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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Architect
Rank 440 484 539
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +55
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 179 94 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.19% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 60 32
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£520 £470 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -10.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £409 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £583 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £450 £525
% change year-on-year
+13.88% -14.28%
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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
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 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 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 23 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 +62 172 £520 +10.63% 23
London +54 87 £525 +11.70% 7
South East -8 30 £506 +6.57% 6
South West - 27 £520 - 5
City of London +23 19 £488 +7.73% 1
North West +13 17 £510 +36.00% 1
Hampshire -1 13 £450 +2.85%
Cheshire +15 11 £520 +38.66% 1
Uxbridge - 10 £550 -
Somerset - 9 £518 -
Surrey +2 8 £500 +19.04% 2
Taunton - 6 £540 -
Scotland -12 5 £360 -28.00%
Edinburgh -4 3 - -
Knutsford - 3 £425 -
East Midlands - 3 - - 1
Berkshire -7 2 £500 +2.56% 3
West Midlands -12 2 - - 2
East of England - 2 £625 -
Bristol - 2 £575 - 1
Woking +3 1 £450 -
Reading -5 1 £500 -4.76% 3
Shropshire -8 1 - -
Manchester -11 1 - -
Telford -11 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £420 -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £450 -

Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 146 (47.71%) Security Architecture
2 90 (29.41%) Information Security
3 88 (28.76%) CISSP
4 68 (22.22%) Firewall
5 64 (20.92%) Security Cleared
6 61 (19.93%) TOGAF
7 50 (16.34%) Network Security
8 49 (16.01%) Cisco
9 47 (15.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 44 (14.38%) CESG
11 42 (13.73%) Information Assurance
12 40 (13.07%) Cyber Security
13 39 (12.75%) SC Cleared
13 39 (12.75%) Finance
14 32 (10.46%) Enterprise Architecture
15 31 (10.13%) CISM
16 29 (9.48%) SIEM
17 28 (9.15%) Management Information System
18 27 (8.82%) ITIL
19 26 (8.50%) Risk Management
20 25 (8.17%) Agile Software Development
20 25 (8.17%) Security Management
20 25 (8.17%) Internet
21 24 (7.84%) Retail
21 24 (7.84%) Zachman Framework
22 22 (7.19%) SABSA
23 21 (6.86%) Banking
23 21 (6.86%) Identity Management
23 21 (6.86%) CISA
24 19 (6.21%) Vulnerability Assessment

Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (1.63%) IIS
2 3 (0.98%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Summit
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.27%) IaaS
2 5 (1.63%) SaaS
2 5 (1.63%) PaaS
3 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (22.22%) Firewall
2 50 (16.34%) Network Security
3 25 (8.17%) Internet
4 18 (5.88%) LAN
5 17 (5.56%) WAN
6 13 (4.25%) EIGRP
7 11 (3.59%) OSPF
7 11 (3.59%) BGP
7 11 (3.59%) Intrusion Detection
8 10 (3.27%) Extranet
9 9 (2.94%) VPN
9 9 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (2.61%) IP Telephony
10 8 (2.61%) MPLS
11 7 (2.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 7 (2.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 7 (2.29%) Multicast
12 5 (1.63%) TCP/IP
13 4 (1.31%) NGN
14 3 (0.98%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.31%) Big Data
2 2 (0.65%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.33%) DB2
3 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 39 (12.75%) Finance
2 24 (7.84%) Retail
3 21 (6.86%) Banking
4 16 (5.23%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.94%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.31%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.98%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.98%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.65%) French Language
