Period
to 20 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 February 2019.

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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 381 367 383
Rank change year-on-year -14 +16 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 592 631 531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.68% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.71% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 400 347
England median daily rate £625 £599 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% +4.13% +2.22%
10th Percentile £500 £475 £425
90th Percentile £775 £750 £725
UK median daily rate £625 £589 £570
% change year-on-year +6.11% +3.33% +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £60.00 - -

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 85,994 88,410 83,736
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.82% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,567 59,293 54,998
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,613 2,632 2,936
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.08% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.63
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +3.89% -5.26%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 -15 304 £650 +6.12% 43
South East -39 96 £550 -6.62% 20
North of England +13 68 £625 +24.94% 13
Midlands -12 64 £609 +10.68% 9
West Midlands -22 40 £625 +13.64% 6
East of England +11 34 £550 -12.00% 9
North West +9 33 £725 +45.00% 5
Yorkshire +4 32 £575 +9.52% 7
South West -29 23 £595 +5.78% 12
East Midlands +4 22 £474 -24.20% 3
North East -12 3 £505 -31.11% 1
Security Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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.

1 238 (40.20%) Security Architecture
2 190 (32.09%) Amazon AWS
3 176 (29.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 161 (27.20%) CISSP
5 158 (26.69%) Cybersecurity
6 154 (26.01%) Information Security
7 120 (20.27%) TOGAF
8 110 (18.58%) Finance
9 90 (15.20%) Firewall
10 89 (15.03%) CISM
11 85 (14.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 78 (13.18%) DevOps
13 77 (13.01%) Security Cleared
13 77 (13.01%) Microsoft
14 72 (12.16%) Management Information System
15 70 (11.82%) SABSA
16 67 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
17 62 (10.47%) Java
18 61 (10.30%) Threat Modelling
19 60 (10.14%) Network Security
20 59 (9.97%) Identity Access Management
21 57 (9.63%) GDPR
22 56 (9.46%) SC Cleared
22 56 (9.46%) SIEM
23 55 (9.29%) OWASP
24 54 (9.12%) Penetration Testing
25 53 (8.95%) PCI DSS
26 52 (8.78%) Cisco
27 51 (8.61%) PaaS
28 49 (8.28%) 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 (3.21%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.69%) IIS
3 5 (0.84%) Confluence
4 3 (0.51%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.17%) IBM Connections
6 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (2.03%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (1.18%) SAP GRC
3 5 (0.84%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 190 (32.09%) Amazon AWS
2 176 (29.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (8.61%) PaaS
4 44 (7.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 34 (5.74%) IaaS
6 31 (5.24%) Office 365
6 31 (5.24%) SaaS
7 18 (3.04%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.86%) OneDrive
9 8 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (1.01%) Serverless
11 5 (0.84%) Apigee
12 4 (0.68%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.51%) GitHub
14 2 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
15 1 (0.17%) G Suite
15 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 90 (15.20%) Firewall
2 60 (10.14%) Network Security
3 25 (4.22%) VPN
4 24 (4.05%) WAN
5 21 (3.55%) Internet
5 21 (3.55%) LAN
6 15 (2.53%) Kerberos
6 15 (2.53%) Wireless
7 12 (2.03%) DNS
7 12 (2.03%) Intrusion Detection
8 11 (1.86%) MPLS
9 9 (1.52%) DMZ
9 9 (1.52%) NFC
10 8 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (1.18%) SSL
11 7 (1.18%) VLAN
11 7 (1.18%) WLAN
12 5 (0.84%) SAN
12 5 (0.84%) SNMP
13 4 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.39%) Big Data
2 14 (2.36%) Hadoop
3 10 (1.69%) Data Lake
4 6 (1.01%) RDBMS
4 6 (1.01%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.84%) NoSQL
5 5 (0.84%) SQL Server
6 4 (0.68%) DB2
7 3 (0.51%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.34%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.17%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.17%) Cloudera CDH
9 1 (0.17%) Impala
9 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (4.05%) Jenkins
2 15 (2.53%) Visual Studio Team System
3 14 (2.36%) JIRA
4 12 (2.03%) SonarQube
5 9 (1.52%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.51%) HP UFT
6 3 (0.51%) Selenium
6 3 (0.51%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.34%) AppScan
7 2 (0.34%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.34%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.17%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.17%) GCC
8 1 (0.17%) IDA Disassembler
8 1 (0.17%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.17%) Maven
8 1 (0.17%) OllyDbg
General
1 110 (18.58%) Finance
2 44 (7.43%) Banking
3 26 (4.39%) Retail
4 17 (2.87%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.20%) Financial Institution
6 12 (2.03%) Law
6 12 (2.03%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.86%) Legal
8 10 (1.69%) Back Office
9 9 (1.52%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.52%) Marketing
