Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £600 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.

Security Architect
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 485 329 487
Rank change year-on-year -156 +158 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 458 765 462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.73% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.77% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 523 308
UK median daily rate £600 £551 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.99% +0.09% +5.77%
10th Percentile £475 £425 £425
90th Percentile £760 £722 £682
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £533
% change year-on-year - +3.29% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £70.00 £32.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +113.87% -27.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £70.00 £32.73
% change year-on-year - +113.87% -27.27%

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

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 24 November 2017.

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
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 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 -151 433 £600 +5.26% 40
UK excluding London -92 240 £550 - 30
London -95 214 £625 +4.17% 13
South East -30 105 £589 +12.19% 4
North of England -5 45 £500 -16.67% 13
North West +16 29 £500 -16.67% 6
Midlands -5 28 £538 -2.27% 4
East of England -5 23 £650 +18.18% 3
South West -38 18 £488 -18.75% 4
Scotland -2 17 £500 -8.05% 2
West Midlands -4 14 £538 +1.42% 2
Yorkshire -16 14 £525 - 2
East Midlands -4 13 £563 -1.75% 1
Wales +6 7 £575 +15.00% 1
North East +56 2 £500 -23.08% 5

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 Security Architect in the job title.

1 158 (34.50%) Security Architecture
2 156 (34.06%) Information Security
3 115 (25.11%) Finance
4 82 (17.90%) Cybersecurity
5 81 (17.69%) Firewall
6 79 (17.25%) Network Security
7 78 (17.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 77 (16.81%) CISSP
9 76 (16.59%) Amazon AWS
10 72 (15.72%) Microsoft Azure
11 63 (13.76%) Security Cleared
11 63 (13.76%) TOGAF
12 59 (12.88%) Risk Management
12 59 (12.88%) Stakeholder Management
13 56 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
13 56 (12.23%) Banking
14 51 (11.14%) Cisco
15 49 (10.70%) SC Cleared
16 44 (9.61%) Windows
17 43 (9.39%) PCI DSS
18 42 (9.17%) SIEM
18 42 (9.17%) Enterprise Architecture
19 40 (8.73%) Security Operations
20 39 (8.52%) PKI
21 38 (8.30%) Data Centre
22 35 (7.64%) PaaS
23 33 (7.21%) Microsoft
23 33 (7.21%) GDPR
24 31 (6.77%) CESG Certified Professional
24 31 (6.77%) CISM

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 10 (2.18%) OpenStack
2 7 (1.53%) IIS
3 4 (0.87%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.66%) JBoss
4 3 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.44%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.22%) Apache
6 1 (0.22%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.22%) Mule
6 1 (0.22%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.22%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 76 (16.59%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (15.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (7.64%) PaaS
4 27 (5.90%) SaaS
5 25 (5.46%) IaaS
6 21 (4.59%) Office 365
7 8 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.31%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.87%) iPaaS
9 4 (0.87%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.66%) GitHub
11 2 (0.44%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.44%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.22%) Akamai
12 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.22%) HP Helion
12 1 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 81 (17.69%) Firewall
2 79 (17.25%) Network Security
3 27 (5.90%) VPN
4 23 (5.02%) WAN
5 21 (4.59%) LAN
6 14 (3.06%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (2.84%) DMZ
7 13 (2.84%) IPsec
8 12 (2.62%) LDAP
9 11 (2.40%) DNS
9 11 (2.40%) SSL
9 11 (2.40%) TCP/IP
10 9 (1.97%) HTTP
10 9 (1.97%) Software-Defined Networking
11 8 (1.75%) Internet
11 8 (1.75%) VoIP
12 7 (1.53%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (1.53%) Wireless
13 6 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (1.09%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.49%) Big Data
2 8 (1.75%) Blockchain
3 5 (1.09%) Hadoop
4 4 (0.87%) DB2
5 3 (0.66%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.44%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.44%) MySQL
6 2 (0.44%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.44%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.44%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.22%) DataStax
7 1 (0.22%) GIS
7 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.22%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.22%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (0.66%) GitLab
2 3 (0.66%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.44%) Ant
3 2 (0.44%) Gradle
3 2 (0.44%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.44%) JIRA
3 2 (0.44%) JUnit
3 2 (0.44%) Maven
3 2 (0.44%) Selenium
3 2 (0.44%) Subversion
4 1 (0.22%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.22%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.22%) sqlmap
General
1 115 (25.11%) Finance
2 56 (12.23%) Banking
3 25 (5.46%) Law
4 23 (5.02%) Legal
5 18 (3.93%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.84%) Retail
7 6 (1.31%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.09%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.87%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.66%) Marketing
11 2 (0.44%) Electronics
11 2 (0.44%) Games
12 1 (0.22%) Advertising
12 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.22%) Local Government
12 1 (0.22%) Military
12 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.22%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.49%) Web Services
2 10 (2.18%) SAML
3 9 (1.97%) OpenID
4 8 (1.75%) REST
5 6 (1.31%) OAuth
5 6 (1.31%) OAuth2
6 5 (1.09%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.09%) XML
7 4 (0.87%) ActiveMQ
7 4 (0.87%) jQuery
7 4 (0.87%) JSON
8 3 (0.66%) SOAP
9 2 (0.44%) .NET
9 2 (0.44%) CSS
9 2 (0.44%) HTML
9 2 (0.44%) J2EE
9 2 (0.44%) JSF
9 2 (0.44%) Spring
9 2 (0.44%) Struts
9 2 (0.44%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.52%) PKI
2 38 (8.30%) Data Centre
3 26 (5.68%) Management Information System
4 24 (5.24%) Public Cloud
5 22 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (3.71%) CESG
7 15 (3.28%) Virtual Team
8 14 (3.06%) Private Cloud
9 10 (2.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 9 (1.97%) Security Operations Centre
11 7 (1.53%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.31%) Computer Science
12 6 (1.31%) Fintech
12 6 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (1.09%) Smart Meter
14 4 (0.87%) Cyber Defence
14 4 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
14 4 (0.87%) Mainframe
15 3 (0.66%) N-Tier
15 3 (0.66%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 44 (9.61%) Windows
2 27 (5.90%) Linux
3 17 (3.71%) Unix
4 11 (2.40%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.31%) zOS
6 3 (0.66%) Android
7 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (34.50%) Security Architecture
2 156 (34.06%) Information Security
3 82 (17.90%) Cybersecurity
4 63 (13.76%) TOGAF
5 59 (12.88%) Risk Management
5 59 (12.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 56 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (9.17%) Enterprise Architecture
7 42 (9.17%) SIEM
8 40 (8.73%) Security Operations
9 30 (6.55%) Risk Assessment
10 29 (6.33%) ITIL
10 29 (6.33%) SABSA
11 28 (6.11%) Cryptography
12 27 (5.90%) SDLC
13 26 (5.68%) Identity Access Management
14 25 (5.46%) Information Assurance
15 24 (5.24%) Migration
15 24 (5.24%) Security Management
16 21 (4.59%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 13 (2.84%) Java
2 10 (2.18%) Python
3 8 (1.75%) SQL
4 6 (1.31%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.09%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.09%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.87%) Ruby
7 2 (0.44%) C
7 2 (0.44%) C#
7 2 (0.44%) Perl
7 2 (0.44%) PHP
8 1 (0.22%) C++
8 1 (0.22%) COBOL
8 1 (0.22%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 77 (16.81%) CISSP
2 63 (13.76%) Security Cleared
3 49 (10.70%) SC Cleared
4 31 (6.77%) CESG Certified Professional
4 31 (6.77%) CISM
5 29 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (4.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 14 (3.06%) ISSAP
8 12 (2.62%) Degree
9 11 (2.40%) CCNP
9 11 (2.40%) CISA
9 11 (2.40%) GIAC
9 11 (2.40%) SANS
10 10 (2.18%) CCSP
11 9 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (1.97%) CCIE
11 9 (1.97%) CCNA
11 9 (1.97%) CEH
12 8 (1.75%) DV Cleared
12 8 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (17.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (9.39%) PCI DSS
3 33 (7.21%) GDPR
4 13 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 11 (2.40%) QA
6 9 (1.97%) COBIT
7 6 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (1.09%) HMG Infosec
8 5 (1.09%) NIST 800
9 4 (0.87%) FedRAMP
9 4 (0.87%) RMADS
10 3 (0.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.44%) GPG13
11 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.22%) GMP
12 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 29 (6.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.31%) VMware NSX
4 4 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.44%) IAG
5 2 (0.44%) UAG
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.22%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.22%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 14 (3.06%) QRadar
2 8 (1.75%) Terraform
3 7 (1.53%) FortiGate
4 6 (1.31%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.09%) Ansible
5 5 (1.09%) BMC PATROL
5 5 (1.09%) Nessus
5 5 (1.09%) Puppet
5 5 (1.09%) SCOM
6 4 (0.87%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (0.87%) SCCM
7 3 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (0.66%) Packer
7 3 (0.66%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.44%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 2 (0.44%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.44%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.44%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 51 (11.14%) Cisco
2 33 (7.21%) Microsoft
3 19 (4.15%) CheckPoint
4 16 (3.49%) Oracle
5 15 (3.28%) Splunk
6 14 (3.06%) McAfee
6 14 (3.06%) Palo Alto
7 11 (2.40%) F5
7 11 (2.40%) VMware
8 10 (2.18%) Citrix
8 10 (2.18%) SAP
9 9 (1.97%) Cloudera
9 9 (1.97%) Symantec
10 8 (1.75%) ArcSight
10 8 (1.75%) Forcepoint
11 7 (1.53%) Qualys
11 7 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.53%) Sourcefire
12 6 (1.31%) LogRhythm
12 6 (1.31%) Tripwire