Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £700 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 28 May 2022.

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
28 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 235 228 274
Rank change year-on-year -7 +46 +61
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 433 275 143
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.11% 1.11% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.19% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 199 114
10th Percentile £539 £525 £511
25th Percentile £613 £600 £564
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £700 £675 £644
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +4.85% -0.96%
75th Percentile £800 £750 £734
90th Percentile £888 £800 £809
England median daily rate £675 £650 £638
% change year-on-year +3.85% +1.96% +2.00%

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 36,141 23,043 18,117
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.86% 92.77% 93.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,551 16,585 13,105
10th Percentile £375 £340 £306
25th Percentile £465 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £510
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +2.94% +2.00%
75th Percentile £688 £625 £613
90th Percentile £775 £713 £700
England median daily rate £525 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 225 236
10th Percentile £16.00 £15.29 £13.75
25th Percentile £21.48 £20.50 £17.84
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% +28.00% +21.95%
75th Percentile £49.25 £54.00 £46.66
90th Percentile £65.00 £66.50 £56.25
England median hourly rate £22.50 £21.33 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.51% +12.24% +2.70%

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 28 May 2022.

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
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 28 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -22 31 £625 -10.07% 8
East London - 14 £800 - 1
South London -19 2 £640 +13.78% 1
Security Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2022, Security Architect contract jobs required the following 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.

1 204 (47.11%) Security Architecture
2 161 (37.18%) Finance
3 159 (36.72%) Azure
4 123 (28.41%) Cybersecurity
5 97 (22.40%) Social Skills
6 96 (22.17%) Network Security
7 94 (21.71%) Banking
7 94 (21.71%) GCP
8 92 (21.25%) Information Security
9 89 (20.55%) AWS
10 84 (19.40%) DevOps
11 80 (18.48%) Application Security
12 64 (14.78%) CI/CD
12 64 (14.78%) Agile
13 61 (14.09%) SABSA
14 60 (13.86%) Risk Management
14 60 (13.86%) CISSP
14 60 (13.86%) NIST
15 56 (12.93%) TOGAF
16 55 (12.70%) Microsoft
17 53 (12.24%) Firewall
18 52 (12.01%) Threat Modelling
19 51 (11.78%) Enterprise Architecture
19 51 (11.78%) SaaS
20 49 (11.32%) Identity Access Management
21 47 (10.85%) Google
22 45 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
23 44 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
24 41 (9.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
24 41 (9.47%) SIEM

