Period
to 13 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

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
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 47 40
Rank change year-on-year +2 -7 0
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.78% 0.45% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.49% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Watford median daily rate - - £269
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -19.05% +10.53% +72.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford. 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
Watford
Contract vacancies in Watford with a recognized job title 371 410 277
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.87% 93.18% 97.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 204 144
Watford median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -3.45%
10th Percentile £175 £214 £170
90th Percentile £550 £575 £529
Hertfordshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 12
Watford median hourly rate £17.00 £17.75 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.23% +29.09% +1.85%
10th Percentile £12.30 £13.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.75 £40.00 £15.20
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £16.81 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.06% +8.42% -13.89%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Watford

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Engineer in Watford

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, 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 Watford region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) RIP
1 3 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 3 (100.00%) Project Management
1 3 (100.00%) OSPF
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (100.00%) SIEM
1 3 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 3 (100.00%) Email Filtering
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Thinking
2 2 (66.67%) Palo Alto
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (66.67%) McAfee
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec

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

Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) OSPF
1 3 (100.00%) RIP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Email Filtering
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 3 (100.00%) Project Management
1 3 (100.00%) SIEM
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Thinking
2 2 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) McAfee
1 2 (66.67%) Palo Alto
1 2 (66.67%) Symantec