The first table below looks at the demand for the Security Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Reading region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 60 63 59
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 6 4 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.68% 0.43% 2.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.48% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 8
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£363 - £265
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 - £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 - £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +32.40%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
785 841 1088
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 88.70% 90.82% 88.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 363 388
Average daily rate £375 £385 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 39 36
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.68% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £31.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Security Engineer
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Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Security Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Security Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Security Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Security Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 16 (69.57%) Cisco
1 16 (69.57%) Firewall
2 14 (60.87%) CheckPoint
3 12 (52.17%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (47.83%) F5
4 11 (47.83%) Cisco PIX
4 11 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (43.48%) OSPF
5 10 (43.48%) FortiGate
6 9 (39.13%) Juniper
6 9 (39.13%) CCIE
7 8 (34.78%) CCSP
7 8 (34.78%) CCNP
7 8 (34.78%) SNMP
7 8 (34.78%) BGP
7 8 (34.78%) MPLS
7 8 (34.78%) Network Security
7 8 (34.78%) BIG-IP
8 7 (30.43%) FWSM
8 7 (30.43%) Network Management
8 7 (30.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
8 7 (30.43%) DNS
8 7 (30.43%) Check Point Certification
8 7 (30.43%) CISSP
8 7 (30.43%) Apache
8 7 (30.43%) VoIP
9 6 (26.09%) VPN
9 6 (26.09%) IPsec
9 6 (26.09%) Blue Coat

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 7 (30.43%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (69.57%) Firewall
2 12 (52.17%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (47.83%) Cisco PIX
4 10 (43.48%) OSPF
5 8 (34.78%) SNMP
5 8 (34.78%) BGP
5 8 (34.78%) MPLS
5 8 (34.78%) Network Security
5 8 (34.78%) BIG-IP
6 7 (30.43%) FWSM
6 7 (30.43%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (30.43%) DNS
6 7 (30.43%) VoIP
7 6 (26.09%) VPN
7 6 (26.09%) IPsec
8 2 (8.70%) LAN
8 2 (8.70%) WAN
8 2 (8.70%) NetScaler
9 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
9 1 (4.35%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Billing
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) SecurID
1 1 (4.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
2 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Network Management
2 4 (17.39%) Network Design
3 3 (13.04%) Demand Forecasting
3 3 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (13.04%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL
5 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.35%) eTOM
5 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (4.35%) Data Security
5 1 (4.35%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (39.13%) CCIE
3 8 (34.78%) CCSP
3 8 (34.78%) CCNP
4 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
4 7 (30.43%) Check Point Certification
4 7 (30.43%) CISSP
5 5 (21.74%) CCDP
5 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.35%) Degree
6 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 10 (43.48%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Cisco
2 14 (60.87%) CheckPoint
3 11 (47.83%) F5
4 9 (39.13%) Juniper
5 6 (26.09%) Blue Coat
6 3 (13.04%) Ericsson
7 2 (8.70%) Citrix
7 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
7 2 (8.70%) Fortinet
8 1 (4.35%) Tufin
8 1 (4.35%) AlgoSec
8 1 (4.35%) AppSense
8 1 (4.35%) Nokia
8 1 (4.35%) Symantec