Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 195 182
Rank change year-on-year +36 -13 -41
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 42 33 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.74% 0.48% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.57% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 23 43
North West median daily rate £495 £600 £618
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% -2.83% +14.35%
10th Percentile £437 £450 £425
90th Percentile £772 £730 £847
England median daily rate £550 £550 £535
% change year-on-year - +2.80% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
North West median hourly rate - £62.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +48.81% -
England median hourly rate £60.44 £43.50 £49.50
% change year-on-year +38.93% -12.12% +10.00%

Security Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4624 5782 6956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.35% 83.86% 81.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2952 3723 4214
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £586 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 169 284
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £23.50 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.89% -23.00% +64.97%
10th Percentile £11.67 £12.15 £12.40
90th Percentile £51.71 £53.10 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Security Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +34 27 £491 -18.13%
Cheshire +9 14 - -
Security Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 34 (80.95%) Information Security
2 19 (45.24%) Finance
2 19 (45.24%) Banking
3 18 (42.86%) Security Management
3 18 (42.86%) Internal Audit
4 15 (35.71%) CISSP
4 15 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (35.71%) PCI DSS
5 14 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 13 (30.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 11 (26.19%) CESG
7 11 (26.19%) TOGAF
8 10 (23.81%) Risk Assessment
8 10 (23.81%) COBIT
8 10 (23.81%) PaaS
8 10 (23.81%) ISSAP
8 10 (23.81%) SABSA
8 10 (23.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 10 (23.81%) Re-Platforming
9 9 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (19.05%) IT Strategy
10 8 (19.05%) GIS
10 8 (19.05%) Financial Institution
11 7 (16.67%) Network Security
11 7 (16.67%) Data Protection
12 5 (11.90%) Risk Management
13 4 (9.52%) CISM
13 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
13 4 (9.52%) Law
13 4 (9.52%) Active Directory

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:

Cloud Services
1 14 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (23.81%) PaaS
3 4 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) Network Security
2 3 (7.14%) Firewall
2 3 (7.14%) LDAP
3 1 (2.38%) Converged Networks
3 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) GIS
2 4 (9.52%) Big Data
2 4 (9.52%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.38%) Blockchain
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
General
1 19 (45.24%) Banking
1 19 (45.24%) Finance
2 8 (19.05%) Financial Institution
3 4 (9.52%) Law
4 1 (2.38%) German Language
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Consultant
1 14 (33.33%) Security Consultant
2 13 (30.95%) Architect
3 11 (26.19%) Security Architect
4 10 (23.81%) Designer
4 10 (23.81%) Security Designer
4 10 (23.81%) Senior Consultant
4 10 (23.81%) Senior Security Consultant
5 8 (19.05%) AWS Architect
5 8 (19.05%) Cloud Architect
6 6 (14.29%) AWS Consultant
6 6 (14.29%) Cloud Consultant
7 5 (11.90%) Security Manager
8 4 (9.52%) Risk Manager
9 3 (7.14%) CISSP Manager
10 1 (2.38%) Chief Architect
10 1 (2.38%) Information Manager
10 1 (2.38%) Information Security Architect
10 1 (2.38%) Information Security Consultant
10 1 (2.38%) Information Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) CESG
2 4 (9.52%) Mainframe
2 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (7.14%) PKI
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) RIA
4 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) Linux
1 3 (7.14%) Unix
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
1 3 (7.14%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (80.95%) Information Security
2 18 (42.86%) Internal Audit
2 18 (42.86%) Security Management
3 11 (26.19%) TOGAF
4 10 (23.81%) Re-Platforming
4 10 (23.81%) Risk Assessment
4 10 (23.81%) SABSA
4 10 (23.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 9 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (19.05%) IT Strategy
7 7 (16.67%) Data Protection
8 5 (11.90%) Risk Management
9 4 (9.52%) IT Governance
9 4 (9.52%) Open Source
10 3 (7.14%) Behavioural Analysis
10 3 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
10 3 (7.14%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 3 (7.14%) SIEM
10 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (7.14%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) Java
2 1 (2.38%) Python
2 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (35.71%) CISSP
2 10 (23.81%) ISSAP
3 4 (9.52%) CISM
4 1 (2.38%) CISA
4 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 15 (35.71%) PCI DSS
2 13 (30.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 10 (23.81%) COBIT
4 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (2.38%) IBM
1 1 (2.38%) MuleSoft
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle
1 1 (2.38%) Tripwire