Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 18 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
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 154 193
Rank change year-on-year -25 +39 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 29 35 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.57% 0.72% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.75% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 22 9
East of England median daily rate £463 £356 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.82% -1.04% +15.66%
10th Percentile £225 £278 £231
90th Percentile £538 £521 £470
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
East of England median hourly rate - - £57.50
England median hourly rate £47.83 £44.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year +8.70% +104.18% -36.62%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4804 4662 5665
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.94% 95.67% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2763 2685 3316
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £207
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 373 537
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.25 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.10% +6.28% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.28 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.60 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in the East of England

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Engineer in the East of England

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Engineer in the East of England

Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Engineer in the East of England

Security Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -4 15 £525 +10.53% 1
Bedfordshire -16 7 £398 +20.45%
Cambridgeshire -9 4 £463 - 2
Suffolk +11 2 £250 -33.33%
East Anglia - 1 - -
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 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 East of England region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (41.38%) Unix
1 12 (41.38%) Linux
2 11 (37.93%) CISM
3 10 (34.48%) Firewall
3 10 (34.48%) OpenStack
4 9 (31.03%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (27.59%) Information Security
5 8 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (24.14%) Web Services
6 7 (24.14%) Java
6 7 (24.14%) CISSP
6 7 (24.14%) Symantec
6 7 (24.14%) Network Security
6 7 (24.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 7 (24.14%) Security Architecture
6 7 (24.14%) Data Privacy
6 7 (24.14%) SDLC
7 6 (20.69%) Secure Coding
7 6 (20.69%) DevOps
7 6 (20.69%) Apple iOS
7 6 (20.69%) IaaS
7 6 (20.69%) Mobile App
7 6 (20.69%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (20.69%) Android
7 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (20.69%) Finance
7 6 (20.69%) Risk Management
7 6 (20.69%) Windows
7 6 (20.69%) Solaris

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 10 (34.48%) OpenStack
2 2 (6.90%) Site Server
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (20.69%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (20.69%) IaaS
3 5 (17.24%) Google App Engine
3 5 (17.24%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (10.34%) Office 365
5 1 (3.45%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (3.45%) Amazon S3
5 1 (3.45%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (3.45%) PaaS
5 1 (3.45%) SaaS
5 1 (3.45%) Serverless
5 1 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) Firewall
2 7 (24.14%) Network Security
3 6 (20.69%) Internet
4 3 (10.34%) HTTP
4 3 (10.34%) SSL
5 2 (6.90%) LAN
5 2 (6.90%) WAN
5 2 (6.90%) Wireless
6 1 (3.45%) VLAN
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Retail
3 2 (6.90%) Law
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) Web Services
2 3 (10.34%) CSS
2 3 (10.34%) HTML
2 3 (10.34%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.45%) FMCG
3 1 (3.45%) PKI
3 1 (3.45%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Linux
1 12 (41.38%) Unix
2 6 (20.69%) Android
2 6 (20.69%) Apple iOS
2 6 (20.69%) Solaris
2 6 (20.69%) Windows
3 5 (17.24%) AIX
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (27.59%) Information Security
3 7 (24.14%) Data Privacy
3 7 (24.14%) SDLC
3 7 (24.14%) Security Architecture
4 6 (20.69%) DevOps
4 6 (20.69%) Risk Management
4 6 (20.69%) Secure Coding
5 5 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (17.24%) Cryptography
5 5 (17.24%) Data Loss Prevention
6 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
7 3 (10.34%) Computer Architecture
8 2 (6.90%) Data Protection
8 2 (6.90%) Network Architecture
8 2 (6.90%) Performance Measurement
8 2 (6.90%) Programme Delivery
8 2 (6.90%) Server Patching
8 2 (6.90%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) Java
2 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.34%) Perl
2 3 (10.34%) Python
2 3 (10.34%) Shell Script
2 3 (10.34%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) CISM
2 8 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (24.14%) CISSP
4 5 (17.24%) CCNP
4 5 (17.24%) JNCIP
5 2 (6.90%) CCNA
5 2 (6.90%) CCSA
5 2 (6.90%) CISA
6 1 (3.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (3.45%) CEH
6 1 (3.45%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (3.45%) CRISC
6 1 (3.45%) Degree
6 1 (3.45%) GIAC
6 1 (3.45%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.90%) GDPR
2 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) vCloud
1 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (17.24%) vSphere
2 3 (10.34%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (6.90%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (6.90%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (3.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Symantec
2 5 (17.24%) Google
2 5 (17.24%) McAfee
2 5 (17.24%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) CheckPoint
4 3 (10.34%) EMC
4 3 (10.34%) FireEye
4 3 (10.34%) Intel
4 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco
5 2 (6.90%) Darktrace
5 2 (6.90%) Palo Alto
5 2 (6.90%) VocaLink