The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £545 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Architect
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 84 83
Rank change year-on-year +18 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 5 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.55% 0.59% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.62% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 1
Median daily rate £545 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.73% +8.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £508 £500
% change year-on-year +5.91% +1.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 861 1457 1392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.82% 95.92% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 794 784
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 20
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Security Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Security Architect in Edinburgh

Security Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Architect in Edinburgh

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Security 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 across the Edinburgh region featuring Security Architect in the job title.

1 11 (64.71%) Security Architecture
2 9 (52.94%) Information Assurance
2 9 (52.94%) Information Security
3 7 (41.18%) Finance
3 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
3 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
4 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (35.29%) TOGAF
4 6 (35.29%) CISSP
5 5 (29.41%) Asset Management
6 4 (23.53%) Network Security
6 4 (23.53%) Splunk
6 4 (23.53%) SIEM
6 4 (23.53%) Cryptography
6 4 (23.53%) Ethical Hacking
6 4 (23.53%) CEH
6 4 (23.53%) GIAC
6 4 (23.53%) Firewall
6 4 (23.53%) CREST Certified
6 4 (23.53%) SANS
7 3 (17.65%) Analytics
7 3 (17.65%) Wireless
7 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
7 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco
7 3 (17.65%) NetScaler
7 3 (17.65%) Statistics
8 2 (11.76%) Marketing
8 2 (11.76%) Zachman Framework

Security Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Firewall
1 4 (23.53%) Network Security
2 3 (17.65%) NetScaler
2 3 (17.65%) Wireless
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (5.88%) LDAP
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Electronics
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.76%) Marketing
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Unix
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Security Architecture
2 9 (52.94%) Information Assurance
2 9 (52.94%) Information Security
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) TOGAF
4 5 (29.41%) Asset Management
5 4 (23.53%) Cryptography
5 4 (23.53%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (23.53%) SIEM
6 3 (17.65%) Analytics
6 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
6 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (17.65%) Statistics
7 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (11.76%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (11.76%) ITIL
7 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
7 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
7 2 (11.76%) Zachman Framework
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 6 (35.29%) CISSP
3 4 (23.53%) CEH
3 4 (23.53%) CREST Certified
3 4 (23.53%) GIAC
3 4 (23.53%) SANS
4 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Splunk
2 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco
3 2 (11.76%) AlgoSec
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) SAP
3 2 (11.76%) ScanSafe
3 2 (11.76%) Symantec
4 1 (5.88%) Dell
4 1 (5.88%) Verint