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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 124 119 124
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 11 25 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.38% 0.81% 0.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.63% 8.50% 7.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 19
Average daily rate £385 £389 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -2.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £300 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £444 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £425 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.58% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -
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
303 294 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.34% 9.50% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 179 232
Average daily rate £400 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £251 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 13 32
Average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £22.60 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £42.50 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +52.63%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bristol -2 5 £400 +11.11% 3
Wiltshire -10 2 £575 +48.19% 1
Cornwall - 1 £215 -
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 23 (57.50%) Finance
2 18 (45.00%) CISSP
3 17 (42.50%) Information Security
3 17 (42.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (32.50%) Windows
5 11 (27.50%) Data Centre
6 10 (25.00%) SDLC
6 10 (25.00%) Security Architecture
6 10 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 9 (22.50%) Firewall
7 9 (22.50%) Linux
7 9 (22.50%) E-Commerce
7 9 (22.50%) SIEM
8 8 (20.00%) ITIL
9 7 (17.50%) Mainframe
10 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
10 6 (15.00%) Cisco
10 6 (15.00%) VMware
10 6 (15.00%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (12.50%) Security Operations
11 5 (12.50%) ISO27002
11 5 (12.50%) ArcSight
11 5 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
11 5 (12.50%) Content Management
11 5 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (12.50%) COBIT
11 5 (12.50%) Network Security
11 5 (12.50%) IBM
11 5 (12.50%) Unix
11 5 (12.50%) Forcepoint

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (7.50%) ATG Dynamo
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (7.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) Firewall
2 6 (15.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
3 5 (12.50%) Network Security
4 4 (10.00%) VPN
5 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.00%) DHCP
6 2 (5.00%) DNS
6 2 (5.00%) LAN
6 2 (5.00%) WAN
7 1 (2.50%) IPv4
7 1 (2.50%) IPv6
7 1 (2.50%) SAN
7 1 (2.50%) SSL
7 1 (2.50%) VLAN
7 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) FitNesse
1 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
1 3 (7.50%) Selenium
1 3 (7.50%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (57.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Banking
2 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.50%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.00%) Legal
5 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Analyst
2 10 (25.00%) Consultant
3 9 (22.50%) Security Consultant
4 8 (20.00%) Architect
4 8 (20.00%) Security Analyst
4 8 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (17.50%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (15.00%) IT Analyst
6 6 (15.00%) Security Architect
7 5 (12.50%) Security Solutions Architect
7 5 (12.50%) Senior Security Analyst
8 4 (10.00%) Information Security Architect
8 4 (10.00%) IT Security Analyst
9 3 (7.50%) Agile Test Analyst
9 3 (7.50%) Compliance Analyst
9 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce Analyst
9 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
9 3 (7.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 3 (7.50%) Senior E-Commerce Analyst
9 3 (7.50%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) REST
1 1 (2.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Data Centre
2 7 (17.50%) Mainframe
3 6 (15.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.50%) Cryptography
4 3 (7.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (7.50%) PKI
5 2 (5.00%) AS400
5 2 (5.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) Windows
2 9 (22.50%) Linux
3 5 (12.50%) Unix
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (7.50%) Solaris
5 3 (7.50%) zOS
6 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Information Security
2 10 (25.00%) SDLC
2 10 (25.00%) Security Architecture
2 10 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 9 (22.50%) E-Commerce
3 9 (22.50%) SIEM
4 8 (20.00%) ITIL
5 5 (12.50%) Content Management
5 5 (12.50%) Security Operations
5 5 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (10.00%) OWASP
6 4 (10.00%) Performance Management
6 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.00%) Supplier Management
6 4 (10.00%) Threat Management
7 3 (7.50%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (7.50%) Risk Management
7 3 (7.50%) Security Management
7 3 (7.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) Java
1 3 (7.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (45.00%) CISSP
2 3 (7.50%) ISEB
2 3 (7.50%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.00%) CISM
3 2 (5.00%) Degree
3 2 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.50%) CISA
4 1 (2.50%) CRISC
4 1 (2.50%) MCITP
4 1 (2.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (42.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (12.50%) COBIT
2 5 (12.50%) ISO27002
3 3 (7.50%) ISO22301
3 3 (7.50%) ISO27005
4 1 (2.50%) COSO
4 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.50%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Nessus
2 3 (7.50%) Nmap
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Cisco
1 6 (15.00%) VMware
2 5 (12.50%) ArcSight
2 5 (12.50%) Forcepoint
2 5 (12.50%) IBM
3 4 (10.00%) Qualys
4 3 (7.50%) ATG
4 3 (7.50%) Cyber-Ark
4 3 (7.50%) Guidewire
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle
4 3 (7.50%) Splunk
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.50%) Dell
6 1 (2.50%) Meraki
6 1 (2.50%) NETGEAR
6 1 (2.50%) Siemens
6 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.50%) SonicWALL
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