The median contractor rate for a Security Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 568 573 599
Rank change year-on-year +5 +26  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Solutions Architect 15 52 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.034% 0.10% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.11% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 41 11
Median daily rate £550 £425 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -19.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £413 £495
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £419 £500
% change year-on-year +31.34% -16.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 41157 48919 48039
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.60% 95.22% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26881 32292 29584
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1340 1390 1931
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.10 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Security Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Solutions Architect in England

Security Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +18 7 £550 -4.34% 3
East of England -28 3 £525 +27.27%
West Midlands +22 2 £550 +6.79%
North West +31 1 - -
South West - 1 £575 -
East Midlands - 1 £820 -
Security Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 22 (46.81%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (27.66%) TOGAF
2 13 (27.66%) Finance
3 11 (23.40%) Banking
3 11 (23.40%) CISSP
4 10 (21.28%) Network Security
5 9 (19.15%) Degree
5 9 (19.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 8 (17.02%) PCI DSS
6 8 (17.02%) Middleware
6 8 (17.02%) Risk Assessment
6 8 (17.02%) Information Security
6 8 (17.02%) Firewall
7 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
7 7 (14.89%) SOA
7 7 (14.89%) Trend Micro
7 7 (14.89%) ISSAP
7 7 (14.89%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (14.89%) Splunk
7 7 (14.89%) QRadar
8 6 (12.77%) SIEM
8 6 (12.77%) Systems Analysis
8 6 (12.77%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
9 5 (10.64%) Internet
9 5 (10.64%) Security Management
9 5 (10.64%) Retail
9 5 (10.64%) Data Protection
9 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
10 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared

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 (2.13%) PaaS
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) Network Security
2 8 (17.02%) Firewall
3 5 (10.64%) Internet
4 2 (4.26%) DMZ
4 2 (4.26%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (4.26%) LDAP
4 2 (4.26%) MPLS
4 2 (4.26%) WAN
5 1 (2.13%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Rational DOORS
General
1 13 (27.66%) Finance
2 11 (23.40%) Banking
3 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
4 5 (10.64%) Retail
5 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.38%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (4.26%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.26%) PKI
5 1 (2.13%) CESG
5 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Unix
2 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (46.81%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (27.66%) TOGAF
3 8 (17.02%) Information Security
3 8 (17.02%) Risk Assessment
4 7 (14.89%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (14.89%) SOA
5 6 (12.77%) SIEM
5 6 (12.77%) Systems Analysis
5 6 (12.77%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (10.64%) Data Protection
6 5 (10.64%) Security Management
7 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.51%) Coaching
7 4 (8.51%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (8.51%) ITIL
7 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
7 4 (8.51%) Risk Management
7 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.51%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (6.38%) Malware Detection/Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) CISSP
2 9 (19.15%) Degree
3 7 (14.89%) ISSAP
4 4 (8.51%) CISM
4 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.26%) CCNA
5 2 (4.26%) CISA
5 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.26%) CLAS
5 2 (4.26%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.13%) CEH
6 1 (2.13%) CRISC
6 1 (2.13%) ISEB
6 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.02%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.26%) COBIT
3 2 (4.26%) ISO27002
4 1 (2.13%) FedRAMP
4 1 (2.13%) GDPR
4 1 (2.13%) PMO
4 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) QRadar
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Splunk
1 7 (14.89%) Trend Micro
2 4 (8.51%) Cisco
3 3 (6.38%) Forcepoint
4 2 (4.26%) HP
4 2 (4.26%) Juniper
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.26%) VMware
5 1 (2.13%) F5
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle
5 1 (2.13%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.13%) SAP
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday