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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Solution Architect
Rank 582 574 530
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Security Solutions Architect 15 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.035% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.038% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 5
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£500 £445 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.29% -19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £538
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £598 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £575 £550
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
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
50851 50122 43739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31571 31079 25153
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1990 2044 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 28 May 2015.

Security Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Solutions Architect
Top 18 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 28 May 2015. 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
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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 -14 15 £500 +23.45%
West Midlands - 6 £550 -
Warwickshire - 3 - -
Worcestershire - 3 £550 -
Malvern - 3 £550 -
London +9 2 £475 +18.75%
City of London - 2 £475 -
North West - 2 £500 -
South East - 1 £600 -
East of England - 1 £550 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £550 -
Brighton - 1 £600 -
Derby - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £550 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £600 -

Security Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 10 (30.30%) SIEM
2 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 8 (24.24%) TOGAF
4 7 (21.21%) Finance
4 7 (21.21%) Cyber Security
5 6 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 6 (18.18%) Security Architecture
5 6 (18.18%) Network Security
5 6 (18.18%) Firewall
6 5 (15.15%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (12.12%) Degree
7 4 (12.12%) High Availability
7 4 (12.12%) Splunk
7 4 (12.12%) Information Security
7 4 (12.12%) Asset Management
7 4 (12.12%) Biometrics
7 4 (12.12%) DRM
7 4 (12.12%) Cisco
7 4 (12.12%) OWASP
7 4 (12.12%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (12.12%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (12.12%) Protective Monitoring
7 4 (12.12%) SDLC
8 3 (9.09%) Symantec
8 3 (9.09%) Identity Management
8 3 (9.09%) Windows
8 3 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
8 3 (9.09%) PKI

Security Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) Network Security
1 6 (18.18%) Firewall
2 4 (12.12%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (6.06%) Internet
5 1 (3.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
2 2 (6.06%) Automotive
2 2 (6.06%) Back Office
3 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) OAuth2
1 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (3.03%) SAML
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Biometrics
2 3 (9.09%) PKI
2 3 (9.09%) Physics
2 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.06%) Cryptography
3 2 (6.06%) Online Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.03%) UNIX
2 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) SIEM
2 8 (24.24%) TOGAF
3 7 (21.21%) Cyber Security
4 6 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 6 (18.18%) Security Architecture
5 5 (15.15%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (12.12%) High Availability
6 4 (12.12%) Information Security
6 4 (12.12%) Asset Management
6 4 (12.12%) DRM
6 4 (12.12%) OWASP
6 4 (12.12%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (12.12%) Protective Monitoring
6 4 (12.12%) SDLC
7 3 (9.09%) Identity Management
7 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.06%) Security Testing
8 2 (6.06%) Resource Management
8 2 (6.06%) Business Development
8 2 (6.06%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) C++
1 2 (6.06%) Java
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) Degree
4 2 (6.06%) CISSP
4 2 (6.06%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) COBIT
1 2 (6.06%) PCI DSS
1 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Splunk
1 4 (12.12%) Cisco
2 3 (9.09%) Symantec
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) VMware