The table below looks at the statistics for PCI DSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
England / South East
Rank 155 170 135
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -35
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 79 87 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.09% 1.04% 1.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.16% 10.27% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 45 53
Median daily rate £469 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £288 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £488 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £52.56 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.56 -

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 South East region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
708 847 854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 9.75% 10.14% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 463 431
Median daily rate £438 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £263 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 46 47
Median hourly rate £15.50 £47.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.36% +90.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £61.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-45.23% +68.00%

PCI DSS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 the South East

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

PCI DSS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PCI DSS across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

PCI DSS Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

PCI DSS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

PCI DSS Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +26 25 £438 +16.35% 9
Surrey +19 25 £475 +7.95% 4
Berkshire +6 13 £500 +5.26% 4
Buckinghamshire 0 8 £525 +10.52% 3
West Sussex 0 3 £400 -
Middlesex - 3 £420 -
Oxfordshire -9 1 - - 1
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 South East region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 58 (39.19%) Firewall
1 58 (39.19%) Information Security
2 47 (31.76%) CISSP
3 43 (29.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 37 (25.00%) ITIL
5 34 (22.97%) Data Centre
6 33 (22.30%) Cisco
7 29 (19.59%) Management Information System
8 28 (18.92%) Finance
9 27 (18.24%) Change Management
9 27 (18.24%) Intrusion Detection
9 27 (18.24%) Network Security
10 26 (17.57%) DNS
11 25 (16.89%) Windows
11 25 (16.89%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (16.22%) DevOps
13 23 (15.54%) Project Management
14 22 (14.86%) Cisco Certification
14 22 (14.86%) Linux
14 22 (14.86%) CISM
14 22 (14.86%) Degree
15 21 (14.19%) Apache
16 20 (13.51%) VMware
16 20 (13.51%) Cryptography
16 20 (13.51%) Puppet
17 19 (12.84%) F5
17 19 (12.84%) Security Patching
17 19 (12.84%) Red Hat
18 18 (12.16%) Incident Management
19 17 (11.49%) Security Cleared

