Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Engineer
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 97 82
Rank change year-on-year +8 -15 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 8 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.50% 0.33% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.34% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 2
Birmingham median daily rate £365 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.73% +0.07% +7.14%
10th Percentile £336 £277 £355
90th Percentile £413 £549 £395
West Midlands median daily rate £365 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -18.89% +12.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £29.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1524 1458 1322
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 96.17% 95.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1082 930 830
Birmingham median daily rate £395 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £225 £213
90th Percentile £525 £550 £513
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 52 65
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £14.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.63% -1.67% +8.15%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.29 £10.73
90th Percentile £39.50 £27.42 £42.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.38 £15.21 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.22% -10.51% +5.20%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Security Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Birmingham

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Engineer in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Engineer in Birmingham

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 Birmingham region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) Network Security
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) VPN
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) F5
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (37.50%) Kaspersky
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 3 (37.50%) Retail
5 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
5 2 (25.00%) Logistics
5 2 (25.00%) LAN
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) Juniper
5 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (25.00%) DHCP
5 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (25.00%) Proofpoint
5 2 (25.00%) Palo Alto
6 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (12.50%) Junos
6 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
6 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (12.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 1 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Network Security
2 4 (50.00%) VPN
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (12.50%) DNS
5 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (12.50%) Junos
5 1 (12.50%) MPLS
5 1 (12.50%) OSPF
General
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Logistics
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Data Security
2 1 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design
2 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) JNCIA
1 1 (12.50%) JNCIS
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) F5
3 3 (37.50%) Kaspersky
4 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (25.00%) Juniper
4 2 (25.00%) Palo Alto
4 2 (25.00%) Proofpoint
5 1 (12.50%) 3Com
5 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) Radware
5 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 1 (12.50%) Sourcefire