The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Engineer
Rank 83 95 89
Rank change year-on-year +12 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.50% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.22% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £425 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 981 1378 1101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.22% 96.63% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 961 724
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 40
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.00 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -3.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.20 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Leeds

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Engineer in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Engineer in Leeds

Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Engineer in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Engineer in Leeds

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Leeds region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) Network Security
2 4 (57.14%) PCI DSS
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) SSL
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Sophos
2 4 (57.14%) Office 365
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (28.57%) Law
4 2 (28.57%) Identity Management
4 2 (28.57%) Security Management
4 2 (28.57%) Palo Alto
5 1 (14.29%) GPG13
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
5 1 (14.29%) ProxySG
5 1 (14.29%) Nokia
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) TACACS
5 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (14.29%) ArcSight

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) Network Security
2 4 (57.14%) SSL
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (14.29%) TACACS
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Law
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Identity Management
1 2 (28.57%) Security Management
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (14.29%) GPG13
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) ProxySG
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Sophos
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Palo Alto
4 1 (14.29%) ArcSight
4 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) Nokia
4 1 (14.29%) VMware