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 21 (14.19%) Apache
2 14 (9.46%) JBoss
3 8 (5.41%) IIS
4 6 (4.05%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.38%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.70%) OpenStack
7 3 (2.03%) CMS
8 2 (1.35%) Apache Pig
8 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.68%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (8.11%) MS Visio
2 9 (6.08%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.70%) MS Project
4 2 (1.35%) MS Office
4 2 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.78%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (8.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.76%) SaaS
3 5 (3.38%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (3.38%) IBM Cloud
3 5 (3.38%) SoftLayer
4 4 (2.70%) Office 365
5 1 (0.68%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 58 (39.19%) Firewall
2 27 (18.24%) Intrusion Detection
2 27 (18.24%) Network Security
3 26 (17.57%) DNS
4 16 (10.81%) Internet
4 16 (10.81%) LAN
4 16 (10.81%) MPLS
4 16 (10.81%) WAN
5 15 (10.14%) DHCP
5 15 (10.14%) TCP/IP
6 11 (7.43%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (5.41%) HTTP
7 8 (5.41%) SSL
7 8 (5.41%) VPN
8 7 (4.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 7 (4.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 7 (4.73%) X.25
9 6 (4.05%) HSRP
9 6 (4.05%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.03%) NoSQL
1 3 (2.03%) Redis
1 3 (2.03%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.35%) Big Data
2 2 (1.35%) Data Lake
2 2 (1.35%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.35%) Star Schema
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (5.41%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.05%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.38%) Vagrant
4 4 (2.70%) JIRA
5 2 (1.35%) Ant
5 2 (1.35%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.35%) Gradle
5 2 (1.35%) IntelliJ
5 2 (1.35%) JUnit
5 2 (1.35%) Maven
5 2 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.35%) Subversion
5 2 (1.35%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.35%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.68%) AppScan
6 1 (0.68%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.68%) GDB
6 1 (0.68%) WinDbg
General
1 28 (18.92%) Finance
2 13 (8.78%) Telecoms
3 11 (7.43%) Legal
4 9 (6.08%) Retail
5 5 (3.38%) Back Office
6 2 (1.35%) Banking
6 2 (1.35%) Billing
6 2 (1.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 38 (25.68%) Architect
2 21 (14.19%) Network Engineer
3 18 (12.16%) Security Engineer
4 17 (11.49%) Developer
5 14 (9.46%) Network Security Engineer
6 13 (8.78%) Analyst
7 10 (6.76%) Consultant
7 10 (6.76%) Security Analyst
8 9 (6.08%) Security Architect
8 9 (6.08%) Security Consultant
8 9 (6.08%) Security Specialist
9 8 (5.41%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (5.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 7 (4.73%) Cloud Architect
10 7 (4.73%) Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (4.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (4.05%) Android Developer
11 6 (4.05%) Linux Engineer
11 6 (4.05%) Xamarin Developer
12 5 (3.38%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.81%) Web Services
2 13 (8.78%) .NET
2 13 (8.78%) Middleware
3 11 (7.43%) REST
4 10 (6.76%) SOAP
5 6 (4.05%) 802.1X
5 6 (4.05%) XML
6 5 (3.38%) ActiveMQ
6 5 (3.38%) JMS
6 5 (3.38%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (2.70%) JAXB
7 4 (2.70%) jQuery
8 3 (2.03%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.03%) CSS
8 3 (2.03%) HTML
8 3 (2.03%) Sass
9 2 (1.35%) Google Maps API
9 2 (1.35%) HTML5
9 2 (1.35%) J2EE
9 2 (1.35%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (22.97%) Data Centre
2 29 (19.59%) Management Information System
3 20 (13.51%) Cryptography
4 14 (9.46%) Driving Licence
5 12 (8.11%) Computer Science
6 11 (7.43%) PKI
7 10 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (6.76%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (6.08%) Mobile App
9 7 (4.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (3.38%) CESG
10 5 (3.38%) Cyber Defence
10 5 (3.38%) FlexPod
10 5 (3.38%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (2.70%) Reference Data
11 4 (2.70%) Social Media
11 4 (2.70%) Streaming Video
11 4 (2.70%) VCE vBlock
12 3 (2.03%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.89%) Windows
2 22 (14.86%) Linux
3 9 (6.08%) Android
3 9 (6.08%) Unix
3 9 (6.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (6.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (4.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.70%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.03%) CentOS
7 3 (2.03%) Solaris
8 2 (1.35%) AIX
9 1 (0.68%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (39.19%) Information Security
2 37 (25.00%) ITIL
3 27 (18.24%) Change Management
4 25 (16.89%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (16.22%) DevOps
6 23 (15.54%) Project Management
7 19 (12.84%) Security Patching
8 18 (12.16%) Incident Management
9 17 (11.49%) Cybersecurity
9 17 (11.49%) Security Operations
9 17 (11.49%) SIEM
10 16 (10.81%) Information Assurance
10 16 (10.81%) Network Architecture
10 16 (10.81%) Penetration Testing
11 15 (10.14%) Capacity Management
11 15 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (8.78%) Computer Security
12 13 (8.78%) Problem Management
12 13 (8.78%) Risk Management
13 12 (8.11%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.46%) Java
2 13 (8.78%) C#
3 11 (7.43%) Perl
4 10 (6.76%) Python
4 10 (6.76%) SQL
5 6 (4.05%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.38%) Ruby
7 4 (2.70%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.35%) C
9 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.68%) C++
9 1 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 47 (31.76%) CISSP
2 22 (14.86%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (14.86%) CISM
2 22 (14.86%) Degree
3 17 (11.49%) Security Cleared
4 15 (10.14%) SC Cleared
5 13 (8.78%) CCNP
5 13 (8.78%) CCSP
5 13 (8.78%) CISA
5 13 (8.78%) GIAC
6 12 (8.11%) GCIH
6 12 (8.11%) SANS
7 9 (6.08%) PCI QSA
8 7 (4.73%) CCNA
9 6 (4.05%) CCIE
10 5 (3.38%) CLAS
11 4 (2.70%) RHCSA
11 4 (2.70%) VCDX
12 3 (2.03%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 3 (2.03%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (29.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (9.46%) PA-DSS
3 12 (8.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (6.08%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (6.08%) SLA
5 5 (3.38%) COBIT
5 5 (3.38%) HIPAA
6 4 (2.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (2.70%) JSP 440
7 2 (1.35%) COSO
7 2 (1.35%) FedRAMP
7 2 (1.35%) ISO22301
7 2 (1.35%) QA
7 2 (1.35%) SAS 70
8 1 (0.68%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (11.49%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.05%) vSphere
4 5 (3.38%) vCloud
5 4 (2.70%) Docker
5 4 (2.70%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.68%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.68%) Snort
Systems Management
1 20 (13.51%) Puppet
2 6 (4.05%) Nagios
2 6 (4.05%) Red Hat Satellite
2 6 (4.05%) WSUS
3 5 (3.38%) Ansible
3 5 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.38%) vRealize
4 4 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.35%) CSIRT
5 2 (1.35%) Nessus
5 2 (1.35%) Opsview
5 2 (1.35%) QRadar
5 2 (1.35%) RSA Security Analytics
5 2 (1.35%) SELinux
6 1 (0.68%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.68%) Nmap
6 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.68%) SCCM
6 1 (0.68%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 33 (22.30%) Cisco
2 20 (13.51%) VMware
3 19 (12.84%) F5
3 19 (12.84%) Red Hat
4 14 (9.46%) CheckPoint
5 13 (8.78%) Microsoft
5 13 (8.78%) Splunk
6 9 (6.08%) Citrix
6 9 (6.08%) HP
6 9 (6.08%) Juniper
6 9 (6.08%) Xamarin
7 8 (5.41%) Tripwire
8 7 (4.73%) Intel Security
8 7 (4.73%) Palo Alto
9 6 (4.05%) Blue Coat
9 6 (4.05%) FireEye
9 6 (4.05%) Gemalto
9 6 (4.05%) Kaspersky
9 6 (4.05%) NetApp
9 6 (4.05%) TippingPoint
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