The table below looks at the statistics for PCI DSS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 391 377 421
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +44
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 231 203 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.38% 0.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.18% 5.11% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 108 103
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £422 £414
% change year-on-year
+5.38% +2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £28.64

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4456 3970 4561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.71% 7.52% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2695 2330 2519
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £604 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -3.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 160 241
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £41.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

PCI DSS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

PCI DSS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Trend

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

PCI DSS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

PCI DSS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PCI DSS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS within the UK.

PCI DSS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PCI DSS
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

PCI DSS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

PCI DSS
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 22 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
England +2 225 £450 +5.88% 77
London -1 83 £490 +4.25% 22
South East -1 60 £455 +13.75% 19
Berkshire +22 24 £438 +12.90% 6
North West +9 24 £425 - 11
South West -22 20 £430 -4.44% 8
East of England -23 17 £450 +12.50% 4
City of London +10 16 £525 +3.19% 11
Surrey +4 15 £445 +14.83% 5
Manchester -2 12 £500 - 5
Wiltshire -2 11 £450 -
Hampshire -10 11 £525 +23.52% 5
Yorkshire +3 10 £350 - 5
Swindon +1 9 £450 -
Cambridgeshire +6 7 £450 +12.50%
West Midlands -6 7 £375 -6.25% 4
Bedfordshire -9 6 £450 +20.00% 1
East Midlands +4 5 £413 - 4
Cambridge -6 5 £460 +15.00%
Buckinghamshire -5 4 £450 +30.90%
West Yorkshire -7 4 £450 +28.57% 4
Scotland -19 4 £500 -4.76% 2
Hertfordshire - 4 £563 - 3
Stoke-on-Trent +1 3 £375 -6.25% 2
Staffordshire 0 3 £375 -6.25% 2
Leeds -3 3 £450 +30.90% 3
Milton Keynes -5 3 - -
Kent -7 3 £500 +11.11% 1
Maidenhead - 3 £381 -
Reading +13 2 £255 - 2

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 126 (29.10%) Finance
2 115 (26.56%) Information Security
3 112 (25.87%) Firewall
4 104 (24.02%) CISSP
5 91 (21.02%) Windows
6 90 (20.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 82 (18.94%) Cisco
8 66 (15.24%) Linux
9 51 (11.78%) Microsoft
10 46 (10.62%) ITIL
11 45 (10.39%) CISM
11 45 (10.39%) Penetration Testing
12 44 (10.16%) CheckPoint
13 42 (9.70%) Cisco Certification
14 41 (9.47%) Data Protection
15 39 (9.01%) Network Security
16 37 (8.55%) VPN
17 36 (8.31%) Juniper
17 36 (8.31%) E-Commerce
17 36 (8.31%) Retail
18 35 (8.08%) Oracle
18 35 (8.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 34 (7.85%) Banking
20 33 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
20 33 (7.62%) Active Directory
21 31 (7.16%) SQL
21 31 (7.16%) Telecoms
21 31 (7.16%) Stakeholder Management
22 29 (6.70%) Risk Assessment
22 29 (6.70%) Data Protection Act

