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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 112 131 125
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -6
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 29 21 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.07% 0.66% 0.90%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.63% 5.10% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 23
Median daily rate £525 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £380 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £430 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.46% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £11.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -73.88%
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
301 412 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.11% 12.92% 11.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 301 287
Median daily rate £400 £390 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £539 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 14
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -4.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £32.60 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £60.40 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 +16 28 £525 -
Somerset +23 1 £425 +6.25%
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 31 (45.59%) Finance
2 29 (42.65%) Information Security
3 23 (33.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (27.94%) Security Architecture
5 15 (22.06%) Banking
5 15 (22.06%) Retail
6 13 (19.12%) Cybersecurity
7 12 (17.65%) Splunk
7 12 (17.65%) VMware
7 12 (17.65%) CISSP
8 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
8 11 (16.18%) Data Security
8 11 (16.18%) SIEM
8 11 (16.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 11 (16.18%) Security Operations
9 10 (14.71%) Firewall
10 9 (13.24%) Intel Security
10 9 (13.24%) Reference Data
10 9 (13.24%) SC Cleared
10 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
10 9 (13.24%) McAfee ePO
10 9 (13.24%) Network Security
10 9 (13.24%) Data Loss Prevention
11 8 (11.76%) RSA Archer
11 8 (11.76%) QRadar
11 8 (11.76%) Qualys
11 8 (11.76%) IBM
12 7 (10.29%) Project Management
12 7 (10.29%) Windows
12 7 (10.29%) Linux

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 5 (7.35%) IIS
2 2 (2.94%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.47%) ATG Dynamo
3 1 (1.47%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.71%) Firewall
2 9 (13.24%) Network Security
3 6 (8.82%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (4.41%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (2.94%) FTP
5 2 (2.94%) LDAP
5 2 (2.94%) TACACS
5 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.94%) VPN
6 1 (1.47%) DHCP
6 1 (1.47%) DNS
6 1 (1.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (1.47%) HTTP
6 1 (1.47%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.47%) Internet
6 1 (1.47%) IPsec
6 1 (1.47%) NAS
6 1 (1.47%) tcpdump
6 1 (1.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) DB2
2 1 (1.47%) MySQL
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.47%) Gradle
2 1 (1.47%) IntelliJ
2 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.47%) Selenium
2 1 (1.47%) Subversion
General
1 31 (45.59%) Finance
2 15 (22.06%) Banking
2 15 (22.06%) Retail
3 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.47%) Electronics
4 1 (1.47%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Local Government
4 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (39.71%) Architect
2 18 (26.47%) Security Architect
3 16 (23.53%) Analyst
4 15 (22.06%) Security Analyst
5 10 (14.71%) Information Security Architect
5 10 (14.71%) IT Analyst
5 10 (14.71%) IT Security Analyst
6 9 (13.24%) Information Architect
7 8 (11.76%) Consultant
7 8 (11.76%) Security Consultant
8 7 (10.29%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (7.35%) Applications Architect
9 5 (7.35%) Security Solutions Architect
10 4 (5.88%) Security Manager
10 4 (5.88%) SOC Analyst
11 3 (4.41%) Applications Consultant
11 3 (4.41%) Information Security Manager
11 3 (4.41%) Security Technical Consultant
11 3 (4.41%) Technical Consultant
11 3 (4.41%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) .NET
1 5 (7.35%) AppFabric
1 5 (7.35%) ASP.NET
1 5 (7.35%) WCF
1 5 (7.35%) Web Services
2 1 (1.47%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.47%) J2EE
2 1 (1.47%) JAXB
2 1 (1.47%) SOAP
2 1 (1.47%) Spring
2 1 (1.47%) Spring Batch
2 1 (1.47%) Spring Integration
2 1 (1.47%) XML
2 1 (1.47%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 9 (13.24%) Reference Data
3 6 (8.82%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.82%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (2.94%) iPad
5 2 (2.94%) RIA
5 2 (2.94%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.47%) CESG
6 1 (1.47%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.47%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.47%) PKI
6 1 (1.47%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.29%) Linux
1 7 (10.29%) Windows
2 5 (7.35%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.88%) Unix
4 3 (4.41%) Solaris
5 1 (1.47%) AIX
5 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.47%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.65%) Information Security
2 19 (27.94%) Security Architecture
3 13 (19.12%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (16.18%) Data Security
4 11 (16.18%) Security Operations
4 11 (16.18%) SIEM
5 9 (13.24%) Data Loss Prevention
6 7 (10.29%) Project Management
7 5 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (7.35%) Compliance Management
7 5 (7.35%) Data Protection
7 5 (7.35%) Software Testing
7 5 (7.35%) Test Planning
7 5 (7.35%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (7.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 4 (5.88%) Defect Management
8 4 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
8 4 (5.88%) Presales
8 4 (5.88%) Threat Modelling
8 4 (5.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.41%) Java
2 2 (2.94%) SQL
3 1 (1.47%) Perl
3 1 (1.47%) Python
3 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (17.65%) CISSP
2 9 (13.24%) SC Cleared
2 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.35%) ISEB
3 5 (7.35%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.88%) CISM
5 3 (4.41%) CLAS
6 2 (2.94%) CHECK Team Member
6 2 (2.94%) CREST Certified
7 1 (1.47%) CCSP
7 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.47%) Degree
7 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (33.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.47%) COBIT
2 1 (1.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.88%) Snort
3 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.47%) Samba
4 1 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (13.24%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (11.76%) QRadar
2 8 (11.76%) RSA Archer
3 5 (7.35%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (5.88%) Nagios
5 3 (4.41%) Puppet
6 2 (2.94%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.47%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.47%) Nessus
7 1 (1.47%) Nmap
Vendors
1 12 (17.65%) Splunk
1 12 (17.65%) VMware
2 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
3 9 (13.24%) Intel Security
4 8 (11.76%) IBM
4 8 (11.76%) Qualys
5 4 (5.88%) Cisco
5 4 (5.88%) Cyber-Ark
5 4 (5.88%) F5
5 4 (5.88%) Sourcefire
6 3 (4.41%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.94%) ArcSight
7 2 (2.94%) Forcepoint
7 2 (2.94%) Oracle
8 1 (1.47%) ATG
8 1 (1.47%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.47%) Infoblox
8 1 (1.47%) NetApp
8 1 (1.47%) SAP