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 3 months to 30 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.

Security Architecture
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 129 117
Rank change year-on-year +18 -12  
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 3 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.18% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £550 £515 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.79% +6.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £535 £514 £525
% change year-on-year +4.13% -2.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1796 2264 1924
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.82% 81.79% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1148 1244 1115
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 45 105
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -37.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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

For the 6 months to 30 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Security Architecture.

1 5 (50.00%) Information Security
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (30.00%) Logistics
3 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (20.00%) SABSA
4 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (20.00%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (20.00%) Network Security
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (20.00%) Open Source
4 2 (20.00%) SIEM
4 2 (20.00%) HTTP
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (20.00%) Legal
4 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (20.00%) Unix
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System

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 (10.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) HTTP
2 2 (20.00%) Network Security
2 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Legal
3 1 (10.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Architect
2 5 (50.00%) Security Architect
3 3 (30.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Author
5 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Security Solutions Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Security Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 1 (10.00%) SOC Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (20.00%) Cyber Attack
1 2 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Information Security
2 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (30.00%) Logistics
2 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Open Source
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) SABSA
3 2 (20.00%) SIEM
3 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (10.00%) Information Governance
4 1 (10.00%) IT Audit
4 1 (10.00%) MODAF
4 1 (10.00%) Security Hardening
4 1 (10.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Threat Management
4 1 (10.00%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) CISSP
2 1 (10.00%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (20.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) VMware