Period
to 12 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 358 479 330
Rank change year-on-year +121 -149 +195
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 637 429 739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.68% 0.46% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.49% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 269 509
England median daily rate £625 £600 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £500 £480 £426
90th Percentile £775 £775 £725
UK median daily rate £625 £590 £550
% change year-on-year +6.02% +7.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
England median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £60.00 - £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 89,069 88,396 93,041
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.90% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,522 58,826 61,196
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.54%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,764 2,614 2,995
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +2.47% +2.01%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.86 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.66 £47.83 £46.15
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +136 376 £650 +4.00% 47
South East -4 104 £600 +1.87% 13
North of England -12 59 £600 +20.00% 11
Midlands +19 45 £600 +14.29% 6
North West -19 33 £530 +6.00% 5
South West -15 27 £538 +7.50% 7
East Midlands +36 25 £600 +14.29% 3
East of England +3 24 £529 -18.65% 1
Yorkshire 0 22 £625 +19.05% 6
West Midlands -13 22 £600 +14.29% 3
North East 0 4 £578 +15.50%
Security Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 (45.53%) Security Architecture
2 178 (27.94%) Cybersecurity
3 173 (27.16%) Information Security
4 165 (25.90%) Finance
5 163 (25.59%) CISSP
6 152 (23.86%) Amazon AWS
7 129 (20.25%) Microsoft Azure
8 118 (18.52%) Security Cleared
9 114 (17.90%) Microsoft
10 105 (16.48%) CISM
11 104 (16.33%) TOGAF
12 92 (14.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 90 (14.13%) Firewall
14 89 (13.97%) Agile Software Development
15 88 (13.81%) SC Cleared
16 87 (13.66%) Network Security
17 80 (12.56%) Identity Access Management
18 79 (12.40%) SIEM
19 77 (12.09%) Risk Management
20 76 (11.93%) SABSA
21 73 (11.46%) PKI
21 73 (11.46%) Management Information System
22 69 (10.83%) GDPR
23 67 (10.52%) CISA
24 66 (10.36%) DevOps
25 62 (9.73%) Banking
26 60 (9.42%) Cisco
26 60 (9.42%) SAML
26 60 (9.42%) PCI DSS
27 59 (9.26%) Windows

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 19 (2.98%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.88%) IIS
3 5 (0.78%) Confluence
4 2 (0.31%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.16%) Apache
5 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.16%) IBM Connections
5 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (2.20%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.31%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.31%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 152 (23.86%) Amazon AWS
2 129 (20.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (6.75%) Office 365
4 34 (5.34%) PaaS
5 29 (4.55%) IaaS
6 26 (4.08%) SaaS
7 20 (3.14%) Google Cloud Platform
8 14 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (1.88%) Apigee
10 10 (1.57%) OneDrive
11 9 (1.41%) IBM Cloud
12 8 (1.26%) GitHub
13 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.31%) Akamai
14 2 (0.31%) AWS CloudTrail
15 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 1 (0.16%) G Suite
15 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 90 (14.13%) Firewall
2 87 (13.66%) Network Security
3 33 (5.18%) Kerberos
3 33 (5.18%) VPN
4 30 (4.71%) WAN
5 23 (3.61%) LAN
6 18 (2.83%) Wireless
7 15 (2.35%) Internet
8 13 (2.04%) SSL
9 12 (1.88%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (1.88%) Intrusion Detection
9 12 (1.88%) IPsec
10 11 (1.73%) WLAN
11 8 (1.26%) Cisco Firepower
11 8 (1.26%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (1.26%) DNS
11 8 (1.26%) SCCP
12 7 (1.10%) MPLS
12 7 (1.10%) NFC
13 6 (0.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.61%) Big Data
2 13 (2.04%) Blockchain
2 13 (2.04%) Hadoop
3 11 (1.73%) SQL Server
4 5 (0.78%) Data Lake
5 4 (0.63%) DB2
6 3 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.31%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.31%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.31%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.16%) Cloudera CDH
8 1 (0.16%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 12 (1.88%) Jenkins
1 12 (1.88%) JIRA
1 12 (1.88%) SonarQube
2 6 (0.94%) Visual Studio
2 6 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (0.63%) GitLab
4 2 (0.31%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.31%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.16%) AppScan
5 1 (0.16%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.16%) GCC
5 1 (0.16%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.16%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.16%) Maven
5 1 (0.16%) Selenium
5 1 (0.16%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 165 (25.90%) Finance
2 62 (9.73%) Banking
3 23 (3.61%) Retail
4 21 (3.30%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.98%) Legal
6 13 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.73%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.57%) Law
9 6 (0.94%) Back Office
9 6 (0.94%) Marketing
10 5 (0.78%) Electronics
