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 26 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Architect
Rank 274 449 461
Rank change year-on-year
+175 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 469 201 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 0.35% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.37% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 118 95
Median daily rate £550 £550 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £513
% change year-on-year
- +7.31%
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
51163 53980 51056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33272 34147 30940
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1536 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +175 440 £550 - 23
London +116 199 £563 +2.27% 9
South East +42 81 £535 +7.05% 3
Yorkshire +39 43 £600 -14.28% 1
West Yorkshire +41 37 £514 -26.64% 1
North West +24 31 £525 +5.00% 2
South West +16 29 £625 +25.00% 3
Leeds +27 28 £507 -27.60% 1
Berkshire +8 27 £530 +6.00% 1
East of England +40 26 £550 -2.22%
Bristol - 23 £625 -
Wales +25 18 £500 -14.89% 1
Manchester +9 17 £560 +12.00% 2
Surrey +2 17 £525 -4.54% 1
Bedfordshire - 16 £595 -
South Wales +18 15 £500 -13.04% 1
Middlesex +10 15 £550 +10.00%
Newport +8 15 £500 -13.04% 1
City of London +41 13 £525 +7.69% 4
North East -24 13 £750 +7.14% 1
Hampshire +12 12 £500 -2.15% 1
Tyne and Wear -36 11 £700 - 1
Feltham +6 10 £550 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 10 £700 - 1
Midlands - 10 £550 -
Cheshire +10 9 £435 -30.36%
Dunstable - 9 £595 -
Reading +9 8 £550 +15.78% 1
West Midlands -36 8 £500 -16.66% 4
Newbury - 8 £425 -

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 262 (31.19%) Security Architecture
2 236 (28.10%) Information Security
3 235 (27.98%) CISSP
4 171 (20.36%) Firewall
5 170 (20.24%) TOGAF
6 169 (20.12%) Security Cleared
7 137 (16.31%) SC Cleared
8 134 (15.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 128 (15.24%) Network Security
10 123 (14.64%) Finance
11 116 (13.81%) Cybersecurity
12 99 (11.79%) Identity Access Management
13 93 (11.07%) Amazon AWS
14 92 (10.95%) Risk Management
15 86 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
16 85 (10.12%) PKI
17 81 (9.64%) CISM
17 81 (9.64%) SABSA
18 80 (9.52%) SaaS
19 79 (9.40%) SIEM
20 78 (9.29%) Microsoft Azure
21 76 (9.05%) IaaS
22 73 (8.69%) Windows
23 72 (8.57%) Active Directory
23 72 (8.57%) CESG Certified Professional
24 70 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
24 70 (8.33%) PaaS
25 68 (8.10%) PCI DSS
26 61 (7.26%) Enterprise Architecture
27 60 (7.14%) CESG

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 24 (2.86%) OpenStack
2 17 (2.02%) IIS
3 15 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.60%) Apache
4 5 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (0.60%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.48%) iPlanet
5 4 (0.48%) MQSeries
5 4 (0.48%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.48%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.24%) CMS
7 1 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.12%) Confluence
7 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 24 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.48%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.24%) MS Office
4 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.48%) BusinessWare
1 4 (0.48%) SAP R/3
2 2 (0.24%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.24%) SAP GRC
2 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 93 (11.07%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (9.52%) SaaS
3 78 (9.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 76 (9.05%) IaaS
5 70 (8.33%) PaaS
6 30 (3.57%) Office 365
7 12 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.60%) Yammer
10 3 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.36%) AWS OpsWorks
10 3 (0.36%) HP Helion
10 3 (0.36%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 171 (20.36%) Firewall
2 128 (15.24%) Network Security
3 38 (4.52%) Internet
4 37 (4.40%) LAN
5 34 (4.05%) WAN
6 29 (3.45%) LDAP
6 29 (3.45%) SSL
7 25 (2.98%) IPsec
8 21 (2.50%) Wireless
9 15 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
10 13 (1.55%) VPN
11 11 (1.31%) TCP/IP
12 7 (0.83%) Intranet
12 7 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (0.71%) DNS
13 6 (0.71%) MPLS
13 6 (0.71%) X.509
14 5 (0.60%) SAN
15 4 (0.48%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (1.67%) Big Data
2 10 (1.19%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.60%) DB2
4 4 (0.48%) DB2 UDB
4 4 (0.48%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.36%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.36%) NonStop SQL
6 2 (0.24%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.24%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.24%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.12%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.12%) QlikView
7 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.36%) AppScan
2 2 (0.24%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.12%) JIRA
General
1 123 (14.64%) Finance
2 39 (4.64%) Banking
3 38 (4.52%) Retail
4 28 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.86%) Legal
6 10 (1.19%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.60%) Back Office
7 5 (0.60%) Games
