The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Architect
Rank 81 65 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 3 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.20% 0.80% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Average daily rate
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£438 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £525 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
- -52.72%
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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 Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1393 1178 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.38% 93.94% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 781 613 292
Average daily rate £375 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.53 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.43% +19.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £24.00 £43.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

Security Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Security Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Security Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Security Architect Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 5 (83.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Network Security
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) CISSP
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) LDAP
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) RACF
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (16.67%) Kerberos
3 1 (16.67%) SSL
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) BT
3 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Prolexic
3 1 (16.67%) ScanSafe
3 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (16.67%) International Banking
3 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001

Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (16.67%) LDAP
2 1 (16.67%) Kerberos
2 1 (16.67%) SSL
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
General
1 5 (83.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) International Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Security Management
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (16.67%) COBIT
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) RACF
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
1 1 (16.67%) BT
1 1 (16.67%) Prolexic
1 1 (16.67%) ScanSafe