The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Architecture
England / South West
Rank 131 126 137
Rank change year-on-year -5 +11  
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 6 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.23% 0.48% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.60% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 3
Median daily rate £448 £550 £590
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.63% -6.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £424 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £684 £715 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £530 £514 £539
% change year-on-year +3.16% -4.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2099 2317 2454
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.55% 79.87% 78.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1371 1527 1585
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 137 84
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

Security Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Architecture in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Architecture in the South West

Security Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architecture in the South West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Architecture in the South West

Security Architecture
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Wiltshire -2 6 £448 -8.20%
Security Architecture
England

Security Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 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 West region with a requirement for Security Architecture.

1 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
2 11 (57.89%) Information Security
3 10 (52.63%) SC Cleared
3 10 (52.63%) Intel Security
3 10 (52.63%) SIEM
4 9 (47.37%) Firewall
4 9 (47.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (42.11%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
6 7 (36.84%) SSL
6 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
7 6 (31.58%) Citrix
7 6 (31.58%) CheckPoint
7 6 (31.58%) Wireless
7 6 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (26.32%) Splunk
8 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (26.32%) SANS
8 5 (26.32%) Security Management
8 5 (26.32%) Windows
8 5 (26.32%) Linux
9 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
9 4 (21.05%) LAN
9 4 (21.05%) WAN
9 4 (21.05%) CISSP
9 4 (21.05%) Juniper
9 4 (21.05%) VPN
9 4 (21.05%) DNS
9 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
9 4 (21.05%) Information Security Management

Security Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) Firewall
2 7 (36.84%) SSL
2 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
3 6 (31.58%) Wireless
4 4 (21.05%) DNS
4 4 (21.05%) LAN
4 4 (21.05%) NetScaler
4 4 (21.05%) Network Security
4 4 (21.05%) VPN
4 4 (21.05%) WAN
5 3 (15.79%) Internet
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Architect
2 9 (47.37%) Security Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Security Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Information Security Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) SOC Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Lead Security Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Security Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Information Security Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) CLAS Security Advisor
6 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Security Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Security Advisor
6 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Cyber Defence
1 4 (21.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
1 4 (21.05%) Reference Data
2 3 (15.79%) PKI
3 2 (10.53%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (5.26%) CESG
4 1 (5.26%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Information Security
2 10 (52.63%) SIEM
3 6 (31.58%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (26.32%) Security Management
5 4 (21.05%) Data Encryption
5 4 (21.05%) Data Security
5 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (21.05%) Information Security Management
5 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
5 4 (21.05%) Migration
5 4 (21.05%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (21.05%) Network Segmentation
5 4 (21.05%) OWASP
5 4 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (15.79%) ITIL
6 3 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
7 2 (10.53%) Analytics
7 2 (10.53%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 2 (10.53%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
2 10 (52.63%) SC Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) SANS
4 4 (21.05%) CISSP
5 3 (15.79%) CISMP
5 3 (15.79%) DV Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) ISSAP
6 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (5.26%) CLAS
6 1 (5.26%) CREST Certified
6 1 (5.26%) GCIA
6 1 (5.26%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (21.05%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.26%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (10.53%) Nessus
2 2 (10.53%) QRadar
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 1 (5.26%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Intel Security
2 6 (31.58%) CheckPoint
2 6 (31.58%) Citrix
3 5 (26.32%) Splunk
4 4 (21.05%) Aruba
4 4 (21.05%) Juniper
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 4 (21.05%) VMware
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco
5 2 (10.53%) ScanSafe
6 1 (5.26%) ArcSight
6 1 (5.26%) LogRhythm