Period
to 21 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 October 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
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 401 332 381
Rank change year-on-year -69 +49 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Security Engineer 219 303 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.49% 0.68% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.71% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 216 145
London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +26.67%
10th Percentile £325 £365 £303
90th Percentile £629 £650 £638
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
London median hourly rate £46.42 - -
England median hourly rate £47.83 £29.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +62.14% +22.92% -29.41%

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 42737 42413 44529
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 95.07% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 30825 30247 31385
London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £285 £263
90th Percentile £656 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 512 547 715
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.48 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year +1.08% +4.11% +7.70%

Security Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 21 October 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 6 months to 21 October 2017. 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 -3 43 £475 -5.00% 9
West London -5 6 £525 +16.67% 1
East London -17 2 £498 +24.38%
North London -7 1 £425 +23.19% 1
South London -25 1 - -
Security Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 86 (39.27%) Firewall
2 82 (37.44%) Network Security
3 65 (29.68%) Finance
4 64 (29.22%) Linux
5 61 (27.85%) Cisco
6 59 (26.94%) Windows
7 47 (21.46%) Cisco Certification
8 46 (21.00%) Information Security
8 46 (21.00%) Amazon AWS
9 37 (16.89%) CCNP
10 34 (15.53%) CheckPoint
11 33 (15.07%) Microsoft
11 33 (15.07%) Python
12 32 (14.61%) Java
12 32 (14.61%) Security Operations
13 31 (14.16%) TCP/IP
13 31 (14.16%) Agile Software Development
13 31 (14.16%) DevOps
14 30 (13.70%) SIEM
15 29 (13.24%) Cybersecurity
15 29 (13.24%) CISSP
16 27 (12.33%) Configuration Management
17 25 (11.42%) VPN
17 25 (11.42%) Penetration Testing
17 25 (11.42%) Cisco ASA
17 25 (11.42%) IaaS
17 25 (11.42%) Security Monitoring
18 24 (10.96%) Juniper
19 23 (10.50%) Cisco Nexus
20 22 (10.05%) Splunk

