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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 89 102 114
Rank change year-on-year +13 +12  
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 12 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.65% 0.98% 0.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.50% 6.69% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 8
Median daily rate £500 £394 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.98% -1.56%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +133.33%  

PCI DSS is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 218 359 350
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 11.77% 14.65% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 182 172
Median daily rate £423 £373 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.42% -0.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 3
Median hourly rate £21.75 £18.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -27.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £23.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.25 £53.00 £33.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing PCI DSS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +16 3 £500 +14.28% 1
Maidenhead - 3 £330 -
Slough +4 1 £500 +42.34% 2
Windsor - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
PCI DSS
South East

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 9 (39.13%) CISSP
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) DevOps
3 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
3 7 (30.43%) CISM
3 7 (30.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (26.09%) Puppet
4 6 (26.09%) Mobile App
4 6 (26.09%) Android
4 6 (26.09%) Citrix
4 6 (26.09%) SLA
4 6 (26.09%) C#
4 6 (26.09%) Java
4 6 (26.09%) .NET
4 6 (26.09%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (26.09%) Mobile Development
4 6 (26.09%) Xamarin
4 6 (26.09%) Android Development
4 6 (26.09%) Ansible
5 5 (21.74%) Vagrant
5 5 (21.74%) SoftLayer
5 5 (21.74%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (21.74%) Converged Infrastructure
5 5 (21.74%) FlexPod
5 5 (21.74%) vRealize
5 5 (21.74%) IBM Cloud
5 5 (21.74%) Perl
5 5 (21.74%) Python

PCI DSS
Top Related 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 4 (17.39%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.35%) Confluence
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (21.74%) IBM Cloud
2 5 (21.74%) SoftLayer
3 4 (17.39%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (4.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
4 1 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (4.35%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (4.35%) CloudFront
4 1 (4.35%) G Suite
4 1 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (4.35%) Office 365
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) DNS
2 4 (17.39%) Bluetooth
2 4 (17.39%) VSAN
3 2 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (4.35%) Firewall
4 1 (4.35%) IPsec
4 1 (4.35%) LAN
4 1 (4.35%) Network Security
4 1 (4.35%) SAN
4 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Star Schema
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Vagrant
2 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Architect
2 6 (26.09%) Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Android Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Automation Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Cloud Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Xamarin Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Security Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Applications Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Cloud Specialist
6 2 (8.70%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Security Specialist
7 1 (4.35%) Android Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) AWS Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Azure Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) CISSP Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Mobile Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Payments Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS Security Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Mobile App
2 5 (21.74%) FlexPod
2 5 (21.74%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (17.39%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 2 (8.70%) CESG
4 2 (8.70%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (8.70%) Public Cloud
5 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (4.35%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (4.35%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Android
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (34.78%) DevOps
2 6 (26.09%) Android Development
2 6 (26.09%) Mobile Development
3 5 (21.74%) Converged Infrastructure
3 5 (21.74%) Information Security
4 4 (17.39%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (17.39%) Demand Management
4 4 (17.39%) Presales
4 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 3 (13.04%) ITIL
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.70%) Data Security
6 2 (8.70%) eTOM
6 2 (8.70%) ITSM
6 2 (8.70%) Migration
6 2 (8.70%) Service Management
6 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) C#
1 6 (26.09%) Java
2 5 (21.74%) Perl
2 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
2 5 (21.74%) Python
2 5 (21.74%) Ruby
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) CISSP
2 7 (30.43%) CISM
3 4 (17.39%) VCDX
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (13.04%) Degree
4 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
5 2 (8.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (8.70%) CCSP
5 2 (8.70%) CISA
5 2 (8.70%) MCSE
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (8.70%) PCI QSA
6 1 (4.35%) AWS Certification
6 1 (4.35%) CCNA
6 1 (4.35%) CCNP
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.35%) SANS
6 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.35%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (26.09%) SLA
3 3 (13.04%) COBIT
4 2 (8.70%) ISO22301
5 1 (4.35%) GDPR
5 1 (4.35%) QA
5 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) vCloud
2 5 (21.74%) vSphere
3 4 (17.39%) Docker
3 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Ansible
1 6 (26.09%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (26.09%) Puppet
2 5 (21.74%) vRealize
3 1 (4.35%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (4.35%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (4.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Citrix
1 6 (26.09%) Xamarin
2 5 (21.74%) Nimsoft
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.70%) VMware
5 1 (4.35%) CA
5 1 (4.35%) CommVault
5 1 (4.35%) EMC
5 1 (4.35%) Google
5 1 (4.35%) NetApp
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle
5 1 (4.35%) SAP