The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Information Security Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Architect
Rank 626 616 608
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Architect 20 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.040% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.042% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 2
Median daily rate £550 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £500 £443
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £553 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £538 £513
% change year-on-year
+2.32% +4.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51013 52259 50243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33240 32883 30807
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1530 1985 2033
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Information Security Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Information Security Architect in the job title.

Information Security Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Information Security Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Information Security Architect within the UK.

Information Security Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Information Security Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Information Security Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

Information Security Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Information Security Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Information Security Architect within the UK.

Information Security Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Information Security Architect
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +3 20 £550 +4.76% 1
London -4 11 £481 -8.33%
South East -7 3 £506 - 1
Midlands - 2 £575 -
East of England - 2 £550 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £463 -
City of London +36 1 - -
South West +3 1 £625 +13.63%
Birmingham -5 1 £550 +10.00%
West Midlands -30 1 £550 +10.00%
Bedfordshire - 1 £550 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £550 -
North West - 1 £625 -
Bristol - 1 £625 -
Cambridge - 1 £425 -
Manchester - 1 £625 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £550 - 1
Croydon - 1 £550 -

Information Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, Information Security Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Information Security Architect in the job title.

1 44 (84.62%) Information Security
2 23 (44.23%) CISSP
3 22 (42.31%) Security Architecture
4 19 (36.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (32.69%) CISM
6 13 (25.00%) PCI DSS
6 13 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 12 (23.08%) Windows
8 11 (21.15%) Information Assurance
9 10 (19.23%) TOGAF
10 9 (17.31%) Linux
10 9 (17.31%) SABSA
11 8 (15.38%) Retail
11 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
12 7 (13.46%) Cryptography
12 7 (13.46%) Firewall
12 7 (13.46%) Finance
12 7 (13.46%) Internet
12 7 (13.46%) Cybersecurity
13 6 (11.54%) IaaS
13 6 (11.54%) VMware
13 6 (11.54%) E-Commerce
13 6 (11.54%) Banking
13 6 (11.54%) CEH
13 6 (11.54%) Network Security
13 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
13 6 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
13 6 (11.54%) SaaS
13 6 (11.54%) PaaS
14 5 (9.62%) COBIT

Information Security Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (3.85%) IIS
1 2 (3.85%) iPlanet
1 2 (3.85%) MQSeries
1 2 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.85%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.92%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) BusinessWare
1 2 (3.85%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (11.54%) IaaS
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (11.54%) PaaS
1 6 (11.54%) SaaS
2 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) Firewall
1 7 (13.46%) Internet
2 6 (11.54%) Network Security
3 3 (5.77%) Intranet
3 3 (5.77%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) DB2
1 2 (3.85%) DB2 UDB
2 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
General
1 8 (15.38%) Retail
2 7 (13.46%) Finance
3 6 (11.54%) Banking
4 4 (7.69%) Legal
5 2 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) MSMQ
2 1 (1.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Cryptography
2 5 (9.62%) CESG
2 5 (9.62%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.77%) FMCG
5 2 (3.85%) AS400
5 2 (3.85%) PKI
6 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.92%) Bitcoin
6 1 (1.92%) Blockchain
6 1 (1.92%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.92%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.92%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.08%) Windows
2 9 (17.31%) Linux
3 2 (3.85%) AIX
3 2 (3.85%) Solaris
3 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.85%) zOS
4 1 (1.92%) Unix
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (84.62%) Information Security
2 22 (42.31%) Security Architecture
3 11 (21.15%) Information Assurance
4 10 (19.23%) TOGAF
5 9 (17.31%) SABSA
6 7 (13.46%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (11.54%) E-Commerce
8 5 (9.62%) Security Operations
9 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (7.69%) Information Governance
9 4 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (5.77%) IT Governance
10 3 (5.77%) ITIL
10 3 (5.77%) Project Management
10 3 (5.77%) Risk Management
11 2 (3.85%) Change Management
11 2 (3.85%) Information Security Management
11 2 (3.85%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (44.23%) CISSP
2 17 (32.69%) CISM
3 13 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 6 (11.54%) CEH
6 5 (9.62%) CISA
7 4 (7.69%) CISMP
8 3 (5.77%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (5.77%) CLAS
9 2 (3.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (3.85%) CCSP
9 2 (3.85%) CRISC
9 2 (3.85%) Degree
9 2 (3.85%) ISSAP
10 1 (1.92%) BC Cleared
10 1 (1.92%) CCNA
10 1 (1.92%) CSSLP
10 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.92%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (36.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 5 (9.62%) COBIT
4 4 (7.69%) RMADS
5 1 (1.92%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.85%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) VMware
2 2 (3.85%) BEA
2 2 (3.85%) CA
2 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
2 2 (3.85%) IBM
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle
2 2 (3.85%) SAP
2 2 (3.85%) Vitria
3 1 (1.92%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft