Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Security Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Architecture over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Architecture
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 462 427 465
Rank change year-on-year -35 +38 +18
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 428 516 450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.53% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.63% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 349 262
England median daily rate £550 £550 £535
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.80% +4.39%
10th Percentile £425 £405 £388
90th Percentile £725 £738 £750
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £535
% change year-on-year - +2.80% +4.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
England median hourly rate £60.44 £24.50 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.67% -50.51% +10.00%
10th Percentile £57.84 £22.25 £42.00
90th Percentile £62.34 £26.75 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £60.44 £24.50 £50.59
% change year-on-year +146.67% -51.57% +12.41%

Security Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 78959 81979 85805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.69% 84.17% 81.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 53119 54700 56575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
10th Percentile £288 £264 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 2121 2517
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Security Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Security Architecture in England

Security Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Architecture in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Architecture in England

Security Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architecture in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Architecture in England

Security Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architecture in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Architecture in England

Security Architecture
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 Architecture within the England region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -72 201 £600 - 21
South East -17 77 £575 +9.52% 4
North of England +63 57 £525 -14.29% 6
North West +35 42 £495 -17.50% 1
East of England +11 41 £513 -10.87% 3
South West -21 29 £500 -10.71% 4
Midlands +22 26 £525 +6.06% 4
West Midlands +31 19 £525 +0.48% 1
Yorkshire +20 14 £525 -19.23% 3
East Midlands +5 5 £563 +35.95% 3
North East +65 1 - - 2
Security Architecture
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Security Architecture.

1 192 (44.86%) Information Security
2 112 (26.17%) Finance
3 104 (24.30%) CISSP
4 86 (20.09%) Cybersecurity
5 85 (19.86%) Network Security
6 80 (18.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 79 (18.46%) Amazon AWS
8 74 (17.29%) Security Cleared
9 63 (14.72%) Firewall
10 61 (14.25%) Agile Software Development
11 60 (14.02%) Risk Management
12 59 (13.79%) Linux
13 58 (13.55%) CISM
13 58 (13.55%) TOGAF
14 56 (13.08%) PCI DSS
15 53 (12.38%) SC Cleared
16 48 (11.21%) Management Information System
17 47 (10.98%) Banking
17 47 (10.98%) Java
18 45 (10.51%) Security Operations
19 44 (10.28%) Risk Assessment
20 42 (9.81%) Security Management
21 39 (9.11%) Enterprise Architecture
22 38 (8.88%) SIEM
23 37 (8.64%) DevOps
24 35 (8.18%) Microsoft
24 35 (8.18%) Retail
25 34 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
26 33 (7.71%) Windows
26 33 (7.71%) SDLC

