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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Architect
Rank 451 463 513
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +50
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 180 154 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.27% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.30% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 102 51
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£525 £520 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.96% +9.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £623 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £480
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
54176 52067 49457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.10% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34646 31581 29422
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 2012 2139
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +14 171 £525 +0.96% 22
London -7 71 £550 +1.14% 12
South East +11 45 £500 +6.38% 4
South West -7 19 £475 -4.04% 1
Hampshire 0 18 £506 +12.33%
Berkshire +13 16 £500 - 3
Wiltshire +10 15 £475 -3.55% 1
City of London +13 13 £525 +7.69% 2
West Midlands +18 12 £525 - 1
Swindon +2 10 £475 -3.55% 1
North West -42 9 £500 -3.84% 2
Reading +4 8 £475 -5.00% 2
Portsmouth +1 7 £531 +8.26%
Scotland -8 6 £425 +18.05%
East Midlands -10 6 £500 -
Surrey -2 5 £563 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire -24 5 £700 +47.36% 2
Warwickshire - 5 - - 1
Bracknell - 5 £525 -
Nottingham -5 4 £500 -
Nottinghamshire -11 4 £500 -
Warrington -20 4 £475 -16.11% 1
Cheshire -21 4 £475 -7.31% 2
Buckinghamshire - 4 £463 -
Birmingham - 4 £650 -
Devon - 4 £393 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £463 -
Exeter - 4 £393 -
Staines - 4 £500 -
Manchester -17 3 £500 -

Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 166 (45.86%) Security Architecture
2 145 (40.06%) CISSP
3 130 (35.91%) Information Security
4 89 (24.59%) TOGAF
5 77 (21.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 77 (21.27%) Firewall
6 72 (19.89%) Security Cleared
7 68 (18.78%) CISM
8 65 (17.96%) SABSA
9 56 (15.47%) SIEM
10 54 (14.92%) Cyber Security
11 50 (13.81%) Enterprise Architecture
11 50 (13.81%) Management Information System
12 48 (13.26%) Risk Management
12 48 (13.26%) Finance
13 42 (11.60%) Network Security
14 41 (11.33%) SC Cleared
15 38 (10.50%) Vulnerability Management
16 33 (9.12%) PKI
17 31 (8.56%) ITIL
18 28 (7.73%) Penetration Testing
19 27 (7.46%) Degree
19 27 (7.46%) Identity Management
19 27 (7.46%) Data Centre
20 26 (7.18%) PCI DSS
21 23 (6.35%) Zachman Framework
21 23 (6.35%) Information Assurance
21 23 (6.35%) PaaS
22 22 (6.08%) Agile Software Development
22 22 (6.08%) Banking

Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 11 (3.04%) IIS
2 6 (1.66%) OpenStack
3 4 (1.10%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.55%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.55%) MQSeries
4 2 (0.55%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.55%) iPlanet
5 1 (0.28%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (1.38%) MS Office
2 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.38%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.55%) Summit
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.55%) BusinessWare
3 2 (0.55%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.35%) PaaS
2 19 (5.25%) IaaS
3 15 (4.14%) SaaS
4 11 (3.04%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.28%) Taleo
7 1 (0.28%) Office 365
7 1 (0.28%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.28%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 77 (21.27%) Firewall
2 42 (11.60%) Network Security
3 22 (6.08%) VPN
3 22 (6.08%) LAN
4 17 (4.70%) WAN
4 17 (4.70%) Intrusion Detection
5 15 (4.14%) SAN
6 11 (3.04%) Internet
6 11 (3.04%) Wireless
7 7 (1.93%) Junos
7 7 (1.93%) Cisco ISE
8 6 (1.66%) IPsec
8 6 (1.66%) MPLS
9 5 (1.38%) VLAN
10 4 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.10%) BGP
10 4 (1.10%) DHCP
10 4 (1.10%) Ethernet
10 4 (1.10%) DNS
10 4 (1.10%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.97%) Big Data
2 6 (1.66%) NoSQL
3 5 (1.38%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.83%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.83%) DB2
4 3 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.55%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.28%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Subversion
