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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 182 193 167
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -26
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 88 74 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.99% 0.77% 0.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.49% 7.79% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 47 40
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £358 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £61.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.60 - £61.00
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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
927 950 819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.42% 9.94% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 534 430
Median daily rate £425 £400 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £262 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.19% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 51 35
Median hourly rate £21.36 £21.35 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% +1.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.75 £47.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.17
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.57%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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
Surrey +5 26 £500 +7.52% 2
Hampshire +2 18 £450 +5.88% 2
West Sussex +11 16 £425 -5.55%
Oxfordshire +17 11 £525 -
Berkshire -7 8 £375 -16.66% 3
Buckinghamshire +11 5 £275 -37.14%
Sussex -1 1 - -
Kent -5 1 £475 +24.59% 2
East Sussex - 1 £425 -
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PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 89 (58.17%) Information Security
2 63 (41.18%) CISSP
3 62 (40.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 56 (36.60%) ITIL
5 51 (33.33%) Firewall
6 42 (27.45%) Cisco
7 40 (26.14%) Windows
8 33 (21.57%) Degree
9 32 (20.92%) Linux
9 32 (20.92%) Security Management
9 32 (20.92%) Data Centre
10 31 (20.26%) Data Protection
11 29 (18.95%) Management Information System
11 29 (18.95%) Intrusion Detection
12 27 (17.65%) TCP/IP
13 26 (16.99%) Vulnerability Management
14 25 (16.34%) Cisco Certification
14 25 (16.34%) CISM
15 24 (15.69%) Incident Management
15 24 (15.69%) Risk Management
16 22 (14.38%) CCNP
17 21 (13.73%) VMware
17 21 (13.73%) SIEM
18 20 (13.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 20 (13.07%) Finance
18 20 (13.07%) CISA
19 19 (12.42%) Internet
19 19 (12.42%) Driving Licence
19 19 (12.42%) Security Operations
20 18 (11.76%) Windows Server

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 12 (7.84%) Apache
2 7 (4.58%) IIS
3 6 (3.92%) JBoss
4 5 (3.27%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.31%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.65%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (4.58%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.92%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.61%) MS Project
4 1 (0.65%) MS Office
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.27%) SaaS
4 3 (1.96%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.31%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (1.31%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.31%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.65%) IaaS
6 1 (0.65%) PaaS
6 1 (0.65%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 51 (33.33%) Firewall
2 29 (18.95%) Intrusion Detection
3 27 (17.65%) TCP/IP
4 19 (12.42%) Internet
5 18 (11.76%) SAN
6 16 (10.46%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (9.80%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (8.50%) Ethernet
9 11 (7.19%) Network Security
10 10 (6.54%) DNS
10 10 (6.54%) FCoE
10 10 (6.54%) Fibre Channel
10 10 (6.54%) VPN
10 10 (6.54%) WAN
11 9 (5.88%) Intranet
11 9 (5.88%) LAN
12 8 (5.23%) DHCP
13 7 (4.58%) MPLS
13 7 (4.58%) SSL
14 5 (3.27%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.96%) MySQL
2 2 (1.31%) Big Data
2 2 (1.31%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.27%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.27%) Jenkins
1 5 (3.27%) JIRA
General
1 20 (13.07%) Finance
2 11 (7.19%) Legal
3 5 (3.27%) Banking
3 5 (3.27%) Retail
3 5 (3.27%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.61%) Law
5 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (19.61%) Analyst
2 29 (18.95%) Architect
3 25 (16.34%) Security Manager
4 22 (14.38%) Project Manager
4 22 (14.38%) Security Analyst
5 17 (11.11%) Security Architect
6 16 (10.46%) Consultant
7 13 (8.50%) Security Consultant
8 12 (7.84%) Information Security Manager
8 12 (7.84%) Security Project Manager
9 11 (7.19%) Information Manager
9 11 (7.19%) Support Engineer
