The median contractor rate for a Senior Security Engineer was £380 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
Senior Security Engineer
UK
Rank 593 617 612
Rank change year-on-year +24 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Security Engineer 16 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.045% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.047% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 4
Median daily rate £380 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £370 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £605 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -2.66% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Security Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Security Engineer in the UK

Senior Security Engineer
Top 18 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 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 +30 15 £380 -24.00% 5
London +22 6 £525 +5.00% 2
South East +23 4 - - 3
City of London +6 3 £525 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
Oxford - 3 - -
Salisbury - 2 £365 -
Wiltshire - 2 £365 -
South West - 2 £365 -
North West +29 1 £270 -
Yorkshire +15 1 £380 +1.33%
South Yorkshire -3 1 £380 +1.33%
Cheshire - 1 £270 -
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Chester - 1 £270 -
Havant - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - - 1

Senior Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 19 (70.37%) Firewall
2 15 (55.56%) CheckPoint
3 14 (51.85%) Cisco
4 12 (44.44%) Juniper
4 12 (44.44%) Network Security
4 12 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (37.04%) CCNP
5 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (33.33%) Windows
7 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
7 8 (29.63%) Banking
8 7 (25.93%) Information Security
8 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
8 7 (25.93%) Linux
8 7 (25.93%) CCSE
8 7 (25.93%) Palo Alto
9 6 (22.22%) CCMSE
9 6 (22.22%) F5
9 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
9 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 6 (22.22%) WAN
9 6 (22.22%) CCSP
9 6 (22.22%) Wireless
9 6 (22.22%) Finance
10 5 (18.52%) VPN
10 5 (18.52%) LAN
10 5 (18.52%) SIEM
11 4 (14.81%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 4 (14.81%) Load Balancing
11 4 (14.81%) Network Design

Senior 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 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (70.37%) Firewall
2 12 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
2 12 (44.44%) Network Security
3 6 (22.22%) WAN
3 6 (22.22%) Wireless
4 5 (18.52%) LAN
4 5 (18.52%) VPN
5 4 (14.81%) DNS
5 4 (14.81%) SSL
5 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
6 3 (11.11%) NetScaler
7 2 (7.41%) BIG-IP
7 2 (7.41%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (3.70%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (3.70%) FTP
8 1 (3.70%) FWSM
8 1 (3.70%) IP Telephony
8 1 (3.70%) SMTP
8 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (3.70%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
General
1 8 (29.63%) Banking
2 6 (22.22%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Local Government
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.70%) Node.js
1 1 (3.70%) RESTful
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) PKI
3 1 (3.70%) DataPower
3 1 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.70%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Linux
3 3 (11.11%) Unix
3 3 (11.11%) Windows 10
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Information Security
2 5 (18.52%) SIEM
3 4 (14.81%) Load Balancing
3 4 (14.81%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (14.81%) Network Design
3 4 (14.81%) Security Architecture
4 3 (11.11%) Data Encryption
4 3 (11.11%) DevOps
4 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (11.11%) Information Security Management
4 3 (11.11%) Migration
4 3 (11.11%) Network Segmentation
4 3 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Protective Monitoring
4 3 (11.11%) Security Management
5 2 (7.41%) Data Loss Prevention
5 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.41%) SDLC
5 2 (7.41%) Security Operations
5 2 (7.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.41%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) Python
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) C++
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) Objective-C
3 1 (3.70%) Perl
3 1 (3.70%) Ruby
3 1 (3.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) CCNP
1 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (25.93%) CCSE
3 6 (22.22%) CCMSE
3 6 (22.22%) CCSP
3 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) SANS
5 1 (3.70%) CCIE
5 1 (3.70%) CCNA
5 1 (3.70%) CISSP
5 1 (3.70%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Ansible
2 1 (3.70%) Cacti
2 1 (3.70%) Nagios
2 1 (3.70%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) CheckPoint
2 14 (51.85%) Cisco
3 12 (44.44%) Juniper
4 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
5 7 (25.93%) Palo Alto
6 6 (22.22%) F5
7 4 (14.81%) Aruba
7 4 (14.81%) Citrix
7 4 (14.81%) Intel Security
8 2 (7.41%) Fortinet
8 2 (7.41%) IBM
9 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
9 1 (3.70%) BMC
9 1 (3.70%) Foundry
9 1 (3.70%) HP
9 1 (3.70%) IronPort
9 1 (3.70%) Oracle
9 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.70%) TOWER Software
9 1 (3.70%) Tripwire
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