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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 112 113 106
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 21 30 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.70% 1.00% 0.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.05% 10.31% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 8
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£390 £400 £424
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £361 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £510 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
261 291 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.75% 9.71% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 182 112
Average daily rate £398 £398 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £548 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 11
Average hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.58 £14.70 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.10 £157.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

PCI DSS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Wiltshire -13 7 £389 -2.75% 1
Bristol +3 6 £360 +20.00% 1
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 2
Somerset +17 1 £525 - 1
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PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 16 (38.10%) CISSP
1 16 (38.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (35.71%) Information Security
2 15 (35.71%) Firewall
3 14 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 12 (28.57%) Finance
4 12 (28.57%) CISM
5 11 (26.19%) Security Architecture
6 9 (21.43%) Security Management
6 9 (21.43%) ISEB
6 9 (21.43%) ITIL
6 9 (21.43%) Mentoring
7 8 (19.05%) LAN
7 8 (19.05%) WAN
7 8 (19.05%) ISTQB
8 7 (16.67%) Network Security
8 7 (16.67%) DV Cleared
8 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 7 (16.67%) VPN
8 7 (16.67%) Linux
8 7 (16.67%) Management Information System
8 7 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (14.29%) Banking
10 5 (11.90%) TOGAF
10 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
10 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2
10 5 (11.90%) SQL
10 5 (11.90%) Cyber Security
10 5 (11.90%) Coaching
11 4 (9.52%) Test Planning

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 4 (9.52%) ATG Dynamo
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) Lync
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 15 (35.71%) Firewall
2 8 (19.05%) LAN
2 8 (19.05%) WAN
3 7 (16.67%) Network Security
3 7 (16.67%) VPN
4 3 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (4.76%) Internet
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.38%) OSPF
6 1 (2.38%) EIGRP
6 1 (2.38%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Selenium
1 4 (9.52%) WebDriver
2 3 (7.14%) FitNesse
2 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Banking
3 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.76%) Law
4 2 (4.76%) Legal
4 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Architect
1 12 (28.57%) Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Security Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Technical Test Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Deployment Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Security Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Security Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Head of IT Security
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Head of IT
6 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (7.14%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (4.76%) AS400
3 2 (4.76%) PKI
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (7.14%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Information Security
2 14 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 11 (26.19%) Security Architecture
4 9 (21.43%) Security Management
4 9 (21.43%) ITIL
4 9 (21.43%) Mentoring
5 7 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (11.90%) TOGAF
6 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2
6 5 (11.90%) Cyber Security
6 5 (11.90%) Coaching
7 4 (9.52%) Test Planning
7 4 (9.52%) User Stories
7 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
7 4 (9.52%) Project Management
7 4 (9.52%) Scrum
7 4 (9.52%) Service Management
7 4 (9.52%) Automated Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (9.52%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (38.10%) CISSP
2 12 (28.57%) CISM
3 9 (21.43%) ISEB
4 8 (19.05%) ISTQB
5 7 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.76%) Degree
6 2 (4.76%) ISSMP
7 1 (2.38%) CEH
7 1 (2.38%) CHFI
7 1 (2.38%) CISA
7 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.38%) MCSA
7 1 (2.38%) CCNP
7 1 (2.38%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (38.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.38%) vSphere
2 1 (2.38%) XenApp
2 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.38%) Snort
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Server
2 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) TrustSec
1 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) McAfee
1 4 (9.52%) ATG
1 4 (9.52%) VMware
1 4 (9.52%) Splunk
1 4 (9.52%) ArcSight
2 3 (7.14%) Citrix
2 3 (7.14%) Cisco
2 3 (7.14%) IBM
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) Juniper
4 1 (2.38%) Sourcefire