The median contractor rate for a Security Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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.

Security Solution Architect
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 588 602 615
Rank change year-on-year +14 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Solutions Architect 20 37 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.044% 0.069% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.073% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 28 15
Median daily rate £550 £438 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £413 £483
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £600 £630
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. 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 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Security Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Solutions Architect in the UK

Security Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Solutions Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Solutions Architect in the UK

Security Solutions Architect
Top 19 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 28 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
England +7 13 £550 +25.71% 2
London +24 8 £575 - 2
Wales - 6 £550 -
South Wales - 6 £550 -
Newport - 4 £575 -
West Midlands +11 2 £550 +13.98%
Scotland - 2 - -
North West +28 1 - -
Manchester +12 1 - -
Warwickshire 0 1 - -
Bedfordshire -1 1 £525 -
East of England -15 1 £525 +27.27%
South West - 1 £750 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £750 -
Cardiff - 1 £550 -
City of London - 1 £550 -
Warwick - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 featuring Security Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 26 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 13 (25.00%) Finance
3 12 (23.08%) CISSP
4 11 (21.15%) TOGAF
5 10 (19.23%) Risk Assessment
5 10 (19.23%) Banking
6 9 (17.31%) Degree
6 9 (17.31%) PCI DSS
6 9 (17.31%) Information Security
6 9 (17.31%) Firewall
7 8 (15.38%) Active Directory
7 8 (15.38%) Middleware
7 8 (15.38%) Network Security
7 8 (15.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (15.38%) Cyber Defence
8 7 (13.46%) QRadar
8 7 (13.46%) Trend Micro
8 7 (13.46%) Splunk
8 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
8 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
8 7 (13.46%) ISSAP
8 7 (13.46%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (13.46%) Management Information System
9 6 (11.54%) Internet
9 6 (11.54%) Windows
9 6 (11.54%) SOA
9 6 (11.54%) Systems Analysis
9 6 (11.54%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (11.54%) Computer Science
10 5 (9.62%) Zachman Framework

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:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) Firewall
2 8 (15.38%) Network Security
3 6 (11.54%) Internet
4 4 (7.69%) LDAP
5 3 (5.77%) MPLS
5 3 (5.77%) WAN
6 1 (1.92%) DMZ
6 1 (1.92%) DNS
6 1 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Rational DOORS
General
1 13 (25.00%) Finance
2 10 (19.23%) Banking
3 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.85%) Retail
5 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) Middleware
2 2 (3.85%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Cyber Defence
1 8 (15.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (13.46%) Management Information System
3 6 (11.54%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.85%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.92%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (3.85%) Linux
2 2 (3.85%) Unix
2 2 (3.85%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (21.15%) TOGAF
3 10 (19.23%) Risk Assessment
4 9 (17.31%) Information Security
5 7 (13.46%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (11.54%) SOA
6 6 (11.54%) Systems Analysis
6 6 (11.54%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (9.62%) Coaching
7 5 (9.62%) Data Protection
7 5 (9.62%) ITIL
7 5 (9.62%) Mentoring
7 5 (9.62%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (9.62%) Risk Management
7 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
7 5 (9.62%) Service Design
7 5 (9.62%) SIEM
7 5 (9.62%) Zachman Framework
8 4 (7.69%) Data Loss Prevention
8 4 (7.69%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) C
2 1 (1.92%) C#
2 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (23.08%) CISSP
2 9 (17.31%) Degree
3 7 (13.46%) ISSAP
3 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
3 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
4 5 (9.62%) CISM
5 4 (7.69%) CISA
6 3 (5.77%) CCNA
6 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (5.77%) CLAS
6 3 (5.77%) JNCIA
7 2 (3.85%) CRISC
7 2 (3.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.31%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.77%) COBIT
2 3 (5.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.85%) QA
4 1 (1.92%) GDPR
4 1 (1.92%) ISO27002
4 1 (1.92%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) QRadar
2 1 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) Splunk
1 7 (13.46%) Trend Micro
2 5 (9.62%) Cisco
2 5 (9.62%) Forcepoint
3 3 (5.77%) HP
3 3 (5.77%) Juniper
3 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.77%) VMware
4 1 (1.92%) F5
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle
4 1 (1.92%) Palo Alto
4 1 (1.92%) SAP
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