The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Solution Architect
Rank 601 584 572
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Security Solutions Architect 25 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.054% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.057% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 9
Average daily rate £531 £538 £510
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +5.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £483 £498
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £643 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £515 £513 £510
% change year-on-year
+0.48% +0.49%
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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
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 Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Security Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend

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

Security Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Security Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Security Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Solutions Architect
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 12 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 -6 25 £531 -1.16% 8
South West +11 7 £600 +14.28% 1
West Midlands -13 7 £450 -25.00% 1
London -2 6 £650 +18.18% 3
Warwickshire +5 4 - -
Dorset - 4 £575 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £419 -
Cambridge - 3 £419 -
East of England - 3 £419 -
South East +16 2 £538 +13.15% 3
Bournemouth - 2 £575 -
Malvern - 2 £450 -
Swindon - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Worcestershire - 2 £450 -
City of London +30 1 £525 -
Berkshire - 1 £538 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Newbury - 1 £538 -
Amersham - 1 - - 1
Birmingham - 1 £515 -

Security Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 12 (26.09%) Information Security
2 12 (26.09%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (23.91%) TOGAF
4 10 (21.74%) SIEM
4 10 (21.74%) Firewall
5 9 (19.57%) Security Architecture
5 9 (19.57%) PCI DSS
6 8 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (17.39%) Network Security
6 8 (17.39%) SOA
7 7 (15.22%) E-Commerce
7 7 (15.22%) ITIL
7 7 (15.22%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (15.22%) Identity Access Management
8 6 (13.04%) Protective Monitoring
8 6 (13.04%) High Availability
8 6 (13.04%) Mainframe
9 5 (10.87%) Banking
9 5 (10.87%) Retail
9 5 (10.87%) Oracle
9 5 (10.87%) LAN
9 5 (10.87%) WAN
9 5 (10.87%) Cisco
9 5 (10.87%) CISSP
9 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
9 5 (10.87%) Network Design
9 5 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (8.70%) SaaS
10 4 (8.70%) PaaS

Security Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Security Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (4.35%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.17%) SAS
3 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.70%) IaaS
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.70%) PaaS
2 4 (8.70%) SaaS
3 1 (2.17%) Office 365
3 1 (2.17%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.74%) Firewall
2 8 (17.39%) Network Security
3 5 (10.87%) LAN
3 5 (10.87%) WAN
4 3 (6.52%) IP Telephony
4 3 (6.52%) VPN
4 3 (6.52%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (2.17%) MPLS
6 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Banking
2 5 (10.87%) Retail
3 2 (4.35%) Automotive
3 2 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) .NET
1 2 (4.35%) Web Services
2 1 (2.17%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Mainframe
2 4 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) Cryptography
4 2 (4.35%) PKI
4 2 (4.35%) PMI
5 1 (2.17%) Biometrics
5 1 (2.17%) Cybercrime
5 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.17%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.17%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) zOS
2 2 (4.35%) Linux
2 2 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) Cybersecurity
1 12 (26.09%) Information Security
2 11 (23.91%) TOGAF
3 10 (21.74%) SIEM
4 9 (19.57%) Security Architecture
5 8 (17.39%) SOA
6 7 (15.22%) E-Commerce
6 7 (15.22%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (15.22%) Identity Access Management
6 7 (15.22%) ITIL
7 6 (13.04%) High Availability
7 6 (13.04%) Protective Monitoring
8 5 (10.87%) Network Design
9 4 (8.70%) Business Development
9 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2
9 4 (8.70%) Project Management
9 4 (8.70%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (6.52%) OWASP
10 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (6.52%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) CISSP
1 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.52%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.35%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.17%) CCIE
5 1 (2.17%) CCNP
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.17%) ISEB
5 1 (2.17%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) PCI DSS
2 8 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (6.52%) COBIT
3 3 (6.52%) QA
4 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) Cisco
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle
2 4 (8.70%) Guidewire
2 4 (8.70%) LogRhythm
2 4 (8.70%) VMware
3 3 (6.52%) IBM
4 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.35%) FireEye
4 2 (4.35%) Intel Security
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.35%) Symantec
5 1 (2.17%) Actimize
5 1 (2.17%) ATG
5 1 (2.17%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (2.17%) F5
5 1 (2.17%) Informatica
5 1 (2.17%) Juniper
5 1 (2.17%) SAP
5 1 (2.17%) Teradata
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