Period
to 26 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 425 425 472
Rank change year-on-year 0 +47 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 500 419 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.50% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.52% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 288 241
England median daily rate £475 £439 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.26% -2.50% +20.00%
10th Percentile £338 £314 £280
90th Percentile £616 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £430 £450
% change year-on-year +10.47% -4.44% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 2
England median hourly rate £47.83 £47.83 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +67.82% +29.08%
10th Percentile £42.50 £24.43 £14.15
90th Percentile £62.38 £57.50 £44.05
UK median hourly rate £47.83 £45.92 £28.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +61.11% -8.80%

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 87,787 80,085 93,563
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.87% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,151 52,436 61,237
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £614 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,720 2,700 3,057
England median hourly rate £18.68 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% -2.56% +14.71%

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 26 April 2018.

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 26 April 2018.

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 26 April 2018. 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 +16 259 £525 +10.53% 100
South East -20 108 £475 +5.56% 51
South West +14 53 £475 +18.75% 31
North of England -29 43 £438 +2.94% 38
North West -41 27 £450 - 26
West Midlands 0 24 £419 +9.97% 20
Midlands -2 24 £419 +3.20% 27
East of England +9 21 £350 +100.00% 39
Yorkshire -24 12 £400 +2.50% 12
North East +19 4 - -
Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, 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.

1 221 (44.20%) Firewall
2 173 (34.60%) Network Security
3 147 (29.40%) Cisco
4 129 (25.80%) Linux
5 108 (21.60%) SIEM
6 99 (19.80%) Finance
7 91 (18.20%) Windows
8 89 (17.80%) CheckPoint
8 89 (17.80%) Information Security
9 81 (16.20%) Cisco Certification
10 70 (14.00%) Cybersecurity
11 69 (13.80%) DevOps
12 68 (13.60%) Amazon AWS
12 68 (13.60%) Security Cleared
13 67 (13.40%) VPN
14 66 (13.20%) Cisco ASA
15 61 (12.20%) Palo Alto
16 60 (12.00%) CCNP
17 57 (11.40%) SC Cleared
17 57 (11.40%) Microsoft Azure
18 56 (11.20%) Unix
19 52 (10.40%) CISSP
19 52 (10.40%) Agile Software Development
20 51 (10.20%) F5
21 49 (9.80%) BGP
22 48 (9.60%) Security Operations
23 47 (9.40%) Juniper
23 47 (9.40%) Degree
24 46 (9.20%) Internet
25 45 (9.00%) Banking

