The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Security Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Security Architect
Rank 610 584 597
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +13
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Architect 7 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.011% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.012% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
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£600 £475 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £444 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate - £500 £463
% change year-on-year
- +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
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 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

IT Security Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

IT Security Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Security Architect
Daily Rate Trend

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

IT Security Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IT Security Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Security Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

IT Security Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Security Architect
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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
England -17 6 £600 +33.33% 4
London +13 5 £600 +37.14% 2
City of London +31 1 £370 -15.42% 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
South East - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Havant - - - -
Leicester - - - - 1

IT Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Security Architect in their job title.

1 7 (53.85%) Security Architecture
2 6 (46.15%) Information Security
2 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 5 (38.46%) CISSP
4 4 (30.77%) Firewall
4 4 (30.77%) Network Security
5 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
5 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (23.08%) Degree
5 3 (23.08%) Banking
5 3 (23.08%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
5 3 (23.08%) CISM
5 3 (23.08%) Financial Institution
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL
6 2 (15.38%) UNIX
6 2 (15.38%) Windows
6 2 (15.38%) CISA
6 2 (15.38%) CESG
6 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (15.38%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (15.38%) Retail
6 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
6 2 (15.38%) COBIT
6 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Information Assurance
6 2 (15.38%) SaaS
6 2 (15.38%) PaaS
6 2 (15.38%) IaaS
6 2 (15.38%) Cyber Security

IT Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Security Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) SaaS
1 2 (15.38%) PaaS
1 2 (15.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Firewall
1 4 (30.77%) Network Security
2 3 (23.08%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 3 (23.08%) Financial Institution
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
4 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
1 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Security Architecture
2 6 (46.15%) Information Security
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
4 2 (15.38%) Security Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Information Assurance
4 2 (15.38%) Cyber Security
5 1 (7.69%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (7.69%) SABSA
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
5 1 (7.69%) SIEM
5 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
5 1 (7.69%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
5 1 (7.69%) Security Management
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) CISSP
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) CISM
3 2 (15.38%) CISA
3 2 (15.38%) CEH
4 1 (7.69%) CISMP
4 1 (7.69%) GIAC
4 1 (7.69%) CCSP
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.69%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (15.38%) COBIT
3 1 (7.69%) BS7799
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco
1 1 (7.69%) McAfee
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