The median contractor rate for a Security Solutions Architect was £615 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 404 413 412
Rank change year-on-year +9 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Solutions Architect 8 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.039% 0.069% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.073% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 3
Median daily rate £615 £575 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +21.05%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £563 £413 £500
% change year-on-year +36.36% -17.50%  
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 19396 20655 22146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.29% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13838 14981 15430
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 228 376
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.94 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.46% -4.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 1 - -
Security Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 8 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (43.75%) CISSP
3 5 (31.25%) TOGAF
3 5 (31.25%) Banking
3 5 (31.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
4 4 (25.00%) SABSA
4 4 (25.00%) Information Security
4 4 (25.00%) CISM
5 3 (18.75%) Middleware
5 3 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
5 3 (18.75%) Trend Micro
5 3 (18.75%) Splunk
5 3 (18.75%) Network Security
5 3 (18.75%) ISSAP
5 3 (18.75%) QRadar
5 3 (18.75%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 2 (12.50%) Retail
6 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (12.50%) SIEM
6 2 (12.50%) Finance
6 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
6 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (12.50%) CEH
6 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (12.50%) CESG
6 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce

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 1 (6.25%) PaaS
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Network Security
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (31.25%) Banking
2 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
3 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (12.50%) CESG
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.25%) PKI
3 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (31.25%) TOGAF
3 4 (25.00%) Information Security
3 4 (25.00%) SABSA
4 3 (18.75%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 2 (12.50%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 2 (12.50%) SIEM
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (6.25%) Data Security
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Patch Management
6 1 (6.25%) Security Management
6 1 (6.25%) Server Hardening
6 1 (6.25%) SOA
6 1 (6.25%) Threat Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) CISSP
2 4 (25.00%) CISM
3 3 (18.75%) ISSAP
4 2 (12.50%) CEH
5 1 (6.25%) CISA
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.25%) FedRAMP
2 1 (6.25%) GDPR
2 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Splunk
1 3 (18.75%) Trend Micro
2 1 (6.25%) Palantir
2 1 (6.25%) SAP