The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Technical 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 Technical Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Technical Architect
Rank 617 598 590
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Security Technical Architect 9 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.014% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.014% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Average daily rate £625 £563 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £613 £563 £572
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -1.66%
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
48768 48345 46356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.48% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31355 30091 27314
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1699 1902 2042
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Security Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Technical Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Technical Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Technical Architect
Daily Rate Trend

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

Security Technical Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Technical Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Security Technical Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Technical Architect
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Technical Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 14 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 -7 9 £625 +11.11% 1
London +7 4 £625 -
South East - 4 £625 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £625 -
Fareham - 3 £625 -
Leeds - 1 £550 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £550 -
Yorkshire - 1 £550 -

Security Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Technical 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 Technical Architect in their job title.

1 15 (46.88%) Firewall
2 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 12 (37.50%) Windows
3 12 (37.50%) Network Security
4 11 (34.38%) Security Architecture
5 10 (31.25%) Data Centre
5 10 (31.25%) Cisco
5 10 (31.25%) LAN
6 9 (28.13%) SQL
6 9 (28.13%) Service Management
7 8 (25.00%) MPLS
7 8 (25.00%) SAN
7 8 (25.00%) ITIL
7 8 (25.00%) VLAN
8 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (21.88%) NetApp
8 7 (21.88%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (18.75%) AIX
9 6 (18.75%) Oracle
9 6 (18.75%) WAN
9 6 (18.75%) Linux
9 6 (18.75%) VPN
9 6 (18.75%) DNS
9 6 (18.75%) Finance
9 6 (18.75%) Migration
10 5 (15.63%) VMware
10 5 (15.63%) PKI
10 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
10 5 (15.63%) Active Directory

Security Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Technical 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 Technical Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.38%) IIS
1 3 (9.38%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (9.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (46.88%) Firewall
2 12 (37.50%) Network Security
3 10 (31.25%) LAN
4 8 (25.00%) MPLS
4 8 (25.00%) SAN
4 8 (25.00%) VLAN
5 6 (18.75%) DNS
5 6 (18.75%) VPN
5 6 (18.75%) WAN
6 4 (12.50%) Multicast
6 4 (12.50%) NAS
6 4 (12.50%) NetScaler
7 3 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (9.38%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (9.38%) SMTP
7 3 (9.38%) SNMP
7 3 (9.38%) SSL
8 2 (6.25%) DMZ
8 2 (6.25%) HTTPS
8 2 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) Big Data
2 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) QlikView
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
1 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Web Services
2 2 (6.25%) Middleware
3 1 (3.13%) PKINIT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.63%) PKI
3 3 (9.38%) Client/Server
3 3 (9.38%) Public Cloud
4 2 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.13%) Replication
5 1 (3.13%) SecurID
5 1 (3.13%) Smartcard
5 1 (3.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) AIX
2 6 (18.75%) Linux
3 5 (15.63%) Solaris
4 2 (6.25%) MVS
4 2 (6.25%) Unix
5 1 (3.13%) Android
5 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Security Architecture
2 9 (28.13%) Service Management
3 8 (25.00%) ITIL
4 7 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (21.88%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (18.75%) Migration
6 4 (12.50%) Analytics
6 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (9.38%) BCP
7 3 (9.38%) Data Analytics
7 3 (9.38%) Data Architecture
7 3 (9.38%) E-Discovery
7 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (9.38%) Investment Management
7 3 (9.38%) Process Management
7 3 (9.38%) TOGAF
8 2 (6.25%) Network Design
8 2 (6.25%) Protective Monitoring
8 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) AWK
2 1 (3.13%) Lua
2 1 (3.13%) Perl
2 1 (3.13%) Python
2 1 (3.13%) sed
2 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) CCNA
1 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (9.38%) Citrix Certification
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certified Architect
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certified Master
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
1 3 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (9.38%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
1 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
1 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.50%) vSphere
2 4 (12.50%) XenServer
3 3 (9.38%) vCloud
4 1 (3.13%) XenApp
4 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 10 (31.25%) Cisco
3 7 (21.88%) NetApp
4 6 (18.75%) Oracle
5 5 (15.63%) Citrix
5 5 (15.63%) Red Hat
5 5 (15.63%) Varonis
5 5 (15.63%) VMware
6 4 (12.50%) Brocade
6 4 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 4 (12.50%) Juniper
7 3 (9.38%) 3PAR
7 3 (9.38%) CommVault
7 3 (9.38%) Dell
7 3 (9.38%) F5
7 3 (9.38%) HP
7 3 (9.38%) IBM
8 1 (3.13%) SAP
8 1 (3.13%) Sybase
8 1 (3.13%) Tableau