11 4 (0.63%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.47%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.47%) Publishing
12 3 (0.47%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.31%) Advertising
14 1 (0.16%) Automotive
14 1 (0.16%) Billing
14 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (9.42%) SAML
2 41 (6.44%) OAuth
3 36 (5.65%) OpenID
4 26 (4.08%) .NET
5 24 (3.77%) LDAP
5 24 (3.77%) Web Services
6 19 (2.98%) Middleware
7 12 (1.88%) COM+
7 12 (1.88%) DCOM
7 12 (1.88%) OAuth2
7 12 (1.88%) Rendezvous
7 12 (1.88%) WCF
8 7 (1.10%) JSON
8 7 (1.10%) Kafka
9 6 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
9 6 (0.94%) SOAP
10 5 (0.78%) Smart Contracts
11 4 (0.63%) 802.1X
11 4 (0.63%) SailPoint
12 3 (0.47%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 73 (11.46%) Management Information System
1 73 (11.46%) PKI
2 33 (5.18%) Data Centre
3 28 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.40%) Hybrid Cloud
4 27 (4.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 20 (3.14%) Computer Science
6 17 (2.67%) Cloud Native
7 16 (2.51%) Mobile App
8 15 (2.35%) Public Cloud
9 14 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (1.88%) Virtual Team
11 11 (1.73%) Driving Licence
12 10 (1.57%) Digital Currency
13 9 (1.41%) Private Cloud
13 9 (1.41%) Smartcard
14 8 (1.26%) Algorithms
15 7 (1.10%) Enterprise Cloud
16 6 (0.94%) RSA SecurID
17 5 (0.78%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 59 (9.26%) Windows
2 28 (4.40%) Linux
3 15 (2.35%) Unix
3 15 (2.35%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.26%) Windows 10
5 6 (0.94%) Solaris
6 5 (0.78%) Android
6 5 (0.78%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.31%) CentOS
7 2 (0.31%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.16%) MVS
8 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.16%) VMS
8 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (45.53%) Security Architecture
2 178 (27.94%) Cybersecurity
3 173 (27.16%) Information Security
4 104 (16.33%) TOGAF
5 89 (13.97%) Agile Software Development
6 80 (12.56%) Identity Access Management
7 79 (12.40%) SIEM
8 77 (12.09%) Risk Management
9 76 (11.93%) SABSA
10 66 (10.36%) DevOps
11 51 (8.01%) Cryptography
12 48 (7.54%) Enterprise Architecture
13 47 (7.38%) OWASP
14 45 (7.06%) Data Protection
15 39 (6.12%) Penetration Testing
16 38 (5.97%) IT Strategy
17 37 (5.81%) Analytics
18 35 (5.49%) Security Testing
19 33 (5.18%) Problem-Solving
19 33 (5.18%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (6.59%) Java
2 35 (5.49%) C#
3 33 (5.18%) C++
4 22 (3.45%) Python
5 14 (2.20%) PowerShell
6 13 (2.04%) SQL
7 12 (1.88%) C
8 10 (1.57%) Go
9 4 (0.63%) Perl
10 3 (0.47%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.47%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.31%) R
11 2 (0.31%) Scala
12 1 (0.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 163 (25.59%) CISSP
2 118 (18.52%) Security Cleared
3 105 (16.48%) CISM
4 88 (13.81%) SC Cleared
5 67 (10.52%) CISA
6 42 (6.59%) Degree
7 39 (6.12%) CESG Certified Professional
8 38 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
9 34 (5.34%) ISSAP
10 22 (3.45%) TOGAF Certification
11 21 (3.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 17 (2.67%) CREST Certified
12 17 (2.67%) DV Cleared
13 16 (2.51%) ISSEP
14 15 (2.35%) GIAC
15 14 (2.20%) CCNP
15 14 (2.20%) SANS
16 13 (2.04%) CRISC
17 12 (1.88%) IISP
18 10 (1.57%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (14.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 69 (10.83%) GDPR
3 60 (9.42%) PCI DSS
4 33 (5.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 23 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 22 (3.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 20 (3.14%) JSP 440
8 18 (2.83%) HMG Infosec
9 16 (2.51%) PSD2
10 15 (2.35%) COBIT
10 15 (2.35%) NIST 800
11 12 (1.88%) ISAE 3402
12 11 (1.73%) ISO 22301
12 11 (1.73%) ISO 31000
12 11 (1.73%) ISO 9001
13 10 (1.57%) FedRAMP
13 10 (1.57%) HIPAA
14 8 (1.26%) Actionable Recommendations
14 8 (1.26%) QA
15 5 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 38 (5.97%) Active Directory
2 20 (3.14%) Docker
3 14 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.57%) OpenAM
5 6 (0.94%) ISA Server
6 4 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.47%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.31%) XenApp
8 2 (0.31%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.16%) vSphere
9 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (6.44%) Single Sign-On
2 22 (3.45%) CA Single Sign-On
3 20 (3.14%) Kubernetes
4 16 (2.51%) CASB
4 16 (2.51%) HP Fortify
4 16 (2.51%) Nessus
5 11 (1.73%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 9 (1.41%) FortiGate
7 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (1.10%) Puppet
7 7 (1.10%) Terraform
8 6 (0.94%) Ansible
8 6 (0.94%) QRadar
9 5 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 5 (0.78%) Sysdig
10 4 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.47%) SCCM
11 3 (0.47%) Stealthwatch
12 2 (0.31%) SCOM
13 1 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 114 (17.90%) Microsoft
2 60 (9.42%) Cisco
3 37 (5.81%) Google
3 37 (5.81%) IBM
4 35 (5.49%) VMware
5 34 (5.34%) Oracle
6 28 (4.40%) McAfee
7 23 (3.61%) Qualys
8 21 (3.30%) Splunk
9 20 (3.14%) CA
10 18 (2.83%) BMC
11 16 (2.51%) ArcSight
11 16 (2.51%) CheckPoint
11 16 (2.51%) Okta
12 15 (2.35%) Palo Alto
13 14 (2.20%) SAP
13 14 (2.20%) TIBCO
13 14 (2.20%) Trend Micro
14 13 (2.04%) Symantec
15 12 (1.88%) Juniper