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 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 Architect
Rank 119 120 121
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 26 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.79% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.14% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 4
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£500 £388 £426
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -9.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £348 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £428 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £483 £463
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £65.35 £55.00
% change year-on-year
- +18.81%
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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
3097 2165 2514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.05% 91.66% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2006 1353 1425
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 185 194
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.48 £34.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 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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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
Wiltshire -8 8 £473 +21.93%
Gloucestershire - 6 - -
Security Architect
England

Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 26 (53.06%) Security Cleared
2 24 (48.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (40.82%) Security Architecture
4 19 (38.78%) DV Cleared
5 18 (36.73%) Information Assurance
6 17 (34.69%) CISSP
7 15 (30.61%) Firewall
8 13 (26.53%) ITIL
9 12 (24.49%) Cisco
9 12 (24.49%) Risk Management
10 11 (22.45%) SOA
10 11 (22.45%) RMADS
11 10 (20.41%) IaaS
11 10 (20.41%) OWASP
11 10 (20.41%) ISO 9000
11 10 (20.41%) CEH
12 9 (18.37%) Information Security
12 9 (18.37%) Manufacturing
12 9 (18.37%) Data Security
12 9 (18.37%) F5
12 9 (18.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 9 (18.37%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 8 (16.33%) Management Information System
13 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (16.33%) Juniper
14 7 (14.29%) Network Security
14 7 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (12.24%) Internet
15 6 (12.24%) McAfee
15 6 (12.24%) CISM

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (2.04%) IIS
1 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.41%) IaaS
2 3 (6.12%) SaaS
2 3 (6.12%) PaaS
3 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (30.61%) Firewall
2 9 (18.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 9 (18.37%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 7 (14.29%) Network Security
3 7 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (12.24%) Internet
5 5 (10.20%) VPN
5 5 (10.20%) LAN
5 5 (10.20%) WAN
5 5 (10.20%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (4.08%) X.509
6 2 (4.08%) NetScreen
7 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
General
1 9 (18.37%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) JSP
2 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) RMADS
2 8 (16.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.08%) PKI
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) CESG
4 1 (2.04%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.04%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.82%) Security Architecture
2 18 (36.73%) Information Assurance
3 13 (26.53%) ITIL
4 12 (24.49%) Risk Management
5 11 (22.45%) SOA
6 10 (20.41%) OWASP
7 9 (18.37%) Information Security
7 9 (18.37%) Data Security
8 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (10.20%) Security Management
9 5 (10.20%) Data Protection
9 5 (10.20%) Cyber Security
9 5 (10.20%) Change Control
10 4 (8.16%) Data Governance
10 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2
11 3 (6.12%) TOGAF
11 3 (6.12%) Mentoring
12 2 (4.08%) Line Management
12 2 (4.08%) Programme Management
12 2 (4.08%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) C
1 1 (2.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (53.06%) Security Cleared
2 19 (38.78%) DV Cleared
3 17 (34.69%) CISSP
4 10 (20.41%) CEH
5 6 (12.24%) CISM
6 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.08%) Degree
8 1 (2.04%) ISSAP
8 1 (2.04%) ISSMP
8 1 (2.04%) CCA
8 1 (2.04%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (48.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (20.41%) ISO 9000
3 5 (10.20%) PCI DSS
4 2 (4.08%) JSP 440
5 1 (2.04%) ISO 14001
5 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.04%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) Cisco
2 9 (18.37%) F5
3 8 (16.33%) Juniper
4 6 (12.24%) McAfee
5 4 (8.16%) Blue Coat
6 3 (6.12%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.08%) IronPort
7 2 (4.08%) CA
8 1 (2.04%) VMware
8 1 (2.04%) BT
8 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.04%) EMC
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