The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 87 84
Rank change year-on-year +10 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 5 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.42% 0.68% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.71% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £475 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £535 £506
% change year-on-year +2.75% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £72.50 -

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 1145 1265 1367
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.22% 95.47% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 696 721
Median daily rate £375 £400 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +13.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 21
Median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 25 June 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 4 (44.44%) Firewall
1 4 (44.44%) Scrum
1 4 (44.44%) Network Security
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
2 3 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 3 (33.33%) Security Architecture
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Law
2 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (33.33%) Wireless
2 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) CISSP
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Symantec
3 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
3 2 (22.22%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (22.22%) AlgoSec
3 2 (22.22%) ScanSafe
3 2 (22.22%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 1 (11.11%) Behavioural Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (11.11%) Retail
4 1 (11.11%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 1 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
1 4 (44.44%) Network Security
2 3 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 3 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (11.11%) LDAP
General
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
2 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Law
3 1 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) Scrum
2 3 (33.33%) Security Architecture
2 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
3 2 (22.22%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
3 2 (22.22%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (11.11%) ArchiMate
4 1 (11.11%) Behavioural Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 1 (11.11%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 1 (11.11%) Network Design
4 1 (11.11%) Open Source
4 1 (11.11%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Threat Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CISSP
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) AlgoSec
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) ScanSafe
2 2 (22.22%) Symantec
3 1 (11.11%) Dell
3 1 (11.11%) Splunk
3 1 (11.11%) Verint