Period
to 22 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 22 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 473 414 482
Rank change year-on-year -59 +68 +13
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 474 574 473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.54% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.65% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 374 272
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £535
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.80% +4.90%
10th Percentile £425 £407 £388
90th Percentile £725 £729 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £525 £533
% change year-on-year - -1.41% +6.50%
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 87155 88463 92228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.47% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58071 58482 59737
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2066 2352 2726
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £49.88 £48.75 £47.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +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 22 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 22 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 -36 447 £550 -2.22% 52
UK excluding London -2 254 £525 - 30
London -68 212 £600 - 25
South East -11 77 £575 +9.52% 7
North of England +80 60 £495 -19.18% 10
North West +27 45 £495 -17.50% 3
East of England +13 41 £513 -10.87% 3
Midlands +22 31 £525 +6.06% 2
South West -20 30 £500 -10.71% 5
West Midlands +30 20 £525 +0.48%
Yorkshire +22 14 £525 -19.23% 3
Scotland -20 12 £500 -23.08% 2
East Midlands -4 10 £563 +35.95% 2
Wales +4 7 £425 -17.03% 1
North East +64 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 203 (42.83%) Information Security
2 118 (24.89%) Finance
3 111 (23.42%) CISSP
4 95 (20.04%) Cybersecurity
5 94 (19.83%) Network Security
6 89 (18.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 82 (17.30%) Amazon AWS
8 81 (17.09%) Security Cleared
9 73 (15.40%) Firewall
10 69 (14.56%) Agile Software Development
11 67 (14.14%) Linux
12 63 (13.29%) TOGAF
13 61 (12.87%) CISM
14 60 (12.66%) Risk Management
15 59 (12.45%) PCI DSS
15 59 (12.45%) SC Cleared
16 53 (11.18%) Management Information System
17 48 (10.13%) Java
18 46 (9.70%) Windows
18 46 (9.70%) Banking
18 46 (9.70%) SIEM
18 46 (9.70%) Security Operations
19 44 (9.28%) Risk Assessment
20 43 (9.07%) Security Management
21 42 (8.86%) Enterprise Architecture
22 41 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
22 41 (8.65%) Microsoft
23 38 (8.02%) SABSA
24 37 (7.81%) DevOps
24 37 (7.81%) CESG

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 (2.53%) OpenStack
2 7 (1.48%) Confluence
3 6 (1.27%) Apache
4 5 (1.05%) nginx
5 4 (0.84%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.84%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.63%) IIS
6 3 (0.63%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.42%) CMS
7 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (1.69%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.21%) Relativity
1 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 82 (17.30%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (5.91%) PaaS
4 24 (5.06%) SaaS
5 23 (4.85%) IaaS
6 15 (3.16%) Office 365
7 13 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (2.32%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (1.69%) Amazon S3
9 8 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.27%) GitHub
11 5 (1.05%) Google App Engine
11 5 (1.05%) Route 53
12 3 (0.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (0.42%) Boomi
13 2 (0.42%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.21%) HP Helion
14 1 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 94 (19.83%) Network Security
2 73 (15.40%) Firewall
3 27 (5.70%) VPN
4 24 (5.06%) Kerberos
5 22 (4.64%) TCP/IP
6 21 (4.43%) IPsec
7 19 (4.01%) WAN
8 18 (3.80%) LDAP
9 16 (3.38%) BGP
9 16 (3.38%) Internet
10 14 (2.95%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (2.95%) DNS
10 14 (2.95%) Intrusion Detection
10 14 (2.95%) SSL
11 13 (2.74%) MPLS
12 12 (2.53%) Ethernet
12 12 (2.53%) FTP
13 10 (2.11%) LAN
13 10 (2.11%) SAN
14 9 (1.90%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.54%) Big Data
2 30 (6.33%) Hadoop
3 8 (1.69%) GIS
4 7 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.05%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.05%) SQL Server
6 4 (0.84%) DB2
7 3 (0.63%) Apache Hive
7 3 (0.63%) HBase
8 2 (0.42%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.21%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.21%) Spatial Data
9 1 (0.21%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.21%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (1.90%) Burp Suite
2 8 (1.69%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.69%) JIRA
3 6 (1.27%) Subversion
4 5 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (0.84%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.42%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.21%) Selenium
7 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 118 (24.89%) Finance
2 46 (9.70%) Banking
3 37 (7.81%) Retail
4 21 (4.43%) Legal
5 14 (2.95%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.74%) Law
7 12 (2.53%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.27%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.84%) Marketing
9 4 (0.84%) Military
10 3 (0.63%) Electronics
10 3 (0.63%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.63%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.42%) Games
12 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.21%) German Language
12 1 (0.21%) Local Government
12 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 226 (47.68%) Architect
2 160 (33.76%) Security Architect
3 78 (16.46%) Consultant
4 66 (13.92%) Security Consultant
5 44 (9.28%) Security Engineer
6 39 (8.23%) Information Security Architect