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 28 (6.47%) Apache
2 25 (5.77%) IIS
3 10 (2.31%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.62%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.39%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (1.39%) CICS
6 5 (1.15%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.92%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.69%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.46%) Lync
10 1 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.31%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.08%) MS Office
4 3 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.85%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.46%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.46%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.23%) Retail-J
3 1 (0.23%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.23%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.92%) SaaS
2 4 (0.92%) Office 365
3 2 (0.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 112 (25.87%) Firewall
2 39 (9.01%) Network Security
3 37 (8.55%) VPN
4 28 (6.47%) Cisco ASA
5 27 (6.24%) OSPF
6 25 (5.77%) DNS
7 24 (5.54%) WAN
8 23 (5.31%) IPsec
9 22 (5.08%) TCP/IP
9 22 (5.08%) VoIP
9 22 (5.08%) Cisco PIX
10 21 (4.85%) BGP
11 20 (4.62%) MPLS
11 20 (4.62%) LAN
12 15 (3.46%) Intrusion Detection
13 14 (3.23%) FWSM
13 14 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (3.23%) SNMP
14 13 (3.00%) SAN
15 12 (2.77%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.16%) MySQL
2 14 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.62%) DB2
4 6 (1.39%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.23%) Big Data
7 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.23%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 8 (1.85%) Eclipse
2 6 (1.39%) JUnit
2 6 (1.39%) Maven
3 4 (0.92%) JDeveloper
4 3 (0.69%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.69%) Selenium
4 3 (0.69%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.69%) Subversion
5 2 (0.46%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.23%) Yeoman
6 1 (0.23%) Jtest
6 1 (0.23%) WebLOAD
6 1 (0.23%) JIRA
6 1 (0.23%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.23%) XPEDITER
General
1 126 (29.10%) Finance
2 36 (8.31%) Retail
3 34 (7.85%) Banking
4 31 (7.16%) Telecoms
5 13 (3.00%) Legal
6 9 (2.08%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.62%) Advertising
8 5 (1.15%) Back Office
9 4 (0.92%) Local Government
9 4 (0.92%) Marketing
10 3 (0.69%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.46%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.23%) Turkish Language
12 1 (0.23%) German Language
12 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.23%) Publishing
12 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 87 (20.09%) Analyst
2 55 (12.70%) Consultant
3 48 (11.09%) Security Analyst
4 45 (10.39%) Architect
5 37 (8.55%) Project Manager
5 37 (8.55%) Security Consultant
6 34 (7.85%) Security Engineer
7 24 (5.54%) Network Engineer
8 19 (4.39%) Security Architect
9 18 (4.16%) Business Analyst
10 17 (3.93%) Security Manager
11 14 (3.23%) Security Specialist
11 14 (3.23%) Developer
12 13 (3.00%) IT Consultant
12 13 (3.00%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (3.00%) Design Engineer
13 12 (2.77%) Information Analyst
13 12 (2.77%) IT Security Consultant
13 12 (2.77%) Information Security Analyst
14 11 (2.54%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.39%) Web Services
2 18 (4.16%) .NET
3 14 (3.23%) J2EE
4 13 (3.00%) HTML
4 13 (3.00%) XML
5 12 (2.77%) .NET Framework
6 8 (1.85%) Middleware
7 7 (1.62%) ASP.NET
7 7 (1.62%) XSLT
7 7 (1.62%) Hibernate
7 7 (1.62%) Spring
7 7 (1.62%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (1.39%) CSS
8 6 (1.39%) JSP
9 5 (1.15%) Struts
10 4 (0.92%) REST
10 4 (0.92%) Oracle ADF
10 4 (0.92%) jQuery
10 4 (0.92%) LAMP
11 3 (0.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.70%) Data Protection Act
2 25 (5.77%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.46%) PKI
4 15 (3.46%) Open Source
5 10 (2.31%) EPoS
6 9 (2.08%) Mainframe
6 9 (2.08%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.85%) IBM Mainframe
8 6 (1.39%) EMV
9 5 (1.15%) Replication
9 5 (1.15%) Cryptography
9 5 (1.15%) User Experience
10 4 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (0.92%) Freedom of Information
10 4 (0.92%) RMADS
10 4 (0.92%) CESG
10 4 (0.92%) CESG CLAS
10 4 (0.92%) NHS
10 4 (0.92%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 91 (21.02%) Windows
2 66 (15.24%) Linux
3 26 (6.00%) UNIX
4 17 (3.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (3.23%) Windows 7
8 13 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (2.31%) Android
10 9 (2.08%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.15%) Solaris
12 4 (0.92%) AIX
12 4 (0.92%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.92%) zOS
12 4 (0.92%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.69%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.46%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.46%) CentOS
15 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (26.56%) Information Security
2 46 (10.62%) ITIL
3 45 (10.39%) Penetration Testing
4 41 (9.47%) Data Protection
5 36 (8.31%) E-Commerce
6 33 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (7.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (6.70%) Risk Assessment
9 27 (6.24%) SIEM
10 26 (6.00%) Security Architecture
11 25 (5.77%) Security Management
12 24 (5.54%) PRINCE2
13 22 (5.08%) Risk Management
13 22 (5.08%) Project Management
14 21 (4.85%) UML
15 20 (4.62%) Data Security
16 19 (4.39%) Risk Analysis
17 17 (3.93%) Network Management
18 16 (3.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 15 (3.46%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 31 (7.16%) SQL
2 27 (6.24%) Java
3 22 (5.08%) Python
4 16 (3.70%) Ruby
5 15 (3.46%) Bash Shell
6 14 (3.23%) PHP
6 14 (3.23%) JavaScript
7 10 (2.31%) C#
8 7 (1.62%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.62%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.62%) C
9 5 (1.15%) Perl
9 5 (1.15%) LINC
10 3 (0.69%) VB
10 3 (0.69%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.46%) C++
11 2 (0.46%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.46%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.46%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.23%) JCL
Qualifications
1 104 (24.02%) CISSP
2 45 (10.39%) CISM
3 42 (9.70%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (6.00%) CCNP
5 25 (5.77%) Degree
6 23 (5.31%) CCIE
7 22 (5.08%) PCI QSA
8 20 (4.62%) CCSP
9 19 (4.39%) CISA
10 18 (4.16%) Security Cleared
11 17 (3.93%) CCDP
12 16 (3.70%) Check Point Certification
13 14 (3.23%) SC Cleared
13 14 (3.23%) CRISC
14 12 (2.77%) GIAC
15 11 (2.54%) CCNA
16 7 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
17 5 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 5 (1.15%) MCSA
17 5 (1.15%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (20.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (8.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (2.08%) COBIT
4 7 (1.62%) QA
5 5 (1.15%) GPG13
6 4 (0.92%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 2 (0.46%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.46%) SLA
9 1 (0.23%) BS25999
9 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
System Software
1 33 (7.62%) Active Directory
2 22 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.93%) Snort
4 7 (1.62%) vSphere
5 6 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.92%) Squid
6 4 (0.92%) SRDF
7 3 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.46%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.46%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.46%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.23%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.23%) RACF
9 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.23%) XenApp
9 1 (0.23%) XenServer
9 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (3.46%) FortiGate
2 9 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (2.08%) SCCM
3 3 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (0.69%) Nagios
3 3 (0.69%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (0.46%) ZENworks
4 2 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.46%) Nessus
4 2 (0.46%) Puppet
5 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.23%) SCOM
5 1 (0.23%) WSUS
5 1 (0.23%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.23%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 82 (18.94%) Cisco
2 51 (11.78%) Microsoft
3 44 (10.16%) CheckPoint
4 36 (8.31%) Juniper
5 35 (8.08%) Oracle
6 28 (6.47%) VMware
7 17 (3.93%) F5
7 17 (3.93%) IBM
8 16 (3.70%) Red Hat
9 12 (2.77%) McAfee
10 11 (2.54%) Qualys
11 9 (2.08%) Fortinet
11 9 (2.08%) CA
11 9 (2.08%) EMC
12 7 (1.62%) Sun
13 6 (1.39%) HP
13 6 (1.39%) Radware
13 6 (1.39%) Nokia
13 6 (1.39%) Redback
14 5 (1.15%) Blue Coat
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