Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Security Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Architecture over the 6 months to 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the 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 Architecture
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 380 484 425
Rank change year-on-year +104 -59 +68
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 635 460 583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.45% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.52% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 285 380
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £450 £425 £406
90th Percentile £763 £715 £726
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +9.52% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £60.44 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.27% +38.93% -14.01%
10th Percentile £37.50 £57.84 £25.65
90th Percentile £52.00 £62.34 £64.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £60.44 £43.50
% change year-on-year -17.27% +38.93% -12.12%

Security Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 89,041 88,174 90,299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.35% 85.75% 85.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,899 58,617 59,550
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,305 2,116 2,483
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.75 £49.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.18 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -11.75% +6.67% -

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Security Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Security Architecture in the UK

Security Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Architecture in the UK

Security Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architecture over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Architecture in the UK

Security Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Architecture in the UK

Security Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architecture over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Architecture in the UK

Security Architecture
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 Architecture within the UK over the 6 months to 17 November 2018. 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 +76 588 £600 +9.09% 115
UK excluding London +40 312 £575 +9.52% 62
London +93 308 £600 - 53
South East +11 99 £600 +6.67% 20
Midlands +16 60 £550 +4.76% 7
North of England -22 58 £600 +14.29% 13
South West -15 39 £525 +5.00% 12
West Midlands -8 34 £600 +14.29% 6
Yorkshire +8 31 £600 +14.29% 8
East Midlands +33 27 £600 +6.67% 1
East of England -14 26 £529 +3.17% 10
North West -26 25 £550 +11.11% 5
Wales -1 22 £600 +41.18%
Scotland -3 12 £488 -2.50%
North East -1 4 £675 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Security Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Security Architecture.

1 216 (34.02%) Information Security
2 199 (31.34%) Cybersecurity
3 182 (28.66%) CISSP
4 145 (22.83%) Finance
4 145 (22.83%) Security Cleared
5 140 (22.05%) Amazon AWS
6 122 (19.21%) Agile Software Development
7 119 (18.74%) CISM
8 111 (17.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 107 (16.85%) TOGAF
10 106 (16.69%) SC Cleared
11 105 (16.54%) Microsoft Azure
12 102 (16.06%) Management Information System
13 100 (15.75%) Risk Management
14 96 (15.12%) Microsoft
15 90 (14.17%) Firewall
16 87 (13.70%) Degree
17 85 (13.39%) PCI DSS
18 77 (12.13%) SABSA
19 75 (11.81%) Windows
20 74 (11.65%) DevOps
21 71 (11.18%) Penetration Testing
22 66 (10.39%) Network Security
23 65 (10.24%) CISA
24 64 (10.08%) Linux
25 63 (9.92%) GDPR
26 60 (9.45%) Java
26 60 (9.45%) Enterprise Architecture
27 57 (8.98%) Cisco
28 56 (8.82%) Oracle

