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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Security Engineer
Rank 588 573 556
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 19 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.010% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.010% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 4
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£450 £450 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £450 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £450 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +33.33%
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
51736 48200 47778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.67% 92.73% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32633 29179 26851
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2090 2095 2514
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -7 19 £450 - 7
London +11 13 £450 - 2
City of London +11 6 - -
North West - 3 £500 -
Manchester - 3 £500 -
Reading - 2 £450 -
Berkshire - 2 £450 - 1
South East - 2 £450 - 3
South West - 1 £350 - 1
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Havant - - - -
Hounslow - - - -

Senior Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 36 (70.59%) Firewall
2 34 (66.67%) Cisco
3 32 (62.75%) CheckPoint
4 31 (60.78%) Juniper
5 28 (54.90%) Blue Coat
6 27 (52.94%) VPN
7 25 (49.02%) F5
8 24 (47.06%) Sourcefire
8 24 (47.06%) Cisco IOS
8 24 (47.06%) TCP/IP
9 20 (39.22%) WAN
9 20 (39.22%) ProxySG
9 20 (39.22%) Banking
10 19 (37.25%) Finance
10 19 (37.25%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (37.25%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (35.29%) LAN
12 15 (29.41%) SSL
12 15 (29.41%) Snort
12 15 (29.41%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (27.45%) VLAN
13 14 (27.45%) Network Security
14 13 (25.49%) CCNP
14 13 (25.49%) OSPF
14 13 (25.49%) VRRP
14 13 (25.49%) HSRP
15 12 (23.53%) BGP
16 11 (21.57%) Reverse Proxy
16 11 (21.57%) PKI
17 10 (19.61%) Project Management

Senior Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.88%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (70.59%) Firewall
2 27 (52.94%) VPN
3 24 (47.06%) TCP/IP
3 24 (47.06%) Cisco IOS
4 20 (39.22%) WAN
5 18 (35.29%) LAN
6 15 (29.41%) SSL
6 15 (29.41%) Cisco Nexus
7 14 (27.45%) VLAN
7 14 (27.45%) Network Security
8 13 (25.49%) HSRP
8 13 (25.49%) OSPF
8 13 (25.49%) VRRP
9 12 (23.53%) BGP
10 11 (21.57%) Reverse Proxy
11 10 (19.61%) Internet
12 7 (13.73%) DNS
13 3 (5.88%) Wireless
13 3 (5.88%) NetScaler
13 3 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.92%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Metasploit
General
1 20 (39.22%) Banking
2 19 (37.25%) Finance
3 7 (13.73%) Spanish Language
4 2 (3.92%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.92%) Publishing
5 1 (1.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) Web Services
1 1 (1.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (37.25%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (21.57%) PKI
3 2 (3.92%) GIS
3 2 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.96%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Windows
2 4 (7.84%) Linux
2 4 (7.84%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.61%) Project Management
2 9 (17.65%) ITIL
2 9 (17.65%) Project Planning
3 8 (15.69%) Mentoring
4 6 (11.76%) Information Security
5 5 (9.80%) Load Balancing
6 4 (7.84%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.88%) Security Architecture
7 3 (5.88%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.88%) Coaching
8 2 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.92%) Data Security
8 2 (3.92%) Service Management
8 2 (3.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 1 (1.96%) eTOM
9 1 (1.96%) Network Design
9 1 (1.96%) Network Architecture
9 1 (1.96%) SIEM
9 1 (1.96%) Change Management
9 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (37.25%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (25.49%) CCNP
3 7 (13.73%) CISSP
3 7 (13.73%) CCSE
4 6 (11.76%) CCNA
5 4 (7.84%) CCSA
6 3 (5.88%) CISM
6 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.88%) CRISC
7 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.92%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.96%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.96%) Degree
8 1 (1.96%) CEH
8 1 (1.96%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.96%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (5.88%) SLA
3 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (39.22%) ProxySG
2 15 (29.41%) Snort
3 3 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.96%) Nmap
4 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.96%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) DatAdvantage
2 2 (3.92%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (3.92%) Puppet
2 2 (3.92%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (66.67%) Cisco
2 32 (62.75%) CheckPoint
3 31 (60.78%) Juniper
4 28 (54.90%) Blue Coat
5 25 (49.02%) F5
6 24 (47.06%) Sourcefire
7 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
8 3 (5.88%) Citrix
8 3 (5.88%) NetApp
8 3 (5.88%) Symantec
8 3 (5.88%) Varonis
9 2 (3.92%) Lumension
9 2 (3.92%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.92%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.92%) Nokia
9 2 (3.92%) Oracle
10 1 (1.96%) HP
10 1 (1.96%) BMC
10 1 (1.96%) Sophos
10 1 (1.96%) VMware
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