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 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 116 117 107
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 8 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.29% 0.20% 0.046%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.06% 4.03% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£425 - £350
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 Scotland region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
158 124 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.67% 5.02% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 53 61
Average daily rate £375 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Average hourly rate £15.77 £18.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% +15.62%
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 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 19 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Edinburgh -11 3 - - 3
West Lothian - 2 - -
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PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (41.67%) Risk Assessment
1 5 (41.67%) Information Security
1 5 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) CISSP
3 3 (25.00%) International Banking
3 3 (25.00%) Network Security
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 2 (16.67%) ISMS
4 2 (16.67%) Cryptography
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (16.67%) Coaching
4 2 (16.67%) Security Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Splunk
4 2 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (16.67%) ArcSight
4 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (16.67%) CISM
4 2 (16.67%) Firewall
4 2 (16.67%) Information Security Management
4 2 (16.67%) Security Management
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) UNIX
4 2 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
5 1 (8.33%) EMC
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (8.33%) CICS
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Network Security
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
General
1 4 (33.33%) Banking
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
1 5 (41.67%) Security Consultant
1 5 (41.67%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Security Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Security Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Security Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Security Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Compliance Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Architect
3 2 (16.67%) IT Risk Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Security Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Security Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Cryptography
2 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) UNIX
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) AIX
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Risk Assessment
1 5 (41.67%) Information Security
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
3 2 (16.67%) ISMS
3 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 2 (16.67%) Coaching
3 2 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
3 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security Management
3 2 (16.67%) Security Management
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design
4 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 1 (8.33%) Information Assurance
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CISSP
2 2 (16.67%) CISM
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) SRDF
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Splunk
1 2 (16.67%) ArcSight
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) EMC
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) IBM