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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 116 89 115
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 15 38 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.54% 1.41% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 1.57% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 20 2
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£490 £363 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.17% +5.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £16.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+114.92% -58.12%
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
2465 2424 2346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 88.13% 89.94% 91.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1314 1235 920
Average daily rate £376 £356 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% +1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 88 150
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.26 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -18 1 - - 4
Slough - 1 - -
Security Engineer
South East

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 41 (73.21%) CheckPoint
2 37 (66.07%) Network Security
3 36 (64.29%) Firewall
3 36 (64.29%) Cisco
4 25 (44.64%) OSPF
4 25 (44.64%) Cisco ASA
5 23 (41.07%) CCNP
5 23 (41.07%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (41.07%) Security Cleared
6 22 (39.29%) Telecoms
7 21 (37.50%) CISSP
7 21 (37.50%) Microsoft
8 18 (32.14%) F5
9 17 (30.36%) VMware
10 16 (28.57%) Internet
11 15 (26.79%) VPN
11 15 (26.79%) ITIL
11 15 (26.79%) IPsec
12 14 (25.00%) Fortinet
12 14 (25.00%) SQL
12 14 (25.00%) RIP
12 14 (25.00%) Citrix
12 14 (25.00%) NetScaler
13 13 (23.21%) BGP
13 13 (23.21%) SC Cleared
14 12 (21.43%) CA
14 12 (21.43%) Demand Forecasting
15 11 (19.64%) Cisco ISE
15 11 (19.64%) LAN
15 11 (19.64%) SecurID

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 4 (7.14%) Apache
1 4 (7.14%) IIS
2 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 37 (66.07%) Network Security
2 36 (64.29%) Firewall
3 25 (44.64%) OSPF
3 25 (44.64%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (28.57%) Internet
5 15 (26.79%) VPN
5 15 (26.79%) IPsec
6 14 (25.00%) RIP
6 14 (25.00%) NetScaler
7 13 (23.21%) BGP
8 11 (19.64%) Cisco ISE
8 11 (19.64%) LAN
8 11 (19.64%) Wireless
9 10 (17.86%) SSL
10 9 (16.07%) WLAN
11 8 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
13 6 (10.71%) DNS
14 5 (8.93%) Spanning Tree
14 5 (8.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (7.14%) DB2
General
1 22 (39.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.57%) Retail
2 2 (3.57%) Billing
2 2 (3.57%) Back Office
3 1 (1.79%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.71%) Regular Expression
2 2 (3.57%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) SecurID
2 7 (12.50%) PKI
3 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.79%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.79%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) Linux
3 4 (7.14%) SUSE
3 4 (7.14%) UNIX
3 4 (7.14%) AIX
3 4 (7.14%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (1.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) ITIL
2 12 (21.43%) Demand Forecasting
3 11 (19.64%) eTOM
3 11 (19.64%) Risk Assessment
4 8 (14.29%) Validation
5 6 (10.71%) Change Management
6 4 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 4 (7.14%) Change Control
7 3 (5.36%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (5.36%) SIEM
7 3 (5.36%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 2 (3.57%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.57%) Release Management
8 2 (3.57%) Fault Management
8 2 (3.57%) Performance Management
8 2 (3.57%) Network Architecture
8 2 (3.57%) CRM
8 2 (3.57%) Service Management
8 2 (3.57%) Line Management
8 2 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (41.07%) CCNP
1 23 (41.07%) Cisco Certification
1 23 (41.07%) Security Cleared
2 21 (37.50%) CISSP
3 13 (23.21%) SC Cleared
4 11 (19.64%) Degree
5 9 (16.07%) DV Cleared
6 5 (8.93%) CCSA
6 5 (8.93%) CCSE
7 3 (5.36%) CCSP
7 3 (5.36%) CCNA
8 1 (1.79%) CCIP
8 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.79%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.86%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.36%) SLA
3 2 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (16.07%) Hyper-V
1 9 (16.07%) XenApp
1 9 (16.07%) XenDesktop
2 4 (7.14%) vSphere
2 4 (7.14%) FreeRADIUS
3 3 (5.36%) Firmware
3 3 (5.36%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (10.71%) FortiGate
2 4 (7.14%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (3.57%) OpenView
3 2 (3.57%) Netcool
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 41 (73.21%) CheckPoint
2 36 (64.29%) Cisco
3 21 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 18 (32.14%) F5
5 17 (30.36%) VMware
6 14 (25.00%) Fortinet
6 14 (25.00%) Citrix
7 12 (21.43%) CA
8 10 (17.86%) Tufin
8 10 (17.86%) AlgoSec
9 9 (16.07%) Juniper
9 9 (16.07%) Dell
9 9 (16.07%) Wyse
10 7 (12.50%) Lumension
10 7 (12.50%) AppSense
11 5 (8.93%) Splunk
11 5 (8.93%) IBM
12 4 (7.14%) Blue Coat
12 4 (7.14%) Oracle
13 3 (5.36%) Crossbeam