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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Security Engineer
Rank 579 565 554
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 13 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.010% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.011% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
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£488 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £359 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -19 13 £488 +8.33% 3
London +21 9 £438 -2.77% 1
City of London +9 5 £375 -16.66%
South West - 1 £350 -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Havant - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Marlow - - - -
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -

Senior Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 30 (66.67%) Firewall
2 29 (64.44%) CheckPoint
2 29 (64.44%) Cisco
3 25 (55.56%) Juniper
4 24 (53.33%) Blue Coat
5 21 (46.67%) VPN
5 21 (46.67%) F5
6 20 (44.44%) Sourcefire
6 20 (44.44%) Cisco IOS
6 20 (44.44%) TCP/IP
7 18 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (37.78%) WAN
8 17 (37.78%) ProxySG
8 17 (37.78%) Banking
9 16 (35.56%) Finance
9 16 (35.56%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (33.33%) LAN
10 15 (33.33%) SSL
11 13 (28.89%) Network Security
12 12 (26.67%) CCNP
13 11 (24.44%) Snort
13 11 (24.44%) Reverse Proxy
13 11 (24.44%) PKI
14 10 (22.22%) VLAN
14 10 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (22.22%) Internet
14 10 (22.22%) Project Management
15 9 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 9 (20.00%) OSPF
15 9 (20.00%) VRRP

Senior Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.89%) MS Visio
3 3 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (66.67%) Firewall
2 21 (46.67%) VPN
3 20 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 20 (44.44%) Cisco IOS
4 17 (37.78%) WAN
5 15 (33.33%) LAN
5 15 (33.33%) SSL
6 13 (28.89%) Network Security
7 11 (24.44%) Reverse Proxy
8 10 (22.22%) VLAN
8 10 (22.22%) Internet
8 10 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (20.00%) HSRP
9 9 (20.00%) OSPF
9 9 (20.00%) VRRP
10 8 (17.78%) DNS
10 8 (17.78%) BGP
11 4 (8.89%) Wireless
12 3 (6.67%) VoIP
12 3 (6.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.44%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (4.44%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Metasploit
General
1 17 (37.78%) Banking
2 16 (35.56%) Finance
3 7 (15.56%) Spanish Language
4 2 (4.44%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.44%) Publishing
5 1 (2.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) Web Services
1 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (35.56%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (24.44%) PKI
3 3 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.44%) GIS
5 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.22%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Linux
2 4 (8.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) Project Management
2 9 (20.00%) ITIL
2 9 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 7 (15.56%) Mentoring
4 6 (13.33%) Information Security
5 4 (8.89%) Load Balancing
5 4 (8.89%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.67%) Security Architecture
6 3 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (6.67%) Service Management
6 3 (6.67%) Coaching
6 3 (6.67%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (4.44%) Data Security
8 1 (2.22%) Security Management
8 1 (2.22%) Network Design
8 1 (2.22%) Change Management
8 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.22%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (26.67%) CCNP
3 7 (15.56%) CISSP
3 7 (15.56%) CCSE
4 6 (13.33%) CCNA
5 4 (8.89%) CCSA
6 3 (6.67%) CISM
6 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.67%) CRISC
7 2 (4.44%) JNCIA
7 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.22%) CEH
8 1 (2.22%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.22%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (6.67%) SLA
3 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (37.78%) ProxySG
2 11 (24.44%) Snort
3 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.22%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) CiscoWorks
1 3 (6.67%) DatAdvantage
2 2 (4.44%) Puppet
2 2 (4.44%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (64.44%) Cisco
1 29 (64.44%) CheckPoint
2 25 (55.56%) Juniper
3 24 (53.33%) Blue Coat
4 21 (46.67%) F5
5 20 (44.44%) Sourcefire
6 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.67%) Citrix
7 3 (6.67%) NetApp
7 3 (6.67%) Symantec
7 3 (6.67%) SolarWinds
7 3 (6.67%) Varonis
8 2 (4.44%) Lumension
8 2 (4.44%) Fortinet
8 2 (4.44%) Nokia
8 2 (4.44%) Oracle
9 1 (2.22%) HP
9 1 (2.22%) BMC
9 1 (2.22%) ArcSight
9 1 (2.22%) Sophos