Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Architect was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 24 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 87 97
Rank change year-on-year +11 +10 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Security Architect 10 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.78% 0.67% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.74% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 9
Reading median daily rate £588 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.90% - +10.53%
10th Percentile £523 £445 £441
90th Percentile £625 £575 £556
Berkshire median daily rate £600 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1200 1345 1833
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.39% 90.33% 94.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 721 1087
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £228 £220
90th Percentile £575 £569 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £419 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +4.75% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 78 129
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.63 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £41.25 £43.28 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year -1.72% -32.71% +24.03%

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 24 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 Reading region featuring Security Architect in the job title.

1 9 (90.00%) Security Architecture
2 6 (60.00%) OpenStack
2 6 (60.00%) Information Security
3 5 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 5 (50.00%) SIEM
3 5 (50.00%) Private Cloud
4 4 (40.00%) ArchiMate
4 4 (40.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 4 (40.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 4 (40.00%) CyberArk
4 4 (40.00%) ArcSight
4 4 (40.00%) Tripwire
4 4 (40.00%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (40.00%) UML
4 4 (40.00%) Symantec
5 3 (30.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (20.00%) Network Security
6 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
6 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (20.00%) CISM
6 2 (20.00%) CISSP
6 2 (20.00%) IT Strategy
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (10.00%) Juniper
7 1 (10.00%) CISA
7 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
7 1 (10.00%) Firewall

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 6 (60.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) HP Helion
1 1 (10.00%) IaaS
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Private Cloud
2 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (10.00%) PKI
3 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Security Architecture
2 6 (60.00%) Information Security
3 5 (50.00%) SIEM
3 5 (50.00%) TOGAF
4 4 (40.00%) ArchiMate
4 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (40.00%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (40.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 4 (40.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 4 (40.00%) UML
5 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (20.00%) IT Strategy
6 1 (10.00%) Economics
6 1 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) SABSA
6 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
6 1 (10.00%) SWOT Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) System Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CISM
1 2 (20.00%) CISSP
2 1 (10.00%) CCIE
2 1 (10.00%) CISA
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CRISC
2 1 (10.00%) GIAC
2 1 (10.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (10.00%) GDPR
2 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) ArcSight
1 4 (40.00%) CyberArk
1 4 (40.00%) Symantec
1 4 (40.00%) Tripwire
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Juniper