The table below looks at the statistics for PCI DSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 119 128 126
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 2 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.092% 0.25% 0.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.98% 2.61% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 4
Median daily rate - £473 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £441
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +1.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £45.00
PCI DSS
UK

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 Scotland region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
204 307 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.38% 9.59% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 156 157
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £209 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 8
Median hourly rate £35.25 £36.25 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.75% +129.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £28.85 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £46.70 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £29.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +45.00%

PCI DSS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland 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 Scotland

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

PCI DSS Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Edinburgh +9 2 - -
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UK

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 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 Scotland region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) ITIL
3 8 (40.00%) Finance
4 7 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (35.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (35.00%) Intel Security
4 7 (35.00%) SQL
4 7 (35.00%) Splunk
4 7 (35.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
5 6 (30.00%) API Development
5 6 (30.00%) API Integration
5 6 (30.00%) ServiceNow
5 6 (30.00%) REST
5 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
5 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (30.00%) VBScript
5 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (30.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (30.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (30.00%) SCCM
5 6 (30.00%) Network Security
5 6 (30.00%) VMware
5 6 (30.00%) C#
5 6 (30.00%) Migration
5 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (25.00%) CISM
6 5 (25.00%) Information Security
6 5 (25.00%) PKI

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (5.00%) IBM Connections
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) Network Security
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Legal
3 2 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Consultant
2 7 (35.00%) Security Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) CISSP Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Server Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) SIEM Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Automation Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Cyberthreat Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Cyberthreat Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) SOC Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) SOC Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.00%) IT Security Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Security Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (25.00%) PKI
3 4 (20.00%) Credit Risk
3 4 (20.00%) Market Risk
4 2 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (25.00%) Unix
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) ITIL
2 7 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (35.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) API Development
3 6 (30.00%) API Integration
3 6 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (30.00%) Migration
4 5 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (25.00%) Information Security
4 5 (25.00%) Security Patching
4 5 (25.00%) SIEM
4 5 (25.00%) Threat Management
5 4 (20.00%) Planning and Forecasting
5 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (20.00%) Security Management
6 3 (15.00%) Compliance Management
7 2 (10.00%) Project Management
7 2 (10.00%) Risk and Compliance Management
7 2 (10.00%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) C#
2 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (30.00%) VBScript
3 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) CISM
1 5 (25.00%) CISSP
2 1 (5.00%) CCNA
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) MCSA
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (30.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (25.00%) COBIT
4 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) SCCM
2 5 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Intel Security
1 7 (35.00%) Splunk
2 6 (30.00%) ServiceNow
2 6 (30.00%) VMware
3 5 (25.00%) Qualys
3 5 (25.00%) Symantec
4 1 (5.00%) Cognos
4 1 (5.00%) IBM
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft