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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 429 374 429
Rank change year-on-year -55 +55  
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 176 293 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.54% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.65% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 198 101
Median daily rate £575 £550 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.54% +7.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £380 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £725 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -4.54% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Median hourly rate £60.44 £62.50 £51.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.30% +22.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.44 £62.50 £51.17
% change year-on-year -3.30% +22.14%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39559 44852 45349
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.50% 83.35% 80.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25807 29750 29034
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1054 1082 1276
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Security Architecture as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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
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 Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 -54 170 £575 +1.99% 58
London -48 69 £600 - 26
South East -12 31 £550 +4.76% 12
North West +32 26 £575 +4.54% 5
City of London +9 20 £600 -7.69% 3
East of England -2 16 £519 -5.68% 7
Berkshire +20 13 £550 +66.66% 5
Manchester +14 13 £450 -10.00% 5
South West -8 13 £520 +4.00% 3
Hampshire +20 10 £525 - 2
Yorkshire +25 9 £588 -9.61% 1
Bedfordshire -8 9 £519 -5.68% 3
Liverpool - 9 £600 -
Merseyside - 9 £600 -
South Yorkshire - 7 £588 -
Scotland +38 6 £500 +11.11%
Reading +19 6 £563 - 2
Midlands +11 6 £575 +4.54% 2
Milton Keynes -12 6 £450 -7.69%
Bristol -16 6 £520 -0.95% 1
Buckinghamshire -18 6 £450 -10.00%
Wiltshire +4 5 £448 +17.91%
Hertfordshire -2 5 - - 3
Luton -2 5 £600 - 1
Sheffield - 5 £600 -
Welwyn Garden City - 5 - -
Cheshire +23 4 - -
Glasgow +9 4 £425 -
Swindon 0 3 - -
Portsmouth - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Security Architecture.

1 138 (40.35%) Information Security
2 94 (27.49%) Cybersecurity
3 86 (25.15%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (23.98%) CISSP
5 80 (23.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 80 (23.39%) Security Cleared
6 78 (22.81%) Finance
7 63 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
8 55 (16.08%) SC Cleared
9 52 (15.20%) PCI DSS
10 49 (14.33%) TOGAF
11 48 (14.04%) Information Assurance
12 45 (13.16%) CISM
13 44 (12.87%) Banking
13 44 (12.87%) CESG Certified Professional
14 41 (11.99%) Risk Management
15 39 (11.40%) Firewall
16 38 (11.11%) Security Management
17 36 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
18 34 (9.94%) Management Information System
19 32 (9.36%) Network Security
19 32 (9.36%) CLAS
20 30 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
21 29 (8.48%) SABSA
21 29 (8.48%) SIEM
21 29 (8.48%) Security Testing
22 28 (8.19%) Enterprise Architecture
23 27 (7.89%) DevOps
24 26 (7.60%) CESG
24 26 (7.60%) Penetration Testing

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 4 (1.17%) IIS
1 4 (1.17%) OpenStack
1 4 (1.17%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (0.88%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.58%) Confluence
3 2 (0.58%) JBoss
4 1 (0.29%) Apache
4 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.29%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.29%) Predix
4 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.58%) Relativity
3 1 (0.29%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 63 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (6.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (5.85%) PaaS
4 15 (4.39%) SaaS
5 12 (3.51%) Office 365
6 10 (2.92%) IaaS
7 3 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.58%) HP Helion
9 1 (0.29%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 39 (11.40%) Firewall
2 32 (9.36%) Network Security
3 19 (5.56%) Kerberos
4 13 (3.80%) TCP/IP
5 12 (3.51%) Internet
5 12 (3.51%) LAN
5 12 (3.51%) WAN
6 11 (3.22%) DNS
7 10 (2.92%) VPN
8 9 (2.63%) NetScaler
8 9 (2.63%) Wireless
9 8 (2.34%) SSL
10 7 (2.05%) LDAP
11 6 (1.75%) SAN
12 4 (1.17%) DMZ
12 4 (1.17%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (0.88%) SCCP
13 3 (0.88%) VLAN
14 2 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
14 2 (0.58%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.39%) Big Data
2 9 (2.63%) GIS
3 5 (1.46%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.17%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.88%) DB2
6 2 (0.58%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (0.58%) HBase
6 2 (0.58%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.58%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.29%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.29%) DocumentDB
7 1 (0.29%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.29%) MySQL
7 1 (0.29%) OLTP
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Artifactory
1 2 (0.58%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.58%) JIRA
1 2 (0.58%) Maven
2 1 (0.29%) Ant
2 1 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.29%) Subversion
General
1 78 (22.81%) Finance
2 44 (12.87%) Banking
3 20 (5.85%) Legal
4 14 (4.09%) Financial Institution
4 14 (4.09%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.92%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.92%) Retail
6 6 (1.75%) Electronics
7 5 (1.46%) Marketing
7 5 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.17%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.88%) Law
10 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.29%) German Language
10 1 (0.29%) Local Government
10 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 180 (52.63%) Architect
2 142 (41.52%) Security Architect
3 75 (21.93%) Consultant
4 65 (19.01%) Security Consultant
5 30 (8.77%) Cloud Architect
6 24 (7.02%) Solutions Architect
7 20 (5.85%) Cybersecurity Architect
8 18 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 18 (5.26%) Security Engineer
9 17 (4.97%) AWS Architect
10 14 (4.09%) Analyst
11 13 (3.80%) Security Manager
12 12 (3.51%) Cloud Consultant
13 11 (3.22%) Enterprise Architect
13 11 (3.22%) Information Security Consultant
14 10 (2.92%) Information Security Architect
14 10 (2.92%) Security Analyst
14 10 (2.92%) Senior Consultant
14 10 (2.92%) Senior Security Consultant
15 9 (2.63%) Enterprise Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.14%) SAML
2 18 (5.26%) Web Services
3 10 (2.92%) Middleware
4 6 (1.75%) RESTful
5 5 (1.46%) JSON
5 5 (1.46%) REST
6 4 (1.17%) Ajax
6 4 (1.17%) IDoc
7 3 (0.88%) .NET
7 3 (0.88%) CSS
7 3 (0.88%) CSS3
7 3 (0.88%) HTML
7 3 (0.88%) HTML5
8 2 (0.58%) Apache Camel
8 2 (0.58%) Spring
8 2 (0.58%) Spring Boot
8 2 (0.58%) Spring Security
9 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.29%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.29%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.94%) Management Information System
2 26 (7.60%) CESG
3 24 (7.02%) Data Centre
4 15 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.80%) CESG CLAS
6 11 (3.22%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (2.34%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.75%) Freedom of Information
8 6 (1.75%) PKI
9 5 (1.46%) Freedom of Information Act
10 4 (1.17%) Cyber Attack
10 4 (1.17%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (1.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.17%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.17%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.17%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.88%) Taxonomies
12 2 (0.58%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.58%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.14%) Windows
2 12 (3.51%) Linux
3 8 (2.34%) Unix
4 3 (0.88%) Android
4 3 (0.88%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.58%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.58%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (40.35%) Information Security
2 94 (27.49%) Cybersecurity
3 86 (25.15%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (14.33%) TOGAF
5 48 (14.04%) Information Assurance
6 41 (11.99%) Risk Management
7 38 (11.11%) Security Management
8 36 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
9 30 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 29 (8.48%) SABSA
10 29 (8.48%) Security Testing
10 29 (8.48%) SIEM
11 28 (8.19%) Enterprise Architecture
12 27 (7.89%) DevOps
13 26 (7.60%) Penetration Testing
14 24 (7.02%) IT Strategy
14 24 (7.02%) Project Management
15 23 (6.73%) ITIL
16 22 (6.43%) Internal Audit
17 21 (6.14%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.80%) Java
2 10 (2.92%) SQL
3 7 (2.05%) JavaScript
3 7 (2.05%) Python
4 6 (1.75%) Perl
5 4 (1.17%) ABAP
6 2 (0.58%) C
6 2 (0.58%) C++
6 2 (0.58%) Scala
7 1 (0.29%) C#
7 1 (0.29%) PHP
7 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.29%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 82 (23.98%) CISSP
2 80 (23.39%) Security Cleared
3 55 (16.08%) SC Cleared
4 45 (13.16%) CISM
5 44 (12.87%) CESG Certified Professional
6 32 (9.36%) CLAS
7 22 (6.43%) Degree
8 21 (6.14%) SANS
9 15 (4.39%) CREST Certified
10 14 (4.09%) DV Cleared
11 13 (3.80%) CISA
12 12 (3.51%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 12 (3.51%) MBCS
13 10 (2.92%) ISSAP
14 9 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (2.34%) ISACA
16 7 (2.05%) CEH
16 7 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 6 (1.75%) GCIA
17 6 (1.75%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (23.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (15.20%) PCI DSS
3 16 (4.68%) GDPR
4 12 (3.51%) COBIT
5 8 (2.34%) RMADS
6 7 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (2.05%) QA
7 4 (1.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.88%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 2 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.58%) GMP
9 2 (0.58%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.29%) HL7
10 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.29%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.29%) SAS 70
10 1 (0.29%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 18 (5.26%) Docker
2 16 (4.68%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.75%) Snort
4 5 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.17%) NFS
6 3 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (6.14%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.92%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (1.75%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 6 (1.75%) RSA enVision
4 4 (1.17%) RSA Archer
4 4 (1.17%) SCCM
5 3 (0.88%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 3 (0.88%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.88%) Nessus
5 3 (0.88%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (0.58%) EMC Navisphere
6 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.58%) Puppet
7 1 (0.29%) Ansible
7 1 (0.29%) Kibana
7 1 (0.29%) logstash
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (6.43%) Google
1 22 (6.43%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.26%) Splunk
3 12 (3.51%) McAfee
3 12 (3.51%) Oracle
4 11 (3.22%) SAP
5 10 (2.92%) CheckPoint
5 10 (2.92%) Citrix
6 9 (2.63%) VMware
7 8 (2.34%) ArcSight
7 8 (2.34%) Cisco
8 7 (2.05%) Juniper
9 6 (1.75%) Aruba
9 6 (1.75%) LogRhythm
10 4 (1.17%) EMC
11 3 (0.88%) HP
11 3 (0.88%) Palo Alto
11 3 (0.88%) Qualys
11 3 (0.88%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.58%) Virgin Media
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