The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Security Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Security Engineer
Rank 601 637 606
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 43 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.012% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.013% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 4 7
Median daily rate £500 £425 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -3.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £299 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £451 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £569 £354 £400
% change year-on-year
+60.77% -11.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
51265 53978 50296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33271 34120 30516
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1545 2017 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

Senior Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Security Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior Security Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Security Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

Senior Security Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Security Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Senior Security Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Security Engineer
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 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 +9 40 £500 +17.64% 10
London +19 27 £500 +17.64% 4
South East +4 8 - - 2
Berkshire - 4 - -
Maidenhead - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 - -
Glasgow - 3 - -
Hampshire +11 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 1
Bristol - 2 £569 - 1
Worcester - 2 - -
Croydon - 2 £470 -
City of London - 2 £500 - 3
Worcestershire - 2 - -
South West - 2 £569 - 1
West Midlands - 2 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £320 -
Wales - 1 £650 -
Reading - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £320 -
West Wales - 1 £650 -
Swansea - 1 £650 -

Senior Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, Senior 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 Senior Security Engineer in the job title.

1 55 (77.46%) Firewall
2 45 (63.38%) Cisco
3 41 (57.75%) Network Security
4 38 (53.52%) Cisco ASA
5 31 (43.66%) CheckPoint
6 25 (35.21%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (33.80%) F5
7 24 (33.80%) Cisco Nexus
8 21 (29.58%) Juniper
8 21 (29.58%) CCIE
9 18 (25.35%) CCNP
10 15 (21.13%) Windows
10 15 (21.13%) Cisco PIX
11 14 (19.72%) SolarWinds
11 14 (19.72%) WAN
11 14 (19.72%) Wireless
12 13 (18.31%) SolarWinds Orion
12 13 (18.31%) Data Centre
13 12 (16.90%) CCSE
14 11 (15.49%) BIG-IP
14 11 (15.49%) Finance
14 11 (15.49%) LAN
14 11 (15.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 10 (14.08%) Mentoring
15 10 (14.08%) CISSP
16 9 (12.68%) Information Security
17 8 (11.27%) Banking
17 8 (11.27%) IP Telephony
17 8 (11.27%) Blue Coat
17 8 (11.27%) Load Balancing

Senior 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 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (5.63%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.41%) Apache
2 1 (1.41%) IIS
2 1 (1.41%) JBoss
2 1 (1.41%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.41%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (77.46%) Firewall
2 41 (57.75%) Network Security
3 38 (53.52%) Cisco ASA
4 24 (33.80%) Cisco Nexus
5 15 (21.13%) Cisco PIX
6 14 (19.72%) WAN
6 14 (19.72%) Wireless
7 11 (15.49%) BIG-IP
7 11 (15.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 11 (15.49%) LAN
8 8 (11.27%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (11.27%) IP Telephony
8 8 (11.27%) VPN
9 7 (9.86%) FWSM
9 7 (9.86%) TCP/IP
10 6 (8.45%) BGP
10 6 (8.45%) OSPF
11 5 (7.04%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (7.04%) VLAN
12 4 (5.63%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (15.49%) Finance
2 8 (11.27%) Banking
3 6 (8.45%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.82%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Back Office
5 1 (1.41%) Retail
5 1 (1.41%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) RESTful
2 1 (1.41%) .NET
2 1 (1.41%) CSS
2 1 (1.41%) HTML
2 1 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.31%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.86%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (4.23%) Algorithms
3 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.41%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.41%) IVR
4 1 (1.41%) PKI
4 1 (1.41%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.13%) Windows
2 7 (9.86%) Linux
3 5 (7.04%) Unix
3 5 (7.04%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.41%) CentOS
6 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.41%) Solaris
6 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.08%) Mentoring
2 9 (12.68%) Information Security
3 8 (11.27%) E-Commerce
3 8 (11.27%) Load Balancing
3 8 (11.27%) Security Operations
4 6 (8.45%) Identity Management
4 6 (8.45%) Network Design
4 6 (8.45%) SIEM
5 5 (7.04%) SDLC
5 5 (7.04%) Security Architecture
6 4 (5.63%) Data Loss Prevention
6 4 (5.63%) Data Protection
6 4 (5.63%) Security Hardening
7 3 (4.23%) Business Continuity
7 3 (4.23%) ITIL
8 2 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.82%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.82%) Security Testing
8 2 (2.82%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.63%) C#
1 4 (5.63%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.23%) Java
2 3 (4.23%) VBScript
3 1 (1.41%) C++
3 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.41%) Perl
3 1 (1.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (35.21%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (29.58%) CCIE
3 18 (25.35%) CCNP
4 12 (16.90%) CCSE
5 10 (14.08%) CISSP
6 7 (9.86%) Degree
7 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
7 6 (8.45%) Security Cleared
8 4 (5.63%) CCSA
9 3 (4.23%) CCDP
10 2 (2.82%) CCNA
10 2 (2.82%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (1.41%) CISMP
11 1 (1.41%) CLAS
11 1 (1.41%) ISSAP
11 1 (1.41%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) COBIT
1 3 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.41%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 6 (8.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.63%) vSphere
3 3 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (4.23%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.82%) ProxySG
4 2 (2.82%) Snort
5 1 (1.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (18.31%) SolarWinds Orion
2 7 (9.86%) Cacti
2 7 (9.86%) Nagios
3 5 (7.04%) FortiGate
4 4 (5.63%) SCCM
5 3 (4.23%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.82%) Proventia
6 2 (2.82%) TrustSec
7 1 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.41%) OSSEC
7 1 (1.41%) Packer
7 1 (1.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 45 (63.38%) Cisco
2 31 (43.66%) CheckPoint
3 24 (33.80%) F5
4 21 (29.58%) Juniper
5 14 (19.72%) SolarWinds
6 8 (11.27%) Blue Coat
7 7 (9.86%) Fortinet
8 6 (8.45%) Palo Alto
8 6 (8.45%) Trustwave
8 6 (8.45%) VMware
9 4 (5.63%) Microsoft
9 4 (5.63%) Oracle
9 4 (5.63%) Sourcefire
10 2 (2.82%) Aruba
10 2 (2.82%) Citrix
10 2 (2.82%) FireEye
10 2 (2.82%) Symantec
11 1 (1.41%) Dell
11 1 (1.41%) Nokia
11 1 (1.41%) Red Hat