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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 69 88 84
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -4
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.22% 0.091% 0.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.82% 1.15% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£475 £420 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% +23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
71 87 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.85% 7.89% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 39 25
Average daily rate £350 £300 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £180 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £550 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 8
Average hourly rate £24.25 £70.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.48% +325.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.05 £24.45 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.45 £116.05 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

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 19 December 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 2 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (25.00%) IVR
2 1 (25.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) FWSM
2 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (25.00%) Demand Forecasting
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) VoIP
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) SNMP
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) CCIE
2 1 (25.00%) CCSP

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (25.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (25.00%) FWSM
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) SNMP
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) MPLS
1 1 (25.00%) OSPF
1 1 (25.00%) BGP
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) IPsec
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) IT Security Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) IP Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (25.00%) Demand Forecasting
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCIE
1 1 (25.00%) CCSP
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) CCDP
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) F5
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Juniper
1 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (25.00%) VMware