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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 360 412 427
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +15
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 284 201 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.39% 0.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.61% 4.14% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 105 108
Average daily rate £450 £434 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +2.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £275 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 0
Average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -

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
5065 4857 4461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.85% 9.38% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3105 2979 2596
Average daily rate £425 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 174 170
Average hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £11.00 £10.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.98 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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 +73 280 £450 +3.50% 87
London +41 87 £475 -5.00% 27
South East +8 62 £352 -16.19% 14
Yorkshire -1 33 £410 +2.50% 9
South West +8 24 £483 -11.75% 10
North West 0 24 £563 +17.80% 12
East of England +5 22 £588 +113.63% 4
Manchester +2 22 £515 -14.16% 9
West Yorkshire 0 22 £420 +5.00% 6
Hampshire +13 20 £350 -10.25% 3
Leeds +3 20 £420 +0.90% 6
East Midlands -1 18 £525 -12.50% 3
Bedfordshire +17 17 £575 -6.88% 1
Surrey -10 15 £441 +0.28% 4
City of London +37 13 £350 -20.00% 7
Berkshire -5 13 £409 -6.57% 1
Nottinghamshire - 11 £575 -
Luton +8 10 £600 - 1
Swindon -5 10 £550 -3.50% 3
Wiltshire -8 10 £550 -2.86% 4
West Midlands -8 9 £438 +56.25% 7
Nottingham - 9 £575 -
Oxfordshire +7 7 £238 -45.40%
South Yorkshire - 7 £410 -
Sheffield - 7 £410 -
Staines +4 6 £538 +19.44% 2
Basingstoke -1 6 £350 -6.66% 1
Bristol - 5 £424 - 2
M4 Corridor - 5 £288 -
Northampton +13 4 £475 +2.64%

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 291 (50.43%) Information Security
2 248 (42.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 209 (36.22%) CISSP
4 160 (27.73%) Finance
5 133 (23.05%) Firewall
6 122 (21.14%) ITIL
7 103 (17.85%) Risk Management
8 100 (17.33%) Management Information System
9 97 (16.81%) Cisco
10 95 (16.46%) Security Management
10 95 (16.46%) CISM
11 89 (15.42%) Microsoft
12 76 (13.17%) Windows
13 74 (12.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 74 (12.82%) Incident Management
13 74 (12.82%) SIEM
14 68 (11.79%) Linux
15 66 (11.44%) CISA
16 65 (11.27%) Data Protection
17 62 (10.75%) Retail
18 61 (10.57%) Network Security
18 61 (10.57%) Degree
19 58 (10.05%) Stakeholder Management
20 57 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
20 57 (9.88%) F5
20 57 (9.88%) Cybersecurity
21 56 (9.71%) TCP/IP
22 55 (9.53%) Data Centre
23 53 (9.19%) Amazon AWS
23 53 (9.19%) Unix

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (4.16%) IIS
1 24 (4.16%) Tomcat
2 16 (2.77%) Apache
2 16 (2.77%) WebSphere
3 12 (2.08%) WebLogic
4 11 (1.91%) MS Exchange
5 9 (1.56%) JBoss
6 8 (1.39%) Jetty
6 8 (1.39%) Node.js
7 5 (0.87%) nginx
7 5 (0.87%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.69%) CMS
9 3 (0.52%) ATG Dynamo
9 3 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.35%) Confluence
10 2 (0.35%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 28 (4.85%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.68%) MS Visio
3 14 (2.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.08%) MS Office
5 8 (1.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.52%) Relativity
2 1 (0.17%) Magento
2 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.17%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 53 (9.19%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.25%) SaaS
4 7 (1.21%) PaaS
5 6 (1.04%) IaaS
6 5 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.87%) SoftLayer
7 4 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.52%) Office 365
9 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.17%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 133 (23.05%) Firewall
