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 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Architecture
UK
Rank 434 377 489
Rank change year-on-year -57 +112  
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 166 262 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.50% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.60% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 174 71
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £450 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £530 £538 £550
% change year-on-year -1.39% -2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Median hourly rate £60.87 £52.50 £68.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.94% -22.79%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.87 £52.50 £68.00
% change year-on-year +15.94% -22.79%  

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 37155 43761 41746
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.85% 79.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24488 28705 25865
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 940 1103 1195
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 -42 159 £550 - 63
London -26 79 £569 -1.08% 28
South East -21 18 £500 - 11
East of England -3 17 £538 -14.00% 4
North West +10 14 £538 -2.22% 4
Yorkshire +20 13 £575 +12.19% 3
Hertfordshire +6 12 £531 -15.00%
South Yorkshire - 11 £575 -
Sheffield - 10 £588 -
Welwyn Garden City - 9 - -
Cheshire +36 7 - -
East Midlands +2 7 £505 +12.22% 4
Manchester +12 5 - - 4
Milton Keynes -2 5 £500 - 1
Wiltshire -4 5 £365 -25.12%
South West -7 5 £365 -33.63% 2
Buckinghamshire -12 5 £500 - 1
Scotland +22 4 £575 +64.28% 2
Berkshire +9 4 £531 +6.25% 4
Surrey -2 4 £375 -25.00% 3
Derbyshire - 4 £505 - 2
Derby - 4 £505 - 2
Edinburgh +18 3 £600 +45.45%
West Midlands +12 3 £550 -3.50% 4
Hampshire +3 3 £660 +5.60% 3
Harrow +14 2 - -
Croydon +13 2 £550 +16.64%
Reading +13 2 £525 -1.17% 1
Cambridgeshire +8 2 £540 -16.92% 1
Staines -2 2 £375 - 1

Security Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 171 (44.53%) Information Security
2 126 (32.81%) Security Cleared
3 117 (30.47%) Cybersecurity
4 100 (26.04%) SC Cleared
5 93 (24.22%) CISSP
6 88 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
7 81 (21.09%) Finance
8 77 (20.05%) Amazon AWS
9 74 (19.27%) Information Assurance
10 72 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 69 (17.97%) Risk Management
12 46 (11.98%) Firewall
13 44 (11.46%) TOGAF
14 43 (11.20%) Security Testing
15 41 (10.68%) Management Information System
15 41 (10.68%) Windows
16 39 (10.16%) Security Management
16 39 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
16 39 (10.16%) CESG
16 39 (10.16%) CLAS
17 38 (9.90%) CESG Certified Professional
18 37 (9.64%) Penetration Testing
18 37 (9.64%) Network Security
19 33 (8.59%) Risk Assessment
20 32 (8.33%) CISM
21 31 (8.07%) PCI DSS
21 31 (8.07%) Open Source
22 30 (7.81%) OWASP
23 29 (7.55%) DevOps
23 29 (7.55%) Microsoft

