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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Architect
Rank 429 451 459
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 149 106 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.24% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 68 51
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£510 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £510 £439
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +16.30%
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
46883 45043 41451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.47% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26911 23492
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1817 2004 2424
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +15 131 £540 -1.81% 24
London -3 56 £569 +3.40% 14
South East -9 27 £488 -2.50% 4
South West -4 18 £473 -13.10%
City of London +14 14 £550 -7.56% 5
North West +1 13 £493 -8.79%
Surrey +8 10 £500 +2.04% 1
Scotland -11 10 £425 - 1
West Midlands +8 9 £550 - 1
Wiltshire 0 8 £473 -
Berkshire -2 8 £425 -15.00% 1
Glasgow 0 6 £425 - 1
Swindon -8 6 £451 -
Gloucestershire -13 6 - -
Cheltenham -14 6 - -
Hampshire -16 5 £415 -25.49% 2
Staines - 5 - -
East Midlands +11 4 £600 - 3
Yorkshire - 4 £500 - 1
East of England - 4 £550 - 1
Reading +4 3 £425 -15.00%
Birmingham - 3 £525 - 1
Bracknell - 3 - -
Leicestershire - 3 £600 - 2
Oxfordshire - 2 £425 -
Shropshire - 2 - -
Havant - 2 £550 - 1
Telford - 2 - -
Cheshire 0 1 - -
Warrington -16 1 - -

Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 163 (46.97%) Security Architecture
2 103 (29.68%) Security Cleared
3 94 (27.09%) Information Security
4 82 (23.63%) CISSP
5 65 (18.73%) Firewall
6 59 (17.00%) SC Cleared
7 58 (16.71%) TOGAF
8 57 (16.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 57 (16.43%) Information Assurance
9 55 (15.85%) Cyber Security
10 52 (14.99%) Cisco
11 51 (14.70%) Network Security
12 48 (13.83%) Finance
13 45 (12.97%) Telecoms
14 40 (11.53%) CESG
15 37 (10.66%) SABSA
16 35 (10.09%) PCI DSS
16 35 (10.09%) CISM
17 34 (9.80%) Management Information System
17 34 (9.80%) Internet
18 32 (9.22%) LAN
18 32 (9.22%) WAN
19 30 (8.65%) Agile Software Development
20 29 (8.36%) Enterprise Architecture
20 29 (8.36%) ITIL
21 28 (8.07%) Degree
21 28 (8.07%) SIEM
22 27 (7.78%) Data Security
23 26 (7.49%) CheckPoint
24 23 (6.63%) DV Cleared

Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (1.73%) IIS
2 2 (0.58%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (0.29%) FileNet
3 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (0.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.29%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.17%) IaaS
2 7 (2.02%) SaaS
2 7 (2.02%) PaaS
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 65 (18.73%) Firewall
2 51 (14.70%) Network Security
3 34 (9.80%) Internet
4 32 (9.22%) LAN
4 32 (9.22%) WAN
5 17 (4.90%) VPN
6 16 (4.61%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (4.32%) BGP
7 15 (4.32%) OSPF
7 15 (4.32%) EIGRP
8 13 (3.75%) Intrusion Detection
9 12 (3.46%) Extranet
10 8 (2.31%) MPLS
10 8 (2.31%) IP Telephony
11 7 (2.02%) Multicast
12 6 (1.73%) 3G
12 6 (1.73%) 4G
13 5 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (1.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 5 (1.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.86%) Hadoop
1 3 (0.86%) Big Data
2 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.29%) SQL Server
General
1 48 (13.83%) Finance
2 45 (12.97%) Telecoms
3 21 (6.05%) Retail
4 20 (5.76%) Banking
5 9 (2.59%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.31%) Legal
7 7 (2.02%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.44%) Multimedia
9 4 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.15%) Marketing
10 3 (0.86%) Electronics
10 3 (0.86%) Back Office
11 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Law
