Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Technical Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 July 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
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 828 861 873
Rank change year-on-year +33 +12 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Security Technical Architect 17 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.024% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.025% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 5
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £506 £438 £491
90th Percentile £750 £689 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £581 £600 £500
% change year-on-year -3.13% +20.00% -6.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 90939 104549 107173
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.84% 95.02% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58948 68044 66295
UK median daily rate £428 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% +0.76%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3102 4149
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.44 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £44.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £16.93
% change year-on-year -7.89% +12.21% +2.62%

Security Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 July 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 10 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 6 months to 22 July 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
England +51 17 £600 +9.09%
London +5 9 £600 +10.09%
UK excluding London +59 8 £581 -3.13%
South East +32 3 £581 -7.00%
North of England +61 2 - -
Yorkshire +30 2 - -
Midlands +19 2 £666 +11.04%
East Midlands -14 1 £820 +64.00%
South West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £513 -

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 5 (29.41%) Banking
1 5 (29.41%) Network Security
2 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
3 3 (17.65%) CISSP
3 3 (17.65%) Security Architecture
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (11.76%) PaaS
4 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (11.76%) SIEM
4 2 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
4 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
4 2 (11.76%) DMZ
4 2 (11.76%) Firewall
5 1 (5.88%) Data Security
5 1 (5.88%) Security Management
5 1 (5.88%) Wireless
5 1 (5.88%) IPsec
5 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (5.88%) Automotive
5 1 (5.88%) Law
5 1 (5.88%) Legal
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) VMware

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 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.76%) PaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.88%) IaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) Network Security
2 2 (11.76%) DMZ
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
3 1 (5.88%) IPsec
3 1 (5.88%) Kerberos
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) VoIP
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Big Data
1 1 (5.88%) Data Lake
1 1 (5.88%) DocumentDB
General
1 5 (29.41%) Banking
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Automotive
3 1 (5.88%) Law
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) PKI
1 1 (5.88%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (17.65%) Security Architecture
2 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (11.76%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (11.76%) SIEM
2 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
3 1 (5.88%) Analytics
3 1 (5.88%) Database Security
3 1 (5.88%) Information Security
3 1 (5.88%) Information Security Governance
3 1 (5.88%) IT Strategy
3 1 (5.88%) Microservices
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Open Source
3 1 (5.88%) Programme Governance
3 1 (5.88%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.88%) SABSA
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) CISSP
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) RMADS
1 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) FortiGate
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Becrypt
1 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
1 1 (5.88%) Citrix
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.88%) New Relic
1 1 (5.88%) Splunk
1 1 (5.88%) VMware