The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Security Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Security Architecture over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Architecture
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 89 84
Rank change year-on-year +22 -5  
Contract jobs citing Security Architecture 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.44% 0.26% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.32% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £600 £413 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £530 £514 £528
% change year-on-year +3.16% -2.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.87 £51.25 £68.00
% change year-on-year +18.77% -24.63%  

Security Architecture is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 769 1257 1193
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 84.69% 82.75% 81.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 706 678
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 14
Median hourly rate £15.18 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.07% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £17.75 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.12 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Security Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Security Architecture as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Security Architecture in Edinburgh

Security Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Architecture in Edinburgh

Security Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architecture in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Architecture in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Security Architecture.

1 12 (70.59%) Information Security
2 11 (64.71%) Information Assurance
3 10 (58.82%) SC Cleared
3 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
4 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (47.06%) CISSP
6 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
6 7 (41.18%) Cryptography
6 7 (41.18%) CEH
6 7 (41.18%) CREST Certified
7 6 (35.29%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (35.29%) SANS
7 6 (35.29%) Ethical Hacking
7 6 (35.29%) GIAC
7 6 (35.29%) Risk Management
8 4 (23.53%) Finance
8 4 (23.53%) Statistics
9 3 (17.65%) Network Security
9 3 (17.65%) Firewall
10 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
10 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (11.76%) Electronics
10 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
10 2 (11.76%) SAP
10 2 (11.76%) Windows
10 2 (11.76%) Linux
10 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (11.76%) Cisco
10 2 (11.76%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (11.76%) Marketing

Security Architecture
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) Confluence
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) Liferay
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) IaaS
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Firewall
1 3 (17.65%) Network Security
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (5.88%) LDAP
2 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
2 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.88%) git-flow
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Electronics
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.76%) Marketing
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Architect
1 11 (64.71%) Security Architect
2 6 (35.29%) Consultant
2 6 (35.29%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 6 (35.29%) Security Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) CISSP Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Designer
4 1 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Head of Security
4 1 (5.88%) Information Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Network Security Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Security Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Security Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
1 1 (5.88%) Private Cloud
1 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Information Security
2 11 (64.71%) Information Assurance
3 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
4 7 (41.18%) Cryptography
5 6 (35.29%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (35.29%) Ethical Hacking
5 6 (35.29%) Risk Management
6 4 (23.53%) Statistics
7 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (11.76%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (11.76%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (11.76%) Open Source
7 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
7 2 (11.76%) Scrum
7 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
8 1 (5.88%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 1 (5.88%) Threat Analysis
8 1 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) SC Cleared
1 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) CISSP
3 7 (41.18%) CEH
3 7 (41.18%) CREST Certified
4 6 (35.29%) GIAC
4 6 (35.29%) SANS
5 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (5.88%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Shibboleth
1 1 (5.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Ansible
1 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco
1 2 (11.76%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) AlgoSec
2 1 (5.88%) Barracuda Networks
2 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) ScanSafe
2 1 (5.88%) Symantec
2 1 (5.88%) WSO2