Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 225 216 239
Rank change year-on-year -9 +23 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 27 33 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.38% 0.50% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.52% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 28 20
City of London median daily rate £600 £550 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.22% +15.38%
10th Percentile £490 £450 £425
90th Percentile £685 £692 £688
Central London median daily rate £593 £550 £575
% change year-on-year +7.82% -4.35% +17.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6761 6355 8632
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.52% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5338 5046 6770
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 77 127
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.30
90th Percentile £29.29 £48.40 £39.25
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.21 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.19% -4.40% +5.88%

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Architect in the City of London

Security Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Architect in the City of London

Security Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Architect in the City of London

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

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 City of London region featuring Security Architect in the job title.

1 18 (66.67%) Security Architecture
2 16 (59.26%) Finance
3 11 (40.74%) Information Security
4 8 (29.63%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (25.93%) Banking
5 7 (25.93%) Network Security
6 6 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (14.81%) SaaS
7 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (14.81%) Legal
7 4 (14.81%) Firewall
7 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
8 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
8 3 (11.11%) CISSP
8 3 (11.11%) Bluetooth
8 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
8 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
8 3 (11.11%) TETRA
8 3 (11.11%) Tandem
8 3 (11.11%) TOGAF
8 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (11.11%) PaaS
8 3 (11.11%) LTE
8 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (11.11%) IaaS
8 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
8 3 (11.11%) Public Cloud
8 3 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (11.11%) Security Operations
9 2 (7.41%) Mobile App

Security Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) SaaS
2 3 (11.11%) IaaS
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (11.11%) PaaS
3 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) Network Security
2 4 (14.81%) Firewall
3 3 (11.11%) Bluetooth
3 3 (11.11%) LTE
3 3 (11.11%) TETRA
4 2 (7.41%) DMZ
4 2 (7.41%) IPsec
4 2 (7.41%) LAN
4 2 (7.41%) SSL
4 2 (7.41%) WAN
5 1 (3.70%) Internet
5 1 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Blockchain
General
1 16 (59.26%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Banking
3 4 (14.81%) Legal
4 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
5 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
6 1 (3.70%) Advertising
6 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 3 (11.11%) Public Cloud
1 3 (11.11%) Tandem
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.41%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) PKI
3 1 (3.70%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
1 2 (7.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Security Architecture
2 11 (40.74%) Information Security
3 8 (29.63%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
5 3 (11.11%) Security Operations
5 3 (11.11%) TOGAF
6 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.41%) ITIL
6 2 (7.41%) Network Segmentation
6 2 (7.41%) Network Virtualisation
6 2 (7.41%) Security Management
6 2 (7.41%) Threat Management
6 2 (7.41%) Validation
7 1 (3.70%) Cryptography
7 1 (3.70%) Data Security
7 1 (3.70%) Migration
7 1 (3.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) CISSP
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (3.70%) CCNA
3 1 (3.70%) CCNP
3 1 (3.70%) CCSP
3 1 (3.70%) CISM
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.70%) GIAC
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.70%) SANS
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) COBIT
2 1 (3.70%) GDPR
2 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) VMware NSX
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
2 2 (7.41%) Palo Alto
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix
3 1 (3.70%) ForgeRock
3 1 (3.70%) LogRhythm
3 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.70%) VMware