Period
to 17 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 294 287 226
Rank change year-on-year -7 -61 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 94 90 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.56% 0.54% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.57% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 64 102
South East median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +1.80%
10th Percentile £363 £320 £338
90th Percentile £545 £593 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +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 £36.75
% change year-on-year +4.54% +30.15% +36.11%

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 15,921 15,859 15,086
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.29% 94.40% 93.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,599 9,460 8,962
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £255 £240 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £556
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 607 624 760
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.08% +8.36%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.29
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.16 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +1.21%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +19 37 £463 +2.78% 14
Hampshire -33 28 £400 -5.88% 6
Surrey -2 22 £550 +4.76% 7
Berkshire -5 19 £475 +5.56% 8
Oxfordshire +9 10 £438 -2.78% 3
Buckinghamshire +29 8 £438 +68.27% 3
Middlesex - 4 - -
West Sussex -12 2 £375 +17.19% 1
East Sussex -13 2 - - 3
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 54 (57.45%) Firewall
2 46 (48.94%) Network Security
3 36 (38.30%) Cisco
4 32 (34.04%) CheckPoint
5 27 (28.72%) Palo Alto
6 24 (25.53%) Juniper
7 19 (20.21%) F5
8 18 (19.15%) SC Cleared
8 18 (19.15%) Security Cleared
9 17 (18.09%) Citrix
9 17 (18.09%) CCSE
10 16 (17.02%) Blue Coat
10 16 (17.02%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (14.89%) Cybersecurity
11 14 (14.89%) PKI
12 13 (13.83%) Migration
12 13 (13.83%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (12.77%) VPN
13 12 (12.77%) Information Security
13 12 (12.77%) CCSA
14 11 (11.70%) CISSP
14 11 (11.70%) SIEM
15 10 (10.64%) Performance Tuning
15 10 (10.64%) FortiGate
15 10 (10.64%) Linux
15 10 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 9 (9.57%) Cryptography
16 9 (9.57%) BIG-IP
16 9 (9.57%) LAN
16 9 (9.57%) CCNP

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 (4.26%) Apache Spark
1 4 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.19%) Apache Solr
2 3 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.19%) IIS
3 1 (1.06%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.26%) SaaS
4 3 (3.19%) IaaS
4 3 (3.19%) Office 365
4 3 (3.19%) PaaS
5 1 (1.06%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 54 (57.45%) Firewall
2 46 (48.94%) Network Security
3 16 (17.02%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (12.77%) VPN
5 9 (9.57%) BIG-IP
5 9 (9.57%) Cisco ISE
5 9 (9.57%) LAN
6 8 (8.51%) WAN
7 7 (7.45%) Cisco Firepower
7 7 (7.45%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (7.45%) Internet
7 7 (7.45%) NetScaler
8 6 (6.38%) MPLS
8 6 (6.38%) Wireless
9 4 (4.26%) BGP
9 4 (4.26%) OSPF
10 3 (3.19%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (3.19%) DNS
10 3 (3.19%) IPsec
10 3 (3.19%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.32%) Big Data
1 5 (5.32%) Hadoop
2 4 (4.26%) Apache Hive
2 4 (4.26%) HBase
2 4 (4.26%) Impala
3 3 (3.19%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (3.19%) Flink
General
1 8 (8.51%) Finance
1 8 (8.51%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.19%) Electronics
3 2 (2.13%) Automotive
3 2 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.06%) Legal
4 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.26%) Kafka
2 2 (2.13%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (2.13%) Flash
2 2 (2.13%) OAuth
2 2 (2.13%) OpenID
2 2 (2.13%) RESTful
2 2 (2.13%) XML
3 1 (1.06%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.06%) HTML
3 1 (1.06%) JSON
3 1 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.89%) PKI
2 6 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.26%) CESG
3 4 (4.26%) Wiki
4 3 (3.19%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.13%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.13%) DataPower
5 2 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.13%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.13%) User Experience
6 1 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.06%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.64%) Linux
2 8 (8.51%) Windows
3 2 (2.13%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.06%) CentOS
4 1 (1.06%) Check Point GAiA
4 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.06%) Unix
4 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.89%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (13.83%) Migration
3 12 (12.77%) Information Security
4 11 (11.70%) SIEM
5 10 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (10.64%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (9.57%) Cryptography
7 7 (7.45%) Security Architecture
8 6 (6.38%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (6.38%) Load Balancing
9 5 (5.32%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (5.32%) Fault Analysis
9 5 (5.32%) Identity Access Management
9 5 (5.32%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 5 (5.32%) OWASP
9 5 (5.32%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (5.32%) Threat Intelligence
9 5 (5.32%) Threat Modelling
9 5 (5.32%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 4 (4.26%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.38%) Python
2 4 (4.26%) Java
2 4 (4.26%) Scala
3 2 (2.13%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.06%) C
4 1 (1.06%) C++
4 1 (1.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (19.15%) SC Cleared
1 18 (19.15%) Security Cleared
2 17 (18.09%) CCSE
3 13 (13.83%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (12.77%) CCSA
5 11 (11.70%) CISSP
6 9 (9.57%) CCNP
6 9 (9.57%) Check Point Certification
7 8 (8.51%) Degree
8 5 (5.32%) CCIE
8 5 (5.32%) CISM
9 4 (4.26%) CISA
9 4 (4.26%) JNCIE
10 3 (3.19%) CEH
11 2 (2.13%) CCDP
11 2 (2.13%) CHFI
11 2 (2.13%) CRISC
11 2 (2.13%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.13%) ECSA
11 2 (2.13%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.32%) GDPR
2 3 (3.19%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.13%) SLA
4 1 (1.06%) GAMP
4 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.19%) Apache Flume
3 2 (2.13%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.06%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 10 (10.64%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.26%) Hadoop YARN
2 4 (4.26%) Oozie
3 2 (2.13%) SCCM
4 1 (1.06%) Ansible
4 1 (1.06%) Iperf
4 1 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (38.30%) Cisco
2 32 (34.04%) CheckPoint
3 27 (28.72%) Palo Alto
4 24 (25.53%) Juniper
5 19 (20.21%) F5
6 17 (18.09%) Citrix
7 16 (17.02%) Blue Coat
8 9 (9.57%) CA
9 8 (8.51%) Fortinet
9 8 (8.51%) Microsoft
10 7 (7.45%) VMware
11 4 (4.26%) Intel
11 4 (4.26%) Meraki
12 3 (3.19%) McAfee
13 2 (2.13%) IBM
13 2 (2.13%) Sophos
13 2 (2.13%) Splunk
13 2 (2.13%) Symantec
13 2 (2.13%) Trend Micro
13 2 (2.13%) Zscaler