The table below looks at the statistics for PCI DSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire 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 111 98 122
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +24
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 12 28 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.47% 1.06% 0.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.26% 11.81% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 11
Average daily rate £380 £450 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +46.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £390 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £455 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -
PCI DSS
South East

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 Berkshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
282 237 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.10% 8.95% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 111 100
Average daily rate £375 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.75 £113.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% -74.66%
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 Berkshire

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

PCI DSS Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

PCI DSS Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

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

PCI DSS Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire 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
Reading -12 3 £380 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Newbury +9 1 £538 -
PCI DSS
South East

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 14 (58.33%) Information Security
2 10 (41.67%) CISSP
3 9 (37.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (33.33%) SIEM
5 6 (25.00%) F5
5 6 (25.00%) Qualys
5 6 (25.00%) CISM
6 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
6 5 (20.83%) Unix
6 5 (20.83%) Incident Management
6 5 (20.83%) CEH
6 5 (20.83%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (20.83%) Analytics
6 5 (20.83%) RSA Security Analytics
6 5 (20.83%) NetWitness
7 4 (16.67%) Security Operations
7 4 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (16.67%) OpenStack
7 4 (16.67%) CRISC
7 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (16.67%) Linux
7 4 (16.67%) Project Management
7 4 (16.67%) CISA
7 4 (16.67%) GCIA
7 4 (16.67%) GCIH
7 4 (16.67%) VMware
8 3 (12.50%) SUSE
8 3 (12.50%) Retail
8 3 (12.50%) McAfee
8 3 (12.50%) Risk Management

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 4 (16.67%) OpenStack
2 3 (12.50%) JBoss
2 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 3 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 3 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.17%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) Intrusion Detection
1 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.50%) Network Security
3 2 (8.33%) Firewall
4 1 (4.17%) DNS
4 1 (4.17%) HTTP
4 1 (4.17%) SSH
4 1 (4.17%) SSL
4 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) FishEye
1 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Architect
3 4 (16.67%) Compliance Officer
3 4 (16.67%) Security Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Security Specialist
4 3 (12.50%) Systems Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Unix Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Information Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) SOC Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Author
6 1 (4.17%) Azure Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Information Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Risk Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Security Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) J2EE
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) Java EE
2 1 (4.17%) Middleware
2 1 (4.17%) REST
2 1 (4.17%) SOAP
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Mainframe
3 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.17%) FlexPod
4 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (4.17%) PKI
4 1 (4.17%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Unix
2 4 (16.67%) Linux
3 3 (12.50%) AIX
3 3 (12.50%) CentOS
3 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (12.50%) SUSE
4 1 (4.17%) Solaris
4 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Information Security
2 8 (33.33%) SIEM
3 5 (20.83%) Analytics
3 5 (20.83%) Incident Management
4 4 (16.67%) Project Management
4 4 (16.67%) Security Operations
5 3 (12.50%) DevOps
5 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 2 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking
6 2 (8.33%) ISMS
6 2 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (4.17%) Computer Forensics
7 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
7 1 (4.17%) Operations Management
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
7 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.17%) Time Management
7 1 (4.17%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) C++
2 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) CISSP
2 6 (25.00%) CISM
3 5 (20.83%) CEH
4 4 (16.67%) CISA
4 4 (16.67%) CRISC
4 4 (16.67%) GCIA
4 4 (16.67%) GCIH
5 3 (12.50%) Degree
6 1 (4.17%) ISEB
6 1 (4.17%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.17%) COBIT
3 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.50%) Docker
3 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.17%) vCloud
4 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) RSA Security Analytics
2 3 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (12.50%) Packer
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) F5
1 6 (25.00%) Qualys
2 5 (20.83%) NetWitness
3 4 (16.67%) VMware
4 3 (12.50%) ArcSight
4 3 (12.50%) Blue Coat
4 3 (12.50%) IBM
4 3 (12.50%) McAfee
4 3 (12.50%) Tripwire
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco
5 2 (8.33%) LogRhythm
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.17%) Sourcefire
6 1 (4.17%) Websense