Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 21 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 189 132
Rank change year-on-year +25 -57 +27
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 20 17 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.41% 0.28% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.33% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 10
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £523 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.48% +16.11% -9.09%
10th Percentile £412 £427 £325
90th Percentile £638 £588 £546
England median daily rate £550 £550 £538
% change year-on-year - +2.33% +5.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4013 5120 3900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.91% 83.05% 79.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2559 3069 2234
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.80%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £238
90th Percentile £550 £550 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 135 178
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £11.18
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Security Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Security Architecture in the West Midlands

Security Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Architecture in the West Midlands

Security Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architecture in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Architecture in the West Midlands

Security Architecture
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 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
Warwickshire +8 13 £525 -4.55%
Birmingham +8 6 £500 +1.01% 1
Security Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Security Architecture.

1 10 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 8 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Use Case
4 4 (20.00%) Network Security
4 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 4 (20.00%) QRadar
5 3 (15.00%) Firewall
5 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (15.00%) Information Security
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco
5 3 (15.00%) MPLS
5 3 (15.00%) Fortinet
5 3 (15.00%) People Management
5 3 (15.00%) Palo Alto
5 3 (15.00%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (10.00%) Master Data Management
6 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (10.00%) F5
6 2 (10.00%) REST
6 2 (10.00%) ISMS
6 2 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (10.00%) Sourcefire
6 2 (10.00%) Middleware
6 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
6 2 (10.00%) WAP
6 2 (10.00%) Retail

Security Architecture
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Network Security
2 3 (15.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) MPLS
3 2 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (5.00%) LAN
4 1 (5.00%) SNMP
4 1 (5.00%) VLAN
4 1 (5.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Architect
2 7 (35.00%) Security Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Information Security Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Digital Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Digital Transformation
4 1 (5.00%) Digital Transformation Architect
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Platform Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Middleware
1 2 (10.00%) REST
1 2 (10.00%) WAP
2 1 (5.00%) JSON
2 1 (5.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Cyberthreat
1 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Security Operations
2 8 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 4 (20.00%) Use Case
5 3 (15.00%) Information Security
5 3 (15.00%) People Management
6 2 (10.00%) Data Management
6 2 (10.00%) Information Security Management
6 2 (10.00%) ISMS
6 2 (10.00%) Master Data Management
6 2 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Security Management
7 1 (5.00%) ArchiMate
7 1 (5.00%) DevOps
7 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
7 1 (5.00%) Information Governance
7 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (5.00%) SIEM
7 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco
1 3 (15.00%) Fortinet
1 3 (15.00%) Palo Alto
2 2 (10.00%) Blue Coat
2 2 (10.00%) F5
2 2 (10.00%) Sourcefire
3 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint