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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Solution Architect
Rank 585 567 590
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Security Solutions Architect 10 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.021% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.022% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
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£450 £488 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -15.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £434 £480
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £538 £670
UK excluding London average daily rate - £420 -
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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 2014.

Security Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Solutions Architect
Top 9 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 22 August 2014. 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 -27 10 £450 -7.69% 3
London +18 9 £450 -13.25% 3
Reading - - - -
Worcester - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
South East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Birmingham - - - -

Security Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 12 (41.38%) Information Security
1 12 (41.38%) Security Architecture
2 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 8 (27.59%) FMCG
2 8 (27.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 8 (27.59%) Firewall
2 8 (27.59%) Identity Management
2 8 (27.59%) Tivoli
2 8 (27.59%) SAP
2 8 (27.59%) SIEM
2 8 (27.59%) Continuous Improvement
2 8 (27.59%) Cyber Security
3 6 (20.69%) Windows
3 6 (20.69%) Network Security
3 6 (20.69%) TOGAF
4 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
5 4 (13.79%) Java
5 4 (13.79%) Oracle
5 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
6 3 (10.34%) Use Case
6 3 (10.34%) User Stories
6 3 (10.34%) Java EE
6 3 (10.34%) Degree
6 3 (10.34%) WCAG
6 3 (10.34%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (10.34%) Axure RP
6 3 (10.34%) Workflow
6 3 (10.34%) Finance
6 3 (10.34%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (10.34%) ITIL

Security Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 3 (10.34%) Oracle Workflow
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) Firewall
2 6 (20.69%) Network Security
3 2 (6.90%) VPN
3 2 (6.90%) Reverse Proxy
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 3 (10.34%) Axure RP
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) German Language
2 1 (3.45%) Military
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Java EE
2 2 (6.90%) Web Services
2 2 (6.90%) SAML
2 2 (6.90%) JAAS
2 2 (6.90%) jBPM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) FMCG
2 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.45%) PACS
3 1 (3.45%) CESG
3 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Information Security
1 12 (41.38%) Security Architecture
2 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 8 (27.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 8 (27.59%) Identity Management
2 8 (27.59%) SIEM
2 8 (27.59%) Continuous Improvement
2 8 (27.59%) Cyber Security
3 6 (20.69%) TOGAF
4 3 (10.34%) Use Case
4 3 (10.34%) User Stories
4 3 (10.34%) Workflow
4 3 (10.34%) ITIL
5 2 (6.90%) SOA
6 1 (3.45%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (3.45%) MVC
6 1 (3.45%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.45%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) C
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
1 3 (10.34%) CISSP
2 2 (6.90%) CISM
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) CCNA
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.45%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) SAP
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle
3 3 (10.34%) JBoss
4 1 (3.45%) Adobe
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