The median contractor rate for a Security Technical Architect was £613 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 April 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 Technical Architect
UK
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 596 644 639
Rank change year-on-year +48 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Technical Architect 8 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.016% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.017% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 3
Median daily rate £613 £600 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.08% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £516 £488
10% offered a daily rate of more than £778 £615 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £581 £600 £500
% change year-on-year -3.12% +20.00%  
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 43833 53144 53796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.56% 95.10% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28465 34660 32613
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1448 1545 2147
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.98 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.13% +2.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Security Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Technical Architect in the UK

Security Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Technical Architect in the UK

Security Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Technical Architect over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Technical Architect in the UK

Security Technical Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Technical Architect in the UK

Security Technical 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 Technical Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 25 April 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 +38 8 £613 +2.08%
London +31 4 £650 +20.37%
South East +26 2 £581 -7.00%
Reading - 2 £581 -
Berkshire - 2 £581 -
East Midlands -9 1 £820 +64.00%
West Midlands - 1 £513 -
Warwickshire - 1 £513 -
Warwick - 1 £513 -

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, Security Technical 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 Technical Architect in the job title.

1 6 (37.50%) CISSP
1 6 (37.50%) Network Security
2 5 (31.25%) Security Architecture
2 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (31.25%) TOGAF
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) Information Security
3 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (25.00%) Firewall
3 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (18.75%) Open Source
4 3 (18.75%) Splunk
4 3 (18.75%) SIEM
4 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
4 3 (18.75%) Windows
5 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
5 2 (12.50%) CESG
5 2 (12.50%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (12.50%) Sourcefire
5 2 (12.50%) Snort
5 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (12.50%) Linux
5 2 (12.50%) LDAP
5 2 (12.50%) Unix

Security Technical 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 2 (12.50%) PaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (6.25%) IaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Network Security
2 4 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) DMZ
3 2 (12.50%) LDAP
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) Internet
4 1 (6.25%) IPsec
4 1 (6.25%) Kerberos
4 1 (6.25%) LAN
4 1 (6.25%) VoIP
4 1 (6.25%) VPN
4 1 (6.25%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) Data Lake
1 1 (6.25%) DocumentDB
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Automotive
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) CESG
1 2 (12.50%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (6.25%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Unix
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Security Architecture
1 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (31.25%) TOGAF
2 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
2 4 (25.00%) Information Security
3 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (18.75%) Open Source
3 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
3 3 (18.75%) SIEM
3 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 2 (12.50%) Security Operations
4 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (6.25%) IT Strategy
5 1 (6.25%) Microservices
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Governance
5 1 (6.25%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (6.25%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) CISSP
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) CISA
3 2 (12.50%) CISM
3 2 (12.50%) CLAS
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) BS7799
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Snort
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Splunk
2 2 (12.50%) Sourcefire
3 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) F5
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) New Relic
3 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto
3 1 (6.25%) VMware