The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Security Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Engineer
Rank 132 106 112
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 12 27 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 1.01% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 1.07% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 25 2
Median daily rate £450 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £308 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £395 £365
% change year-on-year
+13.92% +8.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +26.92%
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
2720 2527 2209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.94% 94.26% 93.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 1497 1140
Median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 164 160
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Security Engineer in the job title.

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 4 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
Worcestershire -3 6 £440 -2.22%
Birmingham -16 6 £475 +11.76% 1
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (56.25%) SIEM
2 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco
3 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
4 6 (37.50%) Network Security
4 6 (37.50%) Windows
4 6 (37.50%) Linux
5 4 (25.00%) LAN
5 4 (25.00%) WAN
5 4 (25.00%) Firewall
5 4 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (18.75%) ArcSight
6 3 (18.75%) Protective Monitoring
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (18.75%) LogRhythm
6 3 (18.75%) Security Operations
6 3 (18.75%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (18.75%) Unix
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (18.75%) Symantec
6 3 (18.75%) Intel Security
7 2 (12.50%) TACACS
7 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
7 2 (12.50%) SSL
7 2 (12.50%) CCIE
7 2 (12.50%) CCNP
7 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
7 2 (12.50%) Kerberos
7 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 2 (12.50%) Wireshark

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Network Security
2 4 (25.00%) Firewall
2 4 (25.00%) LAN
2 4 (25.00%) WAN
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (18.75%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (12.50%) IP Telephony
4 2 (12.50%) Kerberos
4 2 (12.50%) SSL
4 2 (12.50%) TACACS
4 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (12.50%) Wireless
4 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
5 1 (6.25%) DNS
5 1 (6.25%) FTP
5 1 (6.25%) HTTP
5 1 (6.25%) Internet
5 1 (6.25%) S/MIME
5 1 (6.25%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) SIEM
2 4 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (18.75%) Protective Monitoring
3 3 (18.75%) Security Operations
4 2 (12.50%) High Availability
4 2 (12.50%) Logistics
4 2 (12.50%) Server Hardening
4 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Data Security
5 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
1 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
1 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (43.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (12.50%) CCIE
4 2 (12.50%) CCNP
5 1 (6.25%) BC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) CCNA
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) MCSE
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) NFS
2 1 (6.25%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco
2 3 (18.75%) ArcSight
2 3 (18.75%) Intel Security
2 3 (18.75%) LogRhythm
2 3 (18.75%) Symantec
3 2 (12.50%) Blue Coat
3 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 2 (12.50%) Meraki
3 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds
3 2 (12.50%) Splunk
3 2 (12.50%) Trustwave
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Juniper
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto
4 1 (6.25%) VMware