The table below looks at the statistics for PCI DSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 330 403 427
Rank change year-on-year
+73 +24
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 280 194 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.59% 0.41% 0.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.13% 4.39% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 104 101
Average daily rate £450 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 0
Average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -
PCI DSS
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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 England region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4568 4416 4069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.68% 9.38% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2864 2741 2391
Average daily rate £425 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.18% -3.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 162 158
Average hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £11.00 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £48.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

PCI DSS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

PCI DSS Jobs Demand Trend in England

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

PCI DSS Daily Rate Trend in England

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PCI DSS across the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

PCI DSS Daily Rate Histogram in England

PCI DSS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS across the England region.

PCI DSS Hourly Rate Trend in England

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 12 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
London +41 87 £475 -5.00% 36
South East +8 62 £352 -16.19% 17
Yorkshire -1 33 £410 +2.50% 11
South West +8 24 £483 -11.75% 8
North West 0 24 £563 +17.80% 15
East of England +5 22 £588 +113.63% 4
East Midlands -1 18 £525 -12.50% 2
West Midlands -8 9 £438 +56.25% 6
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PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 285 (50.98%) Information Security
2 246 (44.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 207 (37.03%) CISSP
4 158 (28.26%) Finance
5 126 (22.54%) Firewall
6 119 (21.29%) ITIL
7 101 (18.07%) Risk Management
8 98 (17.53%) Management Information System
9 94 (16.82%) Security Management
10 93 (16.64%) CISM
11 92 (16.46%) Cisco
12 88 (15.74%) Microsoft
13 74 (13.24%) Windows
14 72 (12.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 72 (12.88%) Incident Management
14 72 (12.88%) SIEM
15 67 (11.99%) Linux
16 64 (11.45%) CISA
16 64 (11.45%) Data Protection
17 60 (10.73%) Degree
17 60 (10.73%) Retail
18 58 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
19 57 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
19 57 (10.20%) Network Security
20 56 (10.02%) Cybersecurity
21 54 (9.66%) F5
21 54 (9.66%) Data Centre
21 54 (9.66%) TCP/IP
22 53 (9.48%) Amazon AWS
23 52 (9.30%) Unix

