The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 45 27 30
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +3
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 1 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.22% 0.51% 1.81%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.00% 11.11% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Average daily rate - £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.23% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
25 9 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 5.53% 4.55% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 9
Average daily rate £313 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £168 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £360 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £10.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+257.14% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £10.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -6.81%
PCI DSS
East of England

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
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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Dunstable - - - -
Luton - - - -
PCI DSS
East of England

PCI DSS
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 5 (55.56%) PRINCE2
2 4 (44.44%) Retail
3 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (22.22%) Use Case
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
3 2 (22.22%) Workflow
3 2 (22.22%) MS Project
3 2 (22.22%) MS Office
3 2 (22.22%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 2 (22.22%) SLA
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (11.11%) Firmware
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Security
4 1 (11.11%) UML
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection Act

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (22.22%) MS Project
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) LAN
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
1 2 (22.22%) VPN
General
1 4 (44.44%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Technical Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Service Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Service Design Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Firmware
1 1 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) PRINCE2
2 2 (22.22%) Use Case
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
2 2 (22.22%) Workflow
2 2 (22.22%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Security
3 1 (11.11%) UML
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft