Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 107 128
Rank change year-on-year -17 +21 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 10 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.34% 0.93% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.96% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 4
Edinburgh median daily rate £500 £544 £519
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.05% +4.82% -
10th Percentile £461 £450 £472
90th Percentile £558 £724 £603
Scotland median daily rate £500 £544 £513
% change year-on-year -8.05% +6.10% +28.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2781 2086 3069
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.60% 96.75% 95.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1631 1206 1587
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -0.64%
10th Percentile £251 £250 £260
90th Percentile £545 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
% change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 28
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.54 £11.09
90th Percentile £41.75 £50.91 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.50 £23.35
% change year-on-year +22.48% -29.34% +33.43%

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Security Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 18 November 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 7 (70.00%) Banking
2 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Law
4 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (20.00%) SIEM
5 2 (20.00%) Unix
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (20.00%) Data Loss Prevention
6 1 (10.00%) Behavioural Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (10.00%) Blockchain
6 1 (10.00%) Machine Learning
6 1 (10.00%) ArchiMate
6 1 (10.00%) Analytics
6 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (10.00%) Information Security
6 1 (10.00%) DevOps
6 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (10.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 1 (10.00%) Threat Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (10.00%) Workflow

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) LDAP
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Blockchain
General
1 7 (70.00%) Banking
2 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Law
4 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Unix
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Data Loss Prevention
2 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) SIEM
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Behavioural Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Threat Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (10.00%) UML
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Citrix