The table below looks at the statistics for PCI DSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 79 59 60
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +1
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 1 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.084% 0.80% 0.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.10% 14.29% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £525 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £28.64
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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 Edinburgh region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
91 63 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.61% 5.63% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 27 28
Average daily rate £425 £351 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.99% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £268 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £508 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Average hourly rate £12.00 £5.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.00% -59.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £5.00 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.02 £5.00 £19.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%

PCI DSS
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

PCI DSS Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

PCI DSS Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

PCI DSS
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) DB2
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) AIX
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) EMC
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
1 4 (100.00%) CICS
1 4 (100.00%) zOS
1 4 (100.00%) Middleware
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Replication
1 4 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 4 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 4 (100.00%) NAS
1 4 (100.00%) SRDF
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle BPM
1 4 (100.00%) Network Design
2 3 (75.00%) Banking

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (100.00%) CICS
1 4 (100.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Designer
2 3 (75.00%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (100.00%) Replication
1 4 (100.00%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) AIX
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Network Design
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) SRDF
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) EMC