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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
England / South West
Rank 106 124 110
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -14
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 26 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.01% 0.88% 0.91%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.42% 6.65% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 19
Median daily rate £506 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £375 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.56 -

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
276 391 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.69% 13.29% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 269 224
Median daily rate £400 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 16
Median hourly rate £45.50 £42.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £25.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £41.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-46.10% +77.65%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +12 21 £513 -6.81% 2
Bristol +2 2 - - 6
Somerset +10 1 £425 +3.65%
Cornwall - 1 - -
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 (56.86%) Information Security
2 22 (43.14%) Finance
3 17 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (29.41%) Security Architecture
4 15 (29.41%) Cyber Defence
5 13 (25.49%) Cybersecurity
5 13 (25.49%) Retail
6 12 (23.53%) Banking
6 12 (23.53%) Data Security
6 12 (23.53%) CISSP
6 12 (23.53%) Network Security
7 11 (21.57%) Splunk
8 10 (19.61%) VMware
9 9 (17.65%) Intel Security
9 9 (17.65%) Firewall
9 9 (17.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 9 (17.65%) Reference Data
9 9 (17.65%) SC Cleared
9 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
9 9 (17.65%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (15.69%) Linux
11 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
11 7 (13.73%) Unix
11 7 (13.73%) CISM
11 7 (13.73%) ISEB
11 7 (13.73%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 6 (11.76%) Test Planning
12 6 (11.76%) AppFabric
12 6 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (11.76%) Data Protection

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 6 (11.76%) IIS
2 2 (3.92%) ATG Dynamo
2 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.96%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 12 (23.53%) Network Security
2 9 (17.65%) Firewall
3 5 (9.80%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (7.84%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.92%) FTP
5 2 (3.92%) VPN
6 1 (1.96%) ATM
6 1 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (1.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.96%) Frame Relay
6 1 (1.96%) HTTP
6 1 (1.96%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.96%) IPsec
6 1 (1.96%) LDAP
6 1 (1.96%) NAS
6 1 (1.96%) tcpdump
6 1 (1.96%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) DB2
2 1 (1.96%) MySQL
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Subversion
2 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.92%) Selenium
3 1 (1.96%) WebDriver
General
1 22 (43.14%) Finance
2 13 (25.49%) Retail
3 12 (23.53%) Banking
4 5 (9.80%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.96%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (45.10%) Architect
2 15 (29.41%) Security Architect
3 9 (17.65%) Information Architect
3 9 (17.65%) Information Security Architect
4 8 (15.69%) Consultant
4 8 (15.69%) Security Consultant
5 7 (13.73%) Analyst
6 6 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (9.80%) Applications Architect
7 5 (9.80%) Security Analyst
8 4 (7.84%) SOC Analyst
9 3 (5.88%) Information Security Manager
9 3 (5.88%) Security Manager
9 3 (5.88%) Security Tester
9 3 (5.88%) Tester
10 2 (3.92%) Data Architect
10 2 (3.92%) Linux Engineer
10 2 (3.92%) Programme Manager
10 2 (3.92%) Technical Architect
10 2 (3.92%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) .NET
1 6 (11.76%) AppFabric
1 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET
1 6 (11.76%) WCF
1 6 (11.76%) Web Services
2 2 (3.92%) J2EE
3 1 (1.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (29.41%) Cyber Defence
2 9 (17.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 9 (17.65%) Reference Data
3 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.84%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (5.88%) CESG
4 3 (5.88%) CESG CLAS
4 3 (5.88%) Cryptography
4 3 (5.88%) PKI
5 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.92%) RIA
5 2 (3.92%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.92%) W3C
6 1 (1.96%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Linux
2 7 (13.73%) Unix
3 5 (9.80%) Solaris
4 4 (7.84%) Windows
5 3 (5.88%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.96%) AIX
6 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.96%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (56.86%) Information Security
2 15 (29.41%) Security Architecture
3 13 (25.49%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (23.53%) Data Security
5 7 (13.73%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 6 (11.76%) Data Protection
6 6 (11.76%) Risk Management
6 6 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 6 (11.76%) Test Planning
7 5 (9.80%) Defect Management
7 5 (9.80%) PRINCE2
7 5 (9.80%) Security Monitoring
7 5 (9.80%) Security Operations
7 5 (9.80%) Threat Modelling
8 4 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (7.84%) Data Privacy
8 4 (7.84%) ETL
8 4 (7.84%) Identity Access Management
8 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) Java
1 3 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (1.96%) Perl
2 1 (1.96%) Python
2 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) CISSP
2 9 (17.65%) SC Cleared
2 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 7 (13.73%) CISM
3 7 (13.73%) ISEB
4 6 (11.76%) ISTQB
5 5 (9.80%) CLAS
6 3 (5.88%) CHECK Team Member
6 3 (5.88%) CREST Certified
6 3 (5.88%) Degree
7 2 (3.92%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (3.92%) RMADS
4 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.80%) Snort
3 1 (1.96%) Samba
3 1 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (9.80%) Nagios
4 3 (5.88%) Nessus
4 3 (5.88%) Nmap
4 3 (5.88%) Puppet
5 2 (3.92%) QRadar
6 1 (1.96%) Opsview
6 1 (1.96%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 11 (21.57%) Splunk
2 10 (19.61%) VMware
3 9 (17.65%) Intel Security
4 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 5 (9.80%) Sourcefire
6 4 (7.84%) F5
6 4 (7.84%) Qualys
7 3 (5.88%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.92%) ATG
9 1 (1.96%) ArcSight
9 1 (1.96%) Brocade
9 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.96%) Cisco
9 1 (1.96%) IBM
9 1 (1.96%) Juniper
9 1 (1.96%) NetApp
9 1 (1.96%) Oracle