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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Security Engineer
Rank 615 608 594
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 33 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.035% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.037% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 7
Median daily rate £500 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £375 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £613
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -34.69%
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
50931 51412 49753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.74% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 33245 31720 30748
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1466 2048 2093
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £40.15 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 26 May 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 18 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 26 May 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 +7 33 £500 +17.64% 7
London +5 20 £500 +17.64% 5
South East -11 6 £375 -6.25%
City of London +43 4 £500 +17.64% 1
Hampshire +2 3 £375 -11.76%
Worcestershire - 3 £375 -
West Midlands - 3 £375 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £348 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £348 -
Worcester - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +13 1 - -
South West -9 1 £488 - 1
Bristol - 1 £488 - 1
North West - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -

Senior Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 40 (74.07%) Firewall
2 35 (64.81%) Cisco
3 33 (61.11%) Network Security
4 29 (53.70%) Cisco ASA
5 23 (42.59%) CheckPoint
6 22 (40.74%) Cisco Nexus
7 18 (33.33%) F5
7 18 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (25.93%) CCIE
8 14 (25.93%) Windows
9 12 (22.22%) LAN
9 12 (22.22%) CCNP
9 12 (22.22%) CCSE
10 11 (20.37%) WAN
11 10 (18.52%) Juniper
11 10 (18.52%) Wireless
11 10 (18.52%) Cisco PIX
11 10 (18.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 10 (18.52%) SolarWinds
12 9 (16.67%) Load Balancing
13 8 (14.81%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (14.81%) Information Security
13 8 (14.81%) Finance
13 8 (14.81%) VMware
13 8 (14.81%) CISSP
13 8 (14.81%) TCP/IP
13 8 (14.81%) SolarWinds Orion
14 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
14 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
14 7 (12.96%) VPN

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 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.85%) Apache
2 1 (1.85%) IIS
2 1 (1.85%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.85%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.85%) Office 365
3 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (74.07%) Firewall
2 33 (61.11%) Network Security
3 29 (53.70%) Cisco ASA
4 22 (40.74%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (22.22%) LAN
6 11 (20.37%) WAN
7 10 (18.52%) Cisco PIX
7 10 (18.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 10 (18.52%) Wireless
8 8 (14.81%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (14.81%) TCP/IP
9 7 (12.96%) VPN
10 6 (11.11%) BGP
10 6 (11.11%) OSPF
10 6 (11.11%) VLAN
11 5 (9.26%) Cisco ISE
12 4 (7.41%) HSRP
12 4 (7.41%) IP Telephony
12 4 (7.41%) NX-OS
12 4 (7.41%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (14.81%) Finance
2 7 (12.96%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.41%) Banking
4 2 (3.70%) Legal
5 1 (1.85%) Back Office
5 1 (1.85%) Electronics
5 1 (1.85%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.85%) Middleware
1 1 (1.85%) Web Services
1 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.56%) PKI
2 3 (5.56%) Public Cloud
2 3 (5.56%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.85%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.85%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.85%) Fintech
4 1 (1.85%) IVR
4 1 (1.85%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.93%) Windows
2 6 (11.11%) Linux
3 5 (9.26%) Windows Server
3 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (7.41%) Unix
4 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.85%) CentOS
5 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 8 (14.81%) Information Security
3 7 (12.96%) Network Design
4 6 (11.11%) Identity Management
5 5 (9.26%) Mentoring
6 4 (7.41%) Data Protection
6 4 (7.41%) SDLC
6 4 (7.41%) Security Architecture
6 4 (7.41%) Security Hardening
6 4 (7.41%) Security Operations
7 3 (5.56%) Business Continuity
7 3 (5.56%) ITIL
7 3 (5.56%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.70%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.70%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.70%) Security Testing
8 2 (3.70%) SIEM
8 2 (3.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
1 1 (1.85%) Java
1 1 (1.85%) Perl
1 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.85%) Python
1 1 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (25.93%) CCIE
3 12 (22.22%) CCNP
3 12 (22.22%) CCSE
4 8 (14.81%) CISSP
5 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
5 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
6 4 (7.41%) CCSA
7 3 (5.56%) CCNA
8 2 (3.70%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (3.70%) Degree
9 1 (1.85%) CCDP
9 1 (1.85%) CISA
9 1 (1.85%) CISM
9 1 (1.85%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) COBIT
1 4 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.85%) FIPS 140-2
2 1 (1.85%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.41%) vSphere
4 3 (5.56%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.70%) Snort
6 1 (1.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) SolarWinds Orion
2 5 (9.26%) FortiGate
3 3 (5.56%) Backup Exec
3 3 (5.56%) Nagios
3 3 (5.56%) SCCM
4 2 (3.70%) Cacti
4 2 (3.70%) Proventia
5 1 (1.85%) Icinga
5 1 (1.85%) Packer
5 1 (1.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 35 (64.81%) Cisco
2 23 (42.59%) CheckPoint
3 18 (33.33%) F5
4 10 (18.52%) Juniper
4 10 (18.52%) SolarWinds
5 8 (14.81%) VMware
6 6 (11.11%) Blue Coat
6 6 (11.11%) Trustwave
7 5 (9.26%) Palo Alto
8 4 (7.41%) Fortinet
8 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
8 4 (7.41%) Oracle
9 3 (5.56%) Aruba
10 2 (3.70%) Dell
10 2 (3.70%) Sourcefire
11 1 (1.85%) Avaya
11 1 (1.85%) Citrix
11 1 (1.85%) HP
11 1 (1.85%) NetApp
11 1 (1.85%) Nortel
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