The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 399 397 417
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +20
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 201 181 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.35% 0.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.69% 4.68% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 106 96
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£450 £425 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £298 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £549 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £475
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £61.00 - £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 - £28.64
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4284 3871 4413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.84% 7.57% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2604 2310 2378
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £273 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 145 247
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.55 £40.00 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.10 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.87% -12.50%

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 1 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 1 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 +18 198 £450 +5.88% 79
South East +23 76 £450 +28.57% 13
London -11 64 £450 -3.74% 30
Berkshire +22 37 £450 +2.85% 6
Hampshire +5 18 £425 -5.55% 2
East of England -7 18 £450 +28.57% 9
South West -29 16 £455 +8.98% 3
City of London +31 15 £513 +7.38% 11
North West +3 13 £513 - 6
Basingstoke - 13 £425 -
Wiltshire 0 11 £478 +12.35% 2
Surrey -7 10 £450 +20.06%
Swindon -2 9 £500 +17.64% 2
Manchester +5 8 £525 - 2
Hertfordshire - 7 £450 - 2
Buckinghamshire -1 6 £450 +28.57%
West Midlands -11 6 £413 -6.25% 5
Bedfordshire -17 6 £450 - 3
East Midlands +3 5 £400 - 6
Milton Keynes +1 5 - -
Slough - 5 £450 - 1
Reading -3 4 £255 -45.16% 2
Cambridgeshire -11 4 £405 +15.71% 1
Cheshire +5 3 £150 -
Newbury +1 3 £413 -2.94% 2
Crawley +1 3 £325 +4.00%
Birmingham +1 3 £450 -6.25% 1
Cambridge -9 3 £460 +31.89%
West Sussex -10 3 £325 -3.70%
Essex -3 2 - - 1

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 100 (27.55%) Firewall
1 100 (27.55%) Finance
2 88 (24.24%) CISSP
3 78 (21.49%) Information Security
4 73 (20.11%) Windows
5 66 (18.18%) Cisco
5 66 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 48 (13.22%) Linux
7 43 (11.85%) Microsoft
8 42 (11.57%) Cisco Certification
9 40 (11.02%) CheckPoint
10 39 (10.74%) Banking
11 38 (10.47%) Data Protection
12 35 (9.64%) Retail
13 34 (9.37%) Juniper
14 33 (9.09%) Active Directory
14 33 (9.09%) CISM
15 32 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
15 32 (8.82%) VPN
16 31 (8.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 31 (8.54%) Penetration Testing
17 30 (8.26%) Network Security
17 30 (8.26%) ITIL
18 29 (7.99%) Java
18 29 (7.99%) CCNP
19 27 (7.44%) Data Security
20 26 (7.16%) Cisco ASA
21 25 (6.89%) CCIE
22 24 (6.61%) SQL
22 24 (6.61%) UML