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 24 (4.29%) IIS
1 24 (4.29%) Tomcat
2 16 (2.86%) Apache
2 16 (2.86%) WebSphere
3 12 (2.15%) WebLogic
4 11 (1.97%) MS Exchange
5 9 (1.61%) JBoss
6 8 (1.43%) Jetty
6 8 (1.43%) Node.js
7 5 (0.89%) nginx
7 5 (0.89%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.54%) ATG Dynamo
8 3 (0.54%) CMS
8 3 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.36%) Confluence
9 2 (0.36%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 28 (5.01%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.65%) MS Visio
3 13 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.15%) MS Office
5 8 (1.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.54%) Relativity
2 1 (0.18%) Magento
2 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.18%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 53 (9.48%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.33%) SaaS
4 7 (1.25%) PaaS
5 6 (1.07%) IaaS
6 5 (0.89%) SoftLayer
7 4 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.36%) Office 365
10 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.18%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 126 (22.54%) Firewall
2 57 (10.20%) Network Security
3 54 (9.66%) TCP/IP
4 50 (8.94%) Intrusion Detection
5 41 (7.33%) VPN
6 35 (6.26%) DNS
7 32 (5.72%) WAN
8 30 (5.37%) LAN
9 28 (5.01%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (4.65%) SSL
11 22 (3.94%) SAN
12 21 (3.76%) Internet
12 21 (3.76%) SNMP
13 20 (3.58%) Cisco Nexus
13 20 (3.58%) DHCP
14 19 (3.40%) MPLS
15 16 (2.86%) IPsec
16 12 (2.15%) Wireless
17 11 (1.97%) ISDN
17 11 (1.97%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.33%) MongoDB
3 11 (1.97%) MySQL
4 10 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
5 8 (1.43%) Big Data
5 8 (1.43%) Couchbase
6 7 (1.25%) DB2
7 6 (1.07%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.72%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.72%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.36%) OLAP
10 2 (0.36%) OLTP
10 2 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.36%) Pentaho
10 2 (0.36%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 15 (2.68%) Git (software)
2 14 (2.50%) JIRA
2 14 (2.50%) Subversion
3 10 (1.79%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.79%) Maven
4 9 (1.61%) Checkstyle
4 9 (1.61%) FindBugs
5 8 (1.43%) Selenium
6 4 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.72%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.72%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.72%) JMeter
7 3 (0.54%) FishEye
7 3 (0.54%) FitNesse
7 3 (0.54%) JConsole
7 3 (0.54%) JProfiler
7 3 (0.54%) VisualVM
7 3 (0.54%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.54%) YourKit
8 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 158 (28.26%) Finance
2 60 (10.73%) Retail
3 42 (7.51%) Banking
4 34 (6.08%) Legal
5 13 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.79%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.79%) Retail Banking
7 9 (1.61%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.25%) Law
9 5 (0.89%) Local Government
10 4 (0.72%) Billing
10 4 (0.72%) Games
11 3 (0.54%) Publishing
12 2 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Advertising
13 1 (0.18%) Back Office
13 1 (0.18%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 126 (22.54%) Consultant
2 108 (19.32%) Analyst
3 99 (17.71%) Security Consultant
4 81 (14.49%) Architect
5 72 (12.88%) Security Analyst
6 58 (10.38%) Security Architect
7 39 (6.98%) Information Security Consultant
7 39 (6.98%) Security Specialist
8 38 (6.80%) Security Engineer
8 38 (6.80%) Security Manager
9 30 (5.37%) Information Analyst
9 30 (5.37%) Information Security Analyst
10 23 (4.11%) IT Analyst
11 21 (3.76%) Network Engineer
11 21 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
12 20 (3.58%) IT Security Analyst
13 19 (3.40%) Risk Consultant
14 17 (3.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 16 (2.86%) IT Consultant
15 16 (2.86%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (8.05%) Web Services
2 18 (3.22%) Java EE
3 14 (2.50%) .NET
3 14 (2.50%) REST
4 13 (2.33%) Middleware
4 13 (2.33%) SOAP
5 12 (2.15%) JMS
6 10 (1.79%) 802.1X
6 10 (1.79%) Hibernate
6 10 (1.79%) Spring
7 9 (1.61%) Ext JS
7 9 (1.61%) LAMP
8 8 (1.43%) LAPP Stack
9 6 (1.07%) XML
10 4 (0.72%) LEMP Stack
10 4 (0.72%) WCF
11 3 (0.54%) ActiveMQ
11 3 (0.54%) J2EE
11 3 (0.54%) RESTful
11 3 (0.54%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 98 (17.53%) Management Information System
2 54 (9.66%) Data Centre
3 29 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (5.01%) Cryptography
5 22 (3.94%) Computer Science
6 20 (3.58%) Driving Licence