1 1 (0.28%) Build Forge
General
1 48 (13.26%) Finance
2 22 (6.08%) Banking
3 14 (3.87%) Retail
4 10 (2.76%) Legal
5 8 (2.21%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.10%) Publishing
6 4 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.10%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.83%) Automotive
8 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.28%) International Banking
8 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.28%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.31%) Middleware
2 9 (2.49%) JSP
3 3 (0.83%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.55%) MSMQ
4 2 (0.55%) SAML
5 1 (0.28%) Web Services
5 1 (0.28%) HTML
5 1 (0.28%) .NET
5 1 (0.28%) J2EE
5 1 (0.28%) Spring
5 1 (0.28%) Ajax
5 1 (0.28%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.28%) OAuth
5 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
5 1 (0.28%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 50 (13.81%) Management Information System
2 33 (9.12%) PKI
3 27 (7.46%) Data Centre
4 16 (4.42%) RMADS
5 13 (3.59%) CESG
6 11 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.49%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.93%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.38%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.83%) CESG CLAS
11 3 (0.83%) Mobile Computing
12 2 (0.55%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.55%) BYOD
12 2 (0.55%) Cryptography
12 2 (0.55%) AS400
12 2 (0.55%) Replication
12 2 (0.55%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.25%) Windows
2 9 (2.49%) AIX
3 7 (1.93%) Linux
4 6 (1.66%) UNIX
5 4 (1.10%) Solaris
6 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.55%) zOS
7 2 (0.55%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (45.86%) Security Architecture
2 130 (35.91%) Information Security
3 89 (24.59%) TOGAF
4 65 (17.96%) SABSA
5 56 (15.47%) SIEM
6 54 (14.92%) Cyber Security
7 50 (13.81%) Enterprise Architecture
8 48 (13.26%) Risk Management
9 38 (10.50%) Vulnerability Management
10 31 (8.56%) ITIL
11 28 (7.73%) Penetration Testing
12 27 (7.46%) Identity Management
13 23 (6.35%) Zachman Framework
13 23 (6.35%) Information Assurance
14 22 (6.08%) Agile Software Development
14 22 (6.08%) Security Testing
15 21 (5.80%) Project Management
15 21 (5.80%) Kalman Filter
16 20 (5.52%) OWASP
16 20 (5.52%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.93%) C
2 3 (0.83%) Java
3 1 (0.28%) Perl
3 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.28%) C#
Qualifications
1 145 (40.06%) CISSP
2 72 (19.89%) Security Cleared
3 68 (18.78%) CISM
4 41 (11.33%) SC Cleared
5 27 (7.46%) Degree
6 22 (6.08%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (5.52%) CISA
7 20 (5.52%) ISSAP
8 15 (4.14%) GIAC
9 12 (3.31%) CCNA
9 12 (3.31%) DV Cleared
10 11 (3.04%) JNCIA
10 11 (3.04%) CCSA
11 9 (2.49%) CEH
11 9 (2.49%) CRISC
12 8 (2.21%) CCIE
13 7 (1.93%) CGEIT
14 4 (1.10%) JNCIE
15 2 (0.55%) ISACA
15 2 (0.55%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (21.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (7.18%) PCI DSS
3 18 (4.97%) COBIT
4 11 (3.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (2.76%) JSP 440
6 5 (1.38%) HIPAA
7 4 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 3 (0.83%) CESG Infosec
9 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.55%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.55%) QA
10 1 (0.28%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 5 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.83%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.55%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.55%) ClearTrust
5 1 (0.28%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.28%) XenApp
5 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 2 (0.55%) CA Single Sign-On
1 2 (0.55%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.28%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 21 (5.80%) Oracle
2 19 (5.25%) Cisco
3 18 (4.97%) Symantec
4 15 (4.14%) VMware
4 15 (4.14%) Juniper
5 12 (3.31%) Microsoft
6 9 (2.49%) F5
6 9 (2.49%) ArcSight
6 9 (2.49%) PayPal
7 8 (2.21%) Blue Coat
7 8 (2.21%) CheckPoint
8 7 (1.93%) McAfee
8 7 (1.93%) SAP
9 6 (1.66%) Intel
9 6 (1.66%) IBM
9 6 (1.66%) IronPort
9 6 (1.66%) Tripwire
9 6 (1.66%) Cyber-Ark
10 5 (1.38%) Splunk
11 4 (1.10%) HP
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