Period
to 2 June 2020

The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 323 340 319
Rank change year-on-year +17 -21 +142
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 281 615 734
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.69% 0.74% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.79% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 406 470
Median daily rate £650 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £513 £500 £495
90th Percentile £825 £750 £750
UK median daily rate £638 £615 £600
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £70.32 £35.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.91% -17.65% -
UK median hourly rate £70.32 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +100.91% -17.65% -

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 38,181 78,303 88,189
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.78% 94.55% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,401 51,975 58,301
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £255 £280 £273
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £470 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,515 2,443 2,770
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.26% +4.28% -0.27%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £51.25 £48.75
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.03 £18.11
% change year-on-year +12.98% +5.08% -3.39%

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 2 June 2020.

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 2 June 2020. 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 +60 137 £650 - 7
South East +59 33 £600 +9.09% 18
Midlands +57 32 £675 +8.00% 3
North of England +23 32 £615 +2.50% 1
West Midlands +50 24 £675 +8.00% 3
South West +35 24 £591 -6.15% 7
North West +24 22 £588 -9.62%
East of England +37 14 £554 +0.73% 2
Yorkshire +46 10 £650 +18.18%
East Midlands +40 6 £650 +8.33%
Security Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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.

1 125 (44.48%) Security Architecture
2 78 (27.76%) Cybersecurity
3 72 (25.62%) Azure
4 71 (25.27%) CISSP
5 70 (24.91%) AWS
6 56 (19.93%) Security Cleared
6 56 (19.93%) Firewall
7 53 (18.86%) SIEM
8 50 (17.79%) Finance
9 49 (17.44%) Information Security
10 43 (15.30%) Agile Software Development
11 42 (14.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 40 (14.23%) SC Cleared
13 39 (13.88%) Network Security
14 37 (13.17%) DevOps
15 35 (12.46%) CISM
16 33 (11.74%) Active Directory
17 30 (10.68%) Microsoft
18 29 (10.32%) Enterprise Architecture
19 28 (9.96%) Risk Management
19 28 (9.96%) Data Security
20 27 (9.61%) SaaS
20 27 (9.61%) NIST
21 24 (8.54%) Banking
21 24 (8.54%) Risk Assessment
22 22 (7.83%) TOGAF
22 22 (7.83%) Windows
23 21 (7.47%) Security Testing
23 21 (7.47%) NCSC
23 21 (7.47%) IaaS

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 4 (1.42%) Confluence
1 4 (1.42%) IIS
2 3 (1.07%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.71%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.71%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.71%) SAS
4 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.07%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Markit EDM
1 1 (0.36%) PolarLake
1 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.36%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 72 (25.62%) Azure
2 70 (24.91%) AWS
3 27 (9.61%) SaaS
4 21 (7.47%) GCP
4 21 (7.47%) IaaS
5 19 (6.76%) PaaS
6 14 (4.98%) Office 365
7 8 (2.85%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (2.49%) Serverless
9 6 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.78%) Amazon Kinesis
11 4 (1.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (1.07%) Amazon S3
12 3 (1.07%) GitHub
12 3 (1.07%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.71%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.71%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 56 (19.93%) Firewall
2 39 (13.88%) Network Security
3 15 (5.34%) X.509
4 11 (3.91%) WAN
5 10 (3.56%) Internet
6 8 (2.85%) VPN
7 7 (2.49%) LAN
8 4 (1.42%) DHCP
8 4 (1.42%) VLAN
8 4 (1.42%) Wireless
9 3 (1.07%) 3GPP
9 3 (1.07%) 5G
9 3 (1.07%) DMZ
9 3 (1.07%) FCAPS
9 3 (1.07%) Intranet
9 3 (1.07%) Software-Defined Networking
9 3 (1.07%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.71%) DKIM
10 2 (0.71%) DMARC
10 2 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.63%) Big Data
2 5 (1.78%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (1.42%) Data Lake
4 3 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.07%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.71%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.71%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.36%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (1.42%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.71%) Bitbucket
2 2 (0.71%) Bitbucket Server
2 2 (0.71%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.71%) GitLab
2 2 (0.71%) JIRA
2 2 (0.71%) Snyk
2 2 (0.71%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.36%) AppScan
3 1 (0.36%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 50 (17.79%) Finance
2 24 (8.54%) Banking
3 20 (7.12%) Public Sector
4 10 (3.56%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.14%) Legal
5 6 (2.14%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.78%) Retail
7 4 (1.42%) Automotive
8 3 (1.07%) Electronics
8 3 (1.07%) Marketing
9 2 (0.71%) French Language
9 2 (0.71%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.71%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Back Office
10 1 (0.36%) Billing
10 1 (0.36%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.05%) SAML
2 15 (5.34%) Web Services
3 7 (2.49%) .NET
4 4 (1.42%) Velocity
5 3 (1.07%) SOAP
6 2 (0.71%) LDAP
6 2 (0.71%) REST
6 2 (0.71%) Serverless Framework
6 2 (0.71%) XML
7 1 (0.36%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.36%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.36%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.36%) Django
7 1 (0.36%) GraphQL
7 1 (0.36%) Node.js
7 1 (0.36%) OAuth
7 1 (0.36%) RESTful
7 1 (0.36%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.69%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.98%) Mainframe
2 14 (4.98%) Management Information System
2 14 (4.98%) PKI
3 10 (3.56%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (2.49%) Cloud Native
5 5 (1.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (1.78%) FMCG
5 5 (1.78%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.42%) Cyber Defence
6 4 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.07%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.07%) CESG
7 3 (1.07%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.07%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.07%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.71%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 22 (7.83%) Windows
2 12 (4.27%) Linux
3 8 (2.85%) Unix
3 8 (2.85%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.07%) Solaris
4 3 (1.07%) VMS
4 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (44.48%) Security Architecture
2 78 (27.76%) Cybersecurity
3 53 (18.86%) SIEM
4 49 (17.44%) Information Security
5 43 (15.30%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (13.17%) DevOps
7 29 (10.32%) Enterprise Architecture
8 28 (9.96%) Data Security
8 28 (9.96%) Risk Management
9 24 (8.54%) Risk Assessment
10 22 (7.83%) TOGAF
11 21 (7.47%) Security Testing
12 19 (6.76%) SABSA
13 18 (6.41%) Migration
14 17 (6.05%) Architectural Design
15 16 (5.69%) DevSecOps
15 16 (5.69%) Programme Management
15 16 (5.69%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (5.34%) Server Hardening
17 14 (4.98%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.27%) SQL
2 9 (3.20%) Java
3 8 (2.85%) Python
4 2 (0.71%) C
4 2 (0.71%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.71%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.71%) Scala
5 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.36%) C#
5 1 (0.36%) C++
5 1 (0.36%) Perl
5 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.36%) Solidity
5 1 (0.36%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 71 (25.27%) CISSP
2 56 (19.93%) Security Cleared
3 40 (14.23%) SC Cleared
4 35 (12.46%) CISM
5 18 (6.41%) DV Cleared
6 13 (4.63%) Degree
7 12 (4.27%) CESG Certified Professional
7 12 (4.27%) GIAC
8 11 (3.91%) CISA
9 10 (3.56%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (2.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 7 (2.49%) AWS Certification
12 6 (2.14%) SANS
13 4 (1.42%) CCIE
13 4 (1.42%) DBS Check
13 4 (1.42%) IISP
14 3 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (1.07%) CCNP
14 3 (1.07%) CCSP
14 3 (1.07%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (14.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (9.61%) NIST
3 21 (7.47%) NCSC
4 16 (5.69%) GDPR
5 14 (4.98%) PCI DSS
6 12 (4.27%) COBIT
7 8 (2.85%) NIST 800
7 8 (2.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (1.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (1.07%) QA
9 2 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.71%) FISMA
9 2 (0.71%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.71%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (0.71%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.71%) ISO 31000
9 2 (0.71%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.71%) RMADS
System Software
1 33 (11.74%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.85%) Docker
3 7 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.42%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.71%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (3.20%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.85%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 7 (2.49%) Single Sign-On
3 7 (2.49%) Terraform
4 5 (1.78%) Ansible
4 5 (1.78%) QRadar
5 4 (1.42%) CASB
5 4 (1.42%) Puppet
5 4 (1.42%) RSA Archer
6 3 (1.07%) Nessus
6 3 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.71%) IBM Guardium
7 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.71%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 1 (0.36%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.36%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.36%) PingFederate
8 1 (0.36%) SCCM
8 1 (0.36%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.36%) vRealize
Vendors
1 30 (10.68%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.12%) Cisco
3 12 (4.27%) Google
3 12 (4.27%) Splunk
3 12 (4.27%) VMware
4 7 (2.49%) Oracle
4 7 (2.49%) Qualys
4 7 (2.49%) SAP
5 5 (1.78%) ArcSight
5 5 (1.78%) Barracuda Networks
5 5 (1.78%) CyberArk
5 5 (1.78%) Dell
5 5 (1.78%) ServiceNow
6 4 (1.42%) McAfee
6 4 (1.42%) Proofpoint
7 3 (1.07%) Fortinet
7 3 (1.07%) IBM
7 3 (1.07%) Imperva
7 3 (1.07%) Juniper
7 3 (1.07%) Tufin