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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 395 400 423
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +23
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 204 173 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.34% 0.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.75% 4.52% 3.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 101 92
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£450 £420 £456
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £298 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
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
4293 3828 4393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.85% 7.51% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2598 2277 2327
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £244
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 195 152 249
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.33 £42.50 £38.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.45% -7.89%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +22 201 £450 +6.50% 97
South East +24 82 £450 +28.57% 18
London -7 62 £438 -2.77% 36
Berkshire +28 39 £450 - 8
Hampshire +6 22 £450 - 3
South West -20 20 £450 +8.10% 2
Wiltshire +4 14 £453 +7.10% 1
East of England -16 14 £450 +20.00% 13
North West +6 13 £500 - 4
Basingstoke - 13 £425 - 1
City of London +25 12 £501 +11.22% 13
Swindon +1 12 £478 +13.01% 1
Surrey -10 10 £450 +2.91% 1
Hertfordshire +4 8 £366 -18.61% 4
Manchester +4 7 £525 - 1
West Midlands -10 7 £450 +2.27% 14
Buckinghamshire -4 6 £450 +28.57%
Slough +6 5 £450 - 1
Milton Keynes +2 5 - -
Reading +3 4 £255 -45.16% 3
Birmingham 0 4 £450 -6.25% 1
Cheshire +8 3 £150 -
East Midlands +5 3 £381 - 3
Newbury +2 3 £413 -2.94% 2
Crawley 0 3 £325 +4.00%
Cambridgeshire -2 3 £405 +15.71% 1
West Sussex -9 3 £325 -3.70% 1
Essex -1 2 - - 1
Kent -4 2 £400 -8.51% 3
Cambridge -5 2 £460 +31.89%

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 99 (27.89%) Finance
2 96 (27.04%) Firewall
3 84 (23.66%) CISSP
4 76 (21.41%) Information Security
5 72 (20.28%) Windows
6 65 (18.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 63 (17.75%) Cisco
8 47 (13.24%) Linux
9 46 (12.96%) Microsoft
10 41 (11.55%) Cisco Certification
10 41 (11.55%) Data Protection
11 39 (10.99%) CheckPoint
12 37 (10.42%) Banking
13 34 (9.58%) ITIL
14 32 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
14 32 (9.01%) CISM
14 32 (9.01%) Juniper
14 32 (9.01%) Active Directory
15 31 (8.73%) VPN
16 30 (8.45%) Penetration Testing
17 29 (8.17%) Retail
17 29 (8.17%) CCNP
17 29 (8.17%) Java
17 29 (8.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 28 (7.89%) Network Security
19 27 (7.61%) Data Security
19 27 (7.61%) PRINCE2
20 25 (7.04%) Project Management
20 25 (7.04%) Cisco ASA
21 24 (6.76%) UML

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (6.76%) Apache
2 18 (5.07%) IIS
3 5 (1.41%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.41%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (1.13%) Oracle Service Bus
4 4 (1.13%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.13%) CICS
4 4 (1.13%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.28%) Lync
Applications
1 21 (5.92%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.82%) MS Visio
2 10 (2.82%) MS Office
3 3 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.25%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.56%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.56%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.28%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.13%) Office 365
3 3 (0.85%) SaaS
3 3 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 96 (27.04%) Firewall
2 31 (8.73%) VPN
3 28 (7.89%) Network Security
4 25 (7.04%) Cisco ASA
5 23 (6.48%) OSPF
6 22 (6.20%) DNS
7 21 (5.92%) Cisco PIX
8 19 (5.35%) VoIP
9 18 (5.07%) IPsec
10 17 (4.79%) BGP
11 15 (4.23%) MPLS
11 15 (4.23%) WAN
11 15 (4.23%) TCP/IP
12 13 (3.66%) LAN
12 13 (3.66%) SNMP
12 13 (3.66%) FWSM
13 12 (3.38%) Intrusion Detection
13 12 (3.38%) SAN
14 10 (2.82%) BIG-IP
14 10 (2.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.79%) MySQL
2 12 (3.38%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.69%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.13%) DB2
6 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.28%) Ingres
8 1 (0.28%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.28%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (2.25%) Eclipse
2 5 (1.41%) JUnit
2 5 (1.41%) Maven
3 4 (1.13%) JDeveloper
4 3 (0.85%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.85%) Selenium
5 2 (0.56%) Subversion
6 1 (0.28%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.28%) Jtest
6 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.28%) WebLOAD
6 1 (0.28%) Yeoman
6 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
General
1 99 (27.89%) Finance
2 37 (10.42%) Banking
3 29 (8.17%) Retail
4 19 (5.35%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.25%) Legal
6 7 (1.97%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.41%) Marketing
8 4 (1.13%) Advertising
9 3 (0.85%) Back Office
9 3 (0.85%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.28%) Publishing
10 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.28%) Local Government
10 1 (0.28%) German Language
10 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 77 (21.69%) Analyst
2 52 (14.65%) Architect
3 41 (11.55%) Consultant
4 34 (9.58%) Project Manager
