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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 137 126 96
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -30
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 13 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.39% 0.44% 0.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.56% 4.00% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 11
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£395 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.19% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £370 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £530 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £61.00 -
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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
285 350 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.52% 11.07% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 233 76
Average daily rate £419 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 14
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.50 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +48.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £43.00 £27.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 August 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 August 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 -1 10 £435 -2.24% 3
Dorset - 2 £345 -
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England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 14 (41.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (35.29%) Finance
3 11 (32.35%) Information Security
4 10 (29.41%) CISSP
5 9 (26.47%) ISEB
5 9 (26.47%) ISTQB
5 9 (26.47%) Vulnerability Management
6 8 (23.53%) Security Architecture
6 8 (23.53%) Data Protection
6 8 (23.53%) CISM
6 8 (23.53%) Firewall
7 7 (20.59%) PRINCE2
8 6 (17.65%) Performance Management
8 6 (17.65%) Splunk
8 6 (17.65%) Portfolio Management
8 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (17.65%) Data Centre
9 5 (14.71%) Test Planning
9 5 (14.71%) Banking
9 5 (14.71%) Software Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Security Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Linux
9 5 (14.71%) Project Management
10 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
10 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
10 4 (11.76%) Java
10 4 (11.76%) SQL
10 4 (11.76%) ITIL
10 4 (11.76%) Security Management
10 4 (11.76%) ATG

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (11.76%) ATG Dynamo
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.94%) Lync
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.94%) IIS
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) Firewall
2 4 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (5.88%) ATM
3 2 (5.88%) LAN
3 2 (5.88%) WAN
3 2 (5.88%) VPN
4 1 (2.94%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Selenium
1 4 (11.76%) FitNesse
1 4 (11.76%) WebDriver
1 4 (11.76%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (35.29%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Law
3 2 (5.88%) Legal
4 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Test Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Consultant
2 6 (17.65%) Security Consultant
2 6 (17.65%) Security Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Project Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Security Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Agile Test Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Splunk Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Test Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Security Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Head of IT
6 2 (5.88%) Applications Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Deployment Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Splunk Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) .NET
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
1 2 (5.88%) AppFabric
2 1 (2.94%) WCF
2 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.82%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (8.82%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) AS400
3 2 (5.88%) PKI
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Information Security
2 9 (26.47%) Vulnerability Management
3 8 (23.53%) Security Architecture
3 8 (23.53%) Data Protection
4 7 (20.59%) PRINCE2
5 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (17.65%) Performance Management
5 6 (17.65%) Portfolio Management
6 5 (14.71%) Software Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Security Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Project Management
6 5 (14.71%) Test Planning
7 4 (11.76%) BDD
7 4 (11.76%) User Stories
7 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
7 4 (11.76%) Security Management
7 4 (11.76%) Automated Testing
7 4 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (11.76%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) Java
1 4 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) CISSP
2 9 (26.47%) ISTQB
2 9 (26.47%) ISEB
3 8 (23.53%) CISM
4 2 (5.88%) ISSMP
4 2 (5.88%) PMP
4 2 (5.88%) PMI Certification
4 2 (5.88%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) CHFI
5 1 (2.94%) CISA
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.94%) MCP
5 1 (2.94%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (41.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) Snort
2 2 (5.88%) XenApp
3 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.94%) vSphere
3 1 (2.94%) VMware Server
3 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Splunk
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) ATG
2 4 (11.76%) VMware
3 3 (8.82%) Citrix
3 3 (8.82%) IBM
4 2 (5.88%) ArcSight
4 2 (5.88%) McAfee
4 2 (5.88%) Sourcefire