2 61 (10.57%) Network Security
3 56 (9.71%) TCP/IP
4 50 (8.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 42 (7.28%) VPN
6 36 (6.24%) WAN
7 35 (6.07%) DNS
8 33 (5.72%) LAN
9 31 (5.37%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (4.51%) SSL
11 23 (3.99%) Cisco Nexus
12 22 (3.81%) MPLS
12 22 (3.81%) SAN
13 21 (3.64%) Internet
13 21 (3.64%) SNMP
14 20 (3.47%) DHCP
15 17 (2.95%) IPsec
16 13 (2.25%) Wireless
17 12 (2.08%) ISDN
18 11 (1.91%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.16%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.25%) MongoDB
3 11 (1.91%) MySQL
4 10 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
5 8 (1.39%) Big Data
5 8 (1.39%) Couchbase
6 7 (1.21%) DB2
7 6 (1.04%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.69%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.69%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.35%) OLAP
10 2 (0.35%) OLTP
10 2 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.35%) Pentaho
10 2 (0.35%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 15 (2.60%) Git (software)
2 14 (2.43%) JIRA
2 14 (2.43%) Subversion
3 10 (1.73%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.73%) Maven
4 9 (1.56%) Checkstyle
4 9 (1.56%) FindBugs
5 8 (1.39%) Selenium
6 4 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.69%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.69%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.69%) JMeter
7 3 (0.52%) FishEye
7 3 (0.52%) FitNesse
7 3 (0.52%) JConsole
7 3 (0.52%) JProfiler
7 3 (0.52%) VisualVM
7 3 (0.52%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.52%) YourKit
8 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 160 (27.73%) Finance
2 62 (10.75%) Retail
3 46 (7.97%) Banking
4 37 (6.41%) Legal
5 13 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.91%) Retail Banking
7 10 (1.73%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.56%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.21%) Law
10 5 (0.87%) Local Government
11 4 (0.69%) Billing
11 4 (0.69%) Games
12 3 (0.52%) Publishing
13 2 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.17%) Advertising
14 1 (0.17%) Back Office
14 1 (0.17%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 129 (22.36%) Consultant
2 109 (18.89%) Analyst
3 100 (17.33%) Security Consultant
4 82 (14.21%) Architect
5 73 (12.65%) Security Analyst
6 58 (10.05%) Security Architect
7 40 (6.93%) Information Security Consultant
7 40 (6.93%) Security Engineer
7 40 (6.93%) Security Manager
7 40 (6.93%) Security Specialist
8 30 (5.20%) Information Analyst
8 30 (5.20%) Information Security Analyst
9 24 (4.16%) Network Engineer
10 23 (3.99%) IT Analyst
11 21 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
12 20 (3.47%) IT Security Analyst
13 19 (3.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 19 (3.29%) Risk Consultant
14 17 (2.95%) IT Manager
14 17 (2.95%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (7.80%) Web Services
2 18 (3.12%) Java EE
3 14 (2.43%) .NET
3 14 (2.43%) REST
4 13 (2.25%) Middleware
4 13 (2.25%) SOAP
5 12 (2.08%) JMS
6 10 (1.73%) 802.1X
6 10 (1.73%) Hibernate
6 10 (1.73%) Spring
7 9 (1.56%) Ext JS
7 9 (1.56%) LAMP
8 8 (1.39%) LAPP Stack
9 6 (1.04%) XML
10 4 (0.69%) LEMP Stack
10 4 (0.69%) WCF
11 3 (0.52%) ActiveMQ
11 3 (0.52%) J2EE
11 3 (0.52%) RESTful
11 3 (0.52%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 100 (17.33%) Management Information System
2 55 (9.53%) Data Centre
3 29 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (5.03%) Cryptography
4 22 (3.81%) Computer Science
5 20 (3.47%) Driving Licence
6 16 (2.77%) Data Protection Act
6 16 (2.77%) Mainframe
6 16 (2.77%) Mobile App
6 16 (2.77%) PKI
7 14 (2.43%) Security Operations Centre
8 13 (2.25%) Mathematics
9 12 (2.08%) Clustering
10 9 (1.56%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.39%) Embedded Systems
11 8 (1.39%) Smartcard
11 8 (1.39%) Statistics
12 7 (1.21%) IBM Mainframe
13 6 (1.04%) AS400
13 6 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 76 (13.17%) Windows
2 68 (11.79%) Linux
3 53 (9.19%) Unix
4 21 (3.64%) Windows Server
5 20 (3.47%) Solaris
6 19 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (3.12%) AIX
8 15 (2.60%) Ubuntu
8 15 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (1.91%) CentOS
11 8 (1.39%) Debian
12 7 (1.21%) SUSE
12 7 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.52%) zOS
14 2 (0.35%) Android
14 2 (0.35%) VMS
15 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (50.43%) Information Security
2 122 (21.14%) ITIL
3 103 (17.85%) Risk Management
4 95 (16.46%) Security Management
5 74 (12.82%) Incident Management
5 74 (12.82%) SIEM
6 65 (11.27%) Data Protection
7 58 (10.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 57 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
8 57 (9.88%) Cybersecurity
9 52 (9.01%) Penetration Testing
10 51 (8.84%) E-Commerce
11 49 (8.49%) Project Management
11 49 (8.49%) Security Architecture
12 48 (8.32%) Information Security Management
13 41 (7.11%) Security Patching
14 38 (6.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 38 (6.59%) Vulnerability Management
15 37 (6.41%) Configuration Management
15 37 (6.41%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 45 (7.80%) SQL
2 36 (6.24%) Java
3 16 (2.77%) PowerShell
4 15 (2.60%) Perl
4 15 (2.60%) Python
5 13 (2.25%) PL/SQL
6 11 (1.91%) Bash Shell
6 11 (1.91%) JavaScript
7 9 (1.56%) Erlang
8 7 (1.21%) VB
9 5 (0.87%) C
10 4 (0.69%) Ruby
10 4 (0.69%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.52%) Korn
11 3 (0.52%) VBScript
12 2 (0.35%) C#
12 2 (0.35%) PHP
12 2 (0.35%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.17%) C++
13 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 209 (36.22%) CISSP
2 95 (16.46%) CISM
3 66 (11.44%) CISA
4 61 (10.57%) Degree
5 52 (9.01%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (6.24%) CEH
7 34 (5.89%) CCNA
8 24 (4.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (3.64%) GCIH
10 20 (3.47%) GIAC
11 19 (3.29%) PCI QSA
12 18 (3.12%) MCSA
13 17 (2.95%) CCNP
13 17 (2.95%) GCIA
13 17 (2.95%) SANS
14 11 (1.91%) ISEB
15 9 (1.56%) CCIE
15 9 (1.56%) CCSA
15 9 (1.56%) Security Cleared
16 8 (1.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 248 (42.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 74 (12.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 44 (7.63%) COBIT
4 23 (3.99%) ISO27002
5 21 (3.64%) RMADS
6 18 (3.12%) ISO27005
7 17 (2.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 16 (2.77%) JSP 440
9 14 (2.43%) ISO 9001
10 12 (2.08%) SLA
11 11 (1.91%) ISAE 3402
12 10 (1.73%) SSAE 16
13 9 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
14 8 (1.39%) COSO
15 7 (1.21%) SAS 70
16 6 (1.04%) ISO 9000
17 5 (0.87%) QA
17 5 (0.87%) SEPA
18 4 (0.69%) GPG13
19 3 (0.52%) ISO22301
System Software
1 40 (6.93%) Active Directory
2 33 (5.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.77%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.91%) vSphere
5 10 (1.73%) NFS
6 7 (1.21%) Docker
7 5 (0.87%) vCloud
8 4 (0.69%) Varnish
8 4 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.52%) FreeRADIUS
9 3 (0.52%) XenServer
10 2 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.35%) Xen
11 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 33 (5.72%) Puppet
2 19 (3.29%) RSA Security Analytics
3 16 (2.77%) McAfee ePO
4 11 (1.91%) Ansible
4 11 (1.91%) Nessus
4 11 (1.91%) WSUS
5 8 (1.39%) Nagios
5 8 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.39%) RSA enVision
6 7 (1.21%) Cacti
6 7 (1.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 7 (1.21%) SCCM
7 4 (0.69%) HAProxy
7 4 (0.69%) Nmap
7 4 (0.69%) vRealize
8 3 (0.52%) Bacula
8 3 (0.52%) logstash
8 3 (0.52%) Packer
8 3 (0.52%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.35%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 97 (16.81%) Cisco
2 89 (15.42%) Microsoft
3 57 (9.88%) F5
4 44 (7.63%) IBM
5 42 (7.28%) VMware
6 37 (6.41%) Oracle
7 33 (5.72%) Intel Security
8 31 (5.37%) Splunk
9 26 (4.51%) Qualys
10 22 (3.81%) CheckPoint
11 19 (3.29%) Juniper
11 19 (3.29%) Symantec
12 17 (2.95%) HP
13 16 (2.77%) Red Hat
14 15 (2.60%) Cyberoam
14 15 (2.60%) Dell
14 15 (2.60%) SolarWinds
15 14 (2.43%) ArcSight
15 14 (2.43%) Sourcefire
16 13 (2.25%) NetWitness
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Computer People
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago