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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Architect
Rank 310 468 465
Rank change year-on-year
+158 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 395 192 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.33% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.35% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 112 117
Median daily rate £550 £525 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +0.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £544 £500 £513
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £70.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 - -

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
51261 55415 53407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33404 35221 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2084 2091
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 August 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 August 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 +159 375 £566 +7.85% 36
London +90 178 £600 +9.09% 16
South East +40 68 £525 +6.59% 5
Yorkshire +43 48 £525 -25.00% 5
West Yorkshire +48 42 £525 -14.28% 3
Leeds +28 31 £514 -16.16% 3
South West +16 29 £600 +26.31% 4
Berkshire +12 29 £550 +10.00% 2
Bristol - 18 £625 - 3
North West +24 17 £570 +14.00% 1
City of London +25 15 £525 +10.52% 2
Middlesex - 14 £540 - 1
East of England +28 12 £573 +23.11% 1
Wales - 12 £500 -
Swindon +7 11 £475 -
Wiltshire +4 11 £475 -
Manchester +4 10 £600 +20.00% 1
Midlands +1 10 £550 +26.43%
West Midlands -31 10 £500 -14.89% 4
South Wales - 10 £500 -
Newport - 10 £500 -
Surrey +13 9 £425 -24.44% 2
Hampshire +5 9 £525 +8.24%
Bracknell -3 8 £575 +9.52% 1
Reading +8 7 £538 +13.15% 1
Warwickshire -4 7 £495 -
Feltham - 7 £561 -
Newbury - 7 - -
South Yorkshire -1 6 £675 -3.57%
Sheffield -4 6 £675 -3.57%

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 274 (33.01%) Security Architecture
2 250 (30.12%) Information Security
3 239 (28.80%) CISSP
4 163 (19.64%) TOGAF
5 155 (18.67%) Firewall
6 149 (17.95%) Security Cleared
7 122 (14.70%) Cybersecurity
8 120 (14.46%) Network Security
9 119 (14.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 118 (14.22%) SC Cleared
11 114 (13.73%) Finance
12 95 (11.45%) Identity Access Management
13 93 (11.20%) Amazon AWS
14 92 (11.08%) Risk Management
15 89 (10.72%) Stakeholder Management
16 85 (10.24%) SaaS
16 85 (10.24%) SIEM
17 82 (9.88%) PKI
18 81 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
18 81 (9.76%) CISM
19 80 (9.64%) IaaS
20 71 (8.55%) Active Directory
21 69 (8.31%) PaaS
22 67 (8.07%) PCI DSS
23 63 (7.59%) SABSA
24 62 (7.47%) Windows
25 61 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
26 60 (7.23%) CESG
26 60 (7.23%) CESG Certified Professional
27 57 (6.87%) Enterprise Architecture

