The median contractor rate for an Information Security Engineer was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 606 638 635
Rank change year-on-year +32 -3  
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Engineer 9 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.013% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.014% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 4
Median daily rate £250 £550 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -54.54% +27.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £423 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £588 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £575 £288
% change year-on-year -56.52% +100.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £51.17

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Information Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 22 June 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 14 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 3 months to 22 June 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
England +52 9 £250 -50.00% 6
Ipswich - 3 £250 -
Suffolk - 3 £250 -
East of England - 3 £250 - 1
South East - 2 £385 -
Berkshire - 2 £385 -
Yorkshire - 2 £225 -
London +12 1 £463 -7.50% 2
South West - 1 £365 - 2
City of London - 1 £463 -
Wiltshire - 1 £365 -
Salisbury - 1 £365 -
Reading - 1 £320 -
Newbury - 1 £450 -

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 15 (100.00%) Information Security
2 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (80.00%) Firewall
3 11 (73.33%) McAfee
3 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
3 11 (73.33%) CheckPoint
3 11 (73.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (66.67%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (53.33%) ISMS
5 8 (53.33%) Information Security Management
5 8 (53.33%) Security Management
5 8 (53.33%) VPN
5 8 (53.33%) SSL
6 7 (46.67%) Linux
6 7 (46.67%) PCI DSS
6 7 (46.67%) SIEM
6 7 (46.67%) Palo Alto
7 6 (40.00%) Security Architecture
7 6 (40.00%) Windows
7 6 (40.00%) Management Information System
7 6 (40.00%) Wireless
8 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 5 (33.33%) Juniper
8 5 (33.33%) Citrix
8 5 (33.33%) LAN
8 5 (33.33%) WAN
8 5 (33.33%) DNS
8 5 (33.33%) Load Balancing
8 5 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (33.33%) Migration

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:

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
1 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) Firewall
2 8 (53.33%) SSL
2 8 (53.33%) VPN
3 6 (40.00%) Wireless
4 5 (33.33%) DNS
4 5 (33.33%) LAN
4 5 (33.33%) NetScaler
4 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 5 (33.33%) WAN
5 1 (6.67%) HTTP
5 1 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (6.67%) LDAP
5 1 (6.67%) Network Security
5 1 (6.67%) SSH
5 1 (6.67%) WPA
5 1 (6.67%) WPA2
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) 802.1X
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Smart Meter
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (6.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) AIX
3 1 (6.67%) Solaris
3 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Information Security
2 8 (53.33%) Information Security Management
2 8 (53.33%) ISMS
2 8 (53.33%) Security Management
3 7 (46.67%) SIEM
4 6 (40.00%) Security Architecture
5 5 (33.33%) Data Encryption
5 5 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (33.33%) Load Balancing
5 5 (33.33%) Migration
5 5 (33.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 5 (33.33%) Network Segmentation
5 5 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Threat Detection
6 4 (26.67%) Protective Monitoring
6 4 (26.67%) Threat Intelligence
7 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (20.00%) Remediation Plan
7 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Perl
1 1 (6.67%) Python
1 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) SANS
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) CISA
3 3 (20.00%) CISM
4 2 (13.33%) CISSP
5 1 (6.67%) CEH
5 1 (6.67%) CISMP
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) GCIA
5 1 (6.67%) GCIH
5 1 (6.67%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (73.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (46.67%) PCI DSS
3 5 (33.33%) GDPR
4 1 (6.67%) COBIT
4 1 (6.67%) COSO
4 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (66.67%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (6.67%) BladeLogic
2 1 (6.67%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (73.33%) CheckPoint
2 11 (73.33%) McAfee
3 7 (46.67%) Palo Alto
4 5 (33.33%) Aruba
4 5 (33.33%) Citrix
4 5 (33.33%) Juniper
5 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) F5
5 1 (6.67%) Qualys
5 1 (6.67%) Splunk
5 1 (6.67%) Tripwire