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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 399 395 401
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 251 223 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.40% 0.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.41% 5.02% 4.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 135 108
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
4641 4444 3866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.94% 7.96% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2845 2692 2265
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £558 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 203 164
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.11% +12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 233 £475 +5.55% 70
London +9 77 £513 +7.89% 25
South East -16 73 £475 +5.55% 13
East Midlands +11 26 £438 +9.37% 6
Berkshire -12 22 £550 +22.22% 3
Surrey +6 20 £425 -5.02% 1
City of London +11 19 £500 -4.76% 3
Northamptonshire +13 17 £450 -
North West -39 17 £475 +11.76% 5
Hampshire +5 15 £506 +12.50% 1
Northampton +11 14 £438 -2.77%
South West -6 14 £395 -9.19% 2
Manchester -15 13 £450 -12.19% 4
Wiltshire +4 11 £435 -2.24% 2
Yorkshire -26 11 £300 -14.28% 5
Basingstoke +5 10 £525 +16.66%
Scotland -6 10 £500 - 1
East of England -1 9 £463 +2.77% 3
Kent +7 7 £338 -32.50% 3
Staines - 7 £500 -
Bedfordshire +10 6 £471 +4.72%
West Midlands +9 6 £350 -6.66% 10
Swindon -5 6 £435 -3.33% 2
West Yorkshire -24 6 £475 -1.29% 4
Paddington - 6 £566 -
Uxbridge +8 5 £351 -
Reading -6 5 £558 +118.62% 2
South Yorkshire -17 5 £275 -21.42%
Sheffield -22 5 £275 -21.42%
Midlands - 5 £475 -

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 181 (42.00%) Information Security
2 135 (31.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 124 (28.77%) Finance
4 116 (26.91%) CISSP
5 110 (25.52%) Firewall
6 83 (19.26%) ITIL
7 72 (16.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 68 (15.78%) CISM
9 65 (15.08%) Windows
9 65 (15.08%) Retail
10 57 (13.23%) SIEM
11 54 (12.53%) Risk Management
12 53 (12.30%) Data Protection
13 52 (12.06%) Security Management
14 51 (11.83%) Cisco
14 51 (11.83%) Microsoft
15 49 (11.37%) Linux
16 48 (11.14%) Security Architecture
17 47 (10.90%) Data Centre
18 46 (10.67%) E-Commerce
19 44 (10.21%) Project Management
20 42 (9.74%) Management Information System
21 41 (9.51%) Agile Software Development
22 39 (9.05%) COBIT
23 38 (8.82%) TCP/IP
23 38 (8.82%) Vulnerability Management
24 37 (8.58%) Penetration Testing
25 35 (8.12%) MS Excel
25 35 (8.12%) VMware
25 35 (8.12%) Cyber Security

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (3.48%) IIS
2 14 (3.25%) Apache
3 11 (2.55%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.32%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.62%) Node.js
6 6 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.16%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.93%) CMS
8 4 (0.93%) ATG Dynamo
8 4 (0.93%) nginx
9 3 (0.70%) Confluence
9 3 (0.70%) Jetty
10 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.46%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.23%) Lync
Applications
1 35 (8.12%) MS Excel
2 23 (5.34%) MS Visio
3 15 (3.48%) MS Project
4 10 (2.32%) MS Office
5 9 (2.09%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.94%) PaaS
3 13 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (2.55%) SaaS
5 3 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.46%) Office 365
6 2 (0.46%) GitHub
7 1 (0.23%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 110 (25.52%) Firewall
2 38 (8.82%) TCP/IP
3 34 (7.89%) Network Security
4 32 (7.42%) LAN
4 32 (7.42%) WAN
5 31 (7.19%) Intrusion Detection
6 30 (6.96%) SSL
7 29 (6.73%) VPN
8 22 (5.10%) HTTP
9 17 (3.94%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (3.48%) DNS
11 14 (3.25%) Wireless
11 14 (3.25%) VLAN
12 12 (2.78%) MPLS
12 12 (2.78%) SAN
12 12 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (2.55%) Internet
