The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £494 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 25 April 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
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 149 177
Rank change year-on-year +6 +28  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 12 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.38% 0.49% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.51% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 19
Median daily rate £494 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +42.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £368 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £543 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £398
% change year-on-year -5.55% +13.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.86 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 - £36.00

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 3038 3310 5264
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.18% 94.87% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2313 2684 3966
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 47 75
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +7.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £43.57 £32.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Security Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 April 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 25 April 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 18 (66.67%) Firewall
2 17 (62.96%) Network Security
3 16 (59.26%) Cisco
4 15 (55.56%) Palo Alto
5 13 (48.15%) Finance
5 13 (48.15%) CheckPoint
6 11 (40.74%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (37.04%) Juniper
7 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (37.04%) CCNP
8 7 (25.93%) Banking
8 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
9 6 (22.22%) CCMSE
9 6 (22.22%) Wireless
9 6 (22.22%) Information Security
9 6 (22.22%) CCSE
9 6 (22.22%) CCSP
10 5 (18.52%) PCI DSS
11 4 (14.81%) Riverbed
11 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
11 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
11 4 (14.81%) Windows
11 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (11.11%) Cisco ISE
12 3 (11.11%) DevOps
12 3 (11.11%) F5
12 3 (11.11%) Splunk
12 3 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (11.11%) Security Monitoring
12 3 (11.11%) Linux

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 2 (7.41%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.70%) Hubot
2 1 (3.70%) nginx
2 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) IaaS
2 1 (3.70%) PaaS
2 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (66.67%) Firewall
2 17 (62.96%) Network Security
3 11 (40.74%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (22.22%) Wireless
5 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
6 3 (11.11%) BIG-IP
6 3 (11.11%) Cisco ISE
6 3 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (11.11%) SSL
6 3 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (7.41%) DPNSS
7 2 (7.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (7.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (7.41%) HSRP
7 2 (7.41%) Internet
7 2 (7.41%) NetScaler
7 2 (7.41%) Q.931
7 2 (7.41%) TACACS
7 2 (7.41%) VLAN
7 2 (7.41%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.70%) J2EE
2 1 (3.70%) JSP
2 1 (3.70%) Middleware
2 1 (3.70%) Node.js
2 1 (3.70%) SAML
2 1 (3.70%) Servlets
2 1 (3.70%) Software Packaging
2 1 (3.70%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (3.70%) Hedge funds
4 1 (3.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) AIX
3 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Information Security
2 3 (11.11%) DevOps
2 3 (11.11%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) Migration
2 3 (11.11%) Open Source
2 3 (11.11%) Security Monitoring
3 2 (7.41%) Change Management
3 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (7.41%) Network Architecture
3 2 (7.41%) Network Management
3 2 (7.41%) Project Management
3 2 (7.41%) Security Operations
3 2 (7.41%) Service Management
3 2 (7.41%) SIEM
4 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.70%) PRINCE
4 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.70%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) Python
2 2 (7.41%) Go
2 2 (7.41%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) Perl
2 2 (7.41%) Ruby
3 1 (3.70%) CoffeeScript
3 1 (3.70%) PHP
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) CCNP
1 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (22.22%) CCMSE
2 6 (22.22%) CCSE
2 6 (22.22%) CCSP
3 3 (11.11%) CISSP
4 2 (7.41%) CCNA
4 2 (7.41%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) CEH
5 1 (3.70%) CISA
5 1 (3.70%) CISMP
5 1 (3.70%) CSSLP
5 1 (3.70%) GCIA
5 1 (3.70%) GCIH
5 1 (3.70%) GIAC
5 1 (3.70%) MCSE
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.70%) OCA
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (3.70%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) PCI DSS
2 3 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.70%) COBIT
3 1 (3.70%) COSO
3 1 (3.70%) QA
3 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Ansible
1 2 (7.41%) CA Single Sign-On
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.70%) BladeLogic
2 1 (3.70%) Consul
2 1 (3.70%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (3.70%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Terraform
2 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) Cisco
2 15 (55.56%) Palo Alto
3 13 (48.15%) CheckPoint
4 10 (37.04%) Juniper
5 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
5 4 (14.81%) Riverbed
6 3 (11.11%) F5
6 3 (11.11%) SolarWinds
6 3 (11.11%) Splunk
6 3 (11.11%) Tufin
7 2 (7.41%) Aruba
7 2 (7.41%) Blue Coat
7 2 (7.41%) Citrix
7 2 (7.41%) FireEye
7 2 (7.41%) Oracle
7 2 (7.41%) TippingPoint
8 1 (3.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (3.70%) CA
8 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.70%) SaltStack