The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 30 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.

Security Engineer
UK / Wales
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 70 62
Rank change year-on-year +15 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 8 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.12% 0.15% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 0.16% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Median daily rate £325 £530 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.67% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £440 £383
% change year-on-year -6.25% +15.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £36.00
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 advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 688 644 692
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.49% 98.47% 95.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 430 395
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £188 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 39 43
Median hourly rate £16.50 £13.20 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +1.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Wales

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Engineer in Wales

Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Engineer in Wales

Security Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 30 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
South Wales +21 6 £324 -38.91%
West Wales - 2 £325 -
Security Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 across the Wales region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Cisco
2 6 (42.86%) Intel Security
2 6 (42.86%) Blue Coat
3 5 (35.71%) Network Security
3 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) Firewall
3 5 (35.71%) Security Operations
3 5 (35.71%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (35.71%) Proofpoint
4 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (28.57%) VMware
5 3 (21.43%) Snort
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (21.43%) CISSP
5 3 (21.43%) VoIP
5 3 (21.43%) pfSense
5 3 (21.43%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (14.29%) Fuzz Testing
6 2 (14.29%) CREST Certified
6 2 (14.29%) Static Program Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Secure Coding
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 2 (14.29%) Static Code Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Algorithms
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (14.29%) Social Engineering
6 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Firewall
1 5 (35.71%) Network Security
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (21.43%) VoIP
3 2 (14.29%) IPv6
3 2 (14.29%) iSCSI
3 2 (14.29%) VPN
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (7.14%) LAN
4 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Blockchain
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Algorithms
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (35.71%) Security Operations
3 3 (21.43%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (14.29%) Fuzz Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Information Assurance
4 2 (14.29%) OWASP
4 2 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Secure Coding
4 2 (14.29%) Security Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Social Engineering
4 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 2 (14.29%) Static Code Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Static Program Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
1 2 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CISSP
2 2 (14.29%) CEH
2 2 (14.29%) CREST Certified
3 1 (7.14%) CCIP
3 1 (7.14%) CCNP
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) CISM
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) GIAC
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (21.43%) pfSense
2 3 (21.43%) Snort
3 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.14%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HAProxy
1 1 (7.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Blue Coat
1 6 (42.86%) Cisco
1 6 (42.86%) Intel Security
2 5 (35.71%) Proofpoint
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) F5
5 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
5 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
5 1 (7.14%) SAP
5 1 (7.14%) Vyatta