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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 110 94 95
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 9 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.37% 1.14% 1.08%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.86% 13.62% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 8
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£425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £332 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £450 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
185 213 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.63% 8.34% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 94 65
Average daily rate £365 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £176 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 2
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +13.51%

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
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 29 May 2015. 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
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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 -3 3 £400 +42.85% 2
Slough -1 1 £443 -1.66% 2
PCI DSS
South East

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 24 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 20 (62.50%) Cisco
3 17 (53.13%) Firewall
4 16 (50.00%) CISSP
5 15 (46.88%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (46.88%) OSPF
6 14 (43.75%) CheckPoint
6 14 (43.75%) VPN
6 14 (43.75%) IPsec
6 14 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (40.63%) RIP
8 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
8 12 (37.50%) Degree
8 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
9 11 (34.38%) Network Security
9 11 (34.38%) Validation
10 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
10 10 (31.25%) CCNP
10 10 (31.25%) F5
11 9 (28.13%) Cisco ISE
11 9 (28.13%) AlgoSec
11 9 (28.13%) TrustSec
11 9 (28.13%) WLAN
11 9 (28.13%) SSL
11 9 (28.13%) ITIL
11 9 (28.13%) LAN
11 9 (28.13%) CA
11 9 (28.13%) Internet
11 9 (28.13%) Tufin
11 9 (28.13%) eTOM

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Project
2 3 (9.38%) MS Office
3 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
4 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 17 (53.13%) Firewall
2 15 (46.88%) OSPF
3 14 (43.75%) VPN
3 14 (43.75%) IPsec
3 14 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (40.63%) RIP
5 11 (34.38%) Network Security
6 9 (28.13%) Cisco ISE
6 9 (28.13%) WLAN
6 9 (28.13%) SSL
6 9 (28.13%) LAN
6 9 (28.13%) Internet
6 9 (28.13%) Wireless
7 6 (18.75%) MPLS
8 5 (15.63%) WAN
8 5 (15.63%) SNMP
8 5 (15.63%) VoIP
8 5 (15.63%) Cisco ICM
8 5 (15.63%) Cisco PIX
8 5 (15.63%) FWSM
General
1 24 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Legal
2 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Design Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) IP Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Project Manager
4 5 (15.63%) Security Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Network Design Specialist
5 4 (12.50%) Network Specialist
5 4 (12.50%) Network Security Specialist
5 4 (12.50%) Security Specialist
6 3 (9.38%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (9.38%) Security Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Designer
7 2 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Information Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Information Security Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Support Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Network Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) SecurID
2 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.13%) CMDB
5 1 (3.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) Windows
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000
3 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) Validation
2 9 (28.13%) ITIL
2 9 (28.13%) eTOM
2 9 (28.13%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (15.63%) Project Management
3 5 (15.63%) Load Balancing
3 5 (15.63%) Network Management
4 4 (12.50%) Demand Forecasting
4 4 (12.50%) Reverse Engineering
4 4 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 4 (12.50%) Information Security
5 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
5 3 (9.38%) Test Planning
5 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
5 3 (9.38%) People Management
6 2 (6.25%) Database Security
6 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
6 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (50.00%) CISSP
2 15 (46.88%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (37.50%) Degree
3 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
4 10 (31.25%) CCNP
5 6 (18.75%) CCIE
6 5 (15.63%) CCSP
6 5 (15.63%) CCDP
6 5 (15.63%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (6.25%) MCTS
7 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
7 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (3.13%) CISA
8 1 (3.13%) CISM
8 1 (3.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) TrustSec
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (3.13%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 20 (62.50%) Cisco
2 14 (43.75%) CheckPoint
3 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 10 (31.25%) F5
5 9 (28.13%) AlgoSec
5 9 (28.13%) CA
5 9 (28.13%) Tufin
5 9 (28.13%) Fortinet
6 6 (18.75%) Juniper
7 5 (15.63%) Nokia
7 5 (15.63%) Radware
7 5 (15.63%) Redback
8 2 (6.25%) IBM
9 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (3.13%) Software AG
9 1 (3.13%) Remedy
9 1 (3.13%) BT
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