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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 56 67 45
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 17 3 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.58% 0.39% 3.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 0.42% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 6
Average daily rate £400 £344 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% +59.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £299 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £389 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £331 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -9.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £40.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-53.75% +86.04%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
958 710 982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.20% 91.97% 90.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 303 350
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 52 46
Average hourly rate £15.13 £18.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.24% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.69 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Security Engineer
Berkshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Engineer across the Reading region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Security Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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 15 (78.95%) Cisco
2 13 (68.42%) Firewall
3 12 (63.16%) CheckPoint
4 10 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (47.37%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (42.11%) FortiGate
7 7 (36.84%) Cisco PIX
7 7 (36.84%) CCSP
8 6 (31.58%) CCNP
8 6 (31.58%) MPLS
8 6 (31.58%) OSPF
8 6 (31.58%) BGP
8 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
8 6 (31.58%) F5
8 6 (31.58%) FWSM
9 5 (26.32%) DNS
9 5 (26.32%) Juniper
9 5 (26.32%) CCIE
9 5 (26.32%) IPsec
10 4 (21.05%) BIG-IP
10 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
10 4 (21.05%) Migration
10 4 (21.05%) CISSP
10 4 (21.05%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (21.05%) CCDP
10 4 (21.05%) Apache
10 4 (21.05%) VoIP
10 4 (21.05%) SNMP
10 4 (21.05%) VPN
10 4 (21.05%) Network Security

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (21.05%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) Firewall
2 9 (47.37%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (36.84%) Cisco PIX
4 6 (31.58%) MPLS
4 6 (31.58%) OSPF
4 6 (31.58%) BGP
4 6 (31.58%) FWSM
5 5 (26.32%) DNS
5 5 (26.32%) IPsec
6 4 (21.05%) BIG-IP
6 4 (21.05%) VoIP
6 4 (21.05%) SNMP
6 4 (21.05%) VPN
6 4 (21.05%) Network Security
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (10.53%) LAN
7 2 (10.53%) WAN
8 1 (5.26%) tcpdump
8 1 (5.26%) snoop
8 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Migration
1 4 (21.05%) Network Management
2 2 (10.53%) Network Design
2 2 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.26%) CRM
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) Data Security
3 1 (5.26%) Validation
3 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.26%) Release Management
3 1 (5.26%) Fault Management
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (36.84%) CCSP
3 6 (31.58%) CCNP
3 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 5 (26.32%) CCIE
5 4 (21.05%) CISSP
5 4 (21.05%) Check Point Certification
5 4 (21.05%) CCDP
6 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
7 1 (5.26%) CCNA
7 1 (5.26%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Cisco
2 12 (63.16%) CheckPoint
3 6 (31.58%) F5
4 5 (26.32%) Juniper
5 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat
5 2 (10.53%) Ericsson
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix
6 1 (5.26%) Nokia
6 1 (5.26%) Fortinet