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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 428 405 354
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -51
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 181 179 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.34% 0.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.19% 4.26% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 110 123
Average daily rate
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£443 £425 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.11% -7.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
4316 4200 3511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.94% 7.97% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2693 2563 2149
Average daily rate £413 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £246 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 203 107
Average hourly rate £20.34 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.13% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.25 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +20.00%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
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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 -3 173 £440 +3.52% 71
London +24 67 £450 +4.34% 23
South East -26 52 £425 - 11
South West -5 21 £390 -2.50% 5
Surrey +5 18 £471 +4.72% 1
Hampshire +9 16 £400 -5.88% 3
East of England +9 16 £459 +53.55% 6
City of London +3 13 £488 +8.33% 4
Bedfordshire - 12 £468 - 1
Staines +12 11 £494 +32.55%
Basingstoke +8 10 £400 -5.88%
Berkshire -20 9 £425 -5.55% 2
Dunstable - 9 £468 -
West Midlands -5 8 £325 -27.77% 7
Swindon -7 7 £389 -2.75% 2
Wiltshire -17 7 £389 -2.75% 2
Bristol +5 6 £360 +20.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -4 5 £438 +45.83% 1
Scotland -7 5 £500 +30.71% 1
Uxbridge - 5 £450 -
Kent 0 4 £425 +6.18% 3
Birmingham -6 4 £400 -11.11% 4
East Midlands -12 4 £450 +63.63% 2
North West -20 4 £413 -2.94% 6
Reading +3 3 £400 +42.85% 1
Southampton -5 3 £463 -7.50%
Cobham -7 3 £470 -1.05%
Manchester -12 3 - - 5
Luton - 3 £550 - 1
Nottingham - 3 - -

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 146 (38.22%) Information Security
2 142 (37.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 125 (32.72%) CISSP
4 98 (25.65%) Firewall
5 95 (24.87%) Finance
6 94 (24.61%) ITIL
7 77 (20.16%) CISM
8 64 (16.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 64 (16.75%) Cisco
9 50 (13.09%) Data Protection
10 49 (12.83%) Network Security
10 49 (12.83%) Windows
11 48 (12.57%) VPN
11 48 (12.57%) CheckPoint
12 46 (12.04%) Management Information System
13 45 (11.78%) Risk Management
13 45 (11.78%) LAN
13 45 (11.78%) Microsoft
14 44 (11.52%) Linux
15 43 (11.26%) Cisco Certification
15 43 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
16 42 (10.99%) Retail
16 42 (10.99%) Telecoms
17 40 (10.47%) WAN
17 40 (10.47%) E-Commerce
17 40 (10.47%) Penetration Testing
17 40 (10.47%) SIEM
18 38 (9.95%) Security Management
19 37 (9.69%) Cisco ASA
20 36 (9.42%) Security Architecture

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 8 (2.09%) IIS
1 8 (2.09%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.57%) Apache
2 6 (1.57%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.05%) ATG Dynamo
4 3 (0.79%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.26%) JBoss
6 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.26%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.26%) Jetty
6 1 (0.26%) nginx
6 1 (0.26%) Lync
Applications
1 23 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.19%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.62%) MS Project
4 6 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.05%) MS Office
6 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.26%) Magento
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.66%) PaaS
2 12 (3.14%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.05%) SaaS
5 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (25.65%) Firewall
2 49 (12.83%) Network Security
3 48 (12.57%) VPN
4 45 (11.78%) LAN
5 40 (10.47%) WAN
6 37 (9.69%) Cisco ASA
7 33 (8.64%) TCP/IP
8 32 (8.38%) SSL
9 20 (5.24%) Internet
9 20 (5.24%) Intrusion Detection
10 19 (4.97%) VLAN
11 18 (4.71%) Wireless
11 18 (4.71%) IPsec
12 17 (4.45%) OSPF
13 16 (4.19%) HTTP
13 16 (4.19%) MPLS
14 13 (3.40%) RIP
15 12 (3.14%) SNMP
16 9 (2.36%) WLAN
16 9 (2.36%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.93%) MySQL
2 12 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (2.88%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.83%) Big Data
5 6 (1.57%) SQL Server
6 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 13 (3.40%) Subversion
1 13 (3.40%) Git (software)
2 12 (3.14%) Mercurial
3 7 (1.83%) Selenium
4 5 (1.31%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.05%) WebDriver
6 3 (0.79%) FitNesse
6 3 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.79%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.52%) Maven
7 2 (0.52%) JUnit
8 1 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.26%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.26%) MonkeyTalk
8 1 (0.26%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.26%) YouTrack
8 1 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 95 (24.87%) Finance
2 42 (10.99%) Telecoms
2 42 (10.99%) Retail
3 21 (5.50%) Banking
4 14 (3.66%) Legal
5 6 (1.57%) Law
5 6 (1.57%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.31%) Advertising
7 4 (1.05%) Games
7 4 (1.05%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.05%) Local Government
7 4 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.52%) Electronics
8 2 (0.52%) Marketing
9 1 (0.26%) Publishing
9 1 (0.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 85 (22.25%) Analyst
2 73 (19.11%) Consultant
3 66 (17.28%) Security Consultant
4 58 (15.18%) Security Analyst
5 50 (13.09%) Architect
6 32 (8.38%) Project Manager
7 26 (6.81%) Security Architect
8 25 (6.54%) Security Manager
9 23 (6.02%) Security Engineer
10 16 (4.19%) Network Engineer
11 14 (3.66%) Information Analyst
11 14 (3.66%) Security Specialist
11 14 (3.66%) Information Security Analyst
12 13 (3.40%) Information Security Consultant
12 13 (3.40%) IT Security Analyst
13 12 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (3.14%) Business Analyst
14 11 (2.88%) Programme Manager
14 11 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
15 10 (2.62%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.88%) Web Services
2 6 (1.57%) .NET
3 4 (1.05%) XML
3 4 (1.05%) Middleware
3 4 (1.05%) HTML
4 3 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (0.79%) .NET Framework
4 3 (0.79%) SOAP
4 3 (0.79%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.52%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.52%) Spring
5 2 (0.52%) XSD
5 2 (0.52%) XSLT
5 2 (0.52%) WCF
5 2 (0.52%) jQuery
6 1 (0.26%) RESTful
6 1 (0.26%) AppFabric
6 1 (0.26%) JAX-RS
6 1 (0.26%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.26%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.04%) Management Information System
2 36 (9.42%) Data Centre
3 27 (7.07%) PKI
4 21 (5.50%) Data Protection Act
5 16 (4.19%) Cryptography
6 13 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.36%) SecurID
7 9 (2.36%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.57%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.31%) Smart Meter
9 5 (1.31%) Freedom of Information Act
9 5 (1.31%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.31%) IBM Mainframe
9 5 (1.31%) Freedom of Information
9 5 (1.31%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.05%) AS400
11 3 (0.79%) Statistics
11 3 (0.79%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 49 (12.83%) Windows
2 44 (11.52%) Linux
3 14 (3.66%) UNIX
4 6 (1.57%) Solaris
4 6 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.31%) AIX
6 4 (1.05%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.79%) CentOS
7 3 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000
8 2 (0.52%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.26%) Debian
9 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (38.22%) Information Security
2 94 (24.61%) ITIL
3 64 (16.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 50 (13.09%) Data Protection
5 45 (11.78%) Risk Management
6 43 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (10.47%) Penetration Testing
7 40 (10.47%) E-Commerce
7 40 (10.47%) SIEM
8 38 (9.95%) Security Management
9 36 (9.42%) PRINCE2
9 36 (9.42%) Security Architecture
10 35 (9.16%) Project Management
11 26 (6.81%) Risk Assessment
12 24 (6.28%) Vulnerability Management
12 24 (6.28%) Mentoring
13 23 (6.02%) Cyber Security
13 23 (6.02%) Data Security
14 20 (5.24%) Information Security Management
14 20 (5.24%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (6.02%) SQL
2 19 (4.97%) Java
3 10 (2.62%) Go
4 8 (2.09%) Python
5 7 (1.83%) Ruby
5 7 (1.83%) Scala
6 3 (0.79%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.79%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.79%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.79%) C#
7 2 (0.52%) Perl
7 2 (0.52%) PHP
7 2 (0.52%) XPath
7 2 (0.52%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.26%) C
Qualifications
1 125 (32.72%) CISSP
2 77 (20.16%) CISM
3 43 (11.26%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (7.85%) Degree
5 29 (7.59%) Security Cleared
5 29 (7.59%) CCNP
6 26 (6.81%) CRISC
7 23 (6.02%) CISA
8 21 (5.50%) CCNA
9 20 (5.24%) SC Cleared
10 15 (3.93%) PCI QSA
10 15 (3.93%) CEH
11 14 (3.66%) GIAC
12 13 (3.40%) DV Cleared
13 11 (2.88%) ISEB
13 11 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (2.62%) CISMP
15 9 (2.36%) PMP
15 9 (2.36%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (37.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (5.76%) COBIT
2 22 (5.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 7 (1.83%) GPG13
5 5 (1.31%) QA
6 4 (1.05%) COSO
7 2 (0.52%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.26%) SLA
8 1 (0.26%) BS7799
System Software
1 21 (5.50%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.14%) vSphere
4 9 (2.36%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.09%) Snort
6 7 (1.83%) Squid
7 6 (1.57%) XenApp
7 6 (1.57%) vCloud
8 3 (0.79%) XenServer
9 2 (0.52%) NFS
9 2 (0.52%) Firmware
10 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.26%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.26%) KVM
10 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.26%) Xen
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (3.40%) Puppet
1 13 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (2.88%) Ansible
2 11 (2.88%) Salt
2 11 (2.88%) TrustSec
3 6 (1.57%) WSUS
4 5 (1.31%) SCCM
5 4 (1.05%) AirWatch
5 4 (1.05%) FortiGate
6 3 (0.79%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.79%) Nessus
7 2 (0.52%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.52%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.26%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.26%) Cacti
8 1 (0.26%) Nagios
8 1 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.26%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 64 (16.75%) Cisco
2 48 (12.57%) CheckPoint
3 45 (11.78%) Microsoft
4 29 (7.59%) VMware
4 29 (7.59%) F5
5 24 (6.28%) Juniper
6 20 (5.24%) Citrix
7 15 (3.93%) McAfee
8 13 (3.40%) Websense
8 13 (3.40%) IBM
8 13 (3.40%) Splunk
9 12 (3.14%) Fortinet
10 10 (2.62%) HP
11 9 (2.36%) CA
11 9 (2.36%) ArcSight
11 9 (2.36%) Tufin
11 9 (2.36%) AlgoSec
12 8 (2.09%) Qualys
12 8 (2.09%) Sourcefire
13 7 (1.83%) Symantec
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