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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Architect
Rank 627 627 620
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Architect 14 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.020% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.021% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 4
Median daily rate £525 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £330 £497
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £750 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £550 £565
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -2.65%
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
50897 51337 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.72% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 31650 30786
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1482 2063 2112
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 25 May 2016.

IT Security Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IT 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 IT Security Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 25 May 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 13 £525 -4.54% 4
London -1 6 £525 -25.00% 3
South East -7 4 £525 -4.54% 1
Surrey -10 3 £525 -4.54%
East of England +8 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £575 -
Midlands - 1 £600 -
South West - 1 £575 -
Croydon - 1 £433 -
Ealing - 1 £450 -
Crawley - 1 £433 -
West Sussex - 1 £433 -

IT Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 15 (60.00%) Security Architecture
2 10 (40.00%) Information Security
3 9 (36.00%) CISSP
4 8 (32.00%) PCI DSS
5 7 (28.00%) Firewall
6 6 (24.00%) Finance
6 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (24.00%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (24.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (24.00%) Internet
6 6 (24.00%) Network Security
6 6 (24.00%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (20.00%) SIEM
7 5 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
7 5 (20.00%) ITIL
8 4 (16.00%) Windows
8 4 (16.00%) CISA
8 4 (16.00%) TOGAF
8 4 (16.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (16.00%) Legal
8 4 (16.00%) Security Management
8 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
8 4 (16.00%) Degree
8 4 (16.00%) OWASP
8 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (12.00%) COBIT
9 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
9 3 (12.00%) Risk Management
9 3 (12.00%) 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 (8.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.00%) IaaS
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.00%) Office 365
2 2 (8.00%) PaaS
2 2 (8.00%) SaaS
3 1 (4.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) Firewall
2 6 (24.00%) Internet
2 6 (24.00%) Network Security
3 3 (12.00%) Intranet
3 3 (12.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (8.00%) SAN
4 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.00%) SSL
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Legal
3 2 (8.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.00%) Classic ASP
1 1 (4.00%) Java EE
1 1 (4.00%) SOAP
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.00%) CCTV
2 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) Internet of Things
2 2 (8.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (8.00%) PKI
2 2 (8.00%) SCADA
3 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Security Architecture
2 10 (40.00%) Information Security
3 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (24.00%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (24.00%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
4 5 (20.00%) ITIL
4 5 (20.00%) SIEM
5 4 (16.00%) OWASP
5 4 (16.00%) Security Management
5 4 (16.00%) TOGAF
5 4 (16.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (12.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.00%) Business Continuity
7 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (8.00%) Information Management
7 2 (8.00%) ITIL V3
7 2 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C#
1 1 (4.00%) Java
1 1 (4.00%) PHP
1 1 (4.00%) Python
1 1 (4.00%) Ruby
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
1 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) CISSP
2 4 (16.00%) CISA
2 4 (16.00%) Degree
3 2 (8.00%) CCNP
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.00%) CISM
3 2 (8.00%) CLAS
3 2 (8.00%) CREST Certified
3 2 (8.00%) GWAPT
3 2 (8.00%) MCSE
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.00%) OSCE
3 2 (8.00%) OSCP
3 2 (8.00%) SANS
3 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) PCI DSS
2 6 (24.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (12.00%) COBIT
4 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (4.00%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (4.00%) ISO22301
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Cisco
2 2 (8.00%) Fortinet
2 2 (8.00%) Juniper
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) VMware
3 1 (4.00%) Siebel