Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 274 259 259
Rank change year-on-year -15 0 +61
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 374 278 145
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.94% 1.01% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.09% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 208 113
10th Percentile £400 £384 £381
25th Percentile £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £510
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +2.94% -11.30%
75th Percentile £688 £606 £625
90th Percentile £775 £683 £650
England median daily rate £550 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
10th Percentile - - £34.41
25th Percentile £26.25 - £35.85
Median hourly rate £27.50 - £39.50
75th Percentile £28.75 - £46.25
90th Percentile - - £49.55
England median hourly rate £61.88 £57.77 £50.50
% change year-on-year +7.11% +14.40% +12.43%

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 36,777 25,489 16,428
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.86% 92.80% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,042 18,360 11,889
10th Percentile £375 £350 £313
25th Percentile £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £688 £638 £613
90th Percentile £788 £713 £700
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 250 194
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.00 £14.26
25th Percentile £22.00 £20.12 £19.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.20 £31.83
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% +1.16% +57.87%
75th Percentile £51.48 £51.00 £47.83
90th Percentile £67.50 £66.50 £62.48
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% +4.28%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -31 36 £550 +4.76% 10
South London -12 3 £600 -9.43% 5
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, Security Engineer contract jobs required the following 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.

1 135 (36.10%) Cybersecurity
2 133 (35.56%) Azure
3 127 (33.96%) Firewall
4 100 (26.74%) Finance
5 94 (25.13%) Microsoft
6 91 (24.33%) Network Security
7 85 (22.73%) AWS
8 69 (18.45%) Python
9 64 (17.11%) Linux
10 59 (15.78%) DevOps
10 59 (15.78%) Terraform
10 59 (15.78%) CI/CD
11 57 (15.24%) Security Architecture
12 56 (14.97%) Data Loss Prevention
13 55 (14.71%) PowerShell
14 54 (14.44%) SIEM
15 53 (14.17%) Windows
16 52 (13.90%) Active Directory
16 52 (13.90%) Vulnerability Management
16 52 (13.90%) Security Operations
17 49 (13.10%) VMware
18 47 (12.57%) Cisco
18 47 (12.57%) DNS
19 43 (11.50%) Banking
19 43 (11.50%) Social Skills
20 41 (10.96%) Application Security
20 41 (10.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 39 (10.43%) Information Security
21 39 (10.43%) Palo Alto
21 39 (10.43%) Microsoft 365

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 22 (5.88%) OpenStack
2 11 (2.94%) nginx
3 3 (0.80%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.53%) Apache
4 2 (0.53%) Confluence
4 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.53%) IIS
4 2 (0.53%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 14 (3.74%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 133 (35.56%) Azure
2 85 (22.73%) AWS
3 39 (10.43%) Microsoft 365
4 37 (9.89%) PaaS
5 36 (9.63%) SaaS
6 28 (7.49%) GCP
7 23 (6.15%) Azure Sentinel
8 16 (4.28%) IaaS
9 15 (4.01%) Serverless
10 14 (3.74%) Azure Monitor
11 13 (3.48%) Azure Active Directory
12 12 (3.21%) Azure DevOps
13 9 (2.41%) Amazon S3
13 9 (2.41%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (2.41%) Azure Storage
13 9 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (2.41%) GitHub
14 6 (1.60%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (1.34%) Azure AKS
15 5 (1.34%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 127 (33.96%) Firewall
2 91 (24.33%) Network Security
3 47 (12.57%) DNS
4 32 (8.56%) TCP/IP
5 28 (7.49%) SSL
6 26 (6.95%) VPN
7 23 (6.15%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (5.35%) SD-WAN
8 20 (5.35%) WAN
9 16 (4.28%) DHCP
9 16 (4.28%) IPsec
10 13 (3.48%) BGP
11 12 (3.21%) IKE
11 12 (3.21%) MPLS
12 11 (2.94%) Internet
13 10 (2.67%) HTTP
14 9 (2.41%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (2.41%) NGFW
14 9 (2.41%) Reverse Proxy
15 6 (1.60%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.94%) MongoDB
2 10 (2.67%) Couchbase
2 10 (2.67%) Hadoop
2 10 (2.67%) MySQL
2 10 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (2.67%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.41%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.07%) Big Data
4 4 (1.07%) Data Lake
4 4 (1.07%) Power BI
4 4 (1.07%) SAP HANA
5 3 (0.80%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.27%) Amazon Athena
6 1 (0.27%) DB2
6 1 (0.27%) DynamoDB
6 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
Development Applications
1 20 (5.35%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.67%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (1.34%) JIRA
4 3 (0.80%) GitLab
4 3 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.80%) Spinnaker
5 2 (0.53%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.53%) Fiddler
5 2 (0.53%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.53%) SonarQube
General
1 100 (26.74%) Finance
2 43 (11.50%) Banking
2 43 (11.50%) Social Skills
3 26 (6.95%) Telecoms
4 21 (5.61%) Games
5 19 (5.08%) Retail
6 18 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (2.94%) Public Sector
8 6 (1.60%) Law
9 5 (1.34%) Financial Institution
10 4 (1.07%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (0.53%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.53%) Publishing
11 2 (0.53%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.27%) French Language
12 1 (0.27%) Local Government
12 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.15%) OAuth
2 14 (3.74%) LDAP
3 13 (3.48%) Kafka
4 12 (3.21%) OAuth2
5 10 (2.67%) gRPC
5 10 (2.67%) JWT
5 10 (2.67%) RabbitMQ
6 9 (2.41%) JSON
7 8 (2.14%) ARM Templates
7 8 (2.14%) REST
8 7 (1.87%) SAML
9 4 (1.07%) .NET
10 3 (0.80%) RESTful
10 3 (0.80%) SailPoint
11 2 (0.53%) Spring
12 1 (0.27%) ADO
12 1 (0.27%) Django
12 1 (0.27%) Spring Security
12 1 (0.27%) Web Services
12 1 (0.27%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.68%) PKI
2 22 (5.88%) Public Cloud
3 18 (4.81%) Hybrid Cloud
4 15 (4.01%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.01%) Private Cloud
5 11 (2.94%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.14%) CCTV
6 8 (2.14%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.60%) Cloud Native
7 6 (1.60%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.07%) Cyber Defence
9 4 (1.07%) NHS
10 3 (0.80%) Cyberattack
10 3 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.80%) User Experience
11 2 (0.53%) Clustering
11 2 (0.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.53%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 64 (17.11%) Linux
2 53 (14.17%) Windows
3 30 (8.02%) Unix
4 23 (6.15%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.67%) Debian
5 10 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.80%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.27%) AIX
8 1 (0.27%) Android
8 1 (0.27%) Check Point GAiA
8 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (36.10%) Cybersecurity
2 59 (15.78%) CI/CD
2 59 (15.78%) DevOps
3 57 (15.24%) Security Architecture
4 56 (14.97%) Data Loss Prevention
5 54 (14.44%) SIEM
6 52 (13.90%) Security Operations
6 52 (13.90%) Vulnerability Management
7 41 (10.96%) Application Security
7 41 (10.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 39 (10.43%) Information Security
9 32 (8.56%) Key Management
10 30 (8.02%) Requirements Gathering
11 29 (7.75%) Data Protection
12 28 (7.49%) Identity Access Management
12 28 (7.49%) Infrastructure as Code
12 28 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
13 26 (6.95%) Security Monitoring
14 24 (6.42%) Threat Modelling
15 23 (6.15%) Agile
Programming Languages
1 69 (18.45%) Python
2 55 (14.71%) PowerShell
3 20 (5.35%) SQL
4 17 (4.55%) Java
5 14 (3.74%) Bash
6 9 (2.41%) JavaScript
7 8 (2.14%) Perl
8 7 (1.87%) TypeScript
9 6 (1.60%) C#
9 6 (1.60%) Go
10 5 (1.34%) PHP
11 4 (1.07%) Ruby
12 3 (0.80%) Scala
12 3 (0.80%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.53%) C++
13 2 (0.53%) REXX
Qualifications
1 36 (9.63%) CISSP
2 31 (8.29%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (6.42%) CCNP
4 13 (3.48%) CEH
5 12 (3.21%) CCNA
5 12 (3.21%) SC Cleared
5 12 (3.21%) Security Cleared
6 11 (2.94%) Degree
7 8 (2.14%) GIAC
7 8 (2.14%) SSCP
8 6 (1.60%) CISM
9 5 (1.34%) CISA
9 5 (1.34%) CompTIA Security+
9 5 (1.34%) OSCP
9 5 (1.34%) SANS
10 4 (1.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 4 (1.07%) AWS Certification
10 4 (1.07%) CCDP
11 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.80%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (7.49%) PCI DSS
3 22 (5.88%) NIST
4 6 (1.60%) SLA
5 4 (1.07%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.80%) GDPR
7 2 (0.53%) GLBA
7 2 (0.53%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.27%) COBIT
8 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.27%) QA
8 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 52 (13.90%) Active Directory
2 22 (5.88%) vCloud
2 22 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (5.08%) Docker
4 13 (3.48%) Hyper-V
5 12 (3.21%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (3.21%) VMware Workstation
6 8 (2.14%) vSphere
7 5 (1.34%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.80%) KVM
8 3 (0.80%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.53%) RACF
10 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 59 (15.78%) Terraform
2 35 (9.36%) Kubernetes
3 30 (8.02%) Ansible
4 14 (3.74%) Puppet
5 13 (3.48%) Nessus
6 10 (2.67%) Consul
6 10 (2.67%) Fluentd
6 10 (2.67%) FortiGate
6 10 (2.67%) Grafana
6 10 (2.67%) HAProxy
6 10 (2.67%) Prometheus
6 10 (2.67%) QRadar
6 10 (2.67%) ZABBIX
7 9 (2.41%) SCCM
8 8 (2.14%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.87%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 6 (1.60%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (1.60%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (1.34%) Kibana
Vendors
1 94 (25.13%) Microsoft
2 49 (13.10%) VMware
3 47 (12.57%) Cisco
4 39 (10.43%) Palo Alto
5 33 (8.82%) Splunk
6 24 (6.42%) Forcepoint
7 23 (6.15%) CA
8 21 (5.61%) CyberArk
9 20 (5.35%) Fortinet
9 20 (5.35%) Zscaler
10 19 (5.08%) Google
11 17 (4.55%) Red Hat
12 16 (4.28%) CrowdStrike
13 14 (3.74%) McAfee
14 13 (3.48%) CheckPoint
15 12 (3.21%) IBM
15 12 (3.21%) Meraki
16 11 (2.94%) F5
17 10 (2.67%) Sonatype
18 9 (2.41%) Blue Coat