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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 194 187 216
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +29
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 63 72 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.74% 0.76% 0.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.32% 8.09% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 24 18
Average daily rate £352 £413 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £355 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £468 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £52.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -
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
861 890 690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.06% 9.40% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 433 333
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £209 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 45 27
Average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £12.48 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £55.00 £113.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the South East region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire +14 19 £350 -6.66% 3
Surrey -2 17 £441 +0.28% 8
Berkshire -10 13 £409 -9.16% 1
Oxfordshire +8 7 £238 -43.45%
M4 Corridor - 5 £288 -
Buckinghamshire +12 2 £475 +13.43% 4
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England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 117 (68.42%) Information Security
2 82 (47.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 58 (33.92%) CISSP
4 56 (32.75%) Firewall
5 52 (30.41%) Management Information System
6 48 (28.07%) Cisco
7 45 (26.32%) Security Management
8 41 (23.98%) ITIL
9 40 (23.39%) Finance
10 36 (21.05%) Incident Management
11 34 (19.88%) Risk Management
12 28 (16.37%) TCP/IP
12 28 (16.37%) Intrusion Detection
13 27 (15.79%) Intel Security
13 27 (15.79%) Data Centre
14 26 (15.20%) CISM
14 26 (15.20%) VPN
14 26 (15.20%) Microsoft
15 25 (14.62%) Penetration Testing
15 25 (14.62%) Data Protection
15 25 (14.62%) SIEM
16 24 (14.04%) Linux
16 24 (14.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 23 (13.45%) Degree
17 23 (13.45%) COBIT
17 23 (13.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 22 (12.87%) Cisco ASA
18 22 (12.87%) Information Security Management
18 22 (12.87%) E-Commerce
19 20 (11.70%) Analytics

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 12 (7.02%) IIS
2 6 (3.51%) JBoss
2 6 (3.51%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.51%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.34%) Apache
3 4 (2.34%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (7.02%) MS Visio
2 7 (4.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (3.51%) MS Excel
4 5 (2.92%) MS Project
5 1 (0.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.58%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (3.51%) SaaS
2 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.75%) IaaS
4 2 (1.17%) PaaS
4 2 (1.17%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (32.75%) Firewall
2 28 (16.37%) Intrusion Detection
2 28 (16.37%) TCP/IP
3 26 (15.20%) VPN
4 22 (12.87%) Cisco ASA
5 18 (10.53%) Network Security
6 16 (9.36%) DNS
7 15 (8.77%) MPLS
8 14 (8.19%) DHCP
8 14 (8.19%) Internet
8 14 (8.19%) SSL
9 13 (7.60%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (7.60%) WAN
10 12 (7.02%) IPsec
10 12 (7.02%) ISDN
11 11 (6.43%) ADSL
12 9 (5.26%) Ethernet
12 9 (5.26%) LAN
13 8 (4.68%) HTTP
13 8 (4.68%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.17%) MySQL
2 2 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.58%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (1.75%) FishEye
1 3 (1.75%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.75%) Jenkins
General
1 40 (23.39%) Finance
2 11 (6.43%) Legal
3 7 (4.09%) Financial Institution
3 7 (4.09%) Retail
4 6 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.75%) Billing
5 3 (1.75%) Law
6 2 (1.17%) Banking
6 2 (1.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (24.56%) Analyst
2 40 (23.39%) Consultant
3 34 (19.88%) Security Analyst
4 23 (13.45%) Security Consultant
5 18 (10.53%) Security Specialist
6 17 (9.94%) IT Analyst
6 17 (9.94%) IT Security Analyst
7 16 (9.36%) Risk Consultant
8 15 (8.77%) Security Manager
9 14 (8.19%) Architect
