Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Information Security Engineer was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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.

Information Security Engineer
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 857 881 859
Rank change year-on-year +24 -22 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Engineer 18 15 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.014% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.015% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 11
UK median daily rate £320 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.63% +18.75% -20.00%
10th Percentile £223 £396 £350
90th Percentile £539 £625 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £463 £375
% change year-on-year -35.14% +23.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £56.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £47.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Information Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Engineer in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security Engineer in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Engineer over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security Engineer in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security Engineer in the UK

Information Security Engineer
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 19 November 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
England +24 15 £320 -36.00% 5
UK excluding London +29 9 £300 -35.14% 4
London -28 9 £535 -2.73% 1
Scotland -3 3 £315 -30.00%
South East +6 2 £385 -18.95%
East of England - 2 £250 - 2
North of England - 1 £225 - 2
South West - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £225 - 1

Information Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Information 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 featuring Information Security Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (94.44%) Information Security
2 7 (38.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 7 (38.89%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 6 (33.33%) CISSP
3 6 (33.33%) Firewall
3 6 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (33.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
4 5 (27.78%) Data Privacy
4 5 (27.78%) Incident Management
4 5 (27.78%) Data Protection
4 5 (27.78%) Legal
4 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
5 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
5 4 (22.22%) McAfee
5 4 (22.22%) Palo Alto
6 3 (16.67%) CLAS
6 3 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (16.67%) Office 365
6 3 (16.67%) Threat Detection
6 3 (16.67%) GDPR
6 3 (16.67%) Darktrace
6 3 (16.67%) PCI DSS
6 3 (16.67%) Information Assurance
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (16.67%) VMware
7 2 (11.11%) Degree
7 2 (11.11%) Computer Science

Information Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) IaaS
2 1 (5.56%) PaaS
2 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
3 1 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) LDAP
3 1 (5.56%) Network Security
3 1 (5.56%) SSL
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) VLAN
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
3 1 (5.56%) Wireless
General
1 5 (27.78%) Legal
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
1 2 (11.11%) Unix
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Information Security
2 7 (38.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 5 (27.78%) Data Privacy
3 5 (27.78%) Data Protection
3 5 (27.78%) Incident Management
3 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
4 3 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (16.67%) Information Assurance
4 3 (16.67%) Threat Detection
5 2 (11.11%) Disk Encryption
5 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.11%) SIEM
6 1 (5.56%) Data Security
6 1 (5.56%) Digital Forensics
6 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security Management
6 1 (5.56%) ISMS
6 1 (5.56%) Open Source
6 1 (5.56%) Security Management
6 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) CISSP
2 3 (16.67%) CLAS
3 2 (11.11%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (11.11%) CISM
3 2 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 2 (11.11%) IISP
4 1 (5.56%) CEH
4 1 (5.56%) CISA
4 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) SANS
4 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (16.67%) GDPR
2 3 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 2 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (11.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) BitLocker
2 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (5.56%) Ansible
3 1 (5.56%) BladeLogic
3 1 (5.56%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
2 4 (22.22%) McAfee
2 4 (22.22%) Palo Alto
3 3 (16.67%) Darktrace
3 3 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
4 1 (5.56%) CyberArk
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat