The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Security Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Architecture over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Architecture
England / North West
Rank 116 134 142
Rank change year-on-year +18 +8  
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 15 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.58% 0.63% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.76% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 7
Median daily rate £538 £550 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% -4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £360 £494
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £530 £515 £539
% change year-on-year +2.91% -4.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.87 £52.50 £68.00
% change year-on-year +15.94% -22.79%  

Security Architecture is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2142 3164 2795
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.35% 82.44% 78.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1354 1915 1525
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 122 127
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Security Architecture as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Security Architecture in the North West

Security Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Architecture in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Architecture in the North West

Security Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Architecture in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Architecture in the North West

Security Architecture
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architecture within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +33 7 - -
Manchester +9 6 - - 3
Lancashire +9 1 £501 +11.22%
Merseyside - 1 £575 -
Security Architecture
England

Security Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Security Architecture.

1 23 (76.67%) Information Security
2 18 (60.00%) Finance
3 16 (53.33%) Banking
4 14 (46.67%) Security Management
4 14 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (43.33%) Internal Audit
6 11 (36.67%) CISSP
7 10 (33.33%) Financial Institution
8 9 (30.00%) GIS
8 9 (30.00%) IT Strategy
9 7 (23.33%) TOGAF
10 6 (20.00%) Network Security
11 5 (16.67%) PCI DSS
11 5 (16.67%) MBCS
11 5 (16.67%) CITP
11 5 (16.67%) CESG
11 5 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
11 5 (16.67%) IISP
12 4 (13.33%) Re-Platforming
12 4 (13.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (13.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 4 (13.33%) Load Testing
12 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
12 4 (13.33%) PaaS
12 4 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
12 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 4 (13.33%) CISM
13 3 (10.00%) Firewall
13 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared

Security Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 14 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (13.33%) PaaS
3 1 (3.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) Network Security
2 3 (10.00%) Firewall
3 2 (6.67%) LDAP
4 1 (3.33%) DMZ
4 1 (3.33%) LAN
4 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 18 (60.00%) Finance
2 16 (53.33%) Banking
3 10 (33.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.33%) Law
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Architect
2 12 (40.00%) Consultant
2 12 (40.00%) Security Architect
2 12 (40.00%) Security Consultant
3 8 (26.67%) AWS Consultant
3 8 (26.67%) Cloud Consultant
3 8 (26.67%) Senior Consultant
3 8 (26.67%) Senior Security Consultant
4 5 (16.67%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (13.33%) AWS Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Domain Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Project Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Security Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Security Technical Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Data Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Information Architect
7 1 (3.33%) IT Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) CESG
2 4 (13.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Social Media
4 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Linux
1 2 (6.67%) Unix
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
1 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (76.67%) Information Security
2 14 (46.67%) Security Management
3 13 (43.33%) Internal Audit
4 9 (30.00%) IT Strategy
5 7 (23.33%) TOGAF
6 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (13.33%) Load Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Re-Platforming
6 4 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (13.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 3 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
8 2 (6.67%) Data Encryption
8 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
8 2 (6.67%) Remediation Plan
8 2 (6.67%) Security Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.33%) Data Architecture
9 1 (3.33%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) Java
1 1 (3.33%) PHP
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) CISSP
2 5 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
2 5 (16.67%) CITP
2 5 (16.67%) IISP
2 5 (16.67%) MBCS
3 4 (13.33%) CISM
3 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.33%) CLAS
5 1 (3.33%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (3.33%) Capita