The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Security Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Security Engineer
Rank 580 581 591
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 32 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.009% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.010% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 3
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£450 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £300 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £300 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £300 £405
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Senior Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Security Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 19 September 2014.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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 +18 32 £450 +50.00% 5
London +35 25 £438 - 1
City of London +36 10 £450 -
South East - 5 £450 - 1
Berkshire - 3 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Reading - 2 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Bedfordshire -13 1 - -
East of England -20 1 - - 1
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 2
North Wales - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Nottingham - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Chester - - - -
Havant - - - -
Liverpool - - - - 2
Southampton - - - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Watford - - - -
Wrexham - - - -
Cheshire - - - -

Senior Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Security Engineer in their job title.

1 42 (79.25%) Firewall
2 34 (64.15%) Cisco
3 33 (62.26%) CheckPoint
4 31 (58.49%) Juniper
4 31 (58.49%) VPN
5 25 (47.17%) Blue Coat
5 25 (47.17%) F5
6 22 (41.51%) Finance
7 21 (39.62%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (35.85%) Sourcefire
8 19 (35.85%) Cisco IOS
8 19 (35.85%) Network Security
9 18 (33.96%) TCP/IP
9 18 (33.96%) CCNP
9 18 (33.96%) Cisco Nexus
10 17 (32.08%) WAN
10 17 (32.08%) ProxySG
11 16 (30.19%) Banking
12 15 (28.30%) SSL
12 15 (28.30%) OSPF
13 14 (26.42%) BGP
13 14 (26.42%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (24.53%) LAN
15 11 (20.75%) Snort
15 11 (20.75%) VLAN
16 10 (18.87%) PKI
16 10 (18.87%) DNS
16 10 (18.87%) CISSP
16 10 (18.87%) Mentoring
16 10 (18.87%) HSRP

Senior Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Security Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.55%) Apache
2 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (79.25%) Firewall
2 31 (58.49%) VPN
3 19 (35.85%) Cisco IOS
3 19 (35.85%) Network Security
4 18 (33.96%) TCP/IP
4 18 (33.96%) Cisco Nexus
5 17 (32.08%) WAN
6 15 (28.30%) SSL
6 15 (28.30%) OSPF
7 14 (26.42%) BGP
8 13 (24.53%) LAN
9 11 (20.75%) VLAN
10 10 (18.87%) DNS
10 10 (18.87%) HSRP
11 9 (16.98%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (16.98%) VRRP
11 9 (16.98%) Reverse Proxy
12 8 (15.09%) Internet
13 5 (9.43%) Cisco PIX
13 5 (9.43%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) MySQL
2 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.77%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (3.77%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Metasploit
General
1 22 (41.51%) Finance
2 16 (30.19%) Banking
3 5 (9.43%) Spanish Language
4 2 (3.77%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.77%) Publishing
5 1 (1.89%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) Web Services
1 1 (1.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.42%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (18.87%) PKI
3 3 (5.66%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.77%) GIS
5 1 (1.89%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.09%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) UNIX
2 5 (9.43%) Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) Mentoring
2 9 (16.98%) Information Security
3 8 (15.09%) Load Balancing
3 8 (15.09%) Project Planning
3 8 (15.09%) Project Management
3 8 (15.09%) ITIL
4 5 (9.43%) Network Management
5 4 (7.55%) Security Architecture
6 3 (5.66%) Demand Forecasting
6 3 (5.66%) Network Architecture
6 3 (5.66%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (5.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (5.66%) Migration
6 3 (5.66%) Change Management
7 2 (3.77%) Data Security
7 2 (3.77%) Security Management
7 2 (3.77%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.77%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.77%) SIEM
7 2 (3.77%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (39.62%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (33.96%) CCNP
3 10 (18.87%) CISSP
4 6 (11.32%) Check Point Certification
4 6 (11.32%) CCIE
5 5 (9.43%) CCSE
5 5 (9.43%) CCSA
5 5 (9.43%) CCDP
5 5 (9.43%) CISM
6 4 (7.55%) CCSP
7 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
7 3 (5.66%) Degree
7 3 (5.66%) CCNA
8 2 (3.77%) CISA
8 2 (3.77%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.77%) JNCIA
8 2 (3.77%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.89%) CEH
9 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (11.32%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.89%) GPG13
3 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (32.08%) ProxySG
2 11 (20.75%) Snort
3 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.89%) UAG
4 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.89%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.66%) DatAdvantage
3 2 (3.77%) Puppet
3 2 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.89%) WSUS
4 1 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 34 (64.15%) Cisco
2 33 (62.26%) CheckPoint
3 31 (58.49%) Juniper
4 25 (47.17%) Blue Coat
4 25 (47.17%) F5
5 19 (35.85%) Sourcefire
6 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
7 4 (7.55%) Nokia
7 4 (7.55%) Citrix
8 3 (5.66%) Varonis
8 3 (5.66%) Symantec
8 3 (5.66%) Ericsson
8 3 (5.66%) NetApp
9 2 (3.77%) Oracle
9 2 (3.77%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.77%) Lumension
10 1 (1.89%) Ruckus Wireless
10 1 (1.89%) ArcSight
10 1 (1.89%) Infoblox
10 1 (1.89%) VMware