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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Architect
Rank 636 646 603
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -43
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Architect 24 28 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.049% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.052% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 8
Median daily rate £550 £563 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £441
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £559
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £575 £479
% change year-on-year
- +20.10%
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
51171 54063 51068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.76% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33246 34265 30949
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 2016 2062
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.58 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 27 July 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 15 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 27 July 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 -10 24 £550 -12.00% 8
London +8 16 £525 - 2
South West +5 3 £613 +11.36% 1
North West -4 3 £600 -14.28% 1
Manchester - 3 £600 - 1
Bristol - 3 £613 -
South East 0 2 £506 -19.00% 1
City of London +47 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 £550 -
Midlands - 1 £550 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £463 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £550 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £550 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £550 -
Croydon - 1 £550 -

Information Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 43 (84.31%) Information Security
2 22 (43.14%) CISSP
3 17 (33.33%) CISM
3 17 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (31.37%) Security Architecture
5 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
5 13 (25.49%) TOGAF
6 12 (23.53%) Windows
7 11 (21.57%) Finance
7 11 (21.57%) Information Assurance
8 10 (19.61%) PCI DSS
8 10 (19.61%) SABSA
9 9 (17.65%) Retail
9 9 (17.65%) Linux
10 8 (15.69%) CEH
11 7 (13.73%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
11 7 (13.73%) Firewall
11 7 (13.73%) Internet
12 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
12 6 (11.76%) VMware
12 6 (11.76%) CISA
12 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
12 6 (11.76%) CESG
12 6 (11.76%) COBIT
12 6 (11.76%) SaaS
12 6 (11.76%) PaaS
12 6 (11.76%) IaaS
13 5 (9.80%) Security Operations

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 (3.92%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (3.92%) IIS
1 2 (3.92%) iPlanet
1 2 (3.92%) MQSeries
1 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.96%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) BusinessWare
1 2 (3.92%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (11.76%) IaaS
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (11.76%) PaaS
1 6 (11.76%) SaaS
2 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) Firewall
1 7 (13.73%) Internet
2 4 (7.84%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (5.88%) Intranet
4 1 (1.96%) Network Security
4 1 (1.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) DB2
1 2 (3.92%) DB2 UDB
2 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
General
1 11 (21.57%) Finance
2 9 (17.65%) Retail
3 5 (9.80%) Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Legal
4 2 (3.92%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) .NET
1 2 (3.92%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) CESG
1 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) FMCG
4 2 (3.92%) AS400
4 2 (3.92%) Cryptography
4 2 (3.92%) PKI
5 1 (1.96%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.96%) Bitcoin
5 1 (1.96%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.96%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.96%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.96%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.53%) Windows
2 9 (17.65%) Linux
3 2 (3.92%) AIX
3 2 (3.92%) Solaris
3 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.92%) zOS
4 1 (1.96%) Unix
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (84.31%) Information Security
2 16 (31.37%) Security Architecture
3 13 (25.49%) TOGAF
4 11 (21.57%) Information Assurance
5 10 (19.61%) SABSA
6 7 (13.73%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (9.80%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (9.80%) Security Operations
8 4 (7.84%) Identity Access Management
8 4 (7.84%) Risk Management
9 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (5.88%) IT Governance
9 3 (5.88%) ITIL
9 3 (5.88%) Project Management
10 2 (3.92%) DoDAF
10 2 (3.92%) MODAF
10 2 (3.92%) Penetration Testing
10 2 (3.92%) SIEM
10 2 (3.92%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (43.14%) CISSP
2 17 (33.33%) CISM
3 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
4 8 (15.69%) CEH
5 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
6 6 (11.76%) CISA
7 4 (7.84%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (3.92%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (3.92%) CCSP
9 2 (3.92%) CLAS
9 2 (3.92%) CRISC
9 2 (3.92%) Degree
10 1 (1.96%) BC Cleared
10 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.96%) GCFE
10 1 (1.96%) GCIA
10 1 (1.96%) GCIH
10 1 (1.96%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (19.61%) PCI DSS
3 6 (11.76%) COBIT
4 3 (5.88%) RMADS
5 1 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.96%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.92%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) VMware
2 2 (3.92%) BEA
2 2 (3.92%) CA
2 2 (3.92%) CheckPoint
2 2 (3.92%) IBM
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle
2 2 (3.92%) SAP
2 2 (3.92%) Vitria
3 1 (1.96%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
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