Period
to 27 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £700 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 291 215 330
Rank change year-on-year -76 +115 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 320 154 246
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.88% 1.08% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 1.17% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 113 170
10th Percentile £525 £500 £506
25th Percentile £613 £563 £563
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £700 £650 £650
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - -1.14%
75th Percentile £775 £738 £738
90th Percentile £800 £775 £800
England median daily rate £675 £650 £600
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £70.75 - -
England median hourly rate £60.00 £66.41 -
% change year-on-year -9.65% - -

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 33,636 13,135 34,246
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.01% 91.76% 93.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,444 9,500 25,058
10th Percentile £359 £313 £313
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £738 £713 £688
England median daily rate £508 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +6.84% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 328 100 432
10th Percentile £14.09 £16.83 £12.06
25th Percentile £19.44 £21.19 £15.50
Median hourly rate £30.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -12.86% +66.67% +12.30%
75th Percentile £52.56 £45.06 £43.75
90th Percentile £65.53 £55.30 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.76 £22.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -10.19% +17.65% +6.86%

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Architect in London

Security Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Security Architect in London.

Daily rate trend for Security Architect in London

Security Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Architect in London over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Security Architect in London

Security Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Security Architect in London.

Hourly rate trend for Security Architect in London

Security Architect
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Security Architect in London over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Hourly 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 27 October 2021. 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 -58 15 £625 -9.42% 17
South London +4 7 £750 - 2
West London -17 3 £523 -22.59% 4
Security Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, Security Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region featuring Security Architect in the job title.

1 167 (52.19%) Cybersecurity
2 131 (40.94%) Security Architecture
3 120 (37.50%) Azure
4 118 (36.88%) Finance
5 115 (35.94%) AWS
6 100 (31.25%) CISSP
7 75 (23.44%) Information Security
8 68 (21.25%) GCP
9 64 (20.00%) Firewall
10 56 (17.50%) Risk Management
10 56 (17.50%) Banking
11 51 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
11 51 (15.94%) Network Security
12 50 (15.63%) Security Cleared
13 49 (15.31%) SaaS
13 49 (15.31%) DevOps
14 45 (14.06%) SC Cleared
15 44 (13.75%) NIST
16 43 (13.44%) Kubernetes
17 42 (13.13%) Threat Modelling
17 42 (13.13%) SABSA
18 40 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
19 39 (12.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 39 (12.19%) Microsoft
20 38 (11.88%) TOGAF
20 38 (11.88%) Vulnerability Management
21 37 (11.56%) Identity Access Management
22 34 (10.63%) Java
22 34 (10.63%) IaaS
23 33 (10.31%) NCSC

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 17 (5.31%) OpenStack
2 7 (2.19%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.25%) Confluence
4 1 (0.31%) IIS
4 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (2.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.88%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 120 (37.50%) Azure
2 115 (35.94%) AWS
3 68 (21.25%) GCP
4 49 (15.31%) SaaS
5 34 (10.63%) IaaS
6 24 (7.50%) PaaS
7 21 (6.56%) Microsoft 365
8 19 (5.94%) AWS CloudFormation
9 16 (5.00%) Serverless
10 15 (4.69%) Azure Active Directory
11 13 (4.06%) Azure Sentinel
12 12 (3.75%) OpenShift
13 10 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
14 5 (1.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 5 (1.56%) AWS CloudTrail
14 5 (1.56%) AWS KMS
14 5 (1.56%) Power Platform
15 4 (1.25%) Apigee
15 4 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (1.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 64 (20.00%) Firewall
2 51 (15.94%) Network Security
3 23 (7.19%) WAN
4 20 (6.25%) SD-WAN
4 20 (6.25%) VPN
5 17 (5.31%) Internet
6 13 (4.06%) IPsec
6 13 (4.06%) SSL
7 12 (3.75%) IKE
8 6 (1.88%) BGP
8 6 (1.88%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (1.56%) VoIP
9 5 (1.56%) X.509
10 4 (1.25%) DMZ
10 4 (1.25%) DNS
11 3 (0.94%) HTTP
11 3 (0.94%) Kerberos
11 3 (0.94%) SAN
11 3 (0.94%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.25%) Power BI
1 4 (1.25%) Qlik Sense
2 3 (0.94%) Amazon Athena
2 3 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (0.94%) Data Mining
2 3 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.63%) DataStax
3 2 (0.63%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.31%) GIS
4 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.31%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (2.19%) JIRA
2 5 (1.56%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.94%) Bitbucket
3 3 (0.94%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.94%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.63%) GCC
General
1 118 (36.88%) Finance
2 56 (17.50%) Banking
3 33 (10.31%) Social Skills
4 13 (4.06%) Public Sector
5 12 (3.75%) Games
5 12 (3.75%) Telecoms
6 11 (3.44%) Influencing Skills
7 10 (3.13%) Investment Banking
8 8 (2.50%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.88%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.88%) Documentation Skills
9 6 (1.88%) Retail Banking
10 5 (1.56%) Legal
11 3 (0.94%) Law
12 2 (0.63%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 2 (0.63%) Police
13 1 (0.31%) Organisational Skills
13 1 (0.31%) Presentation Skills
13 1 (0.31%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.75%) OAuth
2 19 (5.94%) OAuth2
3 16 (5.00%) SAML
4 11 (3.44%) .NET
5 10 (3.13%) OpenID
6 8 (2.50%) Middleware
7 4 (1.25%) Web Services
7 4 (1.25%) XACML
8 3 (0.94%) ARM Templates
9 2 (0.63%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.63%) JWT
9 2 (0.63%) LDAP
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.63%) Spring Boot
10 1 (0.31%) Node.js
10 1 (0.31%) REST
10 1 (0.31%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.31%) Data Centre
1 17 (5.31%) PKI
1 17 (5.31%) Private Cloud
2 13 (4.06%) Cloud Native
2 13 (4.06%) Public Cloud
3 8 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
3 8 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (1.88%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.25%) Enterprise Cloud
6 4 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.25%) Online Banking
7 3 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.94%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.63%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.63%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.31%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 1 (0.31%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.81%) Windows
2 23 (7.19%) Linux
3 4 (1.25%) Windows Server
4 3 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.63%) Unix
6 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (52.19%) Cybersecurity
2 131 (40.94%) Security Architecture
3 75 (23.44%) Information Security
4 56 (17.50%) Risk Management
5 51 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (15.31%) DevOps
7 42 (13.13%) SABSA
7 42 (13.13%) Threat Modelling
8 40 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
9 38 (11.88%) TOGAF
9 38 (11.88%) Vulnerability Management
10 37 (11.56%) Identity Access Management
11 32 (10.00%) Data Security
11 32 (10.00%) OWASP
12 25 (7.81%) Security Operations
13 24 (7.50%) Data Loss Prevention
14 23 (7.19%) Privileged Access Management
14 23 (7.19%) SIEM
15 22 (6.88%) Penetration Testing
16 19 (5.94%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 34 (10.63%) Java
2 29 (9.06%) Python
3 16 (5.00%) C
3 16 (5.00%) C#
3 16 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 15 (4.69%) C++
5 10 (3.13%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.94%) SQL
7 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.31%) Go
7 1 (0.31%) Groovy
7 1 (0.31%) Ruby
7 1 (0.31%) Scala
Qualifications
1 100 (31.25%) CISSP
2 50 (15.63%) Security Cleared
3 45 (14.06%) SC Cleared
4 27 (8.44%) CISM
5 24 (7.50%) CESG Certified Professional
5 24 (7.50%) Degree
6 19 (5.94%) SANS
7 18 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (4.69%) CRISC
9 13 (4.06%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 11 (3.44%) CISA
10 11 (3.44%) FFIEC
11 9 (2.81%) GIAC
12 8 (2.50%) CREST Certified
13 7 (2.19%) CSSLP
13 7 (2.19%) TOGAF Certification
14 5 (1.56%) CCSP
15 4 (1.25%) CCIE
15 4 (1.25%) CCNA
15 4 (1.25%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (13.75%) NIST
2 39 (12.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (10.31%) NCSC
4 24 (7.50%) GDPR
5 18 (5.63%) NIST 800
6 12 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 9 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 8 (2.50%) PCI DSS
9 5 (1.56%) COBIT
10 4 (1.25%) GRC
11 3 (0.94%) SOC 2
12 2 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.31%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.31%) QA
13 1 (0.31%) SOC 1
System Software
1 24 (7.50%) Docker
2 23 (7.19%) Active Directory
3 18 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (5.31%) Hyper-V
5 12 (3.75%) vCloud
5 12 (3.75%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.31%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.31%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.31%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.31%) RACF
6 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 43 (13.44%) Kubernetes
2 32 (10.00%) Terraform
3 9 (2.81%) Ansible
3 9 (2.81%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 6 (1.88%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (1.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 5 (1.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (0.94%) CASB
7 2 (0.63%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.31%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.31%) Consul
8 1 (0.31%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.31%) Istio
Vendors
1 39 (12.19%) Microsoft
2 31 (9.69%) VMware
3 25 (7.81%) Google
4 23 (7.19%) Cisco
5 13 (4.06%) CA
6 8 (2.50%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.56%) IBM
7 5 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.25%) CheckPoint
8 4 (1.25%) Palo Alto
8 4 (1.25%) Splunk
8 4 (1.25%) Varonis
9 3 (0.94%) CrowdStrike
9 3 (0.94%) CyberArk
9 3 (0.94%) Okta
9 3 (0.94%) Oracle
10 2 (0.63%) F5
10 2 (0.63%) McAfee
11 1 (0.31%) Trend Micro
11 1 (0.31%) Veeam