The table below looks at the statistics for Security Architecture skills 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 Architecture over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Architecture
Rank 143 118 107
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -11
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 11 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.55% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.75% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 7
Average daily rate
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£563 £530 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.13% +26.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £335 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £556 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £503 £420
% change year-on-year
-0.49% +19.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 - -
Security Architecture
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2963 2258 1759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.33% 72.77% 71.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1622 1187 865
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 124 86
Average hourly rate £38.00 £25.25 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.49% -10.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.49 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

Security Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Architecture across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Security Architecture
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 Architecture across the North West region.

Security Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Security Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Architecture across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Security Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Security Architecture
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 Architecture across the North West region.

Security Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Security Architecture
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 Architecture within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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 -5 8 £575 +12.74%
Manchester -13 2 - - 1
Lancashire -2 1 £550 +2.32%
Security Architecture
England

Security Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Security Architecture also 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 that cited Security Architecture.

1 21 (80.77%) CISSP
2 13 (50.00%) CESG
2 13 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (46.15%) TOGAF
4 11 (42.31%) SABSA
4 11 (42.31%) Information Security
5 9 (34.62%) CESG CLAS
6 8 (30.77%) Cyber Security
7 7 (26.92%) Zachman Framework
7 7 (26.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (26.92%) Finance
8 6 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (23.08%) PCI DSS
9 5 (19.23%) Management Information System
9 5 (19.23%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (15.38%) Project Management
10 4 (15.38%) CISA
10 4 (15.38%) CISM
10 4 (15.38%) CISMP
11 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
11 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Management
11 3 (11.54%) User Experience
12 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
12 2 (7.69%) Splunk
12 2 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
12 2 (7.69%) Security Management
13 1 (3.85%) Service Management
13 1 (3.85%) Legal
13 1 (3.85%) Migration
13 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Security Architecture also 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 that cited Security Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) IIS
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
1 1 (3.85%) Network Security
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Architect
1 13 (50.00%) Security Architect
2 6 (23.08%) Security Consultant
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Consultant
3 5 (19.23%) Security Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) IT Consultant
4 4 (15.38%) Business Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Information Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Communications Manager
5 1 (3.85%) IT Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Audit Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Security Technical Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Digital Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) IT Security Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Project Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 13 (50.00%) CESG
2 9 (34.62%) CESG CLAS
3 5 (19.23%) Management Information System
4 3 (11.54%) User Experience
5 1 (3.85%) Cryptography
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) TOGAF
2 11 (42.31%) SABSA
2 11 (42.31%) Information Security
3 8 (30.77%) Cyber Security
4 7 (26.92%) Zachman Framework
4 7 (26.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (19.23%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (15.38%) Project Management
8 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
9 2 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
9 2 (7.69%) Security Management
10 1 (3.85%) Service Management
10 1 (3.85%) Migration
10 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (3.85%) ITIL
10 1 (3.85%) Information Security Management
10 1 (3.85%) Performance Improvement
10 1 (3.85%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (80.77%) CISSP
2 4 (15.38%) CISA
2 4 (15.38%) CISM
2 4 (15.38%) CISMP
3 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) CRISC
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (23.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.85%) COBIT
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Splunk
2 1 (3.85%) McAfee
2 1 (3.85%) Citrix
2 1 (3.85%) ArcSight