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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Engineer
Rank 199 177 212
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 71 66 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.75% 0.72% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.78% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 32 6
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£388 £425 £276
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £345 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.52% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £35.75
Security Engineer
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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 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
8768 8425 7847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.28% 91.79% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5222 4592 4097
Average daily rate £375 £350 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 403 523
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.48 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% -3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +4 29 £328 -18.12% 2
Hampshire -16 22 £425 - 3
Buckinghamshire +2 9 £550 -
Surrey -3 8 £400 -17.94% 3
Kent - 2 £425 - 1
Oxfordshire -19 1 £315 -37.00% 2
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 67 (47.18%) Firewall
2 57 (40.14%) CheckPoint
3 55 (38.73%) Cisco
4 53 (37.32%) Network Security
5 42 (29.58%) Security Cleared
6 32 (22.54%) Windows
7 31 (21.83%) Cisco ASA
8 30 (21.13%) F5
9 29 (20.42%) Linux
9 29 (20.42%) TCP/IP
10 27 (19.01%) Cisco Certification
10 27 (19.01%) SC Cleared
11 25 (17.61%) Juniper
12 22 (15.49%) PKI
13 20 (14.08%) McAfee
13 20 (14.08%) Active Directory
13 20 (14.08%) UNIX
14 19 (13.38%) ITIL
14 19 (13.38%) CCNP
15 18 (12.68%) Microsoft
15 18 (12.68%) Blue Coat
16 17 (11.97%) Kalman Filter
16 17 (11.97%) VPN
17 15 (10.56%) CCSE
17 15 (10.56%) Finance
17 15 (10.56%) VMware
17 15 (10.56%) Data Centre
18 14 (9.86%) Intrusion Detection
18 14 (9.86%) WAN
18 14 (9.86%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (5.63%) Apache
2 6 (4.23%) JBoss
3 3 (2.11%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.70%) Lync
4 1 (0.70%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (4.93%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.23%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 67 (47.18%) Firewall
2 53 (37.32%) Network Security
3 31 (21.83%) Cisco ASA
4 29 (20.42%) TCP/IP
5 17 (11.97%) VPN
6 14 (9.86%) WAN
6 14 (9.86%) Intrusion Detection
7 13 (9.15%) LAN
8 12 (8.45%) OSPF
8 12 (8.45%) BGP
9 10 (7.04%) SSL
9 10 (7.04%) Wireless
9 10 (7.04%) IPsec
9 10 (7.04%) DNS
10 8 (5.63%) 4G
10 8 (5.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 7 (4.93%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (4.93%) Cisco PIX
12 6 (4.23%) NX-OS
12 6 (4.23%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Subversion
1 1 (0.70%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.70%) Rational DOORS
General
1 15 (10.56%) Finance
2 12 (8.45%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.11%) Back Office
3 3 (2.11%) Banking
3 3 (2.11%) Retail
4 2 (1.41%) Billing
4 2 (1.41%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.41%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.70%) Advertising
5 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.41%) JSP
2 1 (0.70%) SAML
2 1 (0.70%) Middleware
2 1 (0.70%) OAuth
2 1 (0.70%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.70%) OAuth2
2 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (0.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.49%) PKI
2 15 (10.56%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.23%) DataPower
4 6 (4.23%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.52%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.11%) SecurID
7 3 (2.11%) Clustering
8 1 (0.70%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.70%) e-Health
8 1 (0.70%) Replication
8 1 (0.70%) EPoS
8 1 (0.70%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 32 (22.54%) Windows
2 29 (20.42%) Linux
3 20 (14.08%) UNIX
4 10 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.82%) Solaris
8 3 (2.11%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.41%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.38%) ITIL
2 17 (11.97%) Kalman Filter
3 13 (9.15%) SIEM
4 10 (7.04%) Change Control
5 9 (6.34%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (6.34%) Cyber Security
6 8 (5.63%) Security Architecture
6 8 (5.63%) Change Management
6 8 (5.63%) Information Security
6 8 (5.63%) Incident Management
7 7 (4.93%) Configuration Management
7 7 (4.93%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (4.23%) Network Design
9 5 (3.52%) Load Balancing
9 5 (3.52%) Service Management
10 4 (2.82%) Project Management
10 4 (2.82%) PRINCE2
10 4 (2.82%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (2.82%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (2.82%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.45%) Perl
2 9 (6.34%) SQL
3 8 (5.63%) Shell Script
4 6 (4.23%) PHP
4 6 (4.23%) Java
5 4 (2.82%) C++
5 4 (2.82%) C
5 4 (2.82%) Python
6 3 (2.11%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.41%) C#
8 1 (0.70%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.70%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 42 (29.58%) Security Cleared
2 27 (19.01%) SC Cleared
2 27 (19.01%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (13.38%) CCNP
4 15 (10.56%) CCSE
5 12 (8.45%) CISSP
6 11 (7.75%) CCNA
7 10 (7.04%) CCSA
8 7 (4.93%) CCIE
9 6 (4.23%) DV Cleared
9 6 (4.23%) Degree
10 4 (2.82%) CCSP
11 3 (2.11%) ACSA
12 2 (1.41%) CEH
12 2 (1.41%) GCIH
12 2 (1.41%) CISA
13 1 (0.70%) GIAC
13 1 (0.70%) CCDP
13 1 (0.70%) GCFA
13 1 (0.70%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.63%) SLA
2 7 (4.93%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.41%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (14.08%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.63%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.93%) Snort
5 4 (2.82%) ProxySG
5 4 (2.82%) XenApp
6 3 (2.11%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.11%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.70%) vSphere
7 1 (0.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (5.63%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (2.11%) MIMEsweeper
2 3 (2.11%) MAILsweeper
2 3 (2.11%) Nessus
2 3 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.70%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.70%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 57 (40.14%) CheckPoint
2 55 (38.73%) Cisco
3 30 (21.13%) F5
4 25 (17.61%) Juniper
5 20 (14.08%) McAfee
6 18 (12.68%) Blue Coat
6 18 (12.68%) Microsoft
7 15 (10.56%) VMware
8 12 (8.45%) Fortinet
9 11 (7.75%) Nokia
10 10 (7.04%) NetScout
11 9 (6.34%) Sourcefire
11 9 (6.34%) TippingPoint
12 8 (5.63%) HP
13 7 (4.93%) Remedy
14 6 (4.23%) Imperva
15 5 (3.52%) ArcSight
15 5 (3.52%) SolarWinds
15 5 (3.52%) Sophos
15 5 (3.52%) Tripwire
Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £60.87 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £17.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Kent
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 25 days ago