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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 95 82 99
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +17
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 18 44 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.75% 1.81% 0.95%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.49% 20.37% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 10
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £309 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £453 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £446 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.25%
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
212 216 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.84% 8.87% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 94 69
Average daily rate £375 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £461 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 5
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -30.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.21 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+6.65% +6.34%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 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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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 -2 4 £400 +42.85% 1
Slough +2 3 £403 -10.55%
PCI DSS
South East

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 12 (44.44%) Cisco
2 10 (37.04%) Telecoms
3 9 (33.33%) Firewall
3 9 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 8 (29.63%) Information Security
5 7 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (22.22%) Juniper
6 6 (22.22%) CCIE
6 6 (22.22%) MS Project
6 6 (22.22%) Linux
6 6 (22.22%) OSPF
6 6 (22.22%) CheckPoint
6 6 (22.22%) CISSP
7 5 (18.52%) Project Management
7 5 (18.52%) Radware
7 5 (18.52%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (18.52%) IPsec
7 5 (18.52%) MS Office
7 5 (18.52%) SQL
7 5 (18.52%) Windows
7 5 (18.52%) VoIP
7 5 (18.52%) SNMP
7 5 (18.52%) CCSP
7 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
7 5 (18.52%) VPN
7 5 (18.52%) Nokia
7 5 (18.52%) Check Point Certification
7 5 (18.52%) CCDP
7 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (18.52%) FWSM

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
1 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Project
2 5 (18.52%) MS Office
3 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
4 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) Firewall
2 6 (22.22%) OSPF
3 5 (18.52%) VPN
3 5 (18.52%) VoIP
3 5 (18.52%) SNMP
3 5 (18.52%) IPsec
3 5 (18.52%) Cisco ICM
3 5 (18.52%) Cisco PIX
3 5 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (18.52%) FWSM
4 4 (14.81%) VLAN
4 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
4 4 (14.81%) RIP
5 3 (11.11%) IP Telephony
5 3 (11.11%) Unified Communications
5 3 (11.11%) Network Security
6 2 (7.41%) BGP
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (3.70%) MVNO
7 1 (3.70%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) NoSQL
General
1 10 (37.04%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Project Manager
1 5 (18.52%) Design Engineer
1 5 (18.52%) IP Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Architect
2 3 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Security Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Information Architect
3 2 (7.41%) Security Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Information Security Architect
4 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Voice Project Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Business Architect
4 1 (3.70%) Network Administrator
4 1 (3.70%) Administrator
4 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support
4 1 (3.70%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (14.81%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.70%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Linux
2 5 (18.52%) Windows
3 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
3 4 (14.81%) Windows 2000
3 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (14.81%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Information Security
2 5 (18.52%) Risk Assessment
2 5 (18.52%) Project Management
2 5 (18.52%) Load Balancing
2 5 (18.52%) Network Management
3 4 (14.81%) Reverse Engineering
3 4 (14.81%) Validation
3 4 (14.81%) Project Planning
4 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.11%) Database Security
4 3 (11.11%) Test Planning
4 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 3 (11.11%) People Management
5 2 (7.41%) Security Architecture
5 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
5 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.70%) CRM
6 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (22.22%) CCIE
2 6 (22.22%) CISSP
3 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
3 5 (18.52%) Check Point Certification
3 5 (18.52%) CCSP
3 5 (18.52%) CCDP
4 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (14.81%) MCTS
4 4 (14.81%) DV Cleared
5 3 (11.11%) Degree
6 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (7.41%) CCNP
7 1 (3.70%) CCNA
7 1 (3.70%) ISEB
7 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) SCCM
1 4 (14.81%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (3.70%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Cisco
2 6 (22.22%) Juniper
2 6 (22.22%) CheckPoint
3 5 (18.52%) Nokia
3 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 5 (18.52%) Radware
3 5 (18.52%) Redback
4 4 (14.81%) McAfee
5 2 (7.41%) PayPal
6 1 (3.70%) F5
6 1 (3.70%) ArcSight
6 1 (3.70%) Software AG
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
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