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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 425 375 438
Rank change year-on-year -50 +63  
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 168 276 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.56% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.67% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 190 86
Median daily rate £575 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.54% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £379 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £725 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -4.54% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £60.44 £43.50 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.93% -24.34%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.44 £62.50 £51.17
% change year-on-year -3.30% +22.14%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36460 41364 41331
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.71% 83.50% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23944 27759 26979
Median daily rate £450 £446 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +7.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 956 965 1150
Median hourly rate £32.00 £27.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.43% +4.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Security Architecture as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -41 69 £600 - 23
South East 0 31 £550 +7.31% 13
North West +34 25 £575 +9.52% 5
East of England -1 15 £513 -6.81% 7
South West +3 13 £520 +30.00% 3
Yorkshire +26 9 £588 -9.61% 1
Midlands +11 6 £575 +4.54% 4
East Midlands -19 2 - -
North East +58 1 - -
Security Architecture
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 136 (41.46%) Information Security
2 92 (28.05%) Cybersecurity
3 80 (24.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 80 (24.39%) Security Cleared
3 80 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (24.39%) CISSP
4 72 (21.95%) Finance
5 62 (18.90%) Amazon AWS
6 55 (16.77%) SC Cleared
7 52 (15.85%) PCI DSS
8 48 (14.63%) TOGAF
9 47 (14.33%) Information Assurance
10 46 (14.02%) CISM
11 44 (13.41%) CESG Certified Professional
12 42 (12.80%) Risk Management
13 41 (12.50%) Banking
14 38 (11.59%) Firewall
15 37 (11.28%) Security Management
16 35 (10.67%) Risk Assessment
17 34 (10.37%) Management Information System
18 32 (9.76%) CLAS
19 30 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
20 29 (8.84%) Security Testing
21 28 (8.54%) SABSA
21 28 (8.54%) SIEM
21 28 (8.54%) Network Security
22 27 (8.23%) Enterprise Architecture
22 27 (8.23%) DevOps
22 27 (8.23%) CESG
23 26 (7.93%) Penetration Testing

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 4 (1.22%) IIS
1 4 (1.22%) OpenStack
1 4 (1.22%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (0.91%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.61%) Confluence
3 2 (0.61%) JBoss
4 1 (0.30%) Apache
4 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.30%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.30%) Predix
4 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.61%) Relativity
3 1 (0.30%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 62 (18.90%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (6.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (5.79%) PaaS
4 15 (4.57%) SaaS
5 11 (3.35%) Office 365
6 10 (3.05%) IaaS
7 3 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.61%) HP Helion
9 1 (0.30%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 38 (11.59%) Firewall
2 28 (8.54%) Network Security
3 19 (5.79%) Kerberos
4 13 (3.96%) TCP/IP
5 12 (3.66%) Internet
5 12 (3.66%) LAN
5 12 (3.66%) WAN
6 11 (3.35%) DNS
7 10 (3.05%) VPN
8 8 (2.44%) NetScaler
8 8 (2.44%) SSL
8 8 (2.44%) Wireless
9 7 (2.13%) LDAP
10 6 (1.83%) SAN
11 4 (1.22%) DMZ
11 4 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (0.91%) SCCP
12 3 (0.91%) VLAN
13 2 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (0.61%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.27%) Big Data
2 9 (2.74%) GIS
3 5 (1.52%) Hadoop
3 5 (1.52%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.91%) DB2
5 2 (0.61%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (0.61%) HBase
5 2 (0.61%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.61%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.30%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.30%) DocumentDB
6 1 (0.30%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.30%) MySQL
6 1 (0.30%) OLTP
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Artifactory
1 2 (0.61%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.61%) JIRA
1 2 (0.61%) Maven
2 1 (0.30%) Ant
2 1 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.30%) Subversion
General
1 72 (21.95%) Finance
2 41 (12.50%) Banking
3 20 (6.10%) Legal
4 14 (4.27%) Financial Institution
5 13 (3.96%) Telecoms
6 10 (3.05%) Manufacturing
6 10 (3.05%) Retail
7 6 (1.83%) Electronics
8 5 (1.52%) Marketing
8 5 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.22%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.91%) Law
11 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.30%) German Language
11 1 (0.30%) Local Government
11 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 172 (52.44%) Architect
2 135 (41.16%) Security Architect
3 74 (22.56%) Consultant
4 65 (19.82%) Security Consultant
5 29 (8.84%) Cloud Architect
6 24 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
7 19 (5.79%) Cybersecurity Architect
