Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 21 October 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 Architect
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 115 124
Rank change year-on-year -20 +9 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 31 47 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.80% 1.18% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.28% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 29 31
Berkshire median daily rate £550 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £486 £519 £413
90th Percentile £600 £658 £600
South East median daily rate £600 £575 £525
% change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +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 3,618 3,670 4,124
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.89% 92.10% 92.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,852 1,930 2,231
Berkshire median daily rate £423 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.59% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £206 £250 £235
90th Percentile £575 £588 £563
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 138 195
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +6.90% -32.71%
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.92 £9.25
90th Percentile £45.70 £39.75 £42.40
South East median hourly rate £20.12 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.79% -5.26% +5.56%

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 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 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
Bracknell +12 18 - -
Reading -23 5 £563 +2.27% 3
Newbury -8 2 £550 -4.35% 1
Maidenhead -1 1 £525 -
Security Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, Security Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Security Architect in the job title.

1 16 (51.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (48.39%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (35.48%) Network Security
4 10 (32.26%) Firewall
5 9 (29.03%) VMware
5 9 (29.03%) Juniper
5 9 (29.03%) CheckPoint
5 9 (29.03%) Palo Alto
6 8 (25.81%) Security Architecture
6 8 (25.81%) SIEM
6 8 (25.81%) FortiGate
7 7 (22.58%) Vulnerability Management
8 6 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (16.13%) Symantec
9 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
10 4 (12.90%) Forcepoint
10 4 (12.90%) McAfee
10 4 (12.90%) Cisco
10 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
10 4 (12.90%) PKI
10 4 (12.90%) Big Data
10 4 (12.90%) Hadoop
10 4 (12.90%) Customer Requirements
10 4 (12.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (12.90%) LogRhythm
11 3 (9.68%) Analytics
11 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (9.68%) Data Loss Prevention
11 3 (9.68%) Cloudera
11 3 (9.68%) Kafka

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 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) SAP GRC
1 2 (6.45%) SAP MDG
1 2 (6.45%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 16 (51.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (48.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.23%) HP Helion
3 1 (3.23%) IaaS
3 1 (3.23%) PaaS
3 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (35.48%) Network Security
2 10 (32.26%) Firewall
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco Firepower
3 2 (6.45%) Internet
3 2 (6.45%) MPLS
3 2 (6.45%) VPN
3 2 (6.45%) WAN
4 1 (3.23%) BIG-IP
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.23%) DNS
4 1 (3.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (3.23%) IPsec
4 1 (3.23%) LAN
4 1 (3.23%) NetScreen
4 1 (3.23%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (3.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) Big Data
1 4 (12.90%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.45%) SAP BW
3 1 (3.23%) Cloudera CDH
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
1 3 (9.68%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Kafka
2 2 (6.45%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (3.23%) SAP Basis
3 1 (3.23%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) PKI
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) CentOS
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Security Architecture
1 8 (25.81%) SIEM
2 7 (22.58%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (19.35%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (12.90%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (9.68%) Analytics
5 3 (9.68%) Data Loss Prevention
5 3 (9.68%) Information Security
5 3 (9.68%) Project Management
6 2 (6.45%) DevOps
6 2 (6.45%) ERP
6 2 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (6.45%) SAP Security
7 1 (3.23%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 1 (3.23%) Decision-Making
7 1 (3.23%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (3.23%) Machine Learning
7 1 (3.23%) Security Operations
7 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 1 (3.23%) Threat Intelligence
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (6.45%) CCIE
1 2 (6.45%) CEH
1 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (6.45%) CISM
1 2 (6.45%) CISSP
2 1 (3.23%) CCDE
2 1 (3.23%) CCIE Security
2 1 (3.23%) CISA
2 1 (3.23%) SANS
2 1 (3.23%) SAP Certification
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.23%) COBIT
2 1 (3.23%) GDPR
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Docker
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) FortiGate
2 4 (12.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (3.23%) Ansible
3 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.23%) QRadar
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) CheckPoint
1 9 (29.03%) Juniper
1 9 (29.03%) Palo Alto
1 9 (29.03%) VMware
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) Symantec
3 4 (12.90%) Cisco
3 4 (12.90%) Forcepoint
3 4 (12.90%) LogRhythm
3 4 (12.90%) McAfee
4 3 (9.68%) ArcSight
4 3 (9.68%) Cloudera
4 3 (9.68%) Splunk
5 2 (6.45%) Fujitsu
5 2 (6.45%) SAP
6 1 (3.23%) F5
6 1 (3.23%) IBM
6 1 (3.23%) NetApp
6 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.23%) Sophos