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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Architecture
Rank 128 133 127
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 16 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.14% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 1
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£498 £540 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.87% +8.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £429 £500
% change year-on-year
+16.60% -14.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 - -
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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
2367 2070 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.26% 73.09% 66.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1039 1026
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £486 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 114 100
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £72.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
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 19 December 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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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 -14 9 £485 +79.62% 1
Manchester - 7 £510 - 2
Merseyside - 1 - -
Cheshire - - - -
Security Architecture
England

Security Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 30 (76.92%) CISSP
2 21 (53.85%) CESG
3 19 (48.72%) TOGAF
4 18 (46.15%) Zachman Framework
4 18 (46.15%) Information Security
5 17 (43.59%) CESG CLAS
6 13 (33.33%) SABSA
6 13 (33.33%) Cyber Security
7 10 (25.64%) Finance
8 9 (23.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
9 7 (17.95%) CISA
10 6 (15.38%) Security Management
10 6 (15.38%) PCI DSS
10 6 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
12 4 (10.26%) BS7799
12 4 (10.26%) Project Management
12 4 (10.26%) CISM
12 4 (10.26%) Enterprise Architecture
12 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
12 4 (10.26%) Protective Monitoring
12 4 (10.26%) Data Protection
13 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
13 3 (7.69%) Coaching
13 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
13 3 (7.69%) Information Assurance
13 3 (7.69%) Splunk
13 3 (7.69%) Portfolio Management

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.69%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) Network Security
General
1 10 (25.64%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (61.54%) Architect
2 21 (53.85%) Security Architect
3 13 (33.33%) Security Consultant
3 13 (33.33%) Consultant
4 6 (15.38%) Enterprise Architect
5 5 (12.82%) IT Security Consultant
5 5 (12.82%) IT Consultant
6 4 (10.26%) Information Architect
6 4 (10.26%) Information Security Consultant
7 3 (7.69%) Lead Security Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Security Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Lead Security Consultant
8 2 (5.13%) Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Security Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Lead Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Security Manager
8 2 (5.13%) Information Security Architect
9 1 (2.56%) Project Consultant
9 1 (2.56%) Information Security Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (53.85%) CESG
2 17 (43.59%) CESG CLAS
3 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.56%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) UNIX
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (48.72%) TOGAF
2 18 (46.15%) Zachman Framework
2 18 (46.15%) Information Security
3 13 (33.33%) SABSA
3 13 (33.33%) Cyber Security
4 9 (23.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (15.38%) Security Management
5 6 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (10.26%) Project Management
6 4 (10.26%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (10.26%) Protective Monitoring
6 4 (10.26%) Data Protection
7 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 3 (7.69%) Coaching
7 3 (7.69%) Information Assurance
7 3 (7.69%) Portfolio Management
7 3 (7.69%) Test Strategy
7 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.69%) Performance Management
7 3 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 3 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (76.92%) CISSP
2 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.95%) CISA
3 4 (10.26%) CISM
3 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) PCI DSS
1 6 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (10.26%) BS7799
3 1 (2.56%) ISO 14001
3 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Splunk
1 3 (7.69%) ArcSight
1 3 (7.69%) McAfee