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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 182 168 174
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +6
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 92 99 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.05% 1.03% 0.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.98% 10.09% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 62 45
Median daily rate £475 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.39% +1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £340 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £61.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.60 - £61.00
PCI DSS
England

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
922 981 844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.48% 10.20% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 547 463
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 55 39
Median hourly rate £35.25 £21.55 £16.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.57% +28.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £111.00 £42.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +23.75%

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 23 August 2016.

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 23 August 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
Surrey +4 24 £500 +17.64% 2
Hampshire -4 21 £463 -7.50% 3
Berkshire +1 18 £365 -33.63% 6
West Sussex +9 11 £425 -8.10%
Oxfordshire +3 9 £525 +5.52%
Buckinghamshire +15 5 £275 -25.42%
Sussex 0 1 - -
Middlesex -4 1 £413 -
East Sussex - 1 £425 -
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 South East region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 83 (51.23%) Information Security
2 60 (37.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 54 (33.33%) ITIL
4 49 (30.25%) CISSP
5 46 (28.40%) Firewall
6 39 (24.07%) Cisco
7 36 (22.22%) Windows
8 35 (21.60%) Data Protection
9 34 (20.99%) Security Management
10 30 (18.52%) Degree
11 28 (17.28%) Management Information System
11 28 (17.28%) Risk Management
12 27 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
13 26 (16.05%) Linux
14 25 (15.43%) Data Centre
15 24 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
16 23 (14.20%) CISM
17 22 (13.58%) CCNP
18 21 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
19 19 (11.73%) VMware
19 19 (11.73%) ISMS
20 18 (11.11%) Windows Server
20 18 (11.11%) Finance
21 17 (10.49%) Information Security Management
21 17 (10.49%) CISA
21 17 (10.49%) TCP/IP
21 17 (10.49%) Stakeholder Management
21 17 (10.49%) Security Operations
22 16 (9.88%) Intrusion Detection
22 16 (9.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley

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 10 (6.17%) Apache
2 5 (3.09%) IIS
3 4 (2.47%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.23%) JBoss
5 1 (0.62%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.62%) SAS
5 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.70%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.09%) Office 365
4 3 (1.85%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.23%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (1.23%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.23%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.62%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.62%) SaaS
6 1 (0.62%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 46 (28.40%) Firewall
2 17 (10.49%) TCP/IP
3 16 (9.88%) Intrusion Detection
3 16 (9.88%) SAN
4 13 (8.02%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (8.02%) Internet
5 11 (6.79%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (6.79%) Ethernet
6 10 (6.17%) FCoE
6 10 (6.17%) Fibre Channel
6 10 (6.17%) LAN
6 10 (6.17%) Network Security
6 10 (6.17%) VPN
6 10 (6.17%) WAN
7 7 (4.32%) Intranet
8 5 (3.09%) HTTP
8 5 (3.09%) SSL
9 4 (2.47%) 3G
9 4 (2.47%) DNS
9 4 (2.47%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.47%) Big Data
1 4 (2.47%) Hadoop
1 4 (2.47%) MySQL
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.62%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (4.94%) Git (software)
1 8 (4.94%) Jenkins
1 8 (4.94%) JIRA
General
1 18 (11.11%) Finance
2 15 (9.26%) Legal
3 13 (8.02%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.32%) Retail
5 6 (3.70%) Law
6 4 (2.47%) Banking
6 4 (2.47%) Billing
7 1 (0.62%) Electronics
7 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.62%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (23.46%) Architect
2 25 (15.43%) Analyst
3 24 (14.81%) Project Manager
4 23 (14.20%) Security Manager
5 18 (11.11%) Security Analyst
6 16 (9.88%) Consultant
7 14 (8.64%) Security Consultant
8 13 (8.02%) Security Architect
9 12 (7.41%) Security Project Manager
9 12 (7.41%) Support Engineer
10 10 (6.17%) Information Analyst
10 10 (6.17%) Information Security Analyst
10 10 (6.17%) Information Security Manager
11 9 (5.56%) Information Manager
11 9 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
11 9 (5.56%) IT Architect
12 8 (4.94%) Cloud Architect
12 8 (4.94%) IT Manager
12 8 (4.94%) Network Engineer
13 7 (4.32%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.70%) Web Services
2 3 (1.85%) LAMP
2 3 (1.85%) Middleware
3 1 (0.62%) .NET
3 1 (0.62%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.28%) Management Information System
2 25 (15.43%) Data Centre
3 15 (9.26%) Data Protection Act
4 14 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (8.64%) Driving Licence
5 13 (8.02%) PKI
6 11 (6.79%) FlexPod
7 10 (6.17%) e-Health
7 10 (6.17%) Security Operations Centre
8 8 (4.94%) Computer Science
8 8 (4.94%) FMCG
8 8 (4.94%) Mathematics
9 6 (3.70%) Cryptography
10 5 (3.09%) Social Media
10 5 (3.09%) Streaming Video
11 4 (2.47%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (1.85%) iPad
12 3 (1.85%) Smartcard
13 2 (1.23%) Replication
13 2 (1.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 36 (22.22%) Windows
2 26 (16.05%) Linux
3 18 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 10 (6.17%) Data ONTAP
5 6 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.09%) AIX
6 5 (3.09%) Solaris
6 5 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.47%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.47%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.85%) Debian
8 3 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.23%) Kali Linux
9 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.62%) CentOS
10 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.62%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (51.23%) Information Security
2 54 (33.33%) ITIL
3 35 (21.60%) Data Protection
4 34 (20.99%) Security Management
5 28 (17.28%) Risk Management
6 27 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
7 21 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (11.73%) ISMS
9 17 (10.49%) Information Security Management
9 17 (10.49%) Security Operations
9 17 (10.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (9.26%) Cybersecurity
11 14 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (8.64%) Incident Management
11 14 (8.64%) Information Assurance
12 13 (8.02%) DevOps
12 13 (8.02%) Project Management
12 13 (8.02%) SIEM
13 12 (7.41%) Security Architecture
13 12 (7.41%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.09%) Perl
1 5 (3.09%) Python
2 4 (2.47%) Java
3 3 (1.85%) PHP
3 3 (1.85%) Ruby
4 2 (1.23%) C
5 1 (0.62%) C++
5 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (30.25%) CISSP
2 30 (18.52%) Degree
3 24 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (14.20%) CISM
5 22 (13.58%) CCNP
6 17 (10.49%) CISA
7 10 (6.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 9 (5.56%) Security Cleared
9 8 (4.94%) CCSP
10 7 (4.32%) CCDP
10 7 (4.32%) NCDA
10 7 (4.32%) SANS
10 7 (4.32%) SC Cleared
11 6 (3.70%) GCIA
11 6 (3.70%) GCIH
11 6 (3.70%) MCSE
11 6 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (3.09%) CEH
12 5 (3.09%) SSCP
13 4 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (37.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (9.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 15 (9.26%) COBIT
3 15 (9.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 13 (8.02%) JSP 440
5 6 (3.70%) SLA
6 4 (2.47%) COSO
6 4 (2.47%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (2.47%) ISAE 3402
6 4 (2.47%) SAS 70
7 3 (1.85%) ISO22301
7 3 (1.85%) ISO27005
8 2 (1.23%) ISO 9001
8 2 (1.23%) PA-DSS
8 2 (1.23%) QA
8 2 (1.23%) SSAE 16
9 1 (0.62%) RMADS
System Software
1 12 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (6.79%) vSphere
3 4 (2.47%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.85%) Postfix
5 1 (0.62%) Docker
5 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.62%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (6.79%) Puppet
2 4 (2.47%) AirWatch
2 4 (2.47%) WSUS
3 3 (1.85%) RSA Security Analytics
3 3 (1.85%) SCCM
4 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.62%) Ansible
5 1 (0.62%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.62%) Nagios
5 1 (0.62%) Nessus
5 1 (0.62%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.62%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 39 (24.07%) Cisco
2 19 (11.73%) VMware
3 15 (9.26%) IBM
4 13 (8.02%) Microsoft
4 13 (8.02%) NetApp
4 13 (8.02%) Qualys
5 11 (6.79%) Juniper
6 10 (6.17%) CA
6 10 (6.17%) CheckPoint
7 8 (4.94%) Intel Security
8 7 (4.32%) Splunk
9 6 (3.70%) Blue Coat
10 5 (3.09%) Cognos
10 5 (3.09%) F5
11 4 (2.47%) Tripwire
12 3 (1.85%) NetWitness
12 3 (1.85%) Oracle
12 3 (1.85%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.23%) ArcSight
13 2 (1.23%) Gemalto
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