The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Architect
Rank 125 109 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 20 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.59% 0.093% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.10% -
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 0
Average daily rate
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£540 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.35% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £463 £525
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -11.90%
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 Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3163 1983 2801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.83% 92.28% 93.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2060 1265 1590
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 172 243
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.25 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.70% -18.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Security Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Security Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Security Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Security Architect Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Security Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Architect across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Security Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Security Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Bristol - 1 £650 -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Security Architect
England

Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 18 (52.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (47.06%) Security Cleared
3 15 (44.12%) Information Assurance
4 13 (38.24%) Security Architecture
4 13 (38.24%) DV Cleared
5 11 (32.35%) Risk Management
5 11 (32.35%) SOA
5 11 (32.35%) CISSP
6 10 (29.41%) ITIL
6 10 (29.41%) ISO 9000
6 10 (29.41%) RMADS
6 10 (29.41%) CEH
6 10 (29.41%) OWASP
6 10 (29.41%) IaaS
7 9 (26.47%) Cisco
7 9 (26.47%) Manufacturing
8 8 (23.53%) Firewall
8 8 (23.53%) Data Security
8 8 (23.53%) Network Security
9 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (20.59%) Juniper
10 6 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (17.65%) F5
11 5 (14.71%) Change Control
11 5 (14.71%) McAfee
11 5 (14.71%) Blue Coat
12 4 (11.76%) Internet
13 3 (8.82%) Information Security
13 3 (8.82%) Cisco ASA

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (29.41%) IaaS
2 3 (8.82%) SaaS
2 3 (8.82%) PaaS
3 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) Firewall
1 8 (23.53%) Network Security
2 6 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 6 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 4 (11.76%) Internet
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (5.88%) NetScreen
6 1 (2.94%) VPN
6 1 (2.94%) OSPF
6 1 (2.94%) BGP
General
1 9 (26.47%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) JSP
2 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) RMADS
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) CESG
3 1 (2.94%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Information Assurance
2 13 (38.24%) Security Architecture
3 11 (32.35%) SOA
3 11 (32.35%) Risk Management
4 10 (29.41%) ITIL
4 10 (29.41%) OWASP
5 8 (23.53%) Data Security
6 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (14.71%) Change Control
8 3 (8.82%) Data Governance
8 3 (8.82%) Information Security
9 2 (5.88%) Line Management
9 2 (5.88%) Network Design
10 1 (2.94%) Load Balancing
10 1 (2.94%) Programme Management
10 1 (2.94%) Workflow
10 1 (2.94%) Scrum
10 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
10 1 (2.94%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) C
1 1 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 13 (38.24%) DV Cleared
3 11 (32.35%) CISSP
4 10 (29.41%) CEH
5 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (52.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (29.41%) ISO 9000
3 1 (2.94%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.94%) ISO 14001
3 1 (2.94%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Cisco
2 7 (20.59%) Juniper
3 6 (17.65%) F5
4 5 (14.71%) Blue Coat
4 5 (14.71%) McAfee
5 2 (5.88%) IronPort
6 1 (2.94%) BT