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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Architecture
Rank 134 79 125
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +46
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 24 54 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 1.80% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 2.45% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 40 5
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£738 £540 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.57% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £423 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £855 £805 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.17 £35.25 -
% change year-on-year
+45.16% -
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
2940 2205 1953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.80% 73.43% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1749 1188 983
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 102 90
Average hourly rate £37.97 £28.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.05% +36.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £53.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -3 9 £475 +1.06% 3
Merseyside - 8 £855 -
Cheshire -25 5 £475 +4.39%
Lancashire -12 2 £700 -1.92%
Security Architecture
England

Security Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 18 (51.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (48.57%) Information Security
3 14 (40.00%) CISSP
4 13 (37.14%) Risk Management
5 12 (34.29%) Data Protection
6 11 (31.43%) Data Protection Act
6 11 (31.43%) ISMS
6 11 (31.43%) Finance
6 11 (31.43%) CESG
7 7 (20.00%) Management Information System
7 7 (20.00%) Firewall
7 7 (20.00%) CESG CLAS
7 7 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (20.00%) Programme Management
7 7 (20.00%) Banking
7 7 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (20.00%) RMADS
8 6 (17.14%) TOGAF
8 6 (17.14%) CISM
8 6 (17.14%) ITIL
9 5 (14.29%) Security Management
9 5 (14.29%) Migration
9 5 (14.29%) Retail
9 5 (14.29%) SABSA
9 5 (14.29%) SDLC
9 5 (14.29%) PCI DSS
9 5 (14.29%) SIEM
10 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
10 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
10 4 (11.43%) CISMP

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.86%) VLAN
2 1 (2.86%) Network Security
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
General
1 11 (31.43%) Finance
2 7 (20.00%) Banking
3 5 (14.29%) Retail
4 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Architect
2 9 (25.71%) Consultant
2 9 (25.71%) Security Consultant
3 7 (20.00%) Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Security Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Security Advisor
5 5 (14.29%) Security Architect
6 4 (11.43%) Business Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (8.57%) Lead Security Consultant
8 2 (5.71%) Information Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Information Security Consultant
8 2 (5.71%) Information Security Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) IT Security Architect
9 1 (2.86%) CLAS Consultant
9 1 (2.86%) IT Security Consultant
9 1 (2.86%) Information Architect
9 1 (2.86%) Audit Manager
9 1 (2.86%) IT Consultant
9 1 (2.86%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) Java EE 5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) CESG
1 11 (31.43%) Data Protection Act
2 7 (20.00%) RMADS
2 7 (20.00%) CESG CLAS
2 7 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.57%) Data Integration
3 3 (8.57%) User Experience
4 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.71%) GIS
5 1 (2.86%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Information Security
2 13 (37.14%) Risk Management
3 12 (34.29%) Data Protection
4 11 (31.43%) ISMS
5 7 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 7 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (17.14%) TOGAF
6 6 (17.14%) ITIL
7 5 (14.29%) Migration
7 5 (14.29%) Security Management
7 5 (14.29%) SIEM
7 5 (14.29%) SABSA
7 5 (14.29%) SDLC
8 4 (11.43%) Project Management
8 4 (11.43%) Service Management
8 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
9 3 (8.57%) Data Modelling
9 3 (8.57%) Data Governance
9 3 (8.57%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (40.00%) CISSP
2 6 (17.14%) CISM
3 4 (11.43%) CISMP
3 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.86%) CEH
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.86%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (51.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (14.29%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.86%) HIPAA
3 1 (2.86%) COBIT
3 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle
1 2 (5.71%) hybris
2 1 (2.86%) Splunk
2 1 (2.86%) Citrix
2 1 (2.86%) McAfee