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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 367 369 391
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +22
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 239 221 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.43% 0.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.55% 5.33% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 134 109
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £344 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £459 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
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
4306 4150 3688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.01% 8.11% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2703 2552 2217
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £230 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 189 148
Average hourly rate £21.51 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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 -6 78 £525 +15.38% 23
South East -13 76 £488 +8.33% 12
East Midlands +17 27 £450 +12.50% 5
North West -34 16 £475 +11.76% 3
South West -2 15 £435 -1.13% 2
Yorkshire -25 11 £300 -14.28% 3
East of England -4 10 £469 +4.16% 4
West Midlands +6 6 £350 -6.66% 7
Midlands - 5 £475 -
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PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

1 169 (41.94%) Information Security
2 127 (31.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 117 (29.03%) Finance
4 107 (26.55%) CISSP
5 102 (25.31%) Firewall
6 79 (19.60%) ITIL
7 69 (17.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 64 (15.88%) Retail
9 62 (15.38%) CISM
10 58 (14.39%) Windows
11 54 (13.40%) SIEM
12 52 (12.90%) Risk Management
13 51 (12.66%) Data Protection
14 49 (12.16%) Cisco
15 48 (11.91%) Microsoft
16 47 (11.66%) Linux
16 47 (11.66%) Security Management
17 46 (11.41%) E-Commerce
17 46 (11.41%) Data Centre
18 42 (10.42%) Project Management
19 41 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
20 40 (9.93%) Management Information System
21 39 (9.68%) Security Architecture
22 38 (9.43%) TCP/IP
23 37 (9.18%) COBIT
24 36 (8.93%) Penetration Testing
24 36 (8.93%) Vulnerability Management
25 35 (8.68%) MS Excel
26 33 (8.19%) VMware
27 32 (7.94%) PRINCE2

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 14 (3.47%) IIS
1 14 (3.47%) Apache
2 11 (2.73%) MS Exchange
3 10 (2.48%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.74%) Node.js
5 6 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.24%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.99%) CMS
7 4 (0.99%) ATG Dynamo
7 4 (0.99%) nginx
8 3 (0.74%) Confluence
8 3 (0.74%) Jetty
9 2 (0.50%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.50%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.25%) Lync
Applications
1 35 (8.68%) MS Excel
2 22 (5.46%) MS Visio
3 15 (3.72%) MS Project
4 9 (2.23%) MS Office
4 9 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.97%) PaaS
3 13 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (2.48%) SaaS
5 3 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.50%) Office 365
6 2 (0.50%) GitHub
7 1 (0.25%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 102 (25.31%) Firewall
2 38 (9.43%) TCP/IP
3 32 (7.94%) Network Security
4 31 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
5 30 (7.44%) SSL
6 29 (7.20%) LAN
6 29 (7.20%) WAN
7 28 (6.95%) VPN
8 22 (5.46%) HTTP
9 15 (3.72%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (3.47%) DNS
11 13 (3.23%) VLAN
12 12 (2.98%) Wireless
12 12 (2.98%) SAN
13 11 (2.73%) Internet
14 10 (2.48%) SNMP
14 10 (2.48%) SMTP
14 10 (2.48%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (2.23%) MPLS
16 8 (1.99%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.71%) MySQL
2 13 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (3.23%) MongoDB
3 11 (2.73%) Big Data
4 5 (1.24%) DB2
5 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.74%) Couchbase
6 3 (0.74%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.74%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.50%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.50%) OLAP
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.50%) OLTP
8 1 (0.25%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 21 (5.21%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.23%) Subversion
3 10 (2.48%) Mercurial
3 10 (2.48%) Selenium
4 9 (2.23%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (1.49%) JIRA
6 4 (0.99%) ReSharper
6 4 (0.99%) FitNesse
6 4 (0.99%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.99%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.74%) JProfiler
7 3 (0.74%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.74%) JMeter
7 3 (0.74%) NetBeans
7 3 (0.74%) JConsole
7 3 (0.74%) VisualVM
7 3 (0.74%) YourKit
8 1 (0.25%) Appium
8 1 (0.25%) JUnit
General
1 117 (29.03%) Finance
2 64 (15.88%) Retail
3 17 (4.22%) Banking
4 15 (3.72%) Financial Institution
5 13 (3.23%) Legal
6 10 (2.48%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.23%) Law
8 5 (1.24%) Advertising
8 5 (1.24%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.74%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.74%) Publishing
9 3 (0.74%) Games
10 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.50%) Local Government
11 1 (0.25%) Marketing
11 1 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 98 (24.32%) Analyst
2 88 (21.84%) Consultant
3 72 (17.87%) Security Consultant
4 54 (13.40%) Security Analyst
5 43 (10.67%) Project Manager
6 41 (10.17%) Architect
7 27 (6.70%) Business Analyst
8 25 (6.20%) Security Architect
9 21 (5.21%) Security Engineer
10 20 (4.96%) Information Security Consultant
11 19 (4.71%) Security Specialist
12 16 (3.97%) IT Consultant
