The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Architect
Rank 178 192 181
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 14 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.28% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 10
Average daily rate
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£550 £625 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £513 £402
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £720 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £510 £439
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +16.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £65.35 £55.00
% change year-on-year
- +18.81%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4725 5628 5333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.25% 93.69% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3625 4090 4001
Average daily rate £450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 92 132
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £30.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Security Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Architect in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Security Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Architect across the City of London region.

Security Architect Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Security Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Architect across the City of London region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Security Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Security Architect in their job title 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 with Security Architect in their job title.

1 14 (42.42%) Finance
2 12 (36.36%) Security Architecture
3 10 (30.30%) Telecoms
4 9 (27.27%) Cisco
4 9 (27.27%) LAN
4 9 (27.27%) WAN
4 9 (27.27%) CheckPoint
5 8 (24.24%) Firewall
5 8 (24.24%) Retail
5 8 (24.24%) Network Design
5 8 (24.24%) Network Security
5 8 (24.24%) Network Architecture
6 6 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (18.18%) OSPF
6 6 (18.18%) BGP
6 6 (18.18%) EIGRP
6 6 (18.18%) Internet
6 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 6 (18.18%) Cyber Security
7 5 (15.15%) Extranet
7 5 (15.15%) ATM
7 5 (15.15%) Multimedia
7 5 (15.15%) TOGAF
7 5 (15.15%) Information Security
8 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (12.12%) Information Assurance
9 3 (9.09%) Splunk
9 3 (9.09%) SIEM
9 3 (9.09%) Physics
9 3 (9.09%) Computer Science

Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Security Architect in their job title 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 with Security Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) LAN
1 9 (27.27%) WAN
2 8 (24.24%) Firewall
2 8 (24.24%) Network Security
3 6 (18.18%) OSPF
3 6 (18.18%) BGP
3 6 (18.18%) EIGRP
3 6 (18.18%) Internet
4 5 (15.15%) Extranet
4 5 (15.15%) ATM
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.03%) MPLS
5 1 (3.03%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.03%) Big Data
General
1 14 (42.42%) Finance
2 10 (30.30%) Telecoms
3 8 (24.24%) Retail
4 5 (15.15%) Multimedia
5 3 (9.09%) Banking
6 2 (6.06%) Legal
6 2 (6.06%) Financial Institution
7 1 (3.03%) Electronics
7 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
7 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
1 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Physics
1 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) CESG
3 1 (3.03%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (3.03%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (3.03%) RMADS
3 1 (3.03%) FMCG
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) UNIX
1 3 (9.09%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Security Architecture
2 8 (24.24%) Network Architecture
2 8 (24.24%) Network Design
3 6 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
3 6 (18.18%) Cyber Security
4 5 (15.15%) TOGAF
4 5 (15.15%) Information Security
5 4 (12.12%) Information Assurance
5 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 3 (9.09%) SIEM
6 3 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.06%) SABSA
7 2 (6.06%) Data Governance
8 1 (3.03%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (3.03%) MapReduce
8 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) Degree
3 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) BC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) CISSP
4 1 (3.03%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.06%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Cisco
1 9 (27.27%) CheckPoint
2 3 (9.09%) Splunk
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) Sybase
4 1 (3.03%) SAP