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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Solution Architect
Rank 571 562 529
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Security Solutions Architect 16 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.008% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.009% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 1
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£550 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 - -
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
48597 46888 42182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.39% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 29825 27690 24082
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1851 1997 2274
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 3 March 2015.

Security Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Solutions Architect
Top 22 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 3 March 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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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 +7 16 £550 +22.22%
London +16 10 £550 +22.22%
City of London - 6 £525 -
West Midlands - 4 £550 -
East of England - 1 £550 -
North West - 1 £500 -
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -

Security Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 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%) Security Cleared
2 9 (27.27%) TOGAF
2 9 (27.27%) Finance
3 8 (24.24%) Banking
3 8 (24.24%) Network Security
4 7 (21.21%) Security Architecture
4 7 (21.21%) Cyber Security
5 6 (18.18%) Degree
6 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
6 5 (15.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (15.15%) Identity Management
6 5 (15.15%) Firewall
6 5 (15.15%) SIEM
6 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
7 4 (12.12%) Splunk
7 4 (12.12%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (12.12%) Biometrics
7 4 (12.12%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (9.09%) Physics
8 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
8 3 (9.09%) PKI
8 3 (9.09%) Online Banking
8 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
8 3 (9.09%) Financial Institution
8 3 (9.09%) Internet
8 3 (9.09%) Cisco
8 3 (9.09%) Java
8 3 (9.09%) DRM
8 3 (9.09%) Back Office
8 3 (9.09%) Mobile App

Security Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) FileNet
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) Network Security
2 5 (15.15%) Firewall
3 3 (9.09%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (9.09%) Internet
4 2 (6.06%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (3.03%) VPN
5 1 (3.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 8 (24.24%) Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Financial Institution
3 3 (9.09%) Back Office
4 1 (3.03%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Middleware
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.12%) Biometrics
3 3 (9.09%) PKI
3 3 (9.09%) Online Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Physics
3 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.06%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) UNIX
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) TOGAF
2 7 (21.21%) Security Architecture
2 7 (21.21%) Cyber Security
3 5 (15.15%) SIEM
3 5 (15.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 5 (15.15%) Identity Management
4 4 (12.12%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (12.12%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
5 3 (9.09%) DRM
5 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 3 (9.09%) SABSA
6 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (6.06%) Migration
6 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.06%) OO
6 2 (6.06%) Data Modelling
6 2 (6.06%) SOA
6 2 (6.06%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) Java
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.18%) Degree
3 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) CISSP
4 1 (3.03%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.06%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.03%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 1 (3.03%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Splunk
2 3 (9.09%) Cisco
3 2 (6.06%) EMC
3 2 (6.06%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle
4 1 (3.03%) Symantec