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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 365 402 391
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -11
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 223 162 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.45% 0.35% 0.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.84% 4.64% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 113 102
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £525 £673
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
3816 3489 3300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.74% 7.45% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2405 2124 1931
Average daily rate £400 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 125 221
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -16.27%

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 29 December 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
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 29 December 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 +51 106 £450 +15.38% 12
London -33 48 £525 +16.66% 23
South West -17 24 £450 +4.65% 8
East of England -6 19 £344 -11.85% 3
Yorkshire -9 10 £390 +20.00% 7
North West 0 9 £355 -5.33% 4
East Midlands +10 4 £463 +64.53% 6
West Midlands -8 3 £300 -25.00% 3
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
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PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

1 142 (31.49%) Information Security
2 130 (28.82%) CISSP
3 120 (26.61%) Finance
4 116 (25.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 104 (23.06%) Firewall
6 93 (20.62%) ITIL
7 78 (17.29%) CISM
8 74 (16.41%) Cisco
9 72 (15.96%) Windows
10 68 (15.08%) Telecoms
11 57 (12.64%) Network Security
12 54 (11.97%) Linux
13 53 (11.75%) Stakeholder Management
13 53 (11.75%) Penetration Testing
14 51 (11.31%) Security Architecture
15 47 (10.42%) Data Protection
15 47 (10.42%) VPN
16 46 (10.20%) Risk Management
17 45 (9.98%) Cisco Certification
18 44 (9.76%) Microsoft
18 44 (9.76%) E-Commerce
19 43 (9.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 43 (9.53%) CheckPoint
19 43 (9.53%) Degree
20 39 (8.65%) PRINCE2
21 36 (7.98%) Retail
22 35 (7.76%) Risk Assessment
22 35 (7.76%) Security Cleared
22 35 (7.76%) SQL
22 35 (7.76%) CRISC

