Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 467 326 484
Rank change year-on-year -141 +158 +42
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 421 717 425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.74% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.78% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 487 288
England median daily rate £600 £563 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.27% +5.77%
10th Percentile £475 £425 £425
90th Percentile £775 £725 £682
UK median daily rate £590 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +7.27% - +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £32.73
UK median hourly rate - £70.00 £32.73
% change year-on-year - +113.87% -27.27%

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 88370 92296 99465
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 58881 60820 64344
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2615 2980 3832
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.77 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -120 206 £625 +4.17% 14
South East -32 104 £589 +12.19%
North of England -4 46 £500 -16.67% 7
North West +11 30 £500 -16.67% 4
East of England -15 24 £650 +18.18% 1
Midlands -13 22 £525 -4.55% 4
South West -28 18 £488 -18.75% 2
Yorkshire -22 13 £525 - 2
West Midlands +4 12 £525 -1.64% 3
East Midlands +2 8 £563 -1.75% 1
North East +63 3 £500 -23.08% 1
Security Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 152 (36.10%) Information Security
2 150 (35.63%) Security Architecture
3 109 (25.89%) Finance
4 76 (18.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 76 (18.05%) Cybersecurity
5 75 (17.81%) Network Security
5 75 (17.81%) Firewall
6 72 (17.10%) Amazon AWS
7 68 (16.15%) CISSP
8 61 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
9 59 (14.01%) TOGAF
10 57 (13.54%) Risk Management
11 55 (13.06%) Agile Software Development
12 52 (12.35%) Banking
12 52 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
12 52 (12.35%) Security Cleared
13 47 (11.16%) Cisco
14 44 (10.45%) PCI DSS
15 42 (9.98%) Enterprise Architecture
16 38 (9.03%) PKI
16 38 (9.03%) SC Cleared
17 36 (8.55%) Data Centre
18 35 (8.31%) Windows
18 35 (8.31%) Security Operations
19 34 (8.08%) CISM
20 33 (7.84%) GDPR
21 32 (7.60%) Microsoft
21 32 (7.60%) SIEM
22 28 (6.65%) Risk Assessment
22 28 (6.65%) PaaS

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 10 (2.38%) OpenStack
2 6 (1.43%) IIS
3 4 (0.95%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.48%) JBoss
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.24%) Mule
5 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.24%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 72 (17.10%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (14.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (6.65%) PaaS
4 25 (5.94%) SaaS
5 23 (5.46%) IaaS
6 19 (4.51%) Office 365
7 8 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.43%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.95%) iPaaS
9 4 (0.95%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.71%) GitHub
11 2 (0.48%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.24%) Akamai
12 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.24%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.24%) HP Helion
12 1 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 75 (17.81%) Firewall
1 75 (17.81%) Network Security
2 25 (5.94%) VPN
3 23 (5.46%) WAN
4 21 (4.99%) LAN
5 13 (3.09%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (2.85%) DMZ
6 12 (2.85%) IPsec
7 11 (2.61%) DNS
7 11 (2.61%) TCP/IP
8 10 (2.38%) Internet
8 10 (2.38%) LDAP
8 10 (2.38%) SSL
9 9 (2.14%) HTTP
10 8 (1.90%) VoIP
11 7 (1.66%) Software-Defined Networking
11 7 (1.66%) Wireless
12 6 (1.43%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (1.19%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.80%) Big Data
2 7 (1.66%) Blockchain
3 5 (1.19%) Hadoop
4 4 (0.95%) DB2
5 3 (0.71%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.48%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.48%) MySQL
6 2 (0.48%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.48%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.48%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.24%) DataStax
7 1 (0.24%) GIS
7 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.24%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.24%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (0.71%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.48%) Ant
2 2 (0.48%) Gradle
2 2 (0.48%) HP UFT
2 2 (0.48%) JIRA
2 2 (0.48%) JUnit
2 2 (0.48%) Maven
2 2 (0.48%) Selenium
2 2 (0.48%) Subversion
3 1 (0.24%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.24%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.24%) sqlmap
General
1 109 (25.89%) Finance
2 52 (12.35%) Banking
3 23 (5.46%) Legal
4 18 (4.28%) Telecoms
5 17 (4.04%) Law
6 13 (3.09%) Retail
7 6 (1.43%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.43%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.95%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.71%) Marketing
9 3 (0.71%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.48%) Electronics
10 2 (0.48%) Games
11 1 (0.24%) Advertising
11 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.24%) Local Government
11 1 (0.24%) Military
11 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.24%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.80%) Web Services
2 10 (2.38%) SAML
3 9 (2.14%) REST
4 8 (1.90%) OpenID
5 7 (1.66%) OAuth
6 5 (1.19%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.19%) OAuth2
6 5 (1.19%) XML
7 4 (0.95%) jQuery
7 4 (0.95%) JSON
8 3 (0.71%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (0.71%) SOAP
9 2 (0.48%) .NET
9 2 (0.48%) Ajax
9 2 (0.48%) CSS
9 2 (0.48%) HTML
9 2 (0.48%) J2EE
9 2 (0.48%) JSF
9 2 (0.48%) Spring
9 2 (0.48%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.03%) PKI
2 36 (8.55%) Data Centre
3 24 (5.70%) Public Cloud
4 22 (5.23%) Management Information System
5 21 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (3.80%) Virtual Team
7 14 (3.33%) CESG
7 14 (3.33%) Private Cloud
8 9 (2.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (1.66%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.43%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.43%) Fintech
10 6 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.43%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (1.19%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.71%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.71%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.71%) Tandem
13 3 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (8.31%) Windows
2 22 (5.23%) Linux
3 13 (3.09%) Unix
4 6 (1.43%) zOS
5 5 (1.19%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.71%) Android
7 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (36.10%) Information Security
2 150 (35.63%) Security Architecture
3 76 (18.05%) Cybersecurity
4 59 (14.01%) TOGAF
5 57 (13.54%) Risk Management
6 55 (13.06%) Agile Software Development
7 52 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 42 (9.98%) Enterprise Architecture
9 35 (8.31%) Security Operations
10 32 (7.60%) SIEM
11 28 (6.65%) Risk Assessment
12 27 (6.41%) Cryptography
12 27 (6.41%) SDLC
13 26 (6.18%) Identity Access Management
13 26 (6.18%) ITIL
14 24 (5.70%) Migration
15 23 (5.46%) Security Management
16 22 (5.23%) Information Assurance
17 19 (4.51%) Penetration Testing
17 19 (4.51%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.09%) Java
2 8 (1.90%) SQL
3 7 (1.66%) Python
4 6 (1.43%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.19%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.19%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.95%) Ruby
7 2 (0.48%) C
7 2 (0.48%) PHP
8 1 (0.24%) C#
8 1 (0.24%) C++
8 1 (0.24%) COBOL
8 1 (0.24%) ECMAScript
8 1 (0.24%) Perl
Qualifications
1 68 (16.15%) CISSP
2 52 (12.35%) Security Cleared
3 38 (9.03%) SC Cleared
4 34 (8.08%) CISM
5 27 (6.41%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (5.70%) CESG Certified Professional
7 21 (4.99%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 12 (2.85%) Degree
9 11 (2.61%) GIAC
10 10 (2.38%) CCSP
10 10 (2.38%) ISSAP
10 10 (2.38%) SANS
11 9 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (2.14%) CCIE
11 9 (2.14%) CCNA
12 8 (1.90%) CCNP
12 8 (1.90%) CEH
12 8 (1.90%) CISA
12 8 (1.90%) DV Cleared
13 5 (1.19%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (18.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (10.45%) PCI DSS
3 33 (7.84%) GDPR
4 11 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 11 (2.61%) QA
5 8 (1.90%) COBIT
6 6 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (1.19%) HMG Infosec
7 5 (1.19%) NIST 800
8 4 (0.95%) FedRAMP
8 4 (0.95%) RMADS
9 3 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 2 (0.48%) GPG13
11 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.24%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.24%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.24%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 26 (6.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.43%) VMware NSX
4 4 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.48%) IAG
6 1 (0.24%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.24%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.24%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.24%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (2.14%) QRadar
2 8 (1.90%) Terraform
3 7 (1.66%) FortiGate
4 6 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.19%) BMC PATROL
5 5 (1.19%) Nessus
5 5 (1.19%) Puppet
5 5 (1.19%) SCOM
6 4 (0.95%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (0.95%) SCCM
7 3 (0.71%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (0.71%) Packer
8 2 (0.48%) Ansible
8 2 (0.48%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.48%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.48%) OSSEC
9 1 (0.24%) logstash
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 47 (11.16%) Cisco
2 32 (7.60%) Microsoft
3 17 (4.04%) CheckPoint
4 15 (3.56%) Oracle
5 12 (2.85%) Palo Alto
6 11 (2.61%) McAfee
7 10 (2.38%) SAP
7 10 (2.38%) VMware
8 9 (2.14%) Citrix
9 8 (1.90%) F5
9 8 (1.90%) Forcepoint
10 7 (1.66%) Cloudera
10 7 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.66%) Splunk
10 7 (1.66%) Symantec
11 6 (1.43%) Juniper
11 6 (1.43%) Tripwire
11 6 (1.43%) Workday
12 5 (1.19%) BMC
12 5 (1.19%) Sourcefire