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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 366 379 366
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -13
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 244 189 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.46% 0.39% 0.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.89% 5.33% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 118 132
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£450 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £363 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £525 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Average hourly rate £41.25 - £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £28.64
PCI DSS
UK

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
4143 3547 4004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.77% 7.40% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2631 2204 2344
Average daily rate £405 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 127 203
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.46 £11.00 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.25 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 24 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PCI DSS across the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

PCI DSS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 October 2014. 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
South East +23 84 £480 +15.31% 26
London -34 77 £500 +6.38% 28
South West -18 25 £425 -2.85% 6
North West +2 19 £406 -4.41% 8
East of England -5 19 £450 +15.75% 5
Yorkshire +4 14 £368 -26.50% 8
East Midlands +5 4 £400 +33.33% 6
West Midlands -17 2 £375 -6.25% 5
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
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PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 133 (29.89%) Information Security
2 121 (27.19%) Finance
3 117 (26.29%) CISSP
4 103 (23.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 95 (21.35%) Firewall
6 88 (19.78%) Windows
7 68 (15.28%) ITIL
7 68 (15.28%) Cisco
8 62 (13.93%) CISM
9 56 (12.58%) Linux
10 52 (11.69%) Penetration Testing
11 49 (11.01%) Microsoft
12 47 (10.56%) Telecoms
13 42 (9.44%) Data Protection
14 40 (8.99%) Network Security
15 39 (8.76%) E-Commerce
16 37 (8.31%) SQL
16 37 (8.31%) Stakeholder Management
17 36 (8.09%) PRINCE2
18 35 (7.87%) Risk Management
18 35 (7.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 35 (7.87%) CheckPoint
19 34 (7.64%) Cisco Certification
19 34 (7.64%) Retail
20 33 (7.42%) SIEM
21 32 (7.19%) Security Architecture
22 30 (6.74%) VPN
22 30 (6.74%) Java
23 29 (6.52%) Degree
23 29 (6.52%) Data Protection Act

