Period
to 20 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

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.

Security Architect
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 352 365 492
Rank change year-on-year +13 +127 -152
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 581 725 447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.70% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.74% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 449 277
UK median daily rate £600 £625 £590
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +5.93% +7.27%
10th Percentile £500 £500 £475
90th Percentile £750 £775 £768
UK excluding London median daily rate £563 £600 £550
% change year-on-year -6.25% +9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 0
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £60.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 -

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 78,572 98,628 97,123
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.06% 94.79% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,436 65,102 64,011
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £255 £270 £260
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,936 3,065 2,904
UK median hourly rate £19.82 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.10% -3.74% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.93
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Architect in the UK

Security Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Architect in the UK

Security Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architect over the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Architect in the UK

Security Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Architect in the UK

Security Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architect over the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Architect in the UK

Security Architect
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2019. 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 +25 546 £600 -4.00% 77
UK excluding London +73 326 £563 -6.25% 53
London -9 247 £650 - 29
South East +18 80 £563 -6.25% 20
North of England +48 77 £563 -10.00% 10
South West +30 63 £600 +11.63% 9
North West +36 53 £563 +6.13% 7
Midlands +26 40 £550 -8.33% 8
West Midlands +48 31 £550 -8.33% 8
East of England +43 31 £569 +6.90% 2
Scotland +30 29 £700 +29.03% 4
Yorkshire +32 19 £613 -2.00% 3
North East +19 4 £681 +17.97%
Wales +7 4 £575 -16.36% 1
East Midlands +1 4 £525 -12.50%

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, Security Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Security Architect in the job title.

1 267 (45.96%) Security Architecture
2 191 (32.87%) Information Security
3 180 (30.98%) AWS
4 172 (29.60%) CISSP
5 170 (29.26%) Azure
6 168 (28.92%) Cybersecurity
7 142 (24.44%) Security Cleared
8 110 (18.93%) TOGAF
9 99 (17.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 93 (16.01%) Firewall
11 91 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
11 91 (15.66%) Network Security
12 85 (14.63%) SIEM
12 85 (14.63%) Risk Management
13 83 (14.29%) SC Cleared
14 77 (13.25%) Finance
15 72 (12.39%) Microsoft
16 71 (12.22%) CISM
17 69 (11.88%) GDPR
18 64 (11.02%) Data Protection
18 64 (11.02%) DevOps
19 63 (10.84%) SaaS
19 63 (10.84%) PaaS
20 60 (10.33%) PCI DSS
21 59 (10.15%) Identity Access Management
22 56 (9.64%) Data Centre
23 55 (9.47%) SABSA
23 55 (9.47%) IaaS
24 53 (9.12%) NIST
25 52 (8.95%) Active Directory

