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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Security Engineer
Rank 580 548 536
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 3 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.010% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.011% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
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£363 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -3.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £413
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -22.42%
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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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
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 28 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 30 January 2015. 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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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 -20 3 £363 -9.37% 10
City of London +12 2 £375 -16.66% 2
London -6 2 £375 -11.76% 7
South West - 1 £350 -
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Marlow - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Hounslow - - - -

Senior Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 24 (68.57%) Cisco
1 24 (68.57%) CheckPoint
2 23 (65.71%) Firewall
3 22 (62.86%) Blue Coat
4 21 (60.00%) Juniper
5 19 (54.29%) F5
6 18 (51.43%) Sourcefire
6 18 (51.43%) Cisco IOS
6 18 (51.43%) TCP/IP
6 18 (51.43%) VPN
7 16 (45.71%) ProxySG
8 15 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (42.86%) Finance
9 14 (40.00%) WAN
9 14 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (40.00%) SSL
9 14 (40.00%) Banking
10 12 (34.29%) LAN
11 11 (31.43%) PKI
11 11 (31.43%) Reverse Proxy
12 9 (25.71%) Network Security
12 9 (25.71%) Project Planning
12 9 (25.71%) Snort
12 9 (25.71%) Internet
12 9 (25.71%) Project Management
12 9 (25.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 8 (22.86%) VRRP
13 8 (22.86%) CCNP
13 8 (22.86%) VLAN
13 8 (22.86%) Cisco Nexus

Senior Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (8.57%) MS Office
2 3 (8.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (65.71%) Firewall
2 18 (51.43%) Cisco IOS
2 18 (51.43%) TCP/IP
2 18 (51.43%) VPN
3 14 (40.00%) WAN
3 14 (40.00%) SSL
4 12 (34.29%) LAN
5 11 (31.43%) Reverse Proxy
6 9 (25.71%) Network Security
6 9 (25.71%) Internet
7 8 (22.86%) VRRP
7 8 (22.86%) VLAN
7 8 (22.86%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (22.86%) HSRP
8 7 (20.00%) BGP
8 7 (20.00%) OSPF
9 5 (14.29%) DNS
10 4 (11.43%) Wireless
11 3 (8.57%) Unified Communications
11 3 (8.57%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) MySQL
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
1 2 (5.71%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
1 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (42.86%) Finance
2 14 (40.00%) Banking
3 7 (20.00%) Spanish Language
4 2 (5.71%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.71%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Web Services
1 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (31.43%) PKI
3 3 (8.57%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.86%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) UNIX
2 3 (8.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Project Planning
1 9 (25.71%) Project Management
2 7 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (14.29%) ITIL
4 4 (11.43%) Problem Management
5 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
5 3 (8.57%) Coaching
5 3 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (8.57%) Risk Management
5 3 (8.57%) Information Security
5 3 (8.57%) Service Management
6 1 (2.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (2.86%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.86%) SIEM
6 1 (2.86%) Data Security
6 1 (2.86%) Security Management
6 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 14 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (22.86%) CCNP
3 7 (20.00%) CCSE
4 6 (17.14%) CCNA
4 6 (17.14%) CISSP
5 3 (8.57%) CRISC
5 3 (8.57%) CCSA
5 3 (8.57%) CISM
6 2 (5.71%) JNCIA
6 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.86%) CEH
7 1 (2.86%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (8.57%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (45.71%) ProxySG
2 9 (25.71%) Snort
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (5.71%) Puppet
2 2 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.86%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 24 (68.57%) Cisco
1 24 (68.57%) CheckPoint
2 22 (62.86%) Blue Coat
3 21 (60.00%) Juniper
4 19 (54.29%) F5
5 18 (51.43%) Sourcefire
6 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 3 (8.57%) SolarWinds
7 3 (8.57%) Citrix
8 2 (5.71%) Oracle
8 2 (5.71%) Nokia
9 1 (2.86%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.86%) Ruckus Wireless
9 1 (2.86%) ArcSight
9 1 (2.86%) VMware
9 1 (2.86%) BMC
9 1 (2.86%) Symantec