Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £470 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 430 459 418
Rank change year-on-year +29 -41 +46
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 529 405 541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.56% 0.46% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.48% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 274 330
England median daily rate £470 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £338 £300 £303
90th Percentile £621 £588 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 0
England median hourly rate £48.92 £51.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.09% - -
UK median hourly rate £48.92 £47.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +2.98% +17.28% +50.00%

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 90,126 83,895 96,718
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.94% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,668 54,743 63,720
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £259
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,912 2,688 2,853
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.14 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.09% -4.53% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%

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 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +4 256 £515 +8.42% 105
South East +38 112 £475 +5.56% 42
North of England -16 60 £425 -5.56% 25
North West -18 38 £425 -5.56% 12
Midlands +11 37 £431 +13.11% 17
East of England +6 34 £356 +42.50% 24
South West -9 33 £475 +18.75% 15
West Midlands -10 28 £445 +18.67% 10
Yorkshire -3 21 £415 +44.35% 11
East Midlands +9 9 £322 -19.50% 7
North East -10 1 - - 2
Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 263 (49.72%) Firewall
2 198 (37.43%) Network Security
3 172 (32.51%) Cisco
4 115 (21.74%) Linux
5 102 (19.28%) Finance
6 100 (18.90%) Cisco Certification
7 98 (18.53%) Windows
8 97 (18.34%) CheckPoint
9 87 (16.45%) Cisco ASA
10 84 (15.88%) Cybersecurity
11 81 (15.31%) SIEM
12 79 (14.93%) VPN
13 78 (14.74%) Amazon AWS
14 72 (13.61%) Data Centre
15 71 (13.42%) CCNP
16 69 (13.04%) Palo Alto
17 67 (12.67%) Information Security
17 67 (12.67%) Agile Software Development
18 66 (12.48%) ITIL
19 64 (12.10%) Microsoft Azure
20 63 (11.91%) Juniper
21 60 (11.34%) WAN
22 58 (10.96%) Security Cleared
23 57 (10.78%) Python
23 57 (10.78%) DevOps
24 56 (10.59%) LAN
24 56 (10.59%) F5
25 55 (10.40%) Banking
26 54 (10.21%) TCP/IP
27 52 (9.83%) Microsoft

