Period
to 22 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for PCI DSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PCI DSS over the 6 months to 22 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 139 134 135
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 +4
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 37 38 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.88% 0.95% 0.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.65% 7.00% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 12
Berkshire median daily rate £480 £380 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.32% -24.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £298 £318 £334
90th Percentile £612 £528 £525
South East median daily rate £500 £425 £475
% change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% +15.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £35.75
South East median hourly rate - - £35.75

PCI DSS is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 556 543 470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.18% 13.51% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 247 224
Berkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +7.38%
10th Percentile £214 £256 £221
90th Percentile £575 £574 £575
South East median daily rate £429 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 38
Berkshire median hourly rate £32.75 £34.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.68% +112.50% -25.75%
10th Percentile £9.59 £12.20 £12.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £51.00 £43.43
South East median hourly rate £22.92 £25.00 £17.47
% change year-on-year -8.34% +43.14% -42.02%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in Berkshire

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PCI DSS in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in Berkshire

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS in Berkshire over the 6 months to 22 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in Berkshire

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 22 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -4 8 £508 - 2
Newbury - 4 - -
Maidenhead -1 3 - -
Slough -7 3 - - 1
Wokingham - 2 £469 -
Bracknell -15 1 - - 1
PCI DSS
South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 22 (59.46%) Information Security
2 20 (54.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (32.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (32.43%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (29.73%) Windows
4 11 (29.73%) Linux
5 10 (27.03%) CISSP
5 10 (27.03%) CISM
6 9 (24.32%) Business Continuity
6 9 (24.32%) Security Architecture
7 8 (21.62%) Degree
7 8 (21.62%) Risk Management
7 8 (21.62%) Solaris
7 8 (21.62%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 8 (21.62%) Virtual Team Management
7 8 (21.62%) Virtual Team
8 7 (18.92%) CISA
9 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
9 6 (16.22%) SQL
9 6 (16.22%) PCI QSA
9 6 (16.22%) Database Security
9 6 (16.22%) GDPR
9 6 (16.22%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 5 (13.51%) Identity Access Management
10 5 (13.51%) Security Operations
10 5 (13.51%) SIEM
10 5 (13.51%) Network Security
10 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
10 5 (13.51%) DNS
10 5 (13.51%) Legal

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (5.41%) Serverless
3 1 (2.70%) Apple Pay
3 1 (2.70%) IaaS
3 1 (2.70%) Office 365
3 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) DNS
1 5 (13.51%) Network Security
1 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.81%) 2G
2 4 (10.81%) 3G
2 4 (10.81%) 4G
2 4 (10.81%) DSL
2 4 (10.81%) Firewall
2 4 (10.81%) HTTP
2 4 (10.81%) IP Telephony
2 4 (10.81%) MPLS
2 4 (10.81%) SDH
2 4 (10.81%) SMS
2 4 (10.81%) SS7
2 4 (10.81%) SSH
2 4 (10.81%) VoIP
2 4 (10.81%) VPN
3 1 (2.70%) 3GPP
3 1 (2.70%) Internet
3 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) MySQL
2 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.51%) Legal
3 4 (10.81%) Billing
4 2 (5.41%) Finance
5 1 (2.70%) French Language
5 1 (2.70%) German Language
5 1 (2.70%) Italian Language
5 1 (2.70%) Retail
5 1 (2.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Analyst
2 12 (32.43%) Security Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) Security Specialist
4 7 (18.92%) Consultant
5 6 (16.22%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 6 (16.22%) Security Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) Compliance Specialist
6 4 (10.81%) Network Consultant
6 4 (10.81%) Network Security Consultant
7 3 (8.11%) Compliance Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Field Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Security Compliance Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Security Compliance Specialist
8 2 (5.41%) GDPR Business Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Junior DBA
8 2 (5.41%) Risk Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Security Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Security Risk Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Threat Hunter
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Virtual Team
2 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (10.81%) Mobile App
3 3 (8.11%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.70%) EMV
5 1 (2.70%) EPoS
5 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Linux
1 11 (29.73%) Windows
2 8 (21.62%) Solaris
3 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) Information Security
2 12 (32.43%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (32.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (24.32%) Business Continuity
3 9 (24.32%) Security Architecture
4 8 (21.62%) Risk Management
4 8 (21.62%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 8 (21.62%) Virtual Team Management
5 6 (16.22%) Database Security
6 5 (13.51%) Identity Access Management
6 5 (13.51%) Security Operations
6 5 (13.51%) SIEM
7 4 (10.81%) Data Loss Prevention
7 4 (10.81%) Data Protection
7 4 (10.81%) Network Management
7 4 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (10.81%) SDLC
7 4 (10.81%) Security Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Threat Modelling
7 4 (10.81%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) C#
2 4 (10.81%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) CISM
1 10 (27.03%) CISSP
2 8 (21.62%) Degree
3 7 (18.92%) CISA
4 6 (16.22%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 6 (16.22%) PCI QSA
5 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
5 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.70%) CCIE
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.70%) CRISC
7 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (54.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (16.22%) GDPR
3 4 (10.81%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (10.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.70%) IFRS
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) Google
2 2 (5.41%) Imperva
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Tripwire
3 1 (2.70%) Apple
3 1 (2.70%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.70%) SAP