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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 444 354 487
Rank change year-on-year
-90 +133
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 161 207 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.43% 0.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.57% 5.66% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 134 52
Average daily rate £400 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £546 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.23% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.32 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4513 3660 4540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.85% 7.53% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2741 2150 2481
Average daily rate £400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 153 241
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.85 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.50% +11.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £54.05 £36.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -6.81%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -82 153 £400 -11.11% 89
London -90 57 £475 -3.06% 35
South East -17 41 £400 -11.11% 14
South West -1 20 £390 -8.23% 6
Wiltshire -3 15 £385 -9.94% 1
Swindon +1 14 £390 -8.77% 1
Berkshire -11 13 £450 -5.26% 3
West Sussex +3 12 £400 -7.51%
Surrey -8 12 £463 -7.50% 4
North West -18 10 £425 -12.82% 4
City of London -26 10 £450 -10.00% 13
East Midlands +1 9 £300 -25.00% 7
Crawley +13 8 £400 -
West Midlands +1 8 £375 - 5
Manchester -13 7 £375 -25.00% 2
Reading -17 7 £280 -41.05%
Scotland -4 6 £383 -1.29% 1
East of England -43 6 £375 +3.44% 9
Slough +10 5 £450 - 1
Glasgow - 5 £375 -
Staines +2 4 £381 - 1
Cambridgeshire -14 3 £345 +15.00% 2
Cambridge 0 2 £315 +5.00% 2
Hertfordshire -16 2 £388 +1.30% 7
Northamptonshire - 2 £425 - 2
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £375 - 2
Lincolnshire - 2 £250 -
Staffordshire - 2 £375 - 3
Hemel Hempstead -5 1 £375 - 1
Hampshire -6 1 £363 -14.70% 5

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 103 (31.69%) Finance
2 83 (25.54%) Information Security
2 83 (25.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (16.00%) CISSP
4 46 (14.15%) Windows
5 42 (12.92%) Retail
6 40 (12.31%) Firewall
7 37 (11.38%) Cisco
8 35 (10.77%) Data Security
9 33 (10.15%) Risk Management
10 32 (9.85%) ITIL
11 31 (9.54%) Management Information System
11 31 (9.54%) Stakeholder Management
11 31 (9.54%) CISM
11 31 (9.54%) Data Protection
12 30 (9.23%) E-Commerce
13 29 (8.92%) Microsoft
14 28 (8.62%) Project Management
15 27 (8.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 27 (8.31%) Banking
16 25 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
16 25 (7.69%) Active Directory
16 25 (7.69%) Linux
17 24 (7.38%) CCNP
17 24 (7.38%) DNS
18 23 (7.08%) PRINCE2
19 21 (6.46%) UNIX
19 21 (6.46%) Java
20 20 (6.15%) VMware
20 20 (6.15%) Penetration Testing

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 8 (2.46%) Apache
2 7 (2.15%) IIS
2 7 (2.15%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (1.23%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.23%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.92%) SAS
5 3 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.62%) CICS
7 1 (0.31%) Lync
7 1 (0.31%) Mule
7 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (3.69%) MS Office
1 12 (3.69%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.85%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.31%) BASE24
2 1 (0.31%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.31%) SaaS
1 1 (0.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (12.31%) Firewall
2 24 (7.38%) DNS
3 19 (5.85%) VPN
4 15 (4.62%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (4.62%) Network Security
5 13 (4.00%) Internet
6 12 (3.69%) DHCP
6 12 (3.69%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (3.38%) MPLS
7 11 (3.38%) OSPF
7 11 (3.38%) BGP
7 11 (3.38%) LAN
7 11 (3.38%) SAN
8 10 (3.08%) SNMP
8 10 (3.08%) TCP/IP
8 10 (3.08%) VoIP
8 10 (3.08%) Wireless
8 10 (3.08%) FWSM
9 9 (2.77%) VLAN
10 8 (2.46%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.15%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.54%) DB2
4 4 (1.23%) Oracle Exadata
4 4 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.92%) MySQL
5 3 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.92%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.62%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.62%) VLDB
6 2 (0.62%) DataStage
7 1 (0.31%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.31%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 3 (0.92%) Subversion
2 2 (0.62%) JUnit
3 1 (0.31%) JMeter
3 1 (0.31%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.31%) Ant
3 1 (0.31%) Mockito
3 1 (0.31%) JProfiler
3 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.31%) DbUnit
3 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.31%) Maven
3 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.31%) Spring Roo
General
1 103 (31.69%) Finance
2 42 (12.92%) Retail
3 27 (8.31%) Banking
4 18 (5.54%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.15%) Legal
5 7 (2.15%) Games
5 7 (2.15%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.85%) Marketing
7 5 (1.54%) Advertising
8 4 (1.23%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.62%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.62%) French Language
9 2 (0.62%) Back Office