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 15 (3.33%) IIS
2 10 (2.22%) Apache
3 8 (1.77%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.33%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.67%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.67%) JBoss
5 3 (0.67%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.44%) CICS
6 2 (0.44%) Lync
6 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.22%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.22%) Jetty
7 1 (0.22%) nginx
7 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (3.10%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.11%) MS Office
3 4 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.22%) Retail-J
1 1 (0.22%) Sage 1000
1 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.22%) Magento
1 1 (0.22%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.44%) SaaS
2 1 (0.22%) Office 365
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 104 (23.06%) Firewall
2 57 (12.64%) Network Security
3 47 (10.42%) VPN
4 32 (7.10%) LAN
4 32 (7.10%) WAN
5 31 (6.87%) Cisco ASA
6 27 (5.99%) IPsec
6 27 (5.99%) Internet
6 27 (5.99%) OSPF
7 26 (5.76%) TCP/IP
8 20 (4.43%) SSL
9 19 (4.21%) Wireless
10 18 (3.99%) MPLS
11 15 (3.33%) RIP
11 15 (3.33%) VoIP
12 14 (3.10%) DNS
12 14 (3.10%) Intrusion Detection
13 12 (2.66%) BGP
13 12 (2.66%) WLAN
14 11 (2.44%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.77%) MySQL
2 7 (1.55%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.89%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.67%) DB2
5 2 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (0.89%) JUnit
1 4 (0.89%) Subversion
1 4 (0.89%) Maven
1 4 (0.89%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.67%) Selenium
2 3 (0.67%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.67%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.44%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.44%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.22%) YouTrack
4 1 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.22%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.22%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.22%) XPEDITER
4 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.22%) JIRA
General
1 120 (26.61%) Finance
2 68 (15.08%) Telecoms
3 36 (7.98%) Retail
4 30 (6.65%) Banking
5 16 (3.55%) Legal
6 11 (2.44%) Turkish Language
7 7 (1.55%) Local Government
7 7 (1.55%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.11%) Advertising
8 5 (1.11%) Publishing
9 4 (0.89%) Back Office
9 4 (0.89%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.44%) Games
11 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 81 (17.96%) Consultant
2 79 (17.52%) Security Consultant
3 61 (13.53%) Analyst
4 57 (12.64%) Architect
5 46 (10.20%) Security Analyst
6 36 (7.98%) Security Specialist
7 34 (7.54%) Security Manager
8 31 (6.87%) Security Architect
9 28 (6.21%) Project Manager
9 28 (6.21%) Network Engineer
10 25 (5.54%) Security Engineer
11 22 (4.88%) Developer
11 22 (4.88%) IT Consultant
11 22 (4.88%) IT Security Consultant
12 14 (3.10%) Design Engineer
12 14 (3.10%) Information Manager
12 14 (3.10%) Information Security Consultant
13 12 (2.66%) Information Specialist
14 11 (2.44%) Cyber Security Specialist
14 11 (2.44%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.88%) .NET
2 18 (3.99%) Web Services
3 7 (1.55%) J2EE
4 6 (1.33%) XML
4 6 (1.33%) Hibernate
4 6 (1.33%) Spring
5 5 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (1.11%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.11%) HTML
6 4 (0.89%) Struts
6 4 (0.89%) JSP
6 4 (0.89%) REST
6 4 (0.89%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.67%) SOAP
8 2 (0.44%) J2SE
8 2 (0.44%) Django
8 2 (0.44%) Middleware
8 2 (0.44%) LAMP
9 1 (0.22%) XML Messaging
9 1 (0.22%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.32%) Management Information System
2 28 (6.21%) Data Protection Act
3 17 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.10%) PKI
5 13 (2.88%) Cryptography
6 12 (2.66%) SecurID
7 9 (2.00%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.00%) Freedom of Information
8 8 (1.77%) Freedom of Information Act
9 6 (1.33%) IVR
9 6 (1.33%) Smart Meter
10 5 (1.11%) EPoS
11 4 (0.89%) CESG
11 4 (0.89%) CESG CLAS
11 4 (0.89%) Open Source
11 4 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (0.67%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.67%) RMADS
12 3 (0.67%) Clustering
13 2 (0.44%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 72 (15.96%) Windows
2 54 (11.97%) Linux
3 26 (5.76%) UNIX
4 12 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.77%) CentOS
7 8 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.33%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.67%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.67%) Solaris
10 2 (0.44%) Debian
10 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.44%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.44%) Android
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (31.49%) Information Security
2 93 (20.62%) ITIL
3 53 (11.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 53 (11.75%) Penetration Testing
4 51 (11.31%) Security Architecture
5 47 (10.42%) Data Protection
6 46 (10.20%) Risk Management
7 44 (9.76%) E-Commerce
8 39 (8.65%) PRINCE2
9 35 (7.76%) Risk Assessment
10 34 (7.54%) SIEM
11 32 (7.10%) Data Security
12 30 (6.65%) Cyber Security
13 28 (6.21%) OWASP
14 27 (5.99%) Security Management
15 25 (5.54%) Agile Software Development
16 24 (5.32%) Project Management
17 23 (5.10%) Risk Analysis
18 21 (4.66%) Change Control
19 19 (4.21%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (7.76%) SQL
2 29 (6.43%) Java
3 17 (3.77%) C#
4 16 (3.55%) T-SQL
4 16 (3.55%) Python
5 10 (2.22%) Bash Shell
6 9 (2.00%) C
7 8 (1.77%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.55%) Perl
9 6 (1.33%) JavaScript
10 5 (1.11%) LINC
11 4 (0.89%) Ruby
11 4 (0.89%) PHP
11 4 (0.89%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.44%) VB
12 2 (0.44%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.44%) VBA
12 2 (0.44%) C++
13 1 (0.22%) COBOL
13 1 (0.22%) JCL
Qualifications
1 130 (28.82%) CISSP
2 78 (17.29%) CISM
3 45 (9.98%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (9.53%) Degree
5 35 (7.76%) Security Cleared
5 35 (7.76%) CRISC
6 31 (6.87%) CISA
7 27 (5.99%) CCNP
8 23 (5.10%) SC Cleared
9 20 (4.43%) CCNA
10 16 (3.55%) GIAC
11 12 (2.66%) CEH
11 12 (2.66%) CCIE
12 9 (2.00%) CCSP
12 9 (2.00%) DV Cleared
13 8 (1.77%) PCI QSA
13 8 (1.77%) CCDP
14 7 (1.55%) ISEB
14 7 (1.55%) Check Point Certification
15 6 (1.33%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (25.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (9.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 20 (4.43%) COBIT
4 7 (1.55%) GPG13
5 6 (1.33%) QA
6 4 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 3 (0.67%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.22%) SLA
8 1 (0.22%) BS7799
8 1 (0.22%) BS25999
8 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
System Software
1 13 (2.88%) Active Directory
1 13 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.66%) Snort
3 8 (1.77%) Squid
4 4 (0.89%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.67%) vSphere
5 3 (0.67%) Firmware
6 2 (0.44%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.44%) NFS
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.22%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.22%) KVM
7 1 (0.22%) XenApp
7 1 (0.22%) XenServer
7 1 (0.22%) Xen
7 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.22%) RACF
Systems Management
1 11 (2.44%) FortiGate
2 4 (0.89%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (0.89%) Nessus
3 3 (0.67%) SCCM
3 3 (0.67%) Nagios
3 3 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.67%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (0.44%) Puppet
4 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.44%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.44%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.22%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.22%) SCOM
5 1 (0.22%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.22%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.22%) Cacti
5 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 74 (16.41%) Cisco
2 44 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 43 (9.53%) CheckPoint
4 25 (5.54%) F5
5 24 (5.32%) VMware
6 23 (5.10%) Juniper
7 22 (4.88%) Oracle
8 18 (3.99%) Fortinet
9 12 (2.66%) Tufin
9 12 (2.66%) AlgoSec
10 11 (2.44%) CA
11 10 (2.22%) Red Hat
11 10 (2.22%) IBM
12 8 (1.77%) Sun
12 8 (1.77%) HP
12 8 (1.77%) McAfee
12 8 (1.77%) Websense
12 8 (1.77%) Tripwire
13 7 (1.55%) Sourcefire
13 7 (1.55%) ArcSight
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