Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Security Engineer was £480 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 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.

Infrastructure Security Engineer
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 855 859 867
Rank change year-on-year +4 +8 -17
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Security Engineer 41 27 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.026% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.027% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 19 16
UK median daily rate £480 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.86% +45.83%
10th Percentile £363 £315 £278
90th Percentile £575 £515 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -16.67% - +71.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.00 -

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 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
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 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Infrastructure Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Security Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Security Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure Security Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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 +3 36 £500 +11.11% 6
London +7 32 £500 +11.11% 4
UK excluding London +31 9 £375 -16.67% 2
Scotland +6 5 £375 -16.67%
Midlands - 2 £375 -
South East -3 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £375 -
East Midlands - 1 £360 -
East of England - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 24 (58.54%) Firewall
2 22 (53.66%) Windows
3 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
4 18 (43.90%) Finance
5 16 (39.02%) VMware
5 16 (39.02%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (31.71%) Information Security
6 13 (31.71%) SQL
7 12 (29.27%) Linux
7 12 (29.27%) CCNP
7 12 (29.27%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (26.83%) CheckPoint
8 11 (26.83%) Active Directory
8 11 (26.83%) SIEM
9 10 (24.39%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (24.39%) Splunk
9 10 (24.39%) Kalman Filter
9 10 (24.39%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (24.39%) SCCM
10 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
10 9 (21.95%) CCSE
10 9 (21.95%) CISSP
10 9 (21.95%) Management Information System
10 9 (21.95%) McAfee
11 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (19.51%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (17.07%) Relational Database
12 7 (17.07%) SDLC
12 7 (17.07%) Cisco
12 7 (17.07%) Bloomberg

Infrastructure 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 4 (9.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 4 (9.76%) Drupal
1 4 (9.76%) WordPress
2 1 (2.44%) Apache
2 1 (2.44%) JBoss
2 1 (2.44%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 10 (24.39%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (9.76%) Office 365
4 2 (4.88%) Akamai
4 2 (4.88%) SaaS
4 2 (4.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.44%) IaaS
5 1 (2.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (58.54%) Firewall
2 10 (24.39%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (12.20%) LAN
3 5 (12.20%) Network Security
3 5 (12.20%) SAN
4 4 (9.76%) MPLS
4 4 (9.76%) OSPF
4 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
4 4 (9.76%) WAN
4 4 (9.76%) WLAN
5 3 (7.32%) DNS
5 3 (7.32%) VPN
6 1 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.44%) DHCP
6 1 (2.44%) FTP
6 1 (2.44%) HTTP
6 1 (2.44%) LDAP
6 1 (2.44%) SMS
6 1 (2.44%) SSL
6 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) Relational Database
2 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
3 4 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) FxCop
1 2 (4.88%) SonarQube
2 1 (2.44%) Burp Suite
2 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.44%) Subversion
General
1 18 (43.90%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (9.76%) .NET
3 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.76%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.32%) PKI
4 2 (4.88%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 22 (53.66%) Windows
2 12 (29.27%) Linux
3 6 (14.63%) Windows Server
4 5 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (9.76%) CentOS
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) Information Security
2 11 (26.83%) SIEM
3 10 (24.39%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (19.51%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (17.07%) SDLC
6 6 (14.63%) Change Management
6 6 (14.63%) Open Source
6 6 (14.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (12.20%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (12.20%) Fund Management
7 5 (12.20%) ITIL
7 5 (12.20%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (9.76%) Asset Management
8 4 (9.76%) CRM
8 4 (9.76%) OWASP
8 4 (9.76%) Project Management
9 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (7.32%) Configuration Management
9 3 (7.32%) Problem Management
9 3 (7.32%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (31.71%) SQL
2 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
3 7 (17.07%) Python
4 3 (7.32%) C#
4 3 (7.32%) VBScript
5 2 (4.88%) Perl
6 1 (2.44%) C
6 1 (2.44%) C++
6 1 (2.44%) Go
Qualifications
1 12 (29.27%) CCNP
1 12 (29.27%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (21.95%) CCSE
2 9 (21.95%) CISSP
3 4 (9.76%) CISA
3 4 (9.76%) CISMP
4 3 (7.32%) Degree
5 2 (4.88%) CCDP
5 2 (4.88%) CCIE
5 2 (4.88%) CEH
5 2 (4.88%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) CISM
5 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.44%) GCIH
6 1 (2.44%) GIAC
6 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) GDPR
2 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (39.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (26.83%) Active Directory
3 4 (9.76%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) SCCM
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 4 (9.76%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (9.76%) SCOM
3 1 (2.44%) Ansible
3 1 (2.44%) Puppet
3 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
2 16 (39.02%) VMware
3 11 (26.83%) CheckPoint
4 10 (24.39%) Splunk
5 9 (21.95%) McAfee
6 7 (17.07%) Bloomberg
6 7 (17.07%) Cisco
7 6 (14.63%) CyberArk
8 5 (12.20%) EMC
8 5 (12.20%) Juniper
9 4 (9.76%) Adobe
9 4 (9.76%) Citrix
9 4 (9.76%) CommVault
9 4 (9.76%) LogRhythm
9 4 (9.76%) NetApp
9 4 (9.76%) Palo Alto
9 4 (9.76%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (9.76%) Sitecore
9 4 (9.76%) SolarWinds
9 4 (9.76%) Veeam