The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 22 June 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
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 327 299 321
Rank change year-on-year -28 +22  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 89 134 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.43% 0.62% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.65% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 95 81
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £372 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £24.86 - £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £40.50 £22.78
% change year-on-year +17.28% +77.82%  

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 19665 20680 22203
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.86% 95.26% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14033 15001 15472
Median daily rate £500 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +3.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 230 384
Median hourly rate £19.82 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.11% -3.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.57 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 22 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 22 June 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 -1 15 £439 -12.30% 1
Canary Wharf - 2 £570 -
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 69 (37.30%) Firewall
2 67 (36.22%) Network Security
3 58 (31.35%) Cisco
4 54 (29.19%) Linux
5 47 (25.41%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (20.00%) Python
6 37 (20.00%) Security Operations
7 35 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
7 35 (18.92%) Information Security
8 34 (18.38%) Windows
8 34 (18.38%) CISSP
8 34 (18.38%) Configuration Management
9 33 (17.84%) Security Cleared
10 32 (17.30%) Java
11 31 (16.76%) DevOps
12 30 (16.22%) CCNP
12 30 (16.22%) Finance
13 29 (15.68%) Puppet
14 25 (13.51%) Bash Shell
14 25 (13.51%) Palo Alto
15 24 (12.97%) Penetration Testing
16 23 (12.43%) Ruby
16 23 (12.43%) CheckPoint
16 23 (12.43%) TCP/IP
16 23 (12.43%) SC Cleared
16 23 (12.43%) Cisco ASA
17 22 (11.89%) ITIL
18 20 (10.81%) VPN
18 20 (10.81%) Opscode Chef
19 19 (10.27%) IaaS

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 12 (6.49%) Apache
2 8 (4.32%) Tomcat
3 7 (3.78%) OpenStack
4 5 (2.70%) nginx
5 4 (2.16%) Hubot
6 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.54%) Confluence
7 1 (0.54%) Mule
7 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (3.78%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.54%) HipChat
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 35 (18.92%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (10.27%) IaaS
3 13 (7.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (6.49%) PaaS
5 6 (3.24%) SaaS
6 5 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (2.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.62%) Bluemix
8 3 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.62%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (1.08%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.08%) Route 53
10 1 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.54%) AWS OpsWorks
10 1 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.54%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 69 (37.30%) Firewall
2 67 (36.22%) Network Security
3 23 (12.43%) Cisco ASA
3 23 (12.43%) TCP/IP
4 20 (10.81%) VPN
5 14 (7.57%) WAN
5 14 (7.57%) Wireless
6 12 (6.49%) HTTP
6 12 (6.49%) HTTPS
7 11 (5.95%) IPsec
7 11 (5.95%) LAN
7 11 (5.95%) SSL
8 10 (5.41%) Cisco ISE
8 10 (5.41%) TACACS
9 9 (4.86%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (4.86%) Internet
9 9 (4.86%) LDAP
9 9 (4.86%) NetScaler
10 8 (4.32%) SNMP
10 8 (4.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.70%) MongoDB
1 5 (2.70%) MySQL
2 4 (2.16%) NoSQL
2 4 (2.16%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.16%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.08%) Big Data
4 2 (1.08%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.08%) Redis
5 1 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.54%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (8.65%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.32%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.32%) Maven
3 7 (3.78%) AppScan
4 4 (2.16%) Travis CI
5 3 (1.62%) GitLab
6 2 (1.08%) Subversion
7 1 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.54%) JIRA
7 1 (0.54%) MSI
7 1 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (16.22%) Finance
2 19 (10.27%) Banking
3 6 (3.24%) Retail
4 5 (2.70%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.62%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.62%) Legal
5 3 (1.62%) Marketing
5 3 (1.62%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.08%) Electronics
6 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.08%) Publishing
7 1 (0.54%) Billing
7 1 (0.54%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.95%) 802.1X
2 7 (3.78%) J2EE
2 7 (3.78%) Node.js
3 6 (3.24%) DOM
3 6 (3.24%) Middleware
3 6 (3.24%) REST
3 6 (3.24%) SAX
3 6 (3.24%) XML
3 6 (3.24%) XSD
3 6 (3.24%) XSLT
4 5 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (2.70%) Web Services
5 3 (1.62%) SAML
6 2 (1.08%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.08%) JSP
6 2 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.08%) RESTful
6 2 (1.08%) Servlets
6 2 (1.08%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.54%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.11%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.03%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.78%) YubiKey
5 6 (3.24%) PKI
6 5 (2.70%) Clustering
6 5 (2.70%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.62%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.62%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.08%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.08%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.08%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.54%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.54%) DataPower
9 1 (0.54%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.54%) FMCG
9 1 (0.54%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.54%) User Experience
9 1 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 54 (29.19%) Linux
2 34 (18.38%) Windows
3 15 (8.11%) Unix
4 10 (5.41%) Ubuntu
5 7 (3.78%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.62%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.62%) zOS
8 2 (1.08%) AIX
8 2 (1.08%) Solaris
8 2 (1.08%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (20.00%) Security Operations
2 35 (18.92%) Information Security
3 34 (18.38%) Configuration Management
4 31 (16.76%) DevOps
5 24 (12.97%) Penetration Testing
6 22 (11.89%) ITIL
7 19 (10.27%) Security Monitoring
8 17 (9.19%) SIEM
9 14 (7.57%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (7.57%) Cryptography
10 13 (7.03%) Change Management
10 13 (7.03%) Open Source
10 13 (7.03%) Security Testing
11 11 (5.95%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (5.95%) Kalman Filter
11 11 (5.95%) Malware Analysis
11 11 (5.95%) Use Case
12 10 (5.41%) Project Management
12 10 (5.41%) Service Management
12 10 (5.41%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 37 (20.00%) Python
2 32 (17.30%) Java
3 25 (13.51%) Bash Shell
4 23 (12.43%) Ruby
5 10 (5.41%) C
6 9 (4.86%) C-shell
6 9 (4.86%) Korn
6 9 (4.86%) Perl
6 9 (4.86%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.24%) C#
7 6 (3.24%) C++
7 6 (3.24%) PHP
8 4 (2.16%) CoffeeScript
8 4 (2.16%) Go
8 4 (2.16%) SQL
9 2 (1.08%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.54%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.54%) Scala
10 1 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (25.41%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (18.38%) CISSP
3 33 (17.84%) Security Cleared
4 30 (16.22%) CCNP
5 23 (12.43%) SC Cleared
6 16 (8.65%) CEH
7 15 (8.11%) CCNA
8 14 (7.57%) CCIE
9 11 (5.95%) Degree
9 11 (5.95%) GIAC
10 10 (5.41%) SANS
11 9 (4.86%) CREST Certified
12 8 (4.32%) CCSP
13 7 (3.78%) DV Cleared
14 6 (3.24%) CISA
15 5 (2.70%) CCSA
15 5 (2.70%) CCSE
16 4 (2.16%) BICSI RCDD
16 4 (2.16%) CISM
16 4 (2.16%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.16%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.62%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.62%) QA
4 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.08%) SLA
5 1 (0.54%) COBIT
5 1 (0.54%) COSO
5 1 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 9 (4.86%) Active Directory
1 9 (4.86%) Docker
2 5 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.16%) ProxySG
4 3 (1.62%) RACF
5 2 (1.08%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 29 (15.68%) Puppet
2 20 (10.81%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (4.32%) Ansible
4 7 (3.78%) Kubernetes
5 6 (3.24%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (3.24%) Terraform
6 5 (2.70%) CA Single Sign-On
6 5 (2.70%) HP Fortify
7 4 (2.16%) Consul
7 4 (2.16%) Stealthwatch
8 3 (1.62%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.62%) Nagios
8 3 (1.62%) zSecure
9 2 (1.08%) BladeLogic
9 2 (1.08%) CSIRT
9 2 (1.08%) EnCase
9 2 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.08%) Mesos
10 1 (0.54%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.54%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 58 (31.35%) Cisco
2 25 (13.51%) Palo Alto
3 23 (12.43%) CheckPoint
4 19 (10.27%) Juniper
4 19 (10.27%) Splunk
5 14 (7.57%) F5
6 12 (6.49%) Citrix
7 11 (5.95%) Blue Coat
7 11 (5.95%) Microsoft
8 8 (4.32%) SolarWinds
9 7 (3.78%) Fortinet
10 6 (3.24%) Riverbed
10 6 (3.24%) VMware
11 5 (2.70%) Google
12 4 (2.16%) CA
12 4 (2.16%) FireEye
12 4 (2.16%) IBM
12 4 (2.16%) Oracle
12 4 (2.16%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.62%) CyberArk
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