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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Architect
Rank 449 420 486
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +66
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 142 169 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.32% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.34% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 120 43
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£525 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £525 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £26.00 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
- -52.72%

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
50807 49213 43153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.36% 92.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 30874 29577 24780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2026 2213
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015. 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 -30 126 £550 +4.76% 26
London -15 65 £550 - 12
South East -30 29 £523 -0.38% 7
West Midlands +1 13 £550 +15.78% 2
North West -25 12 £440 -18.13%
Scotland -10 11 £500 -2.43%
City of London +3 9 £600 +26.31% 2
Surrey - 9 £550 - 1
Berkshire -4 6 £500 +11.11% 1
Cheshire -6 6 £440 -13.72%
Buckinghamshire - 6 £400 - 1
Milton Keynes - 6 £400 -
Middlesex 0 5 £475 -9.52%
Warwickshire +2 4 £550 +8.37%
Staines - 4 - -
Reading -7 3 £500 +11.11%
Edinburgh -16 3 £438 -12.50%
Feltham - 3 £505 -
East of England - 3 £550 - 1
Manchester -10 2 £500 -
South West -7 1 - - 2
Warrington -14 1 - -
Hampshire -19 1 £550 +4.76% 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Coventry - 1 £650 -
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
Bracknell - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 £600 -
East Sussex - 1 £600 -
Shropshire - 1 £485 -

Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

1 151 (45.76%) Security Architecture
2 85 (25.76%) CISSP
3 80 (24.24%) Security Cleared
4 79 (23.94%) TOGAF
5 78 (23.64%) Information Security
6 60 (18.18%) Cyber Security
7 57 (17.27%) Firewall
8 51 (15.45%) Network Security
9 50 (15.15%) SC Cleared
9 50 (15.15%) Finance
10 49 (14.85%) SABSA
11 48 (14.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 42 (12.73%) CISM
13 35 (10.61%) Telecoms
14 34 (10.30%) Cisco
15 33 (10.00%) SIEM
16 32 (9.70%) Management Information System
16 32 (9.70%) Degree
17 31 (9.39%) Enterprise Architecture
18 30 (9.09%) Information Assurance
19 29 (8.79%) PCI DSS
19 29 (8.79%) PKI
19 29 (8.79%) Internet
20 26 (7.88%) WAN
21 25 (7.58%) LAN
21 25 (7.58%) VPN
21 25 (7.58%) CESG
22 23 (6.97%) Technical Architecture
23 20 (6.06%) COBIT
23 20 (6.06%) Banking

Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 10 (3.03%) IIS
2 2 (0.61%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.30%) FileNet
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.03%) PaaS
2 9 (2.73%) IaaS
3 3 (0.91%) Amazon S3
3 3 (0.91%) SaaS
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 57 (17.27%) Firewall
2 51 (15.45%) Network Security
3 29 (8.79%) Internet
4 26 (7.88%) WAN
5 25 (7.58%) LAN
5 25 (7.58%) VPN
6 17 (5.15%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (2.73%) BGP
8 8 (2.42%) EIGRP
8 8 (2.42%) OSPF
8 8 (2.42%) SSL
8 8 (2.42%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (1.82%) DNS
9 6 (1.82%) LDAP
10 5 (1.52%) SMTP
10 5 (1.52%) TCP/IP
10 5 (1.52%) Extranet
10 5 (1.52%) MPLS
10 5 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (1.21%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.42%) Hadoop
2 7 (2.12%) Big Data
3 4 (1.21%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.21%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
General
1 50 (15.15%) Finance
2 35 (10.61%) Telecoms
3 20 (6.06%) Banking
4 12 (3.64%) Retail
4 12 (3.64%) Legal
5 5 (1.52%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.21%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.91%) Automotive
7 3 (0.91%) Back Office
7 3 (0.91%) Electronics
7 3 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.91%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.91%) Marketing
8 2 (0.61%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.61%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.61%) Publishing
9 1 (0.30%) International Banking
9 1 (0.30%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.12%) SAML
2 5 (1.52%) Web Services
3 4 (1.21%) JSP
3 4 (1.21%) OAuth
4 3 (0.91%) XACML
4 3 (0.91%) REST
4 3 (0.91%) JSON
4 3 (0.91%) SOAP
4 3 (0.91%) XML
4 3 (0.91%) Middleware
5 2 (0.61%) .NET
5 2 (0.61%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.30%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.30%) Spring
6 1 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.70%) Management Information System
2 29 (8.79%) PKI
3 25 (7.58%) CESG
4 14 (4.24%) CESG CLAS
4 14 (4.24%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.73%) Cryptography
6 8 (2.42%) RMADS
6 8 (2.42%) Data Protection Act
6 8 (2.42%) Mobile Computing
7 6 (1.82%) Open Source
8 5 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.21%) Physics
9 4 (1.21%) Freedom of Information Act
9 4 (1.21%) Freedom of Information
9 4 (1.21%) Biometrics
10 3 (0.91%) DTV
10 3 (0.91%) SCADA
10 3 (0.91%) Online Banking
10 3 (0.91%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.45%) Windows
2 13 (3.94%) UNIX
3 8 (2.42%) Solaris
4 6 (1.82%) Linux
5 2 (0.61%) AIX
6 1 (0.30%) HPUX
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.30%) CentOS
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (45.76%) Security Architecture
2 79 (23.94%) TOGAF
3 78 (23.64%) Information Security
4 60 (18.18%) Cyber Security
5 49 (14.85%) SABSA
6 33 (10.00%) SIEM
7 31 (9.39%) Enterprise Architecture
8 30 (9.09%) Information Assurance
9 23 (6.97%) Technical Architecture
10 18 (5.45%) Data Protection
11 17 (5.15%) Identity Management
11 17 (5.15%) ITIL
12 16 (4.85%) Security Management
12 16 (4.85%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (4.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 14 (4.24%) Risk Management
14 13 (3.94%) Zachman Framework
15 12 (3.64%) Data Security
15 12 (3.64%) E-Commerce
16 11 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.42%) C
1 8 (2.42%) Java
2 7 (2.12%) C++
3 6 (1.82%) SQL
4 5 (1.52%) Python
4 5 (1.52%) Shell Script
4 5 (1.52%) Perl
5 2 (0.61%) VBScript
6 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.30%) C#
Qualifications
1 85 (25.76%) CISSP
2 80 (24.24%) Security Cleared
3 50 (15.15%) SC Cleared
4 42 (12.73%) CISM
5 32 (9.70%) Degree
6 19 (5.76%) ISSAP
7 15 (4.55%) DV Cleared
8 10 (3.03%) CISA
9 8 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.82%) CCNA
11 5 (1.52%) CCNP
11 5 (1.52%) GIAC
12 4 (1.21%) CCIE
13 3 (0.91%) CISMP
13 3 (0.91%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.61%) CSSLP
14 2 (0.61%) ISACA
14 2 (0.61%) GCED
14 2 (0.61%) Postgraduate
14 2 (0.61%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (14.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (8.79%) PCI DSS
3 20 (6.06%) COBIT
4 4 (1.21%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.61%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.30%) CESG Infosec
System Software
1 7 (2.12%) Active Directory
1 7 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.52%) Sendmail
3 2 (0.61%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (0.30%) vSphere
4 1 (0.30%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.30%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (1.52%) Tivoli
1 5 (1.52%) MIMEsweeper
1 5 (1.52%) MAILsweeper
2 3 (0.91%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (0.61%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.30%) SCCM
4 1 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 34 (10.30%) Cisco
2 16 (4.85%) CheckPoint
3 14 (4.24%) Oracle
4 13 (3.94%) VMware
5 12 (3.64%) McAfee
6 10 (3.03%) Juniper
7 9 (2.73%) F5
7 9 (2.73%) Splunk
8 7 (2.12%) ArcSight
8 7 (2.12%) Blue Coat
8 7 (2.12%) CA
8 7 (2.12%) Microsoft
9 6 (1.82%) NetApp
9 6 (1.82%) Symantec
9 6 (1.82%) SAP
10 5 (1.52%) Websense
10 5 (1.52%) Cyber-Ark
11 4 (1.21%) Varonis
11 4 (1.21%) ScanSafe
11 4 (1.21%) BT
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