Period
to 23 September 2021

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 September 2021.

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
23 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 145 94 187
Rank change year-on-year -51 +93 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 26 22 44
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.71% 1.24% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 1.34% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 37
10th Percentile £525 £410 £463
25th Percentile " £453 "
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £538 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% -9.09%
75th Percentile £651 £588 £575
90th Percentile £687 £625 £642
Central London median daily rate £550 £538 £500
% change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% -2.91%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 3,402 1,645 5,849
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.85% 92.62% 94.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,532 1,218 4,626
10th Percentile £358 £313 £314
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £503 £513
Median % change year-on-year +9.45% -1.95% +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 28 72
10th Percentile £12.63 £16.25 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £20.00 £12.70
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.75 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year -25.17% +98.65% -1.07%
75th Percentile £37.75 £46.44 £23.07
90th Percentile £62.35 £53.70 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £26.50 £35.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year -25.87% +83.33% +4.28%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Security Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Engineer in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Security Engineer in the City of London

Security Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Security Engineer in the City of London

Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Engineer in the City of London.

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 23 September 2021, 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 City of London region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (73.08%) Azure
2 17 (65.38%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (65.38%) Finance
3 15 (57.69%) Microsoft 365
4 14 (53.85%) Risk Management
5 13 (50.00%) VMware
5 13 (50.00%) Information Security
5 13 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (50.00%) DNS
5 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 13 (50.00%) Social Skills
6 12 (46.15%) DHCP
6 12 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (46.15%) Migration
6 12 (46.15%) Hyper-V
6 12 (46.15%) Change Control
7 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
8 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (26.92%) Cost Optimisation
10 6 (23.08%) Firewall
11 5 (19.23%) Windows
11 5 (19.23%) AWS
11 5 (19.23%) Security Operations
12 4 (15.38%) Network Security
13 3 (11.54%) SIEM
13 3 (11.54%) Meraki
13 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
13 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
14 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
14 2 (7.69%) PowerShell

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 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 19 (73.08%) Azure
2 15 (57.69%) Microsoft 365
3 5 (19.23%) AWS
4 2 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (7.69%) Mimecast
5 1 (3.85%) Amazon GuardDuty
5 1 (3.85%) Amazon Macie
5 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (3.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 13 (50.00%) DNS
2 12 (46.15%) DHCP
3 6 (23.08%) Firewall
4 4 (15.38%) Network Security
5 2 (7.69%) HTTP
5 2 (7.69%) HTTPS
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.85%) Internet
6 1 (3.85%) LAN
6 1 (3.85%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.85%) SNMP
6 1 (3.85%) VLAN
6 1 (3.85%) VPN
6 1 (3.85%) WAN
6 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) AutoIt
1 1 (3.85%) GCC
General
1 17 (65.38%) Finance
2 13 (50.00%) Social Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.85%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) SAML
2 1 (3.85%) REST
2 1 (3.85%) SOAP
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.85%) PKI
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.85%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (53.85%) Risk Management
3 13 (50.00%) Information Security
4 12 (46.15%) Change Control
4 12 (46.15%) Migration
5 7 (26.92%) Cost Optimisation
6 5 (19.23%) Security Operations
7 3 (11.54%) SIEM
8 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
8 2 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
8 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 1 (3.85%) DevSecOps
9 1 (3.85%) Problem-Solving
9 1 (3.85%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 1 (3.85%) Situational Awareness
9 1 (3.85%) Task Automation
9 1 (3.85%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 2 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) CISSP
2 1 (3.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 1 (3.85%) CCSA
2 1 (3.85%) CCSP
2 1 (3.85%) CEH
2 1 (3.85%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) CompTIA Security+
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.69%) NIST
3 1 (3.85%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (46.15%) Hyper-V
2 12 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.85%) Ansible
3 1 (3.85%) CASB
3 1 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) VMware
2 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.54%) Meraki
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco
4 2 (7.69%) Splunk
4 2 (7.69%) Zscaler
5 1 (3.85%) AlienVault
5 1 (3.85%) Arista
5 1 (3.85%) Carbon Black
5 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix
5 1 (3.85%) CrowdStrike
5 1 (3.85%) CyberArk
5 1 (3.85%) Forcepoint
5 1 (3.85%) Google
5 1 (3.85%) Neustar