The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Architect
UK / England
Rank 390 328 470
Rank change year-on-year -62 +142  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 186 312 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.64% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.67% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 207 71
Median daily rate £575 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.54% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £440
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £500 £509
% change year-on-year +7.50% -1.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 -

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 39117 46709 45844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.82% 95.22% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 25478 30619 28162
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1457 1852
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 -6 108 £600 +1.05% 23
South East -31 26 £469 -6.15% 7
North West +22 15 £533 -5.33% 3
West Midlands +12 9 £513 -0.48% 3
East of England -20 8 £575 +35.29%
Yorkshire +17 7 £475 - 1
South West +1 4 £515 -6.36% 2
East Midlands +2 3 £650 +33.33% 1
Midlands +4 1 £525 -14.28%
Security Architect
UK

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 157 (35.28%) Security Architecture
2 118 (26.52%) Information Security
3 117 (26.29%) Cybersecurity
4 94 (21.12%) Finance
5 88 (19.78%) CISSP
6 86 (19.33%) Firewall
7 84 (18.88%) Security Cleared
8 80 (17.98%) Network Security
9 77 (17.30%) Amazon AWS
10 71 (15.96%) SC Cleared
11 68 (15.28%) TOGAF
12 64 (14.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 46 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
13 46 (10.34%) Cisco
14 45 (10.11%) Microsoft Azure
15 43 (9.66%) PCI DSS
16 38 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
16 38 (8.54%) Security Testing
17 37 (8.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 37 (8.31%) Banking
18 35 (7.87%) CISM
19 33 (7.42%) Internet
20 32 (7.19%) SAML
20 32 (7.19%) Enterprise Architecture
20 32 (7.19%) SIEM
20 32 (7.19%) CLAS
20 32 (7.19%) Security Operations
21 31 (6.97%) Active Directory
22 30 (6.74%) Risk Assessment
22 30 (6.74%) Risk Management

