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 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 361 384 427
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +43
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 221 181 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.37% 0.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.36% 4.94% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 109 90
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £338 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £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
4123 3666 4258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.06% 7.52% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2536 2208 2388
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £265 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 147 215
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £40.80
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 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 -16 75 £455 +1.11% 25
South East +9 69 £450 +15.38% 14
North West +16 23 £425 -0.52% 8
East of England -11 19 £450 +12.14% 1
South West -36 16 £440 +3.52% 7
Yorkshire +7 8 £350 - 9
East Midlands +8 6 £400 - 3
West Midlands -9 6 £375 -14.77% 1
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
PCI DSS
UK

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 106 (26.97%) Finance
2 105 (26.72%) Information Security
3 100 (25.45%) Firewall
4 97 (24.68%) CISSP
5 83 (21.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 79 (20.10%) Cisco
7 78 (19.85%) Windows
8 59 (15.01%) Linux
9 44 (11.20%) Microsoft
10 42 (10.69%) CheckPoint
11 40 (10.18%) Cisco Certification
11 40 (10.18%) CISM
12 39 (9.92%) Penetration Testing
12 39 (9.92%) Data Protection
13 37 (9.41%) Retail
14 36 (9.16%) ITIL
15 34 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
16 32 (8.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 32 (8.14%) Juniper
16 32 (8.14%) VPN
17 30 (7.63%) Oracle
17 30 (7.63%) Banking
17 30 (7.63%) Network Security
18 28 (7.12%) SQL
18 28 (7.12%) Active Directory
19 27 (6.87%) Apache
19 27 (6.87%) VMware
19 27 (6.87%) Cisco ASA
19 27 (6.87%) Security Architecture
20 25 (6.36%) Data Protection Act

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 27 (6.87%) Apache
2 24 (6.11%) IIS
3 9 (2.29%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.78%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.53%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
6 4 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.76%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.51%) Lync
8 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.25%) CICS
9 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (4.83%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.54%) MS Visio
2 10 (2.54%) MS Office
3 3 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.02%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.51%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.51%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.25%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.02%) Office 365
3 3 (0.76%) SaaS
4 2 (0.51%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (25.45%) Firewall
2 32 (8.14%) VPN
3 30 (7.63%) Network Security
4 27 (6.87%) Cisco ASA
5 23 (5.85%) OSPF
6 22 (5.60%) DNS
7 21 (5.34%) Cisco PIX
8 18 (4.58%) VoIP
8 18 (4.58%) WAN
8 18 (4.58%) IPsec
9 17 (4.33%) MPLS
9 17 (4.33%) BGP
10 16 (4.07%) LAN
11 15 (3.82%) TCP/IP
11 15 (3.82%) Intrusion Detection
12 13 (3.31%) FWSM
12 13 (3.31%) SNMP
13 10 (2.54%) Internet
13 10 (2.54%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (2.29%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.33%) MySQL
2 14 (3.56%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.53%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.51%) DB2
7 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.25%) Ingres
7 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (2.04%) Eclipse
2 6 (1.53%) JUnit
2 6 (1.53%) Maven
3 4 (1.02%) JDeveloper
4 3 (0.76%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.76%) Selenium
4 3 (0.76%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.76%) Subversion
5 2 (0.51%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.25%) Yeoman
6 1 (0.25%) Jtest
6 1 (0.25%) WebLOAD
6 1 (0.25%) JIRA
6 1 (0.25%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.25%) XPEDITER
General
1 106 (26.97%) Finance
2 37 (9.41%) Retail
3 30 (7.63%) Banking
4 24 (6.11%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.54%) Legal
5 10 (2.54%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.04%) Advertising
7 4 (1.02%) Back Office
7 4 (1.02%) Marketing
8 3 (0.76%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.51%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.25%) German Language
10 1 (0.25%) Local Government
10 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 86 (21.88%) Analyst
2 49 (12.47%) Consultant
3 47 (11.96%) Architect
3 47 (11.96%) Security Analyst
4 34 (8.65%) Project Manager
5 30 (7.63%) Security Consultant
6 29 (7.38%) Security Engineer
7 18 (4.58%) Business Analyst
8 17 (4.33%) Network Engineer
8 17 (4.33%) Security Architect
9 15 (3.82%) Security Manager
10 13 (3.31%) Information Security Analyst
10 13 (3.31%) IT Consultant
10 13 (3.31%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (3.31%) Information Analyst
11 12 (3.05%) IT Security Consultant
11 12 (3.05%) Design Engineer
12 11 (2.80%) Developer
12 11 (2.80%) Technical Leader
13 10 (2.54%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.58%) Web Services
2 16 (4.07%) .NET
3 14 (3.56%) J2EE
