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 27 June 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.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 105 98
Rank change year-on-year +20 -7  
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 13 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.71% 0.71% 0.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.63% 5.52% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 12
Median daily rate £540 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £340 £414
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +13.09% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £24.23 -

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 231 308 264
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 12.57% 12.94% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 144 107
Median daily rate £413 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +13.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £227 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 16
Median hourly rate £20.50 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.00% -41.99%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

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
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 27 June 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 +21 6 £540 +42.10% 1
Newbury +6 4 £550 +46.66% 1
Maidenhead -2 1 £525 -
PCI DSS
South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 10 (40.00%) Information Security
2 9 (36.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (36.00%) CISSP
2 9 (36.00%) SIEM
3 8 (32.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (32.00%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (28.00%) Finance
4 7 (28.00%) CISM
5 6 (24.00%) Financial Institution
5 6 (24.00%) Firewall
5 6 (24.00%) Incident Management
5 6 (24.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (24.00%) GDPR
5 6 (24.00%) IT Strategy
6 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (20.00%) PKI
6 5 (20.00%) Docker
6 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (16.00%) SLA
7 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (16.00%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (16.00%) Puppet
7 4 (16.00%) Ansible
7 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
8 3 (12.00%) FlexPod
8 3 (12.00%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (12.00%) vRealize
8 3 (12.00%) Converged Infrastructure
8 3 (12.00%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (12.00%) Nimsoft

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 2 (8.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (32.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (12.00%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (12.00%) IBM Cloud
3 3 (12.00%) SoftLayer
4 1 (4.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (4.00%) Amazon S3
4 1 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (4.00%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (4.00%) CloudFront
4 1 (4.00%) G Suite
4 1 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (4.00%) Office 365
4 1 (4.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) Firewall
2 3 (12.00%) DNS
3 2 (8.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (8.00%) VSAN
4 1 (4.00%) IPsec
4 1 (4.00%) LAN
4 1 (4.00%) Network Security
4 1 (4.00%) SAN
4 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Star Schema
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (36.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (28.00%) Finance
3 6 (24.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Architect
2 6 (24.00%) Security Architect
3 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Security Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Automation Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Cloud Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Security Specialist
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.00%) AWS Architect
6 1 (4.00%) AWS Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Azure Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Information Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Information Security Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Payments Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS Security Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (20.00%) PKI
3 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (12.00%) FlexPod
5 2 (8.00%) CESG
5 2 (8.00%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (8.00%) Public Cloud
5 2 (8.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (4.00%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Information Security
2 9 (36.00%) SIEM
3 6 (24.00%) Incident Management
3 6 (24.00%) IT Strategy
4 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (12.00%) Converged Infrastructure
5 3 (12.00%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) Business Process Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) Data Security
6 2 (8.00%) eTOM
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 2 (8.00%) ITIL
6 2 (8.00%) ITSM
6 2 (8.00%) Migration
6 2 (8.00%) Presales
6 2 (8.00%) Security Operations
6 2 (8.00%) Service Design
6 2 (8.00%) Service Management
6 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) Java
1 3 (12.00%) Perl
1 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (12.00%) Python
1 3 (12.00%) Ruby
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) CISSP
2 7 (28.00%) CISM
3 3 (12.00%) CISA
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (12.00%) Degree
4 2 (8.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 2 (8.00%) CCSP
4 2 (8.00%) MCSE
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (8.00%) PCI QSA
4 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) VCDX
5 1 (4.00%) AWS Certification
5 1 (4.00%) CCNA
5 1 (4.00%) CCNP
5 1 (4.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 1 (4.00%) SANS
5 1 (4.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (24.00%) GDPR
3 4 (16.00%) SLA
4 3 (12.00%) COBIT
5 2 (8.00%) ISO 22301
5 2 (8.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (20.00%) Docker
2 3 (12.00%) vCloud
2 3 (12.00%) vSphere
3 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Ansible
1 4 (16.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (16.00%) Puppet
2 3 (12.00%) vRealize
3 1 (4.00%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (4.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (4.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Nimsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) VMware
3 1 (4.00%) CA
3 1 (4.00%) CommVault
3 1 (4.00%) EMC
3 1 (4.00%) Google
3 1 (4.00%) NetApp
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) SAP