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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 167 190 207
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +17
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 84 42 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.86% 0.49% 0.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.85% 6.84% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 26 29
Average daily rate
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£480 £416 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.31% +11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £338 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £28.64
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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
853 614 809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.78% 7.14% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 290 360
Average daily rate £360 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £484 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 28 77
Average hourly rate £17.07 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.80% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.07 £10.90 £10.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.60 £42.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

PCI DSS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +30 30 £425 +4.93% 12
Surrey +3 21 £463 +17.08% 3
Hampshire +2 19 £538 +30.30% 6
Middlesex - 5 £500 -
Kent -6 3 £500 +11.11% 1
West Sussex -7 2 - - 2
East Sussex -8 2 £324 -35.25% 2
Buckinghamshire -9 2 - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
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PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PCI DSS.

1 53 (31.93%) CISSP
2 46 (27.71%) Information Security
3 41 (24.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (24.70%) ITIL
4 40 (24.10%) Windows
5 32 (19.28%) Firewall
6 31 (18.67%) Cisco
7 25 (15.06%) Telecoms
7 25 (15.06%) Finance
7 25 (15.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (14.46%) Microsoft
9 23 (13.86%) Linux
9 23 (13.86%) CISM
10 20 (12.05%) CheckPoint
11 19 (11.45%) Python
11 19 (11.45%) IIS
11 19 (11.45%) Cisco Certification
11 19 (11.45%) Risk Management
12 18 (10.84%) Red Hat
12 18 (10.84%) Bash Shell
13 17 (10.24%) SIEM
13 17 (10.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 17 (10.24%) PRINCE2
13 17 (10.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (9.64%) Penetration Testing
14 16 (9.64%) Security Management
14 16 (9.64%) Risk Assessment
14 16 (9.64%) MS Excel
14 16 (9.64%) Apache
14 16 (9.64%) CRISC

