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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 97 119 -
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 30 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.13% 0.42% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 14.85% 6.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 0
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£450 £308 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.34% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
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
202 177 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.63% 6.81% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 86 56
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £233 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £527 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 17
Average hourly rate £35.00 £113.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.16% +773.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 30 January 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
Slough -4 5 £450 +50.00%
Reading - 3 £475 - 1
Newbury - 1 - -
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
PCI DSS
South East

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 44 (69.84%) Telecoms
2 28 (44.44%) CISSP
3 22 (34.92%) Security Cleared
4 21 (33.33%) Firewall
5 20 (31.75%) Cisco
6 18 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (28.57%) VPN
6 18 (28.57%) CheckPoint
6 18 (28.57%) OSPF
6 18 (28.57%) IPsec
6 18 (28.57%) Information Security
7 17 (26.98%) RIP
7 17 (26.98%) Network Security
7 17 (26.98%) F5
8 16 (25.40%) SC Cleared
8 16 (25.40%) Microsoft
8 16 (25.40%) SSL
8 16 (25.40%) Internet
8 16 (25.40%) Fortinet
9 15 (23.81%) Degree
9 15 (23.81%) SecurID
9 15 (23.81%) eTOM
9 15 (23.81%) CCNP
9 15 (23.81%) ITIL
9 15 (23.81%) Tufin
9 15 (23.81%) AlgoSec
10 14 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
11 13 (20.63%) Windows
12 12 (19.05%) LAN

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.59%) Apache
1 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (33.33%) Firewall
2 18 (28.57%) VPN
2 18 (28.57%) OSPF
2 18 (28.57%) IPsec
3 17 (26.98%) RIP
3 17 (26.98%) Network Security
4 16 (25.40%) SSL
4 16 (25.40%) Internet
5 14 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (19.05%) LAN
7 11 (17.46%) Wireless
7 11 (17.46%) WLAN
7 11 (17.46%) Cisco ISE
8 6 (9.52%) MPLS
8 6 (9.52%) WAN
9 5 (7.94%) DHCP
10 4 (6.35%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (4.76%) VoIP
11 3 (4.76%) SNMP
11 3 (4.76%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
General
1 44 (69.84%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.94%) Turkish Language
2 5 (7.94%) Publishing
3 3 (4.76%) Finance
4 1 (1.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (22.22%) Design Engineer
2 12 (19.05%) Analyst
2 12 (19.05%) Security Engineer
3 11 (17.46%) Security Specialist
3 11 (17.46%) Security Analyst
4 10 (15.87%) IP Engineer
4 10 (15.87%) Security Manager
5 7 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 7 (11.11%) Information Security Specialist
5 7 (11.11%) Information Specialist
6 5 (7.94%) Security Consultant
6 5 (7.94%) Consultant
6 5 (7.94%) Network Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Developer
6 5 (7.94%) Information Security Manager
6 5 (7.94%) Network Design Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Security Project Manager
6 5 (7.94%) Information Manager
7 4 (6.35%) Network Design Specialist
7 4 (6.35%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) Web Services
1 5 (7.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.81%) SecurID
2 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.35%) PKI
4 3 (4.76%) IVR
5 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.17%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.59%) CMDB
6 1 (1.59%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.63%) Windows
2 4 (6.35%) UNIX
3 3 (4.76%) Linux
4 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) Information Security
2 15 (23.81%) eTOM
2 15 (23.81%) ITIL
3 14 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
4 12 (19.05%) Validation
5 10 (15.87%) Demand Forecasting
6 8 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
8 6 (9.52%) Ethical Hacking
9 5 (7.94%) ERP
9 5 (7.94%) Business Continuity
10 4 (6.35%) Risk Management
10 4 (6.35%) Security Testing
10 4 (6.35%) PRINCE2
11 3 (4.76%) Load Balancing
11 3 (4.76%) Data Protection
11 3 (4.76%) Network Management
12 2 (3.17%) Database Security
12 2 (3.17%) Reverse Engineering
12 2 (3.17%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.94%) C#
1 5 (7.94%) Java
1 5 (7.94%) SQL
1 5 (7.94%) T-SQL
2 2 (3.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (44.44%) CISSP
2 22 (34.92%) Security Cleared
3 18 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (25.40%) SC Cleared
5 15 (23.81%) Degree
5 15 (23.81%) CCNP
6 10 (15.87%) CISM
7 7 (11.11%) CISA
8 5 (7.94%) CRISC
9 3 (4.76%) CCIE
9 3 (4.76%) CCSP
9 3 (4.76%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (4.76%) PMP
9 3 (4.76%) PMI Certification
9 3 (4.76%) CCDP
9 3 (4.76%) BC Cleared
9 3 (4.76%) MAPM
10 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (12.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) SCCM
2 1 (1.59%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 20 (31.75%) Cisco
2 18 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 17 (26.98%) F5
4 16 (25.40%) Microsoft
4 16 (25.40%) Fortinet
5 15 (23.81%) Tufin
5 15 (23.81%) AlgoSec
6 11 (17.46%) CA
7 4 (6.35%) Tripwire
8 3 (4.76%) Juniper
8 3 (4.76%) Radware
8 3 (4.76%) Nokia
8 3 (4.76%) Redback
9 2 (3.17%) IBM
10 1 (1.59%) Remedy
10 1 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.59%) CODA
10 1 (1.59%) JD Edwards
10 1 (1.59%) BT
10 1 (1.59%) VMware