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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Architecture
Rank 113 119 121
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 45 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.19% 0.67% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 0.88% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 17 11
Average daily rate £550 £510 £510
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £475 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £600 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £575 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £45.50 -
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
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
3059 2504 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.71% 76.55% 74.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1876 1471 1065
Average daily rate £400 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 100 111
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architecture within the North West region over the 3 months to 12 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 +12 20 £488 +0.51% 4
Manchester -9 11 £563 +1.35% 1
Cheshire -4 9 £690 +20.00%
Cumbria - 1 £502 -
Security Architecture
England

Security Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 26 (36.62%) CISSP
2 22 (30.99%) TOGAF
3 21 (29.58%) SABSA
3 21 (29.58%) Cybersecurity
4 20 (28.17%) Risk Management
5 19 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (25.35%) Information Security
6 18 (25.35%) Protective Monitoring
7 17 (23.94%) Enterprise Architecture
8 16 (22.54%) Security Management
9 15 (21.13%) Legal
10 14 (19.72%) Migration
10 14 (19.72%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (19.72%) Java
10 14 (19.72%) CESG Certified Professional
10 14 (19.72%) Security Operations
11 13 (18.31%) CLAS
12 11 (15.49%) CISM
12 11 (15.49%) Finance
13 10 (14.08%) Private Cloud
14 9 (12.68%) Internet
14 9 (12.68%) Information Assurance
14 9 (12.68%) Cloud Computing
15 8 (11.27%) Security Cleared
15 8 (11.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 8 (11.27%) Zachman Framework
15 8 (11.27%) Banking
15 8 (11.27%) Oracle
16 7 (9.86%) PostgreSQL
16 7 (9.86%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 6 (8.45%) Tuxedo
2 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.68%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.68%) Internet
2 7 (9.86%) Network Security
3 4 (5.63%) Firewall
4 1 (1.41%) LAN
4 1 (1.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.41%) MySQL
2 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
General
1 15 (21.13%) Legal
2 11 (15.49%) Finance
3 8 (11.27%) Banking
4 6 (8.45%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.23%) Retail
6 1 (1.41%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 50 (70.42%) Architect
2 39 (54.93%) Security Architect
3 9 (12.68%) Consultant
3 9 (12.68%) Security Consultant
4 8 (11.27%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (8.45%) Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) CISSP Architect
5 6 (8.45%) Security Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Lead Architect
6 5 (7.04%) Lead Security Architect
6 5 (7.04%) Senior Architect
7 4 (5.63%) Information Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Information Security Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) IT Consultant
7 4 (5.63%) IT Security Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Information Assurance Leader
8 3 (4.23%) IT Architect
8 3 (4.23%) IT Security Architect
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) Java EE 5
1 7 (9.86%) Middleware
2 4 (5.63%) Web Services
3 2 (2.82%) OAuth
3 2 (2.82%) SAML
4 1 (1.41%) REST
4 1 (1.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) Private Cloud
2 7 (9.86%) CESG
2 7 (9.86%) Data Integration
3 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.23%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.23%) Mathematics
4 3 (4.23%) Social Media
5 2 (2.82%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (2.82%) User Experience
6 1 (1.41%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.41%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.45%) Linux
1 6 (8.45%) VME
2 1 (1.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.41%) Unix
2 1 (1.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.99%) TOGAF
2 21 (29.58%) Cybersecurity
2 21 (29.58%) SABSA
3 20 (28.17%) Risk Management
4 19 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (25.35%) Information Security
5 18 (25.35%) Protective Monitoring
6 17 (23.94%) Enterprise Architecture
7 16 (22.54%) Security Management
8 14 (19.72%) Migration
8 14 (19.72%) Security Operations
8 14 (19.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (12.68%) Information Assurance
10 8 (11.27%) Zachman Framework
11 7 (9.86%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (9.86%) Data Governance
11 7 (9.86%) Data Modelling
11 7 (9.86%) Identity Management
11 7 (9.86%) Risk Assessment
11 7 (9.86%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.72%) Java
2 6 (8.45%) COBOL
3 5 (7.04%) SQL
4 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (36.62%) CISSP
2 14 (19.72%) CESG Certified Professional
3 13 (18.31%) CLAS
4 11 (15.49%) CISM
5 8 (11.27%) Security Cleared
6 5 (7.04%) Degree
6 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
7 4 (5.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (4.23%) CISA
9 1 (1.41%) CITP
9 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.41%) IISP
9 1 (1.41%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (8.45%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.82%) COBIT
4 2 (2.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (1.41%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (11.27%) Oracle
2 7 (9.86%) VMware
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.23%) Siebel
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