Period
to 19 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 389 446 404
Rank change year-on-year +57 -42 +43
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 593 489 548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.51% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.54% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 323 374
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £341 £325 £325
90th Percentile £650 £638 £624
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 6
England median hourly rate £50.00 £47.83 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.54% +30.15% +2.80%
10th Percentile £34.13 £45.70 £22.88
90th Percentile £112.88 £53.70 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +10.47% -4.44%

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 90,712 90,143 90,292
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.89% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,787 60,361 59,467
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,736 2,628 2,981
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.01 £10.78 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.88 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.56 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -0.75% +3.89% -

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 +44 331 £500 -4.76% 119
South East -13 94 £438 -2.78% 49
North of England -3 65 £425 +13.33% 34
North West +9 41 £425 +13.33% 23
South West -28 41 £513 +14.53% 26
East of England +6 36 £365 -26.08% 38
Midlands -12 26 £360 -2.70% 34
Yorkshire -11 22 £415 +13.70% 8
West Midlands -11 16 £360 -1.37% 13
East Midlands +20 10 £450 +18.03% 20
North East -3 2 £360 - 3
Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 281 (47.39%) Firewall
2 232 (39.12%) Network Security
3 177 (29.85%) Cisco
4 146 (24.62%) CheckPoint
5 127 (21.42%) Finance
6 119 (20.07%) Cybersecurity
7 99 (16.69%) Cisco Certification
8 96 (16.19%) Amazon AWS
9 88 (14.84%) Information Security
10 85 (14.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 85 (14.33%) Palo Alto
11 84 (14.17%) VPN
12 83 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
13 82 (13.83%) Windows
13 82 (13.83%) Linux
14 80 (13.49%) LAN
15 79 (13.32%) CCNP
16 78 (13.15%) WAN
17 72 (12.14%) Cisco ASA
18 70 (11.80%) SIEM
19 68 (11.47%) Juniper
20 67 (11.30%) Security Cleared
21 65 (10.96%) F5
22 60 (10.12%) CISSP
23 59 (9.95%) Banking
24 58 (9.78%) SC Cleared
25 57 (9.61%) Cryptography
25 57 (9.61%) DevOps
26 54 (9.11%) Cisco Nexus
27 53 (8.94%) Active Directory

