Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 452 426 447
Rank change year-on-year -26 +21 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 405 541 465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.53% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.56% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 330 288
England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £303 £263
90th Percentile £588 £600 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 22
England median hourly rate £51.00 - £22.78
10th Percentile £24.43 - £17.03
90th Percentile £61.52 - £46.50
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £40.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year +17.28% +50.00% -28.00%

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 83672 96526 97318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.84% 95.11% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 54598 63585 61301
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £260 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £427 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.47% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2671 2836 3805
England median hourly rate £18.40 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.16% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.31
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.48
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

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 21 July 2017.

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 21 July 2017.

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 21 July 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
London -32 197 £475 - 29
North of England +55 61 £450 +40.63% 8
South East -59 58 £450 +5.88% 13
North West +59 45 £450 +9.76% 6
South West +28 45 £400 +6.67% 1
East of England +5 26 £250 -37.50% 6
Midlands +23 18 £381 -13.35% 6
West Midlands +28 11 £375 -16.67% 5
Yorkshire +1 9 £288 -20.69% 2
North East +39 7 £450 +97.80%
East Midlands -10 6 £400 +32.34% 1
Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 England region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 200 (49.38%) Firewall
2 148 (36.54%) Network Security
3 129 (31.85%) Cisco
4 100 (24.69%) Cisco Certification
5 84 (20.74%) Linux
6 80 (19.75%) CheckPoint
7 72 (17.78%) Amazon AWS
8 69 (17.04%) Palo Alto
9 68 (16.79%) CCNP
9 68 (16.79%) Windows
10 64 (15.80%) Security Cleared
11 63 (15.56%) Information Security
12 60 (14.81%) Juniper
13 56 (13.83%) VPN
14 53 (13.09%) Finance
15 51 (12.59%) CISSP
16 50 (12.35%) Cisco ASA
17 49 (12.10%) SIEM
18 48 (11.85%) SC Cleared
18 48 (11.85%) Python
19 45 (11.11%) Security Operations
20 43 (10.62%) TCP/IP
21 42 (10.37%) Internet
21 42 (10.37%) Cybersecurity
22 39 (9.63%) Data Centre
22 39 (9.63%) Penetration Testing
23 38 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
24 36 (8.89%) IaaS
24 36 (8.89%) ITIL
25 35 (8.64%) DevOps

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 13 (3.21%) Apache
2 11 (2.72%) OpenStack
2 11 (2.72%) Tomcat
3 6 (1.48%) nginx
4 4 (0.99%) Hubot
4 4 (0.99%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.49%) IIS
5 2 (0.49%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.25%) Confluence
6 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.25%) JBoss
6 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.25%) Mule
6 1 (0.25%) Site Server
6 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (2.22%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.25%) HipChat
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.25%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 72 (17.78%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (8.89%) IaaS
4 26 (6.42%) PaaS
5 21 (5.19%) SaaS
6 12 (2.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 8 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (1.98%) Office 365
8 7 (1.73%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (1.48%) Amazon S3
10 5 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.74%) Bluemix
11 3 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.74%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.74%) Route 53
12 2 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.49%) Cloudflare
12 2 (0.49%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.25%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 200 (49.38%) Firewall
2 148 (36.54%) Network Security
3 56 (13.83%) VPN
4 50 (12.35%) Cisco ASA
5 43 (10.62%) TCP/IP
6 42 (10.37%) Internet
7 34 (8.40%) WAN
8 32 (7.90%) Intrusion Detection
9 31 (7.65%) Wireless
10 28 (6.91%) DNS
11 27 (6.67%) LAN
12 26 (6.42%) Cisco Nexus
13 25 (6.17%) SSL
14 21 (5.19%) BGP
15 20 (4.94%) HTTP
16 16 (3.95%) IPsec
16 16 (3.95%) OSPF
16 16 (3.95%) TACACS
17 15 (3.70%) Cisco ISE
18 14 (3.46%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.73%) MySQL
1 7 (1.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.48%) MongoDB
3 4 (0.99%) Blockchain
3 4 (0.99%) NoSQL
3 4 (0.99%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (0.74%) Big Data
4 3 (0.74%) Data Mining
4 3 (0.74%) Redis
5 2 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (3.95%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.47%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.98%) GitLab
4 7 (1.73%) AppScan
4 7 (1.73%) Maven
5 5 (1.23%) Travis CI
6 3 (0.74%) JIRA
6 3 (0.74%) MSI
7 2 (0.49%) Subversion
8 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.25%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.25%) IDA Disassembler
8 1 (0.25%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 53 (13.09%) Finance
2 24 (5.93%) Banking
3 15 (3.70%) Retail
4 10 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.98%) Law
6 7 (1.73%) Electronics
6 7 (1.73%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.48%) Marketing
8 5 (1.23%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.23%) Publishing
9 3 (0.74%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.74%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.74%) Legal
10 2 (0.49%) Local Government
11 1 (0.25%) Billing
11 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.25%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.46%) Web Services
2 13 (3.21%) 802.1X
3 10 (2.47%) Elastic Stack
3 10 (2.47%) XML
4 8 (1.98%) Node.js
5 7 (1.73%) J2EE
6 6 (1.48%) DOM
6 6 (1.48%) Middleware
6 6 (1.48%) REST
6 6 (1.48%) SAX
6 6 (1.48%) XSD
6 6 (1.48%) XSLT
7 4 (0.99%) RESTful
8 3 (0.74%) CSS
8 3 (0.74%) Hibernate
8 3 (0.74%) HTML
8 3 (0.74%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.74%) Regular Expression
8 3 (0.74%) SAML
9 2 (0.49%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.63%) Data Centre
2 19 (4.69%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.21%) PKI
4 10 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.73%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.48%) YubiKey
8 5 (1.23%) Clustering
9 4 (0.99%) CESG
9 4 (0.99%) Cyber Attack
9 4 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (0.99%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.99%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (0.74%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.74%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.74%) Wiki
11 2 (0.49%) BYOD
11 2 (0.49%) CMDB
11 2 (0.49%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 84 (20.74%) Linux
2 68 (16.79%) Windows
3 25 (6.17%) Unix
4 21 (5.19%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.96%) MVS
6 9 (2.22%) Ubuntu
7 8 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.73%) zOS
9 4 (0.99%) CentOS
10 3 (0.74%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.74%) Solaris
10 3 (0.74%) VMS
11 2 (0.49%) AIX
11 2 (0.49%) Android
11 2 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.49%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.49%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (15.56%) Information Security
2 49 (12.10%) SIEM
3 45 (11.11%) Security Operations
4 42 (10.37%) Cybersecurity
5 39 (9.63%) Penetration Testing
6 36 (8.89%) ITIL
7 35 (8.64%) DevOps
8 33 (8.15%) Configuration Management
9 30 (7.41%) Migration
10 28 (6.91%) Security Monitoring
11 27 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
12 24 (5.93%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (5.19%) Project Planning
13 21 (5.19%) Vulnerability Management
14 19 (4.69%) Cryptography
14 19 (4.69%) Threat Intelligence
15 18 (4.44%) Data Loss Prevention
15 18 (4.44%) Security Testing
16 16 (3.95%) Load Balancing
16 16 (3.95%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 48 (11.85%) Python
2 33 (8.15%) Java
3 27 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 24 (5.93%) Ruby
5 19 (4.69%) C
6 17 (4.20%) Perl
7 15 (3.70%) PowerShell
8 14 (3.46%) C++
9 9 (2.22%) C-shell
9 9 (2.22%) Korn
9 9 (2.22%) PHP
9 9 (2.22%) SQL
10 8 (1.98%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.73%) C#
12 5 (1.23%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.99%) CoffeeScript
13 4 (0.99%) Embedded C
13 4 (0.99%) Go
14 3 (0.74%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 100 (24.69%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (16.79%) CCNP
3 64 (15.80%) Security Cleared
4 51 (12.59%) CISSP
5 48 (11.85%) SC Cleared
6 31 (7.65%) CCNA
7 27 (6.67%) CCIE
8 19 (4.69%) Degree
9 17 (4.20%) CEH
10 15 (3.70%) CCSP
10 15 (3.70%) CISA
10 15 (3.70%) CISM
10 15 (3.70%) SANS
11 14 (3.46%) GIAC
12 12 (2.96%) CCSA
13 11 (2.72%) CCSE
13 11 (2.72%) CREST Certified
14 10 (2.47%) DV Cleared
15 9 (2.22%) JNCIA
16 7 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (5.43%) PCI DSS
3 9 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.23%) GDPR
5 3 (0.74%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.74%) QA
5 3 (0.74%) SLA
6 2 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.49%) GPG13
6 2 (0.49%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.49%) RMADS
7 1 (0.25%) COBIT
7 1 (0.25%) COSO
7 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (7.16%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.95%) ProxySG
3 11 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.22%) Docker
5 4 (0.99%) RACF
6 3 (0.74%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.74%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.49%) ACF2
7 2 (0.49%) Firmware
7 2 (0.49%) Snort
8 1 (0.25%) NFS
8 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (8.15%) Puppet
2 22 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (4.69%) FortiGate
4 10 (2.47%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (1.73%) Ansible
5 7 (1.73%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.73%) Terraform
6 6 (1.48%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (1.48%) Nagios
7 5 (1.23%) CA Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.23%) HP Fortify
7 5 (1.23%) Stealthwatch
8 4 (0.99%) Consul
8 4 (0.99%) QRadar
8 4 (0.99%) SCOM
8 4 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (0.99%) zSecure
9 3 (0.74%) Nessus
9 3 (0.74%) SCCM
9 3 (0.74%) yum
Vendors
1 129 (31.85%) Cisco
2 80 (19.75%) CheckPoint
3 69 (17.04%) Palo Alto
4 60 (14.81%) Juniper
5 32 (7.90%) Microsoft
5 32 (7.90%) Splunk
6 29 (7.16%) Blue Coat
6 29 (7.16%) F5
7 25 (6.17%) Fortinet
8 19 (4.69%) ArcSight
9 18 (4.44%) FireEye
10 17 (4.20%) SolarWinds
11 16 (3.95%) VMware
12 15 (3.70%) Citrix
12 15 (3.70%) McAfee
13 10 (2.47%) Forcepoint
13 10 (2.47%) Symantec
14 9 (2.22%) Riverbed
15 8 (1.98%) Red Hat
15 8 (1.98%) Sourcefire
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