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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 378 390 402
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +12
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 207 169 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.35% 0.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.27% 4.53% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 111 96
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£435 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £302 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £525 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.32
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
3928 3730 3179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.74% 7.66% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2342 2207 1792
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 133 214
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.15 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.78% -23.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.98 £10.97 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.23 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+10.30% -24.28%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +16 198 £435 +2.35% 67
South East +26 82 £444 +13.78% 6
London -20 46 £475 +5.43% 24
Berkshire +23 34 £450 +46.34% 2
South West -6 23 £525 +22.09% 3
Surrey +9 20 £469 -10.71% 2
East of England +12 18 £275 -32.51% 5
Staines +6 15 £475 - 1
Hampshire -16 15 £488 +10.79% 1
Wiltshire +4 14 £550 +27.90% 1
Yorkshire 0 14 £400 +28.00% 8
West Yorkshire +12 13 £400 +33.33% 7
Swindon -3 13 £556 +29.36% 1
City of London +4 10 £513 +2.50% 5
Bedfordshire -12 9 £555 +30.58% 2
North West -14 8 £478 +23.22% 5
Scotland -5 7 £425 -5.55% 1
Basingstoke +1 6 £463 -1.59%
Manchester -1 6 £600 +68.42% 5
Slough -6 6 £450 +50.00%
Leeds -7 6 £416 +38.75% 6
Dunstable +3 5 £555 +20.65% 1
Gloucestershire -14 5 - -
Essex - 5 £275 - 1
East Midlands +7 4 £463 +39.69% 8
Kent - 4 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £419 -
Hertfordshire +1 3 £201 -48.58%
West Midlands -1 3 £300 -25.00% 6
Somerset -2 3 £435 -8.42%

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 144 (31.44%) Information Security
2 134 (29.26%) CISSP
3 126 (27.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 121 (26.42%) Finance
5 111 (24.24%) ITIL
6 97 (21.18%) Firewall
7 81 (17.69%) CISM
8 74 (16.16%) Cisco
9 71 (15.50%) Windows
9 71 (15.50%) Telecoms
10 62 (13.54%) Network Security
11 57 (12.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 56 (12.23%) Risk Management
13 55 (12.01%) Security Architecture
14 52 (11.35%) Linux
15 49 (10.70%) Penetration Testing
16 47 (10.26%) Microsoft
17 46 (10.04%) E-Commerce
18 45 (9.83%) VPN
18 45 (9.83%) Degree
19 44 (9.61%) Cisco Certification
20 43 (9.39%) CRISC
21 42 (9.17%) CheckPoint
21 42 (9.17%) Data Protection
22 41 (8.95%) PRINCE2
23 39 (8.52%) Security Cleared
24 38 (8.30%) Retail
24 38 (8.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
24 38 (8.30%) Management Information System
25 36 (7.86%) Risk Assessment

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 14 (3.06%) IIS
2 8 (1.75%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.09%) Apache
4 3 (0.66%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.66%) CICS
5 2 (0.44%) Lync
5 2 (0.44%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.44%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.44%) JBoss
5 2 (0.44%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.22%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.22%) Jetty
6 1 (0.22%) nginx
6 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (2.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.87%) MS Office
3 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Magento
2 1 (0.22%) Sage 1000
2 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) Retail-J
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.66%) SaaS
2 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 97 (21.18%) Firewall
2 62 (13.54%) Network Security
3 45 (9.83%) VPN
4 36 (7.86%) LAN
5 32 (6.99%) WAN
5 32 (6.99%) Cisco ASA
6 30 (6.55%) Internet
7 26 (5.68%) IPsec
8 24 (5.24%) OSPF
8 24 (5.24%) SSL
9 23 (5.02%) TCP/IP
10 22 (4.80%) Wireless
11 17 (3.71%) RIP
12 16 (3.49%) WLAN
13 15 (3.28%) MPLS
14 12 (2.62%) DHCP
14 12 (2.62%) VoIP
15 11 (2.40%) DNS
15 11 (2.40%) Intrusion Detection
15 11 (2.40%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.87%) DB2
3 3 (0.66%) MySQL
3 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (0.87%) Subversion
1 4 (0.87%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.66%) JUnit
2 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.66%) Selenium
2 3 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.66%) Maven
3 2 (0.44%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.44%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.22%) XPEDITER
4 1 (0.22%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.22%) JIRA
4 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.22%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.22%) YouTrack
4 1 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.22%) SpecFlow
General
1 121 (26.42%) Finance
2 71 (15.50%) Telecoms
3 38 (8.30%) Retail
4 27 (5.90%) Banking
5 14 (3.06%) Legal
6 11 (2.40%) Turkish Language
7 8 (1.75%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.31%) Local Government
9 5 (1.09%) Advertising
9 5 (1.09%) Publishing
10 4 (0.87%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.87%) Back Office
11 3 (0.66%) International Banking
12 2 (0.44%) Games
13 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (19.00%) Consultant
2 85 (18.56%) Security Consultant
3 65 (14.19%) Analyst
4 61 (13.32%) Architect
5 52 (11.35%) Security Analyst
6 38 (8.30%) Security Specialist
7 35 (7.64%) Security Architect
8 34 (7.42%) Security Manager
9 29 (6.33%) Project Manager
10 27 (5.90%) Network Engineer
11 25 (5.46%) Security Engineer
12 22 (4.80%) Developer
13 20 (4.37%) IT Security Consultant
13 20 (4.37%) IT Consultant
