The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 132 108 126
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 13 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.40% 0.18% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.19% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 7
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£450 £425 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £425 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.00%
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3033 2092 2947
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.29% 92.98% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1954 1296 1726
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 167 238
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -31.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Security Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Security Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Security Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Security Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Security Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Security Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Security Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. 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
Wiltshire 0 10 £450 +5.88% 1
Bristol - - - -
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 26 (92.86%) Cisco
2 24 (85.71%) Juniper
3 23 (82.14%) Firewall
4 22 (78.57%) Network Security
5 20 (71.43%) F5
6 16 (57.14%) CheckPoint
6 16 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (46.43%) BGP
8 11 (39.29%) OSPF
9 10 (35.71%) Windows
9 10 (35.71%) Load Balancing
10 9 (32.14%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (32.14%) Junos
10 9 (32.14%) McAfee
11 7 (25.00%) Linux
12 5 (17.86%) Cisco PIX
12 5 (17.86%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (17.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 5 (17.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 5 (17.86%) Blue Coat
13 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
13 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
14 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
14 3 (10.71%) Change Management
14 3 (10.71%) MPLS
14 3 (10.71%) CCNP
14 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (10.71%) IronPort
14 3 (10.71%) ProxySG
14 3 (10.71%) Sourcefire

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (3.57%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 23 (82.14%) Firewall
2 22 (78.57%) Network Security
3 16 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (46.43%) BGP
5 11 (39.29%) OSPF
6 9 (32.14%) Cisco IOS
6 9 (32.14%) Junos
7 5 (17.86%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (17.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (17.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (17.86%) Cisco PIX
8 3 (10.71%) MPLS
9 2 (7.14%) LAN
9 2 (7.14%) WAN
9 2 (7.14%) VPN
10 1 (3.57%) SAN
10 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
10 1 (3.57%) BIG-IP
General
1 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Load Balancing
2 3 (10.71%) Change Management
3 2 (7.14%) Network Planning
4 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) Perl
1 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) CCNP
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.14%) CCSP
4 1 (3.57%) CCIE
4 1 (3.57%) CCSE
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 26 (92.86%) Cisco
2 24 (85.71%) Juniper
3 20 (71.43%) F5
4 16 (57.14%) CheckPoint
5 9 (32.14%) McAfee
6 5 (17.86%) Blue Coat
7 3 (10.71%) Sourcefire
7 3 (10.71%) IronPort
8 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
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