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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 82 118 105
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 41 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.56% 0.19% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 0.21% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 2
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£375 £450 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +33.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £450 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £400 £368
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 £44.96
% change year-on-year
- -66.63%
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
2352 2354 1990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.60% 90.36% 91.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1199 1194 834
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 102 113
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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
Reading +12 7 £369 -18.05% 4
Slough -2 4 £375 -
Bracknell - 3 £300 -
Ascot - 1 £450 -
Maidenhead - - - - 6
Security Engineer
South East

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 46 (75.41%) CheckPoint
1 46 (75.41%) Firewall
1 46 (75.41%) Network Security
2 42 (68.85%) Cisco
3 29 (47.54%) OSPF
4 28 (45.90%) Cisco ASA
5 27 (44.26%) CCNP
5 27 (44.26%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (42.62%) Telecoms
7 25 (40.98%) F5
8 23 (37.70%) CISSP
9 22 (36.07%) Security Cleared
10 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
11 17 (27.87%) Internet
12 16 (26.23%) Citrix
12 16 (26.23%) VPN
12 16 (26.23%) VMware
12 16 (26.23%) IPsec
12 16 (26.23%) Degree
13 15 (24.59%) Fortinet
13 15 (24.59%) SSL
13 15 (24.59%) RIP
14 14 (22.95%) BGP
15 13 (21.31%) SC Cleared
15 13 (21.31%) CA
15 13 (21.31%) ITIL
15 13 (21.31%) Cisco ISE
15 13 (21.31%) Demand Forecasting
16 12 (19.67%) PCI DSS
16 12 (19.67%) Risk Assessment

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 6 (9.84%) Apache
2 5 (8.20%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 46 (75.41%) Firewall
1 46 (75.41%) Network Security
2 29 (47.54%) OSPF
3 28 (45.90%) Cisco ASA
4 17 (27.87%) Internet
5 16 (26.23%) IPsec
5 16 (26.23%) VPN
6 15 (24.59%) SSL
6 15 (24.59%) RIP
7 14 (22.95%) BGP
8 13 (21.31%) Cisco ISE
9 11 (18.03%) NetScaler
9 11 (18.03%) Wireless
9 11 (18.03%) LAN
10 9 (14.75%) WLAN
10 9 (14.75%) BIG-IP
10 9 (14.75%) Wireshark
10 9 (14.75%) Cisco PIX
10 9 (14.75%) TACACS
11 8 (13.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
1 5 (8.20%) DB2
General
1 26 (42.62%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.56%) Back Office
3 2 (3.28%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.28%) Finance
3 2 (3.28%) Retail
3 2 (3.28%) Billing
4 1 (1.64%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) WAP
2 5 (8.20%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) SecurID
2 6 (9.84%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.92%) PKI
5 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.64%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.64%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.39%) Windows
2 7 (11.48%) Linux
3 6 (9.84%) UNIX
4 5 (8.20%) Oracle Linux
4 5 (8.20%) SUSE
4 5 (8.20%) AIX
5 4 (6.56%) Windows 8
5 4 (6.56%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.64%) Solaris
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.31%) ITIL
1 13 (21.31%) Demand Forecasting
2 12 (19.67%) Risk Assessment
2 12 (19.67%) eTOM
3 9 (14.75%) Change Management
4 8 (13.11%) Validation
5 7 (11.48%) Load Balancing
6 6 (9.84%) Fault Management
6 6 (9.84%) Network Management
6 6 (9.84%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (6.56%) Problem Management
7 4 (6.56%) Release Management
8 3 (4.92%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 3 (4.92%) Line Management
8 3 (4.92%) Service Management
9 2 (3.28%) Performance Management
9 2 (3.28%) Network Architecture
9 2 (3.28%) Change Control
9 2 (3.28%) Migration
9 2 (3.28%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.11%) SQL
2 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (44.26%) CCNP
1 27 (44.26%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (37.70%) CISSP
3 22 (36.07%) Security Cleared
4 16 (26.23%) Degree
5 13 (21.31%) SC Cleared
6 9 (14.75%) CCNA
7 8 (13.11%) CCSA
7 8 (13.11%) DV Cleared
8 7 (11.48%) CCSE
8 7 (11.48%) CCSP
9 2 (3.28%) CCIE
10 1 (1.64%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.67%) PCI DSS
2 4 (6.56%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) ProxySG
2 5 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.20%) vSphere
2 5 (8.20%) FreeRADIUS
3 4 (6.56%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.56%) XenApp
3 4 (6.56%) XenDesktop
3 4 (6.56%) Active Directory
3 4 (6.56%) Firmware
4 1 (1.64%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) OpenView
1 6 (9.84%) Netcool
1 6 (9.84%) FortiGate
2 5 (8.20%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (1.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.64%) SCCM
3 1 (1.64%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 46 (75.41%) CheckPoint
2 42 (68.85%) Cisco
3 25 (40.98%) F5
4 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
5 16 (26.23%) Citrix
5 16 (26.23%) VMware
6 15 (24.59%) Fortinet
7 13 (21.31%) CA
8 11 (18.03%) Tufin
8 11 (18.03%) AlgoSec
9 10 (16.39%) Juniper
10 7 (11.48%) HP
10 7 (11.48%) Blue Coat
11 6 (9.84%) Crossbeam
11 6 (9.84%) Nortel
11 6 (9.84%) Radware
12 5 (8.20%) Oracle
12 5 (8.20%) IBM
12 5 (8.20%) Splunk
13 4 (6.56%) Dell