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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 407 419 406
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 237 201 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.37% 0.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.18% 4.66% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 114 101
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £319 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
- +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £61.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £61.00 -

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
4573 4317 3874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.02% 7.90% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2942 2607 2305
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 £250 £230 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 201 148
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.87% +7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £42.80 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.73% +18.57%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -11 222 £450 - 85
London +10 73 £475 +10.14% 26
South East -21 72 £450 - 16
East Midlands +14 24 £450 +18.03% 5
City of London +5 24 £500 -0.09% 11
Berkshire -9 21 £550 +22.22% 5
Northamptonshire +19 17 £450 - 1
Hampshire -6 17 £475 +5.55% 3
Surrey +1 15 £465 +3.27% 3
Northampton +11 14 £438 -2.77%
South West -5 14 £435 -2.79% 6
North West -19 13 £475 -7.31% 10
Scotland +10 12 £463 +85.00% 3
Manchester -9 12 - - 7
Basingstoke -10 12 £400 -5.88% 2
East of England -5 10 £463 +2.77% 6
Wiltshire +4 9 £435 -4.39% 2
Kent +3 9 £381 -4.74% 2
Staines +8 8 £475 +38.68% 2
Yorkshire - 8 £375 - 9
Buckinghamshire 0 7 £438 -2.77% 1
Reading 0 6 £450 +76.47%
West Midlands 0 6 £388 -13.77% 5
Swindon -5 6 £435 -13.00%
Uxbridge - 6 £315 -
Glasgow - 6 £400 -
Nottingham - 6 £375 -
Nottinghamshire - 6 £375 -
Bedfordshire +11 5 £475 +5.55% 1
Hertfordshire -14 5 £275 -24.91% 2

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 169 (40.14%) Information Security
2 135 (32.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 118 (28.03%) Finance
4 117 (27.79%) CISSP
5 94 (22.33%) Firewall
6 82 (19.48%) ITIL
7 74 (17.58%) CISM
8 71 (16.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 60 (14.25%) Retail
10 59 (14.01%) Windows
11 55 (13.06%) Data Protection
12 51 (12.11%) Security Management
13 50 (11.88%) SIEM
14 49 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
14 49 (11.64%) Project Management
15 48 (11.40%) Risk Management
16 47 (11.16%) Microsoft
17 46 (10.93%) Linux
17 46 (10.93%) E-Commerce
18 44 (10.45%) Cisco
18 44 (10.45%) Data Centre
19 43 (10.21%) Penetration Testing
20 42 (9.98%) Management Information System
21 40 (9.50%) Security Architecture
22 39 (9.26%) PRINCE2
23 35 (8.31%) TCP/IP
23 35 (8.31%) Intrusion Detection
24 33 (7.84%) COBIT
24 33 (7.84%) Network Security
24 33 (7.84%) CheckPoint

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 12 (2.85%) IIS
2 9 (2.14%) Apache
3 8 (1.90%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.90%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.19%) ATG Dynamo
7 4 (0.95%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.95%) CMS
8 3 (0.71%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.71%) Confluence
9 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.24%) Lync
10 1 (0.24%) Node.js
10 1 (0.24%) Jetty
10 1 (0.24%) nginx
Applications
1 31 (7.36%) MS Excel
2 21 (4.99%) MS Visio
3 16 (3.80%) MS Project
4 9 (2.14%) MS Office
5 7 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.04%) PaaS
2 15 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.43%) SaaS
5 2 (0.48%) GitHub
6 1 (0.24%) IaaS
6 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 94 (22.33%) Firewall
2 35 (8.31%) Intrusion Detection
2 35 (8.31%) TCP/IP
3 33 (7.84%) Network Security
4 28 (6.65%) LAN
4 28 (6.65%) WAN
5 27 (6.41%) SSL
6 26 (6.18%) VPN
7 19 (4.51%) HTTP
8 16 (3.80%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (3.09%) VLAN
10 11 (2.61%) Wireless
11 10 (2.38%) DNS
11 10 (2.38%) SNMP
11 10 (2.38%) Internet
12 9 (2.14%) SAN
12 9 (2.14%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (1.90%) SMTP
13 8 (1.90%) IPsec
