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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Architect
Rank 440 468 492
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 176 128 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.24% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.26% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 85 45
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£550 £525 £535
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -1.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £519 £513 £480
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +6.77%
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
50665 48981 46333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.57% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 32010 29890 26848
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £238
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 1905 1968 2163
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 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

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 7 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 7 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 +7 150 £525 +0.47% 32
London -19 61 £550 - 16
South East +25 55 £500 +5.26% 9
Berkshire +29 17 £500 -9.09% 1
Buckinghamshire +14 15 £450 -9.09% 2
Milton Keynes +17 11 £450 -9.09%
West Midlands +12 11 £525 -12.50% 4
Surrey +7 11 £550 +15.78% 3
City of London +2 11 £500 - 5
Wales - 10 £588 -
South Wales - 9 £575 -
Northern Ireland - 9 £538 -
Newport - 9 £575 -
County Antrim - 8 £525 -
Belfast - 8 £525 -
Scotland -1 7 £506 +20.45%
South West -12 7 £550 +5.89% 1
Reading +8 6 £450 -18.18% 1
North West -33 6 £500 -2.43% 1
Warwickshire - 6 - -
East of England 0 5 £563 -10.00% 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £550 -
East Midlands - 5 £525 -
Bracknell - 5 £525 -
Ipswich - 4 £563 -
Suffolk - 4 £563 -
Edinburgh -1 3 - -
Hampshire -5 3 £511 +16.13% 1
Devon - 3 £393 -
Nottingham - 3 £500 -

Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 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.

1 152 (46.34%) Security Architecture
2 117 (35.67%) CISSP
3 103 (31.40%) Information Security
4 78 (23.78%) TOGAF
5 75 (22.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 65 (19.82%) Firewall
7 62 (18.90%) Security Cleared
8 59 (17.99%) CISM
9 54 (16.46%) Cyber Security
10 52 (15.85%) SABSA
11 49 (14.94%) Network Security
12 46 (14.02%) Finance
13 43 (13.11%) Enterprise Architecture
14 42 (12.80%) SC Cleared
15 38 (11.59%) Risk Management
15 38 (11.59%) Management Information System
16 37 (11.28%) PKI
17 33 (10.06%) SIEM
18 29 (8.84%) Vulnerability Management
19 27 (8.23%) VPN
20 24 (7.32%) ITIL
20 24 (7.32%) Banking
20 24 (7.32%) Degree
21 23 (7.01%) COBIT
21 23 (7.01%) ISSAP
21 23 (7.01%) Identity Management
21 23 (7.01%) Data Centre
22 20 (6.10%) CISA
22 20 (6.10%) WAN
22 20 (6.10%) PaaS

Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 12 (3.66%) IIS
2 4 (1.22%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Summit
2 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.10%) PaaS
2 17 (5.18%) IaaS
3 9 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.52%) SaaS
6 3 (0.91%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.30%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 65 (19.82%) Firewall
2 49 (14.94%) Network Security
3 27 (8.23%) VPN
4 20 (6.10%) WAN
5 19 (5.79%) LAN
6 17 (5.18%) Internet
7 13 (3.96%) SAN
8 11 (3.35%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (1.83%) DNS
11 5 (1.52%) TCP/IP
11 5 (1.52%) SSL
11 5 (1.52%) VLAN
12 4 (1.22%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (1.22%) Cisco ISE
13 3 (0.91%) IPsec
13 3 (0.91%) IPv6
13 3 (0.91%) MPLS
13 3 (0.91%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.18%) Big Data
2 7 (2.13%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.83%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.52%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.91%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 46 (14.02%) Finance
2 24 (7.32%) Banking
3 14 (4.27%) Retail
4 10 (3.05%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.74%) Legal
6 5 (1.52%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.91%) Automotive
8 2 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.61%) Publishing
8 2 (0.61%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.61%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.30%) French Language
9 1 (0.30%) International Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.74%) Middleware
2 7 (2.13%) JSP
3 5 (1.52%) SAML
4 4 (1.22%) OAuth
5 3 (0.91%) REST
5 3 (0.91%) JSON
5 3 (0.91%) SOAP
5 3 (0.91%) Web Services
5 3 (0.91%) XML
6 1 (0.30%) .NET
6 1 (0.30%) Spring
6 1 (0.30%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 38 (11.59%) Management Information System
2 37 (11.28%) PKI
3 23 (7.01%) Data Centre
4 15 (4.57%) RMADS
5 8 (2.44%) CESG
6 7 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.83%) Mobile Computing
8 5 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.22%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.91%) SCADA
10 3 (0.91%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.91%) Biometrics
11 2 (0.61%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.61%) PMI
11 2 (0.61%) Economics
11 2 (0.61%) Replication
11 2 (0.61%) BYOD
11 2 (0.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.61%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.66%) Windows
2 6 (1.83%) UNIX
3 3 (0.91%) Linux
4 2 (0.61%) Solaris
5 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (46.34%) Security Architecture
2 103 (31.40%) Information Security
3 78 (23.78%) TOGAF
4 54 (16.46%) Cyber Security
5 52 (15.85%) SABSA
6 43 (13.11%) Enterprise Architecture
7 38 (11.59%) Risk Management
8 33 (10.06%) SIEM
9 29 (8.84%) Vulnerability Management
10 24 (7.32%) ITIL
11 23 (7.01%) Identity Management
12 19 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (5.49%) Penetration Testing
13 18 (5.49%) Security Testing
13 18 (5.49%) OWASP
14 17 (5.18%) Information Assurance
15 15 (4.57%) Security Management
15 15 (4.57%) Project Management
16 14 (4.27%) Patch Management
17 13 (3.96%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.13%) Java
2 6 (1.83%) C
2 6 (1.83%) SQL
3 4 (1.22%) C++
4 2 (0.61%) Python
4 2 (0.61%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.61%) Perl
5 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.30%) C#
Qualifications
1 117 (35.67%) CISSP
2 62 (18.90%) Security Cleared
3 59 (17.99%) CISM
4 42 (12.80%) SC Cleared
5 24 (7.32%) Degree
6 23 (7.01%) ISSAP
7 20 (6.10%) CISA
8 16 (4.88%) GIAC
9 9 (2.74%) CRISC
10 7 (2.13%) DV Cleared
10 7 (2.13%) CGEIT
11 6 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (1.22%) CEH
13 3 (0.91%) CISMP
13 3 (0.91%) JNCIA
13 3 (0.91%) CCIE
13 3 (0.91%) CCSA
13 3 (0.91%) CCNA
14 2 (0.61%) PMP
14 2 (0.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (22.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (7.01%) COBIT
3 13 (3.96%) PCI DSS
4 7 (2.13%) JSP 440
4 7 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.52%) HIPAA
6 4 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 3 (0.91%) CESG Infosec
8 2 (0.61%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.61%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 8 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.22%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.91%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.61%) Sendmail
4 2 (0.61%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.30%) XenApp
5 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (0.91%) Tivoli
1 3 (0.91%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (0.61%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 2 (0.61%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (0.61%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 17 (5.18%) VMware
2 16 (4.88%) Symantec
2 16 (4.88%) Cisco
3 15 (4.57%) Oracle
4 9 (2.74%) CheckPoint
4 9 (2.74%) PayPal
5 8 (2.44%) Cyber-Ark
5 8 (2.44%) Microsoft
6 7 (2.13%) Juniper
6 7 (2.13%) ArcSight
7 5 (1.52%) Splunk
8 4 (1.22%) ScanSafe
8 4 (1.22%) Prolexic
8 4 (1.22%) Varonis
8 4 (1.22%) Tripwire
8 4 (1.22%) BT
8 4 (1.22%) F5
8 4 (1.22%) CA
9 3 (0.91%) Websense
9 3 (0.91%) NetApp
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