The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Security Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Solution Architect
Rank 599 621 619
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Security Solutions Architect 39 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.039% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.041% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 8 5
Median daily rate £500 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £475 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £500 £425
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
50636 53208 51071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32918 33454 31276
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1521 2018 2067
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Security Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Security Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 1 July 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 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +21 39 £500 - 1
London -4 14 £575 +21.05% 1
East of England - 10 £413 -
Cambridgeshire - 10 £413 -
Cambridge - 9 £413 -
North West -1 7 £500 -
Warwickshire -6 3 £495 -
West Midlands -24 3 £495 -10.00%
Manchester - 3 £500 -
Midlands - 3 £525 -
East Midlands - 2 - -
City of London +28 1 £525 +10.52%
Warwick -5 1 £490 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £375 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £450 -
Warrington - 1 £375 -
Preston - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Feltham - 1 - -

Security Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, Security Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Security Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 38 (47.50%) IaaS
2 34 (42.50%) SaaS
3 33 (41.25%) Information Security
4 30 (37.50%) PaaS
5 25 (31.25%) TOGAF
6 23 (28.75%) Identity Access Management
7 19 (23.75%) Firewall
8 17 (21.25%) Windows
9 16 (20.00%) LAN
9 16 (20.00%) WAN
10 15 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
11 14 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
12 13 (16.25%) Finance
13 12 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 12 (15.00%) Patch Management
14 11 (13.75%) Security Operations
14 11 (13.75%) Enterprise Architecture
14 11 (13.75%) CISSP
15 10 (12.50%) Linux
15 10 (12.50%) VMware
15 10 (12.50%) Security Architecture
15 10 (12.50%) SIEM
16 9 (11.25%) PCI DSS
17 8 (10.00%) Banking
17 8 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
18 7 (8.75%) Vulnerability Management
19 6 (7.50%) CISM
20 5 (6.25%) Data Security
20 5 (6.25%) Active Directory
20 5 (6.25%) High Availability

Security Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.25%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.25%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 38 (47.50%) IaaS
2 34 (42.50%) SaaS
3 30 (37.50%) PaaS
4 15 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.75%) Firewall
2 16 (20.00%) LAN
2 16 (20.00%) WAN
3 5 (6.25%) Network Security
4 4 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.50%) HTTP
6 1 (1.25%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.25%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.25%) VoIP
6 1 (1.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.50%) Big Data
2 1 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 13 (16.25%) Finance
2 8 (10.00%) Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Automotive
3 3 (3.75%) Back Office
3 3 (3.75%) Retail
4 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Legal
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) AngularJS
1 1 (1.25%) CSS
1 1 (1.25%) CSS3
1 1 (1.25%) HTML
1 1 (1.25%) HTML5
1 1 (1.25%) JSON
1 1 (1.25%) OAuth
1 1 (1.25%) REST
1 1 (1.25%) SailPoint
1 1 (1.25%) SAML
1 1 (1.25%) SOAP
1 1 (1.25%) Spring
1 1 (1.25%) Spring Security
1 1 (1.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.25%) Blog
2 1 (1.25%) CESG
2 1 (1.25%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.25%) Cryptography
2 1 (1.25%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (1.25%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (1.25%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (1.25%) Online Banking
2 1 (1.25%) Public Cloud
2 1 (1.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.25%) Windows
2 10 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (2.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (41.25%) Information Security
2 25 (31.25%) TOGAF
3 23 (28.75%) Identity Access Management
4 12 (15.00%) Patch Management
5 11 (13.75%) Enterprise Architecture
5 11 (13.75%) Security Operations
6 10 (12.50%) Security Architecture
6 10 (12.50%) SIEM
7 8 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (8.75%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (6.25%) Data Security
9 5 (6.25%) High Availability
9 5 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (6.25%) SABSA
9 5 (6.25%) Web Filtering
10 4 (5.00%) Project Management
11 3 (3.75%) Identity Management
11 3 (3.75%) ITIL
11 3 (3.75%) Security Management
11 3 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.50%) Java
2 1 (1.25%) Groovy
2 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (13.75%) CISSP
2 6 (7.50%) CISM
3 3 (3.75%) Degree
3 3 (3.75%) GIAC
4 2 (2.50%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.50%) PMP
4 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) CCIE
5 1 (1.25%) CCNP
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.25%) CLAS
5 1 (1.25%) IISP
5 1 (1.25%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (11.25%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.50%) COBIT
3 2 (2.50%) QA
3 2 (2.50%) SSAE 16
4 1 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.25%) Docker
3 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) SCCM
1 1 (1.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (12.50%) VMware
2 4 (5.00%) Cisco
2 4 (5.00%) Splunk
2 4 (5.00%) Symantec
3 3 (3.75%) Cyber-Ark
4 2 (2.50%) ArcSight
4 2 (2.50%) FireEye
4 2 (2.50%) Mercator
5 1 (1.25%) Citrix
5 1 (1.25%) Facebook
5 1 (1.25%) ForgeRock
5 1 (1.25%) Intel Security
5 1 (1.25%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle
5 1 (1.25%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.25%) Tableau