Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for Security Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Architecture over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Architecture
England > Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 239 183
Rank change year-on-year +30 -56 +19
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 31 32 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.38% 0.33% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.40% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 14
Midlands median daily rate £525 £495 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00% -10.00%
10th Percentile £412 £299 £340
90th Percentile £613 £600 £562
England median daily rate £550 £564 £550
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £60.44 £24.50 £49.50
% change year-on-year +146.67% -50.51% +10.00%

Security Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6850 8060 6690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.06% 82.63% 78.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4356 4924 3955
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £235
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 211 261
Midlands median hourly rate £20.55 £17.00 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.85% -8.21% +2.89%
10th Percentile £10.52 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £42.55
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Security Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Security Architecture in the Midlands

Security Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Architecture in the Midlands

Security Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architecture in the Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Architecture in the Midlands

Security Architecture
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architecture within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 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
West Midlands +24 20 £525 +0.48% 1
East Midlands -1 10 £563 +35.95%
Security Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for Security Architecture.

1 13 (41.94%) Security Operations
2 8 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (25.81%) PaaS
3 6 (19.35%) SABSA
4 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
4 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
4 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (16.13%) People Management
4 5 (16.13%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Firewall
5 4 (12.90%) Risk Management
5 4 (12.90%) MS Visio
5 4 (12.90%) QRadar
5 4 (12.90%) Network Security
5 4 (12.90%) Use Case
6 3 (9.68%) Fortinet
6 3 (9.68%) IaaS
6 3 (9.68%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (9.68%) Palo Alto
6 3 (9.68%) Oracle
6 3 (9.68%) Unix
6 3 (9.68%) Cisco
6 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
6 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
6 3 (9.68%) Service Management
6 3 (9.68%) Change Management
6 3 (9.68%) MPLS
6 3 (9.68%) Information Security
7 2 (6.45%) Blue Coat

Security Architecture
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (25.81%) PaaS
2 3 (9.68%) IaaS
3 2 (6.45%) Office 365
4 1 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Firewall
1 4 (12.90%) Network Security
2 3 (9.68%) MPLS
3 2 (6.45%) ATM
3 2 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (6.45%) Internet
3 2 (6.45%) Intranet
3 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (3.23%) LAN
4 1 (3.23%) SNMP
4 1 (3.23%) VLAN
4 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
1 2 (6.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (61.29%) Architect
2 12 (38.71%) Security Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Azure Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Security Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Data Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Digital Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Digital Transformation
5 1 (3.23%) Digital Transformation Architect
5 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Firewall Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Network Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Middleware
1 2 (6.45%) REST
1 2 (6.45%) WAP
2 1 (3.23%) JSON
2 1 (3.23%) SOAP
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Cyberthreat
1 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.45%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Unix
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Security Operations
2 8 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (19.35%) SABSA
4 5 (16.13%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (16.13%) People Management
5 4 (12.90%) Risk Management
5 4 (12.90%) Use Case
6 3 (9.68%) Change Management
6 3 (9.68%) Information Security
6 3 (9.68%) Service Management
7 2 (6.45%) BPEL
7 2 (6.45%) Data Management
7 2 (6.45%) Information Security Management
7 2 (6.45%) ISMS
7 2 (6.45%) Master Data Management
7 2 (6.45%) Migration
7 2 (6.45%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (6.45%) SAP Security
7 2 (6.45%) Security Management
8 1 (3.23%) ArchiMate
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
1 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 1 (3.23%) CCSP
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.23%) MCSA
2 1 (3.23%) MCSE
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Cisco
1 3 (9.68%) Fortinet
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle
1 3 (9.68%) Palo Alto
2 2 (6.45%) Blue Coat
2 2 (6.45%) F5
2 2 (6.45%) SAP
2 2 (6.45%) Sourcefire
3 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint