Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 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 Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 192 166
Rank change year-on-year +21 -26 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 17 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.30% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.32% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 8
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +6.45%
10th Percentile £330 £333 £335
90th Percentile £488 £558 £475
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £29.50 -
England median hourly rate £47.83 £44.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year +8.70% +104.18% -46.13%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4554 5921 4707
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.64% 94.98% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2876 3535 2695
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £231 £213
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 238 270
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.17% -9.64% +2.72%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.61
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in the West Midlands

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Engineer in the West Midlands

Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Engineer in the West Midlands

Security Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 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
Warwickshire +5 8 £413 +3.13%
Birmingham +2 7 £370 -1.40% 1
Staffordshire - 2 £370 -
Coventry - 1 £475 -
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 West Midlands region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (64.71%) Cisco
1 11 (64.71%) Network Security
2 8 (47.06%) Firewall
3 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (35.29%) CCNP
3 6 (35.29%) Windows
3 6 (35.29%) Palo Alto
4 5 (29.41%) CCNA
4 5 (29.41%) VPN
4 5 (29.41%) Degree
5 4 (23.53%) Incident Management
5 4 (23.53%) Blue Coat
5 4 (23.53%) F5
5 4 (23.53%) ArcSight
5 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
5 4 (23.53%) Linux
5 4 (23.53%) VMware
5 4 (23.53%) Cyber Attack
5 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
5 4 (23.53%) Security Operations
5 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (17.65%) Information Security
6 3 (17.65%) CISSP
6 3 (17.65%) LAN
6 3 (17.65%) WAN
6 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
6 3 (17.65%) HP
6 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (17.65%) Open Source

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (5.88%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) Network Security
2 8 (47.06%) Firewall
3 5 (29.41%) VPN
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (17.65%) LAN
4 3 (17.65%) WAN
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (11.76%) MPLS
5 2 (11.76%) SSL
5 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.76%) Wireless
6 1 (5.88%) DHCP
6 1 (5.88%) DNS
6 1 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (5.88%) Junos
6 1 (5.88%) OSPF
6 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MySQL
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) CircleCI
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.88%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) WAP
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Cyber Attack
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.76%) SCADA
3 2 (11.76%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.76%) Unix
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Cybersecurity
1 4 (23.53%) Incident Management
1 4 (23.53%) Security Operations
2 3 (17.65%) Information Security
2 3 (17.65%) Open Source
2 3 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Security Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (11.76%) Break/Fix
3 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) Forensic Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Logistics
3 2 (11.76%) Matrix Management
3 2 (11.76%) Network Security Management
3 2 (11.76%) Network Virtualisation
3 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
3 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Security Management
3 2 (11.76%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) PHP
1 1 (5.88%) Python
1 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) CCNP
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (29.41%) CCNA
2 5 (29.41%) Degree
3 3 (17.65%) CISSP
4 2 (11.76%) CCIE
4 2 (11.76%) CCIE Security
4 2 (11.76%) CEH
4 2 (11.76%) CISM
4 2 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (11.76%) GCIA
4 2 (11.76%) GIAC
4 2 (11.76%) GSEC
4 2 (11.76%) MCP
4 2 (11.76%) MCSE
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.88%) ISSAP
5 1 (5.88%) JNCIA
5 1 (5.88%) JNCIS
5 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Snort
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (11.76%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) Palo Alto
3 4 (23.53%) ArcSight
3 4 (23.53%) Blue Coat
3 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
3 4 (23.53%) F5
3 4 (23.53%) VMware
4 3 (17.65%) Fortinet
4 3 (17.65%) HP
5 2 (11.76%) Juniper
5 2 (11.76%) Kaspersky
5 2 (11.76%) Lancope
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle
5 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.88%) 3Com
6 1 (5.88%) Proofpoint
6 1 (5.88%) Radware
6 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.88%) Sourcefire