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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 419 425 376
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -49
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 183 146 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.28% 0.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.29% 3.57% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 93 110
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £424 £420
% change year-on-year
+0.34% +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £22.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -

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
4269 4089 3378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.96% 7.88% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2520 2429 1949
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 £240 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 171 164
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.59 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £48.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -5.94%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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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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 +27 177 £425 - 92
London +8 57 £429 -14.15% 31
South East -11 53 £425 - 23
East of England +27 27 £450 +20.00% 3
Surrey +8 19 £425 -19.43% 3
South West +3 19 £395 -12.22% 6
Bedfordshire +10 17 £490 - 2
City of London +20 14 £400 -27.27% 9
Staines +10 14 £450 +7.46%
Hampshire +1 13 £425 -
Berkshire -2 11 £388 -13.88% 13
Dunstable - 10 £488 -
Wiltshire +16 9 £458 +8.01% 3
Swindon +13 9 £458 +8.01% 1
West Yorkshire - 8 £400 - 5
Yorkshire - 8 £400 - 8
Basingstoke - 7 £455 -
North West -27 6 £525 +31.25% 6
Uxbridge - 6 - -
Bristol +3 5 £360 -20.00% 2
Leeds - 5 £400 - 4
Reading - 5 £488 - 3
Southampton - 5 £444 -
Oxfordshire - 5 £435 -
Cambridgeshire +1 4 £375 +8.69% 1
East Midlands -7 4 £600 +50.00% 5
Scotland -8 4 £500 +33.33% 5
Manchester -13 4 £525 +40.00% 4
Cambridge +3 3 £375 +19.04% 1
Northamptonshire -8 3 £600 +41.17%

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (34.29%) Information Security
2 138 (32.86%) CISSP
3 132 (31.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 104 (24.76%) ITIL
5 98 (23.33%) Finance
6 85 (20.24%) Firewall
7 83 (19.76%) CISM
8 70 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 68 (16.19%) Telecoms
10 56 (13.33%) Risk Management
10 56 (13.33%) Windows
10 56 (13.33%) Cisco
11 53 (12.62%) Network Security
12 52 (12.38%) Linux
13 50 (11.90%) Security Architecture
14 48 (11.43%) VPN
15 47 (11.19%) PRINCE2
16 46 (10.95%) Cisco Certification
17 45 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
18 43 (10.24%) Retail
19 42 (10.00%) Microsoft
20 41 (9.76%) Management Information System
20 41 (9.76%) CRISC
21 40 (9.52%) Data Protection
22 39 (9.29%) Security Cleared
22 39 (9.29%) CheckPoint
23 38 (9.05%) E-Commerce
23 38 (9.05%) Risk Assessment
23 38 (9.05%) Degree
24 34 (8.10%) Banking

