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 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 178 163 178
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +15
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 79 115 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.94% 1.16% 0.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.26% 11.06% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 63 33
Median daily rate £469 £450 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £558 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £441
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +1.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £45.00
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
853 1040 888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.19% 10.48% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 550 480
Median daily rate £413 £410 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +16.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 61 64
Median hourly rate £36.00 £22.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.24% +13.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £85.49 £45.00
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 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 29 September 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 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
Hampshire +8 30 £450 -4.00% 15
Berkshire -3 22 £400 -27.27% 5
Surrey +1 15 £500 +17.64% 1
Oxfordshire -16 5 £538 +24.27% 1
West Sussex +5 4 £425 -5.55%
Sussex +6 1 - -
Middlesex +1 1 £413 -
East Sussex - 1 £425 -
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England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 78 (46.99%) Information Security
2 55 (33.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (31.33%) CISSP
4 50 (30.12%) ITIL
5 47 (28.31%) Firewall
6 39 (23.49%) Cisco
7 34 (20.48%) Windows
8 33 (19.88%) Degree
9 32 (19.28%) Security Management
10 30 (18.07%) Management Information System
10 30 (18.07%) Data Protection
11 27 (16.27%) Vulnerability Management
11 27 (16.27%) Linux
11 27 (16.27%) Cisco Certification
12 26 (15.66%) Risk Management
13 24 (14.46%) Finance
13 24 (14.46%) CISM
14 23 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
14 23 (13.86%) Data Centre
15 22 (13.25%) DevOps
15 22 (13.25%) CCNP
15 22 (13.25%) TCP/IP
16 21 (12.65%) Security Operations
17 19 (11.45%) Stakeholder Management
17 19 (11.45%) VMware
18 18 (10.84%) Intrusion Detection
18 18 (10.84%) ISMS
19 17 (10.24%) Cybersecurity
19 17 (10.24%) Apache
20 16 (9.64%) Information Security Management

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 17 (10.24%) Apache
2 9 (5.42%) JBoss
3 4 (2.41%) Apache Pig
3 4 (2.41%) IIS
3 4 (2.41%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.60%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (7.23%) MS Visio
2 10 (6.02%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.01%) Office 365
4 3 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.81%) Mimecast
4 3 (1.81%) SaaS
5 2 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.20%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (1.20%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.20%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.60%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (28.31%) Firewall
2 22 (13.25%) TCP/IP
3 18 (10.84%) Intrusion Detection
4 14 (8.43%) Network Security
5 13 (7.83%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (7.83%) Internet
5 13 (7.83%) LAN
5 13 (7.83%) WAN
6 12 (7.23%) VPN
7 11 (6.63%) DNS
7 11 (6.63%) SAN
8 10 (6.02%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (6.02%) Ethernet
9 9 (5.42%) SSL
10 8 (4.82%) DHCP
10 8 (4.82%) MPLS
11 6 (3.61%) FCoE
11 6 (3.61%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (3.61%) HTTP
12 5 (3.01%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.41%) Big Data
1 4 (2.41%) Hadoop
1 4 (2.41%) MySQL
2 2 (1.20%) Data Lake
2 2 (1.20%) Star Schema
3 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (6.63%) Jenkins
2 10 (6.02%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.82%) JIRA
4 1 (0.60%) Ant
4 1 (0.60%) AppScan
4 1 (0.60%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.60%) GDB
4 1 (0.60%) Gradle
4 1 (0.60%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.60%) JUnit
4 1 (0.60%) Maven
4 1 (0.60%) WinDbg
General
1 24 (14.46%) Finance
2 16 (9.64%) Telecoms
3 14 (8.43%) Legal
4 6 (3.61%) Retail
5 5 (3.01%) Law
6 4 (2.41%) Billing
7 2 (1.20%) Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Electronics
8 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (22.89%) Architect
2 26 (15.66%) Analyst
3 21 (12.65%) Project Manager
4 20 (12.05%) Security Manager
5 18 (10.84%) Consultant
5 18 (10.84%) Security Analyst
6 15 (9.04%) Security Consultant
7 11 (6.63%) Infrastructure Architect
7 11 (6.63%) IT Architect
7 11 (6.63%) Security Project Manager
7 11 (6.63%) Support Engineer
8 10 (6.02%) Information Analyst
8 10 (6.02%) Information Security Analyst
8 10 (6.02%) Network Engineer
9 9 (5.42%) Information Security Manager
