Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 180 201
Rank change year-on-year +11 +21 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 30 43 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.53% 0.63% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.67% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 41 45
North West median daily rate £500 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £457 £410 £440
90th Percentile £519 £700 £700
England median daily rate £600 £563 £550
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.27% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £32.73

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5360 6447 8142
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.39% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3373 4157 4871
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £588 £550 £572
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 236 404
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.19% -21.95% +27.81%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.02 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.38 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Security Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 19 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
Manchester +23 14 £500 -16.67% 2
Cheshire 0 11 £501 -23.00% 1
Lancashire +15 4 £488 +7.14%
Merseyside - 1 £500 - 1
Security Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 18 (60.00%) Finance
2 14 (46.67%) Information Security
3 13 (43.33%) Banking
4 11 (36.67%) Security Management
4 11 (36.67%) Security Architecture
5 10 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (33.33%) PaaS
6 8 (26.67%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (26.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 8 (26.67%) Re-Platforming
6 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (26.67%) Internal Audit
6 8 (26.67%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (20.00%) Office 365
8 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
9 4 (13.33%) CISSP
9 4 (13.33%) zOS
9 4 (13.33%) CISM
9 4 (13.33%) Windows
9 4 (13.33%) CESG
9 4 (13.33%) TOGAF
9 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (13.33%) Project Planning
9 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (13.33%) OAuth
9 4 (13.33%) Virtual Team
9 4 (13.33%) Mobile App
9 4 (13.33%) Blockchain
10 3 (10.00%) IISP
10 3 (10.00%) Waterfall

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 10 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (33.33%) PaaS
2 6 (20.00%) Office 365
3 2 (6.67%) SaaS
3 2 (6.67%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Internet
1 2 (6.67%) Intranet
1 2 (6.67%) VPN
1 2 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) LDAP
2 1 (3.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Blockchain
General
1 18 (60.00%) Finance
2 13 (43.33%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) OAuth
2 3 (10.00%) JSON
2 3 (10.00%) REST
3 2 (6.67%) SAML
3 2 (6.67%) Web Services
3 2 (6.67%) XML
4 1 (3.33%) CSS
4 1 (3.33%) HTML
4 1 (3.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) CESG
1 4 (13.33%) Mobile App
1 4 (13.33%) Virtual Team
2 2 (6.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.67%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
1 4 (13.33%) zOS
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Unix
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Information Security
2 11 (36.67%) Security Architecture
2 11 (36.67%) Security Management
3 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (26.67%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (26.67%) Internal Audit
3 8 (26.67%) Re-Platforming
3 8 (26.67%) Risk Assessment
3 8 (26.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 4 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (13.33%) Project Planning
4 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (13.33%) TOGAF
5 3 (10.00%) Information Security Management
5 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (6.67%) Cryptography
6 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.67%) SABSA
6 2 (6.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) COBOL
1 1 (3.33%) Java
1 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.33%) PHP
1 1 (3.33%) Python
1 1 (3.33%) Ruby
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) CISM
1 4 (13.33%) CISSP
2 3 (10.00%) IISP
3 2 (6.67%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (6.67%) CISMP
3 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) CLAS
4 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) GMP
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (6.67%) ServiceNow
2 1 (3.33%) IBM