The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 24 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 Architect
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 72 80
Rank change year-on-year +31 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 16 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.54% 1.09% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.68% 1.15% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
Median daily rate - £514 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.59%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £541 £500
% change year-on-year +1.75% +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £72.50 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 596 867 947
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.45% 94.34% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 628 566
Median daily rate £405 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 49
Median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -4.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £21.40 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Security Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Security Architect in Cheshire

Security Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Architect in Cheshire

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Security Architect 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 Cheshire region featuring Security Architect in the job title.

1 16 (80.00%) Finance
2 14 (70.00%) Information Security
3 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (50.00%) Project Planning
3 10 (50.00%) Virtual Team
4 9 (45.00%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (40.00%) PaaS
5 8 (40.00%) Waterfall
5 8 (40.00%) Risk Management
5 8 (40.00%) CISSP
5 8 (40.00%) CISM
6 6 (30.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 6 (30.00%) Re-Platforming
6 6 (30.00%) Internal Audit
6 6 (30.00%) Security Architecture
6 6 (30.00%) Office 365
6 6 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (30.00%) Security Management
6 6 (30.00%) Banking
7 4 (20.00%) REST
7 4 (20.00%) OAuth
8 2 (10.00%) OWASP
8 2 (10.00%) SaaS
8 2 (10.00%) JSON
8 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (10.00%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (10.00%) API Development
8 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow
8 2 (10.00%) SABSA

Security Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 9 (45.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (40.00%) PaaS
3 6 (30.00%) Office 365
4 2 (10.00%) SaaS
4 2 (10.00%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
1 2 (10.00%) Intranet
1 2 (10.00%) VPN
1 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.00%) DMZ
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) Network Security
2 1 (5.00%) SSL
General
1 16 (80.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) OAuth
1 4 (20.00%) REST
2 2 (10.00%) JSON
2 2 (10.00%) SAML
2 2 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Virtual Team
2 2 (10.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Information Security
2 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Project Planning
3 8 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 8 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 6 (30.00%) Internal Audit
4 6 (30.00%) Re-Platforming
4 6 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (30.00%) Security Architecture
4 6 (30.00%) Security Management
4 6 (30.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (10.00%) API Development
5 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) Identity Management
5 2 (10.00%) OWASP
5 2 (10.00%) SABSA
5 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
5 2 (10.00%) SOA
5 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) CISM
1 8 (40.00%) CISSP
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow