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 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 400 443 441
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -2
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 228 178 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.35% 0.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.11% 3.82% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 88 96
Average daily rate £450 £436 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% +9.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £322 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £425 £395
% change year-on-year
+3.58% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 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
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
4465 4663 4567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.71% 9.05% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2889 2874 2822
Average daily rate £425 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 151 201
Average hourly rate £25.75 £26.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.96% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +38.09%

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 May 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 1 May 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 +12 93 £475 +3.82% 34
South East +1 66 £450 +5.88% 23
North West +17 33 £483 +7.22% 7
South West -7 11 £385 -1.02% 4
West Midlands -7 11 £375 +33.92% 9
East of England -5 7 £425 -5.55% 6
Yorkshire - 4 £475 - 12
East Midlands +5 3 £388 -20.51% 2
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UK

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 288 (56.58%) Information Security
2 248 (48.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 232 (45.58%) CISSP
4 133 (26.13%) Finance
5 122 (23.97%) ITIL
6 117 (22.99%) Firewall
7 113 (22.20%) CISM
8 91 (17.88%) CISA
9 90 (17.68%) Cisco
10 86 (16.90%) Windows
11 85 (16.70%) Risk Management
12 81 (15.91%) Management Information System
13 75 (14.73%) Security Management
14 72 (14.15%) SIEM
15 71 (13.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 65 (12.77%) Data Protection
17 61 (11.98%) Intrusion Detection
17 61 (11.98%) Linux
18 60 (11.79%) Data Centre
19 58 (11.39%) Cybersecurity
20 56 (11.00%) Security Architecture
20 56 (11.00%) Unix
20 56 (11.00%) Degree
21 55 (10.81%) Vulnerability Management
22 54 (10.61%) Network Security
22 54 (10.61%) Incident Management
22 54 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
23 53 (10.41%) Microsoft
24 51 (10.02%) TCP/IP
25 50 (9.82%) IBM

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 23 (4.52%) IIS
2 21 (4.13%) Tomcat
3 13 (2.55%) WebLogic
4 11 (2.16%) Apache
5 9 (1.77%) JBoss
5 9 (1.77%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (0.79%) Jetty
8 3 (0.59%) ATG Dynamo
8 3 (0.59%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.59%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.39%) Confluence
10 1 (0.20%) CMS
10 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.20%) Node.js
10 1 (0.20%) SAS
10 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (2.55%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.77%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.18%) MS Office
3 6 (1.18%) MS Project
4 3 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Magento
1 1 (0.20%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.77%) SaaS
4 8 (1.57%) Mimecast
5 7 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.18%) SoftLayer
7 5 (0.98%) IaaS
7 5 (0.98%) PaaS
8 4 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.59%) Office 365
10 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.39%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 117 (22.99%) Firewall
2 61 (11.98%) Intrusion Detection
3 54 (10.61%) Network Security
4 51 (10.02%) TCP/IP
5 33 (6.48%) DNS
6 28 (5.50%) Internet
6 28 (5.50%) WAN
7 25 (4.91%) LAN
8 24 (4.72%) VPN
9 22 (4.32%) DHCP
9 22 (4.32%) SSL
10 21 (4.13%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (3.73%) Cisco Nexus
12 18 (3.54%) SAN
13 16 (3.14%) MPLS
14 14 (2.75%) SNMP
15 13 (2.55%) Ethernet
15 13 (2.55%) IPsec
16 11 (2.16%) ADSL
16 11 (2.16%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.38%) DB2
3 6 (1.18%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.98%) MySQL
5 4 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (0.79%) Couchbase
5 4 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.39%) Big Data
6 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.20%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (2.55%) JIRA
2 11 (2.16%) Maven
2 11 (2.16%) Subversion
3 10 (1.96%) Checkstyle
3 10 (1.96%) FindBugs
4 9 (1.77%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.38%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.79%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.79%) Selenium
7 3 (0.59%) FishEye
7 3 (0.59%) FitNesse
7 3 (0.59%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.20%) JUnit
9 1 (0.20%) MSTest
9 1 (0.20%) NUnit
9 1 (0.20%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 133 (26.13%) Finance
2 41 (8.06%) Retail
3 29 (5.70%) Legal
4 19 (3.73%) Banking
5 17 (3.34%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.18%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.79%) Advertising
7 4 (0.79%) Billing
7 4 (0.79%) Games
8 3 (0.59%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.59%) Law
9 2 (0.39%) French Language
9 2 (0.39%) German Language
9 2 (0.39%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.39%) Polish Language
9 2 (0.39%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.20%) Back Office
10 1 (0.20%) Local Government
10 1 (0.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 111 (21.81%) Consultant
2 108 (21.22%) Analyst
3 97 (19.06%) Security Consultant
4 83 (16.31%) Security Analyst
5 82 (16.11%) Architect
6 66 (12.97%) Security Architect
7 42 (8.25%) Information Security Consultant
8 35 (6.88%) Security Manager
9 34 (6.68%) Information Analyst
9 34 (6.68%) Information Security Analyst
10 30 (5.89%) Security Specialist
11 23 (4.52%) Solutions Architect
12 21 (4.13%) Developer
13 19 (3.73%) Information Security Architect
14 18 (3.54%) Information Architect
14 18 (3.54%) Network Engineer
14 18 (3.54%) Project Manager
15 17 (3.34%) Information Security Manager
15 17 (3.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 17 (3.34%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.72%) Web Services
2 17 (3.34%) REST
3 15 (2.95%) SOAP
4 14 (2.75%) Java EE
5 11 (2.16%) Hibernate
5 11 (2.16%) Middleware
5 11 (2.16%) Spring
6 10 (1.96%) 802.1X
6 10 (1.96%) Ext JS
6 10 (1.96%) JMS
7 5 (0.98%) .NET
7 5 (0.98%) LAMP
7 5 (0.98%) XML
8 4 (0.79%) J2EE
8 4 (0.79%) LAPP Stack
9 3 (0.59%) HTML
9 3 (0.59%) JMX
9 3 (0.59%) Swagger
10 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.39%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 81 (15.91%) Management Information System
2 60 (11.79%) Data Centre
3 31 (6.09%) Driving Licence
4 27 (5.30%) Cryptography
5 25 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (4.32%) PKI
7 19 (3.73%) Computer Science
8 18 (3.54%) Embedded Systems
9 17 (3.34%) Data Protection Act
9 17 (3.34%) Smartcard
10 15 (2.95%) CESG
10 15 (2.95%) Mainframe
10 15 (2.95%) Security Operations Centre
11 14 (2.75%) Mathematics
12 7 (1.38%) Cyberthreat
12 7 (1.38%) IBM Mainframe
13 6 (1.18%) AS400
13 6 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 5 (0.98%) FlexPod
14 5 (0.98%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 86 (16.90%) Windows
2 61 (11.98%) Linux
3 56 (11.00%) Unix
4 30 (5.89%) Windows Server
5 16 (3.14%) AIX
6 14 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.96%) Solaris
9 8 (1.57%) SUSE
10 7 (1.38%) CentOS
10 7 (1.38%) Windows 7
11 6 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
11 6 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.98%) Data ONTAP
12 5 (0.98%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.98%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.79%) Debian
14 3 (0.59%) zOS
15 2 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 288 (56.58%) Information Security
2 122 (23.97%) ITIL
3 85 (16.70%) Risk Management
4 75 (14.73%) Security Management
5 72 (14.15%) SIEM
6 65 (12.77%) Data Protection
7 58 (11.39%) Cybersecurity
8 56 (11.00%) Security Architecture
9 55 (10.81%) Vulnerability Management
10 54 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
10 54 (10.61%) Incident Management
11 50 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 46 (9.04%) Project Management
13 44 (8.64%) E-Commerce
14 42 (8.25%) Penetration Testing
15 41 (8.06%) Security Operations
16 35 (6.88%) Data Security
16 35 (6.88%) TOGAF
17 32 (6.29%) Continuous Improvement
17 32 (6.29%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (5.70%) SQL
2 26 (5.11%) Java
3 17 (3.34%) Perl
4 13 (2.55%) JavaScript
4 13 (2.55%) Python
5 12 (2.36%) PL/SQL
6 11 (2.16%) Bash Shell
6 11 (2.16%) PowerShell
7 10 (1.96%) Erlang
8 6 (1.18%) VBScript
9 5 (0.98%) C#
9 5 (0.98%) Korn
10 4 (0.79%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.59%) C
11 3 (0.59%) C++
12 2 (0.39%) COBOL
12 2 (0.39%) Ruby
12 2 (0.39%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.20%) PHP
13 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 232 (45.58%) CISSP
2 113 (22.20%) CISM
3 91 (17.88%) CISA
4 56 (11.00%) Degree
5 42 (8.25%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (7.47%) CEH
7 26 (5.11%) SANS
8 23 (4.52%) GCIH
8 23 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (4.13%) CCNA
10 18 (3.54%) MCSA
11 17 (3.34%) CCNP
11 17 (3.34%) GCIA
11 17 (3.34%) GIAC
12 16 (3.14%) IISP
13 15 (2.95%) PCI QSA
14 11 (2.16%) CISMP
14 11 (2.16%) Security Cleared
15 8 (1.57%) SC Cleared
16 7 (1.38%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 248 (48.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 71 (13.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 40 (7.86%) COBIT
4 27 (5.30%) ISO27005
5 19 (3.73%) ISO 9001
6 18 (3.54%) ISO27002
7 17 (3.34%) ISAE 3402
8 13 (2.55%) SLA
9 11 (2.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 10 (1.96%) RMADS
11 8 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
12 7 (1.38%) JSP 440
13 6 (1.18%) COSO
13 6 (1.18%) ISO 9000
13 6 (1.18%) ISO22301
14 5 (0.98%) QA
14 5 (0.98%) SSAE 16
15 4 (0.79%) SAS 70
16 3 (0.59%) BS25999
17 2 (0.39%) Val IT
System Software
1 37 (7.27%) Active Directory
2 35 (6.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.14%) vSphere
4 6 (1.18%) NFS
5 5 (0.98%) BitLocker
5 5 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.79%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.79%) XenApp
7 3 (0.59%) Docker
8 2 (0.39%) Xen
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 16 (3.14%) RSA Security Analytics
2 15 (2.95%) Puppet
3 12 (2.36%) Nessus
4 7 (1.38%) Nmap
4 7 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (1.38%) RSA Archer
5 6 (1.18%) Ansible
6 5 (0.98%) SCCM
6 5 (0.98%) WSUS
7 4 (0.79%) Cacti
7 4 (0.79%) HAProxy
7 4 (0.79%) Nagios
7 4 (0.79%) vRealize
8 3 (0.59%) Bacula
8 3 (0.59%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.59%) Packer
8 3 (0.59%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.39%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 90 (17.68%) Cisco
2 53 (10.41%) Microsoft
3 50 (9.82%) IBM
4 47 (9.23%) VMware
5 42 (8.25%) Oracle
6 33 (6.48%) Qualys
7 29 (5.70%) Intel Security
8 25 (4.91%) F5
9 21 (4.13%) ArcSight
9 21 (4.13%) Splunk
10 17 (3.34%) Tripwire
11 15 (2.95%) Barracuda Networks
12 14 (2.75%) CheckPoint
12 14 (2.75%) Forcepoint
13 13 (2.55%) Cyberoam
13 13 (2.55%) NetWitness
14 12 (2.36%) Sun
14 12 (2.36%) Symantec
15 11 (2.16%) HP
15 11 (2.16%) Red Hat
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