The median contractor rate for an Information Security Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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.

Information Security Architect
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 603 625 622
Rank change year-on-year +22 -3  
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Architect 12 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.037% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.039% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 11
Median daily rate £600 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £825 £614 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -9.09% -  
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 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
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 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
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 £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Information Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Architect in the UK

Information Security Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security Architect in the UK

Information Security Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Architect over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security Architect in the UK

Information Security Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security Architect in the UK

Information Security Architect
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 +39 12 £600 +9.09% 3
London +8 5 £688 +44.73% 1
South East +21 3 £500 -1.23%
Berkshire - 3 £500 -
South West - 2 £500 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Midlands +10 1 £500 -13.04%
Cambridgeshire 0 1 £625 +47.05%
Croydon -4 1 £600 +9.09%
East of England -5 1 £625 +13.63% 1
Wiltshire - 1 £500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -

Information Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Information Security 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 Information Security Architect in the job title.

1 16 (84.21%) Information Security
2 11 (57.89%) Security Architecture
3 8 (42.11%) CISSP
4 6 (31.58%) Information Assurance
5 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
5 5 (26.32%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (26.32%) TOGAF
5 5 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (21.05%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (21.05%) CESG
6 4 (21.05%) Oracle
6 4 (21.05%) CISM
6 4 (21.05%) Cyber Defence
6 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
6 4 (21.05%) SIEM
7 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (15.79%) Splunk
7 3 (15.79%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (15.79%) GDPR
7 3 (15.79%) Database Security
7 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (15.79%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
7 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
7 3 (15.79%) CISA
7 3 (15.79%) SQL
7 3 (15.79%) DB2
7 3 (15.79%) McAfee
7 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
7 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture

Information Security 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
1 2 (10.53%) SaaS
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.26%) IaaS
2 1 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Network Security
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) DB2
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.26%) Military
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) CESG
1 4 (21.05%) Cyber Defence
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Information Security
2 11 (57.89%) Security Architecture
3 6 (31.58%) Information Assurance
4 5 (26.32%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (26.32%) TOGAF
5 4 (21.05%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (21.05%) SIEM
6 3 (15.79%) Database Security
6 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (15.79%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
7 2 (10.53%) Data Security
7 2 (10.53%) Information Security Governance
7 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
7 2 (10.53%) Project Governance
7 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
7 2 (10.53%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) CISSP
2 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) CISM
3 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) CISA
5 2 (10.53%) Degree
6 1 (5.26%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (5.26%) CCSA
6 1 (5.26%) CEH
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (5.26%) CREST Certified
6 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (15.79%) GDPR
3 2 (10.53%) COBIT
3 2 (10.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
3 2 (10.53%) QA
4 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (5.26%) JSP 440
4 1 (5.26%) RMADS
4 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Satellite
1 3 (15.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) McAfee
2 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
2 3 (15.79%) Splunk
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) FireEye
4 1 (5.26%) hybris
4 1 (5.26%) MuleSoft
4 1 (5.26%) Palo Alto
4 1 (5.26%) Proofpoint
4 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.26%) Symantec