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (1.90%) IIS
2 5 (1.19%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.95%) Apache
4 3 (0.71%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.24%) JBoss
6 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.24%) ATG Dynamo
6 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.24%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.24%) Jetty
6 1 (0.24%) nginx
6 1 (0.24%) Lync
Applications
1 15 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.14%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.19%) MS Office
4 3 (0.71%) MS Project
5 2 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.24%) Magento
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.48%) PaaS
2 1 (0.24%) IaaS
2 1 (0.24%) SaaS
2 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 85 (20.24%) Firewall
2 53 (12.62%) Network Security
3 48 (11.43%) VPN
4 34 (8.10%) LAN
4 34 (8.10%) Cisco ASA
5 33 (7.86%) Internet
6 28 (6.67%) WAN
7 25 (5.95%) IPsec
8 22 (5.24%) OSPF
8 22 (5.24%) SSL
9 21 (5.00%) Wireless
9 21 (5.00%) TCP/IP
10 19 (4.52%) RIP
11 16 (3.81%) Intrusion Detection
12 14 (3.33%) VLAN
13 12 (2.86%) VoIP
14 11 (2.62%) WLAN
14 11 (2.62%) MPLS
14 11 (2.62%) Cisco ISE
15 7 (1.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.43%) Oracle Database
2 4 (0.95%) MySQL
2 4 (0.95%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (0.71%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (0.48%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (1.43%) Subversion
2 4 (0.95%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.95%) Selenium
3 3 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.71%) Mercurial
3 3 (0.71%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.48%) Maven
4 2 (0.48%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.48%) JUnit
5 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.24%) YouTrack
5 1 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.24%) Appium
5 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.24%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.24%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.24%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.24%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.24%) MonkeyTalk
5 1 (0.24%) Artifactory
General
1 98 (23.33%) Finance
2 68 (16.19%) Telecoms
3 43 (10.24%) Retail
4 34 (8.10%) Banking
5 10 (2.38%) Legal
6 9 (2.14%) Turkish Language
7 6 (1.43%) Publishing
8 5 (1.19%) Law
9 4 (0.95%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.95%) Games
9 4 (0.95%) Local Government
10 3 (0.71%) International Banking
10 3 (0.71%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.48%) Back Office
11 2 (0.48%) Electronics
11 2 (0.48%) Marketing
11 2 (0.48%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 83 (19.76%) Consultant
2 82 (19.52%) Analyst
3 80 (19.05%) Security Consultant
4 61 (14.52%) Security Analyst
5 54 (12.86%) Architect
6 34 (8.10%) Project Manager
7 30 (7.14%) Security Architect
7 30 (7.14%) Security Manager
8 27 (6.43%) Security Specialist
9 23 (5.48%) Security Engineer
10 21 (5.00%) Network Engineer
11 17 (4.05%) Developer
12 16 (3.81%) Design Engineer
13 15 (3.57%) Programme Manager
14 14 (3.33%) IT Consultant
14 14 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
14 14 (3.33%) Information Analyst
14 14 (3.33%) IT Security Consultant
14 14 (3.33%) Information Security Analyst
15 13 (3.10%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.05%) .NET
2 13 (3.10%) Web Services
3 4 (0.95%) HTML
4 3 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (0.71%) XML
4 3 (0.71%) .NET Framework
4 3 (0.71%) SOAP
4 3 (0.71%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.48%) WCF
5 2 (0.48%) jQuery
5 2 (0.48%) XSD
5 2 (0.48%) XSLT
5 2 (0.48%) Middleware
5 2 (0.48%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.48%) Spring
6 1 (0.24%) RESTful
6 1 (0.24%) Java EE
6 1 (0.24%) JSON
6 1 (0.24%) EJB
6 1 (0.24%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.76%) Management Information System
2 19 (4.52%) Cryptography
3 18 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.81%) Data Protection Act
4 16 (3.81%) PKI
5 15 (3.57%) SecurID
6 6 (1.43%) Freedom of Information
6 6 (1.43%) IVR
6 6 (1.43%) Freedom of Information Act
6 6 (1.43%) Smart Meter
6 6 (1.43%) Open Source
7 5 (1.19%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.19%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (1.19%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.95%) AS400
8 4 (0.95%) Mobile Payment
9 3 (0.71%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.71%) Statistics
9 3 (0.71%) Online Games
9 3 (0.71%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 56 (13.33%) Windows
2 52 (12.38%) Linux
3 22 (5.24%) UNIX
4 8 (1.90%) CentOS
5 6 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.95%) Solaris
7 3 (0.71%) AIX
8 2 (0.48%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.24%) Debian
9 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (34.29%) Information Security
2 104 (24.76%) ITIL
3 70 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 56 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 50 (11.90%) Security Architecture
6 47 (11.19%) PRINCE2
7 45 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
8 40 (9.52%) Data Protection
9 38 (9.05%) Risk Assessment
9 38 (9.05%) E-Commerce
10 33 (7.86%) Project Management
10 33 (7.86%) Data Security
11 32 (7.62%) SIEM
12 31 (7.38%) Vulnerability Management
12 31 (7.38%) Security Management
13 30 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
13 30 (7.14%) Cyber Security
14 27 (6.43%) OWASP
15 23 (5.48%) Change Control
16 21 (5.00%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 26 (6.19%) SQL
2 23 (5.48%) Java
3 13 (3.10%) C#
4 12 (2.86%) T-SQL
5 8 (1.90%) Python
6 6 (1.43%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.43%) PL/SQL
7 4 (0.95%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.95%) Perl
8 3 (0.71%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.48%) C
9 2 (0.48%) Ruby
9 2 (0.48%) XPath
9 2 (0.48%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.48%) Scala
9 2 (0.48%) Golang
9 2 (0.48%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.48%) VBA
10 1 (0.24%) PHP
10 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 138 (32.86%) CISSP
2 83 (19.76%) CISM
3 46 (10.95%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (9.76%) CRISC
5 39 (9.29%) Security Cleared
6 38 (9.05%) Degree
7 31 (7.38%) CCNP
8 27 (6.43%) SC Cleared
9 26 (6.19%) CISA
10 25 (5.95%) CCNA
11 20 (4.76%) CEH
12 16 (3.81%) GIAC
13 12 (2.86%) PCI QSA
14 11 (2.62%) DV Cleared
15 9 (2.14%) CISMP
15 9 (2.14%) ISEB
15 9 (2.14%) PMP
15 9 (2.14%) PMI Certification
15 9 (2.14%) SSCP
16 6 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (31.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (6.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 18 (4.29%) COBIT
4 8 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 8 (1.90%) GPG13
5 6 (1.43%) QA
6 2 (0.48%) COSO
7 1 (0.24%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.24%) SLA
7 1 (0.24%) BS7799
System Software
1 14 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.14%) Snort
2 9 (2.14%) Squid
3 8 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.19%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.95%) Firmware
6 3 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.71%) vSphere
7 2 (0.48%) NFS
8 1 (0.24%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.24%) KVM
8 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.24%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.24%) Xen
8 1 (0.24%) XenApp
8 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.67%) FortiGate
2 6 (1.43%) WSUS
3 4 (0.95%) Data Guard
3 4 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.95%) Puppet
4 3 (0.71%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.48%) Ansible
5 2 (0.48%) Salt
6 1 (0.24%) Nagios
6 1 (0.24%) Nessus
6 1 (0.24%) SCCM
6 1 (0.24%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.24%) Cacti
6 1 (0.24%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 56 (13.33%) Cisco
2 42 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 39 (9.29%) CheckPoint
4 29 (6.90%) F5
5 23 (5.48%) VMware
6 19 (4.52%) Juniper
7 18 (4.29%) Fortinet
8 15 (3.57%) McAfee
8 15 (3.57%) Tufin
8 15 (3.57%) AlgoSec
9 12 (2.86%) ArcSight
10 11 (2.62%) Splunk
10 11 (2.62%) CA
11 10 (2.38%) Websense
11 10 (2.38%) Tripwire
12 9 (2.14%) Citrix
13 8 (1.90%) IBM
13 8 (1.90%) Oracle
13 8 (1.90%) Sourcefire
14 7 (1.67%) Qualys
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