The first table below looks at the demand for PCI DSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Reading region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 65 68 77
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 4 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.45% 0.86% 0.74%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.41% 7.69% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£255 £465 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.16% +43.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £475
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 - £28.64
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
54 104 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.10% 11.19% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 38 23
Average daily rate £425 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £159 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £504 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £17.07 £23.50 £14.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.36% +58.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%
PCI DSS
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PCI DSS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

PCI DSS Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

PCI DSS Daily Rate Trend in Reading

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 9 (81.82%) CISSP
2 8 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (72.73%) Check Point Certification
2 8 (72.73%) Juniper
2 8 (72.73%) CCIE
2 8 (72.73%) CCSP
2 8 (72.73%) CheckPoint
2 8 (72.73%) VPN
2 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 8 (72.73%) MPLS
2 8 (72.73%) OSPF
2 8 (72.73%) BGP
2 8 (72.73%) Firewall
2 8 (72.73%) IPsec
2 8 (72.73%) CCDP
2 8 (72.73%) Cisco PIX
2 8 (72.73%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (72.73%) F5
3 7 (63.64%) FWSM
3 7 (63.64%) Network Management
3 7 (63.64%) BIG-IP
3 7 (63.64%) DNS
3 7 (63.64%) Apache
3 7 (63.64%) VoIP
3 7 (63.64%) SNMP
3 7 (63.64%) CCNP
3 7 (63.64%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (63.64%) FortiGate
4 4 (36.36%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (36.36%) Demand Forecasting

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 7 (63.64%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) VPN
1 8 (72.73%) MPLS
1 8 (72.73%) OSPF
1 8 (72.73%) BGP
1 8 (72.73%) Firewall
1 8 (72.73%) IPsec
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco PIX
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (63.64%) FWSM
2 7 (63.64%) BIG-IP
2 7 (63.64%) DNS
2 7 (63.64%) VoIP
2 7 (63.64%) SNMP
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (9.09%) Internet
3 1 (9.09%) RIP
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) IP Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Design Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Security Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Security Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior IP Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Security Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Information Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Information Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Security Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Compliance Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) NHS
1 1 (9.09%) SecurID
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Network Management
2 4 (36.36%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (36.36%) Demand Forecasting
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security Management
3 1 (9.09%) Security Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) ISMS
3 1 (9.09%) eTOM
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) CISSP
2 8 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (72.73%) Check Point Certification
2 8 (72.73%) CCIE
2 8 (72.73%) CCSP
2 8 (72.73%) CCDP
3 7 (63.64%) CCNP
4 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) CISM
5 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Juniper
1 8 (72.73%) CheckPoint
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco
1 8 (72.73%) F5
2 2 (18.18%) Ericsson
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Tufin
3 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
3 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
3 1 (9.09%) AlgoSec