Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £469 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 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
England > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 283 218 266
Rank change year-on-year -65 +48 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 75 149 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.45% 0.90% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.95% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 92 73
South East median daily rate £469 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £320 £339 £308
90th Percentile £608 £531 £488
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 15
South East median hourly rate £60.00 - £21.55
10th Percentile £57.50 - £17.00
90th Percentile £62.50 - £38.70
England median hourly rate £47.83 £44.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year +8.70% +104.18% -36.62%

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 15679 15620 18481
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 93.99% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9308 9314 10851
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.34%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 637 776 915
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.56 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.95% +5.70% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.98 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 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
Thames Valley -31 33 £450 +18.03% 14
Hampshire -12 27 £425 - 3
Oxfordshire +19 17 £450 +50.00% 3
Berkshire -27 12 £513 +20.52% 8
Surrey -32 11 £525 +23.53% 1
Kent - 7 £525 -
Buckinghamshire -30 4 £170 -53.10% 3
East Sussex - 1 - -
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 South East region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 51 (68.00%) Firewall
2 41 (54.67%) Network Security
3 32 (42.67%) Cisco
4 29 (38.67%) CheckPoint
5 21 (28.00%) Amazon AWS
6 16 (21.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 16 (21.33%) Palo Alto
7 15 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (18.67%) CCNP
8 14 (18.67%) Security Operations
9 13 (17.33%) Juniper
10 12 (16.00%) TCP/IP
10 12 (16.00%) VPN
10 12 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (14.67%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (14.67%) DNS
11 11 (14.67%) Web Services
11 11 (14.67%) BGP
11 11 (14.67%) Finance
12 10 (13.33%) Information Security
12 10 (13.33%) CISSP
12 10 (13.33%) Microsoft
12 10 (13.33%) CCIE
12 10 (13.33%) ITIL
12 10 (13.33%) Python
12 10 (13.33%) Windows
13 9 (12.00%) Linux
13 9 (12.00%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (12.00%) Data Centre

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 3 (4.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.33%) Apache
2 1 (1.33%) JBoss
2 1 (1.33%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 21 (28.00%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (21.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.33%) HP Helion
4 1 (1.33%) IaaS
4 1 (1.33%) OpenDNS
4 1 (1.33%) PaaS
4 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (68.00%) Firewall
2 41 (54.67%) Network Security
3 12 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (16.00%) TCP/IP
3 12 (16.00%) VPN
4 11 (14.67%) BGP
4 11 (14.67%) DNS
5 9 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (12.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (9.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 7 (9.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (8.00%) DHCP
7 6 (8.00%) MPLS
8 5 (6.67%) OSPF
8 5 (6.67%) WAN
9 4 (5.33%) SNMP
10 3 (4.00%) IPsec
10 3 (4.00%) LAN
10 3 (4.00%) SMTP
10 3 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (14.67%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Retail
3 3 (4.00%) Banking
3 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.67%) Publishing
5 1 (1.33%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.67%) Web Services
2 2 (2.67%) CGI
2 2 (2.67%) Rendezvous
3 1 (1.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.00%) DataPower
3 3 (4.00%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.67%) PKI
4 2 (2.67%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.33%) CESG
5 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.33%) CMDB
5 1 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.33%) Fintech
5 1 (1.33%) Handset
5 1 (1.33%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.33%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.33%) Windows
2 9 (12.00%) Linux
3 6 (8.00%) Unix
4 3 (4.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.33%) Android
6 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.67%) Security Operations
2 11 (14.67%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (13.33%) Information Security
3 10 (13.33%) ITIL
4 8 (10.67%) DevOps
4 8 (10.67%) Incident Management
4 8 (10.67%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (10.67%) Problem Management
4 8 (10.67%) Security Architecture
4 8 (10.67%) Vulnerability Management
5 7 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (9.33%) SIEM
6 6 (8.00%) Extreme Programming
7 5 (6.67%) Attack Monitoring
7 5 (6.67%) Change Management
7 5 (6.67%) Network Management
7 5 (6.67%) Web Filtering
8 4 (5.33%) Identity Access Management
8 4 (5.33%) Load Balancing
8 4 (5.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.33%) Python
2 8 (10.67%) Ruby
3 7 (9.33%) Go
4 6 (8.00%) Perl
5 2 (2.67%) C
5 2 (2.67%) C++
6 1 (1.33%) Java
6 1 (1.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (18.67%) CCNP
3 10 (13.33%) CCIE
3 10 (13.33%) CISSP
4 8 (10.67%) SC Cleared
4 8 (10.67%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.67%) CEH
5 5 (6.67%) CSSLP
5 5 (6.67%) Degree
6 4 (5.33%) CCIE Service Provider
6 4 (5.33%) CCSE
6 4 (5.33%) CCSP
7 3 (4.00%) CCSA
7 3 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.67%) CCNA
8 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.33%) GCIH
9 1 (1.33%) GIAC
9 1 (1.33%) ISSAP
9 1 (1.33%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.00%) SLA
3 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.33%) PMO
3 1 (1.33%) RMADS
3 1 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (10.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.00%) ProxySG
3 2 (2.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (9.33%) FortiGate
2 5 (6.67%) Nagios
2 5 (6.67%) SCOM
3 2 (2.67%) Ansible
3 2 (2.67%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.67%) Puppet
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.33%) Nessus
4 1 (1.33%) Nmap
4 1 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.33%) OpenVAS
4 1 (1.33%) QRadar
4 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.33%) Terraform
4 1 (1.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (42.67%) Cisco
2 29 (38.67%) CheckPoint
3 16 (21.33%) Palo Alto
4 13 (17.33%) Juniper
5 10 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 8 (10.67%) Blue Coat
6 8 (10.67%) F5
7 7 (9.33%) SolarWinds
8 6 (8.00%) McAfee
9 5 (6.67%) Citrix
10 4 (5.33%) Foundry
11 3 (4.00%) Fortinet
11 3 (4.00%) IBM
11 3 (4.00%) IronPort
11 3 (4.00%) Splunk
11 3 (4.00%) Symantec
12 2 (2.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 2 (2.67%) Bloomberg
12 2 (2.67%) Remedy
12 2 (2.67%) TIBCO