The first table below looks at the demand for the Security Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Architect
Rank 120 110 126
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 15 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.29% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.31% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 7
Average daily rate £538 £481 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.68% +2.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £433 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £591 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £450 £438
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year
-52.72% -
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2910 2251 2813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.94% 93.36% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1536 1074 1362
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 184 187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £51.39 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Security Architect
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Security Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Security Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Security Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Security Architect Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Security Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Architect across the North West region.

Security Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Security Architect
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Cheshire -14 3 £510 -10.32%
Manchester -10 2 - -
Security Architect
England

Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 20 (83.33%) CISSP
2 18 (75.00%) CESG
2 18 (75.00%) Security Architecture
3 16 (66.67%) TOGAF
4 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
5 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
5 10 (41.67%) Information Security
5 10 (41.67%) Security Management
5 10 (41.67%) CISA
6 9 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (37.50%) Protective Monitoring
7 8 (33.33%) Information Security Management
7 8 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
8 7 (29.17%) Management Information System
8 7 (29.17%) BS7799
8 7 (29.17%) Data Protection
9 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
10 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
10 4 (16.67%) Project Management
11 2 (8.33%) Juniper
11 2 (8.33%) MPLS
11 2 (8.33%) Web Services
11 2 (8.33%) UNIX
11 2 (8.33%) Windows
11 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (8.33%) SSL
11 2 (8.33%) Cisco
11 2 (8.33%) CISM
11 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
11 2 (8.33%) Firewall

Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (8.33%) SSL
1 2 (8.33%) MPLS
1 2 (8.33%) Firewall
1 2 (8.33%) Network Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (75.00%) CESG
2 7 (29.17%) Management Information System
3 6 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) UNIX
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Security Architecture
2 16 (66.67%) TOGAF
3 10 (41.67%) Security Management
3 10 (41.67%) Information Security
4 9 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (37.50%) Protective Monitoring
5 8 (33.33%) Information Security Management
5 8 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
6 7 (29.17%) Data Protection
7 4 (16.67%) Project Management
7 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
8 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
8 2 (8.33%) Security Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Network Design
8 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 20 (83.33%) CISSP
2 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
3 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (41.67%) CISA
4 2 (8.33%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) BS7799
2 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco
1 2 (8.33%) Juniper
1 2 (8.33%) Fortinet
1 2 (8.33%) Cyber-Ark