The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Security Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Architect
Rank 279 444 492
Rank change year-on-year
+165 +48
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 465 192 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 0.34% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.36% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 110 89
Median daily rate £550 £525 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £437
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £643
UK excluding London median daily rate £541 £506 £538
% change year-on-year
+6.92% -5.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £72.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £72.50 - -

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
50257 53100 51246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32789 33386 31524
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
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 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 2035 2075
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 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Security Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Security Architect in the job title.

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 25 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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 +178 428 £550 +5.97% 31
London +130 197 £575 +4.54% 15
South East +24 85 £525 +9.94% 5
North West +20 39 £525 +5.00% 3
East of England +42 31 £425 -24.44%
Berkshire -1 25 £528 +5.50% 4
Yorkshire - 23 £600 - 4
West Yorkshire - 22 £600 - 4
South West +20 20 £600 +9.09% 1
City of London +41 19 £525 +7.69% 2
Surrey +2 19 £525 -4.54% 1
Wales +27 17 £500 -14.89% 1
Middlesex +3 17 £550 +15.78%
Manchester +3 17 £525 +5.00% 2
Leeds - 17 £600 - 3
Bedfordshire - 16 £595 -
Bristol - 15 £613 -
Cambridgeshire +32 14 £413 -
North East - 14 £750 -
Newport +25 13 £500 -13.04% 1
Cambridge +24 13 £413 -
South Wales +22 13 £500 -13.04% 1
Hampshire +14 13 £500 +6.83%
Tyne and Wear - 12 £700 -
Midlands - 11 £550 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £700 -
Cheshire +6 10 £514 -6.59%
Scotland -10 10 £475 -19.05%
Newbury +6 9 £575 -
Feltham +5 9 £550 +6.79%

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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 Security Architect in the job title.

1 264 (33.46%) Security Architecture
2 235 (29.78%) CISSP
3 233 (29.53%) Information Security
4 166 (21.04%) TOGAF
5 161 (20.41%) Security Cleared
6 157 (19.90%) Firewall
7 134 (16.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 129 (16.35%) SC Cleared
9 120 (15.21%) Network Security
10 119 (15.08%) Cybersecurity
11 113 (14.32%) Finance
12 93 (11.79%) Risk Management
13 90 (11.41%) Identity Access Management
14 86 (10.90%) SABSA
15 85 (10.77%) Amazon AWS
16 84 (10.65%) SIEM
16 84 (10.65%) CISM
17 77 (9.76%) PKI
18 75 (9.51%) Stakeholder Management
19 74 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
19 74 (9.38%) Active Directory
20 73 (9.25%) Windows
21 71 (9.00%) Microsoft Azure
21 71 (9.00%) IaaS
22 70 (8.87%) SaaS
23 68 (8.62%) CESG Certified Professional
24 67 (8.49%) PCI DSS
25 64 (8.11%) PaaS
26 63 (7.98%) Enterprise Architecture
27 61 (7.73%) Cisco

