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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 390 385 452
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +67
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 217 194 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.36% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.90% 4.91% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 111 89
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£450 £428 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £61.00 - £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 - £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
4427 3949 4523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.85% 7.41% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2680 2313 2453
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 165 259
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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 August 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 22 August 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 +2 210 £450 +5.88% 79
London -2 74 £465 +3.33% 26
South East +13 63 £450 +20.00% 12
Berkshire +33 33 £450 +2.85% 8
North West +14 22 £425 -0.52% 10
East of England -16 19 £450 +12.50% 4
City of London +24 15 £525 - 8
South West -30 15 £440 +3.52% 6
Hampshire -1 11 £450 - 1
Wiltshire -8 10 £450 +2.85% 2
Manchester 0 9 £513 +2.50% 5
Basingstoke - 9 £450 - 1
Yorkshire +6 8 £350 - 11
Surrey -3 8 £450 +20.00% 1
Swindon -5 8 £455 +4.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -4 6 £455 +13.75% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 6 £450 +52.54% 1
Hertfordshire - 6 £563 -
Bedfordshire - 6 £450 - 1
East Midlands +6 5 £413 - 7
Milton Keynes +5 5 - -
Cambridge -9 5 £460 +15.00%
West Midlands -19 5 £375 -14.77% 1
Slough - 5 £450 -
Reading +13 4 £255 -45.16% 3
Scotland -18 4 £375 -28.57% 3
Cheshire -5 3 £150 -64.24% 1
Maidenhead - 3 £381 - 2
Bracknell - 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire +8 2 £513 +46.42% 10

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 113 (28.46%) Finance
2 109 (27.46%) Firewall
3 100 (25.19%) Information Security
4 98 (24.69%) CISSP
5 85 (21.41%) Windows
6 76 (19.14%) Cisco
7 75 (18.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 61 (15.37%) Linux
9 45 (11.34%) Microsoft
10 43 (10.83%) CheckPoint
11 42 (10.58%) Cisco Certification
12 39 (9.82%) CISM
12 39 (9.82%) Data Protection
13 38 (9.57%) Penetration Testing
14 37 (9.32%) Retail
15 35 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
16 34 (8.56%) Juniper
16 34 (8.56%) ITIL
17 33 (8.31%) Active Directory
17 33 (8.31%) VPN
17 33 (8.31%) Banking
18 29 (7.30%) Network Security
18 29 (7.30%) Cisco ASA
19 28 (7.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 28 (7.05%) CCNP
19 28 (7.05%) Oracle
19 28 (7.05%) Apache
20 27 (6.80%) VMware
20 27 (6.80%) Risk Assessment
21 26 (6.55%) SQL

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (7.05%) Apache
2 21 (5.29%) IIS
3 9 (2.27%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.76%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.51%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.26%) CICS
7 4 (1.01%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.01%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.50%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.50%) Lync
8 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.52%) MS Visio
2 10 (2.52%) MS Office
3 3 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.02%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.50%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.50%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.25%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.01%) Office 365
3 3 (0.76%) SaaS
4 2 (0.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 109 (27.46%) Firewall
2 33 (8.31%) VPN
3 29 (7.30%) Network Security
3 29 (7.30%) Cisco ASA
4 24 (6.05%) OSPF
4 24 (6.05%) DNS
5 22 (5.54%) Cisco PIX
6 19 (4.79%) IPsec
6 19 (4.79%) VoIP
7 18 (4.53%) BGP
7 18 (4.53%) MPLS
8 17 (4.28%) WAN
9 16 (4.03%) LAN
10 15 (3.78%) Intrusion Detection
11 14 (3.53%) SNMP
11 14 (3.53%) TCP/IP
11 14 (3.53%) FWSM
12 12 (3.02%) SAN
13 11 (2.77%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (2.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.28%) MySQL
2 14 (3.53%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.51%) DB2
3 6 (1.51%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.25%) Big Data
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.25%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 8 (2.02%) Eclipse
2 5 (1.26%) Maven
2 5 (1.26%) JUnit
3 4 (1.01%) JDeveloper
4 3 (0.76%) Selenium
4 3 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.76%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.76%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.50%) Subversion
6 1 (0.25%) Jtest
6 1 (0.25%) Yeoman
6 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.25%) WebLOAD
6 1 (0.25%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.25%) XPEDITER
General
1 113 (28.46%) Finance
2 37 (9.32%) Retail
3 33 (8.31%) Banking
4 24 (6.05%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.77%) Legal
6 10 (2.52%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.76%) Advertising
8 4 (1.01%) Back Office
8 4 (1.01%) Marketing
9 3 (0.76%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.50%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.25%) Local Government
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
11 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.25%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 89 (22.42%) Analyst
