The median contractor rate for a Senior Security Engineer was £427 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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.

Senior Security Engineer
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 587 615 624
Rank change year-on-year +28 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 20 36 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.068% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.072% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 9
Median daily rate £427 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.60% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £380 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £431 £375
% change year-on-year +15.94% +15.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £45.00

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 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
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 1376 1496 2028
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £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 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Senior Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Security Engineer in the UK

Senior Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Security Engineer in the UK

Senior Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Security Engineer in the UK

Senior Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Security Engineer in the UK

Senior Security Engineer
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +15 16 £427 -13.51% 4
London -19 8 £427 -14.60% 2
Scotland +37 4 - - 1
City of London -4 4 £426 -14.80%
Aberdeen - 4 - -
South East +25 3 £500 +33.33%
North West - 3 £270 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £550 -
North East - 2 £550 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £550 -
Manchester - 2 - -
Berkshire +18 1 £500 -
Reading +16 1 £500 -
Hampshire +6 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £270 -
Chester - 1 £270 -
Havant - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -

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

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

1 24 (66.67%) Cisco
1 24 (66.67%) Firewall
2 17 (47.22%) Network Security
3 16 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (41.67%) Juniper
5 13 (36.11%) CheckPoint
5 13 (36.11%) CCNP
6 12 (33.33%) WAN
6 12 (33.33%) VPN
6 12 (33.33%) Windows
6 12 (33.33%) LAN
7 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
8 10 (27.78%) Linux
9 9 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
10 8 (22.22%) Wireless
11 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
11 7 (19.44%) Active Directory
11 7 (19.44%) F5
12 6 (16.67%) Palo Alto
12 6 (16.67%) CCSP
12 6 (16.67%) Citrix
12 6 (16.67%) CCSE
13 5 (13.89%) Information Security
13 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
13 5 (13.89%) CISSP
13 5 (13.89%) CCNA
13 5 (13.89%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (13.89%) ITIL
13 5 (13.89%) Data Centre

Senior 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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.78%) IaaS
3 1 (2.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (66.67%) Firewall
2 17 (47.22%) Network Security
3 12 (33.33%) LAN
3 12 (33.33%) VPN
3 12 (33.33%) WAN
4 9 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 8 (22.22%) Wireless
6 5 (13.89%) NetScaler
7 4 (11.11%) BIG-IP
7 4 (11.11%) DNS
7 4 (11.11%) SSL
7 4 (11.11%) TACACS
8 3 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (8.33%) SNMP
8 3 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (5.56%) ISDN
9 2 (5.56%) PPP
9 2 (5.56%) VLAN
9 2 (5.56%) VoIP
General
1 4 (11.11%) Banking
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Local Government
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) 802.1X
2 2 (5.56%) Node.js
3 1 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.33%) PKI
4 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.78%) CMDB
5 1 (2.78%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (2.78%) DataPower
5 1 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Windows
2 10 (27.78%) Linux
3 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 3 (8.33%) Unix
4 3 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.89%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (13.89%) Information Security
1 5 (13.89%) ITIL
1 5 (13.89%) SIEM
2 4 (11.11%) Fault Management
2 4 (11.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 4 (11.11%) Network Design
2 4 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (11.11%) Threat Intelligence
3 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 3 (8.33%) Data Encryption
3 3 (8.33%) Information Security Management
3 3 (8.33%) ISMS
3 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 3 (8.33%) Migration
3 3 (8.33%) Network Segmentation
3 3 (8.33%) Security Architecture
3 3 (8.33%) Security Management
3 3 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) Python
2 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.56%) Java
3 2 (5.56%) Ruby
4 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.78%) C
4 1 (2.78%) C++
4 1 (2.78%) C-shell
4 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.78%) Korn
4 1 (2.78%) Perl
4 1 (2.78%) Scala
4 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (36.11%) CCNP
3 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
4 6 (16.67%) CCSE
4 6 (16.67%) CCSP
5 5 (13.89%) CCNA
5 5 (13.89%) CISSP
5 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
6 4 (11.11%) CCIE
6 4 (11.11%) SANS
7 3 (8.33%) CCMSE
7 3 (8.33%) CCSA
7 3 (8.33%) Degree
7 3 (8.33%) JNCIA
8 2 (5.56%) CCDP
8 2 (5.56%) CCIP
8 2 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
8 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (5.56%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (19.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (8.33%) FortiGate
1 3 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (8.33%) SCCM
2 2 (5.56%) Puppet
3 1 (2.78%) Ansible
3 1 (2.78%) Cacti
3 1 (2.78%) Kibana
3 1 (2.78%) Nagios
3 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (2.78%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 24 (66.67%) Cisco
2 15 (41.67%) Juniper
3 13 (36.11%) CheckPoint
4 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
5 7 (19.44%) F5
6 6 (16.67%) Citrix
6 6 (16.67%) Palo Alto
7 5 (13.89%) SolarWinds
8 4 (11.11%) Aruba
8 4 (11.11%) Fortinet
9 3 (8.33%) McAfee
10 2 (5.56%) Foundry
10 2 (5.56%) HP
10 2 (5.56%) Riverbed
10 2 (5.56%) TippingPoint
11 1 (2.78%) Blue Coat
11 1 (2.78%) FireEye
11 1 (2.78%) IronPort
11 1 (2.78%) Lancope
11 1 (2.78%) Splunk