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 20 (2.53%) IIS
1 20 (2.53%) OpenStack
2 15 (1.90%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (0.63%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.51%) iPlanet
4 4 (0.51%) MQSeries
4 4 (0.51%) WebLogic
4 4 (0.51%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.25%) Apache
5 2 (0.25%) CMS
6 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.13%) Confluence
6 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.13%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 25 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.13%) MS Office
3 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.51%) BusinessWare
1 4 (0.51%) SAP R/3
2 3 (0.38%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 85 (10.77%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (9.00%) IaaS
2 71 (9.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (8.87%) SaaS
4 64 (8.11%) PaaS
5 26 (3.30%) Office 365
6 10 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.63%) Yammer
9 4 (0.51%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.25%) AWS OpsWorks
10 2 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 157 (19.90%) Firewall
2 120 (15.21%) Network Security
3 45 (5.70%) Internet
4 40 (5.07%) LAN
5 36 (4.56%) WAN
6 29 (3.68%) SSL
7 24 (3.04%) Wireless
8 21 (2.66%) LDAP
9 20 (2.53%) VPN
10 15 (1.90%) Intrusion Detection
10 15 (1.90%) IPsec
11 11 (1.39%) TCP/IP
12 9 (1.14%) DNS
13 8 (1.01%) Intranet
14 7 (0.89%) SAN
15 6 (0.76%) MPLS
15 6 (0.76%) X.509
16 5 (0.63%) DHCP
16 5 (0.63%) HTTP
16 5 (0.63%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.65%) Big Data
2 9 (1.14%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.63%) DB2
4 4 (0.51%) DB2 UDB
5 3 (0.38%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.25%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.25%) NonStop SQL
6 2 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.13%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.13%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.13%) QlikView
7 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.13%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.13%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.38%) AppScan
2 2 (0.25%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.13%) JIRA
3 1 (0.13%) LSMW
General
1 113 (14.32%) Finance
2 35 (4.44%) Retail
3 34 (4.31%) Banking
4 30 (3.80%) Legal
5 22 (2.79%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.14%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.01%) Games
8 6 (0.76%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.76%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.63%) Back Office
10 4 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.51%) Publishing
11 3 (0.38%) Automotive
11 3 (0.38%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Advertising
13 1 (0.13%) Electronics
13 1 (0.13%) Law
13 1 (0.13%) Marketing
13 1 (0.13%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.27%) Web Services
2 5 (0.63%) .NET
2 5 (0.63%) Middleware
3 4 (0.51%) MSMQ
3 4 (0.51%) RESTful
3 4 (0.51%) SAML
4 3 (0.38%) 802.1X
4 3 (0.38%) SOAP
5 2 (0.25%) JSON
5 2 (0.25%) XML
6 1 (0.13%) Ajax
6 1 (0.13%) CSS3
6 1 (0.13%) HTML5
6 1 (0.13%) Java EE
6 1 (0.13%) OAuth
6 1 (0.13%) OpenID
6 1 (0.13%) REST
6 1 (0.13%) Spring
6 1 (0.13%) Spring Security
6 1 (0.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 77 (9.76%) PKI
2 53 (6.72%) CESG
2 53 (6.72%) Data Centre
3 46 (5.83%) Management Information System
4 37 (4.69%) Cryptography
5 28 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (2.53%) CESG CLAS
6 20 (2.53%) Smartcard
7 19 (2.41%) Embedded Systems
8 16 (2.03%) Private Cloud
9 15 (1.90%) Computer Science
10 11 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
10 11 (1.39%) Mathematics
10 11 (1.39%) YubiKey
11 10 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
11 10 (1.27%) Freedom of Information
11 10 (1.27%) Freedom of Information Act
12 8 (1.01%) Hedge funds
12 8 (1.01%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.89%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 73 (9.25%) Windows
2 47 (5.96%) Linux
3 33 (4.18%) Unix
4 11 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (1.39%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (0.76%) AIX
6 6 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.63%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.51%) Solaris
8 4 (0.51%) zOS
9 2 (0.25%) CentOS
9 2 (0.25%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.13%) Android
10 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (33.46%) Security Architecture
2 233 (29.53%) Information Security
3 166 (21.04%) TOGAF
4 119 (15.08%) Cybersecurity
5 93 (11.79%) Risk Management
6 90 (11.41%) Identity Access Management
7 86 (10.90%) SABSA
8 84 (10.65%) SIEM
9 75 (9.51%) Stakeholder Management
10 74 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
11 63 (7.98%) Enterprise Architecture
12 51 (6.46%) Security Operations
13 47 (5.96%) ITIL
14 42 (5.32%) Security Management
15 39 (4.94%) Network Design
16 38 (4.82%) Identity Management
17 34 (4.31%) Vulnerability Management
18 33 (4.18%) Information Assurance
19 32 (4.06%) Data Protection
19 32 (4.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (2.66%) Java
2 8 (1.01%) C
2 8 (1.01%) SQL
3 7 (0.89%) Python
4 5 (0.63%) C#
4 5 (0.63%) C++
5 4 (0.51%) Perl
6 2 (0.25%) PHP
6 2 (0.25%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.25%) Ruby
7 1 (0.13%) ABAP
7 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.13%) COBOL
7 1 (0.13%) Groovy
7 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.13%) Korn
7 1 (0.13%) SPARQL
7 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 235 (29.78%) CISSP
2 161 (20.41%) Security Cleared
3 129 (16.35%) SC Cleared
4 84 (10.65%) CISM
5 68 (8.62%) CESG Certified Professional
6 56 (7.10%) CLAS
7 42 (5.32%) CISA
7 42 (5.32%) Degree
8 33 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (3.80%) ISSAP
10 25 (3.17%) CRISC
11 16 (2.03%) JNCIA
12 15 (1.90%) CEH
12 15 (1.90%) GIAC
12 15 (1.90%) IISP
13 14 (1.77%) CCIE
13 14 (1.77%) DV Cleared
14 13 (1.65%) CISMP
15 12 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
15 12 (1.52%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (16.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 67 (8.49%) PCI DSS
3 27 (3.42%) COBIT
3 27 (3.42%) RMADS
4 22 (2.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (1.65%) ISO27005
6 11 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
6 11 (1.39%) Government Security Classifications
7 9 (1.14%) ISAE 3402
7 9 (1.14%) ISO 9001
7 9 (1.14%) JSP 440
8 7 (0.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (0.76%) FIPS 140-2
10 4 (0.51%) QA
11 2 (0.25%) BS25999
11 2 (0.25%) SSAE 16
12 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.13%) GxP
12 1 (0.13%) ISO22301
12 1 (0.13%) ISO27002
System Software
1 74 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.39%) RACF
4 4 (0.51%) ClearTrust
5 2 (0.25%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.13%) Docker
6 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.13%) Snort
6 1 (0.13%) Xen
6 1 (0.13%) XenApp
6 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (2.03%) CA Single Sign-On
2 8 (1.01%) SCCM
3 7 (0.89%) Puppet
4 6 (0.76%) MIMEsweeper
4 6 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.63%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.25%) Ansible
6 2 (0.25%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.25%) Nessus
6 2 (0.25%) SCOM
6 2 (0.25%) SELinux
7 1 (0.13%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.13%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.13%) OPNET
7 1 (0.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 61 (7.73%) Cisco
2 53 (6.72%) Microsoft
3 40 (5.07%) Oracle
4 39 (4.94%) Juniper
5 32 (4.06%) VMware
6 30 (3.80%) CheckPoint
7 26 (3.30%) Palo Alto
8 24 (3.04%) F5
9 22 (2.79%) Symantec
10 21 (2.66%) ArcSight
11 20 (2.53%) Blue Coat
11 20 (2.53%) CA
12 16 (2.03%) IBM
12 16 (2.03%) SAP
13 14 (1.77%) Tripwire
14 13 (1.65%) Aerohive Networks
15 12 (1.52%) Intel Security
16 11 (1.39%) Cyber-Ark
16 11 (1.39%) Qualys
17 10 (1.27%) Splunk
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