14 15 (3.28%) Design Engineer
14 15 (3.28%) Information Security Consultant
15 14 (3.06%) Information Specialist
15 14 (3.06%) Programme Manager
16 13 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
17 11 (2.40%) Information Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.80%) .NET
2 18 (3.93%) Web Services
3 6 (1.31%) HTML
4 5 (1.09%) XML
4 5 (1.09%) J2EE
4 5 (1.09%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (0.87%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.66%) Hibernate
6 3 (0.66%) Middleware
6 3 (0.66%) JSP
6 3 (0.66%) SOAP
6 3 (0.66%) Struts
6 3 (0.66%) Spring
7 2 (0.44%) jQuery
7 2 (0.44%) WCF
7 2 (0.44%) CSS
7 2 (0.44%) XSD
7 2 (0.44%) XSLT
7 2 (0.44%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.30%) Management Information System
2 22 (4.80%) Data Protection Act
3 19 (4.15%) Cryptography
4 17 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.28%) PKI
5 15 (3.28%) SecurID
6 9 (1.97%) Freedom of Information
7 8 (1.75%) Smart Meter
7 8 (1.75%) Freedom of Information Act
7 8 (1.75%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.53%) EPoS
9 6 (1.31%) IVR
10 4 (0.87%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.87%) CESG
10 4 (0.87%) CESG CLAS
11 3 (0.66%) Clustering
11 3 (0.66%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.66%) RMADS
12 2 (0.44%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (0.44%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 71 (15.50%) Windows
2 52 (11.35%) Linux
3 24 (5.24%) UNIX
4 13 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.75%) CentOS
8 7 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.66%) Solaris
9 3 (0.66%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.44%) AIX
11 1 (0.22%) Debian
11 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.22%) zOS
11 1 (0.22%) Android
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (31.44%) Information Security
2 111 (24.24%) ITIL
3 57 (12.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 56 (12.23%) Risk Management
5 55 (12.01%) Security Architecture
6 49 (10.70%) Penetration Testing
7 46 (10.04%) E-Commerce
8 42 (9.17%) Data Protection
9 41 (8.95%) PRINCE2
10 36 (7.86%) Risk Assessment
11 32 (6.99%) Security Management
12 31 (6.77%) Data Security
12 31 (6.77%) SIEM
13 30 (6.55%) OWASP
14 29 (6.33%) Cyber Security
15 27 (5.90%) Project Management
16 26 (5.68%) Vulnerability Management
17 24 (5.24%) Agile Software Development
18 23 (5.02%) Change Control
19 20 (4.37%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (7.21%) SQL
2 23 (5.02%) Java
3 17 (3.71%) C#
4 16 (3.49%) T-SQL
5 9 (1.97%) Python
6 7 (1.53%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.31%) Perl
7 6 (1.31%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.09%) LINC
9 4 (0.87%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.87%) C
10 3 (0.66%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.66%) PHP
11 2 (0.44%) XPath
11 2 (0.44%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.44%) VBA
12 1 (0.22%) JCL
12 1 (0.22%) VB
12 1 (0.22%) C++
12 1 (0.22%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 134 (29.26%) CISSP
2 81 (17.69%) CISM
3 45 (9.83%) Degree
4 44 (9.61%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (9.39%) CRISC
6 39 (8.52%) Security Cleared
7 35 (7.64%) CISA
8 29 (6.33%) CCNP
9 27 (5.90%) SC Cleared
10 22 (4.80%) CCNA
11 17 (3.71%) GIAC
12 16 (3.49%) CEH
13 12 (2.62%) PCI QSA
14 9 (1.97%) DV Cleared
15 7 (1.53%) ISEB
16 6 (1.31%) ISACA
16 6 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
17 5 (1.09%) PMP
17 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
17 5 (1.09%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (27.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (8.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 17 (3.71%) COBIT
4 9 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 7 (1.53%) GPG13
6 4 (0.87%) QA
7 3 (0.66%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.22%) BS7799
8 1 (0.22%) SLA
8 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.22%) BS25999
8 1 (0.22%) COSO
System Software
1 15 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.18%) Snort
4 8 (1.75%) Squid
5 4 (0.87%) vSphere
5 4 (0.87%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.66%) Firmware
7 2 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.44%) NFS
7 2 (0.44%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.22%) RACF
8 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.22%) Xen
8 1 (0.22%) XenApp
8 1 (0.22%) SRDF
8 1 (0.22%) KVM
8 1 (0.22%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 11 (2.40%) FortiGate
2 4 (0.87%) Nessus
2 4 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (0.66%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.66%) SCCM
3 3 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.66%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (0.44%) Puppet
4 2 (0.44%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.44%) Nagios
5 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.22%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.22%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.22%) Cacti
5 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 74 (16.16%) Cisco
2 47 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 42 (9.17%) CheckPoint
4 28 (6.11%) F5
5 26 (5.68%) VMware
6 20 (4.37%) Fortinet
6 20 (4.37%) Juniper
7 19 (4.15%) Oracle
8 15 (3.28%) AlgoSec
8 15 (3.28%) Tufin
9 14 (3.06%) CA
10 10 (2.18%) ArcSight
10 10 (2.18%) Tripwire
11 9 (1.97%) McAfee
11 9 (1.97%) Websense
11 9 (1.97%) IBM
11 9 (1.97%) Splunk
12 8 (1.75%) Sun
12 8 (1.75%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.53%) Sourcefire
Edinburgh
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
Dunstable
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Bedfordshire
DP Connect
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £400 - £465 a day
Posted: 12 days ago
England
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
West Yorkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £340 - £370 per day
Posted: 19 days ago