14 10 (2.32%) SNMP
14 10 (2.32%) SMTP
15 8 (1.86%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.41%) MySQL
2 13 (3.02%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (3.02%) MongoDB
3 11 (2.55%) Big Data
4 5 (1.16%) DB2
5 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.93%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.70%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.70%) Couchbase
7 2 (0.46%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.46%) OLAP
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.46%) OLTP
8 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.23%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (4.87%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.02%) Subversion
3 10 (2.32%) Mercurial
3 10 (2.32%) Selenium
4 9 (2.09%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (1.39%) JIRA
6 4 (0.93%) ReSharper
6 4 (0.93%) FitNesse
6 4 (0.93%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.93%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.70%) JProfiler
7 3 (0.70%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.70%) JMeter
7 3 (0.70%) NetBeans
7 3 (0.70%) JConsole
7 3 (0.70%) VisualVM
7 3 (0.70%) YourKit
8 1 (0.23%) Appium
8 1 (0.23%) JUnit
General
1 124 (28.77%) Finance
2 65 (15.08%) Retail
3 24 (5.57%) Banking
4 16 (3.71%) Legal
5 15 (3.48%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.32%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.09%) Law
8 5 (1.16%) Advertising
8 5 (1.16%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.70%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.70%) Publishing
9 3 (0.70%) Games
10 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.46%) Local Government
11 1 (0.23%) Marketing
11 1 (0.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 104 (24.13%) Analyst
2 93 (21.58%) Consultant
3 76 (17.63%) Security Consultant
4 58 (13.46%) Security Analyst
5 45 (10.44%) Project Manager
6 44 (10.21%) Architect
7 28 (6.50%) Business Analyst
8 26 (6.03%) Security Architect
9 23 (5.34%) Security Engineer
10 21 (4.87%) Security Specialist
10 21 (4.87%) Information Security Consultant
11 17 (3.94%) IT Consultant
11 17 (3.94%) IT Security Consultant
12 16 (3.71%) Information Analyst
13 15 (3.48%) Information Security Analyst
14 13 (3.02%) Security Manager
14 13 (3.02%) Senior Analyst
14 13 (3.02%) Developer
15 9 (2.09%) Network Engineer
15 9 (2.09%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.64%) Web Services
2 15 (3.48%) Middleware
3 12 (2.78%) .NET
4 11 (2.55%) SOAP
5 9 (2.09%) REST
6 7 (1.62%) XML
7 6 (1.39%) HTML
8 5 (1.16%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.16%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.93%) LINQ
9 4 (0.93%) Backbone.js
9 4 (0.93%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (0.93%) Hibernate
9 4 (0.93%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.70%) Java EE
10 3 (0.70%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (0.70%) Spring
10 3 (0.70%) JSF
10 3 (0.70%) JMS
10 3 (0.70%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 47 (10.90%) Data Centre
2 42 (9.74%) Management Information System
3 30 (6.96%) PKI
4 29 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (5.34%) Data Protection Act
6 16 (3.71%) Client/Server
7 10 (2.32%) Cryptography
8 8 (1.86%) Clustering
9 7 (1.62%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.39%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.16%) IBM Mainframe
11 5 (1.16%) Mainframe
11 5 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (1.16%) CESG
11 5 (1.16%) SecurID
12 4 (0.93%) AS400
12 4 (0.93%) W3C
12 4 (0.93%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.93%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 65 (15.08%) Windows
2 49 (11.37%) Linux
3 18 (4.18%) UNIX
4 13 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (2.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.09%) Ubuntu
8 8 (1.86%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.86%) Solaris
