Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £589 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 268 240 290
Rank change year-on-year -28 +50 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 104 146 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.62% 0.87% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.93% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 90 70
South East median daily rate £589 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.19% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £475 £413 £418
90th Percentile £665 £588 £625
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
South East 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 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 15783 15735 18560
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 94.00% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9360 9373 10883
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 780 923
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.45
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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
Thames Valley -17 57 £588 +6.82% 1
Berkshire +2 47 £600 +9.09% 1
Hampshire +19 23 £550 +4.76%
Surrey -34 16 £595 +32.22%
Buckinghamshire -27 10 £541 -1.59%
West Sussex 0 4 £850 +74.36%
Middlesex -11 2 £600 +13.21%
Security Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 South East region featuring Security Architect in the job title.

1 38 (36.54%) Information Security
2 32 (30.77%) Security Architecture
3 30 (28.85%) Firewall
4 28 (26.92%) Network Security
5 25 (24.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 22 (21.15%) TOGAF
7 20 (19.23%) Security Cleared
8 18 (17.31%) Cisco
9 16 (15.38%) CISSP
9 16 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
9 16 (15.38%) SIEM
10 15 (14.42%) SC Cleared
11 14 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
11 14 (13.46%) Cybersecurity
12 13 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (11.54%) CESG Certified Professional
14 11 (10.58%) Risk Management
14 11 (10.58%) Cisco Certification
14 11 (10.58%) VPN
14 11 (10.58%) ITIL
15 9 (8.65%) TCP/IP
15 9 (8.65%) CheckPoint
15 9 (8.65%) Management Information System
15 9 (8.65%) IaaS
15 9 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
15 9 (8.65%) SaaS
15 9 (8.65%) OpenStack
16 8 (7.69%) System Testing
16 8 (7.69%) Telecoms
16 8 (7.69%) Finance

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 9 (8.65%) OpenStack
2 4 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.96%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (8.65%) IaaS
2 9 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (8.65%) SaaS
3 4 (3.85%) iPaaS
3 4 (3.85%) Office 365
3 4 (3.85%) OneDrive
3 4 (3.85%) PaaS
3 4 (3.85%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.96%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 30 (28.85%) Firewall
2 28 (26.92%) Network Security
3 11 (10.58%) VPN
4 9 (8.65%) TCP/IP
5 8 (7.69%) HTTP
5 8 (7.69%) VoIP
5 8 (7.69%) WAN
6 7 (6.73%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (6.73%) LAN
7 6 (5.77%) DMZ
7 6 (5.77%) DNS
8 5 (4.81%) IPsec
9 4 (3.85%) Internet
10 2 (1.92%) ATM
10 2 (1.92%) Broadband
10 2 (1.92%) Cisco ISE
10 2 (1.92%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (1.92%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (1.92%) SSL
10 2 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.85%) Big Data
1 4 (3.85%) DB2
2 3 (2.88%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.96%) GIS
3 1 (0.96%) Star Schema
General
1 8 (7.69%) Finance
1 8 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.85%) Legal
2 4 (3.85%) Retail
3 2 (1.92%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.96%) Banking
4 1 (0.96%) Local Government
4 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.96%) Marketing
4 1 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.81%) Web Services
2 1 (0.96%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.65%) Management Information System
2 8 (7.69%) PKI
3 6 (5.77%) Public Cloud
4 5 (4.81%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.81%) Private Cloud
5 4 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.92%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.96%) CESG
8 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.96%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.96%) User Experience
8 1 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.73%) Windows
2 6 (5.77%) Linux
3 2 (1.92%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (36.54%) Information Security
2 32 (30.77%) Security Architecture
3 22 (21.15%) TOGAF
4 16 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
4 16 (15.38%) SIEM
5 14 (13.46%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (10.58%) ITIL
7 11 (10.58%) Risk Management
8 8 (7.69%) Migration
8 8 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (7.69%) Security Testing
8 8 (7.69%) System Testing
8 8 (7.69%) UML
9 7 (6.73%) Boundary Protection
9 7 (6.73%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (6.73%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (5.77%) Information Assurance
10 6 (5.77%) SABSA
11 5 (4.81%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.85%) PowerShell
1 4 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 16 (15.38%) CISSP
3 15 (14.42%) SC Cleared
4 12 (11.54%) CESG Certified Professional
5 11 (10.58%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (7.69%) CCIE
6 8 (7.69%) CISM
7 7 (6.73%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 6 (5.77%) CCNA
8 6 (5.77%) CCNP
9 5 (4.81%) GIAC
9 5 (4.81%) SANS
10 4 (3.85%) DV Cleared
11 3 (2.88%) CCSE
11 3 (2.88%) CCSP
11 3 (2.88%) CISA
11 3 (2.88%) CLAS
11 3 (2.88%) ISSAP
12 2 (1.92%) Degree
13 1 (0.96%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (24.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (6.73%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.88%) COBIT
3 3 (2.88%) GDPR
3 3 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (2.88%) QA
4 2 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.96%) ECSS
5 1 (0.96%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.96%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 7 (6.73%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.96%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (5.77%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (3.85%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.85%) Red Hat Satellite
2 4 (3.85%) SCCM
3 2 (1.92%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 18 (17.31%) Cisco
2 9 (8.65%) CheckPoint
3 8 (7.69%) Forcepoint
3 8 (7.69%) Oracle
4 7 (6.73%) Microsoft
5 6 (5.77%) Citrix
5 6 (5.77%) Cloudera
5 6 (5.77%) McAfee
5 6 (5.77%) Splunk
6 5 (4.81%) F5
6 5 (4.81%) Palo Alto
7 4 (3.85%) ArcSight
7 4 (3.85%) CyberArk
7 4 (3.85%) Juniper
7 4 (3.85%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.85%) SAP
7 4 (3.85%) Symantec
7 4 (3.85%) Tripwire
7 4 (3.85%) Workday
8 3 (2.88%) Blue Coat