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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Architect
Rank 122 123 117
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 38 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.00% 0.53% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.56% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 9
Average daily rate £625 £485 £510
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.86% -4.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £563 £500 £510
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - £65.35
Security Architect
England

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
3573 3030 2567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.13% 94.25% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2147 1704 1303
Average daily rate £380 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 183 191
Average hourly rate £23.83 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.22 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £42.50 £42.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Lancashire +6 19 £556 +14.69%
Cheshire +7 14 £690 +56.81%
Manchester -17 2 - - 3
Cumbria - 1 £502 -
Security Architect
England

Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 38 (60.32%) Security Architecture
2 34 (53.97%) TOGAF
3 28 (44.44%) SABSA
4 26 (41.27%) Enterprise Architecture
5 22 (34.92%) CISSP
6 21 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
7 19 (30.16%) Security Management
8 18 (28.57%) Risk Management
8 18 (28.57%) Legal
8 18 (28.57%) Protective Monitoring
8 18 (28.57%) Security Operations
9 16 (25.40%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (20.63%) CLAS
12 12 (19.05%) Oracle
13 11 (17.46%) Firewall
13 11 (17.46%) CESG Certified Professional
14 10 (15.87%) Identity Management
15 9 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
16 8 (12.70%) VMware
16 8 (12.70%) Finance
16 8 (12.70%) Internet
16 8 (12.70%) Java
17 7 (11.11%) Linux
17 7 (11.11%) Tuxedo
17 7 (11.11%) SOA
17 7 (11.11%) COBOL
17 7 (11.11%) Middleware
17 7 (11.11%) CISM
17 7 (11.11%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (11.11%) Tuxedo
2 1 (1.59%) Sonic ESB
2 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.76%) IaaS
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.76%) PaaS
2 3 (4.76%) SaaS
2 3 (4.76%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.46%) Firewall
2 8 (12.70%) Internet
3 7 (11.11%) Network Security
4 3 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (4.76%) Wireless
5 2 (3.17%) DHCP
5 2 (3.17%) DNS
5 2 (3.17%) LAN
5 2 (3.17%) SSH
5 2 (3.17%) SSL
5 2 (3.17%) VLAN
5 2 (3.17%) VPN
6 1 (1.59%) IPsec
6 1 (1.59%) MPLS
6 1 (1.59%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (1.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.59%) Big Data
General
1 18 (28.57%) Legal
2 8 (12.70%) Finance
3 5 (7.94%) Retail
4 2 (3.17%) Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.59%) Law
5 1 (1.59%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Private Cloud
2 4 (6.35%) CESG
2 4 (6.35%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (4.76%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.17%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.59%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.59%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.59%) PKI
5 1 (1.59%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.11%) Linux
2 6 (9.52%) VME
3 1 (1.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (60.32%) Security Architecture
2 34 (53.97%) TOGAF
3 28 (44.44%) SABSA
4 26 (41.27%) Enterprise Architecture
5 21 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
6 19 (30.16%) Security Management
7 18 (28.57%) Protective Monitoring
7 18 (28.57%) Risk Management
7 18 (28.57%) Security Operations
8 16 (25.40%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (15.87%) Identity Management
11 9 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
12 7 (11.11%) Migration
12 7 (11.11%) SOA
13 6 (9.52%) Configuration Management
13 6 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (9.52%) Defect Management
13 6 (9.52%) DevOps
13 6 (9.52%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.70%) Java
2 7 (11.11%) COBOL
3 1 (1.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (34.92%) CISSP
2 13 (20.63%) CLAS
3 11 (17.46%) CESG Certified Professional
4 7 (11.11%) CISM
5 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (4.76%) CISA
7 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.59%) CCNA
8 1 (1.59%) CCNP
8 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.59%) CITP
8 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.59%) IISP
8 1 (1.59%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.11%) PCI DSS
2 4 (6.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (4.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (4.76%) SSAE 16
4 2 (3.17%) COBIT
5 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) Proventia
1 1 (1.59%) QRadar
Vendors
1 12 (19.05%) Oracle
2 8 (12.70%) VMware
3 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.76%) ATG
4 3 (4.76%) Siebel
4 3 (4.76%) Teradata
5 2 (3.17%) Cisco
5 2 (3.17%) Palo Alto
5 2 (3.17%) Symantec
6 1 (1.59%) BT
6 1 (1.59%) CA
6 1 (1.59%) F5
6 1 (1.59%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.59%) HP
6 1 (1.59%) Juniper
6 1 (1.59%) Pega
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