The table below looks at the statistics for PCI DSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 30 26 28
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 7 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.53% 4.04% 5.03%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.00% 25.49% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 16
Median daily rate £450 £600 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +21.51%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +133.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
35 51 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.64% 15.84% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 36 49
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £27.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-49.41% +84.78%

PCI DSS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing PCI DSS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

PCI DSS Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

PCI DSS Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

PCI DSS
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS across the Bedfordshire region.

PCI DSS Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 10 (76.92%) Information Security
2 6 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (46.15%) GDPR
3 5 (38.46%) Data Protection
3 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (38.46%) CISSP
4 4 (30.77%) WAN
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco
4 4 (30.77%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (30.77%) SIEM
4 4 (30.77%) Data Loss Prevention
5 3 (23.08%) SANS
5 3 (23.08%) NetScaler
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
5 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (23.08%) Firewall
5 3 (23.08%) GIAC
5 3 (23.08%) VMware
5 3 (23.08%) CISA
5 3 (23.08%) CISM
5 3 (23.08%) Fortinet
5 3 (23.08%) MPLS
5 3 (23.08%) Citrix
6 2 (15.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle
6 2 (15.38%) Solaris

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) WAN
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (23.08%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) MPLS
2 3 (23.08%) NetScaler
3 1 (7.69%) BGP
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (7.69%) EIGRP
3 1 (7.69%) HSRP
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security
3 1 (7.69%) OSPF
3 1 (7.69%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) tcpdump
3 1 (7.69%) VPN
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless
3 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Consultant
1 5 (38.46%) Security Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Information Security Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Security Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Security Project Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Security Technical Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Security Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) VMware Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
5 1 (7.69%) SCCM Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Information Security
2 6 (46.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (38.46%) Data Protection
4 4 (30.77%) Data Loss Prevention
4 4 (30.77%) SIEM
5 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Change Management
5 2 (15.38%) Converged Infrastructure
5 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (15.38%) Data Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Data Mapping
5 2 (15.38%) Defect Management
5 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (15.38%) SDLC
5 2 (15.38%) Use Case
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) CISSP
2 3 (23.08%) CISA
2 3 (23.08%) CISM
2 3 (23.08%) GIAC
2 3 (23.08%) SANS
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (15.38%) MCITP
3 2 (15.38%) MCSE
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.69%) CCDE
4 1 (7.69%) CCIE
4 1 (7.69%) CCNP
4 1 (7.69%) VCAP
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) GDPR
2 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (15.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) vSphere
2 2 (15.38%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Nessus
2 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) Simpana
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
2 3 (23.08%) Fortinet
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) 3PAR
3 2 (15.38%) ArcSight
3 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
3 2 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) Juniper
3 2 (15.38%) LogLogic
3 2 (15.38%) LogRhythm
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) Splunk
3 2 (15.38%) Tripwire
4 1 (7.69%) CommVault
4 1 (7.69%) F5
4 1 (7.69%) Intel
4 1 (7.69%) Meru Networks