7 5 (0.60%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.48%) Publishing
9 2 (0.24%) Automotive
9 2 (0.24%) Law
9 2 (0.24%) Marketing
9 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.12%) Billing
10 1 (0.12%) Electronics
10 1 (0.12%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.19%) Web Services
2 7 (0.83%) .NET
2 7 (0.83%) RESTful
3 5 (0.60%) SAML
4 4 (0.48%) MSMQ
5 3 (0.36%) 802.1X
5 3 (0.36%) Middleware
6 2 (0.24%) J2EE
6 2 (0.24%) JSON
6 2 (0.24%) SAP Fiori
6 2 (0.24%) SOAP
6 2 (0.24%) WAP
6 2 (0.24%) XML
7 1 (0.12%) Ajax
7 1 (0.12%) OAuth
7 1 (0.12%) REST
7 1 (0.12%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.12%) Spring
7 1 (0.12%) Spring Security
7 1 (0.12%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 85 (10.12%) PKI
2 60 (7.14%) CESG
3 51 (6.07%) Management Information System
4 50 (5.95%) Data Centre
5 33 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (3.45%) Cryptography
7 21 (2.50%) CESG CLAS
8 19 (2.26%) YubiKey
9 16 (1.90%) Smartcard
10 15 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
11 14 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
12 13 (1.55%) Private Cloud
13 12 (1.43%) Computer Science
14 11 (1.31%) Data Protection Act
15 10 (1.19%) Freedom of Information
15 10 (1.19%) Freedom of Information Act
15 10 (1.19%) Mathematics
16 9 (1.07%) Public Cloud
17 8 (0.95%) Hedge funds
18 7 (0.83%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 73 (8.69%) Windows
2 48 (5.71%) Linux
3 25 (2.98%) Unix
4 13 (1.55%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (0.71%) AIX
7 6 (0.71%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.60%) Solaris
8 5 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.48%) zOS
10 2 (0.24%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.12%) Android
11 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (31.19%) Security Architecture
2 236 (28.10%) Information Security
3 170 (20.24%) TOGAF
4 116 (13.81%) Cybersecurity
5 99 (11.79%) Identity Access Management
6 92 (10.95%) Risk Management
7 86 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 81 (9.64%) SABSA
9 79 (9.40%) SIEM
10 70 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
11 61 (7.26%) Enterprise Architecture
12 49 (5.83%) ITIL
12 49 (5.83%) Security Operations
13 47 (5.60%) Network Design
14 40 (4.76%) Identity Management
15 34 (4.05%) Data Protection
15 34 (4.05%) Information Assurance
16 33 (3.93%) Project Management
16 33 (3.93%) Security Management
17 31 (3.69%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 23 (2.74%) Java
2 9 (1.07%) C
3 8 (0.95%) SQL
4 7 (0.83%) Python
5 6 (0.71%) C++
6 5 (0.60%) C#
7 4 (0.48%) Perl
8 2 (0.24%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.24%) PHP
8 2 (0.24%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.12%) Groovy
9 1 (0.12%) Korn
9 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.12%) Ruby
9 1 (0.12%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 235 (27.98%) CISSP
2 169 (20.12%) Security Cleared
3 137 (16.31%) SC Cleared
4 81 (9.64%) CISM
5 72 (8.57%) CESG Certified Professional
6 56 (6.67%) CLAS
7 41 (4.88%) CISA
8 38 (4.52%) Degree
9 35 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (3.45%) ISSAP
11 27 (3.21%) CRISC
12 25 (2.98%) JNCIA
13 22 (2.62%) JNCIS
14 16 (1.90%) CEH
15 15 (1.79%) CCNP
15 15 (1.79%) DV Cleared
16 14 (1.67%) GIAC
17 13 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
17 13 (1.55%) CCIE
18 12 (1.43%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (15.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 68 (8.10%) PCI DSS
3 27 (3.21%) COBIT
4 26 (3.10%) RMADS
5 21 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
6 11 (1.31%) Government Security Classifications
7 10 (1.19%) JSP 440
8 9 (1.07%) ISO27005
9 8 (0.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 6 (0.71%) FIPS 140-2
10 6 (0.71%) ISAE 3402
10 6 (0.71%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.48%) QA
12 2 (0.24%) SSAE 16
13 1 (0.12%) BS25999
13 1 (0.12%) GxP
13 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 1 (0.12%) ISO22301
System Software
1 72 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.31%) RACF
4 4 (0.48%) ClearTrust
5 3 (0.36%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.24%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.12%) Docker
7 1 (0.12%) Snort
7 1 (0.12%) Xen
7 1 (0.12%) XenApp
7 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (1.90%) CA Single Sign-On
2 7 (0.83%) SCCM
3 6 (0.71%) FortiGate
3 6 (0.71%) MIMEsweeper
4 5 (0.60%) Puppet
5 4 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.36%) Nessus
7 2 (0.24%) Ansible
7 2 (0.24%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.24%) SCOM
8 1 (0.12%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.12%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.12%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.12%) Terraform
Vendors
1 55 (6.55%) Juniper
2 54 (6.43%) Cisco
3 44 (5.24%) Microsoft
4 35 (4.17%) Palo Alto
5 34 (4.05%) CheckPoint
6 33 (3.93%) F5
7 31 (3.69%) Oracle
7 31 (3.69%) VMware
8 24 (2.86%) Aerohive Networks
9 22 (2.62%) Symantec
10 20 (2.38%) CA
11 19 (2.26%) ArcSight
12 17 (2.02%) Blue Coat
13 16 (1.90%) SAP
14 13 (1.55%) IBM
15 11 (1.31%) Cyber-Ark
15 11 (1.31%) Qualys
15 11 (1.31%) Tripwire
16 10 (1.19%) LogRhythm
16 10 (1.19%) Splunk
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