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 24 (6.61%) Apache
2 18 (4.96%) IIS
3 5 (1.38%) CICS
3 5 (1.38%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.38%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (1.10%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.10%) Oracle Service Bus
4 4 (1.10%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.55%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.28%) Lync
7 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 22 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.75%) MS Office
2 10 (2.75%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.20%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.55%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.55%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.28%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.28%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.10%) Office 365
3 3 (0.83%) SaaS
3 3 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (27.55%) Firewall
2 32 (8.82%) VPN
3 30 (8.26%) Network Security
4 26 (7.16%) Cisco ASA
5 24 (6.61%) OSPF
6 22 (6.06%) DNS
6 22 (6.06%) Cisco PIX
7 20 (5.51%) VoIP
8 19 (5.23%) IPsec
9 18 (4.96%) BGP
10 16 (4.41%) MPLS
11 15 (4.13%) WAN
11 15 (4.13%) TCP/IP
12 14 (3.86%) FWSM
12 14 (3.86%) SNMP
13 13 (3.58%) LAN
13 13 (3.58%) Intrusion Detection
14 12 (3.31%) SAN
15 10 (2.75%) BIG-IP
15 10 (2.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.68%) MySQL
2 12 (3.31%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.65%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.38%) DB2
4 5 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.28%) Big Data
7 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.28%) Ingres
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (2.20%) Eclipse
2 5 (1.38%) JUnit
2 5 (1.38%) Maven
3 4 (1.10%) JDeveloper
4 3 (0.83%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.83%) Selenium
5 2 (0.55%) Subversion
6 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.28%) Yeoman
6 1 (0.28%) XPEDITER
6 1 (0.28%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.28%) Jtest
6 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.28%) WebLOAD
General
1 100 (27.55%) Finance
2 39 (10.74%) Banking
3 35 (9.64%) Retail
4 20 (5.51%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.20%) Legal
6 7 (1.93%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.38%) Marketing
8 4 (1.10%) Advertising
9 3 (0.83%) Back Office
9 3 (0.83%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.55%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.28%) Publishing
11 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.28%) German Language
11 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 78 (21.49%) Analyst
2 49 (13.50%) Architect
3 41 (11.29%) Consultant
4 32 (8.82%) Security Analyst
4 32 (8.82%) Project Manager
5 28 (7.71%) Security Engineer
6 25 (6.89%) Business Analyst
7 22 (6.06%) Security Consultant
8 17 (4.68%) Security Architect
9 16 (4.41%) Network Engineer
10 12 (3.31%) Design Engineer
10 12 (3.31%) Developer
11 11 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
11 11 (3.03%) Information Security Analyst
11 11 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
11 11 (3.03%) Information Analyst
11 11 (3.03%) Security Manager
12 10 (2.75%) Technical Leader
12 10 (2.75%) Tester
13 9 (2.48%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.68%) Web Services
1 17 (4.68%) XML
2 15 (4.13%) .NET
3 12 (3.31%) .NET Framework
4 11 (3.03%) J2EE
4 11 (3.03%) HTML
5 9 (2.48%) Middleware
6 7 (1.93%) XSLT
7 6 (1.65%) Spring
7 6 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (1.65%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.65%) Hibernate
8 5 (1.38%) CSS
9 4 (1.10%) jQuery
9 4 (1.10%) Struts
9 4 (1.10%) JSP
9 4 (1.10%) LAMP
9 4 (1.10%) Oracle ADF
10 3 (0.83%) REST
10 3 (0.83%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.61%) Data Protection Act
2 19 (5.23%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.68%) PKI
3 17 (4.68%) Mobile App
4 16 (4.41%) Open Source
5 10 (2.75%) Cryptography
6 8 (2.20%) EMV
6 8 (2.20%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.93%) EPoS
7 7 (1.93%) IBM Mainframe
8 6 (1.65%) NHS
9 5 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.38%) Replication
10 3 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (0.83%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.83%) EFT
10 3 (0.83%) AS400
10 3 (0.83%) W3C
10 3 (0.83%) SecurID
11 2 (0.55%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 73 (20.11%) Windows
2 48 (13.22%) Linux
3 19 (5.23%) UNIX
4 17 (4.68%) Android
5 16 (4.41%) Apple iOS
5 16 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (3.31%) Windows 7
6 12 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.10%) AIX
9 4 (1.10%) zOS
10 3 (0.83%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.83%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.83%) Solaris
10 3 (0.83%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.55%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.28%) Debian
12 1 (0.28%) OS/400
12 1 (0.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (21.49%) Information Security
2 38 (10.47%) Data Protection
3 32 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (8.54%) Penetration Testing
5 30 (8.26%) ITIL
6 27 (7.44%) Data Security
7 24 (6.61%) UML
8 23 (6.34%) Risk Assessment
8 23 (6.34%) PRINCE2
9 21 (5.79%) Project Management
10 19 (5.23%) E-Commerce
11 18 (4.96%) Risk Management
12 16 (4.41%) Enterprise Architecture
12 16 (4.41%) Security Management
13 15 (4.13%) Security Architecture
13 15 (4.13%) SIEM
14 14 (3.86%) Network Management
14 14 (3.86%) SOA
15 13 (3.58%) Incident Management
16 12 (3.31%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 29 (7.99%) Java
2 24 (6.61%) SQL
3 20 (5.51%) Python
4 15 (4.13%) Ruby
5 14 (3.86%) Bash Shell
5 14 (3.86%) PHP
6 12 (3.31%) JavaScript
7 11 (3.03%) Objective-C
8 9 (2.48%) C
9 8 (2.20%) C#
10 6 (1.65%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.38%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.83%) VB
12 3 (0.83%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.55%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.55%) Perl
13 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.28%) JCL
14 1 (0.28%) C++
14 1 (0.28%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 88 (24.24%) CISSP
2 42 (11.57%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (9.09%) CISM
4 29 (7.99%) CCNP
5 25 (6.89%) CCIE
6 20 (5.51%) CCSP
7 19 (5.23%) PCI QSA
8 16 (4.41%) Degree
8 16 (4.41%) CCDP
8 16 (4.41%) Check Point Certification
9 15 (4.13%) Security Cleared
10 12 (3.31%) SC Cleared
11 9 (2.48%) CRISC
11 9 (2.48%) CCSA
11 9 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (2.20%) CCNA
12 8 (2.20%) GIAC
13 7 (1.93%) MCSA
13 7 (1.93%) CCSE
13 7 (1.93%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (8.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (2.20%) COBIT
4 7 (1.93%) ISO 9000
5 6 (1.65%) QA
6 4 (1.10%) GPG13
7 1 (0.28%) SLA
7 1 (0.28%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 33 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.41%) Snort
3 14 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.65%) vSphere
5 5 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.10%) SRDF
7 3 (0.83%) Squid
8 2 (0.55%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.55%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.28%) XenServer
9 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (3.03%) FortiGate
2 9 (2.48%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (1.93%) SCCM
4 2 (0.55%) ZENworks
4 2 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.55%) Nagios
4 2 (0.55%) Puppet
5 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.28%) Control-M
5 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.28%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.28%) WSUS
5 1 (0.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 66 (18.18%) Cisco
2 43 (11.85%) Microsoft
3 40 (11.02%) CheckPoint
4 34 (9.37%) Juniper
5 23 (6.34%) Oracle
6 22 (6.06%) VMware
7 19 (5.23%) IBM
8 14 (3.86%) F5
8 14 (3.86%) Red Hat
9 10 (2.75%) McAfee
10 8 (2.20%) Qualys
11 7 (1.93%) Citrix
11 7 (1.93%) EMC
11 7 (1.93%) Fortinet
12 6 (1.65%) Redback
12 6 (1.65%) CA
12 6 (1.65%) Nokia
12 6 (1.65%) Radware
13 5 (1.38%) JBoss
14 4 (1.10%) Blue Coat
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Bedfordshire
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Derbyshire
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Rate: competitive
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City, London
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