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 (1.69%) MS Exchange
2 8 (1.35%) Confluence
3 7 (1.18%) Apache Spark
4 5 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (0.84%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.67%) Apache Solr
5 4 (0.67%) IIS
5 4 (0.67%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.34%) Apache
7 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (1.69%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 96 (16.19%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (14.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (4.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 25 (4.22%) Office 365
5 23 (3.88%) IaaS
6 21 (3.54%) PaaS
7 19 (3.20%) SaaS
8 14 (2.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 10 (1.69%) Sumo Logic
10 7 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (1.01%) Mimecast
11 6 (1.01%) Serverless
12 5 (0.84%) Akamai
13 3 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.51%) Datadog
13 3 (0.51%) Fastly
13 3 (0.51%) GitHub
14 2 (0.34%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 281 (47.39%) Firewall
2 232 (39.12%) Network Security
3 84 (14.17%) VPN
4 80 (13.49%) LAN
5 78 (13.15%) WAN
6 72 (12.14%) Cisco ASA
7 54 (9.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 44 (7.42%) Wireless
9 43 (7.25%) BGP
10 39 (6.58%) OSPF
11 36 (6.07%) TCP/IP
12 33 (5.56%) Internet
13 30 (5.06%) Cisco ISE
13 30 (5.06%) DNS
14 29 (4.89%) IPsec
15 28 (4.72%) Cisco Firepower
16 25 (4.22%) Wi-Fi
17 24 (4.05%) MPLS
18 22 (3.71%) NetScaler
19 21 (3.54%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.85%) Big Data
1 11 (1.85%) Hadoop
2 7 (1.18%) Apache Hive
2 7 (1.18%) HBase
2 7 (1.18%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.84%) Impala
4 4 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (0.67%) Flink
4 4 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.51%) MySQL
6 2 (0.34%) BigQuery
6 2 (0.34%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.17%) DB2
7 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.17%) Redis
Development Applications
1 27 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 21 (3.54%) Jenkins
3 14 (2.36%) Burp Suite
4 11 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 8 (1.35%) Gerrit
5 8 (1.35%) JIRA
6 7 (1.18%) GoCD
6 7 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (1.18%) Subversion
7 5 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (0.67%) GitLab
8 4 (0.67%) IDA Disassembler
8 4 (0.67%) Metasploit
8 4 (0.67%) OllyDbg
8 4 (0.67%) Travis CI
9 3 (0.51%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.51%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.34%) AppScan
10 2 (0.34%) Buildbot
General
1 127 (21.42%) Finance
2 59 (9.95%) Banking
3 16 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.53%) Law
4 15 (2.53%) Retail
5 10 (1.69%) Retail Banking
6 7 (1.18%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.01%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.01%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.67%) Electronics
8 4 (0.67%) Legal
8 4 (0.67%) Publishing
9 2 (0.34%) Automotive
9 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.17%) Advertising
10 1 (0.17%) International Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Marketing
10 1 (0.17%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.20%) Web Services
2 14 (2.36%) 802.1X
3 9 (1.52%) OAuth
4 8 (1.35%) REST
4 8 (1.35%) RESTful
5 7 (1.18%) Spring
6 6 (1.01%) .NET
6 6 (1.01%) OpenID
7 5 (0.84%) HTML
7 5 (0.84%) JSON
7 5 (0.84%) Kafka
8 4 (0.67%) Spring Boot
9 3 (0.51%) Middleware
9 3 (0.51%) Node.js
9 3 (0.51%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.51%) SailPoint
9 3 (0.51%) SOAP
9 3 (0.51%) XML
10 2 (0.34%) LDAP
10 2 (0.34%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.77%) Data Centre
2 40 (6.75%) PKI
3 26 (4.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 23 (3.88%) Management Information System
5 22 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (2.53%) Cyberthreat
6 15 (2.53%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.02%) Public Cloud
8 10 (1.69%) Security Operations Centre
9 8 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.01%) FMCG
11 6 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (0.84%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.84%) EMV
12 5 (0.84%) Fintech
12 5 (0.84%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.67%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.67%) CESG
13 4 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 82 (13.83%) Linux
1 82 (13.83%) Windows
2 39 (6.58%) Windows Server
3 17 (2.87%) Android
4 15 (2.53%) Unix
5 14 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (2.19%) Apple iOS
7 12 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.85%) CentOS
9 10 (1.69%) Windows 10
10 7 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.51%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.51%) Debian
12 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.17%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.17%) Solaris
13 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (20.07%) Cybersecurity
2 88 (14.84%) Information Security
3 83 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (11.80%) SIEM
5 57 (9.61%) Cryptography
5 57 (9.61%) DevOps
6 50 (8.43%) Security Operations
7 49 (8.26%) Vulnerability Management
8 42 (7.08%) ITIL
9 40 (6.75%) Load Balancing
10 37 (6.24%) Continuous Improvement
11 35 (5.90%) Security Architecture
12 33 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 28 (4.72%) Resource Management
14 27 (4.55%) Migration
14 27 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
15 25 (4.22%) OWASP
16 24 (4.05%) Patch Management
17 22 (3.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 21 (3.54%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (8.77%) Python
2 45 (7.59%) Java
3 30 (5.06%) Bash Shell
4 24 (4.05%) PowerShell
5 14 (2.36%) Perl
6 13 (2.19%) SQL
7 12 (2.02%) Shell Script
8 11 (1.85%) C
8 11 (1.85%) JavaScript
8 11 (1.85%) Ruby
9 8 (1.35%) C#
10 7 (1.18%) C++
11 6 (1.01%) Scala
12 4 (0.67%) Assembly Language
12 4 (0.67%) Go
13 3 (0.51%) Java 8
13 3 (0.51%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.17%) PHP
14 1 (0.17%) VB
14 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 99 (16.69%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (13.32%) CCNP
3 67 (11.30%) Security Cleared
4 60 (10.12%) CISSP
5 58 (9.78%) SC Cleared
6 47 (7.93%) CCNA
7 42 (7.08%) CCSE
8 41 (6.91%) CCSA
9 35 (5.90%) Degree
10 25 (4.22%) CISM
11 22 (3.71%) Check Point Certification
12 20 (3.37%) CEH
12 20 (3.37%) CISA
13 17 (2.87%) CCIE
14 15 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
15 14 (2.36%) DV Cleared
16 13 (2.19%) ISSMP
17 12 (2.02%) CSSLP
18 10 (1.69%) GIAC
18 10 (1.69%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.40%) PCI DSS
2 25 (4.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (4.05%) GDPR
4 12 (2.02%) HIPAA
5 11 (1.85%) FedRAMP
6 8 (1.35%) SLA
7 5 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.67%) PSD2
9 3 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.34%) COBIT
11 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.17%) FISMA
11 1 (0.17%) GAMP
11 1 (0.17%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.17%) PMO
11 1 (0.17%) QA
System Software
1 53 (8.94%) Active Directory
2 30 (5.06%) Docker
3 19 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.36%) Hyper-V
5 12 (2.02%) ProxySG
6 6 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (0.84%) BitLocker
7 5 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.67%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.51%) Firmware
9 3 (0.51%) HDFS
9 3 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.34%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.34%) OpenDJ
11 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (5.73%) Kubernetes
2 32 (5.40%) Ansible
3 26 (4.38%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (4.05%) FortiGate
5 19 (3.20%) Puppet
5 19 (3.20%) SCCM
6 17 (2.87%) QRadar
7 15 (2.53%) Terraform
8 10 (1.69%) Istio
8 10 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
8 10 (1.69%) Nessus
9 9 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (1.18%) Hadoop YARN
11 7 (1.18%) Oozie
11 7 (1.18%) Rundeck
12 6 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
12 6 (1.01%) Stealthwatch
13 5 (0.84%) Nagios
13 5 (0.84%) WSUS
Vendors
1 177 (29.85%) Cisco
2 146 (24.62%) CheckPoint
3 85 (14.33%) Palo Alto
4 68 (11.47%) Juniper
5 65 (10.96%) F5
6 52 (8.77%) Microsoft
7 38 (6.41%) VMware
8 36 (6.07%) Blue Coat
9 35 (5.90%) Splunk
10 34 (5.73%) Fortinet
11 29 (4.89%) Citrix
11 29 (4.89%) McAfee
12 23 (3.88%) Atlassian
12 23 (3.88%) Symantec
13 22 (3.71%) CyberArk
14 21 (3.54%) Google
15 19 (3.20%) Forcepoint
16 15 (2.53%) Meraki
17 14 (2.36%) ServiceNow
18 13 (2.19%) Qualys