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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 186 194 209
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +15
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 57 54 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.61% 0.62% 0.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.18% 8.11% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 17
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£450 £400 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £338 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £420 £418
% change year-on-year
+7.27% +0.47%
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
794 666 881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 8.56% 7.62% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 292 345
Average daily rate £360 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 37 67
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £31.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 19 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 19 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 19 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 +20 24 £425 +9.67% 6
Surrey -3 14 £445 +14.83% 5
Hampshire -7 10 £525 +23.52% 5
Buckinghamshire -8 4 £450 +30.90%
Kent -7 3 £500 +11.11% 1
Middlesex +4 1 £525 -
West Sussex -1 1 - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
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PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 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 45 (33.09%) CISSP
2 41 (30.15%) Firewall
3 39 (28.68%) Cisco
4 32 (23.53%) Information Security
5 30 (22.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 29 (21.32%) Windows
7 27 (19.85%) CheckPoint
8 26 (19.12%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (16.91%) Microsoft
10 22 (16.18%) Apache
10 22 (16.18%) Finance
11 21 (15.44%) OSPF
11 21 (15.44%) Cisco ASA
12 19 (13.97%) Cisco PIX
12 19 (13.97%) Linux
12 19 (13.97%) CCSP
13 18 (13.24%) CCIE
13 18 (13.24%) VPN
14 17 (12.50%) IIS
14 17 (12.50%) IPsec
15 16 (11.76%) ITIL
15 16 (11.76%) BGP
15 16 (11.76%) Juniper
16 15 (11.03%) Python
16 15 (11.03%) MS Excel
16 15 (11.03%) VoIP
16 15 (11.03%) CCNP
16 15 (11.03%) CCDP
16 15 (11.03%) Check Point Certification
16 15 (11.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 (16.18%) Apache
2 17 (12.50%) IIS
3 6 (4.41%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (11.03%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.21%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.47%) SAP BPC
1 2 (1.47%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.74%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.94%) Office 365
2 3 (2.21%) SaaS
3 2 (1.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (30.15%) Firewall
2 21 (15.44%) OSPF
2 21 (15.44%) Cisco ASA
3 19 (13.97%) Cisco PIX
4 18 (13.24%) VPN
5 17 (12.50%) IPsec
6 16 (11.76%) BGP
7 15 (11.03%) VoIP
8 14 (10.29%) MPLS
9 13 (9.56%) FWSM
9 13 (9.56%) DNS
9 13 (9.56%) SNMP
10 10 (7.35%) Network Security
11 9 (6.62%) TCP/IP
11 9 (6.62%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (5.15%) BIG-IP
13 6 (4.41%) DHCP
13 6 (4.41%) RIP
14 5 (3.68%) Internet
15 3 (2.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.29%) MySQL
2 5 (3.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.74%) Ingres
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) WebLOAD
General
1 22 (16.18%) Finance
2 12 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.41%) Retail
4 4 (2.94%) Banking
5 3 (2.21%) Advertising
6 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.74%) Legal
6 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.74%) Back Office
6 1 (0.74%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (22.06%) Analyst
2 20 (14.71%) Security Engineer
3 17 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 16 (11.76%) Project Manager
5 10 (7.35%) Design Engineer
6 9 (6.62%) Business Analyst
6 9 (6.62%) Consultant
7 8 (5.88%) IP Engineer
7 8 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
7 8 (5.88%) Architect
8 7 (5.15%) Network Engineer
8 7 (5.15%) Tester
8 7 (5.15%) Security Specialist
8 7 (5.15%) Penetration Tester
8 7 (5.15%) Compliance Manager
8 7 (5.15%) Security Tester
9 6 (4.41%) Senior Design Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (3.68%) Security Consultant
10 5 (3.68%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.41%) .NET
2 5 (3.68%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.47%) JMS
3 2 (1.47%) J2EE
3 2 (1.47%) Web Services
4 1 (0.74%) SOAP
4 1 (0.74%) XML
4 1 (0.74%) XML Messaging
4 1 (0.74%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.56%) Open Source
2 6 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.68%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.94%) NHS
5 3 (2.21%) SecurID
6 2 (1.47%) APACS
6 2 (1.47%) EPoS
7 1 (0.74%) EMV
7 1 (0.74%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.74%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.74%) Replication
7 1 (0.74%) IVR
7 1 (0.74%) PKI
7 1 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.74%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.74%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (21.32%) Windows
2 19 (13.97%) Linux
3 15 (11.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (5.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (3.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.68%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.94%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.21%) UNIX
8 1 (0.74%) OS/400
8 1 (0.74%) Solaris
8 1 (0.74%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.53%) Information Security
2 16 (11.76%) ITIL
3 14 (10.29%) Risk Assessment
3 14 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (9.56%) Network Management
4 13 (9.56%) Security Management
5 10 (7.35%) SIEM
5 10 (7.35%) CRM
6 9 (6.62%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (6.62%) Use Case
6 9 (6.62%) Security Architecture
7 8 (5.88%) Cyber Security
7 8 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
7 8 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (5.88%) E-Commerce
7 8 (5.88%) UML
8 7 (5.15%) PRINCE2
8 7 (5.15%) Data Security
8 7 (5.15%) Mentoring
9 6 (4.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.03%) Python
2 14 (10.29%) Ruby
2 14 (10.29%) Bash Shell
3 13 (9.56%) PHP
4 3 (2.21%) VB
5 2 (1.47%) SQL
5 2 (1.47%) Java
6 1 (0.74%) Perl
6 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.74%) C#
Qualifications
1 45 (33.09%) CISSP
2 26 (19.12%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (13.97%) CCSP
4 18 (13.24%) CCIE
5 15 (11.03%) CCNP
5 15 (11.03%) CCDP
5 15 (11.03%) Check Point Certification
6 11 (8.09%) PCI QSA
7 9 (6.62%) CISM
8 7 (5.15%) Security Cleared
9 6 (4.41%) Degree
10 5 (3.68%) SC Cleared
11 4 (2.94%) CRISC
11 4 (2.94%) CISA
11 4 (2.94%) CCNA
12 3 (2.21%) PMP
12 3 (2.21%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.74%) MCSE
13 1 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (22.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (10.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (2.94%) ISO 9000
4 2 (1.47%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.74%) GPG13
System Software
1 14 (10.29%) Snort
2 6 (4.41%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.68%) vSphere
4 4 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.74%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.74%) Squid
6 1 (0.74%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (7.35%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.68%) SCCM
3 1 (0.74%) Nagios
3 1 (0.74%) WSUS
3 1 (0.74%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (28.68%) Cisco
2 27 (19.85%) CheckPoint
3 23 (16.91%) Microsoft
4 16 (11.76%) Juniper
5 14 (10.29%) Red Hat
6 12 (8.82%) Oracle
7 11 (8.09%) F5
8 7 (5.15%) VMware
9 6 (4.41%) Fortinet
9 6 (4.41%) Redback
9 6 (4.41%) Nokia
9 6 (4.41%) Radware
10 5 (3.68%) Sun
11 4 (2.94%) IBM
12 3 (2.21%) Tripwire
12 3 (2.21%) AlgoSec
12 3 (2.21%) Tufin
13 2 (1.47%) Barracuda Networks
13 2 (1.47%) ArcSight
13 2 (1.47%) Qualys
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