The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £419 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 3 months to 27 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 39 47
Rank change year-on-year +6 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 3 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.15% 1.08% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 1.15% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 7
Median daily rate £419 £413 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.51% +30.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £211 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £413 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £450 £390
% change year-on-year -8.61% +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 Southampton. 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
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 244 262 406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 93.49% 94.24% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 179 283
Median daily rate £375 £350 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -7.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £150 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 21
Median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £13.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £13.30 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Southampton

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Engineer in Southampton

Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Engineer in Southampton

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 27 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 Southampton region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Network Security
3 3 (37.50%) Palo Alto
3 3 (37.50%) VPN
3 3 (37.50%) CCNP
3 3 (37.50%) CCNA
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Firmware
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
5 1 (12.50%) Security Patching
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (12.50%) Security Monitoring
5 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) SCCM
5 1 (12.50%) SCOM
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) HP

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Network Security
3 3 (37.50%) VPN
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (12.50%) Migration
1 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
1 1 (12.50%) Security Monitoring
1 1 (12.50%) Security Patching
1 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CCNA
1 3 (37.50%) CCNP
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Palo Alto
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) VMware