The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £436 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Engineer
England / South East
Rank 192 197 182
Rank change year-on-year +5 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 49 71 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.62% 0.77% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.81% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 30 41
Median daily rate £436 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.05% +24.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £502 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £440 £375
% change year-on-year -4.82% +17.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.87 - -
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 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 7384 8741 9195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.02% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4172 5330 4925
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 376 447
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 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
Oxfordshire - 19 £450 -
Hampshire +2 13 £451 +10.06% 2
Buckinghamshire 0 6 £260 -
Berkshire +10 5 £413 -5.71% 1
Surrey -10 4 £375 -21.05% 6
Middlesex - 1 £450 -
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 68 (60.71%) Firewall
2 66 (58.93%) Network Security
3 51 (45.54%) Cisco
4 39 (34.82%) Juniper
5 38 (33.93%) Palo Alto
6 30 (26.79%) CheckPoint
7 25 (22.32%) F5
8 24 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
8 24 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (21.43%) Data Centre
9 23 (20.54%) Kalman Filter
9 23 (20.54%) WAN
10 22 (19.64%) Telecoms
11 20 (17.86%) Intrusion Detection
12 19 (16.96%) PCI DSS
12 19 (16.96%) VPN
12 19 (16.96%) Web Filtering
13 18 (16.07%) Information Security
14 17 (15.18%) Blue Coat
14 17 (15.18%) Load Balancing
15 16 (14.29%) Brocade
15 16 (14.29%) LAN
16 14 (12.50%) Finance
16 14 (12.50%) CISSP
17 13 (11.61%) CCNP
17 13 (11.61%) SSL
17 13 (11.61%) Microsoft Azure
17 13 (11.61%) PowerShell
18 12 (10.71%) Problem Management
18 12 (10.71%) Security Cleared

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (2.68%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.89%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.14%) AWS CloudTrail
3 7 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.89%) IaaS
4 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (60.71%) Firewall
2 66 (58.93%) Network Security
3 24 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
4 23 (20.54%) WAN
5 20 (17.86%) Intrusion Detection
6 19 (16.96%) VPN
7 16 (14.29%) LAN
8 13 (11.61%) SSL
9 12 (10.71%) TCP/IP
10 11 (9.82%) BGP
10 11 (9.82%) DNS
11 10 (8.93%) NetScaler
12 9 (8.04%) OSPF
12 9 (8.04%) Wireless
13 7 (6.25%) Junos
13 7 (6.25%) VoIP
14 6 (5.36%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (5.36%) Ethernet
14 6 (5.36%) Internet
15 5 (4.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.79%) MySQL
2 1 (0.89%) MariaDB
2 1 (0.89%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.79%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.89%) JIRA
General
1 22 (19.64%) Telecoms
2 14 (12.50%) Finance
3 4 (3.57%) Banking
4 3 (2.68%) Legal
4 3 (2.68%) Publishing
4 3 (2.68%) Retail
5 2 (1.79%) Electronics
6 1 (0.89%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.89%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.93%) Web Services
2 9 (8.04%) REST
3 4 (3.57%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.93%) PKI
3 9 (8.04%) Management Information System
4 8 (7.14%) Public Cloud
5 6 (5.36%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.79%) CESG
7 1 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.89%) DataPower
7 1 (0.89%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.82%) Linux
2 10 (8.93%) Windows
3 5 (4.46%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.57%) Unix
4 4 (3.57%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.68%) Android
6 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.89%) CentOS
6 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.89%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.54%) Kalman Filter
2 19 (16.96%) Web Filtering
3 18 (16.07%) Information Security
4 17 (15.18%) Load Balancing
5 12 (10.71%) ITIL
5 12 (10.71%) Problem Management
6 10 (8.93%) Change Management
6 10 (8.93%) SIEM
7 9 (8.04%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (7.14%) Database Security
8 8 (7.14%) Project Management
9 7 (6.25%) Business Transformation
9 7 (6.25%) DNA
9 7 (6.25%) Service Management
10 6 (5.36%) Incident Management
10 6 (5.36%) Network Architecture
11 5 (4.46%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (4.46%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (4.46%) Security Operations
12 4 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.61%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.68%) C
2 3 (2.68%) C++
3 2 (1.79%) Java
3 2 (1.79%) VBScript
4 1 (0.89%) Perl
4 1 (0.89%) PHP
4 1 (0.89%) Python
4 1 (0.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (12.50%) CISSP
3 13 (11.61%) CCNP
4 12 (10.71%) Security Cleared
5 11 (9.82%) CCIE
6 10 (8.93%) SC Cleared
7 9 (8.04%) CCNA
8 7 (6.25%) Degree
8 7 (6.25%) JNCIA
8 7 (6.25%) JNCIP
8 7 (6.25%) JNCIS
9 5 (4.46%) CCSP
10 2 (1.79%) CCSE
10 2 (1.79%) CISA
10 2 (1.79%) CISM
10 2 (1.79%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.89%) CCDE
11 1 (0.89%) CCSA
11 1 (0.89%) CEH
11 1 (0.89%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (16.96%) PCI DSS
2 12 (10.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (9.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (8.04%) HIPAA
5 4 (3.57%) RMADS
6 3 (2.68%) JSP 440
7 2 (1.79%) SLA
8 1 (0.89%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.89%) PMO
8 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.46%) Active Directory
1 5 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.79%) Firmware
2 2 (1.79%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.89%) Gluster
3 1 (0.89%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (8.04%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (8.04%) Puppet
2 5 (4.46%) SCCM
3 4 (3.57%) SCOM
4 3 (2.68%) Nagios
5 2 (1.79%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.79%) Ansible
5 2 (1.79%) Stealthwatch
5 2 (1.79%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.89%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.89%) Nessus
6 1 (0.89%) Salt
Vendors
1 51 (45.54%) Cisco
2 39 (34.82%) Juniper
3 38 (33.93%) Palo Alto
4 30 (26.79%) CheckPoint
5 25 (22.32%) F5
6 17 (15.18%) Blue Coat
7 16 (14.29%) Brocade
8 9 (8.04%) Intel Security
9 7 (6.25%) Bluefish Communications
9 7 (6.25%) VMware
10 6 (5.36%) Citrix
10 6 (5.36%) FireEye
10 6 (5.36%) Microsoft
10 6 (5.36%) TippingPoint
11 4 (3.57%) Qualys
11 4 (3.57%) Sourcefire
12 3 (2.68%) Aruba
12 3 (2.68%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.68%) Tufin
13 2 (1.79%) Riverbed
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