The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Engineer
England / London
Rank 307 331 350
Rank change year-on-year +24 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 96 88 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.50% 0.40% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.42% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 58 36
Median daily rate £500 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £365 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -5.55% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
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 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18217 20900 19829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.84% 95.03% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12944 14975 13682
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 282 362
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Engineer in London

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Engineer in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Engineer in London

Security Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Engineer in London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Engineer in London

Security Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Engineer in London.

Contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +3 9 £525 +19.18% 6
Croydon +15 4 £475 +6.14%
Docklands, London - 3 £563 -
Feltham - 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 £425 -
Security Engineer
England

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 London region featuring Security Engineer in the job title.

1 99 (49.01%) Firewall
2 81 (40.10%) Network Security
3 69 (34.16%) Cisco
4 55 (27.23%) CheckPoint
5 43 (21.29%) Cisco ASA
6 42 (20.79%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (20.79%) Juniper
7 41 (20.30%) Finance
8 39 (19.31%) Palo Alto
9 37 (18.32%) Security Cleared
10 35 (17.33%) Linux
11 31 (15.35%) SC Cleared
12 29 (14.36%) Information Security
13 26 (12.87%) CCNP
14 25 (12.38%) F5
15 24 (11.88%) DevOps
15 24 (11.88%) VPN
16 23 (11.39%) Python
17 22 (10.89%) Windows
17 22 (10.89%) Security Operations
18 21 (10.40%) TCP/IP
18 21 (10.40%) Amazon AWS
19 20 (9.90%) Data Centre
19 20 (9.90%) WAN
20 19 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
20 19 (9.41%) Cybersecurity
20 19 (9.41%) Splunk
21 18 (8.91%) Blue Coat
21 18 (8.91%) LAN
21 18 (8.91%) ITIL

