Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 475 424 482
Rank change year-on-year -51 +58 -3
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 455 569 476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.54% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.65% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 368 273
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £535
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.80% +4.39%
10th Percentile £425 £404 £388
90th Percentile £725 £732 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £525 £528
% change year-on-year - -0.47% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 10
UK median hourly rate £60.44 £24.50 £50.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.67% -51.57% +12.41%
10th Percentile £57.84 £22.25 £42.00
90th Percentile £62.34 £26.75 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.44 £24.50 £49.50
% change year-on-year +146.67% -50.51% +10.00%

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 85705 87976 93705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.91% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 57093 58207 60721
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2335 2744
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.83% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.37 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.50% +2.59% +18.75%

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 19 November 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 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 19 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 -35 428 £550 - 42
UK excluding London -11 245 £525 - 24
London -72 201 £600 - 21
South East -17 77 £575 +9.52% 4
North of England +63 57 £525 -14.29% 6
North West +35 42 £495 -17.50% 1
East of England +11 41 £513 -10.87% 3
South West -21 29 £500 -10.71% 4
Midlands +22 26 £525 +6.06% 4
West Midlands +31 19 £525 +0.48% 1
Yorkshire +20 14 £525 -19.23% 3
Scotland -17 12 £500 -23.08% 2
Wales 0 7 £425 -17.03% 1
East Midlands +5 5 £563 +35.95% 3
North East +65 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 198 (43.52%) Information Security
2 115 (25.27%) Finance
3 107 (23.52%) CISSP
4 91 (20.00%) Network Security
4 91 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 82 (18.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 81 (17.80%) Amazon AWS
7 75 (16.48%) Security Cleared
8 70 (15.38%) Firewall
8 70 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
9 66 (14.51%) Linux
10 62 (13.63%) TOGAF
11 61 (13.41%) Risk Management
12 58 (12.75%) CISM
13 56 (12.31%) PCI DSS
14 54 (11.87%) SC Cleared
15 52 (11.43%) Management Information System
16 47 (10.33%) Banking
16 47 (10.33%) Java
17 46 (10.11%) Security Operations
18 45 (9.89%) Windows
19 44 (9.67%) Risk Assessment
20 43 (9.45%) SIEM
21 42 (9.23%) Security Management
22 40 (8.79%) Microsoft
23 39 (8.57%) Enterprise Architecture
24 37 (8.13%) DevOps
25 36 (7.91%) Microsoft Azure
25 36 (7.91%) Retail
26 33 (7.25%) Information Assurance

