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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 419 440 356
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -84
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 188 157 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.29% 0.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.37% 3.64% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 102 132
Average daily rate
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£436 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.06% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £395 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
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
4302 4318 3641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.71% 7.93% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2584 2614 2152
Average daily rate £400 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 185 136
Average hourly rate £21.55 £20.06 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.41% +13.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.71 £11.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.12 £122.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.06 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% +33.75%

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 1 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 1 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 +20 179 £433 +8.12% 79
London +9 61 £458 +1.66% 28
South East -8 53 £425 +6.25% 10
South West -1 24 £389 -2.75% 7
East of England +23 23 £450 +20.00% 6
Surrey +11 20 £460 -0.54% 1
Hampshire +13 15 £413 +1.53% 1
Bedfordshire - 15 £468 - 1
Staines +15 13 £513 +34.42%
City of London +6 13 £450 - 6
Swindon -3 10 £388 -3.00% 1
Wiltshire -7 10 £388 -3.00% 2
Berkshire -16 9 £425 -5.55% 7
Dunstable - 8 £459 - 1
Basingstoke - 8 £393 - 1
West Midlands -12 7 £280 -32.12% 6
North West -16 7 £450 +5.88% 5
Luton - 7 £550 -
Bristol +7 6 £360 -4.00% 4
Uxbridge - 6 £450 -
Scotland -2 5 £500 +30.71% 5
Southampton - 5 £444 -
Manchester - 5 £450 - 2
Cambridgeshire +3 4 £375 +8.69% 2
East Midlands -5 4 £488 +77.27% 6
Oxfordshire - 4 £435 -
Norfolk - 4 - -
Norwich - 4 - -
Cambridge 0 3 £375 +19.04% 2
Cobham -2 3 £470 -8.29%

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 144 (37.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 140 (36.18%) Information Security
3 132 (34.11%) CISSP
4 101 (26.10%) ITIL
5 95 (24.55%) Finance
6 88 (22.74%) Firewall
7 80 (20.67%) CISM
8 67 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
9 64 (16.54%) Cisco
10 55 (14.21%) VPN
10 55 (14.21%) Network Security
11 53 (13.70%) Telecoms
12 50 (12.92%) Windows
12 50 (12.92%) Linux
13 49 (12.66%) Cisco Certification
14 47 (12.14%) Microsoft
14 47 (12.14%) Risk Management
14 47 (12.14%) Penetration Testing
15 45 (11.63%) Data Protection
16 43 (11.11%) Management Information System
16 43 (11.11%) CheckPoint
17 42 (10.85%) Security Architecture
18 41 (10.59%) E-Commerce
18 41 (10.59%) LAN
19 40 (10.34%) Retail
19 40 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
20 37 (9.56%) PRINCE2
21 36 (9.30%) Security Management
21 36 (9.30%) Project Management
21 36 (9.30%) Degree

