The table below looks at the statistics for PCI DSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 19 36 25
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -11
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 17 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.03% 2.36% 3.00%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 26.15% 20.00% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 6
Average daily rate £575 £555 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.60% +28.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £425 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £623 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -
PCI DSS
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
65 45 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 19.23% 11.81% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 36 27
Average daily rate £425 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £290 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -17.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

PCI DSS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

PCI DSS Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PCI DSS across the Bedfordshire region.

PCI DSS Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PCI DSS across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

PCI DSS Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

PCI DSS
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS across the Bedfordshire region.

PCI DSS Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +3 10 £600 +41.17%
PCI DSS
East of England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PCI DSS.

1 15 (65.22%) Information Security
2 13 (56.52%) Network Security
3 11 (47.83%) E-Commerce
4 10 (43.48%) Legal
5 8 (34.78%) Cryptography
6 7 (30.43%) Management Information System
7 6 (26.09%) Security Architecture
7 6 (26.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (21.74%) SIEM
8 5 (21.74%) Firewall
9 4 (17.39%) Security Management
9 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (17.39%) CISSP
9 4 (17.39%) WAN
9 4 (17.39%) Windows
9 4 (17.39%) LAN
9 4 (17.39%) Cisco
9 4 (17.39%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (17.39%) People Management
9 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
9 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
10 3 (13.04%) PCI QSA
10 3 (13.04%) F5
10 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
10 3 (13.04%) Information Security Management
10 3 (13.04%) Retail
10 3 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (13.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PCI DSS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (56.52%) Network Security
2 5 (21.74%) Firewall
3 4 (17.39%) LAN
3 4 (17.39%) WAN
4 2 (8.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (8.70%) Internet
4 2 (8.70%) VPN
5 1 (4.35%) BGP
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
5 1 (4.35%) MPLS
5 1 (4.35%) NAS
5 1 (4.35%) OSPF
5 1 (4.35%) SAN
5 1 (4.35%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.35%) tcpdump
5 1 (4.35%) VoIP
5 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
General
1 10 (43.48%) Legal
2 3 (13.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Architect
2 9 (39.13%) Information Architect
2 9 (39.13%) Information Security Architect
2 9 (39.13%) Security Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Compliance Officer
3 3 (13.04%) Payments Business Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Network Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Server Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Storage Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Information Security Compliance Officer
5 1 (4.35%) Information Security Officer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Cryptography
2 7 (30.43%) Management Information System
3 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
4 2 (8.70%) Data Structures
5 1 (4.35%) Clustering
5 1 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
1 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.35%) Android
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Solaris
2 1 (4.35%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Information Security
2 11 (47.83%) E-Commerce
3 6 (26.09%) Security Architecture
4 5 (21.74%) SIEM
5 4 (17.39%) People Management
5 4 (17.39%) Security Management
5 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (17.39%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (13.04%) Information Security Management
6 3 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
7 2 (8.70%) Change Management
7 2 (8.70%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 2 (8.70%) CRM
7 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
7 2 (8.70%) Use Case
7 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) CISSP
2 3 (13.04%) PCI QSA
3 2 (8.70%) CCNP
3 2 (8.70%) CCSA
3 2 (8.70%) CCSE
3 2 (8.70%) Check Point Certification
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.70%) CISM
3 2 (8.70%) CSSLP
3 2 (8.70%) ISSAP
4 1 (4.35%) CCDP
4 1 (4.35%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) ISO27002
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco
2 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
2 3 (13.04%) F5
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) Juniper
4 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto