The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £575 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.

Security Architect
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 410 276 451
Rank change year-on-year -134 +175  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 209 470 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.87% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.92% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 309 115
Median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.54% +4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £506
% change year-on-year +4.76% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £72.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £72.50 -

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%  

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 22 June 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 30 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 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 -116 202 £575 +4.54% 33
London -81 96 £600 +4.34% 15
South East -28 43 £550 +4.76% 7
North West +13 26 £455 -11.65% 3
Berkshire +13 23 £550 +4.26% 2
Reading +30 16 £550 -4.76% 2
Cheshire +28 15 - -
City of London -2 13 £588 +11.90% 3
Yorkshire +14 10 £600 -
Hampshire +5 10 £588 +17.50% 3
Buckinghamshire -9 9 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 9 - - 1
Manchester +5 8 £500 - 2
East of England -27 8 £550 +29.41% 4
Scotland +29 6 £500 +5.26%
South West +5 6 £538 -10.41%
South Yorkshire - 6 £600 -
Edinburgh +9 5 - -
Sheffield - 5 £600 -
Tyne and Wear +66 4 £500 -28.57%
North East +56 4 £500 -31.03%
West Yorkshire +5 4 £520 -13.33%
Midlands +5 4 £575 +4.54% 4
Southampton +4 4 £600 -
Bedfordshire -24 4 £538 -9.66% 2
North Tyneside - 4 £500 -
Bracknell +2 3 £550 +4.76%
Lancashire -2 3 £410 -28.07%
Bristol -10 3 - -
Cambridgeshire -11 3 £625 +51.51% 1

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 141 (34.31%) Security Architecture
2 126 (30.66%) Information Security
3 116 (28.22%) Finance
4 105 (25.55%) Cybersecurity
5 75 (18.25%) CISSP
6 74 (18.00%) Network Security
7 72 (17.52%) Amazon AWS
8 66 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
9 65 (15.82%) TOGAF
9 65 (15.82%) Banking
10 64 (15.57%) Security Cleared
11 63 (15.33%) Firewall
12 52 (12.65%) SC Cleared
13 50 (12.17%) PCI DSS
14 49 (11.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 41 (9.98%) SIEM
16 40 (9.73%) Enterprise Architecture
17 38 (9.25%) CISM
18 37 (9.00%) SABSA
19 36 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
20 35 (8.52%) Microsoft Azure
21 31 (7.54%) Office 365
22 30 (7.30%) SAML
22 30 (7.30%) Security Testing
23 29 (7.06%) PaaS
24 28 (6.81%) Risk Management
25 27 (6.57%) Risk Assessment
25 27 (6.57%) Security Management
26 26 (6.33%) Internet
26 26 (6.33%) Open Source

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 11 (2.68%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.22%) IIS
2 5 (1.22%) OpenStack
3 4 (0.97%) JBoss
3 4 (0.97%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.73%) Apache
4 3 (0.73%) Apache Solr
4 3 (0.73%) Confluence
4 3 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.73%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.49%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.49%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.49%) Mule
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.24%) CMS
6 1 (0.24%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.24%) HipChat
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) SAP GRC
1 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 72 (17.52%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (8.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (7.54%) Office 365
4 29 (7.06%) PaaS
5 21 (5.11%) SaaS
6 10 (2.43%) OneDrive
7 9 (2.19%) IaaS
7 9 (2.19%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.73%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.49%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.24%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 74 (18.00%) Network Security
2 63 (15.33%) Firewall
3 26 (6.33%) Internet
4 18 (4.38%) Kerberos
5 17 (4.14%) DMZ
6 16 (3.89%) VPN
7 10 (2.43%) LDAP
7 10 (2.43%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (2.19%) Intranet
8 9 (2.19%) LAN
8 9 (2.19%) WAN
9 8 (1.95%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (1.95%) SSL
10 7 (1.70%) Wireless
11 6 (1.46%) LTE
12 5 (1.22%) 3G
12 5 (1.22%) 4G
12 5 (1.22%) DNS
12 5 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (0.97%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.95%) Big Data
2 5 (1.22%) Hadoop
3 4 (0.97%) Blockchain
3 4 (0.97%) DB2
4 3 (0.73%) DataStax
4 3 (0.73%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.73%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.49%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.49%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.49%) HBase
5 2 (0.49%) MariaDB
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.49%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.24%) DocumentDB
6 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.24%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (1.22%) JIRA
2 4 (0.97%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.49%) Ant
3 2 (0.49%) Gradle
3 2 (0.49%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.49%) Hudson
3 2 (0.49%) JUnit
3 2 (0.49%) Maven
3 2 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.49%) Selenium
3 2 (0.49%) Subversion
4 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 116 (28.22%) Finance
2 65 (15.82%) Banking
3 18 (4.38%) Legal
4 16 (3.89%) Financial Institution
5 15 (3.65%) Telecoms
6 13 (3.16%) Retail
7 7 (1.70%) Law
8 6 (1.46%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.97%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.73%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Automotive
11 1 (0.24%) Billing
11 1 (0.24%) Electronics
11 1 (0.24%) Marketing
11 1 (0.24%) Military
11 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.24%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.30%) SAML
2 25 (6.08%) Web Services
3 16 (3.89%) REST
4 14 (3.41%) OAuth
5 11 (2.68%) XML
6 9 (2.19%) JSON
7 5 (1.22%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.22%) RESTful
7 5 (1.22%) SOAP
8 4 (0.97%) Ajax
8 4 (0.97%) jQuery
8 4 (0.97%) Middleware
8 4 (0.97%) Spring
8 4 (0.97%) Struts
9 3 (0.73%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (0.73%) J2EE
9 3 (0.73%) OpenID
10 2 (0.49%) CSS3
10 2 (0.49%) HTML5
10 2 (0.49%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.84%) Management Information System
1 24 (5.84%) PKI
2 21 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 17 (4.14%) Virtual Team
4 14 (3.41%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.41%) Private Cloud
5 12 (2.92%) Cyber Defence
5 12 (2.92%) Security Operations Centre
6 11 (2.68%) CESG
7 10 (2.43%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.70%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.46%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.46%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (1.46%) Freedom of Information
9 6 (1.46%) Freedom of Information Act
10 3 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.73%) Taxonomies
11 2 (0.49%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.49%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.41%) Windows
2 4 (0.97%) zOS
3 3 (0.73%) Linux
3 3 (0.73%) Unix
3 3 (0.73%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.49%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.24%) Solaris
5 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (34.31%) Security Architecture
2 126 (30.66%) Information Security
3 105 (25.55%) Cybersecurity
4 66 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (15.82%) TOGAF
6 41 (9.98%) SIEM
7 40 (9.73%) Enterprise Architecture
8 37 (9.00%) SABSA
9 36 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 30 (7.30%) Security Testing
11 28 (6.81%) Risk Management
12 27 (6.57%) Risk Assessment
12 27 (6.57%) Security Management
13 26 (6.33%) Open Source
14 24 (5.84%) Information Assurance
15 22 (5.35%) Security Operations
16 21 (5.11%) Identity Access Management
16 21 (5.11%) IT Strategy
17 20 (4.87%) Data Security
17 20 (4.87%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (2.68%) PowerShell
2 10 (2.43%) Java
2 10 (2.43%) SQL
3 4 (0.97%) C
3 4 (0.97%) JavaScript
3 4 (0.97%) Python
4 2 (0.49%) C#
5 1 (0.24%) Perl
5 1 (0.24%) PHP
5 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 75 (18.25%) CISSP
2 64 (15.57%) Security Cleared
3 52 (12.65%) SC Cleared
4 38 (9.25%) CISM
5 22 (5.35%) CESG Certified Professional
6 16 (3.89%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (3.65%) CISA
8 13 (3.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 13 (3.16%) Degree
9 9 (2.19%) DV Cleared
9 9 (2.19%) ISSAP
9 9 (2.19%) SANS
10 8 (1.95%) CEH
11 6 (1.46%) CCNP
11 6 (1.46%) CLAS
11 6 (1.46%) CREST Certified
12 5 (1.22%) CCIE
12 5 (1.22%) IISP
12 5 (1.22%) MBCS
12 5 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (12.17%) PCI DSS
2 49 (11.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (4.62%) GDPR
4 10 (2.43%) COBIT
5 7 (1.70%) QA
6 6 (1.46%) FedRAMP
6 6 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.73%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 2 (0.49%) GMP
9 2 (0.49%) GPG13
9 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.49%) RMADS
10 1 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.24%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 18 (4.38%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.68%) Docker
3 3 (0.73%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.49%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.49%) HDFS
4 2 (0.49%) Snort
4 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.24%) Firmware
5 1 (0.24%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 10 (2.43%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.46%) SCCM
3 5 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.22%) Puppet
4 4 (0.97%) QRadar
4 4 (0.97%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (0.73%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 3 (0.73%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (0.73%) Kibana
5 3 (0.73%) logstash
6 2 (0.49%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.24%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.24%) OSSEC
7 1 (0.24%) SCOM
7 1 (0.24%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (5.60%) Cisco
2 17 (4.14%) Google
3 13 (3.16%) CheckPoint
3 13 (3.16%) Splunk
4 12 (2.92%) Microsoft
4 12 (2.92%) Oracle
4 12 (2.92%) Symantec
5 11 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (2.43%) Juniper
7 9 (2.19%) ServiceNow
8 8 (1.95%) Forcepoint
8 8 (1.95%) Fortinet
8 8 (1.95%) McAfee
9 7 (1.70%) F5
9 7 (1.70%) Qualys
10 6 (1.46%) SAP
11 5 (1.22%) Citrix
12 4 (0.97%) Blue Coat
12 4 (0.97%) IBM
12 4 (0.97%) Red Hat
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