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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 102 88 111
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 20 34 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.81% 1.36% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 1.50% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 1
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£320 £375 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +30.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £335
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +26.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £15.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+39.68% -60.62%
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
2203 2263 2200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 88.87% 90.56% 91.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1133 1085 945
Average daily rate £375 £370 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 50 97
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £22.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -27.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.25 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.05 £30.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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
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 30 June 2015. 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
Slough +7 4 £320 -32.63% 3
Bracknell +2 4 - -
Reading -3 4 £350 -5.08% 3
Windsor -3 1 - -
Security Engineer
South East

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 23 (56.10%) CheckPoint
2 18 (43.90%) Firewall
3 16 (39.02%) Cisco
4 15 (36.59%) Network Security
5 11 (26.83%) Security Cleared
6 10 (24.39%) Telecoms
7 9 (21.95%) OSPF
7 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
7 9 (21.95%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (19.51%) F5
8 8 (19.51%) PKI
8 8 (19.51%) CCNP
8 8 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (19.51%) ITIL
9 7 (17.07%) SQL
9 7 (17.07%) Citrix
9 7 (17.07%) VMware
9 7 (17.07%) Fortinet
9 7 (17.07%) TippingPoint
9 7 (17.07%) NetScaler
10 6 (14.63%) Radio Access Network
10 6 (14.63%) FortiGate
10 6 (14.63%) DV Cleared
10 6 (14.63%) Hyper-V
10 6 (14.63%) XenApp
10 6 (14.63%) XenDesktop
10 6 (14.63%) Wyse
10 6 (14.63%) CISSP
10 6 (14.63%) Juniper
10 6 (14.63%) Dell

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 3 (7.32%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 18 (43.90%) Firewall
2 15 (36.59%) Network Security
3 9 (21.95%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (21.95%) OSPF
4 7 (17.07%) NetScaler
5 6 (14.63%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (12.20%) BGP
6 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
6 5 (12.20%) LAN
6 5 (12.20%) 4G
7 4 (9.76%) LTE
7 4 (9.76%) Wireless
7 4 (9.76%) RIP
7 4 (9.76%) Cisco PIX
8 3 (7.32%) WAN
8 3 (7.32%) SMS
8 3 (7.32%) VPN
8 3 (7.32%) IPsec
8 3 (7.32%) Internet
8 3 (7.32%) 3G
General
1 10 (24.39%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.88%) Retail
2 2 (4.88%) Billing
3 1 (2.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) PKI
2 3 (7.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (4.88%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) UNIX
2 4 (9.76%) Linux
3 3 (7.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) ITIL
2 3 (7.32%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (7.32%) eTOM
2 3 (7.32%) SIEM
2 3 (7.32%) Demand Forecasting
2 3 (7.32%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (4.88%) DDoS Mitigation
3 2 (4.88%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (4.88%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 2 (4.88%) Change Control
3 2 (4.88%) Performance Management
3 2 (4.88%) Network Architecture
3 2 (4.88%) CRM
3 2 (4.88%) Validation
4 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.44%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.44%) Information Security
4 1 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.44%) Boundary Protection
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) Security Cleared
2 8 (19.51%) CCNP
2 8 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (14.63%) CISSP
3 6 (14.63%) DV Cleared
4 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.32%) CCSA
5 3 (7.32%) CCSE
6 2 (4.88%) Degree
7 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (4.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Hyper-V
1 6 (14.63%) XenApp
1 6 (14.63%) XenDesktop
2 2 (4.88%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.88%) TrustSec
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 23 (56.10%) CheckPoint
2 16 (39.02%) Cisco
3 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
4 8 (19.51%) F5
5 7 (17.07%) TippingPoint
5 7 (17.07%) Citrix
5 7 (17.07%) VMware
5 7 (17.07%) Fortinet
6 6 (14.63%) Juniper
6 6 (14.63%) Dell
6 6 (14.63%) Wyse
7 5 (12.20%) Tripwire
8 4 (9.76%) AppSense
8 4 (9.76%) HP
8 4 (9.76%) Lumension
9 3 (7.32%) Blue Coat
9 3 (7.32%) Sophos
10 2 (4.88%) CA
10 2 (4.88%) AlgoSec
10 2 (4.88%) ArcSight
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