The median contractor rate for a Security Technical Architect was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Technical Architect
UK / England
Rank 580 607 587
Rank change year-on-year +27 -20  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Technical Architect 5 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.012% 0.016% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.017% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Median daily rate £563 £600 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +17.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £516 £490
10% offered a daily rate of more than £705 £625 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £613 £513
% change year-on-year -16.32% +19.51%  
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 39636 46701 45542
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25783 30610 27944
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1458 1840
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +4.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Security Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Technical Architect in England

Security Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Technical Architect in England

Security Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Technical Architect in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Technical Architect in England

Security Technical Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Technical Architect in England

Security Technical 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 Technical Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 25 March 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 +35 4 £600 +11.11%
West Midlands - 1 £513 -
Security Technical Architect
UK

Security Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Security Technical 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 Technical Architect in the job title.

1 11 (55.00%) Network Security
2 10 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (40.00%) PCI DSS
4 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (30.00%) Finance
5 6 (30.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (30.00%) Data Security
6 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (25.00%) Security Architecture
7 4 (20.00%) Database Security
7 4 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (20.00%) Information Security
7 4 (20.00%) TOGAF
7 4 (20.00%) Firewall
7 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (20.00%) CISSP
8 3 (15.00%) Windows
8 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (15.00%) Splunk
8 3 (15.00%) Open Source
9 2 (10.00%) SIEM
9 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
9 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
9 2 (10.00%) CLAS
9 2 (10.00%) Security Operations
9 2 (10.00%) QA

Security Technical Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.00%) IaaS
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
1 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) Network Security
2 4 (20.00%) Firewall
3 2 (10.00%) LDAP
4 1 (5.00%) DMZ
4 1 (5.00%) DNS
4 1 (5.00%) IPsec
4 1 (5.00%) Kerberos
4 1 (5.00%) LAN
4 1 (5.00%) VoIP
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
4 1 (5.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Big Data
1 1 (5.00%) Data Lake
1 1 (5.00%) DocumentDB
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) CESG
2 2 (10.00%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (5.00%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Unix
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (30.00%) Data Security
3 5 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (20.00%) Database Security
4 4 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
4 4 (20.00%) Information Security
4 4 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (20.00%) TOGAF
5 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (15.00%) Open Source
6 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (10.00%) Security Operations
6 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
6 2 (10.00%) SIEM
6 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) CISSP
3 2 (10.00%) CISA
3 2 (10.00%) CISM
3 2 (10.00%) CLAS
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 6 (30.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (10.00%) BS7799
3 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Snort
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
1 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Splunk
2 2 (10.00%) Sourcefire
2 2 (10.00%) Tripwire
3 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) F5
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) New Relic
3 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (5.00%) VMware