Period
to 18 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 100 138
Rank change year-on-year -31 +38 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 36 45 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.91% 1.20% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 1.29% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 30 16
Berkshire median daily rate £550 £550 £528
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.27% +5.50%
10th Percentile £487 £511 £438
90th Percentile £625 £626 £656
South East median daily rate £600 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £52.50

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 3,694 3,480 4,573
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.98% 92.70% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,935 1,679 2,401
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 169 173
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.03% +3.57% -27.27%
10th Percentile £8.72 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £48.15 £40.10 £43.12
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50% +14.29%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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
Reading -23 6 £563 +2.27% 2
Bracknell -2 5 - -
Maidenhead - 5 £488 -
Slough -3 4 £500 +17.65%
Newbury -12 4 £525 -8.70%
Security Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 (44.44%) Security Architecture
2 10 (27.78%) Network Security
3 9 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (25.00%) Information Security
4 6 (16.67%) Finance
4 6 (16.67%) Retail
4 6 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (16.67%) Project Management
4 6 (16.67%) Cisco
4 6 (16.67%) Splunk
4 6 (16.67%) SIEM
4 6 (16.67%) PCI DSS
4 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (13.89%) IBM
5 5 (13.89%) WAN
5 5 (13.89%) Firewall
5 5 (13.89%) QRadar
6 4 (11.11%) Data Loss Prevention
6 4 (11.11%) GDPR
6 4 (11.11%) Decision-Making
6 4 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
6 4 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (11.11%) SaaS
6 4 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (8.33%) Kafka
7 3 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (8.33%) OAuth2
7 3 (8.33%) IaaS

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 3 (8.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (11.11%) SaaS
4 3 (8.33%) IaaS
5 2 (5.56%) HP Helion
5 2 (5.56%) PaaS
6 1 (2.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (2.78%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.78%) Network Security
2 5 (13.89%) Firewall
2 5 (13.89%) WAN
3 3 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (8.33%) Software-Defined Networking
3 3 (8.33%) VPN
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (5.56%) Internet
4 2 (5.56%) LAN
4 2 (5.56%) Wireless
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.78%) IPsec
5 1 (2.78%) MPLS
5 1 (2.78%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.78%) SSL
5 1 (2.78%) TACACS
5 1 (2.78%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Big Data
1 3 (8.33%) Hadoop
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
1 6 (16.67%) Retail
2 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) Kafka
1 3 (8.33%) OAuth
1 3 (8.33%) OAuth2
1 3 (8.33%) OpenID
1 3 (8.33%) Web Services
1 3 (8.33%) XACML
2 1 (2.78%) LDAP
2 1 (2.78%) SAML
2 1 (2.78%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) PKI
2 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.78%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Unix
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Security Architecture
2 9 (25.00%) Information Security
3 6 (16.67%) Project Management
3 6 (16.67%) SIEM
4 4 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (11.11%) Data Loss Prevention
4 4 (11.11%) Decision-Making
4 4 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (8.33%) Analytics
5 3 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (8.33%) Dashboard Development
5 3 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (8.33%) OWASP
5 3 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Resource Allocation
5 3 (8.33%) Security Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (8.33%) CISSP
3 2 (5.56%) CCNP
3 2 (5.56%) CISM
4 1 (2.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (2.78%) AWS Certification
4 1 (2.78%) CCIE
4 1 (2.78%) CEH
4 1 (2.78%) CISMP
4 1 (2.78%) CRISC
4 1 (2.78%) SANS
4 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 4 (11.11%) GDPR
3 1 (2.78%) COBIT
3 1 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Docker
2 1 (2.78%) vCloud
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) QRadar
2 1 (2.78%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Cisco
1 6 (16.67%) Splunk
2 5 (13.89%) IBM
3 3 (8.33%) ArcSight
3 3 (8.33%) Cloudera
3 3 (8.33%) Ping Identity
3 3 (8.33%) Twobo
4 2 (5.56%) Juniper
4 2 (5.56%) Mirantis
4 2 (5.56%) Palo Alto
4 2 (5.56%) SAP
5 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.78%) CyberArk
5 1 (2.78%) Infoblox
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.78%) NetApp
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle
5 1 (2.78%) Sophos
5 1 (2.78%) VMware