The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 99 112 94
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 27 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.10% 0.22% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 0.24% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 4 1
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£425 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -3.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £17.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+97.05% -57.50%
Security Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2290 2110 1555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.24% 91.18% 92.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1412 1095 715
Average daily rate £370 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 167 127
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.60 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Engineer in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Security Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Engineer across the West Midlands region.

Security Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Security Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Engineer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Security Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Security Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Engineer across the West Midlands region.

Security Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Security Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 May 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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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
Birmingham +11 21 £425 +87.84%
Worcestershire +5 3 £450 -10.00%
Shropshire - 3 £400 -
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited 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 Security Engineer in their job title.

1 26 (78.79%) Network Security
2 23 (69.70%) Cisco
3 22 (66.67%) CheckPoint
4 20 (60.61%) Security Cleared
5 13 (39.39%) Clustering
6 11 (33.33%) Firewall
7 9 (27.27%) CCNP
7 9 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (27.27%) Juniper
7 9 (27.27%) Linux
8 8 (24.24%) OSPF
8 8 (24.24%) BGP
8 8 (24.24%) F5
9 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
9 7 (21.21%) MPLS
9 7 (21.21%) Windows
10 6 (18.18%) VPN
10 6 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (18.18%) Cyber Security
10 6 (18.18%) Protective Monitoring
11 5 (15.15%) SIEM
11 5 (15.15%) High Availability
11 5 (15.15%) Load Balancing
11 5 (15.15%) LogRhythm
12 4 (12.12%) Analytics
12 4 (12.12%) QA
12 4 (12.12%) SEO
12 4 (12.12%) Blue Coat
12 4 (12.12%) LAN
12 4 (12.12%) WAN

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited 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 Security Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 26 (78.79%) Network Security
2 11 (33.33%) Firewall
3 8 (24.24%) OSPF
3 8 (24.24%) BGP
4 7 (21.21%) MPLS
5 6 (18.18%) VPN
5 6 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (12.12%) LAN
6 4 (12.12%) WAN
7 2 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (6.06%) DNS
8 1 (3.03%) Wireless
8 1 (3.03%) SSL
8 1 (3.03%) Wireshark
8 1 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 13 (39.39%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Linux
2 7 (21.21%) Windows
3 3 (9.09%) UNIX
4 1 (3.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Cyber Security
1 6 (18.18%) Protective Monitoring
2 5 (15.15%) SIEM
2 5 (15.15%) High Availability
2 5 (15.15%) Load Balancing
3 4 (12.12%) Analytics
3 4 (12.12%) SEO
4 3 (9.09%) Network Design
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL
5 2 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.03%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.03%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (3.03%) SABSA
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) Perl
1 1 (3.03%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 20 (60.61%) Security Cleared
2 9 (27.27%) CCNP
2 9 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
4 4 (12.12%) CCIE
5 2 (6.06%) CISSP
6 1 (3.03%) CISM
6 1 (3.03%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.03%) Nessus
Vendors
1 23 (69.70%) Cisco
2 22 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 9 (27.27%) Juniper
4 8 (24.24%) F5
5 5 (15.15%) LogRhythm
6 4 (12.12%) Blue Coat
7 3 (9.09%) Riverbed
8 2 (6.06%) Sourcefire
9 1 (3.03%) Websense
9 1 (3.03%) Splunk
9 1 (3.03%) ArcSight
9 1 (3.03%) Ruckus Wireless