The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 188 195
Rank change year-on-year -31 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 24 81 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.31% 0.90% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.95% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 35 35
Median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £299 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £523 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 11
Median hourly rate £60.00 - £21.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year +11.11% +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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7309 8525 8846
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.59% 94.96% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4270 5079 5054
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
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 317 385 418
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.44 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.38% +20.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in the South East

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Engineer in the South East

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in the South East over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Engineer in the South East

Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Engineer in the South East

Security Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Hampshire +1 10 £463 +8.82% 1
Surrey +4 6 £513 +2.50% 1
Berkshire -22 6 £450 +8.43% 4
Kent 0 4 £525 -
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 49 (66.22%) Firewall
2 42 (56.76%) Network Security
3 35 (47.30%) Cisco
4 27 (36.49%) Palo Alto
5 26 (35.14%) Juniper
6 23 (31.08%) CheckPoint
7 21 (28.38%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (22.97%) Kalman Filter
8 17 (22.97%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (20.27%) Intrusion Detection
10 13 (17.57%) WAN
10 13 (17.57%) Data Centre
11 12 (16.22%) F5
11 12 (16.22%) Security Cleared
11 12 (16.22%) VPN
11 12 (16.22%) CCNP
11 12 (16.22%) Blue Coat
12 11 (14.86%) CCIE
12 11 (14.86%) SC Cleared
13 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
13 10 (13.51%) Web Filtering
13 10 (13.51%) TCP/IP
13 10 (13.51%) Linux
14 9 (12.16%) Information Security
14 9 (12.16%) CISSP
14 9 (12.16%) Amazon AWS
15 8 (10.81%) BGP
15 8 (10.81%) DNS
16 7 (9.46%) LAN
16 7 (9.46%) Windows

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (5.41%) Skype for Business
2 3 (4.05%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (12.16%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (66.22%) Firewall
2 42 (56.76%) Network Security
3 17 (22.97%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (20.27%) Intrusion Detection
5 13 (17.57%) WAN
6 12 (16.22%) VPN
7 10 (13.51%) TCP/IP
8 8 (10.81%) BGP
8 8 (10.81%) DNS
9 7 (9.46%) LAN
10 6 (8.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (8.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (6.76%) NetScaler
11 5 (6.76%) SSL
11 5 (6.76%) VoIP
12 4 (5.41%) Ethernet
12 4 (5.41%) Skype
13 3 (4.05%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (4.05%) Internet
13 3 (4.05%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) MySQL
General
1 7 (9.46%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.11%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Retail
3 3 (4.05%) Publishing
4 2 (2.70%) Electronics
4 2 (2.70%) Legal
5 1 (1.35%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) Web Services
1 2 (2.70%) XML
2 1 (1.35%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.35%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.57%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.46%) PKI
3 5 (6.76%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.70%) CESG
6 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.35%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.35%) DataPower
6 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.35%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.51%) Linux
2 7 (9.46%) Windows
3 4 (5.41%) Unix
3 4 (5.41%) Windows 10
3 4 (5.41%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.05%) Android
5 2 (2.70%) CentOS
5 2 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.97%) Kalman Filter
2 10 (13.51%) Web Filtering
3 9 (12.16%) Information Security
4 7 (9.46%) SIEM
5 6 (8.11%) Load Balancing
5 6 (8.11%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (6.76%) Database Security
6 5 (6.76%) ITIL
6 5 (6.76%) Problem Management
6 5 (6.76%) Security Architecture
7 4 (5.41%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (4.05%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (4.05%) Data Loss Prevention
8 3 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.05%) Ethical Hacking
8 3 (4.05%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.70%) Network Management
9 2 (2.70%) Regulatory Compliance
9 2 (2.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.76%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.41%) C++
3 3 (4.05%) C
4 2 (2.70%) PHP
4 2 (2.70%) Python
4 2 (2.70%) VBScript
5 1 (1.35%) Java
5 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.35%) Perl
5 1 (1.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (28.38%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (16.22%) CCNP
2 12 (16.22%) Security Cleared
3 11 (14.86%) CCIE
3 11 (14.86%) SC Cleared
4 9 (12.16%) CISSP
5 6 (8.11%) CCNA
6 5 (6.76%) CCIE Security
6 5 (6.76%) Degree
7 4 (5.41%) CCSA
7 4 (5.41%) CCSE
8 3 (4.05%) JNCIA
8 3 (4.05%) JNCIP
8 3 (4.05%) JNCIS
9 2 (2.70%) CCIE Service Provider
9 2 (2.70%) CCSP
9 2 (2.70%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (2.70%) CREST Certified
10 1 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.35%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (6.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (5.41%) HIPAA
2 4 (5.41%) RMADS
3 3 (4.05%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.70%) JSP 440
4 2 (2.70%) SLA
5 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (1.35%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (5.41%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.41%) ProxySG
1 4 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.70%) Firmware
3 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) SCCM
2 4 (5.41%) SCOM
3 3 (4.05%) Nagios
4 2 (2.70%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.70%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.35%) Kibana
5 1 (1.35%) Nessus
Vendors
1 35 (47.30%) Cisco
2 27 (36.49%) Palo Alto
3 26 (35.14%) Juniper
4 23 (31.08%) CheckPoint
5 12 (16.22%) Blue Coat
5 12 (16.22%) F5
6 7 (9.46%) Brocade
7 6 (8.11%) McAfee
7 6 (8.11%) Microsoft
8 5 (6.76%) VMware
9 4 (5.41%) Citrix
9 4 (5.41%) SolarWinds
9 4 (5.41%) Splunk
10 3 (4.05%) Foundry
11 1 (1.35%) Aruba
11 1 (1.35%) FireEye
11 1 (1.35%) IronPort
11 1 (1.35%) LogLogic
11 1 (1.35%) Sourcefire
11 1 (1.35%) Tufin