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 9 (4.11%) Tomcat
2 6 (2.74%) Apache
3 4 (1.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (1.83%) Drupal
3 4 (1.83%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.83%) WordPress
4 3 (1.37%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.91%) IIS
5 2 (0.91%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.46%) CMS
6 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (21.00%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (11.42%) IaaS
3 22 (10.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (6.39%) PaaS
5 6 (2.74%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (2.74%) Office 365
5 6 (2.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (1.37%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.91%) Cloudflare
7 2 (0.91%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.91%) Serverless
8 1 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.46%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.46%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.46%) Route 53
8 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (39.27%) Firewall
2 82 (37.44%) Network Security
3 31 (14.16%) TCP/IP
4 25 (11.42%) Cisco ASA
4 25 (11.42%) VPN
5 23 (10.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 20 (9.13%) IPsec
7 16 (7.31%) MPLS
8 15 (6.85%) LAN
8 15 (6.85%) WAN
9 14 (6.39%) BGP
10 12 (5.48%) OSPF
11 11 (5.02%) HTTP
11 11 (5.02%) Intrusion Detection
12 10 (4.57%) SSL
13 9 (4.11%) DNS
13 9 (4.11%) HTTPS
13 9 (4.11%) SSH
14 8 (3.65%) tcpdump
14 8 (3.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.02%) Relational Database
1 11 (5.02%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.11%) MySQL
3 5 (2.28%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.37%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.37%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.37%) Redis
6 2 (0.91%) Big Data
7 1 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (3.20%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.28%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.83%) AppScan
3 4 (1.83%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.37%) GitLab
4 3 (1.37%) Maven
4 3 (1.37%) Metasploit
4 3 (1.37%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.91%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.91%) Gradle
5 2 (0.91%) IntelliJ
5 2 (0.91%) JIRA
6 1 (0.46%) FxCop
6 1 (0.46%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 65 (29.68%) Finance
2 19 (8.68%) Banking
3 14 (6.39%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.20%) Retail
5 5 (2.28%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.83%) Electronics
6 4 (1.83%) Marketing
7 3 (1.37%) Legal
7 3 (1.37%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.91%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.91%) Law
8 2 (0.91%) Military
9 1 (0.46%) Back Office
9 1 (0.46%) Billing
9 1 (0.46%) Front Office
9 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.94%) Web Services
2 12 (5.48%) .NET
3 9 (4.11%) REST
4 8 (3.65%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (2.74%) DOM
5 6 (2.74%) OAuth
5 6 (2.74%) SAX
5 6 (2.74%) XML
5 6 (2.74%) XSD
5 6 (2.74%) XSLT
6 5 (2.28%) 802.1X
6 5 (2.28%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (1.83%) Middleware
8 3 (1.37%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.37%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.91%) Spring
9 2 (0.91%) Spring Boot
9 2 (0.91%) Spring Security
9 2 (0.91%) WPF
10 1 (0.46%) boto
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.59%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.57%) Management Information System
2 10 (4.57%) PKI
3 7 (3.20%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.28%) Algorithms
4 5 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.28%) Clustering
5 4 (1.83%) Fintech
5 4 (1.83%) Private Cloud
5 4 (1.83%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.91%) CESG
7 2 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.46%) Handset
8 1 (0.46%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.46%) Replication
8 1 (0.46%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 64 (29.22%) Linux
2 59 (26.94%) Windows
3 19 (8.68%) Unix
4 14 (6.39%) Windows Server
5 9 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.28%) CentOS
8 5 (2.28%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.37%) Android
9 3 (1.37%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.37%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.91%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.46%) AIX
11 1 (0.46%) Solaris
11 1 (0.46%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.46%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (21.00%) Information Security
2 32 (14.61%) Security Operations
3 31 (14.16%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (14.16%) DevOps
4 30 (13.70%) SIEM
5 29 (13.24%) Cybersecurity
6 27 (12.33%) Configuration Management
7 25 (11.42%) Penetration Testing
7 25 (11.42%) Security Monitoring
8 20 (9.13%) Cryptography
9 19 (8.68%) ITIL
10 16 (7.31%) Kalman Filter
11 14 (6.39%) Project Management
11 14 (6.39%) Software Engineering
12 13 (5.94%) Change Management
12 13 (5.94%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (5.94%) Network Design
13 12 (5.48%) GAP Analysis
14 11 (5.02%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (5.02%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (15.07%) Python
2 32 (14.61%) Java
3 20 (9.13%) Bash Shell
3 20 (9.13%) Ruby
4 19 (8.68%) SQL
5 16 (7.31%) PowerShell
6 10 (4.57%) C
6 10 (4.57%) Perl
7 9 (4.11%) C-shell
7 9 (4.11%) Korn
8 6 (2.74%) Go
8 6 (2.74%) PHP
9 4 (1.83%) C#
9 4 (1.83%) C++
10 3 (1.37%) VBScript
11 2 (0.91%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 47 (21.46%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (16.89%) CCNP
3 29 (13.24%) CISSP
4 19 (8.68%) Security Cleared
5 15 (6.85%) CCSE
6 11 (5.02%) CCNA
6 11 (5.02%) Degree
6 11 (5.02%) SC Cleared
7 10 (4.57%) CEH
7 10 (4.57%) GIAC
8 9 (4.11%) CREST Certified
8 9 (4.11%) SANS
9 8 (3.65%) CCIE
10 7 (3.20%) CISM
11 6 (2.74%) CCSA
12 5 (2.28%) DV Cleared
12 5 (2.28%) JNCIA
13 4 (1.83%) CISA
13 4 (1.83%) CISMP
14 3 (1.37%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.57%) GDPR
2 4 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.37%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.37%) QA
4 2 (0.91%) COBIT
5 1 (0.46%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.46%) GAMP
5 1 (0.46%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (9.13%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.65%) iptables
4 4 (1.83%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.91%) XenApp
6 1 (0.46%) ACF2
6 1 (0.46%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.46%) Docker
6 1 (0.46%) Firmware
6 1 (0.46%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.46%) NFS
6 1 (0.46%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.46%) RACF
6 1 (0.46%) Snort
Systems Management
1 18 (8.22%) Opscode Chef
1 18 (8.22%) Puppet
2 8 (3.65%) FortiGate
2 8 (3.65%) SELinux
3 7 (3.20%) SCCM
4 6 (2.74%) SCOM
5 5 (2.28%) Ansible
6 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (1.83%) Terraform
7 3 (1.37%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.37%) Nagios
8 2 (0.91%) CSIRT
8 2 (0.91%) EnCase
8 2 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.46%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.46%) logstash
9 1 (0.46%) Nessus
9 1 (0.46%) QRadar
9 1 (0.46%) RSA Security Analytics
9 1 (0.46%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 61 (27.85%) Cisco
2 34 (15.53%) CheckPoint
3 33 (15.07%) Microsoft
4 24 (10.96%) Juniper
5 22 (10.05%) Palo Alto
5 22 (10.05%) Splunk
6 20 (9.13%) VMware
7 17 (7.76%) F5
8 14 (6.39%) SolarWinds
9 13 (5.94%) Citrix
10 11 (5.02%) McAfee
10 11 (5.02%) Symantec
11 9 (4.11%) Fortinet
12 8 (3.65%) CyberArk
12 8 (3.65%) Red Hat
13 7 (3.20%) LogRhythm
13 7 (3.20%) NetApp
14 6 (2.74%) Bloomberg
15 5 (2.28%) EMC
15 5 (2.28%) Sophos