Security Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 8 (3.96%) Apache
2 6 (2.97%) nginx
2 6 (2.97%) OpenStack
3 4 (1.98%) Hubot
4 1 (0.50%) Confluence
4 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.50%) Mule
4 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.48%) MS Office
2 4 (1.98%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.99%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.50%) HipChat
4 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.40%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.47%) PaaS
4 6 (2.97%) IaaS
5 5 (2.48%) SaaS
6 2 (0.99%) Bluemix
6 2 (0.99%) GitHub
6 2 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.99%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.99%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.50%) AWS OpsWorks
7 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.50%) Office 365
7 1 (0.50%) Sumo Logic
7 1 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 99 (49.01%) Firewall
2 81 (40.10%) Network Security
3 43 (21.29%) Cisco ASA
4 24 (11.88%) VPN
5 21 (10.40%) TCP/IP
6 20 (9.90%) WAN
7 18 (8.91%) LAN
8 17 (8.42%) DNS
8 17 (8.42%) Wireless
9 16 (7.92%) Intrusion Detection
9 16 (7.92%) SSL
10 14 (6.93%) DHCP
10 14 (6.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 12 (5.94%) Internet
11 12 (5.94%) IPsec
11 12 (5.94%) LDAP
12 11 (5.45%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (4.95%) BIG-IP
13 10 (4.95%) NetScaler
13 10 (4.95%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.99%) Big Data
2 2 (0.99%) Blockchain
2 2 (0.99%) Data Mining
2 2 (0.99%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.99%) MySQL
3 1 (0.50%) ActiveReports
3 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (6.93%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.46%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.46%) Maven
3 3 (1.49%) AppScan
3 3 (1.49%) JIRA
3 3 (1.49%) Travis CI
4 2 (0.99%) Subversion
5 1 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.50%) GitLab
5 1 (0.50%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.50%) MSI
5 1 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 41 (20.30%) Finance
2 15 (7.43%) Banking
3 6 (2.97%) Financial Institution
3 6 (2.97%) Retail
4 4 (1.98%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.98%) Legal
4 4 (1.98%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.99%) Advertising
5 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.50%) Law
6 1 (0.50%) Marketing
6 1 (0.50%) Publishing
6 1 (0.50%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.97%) J2EE
2 5 (2.48%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.48%) Node.js
2 5 (2.48%) Web Services
3 4 (1.98%) SAML
4 2 (0.99%) JSP
4 2 (0.99%) REST
4 2 (0.99%) RESTful
4 2 (0.99%) Servlets
4 2 (0.99%) SOAP
4 2 (0.99%) Software Packaging
4 2 (0.99%) Velocity
5 1 (0.50%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (0.50%) OpenID
5 1 (0.50%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.50%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.50%) Spring
5 1 (0.50%) Spring MVC
5 1 (0.50%) Spring Security
5 1 (0.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.90%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.94%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.47%) YubiKey
5 6 (2.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (2.48%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.48%) PKI
7 4 (1.98%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.49%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.49%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.49%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (0.99%) Cyber Attack
9 2 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.99%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.99%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.99%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.99%) Streaming Media
9 2 (0.99%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.50%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.50%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 35 (17.33%) Linux
2 22 (10.89%) Windows
3 8 (3.96%) Unix
4 7 (3.47%) Ubuntu
4 7 (3.47%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.97%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.48%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.99%) zOS
9 1 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.36%) Information Security
2 24 (11.88%) DevOps
3 22 (10.89%) Security Operations
4 19 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (9.41%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (8.91%) ITIL
6 16 (7.92%) Configuration Management
7 15 (7.43%) Penetration Testing
7 15 (7.43%) SIEM
8 14 (6.93%) Vulnerability Management
9 13 (6.44%) Change Management
9 13 (6.44%) Open Source
9 13 (6.44%) Security Monitoring
9 13 (6.44%) Service Management
10 12 (5.94%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 11 (5.45%) Load Balancing
11 11 (5.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 10 (4.95%) Migration
13 9 (4.46%) Kalman Filter
13 9 (4.46%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.39%) Python
2 18 (8.91%) Java
3 12 (5.94%) PowerShell
4 11 (5.45%) Ruby
5 10 (4.95%) Bash Shell
6 9 (4.46%) C
7 8 (3.96%) C#
8 7 (3.47%) SQL
9 6 (2.97%) C++
10 5 (2.48%) Go
11 4 (1.98%) CoffeeScript
11 4 (1.98%) Perl
11 4 (1.98%) VBScript
12 3 (1.49%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.99%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.50%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.50%) PHP
14 1 (0.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 42 (20.79%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (18.32%) Security Cleared
3 31 (15.35%) SC Cleared
4 26 (12.87%) CCNP
5 17 (8.42%) CISSP
6 16 (7.92%) CCIE
7 13 (6.44%) Degree
8 11 (5.45%) CCSE
9 10 (4.95%) CCSP
10 8 (3.96%) CCNA
11 6 (2.97%) CCMSE
12 5 (2.48%) CISA
13 4 (1.98%) BICSI RCDD
13 4 (1.98%) CCSA
13 4 (1.98%) CEH
13 4 (1.98%) GIAC
13 4 (1.98%) JNCIP
13 4 (1.98%) JNCIS
13 4 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (1.49%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 13 (6.44%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.99%) JSP 440
2 2 (0.99%) SLA
3 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.50%) ISO27005
3 1 (0.50%) PA-DSS
3 1 (0.50%) QA
3 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (6.93%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.95%) Docker
4 5 (2.48%) ProxySG
5 3 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.99%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.99%) XenServer
7 1 (0.50%) NFS
7 1 (0.50%) RACF
7 1 (0.50%) Samba
7 1 (0.50%) Snort
7 1 (0.50%) Squid
Systems Management
1 16 (7.92%) Puppet
2 12 (5.94%) Ansible
3 6 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.48%) CA Single Sign-On
4 5 (2.48%) FortiGate
4 5 (2.48%) Kubernetes
4 5 (2.48%) Terraform
5 4 (1.98%) Consul
5 4 (1.98%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.49%) HP Fortify
6 3 (1.49%) Nagios
6 3 (1.49%) Stealthwatch
7 2 (0.99%) Control-M
7 2 (0.99%) Nessus
7 2 (0.99%) OSSEC
8 1 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.50%) yum
Vendors
1 69 (34.16%) Cisco
2 55 (27.23%) CheckPoint
3 42 (20.79%) Juniper
4 39 (19.31%) Palo Alto
5 25 (12.38%) F5
6 19 (9.41%) Splunk
7 18 (8.91%) Blue Coat
8 16 (7.92%) Fortinet
9 15 (7.43%) Citrix
9 15 (7.43%) Microsoft
10 14 (6.93%) VMware
11 9 (4.46%) Oracle
11 9 (4.46%) Sourcefire
12 8 (3.96%) Riverbed
13 7 (3.47%) HP
14 6 (2.97%) FireEye
15 5 (2.48%) IBM
15 5 (2.48%) Lumension
15 5 (2.48%) SolarWinds
15 5 (2.48%) TippingPoint