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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Architecture
Rank 403 399 477
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +78
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 228 217 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.40% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.52% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 143 60
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£505 £520 £505
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.88% +2.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 4
Average hourly rate £51.17 £35.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.14% -5.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.17 £35.25 -
% change year-on-year
+45.16% -

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
44182 41616 38228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.70% 76.15% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28632 25727 23174
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1176 1105
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 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 -27 205 £505 -2.88% 51
London -9 86 £500 -4.76% 22
South East +8 44 £500 +2.30% 10
North West -55 24 £738 +36.57% 3
West Midlands +18 18 £450 -12.45% 5
Berkshire +17 16 £488 -1.27% 3
City of London -18 15 £475 -5.00% 6
East of England +4 13 £450 -6.49% 3
South West -11 10 £550 +11.11% 5
Surrey +5 9 £600 +60.00%
Scotland -2 9 £400 -44.82% 2
Manchester -3 9 £475 +1.06% 3
Buckinghamshire +7 8 £475 -
Liverpool - 8 £855 -
Merseyside - 8 £855 -
Northern Ireland - 8 £525 -
Milton Keynes 0 7 £463 -
Belfast - 7 £519 -
County Antrim - 7 £519 -
Essex -1 6 £450 +50.00% 1
Reading - 6 £500 - 1
Glasgow - 6 £400 -
Warwickshire - 6 - -
Wiltshire +3 5 £550 +22.22%
East Midlands +1 5 £515 -8.44% 1
Telford +1 5 - -
Shropshire -2 5 - -
Cheshire -25 5 £475 +4.39%
Chelmsford - 5 £450 -
Bracknell -5 4 £500 +1.50%

Security Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 170 (40.96%) Information Security
2 139 (33.49%) CISSP
3 118 (28.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 90 (21.69%) Finance
5 88 (21.20%) TOGAF
6 83 (20.00%) Firewall
7 70 (16.87%) Risk Management
8 66 (15.90%) Management Information System
9 65 (15.66%) Security Cleared
10 62 (14.94%) Enterprise Architecture
11 61 (14.70%) SABSA
11 61 (14.70%) CISM
12 57 (13.73%) Network Security
13 53 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
14 51 (12.29%) ITIL
15 50 (12.05%) SC Cleared
15 50 (12.05%) SIEM
16 49 (11.81%) Vulnerability Management
17 43 (10.36%) Linux
18 41 (9.88%) Windows
19 40 (9.64%) Data Centre
19 40 (9.64%) PCI DSS
19 40 (9.64%) Data Protection
19 40 (9.64%) Degree
20 39 (9.40%) Cyber Security
21 35 (8.43%) Project Management
22 34 (8.19%) CESG
23 32 (7.71%) Security Management
23 32 (7.71%) Java
24 31 (7.47%) Scrum

