Period
to 25 June 2019

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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 227 264 283
Rank change year-on-year +37 +19 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 138 108 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.94% 0.65% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.69% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 78 59
South East median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £319 £409 £300
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
South East median hourly rate £43.91 - £60.44
10th Percentile £16.25 - £57.84
90th Percentile £60.78 - £62.34
England median hourly rate £44.92 £47.83 £51.00
% change year-on-year -6.09% -6.22% -

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 13,991 15,707 14,649
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 94.55% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,347 9,227 8,429
South East median daily rate £445 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £260 £248
90th Percentile £600 £578 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 613 658 689
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £18.06 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.62% +3.17% -12.95%
10th Percentile £11.19 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £54.75 £51.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.95% - -4.64%

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 25 June 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
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 25 June 2019.

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 25 June 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
Thames Valley +24 54 £425 -10.53% 27
Berkshire +18 46 £425 -10.53% 9
Hampshire -9 35 £400 -15.79% 17
Surrey +26 27 £500 - 9
East Sussex - 16 £500 -
Buckinghamshire +21 5 £325 -27.78% 5
Oxfordshire +10 3 £425 -5.56% 13
West Sussex - 3 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 41 (29.71%) Firewall
2 33 (23.91%) Network Security
3 32 (23.19%) Cisco
4 25 (18.12%) CISSP
4 25 (18.12%) Linux
4 25 (18.12%) Amazon AWS
5 24 (17.39%) SIEM
6 23 (16.67%) VPN
7 22 (15.94%) Microsoft
7 22 (15.94%) Information Security
8 21 (15.22%) CheckPoint
9 20 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
9 20 (14.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 19 (13.77%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (13.77%) Finance
10 19 (13.77%) Security Architecture
11 17 (12.32%) Python
12 16 (11.59%) Splunk
12 16 (11.59%) Windows
12 16 (11.59%) DNS
12 16 (11.59%) Migration
12 16 (11.59%) F5
13 15 (10.87%) PKI
13 15 (10.87%) Telecoms
13 15 (10.87%) Risk Management
13 15 (10.87%) Active Directory
13 15 (10.87%) Vulnerability Management
13 15 (10.87%) Cybersecurity
13 15 (10.87%) Terraform
14 14 (10.14%) Identity Access Management

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 7 (5.07%) IBM Domino
1 7 (5.07%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.17%) IIS
3 2 (1.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.45%) WordPress
4 1 (0.72%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (18.12%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (13.77%) AWS CloudFormation
4 13 (9.42%) Serverless
5 12 (8.70%) AWS Lambda
6 11 (7.97%) Amazon Kinesis
7 9 (6.52%) Amazon ECS
7 9 (6.52%) Amazon EMR
7 9 (6.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (4.35%) G Suite
9 5 (3.62%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (2.90%) IaaS
10 4 (2.90%) PaaS
10 4 (2.90%) SaaS
11 2 (1.45%) AWS CodePipeline
11 2 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (1.45%) Office 365
11 2 (1.45%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.72%) Azure Functions
12 1 (0.72%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 41 (29.71%) Firewall
2 33 (23.91%) Network Security
3 23 (16.67%) VPN
4 16 (11.59%) DNS
5 13 (9.42%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (9.42%) WAN
6 10 (7.25%) TCP/IP
7 8 (5.80%) DKIM
7 8 (5.80%) DMARC
7 8 (5.80%) LAN
7 8 (5.80%) SMTP
7 8 (5.80%) SSL
8 7 (5.07%) BGP
8 7 (5.07%) OSPF
9 6 (4.35%) Internet
9 6 (4.35%) MPLS
9 6 (4.35%) Wireless
10 5 (3.62%) TACACS
11 4 (2.90%) DSL
11 4 (2.90%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (1.45%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 4 (2.90%) Burp Suite
1 4 (2.90%) sqlmap
1 4 (2.90%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (2.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.45%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.45%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.72%) JIRA
4 1 (0.72%) MSI
General
1 19 (13.77%) Finance
2 15 (10.87%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.35%) Legal
4 4 (2.90%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.17%) Retail
6 1 (0.72%) Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.97%) .NET
2 10 (7.25%) Kafka
3 8 (5.80%) AngularJS
3 8 (5.80%) jQuery
3 8 (5.80%) React
3 8 (5.80%) Regular Expression
3 8 (5.80%) Spring
4 7 (5.07%) LDAP
5 5 (3.62%) OAuth
6 4 (2.90%) OpenID
6 4 (2.90%) SAML
7 2 (1.45%) 802.1X
7 2 (1.45%) HTML
7 2 (1.45%) Node.js
7 2 (1.45%) WAP
8 1 (0.72%) .NET Core
8 1 (0.72%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.87%) PKI
2 10 (7.25%) Data Protection Act
3 9 (6.52%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.07%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (5.07%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.90%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (2.90%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.17%) NHS
6 3 (2.17%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.45%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.45%) Cybercrime
7 2 (1.45%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.72%) CESG
8 1 (0.72%) Clustering
8 1 (0.72%) DataPower
8 1 (0.72%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.72%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (18.12%) Linux
2 16 (11.59%) Windows
3 7 (5.07%) Android
3 7 (5.07%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.62%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.17%) Unix
5 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.45%) Check Point GAiA
7 1 (0.72%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.39%) SIEM
2 22 (15.94%) Information Security
3 20 (14.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 19 (13.77%) Security Architecture
5 16 (11.59%) Migration
6 15 (10.87%) Cybersecurity
6 15 (10.87%) Risk Management
6 15 (10.87%) Vulnerability Management
7 14 (10.14%) Identity Access Management
8 13 (9.42%) DevOps
8 13 (9.42%) Penetration Testing
9 11 (7.97%) Analytics
9 11 (7.97%) Data Protection
9 11 (7.97%) Risk Analysis
9 11 (7.97%) Security Monitoring
10 9 (6.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (6.52%) Data Encryption
10 9 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (6.52%) Security Testing
10 9 (6.52%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.32%) Python
2 11 (7.97%) Java
3 10 (7.25%) C#
3 10 (7.25%) PHP
4 8 (5.80%) Apple Swift
4 8 (5.80%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.80%) Objective-C
5 6 (4.35%) Perl
6 5 (3.62%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.17%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.45%) Ruby
9 1 (0.72%) C
9 1 (0.72%) C++
9 1 (0.72%) F#
Qualifications
1 25 (18.12%) CISSP
2 14 (10.14%) CISA
2 14 (10.14%) CISM
2 14 (10.14%) SC Cleared
2 14 (10.14%) Security Cleared
3 13 (9.42%) CCNP
3 13 (9.42%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (6.52%) CEH
4 9 (6.52%) Degree
5 8 (5.80%) CCSE
6 7 (5.07%) CCNA
6 7 (5.07%) CCSA
6 7 (5.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.62%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (2.90%) CRISC
9 3 (2.17%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (2.17%) CREST Certified
9 3 (2.17%) OSCP
10 2 (1.45%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (1.45%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.97%) GDPR
1 11 (7.97%) PCI DSS
2 10 (7.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.62%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (2.17%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (2.17%) QA
5 2 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.72%) NIST
6 1 (0.72%) RMADS
6 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (10.87%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.17%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.45%) Docker
5 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.72%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (10.87%) Terraform
2 12 (8.70%) Ansible
3 10 (7.25%) Puppet
4 4 (2.90%) SCCM
5 3 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.17%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.45%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.45%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.45%) Nessus
6 2 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.72%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.72%) QRadar
7 1 (0.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (23.19%) Cisco
2 22 (15.94%) Microsoft
3 21 (15.22%) CheckPoint
4 16 (11.59%) F5
4 16 (11.59%) Splunk
5 13 (9.42%) Fortinet
6 12 (8.70%) Palo Alto
7 11 (7.97%) Qualys
8 9 (6.52%) IBM
9 8 (5.80%) IronPort
9 8 (5.80%) VMware
10 7 (5.07%) Juniper
10 7 (5.07%) Tripwire
11 6 (4.35%) ArcSight
11 6 (4.35%) Barracuda Networks
11 6 (4.35%) Citrix
11 6 (4.35%) CyberArk
11 6 (4.35%) Symantec
11 6 (4.35%) Trend Micro
12 5 (3.62%) Meraki