7 16 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
7 16 (2.86%) Mainframe
7 16 (2.86%) Mobile App
8 15 (2.68%) PKI
9 14 (2.50%) Security Operations Centre
10 13 (2.33%) Mathematics
11 12 (2.15%) Clustering
12 9 (1.61%) Client/Server
13 8 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
13 8 (1.43%) Smartcard
13 8 (1.43%) Statistics
14 7 (1.25%) IBM Mainframe
15 6 (1.07%) AS400
15 6 (1.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 74 (13.24%) Windows
2 67 (11.99%) Linux
3 52 (9.30%) Unix
4 19 (3.40%) Solaris
4 19 (3.40%) Windows Server
4 19 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (3.22%) AIX
6 15 (2.68%) Ubuntu
6 15 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.97%) CentOS
9 8 (1.43%) Debian
10 7 (1.25%) SUSE
10 7 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.54%) zOS
12 2 (0.36%) Android
12 2 (0.36%) VMS
13 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (50.98%) Information Security
2 119 (21.29%) ITIL
3 101 (18.07%) Risk Management
4 94 (16.82%) Security Management
5 72 (12.88%) Incident Management
5 72 (12.88%) SIEM
6 64 (11.45%) Data Protection
7 58 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 57 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
9 56 (10.02%) Cybersecurity
10 52 (9.30%) Penetration Testing
11 50 (8.94%) E-Commerce
12 48 (8.59%) Security Architecture
13 47 (8.41%) Information Security Management
13 47 (8.41%) Project Management
14 40 (7.16%) Security Patching
15 38 (6.80%) Vulnerability Management
16 37 (6.62%) Configuration Management
16 37 (6.62%) Mentoring
16 37 (6.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 45 (8.05%) SQL
2 36 (6.44%) Java
3 16 (2.86%) PowerShell
4 15 (2.68%) Perl
4 15 (2.68%) Python
5 13 (2.33%) PL/SQL
6 11 (1.97%) Bash Shell
6 11 (1.97%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.61%) Erlang
8 6 (1.07%) VB
9 5 (0.89%) C
10 4 (0.72%) Ruby
10 4 (0.72%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.54%) Korn
11 3 (0.54%) VBScript
12 2 (0.36%) C#
12 2 (0.36%) PHP
12 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.18%) C++
13 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 207 (37.03%) CISSP
2 93 (16.64%) CISM
3 64 (11.45%) CISA
4 60 (10.73%) Degree
5 49 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (6.44%) CEH
7 33 (5.90%) CCNA
8 24 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (3.76%) GCIH
10 19 (3.40%) GIAC
10 19 (3.40%) PCI QSA
11 18 (3.22%) MCSA
12 17 (3.04%) GCIA
12 17 (3.04%) SANS
13 15 (2.68%) CCNP
14 11 (1.97%) ISEB
15 9 (1.61%) CCSA
16 8 (1.43%) CCIE
16 8 (1.43%) IISP
16 8 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 246 (44.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 72 (12.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 43 (7.69%) COBIT
4 22 (3.94%) ISO27002
5 21 (3.76%) RMADS
6 18 (3.22%) ISO27005
7 17 (3.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 16 (2.86%) JSP 440
9 14 (2.50%) ISO 9001
10 12 (2.15%) SLA
11 11 (1.97%) ISAE 3402
12 10 (1.79%) SSAE 16
13 9 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
14 8 (1.43%) COSO
15 7 (1.25%) SAS 70
16 6 (1.07%) ISO 9000
17 5 (0.89%) QA
17 5 (0.89%) SEPA
18 4 (0.72%) GPG13
19 3 (0.54%) ISO22301
System Software
1 39 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 33 (5.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.97%) vSphere
5 10 (1.79%) NFS
6 7 (1.25%) Docker
7 5 (0.89%) vCloud
8 4 (0.72%) Varnish
8 4 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.54%) FreeRADIUS
9 3 (0.54%) XenServer
10 2 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.36%) Xen
11 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 33 (5.90%) Puppet
2 19 (3.40%) RSA Security Analytics
3 16 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
4 11 (1.97%) Ansible
4 11 (1.97%) WSUS
5 10 (1.79%) Nessus
6 8 (1.43%) Nagios
6 8 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.43%) RSA enVision
7 7 (1.25%) Cacti
7 7 (1.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 7 (1.25%) SCCM
8 4 (0.72%) HAProxy
8 4 (0.72%) vRealize
9 3 (0.54%) Bacula
9 3 (0.54%) logstash
9 3 (0.54%) Nmap
9 3 (0.54%) Packer
9 3 (0.54%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (0.36%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 92 (16.46%) Cisco
2 88 (15.74%) Microsoft
3 54 (9.66%) F5
4 44 (7.87%) IBM
5 42 (7.51%) VMware
6 37 (6.62%) Oracle
7 33 (5.90%) Intel Security
8 31 (5.55%) Splunk
9 25 (4.47%) Qualys
10 22 (3.94%) CheckPoint
11 19 (3.40%) Juniper
11 19 (3.40%) Symantec
12 17 (3.04%) HP
13 16 (2.86%) Red Hat
14 15 (2.68%) Dell
14 15 (2.68%) SolarWinds
15 14 (2.50%) ArcSight
15 14 (2.50%) Sourcefire
16 13 (2.33%) Cyberoam
16 13 (2.33%) NetWitness
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