The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Engineer
England / East of England
Rank 119 116 126
Rank change year-on-year -3 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 7 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.32% 0.29% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.30% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £175 £400 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -56.25% -30.43%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £440 £375
% change year-on-year -4.82% +17.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 - £36.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2077 2353 2495
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.63% 96.36% 96.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1264 1373 1408
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 169 237
Median hourly rate £31.00 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.15% +2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England that featured Security Engineer in the job title.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
Hertfordshire +1 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +6 2 - - 1
Bedfordshire -2 1 £175 - 1
Suffolk - 1 - -
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 9 (60.00%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) Firewall
3 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (33.33%) Network Security
4 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (26.67%) Splunk
5 4 (26.67%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (26.67%) CCNA
5 4 (26.67%) Juniper
5 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
6 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (20.00%) Security Architecture
6 3 (20.00%) F5
6 3 (20.00%) Compliance Management
6 3 (20.00%) Risk and Compliance Management
6 3 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
6 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (20.00%) NetApp
6 3 (20.00%) DNS
6 3 (20.00%) Linux
6 3 (20.00%) LAN
6 3 (20.00%) Performance Management
6 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS
6 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (13.33%) Data Management
7 2 (13.33%) DHCP

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) Firewall
2 5 (33.33%) Network Security
3 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 3 (20.00%) LAN
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (13.33%) DHCP
5 1 (6.67%) BGP
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (6.67%) Internet
5 1 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (6.67%) MPLS
5 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.67%) WAN
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (20.00%) Compliance Management
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
2 3 (20.00%) Risk and Compliance Management
2 3 (20.00%) Security Architecture
2 3 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
2 3 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (13.33%) Data Management
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Cryptography
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
1 1 (6.67%) C++
1 1 (6.67%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) CCNA
4 2 (13.33%) CCNP
5 1 (6.67%) CCIE
5 1 (6.67%) CCSA
5 1 (6.67%) CCSE
5 1 (6.67%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.67%) HIPAA
2 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (6.67%) Snort
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
2 4 (26.67%) Juniper
2 4 (26.67%) Splunk
3 3 (20.00%) F5
3 3 (20.00%) NetApp
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) Becrypt
5 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
5 1 (6.67%) CyberArk
5 1 (6.67%) Forcepoint
5 1 (6.67%) Sourcefire
5 1 (6.67%) Tufin
5 1 (6.67%) VMware