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 26 (4.48%) OpenStack
2 13 (2.24%) IIS
3 10 (1.72%) Confluence
4 6 (1.03%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.86%) JBoss
5 5 (0.86%) Skype for Business
5 5 (0.86%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.52%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.34%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.34%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.34%) SAS
7 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.17%) Apache
8 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.17%) Jetty
8 1 (0.17%) nginx
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 180 (30.98%) AWS
2 170 (29.26%) Azure
3 63 (10.84%) PaaS
3 63 (10.84%) SaaS
4 55 (9.47%) IaaS
5 40 (6.88%) GCP
6 38 (6.54%) Office 365
7 20 (3.44%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.89%) Serverless
9 9 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.20%) Amazon Cognito
10 7 (1.20%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.52%) AWS CloudTrail
11 3 (0.52%) G Suite
12 2 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.34%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.17%) Route 53
13 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 93 (16.01%) Firewall
2 91 (15.66%) Network Security
3 35 (6.02%) VPN
4 31 (5.34%) WAN
5 27 (4.65%) Internet
6 18 (3.10%) LAN
7 15 (2.58%) VLAN
8 14 (2.41%) DNS
9 9 (1.55%) TCP/IP
10 8 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (1.20%) 3GPP
11 7 (1.20%) HTTP
11 7 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (1.03%) Software-Defined Networking
12 6 (1.03%) VoIP
12 6 (1.03%) Wireless
12 6 (1.03%) X.509
13 5 (0.86%) Kerberos
13 5 (0.86%) MPLS
13 5 (0.86%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.41%) Big Data
2 8 (1.38%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.86%) MySQL
3 5 (0.86%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.52%) Blockchain
5 3 (0.52%) Data Lake
5 3 (0.52%) DB2
5 3 (0.52%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.34%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.17%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (2.07%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.72%) JIRA
3 6 (1.03%) Burp Suite
4 4 (0.69%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.69%) GitLab
5 3 (0.52%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.52%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.34%) Hudson
6 2 (0.34%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.34%) MSI
6 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.17%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.17%) FishEye
7 1 (0.17%) Gradle
7 1 (0.17%) Leiningen
7 1 (0.17%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.17%) Poseidon for UML
7 1 (0.17%) Subversion
7 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
General
1 77 (13.25%) Finance
2 45 (7.75%) Public Sector
3 33 (5.68%) Banking
3 33 (5.68%) Telecoms
4 27 (4.65%) Legal
5 17 (2.93%) Law
5 17 (2.93%) Manufacturing
5 17 (2.93%) Marketing
6 16 (2.75%) Electronics
6 16 (2.75%) Retail
7 5 (0.86%) Advertising
7 5 (0.86%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.86%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.86%) Military
8 3 (0.52%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.34%) Police
9 2 (0.34%) Publishing
10 1 (0.17%) Automotive
10 1 (0.17%) Czech Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (6.71%) Web Services
2 14 (2.41%) SAML
3 8 (1.38%) Middleware
4 6 (1.03%) JSON
4 6 (1.03%) OAuth
5 5 (0.86%) .NET
6 4 (0.69%) OAuth2
6 4 (0.69%) OpenID
6 4 (0.69%) SOAP
7 3 (0.52%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (0.52%) Apache Camel
7 3 (0.52%) Hibernate
7 3 (0.52%) J2EE
7 3 (0.52%) LDAP
7 3 (0.52%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (0.52%) XML
8 2 (0.34%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.34%) Node.js
8 2 (0.34%) React
8 2 (0.34%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 56 (9.64%) Data Centre
2 51 (8.78%) PKI
3 44 (7.57%) Management Information System
4 34 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (4.48%) Public Cloud
6 19 (3.27%) Hybrid Cloud
7 18 (3.10%) Security Operations Centre
8 13 (2.24%) Enterprise Cloud
9 9 (1.55%) CESG
9 9 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (1.55%) SCADA
10 8 (1.38%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.38%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (0.86%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.86%) Shadow IT
12 4 (0.69%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.52%) Grid Computing
13 3 (0.52%) Social Media
13 3 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (7.57%) Windows
2 24 (4.13%) Unix
3 17 (2.93%) Linux
4 12 (2.07%) Windows 10
5 8 (1.38%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.34%) AIX
6 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.34%) Windows NT
6 2 (0.34%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.17%) Android
7 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.17%) CentOS
7 1 (0.17%) Check Point GAiA
7 1 (0.17%) Debian
7 1 (0.17%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (45.96%) Security Architecture
2 191 (32.87%) Information Security
3 168 (28.92%) Cybersecurity
4 110 (18.93%) TOGAF
5 91 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
6 85 (14.63%) Risk Management
6 85 (14.63%) SIEM
7 64 (11.02%) Data Protection
7 64 (11.02%) DevOps
8 59 (10.15%) Identity Access Management
9 55 (9.47%) SABSA
10 50 (8.61%) Vulnerability Management
11 43 (7.40%) Enterprise Architecture
12 42 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
13 40 (6.88%) Security Testing
14 39 (6.71%) Risk Assessment
15 37 (6.37%) Penetration Testing
16 36 (6.20%) ITIL
17 35 (6.02%) Information Assurance
18 34 (5.85%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 16 (2.75%) C
2 13 (2.24%) Java
3 12 (2.07%) Python
4 4 (0.69%) SQL
5 3 (0.52%) C++
5 3 (0.52%) PL/SQL
5 3 (0.52%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.52%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.34%) Go
6 2 (0.34%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.34%) Perl
7 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.17%) Clojure
7 1 (0.17%) ClojureScript
7 1 (0.17%) Groovy
7 1 (0.17%) Kotlin
7 1 (0.17%) Ruby
7 1 (0.17%) Scala
7 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 172 (29.60%) CISSP
2 142 (24.44%) Security Cleared
3 83 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 71 (12.22%) CISM
5 48 (8.26%) DV Cleared
6 41 (7.06%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (6.02%) TOGAF Certification
8 34 (5.85%) SANS
9 27 (4.65%) CISA
10 23 (3.96%) GIAC
11 21 (3.61%) Degree
12 19 (3.27%) CCIE
13 18 (3.10%) AWS Certification
14 16 (2.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 16 (2.75%) IISP
15 15 (2.58%) ISSAP
16 14 (2.41%) CCNP
17 12 (2.07%) CESG Certified Professional
17 12 (2.07%) CRISC
18 10 (1.72%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (17.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 69 (11.88%) GDPR
3 60 (10.33%) PCI DSS
4 53 (9.12%) NIST
5 25 (4.30%) COBIT
6 24 (4.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 18 (3.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 18 (3.10%) NCSC
8 14 (2.41%) JSP 440
8 14 (2.41%) RMADS
8 14 (2.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (1.72%) HMG Infosec
10 4 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.69%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.69%) PMO
11 3 (0.52%) GLBA
11 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (0.34%) COSO
12 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 52 (8.95%) Active Directory
2 30 (5.16%) Docker
3 13 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.89%) VMware NSX
5 9 (1.55%) vSphere
6 5 (0.86%) XenApp
7 2 (0.34%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.34%) OpenDJ
7 2 (0.34%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.17%) Snort
Systems Management
1 31 (5.34%) Kubernetes
2 30 (5.16%) CASB
3 18 (3.10%) Single Sign-On
4 9 (1.55%) Nessus
5 8 (1.38%) Terraform
5 8 (1.38%) vCenter Server
5 8 (1.38%) vRealize
6 7 (1.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 5 (0.86%) AirWatch
7 5 (0.86%) RSA Archer
8 4 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.52%) Ansible
9 3 (0.52%) IBM Guardium
9 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.52%) QRadar
10 2 (0.34%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
10 2 (0.34%) Puppet
11 1 (0.17%) Nmap
11 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 72 (12.39%) Microsoft
2 34 (5.85%) Cisco
3 22 (3.79%) Google
4 21 (3.61%) Splunk
5 19 (3.27%) SAP
6 17 (2.93%) McAfee
6 17 (2.93%) Oracle
7 15 (2.58%) VMware
8 12 (2.07%) Fortinet
9 11 (1.89%) CheckPoint
10 9 (1.55%) Qualys
10 9 (1.55%) Symantec
11 8 (1.38%) Alibaba
11 8 (1.38%) Forcepoint
11 8 (1.38%) Palo Alto
12 7 (1.20%) CA
12 7 (1.20%) Citrix
12 7 (1.20%) LogRhythm
12 7 (1.20%) Rapid7
13 6 (1.03%) Sybase