The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 22 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 / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 207 179 205
Rank change year-on-year -28 +26  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 43 93 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.55% 1.03% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 1.08% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 42 42
Median daily rate £550 £525 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £464 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £506
% change year-on-year +4.76% +3.70%  
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 South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7341 8574 8976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.49% 95.03% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4284 5129 5122
Median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 385 429
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
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 South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Security Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Security Architect in the South East

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 Security Architect in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Architect in the South East

Security Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architect in the South East over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Architect in the South East

Security Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architect in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Architect in the South East

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 Security Architect within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 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
Berkshire +13 23 £550 +4.26% 2
Hampshire +5 10 £588 +17.50% 2
Buckinghamshire -9 9 - - 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Security Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region featuring Security Architect in the job title.

1 25 (35.71%) Security Architecture
2 21 (30.00%) Information Security
3 18 (25.71%) Finance
4 15 (21.43%) Firewall
5 13 (18.57%) Security Cleared
6 12 (17.14%) SIEM
6 12 (17.14%) SC Cleared
7 11 (15.71%) CISSP
8 10 (14.29%) IT Strategy
9 8 (11.43%) Office 365
9 8 (11.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 8 (11.43%) CESG Certified Professional
9 8 (11.43%) SharePoint
9 8 (11.43%) PCI DSS
9 8 (11.43%) Network Security
9 8 (11.43%) PKI
10 7 (10.00%) PowerShell
10 7 (10.00%) Data Security
10 7 (10.00%) OneDrive
10 7 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (10.00%) GDPR
11 6 (8.57%) Data Centre
11 6 (8.57%) Symantec
11 6 (8.57%) McAfee
11 6 (8.57%) Forcepoint
11 6 (8.57%) Financial Institution
11 6 (8.57%) Risk Management
11 6 (8.57%) CheckPoint
11 6 (8.57%) DV Cleared
11 6 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001

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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (11.43%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.29%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.43%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.43%) Office 365
2 7 (10.00%) OneDrive
3 3 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.29%) SaaS
4 2 (2.86%) HP Helion
4 2 (2.86%) IaaS
4 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.43%) Firewall
2 8 (11.43%) Network Security
3 4 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (4.29%) DAB
4 3 (4.29%) LAN
4 3 (4.29%) WAN
5 2 (2.86%) DNS
5 2 (2.86%) SSL
5 2 (2.86%) VPN
6 1 (1.43%) BGP
6 1 (1.43%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (1.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.43%) HTTP
6 1 (1.43%) Internet
6 1 (1.43%) LDAP
6 1 (1.43%) SMTP
6 1 (1.43%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) DB2
2 3 (4.29%) Big Data
3 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.43%) SAP BW
General
1 18 (25.71%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Financial Institution
3 4 (5.71%) Legal
4 2 (2.86%) Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) Web Services
2 1 (1.43%) OAuth
2 1 (1.43%) SAML
2 1 (1.43%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) PKI
2 6 (8.57%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.86%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.43%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.43%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.43%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.43%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.43%) User Experience
5 1 (1.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.71%) Security Architecture
2 21 (30.00%) Information Security
3 12 (17.14%) SIEM
4 10 (14.29%) IT Strategy
5 7 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (10.00%) Data Security
6 6 (8.57%) Risk Management
7 5 (7.14%) Cryptography
7 5 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
7 5 (7.14%) Incident Management
8 4 (5.71%) CRM
8 4 (5.71%) Data Modelling
8 4 (5.71%) Database Security
8 4 (5.71%) E-Commerce
8 4 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (5.71%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (4.29%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (4.29%) Security Testing
9 3 (4.29%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.71%) SQL
3 1 (1.43%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (18.57%) Security Cleared
2 12 (17.14%) SC Cleared
3 11 (15.71%) CISSP
4 8 (11.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 8 (11.43%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (8.57%) DV Cleared
6 5 (7.14%) CISM
7 4 (5.71%) SANS
8 3 (4.29%) CREST Certified
8 3 (4.29%) GIAC
9 2 (2.86%) CISA
9 2 (2.86%) CLAS
10 1 (1.43%) CEH
10 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.43%) Degree
10 1 (1.43%) OSCP
10 1 (1.43%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.43%) PCI DSS
2 7 (10.00%) GDPR
3 6 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (5.71%) QA
5 2 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (1.43%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.86%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (5.71%) Red Hat Satellite
2 4 (5.71%) SCCM
3 1 (1.43%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (1.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.43%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6 (8.57%) CheckPoint
1 6 (8.57%) Forcepoint
1 6 (8.57%) McAfee
1 6 (8.57%) Symantec
2 5 (7.14%) Fortinet
2 5 (7.14%) Juniper
2 5 (7.14%) Qualys
2 5 (7.14%) Splunk
3 4 (5.71%) Cisco
3 4 (5.71%) Oracle
3 4 (5.71%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.86%) F5
4 2 (2.86%) IBM
4 2 (2.86%) VMware
5 1 (1.43%) Cloudera
5 1 (1.43%) CyberArk
5 1 (1.43%) Intel
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.43%) Palantir
5 1 (1.43%) Palo Alto
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