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 13 (3.00%) OpenStack
2 9 (2.08%) Cloud Foundry
2 9 (2.08%) Confluence
3 4 (0.92%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.92%) WebSphere
3 4 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (0.69%) IIS
4 3 (0.69%) SAS
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 8 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (2.77%) Sentinel
2 5 (1.15%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.92%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 159 (36.72%) Azure
2 94 (21.71%) GCP
3 89 (20.55%) AWS
4 51 (11.78%) SaaS
5 30 (6.93%) IaaS
6 25 (5.77%) PaaS
7 24 (5.54%) Microsoft 365
8 23 (5.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 19 (4.39%) Azure Sentinel
10 16 (3.70%) Serverless
11 11 (2.54%) Azure Monitor
12 10 (2.31%) Azure Key Vault
13 8 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (1.39%) Akamai
14 6 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (1.15%) GitHub
16 4 (0.92%) Azure Storage
16 4 (0.92%) Cloud Functions
16 4 (0.92%) CloudBees
16 4 (0.92%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 96 (22.17%) Network Security
2 53 (12.24%) Firewall
3 15 (3.46%) VPN
3 15 (3.46%) WAN
4 11 (2.54%) DNS
5 10 (2.31%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (2.31%) Reverse Proxy
5 10 (2.31%) SD-WAN
6 8 (1.85%) BGP
6 8 (1.85%) LAN
7 6 (1.39%) SSL
7 6 (1.39%) X.509
8 5 (1.15%) IKE
8 5 (1.15%) IPsec
9 4 (0.92%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.69%) HTTP
10 3 (0.69%) Internet
10 3 (0.69%) SAN
11 2 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.46%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.39%) BigQuery
1 6 (1.39%) Data Lake
2 5 (1.15%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.69%) Big Data
3 3 (0.69%) MySQL
4 2 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.46%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.46%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon Athena
5 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (3.93%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.31%) JIRA
3 5 (1.15%) Bitbucket
3 5 (1.15%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.15%) SonarQube
4 3 (0.69%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.46%) AppScan
6 1 (0.23%) GitLab
6 1 (0.23%) Postman
6 1 (0.23%) Snyk
6 1 (0.23%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.23%) Spinnaker
6 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 161 (37.18%) Finance
2 97 (22.40%) Social Skills
3 94 (21.71%) Banking
4 39 (9.01%) Public Sector
5 38 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (4.39%) Legal
7 17 (3.93%) Investment Banking
8 13 (3.00%) Influencing Skills
9 12 (2.77%) Retail
10 9 (2.08%) Telecoms
11 7 (1.62%) Documentation Skills
12 6 (1.39%) Law
12 6 (1.39%) Presentation Skills
13 5 (1.15%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.69%) Electronics
14 3 (0.69%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 3 (0.69%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.46%) Marketing
16 1 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.16%) OAuth
2 16 (3.70%) SAML
3 13 (3.00%) ARM Templates
4 12 (2.77%) OAuth2
5 10 (2.31%) JSON
5 10 (2.31%) OpenID
6 9 (2.08%) .NET
6 9 (2.08%) Middleware
7 8 (1.85%) REST
8 6 (1.39%) SOAP
9 4 (0.92%) React
10 3 (0.69%) jQuery
10 3 (0.69%) Smart Contracts
11 2 (0.46%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.46%) LDAP
11 2 (0.46%) SailPoint
11 2 (0.46%) Web Services
11 2 (0.46%) XML
12 1 (0.23%) COM
12 1 (0.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.55%) Public Cloud
2 23 (5.31%) Robotics
3 22 (5.08%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.93%) Data Centre
5 16 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 15 (3.46%) Hybrid Cloud
6 15 (3.46%) PKI
7 14 (3.23%) IoT
7 14 (3.23%) Private Cloud
8 12 (2.77%) Legacy Systems
9 10 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (2.31%) User Experience
10 9 (2.08%) Enterprise Cloud
10 9 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.62%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (1.39%) Mobile App
13 5 (1.15%) Blockchain
13 5 (1.15%) BYOD
13 5 (1.15%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.92%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.16%) Windows
2 23 (5.31%) Linux
3 12 (2.77%) Unix
4 6 (1.39%) Android
4 6 (1.39%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.92%) Mac OS
5 4 (0.92%) VMS
6 3 (0.69%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (47.11%) Security Architecture
2 123 (28.41%) Cybersecurity
3 92 (21.25%) Information Security
4 84 (19.40%) DevOps
5 80 (18.48%) Application Security
6 64 (14.78%) Agile
6 64 (14.78%) CI/CD
7 61 (14.09%) SABSA
8 60 (13.86%) Risk Management
9 56 (12.93%) TOGAF
10 52 (12.01%) Threat Modelling
11 51 (11.78%) Enterprise Architecture
12 49 (11.32%) Identity Access Management
13 45 (10.39%) Stakeholder Management
14 44 (10.16%) Problem-Solving
15 41 (9.47%) SIEM
16 38 (8.78%) Data Protection
17 33 (7.62%) DevSecOps
18 32 (7.39%) Decision-Making
19 30 (6.93%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 33 (7.62%) Python
2 24 (5.54%) Java
3 19 (4.39%) C
4 15 (3.46%) C#
5 14 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 13 (3.00%) C++
7 12 (2.77%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.62%) SQL
9 2 (0.46%) PHP
10 1 (0.23%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.23%) Go
10 1 (0.23%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.23%) Perl
10 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 60 (13.86%) CISSP
2 39 (9.01%) Security Cleared
3 32 (7.39%) SC Cleared
4 31 (7.16%) CISM
5 27 (6.24%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (6.00%) CRISC
6 26 (6.00%) Degree
7 23 (5.31%) SANS
8 22 (5.08%) CISA
9 18 (4.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 15 (3.46%) CCSK
10 15 (3.46%) GIAC
11 8 (1.85%) FFIEC
11 8 (1.85%) TOGAF Certification
12 7 (1.62%) CCIE
13 6 (1.39%) CSSLP
13 6 (1.39%) Master's Degree
14 5 (1.15%) CCIE Security
14 5 (1.15%) CEH
15 4 (0.92%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (13.86%) NIST
2 41 (9.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (5.08%) COBIT
4 19 (4.39%) NCSC
5 16 (3.70%) GDPR
5 16 (3.70%) NIST 800
6 9 (2.08%) GRC
6 9 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 9 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 7 (1.62%) QA
9 6 (1.39%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.69%) Actionable Recommendations
12 2 (0.46%) COSO
12 2 (0.46%) PSD2
13 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.23%) SEPA
System Software
1 31 (7.16%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.62%) Docker
3 8 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.15%) vCloud
5 5 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.23%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.23%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 40 (9.24%) Terraform
2 32 (7.39%) Kubernetes
3 15 (3.46%) Single Sign-On
4 10 (2.31%) CASB
5 9 (2.08%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 7 (1.62%) Ansible
6 7 (1.62%) Nessus
7 6 (1.39%) QRadar
8 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (1.15%) Puppet
9 2 (0.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.46%) HP Fortify
9 2 (0.46%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.46%) WebInspect
10 1 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.23%) Istio
10 1 (0.23%) MIIS
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 55 (12.70%) Microsoft
2 47 (10.85%) Google
3 10 (2.31%) CyberArk
4 9 (2.08%) CA
5 8 (1.85%) Checkmarx
5 8 (1.85%) SAP
6 7 (1.62%) ForgeRock
6 7 (1.62%) Symantec
6 7 (1.62%) Zscaler
7 6 (1.39%) IBM
7 6 (1.39%) Okta
7 6 (1.39%) Oracle
7 6 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.39%) Splunk
7 6 (1.39%) VMware
8 5 (1.15%) Centrify
8 5 (1.15%) MuleSoft
8 5 (1.15%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.92%) Guidewire
9 4 (0.92%) Palo Alto