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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security Architect
Rank 606 629 608
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -21
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Architect 38 26 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.045% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.048% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 17
Median daily rate £593 £613 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.14% +11.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £474 £449
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £852
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £700 £520
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +34.61%
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
51209 54594 53300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33381 34715 32174
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1644 2049 2080
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 29 August 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 25 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 29 August 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 +21 37 £587 -8.00% 2
London -11 18 £650 +23.80%
South West - 11 £525 -
Swindon - 8 £525 -
Wiltshire - 8 £525 -
North West +13 3 £600 -14.28%
Bristol - 3 £613 -
Manchester - 3 £600 -
City of London +25 2 £580 -10.76%
South East +10 2 £550 -12.00% 1
East of England - 2 £550 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £550 -
Berkshire +3 1 - -
North East -14 1 £625 -10.71%
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 1 £625 -10.71%
Tyne and Wear -29 1 £625 -10.71%
West Midlands -31 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £550 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £550 -
Edinburgh - 1 £698 -
Scotland - 1 £698 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £550 - 1

Information Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 55 (91.67%) Information Security
2 29 (48.33%) CISSP
3 25 (41.67%) Security Architecture
4 20 (33.33%) CISM
5 18 (30.00%) TOGAF
6 17 (28.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (26.67%) Retail
8 13 (21.67%) Finance
8 13 (21.67%) PCI DSS
9 11 (18.33%) Risk Management
10 10 (16.67%) Banking
10 10 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (16.67%) SABSA
11 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
11 9 (15.00%) CESG
12 8 (13.33%) CEH
12 8 (13.33%) CISA
12 8 (13.33%) SIEM
13 7 (11.67%) SaaS
13 7 (11.67%) IaaS
13 7 (11.67%) Information Assurance
13 7 (11.67%) Internet
13 7 (11.67%) Management Information System
13 7 (11.67%) Security Operations
14 6 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
14 6 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
14 6 (10.00%) Windows
15 5 (8.33%) Linux
15 5 (8.33%) ITIL
15 5 (8.33%) Firewall

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 1 (1.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.67%) IaaS
1 7 (11.67%) SaaS
2 4 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.67%) Internet
2 5 (8.33%) Firewall
3 3 (5.00%) Intranet
3 3 (5.00%) Network Security
4 2 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
General
1 16 (26.67%) Retail
2 13 (21.67%) Finance
3 10 (16.67%) Banking
4 4 (6.67%) Legal
5 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Law
5 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) CESG
2 7 (11.67%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.67%) PKI
3 4 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.33%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.67%) Bitcoin
5 1 (1.67%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.67%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.67%) FMCG
5 1 (1.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.00%) Windows
2 5 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (1.67%) Unix
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (91.67%) Information Security
2 25 (41.67%) Security Architecture
3 18 (30.00%) TOGAF
4 11 (18.33%) Risk Management
5 10 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (16.67%) SABSA
6 8 (13.33%) SIEM
7 7 (11.67%) Information Assurance
7 7 (11.67%) Security Operations
8 6 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
8 6 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (8.33%) Data Protection
9 5 (8.33%) ITIL
9 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (5.00%) Service Management
10 3 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (48.33%) CISSP
2 20 (33.33%) CISM
3 9 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (13.33%) CEH
4 8 (13.33%) CISA
5 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.00%) CESG Certified Professional
6 3 (5.00%) CISMP
6 3 (5.00%) CLAS
6 3 (5.00%) GIAC
7 2 (3.33%) CRISC
8 1 (1.67%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.67%) Degree
8 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.67%) GCFE
8 1 (1.67%) GCIA
8 1 (1.67%) GCIH
8 1 (1.67%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (28.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (21.67%) PCI DSS
3 4 (6.67%) COBIT
4 1 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.67%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.67%) QA
4 1 (1.67%) RMADS
Vendors
1 4 (6.67%) VMware
2 3 (5.00%) Splunk
2 3 (5.00%) Symantec
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.67%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.67%) Infor
4 1 (1.67%) Varonis