The median contractor rate for an IT Security Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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.

IT Security Engineer
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 583 625 616
Rank change year-on-year +42 -9  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 27 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.054% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.057% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 15
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £279 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £17.00

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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
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 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

IT Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Security Engineer in the UK

IT Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Security Engineer in the UK

IT Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Security Engineer over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Security Engineer in the UK

IT Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Security Engineer in the UK

IT Security Engineer
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +19 25 £400 -11.11% 6
South West +15 12 £400 +55.33%
Plymouth - 10 £400 -
Devon - 10 £400 -
London 0 8 £425 -15.00%
Berkshire +16 4 £550 +37.50%
South East +7 4 £550 +37.50% 1
Bracknell - 4 £550 -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Scotland +34 1 £375 -
Edinburgh +22 1 £375 -
Wales - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £425 - 1
City of London - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £425 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £425 -

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT 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 IT Security Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (48.00%) Firewall
2 15 (30.00%) Splunk
3 14 (28.00%) Kalman Filter
4 13 (26.00%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (26.00%) Internet
4 13 (26.00%) ITIL
5 11 (22.00%) Information Security
5 11 (22.00%) IaaS
5 11 (22.00%) SaaS
6 10 (20.00%) PaaS
6 10 (20.00%) CISSP
7 9 (18.00%) Windows
7 9 (18.00%) Project Planning
7 9 (18.00%) Vulnerability Management
8 8 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (16.00%) Java
9 7 (14.00%) Unix
9 7 (14.00%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (14.00%) Python
9 7 (14.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (14.00%) Migration
9 7 (14.00%) Apache
9 7 (14.00%) Service Management
9 7 (14.00%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (14.00%) Retail
9 7 (14.00%) PowerShell
9 7 (14.00%) Bash Shell
9 7 (14.00%) SIEM
9 7 (14.00%) Data Loss Prevention
10 6 (12.00%) Virtual Environments

IT 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 7 (14.00%) Apache
2 6 (12.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (8.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (26.00%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (22.00%) IaaS
2 11 (22.00%) SaaS
3 10 (20.00%) PaaS
4 1 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 24 (48.00%) Firewall
2 13 (26.00%) Internet
3 8 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (6.00%) Network Security
5 1 (2.00%) DNS
5 1 (2.00%) SSL
5 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.00%) VLAN
5 1 (2.00%) VPN
5 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 7 (14.00%) Retail
2 1 (2.00%) Banking
2 1 (2.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) DOM
1 6 (12.00%) REST
1 6 (12.00%) SAX
1 6 (12.00%) XML
1 6 (12.00%) XSD
1 6 (12.00%) XSLT
2 2 (4.00%) Web Services
3 1 (2.00%) .NET
3 1 (2.00%) J2EE
3 1 (2.00%) JSP
3 1 (2.00%) SAML
3 1 (2.00%) Servlets
3 1 (2.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.00%) BYOD
2 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Windows
2 7 (14.00%) Unix
3 2 (4.00%) Linux
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) Kalman Filter
2 13 (26.00%) ITIL
3 11 (22.00%) Information Security
4 9 (18.00%) Project Planning
4 9 (18.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 7 (14.00%) Data Loss Prevention
5 7 (14.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (14.00%) Migration
5 7 (14.00%) Risk Assessment
5 7 (14.00%) Service Management
5 7 (14.00%) SIEM
6 6 (12.00%) Project Management
6 6 (12.00%) Use Case
6 6 (12.00%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (8.00%) CAD
7 4 (8.00%) Security Operations
8 2 (4.00%) Attack Monitoring
8 2 (4.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 1 (2.00%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.00%) Java
2 7 (14.00%) Bash Shell
2 7 (14.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (14.00%) Python
3 6 (12.00%) Perl
3 6 (12.00%) PHP
4 4 (8.00%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) CISSP
2 7 (14.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (12.00%) CCIE
3 6 (12.00%) CCNA
4 5 (10.00%) Degree
5 4 (8.00%) BICSI RCDD
5 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.00%) CEH
6 2 (4.00%) CISA
6 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) CISM
7 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.00%) CSSLP
7 1 (2.00%) MCSE
7 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.00%) Firmware
2 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (2.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (30.00%) Splunk
2 4 (8.00%) Fortinet
3 3 (6.00%) Juniper
3 3 (6.00%) Palo Alto
4 2 (4.00%) VMware
5 1 (2.00%) CA
5 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco
5 1 (2.00%) CyberArk
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft