The table below looks at the statistics for PCI DSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 108 139 122
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -17
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 31 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.11% 0.39% 0.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.90% 3.99% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 6 18
Median daily rate £475 £435 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.19% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £370 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £506 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £441
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +1.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £45.00
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 West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
313 326 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.17% 9.83% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 214 311
Median daily rate £388 £408 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.90% -7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £291 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £515 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 20
Median hourly rate £28.15 £30.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.16% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £22.50 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.20 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £29.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +45.00%

PCI DSS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 West

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PCI DSS across the South West region.

PCI DSS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PCI DSS across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

PCI DSS Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
Wiltshire +13 21 £475 +9.19% 1
Somerset - 4 £390 - 1
Bristol - 3 £513 -
Dorset - 3 £411 - 2
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 West region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 29 (43.94%) Finance
1 29 (43.94%) Information Security
2 28 (42.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (39.39%) Security Architecture
4 24 (36.36%) CISSP
5 23 (34.85%) SIEM
6 18 (27.27%) Data Centre
7 16 (24.24%) Firewall
7 16 (24.24%) Cisco
7 16 (24.24%) Windows
8 15 (22.73%) Linux
8 15 (22.73%) Retail
9 13 (19.70%) Cisco ISE
10 12 (18.18%) Cyber-Ark
10 12 (18.18%) Compliance Management
10 12 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
10 12 (18.18%) VMware
10 12 (18.18%) Forcepoint
11 11 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
11 11 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
11 11 (16.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 11 (16.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 10 (15.15%) DDoS Mitigation
12 10 (15.15%) ArcSight
12 10 (15.15%) QRadar
12 10 (15.15%) RSA Archer
12 10 (15.15%) Security Operations
12 10 (15.15%) Office 365
12 10 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (1.52%) IIS
1 1 (1.52%) MQSeries
1 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (15.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (24.24%) Firewall
2 13 (19.70%) Cisco ISE
3 11 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (6.06%) Network Security
5 3 (4.55%) DNS
5 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.55%) VPN
6 2 (3.03%) DHCP
6 2 (3.03%) FTP
6 2 (3.03%) LDAP
6 2 (3.03%) TACACS
6 2 (3.03%) Wireless
7 1 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (1.52%) IPsec
7 1 (1.52%) LAN
7 1 (1.52%) NAS
7 1 (1.52%) tcpdump
7 1 (1.52%) VoIP
7 1 (1.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) DB2
1 1 (1.52%) MySQL
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.52%) Gradle
1 1 (1.52%) IntelliJ
General
1 29 (43.94%) Finance
2 15 (22.73%) Retail
3 9 (13.64%) Banking
4 6 (9.09%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.03%) Electronics
5 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.03%) Marketing
6 1 (1.52%) Legal
6 1 (1.52%) Local Government
6 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (34.85%) Analyst
1 23 (34.85%) Security Analyst
2 18 (27.27%) Architect
3 17 (25.76%) IT Analyst
3 17 (25.76%) IT Security Analyst
4 14 (21.21%) Security Architect
5 10 (15.15%) Consultant
5 10 (15.15%) Information Security Architect
6 9 (13.64%) Information Architect
7 8 (12.12%) Security Consultant
8 7 (10.61%) Information Analyst
8 7 (10.61%) Information Security Analyst
9 5 (7.58%) Security Manager
9 5 (7.58%) Splunk Consultant
10 4 (6.06%) Applications Consultant
10 4 (6.06%) Dashboard Consultant
10 4 (6.06%) Development Consultant
10 4 (6.06%) Security Technical Consultant
10 4 (6.06%) Senior Security Analyst
10 4 (6.06%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) Hibernate
1 1 (1.52%) J2EE
1 1 (1.52%) JAXB
1 1 (1.52%) SOAP
1 1 (1.52%) Spring
1 1 (1.52%) Spring Batch
1 1 (1.52%) Spring Integration
1 1 (1.52%) Web Services
1 1 (1.52%) XML
1 1 (1.52%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 18 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 11 (16.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (13.64%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.03%) iPad
4 2 (3.03%) PKI
5 1 (1.52%) CESG
5 1 (1.52%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.52%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.52%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.24%) Windows
2 15 (22.73%) Linux
3 5 (7.58%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.06%) Unix
5 3 (4.55%) Solaris
6 1 (1.52%) AIX
6 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.52%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.94%) Information Security
2 26 (39.39%) Security Architecture
3 23 (34.85%) SIEM
4 12 (18.18%) Compliance Management
4 12 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
5 11 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
6 10 (15.15%) Content Management
6 10 (15.15%) DDoS Mitigation
6 10 (15.15%) Security Operations
7 9 (13.64%) Project Management
7 9 (13.64%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (10.61%) Performance Management
8 7 (10.61%) Threat Management
9 6 (9.09%) ITIL
10 5 (7.58%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (7.58%) Identity Access Management
10 5 (7.58%) Portfolio Management
10 5 (7.58%) Risk and Compliance Management
10 5 (7.58%) Supplier Management
11 4 (6.06%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.03%) Java
2 1 (1.52%) Perl
2 1 (1.52%) Python
2 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (36.36%) CISSP
2 4 (6.06%) CISM
2 4 (6.06%) CLAS
3 2 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.03%) Degree
3 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) CCNA
4 1 (1.52%) CCNP
4 1 (1.52%) CCSP
4 1 (1.52%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (1.52%) IISP
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.52%) PCI QSA
4 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (42.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.03%) QA
3 1 (1.52%) COBIT
3 1 (1.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.52%) ISO22301
3 1 (1.52%) ISO27002
3 1 (1.52%) ISO27005
System Software
1 11 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.03%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.52%) Samba
3 1 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (16.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 10 (15.15%) QRadar
2 10 (15.15%) RSA Archer
3 4 (6.06%) Nagios
4 3 (4.55%) Puppet
5 1 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.52%) Nessus
5 1 (1.52%) Nmap
Vendors
1 16 (24.24%) Cisco
2 12 (18.18%) Cyber-Ark
2 12 (18.18%) Forcepoint
2 12 (18.18%) VMware
3 10 (15.15%) ArcSight
3 10 (15.15%) IBM
4 9 (13.64%) Qualys
5 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
6 6 (9.09%) Splunk
7 4 (6.06%) F5
8 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.03%) Meraki
9 2 (3.03%) Oracle
9 2 (3.03%) SAP
10 1 (1.52%) Dell
10 1 (1.52%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.52%) Juniper
10 1 (1.52%) NetApp
10 1 (1.52%) Siemens