The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Architect
Rank 215 235 203
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 50 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.52% 0.17% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.19% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 10 15
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£500 £483 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.62% +1.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £427 £432
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £551 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £500 £480
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8816 8449 7886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.33% 91.83% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5214 4596 4076
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 407 548
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.14 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.86% -5.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Security Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Architect in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Security Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Architect across the South East region.

Security Architect Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Security Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Architect across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Security Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Security Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Architect across the South East region.

Security Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Security Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architect within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 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
Berkshire +24 19 £500 - 1
Buckinghamshire +8 10 £468 -5.55%
Surrey +4 9 £600 +26.31% 1
Hampshire -6 6 £511 +7.57%
Middlesex +2 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £550 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Security Architect
England

Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Security Architect in their job title 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 with Security Architect in their job title.

1 54 (55.67%) Information Security
2 53 (54.64%) Security Architecture
3 46 (47.42%) CISSP
4 29 (29.90%) Firewall
5 25 (25.77%) Management Information System
6 24 (24.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 22 (22.68%) Security Cleared
7 22 (22.68%) TOGAF
7 22 (22.68%) Vulnerability Management
8 20 (20.62%) Cyber Security
9 18 (18.56%) SABSA
9 18 (18.56%) CISM
10 17 (17.53%) Risk Management
11 15 (15.46%) PKI
11 15 (15.46%) Penetration Testing
12 14 (14.43%) GIAC
12 14 (14.43%) Patch Management
13 13 (13.40%) ISSAP
13 13 (13.40%) Security Testing
14 12 (12.37%) Enterprise Architecture
14 12 (12.37%) VPN
14 12 (12.37%) Security Patching
14 12 (12.37%) SC Cleared
14 12 (12.37%) OWASP
15 11 (11.34%) LAN
15 11 (11.34%) WAN
15 11 (11.34%) Middleware
15 11 (11.34%) Identity Management
15 11 (11.34%) Retail
16 10 (10.31%) Security Management

Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Security Architect in their job title 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 with Security Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.19%) IIS
1 6 (6.19%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.03%) SaaS
1 1 (1.03%) PaaS
1 1 (1.03%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (29.90%) Firewall
2 12 (12.37%) VPN
3 11 (11.34%) LAN
3 11 (11.34%) WAN
4 10 (10.31%) Network Security
5 8 (8.25%) SAN
6 4 (4.12%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (3.09%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.09%) HTTPS
8 2 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.03%) Softswitch
9 1 (1.03%) Wireless
9 1 (1.03%) Internet
9 1 (1.03%) MPLS
9 1 (1.03%) BGP
9 1 (1.03%) SSL
9 1 (1.03%) DNS
9 1 (1.03%) LDAP
9 1 (1.03%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.19%) NoSQL
2 5 (5.15%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.09%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (11.34%) Retail
2 5 (5.15%) Legal
3 4 (4.12%) Finance
4 2 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.03%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.34%) Middleware
2 4 (4.12%) JSP
3 3 (3.09%) SOAP
4 1 (1.03%) SAML
4 1 (1.03%) .NET
4 1 (1.03%) OAuth
4 1 (1.03%) OAuth2
4 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 25 (25.77%) Management Information System
2 15 (15.46%) PKI
3 7 (7.22%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.19%) Private Cloud
5 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.09%) SCADA
7 2 (2.06%) Replication
7 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.03%) CESG
8 1 (1.03%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (1.03%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.03%) RMADS
8 1 (1.03%) Smart Meter
8 1 (1.03%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.03%) UNIX
1 1 (1.03%) Windows
1 1 (1.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (55.67%) Information Security
2 53 (54.64%) Security Architecture
3 22 (22.68%) Vulnerability Management
3 22 (22.68%) TOGAF
4 20 (20.62%) Cyber Security
5 18 (18.56%) SABSA
6 17 (17.53%) Risk Management
7 15 (15.46%) Penetration Testing
8 14 (14.43%) Patch Management
9 13 (13.40%) Security Testing
10 12 (12.37%) OWASP
10 12 (12.37%) Enterprise Architecture
10 12 (12.37%) Security Patching
11 11 (11.34%) Identity Management
12 10 (10.31%) Security Management
12 10 (10.31%) SIEM
13 6 (6.19%) Database Security
13 6 (6.19%) UML
13 6 (6.19%) Incident Management
13 6 (6.19%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.09%) C
1 3 (3.09%) SQL
2 1 (1.03%) Python
2 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.03%) C#
2 1 (1.03%) C++
2 1 (1.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 46 (47.42%) CISSP
2 22 (22.68%) Security Cleared
3 18 (18.56%) CISM
4 14 (14.43%) GIAC
5 13 (13.40%) ISSAP
6 12 (12.37%) SC Cleared
7 6 (6.19%) DV Cleared
8 5 (5.15%) Degree
9 4 (4.12%) CEH
10 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.06%) CISA
10 2 (2.06%) CRISC
10 2 (2.06%) ISACA
10 2 (2.06%) CISMP
11 1 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.03%) CCIE
11 1 (1.03%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (24.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.12%) JSP 440
2 4 (4.12%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.03%) COBIT
3 1 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.03%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 1 (1.03%) MIMEsweeper
1 1 (1.03%) MAILsweeper
1 1 (1.03%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 10 (10.31%) Symantec
2 9 (9.28%) PayPal
3 7 (7.22%) ArcSight
3 7 (7.22%) Oracle
4 6 (6.19%) Tripwire
5 5 (5.15%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.15%) Juniper
6 4 (4.12%) VMware
6 4 (4.12%) Cyber-Ark
7 3 (3.09%) Cisco
8 2 (2.06%) Websense
8 2 (2.06%) Software AG
8 2 (2.06%) SAP
9 1 (1.03%) NetApp
9 1 (1.03%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.03%) McAfee
9 1 (1.03%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.03%) Sourcefire
9 1 (1.03%) Imperva
9 1 (1.03%) Tufin