8 18 (5.49%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 18 (5.49%) Security Engineer
9 16 (4.88%) AWS Architect
10 14 (4.27%) Analyst
11 12 (3.66%) Cloud Consultant
11 12 (3.66%) Security Manager
12 11 (3.35%) Information Security Architect
12 11 (3.35%) Information Security Consultant
13 10 (3.05%) Enterprise Architect
13 10 (3.05%) Information Architect
13 10 (3.05%) Security Analyst
13 10 (3.05%) Senior Consultant
13 10 (3.05%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.40%) SAML
2 18 (5.49%) Web Services
3 10 (3.05%) Middleware
4 6 (1.83%) RESTful
5 5 (1.52%) JSON
5 5 (1.52%) REST
6 4 (1.22%) Ajax
6 4 (1.22%) IDoc
7 3 (0.91%) .NET
7 3 (0.91%) CSS
7 3 (0.91%) CSS3
7 3 (0.91%) HTML
7 3 (0.91%) HTML5
8 2 (0.61%) Apache Camel
8 2 (0.61%) Spring
8 2 (0.61%) Spring Boot
8 2 (0.61%) Spring Security
9 1 (0.30%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.30%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.30%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.37%) Management Information System
2 27 (8.23%) CESG
3 24 (7.32%) Data Centre
4 15 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.96%) CESG CLAS
6 10 (3.05%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (2.44%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.83%) Freedom of Information
8 6 (1.83%) PKI
9 5 (1.52%) Freedom of Information Act
10 4 (1.22%) Cyber Attack
10 4 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.22%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.22%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.22%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.91%) Taxonomies
12 2 (0.61%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.61%) NHS
12 2 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.10%) Windows
2 12 (3.66%) Linux
3 8 (2.44%) Unix
4 3 (0.91%) Android
4 3 (0.91%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.61%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (41.46%) Information Security
2 92 (28.05%) Cybersecurity
3 80 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (14.63%) TOGAF
5 47 (14.33%) Information Assurance
6 42 (12.80%) Risk Management
7 37 (11.28%) Security Management
8 35 (10.67%) Risk Assessment
9 30 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 29 (8.84%) Security Testing
11 28 (8.54%) SABSA
11 28 (8.54%) SIEM
12 27 (8.23%) DevOps
12 27 (8.23%) Enterprise Architecture
13 26 (7.93%) Penetration Testing
14 23 (7.01%) IT Strategy
15 22 (6.71%) ITIL
16 21 (6.40%) Internal Audit
16 21 (6.40%) Open Source
17 20 (6.10%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.96%) Java
2 10 (3.05%) SQL
3 7 (2.13%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.22%) ABAP
5 3 (0.91%) Python
6 2 (0.61%) C
6 2 (0.61%) C++
6 2 (0.61%) Perl
6 2 (0.61%) Scala
7 1 (0.30%) C#
7 1 (0.30%) PHP
7 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.30%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 80 (24.39%) CISSP
1 80 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 55 (16.77%) SC Cleared
3 46 (14.02%) CISM
4 44 (13.41%) CESG Certified Professional
5 32 (9.76%) CLAS
6 22 (6.71%) Degree
7 20 (6.10%) SANS
8 14 (4.27%) CREST Certified
8 14 (4.27%) DV Cleared
9 13 (3.96%) CISA
10 12 (3.66%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 12 (3.66%) MBCS
11 10 (3.05%) ISSAP
12 9 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (2.44%) ISACA
14 7 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 6 (1.83%) CEH
15 6 (1.83%) CITP
15 6 (1.83%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (24.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (15.85%) PCI DSS
3 15 (4.57%) GDPR
4 12 (3.66%) COBIT
5 8 (2.44%) RMADS
6 7 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (2.13%) QA
7 4 (1.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.91%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 2 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.61%) GMP
9 2 (0.61%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.30%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.30%) HL7
10 1 (0.30%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.30%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.30%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 18 (5.49%) Docker
2 16 (4.88%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.83%) Snort
4 5 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.22%) NFS
6 3 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (6.40%) Kubernetes
2 10 (3.05%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (1.83%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 6 (1.83%) RSA enVision
4 4 (1.22%) SCCM
5 3 (0.91%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 3 (0.91%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.91%) Nessus
5 3 (0.91%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (0.61%) EMC Navisphere
6 2 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.61%) Puppet
7 1 (0.30%) Ansible
7 1 (0.30%) Kibana
7 1 (0.30%) logstash
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.30%) SCOM
7 1 (0.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (6.71%) Google
1 22 (6.71%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.49%) Splunk
3 13 (3.96%) Oracle
4 12 (3.66%) McAfee
5 11 (3.35%) SAP
6 9 (2.74%) CheckPoint
6 9 (2.74%) Citrix
6 9 (2.74%) VMware
7 7 (2.13%) ArcSight
7 7 (2.13%) Cisco
7 7 (2.13%) Juniper
8 6 (1.83%) Aruba
8 6 (1.83%) LogRhythm
9 4 (1.22%) EMC
10 3 (0.91%) HP
10 3 (0.91%) Palo Alto
10 3 (0.91%) Qualys
10 3 (0.91%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.61%) Virgin Media