Period
to 18 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 436 399 438
Rank change year-on-year -37 +39 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 487 542 500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.57% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.60% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 369 273
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £282
90th Percentile £636 £625 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 13
England median hourly rate £47.83 £36.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.15% +36.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £45.70 £22.88 £17.00
90th Percentile £53.70 £47.83 £49.10
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £43.00 £44.75
% change year-on-year +10.47% -3.91% +59.82%

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 90123 89659 97949
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.69% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 60372 59029 63442
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.72% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2611 2964 3765
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.90 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -54 261 £525 +10.53% 41
South East -66 91 £450 +5.88% 14
South West +40 44 £448 +2.29% 2
North of England +45 43 £375 -1.32% 6
East of England -12 28 £494 +31.67% 2
Midlands +9 23 £370 -6.39% 1
North West +17 21 £375 -16.67% 2
Yorkshire +19 20 £365 +4.29% 4
West Midlands +19 18 £365 -18.89% 1
East Midlands +3 5 £381 +25.00%
North East +55 2 - -
Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 215 (44.15%) Firewall
2 185 (37.99%) Network Security
3 156 (32.03%) Cisco
4 121 (24.85%) Linux
5 112 (23.00%) Finance
6 109 (22.38%) Windows
7 107 (21.97%) Cisco Certification
8 104 (21.36%) CheckPoint
9 88 (18.07%) Information Security
10 87 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
11 83 (17.04%) CCNP
11 83 (17.04%) SIEM
12 72 (14.78%) Cybersecurity
13 69 (14.17%) Palo Alto
13 69 (14.17%) CISSP
14 64 (13.14%) Microsoft Azure
15 63 (12.94%) DevOps
16 62 (12.73%) Microsoft
17 60 (12.32%) Cisco ASA
18 59 (12.11%) VPN
18 59 (12.11%) Juniper
19 57 (11.70%) Active Directory
19 57 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
20 49 (10.06%) VMware
20 49 (10.06%) TCP/IP
20 49 (10.06%) Python
21 47 (9.65%) Unix
22 46 (9.45%) Security Architecture
23 45 (9.24%) Security Cleared
23 45 (9.24%) Data Centre

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 14 (2.87%) OpenStack
2 5 (1.03%) Apache
3 4 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (0.82%) Drupal
3 4 (0.82%) WordPress
4 3 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.41%) Confluence
5 2 (0.41%) IIS
5 2 (0.41%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.41%) nginx
5 2 (0.41%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.41%) Site Server
5 2 (0.41%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.21%) CMS
6 1 (0.21%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (1.23%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 87 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (13.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.70%) IaaS
4 11 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (2.26%) PaaS
5 10 (2.05%) Office 365
6 9 (1.85%) SaaS
6 9 (1.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 8 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (1.23%) Google App Engine
10 4 (0.82%) Akamai
10 4 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.82%) Serverless
11 3 (0.62%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.41%) Cloudflare
12 2 (0.41%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.21%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 215 (44.15%) Firewall
2 185 (37.99%) Network Security
3 60 (12.32%) Cisco ASA
4 59 (12.11%) VPN
5 49 (10.06%) TCP/IP
6 39 (8.01%) BGP
6 39 (8.01%) Cisco Nexus
7 37 (7.60%) Intrusion Detection
8 35 (7.19%) MPLS
9 33 (6.78%) DNS
10 30 (6.16%) WAN
11 29 (5.95%) Internet
11 29 (5.95%) LAN
12 25 (5.13%) OSPF
13 23 (4.72%) SSL
14 21 (4.31%) IPsec
15 19 (3.90%) Wireless
16 18 (3.70%) DHCP
16 18 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 13 (2.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.67%) Relational Database
3 11 (2.26%) MySQL
4 5 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.82%) Blockchain
6 3 (0.62%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.41%) Big Data
7 2 (0.41%) DB2
7 2 (0.41%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.21%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (2.05%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.64%) TeamCity
3 7 (1.44%) Burp Suite
3 7 (1.44%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.44%) JIRA
4 4 (0.82%) SonarQube
5 3 (0.62%) GitLab
5 3 (0.62%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.41%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.41%) FxCop
6 2 (0.41%) Gerrit
6 2 (0.41%) Gradle
6 2 (0.41%) IntelliJ
6 2 (0.41%) Maven
6 2 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.41%) sqlmap
6 2 (0.41%) Travis CI
6 2 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.21%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.21%) Subversion
General
1 112 (23.00%) Finance
2 33 (6.78%) Banking
3 26 (5.34%) Telecoms
4 21 (4.31%) Retail
5 12 (2.46%) Law
6 10 (2.05%) Legal
7 9 (1.85%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.44%) Marketing
9 6 (1.23%) Retail Banking
10 5 (1.03%) Electronics
11 4 (0.82%) Advertising
11 4 (0.82%) Military
