Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 October 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
England > South East
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 292 295 232
Rank change year-on-year +3 -63 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 86 72 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.53% 0.44% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.47% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 48 92
South East median daily rate £450 £494 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.86% +16.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £363 £320 £313
90th Percentile £510 £623 £531
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
South East median hourly rate £67.00 £60.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.67% - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £47.83 £29.50
% change year-on-year +4.54% +62.14% +22.92%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,405 15,373 15,995
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.42% 94.67% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,238 9,127 9,562
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
10th Percentile £250 £241 £231
90th Percentile £580 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 631 787
South East median hourly rate £20.12 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.79% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 21 October 2018. 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
Thames Valley +2 34 £450 - 9
Surrey +1 28 £450 -14.29% 10
Hampshire -24 21 £450 +5.88% 7
Berkshire -2 15 £475 -10.59% 6
Oxfordshire -1 10 £405 -10.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +19 9 £450 +164.71% 1
East Sussex -1 2 - - 4
West Sussex - 2 £375 - 2
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, Security Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 57 (66.28%) Firewall
2 44 (51.16%) Network Security
3 39 (45.35%) Cisco
4 29 (33.72%) Palo Alto
5 28 (32.56%) CheckPoint
6 24 (27.91%) Juniper
7 21 (24.42%) Linux
7 21 (24.42%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (23.26%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (19.77%) PKI
10 16 (18.60%) CCNP
10 16 (18.60%) Blue Coat
11 15 (17.44%) SC Cleared
11 15 (17.44%) Security Cleared
12 14 (16.28%) Cisco ISE
12 14 (16.28%) Windows
13 13 (15.12%) F5
13 13 (15.12%) Cybersecurity
14 11 (12.79%) FortiGate
14 11 (12.79%) VPN
14 11 (12.79%) CCSE
14 11 (12.79%) Information Security
14 11 (12.79%) Finance
14 11 (12.79%) Migration
15 9 (10.47%) Kalman Filter
15 9 (10.47%) Web Filtering
16 8 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
16 8 (9.30%) Performance Tuning
16 8 (9.30%) SIEM
17 7 (8.14%) BIG-IP

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 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.49%) Office 365
4 1 (1.16%) HP Helion
4 1 (1.16%) IaaS
4 1 (1.16%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.16%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.16%) PaaS
4 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (66.28%) Firewall
2 44 (51.16%) Network Security
3 21 (24.42%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (16.28%) Cisco ISE
5 11 (12.79%) VPN
6 7 (8.14%) BIG-IP
6 7 (8.14%) Internet
6 7 (8.14%) Wireless
7 6 (6.98%) Cisco Firepower
8 5 (5.81%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (5.81%) TCP/IP
9 4 (4.65%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (4.65%) LAN
9 4 (4.65%) MPLS
9 4 (4.65%) NX-OS
10 3 (3.49%) BGP
10 3 (3.49%) IPsec
10 3 (3.49%) Kerberos
10 3 (3.49%) OSPF
10 3 (3.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
1 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.16%) Big Data
2 1 (1.16%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.16%) JIRA
1 1 (1.16%) Selenium
1 1 (1.16%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (12.79%) Finance
2 2 (2.33%) Automotive
2 2 (2.33%) Banking
2 2 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.16%) Electronics
3 1 (1.16%) Games
3 1 (1.16%) Legal
3 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.49%) LDAP
1 3 (3.49%) OAuth
1 3 (3.49%) OAuth2
1 3 (3.49%) XML
2 2 (2.33%) Flash
2 2 (2.33%) JSON
3 1 (1.16%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.16%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.16%) HTML
3 1 (1.16%) Kafka
3 1 (1.16%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.16%) REST
3 1 (1.16%) RESTful
3 1 (1.16%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.77%) PKI
2 5 (5.81%) Replication
3 4 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (4.65%) Wiki
4 3 (3.49%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.33%) CESG
5 2 (2.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.33%) Fintech
5 2 (2.33%) User Experience
6 1 (1.16%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.16%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.16%) DataPower
6 1 (1.16%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.16%) MPEG
6 1 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 21 (24.42%) Linux
2 14 (16.28%) Windows
3 3 (3.49%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.33%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.16%) CentOS
5 1 (1.16%) Check Point GAiA
5 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.12%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (12.79%) Information Security
2 11 (12.79%) Migration
3 9 (10.47%) Kalman Filter
3 9 (10.47%) Web Filtering
4 8 (9.30%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (9.30%) SIEM
5 7 (8.14%) Security Hardening
6 6 (6.98%) Cryptography
7 5 (5.81%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (5.81%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 4 (4.65%) Presales
8 4 (4.65%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (4.65%) Scenario Testing
9 3 (3.49%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 3 (3.49%) Time Management
9 3 (3.49%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 3 (3.49%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.14%) Python
2 5 (5.81%) Java
3 4 (4.65%) C#
4 3 (3.49%) C++
5 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.33%) Scala
5 2 (2.33%) SQL
6 1 (1.16%) C
6 1 (1.16%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (23.26%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (18.60%) CCNP
3 15 (17.44%) SC Cleared
3 15 (17.44%) Security Cleared
4 11 (12.79%) CCSE
5 7 (8.14%) CCIE
5 7 (8.14%) CCSA
5 7 (8.14%) Check Point Certification
5 7 (8.14%) Degree
6 6 (6.98%) CISSP
7 4 (4.65%) CISM
7 4 (4.65%) JNCIE
8 3 (3.49%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (3.49%) CISA
8 3 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (3.49%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.33%) CCDP
9 2 (2.33%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (2.33%) CRISC
9 2 (2.33%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) GPG13
2 3 (3.49%) GDPR
2 3 (3.49%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.33%) SLA
4 1 (1.16%) GAMP
System Software
1 7 (8.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.49%) ProxySG
3 2 (2.33%) Docker
4 1 (1.16%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (12.79%) FortiGate
2 5 (5.81%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 2 (2.33%) Ansible
4 1 (1.16%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.16%) Iperf
4 1 (1.16%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 39 (45.35%) Cisco
2 29 (33.72%) Palo Alto
3 28 (32.56%) CheckPoint
4 24 (27.91%) Juniper
5 16 (18.60%) Blue Coat
6 13 (15.12%) F5
7 7 (8.14%) CA
8 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
9 5 (5.81%) Citrix
9 5 (5.81%) Meraki
10 4 (4.65%) Fortinet
10 4 (4.65%) McAfee
10 4 (4.65%) Sophos
11 2 (2.33%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (2.33%) Qualys
11 2 (2.33%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.33%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.33%) Splunk
11 2 (2.33%) Symantec
11 2 (2.33%) Trend Micro