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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Architect
Rank 351 441 451
Rank change year-on-year
+90 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 296 171 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.33% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.35% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 102 90
Average daily rate £575 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £653
UK excluding London average daily rate £563 £500 £510
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Average hourly rate £52.50 - £65.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - £65.35

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
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +117 290 £575 +9.52% 50
London +52 117 £575 +4.54% 24
South East +53 62 £538 +13.15% 12
North West +4 38 £625 +28.86% 4
East of England +16 19 £625 +13.63% 2
Lancashire +10 19 £556 +14.69%
Yorkshire -6 18 £550 +10.00%
West Midlands -8 17 £455 -17.27% 2
Hampshire +17 16 £586 +41.26% 2
Leeds +4 16 £575 +39.39%
West Yorkshire +3 16 £575 +15.00%
Surrey -3 16 £625 +25.00% 7
Berkshire +18 14 £500 - 1
Cheshire +4 14 £690 +56.81%
Warrington +4 14 £690 -
South West -1 14 £550 +6.28% 5
Bedfordshire +16 11 £625 +13.63% 1
Blackpool -8 11 £750 +54.63%
Reading +1 7 £475 -
Luton - 7 £625 - 1
City of London +24 6 £588 +2.17% 6
Warwickshire +7 6 - -
Bracknell +3 6 - -
Wiltshire -6 6 £500 +4.16% 1
Dorset - 6 £600 -
Swindon -3 5 £500 +7.52% 1
North East -14 5 £675 +63.63%
Tyne and Wear -23 5 £675 +63.63%
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 5 £675 +63.63%
Buckinghamshire - 5 £530 - 1

Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 220 (40.97%) Security Architecture
2 175 (32.59%) CISSP
3 158 (29.42%) Information Security
4 132 (24.58%) TOGAF
5 105 (19.55%) Security Cleared
6 103 (19.18%) Firewall
7 102 (18.99%) Cybersecurity
8 95 (17.69%) Finance
9 93 (17.32%) CISM
10 88 (16.39%) Windows
11 87 (16.20%) SABSA
12 86 (16.01%) SC Cleared
12 86 (16.01%) Oracle
13 83 (15.46%) Network Security
13 83 (15.46%) SIEM
14 79 (14.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 67 (12.48%) Enterprise Architecture
16 64 (11.92%) Risk Management
17 58 (10.80%) PCI DSS
18 57 (10.61%) Identity Access Management
19 55 (10.24%) Cisco
20 53 (9.87%) Unix
21 51 (9.50%) Microsoft
22 49 (9.12%) Degree
23 47 (8.75%) Cisco Certification
23 47 (8.75%) CLAS
24 46 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
24 46 (8.57%) PKI
25 45 (8.38%) Linux
26 44 (8.19%) Data Centre

Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 20 (3.72%) IIS
2 14 (2.61%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.42%) WebSphere
4 10 (1.86%) WebLogic
5 9 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (1.68%) iPlanet
5 9 (1.68%) MQSeries
5 9 (1.68%) OpenStack
6 8 (1.49%) Tuxedo
7 4 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.56%) Sonic ESB
9 1 (0.19%) Confluence
9 1 (0.19%) JBoss
9 1 (0.19%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.19%) Node.js
9 1 (0.19%) SAS
9 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (2.61%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.74%) MS Office
4 1 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.68%) BusinessWare
1 9 (1.68%) SAP R/3
2 3 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.56%) Relativity
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.19%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.61%) IaaS
4 12 (2.23%) SaaS
5 8 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.49%) PaaS
6 4 (0.74%) Office 365
7 3 (0.56%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.19%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 103 (19.18%) Firewall
2 83 (15.46%) Network Security
3 39 (7.26%) LAN
4 31 (5.77%) WAN
5 30 (5.59%) VPN
6 23 (4.28%) Internet
7 19 (3.54%) MPLS
8 17 (3.17%) SAN
9 15 (2.79%) VLAN
10 14 (2.61%) Intrusion Detection
10 14 (2.61%) Wireless
11 11 (2.05%) DNS
12 10 (1.86%) SSL
13 9 (1.68%) SSH
14 8 (1.49%) HTTP
14 8 (1.49%) HTTPS
15 7 (1.30%) DHCP
15 7 (1.30%) Junos
15 7 (1.30%) Reverse Proxy
15 7 (1.30%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.42%) Big Data
2 11 (2.05%) DB2
3 9 (1.68%) DB2 UDB
3 9 (1.68%) SQL Server
4 8 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.56%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.37%) QlikView
7 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.19%) MySQL
7 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.19%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Burp Suite
1 3 (0.56%) Metasploit
1 3 (0.56%) sqlmap
2 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.19%) JIRA
2 1 (0.19%) LSMW
2 1 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 95 (17.69%) Finance
2 39 (7.26%) Banking
3 33 (6.15%) Legal
4 14 (2.61%) Retail
5 8 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (1.30%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.93%) International Banking
8 4 (0.74%) Games
8 4 (0.74%) Publishing
8 4 (0.74%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.56%) Advertising
9 3 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (0.56%) Law
9 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.37%) Automotive
10 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.37%) Marketing
11 1 (0.19%) Military
11 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.61%) Middleware
1 14 (2.61%) Web Services
2 9 (1.68%) MSMQ
3 4 (0.74%) .NET
3 4 (0.74%) Ajax
4 3 (0.56%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.19%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.19%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.19%) J2EE
5 1 (0.19%) Java EE
5 1 (0.19%) PKINIT
5 1 (0.19%) RESTful
5 1 (0.19%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.19%) SAML
5 1 (0.19%) SOAP
5 1 (0.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.19%) Velocity
5 1 (0.19%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.57%) PKI
2 44 (8.19%) Data Centre
3 41 (7.64%) Management Information System
4 31 (5.77%) CESG
4 31 (5.77%) Cryptography
5 21 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (3.72%) CESG CLAS
7 17 (3.17%) Private Cloud
8 13 (2.42%) Computer Science
9 12 (2.23%) Mainframe
10 10 (1.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 9 (1.68%) AS400
11 9 (1.68%) FMCG
11 9 (1.68%) Smartcard
12 8 (1.49%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
13 7 (1.30%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.93%) Internet of Things
14 5 (0.93%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 88 (16.39%) Windows
2 53 (9.87%) Unix
3 45 (8.38%) Linux
4 23 (4.28%) Solaris
5 22 (4.10%) AIX
6 12 (2.23%) zOS
7 9 (1.68%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.49%) Windows Server
9 6 (1.12%) VME
10 3 (0.56%) CentOS
10 3 (0.56%) Kali Linux
10 3 (0.56%) MVS
11 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.37%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.19%) Android
12 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (40.97%) Security Architecture
2 158 (29.42%) Information Security
3 132 (24.58%) TOGAF
4 102 (18.99%) Cybersecurity
5 87 (16.20%) SABSA
6 83 (15.46%) SIEM
7 67 (12.48%) Enterprise Architecture
8 64 (11.92%) Risk Management
9 57 (10.61%) Identity Access Management
10 46 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
11 42 (7.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 40 (7.45%) Vulnerability Management
13 38 (7.08%) Identity Management
13 38 (7.08%) Security Operations
14 37 (6.89%) Information Assurance
15 36 (6.70%) Security Management
16 34 (6.33%) ITIL
17 32 (5.96%) Protective Monitoring
18 30 (5.59%) E-Commerce
18 30 (5.59%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 18 (3.35%) Java
2 13 (2.42%) SQL
3 11 (2.05%) C
4 8 (1.49%) COBOL
5 3 (0.56%) Python
6 2 (0.37%) Perl
7 1 (0.19%) ABAP
7 1 (0.19%) AWK
7 1 (0.19%) C#
7 1 (0.19%) Lua
7 1 (0.19%) PHP
7 1 (0.19%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.19%) Ruby
7 1 (0.19%) sed
7 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 175 (32.59%) CISSP
2 105 (19.55%) Security Cleared
3 93 (17.32%) CISM
4 86 (16.01%) SC Cleared
5 49 (9.12%) Degree
6 47 (8.75%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (8.75%) CLAS
7 36 (6.70%) CESG Certified Professional
7 36 (6.70%) CISA
8 25 (4.66%) CCNA
9 21 (3.91%) DV Cleared
10 17 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (2.61%) MCP
11 14 (2.61%) MCSE
11 14 (2.61%) SANS
12 12 (2.23%) CCIE
12 12 (2.23%) GIAC
13 11 (2.05%) CCSP
14 9 (1.68%) CEH
14 9 (1.68%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (14.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (10.80%) PCI DSS
3 20 (3.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (2.42%) COBIT
5 11 (2.05%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (1.49%) ISO27005
7 7 (1.30%) ISAE 3402
7 7 (1.30%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.74%) BS25999
9 4 (0.74%) ISO27002
9 4 (0.74%) SSAE 16
10 3 (0.56%) QA
11 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.37%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.19%) HMG Infosec
12 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.19%) RMADS
12 1 (0.19%) SAS 70
12 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (7.64%) Active Directory
2 24 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.42%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.86%) vSphere
5 9 (1.68%) ClearTrust
5 9 (1.68%) XenServer
6 4 (0.74%) vCloud
7 2 (0.37%) Docker
7 2 (0.37%) Sendmail
7 2 (0.37%) XenApp
7 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.19%) NFS
8 1 (0.19%) RACF
Systems Management
1 10 (1.86%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (0.74%) MIMEsweeper
3 3 (0.56%) Ettercap
3 3 (0.56%) FortiGate
3 3 (0.56%) Nmap
3 3 (0.56%) SELinux
4 2 (0.37%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.37%) Proventia
4 2 (0.37%) Puppet
4 2 (0.37%) QRadar
4 2 (0.37%) SCCM
5 1 (0.19%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.19%) Nessus
5 1 (0.19%) OPNET
5 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.19%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 86 (16.01%) Oracle
2 55 (10.24%) Cisco
3 51 (9.50%) Microsoft
4 37 (6.89%) VMware
5 33 (6.15%) CheckPoint
6 28 (5.21%) IBM
7 22 (4.10%) Juniper
8 18 (3.35%) Intel Security
9 17 (3.17%) SAP
10 15 (2.79%) Citrix
10 15 (2.79%) F5
11 14 (2.61%) Blue Coat
12 13 (2.42%) Symantec
13 12 (2.23%) ArcSight
14 11 (2.05%) CA
14 11 (2.05%) NetApp
14 11 (2.05%) Red Hat
14 11 (2.05%) Tripwire
15 10 (1.86%) Brocade
16 9 (1.68%) BEA
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