Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 406 469 405
Rank change year-on-year +63 -64 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 547 408 576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.45% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.47% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 267 380
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £321 £313 £312
90th Percentile £635 £613 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £445
% change year-on-year - +6.74% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
England median hourly rate £50.00 £47.83 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.54% +62.14% +22.92%
10th Percentile £35.75 £43.57 £29.25
90th Percentile £103.70 £59.57 £29.75
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +28.57% +29.63%

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 89,409 86,733 92,683
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.90% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,541 57,528 61,042
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,826 2,550 2,975
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.65
UK median hourly rate £17.75 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -5.08% +3.89% +0.06%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +47 284 £500 - 115
South East -2 88 £450 -8.86% 39
North of England -3 64 £425 +13.33% 30
East of England +30 46 £364 +2.11% 22
North West +1 38 £425 +6.25% 21
South West -15 35 £513 +25.00% 21
Midlands -17 28 £360 -4.00% 27
Yorkshire -7 24 £415 +32.80% 6
West Midlands -13 18 £360 -2.70% 13
East Midlands +18 10 £325 -16.13% 14
North East +4 2 £360 - 3
Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 279 (51.01%) Firewall
2 216 (39.49%) Network Security
3 182 (33.27%) Cisco
4 137 (25.05%) CheckPoint
5 114 (20.84%) Finance
6 112 (20.48%) Cisco Certification
7 93 (17.00%) Windows
8 91 (16.64%) Cybersecurity
9 89 (16.27%) Linux
10 85 (15.54%) Palo Alto
11 80 (14.63%) Information Security
11 80 (14.63%) Cisco ASA
12 79 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
12 79 (14.44%) VPN
12 79 (14.44%) CCNP
13 77 (14.08%) SIEM
14 74 (13.53%) Microsoft Azure
15 70 (12.80%) Amazon AWS
15 70 (12.80%) WAN
16 69 (12.61%) Juniper
16 69 (12.61%) Banking
17 68 (12.43%) LAN
18 66 (12.07%) Data Centre
19 64 (11.70%) Microsoft
20 62 (11.33%) ITIL
21 58 (10.60%) F5
21 58 (10.60%) Security Cleared
22 55 (10.05%) PKI
23 54 (9.87%) Active Directory
23 54 (9.87%) CISSP

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 8 (1.46%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.10%) Confluence
3 5 (0.91%) Apache
4 4 (0.73%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.37%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.37%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.18%) Mule
7 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.01%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
Cloud Services
1 74 (13.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (12.80%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (4.94%) Office 365
4 21 (3.84%) IaaS
5 20 (3.66%) PaaS
6 19 (3.47%) SaaS
7 13 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
7 13 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
7 13 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (2.38%) Serverless
8 10 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (1.65%) Akamai
9 9 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.91%) Sumo Logic
11 4 (0.73%) GitHub
11 4 (0.73%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.55%) Fastly
12 3 (0.55%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.37%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 279 (51.01%) Firewall
2 216 (39.49%) Network Security
3 80 (14.63%) Cisco ASA
4 79 (14.44%) VPN
5 70 (12.80%) WAN
6 68 (12.43%) LAN
7 50 (9.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 49 (8.96%) BGP
9 43 (7.86%) TCP/IP
10 42 (7.68%) OSPF
11 41 (7.50%) Cisco ISE
12 40 (7.31%) Wireless
13 32 (5.85%) Internet
14 31 (5.67%) Cisco Firepower
14 31 (5.67%) IPsec
15 28 (5.12%) DNS
16 23 (4.20%) EIGRP
17 22 (4.02%) MPLS
18 20 (3.66%) SSL
18 20 (3.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.46%) Big Data
3 7 (1.28%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.55%) MySQL
5 2 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.37%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.37%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.37%) Flink
5 2 (0.37%) HBase
5 2 (0.37%) Impala
5 2 (0.37%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.37%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.18%) DB2
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.01%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.65%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (1.46%) Burp Suite
5 7 (1.28%) JIRA
5 7 (1.28%) Travis CI
6 5 (0.91%) Gerrit
7 3 (0.55%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.55%) Selenium
7 3 (0.55%) Subversion
8 2 (0.37%) AppScan
8 2 (0.37%) Buildbot
8 2 (0.37%) GitLab
8 2 (0.37%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.18%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.18%) IDA Disassembler
9 1 (0.18%) OllyDbg
General
1 114 (20.84%) Finance
2 69 (12.61%) Banking
3 16 (2.93%) Law
4 12 (2.19%) Retail
5 10 (1.83%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.46%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.10%) Multimedia
