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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Architecture
Rank 361 457 451
Rank change year-on-year
+96 -6
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 283 155 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.30% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.39% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 98 84
Average daily rate £575 £540 £514
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.48% +5.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £658 £625 £643
UK excluding London average daily rate £575 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 2
Average hourly rate £52.50 £45.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +25.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.50 £35.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.80 £45.50 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £45.50 -
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -

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
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +124 276 £575 +4.54% 51
London +77 142 £575 +4.54% 27
North West +6 45 £550 +7.84% 6
South East +35 44 £530 +6.00% 5
Surrey +4 22 £535 +7.00% 1
Lancashire +12 20 £488 +0.51% 4
City of London +38 13 £525 -4.54% 7
South West +4 13 £525 +12.90% 6
East of England +13 12 £625 - 1
Blackpool -7 11 £656 +35.30% 2
Manchester -9 11 £563 +1.35% 2
Wiltshire +3 10 £500 - 2
West Midlands -4 10 £515 - 5
Cheshire -4 9 £690 +20.00%
Hampshire +5 8 £625 +13.63%
Warrington -5 8 £690 +20.00%
Swindon +3 7 £500 - 2
Yorkshire -15 7 £650 +30.00%
Bedfordshire - 7 £625 -
Fareham -5 6 £625 +13.63%
Leatherhead -9 6 £500 -
Berkshire - 6 £513 - 3
West Yorkshire -6 5 £680 +36.00%
Scotland -17 5 £500 -
Leeds - 5 £680 -
Buckinghamshire +15 4 £450 +7.46%
Redhill - 4 - -
Luton - 4 £625 -
Glasgow +3 3 - -
Midlands - 3 £650 -

Security Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 187 (36.74%) CISSP
2 157 (30.84%) Information Security
3 102 (20.04%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (18.47%) Security Cleared
5 93 (18.27%) Cybersecurity
6 92 (18.07%) Finance
7 90 (17.68%) CISM
8 87 (17.09%) Risk Management
9 85 (16.70%) Firewall
10 83 (16.31%) TOGAF
11 81 (15.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 79 (15.52%) Windows
13 75 (14.73%) SC Cleared
14 66 (12.97%) SABSA
15 61 (11.98%) Microsoft
15 61 (11.98%) Enterprise Architecture
16 59 (11.59%) Degree
17 58 (11.39%) Network Security
17 58 (11.39%) CLAS
18 57 (11.20%) Linux
19 55 (10.81%) Java
19 55 (10.81%) Management Information System
20 54 (10.61%) Security Management
21 53 (10.41%) Unix
22 52 (10.22%) Data Centre
23 51 (10.02%) SIEM
24 50 (9.82%) Oracle
25 49 (9.63%) PCI DSS
26 48 (9.43%) Vulnerability Management
27 46 (9.04%) Risk Assessment

Security Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 21 (4.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 15 (2.95%) IIS
3 14 (2.75%) WebLogic
4 13 (2.55%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.18%) Apache
5 6 (1.18%) JBoss
5 6 (1.18%) OpenStack
5 6 (1.18%) Tuxedo
6 5 (0.98%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.79%) iPlanet
7 4 (0.79%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.39%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.39%) Confluence
9 2 (0.39%) SAS
10 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.20%) Liferay
10 1 (0.20%) Mule
10 1 (0.20%) Node.js
Applications
1 21 (4.13%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.18%) MS Office
3 4 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.79%) BusinessWare
1 4 (0.79%) SAP R/3
2 3 (0.59%) BASE24
2 3 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (3.73%) IaaS
3 15 (2.95%) SaaS
4 13 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (1.96%) PaaS
6 4 (0.79%) SoftLayer
7 2 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.39%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 85 (16.70%) Firewall
2 58 (11.39%) Network Security
3 35 (6.88%) Internet
4 21 (4.13%) DNS
5 18 (3.54%) LAN
5 18 (3.54%) SAN
6 13 (2.55%) Multicast
6 13 (2.55%) VPN
6 13 (2.55%) WAN
7 12 (2.36%) MPLS
8 11 (2.16%) IPsec
8 11 (2.16%) LDAP
9 10 (1.96%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (1.96%) TCP/IP
10 9 (1.77%) Software-Defined Networking
11 8 (1.57%) BGP
11 8 (1.57%) DHCP
12 7 (1.38%) EIGRP
12 7 (1.38%) SSL
12 7 (1.38%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.38%) Big Data
2 7 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (0.98%) Hadoop
4 4 (0.79%) DB2
4 4 (0.79%) DB2 UDB
4 4 (0.79%) MySQL
5 3 (0.59%) NonStop SQL
5 3 (0.59%) OLTP
5 3 (0.59%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.39%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (0.39%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.39%) JIRA
1 2 (0.39%) Subversion
1 2 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
General
1 92 (18.07%) Finance
2 39 (7.66%) Legal
3 33 (6.48%) Banking
4 19 (3.73%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.36%) Retail
6 8 (1.57%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.38%) Games
8 6 (1.18%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.98%) International Banking
9 5 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.59%) Advertising
10 3 (0.59%) Publishing
11 2 (0.39%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.39%) Marketing
12 1 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.20%) Law
12 1 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 317 (62.28%) Architect
2 220 (43.22%) Security Architect
3 70 (13.75%) Consultant
4 49 (9.63%) Technical Architect
5 43 (8.45%) Security Consultant
6 37 (7.27%) Analyst
7 34 (6.68%) Security Analyst
8 32 (6.29%) Security Engineer
8 32 (6.29%) Senior Architect
9 29 (5.70%) Solutions Architect
10 28 (5.50%) Information Security Architect
11 27 (5.30%) Enterprise Architect
11 27 (5.30%) Information Architect
12 21 (4.13%) Technical Consultant
13 19 (3.73%) Infrastructure Architect
14 18 (3.54%) Network Architect
15 17 (3.34%) CISSP Architect
16 16 (3.14%) IT Architect
16 16 (3.14%) Security Advisor
17 15 (2.95%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.36%) Middleware
2 10 (1.96%) Web Services
3 9 (1.77%) REST
3 9 (1.77%) SAML
4 8 (1.57%) Ajax
4 8 (1.57%) CSS
4 8 (1.57%) CSS3
4 8 (1.57%) HTML
4 8 (1.57%) HTML5
4 8 (1.57%) JSON
5 7 (1.38%) .NET
5 7 (1.38%) Java EE 5
6 5 (0.98%) RESTful
7 4 (0.79%) MSMQ
7 4 (0.79%) XML
8 3 (0.59%) OAuth
9 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.39%) SOAP
9 2 (0.39%) WCF
9 2 (0.39%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 55 (10.81%) Management Information System
2 52 (10.22%) Data Centre
3 30 (5.89%) PKI
4 26 (5.11%) Cryptography
5 24 (4.72%) CESG
6 23 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (4.13%) Private Cloud
8 16 (3.14%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.96%) Algorithms
9 10 (1.96%) CESG CLAS
10 9 (1.77%) Smartcard
11 8 (1.57%) Data Integration
11 8 (1.57%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.38%) Driving Licence
12 7 (1.38%) Embedded Systems
12 7 (1.38%) Internet of Things
12 7 (1.38%) Mathematics
13 6 (1.18%) FMCG
13 6 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
13 6 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 79 (15.52%) Windows
2 57 (11.20%) Linux
3 53 (10.41%) Unix
4 36 (7.07%) AIX
5 27 (5.30%) Solaris
6 18 (3.54%) Windows Server
7 14 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.57%) VMS
9 6 (1.18%) VME
10 5 (0.98%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.79%) zOS
12 3 (0.59%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.39%) Android
13 2 (0.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (30.84%) Information Security
2 102 (20.04%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (18.27%) Cybersecurity
4 87 (17.09%) Risk Management
5 83 (16.31%) TOGAF
6 66 (12.97%) SABSA
7 61 (11.98%) Enterprise Architecture
8 54 (10.61%) Security Management
9 51 (10.02%) SIEM
10 48 (9.43%) Vulnerability Management
11 46 (9.04%) Risk Assessment
12 45 (8.84%) Information Assurance
13 43 (8.45%) ITIL
13 43 (8.45%) Security Operations
14 38 (7.47%) Migration
14 38 (7.47%) Penetration Testing
15 37 (7.27%) Identity Management
15 37 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
16 33 (6.48%) Scrum
17 29 (5.70%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 55 (10.81%) Java
2 17 (3.34%) SQL
3 15 (2.95%) C
4 8 (1.57%) Python
5 7 (1.38%) PHP
6 6 (1.18%) COBOL
7 5 (0.98%) C++
7 5 (0.98%) Perl
8 4 (0.79%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.59%) C#
9 3 (0.59%) Ruby
10 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.20%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 187 (36.74%) CISSP
2 94 (18.47%) Security Cleared
3 90 (17.68%) CISM
4 75 (14.73%) SC Cleared
5 59 (11.59%) Degree
6 58 (11.39%) CLAS
7 38 (7.47%) CISA
8 31 (6.09%) CESG Certified Professional
9 27 (5.30%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (4.52%) GIAC
11 16 (3.14%) SANS
12 12 (2.36%) DV Cleared
12 12 (2.36%) IISP
13 11 (2.16%) CCIE
14 10 (1.96%) CEH
15 9 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
15 9 (1.77%) GCED
16 8 (1.57%) CCSP
16 8 (1.57%) CREST Certified
16 8 (1.57%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (15.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (9.63%) PCI DSS
3 15 (2.95%) COBIT
3 15 (2.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (2.55%) ISO27002
5 11 (2.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 10 (1.96%) ISO27005
7 9 (1.77%) RMADS
8 6 (1.18%) ISAE 3402
8 6 (1.18%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.79%) BS7799
9 4 (0.79%) FIPS 140-2
9 4 (0.79%) HMG Infosec
9 4 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.79%) QA
10 3 (0.59%) BS25999
10 3 (0.59%) ISO 8583
10 3 (0.59%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.59%) ISO20022
10 3 (0.59%) ISO22301
System Software
1 42 (8.25%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.18%) PowerHA
4 4 (0.79%) ClearTrust
5 3 (0.59%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.20%) XenApp
6 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (0.79%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.39%) Nessus
3 1 (0.20%) SCCM
3 1 (0.20%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.20%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 61 (11.98%) Microsoft
2 50 (9.82%) Oracle
3 37 (7.27%) Cisco
4 20 (3.93%) CheckPoint
4 20 (3.93%) VMware
5 18 (3.54%) IBM
6 17 (3.34%) Juniper
7 16 (3.14%) ArcSight
7 16 (3.14%) Red Hat
8 14 (2.75%) Cyber-Ark
8 14 (2.75%) Palo Alto
9 11 (2.16%) HP
10 10 (1.96%) Intel Security
10 10 (1.96%) Tripwire
11 9 (1.77%) SAP
12 8 (1.57%) F5
13 7 (1.38%) Aruba
13 7 (1.38%) Citrix
13 7 (1.38%) Google
13 7 (1.38%) Sun
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Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Blackpool, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Negotiable + Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £700/ day
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Acumin
Rate: Up to £625 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive + Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Dorset
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £325.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £0.00 per annum
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