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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Security Architect
Rank 623 627 615
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Contract jobs requiring an IT Security Architect 20 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.025% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.026% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 5
Median daily rate £525 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £426
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £725 £604
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £575 £549
% change year-on-year
-8.69% +4.78%
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
50276 53000 51116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 32796 33319 31430
Median daily rate £425 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1494 2025 2060
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 June 2016.

IT Security Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Security Architect
Top 19 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 June 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 +15 19 £525 - 6
London +15 7 £588 +11.90% 5
Yorkshire - 4 £475 - 1
South East - 4 £525 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £475 - 1
Surrey - 3 £525 -
East of England +16 2 £595 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £595 -
Bristol - 2 £588 -
Leeds - 2 £475 - 1
South West - 2 £588 -
Manchester -13 1 £600 -
North West -14 1 £600 -
West Sussex - 1 £433 -
Croydon - 1 £433 -
Dunstable - 1 £595 -
Crawley - 1 £433 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

IT Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 14 (43.75%) Security Architecture
2 13 (40.63%) CISSP
3 12 (37.50%) Information Security
4 9 (28.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (25.00%) PCI DSS
5 8 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (21.88%) SIEM
6 7 (21.88%) Firewall
6 7 (21.88%) Internet
7 6 (18.75%) ITIL
7 6 (18.75%) Finance
7 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (18.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (18.75%) Network Security
8 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (15.63%) TOGAF
8 5 (15.63%) Risk Management
8 5 (15.63%) Security Management
9 4 (12.50%) CISA
9 4 (12.50%) Legal
9 4 (12.50%) Windows
9 4 (12.50%) Cisco
9 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
9 4 (12.50%) Degree
9 4 (12.50%) OWASP
9 4 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
10 3 (9.38%) COBIT
10 3 (9.38%) PKI

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 (6.25%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.25%) IaaS
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.25%) Office 365
2 2 (6.25%) PaaS
2 2 (6.25%) SaaS
3 1 (3.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) Firewall
1 7 (21.88%) Internet
2 6 (18.75%) Network Security
3 3 (9.38%) Intranet
3 3 (9.38%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.25%) SAN
5 1 (3.13%) DNS
5 1 (3.13%) LAN
5 1 (3.13%) MPLS
5 1 (3.13%) SSL
5 1 (3.13%) WAN
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Legal
3 3 (9.38%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) .NET
1 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.13%) Classic ASP
1 1 (3.13%) Java EE
1 1 (3.13%) SOAP
1 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (9.38%) PKI
3 2 (6.25%) CCTV
3 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.25%) Internet of Things
3 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.25%) Mathematics
3 2 (6.25%) SCADA
4 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Security Architecture
2 12 (37.50%) Information Security
3 8 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (21.88%) SIEM
5 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (18.75%) ITIL
5 6 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
5 6 (18.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (15.63%) Risk Management
6 5 (15.63%) Security Management
6 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (15.63%) TOGAF
7 4 (12.50%) OWASP
8 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (9.38%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (9.38%) ITIL V3
8 3 (9.38%) Security Operations
8 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
9 2 (6.25%) Business Transformation
9 2 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C#
1 1 (3.13%) Java
1 1 (3.13%) PHP
1 1 (3.13%) Python
1 1 (3.13%) Ruby
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
1 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) CISSP
2 4 (12.50%) CISA
2 4 (12.50%) Degree
3 3 (9.38%) CCNP
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (9.38%) CISM
3 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) CLAS
4 2 (6.25%) CREST Certified
4 2 (6.25%) GWAPT
4 2 (6.25%) MCSE
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.25%) OSCE
4 2 (6.25%) OSCP
4 2 (6.25%) SANS
4 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (25.00%) PCI DSS
3 3 (9.38%) COBIT
4 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (3.13%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (3.13%) ISO22301
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Cisco
2 3 (9.38%) Juniper
3 2 (6.25%) Fortinet
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat
4 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.13%) F5
4 1 (3.13%) Siebel
4 1 (3.13%) Sourcefire
4 1 (3.13%) Splunk