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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Architect
Rank 424 452 452
Rank change year-on-year
+28 0
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 164 86 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.20% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 56 79
Average daily rate £525 £525 £588
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £610 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £425 £438
% change year-on-year
+23.52% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
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% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50313 44084 56073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.17% 92.43% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30713 25214 30795
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1990 2177 2578
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +13 146 £525 - 6
London +22 85 £550 - 4
South East +14 32 £525 +7.69%
City of London +9 21 £475 +18.75%
Hampshire +21 14 £500 +4.82%
North West -14 14 £538 +14.66% 1
Scotland +1 12 £513 +42.36%
Edinburgh - 11 £500 -
Reading -6 10 £450 -5.26%
Berkshire -9 10 £450 -18.18%
West Midlands -17 6 £475 +35.71%
East Midlands -10 4 £550 -
Cheshire -8 2 £510 -10.32%
Manchester -12 2 - -
Warrington - 2 £510 -
South West -16 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £650 - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £650 - 1
Southampton - 1 - -
Stevenage - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Slough - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -

Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 116 (43.45%) Security Architecture
2 85 (31.84%) CISSP
3 66 (24.72%) TOGAF
4 65 (24.34%) Information Security
5 61 (22.85%) Firewall
6 56 (20.97%) Network Security
7 53 (19.85%) Security Cleared
8 49 (18.35%) CISM
9 42 (15.73%) Cisco
10 40 (14.98%) SC Cleared
11 34 (12.73%) Finance
12 33 (12.36%) Enterprise Architecture
13 30 (11.24%) SABSA
14 29 (10.86%) Management Information System
15 27 (10.11%) CESG
16 26 (9.74%) Microsoft
17 24 (8.99%) Risk Assessment
17 24 (8.99%) Zachman Framework
17 24 (8.99%) SIEM
18 23 (8.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 23 (8.61%) Risk Management
19 22 (8.24%) Banking
20 21 (7.87%) XML
21 19 (7.12%) Windows
21 19 (7.12%) Cyber Security
22 16 (5.99%) PKI
22 16 (5.99%) Cisco ASA
22 16 (5.99%) Security Management
23 15 (5.62%) Project Management
23 15 (5.62%) CheckPoint

Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (4.12%) IIS
2 6 (2.25%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.50%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (3.37%) MS Office
2 3 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.12%) SaaS
2 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 61 (22.85%) Firewall
2 56 (20.97%) Network Security
3 16 (5.99%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (5.24%) VPN
5 10 (3.75%) Internet
6 7 (2.62%) SSL
6 7 (2.62%) DMZ
6 7 (2.62%) LDAP
6 7 (2.62%) Wireless
6 7 (2.62%) Reverse Proxy
7 6 (2.25%) DNS
8 5 (1.87%) LAN
8 5 (1.87%) WAN
8 5 (1.87%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (1.50%) 3GPP
9 4 (1.50%) Kerberos
9 4 (1.50%) OSPF
9 4 (1.50%) BGP
10 3 (1.12%) MPLS
10 3 (1.12%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.37%) DB2
2 8 (3.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.12%) Big Data
4 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 3 (1.12%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 34 (12.73%) Finance
2 22 (8.24%) Banking
3 10 (3.75%) Retail
4 8 (3.00%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.50%) Marketing
7 3 (1.12%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.75%) Private Banking
8 2 (0.75%) Law
8 2 (0.75%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.75%) French Language
8 2 (0.75%) German Language
9 1 (0.37%) Legal
9 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.87%) XML
2 8 (3.00%) SAML
3 6 (2.25%) Web Services
4 5 (1.87%) JAAS
4 5 (1.87%) OAuth
5 4 (1.50%) jBPM
5 4 (1.50%) Middleware
6 3 (1.12%) Java EE
7 1 (0.37%) OpenID
7 1 (0.37%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.86%) Management Information System
2 27 (10.11%) CESG
3 16 (5.99%) PKI
4 12 (4.49%) Cryptography
5 11 (4.12%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.00%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.62%) CESG CLAS
7 7 (2.62%) Mobile Computing
8 4 (1.50%) RMADS
9 3 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.75%) Social Media
10 2 (0.75%) FMCG
10 2 (0.75%) CMDB
10 2 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.75%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.37%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.37%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.37%) Tandem
11 1 (0.37%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.12%) Windows
2 13 (4.87%) VMS
2 13 (4.87%) Android
3 9 (3.37%) Apple iOS
4 8 (3.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.25%) UNIX
6 2 (0.75%) Linux
6 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.37%) AIX
7 1 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (43.45%) Security Architecture
2 66 (24.72%) TOGAF
3 65 (24.34%) Information Security
4 33 (12.36%) Enterprise Architecture
5 30 (11.24%) SABSA
6 24 (8.99%) SIEM
6 24 (8.99%) Risk Assessment
6 24 (8.99%) Zachman Framework
7 23 (8.61%) Risk Management
8 19 (7.12%) Cyber Security
9 16 (5.99%) Security Management
10 15 (5.62%) Project Management
11 11 (4.12%) Data Protection
11 11 (4.12%) Vulnerability Management
11 11 (4.12%) Protective Monitoring
12 10 (3.75%) Use Case
12 10 (3.75%) E-business
12 10 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (3.37%) Migration
13 9 (3.37%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.62%) Java
2 9 (3.37%) Objective-C
3 8 (3.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.00%) C#
4 5 (1.87%) C
5 1 (0.37%) C++
5 1 (0.37%) SQL
Qualifications
1 85 (31.84%) CISSP
2 53 (19.85%) Security Cleared
3 49 (18.35%) CISM
4 40 (14.98%) SC Cleared
5 15 (5.62%) Degree
6 14 (5.24%) CISA
7 12 (4.49%) ISSAP
8 9 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (2.25%) CCIE
10 5 (1.87%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.50%) CCSA
12 2 (0.75%) CCSP
12 2 (0.75%) CRISC
13 1 (0.37%) ISACA
13 1 (0.37%) CGEIT
13 1 (0.37%) CCDE
13 1 (0.37%) CCNP
13 1 (0.37%) CCNA
13 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.37%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (5.24%) PCI DSS
3 12 (4.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (3.00%) COBIT
4 8 (3.00%) JSP 440
5 7 (2.62%) BS7799
6 3 (1.12%) WCAG
7 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.37%) GxP
8 1 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 11 (4.12%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.87%) ProxySG
3 3 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.12%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.37%) vSphere
4 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (5.24%) Tivoli
2 8 (3.00%) WMI
3 6 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.37%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 42 (15.73%) Cisco
2 26 (9.74%) Microsoft
3 15 (5.62%) CheckPoint
4 13 (4.87%) McAfee
5 12 (4.49%) Juniper
6 11 (4.12%) IBM
7 9 (3.37%) VMware
8 8 (3.00%) Blue Coat
8 8 (3.00%) F5
8 8 (3.00%) Lumension
8 8 (3.00%) Sophos
9 6 (2.25%) Symantec
9 6 (2.25%) JBoss
10 5 (1.87%) IronPort
11 4 (1.50%) Apple
11 4 (1.50%) ArcSight
11 4 (1.50%) Riverbed
11 4 (1.50%) Nokia
12 3 (1.12%) Novell
12 3 (1.12%) Oracle
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