10 8 (4.82%) Cisco Engineer
10 8 (4.82%) Cloud Architect
10 8 (4.82%) Information Manager
10 8 (4.82%) Security Architect
11 7 (4.22%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.42%) Middleware
2 8 (4.82%) Web Services
3 6 (3.61%) .NET
4 4 (2.41%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.81%) LAMP
6 2 (1.20%) SAML
7 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.60%) HTML
7 1 (0.60%) J2EE
7 1 (0.60%) Java EE
7 1 (0.60%) JDBC
7 1 (0.60%) jQuery
7 1 (0.60%) JSF
7 1 (0.60%) REST
7 1 (0.60%) SOAP
7 1 (0.60%) Spring
7 1 (0.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.07%) Management Information System
2 23 (13.86%) Data Centre
3 15 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (8.43%) PKI
5 13 (7.83%) Data Protection Act
6 11 (6.63%) Driving Licence
7 10 (6.02%) Computer Science
7 10 (6.02%) Cryptography
7 10 (6.02%) Security Operations Centre
8 7 (4.22%) FlexPod
9 6 (3.61%) e-Health
9 6 (3.61%) FMCG
10 5 (3.01%) Mathematics
10 5 (3.01%) Social Media
10 5 (3.01%) Streaming Video
11 4 (2.41%) Mobile App
12 3 (1.81%) CESG
12 3 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.81%) iPad
12 3 (1.81%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (20.48%) Windows
2 27 (16.27%) Linux
3 14 (8.43%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.61%) AIX
5 6 (3.61%) Data ONTAP
5 6 (3.61%) Solaris
5 6 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.01%) Unix
7 4 (2.41%) Android
7 4 (2.41%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.41%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.81%) Debian
8 3 (1.81%) Kali Linux
8 3 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.60%) CentOS
9 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (46.99%) Information Security
2 50 (30.12%) ITIL
3 32 (19.28%) Security Management
4 30 (18.07%) Data Protection
5 27 (16.27%) Vulnerability Management
6 26 (15.66%) Risk Management
7 23 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (13.25%) DevOps
9 21 (12.65%) Security Operations
10 19 (11.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (10.84%) ISMS
12 17 (10.24%) Cybersecurity
13 16 (9.64%) Incident Management
13 16 (9.64%) Information Security Management
14 15 (9.04%) Change Management
14 15 (9.04%) Network Architecture
14 15 (9.04%) Penetration Testing
14 15 (9.04%) SIEM
15 14 (8.43%) Project Management
16 13 (7.83%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.82%) Perl
2 7 (4.22%) Python
3 6 (3.61%) Java
4 5 (3.01%) C#
5 4 (2.41%) PHP
6 3 (1.81%) Ruby
7 2 (1.20%) C
7 2 (1.20%) C++
7 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.20%) SQL
8 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (31.33%) CISSP
2 33 (19.88%) Degree
3 27 (16.27%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (14.46%) CISM
5 22 (13.25%) CCNP
6 16 (9.64%) CISA
7 12 (7.23%) CCSP
7 12 (7.23%) Security Cleared
8 10 (6.02%) GCIH
8 10 (6.02%) SANS
9 8 (4.82%) GCIA
9 8 (4.82%) SC Cleared
10 7 (4.22%) CCDP
11 6 (3.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (3.01%) CCNA
12 5 (3.01%) CEH
12 5 (3.01%) MCSE
12 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (3.01%) SSCP
13 4 (2.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (33.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (9.04%) COBIT
2 15 (9.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 12 (7.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 10 (6.02%) JSP 440
5 6 (3.61%) PA-DSS
6 5 (3.01%) COSO
6 5 (3.01%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (3.01%) ISO22301
6 5 (3.01%) SAS 70
7 4 (2.41%) SLA
8 3 (1.81%) HIPAA
9 2 (1.20%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (1.20%) QA
9 2 (1.20%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 14 (8.43%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.82%) vSphere
4 4 (2.41%) BitLocker
5 3 (1.81%) Postfix
6 2 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.60%) Docker
7 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.60%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (9.04%) Puppet
2 5 (3.01%) WSUS
3 4 (2.41%) AirWatch
3 4 (2.41%) RSA Security Analytics
4 3 (1.81%) Nessus
4 3 (1.81%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (1.81%) SCCM
5 2 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.20%) SELinux
5 2 (1.20%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.60%) Ansible
6 1 (0.60%) Core Impact
6 1 (0.60%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.60%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.60%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.60%) Nmap
6 1 (0.60%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 39 (23.49%) Cisco
2 19 (11.45%) VMware
3 13 (7.83%) Microsoft
4 11 (6.63%) NetApp
4 11 (6.63%) Qualys
5 10 (6.02%) CheckPoint
5 10 (6.02%) Juniper
5 10 (6.02%) Red Hat
6 9 (5.42%) IBM
6 9 (5.42%) Splunk
7 8 (4.82%) F5
8 7 (4.22%) Intel Security
9 6 (3.61%) Blue Coat
9 6 (3.61%) CA
10 5 (3.01%) Cognos
10 5 (3.01%) Gemalto
10 5 (3.01%) Kaspersky
10 5 (3.01%) Tripwire
11 4 (2.41%) NetWitness
11 4 (2.41%) Xamarin
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