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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Architecture
England / North West
Rank 120 119 123
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 16 40 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.61% 1.05% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 1.27% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 30 17
Median daily rate £501 £501 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.09% -1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £357 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £750 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £550 £500
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.87 £52.50 £45.50
% change year-on-year
+15.94% +15.38%

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
2176 3140 2634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.52% 82.24% 78.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1391 1894 1514
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 143 109
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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
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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +31 7 - -
Manchester +6 6 - - 3
Lancashire -11 1 £501 +8.09%
Merseyside - 1 £575 -
Security Architecture
England

Security Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 21 (70.00%) Information Security
2 14 (46.67%) Finance
3 13 (43.33%) CISSP
4 11 (36.67%) Banking
4 11 (36.67%) Network Security
5 10 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (33.33%) TOGAF
5 10 (33.33%) Security Management
6 9 (30.00%) Internal Audit
7 8 (26.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (26.67%) Financial Institution
7 8 (26.67%) Load Testing
8 7 (23.33%) MBCS
8 7 (23.33%) CITP
8 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
8 7 (23.33%) CESG
8 7 (23.33%) GIS
8 7 (23.33%) CESG Certified Professional
8 7 (23.33%) IISP
9 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
10 5 (16.67%) PCI DSS
10 5 (16.67%) CISM
10 5 (16.67%) DV Cleared
11 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (10.00%) Firewall
12 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
12 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
13 2 (6.67%) PaaS

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:

Cloud Services
1 10 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.67%) PaaS
3 1 (3.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (36.67%) Network Security
2 3 (10.00%) Firewall
3 2 (6.67%) LDAP
4 1 (3.33%) DMZ
4 1 (3.33%) LAN
4 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 14 (46.67%) Finance
2 11 (36.67%) Banking
3 8 (26.67%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.33%) Law
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Architect
2 14 (46.67%) Security Architect
3 10 (33.33%) Consultant
3 10 (33.33%) Security Consultant
4 6 (20.00%) AWS Consultant
4 6 (20.00%) Cloud Consultant
4 6 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
4 6 (20.00%) Senior Security Consultant
5 4 (13.33%) Principal Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Principal Security Architect
6 3 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (10.00%) Domain Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) AWS Architect
7 2 (6.67%) CISSP Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Project Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) Security Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Security Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Security Technical Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (23.33%) CESG
3 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Social Media
4 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Linux
1 2 (6.67%) Unix
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
1 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) Information Security
2 10 (33.33%) Security Management
2 10 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 9 (30.00%) Internal Audit
4 8 (26.67%) Load Testing
5 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.67%) Data Encryption
7 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.67%) Remediation Plan
7 2 (6.67%) Re-Platforming
7 2 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (6.67%) Security Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.33%) Personalization
8 1 (3.33%) Security Operations
8 1 (3.33%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) CISSP
2 7 (23.33%) CESG Certified Professional
2 7 (23.33%) CITP
2 7 (23.33%) IISP
2 7 (23.33%) MBCS
2 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (16.67%) CISM
4 5 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.33%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (3.33%) Capita