The table below looks at the statistics for Security Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Architecture over the 3 months to 28 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Architecture
Rank 427 411 450
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +39
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 179 191 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.35% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.47% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 122 71
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£540 £520 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £400 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £503 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.49% +18.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £68.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.28% -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42539 40813 35078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.36% 74.79% 73.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 26548 25477 20902
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1220 1147 1066
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

Security Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Architecture within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Architecture
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Architecture within the UK.

Security Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Security Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Architecture within the UK.

Security Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Architecture
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 Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 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 -18 168 £550 +8.64% 52
London -23 81 £571 +9.06% 28
South East -12 44 £500 +0.25% 9
Surrey +13 15 £525 +13.51% 2
South West +19 13 £608 +16.82% 6
City of London +13 11 £506 -10.00% 9
West Midlands +6 11 £475 +5.55% 4
North West -22 11 £563 +4.65% 2
Buckinghamshire - 10 £400 -
Gloucestershire -3 9 £608 +16.82%
Milton Keynes - 9 £400 -
Leatherhead +3 8 £500 -16.66%
Cheshire -5 8 £575 +24.66%
Cheltenham -1 7 £608 +16.82%
Scotland -5 7 £500 -13.04%
Glasgow -2 6 £500 -
Oxfordshire -12 6 - -
Middlesex +3 5 £405 -22.85%
East of England +16 4 £413 +46.66% 1
Wiltshire +11 4 - - 1
Berkshire -10 4 £538 +19.44% 4
Warrington -12 4 £575 +12.74%
Swindon - 4 - - 1
Staines +10 3 - -
Hampshire -8 3 £375 -23.46% 2
Shropshire - 3 £485 -
Telford - 3 £485 -
Manchester -8 2 - - 2
Newbury - 2 £550 -
Feltham - 2 £515 -

Security Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Security Architecture also 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 that cited Security Architecture.

1 104 (32.91%) Information Security
2 94 (29.75%) CISSP
3 83 (26.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 77 (24.37%) TOGAF
5 76 (24.05%) Security Cleared
6 59 (18.67%) Finance
7 58 (18.35%) Firewall
8 55 (17.41%) SABSA
9 52 (16.46%) SC Cleared
10 51 (16.14%) Management Information System
11 50 (15.82%) Cyber Security
12 44 (13.92%) PCI DSS
13 42 (13.29%) Network Security
13 42 (13.29%) CISM
14 41 (12.97%) CESG
14 41 (12.97%) ITIL
15 38 (12.03%) Agile Software Development
16 35 (11.08%) Enterprise Architecture
17 33 (10.44%) Linux
18 31 (9.81%) Information Assurance
19 30 (9.49%) Degree
20 29 (9.18%) SIEM
21 28 (8.86%) Windows
21 28 (8.86%) VPN
22 27 (8.54%) Risk Management
23 26 (8.23%) CESG CLAS
23 26 (8.23%) LAN
24 25 (7.91%) SOA
24 25 (7.91%) Vulnerability Management
25 24 (7.59%) WAN

Security Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Security Architecture also 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 that cited Security Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (5.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 14 (4.43%) IIS
3 5 (1.58%) Apache
3 5 (1.58%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.63%) SAS
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.63%) JBoss
5 1 (0.32%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.27%) MS Office
2 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.63%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.32%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.32%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.85%) SaaS
1 9 (2.85%) PaaS
2 8 (2.53%) IaaS
3 5 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (18.35%) Firewall
2 42 (13.29%) Network Security
3 28 (8.86%) VPN
4 26 (8.23%) LAN
5 24 (7.59%) WAN
6 16 (5.06%) Internet
6 16 (5.06%) Intrusion Detection
7 14 (4.43%) SAN
8 12 (3.80%) DNS
8 12 (3.80%) TCP/IP
9 8 (2.53%) Wireless
10 7 (2.22%) IPsec
11 6 (1.90%) BGP
12 5 (1.58%) MPLS
12 5 (1.58%) ATM
12 5 (1.58%) SSL
12 5 (1.58%) Multicast
12 5 (1.58%) NAS
13 4 (1.27%) HTTPS
14 3 (0.95%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.75%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.85%) Big Data
3 7 (2.22%) MySQL
4 6 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.58%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.32%) Cognos Report Studio
8 1 (0.32%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 1 (0.32%) ActiveReports
8 1 (0.32%) Snowflake Schema
8 1 (0.32%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.32%) DB2
8 1 (0.32%) OLAP
General
1 59 (18.67%) Finance
2 14 (4.43%) Banking
3 13 (4.11%) Legal
4 11 (3.48%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.90%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.90%) Games
6 5 (1.58%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.95%) Retail
7 3 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.63%) Automotive
8 2 (0.63%) Law
8 2 (0.63%) Publishing
8 2 (0.63%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.32%) French Language
9 1 (0.32%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Local Government
9 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 193 (61.08%) Architect
2 143 (45.25%) Security Architect
3 50 (15.82%) Consultant
4 33 (10.44%) Security Consultant
4 33 (10.44%) Enterprise Architect
5 28 (8.86%) Technical Architect
6 21 (6.65%) Analyst
7 19 (6.01%) Security Analyst
8 18 (5.70%) Enterprise Security Architect
9 17 (5.38%) Security Specialist
10 16 (5.06%) Security Engineer
11 14 (4.43%) Information Architect
12 13 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
12 13 (4.11%) Information Security Architect
13 10 (3.16%) CLAS Consultant
14 9 (2.85%) Senior Architect
14 9 (2.85%) Lead Architect
14 9 (2.85%) IT Security Architect
14 9 (2.85%) Lead Security Architect
14 9 (2.85%) IT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.85%) J2EE
2 8 (2.53%) Middleware
3 6 (1.90%) JMS
4 4 (1.27%) SOAP
4 4 (1.27%) Web Services
4 4 (1.27%) JSP
5 3 (0.95%) XML
5 3 (0.95%) SAML
5 3 (0.95%) Java EE
5 3 (0.95%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.63%) OAuth
7 1 (0.32%) .NET
7 1 (0.32%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.32%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.32%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.32%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.32%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.32%) JMX
7 1 (0.32%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.32%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 51 (16.14%) Management Information System
2 41 (12.97%) CESG
3 26 (8.23%) CESG CLAS
4 21 (6.65%) PKI
5 14 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (4.11%) Computer Science
6 13 (4.11%) Open Source
7 10 (3.16%) RMADS
8 9 (2.85%) Cryptography
8 9 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (1.90%) DataPower
10 6 (1.90%) Mobile Computing
11 5 (1.58%) N-Tier
12 4 (1.27%) SCADA
12 4 (1.27%) Online Games
12 4 (1.27%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.95%) User Experience
13 3 (0.95%) Freedom of Information Act
13 3 (0.95%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 33 (10.44%) Linux
2 28 (8.86%) Windows
3 21 (6.65%) UNIX
4 4 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.95%) AIX
6 1 (0.32%) HPUX
6 1 (0.32%) Solaris
6 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.32%) CentOS
6 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (32.91%) Information Security
2 77 (24.37%) TOGAF
3 55 (17.41%) SABSA
4 50 (15.82%) Cyber Security
5 41 (12.97%) ITIL
6 38 (12.03%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (11.08%) Enterprise Architecture
8 31 (9.81%) Information Assurance
9 29 (9.18%) SIEM
10 27 (8.54%) Risk Management
11 25 (7.91%) SOA
11 25 (7.91%) Vulnerability Management
12 22 (6.96%) Data Protection
12 22 (6.96%) Project Management
13 21 (6.65%) Security Management
13 21 (6.65%) Risk Assessment
14 20 (6.33%) Data Security
14 20 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (5.70%) Scrum
15 18 (5.70%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (7.59%) Java
2 13 (4.11%) SQL
3 7 (2.22%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.27%) PL/SQL
4 4 (1.27%) C
5 2 (0.63%) C++
5 2 (0.63%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.32%) Perl
6 1 (0.32%) Python
6 1 (0.32%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.32%) Embedded C++
6 1 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 94 (29.75%) CISSP
2 76 (24.05%) Security Cleared
3 52 (16.46%) SC Cleared
4 42 (13.29%) CISM
5 30 (9.49%) Degree
6 18 (5.70%) ISSAP
7 16 (5.06%) DV Cleared
8 14 (4.43%) CISA
8 14 (4.43%) GIAC
9 8 (2.53%) CISMP
10 7 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (2.22%) CRISC
11 5 (1.58%) GCIA
11 5 (1.58%) GCIH
12 4 (1.27%) CCIE
12 4 (1.27%) CCNP
13 3 (0.95%) Postgraduate
13 3 (0.95%) ISACA
14 2 (0.63%) GCED
14 2 (0.63%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (26.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (13.92%) PCI DSS
3 22 (6.96%) COBIT
4 4 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.95%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.32%) GxP
7 1 (0.32%) BS7799
7 1 (0.32%) QA
7 1 (0.32%) HIPAA
System Software
1 8 (2.53%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.95%) ProxySG
3 3 (0.95%) Snort
4 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.32%) vSphere
4 1 (0.32%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (0.63%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.32%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 22 (6.96%) F5
2 20 (6.33%) Cisco
3 18 (5.70%) Oracle
4 16 (5.06%) McAfee
5 15 (4.75%) ArcSight
6 13 (4.11%) Splunk
7 10 (3.16%) CheckPoint
7 10 (3.16%) Microsoft
8 9 (2.85%) Juniper
8 9 (2.85%) VMware
9 8 (2.53%) Fortinet
10 7 (2.22%) HP
10 7 (2.22%) IBM
10 7 (2.22%) SAP
11 6 (1.90%) Informatica
11 6 (1.90%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.58%) Varonis
13 4 (1.27%) Blue Coat
13 4 (1.27%) Citrix
13 4 (1.27%) Adobe
London
Fusion Experience
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
South West
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Connectus
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dunstable
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 10 days ago