The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £615 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 319 237 353
Rank change year-on-year -82 +116  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 93 199 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.45% 0.92% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.96% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 142 37
Median daily rate £615 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +4.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £755 £700 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £541 £500
% change year-on-year +1.75% +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £72.50 -

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 19396 20655 22146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.29% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13838 14981 15430
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 228 376
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.94 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.46% -4.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 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
City of London -8 12 £600 +14.28% 2
Hounslow +4 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £500 -
Croydon 0 1 £600 +22.07%
Northwood - 1 £650 -
Uxbridge - 1 - - 1
Security Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 78 (39.00%) Security Architecture
2 63 (31.50%) Cybersecurity
3 59 (29.50%) Finance
4 50 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
5 48 (24.00%) TOGAF
6 44 (22.00%) Information Security
7 41 (20.50%) Network Security
8 40 (20.00%) Banking
9 37 (18.50%) CISSP
10 35 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
11 32 (16.00%) PCI DSS
12 31 (15.50%) SABSA
13 28 (14.00%) Security Cleared
14 27 (13.50%) SAML
15 26 (13.00%) Enterprise Architecture
16 24 (12.00%) SC Cleared
16 24 (12.00%) Open Source
17 23 (11.50%) Firewall
18 22 (11.00%) Microsoft Azure
19 21 (10.50%) Stakeholder Management
20 20 (10.00%) Security Testing
20 20 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 19 (9.50%) CISM
22 18 (9.00%) Kerberos
22 18 (9.00%) SIEM
23 17 (8.50%) Web Services
23 17 (8.50%) Google
23 17 (8.50%) Information Assurance
24 16 (8.00%) Test Automation
24 16 (8.00%) PaaS

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 4 (2.00%) IIS
1 4 (2.00%) JBoss
1 4 (2.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.50%) Apache
2 3 (1.50%) Apache Solr
2 3 (1.50%) Confluence
2 3 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.50%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.00%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.00%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.00%) Mule
3 2 (1.00%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.50%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 50 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (11.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (8.00%) PaaS
4 15 (7.50%) Office 365
5 14 (7.00%) SaaS
6 7 (3.50%) SuccessFactors
7 6 (3.00%) IaaS
8 4 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.50%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.50%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.50%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 41 (20.50%) Network Security
2 23 (11.50%) Firewall
3 18 (9.00%) Kerberos
4 11 (5.50%) VPN
5 10 (5.00%) Internet
6 8 (4.00%) DMZ
6 8 (4.00%) LDAP
6 8 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (3.50%) Intranet
8 5 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (2.00%) SSH
9 4 (2.00%) SSL
10 3 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.50%) DNS
10 3 (1.50%) IPsec
10 3 (1.50%) LAN
10 3 (1.50%) LTE
10 3 (1.50%) WAN
10 3 (1.50%) WLAN
11 2 (1.00%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.00%) Big Data
1 4 (2.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (1.50%) DataStax
2 3 (1.50%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.00%) Apache Hive
3 2 (1.00%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.00%) HBase
3 2 (1.00%) MariaDB
3 2 (1.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.00%) Sqoop
4 1 (0.50%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.50%) DocumentDB
4 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.50%) JIRA
2 4 (2.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.00%) Ant
3 2 (1.00%) Gradle
3 2 (1.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (1.00%) Hudson
3 2 (1.00%) JUnit
3 2 (1.00%) Maven
3 2 (1.00%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.00%) Selenium
3 2 (1.00%) Subversion
4 1 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.50%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 59 (29.50%) Finance
2 40 (20.00%) Banking
3 12 (6.00%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.50%) Legal
