The table below looks at the statistics 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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Architect
Rank 133 - 123
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 3 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.094% - 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% - 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Average daily rate
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£370 - £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 - £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 - £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £520 £463 £475
% change year-on-year
+12.43% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £65.35 -
% change year-on-year
-31.14% -
Security Architect
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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 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
2927 2507 2844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.99% 90.41% 91.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1719 1225 1432
Average daily rate £350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 186 192
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Architect across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

Security Architect Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 November 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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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
Cheshire - 2 £368 - 1
Manchester - - - -
Security Architect
England

Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 22 (66.67%) TOGAF
1 22 (66.67%) Security Architecture
2 19 (57.58%) CESG
3 18 (54.55%) CISSP
4 16 (48.48%) Zachman Framework
5 14 (42.42%) Information Security
6 12 (36.36%) Management Information System
7 11 (33.33%) Protective Monitoring
8 10 (30.30%) Security Management
8 10 (30.30%) BS7799
9 9 (27.27%) Data Protection
10 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
10 8 (24.24%) CISA
11 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
12 6 (18.18%) Cyber Security
12 6 (18.18%) CESG CLAS
12 6 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
12 6 (18.18%) Finance
12 6 (18.18%) Firewall
13 5 (15.15%) Risk Management
13 5 (15.15%) Information Security Management
13 5 (15.15%) Banking
13 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
13 5 (15.15%) SABSA
14 4 (12.12%) Information Assurance
14 4 (12.12%) Change Management
14 4 (12.12%) Validation
14 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
15 3 (9.09%) Internet
15 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) Firewall
2 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
3 3 (9.09%) Internet
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 19 (57.58%) CESG
2 12 (36.36%) Management Information System
3 6 (18.18%) CESG CLAS
4 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
5 2 (6.06%) RMADS
6 1 (3.03%) GIS
6 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
6 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) TOGAF
1 22 (66.67%) Security Architecture
2 16 (48.48%) Zachman Framework
3 14 (42.42%) Information Security
4 11 (33.33%) Protective Monitoring
5 10 (30.30%) Security Management
6 9 (27.27%) Data Protection
7 6 (18.18%) Cyber Security
7 6 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (15.15%) Risk Management
8 5 (15.15%) Information Security Management
8 5 (15.15%) SABSA
9 4 (12.12%) Information Assurance
9 4 (12.12%) Change Management
9 4 (12.12%) Validation
10 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (6.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (6.06%) Risk Assessment
12 1 (3.03%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (54.55%) CISSP
2 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 8 (24.24%) CISA
3 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) ISSAP
4 2 (6.06%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (30.30%) BS7799
2 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.03%) ISO 14001
3 1 (3.03%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Fortinet
1 2 (6.06%) F5
1 2 (6.06%) Cisco
1 2 (6.06%) Juniper
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle
1 2 (6.06%) Siebel
2 1 (3.03%) Citrix