Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 92 96
Rank change year-on-year +12 +4 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 6 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.48% 0.35% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.39% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
Reading median daily rate £550 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +5.88% -15.00%
10th Percentile £365 £338 £364
90th Percentile £570 £563 £505
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £401 £425
% change year-on-year +12.36% -5.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £45.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1,178 1,284 1,812
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.49% 90.55% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 671 1,083
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £255 £238 £226
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 73 123
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -44.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £10.90 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £41.50 £52.66 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.45% -27.50% +17.65%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Reading

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Engineer in Reading

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in Reading over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Engineer in Reading

Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Engineer in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Reading region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
1 3 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (33.33%) SIEM
2 2 (33.33%) CISSP
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Radware
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (16.67%) SSL
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) CCIE
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) BT
3 1 (16.67%) IPsec
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) CCSA
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) CCSE
3 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design
3 1 (16.67%) Network Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (16.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) HP Helion
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (16.67%) IPsec
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (33.33%) SIEM
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design
3 1 (16.67%) Network Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Management
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Threat Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (33.33%) CISSP
2 1 (16.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 1 (16.67%) CCIE
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) CCSA
2 1 (16.67%) CCSE
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) ISSAP
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) BT
1 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix
1 1 (16.67%) F5
1 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
1 1 (16.67%) Juniper
1 1 (16.67%) Radware