Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £501 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 76 89
Rank change year-on-year -8 +13 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 11 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.82% 1.44% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.53% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 31
Cheshire median daily rate £501 £650 £640
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.00% +1.56% +24.88%
10th Percentile £500 £340 £463
90th Percentile £501 £738 £700
North West median daily rate £500 £600 £608
% change year-on-year -16.67% -1.23% +16.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1283 1372 1979
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.53% 93.91% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 993 1316
Cheshire median daily rate £405 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £256 £235 £264
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 48 85
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% -11.76% +4.21%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.10
90th Percentile £33.80 £27.63 £34.80
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +25.00%

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 21 November 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 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) Information Security
2 6 (54.55%) Banking
2 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (54.55%) PaaS
2 6 (54.55%) Office 365
3 4 (36.36%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 4 (36.36%) Re-Platforming
3 4 (36.36%) Internal Audit
3 4 (36.36%) Security Architecture
3 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (36.36%) Security Management
4 3 (27.27%) OAuth
4 3 (27.27%) Project Planning
4 3 (27.27%) Virtual Team
4 3 (27.27%) REST
5 2 (18.18%) Private Cloud
5 2 (18.18%) ServiceNow
5 2 (18.18%) SABSA
5 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (18.18%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (18.18%) JSON
5 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
5 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (18.18%) SaaS
5 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
5 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 2 (18.18%) CISM

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 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (54.55%) Office 365
1 6 (54.55%) PaaS
2 2 (18.18%) SaaS
2 2 (18.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
1 2 (18.18%) Intranet
1 2 (18.18%) VPN
1 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) OAuth
1 3 (27.27%) REST
2 2 (18.18%) JSON
2 2 (18.18%) SAML
2 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 2 (18.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Virtual Team
2 2 (18.18%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Information Security
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Internal Audit
2 4 (36.36%) Re-Platforming
2 4 (36.36%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (36.36%) Security Architecture
2 4 (36.36%) Security Management
2 4 (36.36%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 3 (27.27%) Project Planning
4 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) SABSA
4 2 (18.18%) SOA
4 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
4 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) API Development
5 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
5 1 (9.09%) OWASP
5 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CISM
1 2 (18.18%) CISSP
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (18.18%) ServiceNow