Period
to 8 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 205 261 267
Rank change year-on-year +56 +6 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 73 124 113
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.76% 0.79% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.83% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 79 95
Median daily rate £413 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -2.70% +5.41%
10th Percentile £305 £338 £350
90th Percentile £675 £530 £565
England median daily rate £450 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - -
England median hourly rate £34.95 £31.46 £47.83
% change year-on-year +11.10% -34.24% -2.22%

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 8,979 14,881 15,890
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.88% 94.46% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,266 9,016 9,316
Median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £256
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £473 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 558 615 614
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +10.79% +3.57%
10th Percentile £12.18 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.83 £51.15 £50.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.27% -

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Security Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Engineer in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Security Engineer in the South East

Security Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Security Engineer in the South East

Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Engineer in the South East.

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 8 April 2020. 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 +32 38 £413 -8.33% 9
Berkshire +35 25 £419 -6.94% 5
Surrey +63 17 £533 -3.18% 5
Hampshire +40 17 £394 -1.56% 6
Buckinghamshire +26 12 £333 - 1
Oxfordshire +10 1 - - 3
Kent - 1 - - 2
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 30 (41.10%) CheckPoint
1 30 (41.10%) Firewall
2 29 (39.73%) Cisco
3 23 (31.51%) F5
4 22 (30.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 22 (30.14%) Network Security
5 16 (21.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 14 (19.18%) Data Centre
6 14 (19.18%) TACACS
7 13 (17.81%) AWS
8 12 (16.44%) Linux
8 12 (16.44%) Migration
9 11 (15.07%) CCSE
9 11 (15.07%) DNS
9 11 (15.07%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (15.07%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (15.07%) Kalman Filter
10 10 (13.70%) RSA SecurID
10 10 (13.70%) CCSA
11 9 (12.33%) Information Security
11 9 (12.33%) CCNP
11 9 (12.33%) Splunk
12 8 (10.96%) Azure
12 8 (10.96%) Blue Coat
13 7 (9.59%) Change Management
13 7 (9.59%) BIG-IP
13 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
13 7 (9.59%) RIP
13 7 (9.59%) Python
13 7 (9.59%) Juniper

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 2 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.37%) Confluence
2 1 (1.37%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.81%) AWS
2 8 (10.96%) Azure
3 4 (5.48%) AWS CloudTrail
3 4 (5.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (2.74%) G Suite
4 2 (2.74%) SaaS
5 1 (1.37%) Akamai
5 1 (1.37%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.37%) GCP
5 1 (1.37%) GitHub
5 1 (1.37%) IaaS
5 1 (1.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (41.10%) Firewall
2 22 (30.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 22 (30.14%) Network Security
3 16 (21.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 14 (19.18%) TACACS
5 11 (15.07%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (15.07%) DNS
6 7 (9.59%) BGP
6 7 (9.59%) BIG-IP
6 7 (9.59%) OSPF
6 7 (9.59%) RIP
6 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
7 6 (8.22%) HTTP
7 6 (8.22%) SNMP
7 6 (8.22%) VPN
8 5 (6.85%) 3G
8 5 (6.85%) HTTPS
8 5 (6.85%) SMTP
8 5 (6.85%) VRRP
8 5 (6.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) Blockchain
1 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.37%) MySQL
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.37%) JIRA
2 1 (1.37%) Selenium
General
1 4 (5.48%) Finance
2 3 (4.11%) Back Office
2 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.74%) Legal
3 2 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.74%) Retail
4 1 (1.37%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) SAML
2 2 (2.74%) .NET
2 2 (2.74%) CSS
3 1 (1.37%) Ajax
3 1 (1.37%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.37%) HTML
3 1 (1.37%) jQuery
3 1 (1.37%) Laravel
3 1 (1.37%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.37%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.18%) Data Centre
2 10 (13.70%) RSA SecurID
3 4 (5.48%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.74%) User Experience
5 1 (1.37%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.37%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.44%) Linux
2 5 (6.85%) Check Point GAiA
3 3 (4.11%) Unix
3 3 (4.11%) Windows
3 3 (4.11%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.37%) Kali Linux
4 1 (1.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.44%) Migration
2 11 (15.07%) Kalman Filter
3 9 (12.33%) Information Security
4 7 (9.59%) Change Management
4 7 (9.59%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (8.22%) DevOps
5 6 (8.22%) Identity Management
5 6 (8.22%) Incident Management
5 6 (8.22%) ITIL
5 6 (8.22%) Security Operations
5 6 (8.22%) SIEM
6 5 (6.85%) DevSecOps
6 5 (6.85%) High Availability
6 5 (6.85%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 5 (6.85%) Open Source
6 5 (6.85%) Performance Management
6 5 (6.85%) Security Architecture
6 5 (6.85%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 5 (6.85%) Use Case
6 5 (6.85%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.59%) Python
2 2 (2.74%) C#
2 2 (2.74%) Java
2 2 (2.74%) PHP
3 1 (1.37%) C
3 1 (1.37%) C++
3 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (15.07%) CCSE
1 11 (15.07%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (13.70%) CCSA
3 9 (12.33%) CCNP
4 7 (9.59%) SC Cleared
4 7 (9.59%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.48%) CCNA
5 4 (5.48%) CEH
6 2 (2.74%) CCIE
6 2 (2.74%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 2 (2.74%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (2.74%) Degree
6 2 (2.74%) OSCP
7 1 (1.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.37%) CISA
7 1 (1.37%) GCIA
7 1 (1.37%) GCIH
7 1 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.37%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) QA
2 3 (4.11%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (4.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.37%) NIST
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.48%) Docker
2 2 (2.74%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (6.85%) FortiGate
1 5 (6.85%) Terraform
2 4 (5.48%) Ansible
2 4 (5.48%) Kubernetes
2 4 (5.48%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (5.48%) Puppet
3 3 (4.11%) IBM BigFix
3 3 (4.11%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (4.11%) Tivoli
3 3 (4.11%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 2 (2.74%) Demisto
4 2 (2.74%) QRadar
5 1 (1.37%) Cisco CME
5 1 (1.37%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.37%) HP ALM
5 1 (1.37%) HP Fortify
5 1 (1.37%) Kibana
5 1 (1.37%) logstash
Vendors
1 30 (41.10%) CheckPoint
2 29 (39.73%) Cisco
3 23 (31.51%) F5
4 9 (12.33%) Splunk
5 8 (10.96%) Blue Coat
6 7 (9.59%) Juniper
7 6 (8.22%) McAfee
7 6 (8.22%) Palo Alto
8 5 (6.85%) CrowdStrike
9 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
10 3 (4.11%) Zscaler
11 2 (2.74%) Carbon Black
11 2 (2.74%) Fortinet
11 2 (2.74%) Google
11 2 (2.74%) Qualys
11 2 (2.74%) Symantec
11 2 (2.74%) VMware
12 1 (1.37%) ArcSight
12 1 (1.37%) Cadence
12 1 (1.37%) Micro Focus