Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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 West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 150 190
Rank change year-on-year -17 +40 -5
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 29 57 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.52% 1.00% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 1.26% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 43 22
South West median daily rate £500 £560 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -6.67% +14.29%
10th Percentile £463 £403 £442
90th Percentile £725 £650 £775
England median daily rate £550 £550 £538
% change year-on-year - +2.33% +5.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4561 4534 5245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.33% 79.92% 79.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2876 3058 3555
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £259 £238 £255
90th Percentile £559 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 267 258
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £38.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -18.99% +49.56%
10th Percentile £12.19 £12.00 £14.01
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.43
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 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
Bristol -25 11 £625 +4.17% 1
Gloucestershire +29 9 £475 +11.76%
Dorset - 7 £475 -
Wiltshire -25 1 £950 +80.95% 4
Security Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 West region with a requirement for Security Architecture.

1 19 (65.52%) CISSP
2 15 (51.72%) Information Security
3 12 (41.38%) Network Security
4 11 (37.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (31.03%) Firewall
6 9 (31.03%) ISSAP
6 9 (31.03%) Security Operations
7 7 (24.14%) CESG
7 7 (24.14%) TOGAF
7 7 (24.14%) PKI
7 7 (24.14%) Risk Management
7 7 (24.14%) CISM
7 7 (24.14%) McAfee
7 7 (24.14%) SABSA
7 7 (24.14%) PCI DSS
8 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
8 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (20.69%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (20.69%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (20.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 6 (20.69%) Validation
9 5 (17.24%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (17.24%) COBIT
9 5 (17.24%) CEH
9 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
9 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
9 5 (17.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (17.24%) Disclosure Scotland

Security Architecture
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.34%) SaaS
3 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.45%) IaaS
3 1 (3.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (41.38%) Network Security
2 9 (31.03%) Firewall
3 4 (13.79%) DNS
3 4 (13.79%) IPsec
3 4 (13.79%) SCCP
3 4 (13.79%) VPN
4 3 (10.34%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (10.34%) LDAP
5 2 (6.90%) Kerberos
6 1 (3.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (3.45%) Internet
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Architect
1 11 (37.93%) Security Architect
2 8 (27.59%) Security Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Network Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) Designer
4 5 (17.24%) Security Designer
5 4 (13.79%) Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Consultant
5 4 (13.79%) Security Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Security Consultant
6 3 (10.34%) CLAS Security Advisor
6 3 (10.34%) Information Architect
6 3 (10.34%) Information Security Architect
6 3 (10.34%) Network Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Network Security Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Security Advisor
7 2 (6.90%) Cybersecurity Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Design Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) SAML
2 2 (6.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) CESG
1 7 (24.14%) PKI
2 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.79%) Smart Meter
3 2 (6.90%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.90%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (6.90%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.45%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.45%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Linux
1 3 (10.34%) Unix
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Information Security
2 9 (31.03%) Security Operations
3 7 (24.14%) Risk Management
3 7 (24.14%) SABSA
3 7 (24.14%) TOGAF
4 6 (20.69%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (20.69%) Validation
5 5 (17.24%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (13.79%) Incident Management
6 4 (13.79%) SIEM
7 3 (10.34%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (10.34%) Information Assurance
7 3 (10.34%) Line Management
7 3 (10.34%) Service Management
8 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
8 2 (6.90%) Data Security
8 2 (6.90%) SOA
8 2 (6.90%) Threat Modelling
8 2 (6.90%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (65.52%) CISSP
2 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (31.03%) ISSAP
4 7 (24.14%) CISM
5 6 (20.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 6 (20.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
6 5 (17.24%) CEH
7 4 (13.79%) GIAC
7 4 (13.79%) MCSE
7 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
8 3 (10.34%) CLAS
9 2 (6.90%) IISP
9 2 (6.90%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 2 (6.90%) OSCP
9 2 (6.90%) SANS
10 1 (3.45%) CCSA
10 1 (3.45%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (37.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (24.14%) PCI DSS
3 5 (17.24%) COBIT
3 5 (17.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (17.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (6.90%) GDPR
4 2 (6.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (6.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (3.45%) NIST 800
5 1 (3.45%) RMADS
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) IAG
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) McAfee
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco
4 3 (10.34%) Palo Alto
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle
6 1 (3.45%) F5
6 1 (3.45%) Forcepoint