The median contractor rate for a Cybersecurity Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Cybersecurity Architect
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 568 627 617
Rank change year-on-year +59 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Architect 37 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.039% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.041% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 3
Median daily rate £625 £625 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 -
% change year-on-year +4.76% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Cybersecurity Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Cybersecurity Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity Architect in the UK

Cybersecurity Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cybersecurity Architect.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cybersecurity Architect in the UK

Cybersecurity Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Architect over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity Architect in the UK

Cybersecurity Architect
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England +58 30 £641 +2.60% 4
London +38 24 £648 +1.56% 2
Wales - 6 £563 -
South Wales - 6 £563 -
Newport - 5 £575 -
South West - 2 £455 -
North West +30 1 £500 -23.07%
Manchester +19 1 £500 -23.07%
South East +18 1 - - 2
West Midlands +13 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £700 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £430 -
City of London - 1 - - 1
Westminster - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £700 -
Telford - 1 - -
Salisbury - 1 £430 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £700 -

Cybersecurity Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Cybersecurity Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Cybersecurity Architect in the job title.

1 63 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 31 (49.21%) Security Architecture
3 26 (41.27%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (36.51%) Security Cleared
4 23 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (34.92%) SC Cleared
6 20 (31.75%) Open Source
7 18 (28.57%) Google
8 17 (26.98%) SAML
8 17 (26.98%) Kerberos
8 17 (26.98%) Security Testing
9 14 (22.22%) Docker
10 13 (20.63%) Finance
10 13 (20.63%) CESG Certified Professional
11 12 (19.05%) Kubernetes
12 10 (15.87%) Information Security
12 10 (15.87%) Management Information System
12 10 (15.87%) Cyber Defence
13 9 (14.29%) Information Assurance
14 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
14 8 (12.70%) SIEM
14 8 (12.70%) CISSP
15 7 (11.11%) Identity Management
16 6 (9.52%) Banking
16 6 (9.52%) Service Delivery
16 6 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
16 6 (9.52%) Service Design
17 5 (7.94%) Network Security
17 5 (7.94%) PCI DSS
17 5 (7.94%) LDAP

Cybersecurity Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (3.17%) Apache
1 2 (3.17%) Confluence
2 1 (1.59%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 26 (41.27%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (26.98%) Kerberos
2 5 (7.94%) LDAP
2 5 (7.94%) Network Security
3 4 (6.35%) Firewall
3 4 (6.35%) SCCP
4 1 (1.59%) DMZ
4 1 (1.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) JIRA
General
1 13 (20.63%) Finance
2 6 (9.52%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.59%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.98%) SAML
2 4 (6.35%) Web Services
3 3 (4.76%) Middleware
4 1 (1.59%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Cyber Defence
1 10 (15.87%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (4.76%) CESG
4 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.17%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.17%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.59%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.59%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.59%) Fintech
5 1 (1.59%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.76%) Windows
2 2 (3.17%) Unix
3 1 (1.59%) Android
3 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 31 (49.21%) Security Architecture
3 23 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (31.75%) Open Source
5 17 (26.98%) Security Testing
6 10 (15.87%) Information Security
7 9 (14.29%) Information Assurance
8 8 (12.70%) SIEM
9 7 (11.11%) Identity Management
10 6 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
10 6 (9.52%) Service Delivery
10 6 (9.52%) Service Design
11 5 (7.94%) TOGAF
12 4 (6.35%) Risk Assessment
12 4 (6.35%) SABSA
13 3 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (4.76%) Data Protection
13 3 (4.76%) DevOps
14 2 (3.17%) Identity Access Management
14 2 (3.17%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.17%) SQL
2 1 (1.59%) C
2 1 (1.59%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (36.51%) Security Cleared
2 22 (34.92%) SC Cleared
3 13 (20.63%) CESG Certified Professional
4 8 (12.70%) CISSP
5 3 (4.76%) CISM
5 3 (4.76%) CREST Certified
6 2 (3.17%) CEH
6 2 (3.17%) CRISC
6 2 (3.17%) Degree
6 2 (3.17%) GIAC
6 2 (3.17%) ISSAP
6 2 (3.17%) SANS
7 1 (1.59%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.59%) CISMP
7 1 (1.59%) CLAS
7 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) PCI DSS
2 4 (6.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.17%) RMADS
3 2 (3.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.59%) GDPR
4 1 (1.59%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 14 (22.22%) Docker
2 1 (1.59%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (19.05%) Kubernetes
2 3 (4.76%) QRadar
3 1 (1.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 18 (28.57%) Google
2 4 (6.35%) Splunk
3 2 (3.17%) ArcSight
3 2 (3.17%) CyberArk
3 2 (3.17%) Dell
3 2 (3.17%) Symantec
3 2 (3.17%) Trend Micro
4 1 (1.59%) Aruba
4 1 (1.59%) F5
4 1 (1.59%) Fortinet
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle
4 1 (1.59%) Saba
4 1 (1.59%) SAP
4 1 (1.59%) Tripwire
4 1 (1.59%) VMware
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