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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Architect
Rank 421 415 464
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +49
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 156 153 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.30% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.33% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 109 50
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£525 £540 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £650 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £510 £450
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £55.00

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -15 138 £550 +4.76% 15
London -28 66 £550 - 7
North West -10 19 £485 -4.90%
South East -39 19 £425 -17.07% 2
City of London +19 18 £563 +2.27%
South West -10 14 £480 -11.72% 1
Scotland -2 12 £500 - 1
West Midlands +2 11 £550 +15.78% 2
Surrey - 9 - - 1
Staines - 7 - - 1
Glasgow +8 6 £500 -
Wiltshire +4 6 £480 -
Cheshire -1 6 £440 -13.72%
East Midlands +5 4 £600 - 2
Swindon +1 4 £465 -
South Wales - 4 £475 -
Wales - 4 £475 -
Berkshire -14 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £668 -
Leicestershire - 3 £600 - 2
Milton Keynes - 3 £668 -
East of England - 3 £550 -
Warwickshire -2 2 £550 +8.37%
Reading -7 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £425 -
Warrington -15 1 - -
Hampshire -21 1 £415 -23.29% 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £650 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £500 -

Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 167 (47.58%) Security Architecture
2 92 (26.21%) Security Cleared
3 87 (24.79%) Information Security
4 80 (22.79%) CISSP
5 66 (18.80%) Firewall
6 64 (18.23%) TOGAF
7 59 (16.81%) Network Security
8 57 (16.24%) Cyber Security
9 56 (15.95%) Finance
10 55 (15.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 55 (15.67%) SC Cleared
11 52 (14.81%) Cisco
12 49 (13.96%) Telecoms
13 48 (13.68%) Information Assurance
14 41 (11.68%) SABSA
15 37 (10.54%) Internet
16 36 (10.26%) CISM
17 34 (9.69%) LAN
17 34 (9.69%) WAN
18 32 (9.12%) PCI DSS
18 32 (9.12%) Degree
19 30 (8.55%) Enterprise Architecture
19 30 (8.55%) CESG
19 30 (8.55%) CheckPoint
20 29 (8.26%) Management Information System
21 26 (7.41%) Data Security
21 26 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
22 24 (6.84%) PKI
22 24 (6.84%) SIEM
23 23 (6.55%) VPN

Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 6 (1.71%) IIS
2 2 (0.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.28%) FileNet
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (0.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.28%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.13%) PaaS
2 8 (2.28%) IaaS
3 7 (1.99%) SaaS
4 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (18.80%) Firewall
2 59 (16.81%) Network Security
3 37 (10.54%) Internet
4 34 (9.69%) LAN
4 34 (9.69%) WAN
5 23 (6.55%) VPN
6 19 (5.41%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (4.27%) OSPF
7 15 (4.27%) BGP
7 15 (4.27%) EIGRP
8 12 (3.42%) Extranet
8 12 (3.42%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (2.28%) IP Telephony
9 8 (2.28%) MPLS
9 8 (2.28%) SSL
10 7 (1.99%) Multicast
11 6 (1.71%) 4G
11 6 (1.71%) 3G
11 6 (1.71%) LDAP
12 5 (1.42%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.28%) Hadoop
2 5 (1.42%) Big Data
3 4 (1.14%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.14%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
General
1 56 (15.95%) Finance
2 49 (13.96%) Telecoms
3 21 (5.98%) Retail
4 19 (5.41%) Banking
5 9 (2.56%) Legal
6 8 (2.28%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.42%) Multimedia
8 4 (1.14%) Marketing
9 3 (0.85%) Back Office
9 3 (0.85%) Electronics
9 3 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.57%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.28%) International Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Publishing
11 1 (0.28%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.99%) Web Services
2 6 (1.71%) SAML
3 3 (0.85%) XML
3 3 (0.85%) JSP
3 3 (0.85%) SOAP
3 3 (0.85%) JSON
3 3 (0.85%) OAuth
3 3 (0.85%) XACML
3 3 (0.85%) REST
4 2 (0.57%) SailPoint
4 2 (0.57%) Middleware
5 1 (0.28%) Spring
5 1 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.28%) VML
5 1 (0.28%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.55%) CESG
2 29 (8.26%) Management Information System
3 24 (6.84%) PKI
4 18 (5.13%) CESG CLAS
5 16 (4.56%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.13%) Cryptography
6 11 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (2.85%) RMADS
7 10 (2.85%) Mobile Computing
8 7 (1.99%) Open Source
9 6 (1.71%) Freedom of Information Act
9 6 (1.71%) SCADA
10 4 (1.14%) Freedom of Information
10 4 (1.14%) Biometrics
10 4 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (1.14%) Physics
11 3 (0.85%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.85%) DTV
11 3 (0.85%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.57%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.84%) Windows
2 14 (3.99%) UNIX
3 8 (2.28%) Solaris
3 8 (2.28%) Linux
4 2 (0.57%) AIX
5 1 (0.28%) HPUX
5 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.28%) CentOS
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (47.58%) Security Architecture
2 87 (24.79%) Information Security
3 64 (18.23%) TOGAF
4 57 (16.24%) Cyber Security
5 48 (13.68%) Information Assurance
6 41 (11.68%) SABSA
7 30 (8.55%) Enterprise Architecture
8 26 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (7.41%) Data Security
9 24 (6.84%) SIEM
10 22 (6.27%) ITIL
10 22 (6.27%) Technical Architecture
11 20 (5.70%) Network Architecture
12 18 (5.13%) Network Design
13 17 (4.84%) Data Protection
13 17 (4.84%) Security Management
13 17 (4.84%) Risk Management
14 15 (4.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 14 (3.99%) Zachman Framework
15 14 (3.99%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.28%) Java
2 7 (1.99%) C++
3 6 (1.71%) C
3 6 (1.71%) SQL
4 5 (1.42%) Python
4 5 (1.42%) Shell Script
4 5 (1.42%) Perl
5 2 (0.57%) VBScript
6 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 92 (26.21%) Security Cleared
2 80 (22.79%) CISSP
3 55 (15.67%) SC Cleared
4 36 (10.26%) CISM
5 32 (9.12%) Degree
6 18 (5.13%) DV Cleared
7 12 (3.42%) ISSAP
8 10 (2.85%) CISA
9 9 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.99%) CCNA
11 6 (1.71%) CCNP
12 4 (1.14%) CCIE
13 3 (0.85%) CISMP
13 3 (0.85%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.85%) CEH
14 2 (0.57%) CSSLP
14 2 (0.57%) ISACA
14 2 (0.57%) GCED
14 2 (0.57%) Postgraduate
14 2 (0.57%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (15.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (9.12%) PCI DSS
3 19 (5.41%) COBIT
4 5 (1.42%) JSP 440
4 5 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (0.57%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.57%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.28%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 10 (2.85%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.42%) Sendmail
4 2 (0.57%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.28%) vSphere
5 1 (0.28%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.28%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (1.42%) MIMEsweeper
1 5 (1.42%) MAILsweeper
2 4 (1.14%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.28%) SCCM
4 1 (0.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 52 (14.81%) Cisco
2 30 (8.55%) CheckPoint
3 17 (4.84%) Oracle
4 16 (4.56%) McAfee
5 12 (3.42%) Microsoft
5 12 (3.42%) Juniper
6 11 (3.13%) VMware
6 11 (3.13%) F5
7 9 (2.56%) Splunk
7 9 (2.56%) ArcSight
8 7 (1.99%) Blue Coat
9 6 (1.71%) Symantec
9 6 (1.71%) SAP
10 5 (1.42%) CA
10 5 (1.42%) NetApp
10 5 (1.42%) Websense
10 5 (1.42%) BT
11 4 (1.14%) Prolexic
11 4 (1.14%) Cyber-Ark
11 4 (1.14%) IBM
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