The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £606 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Architect
England / London
Rank 293 286 348
Rank change year-on-year -7 +62  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 107 144 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.55% 0.65% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.69% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 105 34
Median daily rate £606 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.04% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £464
10% offered a daily rate of more than £701 £665 £668
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £508 £521
% change year-on-year +5.91% -2.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 -

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 18463 20944 19902
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 94.98% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13124 15012 13730
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 285 369
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Architect in London

Security Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Architect in London

Security Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architect in London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Architect in London

Security Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Architect in London

Security Architect
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
City of London +1 4 £563 -1.31% 4
Canary Wharf -7 1 - -
Westminster - 1 - -
Security Architect
England

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 Security Architect in the job title.

1 95 (41.85%) Security Architecture
2 66 (29.07%) Finance
3 65 (28.63%) Cybersecurity
4 53 (23.35%) Information Security
5 51 (22.47%) CISSP
5 51 (22.47%) Amazon AWS
6 44 (19.38%) Security Cleared
7 42 (18.50%) TOGAF
8 40 (17.62%) SC Cleared
9 38 (16.74%) Agile Software Development
10 35 (15.42%) Network Security
11 31 (13.66%) Microsoft Azure
12 27 (11.89%) Open Source
12 27 (11.89%) Firewall
13 25 (11.01%) Security Testing
13 25 (11.01%) Banking
14 24 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (10.57%) SAML
15 23 (10.13%) SABSA
15 23 (10.13%) Cisco Certification
15 23 (10.13%) CISM
16 22 (9.69%) Risk Management
17 21 (9.25%) Cisco
17 21 (9.25%) Google
18 20 (8.81%) CLAS
19 19 (8.37%) SIEM
19 19 (8.37%) Kerberos
20 18 (7.93%) Management Information System
20 18 (7.93%) Enterprise Architecture
21 17 (7.49%) Splunk

Security Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (1.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.32%) Confluence
2 3 (1.32%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.44%) Apache
3 1 (0.44%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.44%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.44%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.44%) JBoss
3 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.44%) HipChat
2 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 51 (22.47%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (13.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.73%) Office 365
4 10 (4.41%) PaaS
5 8 (3.52%) SaaS
6 7 (3.08%) IaaS
7 3 (1.32%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.32%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.44%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 35 (15.42%) Network Security
2 27 (11.89%) Firewall
3 19 (8.37%) Kerberos
4 13 (5.73%) Internet
5 12 (5.29%) VPN
5 12 (5.29%) WAN
6 11 (4.85%) DMZ
7 10 (4.41%) LDAP
8 9 (3.96%) LAN
9 7 (3.08%) MPLS
10 5 (2.20%) Wireless
11 4 (1.76%) DNS
11 4 (1.76%) SCCP
11 4 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.32%) Intranet
12 3 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (1.32%) IPsec
12 3 (1.32%) SSL
12 3 (1.32%) WLAN
13 2 (0.88%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.20%) Big Data
2 2 (0.88%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.44%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.44%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.44%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.44%) DataStax
3 1 (0.44%) DocumentDB
3 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.44%) HBase
3 1 (0.44%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.44%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.44%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 5 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (2.20%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.76%) Travis CI
3 3 (1.32%) JIRA
4 1 (0.44%) Hudson
4 1 (0.44%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 66 (29.07%) Finance
2 25 (11.01%) Banking
3 6 (2.64%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.20%) Retail
5 4 (1.76%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.76%) Legal
6 2 (0.88%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.44%) French Language
7 1 (0.44%) Law
7 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.44%) Marketing
7 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.44%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.57%) SAML
2 12 (5.29%) Web Services
3 8 (3.52%) Middleware
4 5 (2.20%) OAuth
5 3 (1.32%) JSON
5 3 (1.32%) REST
5 3 (1.32%) XML
6 2 (0.88%) OAuth2
6 2 (0.88%) OpenID
6 2 (0.88%) RESTful
6 2 (0.88%) SOAP
7 1 (0.44%) .NET
7 1 (0.44%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.44%) J2EE
7 1 (0.44%) JAAS
7 1 (0.44%) JMS
7 1 (0.44%) JSP
7 1 (0.44%) Servlets
7 1 (0.44%) Spring MVC
7 1 (0.44%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.93%) Management Information System
2 17 (7.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (3.96%) CESG
3 9 (3.96%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.52%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.52%) PKI
5 6 (2.64%) Cyber Defence
6 5 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.76%) CESG CLAS
7 4 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.76%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.76%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.76%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.88%) Cybercrime
9 2 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.88%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.88%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.44%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.29%) Windows
2 5 (2.20%) Unix
3 3 (1.32%) Linux
4 1 (0.44%) Android
4 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.44%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.44%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (41.85%) Security Architecture
2 65 (28.63%) Cybersecurity
3 53 (23.35%) Information Security
4 42 (18.50%) TOGAF
5 38 (16.74%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (11.89%) Open Source
7 25 (11.01%) Security Testing
8 24 (10.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (10.13%) SABSA
10 22 (9.69%) Risk Management
11 19 (8.37%) SIEM
12 18 (7.93%) Enterprise Architecture
13 17 (7.49%) Security Operations
14 16 (7.05%) Identity Access Management
14 16 (7.05%) Security Management
15 15 (6.61%) Risk Assessment
15 15 (6.61%) SDLC
16 12 (5.29%) Threat Modelling
17 11 (4.85%) DevOps
17 11 (4.85%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.76%) SQL
2 3 (1.32%) Java
2 3 (1.32%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.32%) Python
3 2 (0.88%) C
4 1 (0.44%) Perl
4 1 (0.44%) Ruby
4 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 51 (22.47%) CISSP
2 44 (19.38%) Security Cleared
3 40 (17.62%) SC Cleared
4 23 (10.13%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (10.13%) CISM
5 20 (8.81%) CLAS
6 14 (6.17%) CESG Certified Professional
7 13 (5.73%) CRISC
8 11 (4.85%) CCNP
9 10 (4.41%) CCIE
9 10 (4.41%) CISA
10 8 (3.52%) Degree
10 8 (3.52%) ISSAP
11 7 (3.08%) SANS
12 5 (2.20%) AWS Certification
13 4 (1.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 4 (1.76%) CCNA
13 4 (1.76%) JNCIA
14 3 (1.32%) GIAC
14 3 (1.32%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.61%) PCI DSS
2 14 (6.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.08%) COBIT
4 4 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.32%) FedRAMP
5 3 (1.32%) GDPR
5 3 (1.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (1.32%) RMADS
6 2 (0.88%) BS7799
6 2 (0.88%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.88%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.88%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.88%) Web Application Security Consortium
7 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.44%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.44%) PMO
7 1 (0.44%) QA
7 1 (0.44%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 11 (4.85%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.41%) Docker
3 3 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.88%) Snort
5 1 (0.44%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.44%) HDFS
5 1 (0.44%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.44%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (4.41%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.08%) QRadar
3 5 (2.20%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.88%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.44%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.44%) Kibana
5 1 (0.44%) logstash
5 1 (0.44%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.44%) OSSEC
5 1 (0.44%) SCCM
5 1 (0.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (9.25%) Cisco
1 21 (9.25%) Google
2 17 (7.49%) Splunk
3 12 (5.29%) Microsoft
4 10 (4.41%) Juniper
5 9 (3.96%) CheckPoint
6 7 (3.08%) Trend Micro
7 6 (2.64%) F5
7 6 (2.64%) Fortinet
7 6 (2.64%) Tripwire
7 6 (2.64%) VMware
8 5 (2.20%) Blue Coat
9 4 (1.76%) Citrix
9 4 (1.76%) Oracle
9 4 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.76%) Symantec
10 3 (1.32%) Aruba
10 3 (1.32%) HP
10 3 (1.32%) SAP
10 3 (1.32%) ServiceNow
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