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 25 (3.01%) OpenStack
2 14 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.33%) IIS
4 6 (0.72%) Apache
5 2 (0.24%) CMS
5 2 (0.24%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.12%) Confluence
6 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 27 (3.25%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.24%) MS Office
4 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.24%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.24%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 93 (11.20%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (10.24%) SaaS
3 81 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 80 (9.64%) IaaS
5 69 (8.31%) PaaS
6 26 (3.13%) Office 365
7 12 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.60%) Yammer
10 3 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.36%) AWS OpsWorks
10 3 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.36%) HP Helion
11 2 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.24%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 155 (18.67%) Firewall
2 120 (14.46%) Network Security
3 36 (4.34%) Internet
4 35 (4.22%) LAN
5 34 (4.10%) LDAP
6 33 (3.98%) WAN
7 26 (3.13%) SSL
8 25 (3.01%) IPsec
9 23 (2.77%) Wireless
10 14 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
11 12 (1.45%) VPN
12 10 (1.20%) MPLS
12 10 (1.20%) TCP/IP
13 8 (0.96%) Intranet
14 7 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (0.72%) X.509
16 5 (0.60%) DNS
16 5 (0.60%) SAN
17 4 (0.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.53%) Big Data
2 7 (0.84%) SQL Server
3 6 (0.72%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.36%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.36%) NonStop SQL
5 2 (0.24%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.24%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.24%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.12%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.12%) DB2
6 1 (0.12%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
6 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
1 114 (13.73%) Finance
2 43 (5.18%) Retail
3 42 (5.06%) Banking
4 27 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.89%) Legal
6 7 (0.84%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.48%) Back Office
7 4 (0.48%) Games
7 4 (0.48%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.48%) Publishing
8 3 (0.36%) Automotive
8 3 (0.36%) Law
9 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.24%) Marketing
9 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.12%) Advertising
10 1 (0.12%) Billing
10 1 (0.12%) Electronics
10 1 (0.12%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.45%) Web Services
2 10 (1.20%) RESTful
2 10 (1.20%) SAML
3 7 (0.84%) .NET
4 6 (0.72%) J2EE
5 5 (0.60%) REST
6 4 (0.48%) OAuth
6 4 (0.48%) OpenID
7 3 (0.36%) 802.1X
7 3 (0.36%) Middleware
8 2 (0.24%) JAAS
8 2 (0.24%) JSON
8 2 (0.24%) SAP Fiori
8 2 (0.24%) SOAP
8 2 (0.24%) WAP
8 2 (0.24%) XML
9 1 (0.12%) HTML5
9 1 (0.12%) Spring
9 1 (0.12%) Spring Security
9 1 (0.12%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 82 (9.88%) PKI
2 60 (7.23%) CESG
3 51 (6.14%) Management Information System
4 50 (6.02%) Data Centre
5 32 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (3.01%) Cryptography
7 19 (2.29%) YubiKey
8 18 (2.17%) CESG CLAS
9 15 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
10 13 (1.57%) Smartcard
11 12 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
12 11 (1.33%) Computer Science
12 11 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
12 11 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 10 (1.20%) Freedom of Information
13 10 (1.20%) Freedom of Information Act
13 10 (1.20%) Public Cloud
14 9 (1.08%) Security Operations Centre
15 8 (0.96%) Mathematics
16 7 (0.84%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 62 (7.47%) Windows
2 36 (4.34%) Linux
3 17 (2.05%) Unix
4 15 (1.81%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.24%) AIX
7 2 (0.24%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.24%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.12%) Android
8 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.12%) Solaris
8 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (33.01%) Security Architecture
2 250 (30.12%) Information Security
3 163 (19.64%) TOGAF
4 122 (14.70%) Cybersecurity
5 95 (11.45%) Identity Access Management
6 92 (11.08%) Risk Management
7 89 (10.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 85 (10.24%) SIEM
9 63 (7.59%) SABSA
10 61 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
11 57 (6.87%) Enterprise Architecture
12 53 (6.39%) Security Operations
13 51 (6.14%) Network Design
14 50 (6.02%) ITIL
15 43 (5.18%) Identity Management
16 37 (4.46%) Data Protection
17 36 (4.34%) Data Security
18 33 (3.98%) Project Management
19 28 (3.37%) Risk Assessment
19 28 (3.37%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 25 (3.01%) Java
2 9 (1.08%) Python
2 9 (1.08%) SQL
3 8 (0.96%) C
4 6 (0.72%) C++
4 6 (0.72%) Perl
5 5 (0.60%) C#
6 3 (0.36%) Ruby
7 2 (0.24%) Delphi
7 2 (0.24%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.24%) PHP
7 2 (0.24%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.12%) Groovy
8 1 (0.12%) Korn
8 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.12%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 239 (28.80%) CISSP
2 149 (17.95%) Security Cleared
3 118 (14.22%) SC Cleared
4 81 (9.76%) CISM
5 60 (7.23%) CESG Certified Professional
6 53 (6.39%) CLAS
7 46 (5.54%) CISA
8 32 (3.86%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (3.86%) Degree
9 30 (3.61%) CRISC
10 24 (2.89%) JNCIS
11 23 (2.77%) JNCIA
12 21 (2.53%) ISSAP
13 15 (1.81%) CCNP
14 14 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
14 14 (1.69%) CCIE
14 14 (1.69%) CISMP
15 13 (1.57%) DV Cleared
15 13 (1.57%) GIAC
15 13 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (14.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 67 (8.07%) PCI DSS
3 26 (3.13%) COBIT
4 16 (1.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (1.69%) RMADS
6 12 (1.45%) Government Security Classifications
7 10 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (0.72%) ISO27005
8 6 (0.72%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.48%) FIPS 140-2
9 4 (0.48%) ISAE 3402
9 4 (0.48%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.48%) QA
10 2 (0.24%) SSAE 16
11 1 (0.12%) BS7799
11 1 (0.12%) GxP
11 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.12%) ISO22301
System Software
1 71 (8.55%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.96%) RACF
4 4 (0.48%) vCloud
5 3 (0.36%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.24%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.12%) Docker
7 1 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.12%) HDFS
7 1 (0.12%) Snort
7 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (1.08%) CA Single Sign-On
2 6 (0.72%) FortiGate
3 5 (0.60%) Puppet
3 5 (0.60%) SCCM
4 3 (0.36%) Nessus
4 3 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (0.36%) OpenAM
4 3 (0.36%) OpenIDM
4 3 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.24%) Ansible
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (0.24%) SCOM
6 1 (0.12%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.12%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.12%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.12%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.12%) QRadar
6 1 (0.12%) Terraform
Vendors
1 55 (6.63%) Juniper
2 54 (6.51%) Cisco
3 49 (5.90%) Microsoft
4 38 (4.58%) Palo Alto
5 32 (3.86%) F5
6 29 (3.49%) CheckPoint
7 27 (3.25%) VMware
8 24 (2.89%) Aerohive Networks
9 19 (2.29%) Oracle
10 18 (2.17%) ArcSight
10 18 (2.17%) Symantec
11 16 (1.93%) SAP
12 14 (1.69%) CA
13 13 (1.57%) LogRhythm
14 12 (1.45%) IBM
15 11 (1.33%) Cyber-Ark
15 11 (1.33%) Splunk
16 9 (1.08%) Qualys
17 8 (0.96%) HP
17 8 (0.96%) Intel Security
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