8 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.33%) Law
9 1 (0.33%) Military
9 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.25%) Middleware
2 5 (1.63%) XML
3 3 (0.98%) SOAP
3 3 (0.98%) Web Services
4 2 (0.65%) .NET
4 2 (0.65%) J2EE
4 2 (0.65%) JSP
4 2 (0.65%) SAML
5 1 (0.33%) HTML
5 1 (0.33%) Java EE
5 1 (0.33%) OAuth
5 1 (0.33%) HTML5
5 1 (0.33%) REST
5 1 (0.33%) XSD
5 1 (0.33%) JMS
5 1 (0.33%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 44 (14.38%) CESG
2 28 (9.15%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.92%) RMADS
4 10 (3.27%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.94%) PKI
5 9 (2.94%) FMCG
6 8 (2.61%) Data Protection Act
6 8 (2.61%) SCADA
6 8 (2.61%) CESG CLAS
7 7 (2.29%) Freedom of Information Act
8 6 (1.96%) Cryptography
8 6 (1.96%) Mobile Computing
8 6 (1.96%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.98%) Mobile Banking
10 3 (0.98%) User Experience
10 3 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (0.65%) Open Source
11 2 (0.65%) CMDB
12 1 (0.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.23%) Windows
2 8 (2.61%) UNIX
3 6 (1.96%) Linux
4 3 (0.98%) Solaris
4 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.65%) MVS
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.33%) Android
6 1 (0.33%) VMS
6 1 (0.33%) zOS
6 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (47.71%) Security Architecture
2 90 (29.41%) Information Security
3 61 (19.93%) TOGAF
4 42 (13.73%) Information Assurance
5 40 (13.07%) Cyber Security
6 32 (10.46%) Enterprise Architecture
7 29 (9.48%) SIEM
8 27 (8.82%) ITIL
9 26 (8.50%) Risk Management
10 25 (8.17%) Security Management
10 25 (8.17%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (7.84%) Zachman Framework
12 22 (7.19%) SABSA
13 21 (6.86%) Identity Management
14 19 (6.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 18 (5.88%) Security Testing
15 18 (5.88%) Data Protection
15 18 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
15 18 (5.88%) Network Design
16 16 (5.23%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.61%) Java
2 4 (1.31%) C
3 2 (0.65%) SQL
4 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.33%) Objective-C
4 1 (0.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 88 (28.76%) CISSP
2 64 (20.92%) Security Cleared
3 39 (12.75%) SC Cleared
4 31 (10.13%) CISM
5 21 (6.86%) CISA
6 18 (5.88%) DV Cleared
7 16 (5.23%) CEH
8 13 (4.25%) Degree
9 8 (2.61%) ISSAP
10 5 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.31%) CCSP
11 4 (1.31%) GIAC
12 3 (0.98%) CCSA
13 2 (0.65%) CISMP
13 2 (0.65%) CCNP
13 2 (0.65%) CCDP
14 1 (0.33%) SSCP
14 1 (0.33%) ISSEP
14 1 (0.33%) ISSMP
14 1 (0.33%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (15.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (5.88%) PCI DSS
3 10 (3.27%) BS7799
4 8 (2.61%) ISO 9000
4 8 (2.61%) JSP 440
5 7 (2.29%) COBIT
5 7 (2.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.98%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 2 (0.65%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 7 (2.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.31%) ProxySG
2 4 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.33%) Nmap
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (2.94%) Tivoli
2 5 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.33%) Puppet
3 1 (0.33%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 49 (16.01%) Cisco
2 18 (5.88%) CheckPoint
2 18 (5.88%) McAfee
3 16 (5.23%) F5
3 16 (5.23%) SAP
4 15 (4.90%) Juniper
5 13 (4.25%) Microsoft
6 10 (3.27%) Oracle
7 8 (2.61%) ArcSight
7 8 (2.61%) Symantec
7 8 (2.61%) Blue Coat
8 6 (1.96%) Sourcefire
9 5 (1.63%) VMware
9 5 (1.63%) HP
10 3 (0.98%) BT
10 3 (0.98%) Sun
10 3 (0.98%) IronPort
11 2 (0.65%) Fortinet
11 2 (0.65%) Citrix
11 2 (0.65%) Sybase
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