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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Architecture over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Architecture
Rank 136 142 124
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -18
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 19 26 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.58% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.71% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 12
Median daily rate £625 £475 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -6.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £315 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £745 £840 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
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
2953 3685 2402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.09% 81.96% 75.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1879 2303 1381
Median daily rate £405 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.70% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 142 112
Median hourly rate £24.00 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.13% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.92 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Security Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Security Architecture as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architecture within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cheshire +7 8 £763 +96.77%
Manchester -19 7 £613 +28.94% 1
Lancashire +16 1 £575 -17.85% 1
Merseyside +5 1 - - 1
Security Architecture
England

Security Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Security Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Security Architecture.

1 15 (42.86%) Information Security
2 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (37.14%) TOGAF
4 12 (34.29%) CISSP
4 12 (34.29%) Windows
5 11 (31.43%) Finance
6 10 (28.57%) Linux
6 10 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (25.71%) Jenkins
7 9 (25.71%) Security Operations
8 8 (22.86%) MSI
8 8 (22.86%) Shell Script
8 8 (22.86%) Python
8 8 (22.86%) HTTPS
8 8 (22.86%) SSL
8 8 (22.86%) TDD
8 8 (22.86%) Puppet
8 8 (22.86%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (22.86%) Bash Shell
8 8 (22.86%) yum
8 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
8 8 (22.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (22.86%) Wiki
9 7 (20.00%) Network Security
9 7 (20.00%) SABSA
9 7 (20.00%) GitLab
9 7 (20.00%) Banking
9 7 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (14.29%) CESG
10 5 (14.29%) Project Management

Security Architecture
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:

Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) HTTPS
1 8 (22.86%) SSL
2 7 (20.00%) Network Security
3 3 (8.57%) Firewall
3 3 (8.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (5.71%) LDAP
5 1 (2.86%) Internet
5 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Jenkins
2 8 (22.86%) MSI
3 7 (20.00%) GitLab
4 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 11 (31.43%) Finance
2 7 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Legal
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (45.71%) Architect
1 16 (45.71%) Security Architect
2 9 (25.71%) Consultant
3 5 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Security Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) Cloud Automation Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Delivery Manager
5 3 (8.57%) Digital Delivery Manager
5 3 (8.57%) IT Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) IT Security Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Principal Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Principal Security Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Security Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.57%) TOGAF Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Security Technical Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) J2EE
2 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Wiki
2 5 (14.29%) CESG
3 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.71%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.86%) PKI
5 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Windows
2 10 (28.57%) Linux
3 4 (11.43%) Unix
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.86%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) Information Security
2 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (37.14%) TOGAF
4 9 (25.71%) Security Operations
5 8 (22.86%) TDD
6 7 (20.00%) SABSA
6 7 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (14.29%) Project Management
7 5 (14.29%) SIEM
8 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (11.43%) Load Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Risk Management
8 4 (11.43%) Security Management
9 3 (8.57%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (8.57%) Data Loss Prevention
9 3 (8.57%) Information Security Management
9 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2
9 3 (8.57%) Programme Management
9 3 (8.57%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) Bash Shell
1 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
1 8 (22.86%) Python
1 8 (22.86%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) CISSP
2 3 (8.57%) CESG Certified Professional
2 3 (8.57%) CISMP
2 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) CITP
3 2 (5.71%) CLAS
3 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) IISP
3 2 (5.71%) MBCS
4 1 (2.86%) CISM
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (14.29%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (22.86%) Puppet
1 8 (22.86%) yum
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle
1 3 (8.57%) Splunk
1 3 (8.57%) Symantec
2 2 (5.71%) CheckPoint
2 2 (5.71%) Cisco
2 2 (5.71%) IBM
3 1 (2.86%) BT
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow