The median contractor rate for a Information Security Architect was - per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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.

Information Security Architect
England / London
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 435 414
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Architect 0 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London - 0.039% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.041% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 2
Median daily rate - £650 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £488 £650
% change year-on-year -1.53% -25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19391 22001 21227
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.66% 94.98% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 13811 15907 14571
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 255 381
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.38 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Information Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Information Security Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Architect in London

Information Security Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Security Architect in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security Architect in London

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, Information Security Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Information Security Architect in the job title.

1 10 (90.91%) Information Security
2 7 (63.64%) CISSP
3 6 (54.55%) TOGAF
4 5 (45.45%) Security Architecture
5 4 (36.36%) SABSA
5 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (36.36%) Risk Management
6 3 (27.27%) CISM
6 3 (27.27%) CESG
6 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (27.27%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (27.27%) COBIT
6 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
6 3 (27.27%) SIEM
6 3 (27.27%) Information Assurance
6 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
6 3 (27.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (18.18%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (18.18%) Data Governance
7 2 (18.18%) CRISC
7 2 (18.18%) OWASP
7 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 2 (18.18%) JSP 440
7 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (18.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (18.18%) Banking
7 2 (18.18%) Information Security Management
7 2 (18.18%) CISA
7 2 (18.18%) ITIL
7 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling

Information Security Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) IaaS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) CESG
2 2 (18.18%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Information Security
2 6 (54.55%) TOGAF
3 5 (45.45%) Security Architecture
4 4 (36.36%) Risk Management
4 4 (36.36%) SABSA
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) Information Assurance
5 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
5 3 (27.27%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (27.27%) SIEM
6 2 (18.18%) Data Governance
6 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
6 2 (18.18%) Information Security Management
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) OWASP
6 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 1 (9.09%) Security Management
7 1 (9.09%) SOA
7 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) CISSP
2 3 (27.27%) CISM
3 2 (18.18%) CISA
3 2 (18.18%) CRISC
3 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) CEH
4 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) GIAC
4 1 (9.09%) ISEB
4 1 (9.09%) SANS
4 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (27.27%) COBIT
2 3 (27.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
3 2 (18.18%) JSP 440
3 2 (18.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (9.09%) ISO 9000
4 1 (9.09%) RMADS
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) hybris
1 1 (9.09%) MuleSoft
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle
1 1 (9.09%) Splunk