Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 333 462 315
Rank change year-on-year +129 -147 +243
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 745 401 785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.78% 0.45% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.48% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 234 540
England median daily rate £600 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.97%
10th Percentile £488 £490 £425
90th Percentile £750 £732 £688
UK median daily rate £600 £594 £550
% change year-on-year +1.05% +7.95% +2.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
England median hourly rate £42.50 - £52.50
10th Percentile £35.00 - £51.25
90th Percentile £69.50 - £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 - £70.00

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 90,126 83,895 96,718
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.94% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,668 54,743 63,720
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £259
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,912 2,688 2,853
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.14 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.09% -4.53% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%

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 21 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architect in England over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 July 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 +97 406 £625 +1.63% 55
South East +29 123 £600 +9.09% 18
North of England -8 72 £548 +9.50% 12
Midlands +33 64 £550 - 7
East of England +19 43 £529 -15.74% 12
West Midlands +2 43 £550 +7.32% 3
North West -12 42 £548 +9.50% 3
South West +25 32 £575 +15.00% 13
Yorkshire -5 26 £500 -14.89% 9
East Midlands +18 16 £550 -32.93% 4
North East -4 4 £625 +25.00%
Security Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 341 (45.77%) Security Architecture
2 197 (26.44%) Cybersecurity
3 186 (24.97%) Information Security
4 185 (24.83%) CISSP
5 175 (23.49%) Amazon AWS
6 164 (22.01%) Finance
7 132 (17.72%) Microsoft Azure
7 132 (17.72%) Security Cleared
8 123 (16.51%) TOGAF
9 121 (16.24%) Firewall
10 117 (15.70%) Agile Software Development
11 115 (15.44%) Network Security
12 113 (15.17%) CISM
13 110 (14.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 105 (14.09%) SC Cleared
15 103 (13.83%) GDPR
16 100 (13.42%) Microsoft
17 95 (12.75%) PCI DSS
17 95 (12.75%) SIEM
18 75 (10.07%) Identity Access Management
19 74 (9.93%) CISA
20 70 (9.40%) OWASP
21 68 (9.13%) SABSA
21 68 (9.13%) Risk Management
21 68 (9.13%) Cisco
22 66 (8.86%) Management Information System
22 66 (8.86%) DevOps
23 61 (8.19%) Windows
24 59 (7.92%) IaaS
25 56 (7.52%) Cisco Certification

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 13 (1.74%) IIS
2 9 (1.21%) OpenStack
3 8 (1.07%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.67%) Apache
5 4 (0.54%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.40%) nginx
7 2 (0.27%) Confluence
7 2 (0.27%) Hubot
7 2 (0.27%) JBoss
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.13%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.13%) Apache Synapse
8 1 (0.13%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
8 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 175 (23.49%) Amazon AWS
2 132 (17.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (7.92%) IaaS
4 55 (7.38%) Office 365
4 55 (7.38%) PaaS
5 38 (5.10%) SaaS
6 10 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 9 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.07%) IBM Cloud
9 7 (0.94%) AWS CloudTrail
10 6 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 6 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.67%) Akamai
12 4 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.40%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.40%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.27%) AWS OpsWorks
14 2 (0.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 121 (16.24%) Firewall
2 115 (15.44%) Network Security
3 45 (6.04%) WAN
4 37 (4.97%) LAN
5 33 (4.43%) Internet
6 27 (3.62%) VPN
7 23 (3.09%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (2.55%) MPLS
9 16 (2.15%) Cisco ISE
9 16 (2.15%) Cisco Nexus
9 16 (2.15%) Wireless
10 15 (2.01%) VLAN
11 14 (1.88%) IPsec
11 14 (1.88%) Kerberos
12 13 (1.74%) SAN
12 13 (1.74%) SNMP
13 12 (1.61%) TCP/IP
14 10 (1.34%) Cisco Firepower
15 9 (1.21%) DNS
16 8 (1.07%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.95%) Big Data
2 12 (1.61%) Blockchain
3 11 (1.48%) SQL Server
4 9 (1.21%) Hadoop
5 6 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.67%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.54%) Apache Hive
7 4 (0.54%) HBase
8 3 (0.40%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.27%) Amazon Athena
9 2 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.27%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.13%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.13%) GIS
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 9 (1.21%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.81%) SonarQube
2 6 (0.81%) Travis CI
3 4 (0.54%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.40%) JIRA
5 2 (0.27%) AppScan
6 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.13%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.13%) Subversion
6 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 164 (22.01%) Finance
2 51 (6.85%) Banking
3 48 (6.44%) Retail
4 21 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.68%) Law
6 14 (1.88%) Legal
7 13 (1.74%) Marketing
8 8 (1.07%) Electronics
8 8 (1.07%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.27%) Billing
9 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.27%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.27%) Local Government
10 1 (0.13%) Advertising
10 1 (0.13%) Back Office
10 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.43%) Web Services
2 30 (4.03%) OAuth
3 28 (3.76%) SAML
4 25 (3.36%) Middleware
5 14 (1.88%) .NET
6 13 (1.74%) JSON
6 13 (1.74%) Node.js
7 12 (1.61%) OpenID
8 10 (1.34%) 802.1X
8 10 (1.34%) OAuth2
9 9 (1.21%) CSS
9 9 (1.21%) HTML
10 8 (1.07%) Kafka
11 7 (0.94%) LDAP
11 7 (0.94%) SailPoint
12 6 (0.81%) XACML
13 4 (0.54%) Oracle Fusion
14 3 (0.40%) JAAS
14 3 (0.40%) SOAP
15 2 (0.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 66 (8.86%) Management Information System
2 52 (6.98%) Data Centre
3 39 (5.23%) PKI
4 32 (4.30%) Hybrid Cloud
5 27 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (2.68%) Virtual Team
7 18 (2.42%) Computer Science
8 17 (2.28%) Cyberthreat
9 16 (2.15%) Private Cloud
10 15 (2.01%) CESG
10 15 (2.01%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 9 (1.21%) Mobile App
13 8 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.94%) Self-Motivation
15 6 (0.81%) Driving Licence
16 5 (0.67%) Cloud Native
16 5 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
16 5 (0.67%) Embedded Systems
16 5 (0.67%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 61 (8.19%) Windows
2 32 (4.30%) Linux
3 20 (2.68%) Unix
4 17 (2.28%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.94%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.40%) Android
7 3 (0.40%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.27%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.13%) CentOS
9 1 (0.13%) Mesosphere
9 1 (0.13%) Solaris
9 1 (0.13%) VMS
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (45.77%) Security Architecture
2 197 (26.44%) Cybersecurity
3 186 (24.97%) Information Security
4 123 (16.51%) TOGAF
5 117 (15.70%) Agile Software Development
6 95 (12.75%) SIEM
7 75 (10.07%) Identity Access Management
8 70 (9.40%) OWASP
9 68 (9.13%) Risk Management
9 68 (9.13%) SABSA
10 66 (8.86%) DevOps
11 55 (7.38%) Enterprise Architecture
12 52 (6.98%) Cryptography
13 49 (6.58%) ITIL
14 42 (5.64%) Identity Management
15 41 (5.50%) Penetration Testing
15 41 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
16 37 (4.97%) Change Management
16 37 (4.97%) Data Protection
17 35 (4.70%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (4.56%) Python
2 30 (4.03%) Java
3 17 (2.28%) PowerShell
4 15 (2.01%) SQL
5 13 (1.74%) C
6 11 (1.48%) C#
6 11 (1.48%) Perl
7 10 (1.34%) Go
7 10 (1.34%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.94%) COBOL
8 7 (0.94%) PHP
8 7 (0.94%) Ruby
9 5 (0.67%) C++
10 2 (0.27%) CoffeeScript
10 2 (0.27%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.13%) Java 8
11 1 (0.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 185 (24.83%) CISSP
2 132 (17.72%) Security Cleared
3 113 (15.17%) CISM
4 105 (14.09%) SC Cleared
5 74 (9.93%) CISA
6 56 (7.52%) Cisco Certification
7 53 (7.11%) Degree
8 32 (4.30%) CCNP
9 29 (3.89%) TOGAF Certification
10 26 (3.49%) CESG Certified Professional
11 21 (2.82%) CCIE
11 21 (2.82%) GIAC
12 20 (2.68%) CCNA
13 18 (2.42%) ISSAP
14 16 (2.15%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 16 (2.15%) DV Cleared
14 16 (2.15%) SANS
15 14 (1.88%) IISP
16 11 (1.48%) CEH
17 8 (1.07%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (14.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 103 (13.83%) GDPR
3 95 (12.75%) PCI DSS
4 40 (5.37%) NIST 800
5 33 (4.43%) COBIT
6 23 (3.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 17 (2.28%) QA
8 12 (1.61%) COSO
9 9 (1.21%) HMG Infosec
9 9 (1.21%) JSP 440
10 8 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 7 (0.94%) ISAE 3402
11 7 (0.94%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.94%) PSD2
12 6 (0.81%) HIPAA
12 6 (0.81%) ISO 22301
12 6 (0.81%) ISO 31000
13 5 (0.67%) Actionable Recommendations
14 3 (0.40%) FISMA
System Software
1 27 (3.62%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.88%) Docker
2 14 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.34%) vSphere
4 8 (1.07%) OpenAM
5 3 (0.40%) BitLocker
5 3 (0.40%) XenApp
5 3 (0.40%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.27%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.13%) HDFS
7 1 (0.13%) IAG
7 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.13%) UAG
7 1 (0.13%) vCloud
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (3.89%) Single Sign-On
2 16 (2.15%) Kubernetes
2 16 (2.15%) Nessus
3 9 (1.21%) QRadar
4 8 (1.07%) CASB
4 8 (1.07%) Terraform
5 7 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (0.81%) Puppet
6 6 (0.81%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 4 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.54%) StackStorm
8 3 (0.40%) SCOM
9 2 (0.27%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.27%) SCCM
9 2 (0.27%) Stealthwatch
10 1 (0.13%) Ansible
10 1 (0.13%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 100 (13.42%) Microsoft
2 68 (9.13%) Cisco
3 35 (4.70%) Oracle
4 30 (4.03%) VMware
5 28 (3.76%) IBM
5 28 (3.76%) McAfee
6 27 (3.62%) Google
6 27 (3.62%) Splunk
7 20 (2.68%) CyberArk
8 19 (2.55%) Qualys
9 18 (2.42%) Palo Alto
10 17 (2.28%) CheckPoint
11 16 (2.15%) SAP
12 14 (1.88%) ArcSight
13 11 (1.48%) Cloudera
14 10 (1.34%) F5
15 9 (1.21%) Citrix
16 8 (1.07%) ForgeRock
16 8 (1.07%) Imperva
16 8 (1.07%) NetApp