Security Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (5.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 7 (1.69%) IIS
2 7 (1.69%) OpenStack
3 6 (1.45%) WebLogic
3 6 (1.45%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.45%) Apache
4 5 (1.20%) SAS
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.48%) JBoss
5 2 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.24%) MQSeries
Applications
1 5 (1.20%) MS Office
2 3 (0.72%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.48%) TIBCO iProcess
1 2 (0.48%) SAP GRC
1 2 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.24%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.24%) Summit
2 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.65%) SaaS
2 5 (1.20%) PaaS
3 4 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.72%) IaaS
5 1 (0.24%) Symantec.cloud
5 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 83 (20.00%) Firewall
2 57 (13.73%) Network Security
3 25 (6.02%) VPN
4 24 (5.78%) TCP/IP
5 20 (4.82%) LAN
5 20 (4.82%) WAN
6 18 (4.34%) DNS
6 18 (4.34%) Intrusion Detection
7 15 (3.61%) IPsec
8 13 (3.13%) SAN
9 12 (2.89%) Internet
10 8 (1.93%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (1.69%) Wireless
11 7 (1.69%) VLAN
11 7 (1.69%) OSPF
11 7 (1.69%) BGP
11 7 (1.69%) EIGRP
12 5 (1.20%) VRRP
12 5 (1.20%) SSL
12 5 (1.20%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.10%) Big Data
2 15 (3.61%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.69%) MySQL
5 6 (1.45%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.20%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.72%) ActiveReports
7 3 (0.72%) Cognos Report Studio
7 3 (0.72%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 3 (0.72%) OLAP
7 3 (0.72%) Snowflake Schema
7 3 (0.72%) Star Schema
7 3 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.24%) DB2
General
1 90 (21.69%) Finance
2 27 (6.51%) Banking
3 19 (4.58%) Retail
4 16 (3.86%) Legal
5 12 (2.89%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.69%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.96%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.96%) Games
8 3 (0.72%) Marketing
9 2 (0.48%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.48%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.48%) Law
9 2 (0.48%) Publishing
10 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.24%) Automotive
10 1 (0.24%) French Language
10 1 (0.24%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.24%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 230 (55.42%) Architect
2 164 (39.52%) Security Architect
3 81 (19.52%) Consultant
4 55 (13.25%) Security Consultant
5 42 (10.12%) Analyst
6 39 (9.40%) Security Analyst
7 35 (8.43%) Technical Architect
8 32 (7.71%) Enterprise Architect
9 23 (5.54%) Solutions Architect
10 22 (5.30%) Information Architect
10 22 (5.30%) Security Engineer
11 20 (4.82%) Information Security Architect
12 19 (4.58%) Enterprise Security Architect
13 18 (4.34%) Security Specialist
14 16 (3.86%) Information Security Consultant
15 15 (3.61%) IT Architect
15 15 (3.61%) IT Security Architect
16 14 (3.37%) Information Security Analyst
16 14 (3.37%) Security Manager
16 14 (3.37%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.61%) J2EE
2 8 (1.93%) Middleware
3 7 (1.69%) JMS
4 5 (1.20%) Web Services
5 4 (0.96%) XML
5 4 (0.96%) SOAP
5 4 (0.96%) JSP
5 4 (0.96%) Regular Expression
6 3 (0.72%) Java EE 5
6 3 (0.72%) Java EE
7 2 (0.48%) .NET
7 2 (0.48%) OAuth
7 2 (0.48%) SAML
8 1 (0.24%) Servlets
8 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.24%) EJB
8 1 (0.24%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.24%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.24%) Java RMI
8 1 (0.24%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 66 (15.90%) Management Information System
2 40 (9.64%) Data Centre
3 34 (8.19%) CESG
4 22 (5.30%) PKI
5 21 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (4.34%) Computer Science
7 17 (4.10%) RMADS
8 16 (3.86%) CESG CLAS
9 14 (3.37%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (1.93%) Cryptography
11 6 (1.45%) DataPower
11 6 (1.45%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.20%) SCADA
13 3 (0.72%) Data Integration
13 3 (0.72%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.72%) GIS
13 3 (0.72%) Mobile Computing
13 3 (0.72%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (10.36%) Linux
2 41 (9.88%) Windows
3 28 (6.75%) UNIX
4 6 (1.45%) AIX
4 6 (1.45%) Solaris
5 5 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (40.96%) Information Security
2 88 (21.20%) TOGAF
3 70 (16.87%) Risk Management
4 62 (14.94%) Enterprise Architecture
5 61 (14.70%) SABSA
6 53 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (12.29%) ITIL
8 50 (12.05%) SIEM
9 49 (11.81%) Vulnerability Management
10 40 (9.64%) Data Protection
11 39 (9.40%) Cyber Security
12 35 (8.43%) Project Management
13 32 (7.71%) Security Management
14 31 (7.47%) Scrum
15 28 (6.75%) Risk Assessment
16 27 (6.51%) Open Source
17 24 (5.78%) Information Assurance
18 22 (5.30%) Capacity Planning
19 21 (5.06%) SDLC
19 21 (5.06%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (7.71%) Java
2 19 (4.58%) SQL
3 10 (2.41%) C
4 7 (1.69%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.20%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.48%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.48%) C#
7 1 (0.24%) C++
7 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.24%) Perl
7 1 (0.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 139 (33.49%) CISSP
2 65 (15.66%) Security Cleared
3 61 (14.70%) CISM
4 50 (12.05%) SC Cleared
5 40 (9.64%) Degree
6 22 (5.30%) CISA
7 18 (4.34%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (4.34%) ISSAP
8 17 (4.10%) GIAC
9 14 (3.37%) DV Cleared
10 13 (3.13%) ISACA
11 12 (2.89%) CRISC
12 8 (1.93%) CCIE
13 7 (1.69%) CGEIT
13 7 (1.69%) CISMP
14 6 (1.45%) MCSE
14 6 (1.45%) CCNP
14 6 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (1.20%) CCNA
16 3 (0.72%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (28.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (9.64%) PCI DSS
3 28 (6.75%) COBIT
4 10 (2.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (1.69%) HIPAA
6 5 (1.20%) GPG13
7 4 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 4 (0.96%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.72%) SLA
9 1 (0.24%) QA
9 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.24%) GxP
9 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 9 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.20%) PowerHA
4 2 (0.48%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.24%) Snort
5 1 (0.24%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 4 (0.96%) ArcSight ESM
2 2 (0.48%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.24%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 30 (7.23%) Cisco
2 26 (6.27%) Oracle
3 23 (5.54%) ArcSight
4 22 (5.30%) F5
5 18 (4.34%) Microsoft
6 16 (3.86%) McAfee
7 14 (3.37%) Splunk
8 11 (2.65%) Citrix
8 11 (2.65%) Juniper
8 11 (2.65%) Informatica
9 10 (2.41%) Symantec
10 9 (2.17%) CheckPoint
11 7 (1.69%) TIBCO
11 7 (1.69%) Fortinet
12 6 (1.45%) VMware
12 6 (1.45%) Tripwire
12 6 (1.45%) SAP
12 6 (1.45%) IBM
13 5 (1.20%) HP
13 5 (1.20%) Red Hat
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