7 37 (7.81%) Information Architect
8 31 (6.54%) Cloud Architect
9 27 (5.70%) Enterprise Architect
10 26 (5.49%) Network Engineer
11 20 (4.22%) Designer
12 19 (4.01%) Information Security Consultant
13 18 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
14 17 (3.59%) Analyst
14 17 (3.59%) AWS Architect
14 17 (3.59%) Security Designer
15 16 (3.38%) Security Analyst
16 15 (3.16%) Infrastructure Architect
17 14 (2.95%) Security Specialist
17 14 (2.95%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.06%) Web Services
2 15 (3.16%) REST
3 12 (2.53%) SAML
4 7 (1.48%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (1.48%) Middleware
5 6 (1.27%) ActiveMQ
6 5 (1.05%) EDI
6 5 (1.05%) SOAP
7 4 (0.84%) JMS
8 2 (0.42%) .NET
8 2 (0.42%) Spring Security
8 2 (0.42%) WAP
9 1 (0.21%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.21%) JSON
9 1 (0.21%) Kafka
9 1 (0.21%) OAuth
9 1 (0.21%) OpenID
9 1 (0.21%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.18%) Management Information System
2 37 (7.81%) CESG
3 28 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (4.22%) Data Centre
5 19 (4.01%) PKI
6 16 (3.38%) Public Cloud
7 15 (3.16%) Data Protection Act
8 10 (2.11%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (1.90%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.48%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.27%) BYOD
11 6 (1.27%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 6 (1.27%) Mainframe
11 6 (1.27%) Smart Meter
12 5 (1.05%) CESG CLAS
12 5 (1.05%) Industrial Internet of Things
12 5 (1.05%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 67 (14.14%) Linux
2 46 (9.70%) Windows
3 29 (6.12%) Unix
4 12 (2.53%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.32%) Android
6 10 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.69%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.27%) AIX
9 6 (1.27%) Solaris
10 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.42%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.21%) VMS
11 1 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (42.83%) Information Security
2 95 (20.04%) Cybersecurity
3 69 (14.56%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (13.29%) TOGAF
5 60 (12.66%) Risk Management
6 46 (9.70%) Security Operations
6 46 (9.70%) SIEM
7 44 (9.28%) Risk Assessment
8 43 (9.07%) Security Management
9 42 (8.86%) Enterprise Architecture
10 38 (8.02%) SABSA
11 37 (7.81%) DevOps
12 35 (7.38%) Information Assurance
13 33 (6.96%) SDLC
13 33 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
14 31 (6.54%) Data Protection
14 31 (6.54%) ITIL
14 31 (6.54%) Penetration Testing
14 31 (6.54%) Vulnerability Management
15 30 (6.33%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (10.13%) Java
2 27 (5.70%) Python
3 19 (4.01%) Bash Shell
4 13 (2.74%) Perl
4 13 (2.74%) SQL
5 11 (2.32%) Korn
6 10 (2.11%) C-shell
7 8 (1.69%) C
8 4 (0.84%) C++
9 3 (0.63%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.42%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.21%) C#
11 1 (0.21%) Go
11 1 (0.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 111 (23.42%) CISSP
2 81 (17.09%) Security Cleared
3 61 (12.87%) CISM
4 59 (12.45%) SC Cleared
5 31 (6.54%) CISA
6 30 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (5.27%) ISSAP
8 23 (4.85%) Degree
9 16 (3.38%) CESG Certified Professional
9 16 (3.38%) DV Cleared
10 12 (2.53%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 12 (2.53%) GIAC
10 12 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 12 (2.53%) SANS
11 11 (2.32%) CLAS
12 10 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (2.11%) CCSP
12 10 (2.11%) CEH
13 8 (1.69%) CREST Certified
14 6 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (18.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 59 (12.45%) PCI DSS
3 31 (6.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 24 (5.06%) GDPR
5 23 (4.85%) COBIT
6 13 (2.74%) QA
7 10 (2.11%) Data Quality
8 9 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
10 6 (1.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.84%) NIST 800
11 4 (0.84%) PA-DSS
11 4 (0.84%) RMADS
11 4 (0.84%) SAS 70
12 3 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.42%) GAAP
13 2 (0.42%) GMP
13 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 2 (0.42%) PMO
14 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (6.75%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.95%) Docker
3 11 (2.32%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.90%) NFS
5 8 (1.69%) Openswan
6 7 (1.48%) pfSense
6 7 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (1.48%) vSphere
7 5 (1.05%) vCloud
8 4 (0.84%) XenApp
9 3 (0.63%) HDFS
10 2 (0.42%) IAG
10 2 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.21%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.21%) Snort
Systems Management
1 18 (3.80%) Terraform
2 15 (3.16%) Kubernetes
3 11 (2.32%) Puppet
4 9 (1.90%) Ansible
4 9 (1.90%) Nessus
5 7 (1.48%) logstash
6 6 (1.27%) QRadar
6 6 (1.27%) RSA Archer
7 5 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.05%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 5 (1.05%) SCCM
8 4 (0.84%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.63%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (0.42%) MIMEsweeper
10 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 1 (0.21%) CA Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.21%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.21%) Nexpose
11 1 (0.21%) Oozie
Vendors
1 41 (8.65%) Microsoft
2 32 (6.75%) Cisco
3 23 (4.85%) Palo Alto
4 22 (4.64%) CheckPoint
5 17 (3.59%) Hortonworks
6 16 (3.38%) Juniper
7 15 (3.16%) Oracle
8 14 (2.95%) McAfee
8 14 (2.95%) VMware
9 13 (2.74%) Fortinet
9 13 (2.74%) Splunk
10 12 (2.53%) F5
10 12 (2.53%) Google
11 11 (2.32%) Citrix
11 11 (2.32%) Qualys
12 10 (2.11%) Red Hat
13 9 (1.90%) SonicWALL
14 8 (1.69%) AlienVault
14 8 (1.69%) Arista
14 8 (1.69%) Vyatta