The table below looks at the statistics for the Information Security Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Information Security Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Security Architect
Rank 586 569 591
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +22
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Architect 20 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.009% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.010% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 1
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£650 £498 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.65% +24.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £615 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -

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
52499 48968 54351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.83% 92.75% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29332 30408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2057 2099 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Information Security Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 22 September 2014.

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 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
England -22 20 £650 +30.65%
London +9 9 £675 +35.67%
City of London +24 2 £675 +43.61%
South West - 1 - -
Scotland - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

Information Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Information 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 Information Security Architect in their job title.

1 19 (73.08%) Information Security
2 16 (61.54%) Security Cleared
3 15 (57.69%) Security Architecture
4 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 12 (46.15%) Information Assurance
5 12 (46.15%) CESG
6 6 (23.08%) Data Security
6 6 (23.08%) Data Protection
6 6 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (19.23%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (19.23%) Freedom of Information Act
7 5 (19.23%) JSP 440
8 4 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (15.38%) Security Management
8 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
8 4 (15.38%) CISSP
9 2 (7.69%) ITIL
9 2 (7.69%) Internet
9 2 (7.69%) CISA
9 2 (7.69%) Finance
9 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
9 2 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (7.69%) Information Security Management
9 2 (7.69%) OWASP
9 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
9 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (3.85%) Protective Monitoring
10 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
10 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared

Information Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Information 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 Information Security Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) Telnet
2 1 (3.85%) SAN
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 12 (46.15%) CESG
2 5 (19.23%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (19.23%) Freedom of Information Act
3 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.85%) GIS
5 1 (3.85%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.85%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) Information Security
2 15 (57.69%) Security Architecture
3 12 (46.15%) Information Assurance
4 6 (23.08%) Data Protection
4 6 (23.08%) Data Security
5 4 (15.38%) Security Management
5 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL
6 2 (7.69%) OWASP
6 2 (7.69%) Information Security Management
7 1 (3.85%) Protective Monitoring
7 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.85%) CRM
7 1 (3.85%) SOA
7 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) CISSP
4 2 (7.69%) CISA
5 1 (3.85%) CISM
5 1 (3.85%) CEH
5 1 (3.85%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (19.23%) JSP 440
3 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
4 1 (3.85%) ISO 9000
4 1 (3.85%) BS7799
4 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle
1 1 (3.85%) HP
1 1 (3.85%) VMware