Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Support Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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.

Security Support Engineer
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 881 876 896
Rank change year-on-year -5 +20 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Security Support Engineer 8 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.009% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.010% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 1
UK median daily rate £375 £362 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.59% +31.64% -8.33%
10th Percentile £345 £272 £263
90th Percentile £565 £550 £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £300 £275
% change year-on-year +21.67% +9.09% +12.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
UK median hourly rate - - £21.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £21.55

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 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +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 +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Security Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Support Engineer in the UK

Security Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Support Engineer in the UK

Security Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Support Engineer over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Support Engineer in the UK

Security Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Support Engineer in the UK

Security Support Engineer
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Support Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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 +40 8 £375 +3.59%
UK excluding London +31 4 £365 +21.67%
London -6 4 £550 -
Midlands +28 3 £365 +21.87%
West Midlands - 3 £365 -
South West - 1 £413 -

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Security Support 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Network Security
3 3 (37.50%) F5
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) CCNP
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Symantec
4 2 (25.00%) Data Security
4 2 (25.00%) SLA
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) Capita
4 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (25.00%) ArcSight
4 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Aruba
4 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (25.00%) Palo Alto
4 2 (25.00%) Thales
4 2 (25.00%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (12.50%) 802.1X
5 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared

Security Support 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
1 4 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Data Security
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (12.50%) Logistics
3 1 (12.50%) Release Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) F5
3 2 (25.00%) ArcSight
3 2 (25.00%) Aruba
3 2 (25.00%) Capita
3 2 (25.00%) Fortinet
3 2 (25.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (25.00%) Symantec
3 2 (25.00%) Thales
4 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) Kaspersky
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Proofpoint