The table below looks at the statistics for the Network 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 Network Security Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Security Architect
Rank 623 602 578
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Architect 8 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.018% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.019% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 5
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£419 £458 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.46% +10.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £475 -
% change year-on-year
-11.84% -
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
55134 51382 48884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35199 31088 29037
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2028 1976 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Network Security Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Network Security Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Security Architect
Daily Rate Trend

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

Network Security Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Security Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Network Security Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Security Architect
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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 -34 6 £413 -9.83% 1
Wiltshire -3 3 £463 +8.82%
South West -4 3 £463 +2.77%
South East -28 3 £400 -20.00%
Swindon -5 2 £463 +8.82%
Renfrewshire - 2 £425 -
Scotland - 2 £425 -
Erskine - 2 £425 -
Berkshire -2 1 £413 -17.50%
Reading -11 1 £413 -17.50%
Milton Keynes - 1 £400 -
Gosport - 1 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £400 -
Hampshire - 1 £350 -

Network Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network 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 Network Security Architect in their job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Network Security
2 10 (76.92%) Firewall
3 9 (69.23%) Cisco
4 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
5 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
5 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
6 4 (30.77%) Juniper
7 3 (23.08%) HP
7 3 (23.08%) Nokia
7 3 (23.08%) ITIL
7 3 (23.08%) QMS
7 3 (23.08%) Crossbeam
7 3 (23.08%) Quality Management
7 3 (23.08%) Change Control
7 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
8 2 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (15.38%) Junos
8 2 (15.38%) F5
8 2 (15.38%) Information Security
8 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
8 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat
8 2 (15.38%) Network Design
8 2 (15.38%) PKI
8 2 (15.38%) Brocade
8 2 (15.38%) Degree
8 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
8 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
8 2 (15.38%) Windows
8 2 (15.38%) VPN

Network Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network 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 Network Security Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) Network Security
2 10 (76.92%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) MPLS
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (15.38%) Junos
3 2 (15.38%) VPN
3 2 (15.38%) DNS
4 1 (7.69%) IPv4
4 1 (7.69%) IPv6
4 1 (7.69%) SAN
4 1 (7.69%) 3G
4 1 (7.69%) LAN
4 1 (7.69%) SMS
4 1 (7.69%) WAN
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (7.69%) 4G
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Dutch Language
2 1 (7.69%) French Language
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) PKI
3 1 (7.69%) Visualisation
3 1 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Quality Management
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
1 3 (23.08%) QMS
1 3 (23.08%) Change Control
2 2 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
2 2 (15.38%) Network Design
2 2 (15.38%) Information Security
2 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
3 1 (7.69%) Information Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Network Management
3 1 (7.69%) SDLC
3 1 (7.69%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (15.38%) CCIE
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) CCNP
4 1 (7.69%) CCDA
4 1 (7.69%) CCDP
4 1 (7.69%) CISSP
4 1 (7.69%) CISM
4 1 (7.69%) CCSE
4 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) ProxySG
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
3 4 (30.77%) Juniper
4 3 (23.08%) Nokia
4 3 (23.08%) HP
4 3 (23.08%) Crossbeam
5 2 (15.38%) F5
5 2 (15.38%) McAfee
5 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat
5 2 (15.38%) Brocade
6 1 (7.69%) Fujitsu
6 1 (7.69%) VMware
6 1 (7.69%) Intel
6 1 (7.69%) Splunk
6 1 (7.69%) IronPort
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