Period
to 20 May 2019

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 20 May 2019.

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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 355 377 354
Rank change year-on-year +22 -23 +41
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 290 283 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.60% 0.53% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.56% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 184 175
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% -3.53%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £569 £519 £525
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.91 £64.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.39% +28.00% +75.44%
10th Percentile £16.25 £46.80 £32.35
90th Percentile £60.78 £64.00 £57.52
UK median hourly rate £44.92 £47.83 £46.50
% change year-on-year -6.09% +2.86% +63.16%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. 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
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 46,130 50,307 46,556
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 94.98% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,665 30,624 28,247
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £245 £243 £225
90th Percentile £600 £573 £550
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,172 2,234 2,372
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.60 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.57% -2.78% -7.69%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +5.56% -4.00% -6.25%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Security Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in the UK excluding London

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Engineer in the UK excluding London

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Engineer in the UK excluding London

Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Engineer in the UK excluding London

Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Engineer in the UK excluding London

Security Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 20 May 2019. 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
South East +36 137 £450 -5.26% 53
North of England +2 44 £475 +11.76% 34
South West -26 37 £438 -7.89% 35
North West +11 30 £513 +20.59% 20
East of England +11 28 £425 +28.30% 54
Midlands +12 20 £375 -11.76% 27
Wales +9 18 £450 -5.26% 7
East Midlands +31 13 £450 +130.77% 15
Scotland +9 11 £513 +57.69% 7
Yorkshire +7 11 £418 -7.22% 11
West Midlands -11 7 £370 -12.94% 12
North East +14 3 £425 - 3
Security Engineer
UK

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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 UK excluding London region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 109 (37.59%) Network Security
2 107 (36.90%) Firewall
3 79 (27.24%) Cisco
4 59 (20.34%) Finance
5 54 (18.62%) CheckPoint
6 48 (16.55%) Cybersecurity
7 43 (14.83%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (14.48%) WAN
8 42 (14.48%) F5
9 38 (13.10%) CISSP
10 37 (12.76%) LAN
11 36 (12.41%) Windows
11 36 (12.41%) Linux
11 36 (12.41%) VPN
11 36 (12.41%) CCNP
11 36 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
11 36 (12.41%) Security Cleared
12 34 (11.72%) Information Security
13 33 (11.38%) CCNA
14 32 (11.03%) Cryptography
15 31 (10.69%) SC Cleared
16 30 (10.34%) Security Architecture
16 30 (10.34%) SIEM
17 29 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
17 29 (10.00%) Active Directory
18 28 (9.66%) Microsoft
18 28 (9.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 27 (9.31%) DNS
19 27 (9.31%) VMware
19 27 (9.31%) Continuous Improvement

