The median contractor rate for a IT Security Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Security Engineer
UK / England
Rank 554 604 576
Rank change year-on-year +50 -28  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 20 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.048% 0.018% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.019% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 7
Median daily rate £450 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £410 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £513 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £410 £500
% change year-on-year +6.70% -18.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39117 46709 45844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.82% 95.22% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 25478 30619 28162
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1457 1852
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

IT Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Engineer in England

IT Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Security Engineer in England

IT Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Security Engineer in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Security Engineer in England

IT Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Security Engineer in England

IT Security Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 26 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
London +42 16 £450 -10.00% 2
South East +27 4 £425 - 3
IT Security Engineer
UK

IT Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT 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 England region featuring IT Security Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (42.86%) Kalman Filter
2 11 (39.29%) Information Security
2 11 (39.29%) Firewall
3 9 (32.14%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (32.14%) Splunk
4 8 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
5 7 (25.00%) CISSP
6 6 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (21.43%) Service Management
6 6 (21.43%) ITIL
6 6 (21.43%) Retail
6 6 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (21.43%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (21.43%) Data Loss Prevention
7 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
7 5 (17.86%) CCIE
7 5 (17.86%) CCNA
7 5 (17.86%) Symantec
8 4 (14.29%) CAD
8 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
8 4 (14.29%) MS Visio
8 4 (14.29%) MS Office
8 4 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (14.29%) Degree
8 4 (14.29%) BICSI RCDD
9 3 (10.71%) Security Operations
9 3 (10.71%) PKI
9 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 2 (7.14%) Banking
10 2 (7.14%) Windows

IT Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 1 (3.57%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
1 4 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) Firewall
2 9 (32.14%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (7.14%) VPN
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.57%) DNS
4 1 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (3.57%) Internet
4 1 (3.57%) Network Security
4 1 (3.57%) SSL
4 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.57%) VLAN
4 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.57%) Wireless
4 1 (3.57%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 6 (21.43%) Retail
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) J2EE
1 1 (3.57%) JSP
1 1 (3.57%) SAML
1 1 (3.57%) Servlets
1 1 (3.57%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.71%) PKI
3 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.57%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Kalman Filter
2 11 (39.29%) Information Security
3 8 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (21.43%) Data Loss Prevention
4 6 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (21.43%) ITIL
4 6 (21.43%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (21.43%) Service Management
5 4 (14.29%) CAD
6 3 (10.71%) Security Operations
6 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (7.14%) Attack Monitoring
7 2 (7.14%) Database Security
7 2 (7.14%) Email Filtering
7 2 (7.14%) Web Filtering
8 1 (3.57%) Change Control
8 1 (3.57%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (3.57%) OWASP
8 1 (3.57%) Process Improvement
8 1 (3.57%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) CISSP
2 6 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (17.86%) CCIE
3 5 (17.86%) CCNA
4 4 (14.29%) BICSI RCDD
4 4 (14.29%) Degree
5 2 (7.14%) CISA
5 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) CISM
6 1 (3.57%) CSSLP
6 1 (3.57%) MCSE
6 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.57%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
2 2 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Firmware
2 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (3.57%) FortiGate
1 1 (3.57%) Nessus
1 1 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Splunk
2 5 (17.86%) Symantec
3 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco
3 2 (7.14%) FireEye
3 2 (7.14%) Imperva
4 1 (3.57%) CA
4 1 (3.57%) F5
4 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) ScanSafe
4 1 (3.57%) Sourcefire
4 1 (3.57%) VMware