The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 100 109 93
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 25 26 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.04% 1.01% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.11% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 5
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£450 - £340
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 - £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £386 £340
% change year-on-year
- +13.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Security Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2190 2350 2778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.95% 91.58% 88.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1109 1055 1005
Average daily rate £375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 84 83
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.65 £37.05 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Engineer in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Security Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Security Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Security Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Engineer across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Security Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Security Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Security Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Security Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +11 8 £450 - 1
Slough 0 4 £370 -
Bracknell - 3 £494 -
Security Engineer
South East

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Engineer in their job title.

1 43 (72.88%) CheckPoint
2 41 (69.49%) Firewall
3 36 (61.02%) Cisco
4 32 (54.24%) Network Security
5 24 (40.68%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (38.98%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (37.29%) Telecoms
8 21 (35.59%) Cisco PIX
9 20 (33.90%) CCNP
10 19 (32.20%) F5
11 18 (30.51%) OSPF
12 16 (27.12%) Juniper
13 14 (23.73%) CISSP
14 13 (22.03%) Windows
15 12 (20.34%) CCIE
15 12 (20.34%) CCSP
15 12 (20.34%) BIG-IP
15 12 (20.34%) Network Management
16 11 (18.64%) Security Cleared
16 11 (18.64%) Apache
17 10 (16.95%) UNIX
17 10 (16.95%) BGP
17 10 (16.95%) Blue Coat
17 10 (16.95%) FWSM
18 9 (15.25%) Cisco Nexus
18 9 (15.25%) FortiGate
18 9 (15.25%) DNS
18 9 (15.25%) SNMP
19 8 (13.56%) VoIP
19 8 (13.56%) VPN

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Security Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (18.64%) Apache
2 3 (5.08%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 41 (69.49%) Firewall
2 32 (54.24%) Network Security
3 23 (38.98%) Cisco ASA
4 21 (35.59%) Cisco PIX
5 18 (30.51%) OSPF
6 12 (20.34%) BIG-IP
7 10 (16.95%) BGP
7 10 (16.95%) FWSM
8 9 (15.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (15.25%) DNS
8 9 (15.25%) SNMP
9 8 (13.56%) VoIP
9 8 (13.56%) VPN
9 8 (13.56%) IPsec
10 7 (11.86%) MPLS
11 5 (8.47%) TCP/IP
11 5 (8.47%) NetScaler
12 4 (6.78%) tcpdump
12 4 (6.78%) SMS
12 4 (6.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.69%) DB2
General
1 22 (37.29%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.08%) Finance
3 2 (3.39%) Back Office
3 2 (3.39%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.69%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Billing
4 1 (1.69%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) Regular Expression
2 4 (6.78%) WAP
3 2 (3.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.78%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.69%) SecurID
4 1 (1.69%) PKI
4 1 (1.69%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.03%) Windows
2 10 (16.95%) UNIX
3 4 (6.78%) Linux
4 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.08%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.69%) SUSE
6 1 (1.69%) AIX
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) Network Management
2 5 (8.47%) Risk Assessment
2 5 (8.47%) Migration
2 5 (8.47%) Change Management
2 5 (8.47%) Load Balancing
2 5 (8.47%) ITIL
2 5 (8.47%) Demand Forecasting
3 4 (6.78%) Mentoring
3 4 (6.78%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (6.78%) Vulnerability Management
3 4 (6.78%) SIEM
3 4 (6.78%) Fault Management
3 4 (6.78%) Network Design
4 3 (5.08%) eTOM
4 3 (5.08%) Problem Management
4 3 (5.08%) Release Management
4 3 (5.08%) Change Control
5 2 (3.39%) Security Architecture
5 2 (3.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (3.39%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) SQL
2 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (40.68%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (33.90%) CCNP
3 14 (23.73%) CISSP
4 12 (20.34%) CCIE
4 12 (20.34%) CCSP
5 11 (18.64%) Security Cleared
6 8 (13.56%) CCSA
7 7 (11.86%) Check Point Certification
8 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
9 5 (8.47%) CCSE
9 5 (8.47%) Degree
9 5 (8.47%) CCNA
9 5 (8.47%) CCDP
10 4 (6.78%) DV Cleared
11 3 (5.08%) CISA
11 3 (5.08%) CISM
12 1 (1.69%) CCDE
12 1 (1.69%) CCIP
12 1 (1.69%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.08%) SLA
3 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (8.47%) ProxySG
2 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.69%) Snort
3 1 (1.69%) vSphere
3 1 (1.69%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) FortiGate
2 4 (6.78%) OpenView
2 4 (6.78%) Netcool
3 2 (3.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.69%) SCCM
4 1 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.69%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 43 (72.88%) CheckPoint
2 36 (61.02%) Cisco
3 19 (32.20%) F5
4 16 (27.12%) Juniper
5 10 (16.95%) Blue Coat
6 7 (11.86%) Citrix
7 6 (10.17%) HP
8 5 (8.47%) Fortinet
8 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
9 4 (6.78%) Nortel
9 4 (6.78%) Nokia
9 4 (6.78%) Radware
9 4 (6.78%) Crossbeam
10 3 (5.08%) VMware
10 3 (5.08%) Symantec
10 3 (5.08%) Ericsson
10 3 (5.08%) Oracle
11 2 (3.39%) ArcSight
11 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
11 2 (3.39%) Sourcefire
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