The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Engineer
South East / Berkshire
Rank 96 106 105
Rank change year-on-year +10 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 5 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.27% 0.81% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.88% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 8
Median daily rate £413 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £428 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £448 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -6.94% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 - £36.00

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 1727 2278 2702
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.30% 92.56% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 1177 1385
Median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 73 84
Median hourly rate £15.70 £26.50 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.75% +53.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 0 4 £375 -
Newbury - 1 - -
Security Engineer
South East

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) CCIE
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Retail
3 2 (22.22%) F5
3 2 (22.22%) AirWatch
3 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security
3 2 (22.22%) CISSP
3 2 (22.22%) CCNA
3 2 (22.22%) VBScript
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (11.11%) Android
4 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) Open Source
4 1 (11.11%) vSphere
4 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 1 (11.11%) Computer Science

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security
3 1 (11.11%) BIG-IP
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (11.11%) OSPF
3 1 (11.11%) SNMP
3 1 (11.11%) VLAN
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
3 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) 802.1X
1 1 (11.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) Data Loss Prevention
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 1 (11.11%) Identity Management
2 1 (11.11%) Information Security
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) ITSM
2 1 (11.11%) Line Management
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Pair Programming
2 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) TDD
2 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
1 2 (22.22%) VBScript
2 1 (11.11%) C
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CCIE
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CCNA
2 2 (22.22%) CISSP
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
1 1 (11.11%) QA
1 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) AirWatch
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) Stealthwatch
2 1 (11.11%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco
1 3 (33.33%) Citrix
1 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) F5
3 1 (11.11%) Aruba
3 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
3 1 (11.11%) EMC
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) Lancope
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto
3 1 (11.11%) Sourcefire
3 1 (11.11%) Splunk