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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 127 97 113
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +16
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 15 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.47% 0.54% 0.58%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.19% 7.45% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 10
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£440 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -10.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 - £28.64
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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
358 161 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.28% 7.21% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 85 103
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 26
Average hourly rate £25.50 £17.23 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.04% -54.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £8.00 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.11 £27.40 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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 August 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 22 August 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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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 -8 10 £450 +2.85% 2
Gloucestershire - - - - 3
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England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 34 (73.91%) Finance
2 17 (36.96%) Windows
3 16 (34.78%) Firewall
4 12 (26.09%) Linux
4 12 (26.09%) Web Services
4 12 (26.09%) Technical Analysis
5 11 (23.91%) SQL
6 9 (19.57%) Cisco
6 9 (19.57%) UNIX
6 9 (19.57%) Juniper
7 8 (17.39%) McAfee
7 8 (17.39%) Banking
7 8 (17.39%) Qualys
8 7 (15.22%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (15.22%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (15.22%) CISSP
8 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
8 7 (15.22%) Information Security
8 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (10.87%) Network Security
9 5 (10.87%) Data Protection
9 5 (10.87%) Data Security
9 5 (10.87%) VMware
10 4 (8.70%) JDeveloper
10 4 (8.70%) SOA
10 4 (8.70%) Eclipse
10 4 (8.70%) UML
10 4 (8.70%) J2EE
10 4 (8.70%) Oracle
10 4 (8.70%) WebLogic

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (8.70%) WebLogic
1 4 (8.70%) Oracle Service Bus
1 4 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.17%) Lync
2 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 16 (34.78%) Firewall
2 7 (15.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (10.87%) Network Security
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (8.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) JDeveloper
1 4 (8.70%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.17%) Yeoman
General
1 34 (73.91%) Finance
2 8 (17.39%) Banking
3 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.52%) Retail
4 3 (6.52%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) Analyst
2 12 (26.09%) Consultant
3 10 (21.74%) Technical Analyst
4 7 (15.22%) Architect
5 6 (13.04%) Support Consultant
5 6 (13.04%) Wintel Support
5 6 (13.04%) Wintel Consultant
6 5 (10.87%) Security Consultant
6 5 (10.87%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) Security Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) Business Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (8.70%) Technical Leader
8 3 (6.52%) IT Consultant
8 3 (6.52%) IT Security Consultant
9 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (4.35%) Senior Security Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Network Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Solutions Designer
9 2 (4.35%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.09%) Web Services
2 4 (8.70%) J2EE
2 4 (8.70%) CSS
2 4 (8.70%) XML
2 4 (8.70%) XSLT
2 4 (8.70%) HTML
2 4 (8.70%) Oracle ADF
2 4 (8.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) IBM Mainframe
1 3 (6.52%) Mainframe
1 3 (6.52%) AS400
2 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (36.96%) Windows
2 12 (26.09%) Linux
3 9 (19.57%) UNIX
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) Technical Analysis
2 7 (15.22%) Information Security
2 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (10.87%) Data Protection
3 5 (10.87%) Data Security
4 4 (8.70%) SOA
4 4 (8.70%) UML
4 4 (8.70%) BPMN
4 4 (8.70%) OWASP
4 4 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (8.70%) BPEL
4 4 (8.70%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (6.52%) Business Analysis
5 3 (6.52%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (6.52%) Content Management
5 3 (6.52%) Security Management
6 2 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (2.17%) Database Security
7 1 (2.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.17%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) SQL
2 4 (8.70%) Java
2 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) CISSP
2 2 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (2.17%) CCNP
3 1 (2.17%) CCNA
3 1 (2.17%) ISEB
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.17%) GPG13
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.17%) Squid
3 1 (2.17%) Snort
3 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Cisco
1 9 (19.57%) Juniper
2 8 (17.39%) McAfee
2 8 (17.39%) Qualys
3 5 (10.87%) VMware
4 4 (8.70%) Oracle
5 3 (6.52%) IBM
5 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.17%) Sourcefire
6 1 (2.17%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.17%) Websense
6 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
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