Period
to 24 May 2019

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 May 2019.

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
UK > England
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 343 411 445
Rank change year-on-year +68 +34 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 626 523 410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.75% 0.57% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.60% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 354 283
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £338 £335 £302
90th Percentile £688 £620 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -2.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 7
England median hourly rate £44.92 £47.83 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.09% -4.34% +75.44%
10th Percentile £17.00 £42.50 £24.43
90th Percentile £60.74 £64.00 £58.85
UK median hourly rate £44.92 £47.83 £46.50
% change year-on-year -6.09% +2.86% +63.16%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 79,294 87,329 79,272
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 94.81% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,738 57,822 51,743
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £277 £270 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £623
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,453 2,738 2,626
England median hourly rate £19.23 £18.51 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.92% -2.61% -2.54%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.85 £48.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £18.78 £18.00 £18.95
% change year-on-year +4.31% -4.99% -5.28%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in England

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Engineer in England

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Engineer in England

Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Engineer in England

Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Engineer in England

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 Security Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 24 May 2019. 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
London +114 358 £550 +4.76% 71
South East +28 135 £450 -5.26% 45
North of England +5 43 £475 +11.76% 34
South West -30 40 £450 -5.26% 31
North West +13 30 £513 +20.59% 17
East of England +12 30 £425 +21.43% 51
Midlands +2 19 £373 -12.35% 35
East Midlands +26 12 £450 +41.07% 18
Yorkshire +1 10 £418 -7.22% 12
West Midlands -20 7 £370 -15.91% 17
North East +12 3 £425 - 5
Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, Security Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 219 (34.98%) Firewall
2 205 (32.75%) Network Security
3 160 (25.56%) Cisco
4 142 (22.68%) Amazon AWS
5 138 (22.04%) Finance
6 135 (21.57%) Cybersecurity
7 116 (18.53%) Linux
8 110 (17.57%) Microsoft Azure
9 106 (16.93%) CheckPoint
10 105 (16.77%) Cisco Certification
11 103 (16.45%) DevOps
12 88 (14.06%) SIEM
13 87 (13.90%) Information Security
14 83 (13.26%) Security Operations
15 78 (12.46%) CCNP
16 77 (12.30%) Python
17 75 (11.98%) Agile Software Development
18 73 (11.66%) WAN
19 71 (11.34%) Windows
20 68 (10.86%) VPN
21 62 (9.90%) Banking
21 62 (9.90%) Security Architecture
22 61 (9.74%) Security Cleared
22 61 (9.74%) LAN
23 60 (9.58%) CISSP
24 57 (9.11%) F5
25 56 (8.95%) Ansible
26 54 (8.63%) Vulnerability Management
26 54 (8.63%) Cisco ASA
27 53 (8.47%) SC Cleared