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 8 (2.76%) IIS
2 7 (2.41%) IBM Domino
2 7 (2.41%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.69%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.69%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.69%) WordPress
4 1 (0.34%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (1.03%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 36 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.52%) AWS CloudFormation
4 14 (4.83%) Office 365
5 9 (3.10%) Serverless
6 8 (2.76%) Amazon EMR
6 8 (2.76%) Amazon Kinesis
6 8 (2.76%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (2.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (2.07%) G Suite
7 6 (2.07%) IaaS
8 5 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (1.38%) GitHub
9 4 (1.38%) PaaS
9 4 (1.38%) SaaS
10 2 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.69%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.34%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 109 (37.59%) Network Security
2 107 (36.90%) Firewall
3 42 (14.48%) WAN
4 37 (12.76%) LAN
5 36 (12.41%) VPN
6 27 (9.31%) DNS
7 22 (7.59%) TCP/IP
8 21 (7.24%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (6.55%) BGP
9 19 (6.55%) OSPF
10 18 (6.21%) MPLS
11 15 (5.17%) Cisco Firepower
11 15 (5.17%) DMARC
11 15 (5.17%) Internet
11 15 (5.17%) Wi-Fi
12 14 (4.83%) Cisco Nexus
13 13 (4.48%) SSL
13 13 (4.48%) Wireless
14 10 (3.45%) Wireshark
15 9 (3.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (2.07%) Git (software)
1 6 (2.07%) Subversion
2 4 (1.38%) Burp Suite
2 4 (1.38%) sqlmap
3 2 (0.69%) AppScan
3 2 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.34%) Hudson
4 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.34%) JIRA
General
1 59 (20.34%) Finance
2 25 (8.62%) Telecoms
3 21 (7.24%) Banking
4 11 (3.79%) Law
5 7 (2.41%) Legal
5 7 (2.41%) Retail
6 3 (1.03%) Electronics
7 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.34%) Military
8 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.79%) .NET
2 9 (3.10%) Kafka
3 8 (2.76%) AngularJS
3 8 (2.76%) jQuery
3 8 (2.76%) LDAP
3 8 (2.76%) React
3 8 (2.76%) Regular Expression
3 8 (2.76%) Spring
4 5 (1.72%) OAuth
4 5 (1.72%) RESTful
5 4 (1.38%) OpenID
5 4 (1.38%) SAML
5 4 (1.38%) WAP
5 4 (1.38%) Web Services
6 3 (1.03%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.69%) HTML
8 1 (0.34%) .NET Core
8 1 (0.34%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.21%) PKI
2 16 (5.52%) Data Centre
3 14 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.14%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (2.41%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.07%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.72%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (1.72%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.72%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.38%) CESG
10 3 (1.03%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.03%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.03%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.69%) Cyberattack
11 2 (0.69%) Cybercrime
11 2 (0.69%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 36 (12.41%) Linux
1 36 (12.41%) Windows
2 13 (4.48%) Windows Server
3 7 (2.41%) Android
3 7 (2.41%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.07%) Windows 10
4 6 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.38%) Unix
6 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.69%) Check Point GAiA
8 1 (0.34%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (16.55%) Cybersecurity
2 34 (11.72%) Information Security
3 32 (11.03%) Cryptography
4 30 (10.34%) Security Architecture
4 30 (10.34%) SIEM
5 28 (9.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 27 (9.31%) Continuous Improvement
7 25 (8.62%) Analytics
8 24 (8.28%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (7.93%) Resource Management
10 22 (7.59%) Load Balancing
10 22 (7.59%) Migration
11 21 (7.24%) Vulnerability Management
12 19 (6.55%) Penetration Testing
13 18 (6.21%) DevOps
14 17 (5.86%) Data Security
15 14 (4.83%) Risk Management
15 14 (4.83%) Security Monitoring
16 13 (4.48%) Kalman Filter
17 12 (4.14%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.21%) Python
2 12 (4.14%) Java
3 11 (3.79%) C#
4 10 (3.45%) PHP
5 8 (2.76%) Apple Swift
5 8 (2.76%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.76%) Objective-C
6 7 (2.41%) Perl
6 7 (2.41%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.72%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.38%) C
9 2 (0.69%) SQL
10 1 (0.34%) C++
10 1 (0.34%) F#
10 1 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (14.83%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (13.10%) CISSP
3 36 (12.41%) CCNP
3 36 (12.41%) Security Cleared
4 33 (11.38%) CCNA
5 31 (10.69%) SC Cleared
6 25 (8.62%) Degree
7 22 (7.59%) CCSA
8 20 (6.90%) CCSE
9 15 (5.17%) CEH
9 15 (5.17%) CISA
9 15 (5.17%) CISM
10 11 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (3.10%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (3.10%) Check Point Certification
12 8 (2.76%) DV Cleared
13 7 (2.41%) CCDP
14 6 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (2.07%) IISP
15 5 (1.72%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.86%) PCI DSS
2 15 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (3.79%) GDPR
4 6 (2.07%) SLA
5 4 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (1.03%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (1.03%) QA
6 3 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.34%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.34%) RMADS
System Software
1 29 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.41%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.38%) Docker
5 4 (1.38%) Snort
6 3 (1.03%) Firmware
6 3 (1.03%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.69%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.34%) KVM
8 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (4.83%) Terraform
2 10 (3.45%) Ansible
2 10 (3.45%) Puppet
3 8 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.41%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (2.07%) SCCM
6 5 (1.72%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (1.38%) SCOM
8 3 (1.03%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.03%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.69%) Grafana
9 2 (0.69%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.34%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (0.34%) DatAdvantage
10 1 (0.34%) QRadar
10 1 (0.34%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.34%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 79 (27.24%) Cisco
2 54 (18.62%) CheckPoint
3 42 (14.48%) F5
4 28 (9.66%) Microsoft
5 27 (9.31%) VMware
6 23 (7.93%) Juniper
6 23 (7.93%) Palo Alto
7 21 (7.24%) Fortinet
8 20 (6.90%) Splunk
9 16 (5.52%) Symantec
10 15 (5.17%) Citrix
11 12 (4.14%) IBM
12 9 (3.10%) Meraki
12 9 (3.10%) SolarWinds
13 8 (2.76%) ArcSight
13 8 (2.76%) Blue Coat
13 8 (2.76%) IronPort
14 7 (2.41%) Atlassian
14 7 (2.41%) Qualys
14 7 (2.41%) Tripwire