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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Security Engineer
Rank 628 648 606
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 24 25 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.043% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.045% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 12
Median daily rate £600 £491 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% +9.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £350 £450
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
50426 54977 54154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.99% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32986 35136 33089
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1704 2093 2157
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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 8 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 30 September 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 -4 22 £600 +22.13% 11
London +26 21 £600 +20.00% 7
Glasgow - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Surrey +10 1 - -
South East +7 1 - - 2
Croydon - 1 £470 -
Guildford - 1 - -

Senior Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 52 (82.54%) Firewall
2 38 (60.32%) Network Security
3 36 (57.14%) Cisco
4 34 (53.97%) Cisco ASA
5 25 (39.68%) CheckPoint
6 23 (36.51%) Juniper
7 22 (34.92%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (31.75%) CCIE
9 18 (28.57%) CCNP
10 15 (23.81%) F5
10 15 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
11 14 (22.22%) SolarWinds
11 14 (22.22%) SolarWinds Orion
11 14 (22.22%) Data Centre
11 14 (22.22%) Wireless
12 13 (20.63%) BIG-IP
12 13 (20.63%) Cisco PIX
13 10 (15.87%) SIEM
13 10 (15.87%) Windows
13 10 (15.87%) WAN
14 9 (14.29%) E-Commerce
14 9 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (14.29%) Fortinet
14 9 (14.29%) Mentoring
14 9 (14.29%) Security Operations
14 9 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
15 8 (12.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 8 (12.70%) FWSM
15 8 (12.70%) Cacti
15 8 (12.70%) Degree

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 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (3.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.59%) Apache
2 1 (1.59%) IIS
2 1 (1.59%) JBoss
2 1 (1.59%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.59%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (82.54%) Firewall
2 38 (60.32%) Network Security
3 34 (53.97%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
5 14 (22.22%) Wireless
6 13 (20.63%) BIG-IP
6 13 (20.63%) Cisco PIX
7 10 (15.87%) WAN
8 9 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (12.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 8 (12.70%) FWSM
9 8 (12.70%) IP Telephony
10 7 (11.11%) LAN
11 5 (7.94%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (7.94%) VPN
12 4 (6.35%) IPsec
13 3 (4.76%) Cisco ISE
13 3 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 3 (4.76%) Internet
13 3 (4.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.94%) Banking
2 5 (7.94%) Finance
3 1 (1.59%) Legal
3 1 (1.59%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) RESTful
2 2 (3.17%) .NET
3 1 (1.59%) CSS
3 1 (1.59%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 9 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.17%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.59%) Blog
5 1 (1.59%) IVR
5 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.59%) NHS
5 1 (1.59%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.87%) Windows
2 5 (7.94%) Linux
3 4 (6.35%) Unix
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.59%) CentOS
6 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.87%) SIEM
2 9 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 9 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 9 (14.29%) Security Operations
3 8 (12.70%) Information Security
4 5 (7.94%) SDLC
4 5 (7.94%) Security Architecture
5 4 (6.35%) Identity Management
5 4 (6.35%) Web Development
6 3 (4.76%) Data Loss Prevention
6 3 (4.76%) Data Protection
6 3 (4.76%) DevOps
6 3 (4.76%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.76%) Secure Coding
6 3 (4.76%) Security Hardening
7 2 (3.17%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (3.17%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (3.17%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 2 (3.17%) ITIL V3
7 2 (3.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.94%) C#
2 4 (6.35%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.76%) VBScript
4 2 (3.17%) Java
5 1 (1.59%) C++
5 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.59%) Perl
5 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (34.92%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (31.75%) CCIE
3 18 (28.57%) CCNP
4 8 (12.70%) CCSE
4 8 (12.70%) CISSP
4 8 (12.70%) Degree
5 6 (9.52%) SC Cleared
5 6 (9.52%) Security Cleared
6 5 (7.94%) CCSA
7 3 (4.76%) CCDP
8 1 (1.59%) CCNA
8 1 (1.59%) CEH
8 1 (1.59%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.59%) CISMP
8 1 (1.59%) CLAS
8 1 (1.59%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.59%) ISSAP
8 1 (1.59%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) COBIT
1 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.17%) ProxySG
2 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.17%) vSphere
3 1 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.59%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (22.22%) SolarWinds Orion
2 8 (12.70%) Cacti
2 8 (12.70%) Nagios
3 4 (6.35%) FortiGate
4 2 (3.17%) SCCM
4 2 (3.17%) TrustSec
5 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.59%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 36 (57.14%) Cisco
2 25 (39.68%) CheckPoint
3 23 (36.51%) Juniper
4 15 (23.81%) F5
5 14 (22.22%) SolarWinds
6 9 (14.29%) Fortinet
7 6 (9.52%) Palo Alto
7 6 (9.52%) Trustwave
8 3 (4.76%) Oracle
8 3 (4.76%) VMware
9 2 (3.17%) Aruba
9 2 (3.17%) Blue Coat
9 2 (3.17%) Citrix
9 2 (3.17%) FireEye
9 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
9 2 (3.17%) Nokia
9 2 (3.17%) Sourcefire
9 2 (3.17%) Symantec
10 1 (1.59%) EqualLogic
10 1 (1.59%) Red Hat