Security Architecture
Top Related 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 (1.04%) Confluence
1 4 (1.04%) MS Exchange
1 4 (1.04%) OpenStack
1 4 (1.04%) Tomcat
2 3 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.52%) IIS
3 2 (0.52%) JBoss
3 2 (0.52%) Liferay
3 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.26%) Apache
4 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.26%) Predix
4 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.82%) MS Office
3 2 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.26%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 77 (20.05%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.86%) PaaS
4 9 (2.34%) IaaS
5 6 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.56%) SaaS
6 4 (1.04%) Office 365
7 2 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.26%) AWS OpsWorks
8 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.26%) GitHub
8 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.26%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 46 (11.98%) Firewall
2 37 (9.64%) Network Security
3 20 (5.21%) Kerberos
4 19 (4.95%) Internet
5 14 (3.65%) SSL
6 13 (3.39%) DNS
6 13 (3.39%) TCP/IP
7 12 (3.13%) LDAP
7 12 (3.13%) Wireless
8 11 (2.86%) LAN
8 11 (2.86%) WAN
9 9 (2.34%) VPN
10 8 (2.08%) NetScaler
11 7 (1.82%) IPsec
12 6 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (1.30%) SAN
14 4 (1.04%) HTTP
14 4 (1.04%) SCCP
14 4 (1.04%) SMTP
14 4 (1.04%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.69%) Big Data
2 11 (2.86%) GIS
3 9 (2.34%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.56%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.04%) MySQL
6 2 (0.52%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (0.52%) HBase
7 1 (0.26%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.26%) DocumentDB
7 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.26%) OLTP
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.26%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (2.08%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (1.30%) JIRA
4 4 (1.04%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.04%) Travis CI
5 3 (0.78%) Maven
6 2 (0.52%) git-flow
7 1 (0.26%) Ant
7 1 (0.26%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.26%) Bower
7 1 (0.26%) Gradle
7 1 (0.26%) Grunt
7 1 (0.26%) gulp
7 1 (0.26%) JBehave
7 1 (0.26%) JUnit
7 1 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.26%) Selenium
7 1 (0.26%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.26%) Subversion
7 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
General
1 81 (21.09%) Finance
2 26 (6.77%) Banking
3 15 (3.91%) Legal
4 14 (3.65%) Financial Institution
5 13 (3.39%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.86%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.34%) Electronics
7 9 (2.34%) Marketing
8 7 (1.82%) Retail
9 3 (0.78%) Law
9 3 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.26%) French Language
11 1 (0.26%) German Language
11 1 (0.26%) Local Government
11 1 (0.26%) Military
11 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 212 (55.21%) Architect
2 175 (45.57%) Security Architect
3 84 (21.88%) Consultant
4 75 (19.53%) Security Consultant
5 32 (8.33%) Analyst
6 31 (8.07%) Cybersecurity Architect
7 29 (7.55%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 24 (6.25%) Security Analyst
9 19 (4.95%) Cloud Architect
9 19 (4.95%) Security Engineer
10 15 (3.91%) Lead Security Architect
11 14 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
12 13 (3.39%) Enterprise Architect
12 13 (3.39%) Information Architect
12 13 (3.39%) Information Security Architect
13 12 (3.13%) Lead Architect
14 11 (2.86%) AWS Architect
14 11 (2.86%) Enterprise Security Architect
15 10 (2.60%) Cloud Consultant
15 10 (2.60%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.25%) SAML
2 17 (4.43%) Web Services
3 10 (2.60%) Middleware
4 9 (2.34%) REST
5 7 (1.82%) RESTful
6 5 (1.30%) Ajax
6 5 (1.30%) JSON
7 4 (1.04%) .NET
7 4 (1.04%) CSS
7 4 (1.04%) CSS3
7 4 (1.04%) HTML
7 4 (1.04%) HTML5
8 3 (0.78%) Apache Camel
8 3 (0.78%) Spring Boot
9 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.52%) EDI
9 2 (0.52%) Grails
9 2 (0.52%) OAuth
9 2 (0.52%) OAuth2
9 2 (0.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.68%) Management Information System
2 39 (10.16%) CESG
3 20 (5.21%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.43%) CESG CLAS
4 17 (4.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 11 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.86%) Cyber Defence
5 11 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
6 10 (2.60%) Algorithms
7 8 (2.08%) Client/Server
7 8 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.08%) Reference Data
8 7 (1.82%) PKI
9 6 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (1.30%) Internet of Things
10 5 (1.30%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.04%) Cyber Attack
11 4 (1.04%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.78%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 41 (10.68%) Windows
2 27 (7.03%) Linux
3 24 (6.25%) Unix
4 5 (1.30%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.04%) Android
5 4 (1.04%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.04%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.78%) Windows Vista
7 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (44.53%) Information Security
2 117 (30.47%) Cybersecurity
3 88 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (19.27%) Information Assurance
5 69 (17.97%) Risk Management
6 44 (11.46%) TOGAF
7 43 (11.20%) Security Testing
8 39 (10.16%) Security Management
8 39 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
9 37 (9.64%) Penetration Testing
10 33 (8.59%) Risk Assessment
11 31 (8.07%) Open Source
12 30 (7.81%) OWASP
13 29 (7.55%) DevOps
14 26 (6.77%) SIEM
15 24 (6.25%) SABSA
16 23 (5.99%) Cryptography
17 21 (5.47%) IT Strategy
17 21 (5.47%) Secure Coding
18 20 (5.21%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (5.99%) Java
2 14 (3.65%) Python
3 9 (2.34%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.56%) SQL
5 4 (1.04%) ABAP
5 4 (1.04%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.04%) Perl
6 2 (0.52%) C
6 2 (0.52%) C++
6 2 (0.52%) Groovy
6 2 (0.52%) Scala
7 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 126 (32.81%) Security Cleared
2 100 (26.04%) SC Cleared
3 93 (24.22%) CISSP
4 39 (10.16%) CLAS
5 38 (9.90%) CESG Certified Professional
6 32 (8.33%) CISM
7 27 (7.03%) SANS
8 24 (6.25%) CEH
8 24 (6.25%) CREST Certified
9 19 (4.95%) Degree
10 18 (4.69%) DV Cleared
11 13 (3.39%) GIAC
12 12 (3.13%) CISA
13 8 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (1.82%) CRISC
15 6 (1.56%) CISMP
15 6 (1.56%) CITP
15 6 (1.56%) ISACA
15 6 (1.56%) MBCS
16 5 (1.30%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (8.07%) PCI DSS
3 12 (3.13%) RMADS
4 7 (1.82%) COBIT
4 7 (1.82%) GDPR
5 6 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (1.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.78%) Web Application Security Consortium
8 2 (0.52%) BS7799
8 2 (0.52%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.52%) ISO27002
8 2 (0.52%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.26%) HL7
9 1 (0.26%) SNOMED CT
9 1 (0.26%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 26 (6.77%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.95%) Docker
3 4 (1.04%) NFS
3 4 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.78%) Sendmail
4 3 (0.78%) Snort
5 2 (0.52%) Shibboleth
5 2 (0.52%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.52%) Xen
6 1 (0.26%) vCloud
6 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (5.73%) Kubernetes
2 13 (3.39%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (1.04%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (1.04%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (0.78%) Ansible
4 3 (0.78%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 3 (0.78%) Nessus
4 3 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.78%) Puppet
4 3 (0.78%) QRadar
5 2 (0.52%) EMC Navisphere
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.26%) Nagios
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 29 (7.55%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.51%) Google
3 16 (4.17%) Splunk
4 15 (3.91%) Intel Security
5 14 (3.65%) Cisco
5 14 (3.65%) Oracle
6 13 (3.39%) Citrix
6 13 (3.39%) VMware
7 12 (3.13%) CheckPoint
7 12 (3.13%) SAP
8 6 (1.56%) Aruba
8 6 (1.56%) Juniper
8 6 (1.56%) Palo Alto
8 6 (1.56%) Symantec
9 4 (1.04%) EMC
10 3 (0.78%) ArcSight
10 3 (0.78%) Capita
10 3 (0.78%) CyberArk
10 3 (0.78%) F5
10 3 (0.78%) ScanSafe
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Fuse
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
UK
AMS contingency
Posted: 21 days ago