Security Architecture
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 22 (3.46%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.05%) IIS
2 13 (2.05%) OpenStack
3 8 (1.26%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (0.94%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.63%) Apache
6 4 (0.63%) Apache Solr
6 4 (0.63%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.63%) nginx
6 4 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.47%) Mule
7 3 (0.47%) Mule ESB
7 3 (0.47%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.31%) AquaLogic
8 2 (0.31%) Confluence
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.31%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (1.73%) Oracle EBS R12
1 11 (1.73%) Oracle FAH
2 3 (0.47%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.16%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.16%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 140 (22.05%) Amazon AWS
2 105 (16.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (6.93%) Office 365
4 39 (6.14%) SaaS
5 38 (5.98%) PaaS
6 35 (5.51%) IaaS
7 24 (3.78%) Google Cloud Platform
8 13 (2.05%) Apigee
9 12 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (1.89%) GitHub
10 10 (1.57%) OneDrive
11 5 (0.79%) Akamai
12 4 (0.63%) Quay.io
13 3 (0.47%) npm
14 2 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
14 2 (0.31%) Serverless
15 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
15 1 (0.16%) HP Helion
15 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 90 (14.17%) Firewall
2 66 (10.39%) Network Security
3 42 (6.61%) VPN
4 25 (3.94%) HTTP
5 22 (3.46%) Internet
6 21 (3.31%) WAN
7 20 (3.15%) Kerberos
8 19 (2.99%) Intrusion Detection
9 18 (2.83%) LAN
10 15 (2.36%) IPsec
10 15 (2.36%) SNMP
10 15 (2.36%) VoIP
10 15 (2.36%) Wireless
11 13 (2.05%) TCP/IP
12 11 (1.73%) 802.11
12 11 (1.73%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (1.73%) FTP
12 11 (1.73%) MPLS
12 11 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (1.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.46%) Big Data
2 17 (2.68%) SQL Server
3 16 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (2.20%) Oracle BI EE
5 11 (1.73%) Essbase
6 9 (1.42%) Hadoop
6 9 (1.42%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.10%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.94%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.63%) Apache Hive
9 4 (0.63%) Data Lake
9 4 (0.63%) DB2
9 4 (0.63%) Flink
9 4 (0.63%) HBase
9 4 (0.63%) Impala
9 4 (0.63%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.63%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 21 (3.31%) Git (software)
2 20 (3.15%) Jenkins
3 15 (2.36%) SonarQube
4 14 (2.20%) GitLab
5 13 (2.05%) Burp Suite
6 12 (1.89%) Metasploit
7 11 (1.73%) Visual Studio
8 10 (1.57%) JIRA
9 8 (1.26%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (0.94%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.63%) IDA Disassembler
11 4 (0.63%) WinDbg
12 3 (0.47%) Bower
12 3 (0.47%) Gradle
12 3 (0.47%) Grunt
12 3 (0.47%) gulp
12 3 (0.47%) JUnit
12 3 (0.47%) Maven
13 2 (0.31%) Gerrit
13 2 (0.31%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 145 (22.83%) Finance
2 56 (8.82%) Banking
3 37 (5.83%) Retail
4 21 (3.31%) Legal
5 14 (2.20%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.73%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.26%) Back Office
7 8 (1.26%) Law
8 6 (0.94%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.79%) Billing
9 5 (0.79%) Retail Banking
10 4 (0.63%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.63%) Electronics
11 3 (0.47%) Marketing
11 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.31%) Publishing
13 1 (0.16%) Automotive
13 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 391 (61.57%) Architect
2 315 (49.61%) Security Architect
3 88 (13.86%) Consultant
4 80 (12.60%) Security Consultant
5 71 (11.18%) Cloud Architect
5 71 (11.18%) Solutions Architect
6 31 (4.88%) Security Solutions Architect
7 30 (4.72%) Cybersecurity Architect
8 29 (4.57%) Enterprise Architect
8 29 (4.57%) Security Engineer
9 26 (4.09%) Information Architect
10 24 (3.78%) Information Security Architect
10 24 (3.78%) Lead Architect
11 22 (3.46%) Analyst
11 22 (3.46%) Technical Architect
12 20 (3.15%) Security Analyst
13 19 (2.99%) AWS Architect
13 19 (2.99%) Lead Security Architect
14 18 (2.83%) Security Manager
14 18 (2.83%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (7.87%) SAML
2 37 (5.83%) Web Services
3 34 (5.35%) .NET
4 33 (5.20%) OAuth
5 23 (3.62%) Middleware
6 18 (2.83%) OpenID
7 13 (2.05%) SOAP
8 12 (1.89%) 802.1X
8 12 (1.89%) JSON
9 10 (1.57%) LDAP
9 10 (1.57%) REST
10 9 (1.42%) Spring
11 8 (1.26%) COM+
11 8 (1.26%) DCOM
11 8 (1.26%) OAuth2
12 7 (1.10%) Rendezvous
12 7 (1.10%) WCF
13 6 (0.94%) ASP.NET
13 6 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
13 6 (0.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 102 (16.06%) Management Information System
2 44 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (6.46%) Computer Science