8 8 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.39%) AIX
10 5 (1.16%) Windows 2000
10 5 (1.16%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (0.93%) CentOS
12 3 (0.70%) Debian
13 2 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.23%) Android
14 1 (0.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (42.00%) Information Security
2 83 (19.26%) ITIL
3 72 (16.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 57 (13.23%) SIEM
5 54 (12.53%) Risk Management
6 53 (12.30%) Data Protection
7 52 (12.06%) Security Management
8 48 (11.14%) Security Architecture
9 46 (10.67%) E-Commerce
10 44 (10.21%) Project Management
11 41 (9.51%) Agile Software Development
12 38 (8.82%) Vulnerability Management
13 37 (8.58%) Penetration Testing
14 35 (8.12%) Cyber Security
15 33 (7.66%) Information Security Management
15 33 (7.66%) PRINCE2
16 26 (6.03%) Change Management
17 24 (5.57%) Risk Assessment
18 23 (5.34%) Mentoring
19 22 (5.10%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 31 (7.19%) Java
2 30 (6.96%) SQL
3 12 (2.78%) Python
4 9 (2.09%) Go
5 8 (1.86%) Ruby
5 8 (1.86%) PowerShell
5 8 (1.86%) C
6 7 (1.62%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.16%) C++
7 5 (1.16%) PHP
7 5 (1.16%) Scala
7 5 (1.16%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.93%) C#
9 3 (0.70%) Perl
10 2 (0.46%) VB
11 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 116 (26.91%) CISSP
2 68 (15.78%) CISM
3 30 (6.96%) Degree
4 25 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (5.57%) CISA
6 16 (3.71%) PCI QSA
7 15 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (3.25%) CEH
8 14 (3.25%) Security Cleared
9 13 (3.02%) ISEB
10 12 (2.78%) CCNP
10 12 (2.78%) CRISC
11 11 (2.55%) CCNA
12 10 (2.32%) GCIA
12 10 (2.32%) GCIH
12 10 (2.32%) DV Cleared
12 10 (2.32%) ISTQB
13 7 (1.62%) SC Cleared
13 7 (1.62%) GIAC
13 7 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (31.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (9.05%) COBIT
3 30 (6.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (2.78%) COSO
5 7 (1.62%) GPG13
6 3 (0.70%) QA
7 2 (0.46%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.23%) BS7799
System Software
1 30 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (6.03%) Active Directory
3 16 (3.71%) vSphere
4 13 (3.02%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.86%) XenApp
6 7 (1.62%) NFS
6 7 (1.62%) vCloud
7 4 (0.93%) Docker
7 4 (0.93%) Xen
8 3 (0.70%) Varnish
8 3 (0.70%) FreeRADIUS
8 3 (0.70%) XenServer
8 3 (0.70%) Snort
9 2 (0.46%) Squid
9 2 (0.46%) Firmware
10 1 (0.23%) RACF
10 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.23%) OpenSSH
10 1 (0.23%) iptables
10 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (5.10%) Puppet
2 18 (4.18%) McAfee ePO
2 18 (4.18%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (4.18%) Ansible
3 11 (2.55%) Salt
3 11 (2.55%) SCCM
4 5 (1.16%) Nessus
5 4 (0.93%) WSUS
5 4 (0.93%) Nagios
5 4 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.70%) Cacti
6 3 (0.70%) logstash
7 2 (0.46%) Rsyslog
7 2 (0.46%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.23%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.23%) Control-M
Vendors
1 51 (11.83%) Cisco
1 51 (11.83%) Microsoft
2 35 (8.12%) VMware
3 31 (7.19%) CheckPoint
4 30 (6.96%) F5
5 26 (6.03%) McAfee
6 22 (5.10%) Citrix
6 22 (5.10%) IBM
7 20 (4.64%) HP
7 20 (4.64%) Juniper
8 19 (4.41%) Splunk
9 18 (4.18%) Qualys
10 17 (3.94%) Oracle
11 16 (3.71%) Symantec
12 14 (3.25%) Dell
13 12 (2.78%) NetApp
13 12 (2.78%) ArcSight
14 11 (2.55%) Fortinet
14 11 (2.55%) Tripwire
15 10 (2.32%) Red Hat
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £410 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Salt
Rate: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £700 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £36000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £36000 - £41000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £700 - £800 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago