The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 61 71 60
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 8 7 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.92% 0.69% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.75% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Average daily rate
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£450 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
780 934 1100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.76% 91.48% 87.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 427 362
Average daily rate £376 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.18% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £219 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 38 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.88 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £50.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 2 September 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 14 (70.00%) Cisco
1 14 (70.00%) CheckPoint
1 14 (70.00%) Firewall
2 11 (55.00%) F5
3 10 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
3 10 (50.00%) Network Security
3 10 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (45.00%) CCIE
4 9 (45.00%) Juniper
4 9 (45.00%) Blue Coat
5 8 (40.00%) OSPF
5 8 (40.00%) CCNP
5 8 (40.00%) CISSP
5 8 (40.00%) SNMP
5 8 (40.00%) BIG-IP
5 8 (40.00%) FortiGate
6 7 (35.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (35.00%) Network Management
6 7 (35.00%) DNS
6 7 (35.00%) Apache
6 7 (35.00%) VoIP
6 7 (35.00%) Check Point Certification
6 7 (35.00%) CCSP
7 6 (30.00%) VPN
7 6 (30.00%) IPsec
7 6 (30.00%) BGP
7 6 (30.00%) MPLS
7 6 (30.00%) FWSM
8 5 (25.00%) PCI DSS

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (35.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) Firewall
2 10 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
2 10 (50.00%) Network Security
2 10 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (40.00%) BIG-IP
3 8 (40.00%) SNMP
3 8 (40.00%) OSPF
4 7 (35.00%) DNS
4 7 (35.00%) VoIP
4 7 (35.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (30.00%) IPsec
5 6 (30.00%) FWSM
5 6 (30.00%) BGP
5 6 (30.00%) VPN
5 6 (30.00%) MPLS
6 4 (20.00%) NetScaler
7 3 (15.00%) SSL
7 3 (15.00%) WAN
8 1 (5.00%) SMTP
8 1 (5.00%) DHCP
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Back Office
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) SecurID
1 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Network Management
2 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (20.00%) Network Design
3 3 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (15.00%) Demand Forecasting
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) CRM
5 1 (5.00%) eTOM
5 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (45.00%) CCIE
3 8 (40.00%) CCNP
3 8 (40.00%) CISSP
4 7 (35.00%) CCSP
4 7 (35.00%) Check Point Certification
5 5 (25.00%) CCDP
5 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (5.00%) CCSA
7 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Cisco
1 14 (70.00%) CheckPoint
2 11 (55.00%) F5
3 9 (45.00%) Juniper
3 9 (45.00%) Blue Coat
4 4 (20.00%) Citrix
5 3 (15.00%) Ericsson
5 3 (15.00%) Nokia
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.00%) Sourcefire
6 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.00%) Tufin
6 1 (5.00%) ArcSight
6 1 (5.00%) AlgoSec
6 1 (5.00%) Symantec
6 1 (5.00%) AppSense