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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Security Engineer
Rank 614 613 605
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 26 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.039% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.042% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 7
Average daily rate £500 £413 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £650
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -40.38%
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
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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 13 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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -16 26 £500 +17.64% 12
London 0 19 £500 +2.56% 8
City of London +44 3 £500 +17.64% 2
South East -23 3 £375 -6.25% 2
Berkshire +8 2 - -
Maidenhead - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 £375 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £375 - 1
Hampshire -4 1 £375 -6.25%
Manchester - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £375 -
North West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £375 -

Senior Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 31 (67.39%) Firewall
2 28 (60.87%) Cisco
3 27 (58.70%) Network Security
4 20 (43.48%) CheckPoint
4 20 (43.48%) Cisco ASA
5 18 (39.13%) Cisco Nexus
6 17 (36.96%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (32.61%) LAN
7 15 (32.61%) F5
8 14 (30.43%) Windows
9 12 (26.09%) WAN
10 11 (23.91%) CCIE
10 11 (23.91%) CCNP
10 11 (23.91%) CCSE
11 10 (21.74%) Juniper
11 10 (21.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 9 (19.57%) CISSP
12 9 (19.57%) Linux
12 9 (19.57%) Information Security
12 9 (19.57%) Wireless
12 9 (19.57%) Finance
12 9 (19.57%) VMware
12 9 (19.57%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (17.39%) Load Balancing
13 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
14 7 (15.22%) VPN
14 7 (15.22%) OSPF
14 7 (15.22%) BGP
14 7 (15.22%) Blue Coat
15 6 (13.04%) VLAN

Senior Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.17%) Apache
2 1 (2.17%) IIS
2 1 (2.17%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.35%) SaaS
4 1 (2.17%) IaaS
4 1 (2.17%) Mimecast
4 1 (2.17%) Office 365
4 1 (2.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (67.39%) Firewall
2 27 (58.70%) Network Security
3 20 (43.48%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (39.13%) Cisco Nexus
5 15 (32.61%) LAN
6 12 (26.09%) WAN
7 10 (21.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 9 (19.57%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (19.57%) Wireless
9 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
10 7 (15.22%) BGP
10 7 (15.22%) OSPF
10 7 (15.22%) VPN
11 6 (13.04%) Cisco PIX
11 6 (13.04%) VLAN
12 5 (10.87%) Cisco ISE
13 4 (8.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 4 (8.70%) HSRP
13 4 (8.70%) NX-OS
13 4 (8.70%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.17%) Big Data
2 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (19.57%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Banking
2 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Back Office
4 1 (2.17%) Electronics
4 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Local Government
4 1 (2.17%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.17%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.17%) Middleware
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
2 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
1 3 (6.52%) PKI
1 3 (6.52%) Public Cloud
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.35%) Private Cloud
2 2 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.17%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.17%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.17%) Fintech
3 1 (2.17%) Grid Computing
3 1 (2.17%) IVR
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.17%) Social Media
3 1 (2.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (30.43%) Windows
2 9 (19.57%) Linux
3 4 (8.70%) Unix
3 4 (8.70%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.17%) AIX
4 1 (2.17%) CentOS
4 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.17%) Solaris
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.57%) Information Security
2 8 (17.39%) Load Balancing
3 5 (10.87%) Identity Management
3 5 (10.87%) Network Design
4 4 (8.70%) ITIL
4 4 (8.70%) Security Hardening
4 4 (8.70%) SIEM
5 3 (6.52%) Business Continuity
5 3 (6.52%) Data Protection
5 3 (6.52%) Mentoring
5 3 (6.52%) SDLC
5 3 (6.52%) Security Architecture
5 3 (6.52%) Security Operations
5 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.35%) Migration
6 2 (4.35%) Network Packet Analysis
6 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.35%) Service Management
6 2 (4.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) Python
2 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
2 2 (4.35%) Java
2 2 (4.35%) Perl
3 1 (2.17%) C
3 1 (2.17%) C#
3 1 (2.17%) Ruby
3 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (36.96%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (23.91%) CCIE
2 11 (23.91%) CCNP
2 11 (23.91%) CCSE
3 9 (19.57%) CISSP
4 5 (10.87%) CCNA
4 5 (10.87%) CCSA
5 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.35%) CISM
8 1 (2.17%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (2.17%) CISA
8 1 (2.17%) CLAS
8 1 (2.17%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) COBIT
1 4 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.17%) FIPS 140-2
2 1 (2.17%) HIPAA
2 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.70%) vSphere
4 3 (6.52%) Snort
4 3 (6.52%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) FortiGate
2 3 (6.52%) Backup Exec
2 3 (6.52%) SCCM
3 2 (4.35%) Proventia
3 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (2.17%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (2.17%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.17%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (2.17%) Icinga
4 1 (2.17%) Nagios
4 1 (2.17%) Packer
4 1 (2.17%) QRadar
4 1 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (60.87%) Cisco
2 20 (43.48%) CheckPoint
3 15 (32.61%) F5
4 10 (21.74%) Juniper
5 9 (19.57%) VMware
6 7 (15.22%) Blue Coat
7 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
7 5 (10.87%) Palo Alto
8 4 (8.70%) Oracle
8 4 (8.70%) SolarWinds
9 3 (6.52%) Aruba
9 3 (6.52%) Fortinet
9 3 (6.52%) Splunk
10 2 (4.35%) Dell
10 2 (4.35%) HP
10 2 (4.35%) IBM
10 2 (4.35%) NetApp
10 2 (4.35%) Nokia
10 2 (4.35%) Sourcefire
10 2 (4.35%) Trustwave
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