2 53 (13.35%) Consultant
3 44 (11.08%) Architect
4 43 (10.83%) Security Analyst
5 34 (8.56%) Security Consultant
6 32 (8.06%) Project Manager
7 29 (7.30%) Security Engineer
8 25 (6.30%) Business Analyst
9 16 (4.03%) Network Engineer
10 14 (3.53%) IT Consultant
10 14 (3.53%) Security Architect
10 14 (3.53%) Security Manager
11 13 (3.27%) IT Security Consultant
11 13 (3.27%) Senior Analyst
11 13 (3.27%) Design Engineer
12 12 (3.02%) Developer
12 12 (3.02%) Information Analyst
12 12 (3.02%) Information Security Analyst
13 11 (2.77%) Technical Analyst
14 10 (2.52%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.53%) Web Services
2 15 (3.78%) .NET
3 13 (3.27%) J2EE
4 12 (3.02%) XML
4 12 (3.02%) HTML
4 12 (3.02%) .NET Framework
5 10 (2.52%) Middleware
6 7 (1.76%) Spring
6 7 (1.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (1.76%) XSLT
6 7 (1.76%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.76%) Hibernate
7 5 (1.26%) CSS
7 5 (1.26%) JSP
7 5 (1.26%) Struts
8 4 (1.01%) LAMP
8 4 (1.01%) Oracle ADF
8 4 (1.01%) jQuery
8 4 (1.01%) REST
9 3 (0.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.30%) Management Information System
1 25 (6.30%) Data Protection Act
2 15 (3.78%) Open Source
3 13 (3.27%) PKI
4 11 (2.77%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.02%) Mainframe
5 8 (2.02%) EPoS
6 7 (1.76%) IBM Mainframe
6 7 (1.76%) EMV
7 6 (1.51%) NHS
8 5 (1.26%) Replication
9 4 (1.01%) W3C
10 3 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.76%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.76%) SecurID
10 3 (0.76%) AS400
11 2 (0.50%) APACS
11 2 (0.50%) Clustering
11 2 (0.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 85 (21.41%) Windows
2 61 (15.37%) Linux
3 24 (6.05%) UNIX
4 16 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (3.53%) Windows 7
5 14 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (3.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (2.52%) Android
8 9 (2.27%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.26%) Solaris
10 4 (1.01%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.01%) zOS
10 4 (1.01%) AIX
10 4 (1.01%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.76%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (25.19%) Information Security
2 39 (9.82%) Data Protection
3 38 (9.57%) Penetration Testing
4 35 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 34 (8.56%) ITIL
6 27 (6.80%) Risk Assessment
7 25 (6.30%) E-Commerce
8 24 (6.05%) Data Security
8 24 (6.05%) PRINCE2
9 22 (5.54%) Risk Management
10 21 (5.29%) UML
11 20 (5.04%) Security Management
11 20 (5.04%) Project Management
12 18 (4.53%) Risk Analysis
13 17 (4.28%) Security Architecture
13 17 (4.28%) SIEM
14 15 (3.78%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (3.53%) SOA
15 14 (3.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 14 (3.53%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (6.55%) SQL
2 24 (6.05%) Java
3 20 (5.04%) Python
4 15 (3.78%) Ruby
5 14 (3.53%) Bash Shell
6 13 (3.27%) JavaScript
6 13 (3.27%) PHP
7 9 (2.27%) C#
8 8 (2.02%) C
9 7 (1.76%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.51%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.26%) LINC
12 4 (1.01%) Perl
13 3 (0.76%) VB
13 3 (0.76%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.50%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.50%) C++
14 2 (0.50%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.25%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 98 (24.69%) CISSP
2 42 (10.58%) Cisco Certification
3 39 (9.82%) CISM
4 28 (7.05%) CCNP
5 25 (6.30%) CCIE
6 21 (5.29%) Degree
7 20 (5.04%) CCSP
7 20 (5.04%) PCI QSA
8 16 (4.03%) Check Point Certification
8 16 (4.03%) CCDP
9 14 (3.53%) Security Cleared
10 13 (3.27%) CISA
11 12 (3.02%) CRISC
12 11 (2.77%) SC Cleared
13 9 (2.27%) CCNA
13 9 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (2.27%) GIAC
13 9 (2.27%) CCSA
14 7 (1.76%) CCSE
14 7 (1.76%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (18.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (7.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (2.02%) COBIT
4 7 (1.76%) ISO 9000
5 6 (1.51%) QA
6 4 (1.01%) GPG13
7 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (8.31%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.03%) Snort
4 7 (1.76%) vSphere
5 6 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.01%) SRDF
7 3 (0.76%) Squid
8 2 (0.50%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.50%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.50%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.25%) XenApp
9 1 (0.25%) XenServer
9 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 11 (2.77%) FortiGate
2 9 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (2.27%) SCCM
3 2 (0.50%) ZENworks
3 2 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.50%) Nagios
3 2 (0.50%) Puppet
4 1 (0.25%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.25%) SCOM
4 1 (0.25%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.25%) WSUS
4 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.25%) Control-M
4 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 76 (19.14%) Cisco
2 45 (11.34%) Microsoft
3 43 (10.83%) CheckPoint
4 34 (8.56%) Juniper
5 28 (7.05%) Oracle
6 27 (6.80%) VMware
7 16 (4.03%) F5
8 14 (3.53%) Red Hat
9 13 (3.27%) IBM
10 10 (2.52%) McAfee
11 8 (2.02%) Qualys
11 8 (2.02%) Fortinet
12 7 (1.76%) EMC
12 7 (1.76%) CA
13 6 (1.51%) Radware
13 6 (1.51%) Nokia
13 6 (1.51%) Citrix
13 6 (1.51%) Redback
14 5 (1.26%) JBoss
15 4 (1.01%) Axway
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