Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £469 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 27 July 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 213 200 256
Rank change year-on-year -13 +56 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 25 32 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.39% 0.47% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.49% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 33
City of London median daily rate £469 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +17.65% +4.94%
10th Percentile £337 £391 £263
90th Percentile £587 £588 £538
Central London median daily rate £456 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -8.75% +17.65% +7.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £24.86 - -
Central London median hourly rate £24.86 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6186 6497 10825
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.68% 95.32% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4744 5234 8304
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 76 163
City of London median hourly rate £17.39 £19.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +1.30% +1.60%
10th Percentile £12.54 £11.38 £10.30
90th Percentile £29.98 £39.29 £37.04
Central London median hourly rate £17.25 £19.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year -10.38% +4.04% +5.71%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in the City of London

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Engineer in the City of London

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Engineer in the City of London

Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Engineer in the City of London

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 City of London region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (52.00%) Firewall
2 11 (44.00%) Cisco
3 8 (32.00%) Windows
3 8 (32.00%) Finance
4 7 (28.00%) Network Security
4 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (24.00%) CCNP
5 6 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (20.00%) Information Security
6 5 (20.00%) Citrix
6 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 5 (20.00%) Java
6 5 (20.00%) SIEM
6 5 (20.00%) NetScaler
7 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
7 4 (16.00%) 802.1X
7 4 (16.00%) Palo Alto
7 4 (16.00%) HSRP
7 4 (16.00%) Security Monitoring
7 4 (16.00%) PPP
7 4 (16.00%) SNMP
7 4 (16.00%) SSL
7 4 (16.00%) ISDN
7 4 (16.00%) VoIP
7 4 (16.00%) CISSP
7 4 (16.00%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (16.00%) DPNSS
7 4 (16.00%) TACACS
7 4 (16.00%) Q.931
7 4 (16.00%) VLAN

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 3 (12.00%) Apache
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.00%) Hubot
3 1 (4.00%) nginx
3 1 (4.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (12.00%) IaaS
2 2 (8.00%) Cloudflare
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.00%) PaaS
3 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (52.00%) Firewall
2 7 (28.00%) Network Security
3 5 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (16.00%) DPNSS
4 4 (16.00%) HSRP
4 4 (16.00%) ISDN
4 4 (16.00%) PPP
4 4 (16.00%) Q.931
4 4 (16.00%) SNMP
4 4 (16.00%) SSL
4 4 (16.00%) TACACS
4 4 (16.00%) VLAN
4 4 (16.00%) VoIP
5 3 (12.00%) Internet
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (8.00%) HTTP
6 2 (8.00%) SSH
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) DOM
2 1 (4.00%) J2EE
2 1 (4.00%) JSP
2 1 (4.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) Node.js
2 1 (4.00%) OAuth
2 1 (4.00%) REST
2 1 (4.00%) SAML
2 1 (4.00%) SAX
2 1 (4.00%) Servlets
2 1 (4.00%) Software Packaging
2 1 (4.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) XSD
2 1 (4.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) PKI
3 1 (4.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) AIX
3 1 (4.00%) Solaris
3 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Information Security
1 5 (20.00%) SIEM
2 4 (16.00%) Network Management
2 4 (16.00%) Security Monitoring
3 3 (12.00%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (12.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (12.00%) DevOps
3 3 (12.00%) Malware Analysis
3 3 (12.00%) Patch Management
4 2 (8.00%) Computer Security
4 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 2 (8.00%) OWASP
4 2 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Security Operations
4 2 (8.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Server Hardening
4 2 (8.00%) Use Case
5 1 (4.00%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) Python
3 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) CoffeeScript
4 1 (4.00%) C-shell
4 1 (4.00%) Go
4 1 (4.00%) Korn
4 1 (4.00%) Perl
4 1 (4.00%) PHP
4 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) CCNP
1 6 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (16.00%) CISSP
3 2 (8.00%) CCMSE
3 2 (8.00%) CCNA
3 2 (8.00%) CCSE
3 2 (8.00%) CCSP
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
3 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) CEH
4 1 (4.00%) CREST Certified
4 1 (4.00%) CSSLP
4 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) GCIA
4 1 (4.00%) GCIH
4 1 (4.00%) GIAC
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) OCA
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (4.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) COBIT
1 1 (4.00%) COSO
1 1 (4.00%) GDPR
1 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.00%) QA
1 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (8.00%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (8.00%) CSIRT
3 1 (4.00%) BladeLogic
3 1 (4.00%) Consul
3 1 (4.00%) HP Fortify
3 1 (4.00%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (4.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.00%) Puppet
3 1 (4.00%) SCCM
3 1 (4.00%) Terraform
3 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Cisco
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.00%) Citrix
4 4 (16.00%) Palo Alto
4 4 (16.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (8.00%) Juniper
5 2 (8.00%) Riverbed
5 2 (8.00%) Splunk
6 1 (4.00%) CA
6 1 (4.00%) HP
6 1 (4.00%) Qualys
City, London
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Rate: £550 - £565 per day
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