Period
to 26 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 26 February 2020.

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
London > Central London
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 172 227 239
Rank change year-on-year +55 +12 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 49 62 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.83% 0.69% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.73% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 46 43
Central London median daily rate £450 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% - -
10th Percentile £348 £409 £413
90th Percentile £621 £700 £713
London median daily rate £515 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -1.90% - +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - £44.92 £47.83
% change year-on-year - -6.09% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Central London. 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
Central London
Contract vacancies in Central London with a recognized job title 5,504 8,524 8,464
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.37% 94.87% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,120 6,500 6,595
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £288 £306 £310
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 97 127
Central London median hourly rate £22.33 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.41% - +5.69%
10th Percentile £13.55 £12.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.47 £38.75 £40.05
London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +16.28% +2.38% -2.33%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in Central London

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Engineer in Central London

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in Central London over the 6 months to 26 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Engineer in Central London

Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Engineer in Central London

Security Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Central London

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 Central London region over the 6 months to 26 February 2020. 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
City of London +52 38 £450 -16.28% 33
Southwark - 1 £550 -
Security Engineer
London

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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 Central London region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (42.86%) Network Security
2 18 (36.73%) Firewall
3 16 (32.65%) Finance
4 15 (30.61%) Cisco
5 14 (28.57%) AWS
6 13 (26.53%) Python
7 12 (24.49%) Bash Shell
7 12 (24.49%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (20.41%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (18.37%) Security Testing
9 9 (18.37%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (16.33%) Data Centre
10 8 (16.33%) Palo Alto
10 8 (16.33%) Azure
10 8 (16.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (16.33%) Linux
10 8 (16.33%) MPLS
11 7 (14.29%) CheckPoint
11 7 (14.29%) SDLC
12 6 (12.24%) Windows
12 6 (12.24%) LAN
12 6 (12.24%) VPN
12 6 (12.24%) DNS
12 6 (12.24%) SIEM
12 6 (12.24%) Ruby
12 6 (12.24%) VLAN
13 5 (10.20%) Fortinet
13 5 (10.20%) Vulnerability Management
13 5 (10.20%) WAN
13 5 (10.20%) BGP

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 (2.04%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 14 (28.57%) AWS
2 8 (16.33%) Azure
3 3 (6.12%) GCP
4 2 (4.08%) Office 365
5 1 (2.04%) Power Platform
5 1 (2.04%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 21 (42.86%) Network Security
2 18 (36.73%) Firewall
3 10 (20.41%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (16.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (16.33%) MPLS
5 6 (12.24%) DNS
5 6 (12.24%) LAN
5 6 (12.24%) VLAN
5 6 (12.24%) VPN
6 5 (10.20%) BGP
6 5 (10.20%) OSPF
6 5 (10.20%) WAN
7 4 (8.16%) 3G
7 4 (8.16%) 4G
7 4 (8.16%) IPsec
7 4 (8.16%) UMTS
8 2 (4.08%) DHCP
8 2 (4.08%) Internet
8 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
9 1 (2.04%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (32.65%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Banking
2 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.04%) Law
2 1 (2.04%) Legal
2 1 (2.04%) Local Government
2 1 (2.04%) Retail
2 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) Velocity
2 1 (2.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Linux Command Line
2 8 (16.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) PKI
4 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.04%) Replication
4 1 (2.04%) Shadow IT
4 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Linux
2 6 (12.24%) Windows
3 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.04%) CentOS
4 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (18.37%) Security Testing
3 7 (14.29%) SDLC
4 6 (12.24%) SIEM
5 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (10.20%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (8.16%) Migration
6 4 (8.16%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (8.16%) Network Virtualisation
7 3 (6.12%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (6.12%) Information Security
7 3 (6.12%) Project Management
7 3 (6.12%) Security Architecture
7 3 (6.12%) Threat Detection
8 2 (4.08%) Change Control
8 2 (4.08%) DevOps
8 2 (4.08%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (4.08%) Security Operations
8 2 (4.08%) Server Building
8 2 (4.08%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) Python
2 12 (24.49%) Bash Shell
3 6 (12.24%) Ruby
4 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) CCNP
1 4 (8.16%) CCSP
1 4 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.08%) PMP
3 1 (2.04%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.04%) CCSA
3 1 (2.04%) CCSE
3 1 (2.04%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.04%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (2.04%) NIST
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.04%) Docker
3 1 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) SCCM
1 3 (6.12%) SCOM
2 2 (4.08%) DatAdvantage
2 2 (4.08%) QRadar
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.04%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.04%) SCOrch
3 1 (2.04%) SELinux
3 1 (2.04%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.04%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (30.61%) Cisco
2 8 (16.33%) Palo Alto
3 7 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 5 (10.20%) Fortinet
5 3 (6.12%) ServiceNow
5 3 (6.12%) Varonis
6 2 (4.08%) Citrix
6 2 (4.08%) Forcepoint
6 2 (4.08%) Google
6 2 (4.08%) Juniper
6 2 (4.08%) McAfee
6 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.08%) VMware
7 1 (2.04%) BeyondTrust
7 1 (2.04%) Black Duck
7 1 (2.04%) ForeScout
7 1 (2.04%) OneLogin
7 1 (2.04%) Qualys
7 1 (2.04%) Symantec
7 1 (2.04%) Thycotic