Security Architecture
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 (2.80%) OpenStack
2 7 (1.64%) Confluence
3 5 (1.17%) Apache
3 5 (1.17%) nginx
4 3 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.47%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.47%) CMS
5 2 (0.47%) IIS
5 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (1.87%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.23%) Relativity
1 1 (0.23%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 79 (18.46%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (5.37%) IaaS
3 23 (5.37%) PaaS
4 22 (5.14%) SaaS
5 13 (3.04%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (2.57%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (2.34%) Office 365
8 8 (1.87%) Amazon S3
8 8 (1.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (1.40%) GitHub
10 5 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.17%) Google App Engine
10 5 (1.17%) Route 53
11 3 (0.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.47%) Boomi
13 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.23%) HP Helion
13 1 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 85 (19.86%) Network Security
2 63 (14.72%) Firewall
3 23 (5.37%) Kerberos
4 21 (4.91%) VPN
5 17 (3.97%) TCP/IP
6 16 (3.74%) IPsec
7 15 (3.50%) Internet
8 13 (3.04%) Intrusion Detection
8 13 (3.04%) WAN
9 11 (2.57%) BGP
9 11 (2.57%) LDAP
10 9 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (2.10%) DNS
10 9 (2.10%) LAN
10 9 (2.10%) SSL
11 8 (1.87%) MPLS
11 8 (1.87%) SAN
12 7 (1.64%) Ethernet
12 7 (1.64%) FTP
13 5 (1.17%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.01%) Big Data
2 29 (6.78%) Hadoop
3 8 (1.87%) GIS
4 7 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.17%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.93%) DB2
6 4 (0.93%) SQL Server
7 3 (0.70%) Apache Hive
7 3 (0.70%) HBase
8 2 (0.47%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.23%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.23%) Spatial Data
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.23%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 9 (2.10%) Burp Suite
2 8 (1.87%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.87%) JIRA
3 6 (1.40%) Subversion
4 4 (0.93%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.47%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.23%) Selenium
6 1 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 112 (26.17%) Finance
2 47 (10.98%) Banking
3 35 (8.18%) Retail
4 18 (4.21%) Legal
5 14 (3.27%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.80%) Financial Institution
7 11 (2.57%) Law
8 6 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.93%) Marketing
9 4 (0.93%) Military
10 3 (0.70%) Electronics
10 3 (0.70%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.70%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.47%) Games
12 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.23%) German Language
12 1 (0.23%) Local Government
12 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 207 (48.36%) Architect
2 150 (35.05%) Security Architect
3 73 (17.06%) Consultant
4 61 (14.25%) Security Consultant
5 40 (9.35%) Information Security Architect
5 40 (9.35%) Security Engineer
6 36 (8.41%) Information Architect
7 31 (7.24%) Cloud Architect
8 26 (6.07%) Enterprise Architect
9 20 (4.67%) Network Engineer
10 18 (4.21%) Designer
11 17 (3.97%) AWS Architect
11 17 (3.97%) Information Security Consultant
11 17 (3.97%) Solutions Architect
12 16 (3.74%) Analyst
13 15 (3.50%) Security Analyst
13 15 (3.50%) Security Designer
14 13 (3.04%) Senior Consultant
15 12 (2.80%) IT Architect
15 12 (2.80%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.61%) Web Services
2 15 (3.50%) REST
3 10 (2.34%) SAML
4 7 (1.64%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (1.64%) Middleware
5 5 (1.17%) ActiveMQ
5 5 (1.17%) EDI
5 5 (1.17%) SOAP
6 4 (0.93%) JMS
7 2 (0.47%) .NET
7 2 (0.47%) Spring Security
7 2 (0.47%) WAP
8 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.23%) JSON
8 1 (0.23%) OAuth
8 1 (0.23%) OpenID
8 1 (0.23%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 48 (11.21%) Management Information System
2 31 (7.24%) CESG
3 28 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.21%) PKI
5 15 (3.50%) Data Centre
5 15 (3.50%) Data Protection Act
5 15 (3.50%) Public Cloud
6 10 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.87%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.40%) BYOD
8 6 (1.40%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.40%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.40%) Smart Meter
9 5 (1.17%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.17%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 5 (1.17%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.17%) SCADA
9 5 (1.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 59 (13.79%) Linux
2 33 (7.71%) Windows
3 25 (5.84%) Unix
4 11 (2.57%) Android
4 11 (2.57%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.87%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.40%) Solaris
7 5 (1.17%) AIX
8 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.23%) VMS
10 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (44.86%) Information Security
2 86 (20.09%) Cybersecurity
3 61 (14.25%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (14.02%) Risk Management
5 58 (13.55%) TOGAF
6 45 (10.51%) Security Operations
7 44 (10.28%) Risk Assessment
8 42 (9.81%) Security Management
9 39 (9.11%) Enterprise Architecture
10 38 (8.88%) SIEM
11 37 (8.64%) DevOps
12 33 (7.71%) SDLC
13 31 (7.24%) Information Assurance
14 30 (7.01%) Vulnerability Management
15 29 (6.78%) Data Protection
15 29 (6.78%) ITIL
15 29 (6.78%) Penetration Testing
15 29 (6.78%) SABSA
16 28 (6.54%) Identity Access Management
16 28 (6.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 47 (10.98%) Java
2 19 (4.44%) Python
3 14 (3.27%) Bash Shell
4 12 (2.80%) SQL
5 8 (1.87%) C
6 6 (1.40%) Korn
7 5 (1.17%) C-shell
7 5 (1.17%) Perl
8 4 (0.93%) C++
9 3 (0.70%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.23%) C#
10 1 (0.23%) Go
10 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 104 (24.30%) CISSP
2 74 (17.29%) Security Cleared
3 58 (13.55%) CISM
4 53 (12.38%) SC Cleared
5 29 (6.78%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (6.54%) CISA
7 23 (5.37%) Degree
7 23 (5.37%) ISSAP
8 16 (3.74%) DV Cleared
9 13 (3.04%) CESG Certified Professional
10 12 (2.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 12 (2.80%) GIAC
10 12 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 12 (2.80%) SANS
11 10 (2.34%) CEH
11 10 (2.34%) CLAS
12 9 (2.10%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (2.10%) CCSP
12 9 (2.10%) CREST Certified
13 5 (1.17%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (18.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 56 (13.08%) PCI DSS
3 29 (6.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 23 (5.37%) GDPR
5 21 (4.91%) COBIT
6 13 (3.04%) QA
7 9 (2.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (1.64%) Data Quality
8 7 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (1.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.93%) NIST 800
10 4 (0.93%) PA-DSS
10 4 (0.93%) RMADS
10 4 (0.93%) SAS 70
11 2 (0.47%) GAAP
11 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.47%) PMO
12 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (6.31%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.04%) Docker
3 7 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.40%) vSphere
5 5 (1.17%) vCloud
6 4 (0.93%) NFS
7 3 (0.70%) HDFS
7 3 (0.70%) Openswan
8 2 (0.47%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.47%) IAG
8 2 (0.47%) pfSense
8 2 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.23%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.23%) Snort
Systems Management
1 18 (4.21%) Terraform
2 14 (3.27%) Kubernetes
3 11 (2.57%) Puppet
4 9 (2.10%) Ansible
4 9 (2.10%) Nessus
5 7 (1.64%) logstash
6 5 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (1.17%) QRadar
6 5 (1.17%) SCCM
7 3 (0.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (0.70%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (0.47%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.47%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.23%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.23%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.23%) Nexpose
9 1 (0.23%) Oozie
Vendors
1 35 (8.18%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.07%) Cisco
3 18 (4.21%) Palo Alto
4 17 (3.97%) Hortonworks
5 15 (3.50%) CheckPoint
5 15 (3.50%) Oracle
6 14 (3.27%) McAfee
7 13 (3.04%) Splunk
8 12 (2.80%) Google
9 11 (2.57%) Qualys
10 10 (2.34%) Juniper
11 9 (2.10%) Red Hat
11 9 (2.10%) VMware
12 8 (1.87%) AlienVault
12 8 (1.87%) Fortinet
13 7 (1.64%) CyberArk
13 7 (1.64%) F5
13 7 (1.64%) SAP
14 5 (1.17%) ArcSight
14 5 (1.17%) Tripwire