13 8 (1.90%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.04%) MySQL
2 13 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (3.09%) MongoDB
3 9 (2.14%) Big Data
3 9 (2.14%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.71%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.48%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.48%) OLAP
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.48%) OLTP
7 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.24%) DB2
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.24%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 20 (4.75%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.33%) Subversion
3 12 (2.85%) Mercurial
4 9 (2.14%) Selenium
5 7 (1.66%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.19%) WebDriver
7 4 (0.95%) FitNesse
7 4 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.95%) JIRA
7 4 (0.95%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.48%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.48%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.48%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.24%) JConsole
9 1 (0.24%) VisualVM
9 1 (0.24%) YourKit
9 1 (0.24%) Appium
9 1 (0.24%) MonkeyTalk
9 1 (0.24%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.24%) JProfiler
General
1 118 (28.03%) Finance
2 60 (14.25%) Retail
3 21 (4.99%) Banking
4 15 (3.56%) Legal
5 13 (3.09%) Financial Institution
5 13 (3.09%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.43%) Law
7 5 (1.19%) Advertising
7 5 (1.19%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.95%) Games
9 3 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.48%) Electronics
10 2 (0.48%) Marketing
11 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 114 (27.08%) Analyst
2 82 (19.48%) Consultant
3 73 (17.34%) Security Consultant
4 68 (16.15%) Security Analyst
5 51 (12.11%) Project Manager
6 37 (8.79%) Architect
7 28 (6.65%) Business Analyst
8 20 (4.75%) Information Security Consultant
9 18 (4.28%) Security Architect
9 18 (4.28%) Information Analyst
10 17 (4.04%) Security Engineer
10 17 (4.04%) Information Security Analyst
11 16 (3.80%) Senior Analyst
11 16 (3.80%) Security Specialist
12 13 (3.09%) IT Security Consultant
12 13 (3.09%) IT Consultant
12 13 (3.09%) Security Manager
13 12 (2.85%) Developer
14 11 (2.61%) IT Security Analyst
15 10 (2.38%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.09%) Web Services
2 10 (2.38%) .NET
3 8 (1.90%) Middleware
4 7 (1.66%) SOAP
5 6 (1.43%) HTML
6 5 (1.19%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.19%) XML
6 5 (1.19%) REST
6 5 (1.19%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.95%) LINQ
7 4 (0.95%) Backbone.js
7 4 (0.95%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (0.95%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.71%) Hibernate
8 3 (0.71%) Spring
9 2 (0.48%) JSF
9 2 (0.48%) CSS
9 2 (0.48%) SailPoint
9 2 (0.48%) AppFabric
10 1 (0.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.45%) Data Centre
2 42 (9.98%) Management Information System
3 31 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (6.41%) PKI
5 24 (5.70%) Data Protection Act
6 14 (3.33%) Client/Server
7 11 (2.61%) Cryptography
8 7 (1.66%) Mainframe
8 7 (1.66%) IBM Mainframe
8 7 (1.66%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.43%) AS400
10 5 (1.19%) CESG
10 5 (1.19%) SecurID
10 5 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.19%) Smart Meter
11 4 (0.95%) SCADA
11 4 (0.95%) W3C
12 3 (0.71%) Clustering
12 3 (0.71%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.71%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 59 (14.01%) Windows
2 46 (10.93%) Linux
3 15 (3.56%) UNIX
4 9 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (1.90%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.90%) Solaris
6 7 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (1.19%) AIX
7 5 (1.19%) Windows 2000
7 5 (1.19%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.24%) CentOS
10 1 (0.24%) Debian
10 1 (0.24%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (40.14%) Information Security
2 82 (19.48%) ITIL
3 71 (16.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 55 (13.06%) Data Protection
5 51 (12.11%) Security Management
6 50 (11.88%) SIEM
