Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 19 November 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 Architect
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 115 147
Rank change year-on-year 0 +32 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 47 56 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.16% 1.32% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.43% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 30 17
Berkshire median daily rate £600 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £519 £413 £445
90th Percentile £669 £594 £553
South East median daily rate £589 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +12.19% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. 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
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3723 3928 4649
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.97% 92.27% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1972 2127 2520
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £229 £213
90th Percentile £588 £569 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 184 242
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.15 £43.28 £46.62
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.56 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.95% +5.70% +15.63%

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Architect in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 November 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
Reading +11 13 £578 +10.00%
Bracknell -2 8 £569 +3.41%
Newbury -6 4 £575 +31.43%
Maidenhead -7 3 - -
Slough - 3 £713 -
Security Architect
South East

Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 25 (53.19%) Security Architecture
2 23 (48.94%) Information Security
3 16 (34.04%) SIEM
3 16 (34.04%) Enterprise Architecture
4 14 (29.79%) Firewall
5 11 (23.40%) Cisco
6 9 (19.15%) VPN
6 9 (19.15%) CISSP
6 9 (19.15%) OpenStack
7 8 (17.02%) TOGAF
7 8 (17.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (14.89%) CISM
8 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
8 7 (14.89%) Finance
9 6 (12.77%) Risk Management
9 6 (12.77%) McAfee
9 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
9 6 (12.77%) PKI
9 6 (12.77%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (12.77%) Splunk
10 5 (10.64%) Network Security
10 5 (10.64%) Citrix
10 5 (10.64%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (10.64%) DMZ
10 5 (10.64%) Server Patching
10 5 (10.64%) Palo Alto
10 5 (10.64%) Private Cloud
11 4 (8.51%) Public Cloud
11 4 (8.51%) CESG Certified Professional

Security Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 9 (19.15%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.13%) HP Helion
3 1 (2.13%) IaaS
3 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.79%) Firewall
2 9 (19.15%) VPN
3 5 (10.64%) DMZ
3 5 (10.64%) Network Security
4 4 (8.51%) Internet
5 3 (6.38%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (6.38%) IPsec
6 2 (4.26%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (4.26%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (4.26%) SSL
6 2 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (2.13%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (2.13%) LAN
7 1 (2.13%) MPLS
7 1 (2.13%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) DB2
2 1 (2.13%) Star Schema
General
1 7 (14.89%) Finance
1 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.51%) Retail
3 2 (4.26%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.13%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.13%) Marketing
4 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) PKI
2 5 (10.64%) Private Cloud
3 4 (8.51%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.51%) Public Cloud
4 3 (6.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.13%) CESG
6 1 (2.13%) User Experience
6 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Linux
1 3 (6.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (53.19%) Security Architecture
2 23 (48.94%) Information Security
3 16 (34.04%) Enterprise Architecture
3 16 (34.04%) SIEM
4 8 (17.02%) TOGAF
5 7 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (12.77%) Risk Management
7 5 (10.64%) Server Patching
8 4 (8.51%) ArchiMate
8 4 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (8.51%) Database Security
8 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (8.51%) ITIL
8 4 (8.51%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (8.51%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (8.51%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 4 (8.51%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 4 (8.51%) UML
9 3 (6.38%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (6.38%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) CISSP
2 7 (14.89%) CISM
3 5 (10.64%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (8.51%) CESG Certified Professional
5 3 (6.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 3 (6.38%) CCSP
5 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.26%) CCIE
6 2 (4.26%) CCSE
6 2 (4.26%) CISA
6 2 (4.26%) GIAC
6 2 (4.26%) SANS
6 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.13%) CCIE Service Provider
7 1 (2.13%) CREST Certified
7 1 (2.13%) CRISC
7 1 (2.13%) Degree
7 1 (2.13%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (8.51%) PCI DSS
3 3 (6.38%) GDPR
4 2 (4.26%) COBIT
4 2 (4.26%) QA
4 2 (4.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (2.13%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (8.51%) FortiGate
2 4 (8.51%) Red Hat Satellite
2 4 (8.51%) SCCM
3 2 (4.26%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Cisco
2 6 (12.77%) McAfee
2 6 (12.77%) Splunk
3 5 (10.64%) Citrix
3 5 (10.64%) Palo Alto
4 4 (8.51%) ArcSight
4 4 (8.51%) CheckPoint
4 4 (8.51%) CyberArk
4 4 (8.51%) Oracle
4 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
4 4 (8.51%) Symantec
4 4 (8.51%) Tripwire
5 3 (6.38%) F5
5 3 (6.38%) Juniper
5 3 (6.38%) NetIQ
5 3 (6.38%) SonicWALL
6 2 (4.26%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.13%) VMware