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 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 367 418 408
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -10
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 246 164 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.88% 4.35% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 112 113
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £351 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
4182 3770 3661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.58% 7.31% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2614 2270 2114
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 126 241
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.63 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.01% -9.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £45.00
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

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 19 December 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
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 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
England +41 236 £450 +5.88% 75
South East +63 112 £450 +9.09% 9
London -15 55 £525 +16.66% 26
Berkshire +42 47 £450 +15.38% 4
South West -6 26 £425 -2.85% 6
Hampshire -4 25 £525 +19.31% 2
Surrey +10 21 £488 +25.00%
East of England -16 18 £413 +5.76% 5
Staines - 17 £500 -
Wiltshire -5 14 £450 +4.65% 4
Swindon +1 13 £450 +4.65% 4
Slough +2 11 £450 +50.00%
City of London -6 11 £650 +56.62% 5
North West -5 10 £325 -13.33% 8
Basingstoke +7 9 £550 +25.00%
Yorkshire -6 9 £395 +21.53% 8
Bedfordshire -20 9 £675 +65.64% 3
Scotland +1 8 £425 - 4
West Yorkshire -3 8 £395 +31.66% 6
Luton -13 8 £675 +58.82%
Hertfordshire 0 7 £241 -38.33%
Manchester -4 7 - - 4
Buckinghamshire -7 6 £419 - 1
Milton Keynes -9 5 £419 - 1
Gloucestershire -16 5 - -
Middlesex - 5 £500 -
Southampton - 5 - - 2
East Midlands +4 4 £463 +64.53% 8
Leeds -2 4 £400 +33.33% 6
Bristol -10 4 £368 - 2

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 150 (31.98%) Information Security
2 140 (29.85%) CISSP
3 126 (26.87%) Finance
4 119 (25.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 108 (23.03%) Firewall
6 95 (20.26%) ITIL
7 82 (17.48%) CISM
8 77 (16.42%) Windows
9 76 (16.20%) Cisco
10 67 (14.29%) Telecoms
11 60 (12.79%) Network Security
12 55 (11.73%) Penetration Testing
12 55 (11.73%) Linux
13 52 (11.09%) Security Architecture
14 51 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
15 49 (10.45%) Risk Management
16 48 (10.23%) VPN
16 48 (10.23%) Data Protection
17 47 (10.02%) Degree
17 47 (10.02%) Cisco Certification
17 47 (10.02%) CheckPoint
18 46 (9.81%) Microsoft
19 43 (9.17%) E-Commerce
20 42 (8.96%) Risk Assessment
21 41 (8.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
22 38 (8.10%) PRINCE2
22 38 (8.10%) Retail
23 37 (7.89%) SQL
23 37 (7.89%) CRISC
24 36 (7.68%) Management Information System

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 15 (3.20%) IIS
2 10 (2.13%) Apache
3 7 (1.49%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.28%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.07%) JBoss
6 3 (0.64%) CICS
6 3 (0.64%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.64%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.43%) Lync
7 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.43%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.21%) Jetty
8 1 (0.21%) nginx
8 1 (0.21%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (3.20%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.49%) MS Office
3 6 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.21%) Magento
1 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.21%) Sage 1000
1 1 (0.21%) Retail-J
1 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.21%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.43%) SaaS
2 1 (0.21%) Office 365
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 108 (23.03%) Firewall
2 60 (12.79%) Network Security
3 48 (10.23%) VPN
4 33 (7.04%) LAN
5 32 (6.82%) WAN
5 32 (6.82%) Cisco ASA
6 31 (6.61%) OSPF
7 29 (6.18%) IPsec
7 29 (6.18%) Internet
8 25 (5.33%) TCP/IP
9 21 (4.48%) SSL
10 20 (4.26%) MPLS
10 20 (4.26%) Wireless
11 17 (3.62%) RIP
12 16 (3.41%) VoIP
13 15 (3.20%) DNS
14 14 (2.99%) Intrusion Detection
14 14 (2.99%) BGP
15 13 (2.77%) WLAN
15 13 (2.77%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.71%) MySQL
3 5 (1.07%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.85%) DB2
5 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.21%) Big Data
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (1.28%) Maven
1 6 (1.28%) JUnit
2 5 (1.07%) Eclipse
2 5 (1.07%) Subversion
2 5 (1.07%) Selenium
2 5 (1.07%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.85%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.43%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.43%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.21%) XPEDITER
5 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.21%) JIRA
5 1 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.21%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.21%) YouTrack
5 1 (0.21%) Mercurial
General
1 126 (26.87%) Finance
2 67 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 38 (8.10%) Retail
4 34 (7.25%) Banking
5 17 (3.62%) Legal
6 11 (2.35%) Turkish Language
7 7 (1.49%) Back Office
7 7 (1.49%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.28%) Local Government
9 5 (1.07%) Advertising
9 5 (1.07%) Publishing
10 4 (0.85%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.64%) International Banking
12 2 (0.43%) Games
13 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.21%) German Language
13 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (18.55%) Consultant
2 84 (17.91%) Security Consultant
3 61 (13.01%) Architect
4 60 (12.79%) Analyst
5 45 (9.59%) Security Analyst
6 38 (8.10%) Security Specialist
7 33 (7.04%) Security Manager
7 33 (7.04%) Security Architect
8 29 (6.18%) Network Engineer
9 27 (5.76%) Project Manager
10 26 (5.54%) Security Engineer
11 24 (5.12%) Developer
12 23 (4.90%) IT Security Consultant
12 23 (4.90%) IT Consultant
13 17 (3.62%) Information Security Consultant
14 15 (3.20%) Information Manager
14 15 (3.20%) Design Engineer
15 14 (2.99%) Information Specialist
15 14 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
16 12 (2.56%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.90%) .NET
2 16 (3.41%) Web Services
3 9 (1.92%) J2EE
4 8 (1.71%) Hibernate
4 8 (1.71%) Spring
5 7 (1.49%) XML
6 6 (1.28%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (1.28%) ASP.NET
6 6 (1.28%) Struts
6 6 (1.28%) JSP
6 6 (1.28%) HTML
7 5 (1.07%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.85%) REST
9 3 (0.64%) Middleware
10 2 (0.43%) Django
10 2 (0.43%) J2SE
10 2 (0.43%) SOAP
10 2 (0.43%) LAMP
11 1 (0.21%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.21%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.68%) Management Information System
2 28 (5.97%) Data Protection Act
3 18 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.41%) PKI
5 15 (3.20%) Cryptography
6 13 (2.77%) SecurID
7 9 (1.92%) Freedom of Information
8 8 (1.71%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.71%) Freedom of Information Act
9 6 (1.28%) Smart Meter
9 6 (1.28%) IVR
9 6 (1.28%) EPoS
10 4 (0.85%) Open Source
10 4 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (0.85%) CESG
10 4 (0.85%) CESG CLAS
11 3 (0.64%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.64%) Clustering
11 3 (0.64%) RMADS
11 3 (0.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 77 (16.42%) Windows
2 55 (11.73%) Linux
3 29 (6.18%) UNIX
4 12 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.71%) CentOS
8 7 (1.49%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.85%) Solaris
10 3 (0.64%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.64%) Android
10 3 (0.64%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.43%) Debian
12 1 (0.21%) zOS
12 1 (0.21%) AIX
12 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (31.98%) Information Security
2 95 (20.26%) ITIL
3 55 (11.73%) Penetration Testing
4 52 (11.09%) Security Architecture
5 51 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
6 49 (10.45%) Risk Management
7 48 (10.23%) Data Protection
8 43 (9.17%) E-Commerce
9 42 (8.96%) Risk Assessment
10 38 (8.10%) PRINCE2
11 35 (7.46%) SIEM
12 31 (6.61%) Cyber Security
13 30 (6.40%) Data Security
14 29 (6.18%) Security Management
15 28 (5.97%) Project Management
15 28 (5.97%) OWASP
16 27 (5.76%) Agile Software Development
17 24 (5.12%) Risk Analysis
18 23 (4.90%) Change Control
19 21 (4.48%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (7.89%) SQL
2 32 (6.82%) Java
3 18 (3.84%) T-SQL
3 18 (3.84%) C#
4 16 (3.41%) Python
5 11 (2.35%) PL/SQL
6 10 (2.13%) Bash Shell
7 9 (1.92%) C
8 8 (1.71%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.49%) Perl
10 5 (1.07%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.07%) LINC
11 4 (0.85%) Ruby
11 4 (0.85%) PHP
12 2 (0.43%) VB
12 2 (0.43%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.43%) VBA
12 2 (0.43%) C++
13 1 (0.21%) JCL
13 1 (0.21%) REXX
Qualifications
1 140 (29.85%) CISSP
2 82 (17.48%) CISM
3 47 (10.02%) Degree
3 47 (10.02%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (7.89%) CRISC
5 36 (7.68%) Security Cleared
6 31 (6.61%) CISA
7 28 (5.97%) CCNP
8 24 (5.12%) SC Cleared
9 18 (3.84%) CCNA
10 16 (3.41%) GIAC
11 14 (2.99%) CCIE
12 12 (2.56%) CCSP
13 11 (2.35%) CEH
14 9 (1.92%) CCDP
15 8 (1.71%) DV Cleared
15 8 (1.71%) PCI QSA
15 8 (1.71%) Check Point Certification
16 6 (1.28%) ISACA
16 6 (1.28%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (25.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (8.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 19 (4.05%) COBIT
4 9 (1.92%) QA
5 6 (1.28%) GPG13
6 4 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 3 (0.64%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.21%) BS7799
8 1 (0.21%) SLA
8 1 (0.21%) BS25999
8 1 (0.21%) HIPAA
System Software
1 16 (3.41%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.35%) Snort
4 7 (1.49%) Squid
5 4 (0.85%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.64%) Firmware
6 3 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.64%) vSphere
7 2 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.43%) NFS
7 2 (0.43%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.21%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.21%) RACF
8 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.21%) XenApp
8 1 (0.21%) XenServer
8 1 (0.21%) SRDF
8 1 (0.21%) Xen
8 1 (0.21%) KVM
Systems Management
1 12 (2.56%) FortiGate
2 4 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (0.85%) SCCM
2 4 (0.85%) Nessus
3 3 (0.64%) Nagios
3 3 (0.64%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.43%) Puppet
4 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.43%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.43%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.21%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.21%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.21%) SCOM
5 1 (0.21%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.21%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.21%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.21%) Cacti
Vendors
1 76 (16.20%) Cisco
2 47 (10.02%) CheckPoint
3 46 (9.81%) Microsoft
4 26 (5.54%) Oracle
4 26 (5.54%) F5
5 25 (5.33%) VMware
6 22 (4.69%) Juniper
7 20 (4.26%) Fortinet
8 13 (2.77%) AlgoSec
8 13 (2.77%) Tufin
9 12 (2.56%) CA
10 11 (2.35%) IBM
11 10 (2.13%) Red Hat
12 9 (1.92%) ArcSight
13 8 (1.71%) Splunk
13 8 (1.71%) Tripwire
13 8 (1.71%) HP
13 8 (1.71%) Sun
13 8 (1.71%) McAfee
14 7 (1.49%) Websense
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