Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Security Architect
England > London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 428 321 440
Rank change year-on-year -107 +119 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 207 323 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.44% 0.72% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.76% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 225 131
London median daily rate £625 £600 £570
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.26% +9.62%
10th Percentile £506 £463 £463
90th Percentile £775 £746 £688
England median daily rate £600 £563 £550
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.27% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £32.73

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44252 42345 44555
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.99% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 32037 30120 31401
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 553 693
London median hourly rate £20.22 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.07% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.57
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Security Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 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
Central London -26 35 £593 +7.82% 4
South London -32 6 £675 +8.00% 2
West London -18 3 £650 +18.18%
Security Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 76 (36.71%) Security Architecture
2 72 (34.78%) Finance
3 67 (32.37%) Information Security
4 40 (19.32%) Cybersecurity
5 38 (18.36%) Amazon AWS
6 37 (17.87%) Microsoft Azure
6 37 (17.87%) Banking
7 33 (15.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 31 (14.98%) Network Security
8 31 (14.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (14.49%) Firewall
9 30 (14.49%) CISSP
9 30 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (13.53%) TOGAF
11 24 (11.59%) Cisco
12 23 (11.11%) PCI DSS
13 21 (10.14%) PKI
14 20 (9.66%) Data Centre
15 19 (9.18%) Microsoft
16 18 (8.70%) Windows
16 18 (8.70%) Risk Management
16 18 (8.70%) GDPR
17 17 (8.21%) Identity Access Management
17 17 (8.21%) Security Cleared
18 16 (7.73%) Legal
18 16 (7.73%) Public Cloud
18 16 (7.73%) DevOps
19 15 (7.25%) ITIL
20 14 (6.76%) Cryptography
20 14 (6.76%) Enterprise Architecture

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 2 (0.97%) JBoss
1 2 (0.97%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
2 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.48%) Mule
2 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.42%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 38 (18.36%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (17.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (6.28%) SaaS
4 11 (5.31%) IaaS
4 11 (5.31%) PaaS
5 8 (3.86%) Office 365
6 6 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.45%) GitHub
8 2 (0.97%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (14.98%) Network Security
2 30 (14.49%) Firewall
3 13 (6.28%) WAN
4 12 (5.80%) LAN
5 11 (5.31%) VPN
6 8 (3.86%) SSL
7 7 (3.38%) IPsec
7 7 (3.38%) Wireless
8 6 (2.90%) LDAP
9 5 (2.42%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (2.42%) Software-Defined Networking
9 5 (2.42%) WLAN
10 4 (1.93%) DMZ
10 4 (1.93%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (1.45%) Bluetooth
11 3 (1.45%) DNS
11 3 (1.45%) Internet
11 3 (1.45%) LTE
11 3 (1.45%) TETRA
12 2 (0.97%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.90%) Big Data
2 3 (1.45%) Blockchain
2 3 (1.45%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.97%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.97%) MySQL
3 2 (0.97%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.97%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.97%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.48%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.48%) DataStax
4 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.45%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.97%) Ant
2 2 (0.97%) Gradle
2 2 (0.97%) HP UFT
2 2 (0.97%) JIRA
2 2 (0.97%) JUnit
2 2 (0.97%) Maven
2 2 (0.97%) Selenium
2 2 (0.97%) Subversion
3 1 (0.48%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.48%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.48%) sqlmap
General
1 72 (34.78%) Finance
2 37 (17.87%) Banking
3 16 (7.73%) Legal
4 7 (3.38%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.90%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.42%) Law
7 4 (1.93%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.45%) Retail
8 3 (1.45%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.97%) Games
10 1 (0.48%) Advertising
10 1 (0.48%) Electronics
10 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.48%) Marketing
10 1 (0.48%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.86%) OpenID
