Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Solutions Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 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 > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 365 376 396
Rank change year-on-year +11 +20 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Security Solutions Architect 11 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.065% 0.030% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.032% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 6
South East median daily rate £600 £413 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -21.43% +8.81%
10th Percentile £559 £403 £494
90th Percentile £610 £423 £556
England median daily rate £605 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.76% +17.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East 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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15913 15669 18329
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.96% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9442 9313 10771
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 785 923
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.28
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.46 £47.50
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 the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Solutions Architect in the South East

Security Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Solutions Architect in the South East

Security Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 23 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
Surrey - 5 £610 -
Thames Valley +4 4 £575 +43.75%
Berkshire 0 4 £575 +43.75%
Hampshire +13 1 £600 -
Middlesex - 1 £600 -
Security Solutions Architect
England

Security Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region featuring Security Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 7 (63.64%) Network Security
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (63.64%) CCIE
2 6 (54.55%) CCNP
2 6 (54.55%) CCNA
2 6 (54.55%) VoIP
2 6 (54.55%) HTTP
2 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
2 6 (54.55%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (45.45%) ITIL
3 5 (45.45%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (45.45%) TOGAF
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) GIAC
4 2 (18.18%) CISSP
4 2 (18.18%) CISM
4 2 (18.18%) Security Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (18.18%) SANS
5 1 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (9.09%) CCIE Security
5 1 (9.09%) CCIE Service Provider
5 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
5 1 (9.09%) Threat Management
5 1 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
5 1 (9.09%) Internet

Security Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (63.64%) Network Security
2 6 (54.55%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) HTTP
2 6 (54.55%) TCP/IP
2 6 (54.55%) VoIP
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (9.09%) FWSM
3 1 (9.09%) Internet
3 1 (9.09%) MPLS
3 1 (9.09%) VPLS
3 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
2 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (45.45%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) TOGAF
3 2 (18.18%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (18.18%) Security Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Data Governance
4 1 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security
4 1 (9.09%) SIEM
4 1 (9.09%) Threat Management
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) CCIE
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (54.55%) CCNA
2 6 (54.55%) CCNP
3 2 (18.18%) CISM
3 2 (18.18%) CISSP
3 2 (18.18%) GIAC
3 2 (18.18%) SANS
4 1 (9.09%) CCIE Security
4 1 (9.09%) CCIE Service Provider
4 1 (9.09%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
1 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco
1 1 (9.09%) F5
1 1 (9.09%) VMware