The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Security Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Architecture over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Architecture
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 213 217 214
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3  
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 30 52 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.39% 0.58% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.71% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 36 27
Median daily rate £550 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £370 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -4.54% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £60.44 £24.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.67% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.44 £62.50 £57.50
% change year-on-year -3.30% +8.69%  

Security Architecture is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6409 7357 7524
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.94% 81.95% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14363 16339 15225
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 753 804 610
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +25.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £55.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Security Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Security Architecture in the South East

Security Architecture
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 Architecture in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Architecture in the South East

Security Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architecture in the South East over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Architecture in the South East

Security Architecture
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 Architecture in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Architecture in the South East

Security Architecture
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 Architecture within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 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 +21 13 £550 +66.66% 5
Hampshire +16 11 £525 - 1
Buckinghamshire -24 5 £450 -16.27%
Surrey -6 1 - - 4
Security Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Security Architecture.

1 15 (31.25%) Information Security
2 13 (27.08%) Security Cleared
3 11 (22.92%) Risk Assessment
3 11 (22.92%) CISSP
3 11 (22.92%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (20.83%) Finance
5 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
6 8 (16.67%) IT Strategy
7 7 (14.58%) Information Assurance
7 7 (14.58%) Security Testing
8 6 (12.50%) QA
8 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
8 6 (12.50%) TDD
8 6 (12.50%) Windows
9 5 (10.42%) Web Services
9 5 (10.42%) CISM
9 5 (10.42%) McAfee
9 5 (10.42%) Project Management
9 5 (10.42%) CREST Certified
9 5 (10.42%) Splunk
9 5 (10.42%) SIEM
10 4 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (8.33%) Test Strategy
10 4 (8.33%) Microservices
10 4 (8.33%) CESG
10 4 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (8.33%) RMADS
10 4 (8.33%) Data Security
10 4 (8.33%) Legal

Security Architecture
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 3 (6.25%) OpenStack
2 2 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) JBoss
3 1 (2.08%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.25%) SaaS
2 2 (4.17%) HP Helion
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.17%) Office 365
3 1 (2.08%) IaaS
3 1 (2.08%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) Firewall
2 2 (4.17%) VPN
3 1 (2.08%) DNS
3 1 (2.08%) Internet
3 1 (2.08%) IPsec
3 1 (2.08%) Network Security
3 1 (2.08%) SCCP
3 1 (2.08%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (2.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) DB2
2 2 (4.17%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.17%) HBase
2 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) Big Data
3 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.08%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Maven
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Legal
3 2 (4.17%) Electronics
3 2 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Publishing
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (58.33%) Architect
2 23 (47.92%) Security Architect
3 5 (10.42%) Security Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
4 4 (8.33%) Consultant
4 4 (8.33%) Penetration Tester
4 4 (8.33%) Security Penetration Tester
4 4 (8.33%) Security Tester
4 4 (8.33%) Tester
5 3 (6.25%) Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Information Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Information Security Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Security Consultant
5 3 (6.25%) Security Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.17%) Agile Java Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Network Security Architect
6 2 (4.17%) Security Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) Web Services
2 3 (6.25%) RESTful
3 2 (4.17%) .NET
3 2 (4.17%) Apache Camel
3 2 (4.17%) Spring
3 2 (4.17%) Spring Boot
3 2 (4.17%) Spring Security
4 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.08%) J2EE
4 1 (2.08%) JSON
4 1 (2.08%) REST
4 1 (2.08%) Sensu
4 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) CESG
2 3 (6.25%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.17%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) MPEG
4 1 (2.08%) PKI
4 1 (2.08%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.08%) STB
4 1 (2.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Windows
2 4 (8.33%) Unix
3 2 (4.17%) Android
3 2 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) Information Security
2 11 (22.92%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (22.92%) Risk Assessment
3 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (16.67%) IT Strategy
5 7 (14.58%) Information Assurance
5 7 (14.58%) Security Testing
6 6 (12.50%) TDD
7 5 (10.42%) Project Management
7 5 (10.42%) SIEM
8 4 (8.33%) Data Security
8 4 (8.33%) Microservices
8 4 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Test Strategy
9 3 (6.25%) Database Security
9 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (6.25%) Identity Access Management
9 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (6.25%) Supplier Management
9 3 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) Java
1 3 (6.25%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) C++
2 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.08%) C
3 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (27.08%) Security Cleared
2 11 (22.92%) CISSP
3 8 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
4 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 5 (10.42%) CISM
5 5 (10.42%) CREST Certified
6 4 (8.33%) GIAC
7 3 (6.25%) Degree
7 3 (6.25%) SANS
8 2 (4.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.08%) CLAS
9 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (2.08%) ISSAP
9 1 (2.08%) MCSE
9 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) QA
2 4 (8.33%) RMADS
3 3 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (2.08%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.25%) Docker
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (6.25%) Kubernetes
2 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (2.08%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) McAfee
1 5 (10.42%) Splunk
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle
2 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.17%) Palo Alto
3 2 (4.17%) VMware
4 1 (2.08%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco
4 1 (2.08%) CyberArk
4 1 (2.08%) FNZ
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.08%) SAP
4 1 (2.08%) Symantec
4 1 (2.08%) Tripwire