10 7 (1.18%) Publishing
11 5 (0.84%) Billing
11 5 (0.84%) Local Government
12 4 (0.68%) Electronics
13 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.17%) Advertising
14 1 (0.17%) Automotive
14 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.90%) SAML
2 26 (4.39%) Web Services
3 20 (3.38%) .NET
4 18 (3.04%) LDAP
4 18 (3.04%) OAuth
5 15 (2.53%) OpenID
6 10 (1.69%) REST
6 10 (1.69%) SOAP
7 9 (1.52%) COM+
7 9 (1.52%) DCOM
7 9 (1.52%) Middleware
7 9 (1.52%) Rendezvous
7 9 (1.52%) WCF
8 7 (1.18%) 802.1X
9 6 (1.01%) Kafka
10 4 (0.68%) JSON
11 3 (0.51%) OAuth2
11 3 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (0.51%) RESTful
11 3 (0.51%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 72 (12.16%) Management Information System
2 49 (8.28%) PKI
3 45 (7.60%) Data Centre
4 39 (6.59%) Public Cloud
5 28 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (3.38%) Cloud Native
6 20 (3.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 13 (2.20%) Enterprise Cloud
7 13 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
8 11 (1.86%) CESG
8 11 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (1.52%) Driving Licence
9 9 (1.52%) Virtual Team
10 8 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
10 8 (1.35%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.18%) Fintech
11 7 (1.18%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.84%) BYOD
12 5 (0.84%) SCADA
13 4 (0.68%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 49 (8.28%) Windows
2 27 (4.56%) Linux
3 14 (2.36%) Windows Server
4 13 (2.20%) Unix
5 9 (1.52%) Solaris
6 3 (0.51%) Android
6 3 (0.51%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.51%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.17%) CentOS
7 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (40.20%) Security Architecture
2 158 (26.69%) Cybersecurity
3 154 (26.01%) Information Security
4 120 (20.27%) TOGAF
5 78 (13.18%) DevOps
6 70 (11.82%) SABSA
7 67 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
8 61 (10.30%) Threat Modelling
9 59 (9.97%) Identity Access Management
10 56 (9.46%) SIEM
11 55 (9.29%) OWASP
12 54 (9.12%) Penetration Testing
13 48 (8.11%) ITIL
14 47 (7.94%) Risk Management
14 47 (7.94%) Vulnerability Management
15 43 (7.26%) Information Assurance
16 39 (6.59%) Security Testing
17 38 (6.42%) Analytics
17 38 (6.42%) Enterprise Architecture
18 37 (6.25%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 62 (10.47%) Java
2 28 (4.73%) Python
3 23 (3.89%) C#
4 20 (3.38%) C++
5 14 (2.36%) SQL
6 11 (1.86%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.01%) C
8 5 (0.84%) Perl
9 4 (0.68%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.51%) PHP
11 2 (0.34%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.34%) R
11 2 (0.34%) Scala
12 1 (0.17%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 161 (27.20%) CISSP
2 89 (15.03%) CISM
3 77 (13.01%) Security Cleared
4 56 (9.46%) SC Cleared
5 44 (7.43%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (6.42%) CISA
7 30 (5.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 30 (5.07%) ISSAP
8 29 (4.90%) Degree
9 28 (4.73%) CESG Certified Professional
9 28 (4.73%) SANS
10 22 (3.72%) GIAC
11 21 (3.55%) TOGAF Certification
12 19 (3.21%) DV Cleared
13 18 (3.04%) CLAS
14 14 (2.36%) AWS Certification
15 13 (2.20%) CREST Certified
16 12 (2.03%) CCSP
17 11 (1.86%) GSNA
18 10 (1.69%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (14.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (9.63%) GDPR
3 53 (8.95%) PCI DSS
4 28 (4.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 16 (2.70%) COBIT
5 16 (2.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 16 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 14 (2.36%) JSP 440
7 13 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 12 (2.03%) HMG Infosec
9 10 (1.69%) ISO 31000
10 9 (1.52%) ISAE 3402
10 9 (1.52%) ISO 22301
10 9 (1.52%) ISO 9001
11 8 (1.35%) PSD2
12 6 (1.01%) COSO
12 6 (1.01%) FedRAMP
12 6 (1.01%) HIPAA
13 5 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
14 4 (0.68%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 32 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 24 (4.05%) Docker
3 9 (1.52%) ISA Server
4 6 (1.01%) OpenAM
5 4 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.17%) HDFS
7 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.17%) vSphere
7 1 (0.17%) XenApp
7 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (4.22%) Single Sign-On
2 23 (3.89%) Terraform
3 21 (3.55%) Kubernetes
4 16 (2.70%) Ansible
5 15 (2.53%) CA Single Sign-On
6 13 (2.20%) Puppet
7 12 (2.03%) CASB
7 12 (2.03%) HP Fortify
7 12 (2.03%) Nessus
8 10 (1.69%) QRadar
9 9 (1.52%) FortiGate
9 9 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (1.52%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 7 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (1.18%) Sysdig
11 5 (0.84%) HP ALM
11 5 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 4 (0.68%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 3 (0.51%) Salt
14 2 (0.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 77 (13.01%) Microsoft
2 52 (8.78%) Cisco
3 27 (4.56%) Google
4 25 (4.22%) Palo Alto
5 22 (3.72%) F5
5 22 (3.72%) IBM
5 22 (3.72%) Juniper
5 22 (3.72%) McAfee
5 22 (3.72%) SAP
5 22 (3.72%) Splunk
6 21 (3.55%) Oracle
7 18 (3.04%) VMware
8 17 (2.87%) Okta
9 16 (2.70%) Qualys
10 15 (2.53%) ArcSight
10 15 (2.53%) CheckPoint
11 13 (2.20%) CA
12 12 (2.03%) Trend Micro
12 12 (2.03%) Zscaler
13 10 (1.69%) Imperva