Period
to 3 August 2021

The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £675 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

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
UK > England
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 299 295 328
Rank change year-on-year -4 +33 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 478 244 669
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.83% 0.76% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.82% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 168 455
10th Percentile £513 £500 £500
25th Percentile £581 £565 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £675 £638 £615
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
75th Percentile £750 £702 £700
90th Percentile £800 £750 £754
UK median daily rate £657 £634 £615
% change year-on-year +3.59% +3.13% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £62.00 £70.32 -
Median % change year-on-year -11.83% - -
UK median hourly rate £62.00 £70.32 -
% change year-on-year -11.83% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 53,764 29,910 79,139
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.11% 93.44% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 37,370 20,212 53,506
10th Percentile £300 £263 £269
25th Percentile £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £694 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,730 988 2,465
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.48 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.50 £14.37 £13.50
Median hourly rate £19.89 £20.38 £18.88
Median % change year-on-year -2.39% +7.95% +7.86%
75th Percentile £43.00 £43.49 £43.75
90th Percentile £57.75 £52.50 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.11 £18.70
% change year-on-year -0.55% +7.54% +6.86%

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Architect in England

Security Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Architect in England.

Daily rate trend for Security Architect in England

Security Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Architect in England over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Security Architect in England

Security Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Architect in England.

Hourly rate trend for Security Architect in England

Security Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architect within the England region over the 6 months to 3 August 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -10 309 £688 +7.84% 42
South East -21 51 £592 -1.61% 17
North of England -20 31 £638 +3.24% 8
South West -2 22 £654 +9.83% 12
North West -21 21 £650 +30.00% 5
East of England -10 14 £650 +19.27% 3
Midlands -55 14 £588 -9.62% 4
West Midlands -50 11 £588 -9.62% 3
Yorkshire -21 8 £575 -11.54% 2
East Midlands -20 5 £625 -3.85% 1
North East - 2 £800 - 1
Security Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, 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 England region featuring Security Architect in the job title.

1 203 (42.47%) Security Architecture
2 183 (38.28%) Cybersecurity
3 182 (38.08%) Azure
4 149 (31.17%) Finance
5 129 (26.99%) AWS
6 128 (26.78%) CISSP
7 118 (24.69%) Information Security
8 92 (19.25%) GCP
9 82 (17.15%) SABSA
9 82 (17.15%) TOGAF
10 81 (16.95%) NIST
11 75 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
12 72 (15.06%) Banking
12 72 (15.06%) Enterprise Architecture
13 69 (14.44%) Microsoft
14 66 (13.81%) Firewall
15 65 (13.60%) Risk Management
16 64 (13.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 64 (13.39%) DevOps
17 61 (12.76%) Security Cleared
18 58 (12.13%) SaaS
18 58 (12.13%) Network Security
19 57 (11.92%) CISM
20 55 (11.51%) Threat Modelling
21 50 (10.46%) Degree
22 49 (10.25%) Identity Access Management
22 49 (10.25%) SC Cleared
22 49 (10.25%) Social Skills
23 45 (9.41%) Kubernetes
23 45 (9.41%) Vulnerability Management