12 16 (3.97%) IT Security Consultant
13 13 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
13 13 (3.23%) Developer
13 13 (3.23%) Information Analyst
14 12 (2.98%) Information Security Analyst
14 12 (2.98%) Security Manager
15 9 (2.23%) Infrastructure Architect
16 8 (1.99%) Payments Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.71%) Web Services
2 15 (3.72%) Middleware
3 12 (2.98%) .NET
4 11 (2.73%) SOAP
5 9 (2.23%) REST
6 7 (1.74%) XML
7 6 (1.49%) HTML
8 5 (1.24%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.24%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.99%) LINQ
9 4 (0.99%) Backbone.js
9 4 (0.99%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (0.99%) Hibernate
9 4 (0.99%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.74%) Java EE
10 3 (0.74%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (0.74%) Spring
10 3 (0.74%) JSF
10 3 (0.74%) JMS
10 3 (0.74%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.41%) Data Centre
2 40 (9.93%) Management Information System
3 30 (7.44%) PKI
4 28 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (5.71%) Data Protection Act
6 15 (3.72%) Client/Server
7 9 (2.23%) Cryptography
8 8 (1.99%) Clustering
9 7 (1.74%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.49%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.24%) IBM Mainframe
11 5 (1.24%) Mainframe
11 5 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.24%) SecurID
12 4 (0.99%) AS400
12 4 (0.99%) SCADA
12 4 (0.99%) W3C
12 4 (0.99%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.99%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 58 (14.39%) Windows
2 47 (11.66%) Linux
3 16 (3.97%) UNIX
4 12 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (2.23%) Ubuntu
7 8 (1.99%) Solaris
8 7 (1.74%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.24%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (1.24%) AIX
9 5 (1.24%) Windows 2000
9 5 (1.24%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.99%) CentOS
11 3 (0.74%) Debian
12 2 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.25%) Android
13 1 (0.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (41.94%) Information Security
2 79 (19.60%) ITIL
3 69 (17.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 54 (13.40%) SIEM
5 52 (12.90%) Risk Management
6 51 (12.66%) Data Protection
7 47 (11.66%) Security Management
8 46 (11.41%) E-Commerce
9 42 (10.42%) Project Management
10 41 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
11 39 (9.68%) Security Architecture
12 36 (8.93%) Vulnerability Management
12 36 (8.93%) Penetration Testing
13 32 (7.94%) PRINCE2
13 32 (7.94%) Cyber Security
14 28 (6.95%) Information Security Management
15 25 (6.20%) Change Management
16 23 (5.71%) Risk Assessment
16 23 (5.71%) Mentoring
17 22 (5.46%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (7.69%) Java
2 30 (7.44%) SQL
3 12 (2.98%) Python
4 9 (2.23%) Go
5 8 (1.99%) Ruby
6 7 (1.74%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.74%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.24%) C
7 5 (1.24%) PHP
7 5 (1.24%) Scala
7 5 (1.24%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.99%) C#
8 4 (0.99%) C++
9 3 (0.74%) Perl
10 2 (0.50%) VB
11 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 107 (26.55%) CISSP
2 62 (15.38%) CISM
3 29 (7.20%) Degree
4 22 (5.46%) CISA
4 22 (5.46%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (3.72%) PCI QSA
6 14 (3.47%) Security Cleared
6 14 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (3.47%) CEH
7 13 (3.23%) ISEB
8 12 (2.98%) CRISC
9 10 (2.48%) DV Cleared
9 10 (2.48%) ISTQB
9 10 (2.48%) CCNP
9 10 (2.48%) CCNA
9 10 (2.48%) GCIA
9 10 (2.48%) GCIH
10 7 (1.74%) GIAC
10 7 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.74%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (31.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (9.18%) COBIT
3 28 (6.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (2.98%) COSO
5 3 (0.74%) QA
6 2 (0.50%) GPG13
6 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.25%) BS7799
7 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
System Software
1 29 (7.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (5.71%) Active Directory
3 15 (3.72%) vSphere
4 13 (3.23%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.99%) XenApp
6 7 (1.74%) vCloud
7 6 (1.49%) NFS
8 4 (0.99%) Docker
9 3 (0.74%) FreeRADIUS
9 3 (0.74%) Varnish
9 3 (0.74%) Xen
9 3 (0.74%) XenServer
9 3 (0.74%) Snort
10 2 (0.50%) Squid
10 2 (0.50%) Firmware
11 1 (0.25%) RACF
11 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.25%) OpenSSH
11 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (5.46%) Puppet
2 18 (4.47%) McAfee ePO
2 18 (4.47%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (4.47%) Ansible
3 11 (2.73%) Salt
4 10 (2.48%) SCCM
5 5 (1.24%) Nessus
6 4 (0.99%) WSUS
6 4 (0.99%) Nagios
6 4 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.74%) Cacti
7 3 (0.74%) logstash
8 2 (0.50%) Rsyslog
8 2 (0.50%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.25%) Control-M
Vendors
1 49 (12.16%) Cisco
2 48 (11.91%) Microsoft
3 33 (8.19%) VMware
4 29 (7.20%) CheckPoint
5 26 (6.45%) McAfee
5 26 (6.45%) F5
6 22 (5.46%) IBM
7 21 (5.21%) Citrix
8 20 (4.96%) Juniper
9 19 (4.71%) HP
9 19 (4.71%) Splunk
10 18 (4.47%) Qualys
11 16 (3.97%) Oracle
11 16 (3.97%) Symantec
12 14 (3.47%) Dell
13 12 (2.98%) ArcSight
14 11 (2.73%) NetApp
14 11 (2.73%) Tripwire
15 10 (2.48%) Red Hat
15 10 (2.48%) Fortinet
Hampshire
Salt
Rate: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Acumin
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £36000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £36000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £700 - £800 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
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