The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Architect
South East / Berkshire
Rank 84 100 131
Rank change year-on-year +16 +31  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 16 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.87% 0.90% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.97% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 2
Median daily rate £525 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £478
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £598 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +7.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. 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
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1709 2260 2679
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.34% 92.40% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 1185 1354
Median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 72 82
Median hourly rate £15.70 £27.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.90% +61.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Architect in Berkshire

Security Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Architect in Berkshire

Security Architect
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Architect within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Bracknell +1 10 - -
Reading +14 2 £525 +5.00%
Slough - 1 £425 -
Security Architect
South East

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, Security 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 across the Berkshire region featuring Security Architect in the job title.

1 14 (35.00%) CheckPoint
2 13 (32.50%) Cisco
3 10 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (25.00%) Palo Alto
4 9 (22.50%) Security Architecture
4 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
4 9 (22.50%) Firewall
4 9 (22.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (22.50%) Network Security
5 8 (20.00%) Retail
5 8 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (17.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 7 (17.50%) CRISC
6 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (17.50%) NetScaler
6 7 (17.50%) CISMP
6 7 (17.50%) SAML
6 7 (17.50%) Oracle
7 6 (15.00%) Information Security
7 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
8 5 (12.50%) vCloud
8 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (12.50%) Fortinet
8 5 (12.50%) PKI
8 5 (12.50%) Qualys
8 5 (12.50%) Symantec
8 5 (12.50%) Juniper
9 4 (10.00%) CISSP
9 4 (10.00%) Migration
9 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared

Security Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (5.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.50%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (22.50%) Firewall
2 9 (22.50%) Network Security
3 7 (17.50%) NetScaler
4 3 (7.50%) BGP
4 3 (7.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (7.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (7.50%) VPN
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (5.00%) LAN
5 2 (5.00%) MPLS
5 2 (5.00%) SAN
5 2 (5.00%) WAN
6 1 (2.50%) BIG-IP
6 1 (2.50%) DNS
6 1 (2.50%) HTTP
6 1 (2.50%) SSL
General
1 8 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) SAML
2 2 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.50%) PKI
3 3 (7.50%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.50%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.50%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Security Architecture
2 6 (15.00%) Information Security
3 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (10.00%) Migration
4 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 2 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (5.00%) Data Loss Prevention
5 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.00%) Project Management
5 2 (5.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (5.00%) Security Testing
5 2 (5.00%) Threat Modelling
5 2 (5.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (5.00%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (5.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (5.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 1 (2.50%) ITIL
6 1 (2.50%) OOD
6 1 (2.50%) System Testing
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) CISMP
1 7 (17.50%) CRISC
2 4 (10.00%) CISSP
2 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) CISM
4 2 (5.00%) CLAS
4 2 (5.00%) SANS
5 1 (2.50%) CEH
5 1 (2.50%) CISA
5 1 (2.50%) CITP
5 1 (2.50%) CREST Certified
5 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) ISACA
5 1 (2.50%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.50%) COBIT
2 1 (2.50%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.50%) vCloud
3 2 (5.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) CheckPoint
2 13 (32.50%) Cisco
3 10 (25.00%) Palo Alto
4 7 (17.50%) Oracle
5 5 (12.50%) Fortinet
5 5 (12.50%) Juniper
5 5 (12.50%) Qualys
5 5 (12.50%) Symantec
6 4 (10.00%) F5
7 3 (7.50%) Forcepoint
8 2 (5.00%) Google
9 1 (2.50%) Intel
9 1 (2.50%) Intel Security
9 1 (2.50%) Microsoft