10 10 (6.54%) Information Analyst
10 10 (6.54%) Information Security Analyst
11 9 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
12 8 (5.23%) Infrastructure Architect
13 7 (4.58%) Information Security Consultant
13 7 (4.58%) IT Manager
13 7 (4.58%) NetApp Engineer
13 7 (4.58%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.96%) 802.1X
1 3 (1.96%) LAMP
1 3 (1.96%) Middleware
2 2 (1.31%) Web Services
3 1 (0.65%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 32 (20.92%) Data Centre
2 29 (18.95%) Management Information System
3 19 (12.42%) Driving Licence
4 13 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (7.84%) Data Protection Act
5 12 (7.84%) Security Operations Centre
6 11 (7.19%) FlexPod
6 11 (7.19%) PKI
7 10 (6.54%) e-Health
7 10 (6.54%) Mathematics
8 9 (5.88%) Computer Science
8 9 (5.88%) Cryptography
9 8 (5.23%) FMCG
10 7 (4.58%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (3.92%) Smartcard
12 4 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (2.61%) iPad
13 2 (1.31%) Cyberthreat
13 2 (1.31%) Virtual Team
14 1 (0.65%) Contactless
Operating Systems
1 40 (26.14%) Windows
2 32 (20.92%) Linux
3 18 (11.76%) Windows Server
4 10 (6.54%) Data ONTAP
5 6 (3.92%) AIX
5 6 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (3.92%) Solaris
5 6 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.61%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.61%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.96%) Debian
8 3 (1.96%) Unix
9 2 (1.31%) Kali Linux
9 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.65%) CentOS
10 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (58.17%) Information Security
2 56 (36.60%) ITIL
3 32 (20.92%) Security Management
4 31 (20.26%) Data Protection
5 26 (16.99%) Vulnerability Management
6 24 (15.69%) Incident Management
6 24 (15.69%) Risk Management
7 21 (13.73%) SIEM
8 19 (12.42%) Security Operations
9 18 (11.76%) Project Management
10 17 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (9.80%) Change Management
11 15 (9.80%) Information Assurance
12 14 (9.15%) ISMS
12 14 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (8.50%) Security Architecture
14 12 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (7.84%) Information Security Management
15 11 (7.19%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.88%) Perl
1 9 (5.88%) Python
2 4 (2.61%) Java
3 3 (1.96%) PHP
3 3 (1.96%) Ruby
4 2 (1.31%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.65%) C
5 1 (0.65%) C++
5 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (41.18%) CISSP
2 33 (21.57%) Degree
3 25 (16.34%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (16.34%) CISM
4 22 (14.38%) CCNP
5 20 (13.07%) CISA
6 15 (9.80%) GCIH
7 11 (7.19%) GCIA
8 10 (6.54%) CEH
8 10 (6.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (4.58%) NCDA
10 6 (3.92%) CCNA
10 6 (3.92%) CCSP
10 6 (3.92%) Security Cleared
11 5 (3.27%) CCDP
11 5 (3.27%) IISP
11 5 (3.27%) MCSE
11 5 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (3.27%) SANS
11 5 (3.27%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (40.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (13.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 16 (10.46%) COBIT
4 12 (7.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 10 (6.54%) JSP 440
6 7 (4.58%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (4.58%) ISO 9001
7 6 (3.92%) ISAE 3402
7 6 (3.92%) ISO27005
8 4 (2.61%) COSO
8 4 (2.61%) SAS 70
8 4 (2.61%) SLA
9 3 (1.96%) ISO22301
10 2 (1.31%) PA-DSS
10 2 (1.31%) SSAE 16
11 1 (0.65%) ISO27002
11 1 (0.65%) QA
11 1 (0.65%) RMADS
System Software
1 12 (7.84%) Active Directory
1 12 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.19%) vSphere
3 4 (2.61%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.96%) Postfix
5 1 (0.65%) Docker
5 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.65%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (8.50%) Puppet
2 8 (5.23%) RSA Security Analytics
3 4 (2.61%) AirWatch
3 4 (2.61%) WSUS
4 3 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.96%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (1.96%) RSA Archer
4 3 (1.96%) SCCM
5 1 (0.65%) Ansible
5 1 (0.65%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.65%) Nessus
5 1 (0.65%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 42 (27.45%) Cisco
2 21 (13.73%) VMware
3 17 (11.11%) Qualys
4 15 (9.80%) IBM
5 12 (7.84%) NetApp
6 11 (7.19%) Juniper
7 10 (6.54%) CA
7 10 (6.54%) Intel Security
7 10 (6.54%) Microsoft
8 9 (5.88%) F5
9 8 (5.23%) NetWitness
10 7 (4.58%) CheckPoint
10 7 (4.58%) Red Hat
10 7 (4.58%) Splunk
11 6 (3.92%) Blue Coat
11 6 (3.92%) Tripwire
12 5 (3.27%) Barracuda Networks
12 5 (3.27%) Cyberoam
13 4 (2.61%) ArcSight
14 3 (1.96%) Sun
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