7 49 (11.64%) Project Management
7 49 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
8 48 (11.40%) Risk Management
9 46 (10.93%) E-Commerce
10 43 (10.21%) Penetration Testing
11 40 (9.50%) Security Architecture
12 39 (9.26%) PRINCE2
13 32 (7.60%) Information Security Management
13 32 (7.60%) Vulnerability Management
14 30 (7.13%) Risk Assessment
15 27 (6.41%) Cyber Security
16 22 (5.23%) Change Management
17 21 (4.99%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 21 (4.99%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (7.84%) SQL
2 26 (6.18%) Java
3 11 (2.61%) Python
3 11 (2.61%) Go
4 8 (1.90%) Ruby
5 7 (1.66%) Scala
5 7 (1.66%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.95%) C
6 4 (0.95%) C#
6 4 (0.95%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.71%) PHP
8 2 (0.48%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.48%) C++
8 2 (0.48%) Perl
8 2 (0.48%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 117 (27.79%) CISSP
2 74 (17.58%) CISM
3 28 (6.65%) CISA
4 23 (5.46%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (4.99%) Degree
6 19 (4.51%) CEH
7 18 (4.28%) PCI QSA
8 17 (4.04%) Security Cleared
9 16 (3.80%) CRISC
10 15 (3.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (3.33%) CCNP
12 12 (2.85%) ISEB
12 12 (2.85%) DV Cleared
13 11 (2.61%) GIAC
14 10 (2.38%) GCIH
14 10 (2.38%) CCNA
14 10 (2.38%) PMP
14 10 (2.38%) PMI Certification
14 10 (2.38%) SSCP
14 10 (2.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (32.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (7.84%) COBIT
3 23 (5.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (2.61%) COSO
5 6 (1.43%) GPG13
6 4 (0.95%) QA
7 3 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.24%) SLA
8 1 (0.24%) BS7799
8 1 (0.24%) HIPAA
System Software
1 23 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (4.99%) Active Directory
3 14 (3.33%) vSphere
4 9 (2.14%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.66%) XenApp
5 7 (1.66%) vCloud
6 3 (0.71%) NFS
6 3 (0.71%) XenServer
6 3 (0.71%) Snort
6 3 (0.71%) Squid
7 2 (0.48%) Xen
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.24%) OpenSSH
8 1 (0.24%) Docker
8 1 (0.24%) iptables
8 1 (0.24%) Varnish
8 1 (0.24%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 19 (4.51%) Puppet
2 16 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (3.56%) Ansible
4 13 (3.09%) Salt
5 10 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (1.90%) SCCM
7 6 (1.43%) WSUS
8 4 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.95%) Nessus
9 2 (0.48%) Nagios
9 2 (0.48%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.48%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.48%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.48%) Rsyslog
10 1 (0.24%) FreeIPA
10 1 (0.24%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 47 (11.16%) Microsoft
2 44 (10.45%) Cisco
3 33 (7.84%) CheckPoint
4 30 (7.13%) VMware
5 23 (5.46%) F5
6 21 (4.99%) Juniper
6 21 (4.99%) Citrix
7 19 (4.51%) McAfee
8 18 (4.28%) IBM
9 16 (3.80%) Splunk
10 15 (3.56%) HP
10 15 (3.56%) Symantec
10 15 (3.56%) Qualys
11 14 (3.33%) Oracle
12 10 (2.38%) Fortinet
12 10 (2.38%) ArcSight
13 9 (2.14%) NetApp
14 8 (1.90%) Dell
14 8 (1.90%) Tripwire
14 8 (1.90%) Sourcefire
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London
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Hampshire
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Rate: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Real Staffing
Rate: £475 - £535 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Berkshire
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Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
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Rate: From £33,274 to £38,988 per annum pro rata
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Rate: £275 per day
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City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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City of London
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Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
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Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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