The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 29 June 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
Berkshire > Reading
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 65 59
Rank change year-on-year +29 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 17 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.92% 0.46% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.20% 0.49% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 2
Reading median daily rate £550 £550 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.91%  
10th Percentile £520 £526 £461
90th Percentile £616 £625 £549
Berkshire median daily rate £550 £540 £513
% change year-on-year +1.85% +5.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 532 820 789
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.25% 93.93% 93.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 1577 1540
Reading median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
10th Percentile £150 £250 £200
90th Percentile £575 £533 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 126 229
Reading median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.13 £10.10
90th Percentile £29.75 £33.75 £30.90
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.66% -25.00%  

Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Architect in Reading

Security Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Architect in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Reading region featuring Security Architect in the job title.

1 10 (55.56%) Information Security
2 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (50.00%) SIEM
3 8 (44.44%) Security Architecture
4 7 (38.89%) CISSP
5 6 (33.33%) Financial Institution
5 6 (33.33%) Firewall
5 6 (33.33%) PCI DSS
6 5 (27.78%) PKI
6 5 (27.78%) Incident Management
6 5 (27.78%) GDPR
6 5 (27.78%) IT Strategy
7 4 (22.22%) TOGAF
7 4 (22.22%) CISM
7 4 (22.22%) OpenStack
8 3 (16.67%) Private Cloud
8 3 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (16.67%) SANS
8 3 (16.67%) GIAC
9 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
9 2 (11.11%) UML
9 2 (11.11%) Symantec
9 2 (11.11%) Tripwire
9 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (11.11%) Banking
9 2 (11.11%) Security Operations
9 2 (11.11%) HP Helion
9 2 (11.11%) ArcSight
9 2 (11.11%) CyberArk
9 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity

Security Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 4 (22.22%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.11%) HP Helion
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) IaaS
2 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (5.56%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (33.33%) Financial Institution
3 2 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) PKI
2 3 (16.67%) Private Cloud
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Information Security
2 9 (50.00%) SIEM
3 8 (44.44%) Security Architecture
4 5 (27.78%) Incident Management
4 5 (27.78%) IT Strategy
5 4 (22.22%) TOGAF
6 3 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (11.11%) ArchiMate
7 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (11.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 2 (11.11%) SABSA
7 2 (11.11%) Security Operations
7 2 (11.11%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 2 (11.11%) UML
8 1 (5.56%) ITIL
8 1 (5.56%) Project Management
8 1 (5.56%) Threat Detection
8 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) CISSP
2 4 (22.22%) CISM
3 3 (16.67%) GIAC
3 3 (16.67%) SANS
4 1 (5.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.56%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 5 (27.78%) GDPR
3 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) ArcSight
1 2 (11.11%) CyberArk
1 2 (11.11%) Symantec
1 2 (11.11%) Tripwire
2 1 (5.56%) VMware