The median contractor rate for a Security Solutions Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Solution Architect
England / London
Rank 390 423 408
Rank change year-on-year +33 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Solutions Architect 8 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.041% 0.036% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.038% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 5
Median daily rate £575 £575 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £542 £507
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £620 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £425 £538
% change year-on-year +29.41% -20.93%  
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18357 21038 20420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.81% 95.01% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13065 15076 14090
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 283 378
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Security Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Solutions Architect in London

Security Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Solutions Architect in London

Security Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Solutions Architect in London over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Solutions Architect in London

Security Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 27 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
City of London - 1 £550 -
Security Solutions Architect
England

Security Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 London region featuring Security Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 13 (56.52%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (47.83%) CISSP
3 10 (43.48%) Finance
3 10 (43.48%) Banking
4 9 (39.13%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (34.78%) Middleware
5 8 (34.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (30.43%) QRadar
6 7 (30.43%) Splunk
6 7 (30.43%) ISSAP
6 7 (30.43%) Trend Micro
7 6 (26.09%) PCI DSS
7 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
7 6 (26.09%) Degree
7 6 (26.09%) Systems Analysis
8 5 (21.74%) TOGAF
8 5 (21.74%) Information Security
8 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
8 5 (21.74%) Firewall
8 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
9 4 (17.39%) ITIL
9 4 (17.39%) Windows
9 4 (17.39%) CISM
9 4 (17.39%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (13.04%) JNCIA
10 3 (13.04%) VMware
10 3 (13.04%) MPLS
10 3 (13.04%) CISA
10 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
10 3 (13.04%) HP

Security Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Firewall
2 3 (13.04%) MPLS
2 3 (13.04%) WAN
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (4.35%) LDAP
3 1 (4.35%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (43.48%) Banking
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.04%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (39.13%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (26.09%) Systems Analysis
4 5 (21.74%) Information Security
4 5 (21.74%) TOGAF
5 4 (17.39%) ITIL
5 4 (17.39%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (13.04%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
6 3 (13.04%) Presales
7 2 (8.70%) Data Security
7 2 (8.70%) DevOps
7 2 (8.70%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (8.70%) Information Security Management
7 2 (8.70%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 2 (8.70%) Migration
7 2 (8.70%) Open Source
7 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
7 2 (8.70%) Security Management
8 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (47.83%) CISSP
2 7 (30.43%) ISSAP
3 6 (26.09%) Degree
4 4 (17.39%) CISM
5 3 (13.04%) CCNA
5 3 (13.04%) CISA
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (13.04%) CLAS
5 3 (13.04%) JNCIA
6 1 (4.35%) CRISC
6 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.35%) COBIT
2 1 (4.35%) GDPR
2 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) QRadar
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Splunk
1 7 (30.43%) Trend Micro
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco
2 3 (13.04%) HP
2 3 (13.04%) Juniper
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) SAP