4 37 (5.83%) PKI
5 35 (5.51%) Data Centre
6 31 (4.88%) Mobile App
7 25 (3.94%) Hybrid Cloud
8 21 (3.31%) Cyberthreat
9 20 (3.15%) Public Cloud
10 18 (2.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 16 (2.52%) SCADA
12 14 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
13 13 (2.05%) CESG
14 12 (1.89%) Taxonomies
15 11 (1.73%) Driving Licence
15 11 (1.73%) Online Banking
16 9 (1.42%) Blackberry
16 9 (1.42%) Private Cloud
16 9 (1.42%) Wiki
17 8 (1.26%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 75 (11.81%) Windows
2 64 (10.08%) Linux
3 27 (4.25%) Windows Server
4 22 (3.46%) Unix
5 13 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.89%) Kali Linux
6 12 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.89%) Windows 10
7 11 (1.73%) Android
8 9 (1.42%) Apple iOS
8 9 (1.42%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.10%) Solaris
10 6 (0.94%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.31%) Debian
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (34.02%) Information Security
2 199 (31.34%) Cybersecurity
3 122 (19.21%) Agile Software Development
4 107 (16.85%) TOGAF
5 100 (15.75%) Risk Management
6 77 (12.13%) SABSA
7 74 (11.65%) DevOps
8 71 (11.18%) Penetration Testing
9 60 (9.45%) Enterprise Architecture
10 53 (8.35%) Identity Access Management
10 53 (8.35%) OWASP
11 51 (8.03%) IT Strategy
12 50 (7.87%) Open Source
13 48 (7.56%) ITIL
14 45 (7.09%) Technical Architecture
15 44 (6.93%) Security Testing
16 43 (6.77%) SIEM
16 43 (6.77%) Waterfall
17 40 (6.30%) Vulnerability Management
18 39 (6.14%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 60 (9.45%) Java
2 40 (6.30%) C#
3 33 (5.20%) Python
4 25 (3.94%) Bash Shell
5 24 (3.78%) SQL
6 19 (2.99%) C
6 19 (2.99%) PowerShell
7 18 (2.83%) C++
8 17 (2.68%) Ruby
9 12 (1.89%) Lua
10 9 (1.42%) Perl
11 5 (0.79%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.79%) Scala
12 4 (0.63%) Go
13 1 (0.16%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.16%) R
Qualifications
1 182 (28.66%) CISSP
2 145 (22.83%) Security Cleared
3 119 (18.74%) CISM
4 106 (16.69%) SC Cleared
5 87 (13.70%) Degree
6 65 (10.24%) CISA
7 40 (6.30%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (6.14%) CESG Certified Professional
9 30 (4.72%) TOGAF Certification
10 26 (4.09%) DV Cleared
10 26 (4.09%) ISSAP
11 25 (3.94%) CREST Certified
12 21 (3.31%) CRISC
13 20 (3.15%) SANS
14 19 (2.99%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 17 (2.68%) GIAC
16 16 (2.52%) ISSEP
17 15 (2.36%) SSCP
18 14 (2.20%) CISMP
18 14 (2.20%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (17.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 85 (13.39%) PCI DSS
3 63 (9.92%) GDPR
4 25 (3.94%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 24 (3.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 18 (2.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 16 (2.52%) COBIT
8 15 (2.36%) HMG Infosec
8 15 (2.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 15 (2.36%) JSP 440
9 13 (2.05%) NIST 800
10 12 (1.89%) ISAE 3402
10 12 (1.89%) PSD2
10 12 (1.89%) QA
11 11 (1.73%) ISO 22301
11 11 (1.73%) ISO 31000
11 11 (1.73%) ISO 9001
12 7 (1.10%) Actionable Recommendations
13 4 (0.63%) Data Quality
14 3 (0.47%) RMADS
System Software
1 35 (5.51%) Active Directory
2 28 (4.41%) Docker
3 13 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.57%) XenApp
5 9 (1.42%) OpenAM
5 9 (1.42%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.10%) ISA Server
7 6 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.79%) Snort
9 4 (0.63%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.63%) Ceph
9 4 (0.63%) etcd
9 4 (0.63%) flannel
9 4 (0.63%) GlusterFS
9 4 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.63%) SkyDNS
10 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.31%) Squid
10 2 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.31%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 24 (3.78%) Nessus
1 24 (3.78%) Single Sign-On
2 18 (2.83%) Kubernetes
3 12 (1.89%) Ansible
3 12 (1.89%) Nmap
3 12 (1.89%) Puppet
4 11 (1.73%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 9 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (1.42%) Sysdig
6 8 (1.26%) SCCM
7 7 (1.10%) CA Single Sign-On
7 7 (1.10%) FortiGate
7 7 (1.10%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 7 (1.10%) HP Fortify
7 7 (1.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 7 (1.10%) SCOM
7 7 (1.10%) Terraform
8 6 (0.94%) CASB
9 5 (0.79%) OSSEC
10 4 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 96 (15.12%) Microsoft
2 57 (8.98%) Cisco
3 56 (8.82%) Oracle
4 34 (5.35%) Google
5 28 (4.41%) IBM
6 24 (3.78%) VMware
7 20 (3.15%) SAP
8 15 (2.36%) Citrix
8 15 (2.36%) McAfee
8 15 (2.36%) Splunk
9 14 (2.20%) Qualys
10 13 (2.05%) ArcSight
11 12 (1.89%) Barracuda Networks
11 12 (1.89%) F5
12 11 (1.73%) Centrify
12 11 (1.73%) CheckPoint
12 11 (1.73%) Hyperion
12 11 (1.73%) Imperva
12 11 (1.73%) Trend Micro
12 11 (1.73%) Tripwire