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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 67 64 69
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 7 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.73% 0.45% 0.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.46% 6.78% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £255 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% -45.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £255 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £255 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
- +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £61.00 -
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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
74 59 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.71% 6.58% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 25 41
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £300 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £469 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -27.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +14.28%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PCI DSS across the Reading region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015.

PCI DSS Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 5 (55.56%) Validation
2 5 (55.56%) MCTS
2 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (55.56%) SCCM
2 5 (55.56%) DV Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 2000 Server
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) MS Office
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 2000
2 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (55.56%) Client/Server
2 5 (55.56%) Windows XP
2 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (55.56%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 3 (33.33%) VPN
4 2 (22.22%) SSL
4 2 (22.22%) HTTP

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
1 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (22.22%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Office
1 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
3 3 (33.33%) VPN
4 2 (22.22%) SSL
4 2 (22.22%) HTTP
4 2 (22.22%) SSH
5 1 (11.11%) VLAN
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (11.11%) FWSM
5 1 (11.11%) VoIP
5 1 (11.11%) RIP
5 1 (11.11%) SNMP
5 1 (11.11%) IPsec
5 1 (11.11%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) DB2
General
1 2 (22.22%) Financial Institution
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Cyber Security Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Security Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Design Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Business Architect
3 1 (11.11%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) SOAP
1 2 (22.22%) Middleware
1 2 (22.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Client/Server
1 5 (55.56%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Algorithms
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 2 (22.22%) PKI
2 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows 2000
1 5 (55.56%) Windows XP
1 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (55.56%) Windows 2000 Server
1 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Validation
2 2 (22.22%) Identity Management
2 2 (22.22%) Data Security
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) Ethical Hacking
2 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Time Management
2 2 (22.22%) Cyber Security
2 2 (22.22%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (11.11%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Network Management
3 1 (11.11%) Process Management
3 1 (11.11%) WFM
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) C++
2 2 (22.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (55.56%) MCTS
1 5 (55.56%) DV Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (11.11%) CCIE
3 1 (11.11%) CCSP
3 1 (11.11%) CCDP
3 1 (11.11%) CISSP
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (22.22%) F5
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper
4 1 (11.11%) Nokia
4 1 (11.11%) Radware
4 1 (11.11%) Redback