Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 25 November 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 89 100
Rank change year-on-year 0 +11 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 15 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.94% 0.93% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.97% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 1
Hertfordshire median daily rate £525 £475 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +31.94% -
10th Percentile £513 £260 £355
90th Percentile £538 £550 £365
East of England median daily rate £463 £356 £369
% change year-on-year +29.82% -3.39% +18.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £12.00
East of England median hourly rate - - £57.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies in Hertfordshire with a recognized job title 1480 1344 1521
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.08% 96.55% 94.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 779 773
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £200 £210 £190
90th Percentile £575 £538 £555
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +6.45% - +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 78 157
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -11.76% +12.25%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £52.88 £41.50
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year -19.10% +5.95% +5.00%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Hertfordshire

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Engineer in Hertfordshire

Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Engineer in Hertfordshire

Security Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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
Hatfield - 6 - -
Watford -5 2 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - - 1
Security Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (53.33%) Firewall
3 7 (46.67%) Symantec
3 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (46.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 7 (46.67%) Network Security
4 6 (40.00%) Unix
4 6 (40.00%) Windows
4 6 (40.00%) Linux
4 6 (40.00%) CISM
4 6 (40.00%) CISSP
5 5 (33.33%) CCNP
5 5 (33.33%) JNCIP
5 5 (33.33%) OpenStack
5 5 (33.33%) Data Loss Prevention
6 3 (20.00%) FireEye
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (20.00%) Computer Architecture
6 3 (20.00%) Regular Expression
6 3 (20.00%) HTTP
6 3 (20.00%) SSL
6 3 (20.00%) Python
6 3 (20.00%) HTML
6 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (20.00%) Perl
6 3 (20.00%) SQL
6 3 (20.00%) CSS
6 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (20.00%) EMC

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 5 (33.33%) OpenStack
2 2 (13.33%) Site Server
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) Firewall
2 7 (46.67%) Network Security
3 3 (20.00%) HTTP
3 3 (20.00%) SSL
4 2 (13.33%) LAN
4 2 (13.33%) WAN
4 2 (13.33%) Wireless
5 1 (6.67%) Internet
5 1 (6.67%) VLAN
General
1 2 (13.33%) Law
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) CSS
1 3 (20.00%) HTML
1 3 (20.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
1 6 (40.00%) Unix
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (33.33%) Data Loss Prevention
3 3 (20.00%) Computer Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (13.33%) Programme Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Content Management
5 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
5 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.67%) Security Operations
5 1 (6.67%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (20.00%) Perl
1 3 (20.00%) Python
1 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (40.00%) CISM
2 6 (40.00%) CISSP
3 5 (33.33%) CCNP
3 5 (33.33%) JNCIP
4 2 (13.33%) CCNA
4 2 (13.33%) CCSA
5 1 (6.67%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (13.33%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Symantec
2 3 (20.00%) EMC
2 3 (20.00%) FireEye
2 3 (20.00%) Intel
2 3 (20.00%) McAfee
3 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco