Period
to 17 February 2018

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 17 February 2018 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 130 140
Rank change year-on-year -1 +10 -19
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 38 32 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.95% 0.80% 0.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.97% 6.78% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 22
Berkshire median daily rate £403 £500 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.50% +9.59% +1.39%
10th Percentile £319 £334 £365
90th Percentile £588 £525 £545
South East median daily rate £425 £463 £410
% change year-on-year -8.11% +12.80% -8.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £35.75 -
South East median hourly rate - £35.75 £52.50
% change year-on-year - -31.90% +16.67%

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 545 472 657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.68% 11.84% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 225 351
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +0.69%
10th Percentile £256 £222 £210
90th Percentile £575 £575 £526
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 38 24
Berkshire median hourly rate £34.00 £16.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.50% -25.75% -10.21%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.00 £16.21
90th Percentile £55.00 £43.43 £50.13
South East median hourly rate £28.00 £17.43 £32.50
% change year-on-year +60.64% -46.37% +62.50%

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 17 February 2018.

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 17 February 2018. 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
Maidenhead - 9 - - 1
Bracknell -10 8 £403 -19.50%
Slough +7 3 £325 -35.00%
Reading +10 2 - -
PCI DSS
South East

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, 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 28 (73.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (65.79%) Information Security
3 22 (57.89%) CISM
3 22 (57.89%) CISSP
4 18 (47.37%) Legal
5 17 (44.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (39.47%) COBIT
7 13 (34.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 13 (34.21%) CESG
8 12 (31.58%) Intranet
8 12 (31.58%) Data Protection
9 11 (28.95%) Time Management
10 10 (26.32%) Statistics
10 10 (26.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 10 (26.32%) IT Audit
10 10 (26.32%) CISA
11 9 (23.68%) People Management
12 8 (21.05%) Telecoms
13 6 (15.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (15.79%) Security Management
13 6 (15.79%) Business Continuity
13 6 (15.79%) Security Operations
13 6 (15.79%) PCI QSA
13 6 (15.79%) Risk Management
14 5 (13.16%) SIEM
14 5 (13.16%) Kalman Filter
14 5 (13.16%) Firewall
14 5 (13.16%) Security Monitoring
14 5 (13.16%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 4 (10.53%) GDPR

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.63%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (31.58%) Intranet
2 5 (13.16%) Firewall
3 3 (7.89%) Network Security
4 2 (5.26%) Bluetooth
5 1 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.63%) NAS
5 1 (2.63%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (2.63%) VLAN
5 1 (2.63%) WAN
General
1 18 (47.37%) Legal
2 8 (21.05%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.89%) Marketing
3 3 (7.89%) Publishing
4 1 (2.63%) Finance
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Consultant
2 7 (18.42%) Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Security Specialist
3 5 (13.16%) Security Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Security Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Compliance Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Security Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Security Compliance Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) CISSP Specialist
5 3 (7.89%) Communications Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Compliance Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Risk Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Security Compliance Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Security Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Xamarin Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Network Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) .NET
1 2 (5.26%) OAuth
1 2 (5.26%) OAuth2
1 2 (5.26%) OpenID
1 2 (5.26%) Web Services
1 2 (5.26%) XACML
2 1 (2.63%) J2EE
2 1 (2.63%) JSON
2 1 (2.63%) PhoneGap
2 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (34.21%) CESG
2 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Cyberattack
4 1 (2.63%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.63%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Android
1 2 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Solaris
2 1 (2.63%) Unix
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (65.79%) Information Security
2 17 (44.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (34.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 12 (31.58%) Data Protection
5 11 (28.95%) Time Management
6 10 (26.32%) IT Audit
6 10 (26.32%) Statistics
7 9 (23.68%) People Management
8 6 (15.79%) Business Continuity
8 6 (15.79%) Risk Management
8 6 (15.79%) Security Management
8 6 (15.79%) Security Operations
9 5 (13.16%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (13.16%) Security Monitoring
9 5 (13.16%) SIEM
10 4 (10.53%) Security Architecture
11 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (7.89%) Mobile Development
11 3 (7.89%) OWASP
12 2 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) C#
2 1 (2.63%) Java
2 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (57.89%) CISM
1 22 (57.89%) CISSP
2 10 (26.32%) CISA
3 6 (15.79%) PCI QSA
4 5 (13.16%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 2 (5.26%) Degree
6 1 (2.63%) CCIE
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.63%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (73.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (39.47%) COBIT
3 10 (26.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (15.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (10.53%) GDPR
6 1 (2.63%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Snort
Vendors
1 2 (5.26%) Citrix
1 2 (5.26%) Xamarin
2 1 (2.63%) Forcepoint
2 1 (2.63%) Intel
2 1 (2.63%) LogLogic
2 1 (2.63%) McAfee