The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 29 April 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.

Security Engineer
England / North West
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 159 143
Rank change year-on-year +51 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 23 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.82% 0.25% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.26% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 12
Median daily rate £500 £420 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.04% +56.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £310 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £506 £397
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  
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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2629 3795 3655
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.03% 94.36% 94.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1599 2287 1935
Median daily rate £380 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 151 223
Median hourly rate £16.50 £18.80 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.23% +7.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.33 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in the North West

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Engineer in the North West

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in the North West over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Engineer in the North West

Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Engineer in the North West

Security Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +22 14 £450 -4.25% 3
Cheshire +33 9 £525 +68.00% 1
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 North West region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 23 (51.11%) Network Security
2 21 (46.67%) Firewall
3 19 (42.22%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (37.78%) Fortinet
5 16 (35.56%) MPLS
6 14 (31.11%) CCSP
6 14 (31.11%) FortiGate
7 10 (22.22%) Windows
8 9 (20.00%) ArcSight
9 8 (17.78%) SIEM
9 8 (17.78%) FireEye
9 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
9 8 (17.78%) MVS
9 8 (17.78%) Information Security
10 7 (15.56%) Cisco
11 6 (13.33%) Finance
12 5 (11.11%) CCNP
12 5 (11.11%) LAN
12 5 (11.11%) OSPF
12 5 (11.11%) BGP
12 5 (11.11%) Mentoring
12 5 (11.11%) Spanning Tree
12 5 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
13 4 (8.89%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (8.89%) VLAN
13 4 (8.89%) Mobile App
13 4 (8.89%) Data Centre
13 4 (8.89%) Blockchain
13 4 (8.89%) zOS
13 4 (8.89%) SSL

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (51.11%) Network Security
2 21 (46.67%) Firewall
3 16 (35.56%) MPLS
4 5 (11.11%) BGP
4 5 (11.11%) LAN
4 5 (11.11%) OSPF
4 5 (11.11%) Spanning Tree
5 4 (8.89%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (8.89%) SSL
5 4 (8.89%) VLAN
5 4 (8.89%) VPN
5 4 (8.89%) WAN
6 3 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (6.67%) EIGRP
6 3 (6.67%) H.323
6 3 (6.67%) HTTPS
6 3 (6.67%) VoIP
6 3 (6.67%) Wireless
7 2 (4.44%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (4.44%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) Blockchain
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) GitLab
1 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 3 (6.67%) MSI
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Data Centre
1 4 (8.89%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.67%) Driving Licence
2 3 (6.67%) Wiki
3 1 (2.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Windows
2 8 (17.78%) MVS
3 4 (8.89%) zOS
4 3 (6.67%) Linux
4 3 (6.67%) Unix
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) Information Security
1 8 (17.78%) SIEM
2 5 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 3 (6.67%) Security Operations
4 3 (6.67%) TDD
5 2 (4.44%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.44%) Network Design
6 1 (2.22%) Change Management
6 1 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.22%) ITIL
6 1 (2.22%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.22%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 1 (2.22%) Privileged Access Management
6 1 (2.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) Bash Shell
1 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 3 (6.67%) Python
1 3 (6.67%) Shell Script
1 3 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (42.22%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (31.11%) CCSP
3 5 (11.11%) CCNP
4 4 (8.89%) CCNA
5 3 (6.67%) Degree
6 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (31.11%) FortiGate
2 3 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.67%) Puppet
2 3 (6.67%) yum
3 2 (4.44%) QRadar
4 1 (2.22%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 17 (37.78%) Fortinet
2 9 (20.00%) ArcSight
3 8 (17.78%) FireEye
4 7 (15.56%) Cisco
5 3 (6.67%) Symantec
6 2 (4.44%) Juniper
6 2 (4.44%) Splunk
7 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.22%) F5
7 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.22%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.22%) Sourcefire