The table below looks at the statistics for PCI DSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 125 101 112
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +11
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 4 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.14% 0.64% 0.077%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.26% 10.53% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
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£500 £525 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £28.64
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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 Scotland region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
177 152 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.41% 6.04% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 63 62
Average daily rate £400 £351 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.12% +8.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 25
Average hourly rate £15.77 £9.25 £12.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.48% -25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £7.77 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.60 £69.60 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

PCI DSS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

PCI DSS Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

PCI DSS Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 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
Glasgow - 2 £500 -
Edinburgh -13 1 - - 3
West Lothian - - - -
Highlands - - - -
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PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 6 (66.67%) Windows
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 5 (55.56%) UNIX
3 4 (44.44%) IBM
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle
3 4 (44.44%) DB2
3 4 (44.44%) AIX
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) SAN
3 4 (44.44%) CICS
3 4 (44.44%) zOS
3 4 (44.44%) Middleware
3 4 (44.44%) Mainframe
3 4 (44.44%) Network Design
3 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) EMC
3 4 (44.44%) Replication
3 4 (44.44%) NAS
3 4 (44.44%) SRDF
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (44.44%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (33.33%) Banking
4 3 (33.33%) Information Security
5 2 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (11.11%) Android
6 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Phone

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (44.44%) CICS
1 4 (44.44%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) NAS
2 4 (44.44%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) DB2
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Designer
2 3 (33.33%) Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) Security Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Mainframe
1 4 (44.44%) Replication
1 4 (44.44%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) UNIX
3 4 (44.44%) AIX
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) zOS
4 1 (11.11%) Android
4 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Network Design
2 3 (33.33%) Information Security
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Android Development
4 1 (11.11%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CISSP
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
1 4 (44.44%) SRDF
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) EMC
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) IBM