12 3 (0.62%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.62%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.41%) Publishing
14 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.21%) Back Office
14 1 (0.21%) Billing
14 1 (0.21%) Front Office
14 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (7.80%) Web Services
2 15 (3.08%) .NET
3 13 (2.67%) Elastic Stack
4 10 (2.05%) SAML
5 8 (1.64%) REST
6 6 (1.23%) FIX Protocol
6 6 (1.23%) OAuth
6 6 (1.23%) WPF
7 4 (0.82%) 802.1X
7 4 (0.82%) JSON
7 4 (0.82%) Regular Expression
7 4 (0.82%) RESTful
8 3 (0.62%) CGI
8 3 (0.62%) CSS
8 3 (0.62%) HTML
8 3 (0.62%) Spring
8 3 (0.62%) XML
9 2 (0.41%) Rendezvous
9 2 (0.41%) Spring Security
9 2 (0.41%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.24%) Data Centre
2 35 (7.19%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.49%) Computer Science
5 16 (3.29%) PKI
6 15 (3.08%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.23%) BYOD
9 5 (1.03%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.03%) Enterprise Cloud
9 5 (1.03%) Fintech
9 5 (1.03%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.82%) Cyber Attack
10 4 (0.82%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.82%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.62%) DataPower
11 3 (0.62%) SCADA
11 3 (0.62%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 121 (24.85%) Linux
2 109 (22.38%) Windows
3 47 (9.65%) Unix
4 28 (5.75%) Windows Server
5 18 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (2.87%) Android
8 11 (2.26%) Windows 7
9 10 (2.05%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.85%) Solaris
10 9 (1.85%) Windows 10
11 7 (1.44%) CentOS
12 6 (1.23%) AIX
12 6 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (1.03%) zOS
14 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.21%) Check Point GAiA
15 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (18.07%) Information Security
2 83 (17.04%) SIEM
3 72 (14.78%) Cybersecurity
4 63 (12.94%) DevOps
5 57 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (9.45%) Security Architecture
7 43 (8.83%) ITIL
8 41 (8.42%) Security Operations
9 38 (7.80%) Vulnerability Management
10 31 (6.37%) Configuration Management
11 29 (5.95%) Kalman Filter
11 29 (5.95%) OWASP
12 26 (5.34%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (5.34%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 25 (5.13%) Network Design
13 25 (5.13%) Security Management
14 24 (4.93%) Incident Management
15 23 (4.72%) Cryptography
15 23 (4.72%) Risk Management
16 22 (4.52%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (10.06%) Python
2 40 (8.21%) Java
3 22 (4.52%) SQL
4 21 (4.31%) Ruby
5 15 (3.08%) Perl
6 14 (2.87%) Bash Shell
6 14 (2.87%) Go
7 13 (2.67%) PowerShell
8 12 (2.46%) C
8 12 (2.46%) Shell Script
9 9 (1.85%) C#
9 9 (1.85%) C++
10 7 (1.44%) JavaScript
11 6 (1.23%) VBScript
12 3 (0.62%) PHP
Qualifications
1 107 (21.97%) Cisco Certification
2 83 (17.04%) CCNP
3 69 (14.17%) CISSP
4 45 (9.24%) Security Cleared
5 40 (8.21%) Degree
6 31 (6.37%) SC Cleared
7 30 (6.16%) CCSE
8 22 (4.52%) CCIE
8 22 (4.52%) CCNA
9 21 (4.31%) CISM
10 18 (3.70%) CCSA
11 15 (3.08%) CEH
11 15 (3.08%) CISA
12 12 (2.46%) CCSP
13 11 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (1.85%) DV Cleared
14 9 (1.85%) MCSE
15 8 (1.64%) CREST Certified
16 7 (1.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 6 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.34%) PCI DSS
2 20 (4.11%) GDPR
3 19 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (1.44%) SLA
5 4 (0.82%) QA
6 3 (0.62%) COBIT
7 2 (0.41%) FIPS 140-2
7 2 (0.41%) GPG13
7 2 (0.41%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.41%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.21%) GAMP
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.21%) PMO
8 1 (0.21%) PSD2
8 1 (0.21%) RMADS
System Software
1 57 (11.70%) Active Directory
2 31 (6.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (2.05%) Docker
4 10 (2.05%) vSphere
5 9 (1.85%) iptables
5 9 (1.85%) ProxySG
6 8 (1.64%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.23%) vCloud
7 6 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.82%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.62%) Snort
9 3 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.41%) RACF
10 2 (0.41%) XenApp
11 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.21%) Firmware
11 1 (0.21%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.21%) NFS
11 1 (0.21%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 21 (4.31%) FortiGate
2 18 (3.70%) Ansible
3 16 (3.29%) Puppet
4 15 (3.08%) Kubernetes
4 15 (3.08%) Terraform
5 12 (2.46%) SCCM
6 11 (2.26%) Nessus
6 11 (2.26%) SCOM
7 9 (1.85%) Nagios
7 9 (1.85%) SELinux
8 8 (1.64%) logstash
8 8 (1.64%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 8 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (1.64%) QRadar
9 7 (1.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (1.23%) BladeLogic
10 6 (1.23%) CA Single Sign-On
10 6 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
10 6 (1.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 5 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 156 (32.03%) Cisco
2 104 (21.36%) CheckPoint
3 69 (14.17%) Palo Alto
4 62 (12.73%) Microsoft
5 59 (12.11%) Juniper
6 49 (10.06%) VMware
7 42 (8.62%) McAfee
8 40 (8.21%) F5
9 33 (6.78%) Blue Coat
10 29 (5.95%) Splunk
11 28 (5.75%) Fortinet
12 26 (5.34%) Symantec
13 25 (5.13%) Qualys
14 22 (4.52%) SolarWinds
15 19 (3.90%) AlienVault
16 18 (3.70%) HP
17 17 (3.49%) Citrix
17 17 (3.49%) Red Hat
18 15 (3.08%) FireEye
19 13 (2.67%) LogRhythm