Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 405 407 438
Rank change year-on-year +2 +31 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 512 496 474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.55% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.58% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 334 263
England median daily rate £475 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.15% +5.29% +13.33%
10th Percentile £335 £325 £288
90th Percentile £653 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 8
England median hourly rate £47.83 £36.75 £44.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.15% -17.88% +59.82%
10th Percentile £42.50 £22.88 £15.20
90th Percentile £62.38 £47.83 £49.65
UK median hourly rate £47.83 £43.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +11.23% -6.52% +64.29%

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 87,421 85,327 94,319
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.78% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,646 56,201 61,003
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,544 2,910 3,601
England median hourly rate £18.10 £18.39 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.55% -0.61% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.36 £18.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year +2.01% -3.64% +13.21%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 0 284 £525 +10.53% 96
South East -56 101 £463 +8.82% 67
South West +44 50 £475 +12.09% 11
North of England +29 43 £330 -22.35% 44
East of England -14 23 £525 +55.56% 41
Yorkshire +23 21 £345 -8.61% 16
Midlands -1 19 £365 -8.86% 22
North West -10 18 £330 -26.67% 24
West Midlands 0 15 £365 -14.12% 16
North East +47 4 - - 4
East Midlands +2 4 £388 +3.33% 6
Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 211 (41.21%) Firewall
2 187 (36.52%) Network Security
3 160 (31.25%) Cisco
4 127 (24.80%) Linux
5 116 (22.66%) Finance
6 111 (21.68%) Windows
7 107 (20.90%) Cisco Certification
8 102 (19.92%) Information Security
9 99 (19.34%) CheckPoint
10 95 (18.55%) SIEM
11 84 (16.41%) Amazon AWS
12 81 (15.82%) CCNP
13 74 (14.45%) CISSP
14 70 (13.67%) DevOps
15 63 (12.30%) Cybersecurity
15 63 (12.30%) Microsoft Azure
16 62 (12.11%) Palo Alto
17 60 (11.72%) Cisco ASA
17 60 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
18 59 (11.52%) Microsoft
19 56 (10.94%) Active Directory
19 56 (10.94%) VPN
19 56 (10.94%) VMware
19 56 (10.94%) Security Cleared
20 51 (9.96%) Juniper
21 50 (9.77%) Unix
22 49 (9.57%) Security Architecture
23 47 (9.18%) Java
24 46 (8.98%) BGP
25 45 (8.79%) Degree

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 10 (1.95%) OpenStack
2 5 (0.98%) Apache
2 5 (0.98%) Confluence
3 4 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (0.78%) Drupal
3 4 (0.78%) WordPress
4 3 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.39%) IIS
5 2 (0.39%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.39%) nginx
5 2 (0.39%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.20%) CMS
6 1 (0.20%) JBoss
6 1 (0.20%) Site Server
6 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (1.37%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 84 (16.41%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (12.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.73%) IaaS
4 11 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (1.95%) SaaS
6 8 (1.56%) Office 365
6 8 (1.56%) PaaS
7 7 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (1.17%) Google App Engine
8 6 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.78%) Akamai
10 4 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.59%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.59%) Serverless
12 2 (0.39%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.39%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 211 (41.21%) Firewall
2 187 (36.52%) Network Security
3 60 (11.72%) Cisco ASA
4 56 (10.94%) VPN
5 46 (8.98%) BGP
6 42 (8.20%) TCP/IP
7 41 (8.01%) Intrusion Detection
8 40 (7.81%) MPLS
9 36 (7.03%) Cisco Nexus
9 36 (7.03%) Internet
10 34 (6.64%) WAN
11 31 (6.05%) LAN
12 30 (5.86%) DNS
13 23 (4.49%) IPsec
13 23 (4.49%) OSPF
14 22 (4.30%) SSL
15 21 (4.10%) Wireless
16 16 (3.13%) DHCP
16 16 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 15 (2.93%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.71%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.73%) MySQL
3 13 (2.54%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.78%) Blockchain
4 4 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.39%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (0.39%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.20%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.20%) DB2
7 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (1.76%) Git (software)
1 9 (1.76%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.56%) JIRA
2 8 (1.56%) TeamCity
3 7 (1.37%) Burp Suite
4 5 (0.98%) Gerrit
5 4 (0.78%) SonarQube
6 3 (0.59%) Maven
6 3 (0.59%) Metasploit
6 3 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.39%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.39%) FxCop
7 2 (0.39%) Gradle
7 2 (0.39%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.39%) sqlmap
8 1 (0.20%) GitLab
8 1 (0.20%) Liquibase
8 1 (0.20%) Subversion
8 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 116 (22.66%) Finance
2 33 (6.45%) Banking
3 27 (5.27%) Telecoms
4 18 (3.52%) Retail
5 11 (2.15%) Legal
6 9 (1.76%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.56%) Law
8 7 (1.37%) Marketing
9 6 (1.17%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.98%) Electronics
11 4 (0.78%) Advertising
