The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the South West region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 124 96 103
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +7
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 16 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.52% 0.66% 0.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.78% 7.95% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 14
Average daily rate
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£448 £416 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -12.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £275 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £473 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 - £28.64
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
335 176 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.96% 8.26% 6.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 92 114
Average daily rate £428 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.26% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £496 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 13 21
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.62% -54.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £11.55 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.55 £21.75 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -7.89%
PCI DSS
England

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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 -7 11 £455 +7.69%
Bristol - - - -
Dorset - - - -
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 29 (65.91%) Finance
2 14 (31.82%) Firewall
3 13 (29.55%) Windows
4 12 (27.27%) Technical Analysis
5 11 (25.00%) SQL
5 11 (25.00%) Web Services
6 10 (22.73%) Linux
7 9 (20.45%) UNIX
8 8 (18.18%) McAfee
8 8 (18.18%) Juniper
8 8 (18.18%) Cisco
8 8 (18.18%) Banking
8 8 (18.18%) Qualys
9 7 (15.91%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (15.91%) Information Security
9 7 (15.91%) Active Directory
10 6 (13.64%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (11.36%) Data Protection
11 5 (11.36%) Data Security
11 5 (11.36%) CISSP
12 4 (9.09%) JDeveloper
12 4 (9.09%) SOA
12 4 (9.09%) Eclipse
12 4 (9.09%) UML
12 4 (9.09%) XML
12 4 (9.09%) XSLT
12 4 (9.09%) HTML
12 4 (9.09%) Java
12 4 (9.09%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 (9.09%) WebLogic
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle Service Bus
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.82%) Firewall
2 6 (13.64%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (9.09%) Network Security
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Eclipse
1 4 (9.09%) JDeveloper
2 1 (2.27%) Yeoman
General
1 29 (65.91%) Finance
2 8 (18.18%) Banking
3 4 (9.09%) Retail
3 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.55%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.55%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (50.00%) Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) Consultant
2 10 (22.73%) Technical Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) Business Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Architect
4 6 (13.64%) Support Consultant
4 6 (13.64%) Wintel Support
4 6 (13.64%) Wintel Consultant
5 5 (11.36%) Security Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (9.09%) Technical Leader
7 3 (6.82%) Security Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) Solutions Designer
8 2 (4.55%) Network Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) IT Security Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Security Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Designer
9 1 (2.27%) Technical Business Analyst
9 1 (2.27%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.00%) Web Services
2 4 (9.09%) XML
2 4 (9.09%) XSLT
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle ADF
2 4 (9.09%) jQuery
2 4 (9.09%) HTML
2 4 (9.09%) J2EE
2 4 (9.09%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Mainframe
1 3 (6.82%) AS400
1 3 (6.82%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Windows
2 10 (22.73%) Linux
3 9 (20.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Technical Analysis
2 7 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (15.91%) Information Security
3 5 (11.36%) Data Security
3 5 (11.36%) Data Protection
4 4 (9.09%) OWASP
4 4 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (9.09%) BPMN
4 4 (9.09%) UML
4 4 (9.09%) SOA
4 4 (9.09%) BPEL
4 4 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (6.82%) Business Analysis
5 3 (6.82%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (6.82%) Content Management
5 3 (6.82%) Security Management
6 2 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (2.27%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.27%) Validation
7 1 (2.27%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (9.09%) Java
2 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) CISSP
2 2 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.27%) CCNP
3 1 (2.27%) CCNA
3 1 (2.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.27%) GPG13
System Software
1 7 (15.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.27%) Snort
3 1 (2.27%) Squid
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Cisco
1 8 (18.18%) Juniper
1 8 (18.18%) McAfee
1 8 (18.18%) Qualys
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle
3 3 (6.82%) VMware
3 3 (6.82%) IBM
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.27%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.27%) Sourcefire
5 1 (2.27%) Websense