The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Security Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Architect
Rank 442 426 467
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +41
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 171 158 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.29% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.31% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 109 54
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£540 £525 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £525 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £26.00 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
- -52.72%

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
51607 50411 43965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.36% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 31422 30973 25103
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2023 2174
Average hourly rate £17.22 £17.50 £18.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.60% -5.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

Security Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Security Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Architect
Daily Rate Trend

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

Security Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Security Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Security Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Architect
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 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 -16 148 £525 - 18
London 0 70 £550 +0.91% 7
South East -7 48 £499 -5.00% 3
Buckinghamshire - 13 £400 -
Milton Keynes - 12 £400 -
City of London +5 11 £588 +23.68% 1
North West -16 11 £440 -18.13% 1
Wales - 10 £588 -
Surrey +12 9 £550 -
West Midlands -11 9 £485 +3.24% 1
South Wales - 9 £575 -
Newport - 9 £575 -
Berkshire -5 8 £500 +11.11%
Scotland -8 8 £500 -2.43% 1
Middlesex +5 6 £475 -9.52%
Reading -1 5 £530 +17.77%
Feltham - 5 £505 -
Oxfordshire - 5 - -
Canary Wharf - 4 - -
East of England +18 3 £550 - 4
Warwickshire -2 3 - -
Manchester -2 3 £500 -
Edinburgh -16 3 - - 1
Hampshire -22 3 £550 +10.00% 2
Cheshire - 3 £440 -
Glasgow - 3 £500 -
Leatherhead - 3 £550 -
Malvern - 3 - -
Worcestershire - 3 - - 1
South West +6 2 £625 -

Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Security Architect in their job title.

1 144 (44.86%) Security Architecture
2 98 (30.53%) CISSP
3 85 (26.48%) Information Security
4 80 (24.92%) TOGAF
5 78 (24.30%) Security Cleared
6 64 (19.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 64 (19.94%) Firewall
7 59 (18.38%) Cyber Security
8 49 (15.26%) Finance
9 47 (14.64%) SC Cleared
10 45 (14.02%) SABSA
11 44 (13.71%) CISM
12 43 (13.40%) Network Security
13 37 (11.53%) Management Information System
14 32 (9.97%) Degree
15 30 (9.35%) PKI
16 28 (8.72%) Enterprise Architecture
16 28 (8.72%) VPN
16 28 (8.72%) Cisco
16 28 (8.72%) SIEM
16 28 (8.72%) Information Assurance
17 26 (8.10%) PCI DSS
17 26 (8.10%) WAN
17 26 (8.10%) CESG
18 25 (7.79%) LAN
19 24 (7.48%) Internet
19 24 (7.48%) Risk Management
19 24 (7.48%) Telecoms
20 23 (7.17%) ISSAP
21 20 (6.23%) Security Management

Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 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 Security Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (4.05%) IIS
2 2 (0.62%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.31%) FileNet
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 5 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.31%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.36%) PaaS
2 11 (3.43%) IaaS
3 7 (2.18%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.93%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.62%) SaaS
7 1 (0.31%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 64 (19.94%) Firewall
2 43 (13.40%) Network Security
3 28 (8.72%) VPN
4 26 (8.10%) WAN
5 25 (7.79%) LAN
6 24 (7.48%) Internet
7 15 (4.67%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (1.87%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (1.87%) SSL
9 5 (1.56%) SAN
10 4 (1.25%) BGP
10 4 (1.25%) DNS
10 4 (1.25%) LDAP
10 4 (1.25%) TCP/IP
10 4 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (0.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (0.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 3 (0.93%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.49%) Big Data
2 7 (2.18%) Oracle Database
2 7 (2.18%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.25%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 49 (15.26%) Finance
2 24 (7.48%) Telecoms
3 18 (5.61%) Banking
4 15 (4.67%) Legal
5 5 (1.56%) Retail
6 4 (1.25%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.93%) Back Office
7 3 (0.93%) Electronics
7 3 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.93%) Automotive
7 3 (0.93%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.93%) Marketing
8 2 (0.62%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.62%) Publishing
9 1 (0.31%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.49%) JSP
1 8 (2.49%) SAML
2 7 (2.18%) Middleware
3 4 (1.25%) OAuth
4 3 (0.93%) XACML
4 3 (0.93%) REST
4 3 (0.93%) JSON
4 3 (0.93%) SOAP
4 3 (0.93%) Web Services
4 3 (0.93%) XML
5 2 (0.62%) .NET
5 2 (0.62%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.31%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.31%) Spring
6 1 (0.31%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.53%) Management Information System
2 30 (9.35%) PKI
3 26 (8.10%) CESG
4 18 (5.61%) RMADS
5 13 (4.05%) CESG CLAS
6 12 (3.74%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.80%) Cryptography
8 6 (1.87%) Open Source
8 6 (1.87%) Mobile Computing
9 5 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (1.25%) Freedom of Information Act
10 4 (1.25%) Physics
10 4 (1.25%) Freedom of Information
10 4 (1.25%) Biometrics
11 3 (0.93%) DTV
11 3 (0.93%) SCADA
11 3 (0.93%) Online Banking
11 3 (0.93%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.36%) Windows
2 10 (3.12%) UNIX
3 6 (1.87%) Solaris
4 4 (1.25%) Linux
5 2 (0.62%) AIX
6 1 (0.31%) HPUX
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.31%) CentOS
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (44.86%) Security Architecture
2 85 (26.48%) Information Security
3 80 (24.92%) TOGAF
4 59 (18.38%) Cyber Security
5 45 (14.02%) SABSA
6 28 (8.72%) Information Assurance
6 28 (8.72%) SIEM
6 28 (8.72%) Enterprise Architecture
7 24 (7.48%) Risk Management
8 20 (6.23%) Security Management
9 19 (5.92%) Identity Management
9 19 (5.92%) Vulnerability Management
10 18 (5.61%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (5.30%) Technical Architecture
11 17 (5.30%) ITIL
12 16 (4.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 15 (4.67%) Penetration Testing
14 14 (4.36%) Data Protection
15 13 (4.05%) Network Architecture
15 13 (4.05%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.49%) Java
2 6 (1.87%) SQL
3 5 (1.56%) C++
3 5 (1.56%) C
4 3 (0.93%) Perl
4 3 (0.93%) Python
4 3 (0.93%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.31%) C#
Qualifications
1 98 (30.53%) CISSP
2 78 (24.30%) Security Cleared
3 47 (14.64%) SC Cleared
4 44 (13.71%) CISM
5 32 (9.97%) Degree
6 23 (7.17%) ISSAP
7 14 (4.36%) DV Cleared
8 11 (3.43%) GIAC
9 7 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (2.18%) CISA
10 5 (1.56%) CCNP
10 5 (1.56%) CCNA
11 4 (1.25%) CCIE
12 3 (0.93%) CISMP
13 2 (0.62%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.62%) ISACA
13 2 (0.62%) Postgraduate
13 2 (0.62%) PMP
13 2 (0.62%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.62%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (19.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (8.10%) PCI DSS
3 16 (4.98%) COBIT
4 8 (2.49%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.93%) CESG Infosec
5 3 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.31%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 8 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.87%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.25%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.93%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.31%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.31%) vSphere
5 1 (0.31%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 5 (1.56%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.93%) MIMEsweeper
2 3 (0.93%) MAILsweeper
2 3 (0.93%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (0.62%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.31%) SCCM
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 28 (8.72%) Cisco
2 18 (5.61%) Oracle
3 14 (4.36%) VMware
4 13 (4.05%) CheckPoint
5 12 (3.74%) Juniper
6 9 (2.80%) Splunk
7 8 (2.49%) Symantec
7 8 (2.49%) McAfee
7 8 (2.49%) Microsoft
8 7 (2.18%) ArcSight
8 7 (2.18%) F5
9 6 (1.87%) Cyber-Ark
9 6 (1.87%) SAP
9 6 (1.87%) CA
10 5 (1.56%) Blue Coat
11 4 (1.25%) Prolexic
11 4 (1.25%) BT
11 4 (1.25%) Varonis
11 4 (1.25%) ScanSafe
11 4 (1.25%) NetApp
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