Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Technical Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 831 829 836
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Security Technical Architect 24 24 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.025% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.026% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 15
UK median daily rate £625 £533 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.37% +1.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £461 £435 £463
90th Percentile £750 £680 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £438 £550
% change year-on-year +25.71% -20.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £32.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.73

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 95,011 91,868 102,819
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.80% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,133 59,980 65,551
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,784 3,231 3,883
UK median hourly rate £18.36 £18.00 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.01% -3.64% +13.21%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +9.09%

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 19 January 2018.

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 13 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 19 January 2018. 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 -3 24 £625 +17.37% 3
London -34 13 £675 +17.39% 2
UK excluding London +3 11 £550 +25.71% 1
North of England +31 5 £625 +31.58%
Yorkshire +10 4 £550 +10.00%
East of England - 3 - -
South West +6 2 £473 +35.00%
West Midlands - 2 £550 -
Midlands - 2 £550 - 1
North West +2 1 £725 +61.11%
South East -18 1 £500 +17.65%
North East - 1 £733 -
Scotland - 1 £473 -

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) Finance
3 6 (25.00%) CESG
3 6 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 6 (25.00%) PKI
3 6 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 6 (25.00%) Security Architecture
4 5 (20.83%) OpenID
4 5 (20.83%) LDAP
4 5 (20.83%) OAuth2
5 4 (16.67%) DevOps
5 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
5 4 (16.67%) ITIL
5 4 (16.67%) Cisco
5 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 4 (16.67%) Open Source
6 3 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (12.50%) Retail
6 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (12.50%) IT Governance
6 3 (12.50%) QA
6 3 (12.50%) PCI DSS
6 3 (12.50%) COBIT
6 3 (12.50%) COSO
6 3 (12.50%) OWASP
6 3 (12.50%) Social Media
6 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.50%) Law
6 3 (12.50%) Change Management
6 3 (12.50%) Firewall

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) Apache
1 2 (8.33%) Apache ServiceMix
1 2 (8.33%) JBoss
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (8.33%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) DNS
2 2 (8.33%) Network Security
3 1 (4.17%) ATM
3 1 (4.17%) BGP
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (4.17%) Internet
3 1 (4.17%) IPsec
3 1 (4.17%) LAN
3 1 (4.17%) MPLS
3 1 (4.17%) OSPF
3 1 (4.17%) VPLS
3 1 (4.17%) WAN
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Law
2 3 (12.50%) Retail
3 2 (8.33%) Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Games
4 1 (4.17%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) LDAP
1 5 (20.83%) OAuth2
1 5 (20.83%) OpenID
2 2 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (8.33%) Apache Camel
2 2 (8.33%) Kafka
2 2 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (8.33%) Velocity
3 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) CESG
1 6 (25.00%) PKI
2 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 3 (12.50%) Social Media
4 2 (8.33%) Public Cloud
5 1 (4.17%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (4.17%) Cyberattack
5 1 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) Security Architecture
2 6 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 6 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 4 (16.67%) DevOps
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) Open Source
4 3 (12.50%) Change Management
4 3 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
4 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (12.50%) IT Governance
4 3 (12.50%) OWASP
4 3 (12.50%) Patch Management
4 3 (12.50%) PRINCE
4 3 (12.50%) Programme Delivery
4 3 (12.50%) SABSA
4 3 (12.50%) SFIA
4 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (8.33%) Domain Models
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) CESG Certified Professional
1 2 (8.33%) CISSP
1 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) CCIE
2 1 (4.17%) CCNA
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) CITP
2 1 (4.17%) IISP
2 1 (4.17%) MBCS
2 1 (4.17%) MCP
2 1 (4.17%) MCSE
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) COBIT
1 3 (12.50%) COSO
1 3 (12.50%) GDPR
1 3 (12.50%) PCI DSS
1 3 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Cisco
2 2 (8.33%) Dell
2 2 (8.33%) EMC
2 2 (8.33%) F5
2 2 (8.33%) IBM
2 2 (8.33%) NetApp
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Sophos
2 2 (8.33%) Splunk
2 2 (8.33%) TIBCO
2 2 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
3 1 (4.17%) Juniper