Period
to 20 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 364 472 313
Rank change year-on-year +108 -159 +243
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 649 398 812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.69% 0.44% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.46% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 241 557
England median daily rate £625 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £500 £500 £425
90th Percentile £775 £738 £701
UK median daily rate £620 £600 £550
% change year-on-year +3.33% +9.09% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
England median hourly rate £38.75 - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 - £72.50

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 89,089 86,235 94,819
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.91% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,169 56,831 62,686
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,867 2,565 2,875
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.41% -1.58% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.12 £10.75 £10.42
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.47% -1.58% +5.56%

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 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 2018. 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 +123 384 £650 +4.00% 38
South East +8 109 £600 +4.35% 30
North of England -15 61 £575 +14.89% 11
Midlands 0 42 £600 +9.09% 7
North West -19 39 £585 +17.00% 10
South West +15 29 £525 -16.00% 12
West Midlands -16 26 £600 +14.29% 3
East of England +2 23 £525 -19.23% 3
East Midlands +19 18 £600 -26.83% 4
Yorkshire -16 16 £575 -4.17%
North East -5 6 £613 +22.50% 1
Security Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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.

1 290 (44.68%) Security Architecture
2 190 (29.28%) Information Security
3 173 (26.66%) Finance
3 173 (26.66%) Cybersecurity
4 153 (23.57%) Amazon AWS
5 152 (23.42%) CISSP
6 116 (17.87%) Microsoft Azure
7 112 (17.26%) Microsoft
8 111 (17.10%) Security Cleared
9 99 (15.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 98 (15.10%) TOGAF
11 96 (14.79%) CISM
12 92 (14.18%) Network Security
13 89 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
14 88 (13.56%) Identity Access Management
15 86 (13.25%) Risk Management
16 84 (12.94%) Firewall
16 84 (12.94%) SC Cleared
17 79 (12.17%) SIEM
18 78 (12.02%) GDPR
19 73 (11.25%) Management Information System
20 69 (10.63%) Banking
21 67 (10.32%) Cryptography
22 66 (10.17%) PKI
23 65 (10.02%) SABSA
24 64 (9.86%) PCI DSS
25 61 (9.40%) CISA
26 60 (9.24%) DevOps
27 59 (9.09%) SAML
28 55 (8.47%) OWASP

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 12 (1.85%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.69%) IIS
3 6 (0.92%) Apache Spark
4 4 (0.62%) Apache
4 4 (0.62%) Confluence
5 3 (0.46%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.15%) nginx
Applications
1 19 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.31%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 153 (23.57%) Amazon AWS
2 116 (17.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (6.32%) Office 365
4 33 (5.08%) IaaS
5 32 (4.93%) PaaS
6 30 (4.62%) SaaS
7 16 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (1.39%) IBM Cloud
10 8 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.92%) GitHub
11 6 (0.92%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.62%) AWS CloudTrail
14 3 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.46%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.31%) Akamai
15 2 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 92 (14.18%) Network Security
2 84 (12.94%) Firewall
3 33 (5.08%) VPN
4 32 (4.93%) Kerberos
4 32 (4.93%) WAN
5 24 (3.70%) LAN
6 16 (2.47%) Internet
6 16 (2.47%) Wireless
7 15 (2.31%) SSL
8 13 (2.00%) IPsec
9 12 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (1.39%) MPLS
11 9 (1.39%) WLAN
12 8 (1.23%) SCCP
13 7 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (1.08%) DNS
14 6 (0.92%) Cisco Firepower
15 5 (0.77%) Cisco ISE
15 5 (0.77%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.08%) Big Data
2 17 (2.62%) Blockchain
3 10 (1.54%) Hadoop
4 8 (1.23%) SQL Server
5 4 (0.62%) Apache Hive
5 4 (0.62%) HBase
6 2 (0.31%) Amazon Athena
6 2 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.31%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.31%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.15%) Cloudera CDH
7 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.15%) GIS
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 9 (1.39%) JIRA
1 9 (1.39%) SonarQube
2 8 (1.23%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.62%) GitLab
3 4 (0.62%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.46%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.31%) AppScan
5 2 (0.31%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.15%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.15%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.15%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.15%) Subversion
General
1 173 (26.66%) Finance
2 69 (10.63%) Banking
3 34 (5.24%) Retail
4 24 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.93%) Legal
6 13 (2.00%) Law
7 9 (1.39%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.23%) Marketing
9 5 (0.77%) Electronics
10 4 (0.62%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.62%) Back Office
11 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.15%) Advertising
12 1 (0.15%) Automotive
12 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (9.09%) SAML
2 44 (6.78%) OAuth
3 23 (3.54%) Web Services
4 22 (3.39%) LDAP
5 21 (3.24%) .NET
6 20 (3.08%) OpenID
7 19 (2.93%) Middleware
8 14 (2.16%) OAuth2
9 8 (1.23%) COM+
9 8 (1.23%) DCOM
9 8 (1.23%) JSON
9 8 (1.23%) Rendezvous
9 8 (1.23%) WCF
10 7 (1.08%) Kafka
11 6 (0.92%) Node.js
12 5 (0.77%) SailPoint
12 5 (0.77%) Smart Contracts
13 4 (0.62%) 802.1X
13 4 (0.62%) XACML
14 3 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 73 (11.25%) Management Information System
2 66 (10.17%) PKI
3 39 (6.01%) Data Centre
4 34 (5.24%) Hybrid Cloud
5 24 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 18 (2.77%) Virtual Team
7 16 (2.47%) Computer Science
7 16 (2.47%) Mobile App
8 14 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (2.00%) Cloud Native
9 13 (2.00%) Private Cloud
9 13 (2.00%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.54%) Digital Currency
11 9 (1.39%) Driving Licence
11 9 (1.39%) Smartcard
12 6 (0.92%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.92%) CESG
12 6 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.77%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 46 (7.09%) Windows
2 25 (3.85%) Linux
3 11 (1.69%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.54%) Unix
5 8 (1.23%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.62%) Solaris
7 3 (0.46%) Android
7 3 (0.46%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.31%) CentOS
8 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.31%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.15%) MVS
9 1 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (44.68%) Security Architecture
2 190 (29.28%) Information Security
3 173 (26.66%) Cybersecurity
4 98 (15.10%) TOGAF
5 89 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
6 88 (13.56%) Identity Access Management
7 86 (13.25%) Risk Management
8 79 (12.17%) SIEM
9 67 (10.32%) Cryptography
10 65 (10.02%) SABSA
11 60 (9.24%) DevOps
12 55 (8.47%) OWASP
13 45 (6.93%) Data Protection
14 44 (6.78%) Enterprise Architecture
15 38 (5.86%) ITIL
16 34 (5.24%) Penetration Testing
17 33 (5.08%) Identity Management
18 32 (4.93%) Vulnerability Management
19 31 (4.78%) Problem-Solving
19 31 (4.78%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (5.39%) Java
2 31 (4.78%) C#
3 26 (4.01%) C++
4 23 (3.54%) Python
5 13 (2.00%) C
6 12 (1.85%) Go
7 10 (1.54%) PowerShell
8 8 (1.23%) SQL
9 5 (0.77%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.77%) Perl
10 4 (0.62%) PHP
11 3 (0.46%) COBOL
11 3 (0.46%) Ruby
11 3 (0.46%) Scala
12 1 (0.15%) R
Qualifications
1 152 (23.42%) CISSP
2 111 (17.10%) Security Cleared
3 96 (14.79%) CISM
4 84 (12.94%) SC Cleared
5 61 (9.40%) CISA
6 39 (6.01%) CESG Certified Professional
6 39 (6.01%) Degree
7 33 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (4.01%) ISSAP
9 19 (2.93%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 17 (2.62%) GIAC
11 16 (2.47%) DV Cleared
12 15 (2.31%) CCNP
13 14 (2.16%) ISSEP
13 14 (2.16%) TOGAF Certification
14 13 (2.00%) CREST Certified
14 13 (2.00%) IISP
14 13 (2.00%) SANS
15 12 (1.85%) CRISC
16 10 (1.54%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (15.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 78 (12.02%) GDPR
3 64 (9.86%) PCI DSS
4 29 (4.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 24 (3.70%) NIST 800
6 18 (2.77%) COBIT
7 17 (2.62%) JSP 440
8 16 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 15 (2.31%) HMG Infosec
10 14 (2.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 12 (1.85%) PSD2
12 11 (1.69%) HIPAA
13 10 (1.54%) ISAE 3402
13 10 (1.54%) QA
14 9 (1.39%) FedRAMP
14 9 (1.39%) ISO 22301
14 9 (1.39%) ISO 31000
14 9 (1.39%) ISO 9001
15 8 (1.23%) Actionable Recommendations
16 7 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 31 (4.78%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.85%) Docker
4 10 (1.54%) OpenAM
5 4 (0.62%) ISA Server
5 4 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.46%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.31%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.31%) XenApp
7 2 (0.31%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.15%) HDFS
8 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.15%) vSphere
8 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (6.47%) Single Sign-On
2 18 (2.77%) CA Single Sign-On
3 16 (2.47%) Nessus
4 14 (2.16%) CASB
4 14 (2.16%) Kubernetes
5 12 (1.85%) HP Fortify
6 9 (1.39%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 7 (1.08%) FortiGate
7 7 (1.08%) QRadar
7 7 (1.08%) Terraform
8 5 (0.77%) Puppet
9 4 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.46%) SCCM
10 3 (0.46%) Stealthwatch
11 2 (0.31%) Ansible
11 2 (0.31%) SCOM
11 2 (0.31%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 112 (17.26%) Microsoft
2 54 (8.32%) Cisco
3 33 (5.08%) IBM
4 32 (4.93%) Google
4 32 (4.93%) VMware
5 28 (4.31%) McAfee
5 28 (4.31%) Oracle
6 23 (3.54%) Splunk
7 20 (3.08%) Qualys
8 16 (2.47%) CA
9 15 (2.31%) Palo Alto
10 14 (2.16%) BMC
10 14 (2.16%) SAP
11 13 (2.00%) CheckPoint
11 13 (2.00%) Okta
11 13 (2.00%) Symantec
12 12 (1.85%) ArcSight
12 12 (1.85%) CyberArk
12 12 (1.85%) Trend Micro
13 11 (1.69%) Cloudera