Period
to 28 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 28 July 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
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 222 200
Rank change year-on-year +60 -22 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 41 15 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.72% 0.20% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.21% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 8 18
North West median daily rate £450 £410 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +21.93% -7.50%
10th Percentile £240 £300 £230
90th Percentile £525 £545 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £32.50
England median hourly rate £51.00 - £22.78

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 5409 7277 7295
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.33% 94.68% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3287 4456 4077
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £235 £250 £228
90th Percentile £544 £538 £550
England median daily rate £443 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.12% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 296 414
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £18.99 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.57% +3.32% +8.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.39 £51.75
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +1.74%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Security Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 28 July 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 6 months to 28 July 2017. 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
Manchester +24 23 £400 -14.89% 5
Cheshire +42 18 £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 28 July 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 16 (39.02%) Firewall
1 16 (39.02%) Network Security
2 14 (34.15%) SIEM
3 11 (26.83%) ArcSight
3 11 (26.83%) FireEye
3 11 (26.83%) Information Security
3 11 (26.83%) Windows
3 11 (26.83%) MVS
4 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
4 10 (24.39%) MPLS
5 9 (21.95%) Cisco
5 9 (21.95%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (21.95%) VPN
5 9 (21.95%) Fortinet
6 8 (19.51%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (17.07%) Finance
7 7 (17.07%) Juniper
7 7 (17.07%) CheckPoint
8 6 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (14.63%) CCSP
8 6 (14.63%) Windows Server
9 5 (12.20%) WAN
9 5 (12.20%) ITIL
9 5 (12.20%) LAN
9 5 (12.20%) Network Design
9 5 (12.20%) FortiGate
10 4 (9.76%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (9.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 4 (9.76%) Data Centre
10 4 (9.76%) VLAN

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.32%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (7.32%) Amazon S3
3 2 (4.88%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (4.88%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (4.88%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (39.02%) Firewall
1 16 (39.02%) Network Security
2 10 (24.39%) MPLS
3 9 (21.95%) VPN
4 5 (12.20%) LAN
4 5 (12.20%) WAN
5 4 (9.76%) BGP
5 4 (9.76%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (9.76%) OSPF
5 4 (9.76%) VLAN
6 3 (7.32%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (7.32%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (7.32%) DHCP
6 3 (7.32%) DNS
6 3 (7.32%) Junos
6 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
7 2 (4.88%) DMZ
7 2 (4.88%) EIGRP
7 2 (4.88%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Blockchain
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) GitLab
1 2 (4.88%) JIRA
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Local Government
4 1 (2.44%) Law
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (4.88%) JSON
1 2 (4.88%) RESTful
1 2 (4.88%) Web Services
1 2 (4.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.32%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.44%) Life Science
3 1 (2.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) MVS
1 11 (26.83%) Windows
2 6 (14.63%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (7.32%) zOS
4 2 (4.88%) Linux
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) SIEM
2 11 (26.83%) Information Security
3 8 (19.51%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (12.20%) ITIL
4 5 (12.20%) Network Design
5 4 (9.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (7.32%) Change Management
6 3 (7.32%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.88%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.88%) Change Control
7 2 (4.88%) DevOps
7 2 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.88%) High Availability
7 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.88%) Software Architecture
7 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
8 1 (2.44%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.44%) OpenUP
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (14.63%) CCSP
3 4 (9.76%) CCNA
4 2 (4.88%) CCNP
4 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.44%) CISSP
5 1 (2.44%) MCP
5 1 (2.44%) MCSA
5 1 (2.44%) MCSE
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) GPG13
System Software
1 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.32%) ProxySG
3 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.88%) QRadar
3 1 (2.44%) Kibana
3 1 (2.44%) logstash
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) ArcSight
1 11 (26.83%) FireEye
2 9 (21.95%) Cisco
2 9 (21.95%) Fortinet
3 7 (17.07%) CheckPoint
3 7 (17.07%) Juniper
4 3 (7.32%) Blue Coat
4 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.32%) Palo Alto
5 2 (4.88%) IBM
5 2 (4.88%) Splunk
5 2 (4.88%) Symantec
6 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds
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