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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Security Architect
Rank 593 600 572
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Architect 31 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.031% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.033% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 9
Average daily rate £600 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £425 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £458 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £438 £450
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -2.77%
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
48652 48803 46653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.48% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31297 30382 27621
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1739 1915 2049
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Security Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Network Security Architect Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -12 31 £600 +37.14% 3
London +13 13 £530 +21.14% 2
South East +4 12 £600 +41.17% 1
Hampshire - 8 £600 -
Fareham - 4 £613 -
Havant - 4 £475 -
Berkshire +7 2 - -
Cheshire -4 2 - -
North West -9 2 - -
West Midlands -11 2 £540 -
Warrington - 2 - -
City of London +42 1 £525 +23.52%
East of England +1 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Amersham - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Stevenage - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £455 -
Coventry - 1 £625 -
Midlands - 1 £625 -

Network Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 42 (68.85%) Firewall
1 42 (68.85%) Network Security
2 28 (45.90%) Cisco
3 22 (36.07%) LAN
4 19 (31.15%) WAN
5 18 (29.51%) Data Centre
6 16 (26.23%) Windows
6 16 (26.23%) CheckPoint
7 15 (24.59%) MPLS
8 14 (22.95%) VLAN
9 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
10 12 (19.67%) Juniper
10 12 (19.67%) Network Design
11 11 (18.03%) VMware
11 11 (18.03%) VPN
11 11 (18.03%) Security Architecture
12 10 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
13 9 (14.75%) Brocade
13 9 (14.75%) Finance
13 9 (14.75%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (14.75%) Hyper-V
13 9 (14.75%) vSphere
14 8 (13.11%) XenServer
14 8 (13.11%) Citrix
14 8 (13.11%) DNS
14 8 (13.11%) Linux
15 7 (11.48%) SQL
15 7 (11.48%) Oracle
15 7 (11.48%) HTTPS

Network Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.92%) IIS
1 3 (4.92%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.28%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.64%) iPlanet
3 1 (1.64%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (3.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Relativity
2 1 (1.64%) BusinessWare
2 1 (1.64%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.64%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 42 (68.85%) Firewall
1 42 (68.85%) Network Security
2 22 (36.07%) LAN
3 19 (31.15%) WAN
4 15 (24.59%) MPLS
5 14 (22.95%) VLAN
6 11 (18.03%) VPN
7 8 (13.11%) DNS
8 7 (11.48%) HTTPS
9 6 (9.84%) HTTP
9 6 (9.84%) SAN
9 6 (9.84%) Wireless
10 5 (8.20%) DMZ
10 5 (8.20%) Internet
10 5 (8.20%) Reverse Proxy
10 5 (8.20%) SSL
11 4 (6.56%) Multicast
11 4 (6.56%) NAS
12 3 (4.92%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (4.92%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) Big Data
2 1 (1.64%) DB2
2 1 (1.64%) DB2 UDB
General
1 9 (14.75%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Banking
3 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.28%) Retail
4 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.64%) Publishing
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) Web Services
2 1 (1.64%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.51%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (6.56%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (4.92%) PKI
3 3 (4.92%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.28%) FMCG
4 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.64%) AS400
5 1 (1.64%) CESG
5 1 (1.64%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (26.23%) Windows
2 8 (13.11%) Linux
3 1 (1.64%) AIX
3 1 (1.64%) Solaris
3 1 (1.64%) Unix
3 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.67%) Network Design
2 11 (18.03%) Security Architecture
3 6 (9.84%) Migration
4 5 (8.20%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (8.20%) Data Security
4 5 (8.20%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.56%) Network Architecture
5 4 (6.56%) Service Management
5 4 (6.56%) TOGAF
6 3 (4.92%) Change Management
6 3 (4.92%) Information Security
7 2 (3.28%) Analytics
7 2 (3.28%) Data Analytics
7 2 (3.28%) E-Discovery
7 2 (3.28%) MODAF
7 2 (3.28%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (3.28%) Process Management
7 2 (3.28%) Project Management
7 2 (3.28%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.48%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (8.20%) CISSP
2 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.56%) CCIE
3 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) CCNA
4 3 (4.92%) CCNP
5 2 (3.28%) CISM
5 2 (3.28%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certified Master
5 2 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (1.64%) CCSE
6 1 (1.64%) CCSP
6 1 (1.64%) CEH
6 1 (1.64%) Degree
6 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.28%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
1 10 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (14.75%) Hyper-V
2 9 (14.75%) vSphere
3 8 (13.11%) XenServer
4 3 (4.92%) vCloud
5 1 (1.64%) ClearTrust
5 1 (1.64%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.64%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.64%) Hyperic
2 1 (1.64%) OPNET
Vendors
1 28 (45.90%) Cisco
2 16 (26.23%) CheckPoint
3 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
4 12 (19.67%) Juniper
5 11 (18.03%) VMware
6 9 (14.75%) Brocade
7 8 (13.11%) Citrix
8 7 (11.48%) NetApp
8 7 (11.48%) Oracle
9 5 (8.20%) Varonis
10 4 (6.56%) F5
10 4 (6.56%) HP
10 4 (6.56%) IBM
11 3 (4.92%) Fortinet
12 2 (3.28%) 3PAR
12 2 (3.28%) Blue Coat
12 2 (3.28%) CommVault
12 2 (3.28%) Dell
12 2 (3.28%) Palo Alto
13 1 (1.64%) BEA