11 4 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.78%) Military
12 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.39%) Publishing
13 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.20%) Back Office
13 1 (0.20%) Billing
13 1 (0.20%) Front Office
13 1 (0.20%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (7.42%) Web Services
2 19 (3.71%) .NET
3 13 (2.54%) LDAP
4 12 (2.34%) REST
5 11 (2.15%) SAML
6 9 (1.76%) Elastic Stack
7 8 (1.56%) WPF
8 6 (1.17%) FIX Protocol
8 6 (1.17%) OAuth
9 3 (0.59%) 802.1X
9 3 (0.59%) CGI
9 3 (0.59%) Spring
10 2 (0.39%) JSON
10 2 (0.39%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.39%) Rendezvous
10 2 (0.39%) RESTful
10 2 (0.39%) Spring Boot
10 2 (0.39%) Spring Security
10 2 (0.39%) WAP
11 1 (0.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (8.20%) Data Centre
2 40 (7.81%) Management Information System
3 19 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.71%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.93%) Mobile App
4 15 (2.93%) PKI
5 8 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (1.17%) BYOD
7 5 (0.98%) Algorithms
7 5 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (0.98%) Enterprise Cloud
7 5 (0.98%) Public Cloud
8 4 (0.78%) DataPower
8 4 (0.78%) Fintech
8 4 (0.78%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.59%) CESG
9 3 (0.59%) Cyberattack
9 3 (0.59%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.59%) SCADA
9 3 (0.59%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 127 (24.80%) Linux
2 111 (21.68%) Windows
3 50 (9.77%) Unix
4 26 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (4.30%) Windows Server
6 19 (3.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (3.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (3.13%) Android
8 13 (2.54%) Windows 7
9 11 (2.15%) Windows 10
10 10 (1.95%) Apple iOS
10 10 (1.95%) CentOS
10 10 (1.95%) Solaris
11 6 (1.17%) AIX
11 6 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.78%) zOS
13 2 (0.39%) Check Point GAiA
13 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (19.92%) Information Security
2 95 (18.55%) SIEM
3 70 (13.67%) DevOps
4 63 (12.30%) Cybersecurity
5 60 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (9.57%) Security Architecture
7 43 (8.40%) ITIL
7 43 (8.40%) Security Operations
8 39 (7.62%) Vulnerability Management
9 35 (6.84%) Configuration Management
10 34 (6.64%) Kalman Filter
11 30 (5.86%) OWASP
12 28 (5.47%) Incident Management
13 27 (5.27%) Security Management
14 26 (5.08%) SDLC
15 25 (4.88%) Cryptography
15 25 (4.88%) Network Design
15 25 (4.88%) Risk Management
16 24 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (4.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 47 (9.18%) Java
2 43 (8.40%) Python
3 19 (3.71%) Ruby
3 19 (3.71%) SQL
4 17 (3.32%) Bash Shell
4 17 (3.32%) Shell Script
5 14 (2.73%) C
5 14 (2.73%) Go
5 14 (2.73%) PowerShell
6 11 (2.15%) C#
6 11 (2.15%) C++
6 11 (2.15%) Perl
7 8 (1.56%) VBScript
8 4 (0.78%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.39%) PHP
10 1 (0.20%) Dart
Qualifications
1 107 (20.90%) Cisco Certification
2 81 (15.82%) CCNP
3 74 (14.45%) CISSP
4 56 (10.94%) Security Cleared
5 45 (8.79%) Degree
6 41 (8.01%) SC Cleared
7 35 (6.84%) CCSE
8 25 (4.88%) CCIE
9 23 (4.49%) CCSA
10 21 (4.10%) CCNA
10 21 (4.10%) CISM
11 17 (3.32%) CISA
12 15 (2.93%) CEH
13 12 (2.34%) CCSP
13 12 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (1.95%) MCSE
15 9 (1.76%) DV Cleared
16 8 (1.56%) GIAC
17 7 (1.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 7 (1.37%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.88%) PCI DSS
2 21 (4.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (3.91%) GDPR
4 8 (1.56%) SLA
5 4 (0.78%) QA
5 4 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.59%) COBIT
7 2 (0.39%) FIPS 140-2
7 2 (0.39%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.20%) GAMP
8 1 (0.20%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.20%) PMO
8 1 (0.20%) PSD2
System Software
1 56 (10.94%) Active Directory
2 34 (6.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.32%) Docker
4 14 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (2.34%) vSphere
6 9 (1.76%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.76%) iptables
6 9 (1.76%) ProxySG
7 6 (1.17%) vCloud
7 6 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.78%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.39%) Snort
9 2 (0.39%) XenApp
10 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.20%) Firmware
10 1 (0.20%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.20%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.20%) RACF
Systems Management
1 27 (5.27%) Ansible
2 22 (4.30%) Kubernetes
3 19 (3.71%) FortiGate
3 19 (3.71%) Puppet
4 17 (3.32%) Terraform
5 13 (2.54%) QRadar
5 13 (2.54%) SCCM
6 12 (2.34%) Nessus
7 11 (2.15%) BladeLogic
7 11 (2.15%) SCOM
8 9 (1.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 9 (1.76%) SELinux
9 8 (1.56%) Nagios
10 7 (1.37%) CA Single Sign-On
10 7 (1.37%) logstash
11 6 (1.17%) Cisco Prime
11 6 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.98%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 4 (0.78%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 160 (31.25%) Cisco
2 99 (19.34%) CheckPoint
3 62 (12.11%) Palo Alto
4 59 (11.52%) Microsoft
5 56 (10.94%) VMware
6 51 (9.96%) Juniper
7 42 (8.20%) F5
8 40 (7.81%) McAfee
9 34 (6.64%) Blue Coat
10 31 (6.05%) Fortinet
11 29 (5.66%) Qualys
12 27 (5.27%) Splunk
13 24 (4.69%) HP
14 22 (4.30%) SolarWinds
15 21 (4.10%) AlienVault
15 21 (4.10%) Red Hat
16 20 (3.91%) Symantec
17 17 (3.32%) Citrix
18 14 (2.73%) FireEye
18 14 (2.73%) LogRhythm