8 5 (0.91%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.55%) Legal
9 3 (0.55%) Publishing
10 2 (0.37%) Automotive
10 2 (0.37%) Electronics
10 2 (0.37%) French Language
10 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.18%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.74%) 802.1X
2 13 (2.38%) OAuth
2 13 (2.38%) Web Services
3 11 (2.01%) .NET
3 11 (2.01%) REST
4 10 (1.83%) Middleware
4 10 (1.83%) Spring
5 9 (1.65%) JSON
6 7 (1.28%) SAML
7 6 (1.10%) SailPoint
8 5 (0.91%) HTML
8 5 (0.91%) LDAP
8 5 (0.91%) RESTful
9 4 (0.73%) Kafka
9 4 (0.73%) OAuth2
9 4 (0.73%) OpenID
9 4 (0.73%) XML
10 3 (0.55%) Regular Expression
10 3 (0.55%) SOAP
10 3 (0.55%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 66 (12.07%) Data Centre
2 55 (10.05%) PKI
3 31 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (4.94%) Computer Science
5 18 (3.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 17 (3.11%) Public Cloud
7 15 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (2.38%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.83%) Cyberthreat
10 8 (1.46%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.46%) Replication
10 8 (1.46%) Security Operations Centre
11 7 (1.28%) Driving Licence
12 6 (1.10%) Fintech
13 5 (0.91%) EMV
13 5 (0.91%) FMCG
13 5 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.91%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.73%) Blackberry
14 4 (0.73%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 93 (17.00%) Windows
2 89 (16.27%) Linux
3 36 (6.58%) Windows Server
4 23 (4.20%) Unix
5 17 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (2.38%) Android
6 13 (2.38%) Windows 10
7 11 (2.01%) CentOS
8 10 (1.83%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.73%) CoreOS
11 4 (0.73%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.55%) Debian
13 1 (0.18%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (16.64%) Cybersecurity
2 80 (14.63%) Information Security
3 79 (14.44%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (14.08%) SIEM
5 62 (11.33%) ITIL
6 43 (7.86%) DevOps
7 42 (7.68%) Cryptography
8 39 (7.13%) Vulnerability Management
9 38 (6.95%) Security Operations
10 36 (6.58%) Continuous Improvement
11 31 (5.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 28 (5.12%) Problem-Solving
13 26 (4.75%) Migration
14 25 (4.57%) Kalman Filter
14 25 (4.57%) Resource Management
15 24 (4.39%) Load Balancing
16 23 (4.20%) Security Architecture
17 22 (4.02%) OWASP
18 21 (3.84%) Patch Management
19 20 (3.66%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 53 (9.69%) Python
2 37 (6.76%) Java
3 26 (4.75%) PowerShell
4 21 (3.84%) Bash Shell
4 21 (3.84%) SQL
5 19 (3.47%) C#
6 14 (2.56%) C
7 11 (2.01%) C++
8 10 (1.83%) Perl
9 9 (1.65%) T-SQL
10 8 (1.46%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.28%) JavaScript
12 6 (1.10%) Scala
13 5 (0.91%) Java 8
14 2 (0.37%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.37%) Embedded C++
14 2 (0.37%) Go
15 1 (0.18%) Assembly Language
15 1 (0.18%) PHP
15 1 (0.18%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 112 (20.48%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (14.44%) CCNP
3 58 (10.60%) Security Cleared
4 54 (9.87%) CISSP
5 49 (8.96%) SC Cleared
6 48 (8.78%) CCNA
7 42 (7.68%) CCSA
8 40 (7.31%) CCSE
8 40 (7.31%) Degree
9 24 (4.39%) Check Point Certification
10 23 (4.20%) CCIE
11 22 (4.02%) CISM
11 22 (4.02%) Computer Science Degree
12 15 (2.74%) Master's Degree
13 14 (2.56%) AWS Certification
13 14 (2.56%) CEH
13 14 (2.56%) CISA
14 10 (1.83%) CCSP
14 10 (1.83%) DV Cleared
15 9 (1.65%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (3.47%) PCI DSS
3 14 (2.56%) GDPR
4 9 (1.65%) SLA
5 7 (1.28%) COBIT
6 5 (0.91%) FedRAMP
6 5 (0.91%) HIPAA
6 5 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.73%) GPG13
8 3 (0.55%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.18%) GAMP
10 1 (0.18%) PSD2
10 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (9.87%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.29%) ProxySG
3 15 (2.74%) Docker
4 10 (1.83%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (1.10%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.73%) OpenAM
7 4 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.37%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.37%) Firmware
9 2 (0.37%) OpenDJ
10 1 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.18%) HDFS
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (5.30%) FortiGate
2 25 (4.57%) Ansible
3 18 (3.29%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (3.29%) Terraform
4 17 (3.11%) Kubernetes
4 17 (3.11%) Puppet
4 17 (3.11%) WSUS
5 13 (2.38%) Salt
5 13 (2.38%) SCCM
6 10 (1.83%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (1.65%) Nessus
7 9 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (1.46%) QRadar
9 6 (1.10%) Cisco Prime
9 6 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (1.10%) Stealthwatch
9 6 (1.10%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 5 (0.91%) CASB
10 5 (0.91%) Istio
11 4 (0.73%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 182 (33.27%) Cisco
2 137 (25.05%) CheckPoint
3 85 (15.54%) Palo Alto
4 69 (12.61%) Juniper
5 64 (11.70%) Microsoft
6 58 (10.60%) F5
7 39 (7.13%) Blue Coat
8 32 (5.85%) Fortinet
9 29 (5.30%) McAfee
10 26 (4.75%) Forcepoint
10 26 (4.75%) Symantec
11 24 (4.39%) CyberArk
11 24 (4.39%) Splunk
12 19 (3.47%) VMware
13 15 (2.74%) Barracuda Networks
14 14 (2.56%) SolarWinds
15 13 (2.38%) CA
15 13 (2.38%) Meraki
15 13 (2.38%) Riverbed
16 12 (2.19%) Citrix