4 12 (3.05%) HTML
4 12 (3.05%) XML
4 12 (3.05%) .NET Framework
5 7 (1.78%) Hibernate
5 7 (1.78%) Spring
5 7 (1.78%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (1.78%) XSLT
5 7 (1.78%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.53%) JSP
6 6 (1.53%) Middleware
7 5 (1.27%) Struts
7 5 (1.27%) CSS
8 4 (1.02%) LAMP
8 4 (1.02%) jQuery
8 4 (1.02%) REST
8 4 (1.02%) Oracle ADF
9 3 (0.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.36%) Data Protection Act
2 23 (5.85%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.82%) Open Source
4 13 (3.31%) PKI
5 10 (2.54%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.04%) EPoS
7 7 (1.78%) EMV
8 6 (1.53%) NHS
9 4 (1.02%) W3C
9 4 (1.02%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (0.76%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.76%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (0.76%) AS400
10 3 (0.76%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.76%) SecurID
11 2 (0.51%) CESG
11 2 (0.51%) CESG CLAS
11 2 (0.51%) APACS
11 2 (0.51%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 78 (19.85%) Windows
2 59 (15.01%) Linux
3 19 (4.83%) UNIX
4 16 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (3.56%) Windows 7
5 14 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (3.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.29%) Android
8 8 (2.04%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.27%) Solaris
10 4 (1.02%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.02%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.76%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.25%) CentOS
13 1 (0.25%) Debian
13 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.25%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (26.72%) Information Security
2 39 (9.92%) Penetration Testing
2 39 (9.92%) Data Protection
3 36 (9.16%) ITIL
4 34 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (6.87%) Security Architecture
6 25 (6.36%) Risk Assessment
6 25 (6.36%) E-Commerce
7 24 (6.11%) PRINCE2
8 23 (5.85%) Data Security
8 23 (5.85%) Security Management
9 21 (5.34%) Project Management
9 21 (5.34%) UML
10 20 (5.09%) Risk Management
10 20 (5.09%) SIEM
11 18 (4.58%) Risk Analysis
12 15 (3.82%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (3.56%) Scrum
13 14 (3.56%) Service Management
13 14 (3.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 28 (7.12%) SQL
2 25 (6.36%) Java
3 21 (5.34%) Python
4 15 (3.82%) Ruby
4 15 (3.82%) Bash Shell
5 13 (3.31%) PHP
5 13 (3.31%) JavaScript
6 9 (2.29%) C#
7 7 (1.78%) PL/SQL
7 7 (1.78%) C
8 6 (1.53%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.27%) LINC
10 4 (1.02%) Perl
11 3 (0.76%) VB
11 3 (0.76%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.51%) C++
12 2 (0.51%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.51%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.25%) JCL
Qualifications
1 97 (24.68%) CISSP
2 40 (10.18%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (10.18%) CISM
3 25 (6.36%) CCNP
4 23 (5.85%) CCIE
5 21 (5.34%) Degree
6 20 (5.09%) PCI QSA
7 19 (4.83%) CCSP
8 17 (4.33%) CISA
9 15 (3.82%) CCDP
9 15 (3.82%) Check Point Certification
10 13 (3.31%) Security Cleared
10 13 (3.31%) CRISC
11 12 (3.05%) GIAC
12 10 (2.54%) SC Cleared
13 9 (2.29%) CCNA
14 8 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (1.78%) CCSA
15 7 (1.78%) ISACA
16 6 (1.53%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (21.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (8.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (2.04%) COBIT
4 7 (1.78%) QA
4 7 (1.78%) ISO 9000
5 4 (1.02%) GPG13
6 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.25%) SLA
7 1 (0.25%) BS25999
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
System Software
1 28 (7.12%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.07%) Snort
4 7 (1.78%) vSphere
5 6 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.76%) Squid
7 2 (0.51%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.51%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.51%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.25%) XenApp
8 1 (0.25%) XenServer
8 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (2.54%) FortiGate
2 9 (2.29%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (2.29%) SCCM
3 2 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.51%) Nagios
3 2 (0.51%) ZENworks
3 2 (0.51%) Puppet
3 2 (0.51%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.25%) WSUS
4 1 (0.25%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.25%) Control-M
4 1 (0.25%) SCOM
4 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 79 (20.10%) Cisco
2 44 (11.20%) Microsoft
3 42 (10.69%) CheckPoint
4 32 (8.14%) Juniper
5 30 (7.63%) Oracle
6 27 (6.87%) VMware
7 15 (3.82%) F5
8 14 (3.56%) Red Hat
9 12 (3.05%) McAfee
9 12 (3.05%) IBM
10 10 (2.54%) Qualys
11 8 (2.04%) Fortinet
11 8 (2.04%) CA
12 7 (1.78%) Sun
13 6 (1.53%) Nokia
13 6 (1.53%) Radware
13 6 (1.53%) Redback
14 5 (1.27%) JBoss
14 5 (1.27%) Citrix
15 4 (1.02%) Blue Coat
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 3 Months
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
CPS Group UK
Rate: £45 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Greythorn
Rate: £45 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £350 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £500 - £525 a day
Posted: 12 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
West London
CACI Network Services
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £430.00 - £480.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Maidenhead
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 days ago