The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 69 67 58
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 4 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.40% 0.66% 1.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.56% 7.61% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
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£488 £280 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+74.10% -41.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £395 £438
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -9.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
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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 Reading region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
72 92 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.18% 8.73% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 49 29
Average daily rate £355 £375 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £228 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.55 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +19.00%

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 24 April 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) VoIP
1 4 (66.67%) RIP
1 4 (66.67%) SNMP
1 4 (66.67%) VPN
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) CCIE
1 4 (66.67%) CCSP
1 4 (66.67%) CCDP
1 4 (66.67%) CISSP
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (66.67%) Check Point Certification
1 4 (66.67%) Juniper
1 4 (66.67%) Nokia
1 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 4 (66.67%) OSPF
1 4 (66.67%) Radware
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
1 4 (66.67%) IPsec
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 4 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
1 4 (66.67%) Redback
1 4 (66.67%) VLAN
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (66.67%) Reverse Engineering
1 4 (66.67%) Network Management
1 4 (66.67%) FWSM
1 4 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (16.67%) Process Management

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) VoIP
1 4 (66.67%) RIP
1 4 (66.67%) SNMP
1 4 (66.67%) VPN
1 4 (66.67%) OSPF
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
1 4 (66.67%) IPsec
1 4 (66.67%) VLAN
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (66.67%) FWSM
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
General
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Design Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) IP Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Business Architect
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
1 4 (66.67%) Reverse Engineering
1 4 (66.67%) Network Management
1 4 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Process Management
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) CCIE
1 4 (66.67%) CCSP
1 4 (66.67%) CCDP
1 4 (66.67%) CISSP
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (66.67%) Check Point Certification
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) Juniper
1 4 (66.67%) Nokia
1 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 4 (66.67%) Radware
1 4 (66.67%) Redback
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft