Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Security Engineer was £418 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 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.

IT Security Engineer
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 858 869 863
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6 -34
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Engineer 26 30 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.028% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.030% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 14
UK median daily rate £418 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.11% +8.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £325 £351 £254
90th Percentile £584 £534 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £450
% change year-on-year -1.94% -13.89% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
UK median hourly rate - - £17.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £17.25

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 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
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 +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

IT Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 11 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 6 months to 22 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 +10 22 £456 -3.95% 10
UK excluding London +31 16 £380 -1.94% 9
London -36 9 £450 -5.26% 2
South East +6 5 £550 +41.94% 1
Scotland -6 4 £375 - 1
South West - 3 £385 -
East of England -11 2 £463 - 1
West Midlands +26 1 £350 - 1
Midlands +21 1 £350 +6.87% 1
North West - 1 - - 2
North of England - 1 - - 5

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 9 (34.62%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) Firewall
3 5 (19.23%) Juniper
3 5 (19.23%) Finance
3 5 (19.23%) Python
3 5 (19.23%) Perl
3 5 (19.23%) Fortinet
3 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
3 5 (19.23%) Splunk
3 5 (19.23%) SIEM
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 4 (15.38%) Linux
4 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
4 4 (15.38%) Project Management
4 4 (15.38%) Information Security
5 3 (11.54%) Banking
5 3 (11.54%) Migration
5 3 (11.54%) Internet
5 3 (11.54%) SAX
5 3 (11.54%) Unix
5 3 (11.54%) Apache
5 3 (11.54%) Tomcat
5 3 (11.54%) PHP
5 3 (11.54%) C
5 3 (11.54%) Java
5 3 (11.54%) XML
5 3 (11.54%) XSD
5 3 (11.54%) DOM
5 3 (11.54%) XSLT

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 3 (11.54%) Apache
1 3 (11.54%) Tomcat
2 2 (7.69%) Apache Airflow
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.69%) IaaS
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
1 2 (7.69%) OneDrive
1 2 (7.69%) PaaS
1 2 (7.69%) SaaS
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) Firewall
2 3 (11.54%) Internet
3 2 (7.69%) DMZ
3 2 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (7.69%) Network Security
4 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Blockchain
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Retail
3 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) DOM
1 3 (11.54%) REST
1 3 (11.54%) SAX
1 3 (11.54%) XML
1 3 (11.54%) XSD
1 3 (11.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 2 (7.69%) Fintech
2 1 (3.85%) CMDB
2 1 (3.85%) FMCG
2 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 3 (11.54%) Unix
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) SIEM
2 4 (15.38%) Information Security
2 4 (15.38%) Project Management
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL
3 3 (11.54%) Migration
3 3 (11.54%) Project Planning
3 3 (11.54%) Server Patching
3 3 (11.54%) Use Case
3 3 (11.54%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (7.69%) Anomaly Detection
4 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (7.69%) Data Loss Prevention
4 2 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (7.69%) Network Design
5 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (3.85%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.85%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) Perl
1 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
1 5 (19.23%) Python
2 3 (11.54%) Bash Shell
2 3 (11.54%) C
2 3 (11.54%) Java
2 3 (11.54%) PHP
3 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) CISSP
1 2 (7.69%) MCSE
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) CEH
2 1 (3.85%) CompTIA Security+
2 1 (3.85%) CSSLP
2 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.85%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) BitLocker
2 1 (3.85%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.85%) Nmap
2 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.85%) OpenVAS
2 1 (3.85%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) QRadar
2 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) Fortinet
2 5 (19.23%) Juniper
2 5 (19.23%) Splunk
3 3 (11.54%) CyberArk
3 3 (11.54%) FireEye
3 3 (11.54%) Palo Alto
4 2 (7.69%) AlienVault
4 2 (7.69%) Citrix
4 2 (7.69%) ForeScout
4 2 (7.69%) IBM
4 2 (7.69%) Lancope
4 2 (7.69%) M86 Security
4 2 (7.69%) Qualys
4 2 (7.69%) Rackspace
4 2 (7.69%) Sourcefire
4 2 (7.69%) Webroot
5 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.85%) McAfee
5 1 (3.85%) Symantec