The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 22 April 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
3 months to
22 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 389 394 390
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 219 249 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.50% 0.48% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.51% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 142 152
Median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £321 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £395
% change year-on-year -5.55% +13.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Median hourly rate £50.50 - £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 - £36.00

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 41820 49015 48229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.62% 95.22% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27290 32429 29721
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1391 1401 1934
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.92 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.47% +2.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.72
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.30%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 22 April 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 3 months to 22 April 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 3 months to 22 April 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 +2 99 £475 +5.55% 31
South East -26 35 £450 - 22
South West +24 29 £400 -20.00% 5
North West +44 27 £475 +13.09% 4
East of England -1 10 - - 3
Yorkshire +11 6 £380 +1.33% 2
East Midlands -7 5 £425 -
West Midlands +16 4 £406 -9.72%
North East +4 4 £450 +91.48%
Midlands - 1 £500 -
Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 223 (52.84%) Firewall
2 186 (44.08%) Network Security
3 144 (34.12%) Cisco
4 100 (23.70%) Cisco Certification
5 88 (20.85%) CheckPoint
6 86 (20.38%) Juniper
7 79 (18.72%) Palo Alto
8 73 (17.30%) Cisco ASA
9 68 (16.11%) Security Cleared
10 63 (14.93%) Information Security
10 63 (14.93%) Data Centre
11 62 (14.69%) CCNP
12 60 (14.22%) Windows
13 57 (13.51%) Linux
14 56 (13.27%) Finance
15 54 (12.80%) SC Cleared
16 52 (12.32%) F5
17 50 (11.85%) VPN
18 48 (11.37%) WAN
19 45 (10.66%) Intrusion Detection
20 44 (10.43%) PCI DSS
21 43 (10.19%) Wireless
22 42 (9.95%) Amazon AWS
23 40 (9.48%) CISSP
24 39 (9.24%) Active Directory
24 39 (9.24%) LAN
25 37 (8.77%) SSL
25 37 (8.77%) ITIL
26 36 (8.53%) TCP/IP
26 36 (8.53%) Blue Coat

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 7 (1.66%) Apache
2 6 (1.42%) OpenStack
3 5 (1.18%) nginx
4 4 (0.95%) Hubot
5 3 (0.71%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.47%) Confluence
7 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.24%) Mule
7 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (1.90%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.24%) HipChat
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.24%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 42 (9.95%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.55%) SaaS
4 14 (3.32%) IaaS
5 13 (3.08%) PaaS
6 5 (1.18%) Office 365
7 4 (0.95%) AWS CloudTrail
8 3 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.47%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.47%) Bluemix
9 2 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.47%) Route 53
10 1 (0.24%) AWS OpsWorks
10 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 223 (52.84%) Firewall
2 186 (44.08%) Network Security
3 73 (17.30%) Cisco ASA
4 50 (11.85%) VPN
5 48 (11.37%) WAN
6 45 (10.66%) Intrusion Detection
7 43 (10.19%) Wireless
8 39 (9.24%) LAN
9 37 (8.77%) SSL
10 36 (8.53%) TCP/IP
11 35 (8.29%) Internet
12 27 (6.40%) DNS
13 25 (5.92%) NetScaler
14 21 (4.98%) BGP
14 21 (4.98%) MPLS
15 20 (4.74%) Cisco Nexus
16 16 (3.79%) OSPF
16 16 (3.79%) Wi-Fi
17 15 (3.55%) TACACS
18 14 (3.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.18%) Blockchain
3 4 (0.95%) MySQL
4 2 (0.47%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.47%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.24%) ActiveReports
5 1 (0.24%) Big Data
5 1 (0.24%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.24%) Redis
5 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (3.55%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.08%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.90%) Maven
4 4 (0.95%) AppScan
4 4 (0.95%) GitLab
4 4 (0.95%) MSI
5 3 (0.71%) Travis CI
6 2 (0.47%) JIRA
6 2 (0.47%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.47%) Subversion
7 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 56 (13.27%) Finance
2 27 (6.40%) Telecoms
3 25 (5.92%) Banking
4 13 (3.08%) Retail
5 7 (1.66%) Legal
6 5 (1.18%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.95%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.95%) Publishing
8 3 (0.71%) Electronics
8 3 (0.71%) Marketing
9 2 (0.47%) Advertising
9 2 (0.47%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.47%) Law
10 1 (0.24%) Local Government
10 1 (0.24%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.55%) Web Services
2 12 (2.84%) 802.1X
3 8 (1.90%) Node.js
4 7 (1.66%) J2EE
5 6 (1.42%) REST
6 4 (0.95%) SAML
7 2 (0.47%) JSP
7 2 (0.47%) Middleware
7 2 (0.47%) RESTful
7 2 (0.47%) Servlets
7 2 (0.47%) SOAP
7 2 (0.47%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.47%) Velocity
7 2 (0.47%) XML
8 1 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.24%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (0.24%) OpenID
8 1 (0.24%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.24%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 63 (14.93%) Data Centre
2 25 (5.92%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.03%) PKI
5 12 (2.84%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.37%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (1.66%) YubiKey
8 6 (1.42%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.18%) CESG
10 4 (0.95%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (0.95%) Wiki
11 3 (0.71%) Cyber Attack
11 3 (0.71%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.71%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.71%) RSA SecurID
12 2 (0.47%) DataPower
12 2 (0.47%) Mainframe
13 1 (0.24%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 60 (14.22%) Windows
2 57 (13.51%) Linux
3 19 (4.50%) Windows Server
4 17 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (3.08%) Unix
6 9 (2.13%) Ubuntu
6 9 (2.13%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.66%) MVS
8 6 (1.42%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.42%) zOS
9 4 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.71%) Android
10 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.71%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.47%) CentOS
11 2 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.47%) Solaris
11 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.24%) AIX
12 1 (0.24%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (14.93%) Information Security
2 37 (8.77%) ITIL
3 36 (8.53%) Kalman Filter
4 35 (8.29%) Load Balancing
5 34 (8.06%) Security Operations
6 33 (7.82%) SIEM
7 32 (7.58%) Cybersecurity
8 28 (6.64%) DevOps
8 28 (6.64%) Migration
9 27 (6.40%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (5.92%) Change Management
11 23 (5.45%) Service Management
11 23 (5.45%) Vulnerability Management
12 20 (4.74%) Configuration Management
13 19 (4.50%) Web Filtering
14 18 (4.27%) Project Planning
15 17 (4.03%) Disaster Recovery
15 17 (4.03%) Penetration Testing
15 17 (4.03%) Security Architecture
16 16 (3.79%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 27 (6.40%) Python
2 19 (4.50%) PowerShell
3 18 (4.27%) Java
4 16 (3.79%) C++
5 14 (3.32%) C
6 13 (3.08%) Ruby
7 12 (2.84%) Bash Shell
8 9 (2.13%) C#
9 8 (1.90%) SQL
10 5 (1.18%) Go
10 5 (1.18%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.18%) VBScript
11 4 (0.95%) CoffeeScript
11 4 (0.95%) Embedded C
11 4 (0.95%) Perl
12 3 (0.71%) Embedded C++
12 3 (0.71%) PHP
13 2 (0.47%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.24%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.24%) Scala
Qualifications
1 100 (23.70%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (16.11%) Security Cleared
3 62 (14.69%) CCNP
4 54 (12.80%) SC Cleared
5 40 (9.48%) CISSP
6 31 (7.35%) CCSP
7 29 (6.87%) CCIE
8 28 (6.64%) Degree
9 25 (5.92%) CCNA
10 15 (3.55%) CCSE
11 12 (2.84%) CISA
11 12 (2.84%) JNCIA
12 10 (2.37%) JNCIP
13 9 (2.13%) JNCIS
14 8 (1.90%) CCSA
15 7 (1.66%) CEH
15 7 (1.66%) CISM
15 7 (1.66%) DV Cleared
16 6 (1.42%) CCMSE
16 6 (1.42%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (10.43%) PCI DSS
2 35 (8.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (5.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (2.37%) HIPAA
5 6 (1.42%) JSP 440
6 5 (1.18%) RMADS
6 5 (1.18%) SLA
7 2 (0.47%) PA-DSS
7 2 (0.47%) QA
8 1 (0.24%) COBIT
8 1 (0.24%) COSO
8 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.24%) GPG13
8 1 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.24%) ISO27005
8 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 39 (9.24%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.37%) Docker
4 7 (1.66%) ProxySG
5 6 (1.42%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.47%) Firmware
7 2 (0.47%) RACF
7 2 (0.47%) Snort
8 1 (0.24%) ACF2
8 1 (0.24%) Gluster
8 1 (0.24%) NFS
8 1 (0.24%) Samba
8 1 (0.24%) Squid
8 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (6.16%) FortiGate
2 23 (5.45%) Puppet
3 13 (3.08%) Ansible
3 13 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (1.66%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.66%) Stealthwatch
6 6 (1.42%) Nagios
6 6 (1.42%) SCCM
7 5 (1.18%) CA Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.18%) Terraform
8 4 (0.95%) Consul
8 4 (0.95%) HP Fortify
8 4 (0.95%) SCOM
8 4 (0.95%) yum
9 3 (0.71%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.71%) QRadar
10 2 (0.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.47%) Mesos
10 2 (0.47%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 144 (34.12%) Cisco
2 88 (20.85%) CheckPoint
3 86 (20.38%) Juniper
4 79 (18.72%) Palo Alto
5 52 (12.32%) F5
6 36 (8.53%) Blue Coat
7 31 (7.35%) Fortinet
8 30 (7.11%) Microsoft
9 26 (6.16%) Splunk
10 23 (5.45%) Citrix
11 21 (4.98%) FireEye
12 20 (4.74%) VMware
13 19 (4.50%) Brocade
13 19 (4.50%) Intel Security
14 14 (3.32%) HP
15 13 (3.08%) TippingPoint
16 12 (2.84%) ArcSight
16 12 (2.84%) Symantec
17 11 (2.61%) Aruba
17 11 (2.61%) Riverbed
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