
2 13 (46.43%) Linux
3 12 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 12 (42.86%) Network Security
3 12 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (39.29%) Cisco
4 11 (39.29%) System Integration Testing
5 10 (35.71%) LDAP
5 10 (35.71%) Identity Management
5 10 (35.71%) Integration Testing
5 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
5 10 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (32.14%) Intrusion Detection
6 9 (32.14%) PKI
6 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
6 9 (32.14%) Apache
7 8 (28.57%) SAML
7 8 (28.57%) Reverse Proxy
7 8 (28.57%) VMware
7 8 (28.57%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 8 (28.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 6 (21.43%) SAN
8 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
8 6 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (21.43%) Shell Script
8 6 (21.43%) Unix
9 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
9 5 (17.86%) SSL
9 5 (17.86%) WAN

Security Support 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 9 (32.14%) Apache
2 2 (7.14%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 13 (46.43%) Firewall
2 12 (42.86%) Network Security
3 10 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (35.71%) LDAP
4 9 (32.14%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (28.57%) Reverse Proxy
6 6 (21.43%) SAN
7 5 (17.86%) SSL
7 5 (17.86%) WAN
8 4 (14.29%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (10.71%) DHCP
9 3 (10.71%) DNS
9 3 (10.71%) Internet
9 3 (10.71%) LAN
9 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
10 2 (7.14%) HSRP
10 2 (7.14%) ICMP
10 2 (7.14%) MPLS
10 2 (7.14%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (10.71%) Banking
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) SAML
2 2 (7.14%) 802.1X
2 2 (7.14%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (32.14%) PKI
3 5 (17.86%) Cryptography
4 2 (7.14%) Algorithms
4 2 (7.14%) DataPower
4 2 (7.14%) Driving Licence
4 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.57%) Replication
5 1 (3.57%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Linux
2 12 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (21.43%) Unix
4 3 (10.71%) Windows
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) System Integration Testing
2 10 (35.71%) Identity Management
2 10 (35.71%) Integration Testing
3 8 (28.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 8 (28.57%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 3 (10.71%) Information Security
5 3 (10.71%) ITIL
5 3 (10.71%) Load Balancing
5 3 (10.71%) Project Management
6 2 (7.14%) Capacity Management
6 2 (7.14%) Change Management
6 2 (7.14%) Computer Security
6 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 2 (7.14%) Network Management
6 2 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
6 2 (7.14%) Security Patching
7 1 (3.57%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) Shell Script
2 2 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
3 6 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (14.29%) CCNP
5 3 (10.71%) CCDP
5 3 (10.71%) CCIE
6 2 (7.14%) CCNA
7 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (3.57%) CCSE
7 1 (3.57%) Degree
7 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (3.57%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) FIPS 140-2
1 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) FortiGate
1 1 (3.57%) Icinga
1 1 (3.57%) Nagios
1 1 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Cisco
2 8 (28.57%) VMware
3 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
4 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
4 5 (17.86%) F5
4 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.14%) Cyberoam
5 2 (7.14%) Intel Security
6 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.57%) Citrix
6 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.57%) HP
6 1 (3.57%) Juniper
6 1 (3.57%) Lumension
6 1 (3.57%) Palo Alto
6 1 (3.57%) SAP
6 1 (3.57%) Sourcefire
6 1 (3.57%) Symantec