Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Security Solutions Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 19 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 97 -
Rank change year-on-year +10 - +106
Contract jobs requiring a Security Solutions Architect 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.24% 0.068% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.075% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Reading median daily rate £575 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.75% - -
Berkshire median daily rate £575 £400 £525
% change year-on-year +43.75% -23.81% +12.90%
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 1167 1331 1825
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.14% 90.54% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 715 1084
Reading median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £228 £219
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 78 125
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.08% -31.55% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.75 £43.28 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%

Security Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Solutions Architect in Reading

Security Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Solutions Architect in Reading

Security Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 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 Reading region featuring Security Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) GIAC
1 2 (66.67%) Security Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) Identity Access Management
1 2 (66.67%) SANS
1 2 (66.67%) CISM
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (33.33%) Financial Institution
2 1 (33.33%) SIEM
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS

Security Solutions 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Financial Institution
2 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Identity Access Management
1 2 (66.67%) Security Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CISM
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) GIAC
1 2 (66.67%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley