The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Architect
Rank 104 95 103
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 17 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.67% 0.63% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.68% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 1
Average daily rate £455 £550 £508
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.27% +8.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £500 £510
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - £65.35
Security Architect
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2391 2044 1967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.21% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1350 1144 1028
Average daily rate £383 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 180 142
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Security Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Security Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Security Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Architect across the West Midlands region.

Security Architect Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Security Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Architect across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Security Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Security Architect
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architect within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 9 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
Warwickshire +7 6 - -
Birmingham -4 2 £485 -7.61% 2
Shropshire -17 2 - -
Worcestershire - 2 £450 - 1
Coventry -7 1 £625 -3.84%
Security Architect
England

Security Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Security 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 Architect in their job title.

1 16 (45.71%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (37.14%) Security Architecture
3 10 (28.57%) CISSP
4 8 (22.86%) GIAC
5 7 (20.00%) Information Security
5 7 (20.00%) CISM
5 7 (20.00%) TOGAF
5 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (17.14%) Protective Monitoring
6 6 (17.14%) High Availability
6 6 (17.14%) SIEM
6 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (17.14%) CISA
6 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
7 5 (14.29%) ITIL
7 5 (14.29%) AIX
7 5 (14.29%) Solaris
7 5 (14.29%) Red Hat
7 5 (14.29%) Service Management
7 5 (14.29%) LogRhythm
8 4 (11.43%) Business Development
8 4 (11.43%) Firewall
8 4 (11.43%) Finance
9 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (8.57%) Intel Security
9 3 (8.57%) Project Management
9 3 (8.57%) QA
9 3 (8.57%) SANS
10 2 (5.71%) Presales

Security Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Security 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 Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) Firewall
2 1 (2.86%) FTP
2 1 (2.86%) HTTP
2 1 (2.86%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.86%) ICMP
2 1 (2.86%) IKE
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
2 1 (2.86%) IPv4
2 1 (2.86%) LAN
2 1 (2.86%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.86%) Network Security
2 1 (2.86%) SAN
2 1 (2.86%) SNMP
2 1 (2.86%) SSH
2 1 (2.86%) Telnet
2 1 (2.86%) VPN
2 1 (2.86%) WAN
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Automotive
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) AIX
1 5 (14.29%) Solaris
2 2 (5.71%) Unix
2 2 (5.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (37.14%) Security Architecture
3 7 (20.00%) Information Security
3 7 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (17.14%) High Availability
4 6 (17.14%) Protective Monitoring
4 6 (17.14%) SIEM
5 5 (14.29%) ITIL
5 5 (14.29%) Service Management
6 4 (11.43%) Business Development
7 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (8.57%) Project Management
8 2 (5.71%) Presales
8 2 (5.71%) SOA
8 2 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (2.86%) Migration
9 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.86%) SFIA
9 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) CISSP
2 8 (22.86%) GIAC
3 7 (20.00%) CISM
3 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (17.14%) CISA
5 3 (8.57%) SANS
6 2 (5.71%) CLAS
7 1 (2.86%) CCNA
7 1 (2.86%) CCNP
7 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.86%) CSSLP
7 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Nessus
1 1 (2.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.29%) LogRhythm
2 5 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 3 (8.57%) Intel Security
4 2 (5.71%) Citrix
4 2 (5.71%) Juniper
5 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco
5 1 (2.86%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle
5 1 (2.86%) Qualys