Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Information Security Architect was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 838 823 844
Rank change year-on-year -15 +21 -30
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Architect 58 63 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.060% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.063% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 49 37
UK median daily rate £588 £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -8.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £495 £447 £463
90th Percentile £694 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £575
% change year-on-year +4.76% -8.70% +16.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Information Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Information Security Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 57 £594 +7.95% 1
London -4 35 £605 -0.94% 1
UK excluding London +21 23 £550 +4.76%
South East +13 14 £625 +13.64%
North of England +57 4 £495 -20.80%
North West +29 3 £495 -19.18%
South West -17 3 £475 -9.52%
Scotland +2 1 £475 -32.02%
East of England -4 1 £675 +22.73%
Yorkshire - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 51 (87.93%) Information Security
2 38 (65.52%) Security Architecture
3 12 (20.69%) Finance
4 11 (18.97%) CISSP
5 10 (17.24%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (15.52%) Legal
7 8 (13.79%) CISM
7 8 (13.79%) Information Assurance
7 8 (13.79%) SIEM
8 7 (12.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (12.07%) QA
8 7 (12.07%) Management Information System
8 7 (12.07%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (12.07%) McAfee
9 6 (10.34%) TOGAF
9 6 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
10 5 (8.62%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (8.62%) Cisco
10 5 (8.62%) Validation
10 5 (8.62%) Firewall
10 5 (8.62%) Active Directory
10 5 (8.62%) Splunk
11 4 (6.90%) F5
11 4 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (6.90%) Palo Alto
11 4 (6.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 4 (6.90%) SANS

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 3 (5.17%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.72%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.45%) SaaS
4 1 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.72%) IaaS
4 1 (1.72%) Office 365
4 1 (1.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) Firewall
2 2 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (3.45%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (3.45%) DMZ
2 2 (3.45%) DNS
2 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.45%) VPN
2 2 (3.45%) WAAS
2 2 (3.45%) Wireless
3 1 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.72%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) DB2
General
1 12 (20.69%) Finance
2 9 (15.52%) Legal
3 4 (6.90%) Retail
4 3 (5.17%) Banking
4 3 (5.17%) Law
5 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.72%) Games
5 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.17%) CESG
2 3 (5.17%) Private Cloud
2 3 (5.17%) Tandem
3 2 (3.45%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.45%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.90%) Windows
2 3 (5.17%) Linux
3 2 (3.45%) Android
3 2 (3.45%) Mac OS X
3 2 (3.45%) Unix
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (87.93%) Information Security
2 38 (65.52%) Security Architecture
3 10 (17.24%) Enterprise Architecture
4 8 (13.79%) Information Assurance
4 8 (13.79%) SIEM
5 7 (12.07%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (10.34%) TOGAF
7 5 (8.62%) Validation
8 4 (6.90%) Business Continuity
8 4 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (5.17%) ArchiMate
9 3 (5.17%) Database Security
9 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (5.17%) IT Strategy
9 3 (5.17%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 3 (5.17%) Risk Management
9 3 (5.17%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 3 (5.17%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.17%) SQL
2 1 (1.72%) C#
2 1 (1.72%) Perl
2 1 (1.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) CISSP
2 8 (13.79%) CISM
3 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (6.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 4 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (6.90%) SANS
6 3 (5.17%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (3.45%) CEH
7 2 (3.45%) CISA
7 2 (3.45%) CLAS
7 2 (3.45%) CWNA
7 2 (3.45%) GIAC
7 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.72%) CCNP
8 1 (1.72%) CCSA
8 1 (1.72%) CCSP
8 1 (1.72%) Degree
8 1 (1.72%) GSEC
8 1 (1.72%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (12.07%) QA
2 3 (5.17%) GDPR
2 3 (5.17%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.45%) COBIT
3 2 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (1.72%) GMP
4 1 (1.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.72%) NIST 800
4 1 (1.72%) PA-DSS
4 1 (1.72%) RMADS
4 1 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (5.17%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (5.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (12.07%) McAfee
2 5 (8.62%) Cisco
2 5 (8.62%) Splunk
3 4 (6.90%) F5
3 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.90%) Palo Alto
4 3 (5.17%) ArcSight
4 3 (5.17%) CyberArk
4 3 (5.17%) Oracle
4 3 (5.17%) Red Hat
4 3 (5.17%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (5.17%) Symantec
4 3 (5.17%) Tripwire
5 2 (3.45%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.45%) Fortinet
5 2 (3.45%) Juniper
5 2 (3.45%) SonicWALL
5 2 (3.45%) Sourcefire
5 2 (3.45%) WatchGuard