The median contractor rate for a Information Security Architect was £505 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 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.

Information Security Architect
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 594 607 617
Rank change year-on-year +13 +10  
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Architect 6 33 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.061% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.064% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 28 3
Median daily rate £505 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.83% +9.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £575 £650
% change year-on-year -13.91% -11.53%  
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 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
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 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

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 30 March 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 10 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 30 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 +21 6 £505 -15.83% 2
Bedfordshire -1 2 £580 -7.20%
East of England -7 2 £580 +16.00%
South West - 2 £455 -
London +26 1 £505 -22.30% 2
South East +11 1 - -
Luton +11 1 £650 +4.00%
Salisbury - 1 £430 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £430 -

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 24 (82.76%) Information Security
2 15 (51.72%) CISSP
3 13 (44.83%) Security Architecture
4 11 (37.93%) Information Assurance
5 9 (31.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (27.59%) PCI DSS
7 7 (24.14%) TOGAF
7 7 (24.14%) CESG
8 6 (20.69%) CISA
8 6 (20.69%) CISM
9 5 (17.24%) Firewall
9 5 (17.24%) Risk Management
9 5 (17.24%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (17.24%) SABSA
9 5 (17.24%) Mentoring
10 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
10 4 (13.79%) Cyber Defence
10 4 (13.79%) CEH
10 4 (13.79%) Risk Analysis
10 4 (13.79%) COBIT
10 4 (13.79%) Finance
10 4 (13.79%) Data Modelling
11 3 (10.34%) ITIL
11 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
11 3 (10.34%) Information Security Management
11 3 (10.34%) PCI QSA
11 3 (10.34%) Data Protection
11 3 (10.34%) Risk Assessment
11 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (10.34%) Data Loss Prevention

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) IaaS
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Military
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) CESG
2 4 (13.79%) Cyber Defence
3 3 (10.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.90%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Unix
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (82.76%) Information Security
2 13 (44.83%) Security Architecture
3 11 (37.93%) Information Assurance
4 7 (24.14%) TOGAF
5 5 (17.24%) Mentoring
5 5 (17.24%) Risk Management
5 5 (17.24%) SABSA
5 5 (17.24%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (13.79%) Data Modelling
6 4 (13.79%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (10.34%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (10.34%) Data Loss Prevention
7 3 (10.34%) Data Protection
7 3 (10.34%) Information Security Management
7 3 (10.34%) IT Strategy
7 3 (10.34%) ITIL
7 3 (10.34%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (10.34%) SIEM
7 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 15 (51.72%) CISSP
2 6 (20.69%) CISA
2 6 (20.69%) CISM
3 4 (13.79%) CEH
3 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
4 3 (10.34%) CREST Certified
4 3 (10.34%) CRISC
4 3 (10.34%) DV Cleared
4 3 (10.34%) PCI QSA
5 2 (6.90%) CLAS
5 2 (6.90%) ISEB
5 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.45%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (3.45%) Degree
6 1 (3.45%) GIAC
6 1 (3.45%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (27.59%) PCI DSS
3 4 (13.79%) COBIT
4 3 (10.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (6.90%) JSP 440
5 2 (6.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (3.45%) GDPR
6 1 (3.45%) ISO 9000
6 1 (3.45%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) FireEye
1 1 (3.45%) hybris
1 1 (3.45%) MuleSoft
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle
1 1 (3.45%) Palo Alto
1 1 (3.45%) Proofpoint
1 1 (3.45%) Splunk
1 1 (3.45%) Symantec