Security Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 12 (2.70%) OpenStack
2 5 (1.12%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.67%) Apache
3 3 (0.67%) Confluence
4 1 (0.22%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.22%) IIS
4 1 (0.22%) JBoss
4 1 (0.22%) Liferay
4 1 (0.22%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (1.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.67%) MS Office
3 2 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) HipChat
4 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.22%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 77 (17.30%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (10.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.37%) PaaS
4 13 (2.92%) IaaS
4 13 (2.92%) Office 365
5 11 (2.47%) SaaS
6 3 (0.67%) OneDrive
6 3 (0.67%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.22%) AWS OpsWorks
8 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.22%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 86 (19.33%) Firewall
2 80 (17.98%) Network Security
3 33 (7.42%) Internet
4 21 (4.72%) WAN
5 19 (4.27%) Kerberos
6 18 (4.04%) LAN
7 16 (3.60%) VPN
8 15 (3.37%) DMZ
9 14 (3.15%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (3.15%) LDAP
10 11 (2.47%) MPLS
10 11 (2.47%) SSL
10 11 (2.47%) Wireless
11 9 (2.02%) 3G
11 9 (2.02%) 4G
11 9 (2.02%) LTE
12 8 (1.80%) 2G
12 8 (1.80%) Diameter Protocol
12 8 (1.80%) MVNO
12 8 (1.80%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.35%) Big Data
2 3 (0.67%) Blockchain
3 2 (0.45%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (0.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.22%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.22%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.22%) DataStax
4 1 (0.22%) DocumentDB
4 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.22%) HBase
4 1 (0.22%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.22%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.22%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.22%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.22%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 5 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (1.12%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.90%) Travis CI
3 3 (0.67%) JIRA
4 1 (0.22%) Hudson
4 1 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 94 (21.12%) Finance
2 37 (8.31%) Banking
3 22 (4.94%) Retail
4 10 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.35%) Legal
6 5 (1.12%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.45%) Back Office
7 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.45%) Law
7 2 (0.45%) Local Government
7 2 (0.45%) Military
8 1 (0.22%) Automotive
8 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.22%) French Language
8 1 (0.22%) Marketing
8 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.22%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (7.19%) SAML
2 16 (3.60%) Web Services
3 8 (1.80%) Middleware
3 8 (1.80%) OAuth
4 3 (0.67%) J2EE
4 3 (0.67%) JSON
4 3 (0.67%) REST
4 3 (0.67%) XML
5 2 (0.45%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.45%) OAuth2
5 2 (0.45%) OpenID
5 2 (0.45%) RESTful
5 2 (0.45%) SOAP
5 2 (0.45%) Spring
5 2 (0.45%) Struts
6 1 (0.22%) JAX-WS
6 1 (0.22%) JSP
6 1 (0.22%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (0.22%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.22%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 27 (6.07%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.94%) PKI
4 20 (4.49%) Data Centre
5 16 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.60%) CESG
6 14 (3.15%) Cyber Defence
6 14 (3.15%) Security Operations Centre
7 11 (2.47%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.57%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.57%) Reference Data
9 6 (1.35%) CESG CLAS
9 6 (1.35%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.35%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.67%) Taxonomies
12 2 (0.45%) Cybercrime
12 2 (0.45%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.62%) Windows
2 12 (2.70%) Unix
3 8 (1.80%) Linux
4 5 (1.12%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.67%) zOS
6 1 (0.22%) Android
6 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.22%) Solaris
6 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (35.28%) Security Architecture
2 118 (26.52%) Information Security
3 117 (26.29%) Cybersecurity
4 68 (15.28%) TOGAF
5 46 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (8.54%) Security Testing
6 38 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 32 (7.19%) Enterprise Architecture
7 32 (7.19%) Security Operations
7 32 (7.19%) SIEM
8 30 (6.74%) Risk Assessment
8 30 (6.74%) Risk Management
9 29 (6.52%) SABSA
10 28 (6.29%) Security Management
11 27 (6.07%) Open Source
12 25 (5.62%) Data Security
13 24 (5.39%) Information Assurance
14 23 (5.17%) OWASP
15 21 (4.72%) Data Protection
15 21 (4.72%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.57%) SQL
2 4 (0.90%) Java
2 4 (0.90%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.67%) C
4 2 (0.45%) Python
5 1 (0.22%) PHP
5 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 88 (19.78%) CISSP
2 84 (18.88%) Security Cleared
3 71 (15.96%) SC Cleared
4 35 (7.87%) CISM
5 32 (7.19%) CLAS
6 28 (6.29%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (4.72%) CRISC
8 18 (4.04%) CESG Certified Professional
9 16 (3.60%) CISA
9 16 (3.60%) Degree
10 14 (3.15%) ISSAP
10 14 (3.15%) SANS
11 12 (2.70%) CCIE
11 12 (2.70%) CISMP
12 11 (2.47%) CCNP
12 11 (2.47%) DV Cleared
13 9 (2.02%) GIAC
14 7 (1.57%) CEH
14 7 (1.57%) CREST Certified
15 6 (1.35%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (14.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (9.66%) PCI DSS
3 10 (2.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (2.02%) COBIT
5 7 (1.57%) GDPR
6 6 (1.35%) QA
7 3 (0.67%) FedRAMP
7 3 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.67%) RMADS
7 3 (0.67%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 2 (0.45%) BS7799
8 2 (0.45%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.45%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.45%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.45%) PMO
9 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.22%) ISO27002
9 1 (0.22%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 31 (6.97%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.70%) Docker
3 6 (1.35%) vCloud
3 6 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.45%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.45%) Snort
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.22%) HDFS
6 1 (0.22%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (2.25%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.57%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 7 (1.57%) QRadar
3 6 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (1.12%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.67%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.22%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.22%) Kibana
6 1 (0.22%) logstash
6 1 (0.22%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.22%) OSSEC
6 1 (0.22%) SCCM
6 1 (0.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 46 (10.34%) Cisco
2 26 (5.84%) CheckPoint
3 25 (5.62%) Splunk
4 23 (5.17%) Google
5 20 (4.49%) Microsoft
6 18 (4.04%) VMware
7 17 (3.82%) Juniper
8 14 (3.15%) Palo Alto
9 13 (2.92%) Forcepoint
9 13 (2.92%) Oracle
10 12 (2.70%) Fortinet
11 11 (2.47%) F5
12 10 (2.25%) Symantec
13 9 (2.02%) Intel Security
14 7 (1.57%) Blue Coat
14 7 (1.57%) Qualys
14 7 (1.57%) Trend Micro
15 6 (1.35%) Tripwire
16 5 (1.12%) IBM
16 5 (1.12%) SAP
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