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 12 (2.64%) OpenStack
2 7 (1.54%) Confluence
3 6 (1.32%) Apache
4 5 (1.10%) nginx
5 3 (0.66%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.44%) CMS
6 2 (0.44%) IIS
6 2 (0.44%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (1.76%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.22%) Relativity
1 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 81 (17.80%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (7.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (5.05%) IaaS
3 23 (5.05%) PaaS
4 22 (4.84%) SaaS
5 14 (3.08%) Office 365
6 13 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (2.42%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (1.76%) Amazon S3
8 8 (1.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 6 (1.32%) GitHub
10 5 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.10%) Google App Engine
10 5 (1.10%) Route 53
11 3 (0.66%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.44%) Boomi
13 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.22%) HP Helion
13 1 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 91 (20.00%) Network Security
2 70 (15.38%) Firewall
3 26 (5.71%) VPN
4 23 (5.05%) Kerberos
5 22 (4.84%) TCP/IP
6 21 (4.62%) IPsec
7 18 (3.96%) LDAP
7 18 (3.96%) WAN
8 17 (3.74%) Internet
9 16 (3.52%) BGP
10 14 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (3.08%) DNS
10 14 (3.08%) SSL
11 13 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
11 13 (2.86%) MPLS
12 12 (2.64%) Ethernet
12 12 (2.64%) FTP
13 9 (1.98%) DHCP
13 9 (1.98%) LAN
14 8 (1.76%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.59%) Big Data
2 29 (6.37%) Hadoop
3 8 (1.76%) GIS
4 7 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.10%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.88%) DB2
6 4 (0.88%) SQL Server
7 3 (0.66%) Apache Hive
7 3 (0.66%) HBase
8 2 (0.44%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.22%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.22%) Spatial Data
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.22%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 9 (1.98%) Burp Suite
2 8 (1.76%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.76%) JIRA
3 6 (1.32%) Subversion
4 4 (0.88%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.44%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.22%) Selenium
6 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 115 (25.27%) Finance
2 47 (10.33%) Banking
3 36 (7.91%) Retail
4 20 (4.40%) Legal
5 14 (3.08%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.64%) Financial Institution
6 12 (2.64%) Law
7 6 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.88%) Marketing
8 4 (0.88%) Military
9 3 (0.66%) Electronics
9 3 (0.66%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.66%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.44%) Games
11 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.22%) German Language
11 1 (0.22%) Local Government
11 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 217 (47.69%) Architect
2 155 (34.07%) Security Architect
3 76 (16.70%) Consultant
4 64 (14.07%) Security Consultant
5 41 (9.01%) Security Engineer
6 40 (8.79%) Information Security Architect
7 36 (7.91%) Information Architect
8 31 (6.81%) Cloud Architect
9 26 (5.71%) Enterprise Architect
10 25 (5.49%) Network Engineer
11 19 (4.18%) Designer
12 18 (3.96%) Information Security Consultant
13 17 (3.74%) AWS Architect
13 17 (3.74%) Solutions Architect
14 16 (3.52%) Analyst
14 16 (3.52%) Security Designer
15 15 (3.30%) Infrastructure Architect
15 15 (3.30%) Security Analyst
16 13 (2.86%) IT Architect
16 13 (2.86%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.27%) Web Services
2 15 (3.30%) REST
3 10 (2.20%) SAML
4 7 (1.54%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (1.54%) Middleware
5 6 (1.32%) ActiveMQ
6 5 (1.10%) EDI
6 5 (1.10%) SOAP
7 4 (0.88%) JMS
8 2 (0.44%) .NET
8 2 (0.44%) Spring Security
8 2 (0.44%) WAP
9 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.22%) JSON
9 1 (0.22%) OAuth
9 1 (0.22%) OpenID
9 1 (0.22%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 52 (11.43%) Management Information System
2 32 (7.03%) CESG
3 28 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (4.40%) Data Centre
5 19 (4.18%) PKI
6 15 (3.30%) Data Protection Act
6 15 (3.30%) Public Cloud
7 10 (2.20%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (1.76%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.32%) BYOD
9 6 (1.32%) Cyberthreat
9 6 (1.32%) Mainframe
9 6 (1.32%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.32%) Smart Meter
10 5 (1.10%) CESG CLAS
10 5 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.10%) SCADA
10 5 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 66 (14.51%) Linux
2 45 (9.89%) Windows
3 29 (6.37%) Unix
4 12 (2.64%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.42%) Android
6 9 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.76%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.32%) AIX
8 6 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.32%) Solaris
8 6 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.44%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.22%) VMS
10 1 (0.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (43.52%) Information Security
2 91 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 70 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (13.63%) TOGAF
5 61 (13.41%) Risk Management
6 46 (10.11%) Security Operations
7 44 (9.67%) Risk Assessment
8 43 (9.45%) SIEM
9 42 (9.23%) Security Management
10 39 (8.57%) Enterprise Architecture
11 37 (8.13%) DevOps
12 33 (7.25%) Information Assurance
12 33 (7.25%) SABSA
12 33 (7.25%) SDLC
13 31 (6.81%) Data Protection
14 30 (6.59%) Identity Access Management
14 30 (6.59%) Penetration Testing
14 30 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
14 30 (6.59%) Vulnerability Management
15 29 (6.37%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 47 (10.33%) Java
2 27 (5.93%) Python
3 19 (4.18%) Bash Shell
4 13 (2.86%) Perl
5 12 (2.64%) SQL
6 11 (2.42%) Korn
7 10 (2.20%) C-shell
8 8 (1.76%) C
9 4 (0.88%) C++
10 3 (0.66%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.44%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.22%) C#
12 1 (0.22%) Go
12 1 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 107 (23.52%) CISSP
2 75 (16.48%) Security Cleared
3 58 (12.75%) CISM
4 54 (11.87%) SC Cleared
5 30 (6.59%) CISA
6 29 (6.37%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (5.27%) ISSAP
8 23 (5.05%) Degree
9 16 (3.52%) CESG Certified Professional
9 16 (3.52%) DV Cleared
10 12 (2.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 12 (2.64%) GIAC
10 12 (2.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 12 (2.64%) SANS
11 11 (2.42%) CLAS
12 10 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (2.20%) CEH
13 9 (1.98%) CCSP
13 9 (1.98%) CREST Certified
14 5 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (18.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 56 (12.31%) PCI DSS
3 29 (6.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 23 (5.05%) GDPR
5 21 (4.62%) COBIT
6 13 (2.86%) QA
7 10 (2.20%) Data Quality
8 9 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (1.76%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (1.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.88%) NIST 800
11 4 (0.88%) PA-DSS
11 4 (0.88%) RMADS
11 4 (0.88%) SAS 70
12 3 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.44%) GAAP
13 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 2 (0.44%) PMO
14 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (6.59%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.86%) Docker
3 11 (2.42%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.98%) NFS
5 8 (1.76%) Openswan
6 7 (1.54%) pfSense
6 7 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (1.32%) vSphere
8 5 (1.10%) vCloud
9 4 (0.88%) XenApp
10 3 (0.66%) HDFS
11 2 (0.44%) IAG
11 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.22%) Snort
Systems Management
1 18 (3.96%) Terraform
2 14 (3.08%) Kubernetes
3 11 (2.42%) Puppet
4 9 (1.98%) Ansible
4 9 (1.98%) Nessus
5 7 (1.54%) logstash
6 6 (1.32%) QRadar
6 6 (1.32%) RSA Archer
7 5 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.10%) SCCM
8 3 (0.66%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (0.66%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.44%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.44%) MIMEsweeper
9 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.22%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.22%) Nexpose
10 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.22%) Oozie
Vendors
1 40 (8.79%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.81%) Cisco
3 23 (5.05%) Palo Alto
4 20 (4.40%) CheckPoint
5 17 (3.74%) Hortonworks
6 15 (3.30%) Juniper
6 15 (3.30%) Oracle
7 14 (3.08%) McAfee
8 13 (2.86%) Fortinet
8 13 (2.86%) Splunk
8 13 (2.86%) VMware
9 12 (2.64%) F5
9 12 (2.64%) Google
10 11 (2.42%) Citrix
10 11 (2.42%) Qualys
11 9 (1.98%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.98%) SonicWALL
12 8 (1.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 8 (1.76%) AlienVault
12 8 (1.76%) Vyatta