Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Solutions Architect was £610 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 795 767 815
Rank change year-on-year -28 +48 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Security Solutions Architect 41 67 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.044% 0.074% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.078% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 42 22
England median daily rate £610 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.91% +4.76% +2.44%
10th Percentile £525 £413 £465
90th Percentile £725 £759 £718
UK median daily rate £610 £560 £525
% change year-on-year +8.93% +6.67% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £32.73
UK median hourly rate - - £32.73

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 87,524 85,696 92,649
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,725 56,452 59,910
England median daily rate £450 £425 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.29% +3.88%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £609 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,539 2,913 3,545
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.38 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +0.68% +10.61%
10th Percentile £10.79 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.51
% change year-on-year +2.78% -2.76% +12.18%

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 17 January 2018.

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 17 January 2018. 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 -28 28 £615 -1.60% 5
South East -19 8 £610 +43.53%
South West +4 2 £563 +9.76%
Midlands +1 2 £525 -4.11% 5
West Midlands 0 1 £525 +2.44% 3
East Midlands 0 1 - - 1
Security Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 19 (46.34%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (41.46%) Finance
3 14 (34.15%) Banking
4 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (24.39%) Firewall
5 9 (21.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (19.51%) Internet
6 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
6 8 (19.51%) CCIE
6 8 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (17.07%) CCNA
7 7 (17.07%) ITIL
7 7 (17.07%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (17.07%) Network Security
8 6 (14.63%) Retail Banking
8 6 (14.63%) TOGAF
8 6 (14.63%) VoIP
8 6 (14.63%) HTTP
8 6 (14.63%) Cisco
8 6 (14.63%) CCNP
8 6 (14.63%) Information Security
8 6 (14.63%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (12.20%) Data Centre
9 5 (12.20%) Security Architecture
9 5 (12.20%) Software Engineering
10 4 (9.76%) Windows
10 4 (9.76%) IT Strategy
11 3 (7.32%) Linux
11 3 (7.32%) VPN
11 3 (7.32%) Juniper

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 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.88%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.44%) Office 365
3 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) Firewall
2 8 (19.51%) Internet
2 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
3 7 (17.07%) Network Security
4 6 (14.63%) HTTP
4 6 (14.63%) VoIP
5 3 (7.32%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (7.32%) VPN
6 2 (4.88%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (4.88%) DNS
6 2 (4.88%) MPLS
6 2 (4.88%) VPLS
6 2 (4.88%) WAAS
6 2 (4.88%) WAN
6 2 (4.88%) Wireless
7 1 (2.44%) BGP
7 1 (2.44%) Kerberos
7 1 (2.44%) LAN
7 1 (2.44%) LDAP
7 1 (2.44%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Blockchain
General
1 17 (41.46%) Finance
2 14 (34.15%) Banking
3 6 (14.63%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Advertising
4 1 (2.44%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.44%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) OpenID
1 1 (2.44%) REST
1 1 (2.44%) SailPoint
1 1 (2.44%) SAML
1 1 (2.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.88%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) Linux
3 2 (4.88%) Android
3 2 (4.88%) Mac OS X
3 2 (4.88%) Unix
4 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.44%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (46.34%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (21.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (17.07%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (17.07%) ITIL
5 6 (14.63%) Information Security
5 6 (14.63%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (14.63%) TOGAF
6 5 (12.20%) Security Architecture
6 5 (12.20%) Software Engineering
7 4 (9.76%) IT Strategy
8 2 (4.88%) Business Continuity
8 2 (4.88%) Data Loss Prevention
8 2 (4.88%) DevOps
8 2 (4.88%) ERP
8 2 (4.88%) Network Design
9 1 (2.44%) E-Commerce
9 1 (2.44%) Migration
9 1 (2.44%) PLM
9 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) CCIE
1 8 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (17.07%) CCNA
3 6 (14.63%) CCNP
4 2 (4.88%) CWNA
5 1 (2.44%) CCIE Security
5 1 (2.44%) CCIE Service Provider
5 1 (2.44%) CCSP
5 1 (2.44%) CISSP
5 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.44%) Degree
5 1 (2.44%) MCP
5 1 (2.44%) MCSE
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.44%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Cisco
2 3 (7.32%) F5
2 3 (7.32%) Fortinet
2 3 (7.32%) Juniper
3 2 (4.88%) Barracuda Networks
3 2 (4.88%) McAfee
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.88%) Palo Alto
3 2 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (4.88%) SonicWALL
3 2 (4.88%) Sourcefire
3 2 (4.88%) VMware
3 2 (4.88%) WatchGuard
4 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.44%) ForgeRock
4 1 (2.44%) IBM
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.44%) SAP