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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Engineer
Rank 142 109 122
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 5 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% 0.14% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.15% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
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£311 - £330
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 - £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 - £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £340
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
- -26.78%
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
3159 1992 2876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.74% 92.39% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2060 1278 1647
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 167 243
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Gloucestershire -12 2 - - 3
Wiltshire -13 2 £398 -
Bristol - 1 £225 -
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 16 (88.89%) Cisco
2 15 (83.33%) Juniper
3 13 (72.22%) Firewall
4 12 (66.67%) Network Security
4 12 (66.67%) F5
5 9 (50.00%) McAfee
6 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
8 5 (27.78%) BGP
8 5 (27.78%) Blue Coat
8 5 (27.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (27.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
10 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
10 3 (16.67%) Sourcefire
10 3 (16.67%) IronPort
10 3 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
10 3 (16.67%) ProxySG
10 3 (16.67%) Change Management
10 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
10 3 (16.67%) MPLS
10 3 (16.67%) OSPF
10 3 (16.67%) CCNP
10 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (11.11%) VPN
11 2 (11.11%) CCSP
11 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
11 2 (11.11%) Windows
11 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (5.56%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) Firewall
2 12 (66.67%) Network Security
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (27.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (27.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 5 (27.78%) BGP
5 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (16.67%) MPLS
6 3 (16.67%) OSPF
7 2 (11.11%) VPN
8 1 (5.56%) BIG-IP
8 1 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (5.56%) LAN
8 1 (5.56%) WAN
8 1 (5.56%) Junos
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Change Management
2 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.56%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Perl
1 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) CCNP
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (11.11%) CCSP
4 1 (5.56%) CCIE
4 1 (5.56%) CCSE
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Cisco
2 15 (83.33%) Juniper
3 12 (66.67%) F5
4 9 (50.00%) McAfee
5 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 5 (27.78%) Blue Coat
7 3 (16.67%) Sourcefire
7 3 (16.67%) IronPort
8 2 (11.11%) Microsoft