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 (1.70%) Apache
2 5 (0.95%) Confluence
2 5 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.57%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.38%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.38%) IIS
4 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.19%) CMS
5 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.19%) Mule
5 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
Cloud Services
1 78 (14.74%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (12.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (4.54%) PaaS
4 22 (4.16%) IaaS
4 22 (4.16%) SaaS
5 17 (3.21%) Office 365
6 15 (2.84%) AWS CloudFormation
7 14 (2.65%) AWS Lambda
7 14 (2.65%) Serverless
8 11 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (1.51%) Akamai
10 5 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.76%) Cloudflare
12 3 (0.57%) AWS CloudTrail
12 3 (0.57%) GitHub
12 3 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 2 (0.38%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.38%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.19%) HP Helion
14 1 (0.19%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 263 (49.72%) Firewall
2 198 (37.43%) Network Security
3 87 (16.45%) Cisco ASA
4 79 (14.93%) VPN
5 60 (11.34%) WAN
6 56 (10.59%) LAN
7 54 (10.21%) TCP/IP
8 51 (9.64%) BGP
9 45 (8.51%) Cisco Nexus
10 37 (6.99%) Cisco ISE
11 35 (6.62%) DNS
11 35 (6.62%) IPsec
11 35 (6.62%) SSL
12 34 (6.43%) OSPF
13 32 (6.05%) Wireless
14 30 (5.67%) Intrusion Detection
15 28 (5.29%) Internet
16 27 (5.10%) Cisco Firepower
17 26 (4.91%) MPLS
18 21 (3.97%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.21%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.32%) Big Data
3 6 (1.13%) MySQL
4 4 (0.76%) Blockchain
4 4 (0.76%) Hadoop
4 4 (0.76%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.57%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.38%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.38%) HBase
6 2 (0.38%) Impala
7 1 (0.19%) DB2
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (3.40%) Jenkins
2 13 (2.46%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (1.89%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.13%) JIRA
4 6 (1.13%) Travis CI
5 5 (0.95%) Subversion
6 4 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.57%) Gerrit
7 3 (0.57%) HP UFT
7 3 (0.57%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.57%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.38%) AppScan
8 2 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.38%) JMeter
8 2 (0.38%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.38%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.38%) Selenium
9 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.19%) WebDriver
General
1 102 (19.28%) Finance
2 55 (10.40%) Banking
3 12 (2.27%) Law
4 10 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.70%) Retail
6 6 (1.13%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.13%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.95%) Publishing
8 4 (0.76%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.76%) Legal
9 3 (0.57%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.38%) Advertising
10 2 (0.38%) Automotive
10 2 (0.38%) French Language
11 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.19%) Games
11 1 (0.19%) German Language
11 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.19%) Marketing
11 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.97%) OAuth
2 20 (3.78%) SAML
3 15 (2.84%) Web Services
4 14 (2.65%) LDAP
5 13 (2.46%) .NET
6 12 (2.27%) 802.1X
6 12 (2.27%) Middleware
7 11 (2.08%) REST
8 10 (1.89%) OAuth2
8 10 (1.89%) RESTful
9 9 (1.70%) JSON
10 8 (1.51%) Spring
11 6 (1.13%) SOAP
12 5 (0.95%) SailPoint
13 4 (0.76%) Apache Flex
13 4 (0.76%) HTML
13 4 (0.76%) Spring Security
13 4 (0.76%) XML
14 2 (0.38%) Flash
14 2 (0.38%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 72 (13.61%) Data Centre
2 46 (8.70%) PKI
3 37 (6.99%) Computer Science
4 31 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (3.40%) Public Cloud
6 15 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.46%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 9 (1.70%) Fintech
9 8 (1.51%) Online Banking
9 8 (1.51%) Replication
10 7 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (1.13%) DataPower
11 6 (1.13%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.95%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.95%) Cyberthreat
12 5 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.76%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 115 (21.74%) Linux
2 98 (18.53%) Windows
3 42 (7.94%) Unix
4 36 (6.81%) Windows Server
5 16 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (2.08%) CentOS
8 10 (1.89%) Windows 10
9 8 (1.51%) Android
9 8 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.95%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.76%) Check Point GAiA
11 4 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.38%) Scientific Linux
12 2 (0.38%) Solaris
12 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.19%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.19%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (15.88%) Cybersecurity
2 81 (15.31%) SIEM
3 67 (12.67%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (12.67%) Information Security
4 66 (12.48%) ITIL
5 57 (10.78%) DevOps
6 51 (9.64%) Security Operations
7 41 (7.75%) Cryptography
8 36 (6.81%) Kalman Filter
9 31 (5.86%) Problem-Solving
10 30 (5.67%) Vulnerability Management
11 26 (4.91%) Change Management
11 26 (4.91%) OWASP
12 25 (4.73%) Security Architecture
13 23 (4.35%) SDLC
14 22 (4.16%) Load Balancing
14 22 (4.16%) Penetration Testing
14 22 (4.16%) Web Filtering
15 20 (3.78%) Software Engineering
16 19 (3.59%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 57 (10.78%) Python
2 36 (6.81%) Java
3 28 (5.29%) PowerShell
4 22 (4.16%) SQL
5 21 (3.97%) Bash Shell
6 20 (3.78%) C#
7 17 (3.21%) Perl
8 15 (2.84%) C
8 15 (2.84%) C++
9 13 (2.46%) Shell Script
10 10 (1.89%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.32%) Java 8
12 5 (0.95%) PHP
12 5 (0.95%) Ruby
12 5 (0.95%) Scala
13 4 (0.76%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.38%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.38%) Embedded C++
14 2 (0.38%) Erlang
14 2 (0.38%) Go
Qualifications
1 100 (18.90%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (13.42%) CCNP
3 58 (10.96%) Security Cleared
4 51 (9.64%) Degree
4 51 (9.64%) SC Cleared
5 39 (7.37%) CISSP
6 35 (6.62%) CCNA
7 29 (5.48%) CCSA
8 27 (5.10%) Computer Science Degree
9 23 (4.35%) CCSE
10 21 (3.97%) CCIE
11 19 (3.59%) Master's Degree
12 18 (3.40%) CISM
13 13 (2.46%) AWS Certification
14 11 (2.08%) Check Point Certification
15 10 (1.89%) CCSP
15 10 (1.89%) GIAC
16 8 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
16 8 (1.51%) CEH
16 8 (1.51%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (1.89%) GDPR
2 10 (1.89%) SLA
3 9 (1.70%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.13%) COBIT
5 5 (0.95%) PMO
6 4 (0.76%) GCP
6 4 (0.76%) GPG13
7 3 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.57%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.19%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.19%) PSD2
9 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 42 (7.94%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.02%) Docker
3 14 (2.65%) ProxySG
4 11 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.32%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.13%) OpenAM
6 6 (1.13%) vSphere
7 5 (0.95%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.57%) Firmware
10 2 (0.38%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.38%) HDFS
10 2 (0.38%) iptables
10 2 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.38%) OpenDJ
10 2 (0.38%) OpenSSH
10 2 (0.38%) Snort
10 2 (0.38%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.38%) XenApp
11 1 (0.19%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 29 (5.48%) Ansible
2 21 (3.97%) Puppet
3 19 (3.59%) FortiGate
3 19 (3.59%) WSUS
4 17 (3.21%) Terraform
5 16 (3.02%) Kubernetes
6 14 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (2.46%) Salt
8 12 (2.27%) Nagios
9 10 (1.89%) Nessus
9 10 (1.89%) SCOM
10 9 (1.70%) SCCM
11 8 (1.51%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.95%) CASB
12 5 (0.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 5 (0.95%) Trend Micro Deep Security
13 4 (0.76%) CSIRT
13 4 (0.76%) Graylog
13 4 (0.76%) Observium
13 4 (0.76%) QRadar
Vendors
1 172 (32.51%) Cisco
2 97 (18.34%) CheckPoint
3 69 (13.04%) Palo Alto
4 63 (11.91%) Juniper
5 56 (10.59%) F5
6 52 (9.83%) Microsoft
7 27 (5.10%) Blue Coat
7 27 (5.10%) Fortinet
8 25 (4.73%) VMware
9 19 (3.59%) Forcepoint
9 19 (3.59%) SolarWinds
10 18 (3.40%) ArcSight
10 18 (3.40%) CyberArk
11 17 (3.21%) McAfee
12 14 (2.65%) Citrix
12 14 (2.65%) LogRhythm
13 13 (2.46%) Symantec
14 12 (2.27%) Splunk
14 12 (2.27%) Zscaler
15 11 (2.08%) ServiceNow