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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 90 124 99
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 36 4 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.36% 0.16% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.53% 0.17% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 6
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£375 £450 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +46.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £450 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £450 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £408 £355
% change year-on-year
-4.29% +14.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
- -63.41%
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
2359 2349 2242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.05% 91.15% 91.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1261 1179 903
Average daily rate £388 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 85 133
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +23 7 £463 +2.77% 2
Bracknell - 4 £300 - 1
Ascot - 1 £450 -
Maidenhead - - - - 2
Security Engineer
South East

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 47 (74.60%) CheckPoint
1 47 (74.60%) Network Security
2 46 (73.02%) Firewall
3 41 (65.08%) Cisco
4 27 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
5 25 (39.68%) Telecoms
5 25 (39.68%) OSPF
6 24 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (38.10%) CCNP
6 24 (38.10%) F5
7 22 (34.92%) Security Cleared
8 19 (30.16%) CISSP
9 16 (25.40%) Citrix
9 16 (25.40%) Internet
9 16 (25.40%) Microsoft
10 15 (23.81%) VMware
11 14 (22.22%) Degree
12 13 (20.63%) Fortinet
12 13 (20.63%) SC Cleared
12 13 (20.63%) Cisco PIX
12 13 (20.63%) IPsec
12 13 (20.63%) VPN
12 13 (20.63%) Windows
12 13 (20.63%) BGP
13 12 (19.05%) Juniper
13 12 (19.05%) RIP
13 12 (19.05%) SSL
14 11 (17.46%) Change Management
14 11 (17.46%) BIG-IP
14 11 (17.46%) NetScaler

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (9.52%) Apache
2 5 (7.94%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 47 (74.60%) Network Security
2 46 (73.02%) Firewall
3 27 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
4 25 (39.68%) OSPF
5 16 (25.40%) Internet
6 13 (20.63%) Cisco PIX
6 13 (20.63%) IPsec
6 13 (20.63%) VPN
6 13 (20.63%) BGP
7 12 (19.05%) RIP
7 12 (19.05%) SSL
8 11 (17.46%) BIG-IP
8 11 (17.46%) NetScaler
9 10 (15.87%) Cisco ISE
9 10 (15.87%) Wireshark
9 10 (15.87%) TACACS
9 10 (15.87%) DNS
10 9 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (11.11%) SMS
11 7 (11.11%) Nortel Alteon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
1 5 (7.94%) DB2
General
1 25 (39.68%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.94%) Back Office
3 3 (4.76%) Retail
3 3 (4.76%) Billing
4 2 (3.17%) Finance
4 2 (3.17%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.59%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) WAP
2 5 (7.94%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) SecurID
2 7 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.35%) PKI
5 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.59%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.59%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.63%) Windows
2 9 (14.29%) UNIX
3 7 (11.11%) Linux
4 5 (7.94%) AIX
4 5 (7.94%) Windows 7
4 5 (7.94%) SUSE
4 5 (7.94%) Windows 8
4 5 (7.94%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.59%) Solaris
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.46%) Change Management
2 10 (15.87%) Demand Forecasting
2 10 (15.87%) ITIL
3 9 (14.29%) eTOM
3 9 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
4 7 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 7 (11.11%) Fault Management
4 7 (11.11%) Network Management
4 7 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (7.94%) Problem Management
5 5 (7.94%) Release Management
6 4 (6.35%) Change Control
6 4 (6.35%) Validation
7 3 (4.76%) CRM
7 3 (4.76%) Service Management
7 3 (4.76%) Migration
7 3 (4.76%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 3 (4.76%) Line Management
8 2 (3.17%) Security Architecture
8 2 (3.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.70%) SQL
2 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
1 24 (38.10%) CCNP
2 22 (34.92%) Security Cleared
3 19 (30.16%) CISSP
4 14 (22.22%) Degree
5 13 (20.63%) SC Cleared
6 10 (15.87%) CCSA
6 10 (15.87%) CCNA
6 10 (15.87%) CCSP
7 9 (14.29%) DV Cleared
8 8 (12.70%) CCSE
9 3 (4.76%) CCIE
10 1 (1.59%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.87%) PCI DSS
2 5 (7.94%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (11.11%) ProxySG
2 5 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.94%) FreeRADIUS
2 5 (7.94%) vSphere
3 4 (6.35%) Firmware
3 4 (6.35%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.76%) XenApp
4 3 (4.76%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.59%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) OpenView
1 7 (11.11%) Netcool
1 7 (11.11%) FortiGate
2 5 (7.94%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (3.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.59%) SCCM
4 1 (1.59%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 47 (74.60%) CheckPoint
2 41 (65.08%) Cisco
3 24 (38.10%) F5
4 16 (25.40%) Citrix
4 16 (25.40%) Microsoft
5 15 (23.81%) VMware
6 13 (20.63%) Fortinet
7 12 (19.05%) Juniper
8 10 (15.87%) HP
9 9 (14.29%) CA
10 8 (12.70%) AlgoSec
10 8 (12.70%) Tufin
10 8 (12.70%) Blue Coat
11 7 (11.11%) Radware
11 7 (11.11%) Nortel
11 7 (11.11%) Crossbeam
12 5 (7.94%) Oracle
12 5 (7.94%) IBM
12 5 (7.94%) Symantec
12 5 (7.94%) Splunk