Period
to 13 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £435 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 247 295 295
Rank change year-on-year +48 0 -75
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 102 88 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.74% 0.53% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.56% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 33 50
South East median daily rate £435 £450 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -4.00% +10.29%
10th Percentile £267 £361 £320
90th Percentile £600 £519 £608
England median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
South East median hourly rate £55.00 £67.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.91% +11.67% -
10th Percentile £52.50 £53.40 £57.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £140.40 £62.50
England median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.54% +89.43%

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 12,840 15,704 15,844
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.77% 94.39% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,593 9,483 9,388
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £213 £255 £238
90th Percentile £600 £585 £575
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 608 648
South East median hourly rate £21.98 £20.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.22% +13.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +5.41% -1.04% +3.86%

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019. 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
Surrey +53 42 £463 -2.12% 3
Thames Valley +27 30 £423 -6.11% 13
Hampshire +15 24 £364 -3.00% 6
Berkshire +1 16 £320 -32.63% 5
Buckinghamshire +17 9 £413 -8.33% 5
Oxfordshire +25 5 £425 - 3
West Sussex +20 3 £325 -13.33% 1
Kent - 2 - - 3
Middlesex +7 1 - -
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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 50 (49.02%) Firewall
2 47 (46.08%) Cisco
3 41 (40.20%) Network Security
4 33 (32.35%) CheckPoint
5 31 (30.39%) Palo Alto
6 22 (21.57%) Information Security
7 21 (20.59%) Windows
8 19 (18.63%) Cybersecurity
9 16 (15.69%) F5
9 16 (15.69%) Active Directory
10 15 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (13.73%) Microsoft
11 14 (13.73%) DNS
11 14 (13.73%) Zscaler
12 13 (12.75%) SIEM
13 12 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
13 12 (11.76%) AWS
13 12 (11.76%) CCNP
13 12 (11.76%) Juniper
13 12 (11.76%) Security Monitoring
14 11 (10.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 11 (10.78%) Windows Server
14 11 (10.78%) Management Information System
14 11 (10.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 11 (10.78%) AlgoSec
15 10 (9.80%) Data Privacy
15 10 (9.80%) Azure
15 10 (9.80%) Cloud Computing
15 10 (9.80%) VMware

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 1 (0.98%) IBM Domino
1 1 (0.98%) IIS
1 1 (0.98%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.98%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.76%) AWS
2 10 (9.80%) Azure
2 10 (9.80%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (5.88%) Serverless
3 6 (5.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (4.90%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (3.92%) Amazon Kinesis
5 4 (3.92%) AWS CloudTrail
6 3 (2.94%) Office 365
7 2 (1.96%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (1.96%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (1.96%) AWS CodePipeline
7 2 (1.96%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.98%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.98%) GCP
8 1 (0.98%) IaaS
8 1 (0.98%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (49.02%) Firewall
2 41 (40.20%) Network Security
3 15 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (13.73%) DNS
5 11 (10.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 9 (8.82%) BGP
6 9 (8.82%) LAN
7 8 (7.84%) BIG-IP
7 8 (7.84%) OSPF
8 7 (6.86%) HTTP
8 7 (6.86%) SMTP
8 7 (6.86%) WAN
8 7 (6.86%) Wireshark
9 6 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (5.88%) HTTPS
9 6 (5.88%) TCP/IP
9 6 (5.88%) VPN
9 6 (5.88%) VRRP
9 6 (5.88%) Wireless
10 5 (4.90%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.96%) Amazon Athena
1 2 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (0.98%) MariaDB
2 1 (0.98%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.98%) MySQL
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.98%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.98%) MSI
General
1 7 (6.86%) Advertising
2 6 (5.88%) Finance
3 4 (3.92%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.96%) Banking
6 1 (0.98%) Publishing
6 1 (0.98%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.96%) Kafka
1 2 (1.96%) Node.js
2 1 (0.98%) CSS
2 1 (0.98%) LDAP
2 1 (0.98%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.98%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.78%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.88%) PKI
3 5 (4.90%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (2.94%) NHS
6 2 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.98%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.98%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.98%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (20.59%) Windows
2 11 (10.78%) Windows Server
3 6 (5.88%) Linux
4 5 (4.90%) Check Point GAiA
4 5 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.96%) Unix
5 2 (1.96%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.96%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.57%) Information Security
2 19 (18.63%) Cybersecurity
3 13 (12.75%) SIEM
4 12 (11.76%) Security Monitoring
4 12 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
5 11 (10.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 10 (9.80%) Cryptography
6 10 (9.80%) Data Privacy
7 9 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (8.82%) Kalman Filter
8 8 (7.84%) ITIL
9 7 (6.86%) DevOps
10 6 (5.88%) Change Management
10 6 (5.88%) Risk Management
11 5 (4.90%) DevSecOps
11 5 (4.90%) Identity Access Management
11 5 (4.90%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 5 (4.90%) Performance Management
11 5 (4.90%) Risk Assessment
11 5 (4.90%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.88%) PowerShell
1 6 (5.88%) Python
2 3 (2.94%) Bash Shell
2 3 (2.94%) Ruby
3 2 (1.96%) SQL
4 1 (0.98%) Java
4 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.98%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (11.76%) CCNP
3 9 (8.82%) Security Cleared
4 7 (6.86%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.88%) CCIE
6 5 (4.90%) CCSE
7 4 (3.92%) CCNA
8 3 (2.94%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.96%) CCDP
9 2 (1.96%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 2 (1.96%) CCSA
9 2 (1.96%) CISSP
9 2 (1.96%) GCIA
9 2 (1.96%) GCIH
10 1 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.98%) CCIE Service Provider
10 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.98%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.98%) OSCP
10 1 (0.98%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.88%) GDPR
2 5 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.94%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (1.96%) NIST
4 2 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (15.69%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.92%) Docker
4 3 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.98%) Firmware
5 1 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.98%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.98%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (8.82%) Ansible
2 7 (6.86%) Terraform
3 6 (5.88%) FortiGate
3 6 (5.88%) Puppet
4 5 (4.90%) SCCM
5 4 (3.92%) Kubernetes
6 3 (2.94%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.96%) logstash
7 2 (1.96%) Nessus
7 2 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.98%) Cisco CME
8 1 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.98%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 47 (46.08%) Cisco
2 33 (32.35%) CheckPoint
3 31 (30.39%) Palo Alto
4 16 (15.69%) F5
5 14 (13.73%) Microsoft
5 14 (13.73%) Zscaler
6 12 (11.76%) Juniper
7 11 (10.78%) AlgoSec
8 10 (9.80%) VMware
9 9 (8.82%) Blue Coat
9 9 (8.82%) Splunk
10 5 (4.90%) McAfee
10 5 (4.90%) Qualys
10 5 (4.90%) Symantec
11 4 (3.92%) Citrix
12 3 (2.94%) Aruba
12 3 (2.94%) Fortinet
13 2 (1.96%) Barracuda Networks
13 2 (1.96%) Meraki
13 2 (1.96%) Rapid7