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 9 (1.80%) Apache
1 9 (1.80%) Confluence
2 8 (1.60%) OpenStack
3 6 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.40%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.40%) IIS
4 2 (0.40%) nginx
5 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.20%) CMS
5 1 (0.20%) Mule
5 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (1.20%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 68 (13.60%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (11.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.80%) SaaS
4 12 (2.40%) IaaS
5 11 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (1.60%) PaaS
8 7 (1.40%) Akamai
9 6 (1.20%) Google App Engine
10 5 (1.00%) Office 365
11 4 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.80%) Cloudflare
11 4 (0.80%) Serverless
11 4 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.60%) AWS CloudTrail
13 2 (0.40%) Amazon Kinesis
13 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.40%) GitHub
14 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 221 (44.20%) Firewall
2 173 (34.60%) Network Security
3 67 (13.40%) VPN
4 66 (13.20%) Cisco ASA
5 49 (9.80%) BGP
6 46 (9.20%) Internet
7 41 (8.20%) Intrusion Detection
7 41 (8.20%) WAN
8 38 (7.60%) LAN
9 36 (7.20%) SSL
9 36 (7.20%) TCP/IP
10 33 (6.60%) MPLS
11 28 (5.60%) Cisco Nexus
11 28 (5.60%) Wireless
12 26 (5.20%) DNS
12 26 (5.20%) IPsec
13 24 (4.80%) OSPF
14 20 (4.00%) Multicast
15 19 (3.80%) Cisco ISE
16 16 (3.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.40%) MySQL
3 6 (1.20%) Blockchain
4 5 (1.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.80%) Big Data
5 4 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.60%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.40%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (0.40%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.40%) HBase
7 2 (0.40%) Impala
7 2 (0.40%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon Aurora
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (3.00%) Jenkins
2 13 (2.60%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.80%) JIRA
4 7 (1.40%) Gerrit
5 5 (1.00%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.60%) Burp Suite
6 3 (0.60%) HP UFT
6 3 (0.60%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.40%) JMeter
7 2 (0.40%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.40%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.40%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.40%) sqlmap
7 2 (0.40%) Subversion
7 2 (0.40%) Travis CI
7 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.20%) Liquibase
General
1 99 (19.80%) Finance
2 45 (9.00%) Banking
3 17 (3.40%) Retail
4 15 (3.00%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.80%) Legal
6 8 (1.60%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.00%) Advertising
8 5 (1.00%) Law
9 3 (0.60%) Marketing
9 3 (0.60%) Publishing
9 3 (0.60%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.40%) Military
11 1 (0.20%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) Games
11 1 (0.20%) German Language
11 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.20%) SAML
2 24 (4.80%) Web Services
3 21 (4.20%) LDAP
4 13 (2.60%) OAuth
5 10 (2.00%) .NET
5 10 (2.00%) REST
5 10 (2.00%) RESTful
6 6 (1.20%) 802.1X
6 6 (1.20%) OAuth2
6 6 (1.20%) Spring
6 6 (1.20%) WPF
7 5 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (1.00%) JSON
7 5 (1.00%) SOAP
8 4 (0.80%) Apache Flex
8 4 (0.80%) Spring Security
9 3 (0.60%) HTML
9 3 (0.60%) Middleware
9 3 (0.60%) XML
10 2 (0.40%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.80%) Data Centre
2 30 (6.00%) Management Information System
3 28 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (4.80%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.40%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.40%) PKI
6 9 (1.80%) DataPower
7 8 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.40%) Online Banking
9 5 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (1.00%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.80%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (0.80%) Fintech
11 3 (0.60%) BYOD
11 3 (0.60%) Cyberattack
11 3 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.40%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.40%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 129 (25.80%) Linux
2 91 (18.20%) Windows
3 56 (11.20%) Unix
4 31 (6.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (4.60%) Windows Server
6 16 (3.20%) Android
7 15 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (2.60%) Apple iOS
8 13 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (2.40%) Solaris
10 10 (2.00%) CentOS
10 10 (2.00%) Windows 10
11 7 (1.40%) Windows 7
12 6 (1.20%) AIX
13 5 (1.00%) Check Point GAiA
14 3 (0.60%) zOS
15 2 (0.40%) Scientific Linux
16 1 (0.20%) Kali Linux
16 1 (0.20%) SUSE
16 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (21.60%) SIEM
2 89 (17.80%) Information Security
3 70 (14.00%) Cybersecurity
4 69 (13.80%) DevOps
5 52 (10.40%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (9.60%) Security Operations
7 41 (8.20%) ITIL
8 37 (7.40%) Security Architecture
9 34 (6.80%) Vulnerability Management
10 33 (6.60%) Kalman Filter
10 33 (6.60%) Problem-Solving
11 31 (6.20%) Cryptography
12 27 (5.40%) Configuration Management
12 27 (5.40%) Security Management
13 25 (5.00%) OWASP
14 23 (4.60%) Risk Management
15 22 (4.40%) SDLC
16 21 (4.20%) Change Management
16 21 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (4.20%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 44 (8.80%) Java
2 36 (7.20%) Python
3 27 (5.40%) Shell Script
4 24 (4.80%) Bash Shell
5 17 (3.40%) PowerShell
6 12 (2.40%) C
6 12 (2.40%) C#
6 12 (2.40%) C++
7 11 (2.20%) Perl
8 9 (1.80%) SQL
9 8 (1.60%) Ruby
10 6 (1.20%) PHP
10 6 (1.20%) VBScript
11 4 (0.80%) Java 8
11 4 (0.80%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.60%) Go
13 2 (0.40%) Erlang
13 2 (0.40%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.20%) Scala
14 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 81 (16.20%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (13.60%) Security Cleared
3 60 (12.00%) CCNP
4 57 (11.40%) SC Cleared
5 52 (10.40%) CISSP
6 47 (9.40%) Degree
7 24 (4.80%) CCSE
8 22 (4.40%) CCSA
9 21 (4.20%) CCNA
10 20 (4.00%) CCIE
11 19 (3.80%) CISM
12 13 (2.60%) CEH
12 13 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (1.80%) CISA
13 9 (1.80%) GIAC
14 8 (1.60%) GCIA
15 7 (1.40%) DV Cleared
16 6 (1.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 6 (1.20%) CCIE Security
16 6 (1.20%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (2.60%) PCI DSS
3 11 (2.20%) GDPR
4 9 (1.80%) SLA
5 5 (1.00%) PMO
6 4 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.80%) GCP
7 3 (0.60%) FIPS 140-2
7 3 (0.60%) QA
8 2 (0.40%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.40%) PSD2
8 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.20%) COBIT
9 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.20%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 36 (7.20%) Active Directory
2 26 (5.20%) Docker
3 18 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (3.20%) vSphere
5 11 (2.20%) ProxySG
6 8 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.20%) vCloud
8 5 (1.00%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.80%) Snort
9 4 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.60%) Firmware
10 3 (0.60%) iptables
10 3 (0.60%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.40%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.40%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.40%) HDFS
11 2 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.40%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.40%) OpenSSH
11 2 (0.40%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 34 (6.80%) Ansible
2 32 (6.40%) Kubernetes
3 23 (4.60%) Puppet
4 17 (3.40%) Terraform
5 14 (2.80%) Nagios
5 14 (2.80%) QRadar
6 13 (2.60%) BladeLogic
6 13 (2.60%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 11 (2.20%) Nessus
8 10 (2.00%) FortiGate
8 10 (2.00%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (1.80%) SCCM
9 9 (1.80%) SCOM
10 7 (1.40%) CA Single Sign-On
11 6 (1.20%) CASB
11 6 (1.20%) Cisco Prime
11 6 (1.20%) logstash
11 6 (1.20%) PingFederate
12 5 (1.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 5 (1.00%) Kibana
Vendors
1 147 (29.40%) Cisco
2 89 (17.80%) CheckPoint
3 61 (12.20%) Palo Alto
4 51 (10.20%) F5
5 47 (9.40%) Juniper
6 39 (7.80%) VMware
7 35 (7.00%) Blue Coat
8 30 (6.00%) ArcSight
9 27 (5.40%) Microsoft
10 26 (5.20%) Qualys
11 24 (4.80%) HP
12 22 (4.40%) Red Hat
13 21 (4.20%) McAfee
14 19 (3.80%) Fortinet
15 18 (3.60%) Citrix
15 18 (3.60%) LogRhythm
16 17 (3.40%) AlienVault
17 14 (2.80%) ServiceNow
17 14 (2.80%) SolarWinds
18 13 (2.60%) FireEye