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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Architect
Rank 395 479 464
Rank change year-on-year
+84 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 208 103 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.22% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 68 61
Average daily rate
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£516 £525 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £435 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £483 £463
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £65.35 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £65.35 £55.00
% change year-on-year
- +18.81%

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +62 185 £520 -0.95% 31
London +30 75 £550 - 11
South East +19 53 £500 +1.01% 7
South West +1 26 £500 +29.03% 3
Surrey +15 20 £500 +2.04%
City of London +13 18 £550 -1.34% 5
Berkshire +6 14 £475 -0.78% 3
North West +2 14 £493 -12.05% 2
Hampshire -9 11 £458 -10.73% 2
Staines - 10 - -
Scotland -4 9 £425 -
Wiltshire -8 8 £473 +21.93%
East of England - 8 £550 - 2
West Midlands -13 7 £488 +12.06% 2
Swindon -4 6 £451 -
Gloucestershire - 6 - -
Cheltenham - 6 - -
Reading +17 5 £475 -0.78% 1
East Midlands +4 4 £600 - 3
Glasgow +1 4 £425 -
Middlesex - 4 £513 -
Birmingham - 3 £525 - 1
Leicestershire - 3 £600 - 3
Bracknell - 2 - - 1
Havant - 2 £550 -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Cheshire +9 1 £365 -34.82% 1
Telford -6 1 - - 1
Shropshire -7 1 - - 1
Manchester -9 1 £510 -

Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 176 (45.48%) Security Architecture
2 113 (29.20%) Security Cleared
3 108 (27.91%) Information Security
4 92 (23.77%) CISSP
5 81 (20.93%) Firewall
6 69 (17.83%) Information Assurance
7 62 (16.02%) SC Cleared
8 61 (15.76%) Cisco
9 57 (14.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 57 (14.73%) Cyber Security
10 55 (14.21%) TOGAF
11 54 (13.95%) Finance
11 54 (13.95%) Network Security
12 50 (12.92%) CESG
13 47 (12.14%) Telecoms
14 41 (10.59%) Internet
15 36 (9.30%) SABSA
16 35 (9.04%) Management Information System
17 34 (8.79%) Risk Management
17 34 (8.79%) LAN
17 34 (8.79%) ITIL
18 33 (8.53%) WAN
18 33 (8.53%) CISM
18 33 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
18 33 (8.53%) PCI DSS
19 32 (8.27%) SIEM
20 30 (7.75%) DV Cleared
21 29 (7.49%) Enterprise Architecture
21 29 (7.49%) CheckPoint
22 27 (6.98%) Data Security

Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (0.78%) IIS
2 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (0.26%) FileNet
Applications
1 3 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Summit
2 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.88%) IaaS
2 8 (2.07%) SaaS
2 8 (2.07%) PaaS
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 81 (20.93%) Firewall
2 54 (13.95%) Network Security
3 41 (10.59%) Internet
4 34 (8.79%) LAN
5 33 (8.53%) WAN
6 16 (4.13%) OSPF
6 16 (4.13%) BGP
6 16 (4.13%) EIGRP
6 16 (4.13%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (3.88%) Extranet
8 14 (3.62%) Intrusion Detection
8 14 (3.62%) VPN
9 11 (2.84%) MPLS
9 11 (2.84%) IP Telephony
10 10 (2.58%) Multicast
10 10 (2.58%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 10 (2.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 6 (1.55%) TCP/IP
11 6 (1.55%) 3G
11 6 (1.55%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.03%) Big Data
2 3 (0.78%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.52%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
General
1 54 (13.95%) Finance
2 47 (12.14%) Telecoms
3 26 (6.72%) Retail
4 24 (6.20%) Banking
5 11 (2.84%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.07%) Legal
7 7 (1.81%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.29%) Multimedia
9 4 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.78%) Back Office
11 2 (0.52%) Marketing
12 1 (0.26%) International Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Electronics
12 1 (0.26%) Law
12 1 (0.26%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.84%) Middleware
2 5 (1.29%) JSP
3 4 (1.03%) Web Services
4 3 (0.78%) XACML
4 3 (0.78%) SAML
5 2 (0.52%) .NET
5 2 (0.52%) J2EE
5 2 (0.52%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.26%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.26%) XML
6 1 (0.26%) SOAP
6 1 (0.26%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (12.92%) CESG
2 35 (9.04%) Management Information System
3 23 (5.94%) CESG CLAS
4 20 (5.17%) RMADS
5 16 (4.13%) Data Protection Act
5 16 (4.13%) Computer Science
6 15 (3.88%) PKI
7 11 (2.84%) Freedom of Information Act
8 8 (2.07%) Cryptography
8 8 (2.07%) SCADA
9 7 (1.81%) Mobile Computing
10 6 (1.55%) FMCG
11 5 (1.29%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (1.03%) Freedom of Information
12 4 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.78%) Open Source
13 3 (0.78%) Mobile Banking
14 2 (0.52%) Physics
14 2 (0.52%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.91%) Windows
2 14 (3.62%) UNIX
3 11 (2.84%) Linux
4 9 (2.33%) Solaris
5 2 (0.52%) AIX
5 2 (0.52%) MVS
5 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.26%) CentOS
6 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.26%) zOS
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.26%) HPUX
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (45.48%) Security Architecture
2 108 (27.91%) Information Security
3 69 (17.83%) Information Assurance
4 57 (14.73%) Cyber Security
5 55 (14.21%) TOGAF
6 36 (9.30%) SABSA
7 34 (8.79%) Risk Management
7 34 (8.79%) ITIL
8 33 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
9 32 (8.27%) SIEM
10 29 (7.49%) Enterprise Architecture
11 27 (6.98%) Data Security
11 27 (6.98%) Data Protection
12 26 (6.72%) Security Management
13 25 (6.46%) Network Design
14 23 (5.94%) Network Architecture
14 23 (5.94%) Zachman Framework
15 22 (5.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 18 (4.65%) Technical Architecture
17 17 (4.39%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.55%) C
2 4 (1.03%) Java
3 3 (0.78%) Shell Script
3 3 (0.78%) Perl
3 3 (0.78%) C++
3 3 (0.78%) Python
4 2 (0.52%) VBScript
5 1 (0.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 113 (29.20%) Security Cleared
2 92 (23.77%) CISSP
3 62 (16.02%) SC Cleared
4 33 (8.53%) CISM
5 30 (7.75%) DV Cleared
6 23 (5.94%) Degree
7 16 (4.13%) CEH
8 14 (3.62%) CISA
9 10 (2.58%) ISSAP
9 10 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.81%) CCNA
11 6 (1.55%) CCNP
12 4 (1.03%) CCIE
13 3 (0.78%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.78%) GIAC
14 2 (0.52%) GSEC
14 2 (0.52%) ISSMP
14 2 (0.52%) CCSP
14 2 (0.52%) ISACA
14 2 (0.52%) GCED
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (14.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (8.53%) PCI DSS
3 14 (3.62%) COBIT
4 11 (2.84%) JSP 440
5 10 (2.58%) ISO 9000
6 6 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (1.29%) BS7799
8 4 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 3 (0.78%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.52%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.26%) QA
System Software
1 9 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.78%) Sendmail
3 3 (0.78%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.52%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.26%) vSphere
5 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.26%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.26%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (1.81%) Tivoli
2 5 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.78%) MIMEsweeper
3 3 (0.78%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (0.26%) Puppet
4 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.26%) SCCM
4 1 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 61 (15.76%) Cisco
2 29 (7.49%) CheckPoint
3 26 (6.72%) McAfee
4 22 (5.68%) Juniper
5 21 (5.43%) F5
6 18 (4.65%) Microsoft
7 15 (3.88%) Oracle
8 12 (3.10%) ArcSight
9 11 (2.84%) SAP
9 11 (2.84%) Symantec
9 11 (2.84%) VMware
10 10 (2.58%) Blue Coat
11 7 (1.81%) Sourcefire
12 6 (1.55%) HP
13 5 (1.29%) Splunk
14 4 (1.03%) IBM
14 4 (1.03%) Sun
14 4 (1.03%) CA
15 3 (0.78%) Websense
15 3 (0.78%) NetApp
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