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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Architecture
Rank 113 121 135
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +14
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 21 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 0.44% 0.059%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.61% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 2
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£510 £550 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £523 £500
% change year-on-year
-4.30% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
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
2330 2120 2237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.99% 71.94% 65.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1332 1072 1182
Average daily rate £375 £333 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £237 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 113 111
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £26.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -13.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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 +6 12 £500 -9.09% 1
Lancashire - 5 £510 -
Manchester -9 3 £500 - 2
Merseyside - - - -
Security Architecture
England

Security Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 50 (59.52%) CESG
2 35 (41.67%) TOGAF
3 34 (40.48%) CISSP
3 34 (40.48%) Information Security
4 26 (30.95%) CESG CLAS
5 22 (26.19%) Zachman Framework
6 19 (22.62%) Management Information System
7 18 (21.43%) RMADS
8 17 (20.24%) Enterprise Architecture
9 16 (19.05%) Finance
10 14 (16.67%) Security Management
11 13 (15.48%) Risk Management
12 12 (14.29%) Protective Monitoring
13 11 (13.10%) SABSA
13 11 (13.10%) Data Protection
13 11 (13.10%) BS7799
14 10 (11.90%) Data Security
15 9 (10.71%) Cyber Security
15 9 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
16 8 (9.52%) CISA
16 8 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (9.52%) Banking
17 7 (8.33%) Security Cleared
17 7 (8.33%) Windows
17 7 (8.33%) GIS
18 6 (7.14%) Project Management
18 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
18 6 (7.14%) Computer Science
18 6 (7.14%) Statistics
19 5 (5.95%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) DMZ
1 2 (2.38%) Internet
1 2 (2.38%) Firewall
1 2 (2.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.19%) Big Data
General
1 16 (19.05%) Finance
2 8 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (48.81%) Architect
2 31 (36.90%) Security Architect
3 23 (27.38%) Enterprise Architect
4 20 (23.81%) Consultant
5 19 (22.62%) Security Consultant
6 15 (17.86%) Security Advisor
7 10 (11.90%) Enterprise Security Architect
8 7 (8.33%) Lead Security Consultant
9 6 (7.14%) Security Analyst
9 6 (7.14%) Analyst
10 5 (5.95%) Information Architect
11 4 (4.76%) Security Engineer
11 4 (4.76%) CLAS Consultant
12 3 (3.57%) CLAS Security Consultant
12 3 (3.57%) Information Security Architect
12 3 (3.57%) Lead Security Architect
12 3 (3.57%) Security Manager
12 3 (3.57%) Information Security Consultant
13 2 (2.38%) IT Consultant
13 2 (2.38%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) .NET
2 3 (3.57%) Web Services
3 2 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 50 (59.52%) CESG
2 26 (30.95%) CESG CLAS
3 19 (22.62%) Management Information System
4 18 (21.43%) RMADS
5 8 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (8.33%) GIS
7 6 (7.14%) Statistics
7 6 (7.14%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.19%) Online Banking
8 1 (1.19%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.33%) Windows
2 5 (5.95%) UNIX
3 3 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (41.67%) TOGAF
2 34 (40.48%) Information Security
3 22 (26.19%) Zachman Framework
4 17 (20.24%) Enterprise Architecture
5 14 (16.67%) Security Management
6 13 (15.48%) Risk Management
7 12 (14.29%) Protective Monitoring
8 11 (13.10%) SABSA
8 11 (13.10%) Data Protection
9 10 (11.90%) Data Security
10 9 (10.71%) Cyber Security
11 6 (7.14%) Project Management
12 5 (5.95%) Information Security Management
12 5 (5.95%) Vulnerability Management
13 4 (4.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 4 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
14 3 (3.57%) Risk Assessment
14 3 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
14 3 (3.57%) Information Assurance
15 2 (2.38%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.95%) Perl
1 5 (5.95%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.38%) Java
3 1 (1.19%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (40.48%) CISSP
2 8 (9.52%) CISA
3 7 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.76%) CISMP
6 3 (3.57%) CISM
7 1 (1.19%) GSEC
7 1 (1.19%) MCSE
7 1 (1.19%) CCNP
7 1 (1.19%) CCNA
7 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.19%) RHCE
7 1 (1.19%) Degree
7 1 (1.19%) GPEN
7 1 (1.19%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.10%) BS7799
2 3 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.38%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.38%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 5 (5.95%) Oracle
1 5 (5.95%) McAfee
2 3 (3.57%) BT
2 3 (3.57%) HP