Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £429 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 18 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 West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 195 186
Rank change year-on-year +36 -9 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 38 14 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.68% 0.24% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.25% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 19
South West median daily rate £429 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.28% -9.38% -11.11%
10th Percentile £382 £325 £367
90th Percentile £535 £641 £478
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South West median hourly rate - - £38.50
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 West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5349 5511 6320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.19% 94.90% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3349 3576 4111
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £210 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 347 395
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.00% -9.09% +37.50%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £45.65
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Security Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in the South West

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Engineer in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Engineer in the South West

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Engineer in the South West

Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Engineer in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Engineer in the South West

Security Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 18 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
Wiltshire +6 16 £500 +42.86% 1
Dorset - 7 - -
Cornwall - 6 £410 -
Bristol -8 4 £413 -36.54%
Gloucestershire +14 3 £485 +38.57%
Devon - 2 £385 -
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 West region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (44.74%) CISSP
2 14 (36.84%) Cisco
3 13 (34.21%) Firewall
4 10 (26.32%) Network Security
5 9 (23.68%) McAfee
5 9 (23.68%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
6 8 (21.05%) Fortinet
6 8 (21.05%) Security Architecture
7 7 (18.42%) SIEM
7 7 (18.42%) PCI DSS
7 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
7 7 (18.42%) Linux
7 7 (18.42%) Palo Alto
8 6 (15.79%) CISA
8 6 (15.79%) FortiGate
8 6 (15.79%) Cisco ISE
8 6 (15.79%) Infoblox
9 5 (13.16%) ArcSight
9 5 (13.16%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (13.16%) Security Management
9 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
9 5 (13.16%) Security Operations
10 4 (10.53%) Terraform
10 4 (10.53%) Kubernetes
10 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
10 4 (10.53%) Programme Delivery
10 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (10.53%) Internet
10 4 (10.53%) MCSE

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (2.63%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (10.53%) SaaS
2 2 (5.26%) IaaS
2 2 (5.26%) PaaS
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (34.21%) Firewall
2 10 (26.32%) Network Security
3 6 (15.79%) Cisco ISE
4 5 (13.16%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (10.53%) Internet
5 4 (10.53%) SCCP
5 4 (10.53%) VPN
6 3 (7.89%) DNS
6 3 (7.89%) IPsec
7 2 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (5.26%) LAN
7 2 (5.26%) TACACS
8 1 (2.63%) BGP
8 1 (2.63%) DHCP
8 1 (2.63%) IPv6
8 1 (2.63%) LDAP
8 1 (2.63%) MPLS
8 1 (2.63%) VLAN
8 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) DB2
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (10.53%) Law
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.26%) Aerospace
3 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) 802.1X
1 2 (5.26%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.89%) PKI
3 2 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (5.26%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) Windows
3 2 (5.26%) zOS
4 1 (2.63%) CentOS
4 1 (2.63%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Security Architecture
2 7 (18.42%) SIEM
3 5 (13.16%) Security Management
3 5 (13.16%) Security Operations
4 4 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (10.53%) ITIL
4 4 (10.53%) OWASP
4 4 (10.53%) Programme Delivery
4 4 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.89%) Business Transformation
5 3 (7.89%) DNA
5 3 (7.89%) Ethical Hacking
5 3 (7.89%) ITSM
5 3 (7.89%) Migration
5 3 (7.89%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (7.89%) Project Planning
5 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.89%) Service Management
6 2 (5.26%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (44.74%) CISSP
2 9 (23.68%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
4 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
5 6 (15.79%) CISA
6 4 (10.53%) GIAC
6 4 (10.53%) ISSAP
6 4 (10.53%) MCSE
6 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (7.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (5.26%) CCNP
9 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (2.63%) CEH
9 1 (2.63%) CLAS
9 1 (2.63%) Degree
9 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.63%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) PCI DSS
2 3 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.63%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.26%) ProxySG
1 2 (5.26%) RACF
1 2 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) Docker
2 1 (2.63%) OpenAM
2 1 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) FortiGate
2 4 (10.53%) Kubernetes
2 4 (10.53%) Terraform
3 3 (7.89%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (5.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (5.26%) zSecure
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (2.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (2.63%) Nessus
5 1 (2.63%) Nexpose
5 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) Cisco
2 9 (23.68%) McAfee
3 8 (21.05%) Fortinet
4 7 (18.42%) Palo Alto
5 6 (15.79%) Infoblox
6 5 (13.16%) ArcSight
6 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
7 3 (7.89%) Blue Coat
7 3 (7.89%) Bluefish Communications
7 3 (7.89%) FireEye
7 3 (7.89%) HP
7 3 (7.89%) Juniper
7 3 (7.89%) Symantec
8 2 (5.26%) IBM
8 2 (5.26%) Nokia
8 2 (5.26%) VMware
9 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.63%) F5
9 1 (2.63%) Forcepoint
9 1 (2.63%) Oracle