Security Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 14 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.30%) Confluence
3 9 (1.88%) OpenStack
4 3 (0.63%) SAS
4 3 (0.63%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.63%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.42%) IIS
6 1 (0.21%) Apache
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.21%) Hyperledger
6 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (2.09%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.88%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (1.46%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.63%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.63%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 182 (38.08%) Azure
2 129 (26.99%) AWS
3 92 (19.25%) GCP
4 58 (12.13%) SaaS
5 37 (7.74%) Microsoft 365
6 31 (6.49%) IaaS
7 22 (4.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 22 (4.60%) PaaS
8 19 (3.97%) OpenShift
9 18 (3.77%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (3.14%) Serverless
11 14 (2.93%) Azure Sentinel
12 12 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (2.30%) SuccessFactors
14 5 (1.05%) Apigee
14 5 (1.05%) Power Platform
15 4 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.84%) CloudFront
15 4 (0.84%) OneDrive
16 3 (0.63%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 66 (13.81%) Firewall
2 58 (12.13%) Network Security
3 19 (3.97%) WAN
4 18 (3.77%) Internet
5 16 (3.35%) VPN
6 12 (2.51%) SSL
7 11 (2.30%) LAN
8 8 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (1.46%) DNS
9 7 (1.46%) SD-WAN
10 5 (1.05%) HTTP
10 5 (1.05%) IPsec
10 5 (1.05%) Kerberos
10 5 (1.05%) SAN
11 4 (0.84%) PSTN
12 3 (0.63%) BGP
12 3 (0.63%) MPLS
12 3 (0.63%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (0.63%) TCP/IP
12 3 (0.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.46%) Big Data
2 4 (0.84%) Hadoop
2 4 (0.84%) Power BI
3 3 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (0.63%) Data Lake
3 3 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.63%) DataStax
3 3 (0.63%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.63%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.42%) Amazon Athena
4 2 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (0.42%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.42%) GIS
4 2 (0.42%) Qlik Sense
4 2 (0.42%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.21%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.21%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.21%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 12 (2.51%) Jenkins
1 12 (2.51%) JIRA
2 8 (1.67%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.26%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.05%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.42%) GCC
5 2 (0.42%) Maven
5 2 (0.42%) Spinnaker
6 1 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
General
1 149 (31.17%) Finance
2 72 (15.06%) Banking
3 49 (10.25%) Social Skills
4 38 (7.95%) Public Sector
5 13 (2.72%) Financial Institution
5 13 (2.72%) Legal
6 11 (2.30%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.09%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.09%) Influencing Skills
8 8 (1.67%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.67%) Retail Banking
9 7 (1.46%) Documentation Skills
9 7 (1.46%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.84%) Electronics
10 4 (0.84%) Marketing
10 4 (0.84%) Presentation Skills
11 3 (0.63%) Games
12 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.42%) Retail
13 1 (0.21%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.39%) OAuth
2 20 (4.18%) SAML
3 14 (2.93%) OpenID
4 13 (2.72%) Web Services
5 10 (2.09%) OAuth2
6 9 (1.88%) .NET
7 7 (1.46%) XACML
8 6 (1.26%) Middleware
9 4 (0.84%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.84%) JWT
9 4 (0.84%) LDAP
9 4 (0.84%) Node.js
9 4 (0.84%) React
10 3 (0.63%) .NET Core
10 3 (0.63%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (0.42%) 802.1X
11 2 (0.42%) Regular Expression
11 2 (0.42%) REST
11 2 (0.42%) SailPoint
11 2 (0.42%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.49%) Management Information System
2 23 (4.81%) Public Cloud
3 18 (3.77%) Cloud Native
3 18 (3.77%) Data Centre
4 16 (3.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 11 (2.30%) Data Protection Act
5 11 (2.30%) PKI
6 8 (1.67%) Cyberthreat
7 7 (1.46%) Enterprise Cloud
7 7 (1.46%) Hedge funds
8 6 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.26%) Internet of Things
8 6 (1.26%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.26%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.05%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 4 (0.84%) NHS
10 4 (0.84%) Online Banking
10 4 (0.84%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.23%) Windows
2 23 (4.81%) Linux
3 4 (0.84%) Solaris
4 3 (0.63%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.21%) CentOS
5 1 (0.21%) Unix
5 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (42.47%) Security Architecture
2 183 (38.28%) Cybersecurity
3 118 (24.69%) Information Security
4 82 (17.15%) SABSA
4 82 (17.15%) TOGAF
5 75 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
6 72 (15.06%) Enterprise Architecture
7 65 (13.60%) Risk Management
8 64 (13.39%) DevOps
9 55 (11.51%) Threat Modelling
10 49 (10.25%) Identity Access Management
11 45 (9.41%) Vulnerability Management
12 42 (8.79%) Penetration Testing
13 40 (8.37%) SIEM
14 39 (8.16%) Data Security
14 39 (8.16%) OWASP
14 39 (8.16%) Security Operations
15 30 (6.28%) Data Protection
16 28 (5.86%) Security Testing
17 27 (5.65%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 31 (6.49%) Java
2 30 (6.28%) Python
3 17 (3.56%) C++
3 17 (3.56%) JavaScript
4 16 (3.35%) C
5 11 (2.30%) C#
6 10 (2.09%) PowerShell
7 9 (1.88%) SQL
8 2 (0.42%) R
9 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.21%) Go
9 1 (0.21%) Groovy
9 1 (0.21%) PHP
9 1 (0.21%) Ruby
9 1 (0.21%) Scala
9 1 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 128 (26.78%) CISSP
2 61 (12.76%) Security Cleared
3 57 (11.92%) CISM
4 50 (10.46%) Degree
5 49 (10.25%) SC Cleared
6 34 (7.11%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (6.07%) CISA
8 28 (5.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 28 (5.86%) SANS
9 25 (5.23%) CRISC
10 21 (4.39%) GIAC
11 18 (3.77%) CESG Certified Professional
12 14 (2.93%) CREST Certified
13 12 (2.51%) TOGAF Certification
14 9 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
14 9 (1.88%) FFIEC
15 7 (1.46%) DV Cleared
16 5 (1.05%) CCA
16 5 (1.05%) CCNP
16 5 (1.05%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (16.95%) NIST
2 64 (13.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (8.16%) GDPR
4 25 (5.23%) NIST 800
5 21 (4.39%) NCSC
6 17 (3.56%) PCI DSS
7 15 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 10 (2.09%) COBIT
8 10 (2.09%) QA
9 7 (1.46%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (1.26%) HIPAA
10 6 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (1.05%) GRC
12 4 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 3 (0.63%) SOC 2
14 2 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.42%) GPG13
14 2 (0.42%) JSP 440
14 2 (0.42%) RMADS
System Software
1 26 (5.44%) Docker
2 24 (5.02%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.63%) OpenAM
6 3 (0.63%) RACF
7 2 (0.42%) vCloud
7 2 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.21%) KVM
8 1 (0.21%) OpenDJ
8 1 (0.21%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.21%) Snort
8 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.21%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 45 (9.41%) Kubernetes
2 27 (5.65%) Terraform
3 11 (2.30%) Ansible
4 9 (1.88%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
6 6 (1.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (0.84%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 3 (0.63%) CASB
9 2 (0.42%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.42%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.42%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.42%) QRadar
10 1 (0.21%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 1 (0.21%) FreeIPA
10 1 (0.21%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.21%) Nessus
10 1 (0.21%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 69 (14.44%) Microsoft
2 45 (9.41%) Google
3 25 (5.23%) Cisco
4 17 (3.56%) SAP
5 15 (3.14%) Palo Alto
6 14 (2.93%) Oracle
7 12 (2.51%) VMware
8 9 (1.88%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.88%) Splunk
9 8 (1.67%) F5
10 7 (1.46%) CheckPoint
10 7 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.26%) Sparx
12 5 (1.05%) McAfee
13 4 (0.84%) CA
13 4 (0.84%) ForgeRock
13 4 (0.84%) Fortinet
13 4 (0.84%) Okta
13 4 (0.84%) Varonis
14 3 (0.63%) Veeam