Period
to 22 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Network Security Architect was £610 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

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.

Network Security Architect
England > South East
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 346 376 377
Rank change year-on-year +30 +1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Architect 15 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.10% 0.066% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.070% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 3
South East median daily rate £610 £650 £464
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.15% +40.24% -12.55%
10th Percentile £544 £525 £433
90th Percentile £643 £678 £543
England median daily rate £610 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +1.67% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 13,694 15,727 15,144
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.30% 94.84% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,109 9,326 8,709
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £253 £262 £250
90th Percentile £600 £579 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 682 663
South East median hourly rate £23.06 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.37% +5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.86 £10.76 £10.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% - -2.63%

Network Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Network Security Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Architect in the South East

Network Security Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security Architect in the South East

Network Security Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Architect within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 August 2019. 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
Thames Valley +18 9 £575 +4.55% 1
Berkshire -6 7 £575 +4.55% 1
Surrey +22 3 £610 -6.15%
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Hampshire - 1 - - 2
Middlesex - 1 £610 -
West Sussex - 1 £650 -
Network Security Architect
England

Network Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, Network Security Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region featuring Network Security Architect in the job title.

1 13 (86.67%) Network Security
2 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (60.00%) CCIE
4 7 (46.67%) CISSP
4 7 (46.67%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (46.67%) Data Centre
5 6 (40.00%) GDPR
5 6 (40.00%) Architecture Governance
5 6 (40.00%) Security Architecture
5 6 (40.00%) PCI DSS
5 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (40.00%) Internet
5 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
6 5 (33.33%) DNS
6 5 (33.33%) CCNP
6 5 (33.33%) 3GPP
6 5 (33.33%) Azure
6 5 (33.33%) AWS
6 5 (33.33%) SaaS
6 5 (33.33%) Network Design
6 5 (33.33%) CISM
6 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (33.33%) Load Balancing
6 5 (33.33%) SIEM
6 5 (33.33%) CRISC
6 5 (33.33%) IaaS
6 5 (33.33%) NIST
6 5 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (26.67%) Software-Defined Networking
7 4 (26.67%) N-Tier

Network Security Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (33.33%) AWS
1 5 (33.33%) Azure
1 5 (33.33%) IaaS
1 5 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) Network Security
2 6 (40.00%) Internet
3 5 (33.33%) 3GPP
3 5 (33.33%) DNS
4 4 (26.67%) Software-Defined Networking
5 3 (20.00%) Firewall
5 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (13.33%) HTTP
6 2 (13.33%) VoIP
7 1 (6.67%) BGP
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (6.67%) LAN
7 1 (6.67%) MPLS
7 1 (6.67%) WAN
General
1 6 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Advertising
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (26.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (40.00%) Architecture Governance
2 6 (40.00%) Security Architecture
3 5 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
3 5 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 5 (33.33%) Network Design
3 5 (33.33%) SIEM
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
5 2 (13.33%) Economics
5 2 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 1 (6.67%) Information Security
6 1 (6.67%) IT Strategy
6 1 (6.67%) Security Management
6 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (6.67%) Validation
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (60.00%) CCIE
3 7 (46.67%) CISSP
4 5 (33.33%) CCNP
4 5 (33.33%) CISM
4 5 (33.33%) CRISC
5 3 (20.00%) CCNA
6 2 (13.33%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) GDPR
1 6 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 5 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (33.33%) NIST
3 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) Aruba
3 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) F5
3 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (6.67%) VMware