5 10 (5.00%) Financial Institution
6 6 (3.00%) Retail
7 4 (2.00%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.00%) Law
8 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.00%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Billing
9 1 (0.50%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.50%) SAML
2 17 (8.50%) Web Services
3 12 (6.00%) REST
4 9 (4.50%) OAuth
4 9 (4.50%) XML
5 7 (3.50%) JSON
6 5 (2.50%) AngularJS
6 5 (2.50%) RESTful
6 5 (2.50%) SOAP
7 4 (2.00%) Ajax
7 4 (2.00%) jQuery
7 4 (2.00%) Middleware
7 4 (2.00%) Spring
7 4 (2.00%) Struts
8 3 (1.50%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (1.50%) OpenID
9 2 (1.00%) CSS3
9 2 (1.00%) HTML5
9 2 (1.00%) OAuth2
9 2 (1.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 11 (5.50%) PKI
4 10 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 10 (5.00%) Private Cloud
5 8 (4.00%) Public Cloud
6 7 (3.50%) CESG
7 6 (3.00%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.00%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (3.00%) Freedom of Information
7 6 (3.00%) Freedom of Information Act
8 5 (2.50%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.00%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.50%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (1.00%) Cybercrime
11 2 (1.00%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (1.00%) Hedge funds
11 2 (1.00%) Taxonomies
11 2 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.50%) Windows
2 2 (1.00%) Linux
2 2 (1.00%) Unix
2 2 (1.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (39.00%) Security Architecture
2 63 (31.50%) Cybersecurity
3 48 (24.00%) TOGAF
4 44 (22.00%) Information Security
5 35 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (15.50%) SABSA
7 26 (13.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 24 (12.00%) Open Source
9 21 (10.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (10.00%) Security Testing
11 18 (9.00%) SIEM
12 17 (8.50%) Information Assurance
13 16 (8.00%) Test Automation
14 15 (7.50%) SOA
15 13 (6.50%) Identity Access Management
15 13 (6.50%) ITIL
15 13 (6.50%) SDLC
16 10 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
16 10 (5.00%) PRINCE2
16 10 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.00%) Java
2 6 (3.00%) SQL
3 4 (2.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.00%) Python
4 3 (1.50%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.00%) C
6 1 (0.50%) C#
6 1 (0.50%) Perl
6 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (18.50%) CISSP
2 28 (14.00%) Security Cleared
3 24 (12.00%) SC Cleared
4 19 (9.50%) CISM
5 14 (7.00%) CESG Certified Professional
6 12 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (4.50%) CISA
7 9 (4.50%) Degree
8 7 (3.50%) ISSAP
9 6 (3.00%) CEH
10 5 (2.50%) CCIE
10 5 (2.50%) CCNP
10 5 (2.50%) CITP
10 5 (2.50%) MBCS
10 5 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (2.00%) CCIE Security
11 4 (2.00%) IISP
11 4 (2.00%) Postgraduate
11 4 (2.00%) SANS
12 3 (1.50%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (16.00%) PCI DSS
2 20 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.50%) GDPR
4 6 (3.00%) COBIT
4 6 (3.00%) FedRAMP
5 3 (1.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (1.00%) GMP
6 2 (1.00%) GPG13
6 2 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (1.00%) RMADS
6 2 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.00%) Web Application Security Consortium
7 1 (0.50%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.50%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.50%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 11 (5.50%) Docker
2 7 (3.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.50%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.00%) HDFS
5 1 (0.50%) Firmware
5 1 (0.50%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.50%) Snort
5 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (5.00%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.50%) Puppet
3 3 (1.50%) Kibana
3 3 (1.50%) logstash
3 3 (1.50%) QRadar
4 2 (1.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 2 (1.00%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.50%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.50%) OSSEC
5 1 (0.50%) SCCM
5 1 (0.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (8.50%) Google
2 9 (4.50%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (4.00%) Cisco
4 7 (3.50%) ServiceNow
5 6 (3.00%) Splunk
6 5 (2.50%) Oracle
7 4 (2.00%) F5
7 4 (2.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (1.50%) Apigee
8 3 (1.50%) Citrix
8 3 (1.50%) Cloudera
8 3 (1.50%) Juniper
8 3 (1.50%) SAP
8 3 (1.50%) Symantec
8 3 (1.50%) Trend Micro
9 2 (1.00%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (1.00%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.00%) Cognizant
9 2 (1.00%) Forcepoint
9 2 (1.00%) Informatica
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