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 11 (1.76%) MS Exchange
1 11 (1.76%) Skype for Business
2 10 (1.60%) IIS
3 7 (1.12%) IBM Domino
4 5 (0.80%) Confluence
4 5 (0.80%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.32%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.32%) WordPress
8 1 (0.16%) Apache
8 1 (0.16%) SAS
8 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.48%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.16%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 142 (22.68%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (17.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (5.43%) Google Cloud Platform
4 31 (4.95%) Office 365
5 26 (4.15%) AWS CloudFormation
5 26 (4.15%) IaaS
6 25 (3.99%) PaaS
7 24 (3.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 23 (3.67%) SaaS
9 17 (2.72%) AWS Lambda
9 17 (2.72%) Serverless
10 14 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (1.44%) Amazon EMR
11 9 (1.44%) Amazon Kinesis
12 6 (0.96%) G Suite
12 6 (0.96%) GitHub
13 5 (0.80%) Sumo Logic
14 4 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
15 3 (0.48%) Datadog
15 3 (0.48%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 219 (34.98%) Firewall
2 205 (32.75%) Network Security
3 73 (11.66%) WAN
4 68 (10.86%) VPN
5 61 (9.74%) LAN
6 54 (8.63%) Cisco ASA
7 51 (8.15%) DNS
8 41 (6.55%) TCP/IP
9 33 (5.27%) BGP
9 33 (5.27%) Cisco Firepower
10 31 (4.95%) Cisco Nexus
11 27 (4.31%) OSPF
11 27 (4.31%) SSL
12 26 (4.15%) Wireless
13 24 (3.83%) Wi-Fi
14 21 (3.35%) MPLS
15 20 (3.19%) DHCP
15 20 (3.19%) Internet
16 18 (2.88%) Intrusion Detection
17 15 (2.40%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 8 (1.28%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.12%) MySQL
4 6 (0.96%) Big Data
5 3 (0.48%) BigQuery
6 2 (0.32%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.16%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.16%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.16%) Redis
Development Applications
1 39 (6.23%) Jenkins
2 34 (5.43%) Git (software)
3 14 (2.24%) Sonatype Nexus
4 12 (1.92%) JIRA
5 11 (1.76%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (1.60%) GoCD
6 10 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 6 (0.96%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.80%) Burp Suite
8 5 (0.80%) Subversion
9 4 (0.64%) GitLab
9 4 (0.64%) sqlmap
10 3 (0.48%) AppScan
10 3 (0.48%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.48%) Gerrit
11 1 (0.16%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.16%) Gradle
11 1 (0.16%) Hudson
11 1 (0.16%) Metasploit
11 1 (0.16%) WiX
General
1 138 (22.04%) Finance
2 62 (9.90%) Banking
3 26 (4.15%) Telecoms
4 22 (3.51%) Law
5 15 (2.40%) Retail
6 11 (1.76%) Legal
7 8 (1.28%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.12%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.80%) Electronics
10 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.32%) Publishing
11 1 (0.16%) German Language
11 1 (0.16%) International Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Marketing
11 1 (0.16%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.47%) Web Services
2 24 (3.83%) .NET
3 14 (2.24%) Kafka
4 10 (1.60%) Spring
5 9 (1.44%) SAML
6 8 (1.28%) AngularJS
6 8 (1.28%) jQuery
6 8 (1.28%) OAuth
6 8 (1.28%) React
6 8 (1.28%) Regular Expression
7 7 (1.12%) 802.1X
7 7 (1.12%) LDAP
7 7 (1.12%) Node.js
7 7 (1.12%) OpenID
7 7 (1.12%) RESTful
8 4 (0.64%) REST
8 4 (0.64%) WAP
9 3 (0.48%) HTML
10 2 (0.32%) scikit-learn
10 2 (0.32%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.43%) Management Information System
2 31 (4.95%) Data Centre
3 29 (4.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 29 (4.63%) PKI
4 17 (2.72%) Public Cloud
5 16 (2.56%) Fintech
6 15 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (2.40%) Mobile App
7 13 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (2.08%) Security Operations Centre
8 12 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
9 10 (1.60%) Cloud Native
10 7 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.80%) Clustering
12 5 (0.80%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
13 4 (0.64%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 116 (18.53%) Linux
2 71 (11.34%) Windows
3 29 (4.63%) Windows Server
4 20 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (1.60%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.44%) Android
6 9 (1.44%) Unix
6 9 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.28%) CentOS
8 6 (0.96%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.32%) Check Point GAiA
10 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.16%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (21.57%) Cybersecurity
2 103 (16.45%) DevOps
3 88 (14.06%) SIEM
4 87 (13.90%) Information Security
5 83 (13.26%) Security Operations
6 75 (11.98%) Agile Software Development
7 62 (9.90%) Security Architecture
8 54 (8.63%) Vulnerability Management
9 48 (7.67%) Penetration Testing
10 47 (7.51%) Cryptography
10 47 (7.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 37 (5.91%) Analytics
11 37 (5.91%) DevSecOps
11 37 (5.91%) Threat Modelling
12 34 (5.43%) Migration
13 32 (5.11%) Change Management
13 32 (5.11%) Security Testing
13 32 (5.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 30 (4.79%) Load Balancing
15 29 (4.63%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (12.30%) Python
2 51 (8.15%) Java
3 34 (5.43%) PowerShell
4 32 (5.11%) Bash Shell
5 23 (3.67%) JavaScript
6 22 (3.51%) Perl
7 18 (2.88%) C#
8 13 (2.08%) Ruby
9 10 (1.60%) PHP
10 8 (1.28%) Apple Swift
10 8 (1.28%) Objective-C
11 6 (0.96%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.80%) SQL
13 4 (0.64%) C
14 3 (0.48%) VB
15 2 (0.32%) Groovy
15 2 (0.32%) Java 8
15 2 (0.32%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.32%) VBScript
16 1 (0.16%) F#
Qualifications
1 105 (16.77%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (12.46%) CCNP
3 61 (9.74%) Security Cleared
4 60 (9.58%) CISSP
5 53 (8.47%) SC Cleared
6 46 (7.35%) CCNA
7 45 (7.19%) Degree
8 28 (4.47%) CISM
9 25 (3.99%) CEH
9 25 (3.99%) CISA
10 23 (3.67%) CCSA
10 23 (3.67%) CCSE
11 17 (2.72%) CCIE
11 17 (2.72%) RHCE
12 15 (2.40%) AWS Certification
13 13 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
15 11 (1.76%) DV Cleared
16 10 (1.60%) Check Point Certification
17 8 (1.28%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (7.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (6.39%) PCI DSS
3 25 (3.99%) GDPR
4 15 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 7 (1.12%) SLA
6 6 (0.96%) HIPAA
7 5 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (0.80%) QA
8 4 (0.64%) FedRAMP
9 3 (0.48%) Government Security Classifications
9 3 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.32%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.16%) COBIT
11 1 (0.16%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.16%) PSD2
11 1 (0.16%) RMADS
System Software
1 51 (8.15%) Active Directory
2 45 (7.19%) Docker
3 17 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (2.40%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.96%) ProxySG
7 5 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.64%) Snort
8 4 (0.64%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.48%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.48%) Firmware
10 2 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.32%) vSphere
11 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 56 (8.95%) Ansible
2 50 (7.99%) Kubernetes
3 48 (7.67%) Terraform
4 43 (6.87%) Puppet
5 35 (5.59%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (2.56%) QRadar
7 15 (2.40%) SELinux
8 12 (1.92%) SCCM
9 10 (1.60%) Nessus
10 9 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (1.28%) Rundeck
11 8 (1.28%) SCOM
12 7 (1.12%) FortiGate
13 6 (0.96%) Stealthwatch
14 4 (0.64%) Istio
14 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
14 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 4 (0.64%) SCOrch
15 3 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
15 3 (0.48%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 160 (25.56%) Cisco
2 106 (16.93%) CheckPoint
3 57 (9.11%) F5
4 53 (8.47%) Microsoft
5 48 (7.67%) Splunk
6 46 (7.35%) VMware
7 42 (6.71%) Palo Alto
8 38 (6.07%) Juniper
9 36 (5.75%) Fortinet
10 31 (4.95%) Qualys
11 25 (3.99%) Google
12 23 (3.67%) CyberArk
13 19 (3.04%) Atlassian
13 19 (3.04%) Symantec
14 18 (2.88%) Blue Coat
14 18 (2.88%) Citrix
15 16 (2.56%) Red Hat
16 15 (2.40%) IBM
17 13 (2.08%) ArcSight
18 12 (1.92%) SolarWinds