5 32 (9.01%) Security Analyst
6 28 (7.89%) Security Engineer
7 26 (7.32%) Business Analyst
8 22 (6.20%) Security Consultant
9 17 (4.79%) Security Architect
10 16 (4.51%) Network Engineer
11 13 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
12 12 (3.38%) Design Engineer
13 11 (3.10%) Senior Analyst
13 11 (3.10%) Developer
13 11 (3.10%) Information Security Analyst
13 11 (3.10%) Technical Analyst
13 11 (3.10%) Information Analyst
13 11 (3.10%) Security Manager
14 10 (2.82%) Tester
15 9 (2.54%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.79%) XML
2 15 (4.23%) .NET
2 15 (4.23%) Web Services
3 12 (3.38%) .NET Framework
4 11 (3.10%) J2EE
4 11 (3.10%) HTML
5 9 (2.54%) Middleware
6 7 (1.97%) XSLT
7 6 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (1.69%) Spring
7 6 (1.69%) Hibernate
7 6 (1.69%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.41%) CSS
9 4 (1.13%) jQuery
9 4 (1.13%) Oracle ADF
9 4 (1.13%) LAMP
9 4 (1.13%) JSP
9 4 (1.13%) Struts
10 3 (0.85%) XHTML
10 3 (0.85%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.20%) Management Information System
1 22 (6.20%) Data Protection Act
2 17 (4.79%) PKI
2 17 (4.79%) Mobile App
3 16 (4.51%) Open Source
4 10 (2.82%) Cryptography
5 8 (2.25%) EMV
6 7 (1.97%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.97%) IBM Mainframe
7 6 (1.69%) NHS
7 6 (1.69%) EPoS
8 5 (1.41%) Replication
8 5 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.85%) W3C
9 3 (0.85%) AS400
9 3 (0.85%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.85%) EFT
9 3 (0.85%) SecurID
10 2 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.56%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 72 (20.28%) Windows
2 47 (13.24%) Linux
3 19 (5.35%) UNIX
4 17 (4.79%) Android
5 16 (4.51%) Apple iOS
6 15 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (3.10%) Windows 7
8 10 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.13%) zOS
10 4 (1.13%) AIX
11 3 (0.85%) Solaris
11 3 (0.85%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.85%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.85%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.56%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.28%) OS/400
13 1 (0.28%) Debian
13 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (21.41%) Information Security
2 41 (11.55%) Data Protection
3 34 (9.58%) ITIL
4 32 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
5 30 (8.45%) Penetration Testing
6 27 (7.61%) Data Security
6 27 (7.61%) PRINCE2
7 25 (7.04%) Project Management
8 24 (6.76%) UML
9 20 (5.63%) Risk Assessment
9 20 (5.63%) Enterprise Architecture
10 19 (5.35%) E-Commerce
11 18 (5.07%) SOA
12 17 (4.79%) Risk Management
13 15 (4.23%) Security Management
13 15 (4.23%) Security Architecture
13 15 (4.23%) SIEM
14 14 (3.94%) Incident Management
15 13 (3.66%) Network Management
16 12 (3.38%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (8.17%) Java
2 24 (6.76%) SQL
3 19 (5.35%) Python
4 15 (4.23%) Ruby
5 14 (3.94%) Bash Shell
5 14 (3.94%) PHP
6 12 (3.38%) JavaScript
7 11 (3.10%) Objective-C
8 8 (2.25%) C#
9 7 (1.97%) C
10 6 (1.69%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.41%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.85%) VB
12 3 (0.85%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.56%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.56%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.56%) Perl
14 1 (0.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 84 (23.66%) CISSP
2 41 (11.55%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (9.01%) CISM
4 29 (8.17%) CCNP
5 24 (6.76%) CCIE
6 19 (5.35%) CCSP
7 17 (4.79%) PCI QSA
8 15 (4.23%) CCDP
8 15 (4.23%) Check Point Certification
8 15 (4.23%) Security Cleared
9 14 (3.94%) Degree
10 12 (3.38%) SC Cleared
11 9 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (2.54%) CCSA
12 8 (2.25%) CCNA
13 7 (1.97%) MCSA
13 7 (1.97%) GIAC
13 7 (1.97%) CCSE
13 7 (1.97%) JNCIP
14 6 (1.69%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (18.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (8.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.97%) ISO 9000
3 7 (1.97%) COBIT
4 6 (1.69%) QA
5 4 (1.13%) GPG13
6 1 (0.28%) SLA
6 1 (0.28%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 32 (9.01%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.51%) Snort
3 14 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.69%) vSphere
5 5 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.13%) SRDF
7 3 (0.85%) Squid
8 2 (0.56%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.56%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.28%) XenServer
9 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (3.10%) FortiGate
2 8 (2.25%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (1.97%) SCCM
4 2 (0.56%) Puppet
4 2 (0.56%) ZENworks
4 2 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.56%) Nagios
5 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.28%) Control-M
5 1 (0.28%) WSUS
5 1 (0.28%) SCOM
5 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 63 (17.75%) Cisco
2 46 (12.96%) Microsoft
3 39 (10.99%) CheckPoint
4 32 (9.01%) Juniper
5 23 (6.48%) Oracle
6 22 (6.20%) VMware
7 19 (5.35%) IBM
8 14 (3.94%) F5
8 14 (3.94%) Red Hat
9 9 (2.54%) McAfee
10 8 (2.25%) Qualys
11 7 (1.97%) EMC
11 7 (1.97%) Fortinet
12 6 (1.69%) Citrix
12 6 (1.69%) CA
13 5 (1.41%) JBoss
13 5 (1.41%) Nokia
13 5 (1.41%) Radware
13 5 (1.41%) Redback
14 4 (1.13%) Trustwave
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