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PCI DSS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (11.45%) IIS
2 16 (9.64%) Apache
3 5 (3.01%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.60%) JBoss
Applications
1 16 (9.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.81%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) SAP FI
1 2 (1.20%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.60%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.41%) SaaS
2 2 (1.20%) Office 365
2 2 (1.20%) IaaS
2 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (19.28%) Firewall
2 15 (9.04%) OSPF
3 14 (8.43%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (7.83%) Cisco PIX
5 12 (7.23%) VPN
6 11 (6.63%) IPsec
7 10 (6.02%) Network Security
7 10 (6.02%) BGP
8 9 (5.42%) VoIP
9 8 (4.82%) TCP/IP
9 8 (4.82%) MPLS
10 7 (4.22%) SNMP
10 7 (4.22%) FWSM
11 6 (3.61%) RIP
12 5 (3.01%) Internet
12 5 (3.01%) DNS
13 4 (2.41%) DHCP
14 3 (1.81%) SSL
14 3 (1.81%) SAN
15 2 (1.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.04%) MySQL
2 4 (2.41%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.60%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (0.60%) WebLOAD
General
1 25 (15.06%) Telecoms
1 25 (15.06%) Finance
2 7 (4.22%) Turkish Language
3 5 (3.01%) Retail
4 4 (2.41%) Banking
5 3 (1.81%) Advertising
5 3 (1.81%) Publishing
6 2 (1.20%) Legal
7 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 34 (20.48%) Analyst
2 28 (16.87%) Security Analyst
3 25 (15.06%) Consultant
4 21 (12.65%) Security Consultant
5 18 (10.84%) Project Manager
6 17 (10.24%) Security Specialist
7 16 (9.64%) Security Engineer
8 10 (6.02%) Cyber Security Specialist
9 9 (5.42%) Security Manager
9 9 (5.42%) Architect
10 7 (4.22%) Developer
10 7 (4.22%) Tester
10 7 (4.22%) Information Security Specialist
10 7 (4.22%) Penetration Tester
10 7 (4.22%) Security Tester
10 7 (4.22%) Information Specialist
11 6 (3.61%) Security Architect
11 6 (3.61%) Design Engineer
12 5 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (3.01%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.82%) Web Services
2 7 (4.22%) .NET
3 2 (1.20%) J2EE
3 2 (1.20%) JMS
4 1 (0.60%) LAMP
4 1 (0.60%) XML Messaging
4 1 (0.60%) REST
4 1 (0.60%) SOAP
4 1 (0.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.83%) Open Source
2 11 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.42%) Cryptography
4 8 (4.82%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.22%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (3.61%) PKI
7 5 (3.01%) Smart Meter
8 4 (2.41%) IVR
9 3 (1.81%) SecurID
10 2 (1.20%) APACS
10 2 (1.20%) EPoS
10 2 (1.20%) NHS
11 1 (0.60%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.60%) Replication
11 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.60%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.60%) iPhone
11 1 (0.60%) iPad
11 1 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 40 (24.10%) Windows
2 23 (13.86%) Linux
3 17 (10.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (5.42%) UNIX
5 7 (4.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.81%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.81%) CentOS
9 2 (1.20%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.60%) OS/400
10 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (27.71%) Information Security
2 41 (24.70%) ITIL
3 25 (15.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (11.45%) Risk Management
5 17 (10.24%) PRINCE2
5 17 (10.24%) SIEM
6 16 (9.64%) Penetration Testing
6 16 (9.64%) Security Management
6 16 (9.64%) Risk Assessment
7 15 (9.04%) Cyber Security
8 13 (7.83%) Vulnerability Management
9 11 (6.63%) Analytics
9 11 (6.63%) Change Control
9 11 (6.63%) Security Architecture
9 11 (6.63%) Security Testing
9 11 (6.63%) Data Security
10 10 (6.02%) Data Protection
10 10 (6.02%) OWASP
11 9 (5.42%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (5.42%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.45%) Python
2 18 (10.84%) Bash Shell
3 14 (8.43%) Ruby
3 14 (8.43%) PHP
4 11 (6.63%) SQL
5 8 (4.82%) Java
6 7 (4.22%) T-SQL
6 7 (4.22%) C#
7 3 (1.81%) VB
7 3 (1.81%) Perl
Qualifications
1 53 (31.93%) CISSP
2 23 (13.86%) CISM
3 19 (11.45%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (9.64%) CRISC
5 13 (7.83%) CCSP
6 12 (7.23%) CCIE
6 12 (7.23%) Security Cleared
7 11 (6.63%) PCI QSA
8 10 (6.02%) CISA
9 9 (5.42%) CCDP
9 9 (5.42%) Check Point Certification
10 8 (4.82%) CCNP
10 8 (4.82%) Degree
11 5 (3.01%) SC Cleared
12 4 (2.41%) PMP
12 4 (2.41%) PMI Certification
13 3 (1.81%) CCNA
14 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (1.20%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (24.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (10.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.81%) COBIT
3 3 (1.81%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.20%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 13 (7.83%) Snort
2 5 (3.01%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.01%) vSphere
3 4 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.60%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.60%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (2.41%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.81%) SCCM
3 1 (0.60%) Puppet
3 1 (0.60%) Nagios
3 1 (0.60%) Nessus
3 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (18.67%) Cisco
2 24 (14.46%) Microsoft
3 20 (12.05%) CheckPoint
4 18 (10.84%) Red Hat
5 9 (5.42%) Juniper
5 9 (5.42%) VMware
5 9 (5.42%) Tripwire
6 8 (4.82%) Oracle
7 6 (3.61%) Sun
7 6 (3.61%) Fortinet
7 6 (3.61%) Redback
7 6 (3.61%) Nokia
7 6 (3.61%) Radware
8 5 (3.01%) F5
8 5 (3.01%) IBM
9 3 (1.81%) ArcSight
9 3 (1.81%) AlgoSec
9 3 (1.81%) Tufin
9 3 (1.81%) McAfee
9 3 (1.81%) Qualys
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