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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Architect
Rank 442 471 495
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 190 144 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.26% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.28% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 95 41
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£550 £520 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £500 £480
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
52752 50560 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.47% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33520 30690 27691
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 1927 2009 2145
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -7 160 £550 +5.76% 22
London -9 67 £550 +0.91% 12
South East +20 50 £500 +3.62% 2
Berkshire +24 19 £500 - 1
City of London -1 16 £475 -2.56% 4
West Midlands +13 13 £600 - 3
Buckinghamshire +8 10 £468 -5.55%
South West -9 10 £490 -3.80% 1
Wales - 10 £588 - 1
Surrey +4 9 £600 +26.31% 1
Northern Ireland - 9 £538 -
South Wales - 9 £575 - 1
Newport - 9 £575 - 1
Reading +5 8 £475 -5.00%
North West -30 8 £500 -0.74% 2
County Antrim - 8 £525 -
Belfast - 8 £525 -
Milton Keynes +5 7 £450 -9.09%
Scotland +4 7 £506 +20.45%
Hampshire -6 6 £511 +7.57%
Warwickshire - 6 - -
Wiltshire +4 5 £490 -5.76%
East of England +2 5 £563 -10.00% 2
Birmingham - 5 £650 - 1
Bracknell - 5 £525 - 1
East Midlands -6 4 £500 -
Suffolk - 4 £563 -
Devon - 4 £393 -
Exeter - 4 £393 -
Ipswich - 4 £563 -

Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (46.18%) Security Architecture
2 125 (35.41%) CISSP
3 117 (33.14%) Information Security
4 88 (24.93%) TOGAF
5 76 (21.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 68 (19.26%) Firewall
7 66 (18.70%) Security Cleared
8 63 (17.85%) CISM
9 59 (16.71%) SABSA
10 52 (14.73%) Finance
11 50 (14.16%) Cyber Security
12 49 (13.88%) Enterprise Architecture
13 46 (13.03%) Network Security
14 42 (11.90%) SC Cleared
14 42 (11.90%) Management Information System
15 41 (11.61%) SIEM
16 39 (11.05%) Risk Management
17 38 (10.76%) PKI
18 33 (9.35%) Vulnerability Management
19 26 (7.37%) Identity Management
19 26 (7.37%) VPN
20 25 (7.08%) Data Centre
20 25 (7.08%) ITIL
21 24 (6.80%) PaaS
22 23 (6.52%) Information Assurance
22 23 (6.52%) Banking
23 20 (5.67%) COBIT
23 20 (5.67%) Degree
23 20 (5.67%) Agile Software Development
23 20 (5.67%) ISSAP

Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 9 (2.55%) IIS
2 6 (1.70%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.28%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (0.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.13%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.57%) Summit
3 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.80%) PaaS
2 19 (5.38%) IaaS
3 10 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.83%) SaaS
4 9 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.85%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.28%) Taleo
6 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.28%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 68 (19.26%) Firewall
2 46 (13.03%) Network Security
3 26 (7.37%) VPN
4 18 (5.10%) WAN
5 17 (4.82%) LAN
5 17 (4.82%) Internet
6 14 (3.97%) SAN
7 12 (3.40%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (1.98%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (1.42%) VLAN
9 5 (1.42%) DNS
9 5 (1.42%) TCP/IP
10 4 (1.13%) SSL
10 4 (1.13%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (0.85%) Wireless
11 3 (0.85%) IPsec
11 3 (0.85%) IPv6
11 3 (0.85%) MPLS
11 3 (0.85%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.10%) Big Data
2 7 (1.98%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.70%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.13%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.85%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 52 (14.73%) Finance
2 23 (6.52%) Banking
3 14 (3.97%) Retail
4 10 (2.83%) Legal
4 10 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.42%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.85%) Automotive
7 2 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.57%) Publishing
7 2 (0.57%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.57%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.28%) French Language
8 1 (0.28%) International Banking
8 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.12%) Middleware
2 8 (2.27%) JSP
3 5 (1.42%) SAML
4 4 (1.13%) OAuth
5 3 (0.85%) REST
5 3 (0.85%) JSON
5 3 (0.85%) SOAP
5 3 (0.85%) Web Services
5 3 (0.85%) XML
6 1 (0.28%) .NET
6 1 (0.28%) Spring
6 1 (0.28%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.90%) Management Information System
2 38 (10.76%) PKI
3 25 (7.08%) Data Centre
4 16 (4.53%) RMADS
5 10 (2.83%) CESG
6 7 (1.98%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.70%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (0.85%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.85%) SCADA
10 3 (0.85%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.57%) PMI
11 2 (0.57%) CESG CLAS
11 2 (0.57%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.57%) Economics
11 2 (0.57%) Replication
11 2 (0.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.12%) Windows
2 5 (1.42%) UNIX
3 3 (0.85%) Linux
4 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (46.18%) Security Architecture
2 117 (33.14%) Information Security
3 88 (24.93%) TOGAF
4 59 (16.71%) SABSA
5 50 (14.16%) Cyber Security
6 49 (13.88%) Enterprise Architecture
7 41 (11.61%) SIEM
8 39 (11.05%) Risk Management
9 33 (9.35%) Vulnerability Management
10 26 (7.37%) Identity Management
11 25 (7.08%) ITIL
12 23 (6.52%) Information Assurance
13 20 (5.67%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (5.38%) Penetration Testing
14 19 (5.38%) Security Testing
15 18 (5.10%) Project Management
15 18 (5.10%) Security Management
16 17 (4.82%) OWASP
17 16 (4.53%) Data Protection
17 16 (4.53%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.70%) Java
2 5 (1.42%) C
2 5 (1.42%) SQL
3 2 (0.57%) C++
4 1 (0.28%) Python
4 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.28%) C#
4 1 (0.28%) Perl
4 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 125 (35.41%) CISSP
2 66 (18.70%) Security Cleared
3 63 (17.85%) CISM
4 42 (11.90%) SC Cleared
5 20 (5.67%) ISSAP
5 20 (5.67%) Degree
5 20 (5.67%) CISA
6 16 (4.53%) GIAC
7 11 (3.12%) DV Cleared
8 10 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (2.55%) CRISC
10 7 (1.98%) CGEIT
10 7 (1.98%) JNCIA
10 7 (1.98%) CCNA
10 7 (1.98%) CCSA
11 5 (1.42%) CEH
12 3 (0.85%) CISMP
12 3 (0.85%) CCIE
13 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.57%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (21.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (5.67%) COBIT
3 18 (5.10%) PCI DSS
4 9 (2.55%) JSP 440
5 7 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (1.42%) HIPAA
7 4 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 3 (0.85%) CESG Infosec
9 2 (0.57%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.57%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 7 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.13%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.57%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.28%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.28%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.28%) XenApp
5 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (0.85%) Tivoli
1 3 (0.85%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (0.57%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (0.28%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (0.28%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.28%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 19 (5.38%) Oracle
2 18 (5.10%) Symantec
3 17 (4.82%) VMware
4 15 (4.25%) Cisco
5 10 (2.83%) Microsoft
6 9 (2.55%) CheckPoint
6 9 (2.55%) ArcSight
6 9 (2.55%) PayPal
7 8 (2.27%) Cyber-Ark
7 8 (2.27%) Juniper
8 6 (1.70%) Tripwire
9 5 (1.42%) Splunk
10 4 (1.13%) ScanSafe
10 4 (1.13%) Varonis
10 4 (1.13%) Prolexic
10 4 (1.13%) BT
10 4 (1.13%) F5
10 4 (1.13%) CA
11 3 (0.85%) HP
11 3 (0.85%) Websense
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