The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had IT Security Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Architect
Rank 646 647 627
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -20
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Architect 9 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.012% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.013% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 5
Median daily rate £438 £625 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £625 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £625 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 - £473
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
50794 54325 53927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.95% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 33203 34727 32867
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1696 2062 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

IT Security Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 26 September 2016.

IT Security Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Security Architect
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Security Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 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 +13 8 £425 -32.00% 2
London -5 3 £425 -32.00% 1
Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 £325 -
Berkshire - 1 £450 -
North West - 1 £325 -
South East - 1 £450 -
Edinburgh - 1 £538 -
Scotland - 1 £538 -
Newbury - 1 £450 -
Warrington - 1 £325 -

IT Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT 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 IT Security Architect in the job title.

1 13 (44.83%) CISSP
2 10 (34.48%) Security Architecture
3 9 (31.03%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (31.03%) ITIL
3 9 (31.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (27.59%) CISA
5 7 (24.14%) CISM
5 7 (24.14%) Network Security
5 7 (24.14%) TOGAF
6 6 (20.69%) PCI DSS
6 6 (20.69%) Information Security
6 6 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (20.69%) CCNP
6 6 (20.69%) ITIL V3
6 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
7 5 (17.24%) SIEM
7 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
7 5 (17.24%) Firewall
7 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (13.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (13.79%) Security Management
8 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
8 4 (13.79%) Finance
8 4 (13.79%) Internet
9 3 (10.34%) Identity Access Management
9 3 (10.34%) Business Transformation
9 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (10.34%) Regulatory Compliance
9 3 (10.34%) Juniper
9 3 (10.34%) Intranet

IT 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 (6.90%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.90%) IaaS
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.90%) Office 365
2 2 (6.90%) PaaS
2 2 (6.90%) SaaS
3 1 (3.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) Network Security
2 5 (17.24%) Firewall
3 4 (13.79%) Internet
4 3 (10.34%) Intranet
4 3 (10.34%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.90%) SAN
6 1 (3.45%) DNS
6 1 (3.45%) LAN
6 1 (3.45%) MPLS
6 1 (3.45%) SSL
6 1 (3.45%) WAN
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.90%) CCTV
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) Mathematics
2 2 (6.90%) PKI
2 2 (6.90%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Security Architecture
2 9 (31.03%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (31.03%) ITIL
3 7 (24.14%) TOGAF
4 6 (20.69%) Information Security
4 6 (20.69%) ITIL V3
5 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
5 5 (17.24%) SIEM
5 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (13.79%) Security Management
6 4 (13.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (10.34%) Business Transformation
7 3 (10.34%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (10.34%) Regulatory Compliance
8 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.90%) Data Architecture
8 2 (6.90%) Data Loss Prevention
8 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
8 2 (6.90%) SABSA
8 2 (6.90%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) CISSP
2 8 (27.59%) CISA
3 7 (24.14%) CISM
4 6 (20.69%) CCNP
4 6 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
5 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.90%) Degree
6 2 (6.90%) MCSE
6 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.45%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (20.69%) PCI DSS
3 3 (10.34%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Snort
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Cisco
1 3 (10.34%) Juniper
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) VMware
3 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
3 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.45%) F5
3 1 (3.45%) FireEye
3 1 (3.45%) Sourcefire
3 1 (3.45%) Splunk