2 7 (3.38%) Web Services
3 6 (2.90%) REST
3 6 (2.90%) SAML
4 5 (2.42%) AngularJS
4 5 (2.42%) OAuth2
5 4 (1.93%) jQuery
6 3 (1.45%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (1.45%) OAuth
6 3 (1.45%) SOAP
6 3 (1.45%) XML
7 2 (0.97%) .NET
7 2 (0.97%) Ajax
7 2 (0.97%) J2EE
7 2 (0.97%) JSF
7 2 (0.97%) RESTful
7 2 (0.97%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.97%) Spring
7 2 (0.97%) Struts
7 2 (0.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.14%) PKI
2 20 (9.66%) Data Centre
3 16 (7.73%) Public Cloud
4 11 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.35%) CESG
6 7 (3.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (3.38%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.90%) Fintech
7 6 (2.90%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (2.90%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (2.42%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.42%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.45%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.45%) Tandem
11 2 (0.97%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.97%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (0.97%) Freedom of Information Act
11 2 (0.97%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.70%) Windows
2 11 (5.31%) Linux
3 8 (3.86%) Unix
4 3 (1.45%) Android
5 2 (0.97%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.97%) zOS
6 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (36.71%) Security Architecture
2 67 (32.37%) Information Security
3 40 (19.32%) Cybersecurity
4 31 (14.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 30 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (13.53%) TOGAF
7 18 (8.70%) Risk Management
8 17 (8.21%) Identity Access Management
9 16 (7.73%) DevOps
10 15 (7.25%) ITIL
11 14 (6.76%) Cryptography
11 14 (6.76%) Enterprise Architecture
11 14 (6.76%) Information Assurance
11 14 (6.76%) Migration
12 13 (6.28%) Security Operations
13 12 (5.80%) Risk Assessment
13 12 (5.80%) SDLC
14 11 (5.31%) Data Protection
14 11 (5.31%) SIEM
15 10 (4.83%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.80%) Java
2 6 (2.90%) Python
3 5 (2.42%) Bash Shell
4 4 (1.93%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.45%) Ruby
6 2 (0.97%) C
6 2 (0.97%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.48%) C#
7 1 (0.48%) C++
7 1 (0.48%) ECMAScript
7 1 (0.48%) Perl
7 1 (0.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (14.49%) CISSP
2 17 (8.21%) Security Cleared
3 13 (6.28%) SC Cleared
4 12 (5.80%) CISM
5 8 (3.86%) Degree
6 7 (3.38%) CESG Certified Professional
7 6 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (2.90%) GIAC
8 5 (2.42%) ISSAP
9 4 (1.93%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 4 (1.93%) CISA
10 3 (1.45%) CCSP
10 3 (1.45%) CEH
11 2 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.97%) CCNP
11 2 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.97%) CWNA
11 2 (0.97%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.97%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (15.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (11.11%) PCI DSS
3 18 (8.70%) GDPR
4 9 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 8 (3.86%) QA
6 5 (2.42%) HMG Infosec
7 4 (1.93%) COBIT
7 4 (1.93%) FedRAMP
7 4 (1.93%) NIST 800
8 3 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.97%) GPG13
9 2 (0.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.97%) RMADS
9 2 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.48%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.48%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.48%) PSD2
System Software
1 8 (3.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.93%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.48%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.48%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.48%) OpenDJ
4 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (3.86%) Terraform
2 5 (2.42%) BMC PATROL
2 5 (2.42%) Puppet
2 5 (2.42%) SCOM
3 3 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (1.45%) FortiGate
3 3 (1.45%) Nessus
3 3 (1.45%) Packer
4 2 (0.97%) Ansible
4 2 (0.97%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.97%) OSSEC
4 2 (0.97%) QRadar
5 1 (0.48%) Kibana
5 1 (0.48%) logstash
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 24 (11.59%) Cisco
2 19 (9.18%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.86%) CheckPoint
4 6 (2.90%) Palo Alto
4 6 (2.90%) VMware
5 5 (2.42%) BMC
5 5 (2.42%) ForgeRock
5 5 (2.42%) McAfee
5 5 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.93%) Sourcefire
7 3 (1.45%) F5
7 3 (1.45%) IBM
7 3 (1.45%) LogRhythm
7 3 (1.45%) Oracle
7 3 (1.45%) Qualys
7 3 (1.45%) Sophos
7 3 (1.45%) Symantec
8 2 (0.97%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (0.97%) Trend Micro
8 2 (0.97%) Workday