The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 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
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 385 272 461
Rank change year-on-year -113 +189  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 206 434 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.88% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.92% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 289 97
Median daily rate £575 £550 £523
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.54% +5.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £443 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £541 £506
% change year-on-year +1.75% +6.76%  
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 England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40726 46972 48452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.05% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26580 31013 30938
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1241 1367 1887
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Architect in England

Security Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Architect in England

Security Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architect in England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Architect in England

Security Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architect in England.

Contractor 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -87 95 £600 +4.34% 15
South East -37 44 £550 +4.76% 8
North West +11 28 £500 -4.76% 3
Yorkshire +13 10 £600 -
East of England -27 10 £588 +38.23% 4
South West -9 6 £538 -10.41%
North East +57 4 £500 -31.03%
Midlands +5 4 £575 +4.54% 4
West Midlands +11 2 £494 -0.25% 3
East Midlands -8 2 £820 +36.66% 1
Security Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region featuring Security Architect in the job title.

1 136 (34.96%) Security Architecture
2 121 (31.11%) Information Security
3 112 (28.79%) Finance
4 93 (23.91%) Cybersecurity
5 72 (18.51%) Amazon AWS
6 69 (17.74%) CISSP
7 68 (17.48%) Network Security
8 62 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
9 61 (15.68%) Banking
10 60 (15.42%) TOGAF
10 60 (15.42%) Firewall
11 59 (15.17%) Security Cleared
12 51 (13.11%) PCI DSS
13 50 (12.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 46 (11.83%) SC Cleared
15 41 (10.54%) Enterprise Architecture
16 37 (9.51%) CISM
16 37 (9.51%) SIEM
17 36 (9.25%) SABSA
18 33 (8.48%) Microsoft Azure
19 32 (8.23%) Office 365
20 31 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
21 30 (7.71%) SAML
21 30 (7.71%) PaaS
21 30 (7.71%) Security Testing
22 28 (7.20%) Security Management
22 28 (7.20%) Risk Management
22 28 (7.20%) Risk Assessment
23 26 (6.68%) Internet
24 25 (6.43%) Web Services

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 11 (2.83%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.29%) IIS
2 5 (1.29%) OpenStack
3 4 (1.03%) JBoss
3 4 (1.03%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.77%) Apache
4 3 (0.77%) Apache Solr
4 3 (0.77%) Confluence
4 3 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.77%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.51%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.51%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.51%) Mule
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.26%) CMS
6 1 (0.26%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.26%) HipChat
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 72 (18.51%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (8.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (8.23%) Office 365
4 30 (7.71%) PaaS
5 21 (5.40%) SaaS
6 10 (2.57%) OneDrive
7 9 (2.31%) IaaS
7 9 (2.31%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.77%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.51%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.26%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 68 (17.48%) Network Security
2 60 (15.42%) Firewall
3 26 (6.68%) Internet
4 18 (4.63%) Kerberos
5 16 (4.11%) DMZ
5 16 (4.11%) VPN
6 10 (2.57%) LDAP
6 10 (2.57%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (2.31%) Intranet
7 9 (2.31%) LAN
7 9 (2.31%) WAN
8 8 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (2.06%) SSL
9 6 (1.54%) LTE
10 5 (1.29%) 3G
10 5 (1.29%) 4G
10 5 (1.29%) DNS
10 5 (1.29%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (1.03%) SSH
11 4 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.31%) Big Data
2 5 (1.29%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.03%) Blockchain
3 4 (1.03%) DB2
4 3 (0.77%) DataStax
4 3 (0.77%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.51%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.51%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.51%) HBase
5 2 (0.51%) MariaDB
5 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.51%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.51%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.26%) DocumentDB
6 1 (0.26%) GIS
6 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.26%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (1.29%) JIRA
2 4 (1.03%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.51%) Ant
3 2 (0.51%) Gradle
3 2 (0.51%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.51%) Hudson
3 2 (0.51%) JUnit
3 2 (0.51%) Maven
3 2 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.51%) Selenium
3 2 (0.51%) Subversion
4 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 112 (28.79%) Finance
2 61 (15.68%) Banking
3 18 (4.63%) Legal
4 16 (4.11%) Financial Institution
5 15 (3.86%) Telecoms
6 12 (3.08%) Retail
7 6 (1.54%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.29%) Law
9 4 (1.03%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.51%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Automotive
11 1 (0.26%) Billing
11 1 (0.26%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) Marketing
11 1 (0.26%) Military
11 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.26%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.71%) SAML
2 25 (6.43%) Web Services
3 16 (4.11%) REST
4 14 (3.60%) OAuth
5 11 (2.83%) XML
6 9 (2.31%) JSON
7 5 (1.29%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.29%) RESTful
7 5 (1.29%) SOAP
8 4 (1.03%) Ajax
8 4 (1.03%) jQuery
8 4 (1.03%) Middleware
8 4 (1.03%) Spring
8 4 (1.03%) Struts
9 3 (0.77%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (0.77%) J2EE
9 3 (0.77%) OpenID
10 2 (0.51%) CSS
10 2 (0.51%) HTML
10 2 (0.51%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.17%) PKI
2 21 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.63%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.63%) Virtual Team
4 16 (4.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 15 (3.86%) Data Centre
6 14 (3.60%) Private Cloud
7 12 (3.08%) Security Operations Centre
8 10 (2.57%) CESG
8 10 (2.57%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.80%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.54%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (1.54%) Freedom of Information
10 6 (1.54%) Freedom of Information Act
11 5 (1.29%) Cyber Defence
12 3 (0.77%) Taxonomies
13 2 (0.51%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.51%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.08%) Windows
2 4 (1.03%) zOS
3 3 (0.77%) Linux
3 3 (0.77%) Unix
4 2 (0.51%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.51%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (34.96%) Security Architecture
2 121 (31.11%) Information Security
3 93 (23.91%) Cybersecurity
4 62 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (15.42%) TOGAF
6 41 (10.54%) Enterprise Architecture
7 37 (9.51%) SIEM
8 36 (9.25%) SABSA
9 31 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 30 (7.71%) Security Testing
11 28 (7.20%) Risk Assessment
11 28 (7.20%) Risk Management
11 28 (7.20%) Security Management
12 25 (6.43%) Open Source
13 23 (5.91%) Information Assurance
14 21 (5.40%) Security Operations
15 20 (5.14%) Data Security
15 20 (5.14%) IT Strategy
15 20 (5.14%) Penetration Testing
15 20 (5.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.57%) Java
1 10 (2.57%) PowerShell
1 10 (2.57%) SQL
2 4 (1.03%) JavaScript
2 4 (1.03%) Python
3 3 (0.77%) C
4 1 (0.26%) C#
4 1 (0.26%) Perl
4 1 (0.26%) PHP
4 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 69 (17.74%) CISSP
2 59 (15.17%) Security Cleared
3 46 (11.83%) SC Cleared
4 37 (9.51%) CISM
5 22 (5.66%) CESG Certified Professional
6 16 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (3.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 13 (3.34%) CISA
7 13 (3.34%) Degree
8 10 (2.57%) DV Cleared
9 9 (2.31%) ISSAP
10 8 (2.06%) SANS
11 7 (1.80%) CEH
12 6 (1.54%) CCNP
12 6 (1.54%) CLAS
13 5 (1.29%) CCIE
13 5 (1.29%) CITP
13 5 (1.29%) CREST Certified
13 5 (1.29%) IISP
13 5 (1.29%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (13.11%) PCI DSS
2 50 (12.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (5.14%) GDPR
4 11 (2.83%) COBIT
5 8 (2.06%) QA
6 6 (1.54%) FedRAMP
6 6 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (1.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.77%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 2 (0.51%) GMP
9 2 (0.51%) GPG13
9 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.51%) RMADS
10 1 (0.26%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.26%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 17 (4.37%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.83%) Docker
3 3 (0.77%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.51%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.51%) HDFS
4 2 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.26%) Firmware
5 1 (0.26%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.26%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (2.57%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.29%) Puppet
2 5 (1.29%) SCCM
3 4 (1.03%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (0.77%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 3 (0.77%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (0.77%) Kibana
4 3 (0.77%) logstash
4 3 (0.77%) QRadar
5 2 (0.51%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.26%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.26%) OSSEC
6 1 (0.26%) SCOM
6 1 (0.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 20 (5.14%) Cisco
2 17 (4.37%) Google
3 12 (3.08%) Microsoft
4 11 (2.83%) Oracle
4 11 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (2.83%) Splunk
5 10 (2.57%) CheckPoint
5 10 (2.57%) Juniper
5 10 (2.57%) Symantec
6 9 (2.31%) ServiceNow
7 8 (2.06%) Forcepoint
7 8 (2.06%) Fortinet
7 8 (2.06%) McAfee
8 7 (1.80%) F5
8 7 (1.80%) Qualys
9 5 (1.29%) SAP
10 4 (1.03%) Blue Coat
10 4 (1.03%) Cloudera
10 4 (1.03%) IBM
10 4 (1.03%) Red Hat
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