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 9 (2.33%) IIS
2 6 (1.55%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.29%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.03%) Apache
4 4 (1.03%) ATG Dynamo
5 3 (0.78%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.26%) Jetty
7 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.26%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.26%) nginx
7 1 (0.26%) Lync
7 1 (0.26%) JBoss
7 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 23 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.65%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.33%) MS Project
4 8 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.78%) 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%) Magento
2 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.07%) PaaS
2 6 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.03%) SaaS
5 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (22.74%) Firewall
2 55 (14.21%) VPN
2 55 (14.21%) Network Security
3 41 (10.59%) LAN
4 34 (8.79%) WAN
5 33 (8.53%) Cisco ASA
6 31 (8.01%) SSL
7 30 (7.75%) Internet
8 23 (5.94%) TCP/IP
8 23 (5.94%) IPsec
9 21 (5.43%) VLAN
9 21 (5.43%) OSPF
10 19 (4.91%) Intrusion Detection
10 19 (4.91%) Wireless
11 18 (4.65%) RIP
12 17 (4.39%) MPLS
13 12 (3.10%) SNMP
14 11 (2.84%) Cisco ISE
14 11 (2.84%) WLAN
15 10 (2.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.07%) MySQL
2 6 (1.55%) Big Data
2 6 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (1.29%) MongoDB
3 5 (1.29%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.03%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.07%) Subversion
2 7 (1.81%) Selenium
2 7 (1.81%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.55%) Mercurial
4 5 (1.29%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.03%) WebDriver
6 3 (0.78%) FitNesse
6 3 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.78%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.52%) JUnit
7 2 (0.52%) Maven
8 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.26%) Appium
8 1 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.26%) YouTrack
8 1 (0.26%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.26%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.26%) MonkeyTalk
General
1 95 (24.55%) Finance
2 53 (13.70%) Telecoms
3 40 (10.34%) Retail
4 28 (7.24%) Banking
5 12 (3.10%) Legal
6 6 (1.55%) Law
6 6 (1.55%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.29%) Games
8 4 (1.03%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.03%) Local Government
9 3 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.52%) Publishing
10 2 (0.52%) Electronics
10 2 (0.52%) Back Office
10 2 (0.52%) Marketing
10 2 (0.52%) Turkish Language
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 87 (22.48%) Analyst
2 75 (19.38%) Consultant
3 71 (18.35%) Security Consultant
4 59 (15.25%) Security Analyst
5 52 (13.44%) Architect
6 28 (7.24%) Project Manager
7 25 (6.46%) Security Architect
7 25 (6.46%) Security Manager
8 23 (5.94%) Security Engineer
9 20 (5.17%) Network Engineer
10 16 (4.13%) Security Specialist
11 15 (3.88%) Design Engineer
11 15 (3.88%) Business Analyst
12 14 (3.62%) Information Analyst
12 14 (3.62%) Information Security Analyst
13 12 (3.10%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (3.10%) Solutions Architect
13 12 (3.10%) IT Security Analyst
14 11 (2.84%) IP Engineer
14 11 (2.84%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.10%) Web Services
2 8 (2.07%) .NET
3 4 (1.03%) Middleware
3 4 (1.03%) HTML
4 3 (0.78%) .NET Framework
4 3 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (0.78%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.78%) XML
4 3 (0.78%) SOAP
5 2 (0.52%) XSD
5 2 (0.52%) XSLT
5 2 (0.52%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.52%) jQuery
5 2 (0.52%) Spring
5 2 (0.52%) WCF
6 1 (0.26%) JSON
6 1 (0.26%) Java EE
6 1 (0.26%) RESTful
6 1 (0.26%) J2EE
6 1 (0.26%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 27 (6.98%) PKI
3 19 (4.91%) Data Protection Act
4 16 (4.13%) Cryptography
5 14 (3.62%) SecurID
6 13 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.33%) Open Source
8 8 (2.07%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.55%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.55%) Smart Meter
9 6 (1.55%) Freedom of Information
9 6 (1.55%) Freedom of Information Act
10 5 (1.29%) IBM Mainframe
10 5 (1.29%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.03%) AS400
11 4 (1.03%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.78%) Statistics
12 3 (0.78%) Online Games
12 3 (0.78%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.78%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 50 (12.92%) Windows
1 50 (12.92%) Linux
2 12 (3.10%) UNIX
3 6 (1.55%) Solaris
3 6 (1.55%) CentOS
4 5 (1.29%) AIX
5 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.26%) Debian
7 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (36.18%) Information Security
2 101 (26.10%) ITIL
3 67 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 47 (12.14%) Risk Management
4 47 (12.14%) Penetration Testing
5 45 (11.63%) Data Protection
6 42 (10.85%) Security Architecture
7 41 (10.59%) E-Commerce
8 40 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (9.56%) PRINCE2
10 36 (9.30%) Security Management
10 36 (9.30%) Project Management
11 34 (8.79%) Risk Assessment
12 29 (7.49%) SIEM
13 28 (7.24%) Data Security
14 25 (6.46%) Vulnerability Management
15 23 (5.94%) ISMS
15 23 (5.94%) Mentoring
16 22 (5.68%) Cyber Security
17 20 (5.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.20%) SQL
2 20 (5.17%) Java
3 7 (1.81%) Python
4 5 (1.29%) Ruby
4 5 (1.29%) Scala
4 5 (1.29%) T-SQL
4 5 (1.29%) C#
4 5 (1.29%) Go
5 4 (1.03%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.78%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.52%) Perl
7 2 (0.52%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.52%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.52%) XPath
8 1 (0.26%) PHP
8 1 (0.26%) C
Qualifications
1 132 (34.11%) CISSP
2 80 (20.67%) CISM
3 49 (12.66%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (9.30%) Degree
5 34 (8.79%) CCNP
6 33 (8.53%) CRISC
7 32 (8.27%) Security Cleared
8 25 (6.46%) SC Cleared
9 24 (6.20%) CCNA
10 23 (5.94%) CISA
11 18 (4.65%) CEH
12 15 (3.88%) PCI QSA
12 15 (3.88%) GIAC
13 14 (3.62%) ISEB
14 11 (2.84%) DV Cleared
15 10 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (2.58%) CISMP
16 9 (2.33%) SSCP
17 8 (2.07%) GCIH
17 8 (2.07%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (37.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (5.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 17 (4.39%) COBIT
4 7 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 7 (1.81%) GPG13
5 6 (1.55%) QA
6 4 (1.03%) COSO
7 2 (0.52%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.26%) SLA
8 1 (0.26%) BS7799
System Software
1 20 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.58%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.33%) Snort
4 9 (2.33%) vSphere
5 8 (2.07%) Squid
6 6 (1.55%) vCloud
7 4 (1.03%) Firmware
8 3 (0.78%) XenServer
9 2 (0.52%) NFS
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.26%) Xen
10 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.26%) XenApp
10 1 (0.26%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.26%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (1.81%) Puppet
1 7 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (1.55%) FortiGate
2 6 (1.55%) WSUS
3 5 (1.29%) Ansible
3 5 (1.29%) Salt
4 4 (1.03%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.78%) Data Guard
5 3 (0.78%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.52%) SCCM
7 1 (0.26%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.26%) Cacti
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 64 (16.54%) Cisco
2 47 (12.14%) Microsoft
3 43 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 34 (8.79%) F5
5 27 (6.98%) VMware
6 24 (6.20%) Juniper
7 17 (4.39%) Fortinet
8 16 (4.13%) McAfee
9 15 (3.88%) Citrix
10 14 (3.62%) Tufin
10 14 (3.62%) AlgoSec
11 13 (3.36%) IBM
12 12 (3.10%) Websense
13 11 (2.84%) CA
14 9 (2.33%) Splunk
14 9 (2.33%) ArcSight
15 8 (2.07%) HP
16 7 (1.81%) Sourcefire
16 7 (1.81%) Qualys
16 7 (1.81%) Symantec
Berkshire
Intuition IT Solutions
Rate: £400.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day + neg.
Posted: 9 days ago
Dunstable
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 17 days ago
Slough
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £485.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago