Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 294 283 303
Rank change year-on-year -11 +20 -14
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 77 98 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.46% 0.59% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.71% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 58 59
South East median daily rate £575 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £463 £434 £385
90th Percentile £690 £658 £628
England median daily rate £550 £563 £540
% change year-on-year -2.22% +4.17% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
South East median hourly rate £60.44 £24.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.67% - -
England median hourly rate £60.44 £24.50 £49.50
% change year-on-year +146.67% -50.51% +10.00%

Security Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13929 13803 15455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.71% 82.56% 80.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8358 8333 9223
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 548 603
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.00 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.81% +1.50% +52.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.82 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.25 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 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 -15 51 £575 +9.52% 6
Berkshire +16 39 £588 +13.25% 6
Buckinghamshire -36 12 £500 -4.76%
Hampshire +9 10 £510 -24.44% 1
Surrey -23 9 £600 +14.29% 1
West Sussex -5 5 £513 +2.50%
Middlesex -3 1 - -
Security Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 26 (33.77%) Information Security
2 21 (27.27%) Network Security
3 17 (22.08%) Firewall
3 17 (22.08%) CISSP
4 14 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
5 13 (16.88%) Security Cleared
5 13 (16.88%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (16.88%) SIEM
5 13 (16.88%) Cisco
6 12 (15.58%) Linux
6 12 (15.58%) Management Information System
7 11 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
7 11 (14.29%) TOGAF
8 10 (12.99%) McAfee
9 9 (11.69%) Windows
9 9 (11.69%) VPN
9 9 (11.69%) Finance
9 9 (11.69%) SC Cleared
9 9 (11.69%) Data Centre
10 8 (10.39%) Mentoring
10 8 (10.39%) IT Strategy
10 8 (10.39%) Information Assurance
10 8 (10.39%) Security Testing
10 8 (10.39%) Juniper
10 8 (10.39%) CheckPoint
11 7 (9.09%) Active Directory
11 7 (9.09%) Python
11 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management

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 6 (7.79%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.60%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.88%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.79%) IaaS
2 6 (7.79%) SaaS
3 5 (6.49%) PaaS
4 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (3.90%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (3.90%) Amazon S3
5 3 (3.90%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 3 (3.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (2.60%) Boomi
6 2 (2.60%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.30%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 21 (27.27%) Network Security
2 17 (22.08%) Firewall
3 9 (11.69%) VPN
4 7 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (7.79%) DNS
5 6 (7.79%) IPsec
6 5 (6.49%) BGP
6 5 (6.49%) MPLS
6 5 (6.49%) SSL
6 5 (6.49%) TCP/IP
7 4 (5.19%) DHCP
7 4 (5.19%) Kerberos
7 4 (5.19%) LDAP
7 4 (5.19%) WAN
8 3 (3.90%) Junos
8 3 (3.90%) OpenVPN
8 3 (3.90%) Quagga
9 2 (2.60%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (2.60%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (2.60%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 4 (5.19%) Big Data
3 3 (3.90%) DB2
4 2 (2.60%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.60%) HBase
5 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.30%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.60%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.30%) Burp Suite
General
1 9 (11.69%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Retail
3 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.90%) Legal
5 2 (2.60%) Banking
5 2 (2.60%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (53.25%) Architect
2 31 (40.26%) Security Architect
3 12 (15.58%) Information Security Architect
4 9 (11.69%) Information Architect
5 8 (10.39%) Network Architect
5 8 (10.39%) Network Engineer
5 8 (10.39%) Network Security Architect
5 8 (10.39%) Security Engineer
6 7 (9.09%) Analyst
6 7 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) Cloud Architect
7 6 (7.79%) Security Advisor
7 6 (7.79%) Security Analyst
7 6 (7.79%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (6.49%) Consultant
8 5 (6.49%) Data Architect
8 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (6.49%) Security Consultant
9 4 (5.19%) Platform Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Network Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) Web Services
2 2 (2.60%) Spring Security
3 1 (1.30%) .NET
3 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.30%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.58%) Management Information System
2 9 (11.69%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.79%) Private Cloud
3 6 (7.79%) Public Cloud
4 5 (6.49%) CESG
5 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.60%) PKI
7 1 (1.30%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.30%) Handset
7 1 (1.30%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.30%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.30%) User Experience
7 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.58%) Linux
2 9 (11.69%) Windows
3 3 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.60%) Unix
4 2 (2.60%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.30%) Android
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (33.77%) Information Security
2 14 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
3 13 (16.88%) SIEM
4 11 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
4 11 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 8 (10.39%) Information Assurance
5 8 (10.39%) IT Strategy
5 8 (10.39%) Mentoring
5 8 (10.39%) Security Testing
6 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (7.79%) Load Balancing
7 6 (7.79%) OWASP
7 6 (7.79%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (7.79%) Use Case
8 5 (6.49%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (6.49%) Coaching
8 5 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (6.49%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.09%) Python
2 5 (6.49%) Bash Shell
2 5 (6.49%) C-shell
2 5 (6.49%) Korn
2 5 (6.49%) Perl
3 4 (5.19%) Java
3 4 (5.19%) SQL
4 1 (1.30%) C
4 1 (1.30%) C++
4 1 (1.30%) Go
4 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (22.08%) CISSP
2 13 (16.88%) Security Cleared
3 9 (11.69%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.49%) CESG Certified Professional
4 5 (6.49%) CISM
4 5 (6.49%) GIAC
5 4 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (5.19%) SANS
6 2 (2.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (2.60%) CCSE
6 2 (2.60%) CCSP
6 2 (2.60%) CLAS
6 2 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.60%) CREST Certified
6 2 (2.60%) Degree
7 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.30%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (1.30%) CRISC
7 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.30%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.19%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.19%) QA
3 3 (3.90%) COBIT
4 2 (2.60%) GDPR
4 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (2.60%) RMADS
4 2 (2.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.19%) NFS
3 3 (3.90%) Docker
3 3 (3.90%) Openswan
4 2 (2.60%) HDFS
4 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.60%) pfSense
5 1 (1.30%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (5.19%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.90%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (3.90%) SCCM
4 2 (2.60%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (1.30%) logstash
5 1 (1.30%) Nessus
5 1 (1.30%) QRadar
Vendors
1 13 (16.88%) Cisco
2 10 (12.99%) McAfee
3 8 (10.39%) CheckPoint
3 8 (10.39%) Juniper
4 7 (9.09%) Palo Alto
4 7 (9.09%) Splunk
5 6 (7.79%) Red Hat
6 5 (6.49%) ArcSight
7 4 (5.19%) CyberArk
7 4 (5.19%) F5
7 4 (5.19%) Fortinet
7 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
7 4 (5.19%) SonicWALL
7 4 (5.19%) Symantec
7 4 (5.19%) Tripwire
8 3 (3.90%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (3.90%) Arista
8 3 (3.90%) Oracle
8 3 (3.90%) Vyatta
9 2 (2.60%) AlienVault