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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 106 116 113
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 24 27 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.78% 0.85% 0.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.72% 8.63% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 8
Average daily rate
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£389 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £361 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £510 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £395 £438
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -9.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
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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
247 313 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.99% 9.82% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 195 125
Average daily rate £425 £400 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £366 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.45% +8.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 7
Average hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.68 £13.50 £25.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.25 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +2 11 £388 -3.00% 1
Bristol +4 6 £360 -4.00% 3
Gloucestershire -10 2 - - 1
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PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 18 (39.13%) CISSP
1 18 (39.13%) Finance
2 16 (34.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (30.43%) Firewall
3 14 (30.43%) Information Security
4 13 (28.26%) Data Protection
5 11 (23.91%) Security Architecture
5 11 (23.91%) CISM
6 10 (21.74%) Banking
7 9 (19.57%) Network Security
7 9 (19.57%) Security Management
7 9 (19.57%) Telecoms
7 9 (19.57%) ISEB
7 9 (19.57%) ITIL
7 9 (19.57%) Mentoring
8 8 (17.39%) LAN
8 8 (17.39%) WAN
9 7 (15.22%) DV Cleared
9 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
9 7 (15.22%) VPN
9 7 (15.22%) Linux
9 7 (15.22%) Management Information System
9 7 (15.22%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (13.04%) Coaching
10 6 (13.04%) ISTQB
11 5 (10.87%) TOGAF
11 5 (10.87%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (10.87%) Performance Management
11 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 3 (6.52%) ATG Dynamo
2 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.17%) Lync
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 14 (30.43%) Firewall
2 9 (19.57%) Network Security
3 8 (17.39%) LAN
3 8 (17.39%) WAN
4 7 (15.22%) VPN
5 5 (10.87%) Internet
6 3 (6.52%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.17%) NX-OS
7 1 (2.17%) OSPF
7 1 (2.17%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Selenium
1 3 (6.52%) WebDriver
2 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.35%) FitNesse
General
1 18 (39.13%) Finance
2 10 (21.74%) Banking
3 9 (19.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.35%) Law
5 1 (2.17%) Legal
5 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Architect
2 12 (26.09%) Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) Security Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Security Architect
5 5 (10.87%) Test Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Deployment Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Technical Test Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Tester
7 3 (6.52%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Security Consultant
8 2 (4.35%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Security Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Lead Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Consultant
8 2 (4.35%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.52%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (6.52%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.35%) AS400
3 2 (4.35%) PKI
3 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Linux
2 3 (6.52%) Windows
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) Information Security
2 13 (28.26%) Data Protection
3 11 (23.91%) Security Architecture
4 9 (19.57%) ITIL
4 9 (19.57%) Security Management
4 9 (19.57%) Mentoring
5 7 (15.22%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (13.04%) Coaching
6 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (10.87%) Performance Management
7 5 (10.87%) TOGAF
7 5 (10.87%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
7 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (10.87%) Business Transformation
7 5 (10.87%) Cyber Security
7 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (8.70%) Performance Improvement
8 4 (8.70%) Test Strategy
8 4 (8.70%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (39.13%) CISSP
2 11 (23.91%) CISM
3 9 (19.57%) ISEB
4 7 (15.22%) DV Cleared
4 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
5 6 (13.04%) ISTQB
6 4 (8.70%) CEH
7 3 (6.52%) Degree
8 1 (2.17%) CHFI
8 1 (2.17%) ISSMP
8 1 (2.17%) MCP
8 1 (2.17%) MCSA
8 1 (2.17%) CCNP
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.17%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (34.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.17%) XenApp
2 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.17%) vSphere
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) McAfee
1 4 (8.70%) VMware
1 4 (8.70%) Splunk
1 4 (8.70%) ArcSight
2 3 (6.52%) ATG
2 3 (6.52%) Cisco
2 3 (6.52%) IBM
2 3 (6.52%) Citrix
3 2 (4.35%) Juniper
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft