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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Architecture
England / South East
Rank 227 206 243
Rank change year-on-year -21 +37  
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 18 56 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.23% 0.61% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.75% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 35 14
Median daily rate £500 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £472 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £625 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £530 £538 £550
% change year-on-year -1.39% -2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £60.87 £52.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.94% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.87 £52.50 £68.00
% change year-on-year +15.94% -22.79%  

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 6315 7428 7722
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.49% 81.17% 79.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3641 4585 4239
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 265 271
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £48.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Security Architecture as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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
Buckinghamshire -12 5 £500 - 1
Berkshire +9 4 £531 +6.25% 4
Surrey -2 4 £375 -25.00% 3
Hampshire +3 3 £660 +5.60% 3
Middlesex 0 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £500 -
Security Architecture
England

Security Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 23 (44.23%) Security Cleared
2 19 (36.54%) Information Security
3 15 (28.85%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (26.92%) Risk Assessment
4 14 (26.92%) CISSP
5 13 (25.00%) Windows
5 13 (25.00%) Information Assurance
6 12 (23.08%) SC Cleared
6 12 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (21.15%) Unix
8 10 (19.23%) CESG
8 10 (19.23%) CESG Certified Professional
9 8 (15.38%) Linux
9 8 (15.38%) Test Strategy
10 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
10 7 (13.46%) Active Directory
10 7 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (13.46%) Management Information System
10 7 (13.46%) Risk Management
10 7 (13.46%) Security Testing
10 7 (13.46%) RMADS
10 7 (13.46%) DV Cleared
11 6 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (11.54%) Cryptography
11 6 (11.54%) Finance
11 6 (11.54%) OWASP
12 5 (9.62%) Patch Management
12 5 (9.62%) IPsec
12 5 (9.62%) Penetration Testing
13 4 (7.69%) PCI DSS

Security Architecture
Top Related 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 (5.77%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.92%) JBoss
2 1 (1.92%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.92%) HP Helion
3 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) IPsec
2 4 (7.69%) Wireless
3 3 (5.77%) FTP
3 3 (5.77%) Internet
3 3 (5.77%) SMTP
3 3 (5.77%) SSH
4 2 (3.85%) Firewall
4 2 (3.85%) Network Security
5 1 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.92%) MPLS
5 1 (1.92%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Maven
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Legal
2 3 (5.77%) Retail
3 2 (3.85%) Electronics
4 1 (1.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Publishing
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (42.31%) Architect
2 21 (40.38%) Security Architect
3 9 (17.31%) Consultant
4 7 (13.46%) Security Advisor
4 7 (13.46%) Security Consultant
5 4 (7.69%) Penetration Tester
5 4 (7.69%) Security Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Security Penetration Tester
5 4 (7.69%) Security Tester
5 4 (7.69%) Tester
6 3 (5.77%) Lead Security Architect
7 2 (3.85%) AWS Architect
7 2 (3.85%) CISSP Architect
7 2 (3.85%) CLAS Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Head of Security
7 2 (3.85%) Information Security Consultant
7 2 (3.85%) Network Security Architect
8 1 (1.92%) Network Architect
8 1 (1.92%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (1.92%) J2EE
2 1 (1.92%) RESTful
2 1 (1.92%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) CESG
2 7 (13.46%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.69%) Client/Server
4 3 (5.77%) Cyber Defence
4 3 (5.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (5.77%) Reference Data
5 2 (3.85%) Clustering
5 2 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.92%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.92%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) Windows
2 11 (21.15%) Unix
3 8 (15.38%) Linux
4 3 (5.77%) Windows Vista
5 2 (3.85%) Android
5 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.92%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (36.54%) Information Security
2 15 (28.85%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (26.92%) Risk Assessment
4 13 (25.00%) Information Assurance
5 8 (15.38%) Test Strategy
6 7 (13.46%) Risk Management
6 7 (13.46%) Security Testing
6 7 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (11.54%) Cryptography
7 6 (11.54%) OWASP
8 5 (9.62%) Patch Management
8 5 (9.62%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (7.69%) ISMS
9 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
10 3 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (5.77%) Data Security
10 3 (5.77%) Fuzz Testing
10 3 (5.77%) Project Management
10 3 (5.77%) Security Management
10 3 (5.77%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) C++
2 1 (1.92%) C
2 1 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (44.23%) Security Cleared
2 14 (26.92%) CISSP
3 12 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 10 (19.23%) CESG Certified Professional
5 7 (13.46%) DV Cleared
6 4 (7.69%) SANS
7 3 (5.77%) CISM
7 3 (5.77%) CLAS
7 3 (5.77%) CREST Certified
8 2 (3.85%) CEH
8 2 (3.85%) CISA
8 2 (3.85%) CRISC
8 2 (3.85%) Degree
8 2 (3.85%) GIAC
9 1 (1.92%) CISMP
9 1 (1.92%) CITP
9 1 (1.92%) ISACA
9 1 (1.92%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (13.46%) RMADS
3 4 (7.69%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.92%) COBIT
4 1 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.92%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 7 (13.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.77%) Sendmail
3 1 (1.92%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.92%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (1.92%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle
3 3 (5.77%) Citrix
3 3 (5.77%) Intel Security
3 3 (5.77%) Splunk
3 3 (5.77%) VMware
4 2 (3.85%) Cisco
4 2 (3.85%) Google
4 2 (3.85%) Palo Alto
4 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.92%) Capita
5 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
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