Period
to 13 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 13 November 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 335 375 486
Rank change year-on-year +40 +111 -153
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 565 641 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.73% 0.68% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.71% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 419 270
England median daily rate £600 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +7.14%
10th Percentile £496 £500 £481
90th Percentile £750 £775 £775
UK median daily rate £600 £625 £590
% change year-on-year -4.00% +5.93% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year -25.00% - -

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 72,513 89,866 89,145
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.06% 94.77% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,091 60,065 59,321
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +2.78% +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,600 2,785 2,635
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -1.04% +3.86%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.89
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.63 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.71 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +9.50% -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 13 November 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 13 November 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 -5 252 £650 - 29
South East +20 89 £563 -6.25% 13
North of England +40 74 £563 -6.25% 10
South West +42 65 £600 +11.63% 8
North West +24 53 £563 +6.13% 5
Midlands +43 45 £550 -8.33% 8
West Midlands +48 35 £550 -8.33% 7
East of England +34 32 £564 +6.57% 2
Yorkshire +14 17 £600 -4.00% 4
East Midlands +4 4 £525 -12.50% 1
North East +17 3 £681 +17.97% 1
South Coast - 2 - -
Security Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 261 (46.19%) Security Architecture
2 176 (31.15%) AWS
2 176 (31.15%) Information Security
3 173 (30.62%) Azure
4 167 (29.56%) CISSP
5 156 (27.61%) Cybersecurity
6 136 (24.07%) Security Cleared
7 99 (17.52%) Firewall
8 95 (16.81%) TOGAF
8 95 (16.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 94 (16.64%) Agile Software Development
10 89 (15.75%) SIEM
11 87 (15.40%) Network Security
12 82 (14.51%) Finance
13 78 (13.81%) SC Cleared
14 75 (13.27%) Risk Management
14 75 (13.27%) Microsoft
15 73 (12.92%) CISM
16 69 (12.21%) GDPR
17 64 (11.33%) DevOps
18 61 (10.80%) PaaS
19 59 (10.44%) Data Centre
19 59 (10.44%) Active Directory
20 57 (10.09%) PKI
20 57 (10.09%) PCI DSS
21 56 (9.91%) SaaS
22 54 (9.56%) Data Protection
22 54 (9.56%) NIST
23 51 (9.03%) Identity Access Management
23 51 (9.03%) IaaS

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 25 (4.42%) OpenStack
2 13 (2.30%) IIS
3 10 (1.77%) Confluence
4 9 (1.59%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.24%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.88%) JBoss
6 5 (0.88%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.53%) ColdFusion
7 3 (0.53%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.35%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.35%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.35%) nginx
8 2 (0.35%) SAS
9 1 (0.18%) Apache
9 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.18%) Jetty
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 176 (31.15%) AWS
2 173 (30.62%) Azure
3 61 (10.80%) PaaS
4 56 (9.91%) SaaS
5 51 (9.03%) IaaS
6 45 (7.96%) Office 365
7 37 (6.55%) GCP
8 24 (4.25%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (1.95%) Serverless
10 9 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (1.24%) Amazon Cognito
11 7 (1.24%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.53%) AWS CloudTrail
12 3 (0.53%) G Suite
13 2 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.35%) Apigee
13 2 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.35%) Basecamp
14 1 (0.18%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 99 (17.52%) Firewall
2 87 (15.40%) Network Security
3 34 (6.02%) VPN
4 33 (5.84%) WAN
5 25 (4.42%) Internet
6 19 (3.36%) LAN
7 17 (3.01%) DNS
8 15 (2.65%) VLAN
9 13 (2.30%) TCP/IP
10 11 (1.95%) HTTP
11 8 (1.42%) Skype
11 8 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (1.24%) 3GPP
12 7 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (1.24%) VoIP
13 6 (1.06%) Software-Defined Networking
13 6 (1.06%) Wireless
13 6 (1.06%) X.509
14 5 (0.88%) Kerberos
14 5 (0.88%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.48%) Big Data
2 9 (1.59%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.88%) MySQL
3 5 (0.88%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.53%) Blockchain
5 3 (0.53%) Data Lake
5 3 (0.53%) DB2
5 3 (0.53%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.35%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (2.48%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.77%) JIRA
3 6 (1.06%) Burp Suite
4 5 (0.88%) GitLab
5 4 (0.71%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.53%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.53%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.35%) Hudson
7 2 (0.35%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.35%) MSI
8 1 (0.18%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.18%) FishEye
8 1 (0.18%) Gradle
8 1 (0.18%) Leiningen
8 1 (0.18%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.18%) Poseidon for UML
8 1 (0.18%) Subversion
8 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.18%) Vagrant
General
1 82 (14.51%) Finance
2 36 (6.37%) Public Sector
3 35 (6.19%) Telecoms
4 31 (5.49%) Banking
5 26 (4.60%) Legal
6 20 (3.54%) Marketing
7 19 (3.36%) Manufacturing
8 18 (3.19%) Electronics
