The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Security Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Architect
England / North West
Rank 123 127 125
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 14 33 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.54% 0.86% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.91% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 25 18
Median daily rate £550 £563 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +15.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £432
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £750 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £550 £500
% change year-on-year
-7.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2459 3641 3195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.80% 94.94% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1545 2167 1733
Median daily rate £375 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 198 201
Median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.65% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Security Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Security Architect in the job title.

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +15 8 £550 -4.34% 2
Cheshire +32 3 - -
Lancashire -2 2 £533 -4.26%
Merseyside - 1 £575 -
Security Architect
England

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, Security Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Security Architect in the job title.

1 14 (35.90%) Security Architecture
2 13 (33.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 12 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (30.77%) Network Security
4 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
4 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
4 11 (28.21%) CISSP
4 11 (28.21%) TOGAF
5 10 (25.64%) Firewall
6 9 (23.08%) Information Security
6 9 (23.08%) Finance
7 7 (17.95%) Load Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Data Protection
8 6 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (15.38%) DV Cleared
8 6 (15.38%) Social Engineering
8 6 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (15.38%) Banking
8 6 (15.38%) CISM
8 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (12.82%) 2G
9 5 (12.82%) Internet
9 5 (12.82%) 3G
9 5 (12.82%) Diameter Protocol
9 5 (12.82%) MVNO
9 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (12.82%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (12.82%) 4G
9 5 (12.82%) Security Testing
9 5 (12.82%) LTE

Security Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.13%) PaaS
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.77%) Network Security
2 10 (25.64%) Firewall
3 5 (12.82%) 2G
3 5 (12.82%) 3G
3 5 (12.82%) 4G
3 5 (12.82%) Diameter Protocol
3 5 (12.82%) Internet
3 5 (12.82%) LTE
3 5 (12.82%) MVNO
3 5 (12.82%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (10.26%) VoLTE
5 3 (7.69%) LAN
5 3 (7.69%) WAN
5 3 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (5.13%) DMZ
6 2 (5.13%) LDAP
7 1 (2.56%) BGP
7 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.56%) MPLS
7 1 (2.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Blockchain
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 9 (23.08%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Local Government
4 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.56%) Law
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (33.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (10.26%) CESG
2 4 (10.26%) PKI
3 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.56%) BYOD
5 1 (2.56%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.56%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Linux
2 2 (5.13%) Unix
2 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Security Architecture
2 12 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (28.21%) TOGAF
4 9 (23.08%) Information Security
5 7 (17.95%) Load Testing
6 6 (15.38%) Data Protection
6 6 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (15.38%) Social Engineering
6 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (12.82%) Security Testing
7 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (10.26%) Security Management
9 3 (7.69%) ERP
10 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (5.13%) Identity Access Management
10 2 (5.13%) Information Security Management
10 2 (5.13%) Re-Platforming
10 2 (5.13%) Risk Management
10 2 (5.13%) Security Operations
10 2 (5.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) Java
1 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) CISSP
1 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
1 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.38%) CISM
2 6 (15.38%) DV Cleared
3 4 (10.26%) CESG Certified Professional
3 4 (10.26%) CITP
3 4 (10.26%) IISP
3 4 (10.26%) MBCS
4 2 (5.13%) CCNA
4 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.56%) CCNP
5 1 (2.56%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Cisco
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) CheckPoint
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) ArcSight
3 1 (2.56%) F5
3 1 (2.56%) Mercator
3 1 (2.56%) Palo Alto
3 1 (2.56%) VMware