The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 76 95
Rank change year-on-year -15 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 7 46 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.38% 1.93% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 2.08% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 5
Median daily rate £475 £420 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.09% +31.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £262 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £458 £387
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.93% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £21.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £40.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year +14.19% +87.93%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1687 2209 2236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 91.78% 92.82% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 823 1179 1120
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 98 92
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -30.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.80 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Security Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Berkshire

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Engineer in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Engineer in Berkshire

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in Berkshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Engineer in Berkshire

Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +7 4 £550 +74.60% 2
Reading +1 2 £410 -1.20% 2
Newbury +3 1 £450 -
Security Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Security Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (54.55%) Retail
2 5 (45.45%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (45.45%) Firewall
3 4 (36.36%) Information Security
3 4 (36.36%) Splunk
4 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (27.27%) CCIE
4 3 (27.27%) CCNA
4 3 (27.27%) CISSP
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (18.18%) VBScript
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL
5 2 (18.18%) Service Management
5 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
5 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 2 (18.18%) VMware
5 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (18.18%) Network Security
5 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 2 (18.18%) AirWatch
5 2 (18.18%) Data Loss Prevention
5 2 (18.18%) Citrix
6 1 (9.09%) Programme Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
6 1 (9.09%) Palo Alto
6 1 (9.09%) FortiGate

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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (18.18%) Network Security
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (9.09%) SSL
4 1 (9.09%) VLAN
4 1 (9.09%) VPN
General
1 6 (54.55%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (36.36%) Information Security
3 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (18.18%) Data Loss Prevention
4 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (18.18%) Service Management
5 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 1 (9.09%) ITSM
5 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (9.09%) Programme Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) SIEM
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
1 2 (18.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CCIE
1 3 (27.27%) CCNA
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (27.27%) CISSP
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) AirWatch
2 1 (9.09%) FortiGate
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Splunk
2 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) McAfee
3 1 (9.09%) Palo Alto