Period
to 11 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Engineer
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 81 134 147
Rank change year-on-year +53 +13 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 18 46 17
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.06% 1.08% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.14% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 11
Median daily rate £425 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £333 £242 £425
90th Percentile £563 £510 £513
South East median daily rate £406 £440 £475
% change year-on-year -7.67% -7.37% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.50 - -
South East median hourly rate £19.50 £43.91 £147.50
% change year-on-year -55.59% -70.23% +144.06%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 1,585 4,024 3,737
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.68% 94.33% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 850 2,013 1,960
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43% +0.61%
10th Percentile £231 £262 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 136 102
Median hourly rate £26.71 £20.38 £18.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.07% +12.51% +20.73%
10th Percentile £15.96 £12.00 £8.01
90th Percentile £52.04 £73.75 £48.55
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year - +20.32% +6.86%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Security Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Berkshire

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Engineer in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Security Engineer in Berkshire

Security Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Engineer in Berkshire over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Security Engineer in Berkshire

Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Engineer in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Security Engineer in Berkshire

Security Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 11 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidenhead +17 5 £381 -
Reading +28 4 £513 +36.67% 2
Windsor - 3 £425 -
Newbury +6 2 - -
Security Engineer
South East

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, Security Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (38.89%) Network Security
2 6 (33.33%) Azure
2 6 (33.33%) Firewall
3 5 (27.78%) VPN
4 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 4 (22.22%) Cisco
4 4 (22.22%) Information Security
4 4 (22.22%) QA
4 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
5 3 (16.67%) Security Operations
5 3 (16.67%) SIEM
5 3 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (16.67%) Migration
5 3 (16.67%) Identity Management
5 3 (16.67%) Back Office
5 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 3 (16.67%) SAML
5 3 (16.67%) TACACS
5 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 3 (16.67%) Juniper
5 3 (16.67%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (11.11%) Demisto
6 2 (11.11%) Carbon Black
6 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco Firepower
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (11.11%) CCNA
6 2 (11.11%) Symantec

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Azure
2 2 (11.11%) AWS
2 2 (11.11%) G Suite
3 1 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.56%) GCP
3 1 (5.56%) IaaS
3 1 (5.56%) PaaS
3 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) Network Security
2 6 (33.33%) Firewall
3 5 (27.78%) VPN
4 3 (16.67%) TACACS
5 2 (11.11%) BGP
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco Firepower
5 2 (11.11%) LAN
5 2 (11.11%) MPLS
5 2 (11.11%) OSPF
5 2 (11.11%) RIP
5 2 (11.11%) WAN
6 1 (5.56%) DSL
6 1 (5.56%) EIGRP
6 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
6 1 (5.56%) IPsec
6 1 (5.56%) Junos
6 1 (5.56%) Skype
6 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
6 1 (5.56%) xDSL
General
1 3 (16.67%) Back Office
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Legal
2 2 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) SAML
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.56%) jQuery
2 1 (5.56%) React
2 1 (5.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Android
1 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Information Security
2 3 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (16.67%) Identity Management
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (16.67%) Migration
2 3 (16.67%) Security Operations
2 3 (16.67%) SIEM
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) Data Security
3 2 (11.11%) Internal Audit
3 2 (11.11%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 2 (11.11%) Network Design
3 2 (11.11%) Patch Management
3 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 2 (11.11%) Security Architecture
3 2 (11.11%) Security Hardening
3 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Java
1 2 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (5.56%) Apple Swift
2 1 (5.56%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
2 1 (5.56%) Perl
2 1 (5.56%) PHP
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CCNA
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.56%) CCDP
2 1 (5.56%) CCIP
2 1 (5.56%) CCNP
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (11.11%) Demisto
2 2 (11.11%) QRadar
3 1 (5.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco
2 3 (16.67%) Juniper
3 2 (11.11%) Carbon Black
3 2 (11.11%) Google
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) Symantec
4 1 (5.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (5.56%) ArcSight
4 1 (5.56%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
4 1 (5.56%) CrowdStrike
4 1 (5.56%) CyberArk
4 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
4 1 (5.56%) Okta
4 1 (5.56%) Qualys
4 1 (5.56%) Riverbed
4 1 (5.56%) Splunk
4 1 (5.56%) Trend Micro
4 1 (5.56%) Zscaler