The table below looks at the statistics for PCI DSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 79 86 78
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 10 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.70% 0.069% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.35% 0.67% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £500 - £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
PCI DSS
Scotland

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 Edinburgh region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
187 150 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.11% 10.37% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 81 71
Median daily rate £425 £358 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.88% -4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £212 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Median hourly rate £13.50 £30.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.73% +45.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £22.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.17% +8.33%

PCI DSS
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

PCI DSS Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 8 (80.00%) ITIL
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (60.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) VBScript
2 6 (60.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Migration
2 6 (60.00%) SCCM
2 6 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (60.00%) REST
2 6 (60.00%) ServiceNow
2 6 (60.00%) API Development
2 6 (60.00%) API Integration
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (50.00%) Security Patching
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (50.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) Legal
4 4 (40.00%) Intel Security
4 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 4 (40.00%) Splunk
4 4 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (40.00%) Credit Risk
4 4 (40.00%) Market Risk
4 4 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (40.00%) Data Centre

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Network Security
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Legal
3 3 (30.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Consultant
2 4 (40.00%) Security Consultant
2 4 (40.00%) Server Consultant
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Security Management Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) SOC Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) CISSP Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Cyberthreat Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Cyberthreat Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Server Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) SIEM Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) SOC Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Credit Risk
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (40.00%) Market Risk
2 2 (20.00%) PKI
3 1 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) API Development
2 6 (60.00%) API Integration
2 6 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (60.00%) Migration
3 5 (50.00%) Security Patching
4 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 4 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
5 2 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) Security Architecture
5 2 (20.00%) SIEM
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (20.00%) Threat Management
6 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (10.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
1 6 (60.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
1 6 (60.00%) VBScript
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CISM
1 2 (20.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (20.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) ServiceNow
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) Intel Security
2 4 (40.00%) Splunk
3 2 (20.00%) Qualys
3 2 (20.00%) Symantec