The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the South East region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 164 187 203
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +16
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 76 47 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.83% 0.56% 0.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.04% 7.74% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 27 13
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£450 £350 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -28.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £313 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £475
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £61.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 - £28.64
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
757 607 870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.25% 7.17% 8.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 281 329
Average daily rate £360 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.35% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £255 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 37 59
Average hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.20 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.10 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.87% -12.50%
PCI DSS
England

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 1 August 2014.

PCI DSS Daily 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 1 August 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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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
Berkshire +22 37 £450 +2.85% 6
Hampshire +5 18 £425 -5.55% 2
Surrey -7 10 £450 +20.06%
Buckinghamshire -1 6 £450 +28.57%
West Sussex -10 3 £325 -3.70%
Kent -5 2 £400 -19.95% 3
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 41 (31.54%) CISSP
2 39 (30.00%) Firewall
3 29 (22.31%) Cisco
4 26 (20.00%) Windows
5 25 (19.23%) CheckPoint
6 24 (18.46%) Finance
6 24 (18.46%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (17.69%) Information Security
7 23 (17.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 21 (16.15%) Cisco ASA
8 21 (16.15%) Microsoft
8 21 (16.15%) Apache
8 21 (16.15%) OSPF
9 19 (14.62%) Linux
9 19 (14.62%) CCSP
9 19 (14.62%) Cisco PIX
10 18 (13.85%) CCIE
10 18 (13.85%) MS Excel
11 17 (13.08%) IPsec
11 17 (13.08%) VPN
12 16 (12.31%) Juniper
12 16 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (12.31%) BGP
13 15 (11.54%) Check Point Certification
13 15 (11.54%) CCNP
13 15 (11.54%) CCDP
13 15 (11.54%) VoIP
13 15 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (10.77%) Risk Assessment
14 14 (10.77%) Snort

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 21 (16.15%) Apache
2 14 (10.77%) IIS
3 4 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (3.08%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (13.85%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.31%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.77%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) SAP BPC
1 2 (1.54%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.77%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.31%) SaaS
1 3 (2.31%) Office 365
2 2 (1.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (30.00%) Firewall
2 21 (16.15%) Cisco ASA
2 21 (16.15%) OSPF
3 19 (14.62%) Cisco PIX
4 17 (13.08%) IPsec
4 17 (13.08%) VPN
5 16 (12.31%) BGP
6 15 (11.54%) VoIP
7 14 (10.77%) DNS
7 14 (10.77%) MPLS
8 13 (10.00%) SNMP
8 13 (10.00%) FWSM
9 11 (8.46%) Network Security
10 10 (7.69%) TCP/IP
11 8 (6.15%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (5.38%) DHCP
12 7 (5.38%) BIG-IP
13 6 (4.62%) RIP
13 6 (4.62%) Internet
14 2 (1.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.77%) MySQL
2 4 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.77%) Ingres
4 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.77%) WebLOAD
General
1 24 (18.46%) Finance
2 10 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.38%) Retail
4 4 (3.08%) Banking
5 2 (1.54%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (22.31%) Analyst
2 19 (14.62%) Security Engineer
3 18 (13.85%) Project Manager
4 14 (10.77%) Business Analyst
5 11 (8.46%) Consultant
5 11 (8.46%) Security Analyst
6 10 (7.69%) Design Engineer
7 8 (6.15%) Compliance Manager
7 8 (6.15%) IP Engineer
7 8 (6.15%) Systems Analyst
8 7 (5.38%) Tester
8 7 (5.38%) Network Engineer
8 7 (5.38%) Penetration Tester
8 7 (5.38%) Security Tester
9 6 (4.62%) Senior Design Engineer
9 6 (4.62%) Security Consultant
10 5 (3.85%) Audit Manager
11 4 (3.08%) Head of Information Security
11 4 (3.08%) CRM Systems Analyst
11 4 (3.08%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.85%) .NET
1 5 (3.85%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.54%) JMS
2 2 (1.54%) J2EE
3 1 (0.77%) XML Messaging
3 1 (0.77%) SOAP
3 1 (0.77%) XML
3 1 (0.77%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.00%) Open Source
2 6 (4.62%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.62%) NHS
3 3 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.31%) SecurID
4 2 (1.54%) APACS
4 2 (1.54%) EPoS
4 2 (1.54%) EMV
4 2 (1.54%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.77%) Replication
5 1 (0.77%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.77%) PMI
5 1 (0.77%) IVR
5 1 (0.77%) iPhone
5 1 (0.77%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 26 (20.00%) Windows
2 19 (14.62%) Linux
3 15 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.08%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.31%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.31%) UNIX
7 1 (0.77%) OS/400
7 1 (0.77%) Solaris
7 1 (0.77%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.69%) Information Security
2 16 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (10.77%) Risk Assessment
4 13 (10.00%) Network Management
5 12 (9.23%) Data Security
6 10 (7.69%) CRM
7 9 (6.92%) ITIL
7 9 (6.92%) Use Case
8 8 (6.15%) Incident Management
8 8 (6.15%) Systems Analysis
8 8 (6.15%) UML
9 7 (5.38%) PRINCE2
9 7 (5.38%) Asset Management
9 7 (5.38%) Security Architecture
10 6 (4.62%) SIEM
10 6 (4.62%) Load Balancing
10 6 (4.62%) Business Continuity
10 6 (4.62%) eTOM
10 6 (4.62%) Service Management
10 6 (4.62%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.77%) Ruby
1 14 (10.77%) Python
2 13 (10.00%) PHP
2 13 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (2.31%) VB
4 1 (0.77%) Java
4 1 (0.77%) Perl
Qualifications
1 41 (31.54%) CISSP
2 24 (18.46%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (14.62%) CCSP
4 18 (13.85%) CCIE
5 15 (11.54%) Check Point Certification
5 15 (11.54%) CCNP
5 15 (11.54%) CCDP
6 11 (8.46%) PCI QSA
7 7 (5.38%) Security Cleared
8 5 (3.85%) CISM
8 5 (3.85%) Degree
8 5 (3.85%) SC Cleared
9 4 (3.08%) PMI Certification
10 3 (2.31%) PMP
11 2 (1.54%) CCNA
12 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.77%) MCSE
12 1 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.77%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (17.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (6.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (4.62%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.77%) GPG13
4 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 14 (10.77%) Snort
2 7 (5.38%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.31%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (2.31%) vSphere
4 1 (0.77%) Squid
4 1 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (7.69%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.31%) SCCM
3 1 (0.77%) Nagios
3 1 (0.77%) WSUS
3 1 (0.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (22.31%) Cisco
2 25 (19.23%) CheckPoint
3 21 (16.15%) Microsoft
4 16 (12.31%) Juniper
5 14 (10.77%) Red Hat
6 10 (7.69%) F5
7 7 (5.38%) Oracle
8 6 (4.62%) VMware
8 6 (4.62%) Redback
8 6 (4.62%) Radware
8 6 (4.62%) Nokia
9 5 (3.85%) Fortinet
10 3 (2.31%) AlgoSec
10 3 (2.31%) Citrix
10 3 (2.31%) Tufin
11 2 (1.54%) Blue Coat
11 2 (1.54%) SAP
11 2 (1.54%) IBM
11 2 (1.54%) Ericsson
11 2 (1.54%) Salesforce.com