The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of 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 Architect
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 150 200
Rank change year-on-year -2 +50  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 13 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.39% 0.56% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.58% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 6
Median daily rate £588 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.90% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £475 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £703 £635 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £506
% change year-on-year +4.76% +3.70%  
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 the City of 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
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3148 3259 5509
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.51% 95.74% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2405 2639 4250
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 40 99
Median hourly rate £17.77 £20.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +1.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £43.57 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 3 months to 22 June 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 22 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 City of London region featuring Security Architect in the job title.

1 9 (56.25%) Finance
1 9 (56.25%) Security Architecture
2 7 (43.75%) Network Security
2 7 (43.75%) TOGAF
3 6 (37.50%) Banking
3 6 (37.50%) PRINCE2
4 5 (31.25%) ITIL
4 5 (31.25%) Information Security
4 5 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
5 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) Data Security
5 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (25.00%) Information Assurance
6 3 (18.75%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (18.75%) SABSA
6 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (18.75%) Legal
6 3 (18.75%) Financial Institution
6 3 (18.75%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (18.75%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (18.75%) Freedom of Information Act
6 3 (18.75%) CESG
7 2 (12.50%) Network Design
7 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) Network Security
2 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (6.25%) Bluetooth
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) LDAP
3 1 (6.25%) LTE
3 1 (6.25%) TETRA
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Banking
3 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (18.75%) Financial Institution
4 3 (18.75%) Legal
5 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (18.75%) CESG
1 3 (18.75%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (18.75%) Freedom of Information
1 3 (18.75%) Freedom of Information Act
2 2 (12.50%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (12.50%) Hedge funds
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Security Architecture
2 7 (43.75%) TOGAF
3 6 (37.50%) PRINCE2
4 5 (31.25%) Information Security
4 5 (31.25%) ITIL
5 4 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 4 (25.00%) Data Security
5 4 (25.00%) Information Assurance
6 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (18.75%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (18.75%) SABSA
7 2 (12.50%) Network Design
7 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Project Management
7 2 (12.50%) SAP Security
8 1 (6.25%) Information Security Management
8 1 (6.25%) Open Source
8 1 (6.25%) Security Management
8 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (6.25%) Zachman Framework
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) CCNP
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (12.50%) CITP
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) MBCS
4 1 (6.25%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (6.25%) CISM
4 1 (6.25%) CISSP
4 1 (6.25%) CLAS
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (6.25%) IISP
4 1 (6.25%) ISACA
4 1 (6.25%) ISEB
4 1 (6.25%) Master's Degree
4 1 (6.25%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (12.50%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (6.25%) COBIT
4 1 (6.25%) FedRAMP
4 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Citrix
1 2 (12.50%) F5
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
1 2 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com