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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 187 185 207
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +22
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 63 53 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.68% 0.61% 0.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.75% 7.90% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 19
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£463 £400 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £328 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 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
813 671 873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.71% 7.71% 8.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 301 355
Average daily rate £355 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 29 69
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

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 30 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PCI DSS across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

PCI DSS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 September 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 +17 22 £425 - 12
Surrey +6 20 £450 +20.00% 2
Hampshire -13 9 £538 +26.47% 7
Buckinghamshire -3 4 £450 +30.90%
Kent -6 3 £500 +11.11% 2
West Sussex +4 2 - - 2
Middlesex +3 2 £513 -
East Sussex - 1 £398 -
Oxfordshire - - - -
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PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 52 (36.62%) CISSP
2 41 (28.87%) Firewall
3 39 (27.46%) Cisco
4 36 (25.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 34 (23.94%) Information Security
6 31 (21.83%) Windows
7 27 (19.01%) CheckPoint
8 26 (18.31%) ITIL
8 26 (18.31%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (16.90%) Microsoft
10 22 (15.49%) Apache
11 21 (14.79%) OSPF
11 21 (14.79%) Finance
11 21 (14.79%) Cisco ASA
12 19 (13.38%) Cisco PIX
12 19 (13.38%) IIS
12 19 (13.38%) CCSP
13 18 (12.68%) CCIE
13 18 (12.68%) VPN
13 18 (12.68%) Linux
14 17 (11.97%) IPsec
14 17 (11.97%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (11.27%) BGP
15 16 (11.27%) Juniper
15 16 (11.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 16 (11.27%) CISM
15 16 (11.27%) MS Excel
16 15 (10.56%) Python
16 15 (10.56%) MySQL
16 15 (10.56%) VoIP

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 22 (15.49%) Apache
2 19 (13.38%) IIS
3 7 (4.93%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (11.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.11%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) SAP FI
1 2 (1.41%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.70%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.82%) SaaS
1 4 (2.82%) Office 365
2 2 (1.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (28.87%) Firewall
2 21 (14.79%) Cisco ASA
2 21 (14.79%) OSPF
3 19 (13.38%) Cisco PIX
4 18 (12.68%) VPN
5 17 (11.97%) IPsec
6 16 (11.27%) BGP
7 15 (10.56%) VoIP
8 14 (9.86%) MPLS
9 13 (9.15%) DNS
9 13 (9.15%) SNMP
9 13 (9.15%) FWSM
10 10 (7.04%) Network Security
11 9 (6.34%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (6.34%) TCP/IP
12 7 (4.93%) BIG-IP
13 6 (4.23%) RIP
13 6 (4.23%) DHCP
14 4 (2.82%) Internet
15 3 (2.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.56%) MySQL
2 6 (4.23%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.82%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.70%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) WebLOAD
General
1 21 (14.79%) Finance
2 14 (9.86%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.52%) Retail
4 4 (2.82%) Banking
5 3 (2.11%) Advertising
6 2 (1.41%) Turkish Language
7 1 (0.70%) Legal
7 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (18.31%) Analyst
2 20 (14.08%) Security Engineer
3 18 (12.68%) Project Manager
3 18 (12.68%) Security Analyst
4 16 (11.27%) Consultant
5 12 (8.45%) Security Consultant
6 10 (7.04%) Design Engineer
7 9 (6.34%) Architect
8 8 (5.63%) IP Engineer
9 7 (4.93%) Security Tester
9 7 (4.93%) Business Analyst
9 7 (4.93%) Tester
9 7 (4.93%) Network Engineer
9 7 (4.93%) Penetration Tester
9 7 (4.93%) Security Specialist
9 7 (4.93%) Security Manager
10 6 (4.23%) Security Architect
10 6 (4.23%) Senior Design Engineer
11 5 (3.52%) Senior Security Analyst
11 5 (3.52%) Compliance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.82%) .NET
2 3 (2.11%) Web Services
3 2 (1.41%) J2EE
3 2 (1.41%) JMS
3 2 (1.41%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.70%) REST
4 1 (0.70%) LAMP
4 1 (0.70%) XML Messaging
4 1 (0.70%) SOAP
4 1 (0.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.15%) Open Source
2 7 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.82%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.11%) NHS
5 3 (2.11%) Cryptography
5 3 (2.11%) SecurID
5 3 (2.11%) PKI
5 3 (2.11%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.41%) EPoS
6 2 (1.41%) APACS
6 2 (1.41%) IVR
7 1 (0.70%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.70%) Replication
7 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.70%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.70%) iPhone
7 1 (0.70%) iPad
7 1 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 31 (21.83%) Windows
2 18 (12.68%) Linux
3 15 (10.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (4.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.52%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.82%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.82%) UNIX
9 1 (0.70%) CentOS
9 1 (0.70%) OS/400
9 1 (0.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.94%) Information Security
2 26 (18.31%) ITIL
3 17 (11.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (10.56%) Security Management
5 14 (9.86%) Risk Assessment
5 14 (9.86%) PRINCE2
6 13 (9.15%) Penetration Testing
6 13 (9.15%) Network Management
7 11 (7.75%) Risk Management
8 10 (7.04%) SIEM
9 9 (6.34%) E-Commerce
10 8 (5.63%) CRM
10 8 (5.63%) Data Security
10 8 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (5.63%) Security Architecture
10 8 (5.63%) Change Control
10 8 (5.63%) Cyber Security
11 7 (4.93%) Mentoring
11 7 (4.93%) OWASP
12 6 (4.23%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.56%) Python
2 14 (9.86%) Ruby
2 14 (9.86%) Bash Shell
2 14 (9.86%) PHP
3 4 (2.82%) SQL
4 3 (2.11%) Java
4 3 (2.11%) VB
5 2 (1.41%) C#
5 2 (1.41%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 52 (36.62%) CISSP
2 26 (18.31%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (13.38%) CCSP
4 18 (12.68%) CCIE
5 16 (11.27%) CISM
6 15 (10.56%) CCDP
6 15 (10.56%) CCNP
6 15 (10.56%) Check Point Certification
7 11 (7.75%) PCI QSA
8 10 (7.04%) CRISC
9 7 (4.93%) Security Cleared
10 6 (4.23%) Degree
11 5 (3.52%) CISA
11 5 (3.52%) SC Cleared
12 4 (2.82%) PMP
12 4 (2.82%) PMI Certification
12 4 (2.82%) CCNA
13 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (1.41%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (25.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (11.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.41%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.41%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.70%) GPG13
System Software
1 14 (9.86%) Snort
2 6 (4.23%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.52%) vSphere
4 4 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.70%) XenApp
6 1 (0.70%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.70%) Squid
Systems Management
1 10 (7.04%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.52%) SCCM
3 1 (0.70%) Puppet
3 1 (0.70%) Nagios
3 1 (0.70%) Nessus
3 1 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (27.46%) Cisco
2 27 (19.01%) CheckPoint
3 24 (16.90%) Microsoft
4 16 (11.27%) Juniper
5 14 (9.86%) Red Hat
6 11 (7.75%) F5
7 9 (6.34%) Oracle
8 8 (5.63%) VMware
9 6 (4.23%) Redback
9 6 (4.23%) Nokia
9 6 (4.23%) Radware
9 6 (4.23%) Fortinet
10 5 (3.52%) Sun
11 4 (2.82%) IBM
11 4 (2.82%) Tripwire
12 3 (2.11%) Tufin
12 3 (2.11%) AlgoSec
13 2 (1.41%) ArcSight
13 2 (1.41%) Qualys
13 2 (1.41%) Barracuda Networks
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