Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 205 203 193
Rank change year-on-year -2 -10 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 47 29 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.66% 0.47% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.49% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 20 36
City of London median daily rate £550 £510 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.84% +8.80% +18.67%
10th Percentile £410 £411 £302
90th Percentile £713 £655 £538
Central London median daily rate £546 £500 £469
% change year-on-year +9.25% +6.67% +20.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 6,685 5,951 6,861
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.23% 95.55% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,311 4,722 5,412
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +5.14%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £644
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 67 100
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.89 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.95% -10.55% +19.37%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.84 £10.98
90th Percentile £30.80 £55.00 £41.30
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.13 £19.50
% change year-on-year +5.69% -12.18% +18.18%

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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 2018, 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 18 (38.30%) Finance
2 15 (31.91%) Linux
3 13 (27.66%) Windows
4 11 (23.40%) Information Security
4 11 (23.40%) DevOps
5 10 (21.28%) SIEM
6 9 (19.15%) Banking
6 9 (19.15%) VMware
6 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
6 9 (19.15%) Active Directory
7 8 (17.02%) CISSP
7 8 (17.02%) Firewall
7 8 (17.02%) Degree
7 8 (17.02%) Network Security
7 8 (17.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (17.02%) Docker
7 8 (17.02%) Terraform
8 7 (14.89%) CyberArk
8 7 (14.89%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (14.89%) Kubernetes
8 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (14.89%) SSL
8 7 (14.89%) Internet
8 7 (14.89%) McAfee
9 6 (12.77%) Python
9 6 (12.77%) Computer Science
9 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (12.77%) Data Protection
9 6 (12.77%) Splunk
9 6 (12.77%) VMware ESXi

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 (6.38%) Apache
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.26%) IaaS
2 2 (4.26%) Office 365
2 2 (4.26%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.13%) Cloudflare
3 1 (2.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) Firewall
1 8 (17.02%) Network Security
2 7 (14.89%) Internet
2 7 (14.89%) SSL
3 4 (8.51%) Kerberos
3 4 (8.51%) SAN
3 4 (8.51%) SSH
4 2 (4.26%) BGP
4 2 (4.26%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (4.26%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (4.26%) IPsec
4 2 (4.26%) MPLS
4 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.26%) tcpdump
4 2 (4.26%) VPN
5 1 (2.13%) DNS
5 1 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (2.13%) LAN
5 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) Blockchain
2 2 (4.26%) MySQL
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.13%) Metasploit
General
1 18 (38.30%) Finance
2 9 (19.15%) Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Legal
3 3 (6.38%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) OAuth
2 3 (6.38%) LDAP
2 3 (6.38%) SAML
3 2 (4.26%) .NET
3 2 (4.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.38%) Algorithms
2 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.38%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.26%) Fintech
4 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.91%) Linux
2 13 (27.66%) Windows
3 8 (17.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (8.51%) Unix
5 3 (6.38%) Solaris
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.38%) zOS
6 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) DevOps
1 11 (23.40%) Information Security
2 10 (21.28%) SIEM
3 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (14.89%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (12.77%) Data Protection
5 4 (8.51%) Data Encryption
5 4 (8.51%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (6.38%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.38%) Cryptography
6 3 (6.38%) Disk Encryption
6 3 (6.38%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (6.38%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (6.38%) Patch Management
6 3 (6.38%) Project Management
6 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.38%) Target Operating Model
6 3 (6.38%) Threat Management
7 2 (4.26%) ITIL
7 2 (4.26%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) Python
2 5 (10.64%) Bash Shell
2 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.38%) Java
3 3 (6.38%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.13%) Perl
4 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) CISSP
1 8 (17.02%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.26%) MCSE
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.26%) OCA
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (2.13%) CCNP
3 1 (2.13%) CCSE
3 1 (2.13%) CCSM
3 1 (2.13%) CCSP
3 1 (2.13%) CISM
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) GDPR
2 2 (4.26%) QA
3 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (19.15%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.02%) Docker
3 6 (12.77%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (10.64%) vSphere
5 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.26%) iptables
6 1 (2.13%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) Terraform
2 7 (14.89%) Kubernetes
3 5 (10.64%) Ansible
4 4 (8.51%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (8.51%) Nessus
4 4 (8.51%) Puppet
5 3 (6.38%) BladeLogic
5 3 (6.38%) QRadar
5 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (4.26%) SELinux
7 1 (2.13%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (2.13%) OSSEC
7 1 (2.13%) Packer
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
1 9 (19.15%) VMware
2 7 (14.89%) CyberArk
2 7 (14.89%) McAfee
3 6 (12.77%) Splunk
4 5 (10.64%) Cisco
4 5 (10.64%) Red Hat
5 4 (8.51%) CheckPoint
5 4 (8.51%) Qualys
6 3 (6.38%) AlienVault
6 3 (6.38%) Blue Coat
6 3 (6.38%) BMC
6 3 (6.38%) FireEye
6 3 (6.38%) Palo Alto
6 3 (6.38%) Rapid7
6 3 (6.38%) Veritas
7 2 (4.26%) CA
7 2 (4.26%) Symantec
7 2 (4.26%) Webroot
8 1 (2.13%) Lumension