Period
to 27 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 165 122 171
Rank change year-on-year -43 +49 +65
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 21 10 28
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.52% 0.47% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.51% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 20
10th Percentile £540 £594 £563
25th Percentile £566 £619 £588
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £690 £650
Median % change year-on-year -9.42% +6.15% +4.00%
75th Percentile £700 £720 £766
90th Percentile £741 £750 £825
Central London median daily rate £600 £690 £650
% change year-on-year -13.04% +6.15% +4.00%

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 3,708 1,953 4,549
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.35% 92.60% 93.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,878 1,491 3,570
10th Percentile £358 £306 £300
25th Percentile £463 £413 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £604 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 18 59
10th Percentile £13.88 £15.73 £12.34
25th Percentile £18.63 £20.25 £14.63
Median hourly rate £34.75 £24.75 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +40.40% +23.75% +6.95%
75th Percentile £51.50 £37.06 £25.50
90th Percentile £62.50 £46.53 £49.70
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +32.08% +32.50% +6.95%

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Security Architect in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Architect in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Security Architect in the City of London

Security Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022, Security Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Security Architect in the job title.

1 18 (85.71%) Security Architecture
2 11 (52.38%) Finance
3 10 (47.62%) Azure
4 9 (42.86%) CISSP
5 7 (33.33%) AWS
5 7 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (33.33%) DevOps
6 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
6 6 (28.57%) Risk Management
6 6 (28.57%) Application Security
7 5 (23.81%) Decision-Making
7 5 (23.81%) Data Security
7 5 (23.81%) TOGAF
7 5 (23.81%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (23.81%) Identity Management
7 5 (23.81%) Java
7 5 (23.81%) IaaS
7 5 (23.81%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
8 4 (19.05%) Terraform
8 4 (19.05%) Privileged Access Management
8 4 (19.05%) GCP
8 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
8 4 (19.05%) PaaS
8 4 (19.05%) SABSA
8 4 (19.05%) WAN
8 4 (19.05%) Internet
8 4 (19.05%) Information Security
8 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (19.05%) Collaborative Working

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 3 (14.29%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 10 (47.62%) Azure
2 7 (33.33%) AWS
3 5 (23.81%) IaaS
4 4 (19.05%) GCP
4 4 (19.05%) PaaS
5 3 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (14.29%) Serverless
6 2 (9.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Internet
1 4 (19.05%) WAN
2 3 (14.29%) DMZ
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 3 (14.29%) Intranet
2 3 (14.29%) VPN
2 3 (14.29%) Wireless
3 2 (9.52%) HTTP
3 2 (9.52%) Network Security
3 2 (9.52%) SAN
4 1 (4.76%) SD-WAN
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) AppScan
1 2 (9.52%) Burp Suite
General
1 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Financial Institution
2 3 (14.29%) Legal
3 2 (9.52%) Social Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Influencing Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
1 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
1 2 (9.52%) JSON
1 2 (9.52%) REST
1 2 (9.52%) SOAP
1 2 (9.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Cloud
2 3 (14.29%) Hedge funds
2 3 (14.29%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.76%) Legacy Systems
3 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Security Architecture
2 7 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (33.33%) DevOps
3 6 (28.57%) Application Security
3 6 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 5 (23.81%) Data Security
4 5 (23.81%) Decision-Making
4 5 (23.81%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (23.81%) Identity Management
4 5 (23.81%) TOGAF
4 5 (23.81%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (19.05%) Collaborative Working
5 4 (19.05%) Information Security
5 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure as Code
5 4 (19.05%) Privileged Access Management
5 4 (19.05%) SABSA
6 3 (14.29%) AOP
6 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
6 3 (14.29%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) C
2 3 (14.29%) C++
2 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 3 (14.29%) Python
3 2 (9.52%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) PHP
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) CISSP
2 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
4 3 (14.29%) Degree
5 2 (9.52%) CEH
5 2 (9.52%) CSSLP
5 2 (9.52%) GIAC
6 1 (4.76%) CISA
6 1 (4.76%) CISM
6 1 (4.76%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) GDPR
2 2 (9.52%) Actionable Recommendations
2 2 (9.52%) COBIT
3 1 (4.76%) NCSC
3 1 (4.76%) NIST
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 3 (14.29%) Docker
2 2 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Terraform
2 3 (14.29%) Kubernetes
3 2 (9.52%) HP Fortify
3 2 (9.52%) Nessus
3 2 (9.52%) WebInspect
4 1 (4.76%) Ansible
4 1 (4.76%) CASB
4 1 (4.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (4.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (9.52%) Checkmarx
2 2 (9.52%) HP
2 2 (9.52%) IBM
2 2 (9.52%) Qualys
3 1 (4.76%) Google
3 1 (4.76%) Guidewire
3 1 (4.76%) MuleSoft