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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 76 85 76
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 2 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.19% 0.41% 0.085%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.11% 3.89% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £473 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £439
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £45.00
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
95 180 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.22% 10.54% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 91 84
Median daily rate £425 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £220 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.43 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.89% +105.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +47.50%

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 September 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 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) ITIL
2 8 (61.54%) Finance
3 7 (53.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (53.85%) Intel Security
3 7 (53.85%) Splunk
3 7 (53.85%) Vulnerability Management
3 7 (53.85%) Data Centre
4 6 (46.15%) API Development
4 6 (46.15%) API Integration
4 6 (46.15%) REST
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
4 6 (46.15%) ServiceNow
4 6 (46.15%) SCCM
4 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
4 6 (46.15%) Configuration Management
4 6 (46.15%) C#
4 6 (46.15%) SQL
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (46.15%) VBScript
4 6 (46.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (46.15%) Migration
4 6 (46.15%) VMware
5 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (38.46%) COBIT
5 5 (38.46%) Symantec
5 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
5 5 (38.46%) CISSP
5 5 (38.46%) Unix

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 5 (38.46%) Network Security
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Legal
3 2 (15.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Consultant
2 7 (53.85%) Security Consultant
3 4 (30.77%) CISSP Consultant
3 4 (30.77%) Server Consultant
3 4 (30.77%) SIEM Consultant
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Automation Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Cyberthreat Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Cyberthreat Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Security Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) SOC Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) SOC Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Security Management Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Server Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Data Centre
2 5 (38.46%) PKI
3 4 (30.77%) Credit Risk
3 4 (30.77%) Market Risk
4 2 (15.38%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (38.46%) Unix
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) ITIL
2 7 (53.85%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (46.15%) API Development
3 6 (46.15%) API Integration
3 6 (46.15%) Configuration Management
3 6 (46.15%) Migration
4 5 (38.46%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (38.46%) Security Patching
4 5 (38.46%) SIEM
4 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (38.46%) Threat Management
5 4 (30.77%) Information Security
5 4 (30.77%) Planning and Forecasting
5 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
5 4 (30.77%) Security Management
6 3 (23.08%) Compliance Management
7 2 (15.38%) Performance Improvement
7 2 (15.38%) Project Management
7 2 (15.38%) Risk and Compliance Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
1 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
1 6 (46.15%) VBScript
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) CISM
1 5 (38.46%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (46.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (38.46%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) SCCM
2 5 (38.46%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Intel Security
1 7 (53.85%) Splunk
2 6 (46.15%) ServiceNow
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) Qualys
3 5 (38.46%) Symantec