The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 166 216 192
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 83 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.91% 0.24% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.26% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 10 9
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£375 £450 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £388 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £478 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £55.00 £48.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £15.00 £48.92
% change year-on-year
- -69.33%
Security Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8378 7708 7024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.36% 91.51% 91.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4519 4013 3379
Average daily rate £375 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 452 616
Average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.55 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Security Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Security Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Security Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Security Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Security Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Security Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Security Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 29 January 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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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
Berkshire +38 41 £375 -16.66% 12
Surrey +14 19 £309 -31.38% 2
Hampshire -7 17 £388 -12.42% 3
Kent - 5 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -14 1 - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 83 (65.35%) Firewall
2 66 (51.97%) Network Security
3 65 (51.18%) Cisco
4 57 (44.88%) Security Cleared
5 55 (43.31%) CheckPoint
6 45 (35.43%) F5
7 39 (30.71%) OSPF
8 37 (29.13%) SC Cleared
8 37 (29.13%) Cisco ASA
9 35 (27.56%) Telecoms
9 35 (27.56%) Cisco Certification
10 33 (25.98%) CCNP
11 32 (25.20%) Microsoft
12 31 (24.41%) VMware
13 24 (18.90%) BGP
13 24 (18.90%) CISSP
14 21 (16.54%) Juniper
14 21 (16.54%) VPN
14 21 (16.54%) ITIL
15 20 (15.75%) Windows
16 19 (14.96%) DV Cleared
17 18 (14.17%) PKI
17 18 (14.17%) Fortinet
17 18 (14.17%) UNIX
17 18 (14.17%) Citrix
18 17 (13.39%) Internet
18 17 (13.39%) SSL
18 17 (13.39%) IPsec
18 17 (13.39%) PCI DSS
19 16 (12.60%) Degree

Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 8 (6.30%) Apache
2 5 (3.94%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 83 (65.35%) Firewall
2 66 (51.97%) Network Security
3 39 (30.71%) OSPF
4 37 (29.13%) Cisco ASA
5 24 (18.90%) BGP
6 21 (16.54%) VPN
7 17 (13.39%) Internet
7 17 (13.39%) SSL
7 17 (13.39%) IPsec
8 15 (11.81%) BIG-IP
8 15 (11.81%) RIP
9 14 (11.02%) LAN
9 14 (11.02%) Wireless
10 13 (10.24%) NetScaler
10 13 (10.24%) Cisco ISE
11 12 (9.45%) MPLS
12 10 (7.87%) Cisco PIX
12 10 (7.87%) Wireshark
12 10 (7.87%) SAN
13 9 (7.09%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.94%) DB2
3 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (3.94%) MSI
1 5 (3.94%) StarTeam
General
1 35 (27.56%) Telecoms
2 12 (9.45%) Back Office
3 7 (5.51%) Retail
4 4 (3.15%) Finance
5 2 (1.57%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.57%) Billing
5 2 (1.57%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.79%) Legal
6 1 (0.79%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.72%) WAP
2 5 (3.94%) Regular Expression
3 2 (1.57%) JSON
4 1 (0.79%) HTML
4 1 (0.79%) CSS
4 1 (0.79%) Ajax
4 1 (0.79%) RESTful
4 1 (0.79%) HTML5
4 1 (0.79%) Backbone.js
4 1 (0.79%) Laravel
4 1 (0.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.17%) PKI
2 12 (9.45%) SecurID
3 7 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.72%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.94%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.94%) DataPower
6 3 (2.36%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.36%) Smart Meter
6 3 (2.36%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.57%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.79%) Clustering
8 1 (0.79%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.75%) Windows
2 18 (14.17%) UNIX
3 15 (11.81%) Linux
4 10 (7.87%) Solaris
5 6 (4.72%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.94%) SUSE
6 5 (3.94%) AIX
6 5 (3.94%) Windows 8
6 5 (3.94%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.79%) Android
8 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.54%) ITIL
2 13 (10.24%) Demand Forecasting
3 12 (9.45%) eTOM
3 12 (9.45%) Risk Assessment
4 9 (7.09%) Change Management
4 9 (7.09%) Incident Management
5 8 (6.30%) Validation
6 7 (5.51%) Migration
6 7 (5.51%) Configuration Management
6 7 (5.51%) Load Balancing
6 7 (5.51%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (5.51%) Security Architecture
7 6 (4.72%) Change Control
7 6 (4.72%) Network Management
7 6 (4.72%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (4.72%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (4.72%) Fault Management
8 4 (3.15%) Network Design
8 4 (3.15%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.15%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.81%) SQL
2 5 (3.94%) Shell Script
3 4 (3.15%) Java
4 3 (2.36%) C
5 2 (1.57%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.57%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.57%) PHP
5 2 (1.57%) C++
5 2 (1.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.57%) Python
6 1 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 57 (44.88%) Security Cleared
2 37 (29.13%) SC Cleared
3 35 (27.56%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (25.98%) CCNP
5 24 (18.90%) CISSP
6 19 (14.96%) DV Cleared
7 16 (12.60%) Degree
8 14 (11.02%) CCNA
9 11 (8.66%) CCSA
10 10 (7.87%) CCSE
11 9 (7.09%) CCSP
12 3 (2.36%) HNC
12 3 (2.36%) HND
13 2 (1.57%) CCIE
14 1 (0.79%) CISA
14 1 (0.79%) CISM
14 1 (0.79%) CCIP
14 1 (0.79%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.39%) PCI DSS
2 7 (5.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.15%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (8.66%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.51%) ProxySG
4 6 (4.72%) vSphere
4 6 (4.72%) XenApp
4 6 (4.72%) XenDesktop
4 6 (4.72%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.94%) FreeRADIUS
6 4 (3.15%) Firmware
7 3 (2.36%) Snort
8 2 (1.57%) Nmap
9 1 (0.79%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.79%) Xen
9 1 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (8.66%) FortiGate
2 6 (4.72%) OpenView
2 6 (4.72%) Netcool
3 5 (3.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (3.94%) CA Spectrum
3 5 (3.94%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.57%) Nessus
4 2 (1.57%) SCCM
5 1 (0.79%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.79%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.79%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 65 (51.18%) Cisco
2 55 (43.31%) CheckPoint
3 45 (35.43%) F5
4 32 (25.20%) Microsoft
5 31 (24.41%) VMware
6 21 (16.54%) Juniper
7 18 (14.17%) Fortinet
7 18 (14.17%) Citrix
8 15 (11.81%) Blue Coat
9 14 (11.02%) HP
10 13 (10.24%) CA
11 11 (8.66%) IBM
11 11 (8.66%) AlgoSec
11 11 (8.66%) Tufin
12 7 (5.51%) Crossbeam
13 6 (4.72%) Splunk
13 6 (4.72%) Dell
13 6 (4.72%) Nortel
13 6 (4.72%) McAfee
13 6 (4.72%) Radware
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