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 28 (6.29%) IIS
2 21 (4.72%) Apache
3 8 (1.80%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.57%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.12%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.12%) JBoss
6 4 (0.90%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (0.90%) Oracle Service Bus
6 4 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.45%) Lync
8 2 (0.45%) CICS
9 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.25%) MS Visio
2 10 (2.25%) MS Office
3 3 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.45%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.45%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.22%) Retail-J
3 1 (0.22%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.12%) SaaS
3 2 (0.45%) Office 365
3 2 (0.45%) IaaS
3 2 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 95 (21.35%) Firewall
2 40 (8.99%) Network Security
3 30 (6.74%) VPN
4 24 (5.39%) WAN
5 23 (5.17%) TCP/IP
6 21 (4.72%) OSPF
6 21 (4.72%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (4.04%) IPsec
7 18 (4.04%) LAN
8 17 (3.82%) VoIP
9 16 (3.60%) DNS
10 15 (3.37%) BGP
10 15 (3.37%) Cisco PIX
10 15 (3.37%) Intrusion Detection
11 12 (2.70%) MPLS
11 12 (2.70%) SSL
12 11 (2.47%) Wireless
13 9 (2.02%) SAN
13 9 (2.02%) Internet
13 9 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.27%) MySQL
2 13 (2.92%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.57%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.67%) DB2
6 2 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.22%) Big Data
7 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.22%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 8 (1.80%) Eclipse
2 6 (1.35%) JUnit
2 6 (1.35%) Maven
3 4 (0.90%) JDeveloper
4 3 (0.67%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.67%) Selenium
4 3 (0.67%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.67%) Subversion
5 2 (0.45%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.45%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.22%) XPEDITER
6 1 (0.22%) JIRA
6 1 (0.22%) Yeoman
6 1 (0.22%) Jtest
6 1 (0.22%) WebLOAD
General
1 121 (27.19%) Finance
2 47 (10.56%) Telecoms
3 34 (7.64%) Retail
4 28 (6.29%) Banking
5 15 (3.37%) Legal
6 7 (1.57%) Advertising
6 7 (1.57%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.57%) Turkish Language
7 5 (1.12%) Local Government
7 5 (1.12%) Back Office
8 4 (0.90%) Publishing
8 4 (0.90%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.45%) Marketing
10 1 (0.22%) German Language
10 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 77 (17.30%) Analyst
2 68 (15.28%) Consultant
3 59 (13.26%) Security Consultant
4 54 (12.13%) Security Analyst
5 41 (9.21%) Architect
6 39 (8.76%) Project Manager
7 29 (6.52%) Security Engineer
8 27 (6.07%) Security Specialist
9 25 (5.62%) Security Manager
10 22 (4.94%) Network Engineer
11 21 (4.72%) Developer
12 18 (4.04%) Security Architect
13 15 (3.37%) IT Security Consultant
13 15 (3.37%) IT Consultant
14 14 (3.15%) Information Manager
14 14 (3.15%) Information Security Consultant
15 13 (2.92%) Tester
16 12 (2.70%) Information Analyst
16 12 (2.70%) Information Security Analyst
16 12 (2.70%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.17%) Web Services
2 20 (4.49%) .NET
3 14 (3.15%) J2EE
4 13 (2.92%) HTML
5 12 (2.70%) XML
6 7 (1.57%) XSLT
6 7 (1.57%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.57%) Hibernate
6 7 (1.57%) Spring
6 7 (1.57%) .NET Framework
6 7 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (1.35%) CSS
7 6 (1.35%) JSP
8 5 (1.12%) Struts
9 4 (0.90%) Middleware
9 4 (0.90%) REST
9 4 (0.90%) Oracle ADF
9 4 (0.90%) jQuery
10 3 (0.67%) WCF
10 3 (0.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.52%) Data Protection Act
2 23 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.82%) PKI
5 15 (3.37%) Open Source
6 11 (2.47%) Cryptography
7 7 (1.57%) IVR
7 7 (1.57%) EPoS
8 5 (1.12%) EMV
8 5 (1.12%) Freedom of Information
8 5 (1.12%) Smart Meter
8 5 (1.12%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.12%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.90%) Freedom of Information Act
9 4 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (0.67%) RMADS
10 3 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.67%) User Experience
10 3 (0.67%) SecurID
10 3 (0.67%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 88 (19.78%) Windows
2 56 (12.58%) Linux
3 24 (5.39%) UNIX
4 19 (4.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (2.25%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.57%) Android
10 6 (1.35%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.12%) Solaris
12 4 (0.90%) CentOS
13 3 (0.67%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.45%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.45%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.45%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.22%) Debian
15 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.22%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (29.89%) Information Security
2 68 (15.28%) ITIL
3 52 (11.69%) Penetration Testing
4 42 (9.44%) Data Protection
5 39 (8.76%) E-Commerce
6 37 (8.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 36 (8.09%) PRINCE2
8 35 (7.87%) Risk Management
9 33 (7.42%) SIEM
10 32 (7.19%) Security Architecture
11 28 (6.29%) Agile Software Development
12 27 (6.07%) Risk Assessment
12 27 (6.07%) Project Management
13 26 (5.84%) OWASP
14 25 (5.62%) Cyber Security
14 25 (5.62%) Data Security
15 22 (4.94%) Security Management
15 22 (4.94%) Risk Analysis
16 19 (4.27%) Vulnerability Management
17 18 (4.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 37 (8.31%) SQL
2 30 (6.74%) Java
3 26 (5.84%) Python
4 19 (4.27%) Bash Shell
5 16 (3.60%) Ruby
5 16 (3.60%) C#
6 15 (3.37%) PHP
7 14 (3.15%) JavaScript
8 13 (2.92%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.80%) PL/SQL
9 8 (1.80%) C
10 7 (1.57%) Perl
11 5 (1.12%) LINC
11 5 (1.12%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.90%) VB
13 3 (0.67%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.45%) VBA
14 2 (0.45%) C++
15 1 (0.22%) COBOL
15 1 (0.22%) REXX
Qualifications
1 117 (26.29%) CISSP
2 62 (13.93%) CISM
3 34 (7.64%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (6.52%) Degree
5 25 (5.62%) CRISC
5 25 (5.62%) CISA
6 22 (4.94%) Security Cleared
6 22 (4.94%) PCI QSA
7 18 (4.04%) CCNP
8 15 (3.37%) CCIE
8 15 (3.37%) GIAC
9 13 (2.92%) CCSP
9 13 (2.92%) SC Cleared
10 11 (2.47%) CCNA
11 10 (2.25%) CCDP
12 9 (2.02%) Check Point Certification
13 8 (1.80%) CEH
14 7 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 6 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
16 5 (1.12%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (23.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (7.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 15 (3.37%) COBIT
4 7 (1.57%) QA
5 5 (1.12%) GPG13
6 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 3 (0.67%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.45%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.22%) SLA
8 1 (0.22%) BS25999
8 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
System Software
1 21 (4.72%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.82%) Snort
4 7 (1.57%) vSphere
5 4 (0.90%) Squid
5 4 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.67%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.45%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.22%) RACF
8 1 (0.22%) XenApp
8 1 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (2.02%) FortiGate
2 5 (1.12%) SCCM
3 4 (0.90%) Nessus
3 4 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.67%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (0.67%) Nagios
5 2 (0.45%) ZENworks
5 2 (0.45%) Puppet
6 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.22%) SCOM
6 1 (0.22%) WSUS
6 1 (0.22%) CA Endevor
6 1 (0.22%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 68 (15.28%) Cisco
2 49 (11.01%) Microsoft
3 35 (7.87%) CheckPoint
4 28 (6.29%) Oracle
4 28 (6.29%) Juniper
5 27 (6.07%) VMware
6 20 (4.49%) Red Hat
7 11 (2.47%) IBM
7 11 (2.47%) F5
8 10 (2.25%) Fortinet
9 9 (2.02%) Tripwire
9 9 (2.02%) CA
10 8 (1.80%) Sun
11 7 (1.57%) HP
12 6 (1.35%) Redback
12 6 (1.35%) Websense
12 6 (1.35%) Radware
12 6 (1.35%) Nokia
12 6 (1.35%) McAfee
12 6 (1.35%) Splunk
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