Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Solutions Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 21 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 Solution Architect
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 169 169
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Security Solutions Architect 4 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.097% 0.047% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.051% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Berkshire median daily rate £575 £400 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.75% -23.81% +12.90%
10th Percentile £533 £400 £513
90th Percentile £588 £400 £556
South East median daily rate £600 £413 £525
% change year-on-year +45.45% -21.43% +8.81%
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 3783 3935 4589
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.93% 92.20% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2004 2122 2485
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £228 £214
90th Percentile £588 £565 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 183 244
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.44 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £39.90 £43.28 £46.37
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%

Security Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Solutions Architect in Berkshire

Security Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Solutions Architect in Berkshire

Security Solutions 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 Solutions Architect within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 21 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 +9 3 £575 +43.75%
Security Solutions Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Security Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Security Architecture
1 2 (50.00%) CISM
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) GIAC
1 2 (50.00%) CISSP
1 2 (50.00%) Identity Access Management
1 2 (50.00%) SANS
2 1 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention
2 1 (25.00%) CCIE Service Provider
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) CCIE
2 1 (25.00%) CCSP
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) SIEM
2 1 (25.00%) Data Governance
2 1 (25.00%) FWSM
2 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre

Security Solutions 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) FWSM
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) MPLS
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
1 1 (25.00%) VPLS
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Identity Access Management
1 2 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Data Governance
2 1 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) SIEM
2 1 (25.00%) Threat Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CISM
1 2 (50.00%) CISSP
1 2 (50.00%) GIAC
1 2 (50.00%) SANS
2 1 (25.00%) CCIE
2 1 (25.00%) CCIE Service Provider
2 1 (25.00%) CCSP
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) F5
1 1 (25.00%) VMware