The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 128 138
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 14 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.54% 0.28% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.29% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 3
Median daily rate £375 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £350 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £550 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £450 £390
% change year-on-year -8.33% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 - £36.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2456 2802 2989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.23% 96.42% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1562 1815 1867
Median daily rate £386 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 182 147
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.22 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.90 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Security Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire - 7 £365 - 1
Cornwall - 3 £375 - 1
Gloucestershire +5 2 - -
Devon -1 1 £400 +14.28% 4
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (55.00%) Firewall
3 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (35.00%) Cisco
4 7 (35.00%) Migration
5 6 (30.00%) Load Balancing
5 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
5 6 (30.00%) SIEM
6 5 (25.00%) Security Architecture
6 5 (25.00%) Juniper
6 5 (25.00%) LAN
6 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Wireless
7 4 (20.00%) Information Security
7 4 (20.00%) WAN
7 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (20.00%) VPN
7 4 (20.00%) DNS
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (20.00%) CCNP
7 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (20.00%) Citrix
7 4 (20.00%) SSL
7 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (20.00%) Intel Security
7 4 (20.00%) Information Security Management
7 4 (20.00%) Security Management
7 4 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (20.00%) Aruba

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:

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) IaaS
1 1 (5.00%) PaaS
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) Firewall
2 5 (25.00%) LAN
3 4 (20.00%) DNS
3 4 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 4 (20.00%) Network Security
3 4 (20.00%) SSL
3 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (20.00%) VPN
3 4 (20.00%) WAN
3 4 (20.00%) Wireless
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco ISE
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (15.00%) Internet
5 2 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (5.00%) TACACS
6 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
6 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (5.00%) Banking
1 1 (5.00%) Electronics
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.00%) Marketing
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) BYOD
2 1 (5.00%) CESG
2 1 (5.00%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (5.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Migration
2 6 (30.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (30.00%) SIEM
3 5 (25.00%) Security Architecture
4 4 (20.00%) Data Encryption
4 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (20.00%) Information Security
4 4 (20.00%) Information Security Management
4 4 (20.00%) Network Segmentation
4 4 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Security Management
5 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
6 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (10.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 2 (10.00%) Protective Monitoring
7 1 (5.00%) Compliance Management
7 1 (5.00%) Data Loss Prevention
7 1 (5.00%) High Availability
7 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (5.00%) Risk and Compliance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
1 1 (5.00%) C#
1 1 (5.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) CCNP
3 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (20.00%) SANS
4 3 (15.00%) CISA
4 3 (15.00%) CISSP
5 1 (5.00%) CCNA
5 1 (5.00%) CLAS
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (5.00%) JNCIA
5 1 (5.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.00%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (15.00%) FortiGate
3 1 (5.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (5.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Cisco
2 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (25.00%) Juniper
4 4 (20.00%) Aruba
4 4 (20.00%) Citrix
4 4 (20.00%) Intel Security
4 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.00%) Infoblox
6 2 (10.00%) F5
7 1 (5.00%) ArcSight
7 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
7 1 (5.00%) Forcepoint
7 1 (5.00%) Nokia
7 1 (5.00%) SAP
7 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.00%) Splunk
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