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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Architecture
Rank 416 377 428
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +51
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 182 210 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.40% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.53% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 137 84
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£523 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.60% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £655 £597
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £425
% change year-on-year
- +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 4
Average hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.28% -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £32.00 -
% change year-on-year
+79.71% -

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
41360 39367 34236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.18% 75.27% 74.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 26409 24837 20434
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1177 1180 1026
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.86 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 -48 163 £524 +4.80% 43
London -8 83 £530 +3.41% 18
South East -6 40 £500 +3.09% 9
Surrey +14 16 £550 +22.22% 2
West Midlands +4 13 £438 -2.77%
City of London +2 12 £500 -9.09% 4
South West +4 9 £588 +36.62% 5
Leatherhead +1 9 £500 -16.66%
Buckinghamshire - 9 £400 - 1
Oxfordshire -12 8 £550 +22.22%
North West -61 8 £475 -11.62% 4
Northern Ireland - 7 £531 - 1
Milton Keynes - 7 £400 - 1
Gloucestershire -3 6 £625 +45.34% 2
Scotland -7 6 £425 -29.16% 5
County Antrim - 6 £513 - 1
Belfast - 6 £513 - 1
East of England +5 5 £413 +37.50% 2
Shropshire - 5 - -
Telford - 5 - -
Middlesex +5 4 £452 -14.00%
Cheltenham - 4 £625 - 1
Edinburgh +1 3 - - 4
South Wales -4 3 £600 -
Wales -6 3 £600 -
Manchester -10 3 - - 4
Newport -17 3 £600 -
Cheshire -22 3 £475 +7.34%
Feltham - 3 £515 -
Glasgow - 3 £425 - 1

Security Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 115 (34.33%) CISSP
2 114 (34.03%) Information Security
3 95 (28.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 78 (23.28%) Firewall
4 78 (23.28%) TOGAF
5 74 (22.09%) Security Cleared
6 73 (21.79%) Finance
7 60 (17.91%) SABSA
8 54 (16.12%) Management Information System
9 51 (15.22%) CISM
9 51 (15.22%) SC Cleared
10 49 (14.63%) Cyber Security
11 44 (13.13%) Network Security
11 44 (13.13%) Agile Software Development
12 41 (12.24%) ITIL
12 41 (12.24%) Enterprise Architecture
13 38 (11.34%) Risk Management
14 36 (10.75%) Degree
14 36 (10.75%) PCI DSS
15 35 (10.45%) SIEM
15 35 (10.45%) Data Centre
15 35 (10.45%) CESG
15 35 (10.45%) Windows
16 34 (10.15%) Linux
16 34 (10.15%) Vulnerability Management
17 29 (8.66%) UNIX
17 29 (8.66%) VPN
18 26 (7.76%) Project Management
18 26 (7.76%) Security Management
19 25 (7.46%) LAN

Security Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 19 (5.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 13 (3.88%) IIS
3 6 (1.79%) Apache
4 5 (1.49%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.90%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.60%) JBoss
6 2 (0.60%) SAS
6 2 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.60%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.30%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (1.19%) MS Office
2 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.60%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.30%) TIBCO iProcess
2 1 (0.30%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.28%) SaaS
2 6 (1.79%) PaaS
2 6 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.19%) IaaS
4 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 78 (23.28%) Firewall
2 44 (13.13%) Network Security
3 29 (8.66%) VPN
4 25 (7.46%) LAN
4 25 (7.46%) WAN
5 18 (5.37%) DNS
5 18 (5.37%) Internet
6 16 (4.78%) TCP/IP
7 15 (4.48%) SAN
8 14 (4.18%) Intrusion Detection
9 13 (3.88%) IPsec
10 9 (2.69%) Multicast
10 9 (2.69%) BGP
11 7 (2.09%) Wireless
12 6 (1.79%) VLAN
13 5 (1.49%) HSRP
13 5 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (1.49%) OSPF
13 5 (1.49%) EIGRP
13 5 (1.49%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.07%) Big Data
2 14 (4.18%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.09%) MySQL
5 5 (1.49%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.90%) Cognos Report Studio
6 3 (0.90%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 3 (0.90%) ActiveReports
6 3 (0.90%) Snowflake Schema
6 3 (0.90%) Star Schema
6 3 (0.90%) OLAP
7 2 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.30%) DB2
General
1 73 (21.79%) Finance
2 24 (7.16%) Banking
3 16 (4.78%) Legal
4 9 (2.69%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.79%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.49%) Games
7 4 (1.19%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.19%) Retail
8 3 (0.90%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.60%) Law
9 2 (0.60%) Publishing
9 2 (0.60%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.30%) French Language
10 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.30%) International Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.30%) Local Government
10 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 205 (61.19%) Architect
2 149 (44.48%) Security Architect
3 52 (15.52%) Consultant
4 35 (10.45%) Security Consultant
5 30 (8.96%) Enterprise Architect
6 29 (8.66%) Technical Architect
7 26 (7.76%) Analyst
8 24 (7.16%) Security Analyst
9 20 (5.97%) Solutions Architect
10 17 (5.07%) Security Engineer
11 16 (4.78%) Information Architect
12 15 (4.48%) Enterprise Security Architect
12 15 (4.48%) Information Security Architect
13 14 (4.18%) Security Specialist
14 10 (2.99%) IT Architect
14 10 (2.99%) Lead Architect
14 10 (2.99%) IT Security Architect
14 10 (2.99%) Security Solutions Architect
14 10 (2.99%) Lead Security Architect
15 9 (2.69%) CLAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.99%) J2EE
1 10 (2.99%) Middleware
2 7 (2.09%) JMS
3 5 (1.49%) Web Services
4 4 (1.19%) XML
4 4 (1.19%) SOAP
5 3 (0.90%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.90%) Java EE
5 3 (0.90%) JSP
6 2 (0.60%) SAML
6 2 (0.60%) OAuth
7 1 (0.30%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.30%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.30%) Ajax
7 1 (0.30%) Spring
7 1 (0.30%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.30%) JMX
7 1 (0.30%) Java RMI
7 1 (0.30%) .NET
7 1 (0.30%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 54 (16.12%) Management Information System
2 35 (10.45%) Data Centre
2 35 (10.45%) CESG
3 24 (7.16%) PKI
3 24 (7.16%) CESG CLAS
4 16 (4.78%) Computer Science
5 14 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (3.88%) RMADS
7 8 (2.39%) Cryptography
7 8 (2.39%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.79%) DataPower
9 6 (1.79%) Mobile Computing
10 4 (1.19%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.19%) SCADA
10 4 (1.19%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.19%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.90%) User Experience
11 3 (0.90%) Freedom of Information Act
11 3 (0.90%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 35 (10.45%) Windows
2 34 (10.15%) Linux
3 29 (8.66%) UNIX
4 3 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (0.90%) AIX
4 3 (0.90%) Solaris
5 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (34.03%) Information Security
2 78 (23.28%) TOGAF
3 60 (17.91%) SABSA
4 49 (14.63%) Cyber Security
5 44 (13.13%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (12.24%) ITIL
6 41 (12.24%) Enterprise Architecture
7 38 (11.34%) Risk Management
8 35 (10.45%) SIEM
9 34 (10.15%) Vulnerability Management
10 26 (7.76%) Project Management
10 26 (7.76%) Security Management
11 25 (7.46%) Data Protection
12 24 (7.16%) Information Assurance
12 24 (7.16%) SOA
12 24 (7.16%) Scrum
13 19 (5.67%) Document Management
13 19 (5.67%) Capacity Planning
14 18 (5.37%) Open Source
14 18 (5.37%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (7.46%) Java
2 14 (4.18%) SQL
3 6 (1.79%) Shell Script
4 5 (1.49%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.19%) C
6 2 (0.60%) C++
7 1 (0.30%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.30%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 115 (34.33%) CISSP
2 74 (22.09%) Security Cleared
3 51 (15.22%) CISM
3 51 (15.22%) SC Cleared
4 36 (10.75%) Degree
5 21 (6.27%) ISSAP
6 19 (5.67%) CISA
7 16 (4.78%) GIAC
8 15 (4.48%) DV Cleared
9 14 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (2.99%) CRISC
11 9 (2.69%) CCIE
12 8 (2.39%) CISMP
13 5 (1.49%) ISACA
14 4 (1.19%) CCNP
14 4 (1.19%) GCIA
14 4 (1.19%) GCIH
14 4 (1.19%) CGEIT
15 3 (0.90%) Postgraduate
16 2 (0.60%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (28.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (10.75%) PCI DSS
3 23 (6.87%) COBIT
4 11 (3.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (2.09%) HIPAA
6 4 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 2 (0.60%) SLA
7 2 (0.60%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.60%) GPG13
8 1 (0.30%) GxP
System Software
1 6 (1.79%) Active Directory
1 6 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.90%) PowerHA
2 3 (0.90%) ProxySG
3 2 (0.60%) Snort
4 1 (0.30%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (0.60%) BladeLogic
1 2 (0.60%) ArcSight ESM
2 1 (0.30%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 25 (7.46%) F5
2 23 (6.87%) Cisco
3 20 (5.97%) Oracle
4 18 (5.37%) ArcSight
5 16 (4.78%) McAfee
6 13 (3.88%) Juniper
7 12 (3.58%) Splunk
8 10 (2.99%) Informatica
9 9 (2.69%) Citrix
9 9 (2.69%) Microsoft
9 9 (2.69%) CheckPoint
10 8 (2.39%) VMware
10 8 (2.39%) Fortinet
11 6 (1.79%) IBM
11 6 (1.79%) HP
12 5 (1.49%) Varonis
12 5 (1.49%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.49%) SAP
13 4 (1.19%) Blue Coat
13 4 (1.19%) Aruba
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