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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Architecture
Rank 125 127 133
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 6 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.18% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.34% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
Average daily rate
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- £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £438 £500
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
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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
2402 2069 2020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.88% 73.89% 65.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1413 1029 1021
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 113 83
Average hourly rate £28.00 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.14% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.67 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 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
Manchester -6 5 - - 2
Lancashire -22 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Cheshire - - - -
Security Architecture
England

Security Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 25 (60.98%) CISSP
1 25 (60.98%) Information Security
2 19 (46.34%) CESG
2 19 (46.34%) TOGAF
3 15 (36.59%) Zachman Framework
4 12 (29.27%) Finance
5 11 (26.83%) CESG CLAS
5 11 (26.83%) SABSA
6 9 (21.95%) Management Information System
7 8 (19.51%) Security Management
7 8 (19.51%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (19.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (19.51%) Cyber Security
8 7 (17.07%) CISA
9 6 (14.63%) BS7799
9 6 (14.63%) Protective Monitoring
9 6 (14.63%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (14.63%) Data Protection
10 5 (12.20%) PCI DSS
10 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
10 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
10 5 (12.20%) Windows
11 4 (9.76%) Banking
11 4 (9.76%) CISMP
11 4 (9.76%) Project Management
11 4 (9.76%) Information Security Management
11 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
12 3 (7.32%) Performance Management
12 3 (7.32%) Splunk
12 3 (7.32%) Portfolio Management

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (7.32%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) DMZ
1 2 (4.88%) Internet
1 2 (4.88%) Firewall
1 2 (4.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Big Data
1 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
General
1 12 (29.27%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (53.66%) Architect
2 16 (39.02%) Security Architect
3 14 (34.15%) Consultant
3 14 (34.15%) Security Consultant
4 11 (26.83%) Enterprise Architect
5 5 (12.20%) Information Architect
5 5 (12.20%) Information Security Consultant
6 4 (9.76%) IT Security Consultant
6 4 (9.76%) IT Consultant
6 4 (9.76%) Lead Security Consultant
7 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Security Architect
7 3 (7.32%) Information Security Architect
7 3 (7.32%) Lead Security Architect
7 3 (7.32%) Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Security Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Lead Architect
8 2 (4.88%) Security Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Design Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) .NET
1 3 (7.32%) Web Services
2 2 (4.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (46.34%) CESG
2 11 (26.83%) CESG CLAS
3 9 (21.95%) Management Information System
4 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.88%) GIS
5 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.88%) RMADS
6 1 (2.44%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) UNIX
3 2 (4.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (60.98%) Information Security
2 19 (46.34%) TOGAF
3 15 (36.59%) Zachman Framework
4 11 (26.83%) SABSA
5 8 (19.51%) Security Management
5 8 (19.51%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (19.51%) Cyber Security
6 6 (14.63%) Protective Monitoring
6 6 (14.63%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (14.63%) Data Protection
7 4 (9.76%) Project Management
7 4 (9.76%) Information Security Management
8 3 (7.32%) Performance Management
8 3 (7.32%) Portfolio Management
8 3 (7.32%) Test Strategy
8 3 (7.32%) Information Assurance
8 3 (7.32%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.32%) Coaching
8 3 (7.32%) Service Management
8 3 (7.32%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
1 3 (7.32%) Perl
2 2 (4.88%) Java
2 2 (4.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (60.98%) CISSP
2 7 (17.07%) CISA
3 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
4 4 (9.76%) CISMP
5 3 (7.32%) CISM
5 3 (7.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (14.63%) BS7799
3 5 (12.20%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.44%) ISO 14001
4 1 (2.44%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) Splunk
1 3 (7.32%) ArcSight
1 3 (7.32%) McAfee