The table below looks at the statistics for PCI DSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 39 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 3 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.03% 2.36% 1.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 18.75% 63.64% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
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£500 £450 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +29.49%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £420 £418
% change year-on-year
+7.27% +0.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £28.64
PCI DSS
South East

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 Kent region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
16 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 5.50% 3.70% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 12
Average daily rate £500 £500 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £380 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £47.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

PCI DSS
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

PCI DSS Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PCI DSS across the Kent region.

PCI DSS Daily Rate Trend in Kent

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 19 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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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
Folkestone - - - -
PCI DSS
South East

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Advertising
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Change Control
3 2 (40.00%) CRISC
3 2 (40.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (40.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (40.00%) CISA
3 2 (40.00%) CISM
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Information Security
3 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) CISSP
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) BCP
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) Nagios
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 2 (40.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) WebLOAD
General
1 3 (60.00%) Advertising
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) OS/400
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) CentOS
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Change Control
1 2 (40.00%) Business Continuity Planning
1 2 (40.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security
1 2 (40.00%) BCP
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Security Management
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Information Governance
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CRISC
1 2 (40.00%) CISA
1 2 (40.00%) CISM
1 2 (40.00%) CCNA
1 2 (40.00%) CISSP
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Nagios
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) JBoss
4 1 (20.00%) Riverbed