The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Architect
Rank 447 490 495
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 144 83 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 42 57
Average daily rate
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£520 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £596
UK excluding London average daily rate £495 £480 £540
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.00
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 August 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 August 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 +53 136 £520 +5.31% 24
London +39 74 £550 +10.00% 7
North West +7 19 £504 - 3
South West -14 18 £500 - 3
South East -16 17 £475 -0.52% 6
Cheshire - 12 £495 - 3
Hampshire +1 11 £475 +8.57% 2
City of London +24 10 £488 - 1
Somerset - 6 £495 - 2
Taunton - 5 £506 - 1
East of England -13 4 £625 +31.57% 2
Knutsford - 4 £425 - 2
East Midlands +1 3 - - 3
Scotland -25 3 £420 -21.86%
Surrey -7 2 £463 +8.18% 2
Gloucester - 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 1
Milton Keynes 0 1 £495 -23.84%
Hertfordshire -1 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -3 1 £495 -23.84%
Glasgow -3 1 £420 -23.63%
Reading -6 1 £500 +4.71%
West Midlands -14 1 - -
Berkshire -20 1 £500 +4.71% 2
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £500 -
Camberley - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 133 (44.04%) Security Architecture
2 99 (32.78%) CISSP
3 81 (26.82%) Firewall
4 74 (24.50%) TOGAF
5 70 (23.18%) Information Security
6 58 (19.21%) Network Security
7 53 (17.55%) Cisco
8 51 (16.89%) Security Cleared
9 50 (16.56%) CISM
10 46 (15.23%) Finance
11 38 (12.58%) Enterprise Architecture
12 37 (12.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 37 (12.25%) SIEM
13 35 (11.59%) SABSA
14 34 (11.26%) Cyber Security
14 34 (11.26%) CESG
15 29 (9.60%) Risk Management
15 29 (9.60%) Management Information System
15 29 (9.60%) SC Cleared
16 26 (8.61%) Banking
16 26 (8.61%) Zachman Framework
17 21 (6.95%) Risk Assessment
17 21 (6.95%) Identity Management
17 21 (6.95%) ITIL
18 20 (6.62%) Juniper
18 20 (6.62%) Security Management
18 20 (6.62%) Internet
18 20 (6.62%) Tivoli
18 20 (6.62%) Vulnerability Management
19 19 (6.29%) XML

Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 11 (3.64%) IIS
2 4 (1.32%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.32%) IaaS
2 1 (0.33%) SaaS
2 1 (0.33%) PaaS
2 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 81 (26.82%) Firewall
2 58 (19.21%) Network Security
3 20 (6.62%) Internet
4 18 (5.96%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (2.98%) LAN
6 8 (2.65%) WAN
6 8 (2.65%) VPN
7 7 (2.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (2.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (2.32%) EIGRP
8 6 (1.99%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (1.99%) MPLS
9 5 (1.66%) OSPF
9 5 (1.66%) BGP
10 4 (1.32%) IP Telephony
10 4 (1.32%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (1.32%) Wireless
10 4 (1.32%) Extranet
10 4 (1.32%) TCP/IP
10 4 (1.32%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.98%) DB2
2 3 (0.99%) Big Data
2 3 (0.99%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.66%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 3 (0.99%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (15.23%) Finance
2 26 (8.61%) Banking
3 16 (5.30%) Retail
4 8 (2.65%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.32%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.32%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.32%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.99%) French Language
8 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.33%) Law
8 1 (0.33%) German Language
8 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.33%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.29%) XML
2 11 (3.64%) Middleware
3 7 (2.32%) Web Services
4 6 (1.99%) SAML
5 5 (1.66%) JAAS
6 4 (1.32%) jBPM
6 4 (1.32%) Java EE
7 3 (0.99%) SOAP
8 2 (0.66%) .NET
8 2 (0.66%) J2EE
9 1 (0.33%) REST
9 1 (0.33%) HTML5
9 1 (0.33%) MapReduce
9 1 (0.33%) WSDL
9 1 (0.33%) HTML
9 1 (0.33%) XSD
9 1 (0.33%) JSP
9 1 (0.33%) JMS
9 1 (0.33%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.26%) CESG
2 29 (9.60%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.30%) PKI
3 13 (4.30%) Cryptography
4 12 (3.97%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.98%) RMADS
5 9 (2.98%) CESG CLAS
6 8 (2.65%) FMCG
7 7 (2.32%) Mobile Computing
8 5 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.32%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.32%) Freedom of Information Act
10 2 (0.66%) Open Source
10 2 (0.66%) CMDB
10 2 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Kindle
11 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.63%) Windows
2 12 (3.97%) VMS
3 9 (2.98%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.65%) Android
4 8 (2.65%) UNIX
5 3 (0.99%) Solaris
5 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.66%) MVS
6 2 (0.66%) Linux
7 1 (0.33%) zOS
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (44.04%) Security Architecture
2 74 (24.50%) TOGAF
3 70 (23.18%) Information Security
4 38 (12.58%) Enterprise Architecture
5 37 (12.25%) SIEM
6 35 (11.59%) SABSA
7 34 (11.26%) Cyber Security
8 29 (9.60%) Risk Management
9 26 (8.61%) Zachman Framework
10 21 (6.95%) Risk Assessment
10 21 (6.95%) Identity Management
10 21 (6.95%) ITIL
11 20 (6.62%) Security Management
11 20 (6.62%) Vulnerability Management
12 19 (6.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 17 (5.63%) Information Assurance
14 15 (4.97%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 15 (4.97%) Project Management
15 14 (4.64%) Network Design
15 14 (4.64%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.96%) Java
2 9 (2.98%) C
3 8 (2.65%) Objective-C
4 2 (0.66%) SQL
5 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 99 (32.78%) CISSP
2 51 (16.89%) Security Cleared
3 50 (16.56%) CISM
4 29 (9.60%) SC Cleared
5 17 (5.63%) Degree
6 16 (5.30%) DV Cleared
7 14 (4.64%) CISA
7 14 (4.64%) ISSAP
8 12 (3.97%) CEH
9 8 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.32%) CCSA
11 3 (0.99%) CCIE
11 3 (0.99%) CCSP
11 3 (0.99%) GIAC
12 2 (0.66%) CISMP
12 2 (0.66%) CCNP
12 2 (0.66%) CRISC
13 1 (0.33%) ISACA
13 1 (0.33%) CCNA
13 1 (0.33%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (12.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (5.63%) PCI DSS
3 12 (3.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (3.64%) COBIT
5 7 (2.32%) ISO 9000
6 5 (1.66%) BS7799
6 5 (1.66%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.99%) WCAG
8 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 2 (0.66%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.33%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 9 (2.98%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.66%) ProxySG
3 3 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.33%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 20 (6.62%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 53 (17.55%) Cisco
2 20 (6.62%) Juniper
3 16 (5.30%) F5
4 15 (4.97%) SAP
5 12 (3.97%) CheckPoint
6 11 (3.64%) McAfee
6 11 (3.64%) Blue Coat
7 9 (2.98%) IBM
8 8 (2.65%) VMware
9 7 (2.32%) Microsoft
10 6 (1.99%) JBoss
10 6 (1.99%) ArcSight
11 4 (1.32%) Sourcefire
11 4 (1.32%) BT
11 4 (1.32%) IronPort
11 4 (1.32%) Apple
11 4 (1.32%) Oracle
12 3 (0.99%) HP
12 3 (0.99%) Novell
13 2 (0.66%) Fortinet
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