The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 25 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 / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 123 143
Rank change year-on-year +15 +20  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 27 39 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.93% 1.04% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.10% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 29 7
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £535 £506
% change year-on-year +2.75% +5.88%  
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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2718 3555 3523
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.72% 94.75% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 2207 2028
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 132 196
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £43.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Security Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Security Architect in the North West

Security Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Architect in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Architect in the North West

Security Architect
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Cheshire +32 16 - -
Manchester +5 7 £500 -4.76% 2
Lancashire -2 3 £410 -28.07%
Merseyside -1 1 £500 +11.11%
Security Architect
England

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region featuring Security Architect in the job title.

1 26 (61.90%) Finance
2 21 (50.00%) Information Security
3 16 (38.10%) Banking
4 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (30.95%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (30.95%) Security Architecture
6 12 (28.57%) PaaS
6 12 (28.57%) Virtual Team
6 12 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
6 12 (28.57%) Project Planning
7 11 (26.19%) Security Management
7 11 (26.19%) Risk Management
7 11 (26.19%) CISSP
8 10 (23.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 10 (23.81%) Re-Platforming
8 10 (23.81%) Internal Audit
8 10 (23.81%) Waterfall
8 10 (23.81%) CISM
9 8 (19.05%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (14.29%) Office 365
11 5 (11.90%) Firewall
12 4 (9.52%) Internet
12 4 (9.52%) DMZ
12 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
12 4 (9.52%) Windows
12 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (9.52%) Security Testing
12 4 (9.52%) REST
12 4 (9.52%) OAuth
13 3 (7.14%) Blockchain

Security Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Cloud Services
1 13 (30.95%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (28.57%) PaaS
3 6 (14.29%) Office 365
4 2 (4.76%) SaaS
4 2 (4.76%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) Firewall
2 4 (9.52%) DMZ
2 4 (9.52%) Internet
3 2 (4.76%) 2G
3 2 (4.76%) 3G
3 2 (4.76%) 4G
3 2 (4.76%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (4.76%) Intranet
3 2 (4.76%) LTE
3 2 (4.76%) MVNO
3 2 (4.76%) Network Security
3 2 (4.76%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (4.76%) VoLTE
3 2 (4.76%) VPN
3 2 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.38%) LAN
4 1 (2.38%) LDAP
4 1 (2.38%) SSL
4 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) Blockchain
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 26 (61.90%) Finance
2 16 (38.10%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Law
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) OAuth
1 4 (9.52%) REST
2 2 (4.76%) JSON
2 2 (4.76%) SAML
2 2 (4.76%) Web Services
2 2 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Virtual Team
2 3 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.14%) PKI
3 2 (4.76%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) zOS
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Unix
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (50.00%) Information Security
2 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (30.95%) Security Architecture
4 12 (28.57%) Project Planning
4 12 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
5 11 (26.19%) Risk Management
5 11 (26.19%) Security Management
6 10 (23.81%) Internal Audit
6 10 (23.81%) Re-Platforming
6 10 (23.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 10 (23.81%) Waterfall
7 8 (19.05%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (9.52%) Security Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (7.14%) SABSA
10 2 (4.76%) API Development
10 2 (4.76%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 2 (4.76%) OWASP
10 2 (4.76%) Protective Monitoring
10 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) Java
1 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) CISSP
2 10 (23.81%) CISM
3 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.38%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle
2 2 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (4.76%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.38%) ArcSight