Period
to 25 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £584 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 October 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
England > London
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 279 228 303
Rank change year-on-year -51 +75 +78
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 341 147 290
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.95% 1.04% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.13% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 107 215
10th Percentile £425 £375 £413
25th Percentile £485 £444 £488
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £584 £538 £575
Median % change year-on-year +8.60% -6.52% +15.00%
75th Percentile £664 £625 £656
90th Percentile £750 £685 £775
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.28 - -
England median hourly rate £59.94 £65.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -7.79% +18.18% +10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 33,439 12,974 34,256
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.02% 91.72% 93.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,293 9,380 25,065
10th Percentile £358 £313 £313
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £738 £713 £688
England median daily rate £505 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +6.32% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 96 432
10th Percentile £13.93 £16.13 £12.06
25th Percentile £19.00 £20.94 £15.50
Median hourly rate £30.00 £35.25 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -14.89% +67.86% +12.30%
75th Percentile £52.50 £45.38 £43.75
90th Percentile £66.05 £56.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.52 £22.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -11.27% +17.65% +6.86%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in London

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Security Engineer in London

Security Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Engineer in London over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Security Engineer in London

Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for Security Engineer in London

Security Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 25 October 2021. 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
Central London -54 28 £550 +2.33% 29
West London -2 14 £600 +39.70% 7
South London -1 3 £750 +200.00% 4
East London -14 2 - - 10
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 London region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 147 (43.11%) Cybersecurity
2 130 (38.12%) Firewall
3 120 (35.19%) Azure
4 100 (29.33%) Finance
5 83 (24.34%) AWS
6 76 (22.29%) Network Security
7 66 (19.35%) Python
8 65 (19.06%) Microsoft
9 62 (18.18%) Terraform
10 59 (17.30%) Security Architecture
11 58 (17.01%) DevOps
12 57 (16.72%) GCP
13 56 (16.42%) Kubernetes
14 54 (15.84%) SIEM
15 51 (14.96%) Microsoft 365
16 48 (14.08%) Active Directory
16 48 (14.08%) Windows
17 45 (13.20%) Cisco
18 44 (12.90%) VMware
18 44 (12.90%) Information Security
19 43 (12.61%) Vulnerability Management
19 43 (12.61%) Security Operations
20 41 (12.02%) Google
20 41 (12.02%) Social Skills
21 38 (11.14%) SaaS
22 36 (10.56%) Banking
22 36 (10.56%) Cisco Certification
23 35 (10.26%) PowerShell
23 35 (10.26%) PaaS
24 34 (9.97%) Identity Access Management

