Period
to 24 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 July 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 Solution Architect
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 775 793 816
Rank change year-on-year +18 +23 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Security Solutions Architect 28 80 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.032% 0.079% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.083% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 64 21
England median daily rate £550 £483 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.99% -3.50% +17.65%
10th Percentile £500 £406 £438
90th Percentile £676 £618 £600
UK median daily rate £550 £483 £500
% change year-on-year +13.99% -3.50% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 83058 96626 98206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.12% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 54225 63683 61934
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £259 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2652 2819 3834
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

Security Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Solutions Architect in England

Security Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Solutions Architect in England

Security Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Solutions Architect in England over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Solutions Architect in England

Security Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Solutions Architect within the England region over the 6 months to 24 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +12 11 £583 +1.30% 1
North of England +64 5 £501 +2.67%
South East +32 5 £575 - 1
North West +26 4 £501 +0.10%
Midlands +15 3 £685 +31.73%
East of England -32 3 £525 +27.27% 2
West Midlands +31 2 £550 +10.00%
Yorkshire +29 1 - -
South West -1 1 £575 +6.98% 1
East Midlands -14 1 £820 -
Security Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2017, Security Solutions 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 England region featuring Security Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 8 (28.57%) CISM
1 8 (28.57%) CISSP
1 8 (28.57%) TOGAF
2 7 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 7 (25.00%) Information Security
2 7 (25.00%) Finance
3 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (21.43%) SIEM
3 6 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (21.43%) Identity Access Management
4 5 (17.86%) Retail
4 5 (17.86%) Security Architecture
4 5 (17.86%) Network Security
5 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.29%) Banking
5 4 (14.29%) SOA
6 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
6 3 (10.71%) Security Management
6 3 (10.71%) Firewall
6 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (10.71%) GIAC
6 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
6 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
6 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (10.71%) SABSA
6 3 (10.71%) SANS
7 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
7 2 (7.14%) Behavioural Analysis
7 2 (7.14%) Virtual Team

Security Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (3.57%) PaaS
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) Network Security
2 3 (10.71%) Firewall
3 2 (7.14%) Internet
3 2 (7.14%) LDAP
4 1 (3.57%) DMZ
4 1 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Big Data
2 1 (3.57%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Retail
3 4 (14.29%) Banking
4 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.57%) Legal
5 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) CESG
1 2 (7.14%) Mainframe
1 2 (7.14%) PKI
1 2 (7.14%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
1 2 (7.14%) Unix
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
1 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) TOGAF
2 7 (25.00%) Information Security
3 6 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (21.43%) Identity Access Management
3 6 (21.43%) SIEM
3 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (17.86%) Security Architecture
5 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (14.29%) SOA
6 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
6 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
6 3 (10.71%) SABSA
6 3 (10.71%) Security Management
6 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
7 2 (7.14%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 2 (7.14%) Open Source
7 2 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) CISM
1 8 (28.57%) CISSP
2 3 (10.71%) GIAC
2 3 (10.71%) SANS
3 2 (7.14%) CEH
3 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) CISA
4 1 (3.57%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (3.57%) COBIT
4 1 (3.57%) FedRAMP
4 1 (3.57%) GDPR
4 1 (3.57%) QA
4 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Palantir
1 1 (3.57%) SAP