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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Architect
Rank 428 458 454
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 177 135 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.27% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 89 53
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£550 £538 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £422 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £538 £475
% change year-on-year
-4.65% +13.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.00 -

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
50851 50122 43739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31571 31079 25153
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1990 2044 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +9 149 £528 -1.76% 18
London +11 67 £550 - 9
South East +18 54 £498 +4.73% 4
Buckinghamshire +15 15 £450 -9.09%
Surrey +24 12 £550 +15.78% 1
Milton Keynes +13 11 £400 -19.19%
Wales - 10 £588 -
City of London +7 9 £488 +26.21% 2
South Wales - 9 £575 -
Newport - 9 £575 -
Middlesex +12 8 £475 -10.79%
Scotland -5 8 £543 +6.03% 1
North West -18 8 £500 -6.97% 2
Berkshire +13 7 £500 +11.11% 1
County Antrim - 7 £531 - 1
Belfast - 7 £531 - 1
Northern Ireland - 7 £531 - 1
East of England +13 6 £550 -
West Midlands -5 6 £550 +3.33%
Oxfordshire - 6 £550 -
Feltham - 5 £505 -
Reading +5 4 £530 +17.77%
Edinburgh -2 4 - - 1
Ipswich - 4 £563 -
Leatherhead - 4 £550 -
Suffolk - 4 £563 -
South West +11 3 £588 +9.16% 2
Warwickshire +3 3 - -
Hampshire -3 3 £550 +25.00% 1
Malvern - 3 £550 -

Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 147 (44.14%) Security Architecture
2 112 (33.63%) CISSP
3 93 (27.93%) Information Security
4 81 (24.32%) TOGAF
5 80 (24.02%) Security Cleared
6 75 (22.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 74 (22.22%) Firewall
8 61 (18.32%) Cyber Security
9 58 (17.42%) Finance
10 52 (15.62%) SABSA
11 48 (14.41%) CISM
12 47 (14.11%) SC Cleared
13 43 (12.91%) Network Security
14 36 (10.81%) PKI
14 36 (10.81%) Management Information System
15 32 (9.61%) Degree
16 31 (9.31%) VPN
17 29 (8.71%) Risk Management
17 29 (8.71%) SIEM
18 28 (8.41%) Enterprise Architecture
19 27 (8.11%) Data Centre
20 26 (7.81%) PCI DSS
21 25 (7.51%) WAN
21 25 (7.51%) Vulnerability Management
22 24 (7.21%) Identity Management
22 24 (7.21%) Banking
23 23 (6.91%) ISSAP
23 23 (6.91%) LAN
24 22 (6.61%) Cisco
24 22 (6.61%) Telecoms

Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 12 (3.60%) IIS
2 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (1.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.30%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.20%) PaaS
2 11 (3.30%) IaaS
3 8 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.90%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.30%) SaaS
6 1 (0.30%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 74 (22.22%) Firewall
2 43 (12.91%) Network Security
3 31 (9.31%) VPN
4 25 (7.51%) WAN
5 23 (6.91%) LAN
6 21 (6.31%) Internet
7 13 (3.90%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (3.60%) SAN
9 7 (2.10%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (1.80%) DNS
11 5 (1.50%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (1.50%) SSL
12 4 (1.20%) BGP
12 4 (1.20%) TCP/IP
12 4 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (1.20%) VLAN
12 4 (1.20%) Cisco ISE
13 3 (0.90%) IPsec
13 3 (0.90%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.90%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.00%) Big Data
2 7 (2.10%) Hadoop
2 7 (2.10%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.90%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 58 (17.42%) Finance
2 24 (7.21%) Banking
3 22 (6.61%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.20%) Legal
5 4 (1.20%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.90%) Marketing
6 3 (0.90%) Automotive
6 3 (0.90%) Electronics
6 3 (0.90%) Retail
6 3 (0.90%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.60%) Back Office
7 2 (0.60%) Publishing
7 2 (0.60%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.30%) International Banking
8 1 (0.30%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.40%) SAML
1 8 (2.40%) Middleware
2 7 (2.10%) JSP
3 4 (1.20%) OAuth
4 3 (0.90%) XACML
4 3 (0.90%) REST
4 3 (0.90%) JSON
4 3 (0.90%) SOAP
4 3 (0.90%) Web Services
4 3 (0.90%) XML
5 1 (0.30%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.30%) Spring
5 1 (0.30%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.81%) PKI
1 36 (10.81%) Management Information System
2 27 (8.11%) Data Centre
3 20 (6.01%) CESG
4 17 (5.11%) RMADS
5 13 (3.90%) CESG CLAS
6 10 (3.00%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.40%) Cryptography
8 7 (2.10%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.80%) Mobile Computing
10 5 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.20%) Biometrics
11 4 (1.20%) Freedom of Information
11 4 (1.20%) Freedom of Information Act
11 4 (1.20%) Physics
12 3 (0.90%) SCADA
12 3 (0.90%) DTV
13 2 (0.60%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.60%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.20%) Windows
2 8 (2.40%) UNIX
3 4 (1.20%) Linux
4 3 (0.90%) Solaris
5 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (44.14%) Security Architecture
2 93 (27.93%) Information Security
3 81 (24.32%) TOGAF
4 61 (18.32%) Cyber Security
5 52 (15.62%) SABSA
6 29 (8.71%) Risk Management
6 29 (8.71%) SIEM
7 28 (8.41%) Enterprise Architecture
8 25 (7.51%) Vulnerability Management
9 24 (7.21%) Identity Management
10 22 (6.61%) Information Assurance
11 21 (6.31%) Security Management
11 21 (6.31%) ITIL
12 18 (5.41%) Data Protection
12 18 (5.41%) Penetration Testing
13 17 (5.11%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (4.80%) Technical Architecture
14 16 (4.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 15 (4.50%) Security Testing
16 13 (3.90%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.10%) Java
2 6 (1.80%) SQL
3 4 (1.20%) C++
3 4 (1.20%) C
4 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.60%) Python
4 2 (0.60%) Perl
5 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.30%) C#
Qualifications
1 112 (33.63%) CISSP
2 80 (24.02%) Security Cleared
3 48 (14.41%) CISM
4 47 (14.11%) SC Cleared
5 32 (9.61%) Degree
6 23 (6.91%) ISSAP
7 13 (3.90%) DV Cleared
7 13 (3.90%) GIAC
8 11 (3.30%) CISA
9 6 (1.80%) CRISC
10 5 (1.50%) CGEIT
11 4 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.90%) CISMP
12 3 (0.90%) CCIE
13 2 (0.60%) Postgraduate
13 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.60%) PMP
13 2 (0.60%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.60%) CCNP
13 2 (0.60%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (22.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (7.81%) PCI DSS
3 19 (5.71%) COBIT
4 7 (2.10%) JSP 440
4 7 (2.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 4 (1.20%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.90%) CESG Infosec
7 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.30%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 8 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.80%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.90%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.60%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.60%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.30%) XenApp
5 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (0.90%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 3 (0.90%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.60%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 2 (0.60%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (0.60%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (6.61%) Cisco
2 15 (4.50%) VMware
2 15 (4.50%) Oracle
3 12 (3.60%) Splunk
4 10 (3.00%) Juniper
4 10 (3.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (2.70%) CheckPoint
6 8 (2.40%) Symantec
7 6 (1.80%) McAfee
7 6 (1.80%) CA
7 6 (1.80%) F5
8 5 (1.50%) ArcSight
8 5 (1.50%) SAP
9 4 (1.20%) BT
9 4 (1.20%) Cyber-Ark
9 4 (1.20%) Varonis
9 4 (1.20%) Prolexic
9 4 (1.20%) ScanSafe
10 3 (0.90%) Blue Coat
10 3 (0.90%) Dell
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