The median contractor rate for a Security Solutions Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 594 608 623
Rank change year-on-year +14 +15  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Solutions Architect 20 41 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.042% 0.076% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.081% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 31 8
Median daily rate £575 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £406 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £673 £600 £589
UK excluding London median daily rate £563 £419 £500
% change year-on-year +34.32% -16.25%  
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44648 50928 53153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.82% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98440 117183 122955
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4470 5127 7601
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Security Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Solutions Architect in the UK

Security Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Solutions Architect in the UK

Security Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Solutions Architect over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Solutions Architect in the UK

Security Solutions Architect
Top 9 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England +7 19 £575 +15.00% 4
UK excluding London +51 13 £563 +34.32% 1
London -2 7 £615 +6.95% 3
South East - 5 £575 -
North of England +55 3 - -
East of England -16 2 £525 +27.27%
Midlands +8 1 £820 +60.00% 1
South West - 1 £575 -
Wales - 1 £500 -

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 featuring Security Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 16 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (30.00%) CISSP
3 10 (25.00%) Information Security
4 9 (22.50%) TOGAF
4 9 (22.50%) CISM
5 8 (20.00%) PCI DSS
5 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 8 (20.00%) SIEM
5 8 (20.00%) Finance
6 7 (17.50%) Identity Access Management
7 6 (15.00%) Network Security
7 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
7 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (15.00%) Cyber Defence
8 5 (12.50%) Banking
8 5 (12.50%) Retail
8 5 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 5 (12.50%) Security Management
8 5 (12.50%) Firewall
8 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
8 5 (12.50%) Security Architecture
8 5 (12.50%) Service Design
9 4 (10.00%) SABSA
9 4 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (10.00%) SOA
9 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
10 3 (7.50%) Telecoms

Security Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (2.50%) PaaS
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) Network Security
2 5 (12.50%) Firewall
3 3 (7.50%) Internet
4 2 (5.00%) DMZ
4 2 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (5.00%) LDAP
5 1 (2.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Big Data
2 1 (2.50%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Banking
2 5 (12.50%) Retail
3 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Cyber Defence
1 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (5.00%) CESG
3 2 (5.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.00%) PKI
3 2 (5.00%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) Unix
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (25.00%) Information Security
3 9 (22.50%) TOGAF
4 8 (20.00%) SIEM
5 7 (17.50%) Identity Access Management
6 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (12.50%) Security Architecture
7 5 (12.50%) Security Management
7 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 5 (12.50%) Service Design
8 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
8 4 (10.00%) SABSA
8 4 (10.00%) SOA
9 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
9 3 (7.50%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 3 (7.50%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (7.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) C
2 1 (2.50%) C#
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) CISSP
2 9 (22.50%) CISM
3 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.50%) GIAC
4 3 (7.50%) ISSAP
4 3 (7.50%) SANS
5 2 (5.00%) CEH
5 2 (5.00%) Degree
6 1 (2.50%) CISA
6 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (2.50%) COBIT
4 1 (2.50%) FedRAMP
4 1 (2.50%) GDPR
4 1 (2.50%) QA
4 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) QRadar
2 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) Splunk
1 3 (7.50%) Trend Micro
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco
2 1 (2.50%) Palantir
2 1 (2.50%) SAP