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 23 June 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.

Security Architecture
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 146 139
Rank change year-on-year +32 -7  
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 26 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.88% 0.44% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.54% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 2
Median daily rate £575 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.54% +15.78%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -4.54% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £62.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.44 £62.50 £51.17
% change year-on-year -3.30% +22.14%  

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 2383 3147 2945
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.97% 82.27% 78.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1406 1979 1696
Median daily rate £410 £415 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +8.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 77 130
Median hourly rate £39.50 £29.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.04% -11.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architecture in the North West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 23 June 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
Manchester +14 13 £450 -10.00% 5
Merseyside - 9 £600 -
Cheshire +23 4 - -
Security Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 29 (72.50%) Information Security
2 24 (60.00%) Banking
3 21 (52.50%) Finance
4 20 (50.00%) Security Management
5 19 (47.50%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (47.50%) Internal Audit
6 17 (42.50%) CISSP
7 16 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (40.00%) PCI DSS
8 10 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
8 10 (25.00%) CESG Certified Professional
8 10 (25.00%) PaaS
8 10 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 10 (25.00%) Re-Platforming
9 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
9 9 (22.50%) CLAS
9 9 (22.50%) GDPR
9 9 (22.50%) IT Strategy
9 9 (22.50%) GIS
9 9 (22.50%) Financial Institution
10 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
10 8 (20.00%) CISM
11 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (17.50%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (15.00%) Waterfall
13 5 (12.50%) SABSA
13 5 (12.50%) CESG
13 5 (12.50%) ISSAP
13 5 (12.50%) TOGAF
14 4 (10.00%) COBIT

Security Architecture
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (47.50%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (25.00%) PaaS
3 4 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) Network Security
2 2 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (2.50%) DMZ
3 1 (2.50%) LAN
3 1 (2.50%) LDAP
3 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) GIS
General
1 24 (60.00%) Banking
2 21 (52.50%) Finance
3 9 (22.50%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.50%) Electronics
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (52.50%) Consultant
1 21 (52.50%) Security Consultant
2 14 (35.00%) Architect
3 13 (32.50%) Security Architect
4 10 (25.00%) AWS Architect
4 10 (25.00%) Cloud Architect
5 9 (22.50%) AWS Consultant
5 9 (22.50%) Cloud Consultant
5 9 (22.50%) Senior Consultant
5 9 (22.50%) Senior Security Consultant
6 6 (15.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 5 (12.50%) Designer
7 5 (12.50%) Security Designer
8 3 (7.50%) CISSP Consultant
8 3 (7.50%) Information Security Consultant
9 1 (2.50%) Network Specialist
9 1 (2.50%) Security Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.50%) Senior Architect
9 1 (2.50%) Senior Data Architect
9 1 (2.50%) Technical Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) CESG
2 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Linux
1 1 (2.50%) Unix
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
1 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (72.50%) Information Security
2 20 (50.00%) Security Management
3 19 (47.50%) Internal Audit
4 10 (25.00%) Re-Platforming
4 10 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
4 10 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 9 (22.50%) IT Strategy
6 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (17.50%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (15.00%) Waterfall
8 5 (12.50%) SABSA
8 5 (12.50%) TOGAF
9 4 (10.00%) Information Governance
9 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (7.50%) OWASP
10 3 (7.50%) Penetration Testing
11 2 (5.00%) Identity Access Management
12 1 (2.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 1 (2.50%) SFIA
12 1 (2.50%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) Java
2 1 (2.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (42.50%) CISSP
2 10 (25.00%) CESG Certified Professional
3 9 (22.50%) CLAS
3 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
4 8 (20.00%) CISM
4 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (12.50%) ISSAP
6 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.50%) CITP
7 1 (2.50%) IISP
7 1 (2.50%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 16 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 9 (22.50%) GDPR
3 4 (10.00%) COBIT
3 4 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 1 (2.50%) Cisco
1 1 (2.50%) SAP