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 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 West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 114 132
Rank change year-on-year -9 +18  
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 12 26 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.44% 0.88% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 1.12% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 3
Median daily rate £520 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -9.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -4.54% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.44 £62.50 £51.17
% change year-on-year -3.30% +22.14%  

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 2224 2327 2452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.92% 78.83% 78.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1419 1538 1664
Median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 107 111
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.53% -2.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £55.00
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 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 June 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 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
Bristol -17 6 £520 -0.95% 1
Wiltshire +4 4 £365 -3.82%
Dorset - 1 £475 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
Security Architecture
England

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

1 12 (66.67%) Firewall
1 12 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (61.11%) SIEM
2 11 (61.11%) SANS
3 10 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (50.00%) Splunk
4 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 8 (44.44%) Information Security
5 8 (44.44%) CISSP
6 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
6 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
7 6 (33.33%) GCIA
7 6 (33.33%) GCIH
7 6 (33.33%) Snort
7 6 (33.33%) VPN
7 6 (33.33%) DNS
7 6 (33.33%) Linux
7 6 (33.33%) McAfee
7 6 (33.33%) LogRhythm
7 6 (33.33%) Coaching
7 6 (33.33%) RSA enVision
7 6 (33.33%) ArcSight
7 6 (33.33%) CREST Certified
7 6 (33.33%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 6 (33.33%) Threat Intelligence
8 5 (27.78%) Data Encryption
8 5 (27.78%) Network Segmentation
8 5 (27.78%) NetScaler
8 5 (27.78%) DV Cleared
8 5 (27.78%) McAfee ePO

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.56%) IaaS
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) PaaS
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (66.67%) Firewall
2 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
3 6 (33.33%) DNS
3 6 (33.33%) VPN
4 5 (27.78%) LAN
4 5 (27.78%) NetScaler
4 5 (27.78%) SSL
4 5 (27.78%) WAN
4 5 (27.78%) Wireless
5 2 (11.11%) Internet
6 1 (5.56%) IPsec
6 1 (5.56%) SCCP
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Security Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Information Security Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) SOC Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Splunk Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Information Security Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Information Architect
6 1 (5.56%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Security Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Security Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) CESG
2 1 (5.56%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (5.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) SIEM
2 8 (44.44%) Information Security
3 6 (33.33%) Coaching
3 6 (33.33%) Threat Intelligence
4 5 (27.78%) Data Encryption
4 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (27.78%) Information Security Management
4 5 (27.78%) ISMS
4 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
4 5 (27.78%) Migration
4 5 (27.78%) Network Segmentation
4 5 (27.78%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Security Management
5 3 (16.67%) Compliance Management
5 3 (16.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Management
5 3 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (16.67%) Protective Monitoring
5 3 (16.67%) Security Monitoring
5 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) Perl
2 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (61.11%) SANS
3 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (44.44%) CISSP
5 6 (33.33%) CREST Certified
5 6 (33.33%) GCIA
5 6 (33.33%) GCIH
6 5 (27.78%) DV Cleared
7 2 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (5.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (5.56%) CCSA
8 1 (5.56%) CLAS
8 1 (5.56%) GIAC
8 1 (5.56%) ISSAP
8 1 (5.56%) MCSE
8 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.56%) RMADS
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Snort
2 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Computer Incident Response Team
1 6 (33.33%) RSA enVision
2 5 (27.78%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Splunk
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 6 (33.33%) ArcSight
3 6 (33.33%) LogRhythm
3 6 (33.33%) McAfee
4 5 (27.78%) Aruba
4 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
4 5 (27.78%) Citrix
4 5 (27.78%) Juniper
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco
5 1 (5.56%) Palo Alto