The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Security Engineer was £419 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Security Engineer
UK
Rank 569 621 603
Rank change year-on-year +52 -18  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Security Engineer 17 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.017% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.018% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 7
Median daily rate £419 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.66% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £350 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £575 £324
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £275
% change year-on-year +21.42% +27.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 42134 50253 49507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.85% 95.17% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 27277 32490 29886
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £591 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1476 1587 1956
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +6.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Infrastructure Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Security Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Security Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Security Engineer over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Security Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Security Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Security Engineer
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 March 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 +56 17 £419 +11.66% 4
South East +27 10 £425 +21.42%
Oxfordshire - 5 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £425 -
Yorkshire - 4 £425 -
Leeds - 4 £425 -
Oxford - 4 £500 -
Hampshire +21 2 £425 +21.42%
Manchester - 2 £250 - 1
Southampton - 2 £425 -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 - -
North West - 2 £250 - 1
London +5 1 £413 +3.12% 1
Guildford - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -

Infrastructure Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure Security Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (51.43%) Firewall
2 15 (42.86%) Windows
2 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 14 (40.00%) Network Security
4 12 (34.29%) Windows Server
5 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (28.57%) PCI DSS
7 9 (25.71%) Information Security
8 7 (20.00%) Finance
9 6 (17.14%) VMware
9 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
9 6 (17.14%) PKI
9 6 (17.14%) Juniper
9 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
10 5 (14.29%) F5
10 5 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 5 (14.29%) Security Operations
10 5 (14.29%) SSL
10 5 (14.29%) Load Balancing
10 5 (14.29%) SCCM
11 4 (11.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 4 (11.43%) Blue Coat
11 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
11 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (11.43%) Qualys
11 4 (11.43%) CheckPoint
11 4 (11.43%) DNS
11 4 (11.43%) Symantec
11 4 (11.43%) Sophos
11 4 (11.43%) Cisco

Infrastructure Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Office 365
2 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.86%) GitHub
3 1 (2.86%) IaaS
3 1 (2.86%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (51.43%) Firewall
2 14 (40.00%) Network Security
3 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
4 5 (14.29%) SSL
5 4 (11.43%) DNS
5 4 (11.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (8.57%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (8.57%) VPN
7 2 (5.71%) DHCP
7 2 (5.71%) LDAP
7 2 (5.71%) SAN
7 2 (5.71%) VLAN
7 2 (5.71%) WAN
8 1 (2.86%) BGP
8 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.86%) Internet
8 1 (2.86%) LAN
8 1 (2.86%) SMTP
8 1 (2.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
4 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) PKI
2 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (42.86%) Windows
2 12 (34.29%) Windows Server
3 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (11.43%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.71%) Linux
5 2 (5.71%) Unix
6 1 (2.86%) Android
6 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Information Security
2 5 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 5 (14.29%) Security Operations
2 5 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 4 (11.43%) Database Security
3 4 (11.43%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (11.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (11.43%) Web Filtering
4 3 (8.57%) Asset Management
4 3 (8.57%) Capacity Management
4 3 (8.57%) ITIL
5 2 (5.71%) Change Management
5 2 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (5.71%) Email Filtering
5 2 (5.71%) High Availability
5 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.71%) Risk Management
5 2 (5.71%) SIEM
6 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.86%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) Python
3 2 (5.71%) VBScript
4 1 (2.86%) C
4 1 (2.86%) C++
4 1 (2.86%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) JNCIP
2 3 (8.57%) JNCIS
3 2 (5.71%) CISSP
3 2 (5.71%) Degree
3 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) CISA
4 1 (2.86%) CISM
4 1 (2.86%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 3 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.71%) PA-DSS
4 1 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (2.86%) HIPAA
4 1 (2.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (2.86%) PMO
4 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
2 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) Firmware
4 1 (2.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (5.71%) AirWatch
2 2 (5.71%) SCOM
3 1 (2.86%) Ansible
3 1 (2.86%) Control-M
3 1 (2.86%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.86%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Juniper
1 6 (17.14%) VMware
2 5 (14.29%) F5
3 4 (11.43%) Blue Coat
3 4 (11.43%) CheckPoint
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.43%) Qualys
3 4 (11.43%) Sophos
3 4 (11.43%) Symantec
4 3 (8.57%) Fortinet
5 2 (5.71%) Citrix
5 2 (5.71%) Intel Security
5 2 (5.71%) Palo Alto
5 2 (5.71%) Tripwire
6 1 (2.86%) BMC
6 1 (2.86%) Brocade
6 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.86%) Splunk
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