The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 April 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 72 67
Rank change year-on-year +14 -5  
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 1 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.15% 0.97% 0.70%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.14% 6.62% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 3
Median daily rate £425 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.38% -3.75%  
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 Reading with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 88 151 109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 13.19% 14.62% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 74 53
Median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £149 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.08% -1.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -24.24% +13.79%  

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 Reading region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 3 (100.00%) CISSP
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) PCI QSA
2 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (33.33%) Data Privacy
3 1 (33.33%) SANS
3 1 (33.33%) GDPR
3 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) COBIT
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) SSCP
3 1 (33.33%) CISA
3 1 (33.33%) CISM

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Payments Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS Security Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Payment
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (33.33%) Data Privacy
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) PCI QSA
3 1 (33.33%) CISA
3 1 (33.33%) CISM
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) SANS
3 1 (33.33%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) COBIT
1 1 (33.33%) GDPR
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001