The median contractor rate for a Cybersecurity Architect was £565 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 583 617 635
Rank change year-on-year +34 +18  
Contract jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Architect 18 27 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.050% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.053% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 8
Median daily rate £565 £625 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.60% +13.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £535 £575 £406
% change year-on-year -6.95% +41.53%  
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 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cybersecurity Architect in the UK

Cybersecurity Architect
Top 21 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 24 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
England +41 17 £570 -8.80% 7
London +9 8 £625 -15.25% 2
South East +32 3 £550 -6.38% 4
North West +17 2 £500 -2.91%
Hampshire - 2 £550 - 4
East Midlands - 2 £820 -
Berkshire +23 1 £550 -12.00%
West Yorkshire +22 1 £520 -20.00%
Yorkshire +19 1 £520 -20.00%
Reading +15 1 £550 -12.00%
Manchester +10 1 £500 -18.36%
South West +4 1 £500 -18.36%
City of London -1 1 - - 1
Northwood - 1 £650 -
Halifax - 1 £520 -
Merseyside - 1 £500 -
Liverpool - 1 £500 -
Cardiff - 1 £500 -
Wiltshire - 1 £500 -
South Wales - 1 £500 -
Wales - 1 £500 -

Cybersecurity Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 57 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (38.60%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (36.84%) Security Cleared
4 20 (35.09%) Security Architecture
5 19 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 18 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (26.32%) Google
7 15 (26.32%) Open Source
8 14 (24.56%) SAML
8 14 (24.56%) Kerberos
9 13 (22.81%) Docker
10 12 (21.05%) SIEM
10 12 (21.05%) Kubernetes
10 12 (21.05%) CESG Certified Professional
10 12 (21.05%) Security Testing
10 12 (21.05%) Test Automation
11 10 (17.54%) Cyber Defence
12 9 (15.79%) Finance
12 9 (15.79%) Information Security
13 8 (14.04%) Network Security
14 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
14 7 (12.28%) Banking
14 7 (12.28%) Management Information System
15 6 (10.53%) Service Delivery
15 6 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
15 6 (10.53%) PCI DSS
15 6 (10.53%) Service Design
16 5 (8.77%) Information Assurance
16 5 (8.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 5 (8.77%) Firewall

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 (3.51%) Apache
1 2 (3.51%) Apache Solr
1 2 (3.51%) Confluence
1 2 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (3.51%) Mule
1 2 (3.51%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.75%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.75%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.75%) CMS
2 1 (1.75%) JBoss
2 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 22 (38.60%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.56%) Kerberos
2 8 (14.04%) Network Security
3 5 (8.77%) Firewall
4 3 (5.26%) Internet
5 2 (3.51%) DMZ
5 2 (3.51%) LDAP
5 2 (3.51%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.51%) DataStax
3 1 (1.75%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.75%) Big Data
3 1 (1.75%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.75%) HBase
3 1 (1.75%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) JIRA
2 1 (1.75%) Hudson
2 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.75%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 7 (12.28%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.51%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.75%) Billing
5 1 (1.75%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.56%) SAML
2 4 (7.02%) Web Services
3 3 (5.26%) AngularJS
3 3 (5.26%) REST
3 3 (5.26%) RESTful
4 2 (3.51%) CSS
4 2 (3.51%) CSS3
4 2 (3.51%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (3.51%) HTML
4 2 (3.51%) HTML5
4 2 (3.51%) jQuery
4 2 (3.51%) Middleware
4 2 (3.51%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.75%) .NET
5 1 (1.75%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.75%) J2EE
5 1 (1.75%) JSP
5 1 (1.75%) Servlets
5 1 (1.75%) SOAP
5 1 (1.75%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Cyber Defence
2 7 (12.28%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.02%) CESG
3 4 (7.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (5.26%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.51%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (3.51%) Hedge funds
5 2 (3.51%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) Windows
2 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.75%) Unix
2 1 (1.75%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 20 (35.09%) Security Architecture
3 18 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (26.32%) Open Source
5 12 (21.05%) Security Testing
5 12 (21.05%) SIEM
5 12 (21.05%) Test Automation
6 9 (15.79%) Information Security
7 6 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (10.53%) Service Delivery
7 6 (10.53%) Service Design
8 5 (8.77%) Information Assurance
9 4 (7.02%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (7.02%) Risk Management
9 4 (7.02%) Threat Detection
10 3 (5.26%) ITIL
10 3 (5.26%) Microservices
10 3 (5.26%) Security Operations
10 3 (5.26%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 2 (3.51%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.02%) Java
2 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.51%) SQL
3 1 (1.75%) C
3 1 (1.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 19 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 12 (21.05%) CESG Certified Professional
4 5 (8.77%) CISSP
5 2 (3.51%) CISA
5 2 (3.51%) CISM
5 2 (3.51%) Degree
6 1 (1.75%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.75%) ISSAP
6 1 (1.75%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) PCI DSS
2 5 (8.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.51%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (3.51%) FedRAMP
4 1 (1.75%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (1.75%) GPG13
System Software
1 13 (22.81%) Docker
2 2 (3.51%) Apache Flume
3 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.75%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (21.05%) Kubernetes
2 3 (5.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (3.51%) Kibana
3 2 (3.51%) logstash
3 2 (3.51%) QRadar
Vendors
1 15 (26.32%) Google
2 3 (5.26%) IBM
3 2 (3.51%) ArcSight
3 2 (3.51%) Cloudera
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle
3 2 (3.51%) SAP
4 1 (1.75%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.75%) Adobe
4 1 (1.75%) Aruba
4 1 (1.75%) F5
4 1 (1.75%) Fortinet
4 1 (1.75%) Informatica
4 1 (1.75%) MapR
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.75%) Splunk
4 1 (1.75%) Talend
4 1 (1.75%) Trend Micro