Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Solutions Architect was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 November 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
England > London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 617 591 599
Rank change year-on-year -26 +8 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Security Solutions Architect 12 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.025% 0.064% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.068% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 7
London median daily rate £650 £625 £615
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +1.63% +49.09%
10th Percentile £531 £525 £445
90th Percentile £780 £771 £755
England median daily rate £610 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +10.91% +4.76% +17.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44654 42830 44617
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.96% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32346 30451 31444
London median daily rate £495 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £269
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 562 687
London median hourly rate £20.22 £19.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +1.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.41 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.64
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Security Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 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
Central London -3 1 £510 -24.44%
West London -9 1 £650 -
Security Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Information Security
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (16.67%) OpenShift
3 2 (16.67%) Palo Alto
3 2 (16.67%) Kubernetes
3 2 (16.67%) Private Cloud
3 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) Unix
3 2 (16.67%) Juniper
3 2 (16.67%) Mac OS X
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (16.67%) VPN
3 2 (16.67%) DNS
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 2 (16.67%) Wireless
3 2 (16.67%) CWNA
3 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 2 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (16.67%) McAfee
3 2 (16.67%) F5
3 2 (16.67%) WAAS
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA

Security Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) OpenShift
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (16.67%) VPN
1 2 (16.67%) WAAS
1 2 (16.67%) Wireless
2 1 (8.33%) Kerberos
2 1 (8.33%) LDAP
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Big Data
1 1 (8.33%) Blockchain
1 1 (8.33%) Data Lake
General
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
2 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) OpenID
1 1 (8.33%) REST
1 1 (8.33%) SailPoint
1 1 (8.33%) SAML
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (16.67%) Private Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Android
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Mac OS X
2 2 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (25.00%) Information Security
3 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) ERP
4 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 1 (8.33%) IT Strategy
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design
4 1 (8.33%) Network Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Security Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) Barracuda Networks
2 2 (16.67%) F5
2 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
2 2 (16.67%) Juniper
2 2 (16.67%) McAfee
2 2 (16.67%) Palo Alto
2 2 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (16.67%) SonicWALL
2 2 (16.67%) Sourcefire
2 2 (16.67%) WatchGuard
3 1 (8.33%) ForgeRock
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Palantir