11 1 (0.29%) Military
11 1 (0.29%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.44%) Middleware
1 5 (1.44%) JSP
2 4 (1.15%) Web Services
3 3 (0.86%) XACML
3 3 (0.86%) SAML
4 2 (0.58%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.29%) .NET
5 1 (0.29%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.53%) CESG
2 34 (9.80%) Management Information System
3 20 (5.76%) CESG CLAS
4 17 (4.90%) PKI
5 16 (4.61%) RMADS
5 16 (4.61%) Computer Science
6 12 (3.46%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (2.88%) Cryptography
7 10 (2.88%) Mobile Computing
8 8 (2.31%) SCADA
9 7 (2.02%) Freedom of Information Act
10 5 (1.44%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (1.15%) Physics
11 4 (1.15%) Freedom of Information
11 4 (1.15%) Open Source
12 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.86%) Online Banking
12 3 (0.86%) DTV
13 2 (0.58%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.61%) Windows
2 12 (3.46%) UNIX
3 11 (3.17%) Linux
4 7 (2.02%) Solaris
5 2 (0.58%) AIX
5 2 (0.58%) MVS
6 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.29%) CentOS
6 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.29%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (46.97%) Security Architecture
2 94 (27.09%) Information Security
3 58 (16.71%) TOGAF
4 57 (16.43%) Information Assurance
5 55 (15.85%) Cyber Security
6 37 (10.66%) SABSA
7 30 (8.65%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (8.36%) Enterprise Architecture
8 29 (8.36%) ITIL
9 28 (8.07%) SIEM
10 27 (7.78%) Data Security
11 23 (6.63%) Technical Architecture
11 23 (6.63%) Data Protection
12 22 (6.34%) Risk Management
13 21 (6.05%) Zachman Framework
14 20 (5.76%) Network Architecture
15 18 (5.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 18 (5.19%) Network Design
15 18 (5.19%) Security Management
16 16 (4.61%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.73%) C
2 4 (1.15%) Python
2 4 (1.15%) C++
2 4 (1.15%) Perl
2 4 (1.15%) Shell Script
3 2 (0.58%) Java
3 2 (0.58%) VBScript
4 1 (0.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 103 (29.68%) Security Cleared
2 82 (23.63%) CISSP
3 59 (17.00%) SC Cleared
4 35 (10.09%) CISM
5 28 (8.07%) Degree
6 23 (6.63%) DV Cleared
7 14 (4.03%) CISA
8 13 (3.75%) ISSAP
9 9 (2.59%) CEH
9 9 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (2.02%) CCNA
11 6 (1.73%) CCNP
12 4 (1.15%) CCIE
13 3 (0.86%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.58%) ISSMP
14 2 (0.58%) GIAC
14 2 (0.58%) GSEC
14 2 (0.58%) ISACA
14 2 (0.58%) GCED
14 2 (0.58%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (16.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (10.09%) PCI DSS
3 17 (4.90%) COBIT
4 7 (2.02%) JSP 440
5 6 (1.73%) ISO 9000
5 6 (1.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (1.44%) BS7799
7 4 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 2 (0.58%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.29%) QA
9 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 8 (2.31%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.15%) Sendmail
4 2 (0.58%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.58%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.29%) vSphere
5 1 (0.29%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.29%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (1.15%) MIMEsweeper
2 4 (1.15%) MAILsweeper
3 2 (0.58%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.29%) Puppet
4 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 52 (14.99%) Cisco
2 26 (7.49%) CheckPoint
3 23 (6.63%) McAfee
4 17 (4.90%) Microsoft
5 15 (4.32%) Oracle
6 14 (4.03%) F5
6 14 (4.03%) Juniper
7 12 (3.46%) ArcSight
8 10 (2.88%) Symantec
9 9 (2.59%) VMware
10 8 (2.31%) SAP
10 8 (2.31%) Blue Coat
10 8 (2.31%) Splunk
11 6 (1.73%) HP
12 5 (1.44%) Sourcefire
13 4 (1.15%) CA
13 4 (1.15%) Sun
13 4 (1.15%) IBM
13 4 (1.15%) Websense
13 4 (1.15%) NetApp
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