10 11 (6.43%) Information Security Specialist
10 11 (6.43%) Information Specialist
10 11 (6.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (5.85%) IT Consultant
11 10 (5.85%) IT Security Consultant
11 10 (5.85%) Network Engineer
11 10 (5.85%) Security Architect
12 9 (5.26%) Security Engineer
13 8 (4.68%) Information Manager
13 8 (4.68%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.68%) 802.1X
2 7 (4.09%) Middleware
3 4 (2.34%) Web Services
4 3 (1.75%) J2EE
5 2 (1.17%) XML
6 1 (0.58%) .NET
6 1 (0.58%) Java EE
6 1 (0.58%) REST
6 1 (0.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (30.41%) Management Information System
2 27 (15.79%) Data Centre
3 18 (10.53%) Driving Licence
4 13 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (6.43%) Cryptography
6 10 (5.85%) Computer Science
7 8 (4.68%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (4.68%) Security Operations Centre
7 8 (4.68%) Smartcard
7 8 (4.68%) Statistics
8 7 (4.09%) Mainframe
8 7 (4.09%) PKI
9 5 (2.92%) IBM Mainframe
10 4 (2.34%) AS400
10 4 (2.34%) Smart Meter
11 3 (1.75%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.75%) Mathematics
12 2 (1.17%) EPoS
12 2 (1.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (14.04%) Linux
2 17 (9.94%) Windows
3 9 (5.26%) AIX
3 9 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (4.68%) Unix
5 6 (3.51%) Solaris
6 4 (2.34%) CentOS
7 3 (1.75%) SUSE
8 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (68.42%) Information Security
2 45 (26.32%) Security Management
3 41 (23.98%) ITIL
4 36 (21.05%) Incident Management
5 34 (19.88%) Risk Management
6 25 (14.62%) Data Protection
6 25 (14.62%) Penetration Testing
6 25 (14.62%) SIEM
7 23 (13.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 22 (12.87%) E-Commerce
8 22 (12.87%) Information Security Management
9 20 (11.70%) Analytics
10 19 (11.11%) Project Management
10 19 (11.11%) Security Patching
10 19 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (10.53%) Change Management
11 18 (10.53%) Information Assurance
11 18 (10.53%) ISMS
12 16 (9.36%) Security Operations
13 15 (8.77%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.51%) VB
2 3 (1.75%) Perl
2 3 (1.75%) Python
2 3 (1.75%) SQL
3 2 (1.17%) Java
3 2 (1.17%) PHP
4 1 (0.58%) C++
4 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 58 (33.92%) CISSP
2 26 (15.20%) CISM
3 23 (13.45%) Degree
4 19 (11.11%) CISA
5 18 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (9.36%) CCNA
7 12 (7.02%) GCIH
8 9 (5.26%) CEH
8 9 (5.26%) GCIA
9 8 (4.68%) IISP
10 6 (3.51%) CCNP
11 5 (2.92%) CRISC
12 3 (1.75%) GIAC
12 3 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (1.75%) RHCSA
13 2 (1.17%) CCDP
13 2 (1.17%) CCSA
13 2 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.17%) JNCIA
13 2 (1.17%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (47.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (14.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 23 (13.45%) COBIT
4 15 (8.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 15 (8.77%) JSP 440
5 14 (8.19%) RMADS
6 12 (7.02%) ISO 9001
7 9 (5.26%) ISO27002
8 8 (4.68%) ISO27005
9 7 (4.09%) ISAE 3402
10 5 (2.92%) COSO
10 5 (2.92%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (2.92%) SAS 70
11 2 (1.17%) SLA
12 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 10 (5.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.09%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.75%) Docker
4 2 (1.17%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.17%) vSphere
5 1 (0.58%) Firmware
5 1 (0.58%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (8.77%) McAfee ePO
2 11 (6.43%) WSUS
3 10 (5.85%) RSA Security Analytics
4 6 (3.51%) Puppet
5 3 (1.75%) Packer
5 3 (1.75%) vRealize
6 2 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.17%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.58%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.58%) Nessus
Vendors
1 48 (28.07%) Cisco
2 27 (15.79%) Intel Security
3 26 (15.20%) Microsoft
4 20 (11.70%) F5
5 15 (8.77%) IBM
6 14 (8.19%) SolarWinds
6 14 (8.19%) VMware
7 13 (7.60%) Qualys
8 12 (7.02%) Cyberoam
8 12 (7.02%) Oracle
8 12 (7.02%) Splunk
9 10 (5.85%) ArcSight
9 10 (5.85%) Spiceworks
9 10 (5.85%) Tripwire
10 9 (5.26%) Barracuda Networks
11 7 (4.09%) Sun
12 5 (2.92%) CheckPoint
12 5 (2.92%) NetWitness
13 3 (1.75%) Blue Coat
13 3 (1.75%) Red Hat
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