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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Architect
Rank 452 501 528
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 151 82 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 49 34
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£520 £475 £539
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% -11.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £480 £545
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -11.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £42.00

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
52060 49526 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.09% 92.75% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31607 29426 30210
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2009 2143 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014. 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 +51 142 £520 +9.47% 24
London +34 72 £535 +12.86% 7
North West +19 22 £516 +37.66% 1
South East -17 21 £470 -10.47% 9
South West -24 17 £485 - 1
Hampshire 0 14 £450 +2.85% 3
Cheshire +17 13 £506 +35.00%
City of London +16 11 £494 +9.41% 2
Somerset - 7 £485 -
Scotland -19 5 £360 - 1
Taunton - 5 £506 -
Surrey +1 4 £450 +7.14% 2
Knutsford - 4 £425 -
East Midlands +5 3 - - 1
Edinburgh -13 3 - - 1
East of England - 3 £625 -
Yorkshire +6 2 £513 - 3
West Midlands -11 2 - - 1
Gloucester - 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 £450 -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Reading -4 1 £500 +7.52% 2
Manchester -6 1 - - 1
Berkshire -9 1 £500 -9.09% 2
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Telford - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £300 -
Bristol - 1 £500 - 1
Glasgow - 1 £420 -
Farnborough - 1 £415 - 1

Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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.

1 131 (47.64%) Security Architecture
2 86 (31.27%) CISSP
3 70 (25.45%) Information Security
4 66 (24.00%) Firewall
5 63 (22.91%) TOGAF
6 56 (20.36%) Security Cleared
7 47 (17.09%) Network Security
8 45 (16.36%) Cisco
9 43 (15.64%) CESG
10 37 (13.45%) SC Cleared
11 35 (12.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 35 (12.73%) Finance
12 33 (12.00%) SIEM
12 33 (12.00%) Cyber Security
13 32 (11.64%) CISM
14 29 (10.55%) Enterprise Architecture
15 28 (10.18%) Information Assurance
16 26 (9.45%) Management Information System
16 26 (9.45%) Risk Management
16 26 (9.45%) Zachman Framework
17 24 (8.73%) Security Management
17 24 (8.73%) ITIL
18 22 (8.00%) Banking
19 21 (7.64%) SABSA
20 20 (7.27%) Identity Management
21 19 (6.91%) CISA
21 19 (6.91%) Vulnerability Assessment
22 18 (6.55%) PCI DSS
22 18 (6.55%) Internet
23 17 (6.18%) Retail

Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 5 (1.82%) IIS
2 4 (1.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.91%) IaaS
2 1 (0.36%) SaaS
2 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (24.00%) Firewall
2 47 (17.09%) Network Security
3 18 (6.55%) Internet
4 9 (3.27%) LAN
4 9 (3.27%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (2.91%) WAN
5 8 (2.91%) VPN
6 7 (2.55%) EIGRP
6 7 (2.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 7 (2.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 7 (2.55%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (1.82%) OSPF
7 5 (1.82%) BGP
8 4 (1.45%) Extranet
8 4 (1.45%) MPLS
8 4 (1.45%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.45%) NGN
8 4 (1.45%) IP Telephony
8 4 (1.45%) Multicast
9 3 (1.09%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.45%) Big Data
2 3 (1.09%) DB2
3 2 (0.73%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (12.73%) Finance
2 22 (8.00%) Banking
3 17 (6.18%) Retail
4 8 (2.91%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.91%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.45%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.73%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.73%) French Language
7 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.36%) Military
7 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.36%) Middleware
2 6 (2.18%) XML
3 4 (1.45%) SAML
4 3 (1.09%) SOAP
4 3 (1.09%) Web Services
5 2 (0.73%) .NET
5 2 (0.73%) J2EE
5 2 (0.73%) JSP
5 2 (0.73%) JAAS
5 2 (0.73%) jBPM
6 1 (0.36%) Java EE
6 1 (0.36%) OAuth
6 1 (0.36%) HTML5
6 1 (0.36%) REST
6 1 (0.36%) HTML
6 1 (0.36%) XSD
6 1 (0.36%) JMS
6 1 (0.36%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.64%) CESG
2 26 (9.45%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.36%) RMADS
4 9 (3.27%) PKI
4 9 (3.27%) FMCG
5 8 (2.91%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.91%) CESG CLAS
6 7 (2.55%) Cryptography
6 7 (2.55%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.18%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (2.18%) Freedom of Information Act
8 5 (1.82%) SCADA
8 5 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.09%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.73%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (0.73%) CMDB
11 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.36%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.36%) PACS
11 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.82%) Windows
2 6 (2.18%) UNIX
3 5 (1.82%) Linux
4 3 (1.09%) VMS
4 3 (1.09%) Solaris
4 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.09%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.73%) Android
5 2 (0.73%) MVS
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.36%) zOS
6 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (47.64%) Security Architecture
2 70 (25.45%) Information Security
3 63 (22.91%) TOGAF
4 33 (12.00%) SIEM
4 33 (12.00%) Cyber Security
5 29 (10.55%) Enterprise Architecture
6 28 (10.18%) Information Assurance
7 26 (9.45%) Zachman Framework
7 26 (9.45%) Risk Management
8 24 (8.73%) Security Management
8 24 (8.73%) ITIL
9 21 (7.64%) SABSA
10 20 (7.27%) Identity Management
11 19 (6.91%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 17 (6.18%) Vulnerability Management
13 16 (5.82%) Security Testing
13 16 (5.82%) Data Protection
14 15 (5.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 14 (5.09%) Risk Assessment
16 12 (4.36%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.91%) Java
2 5 (1.82%) C
3 2 (0.73%) SQL
3 2 (0.73%) Objective-C
4 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.36%) C#
Qualifications
1 86 (31.27%) CISSP
2 56 (20.36%) Security Cleared
3 37 (13.45%) SC Cleared
4 32 (11.64%) CISM
5 19 (6.91%) CISA
6 15 (5.45%) CEH
7 14 (5.09%) DV Cleared
8 12 (4.36%) Degree
9 6 (2.18%) ISSAP
9 6 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.45%) GIAC
10 4 (1.45%) CCSA
11 3 (1.09%) CCSP
12 2 (0.73%) CCNP
12 2 (0.73%) CISMP
12 2 (0.73%) CRISC
13 1 (0.36%) ISACA
13 1 (0.36%) CGEIT
13 1 (0.36%) JNCIP
13 1 (0.36%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (12.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (6.55%) PCI DSS
3 10 (3.64%) BS7799
4 8 (2.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (2.91%) ISO 9000
5 7 (2.55%) JSP 440
6 4 (1.45%) COBIT
7 2 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 2 (0.73%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.36%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 9 (3.27%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.82%) ProxySG
3 3 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.36%) Nmap
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (4.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.36%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 45 (16.36%) Cisco
2 16 (5.82%) SAP
2 16 (5.82%) Juniper
2 16 (5.82%) McAfee
2 16 (5.82%) F5
3 13 (4.73%) Microsoft
4 10 (3.64%) CheckPoint
4 10 (3.64%) Blue Coat
5 7 (2.55%) ArcSight
5 7 (2.55%) Oracle
6 6 (2.18%) VMware
6 6 (2.18%) Symantec
6 6 (2.18%) Sourcefire
7 5 (1.82%) HP
8 4 (1.45%) IBM
8 4 (1.45%) IronPort
8 4 (1.45%) BT
9 3 (1.09%) JBoss
9 3 (1.09%) Sun
10 2 (0.73%) Apple
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