10 1 (0.31%) Law
10 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (29.54%) Analyst
2 47 (14.46%) Business Analyst
3 46 (14.15%) Architect
4 38 (11.69%) Security Analyst
5 34 (10.46%) Consultant
6 24 (7.38%) Project Manager
7 18 (5.54%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (5.23%) Senior Analyst
9 16 (4.92%) Security Consultant
10 15 (4.62%) Senior Security Analyst
10 15 (4.62%) Security Architect
11 14 (4.31%) Risk Analyst
11 14 (4.31%) Security Manager
11 14 (4.31%) Security Risk Analyst
11 14 (4.31%) Network Engineer
12 11 (3.38%) Senior Risk Analyst
13 10 (3.08%) Designer
14 9 (2.77%) Cisco Engineer
14 9 (2.77%) Technical Analyst
14 9 (2.77%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.08%) .NET
2 8 (2.46%) Web Services
2 8 (2.46%) XML
3 6 (1.85%) Spring
4 5 (1.54%) Hibernate
4 5 (1.54%) .NET Framework
4 5 (1.54%) REST
5 4 (1.23%) Middleware
6 3 (0.92%) J2EE
6 3 (0.92%) SOAP
7 2 (0.62%) WCF
7 2 (0.62%) jQuery
7 2 (0.62%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.62%) EJB
7 2 (0.62%) CSS
7 2 (0.62%) SAML
7 2 (0.62%) X-Windows
7 2 (0.62%) LAMP
8 1 (0.31%) JDO
8 1 (0.31%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.54%) Management Information System
2 18 (5.54%) PKI
3 17 (5.23%) Mobile App
4 13 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
5 12 (3.69%) Cryptography
6 8 (2.46%) NHS
7 6 (1.85%) Social Media
7 6 (1.85%) EPoS
7 6 (1.85%) Replication
8 5 (1.54%) CESG
8 5 (1.54%) CESG CLAS
9 4 (1.23%) Mobile Computing
9 4 (1.23%) FMCG
9 4 (1.23%) EMV
10 3 (0.92%) GIS
10 3 (0.92%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.92%) EFT
10 3 (0.92%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.92%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 46 (14.15%) Windows
2 25 (7.69%) Linux
3 21 (6.46%) UNIX
4 17 (5.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (5.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (2.77%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.77%) Android
6 4 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.62%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.62%) AIX
7 2 (0.62%) zOS
7 2 (0.62%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.31%) CentOS
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (25.54%) Information Security
2 35 (10.77%) Data Security
3 33 (10.15%) Risk Management
4 32 (9.85%) ITIL
5 31 (9.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (9.54%) Data Protection
6 30 (9.23%) E-Commerce
7 28 (8.62%) Project Management
8 23 (7.08%) PRINCE2
9 20 (6.15%) Penetration Testing
9 20 (6.15%) Incident Management
9 20 (6.15%) Security Architecture
10 19 (5.85%) Enterprise Architecture
10 19 (5.85%) UML
11 17 (5.23%) Business Analysis
12 16 (4.92%) Change Management
13 15 (4.62%) Service Management
13 15 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (4.00%) Security Management
15 11 (3.38%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.46%) Java
2 15 (4.62%) SQL
3 10 (3.08%) Objective-C
4 5 (1.54%) C
5 4 (1.23%) C#
6 3 (0.92%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.92%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.62%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.62%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.62%) PHP
8 1 (0.31%) Python
8 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.31%) VB
8 1 (0.31%) COBOL
8 1 (0.31%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 52 (16.00%) CISSP
2 31 (9.54%) CISM
3 25 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (7.38%) CCNP
5 14 (4.31%) CCIE
6 13 (4.00%) Degree
7 8 (2.46%) CISA
8 7 (2.15%) GIAC
8 7 (2.15%) PCI QSA
9 6 (1.85%) Security Cleared
9 6 (1.85%) CCSP
9 6 (1.85%) CCNA
9 6 (1.85%) CCDP
9 6 (1.85%) Check Point Certification
9 6 (1.85%) CCSA
10 5 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (1.54%) CRISC
10 5 (1.54%) ISACA
11 4 (1.23%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (25.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (8.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (2.77%) COBIT
4 6 (1.85%) COSO
5 5 (1.54%) ISO 9000
6 4 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 3 (0.92%) SLA
8 2 (0.62%) QA
8 2 (0.62%) BS7799
9 1 (0.31%) BS25999
9 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.31%) GPG13
System Software
1 25 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.54%) ISA Server
3 5 (1.54%) KVM
4 4 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.92%) vSphere
6 2 (0.62%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.62%) SRDF
6 2 (0.62%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.31%) XenApp
7 1 (0.31%) Squid
7 1 (0.31%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (3.38%) SCCM
2 9 (2.77%) FortiGate
3 5 (1.54%) ARCserve
3 5 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.92%) Control-M
4 3 (0.92%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.31%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.31%) Puppet
6 1 (0.31%) Nessus
6 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (11.38%) Cisco
2 29 (8.92%) Microsoft
3 20 (6.15%) VMware
4 18 (5.54%) CheckPoint
5 15 (4.62%) F5
6 14 (4.31%) Oracle
6 14 (4.31%) Juniper
7 12 (3.69%) McAfee
8 11 (3.38%) IBM
9 7 (2.15%) Websense
9 7 (2.15%) EMC
10 6 (1.85%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.85%) Qualys
11 5 (1.54%) Citrix
12 4 (1.23%) HP
12 4 (1.23%) MicroStrategy
13 3 (0.92%) Symantec
14 2 (0.62%) NETGEAR
14 2 (0.62%) Aruba
14 2 (0.62%) SAP
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