The table below looks at the statistics for Security Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Architecture over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Architecture
Rank 53 62 67
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +5
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 12 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.53% 1.22% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 1.60% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 2
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£500 £550 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £523 £500
% change year-on-year
-4.30% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
Security Architecture
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
578 686 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 73.91% 76.14% 65.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 333 341
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 45 26
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -23.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.30 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Security Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Architecture across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Security Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Architecture across the Cheshire region.

Security Architecture Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Security Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Architecture across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Security Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Security Architecture
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architecture within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 4 £565 -
Knutsford - 2 £425 -
Security Architecture
North West

Security Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Security Architecture also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Security Architecture.

1 27 (79.41%) Information Security
2 14 (41.18%) Security Management
2 14 (41.18%) Management Information System
2 14 (41.18%) Finance
2 14 (41.18%) TOGAF
3 13 (38.24%) Zachman Framework
4 12 (35.29%) CESG
4 12 (35.29%) CISSP
5 10 (29.41%) Protective Monitoring
6 9 (26.47%) BS7799
6 9 (26.47%) Data Protection
7 8 (23.53%) CISA
8 6 (17.65%) Windows
8 6 (17.65%) Computer Science
8 6 (17.65%) Banking
9 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
9 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
9 5 (14.71%) GIS
9 5 (14.71%) Information Security Management
10 4 (11.76%) Risk Management
10 4 (11.76%) McAfee
10 4 (11.76%) Perl
10 4 (11.76%) .NET
10 4 (11.76%) UNIX
10 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
10 4 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
11 3 (8.82%) Linux
12 2 (5.88%) Web Services
12 2 (5.88%) Java
12 2 (5.88%) DMZ

Security Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Security Architecture also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Security Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) DMZ
1 2 (5.88%) Internet
1 2 (5.88%) Firewall
1 2 (5.88%) Network Security
General
1 14 (41.18%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Architect
2 13 (38.24%) Security Architect
3 11 (32.35%) Consultant
3 11 (32.35%) Security Consultant
4 6 (17.65%) Lead Security Consultant
5 5 (14.71%) Enterprise Architect
6 4 (11.76%) Security Analyst
6 4 (11.76%) Information Architect
6 4 (11.76%) Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Security Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Information Security Consultant
7 3 (8.82%) Security Manager
7 3 (8.82%) Lead Security Architect
8 2 (5.88%) Information Security Architect
8 2 (5.88%) Lead Architect
8 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Design Engineer
9 1 (2.94%) Technical Analyst
9 1 (2.94%) Information Analyst
9 1 (2.94%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (41.18%) Management Information System
2 12 (35.29%) CESG
3 6 (17.65%) Computer Science
4 5 (14.71%) GIS
5 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.88%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) UNIX
3 3 (8.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (79.41%) Information Security
2 14 (41.18%) Security Management
2 14 (41.18%) TOGAF
3 13 (38.24%) Zachman Framework
4 10 (29.41%) Protective Monitoring
5 9 (26.47%) Data Protection
6 5 (14.71%) Information Security Management
7 4 (11.76%) Risk Management
7 4 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (5.88%) Information Assurance
8 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (5.88%) Investment Management
8 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.88%) Business Continuity
8 2 (5.88%) SABSA
8 2 (5.88%) Cyber Security
9 1 (2.94%) Risk Assessment
9 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.94%) Change Management
9 1 (2.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) Perl
1 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) CISSP
2 8 (23.53%) CISA
3 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) GPEN
4 1 (2.94%) OSCP
4 1 (2.94%) MCSE
4 1 (2.94%) CCNP
4 1 (2.94%) CCNA
4 1 (2.94%) CISM
4 1 (2.94%) GSEC
4 1 (2.94%) CISMP
4 1 (2.94%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.94%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (26.47%) BS7799
2 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) McAfee