The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £435 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Engineer
UK
Rank 390 417 412
Rank change year-on-year +27 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 226 233 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.44% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.46% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 116 123
Median daily rate £435 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £323 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £53.00 - £36.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.30 - £34.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.11 - £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 - £36.00

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 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
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 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £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%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in the UK

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Engineer in the UK

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Engineer in the UK

Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Engineer in the UK

Security Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +28 205 £450 - 49
London +35 96 £500 +11.11% 26
South East +2 48 £438 -2.77% 10
North West +46 25 £425 -10.52% 2
Oxfordshire - 19 £450 -
Manchester +27 17 £425 -10.52% 2
Hampshire +1 13 £451 +10.06% 2
Oxford - 12 £450 -
Scotland +19 11 £450 +5.88% 2
South West +6 11 £370 -26.00% 3
Wales +18 9 £325 -38.67%
City of London -2 9 £525 +17.91% 7
Cheshire +37 8 £525 -
Yorkshire +7 8 £425 +22.30% 2
Edinburgh +22 7 £450 -2.70% 1
South Wales +21 7 £325 -38.67%
East of England -2 7 £175 -56.25% 2
Warrington +33 6 £525 -
West Yorkshire +17 6 £425 -5.55% 1
West Midlands +10 6 £388 -11.93% 3
Wiltshire - 6 £365 -
Cardiff +23 5 £325 -38.67%
Leeds +12 5 £425 -5.55% 1
Berkshire +12 5 £413 -5.71% 1
Buckinghamshire -6 5 £170 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £170 -
Croydon +12 4 £475 +6.14%
Bracknell 0 4 £375 -
Surrey -12 4 £375 -21.05% 6
Warwickshire - 4 £400 -

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 Security Engineer in the job title.

1 254 (52.70%) Firewall
2 218 (45.23%) Network Security
3 177 (36.72%) Cisco
4 116 (24.07%) CheckPoint
5 106 (21.99%) Juniper
6 104 (21.58%) Cisco Certification
7 91 (18.88%) Finance
7 91 (18.88%) Cisco ASA
8 83 (17.22%) Palo Alto
9 79 (16.39%) Windows
10 75 (15.56%) Security Cleared
11 73 (15.15%) Information Security
12 70 (14.52%) Linux
13 68 (14.11%) F5
14 65 (13.49%) Data Centre
15 63 (13.07%) SC Cleared
16 62 (12.86%) VPN
16 62 (12.86%) WAN
17 58 (12.03%) CCNP
18 57 (11.83%) LAN
19 53 (11.00%) Blue Coat
19 53 (11.00%) Cybersecurity
20 51 (10.58%) Active Directory
21 50 (10.37%) CISSP
22 49 (10.17%) SSL
23 47 (9.75%) PCI DSS
24 45 (9.34%) TCP/IP
25 44 (9.13%) Wireless
25 44 (9.13%) SIEM
25 44 (9.13%) Intrusion Detection

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 8 (1.66%) Apache
2 6 (1.24%) nginx
2 6 (1.24%) OpenStack
3 4 (0.83%) Hubot
4 3 (0.62%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.41%) Confluence
6 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.21%) JBoss
6 1 (0.21%) Mule
6 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (2.07%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.66%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.04%) MS Office
4 1 (0.21%) HipChat
4 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.26%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.66%) AWS CloudTrail
3 8 (1.66%) IaaS
4 7 (1.45%) PaaS
4 7 (1.45%) SaaS
5 6 (1.24%) Office 365
6 3 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.41%) Bluemix
7 2 (0.41%) GitHub
7 2 (0.41%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.41%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.21%) AWS OpsWorks
8 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.21%) Sumo Logic
8 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 254 (52.70%) Firewall
2 218 (45.23%) Network Security
3 91 (18.88%) Cisco ASA
4 62 (12.86%) VPN
4 62 (12.86%) WAN
5 57 (11.83%) LAN
6 49 (10.17%) SSL
7 45 (9.34%) TCP/IP
8 44 (9.13%) Intrusion Detection
8 44 (9.13%) Wireless
9 43 (8.92%) DNS
10 28 (5.81%) MPLS
11 27 (5.60%) BGP
12 26 (5.39%) OSPF
13 24 (4.98%) DHCP
14 23 (4.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 23 (4.77%) NetScaler
15 22 (4.56%) Cisco Nexus
15 22 (4.56%) Internet
16 18 (3.73%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.07%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.24%) Blockchain
3 5 (1.04%) Big Data
4 4 (0.83%) MySQL
5 3 (0.62%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.41%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.41%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.21%) ActiveReports
7 1 (0.21%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.21%) DB2
7 1 (0.21%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.21%) Redis
7 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (3.53%) Git (software)
2 14 (2.90%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.87%) Maven
4 5 (1.04%) JIRA
5 4 (0.83%) GitLab
5 4 (0.83%) MSI
6 3 (0.62%) AppScan
6 3 (0.62%) Travis CI
7 2 (0.41%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.41%) Subversion
8 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 91 (18.88%) Finance
2 33 (6.85%) Banking
3 32 (6.64%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.90%) Retail
5 9 (1.87%) Publishing
6 8 (1.66%) Legal
7 7 (1.45%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.24%) Law
9 5 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.83%) Electronics
10 4 (0.83%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.83%) Marketing
11 2 (0.41%) Advertising
11 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.21%) Local Government
12 1 (0.21%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.11%) Web Services
2 11 (2.28%) 802.1X
2 11 (2.28%) REST
3 6 (1.24%) J2EE
4 5 (1.04%) Node.js
5 4 (0.83%) SAML
6 3 (0.62%) .NET
7 2 (0.41%) JSP
7 2 (0.41%) RESTful
7 2 (0.41%) Servlets
7 2 (0.41%) SOAP
7 2 (0.41%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.41%) Velocity
8 1 (0.21%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (0.21%) OpenID
8 1 (0.21%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.21%) Spring
8 1 (0.21%) Spring MVC
8 1 (0.21%) Spring Security
8 1 (0.21%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 65 (13.49%) Data Centre
2 25 (5.19%) Management Information System
3 21 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.32%) PKI
5 12 (2.49%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 11 (2.28%) Public Cloud
7 9 (1.87%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.66%) RSA SecurID
9 7 (1.45%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
9 7 (1.45%) YubiKey
10 4 (0.83%) Wiki
11 3 (0.62%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.62%) CESG
11 3 (0.62%) CMDB
11 3 (0.62%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.62%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.41%) Cyber Attack
12 2 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 79 (16.39%) Windows
2 70 (14.52%) Linux
3 21 (4.36%) Windows 10
3 21 (4.36%) Windows Server
4 19 (3.94%) Unix
5 17 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.45%) Ubuntu
6 7 (1.45%) zOS
7 6 (1.24%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.83%) MVS
9 3 (0.62%) Android
9 3 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.41%) CentOS
10 2 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.21%) Solaris
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (15.15%) Information Security
2 53 (11.00%) Cybersecurity
3 44 (9.13%) SIEM
4 41 (8.51%) ITIL
5 39 (8.09%) Security Operations
6 36 (7.47%) Load Balancing
7 35 (7.26%) Kalman Filter
8 34 (7.05%) Agile Software Development
9 28 (5.81%) DevOps
10 26 (5.39%) Change Management
11 23 (4.77%) Penetration Testing
12 21 (4.36%) Service Management
12 21 (4.36%) Vulnerability Management
13 20 (4.15%) Configuration Management
13 20 (4.15%) Web Filtering
14 19 (3.94%) Security Architecture
15 18 (3.73%) Migration
15 18 (3.73%) Problem Management
15 18 (3.73%) Project Management
15 18 (3.73%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 41 (8.51%) Python
2 40 (8.30%) PowerShell
3 25 (5.19%) Java
4 16 (3.32%) C#
5 15 (3.11%) Perl
5 15 (3.11%) SQL
6 14 (2.90%) Bash Shell
6 14 (2.90%) C
6 14 (2.90%) VBScript
7 13 (2.70%) C++
8 12 (2.49%) Ruby
9 7 (1.45%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.04%) Go
11 4 (0.83%) CoffeeScript
12 2 (0.41%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.41%) PHP
13 1 (0.21%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.21%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 104 (21.58%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (15.56%) Security Cleared
3 63 (13.07%) SC Cleared
4 58 (12.03%) CCNP
5 50 (10.37%) CISSP
6 30 (6.22%) CCNA
6 30 (6.22%) CCSP
6 30 (6.22%) Degree
7 29 (6.02%) CCIE
8 15 (3.11%) JNCIP
9 14 (2.90%) CCSE
10 12 (2.49%) JNCIS
11 11 (2.28%) CISA
12 9 (1.87%) CEH
13 8 (1.66%) CISM
13 8 (1.66%) JNCIA
13 8 (1.66%) SANS
14 6 (1.24%) CCMSE
14 6 (1.24%) GIAC
14 6 (1.24%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (9.75%) PCI DSS
2 35 (7.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (4.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (2.07%) HIPAA
5 5 (1.04%) JSP 440
5 5 (1.04%) RMADS
5 5 (1.04%) SLA
6 4 (0.83%) QA
7 3 (0.62%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.21%) GPG13
8 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.21%) ISO27005
8 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 51 (10.58%) Active Directory
2 22 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.70%) ProxySG
4 10 (2.07%) Docker
5 7 (1.45%) Snort
6 6 (1.24%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.62%) pfSense
9 2 (0.41%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.41%) Firmware
9 2 (0.41%) XenServer
10 1 (0.21%) Gluster
10 1 (0.21%) NFS
10 1 (0.21%) RACF
10 1 (0.21%) Samba
10 1 (0.21%) Squid
10 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.21%) vSphere
10 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (5.81%) Puppet
2 26 (5.39%) FortiGate
3 18 (3.73%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (2.90%) Ansible
4 14 (2.90%) SCCM
5 11 (2.28%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (2.07%) Nagios
7 9 (1.87%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (1.24%) Stealthwatch
9 5 (1.04%) CA Single Sign-On
9 5 (1.04%) Kubernetes
9 5 (1.04%) Terraform
10 4 (0.83%) Consul
10 4 (0.83%) Nessus
10 4 (0.83%) SCOM
10 4 (0.83%) yum
11 3 (0.62%) HP Fortify
11 3 (0.62%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.41%) QRadar
Vendors
1 177 (36.72%) Cisco
2 116 (24.07%) CheckPoint
3 106 (21.99%) Juniper
4 83 (17.22%) Palo Alto
5 68 (14.11%) F5
6 53 (11.00%) Blue Coat
7 42 (8.71%) Fortinet
8 33 (6.85%) Microsoft
9 32 (6.64%) Splunk
10 27 (5.60%) Intel Security
10 27 (5.60%) VMware
11 25 (5.19%) Citrix
12 23 (4.77%) FireEye
12 23 (4.77%) Symantec
13 22 (4.56%) Sourcefire
14 19 (3.94%) Brocade
15 16 (3.32%) Aruba
16 13 (2.70%) ArcSight
16 13 (2.70%) HP
16 13 (2.70%) Riverbed
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