Security Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 20 (5.87%) OpenStack
2 8 (2.35%) Confluence
3 7 (2.05%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.47%) nginx
5 3 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.59%) Apache
6 2 (0.59%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (1.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.29%) Figma
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (4.40%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 120 (35.19%) Azure
2 83 (24.34%) AWS
3 57 (16.72%) GCP
4 51 (14.96%) Microsoft 365
5 38 (11.14%) SaaS
6 35 (10.26%) PaaS
7 28 (8.21%) IaaS
8 22 (6.45%) Serverless
9 20 (5.87%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (4.40%) Azure Sentinel
11 14 (4.11%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (3.52%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (2.93%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 9 (2.64%) AWS CloudTrail
14 9 (2.64%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
16 5 (1.47%) Amazon Macie
16 5 (1.47%) Apigee
16 5 (1.47%) GitHub
16 5 (1.47%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 130 (38.12%) Firewall
2 76 (22.29%) Network Security
3 34 (9.97%) DNS
4 28 (8.21%) VPN
5 24 (7.04%) BGP
6 23 (6.74%) SSL
7 15 (4.40%) TCP/IP
8 14 (4.11%) IKE
8 14 (4.11%) IPsec
9 12 (3.52%) Intrusion Detection
9 12 (3.52%) MPLS
10 11 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (2.93%) DHCP
11 10 (2.93%) Reverse Proxy
11 10 (2.93%) WAN
12 9 (2.64%) Internet
12 9 (2.64%) LAN
13 7 (2.05%) Multicast
14 6 (1.76%) SNMP
14 6 (1.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.05%) MongoDB
1 7 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (1.47%) Couchbase
2 5 (1.47%) Hadoop
2 5 (1.47%) MySQL
3 4 (1.17%) Data Lake
3 4 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (0.88%) Big Data
4 3 (0.88%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.59%) BigQuery
5 2 (0.59%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.29%) GIS
6 1 (0.29%) Power BI
6 1 (0.29%) Redis
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (3.81%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.93%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.64%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (2.05%) GitLab
5 4 (1.17%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.17%) Snyk
5 4 (1.17%) SonarQube
6 3 (0.88%) JIRA
7 2 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.29%) Ant
8 1 (0.29%) AutoIt
8 1 (0.29%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.29%) GCC
8 1 (0.29%) Gradle
8 1 (0.29%) Maven
General
1 100 (29.33%) Finance
2 41 (12.02%) Social Skills
3 36 (10.56%) Banking
4 21 (6.16%) Telecoms
5 17 (4.99%) Games
6 12 (3.52%) Public Sector
7 9 (2.64%) Organisational Skills
8 6 (1.76%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.76%) Legal
9 5 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (1.47%) Presentation Skills
10 3 (0.88%) Marketing
10 3 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.59%) Automotive
11 2 (0.59%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (0.59%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.59%) Publishing
11 2 (0.59%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.28%) OAuth
1 18 (5.28%) SAML
2 13 (3.81%) OAuth2
3 7 (2.05%) ARM Templates
4 6 (1.76%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (1.76%) Kafka
5 5 (1.47%) gRPC
5 5 (1.47%) JWT
5 5 (1.47%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (1.47%) REST
6 4 (1.17%) 802.1X
6 4 (1.17%) Jinja
6 4 (1.17%) JSON
6 4 (1.17%) XML
7 3 (0.88%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.59%) .NET
8 2 (0.59%) .NET Core
8 2 (0.59%) LDAP
9 1 (0.29%) Next.js
9 1 (0.29%) Tailwind CSS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.16%) Cloud Native
2 16 (4.69%) PKI
3 13 (3.81%) Public Cloud
4 12 (3.52%) Hybrid Cloud
4 12 (3.52%) Private Cloud
5 10 (2.93%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (2.64%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.76%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.17%) Blog
8 4 (1.17%) Cyberattack
9 3 (0.88%) CMDB
9 3 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.88%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.88%) NHS
10 2 (0.59%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.59%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.59%) Online Banking
10 2 (0.59%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.29%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 48 (14.08%) Windows
2 33 (9.68%) Linux
3 12 (3.52%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.93%) Unix
5 5 (1.47%) Debian
6 4 (1.17%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.88%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.59%) Android
8 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.29%) OS/400
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (43.11%) Cybersecurity
2 59 (17.30%) Security Architecture
3 58 (17.01%) DevOps
4 54 (15.84%) SIEM
5 44 (12.90%) Information Security
6 43 (12.61%) Security Operations
6 43 (12.61%) Vulnerability Management
7 34 (9.97%) Identity Access Management
8 33 (9.68%) DevSecOps
9 32 (9.38%) Threat Modelling
10 25 (7.33%) Migration
11 24 (7.04%) Data Security
11 24 (7.04%) Risk Management
12 23 (6.74%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (6.74%) Identity Management
12 23 (6.74%) Infrastructure as Code
13 22 (6.45%) Computer Science
14 21 (6.16%) Data Protection
15 19 (5.57%) Security Monitoring
16 18 (5.28%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 66 (19.35%) Python
2 35 (10.26%) PowerShell
3 18 (5.28%) SQL
4 17 (4.99%) Java
5 16 (4.69%) Bash Shell
5 16 (4.69%) JavaScript
6 11 (3.23%) C++
7 9 (2.64%) C#
8 8 (2.35%) C
8 8 (2.35%) Perl
9 7 (2.05%) Go
10 6 (1.76%) Ruby
11 3 (0.88%) PHP
12 2 (0.59%) Scala
12 2 (0.59%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.29%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.29%) REXX
13 1 (0.29%) RPG
Qualifications
1 36 (10.56%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (8.50%) CISSP
3 17 (4.99%) Security Cleared
4 16 (4.69%) CCNP
5 15 (4.40%) CCNA
5 15 (4.40%) Degree
6 14 (4.11%) SC Cleared
7 13 (3.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 13 (3.81%) CCSP
8 8 (2.35%) GIAC
9 7 (2.05%) CCIE
10 5 (1.47%) CISM
10 5 (1.47%) CompTIA Security+
11 4 (1.17%) AWS Certification
11 4 (1.17%) CCIE Security
11 4 (1.17%) CEH
11 4 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (1.17%) FFIEC
11 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.88%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (7.92%) NIST
3 20 (5.87%) GDPR
4 12 (3.52%) PCI DSS
5 11 (3.23%) SOC 2
6 7 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (1.47%) SLA
8 4 (1.17%) GLBA
9 2 (0.59%) COBIT
9 2 (0.59%) PSD2
9 2 (0.59%) QA
9 2 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.29%) Accessibility
10 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 48 (14.08%) Active Directory
2 26 (7.62%) Docker
3 24 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (5.28%) vCloud
5 12 (3.52%) VMware Workstation
6 11 (3.23%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.29%) KVM
9 1 (0.29%) RACF
9 1 (0.29%) Squid
9 1 (0.29%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.29%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 62 (18.18%) Terraform
2 56 (16.42%) Kubernetes
3 25 (7.33%) Ansible
4 12 (3.52%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (3.23%) Consul
6 9 (2.64%) SCCM
7 8 (2.35%) Istio
8 7 (2.05%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 7 (2.05%) FortiGate
9 5 (1.47%) Fluentd
9 5 (1.47%) Grafana
9 5 (1.47%) HAProxy
9 5 (1.47%) Nessus
9 5 (1.47%) Prometheus
9 5 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (1.47%) ZABBIX
10 4 (1.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 3 (0.88%) EnCase
11 3 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.88%) QRadar
Vendors
1 65 (19.06%) Microsoft
2 45 (13.20%) Cisco
3 44 (12.90%) VMware
4 41 (12.02%) Google
5 33 (9.68%) Palo Alto
6 26 (7.62%) CheckPoint
7 23 (6.74%) Splunk
8 20 (5.87%) Fortinet
9 18 (5.28%) CA
9 18 (5.28%) McAfee
10 14 (4.11%) Zscaler
11 11 (3.23%) Carbon Black
11 11 (3.23%) CyberArk
11 11 (3.23%) Qualys
12 7 (2.05%) F5
13 6 (1.76%) Meraki
13 6 (1.76%) SonicWALL
14 5 (1.47%) ForeScout
14 5 (1.47%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.47%) Sonatype