9 17 (3.01%) Law
10 16 (2.83%) Retail
11 6 (1.06%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.88%) Advertising
12 5 (0.88%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.88%) Military
13 3 (0.53%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.35%) Police
15 1 (0.18%) Automotive
15 1 (0.18%) Czech Language
15 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (7.61%) Web Services
2 18 (3.19%) SAML
3 9 (1.59%) Middleware
4 8 (1.42%) SOAP
5 6 (1.06%) JSON
5 6 (1.06%) LDAP
5 6 (1.06%) OAuth
5 6 (1.06%) REST
6 4 (0.71%) .NET
6 4 (0.71%) OAuth2
6 4 (0.71%) OpenID
7 3 (0.53%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (0.53%) Apache Camel
7 3 (0.53%) Hibernate
7 3 (0.53%) J2EE
7 3 (0.53%) Node.js
7 3 (0.53%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.53%) React
7 3 (0.53%) XML
8 2 (0.35%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 59 (10.44%) Data Centre
2 57 (10.09%) PKI
3 42 (7.43%) Management Information System
4 34 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (5.13%) Public Cloud
6 19 (3.36%) Hybrid Cloud
7 15 (2.65%) Security Operations Centre
8 13 (2.30%) Enterprise Cloud
9 9 (1.59%) SCADA
10 8 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.42%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.42%) N-Tier
11 6 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (0.88%) CESG
12 5 (0.88%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.88%) Shadow IT
12 5 (0.88%) Smartcard
12 5 (0.88%) Social Media
13 4 (0.71%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.71%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 46 (8.14%) Windows
2 27 (4.78%) Unix
3 16 (2.83%) Windows 10
4 14 (2.48%) Linux
5 9 (1.59%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.35%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.18%) Android
7 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.18%) CentOS
7 1 (0.18%) Check Point GAiA
7 1 (0.18%) Debian
7 1 (0.18%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (46.19%) Security Architecture
2 176 (31.15%) Information Security
3 156 (27.61%) Cybersecurity
4 95 (16.81%) TOGAF
5 94 (16.64%) Agile Software Development
6 89 (15.75%) SIEM
7 75 (13.27%) Risk Management
8 64 (11.33%) DevOps
9 54 (9.56%) Data Protection
10 51 (9.03%) Identity Access Management
11 49 (8.67%) Vulnerability Management
12 47 (8.32%) SABSA
13 44 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
14 43 (7.61%) Enterprise Architecture
15 39 (6.90%) Security Testing
16 37 (6.55%) Risk Assessment
17 35 (6.19%) ITIL
17 35 (6.19%) Penetration Testing
18 34 (6.02%) Information Assurance
19 31 (5.49%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 20 (3.54%) C
2 13 (2.30%) Java
2 13 (2.30%) Python
3 7 (1.24%) SQL
4 4 (0.71%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.53%) C++
5 3 (0.53%) PL/SQL
5 3 (0.53%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.35%) Go
6 2 (0.35%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.35%) Kotlin
6 2 (0.35%) Perl
7 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.18%) Clojure
7 1 (0.18%) ClojureScript
7 1 (0.18%) Groovy
7 1 (0.18%) Ruby
7 1 (0.18%) Scala
7 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 167 (29.56%) CISSP
2 136 (24.07%) Security Cleared
3 78 (13.81%) SC Cleared
4 73 (12.92%) CISM
5 48 (8.50%) DV Cleared
6 43 (7.61%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (5.66%) SANS
8 28 (4.96%) CISA
9 27 (4.78%) TOGAF Certification
10 23 (4.07%) GIAC
11 21 (3.72%) CCIE
12 19 (3.36%) Degree
13 18 (3.19%) AWS Certification
14 17 (3.01%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 16 (2.83%) IISP
16 15 (2.65%) CCNP
17 14 (2.48%) ISSAP
18 12 (2.12%) CRISC
19 10 (1.77%) CCNA
19 10 (1.77%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (16.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 69 (12.21%) GDPR
3 57 (10.09%) PCI DSS
4 54 (9.56%) NIST
5 25 (4.42%) COBIT
5 25 (4.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 16 (2.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 14 (2.48%) NCSC
8 13 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (2.12%) JSP 440
10 10 (1.77%) HMG Infosec
11 9 (1.59%) RMADS
12 4 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.71%) HIPAA
12 4 (0.71%) PMO
13 3 (0.53%) GLBA
13 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 2 (0.35%) COSO
14 2 (0.35%) NIST 800
14 2 (0.35%) PSD2
System Software
1 59 (10.44%) Active Directory
2 31 (5.49%) Docker
3 12 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.77%) VMware NSX
5 8 (1.42%) vSphere
6 5 (0.88%) XenApp
7 2 (0.35%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.35%) OpenDJ
7 2 (0.35%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.18%) Snort
Systems Management
1 30 (5.31%) CASB
2 29 (5.13%) Kubernetes
3 17 (3.01%) Single Sign-On
4 10 (1.77%) Terraform
5 9 (1.59%) Nessus
6 8 (1.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 7 (1.24%) vCenter Server
7 7 (1.24%) vRealize
8 6 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.88%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.88%) RSA Archer
10 4 (0.71%) Ansible
10 4 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.71%) QRadar
11 3 (0.53%) IBM Guardium
11 3 (0.53%) Puppet
12 2 (0.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Management
13 1 (0.18%) Nmap
13 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 75 (13.27%) Microsoft
2 34 (6.02%) Cisco
3 22 (3.89%) Splunk
4 20 (3.54%) SAP
5 18 (3.19%) Oracle
6 17 (3.01%) McAfee
7 16 (2.83%) Google
8 14 (2.48%) VMware
9 13 (2.30%) CheckPoint
10 12 (2.12%) Fortinet
11 9 (1.59%) Palo Alto
11 9 (1.59%) Qualys
11 9 (1.59%) Symantec
12 8 (1.42%) Citrix
12 8 (1.42%) Forcepoint
12 8 (1.42%) LogRhythm
13 7 (1.24%) Alibaba
13 7 (1.24%) ArcSight
13 7 (1.24%) CA
13 7 (1.24%) Rapid7