The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for PCI DSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 207 187 180
Rank change year-on-year -20 -7  
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 47 80 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.60% 0.86% 0.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.16% 7.46% 7.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 57 27
Median daily rate £500 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £300 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £491 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +133.33%  

PCI DSS is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 910 1073 1298
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 11.61% 11.57% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 623 656
Median daily rate £425 £386 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.24% +0.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 55 38
Median hourly rate £28.50 £32.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.97% -6.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.25% +37.93%  

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing PCI DSS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the South East

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PCI DSS in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in the South East

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS in the South East over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in the South East

PCI DSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PCI DSS in the South East

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire 0 13 £500 +42.45% 5
Berkshire +12 11 £463 +16.35% 3
Surrey +5 8 £425 -10.52% 7
Oxfordshire -1 8 £525 +121.05% 1
West Sussex +5 3 £455 -1.62% 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £525 - 2
Middlesex +2 1 £450 -12.19%
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 56 (42.11%) Firewall
2 53 (39.85%) Information Security
3 47 (35.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 42 (31.58%) CISSP
5 35 (26.32%) Data Centre
6 29 (21.80%) Finance
7 27 (20.30%) Intrusion Detection
8 25 (18.80%) Cisco
9 24 (18.05%) Windows
10 23 (17.29%) Linux
10 23 (17.29%) ITIL
10 23 (17.29%) Network Security
11 22 (16.54%) DNS
11 22 (16.54%) Management Information System
12 21 (15.79%) VMware
12 21 (15.79%) Project Management
13 20 (15.04%) Change Management
14 19 (14.29%) CISM
14 19 (14.29%) F5
14 19 (14.29%) DevOps
14 19 (14.29%) Security Operations
15 18 (13.53%) Degree
15 18 (13.53%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (13.53%) Active Directory
16 17 (12.78%) Red Hat
16 17 (12.78%) Apache
16 17 (12.78%) Incident Management
17 15 (11.28%) Internet
17 15 (11.28%) JBoss
17 15 (11.28%) Java

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (12.78%) Apache
2 15 (11.28%) JBoss
3 7 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 6 (4.51%) IIS
5 5 (3.76%) WebSphere
6 4 (3.01%) OpenStack
6 4 (3.01%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.26%) CMS
8 2 (1.50%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.75%) Confluence
9 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (8.27%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.76%) MS Office
3 4 (3.01%) MS Excel
4 3 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.26%) SaaS
3 5 (3.76%) IBM Cloud
3 5 (3.76%) SoftLayer
4 4 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (0.75%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.75%) G Suite
5 1 (0.75%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.75%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.75%) Office 365
5 1 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 56 (42.11%) Firewall
2 27 (20.30%) Intrusion Detection
3 23 (17.29%) Network Security
4 22 (16.54%) DNS
5 15 (11.28%) Internet
6 12 (9.02%) DHCP
6 12 (9.02%) LAN
6 12 (9.02%) WAN
7 11 (8.27%) TCP/IP
8 10 (7.52%) MPLS
9 7 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (5.26%) HTTP
9 7 (5.26%) SSL
10 6 (4.51%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (4.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (4.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (4.51%) HTTPS
11 5 (3.76%) Intranet
11 5 (3.76%) VPN
11 5 (3.76%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.26%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.26%) Redis
3 2 (1.50%) MySQL
3 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.50%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.76%) Vagrant
2 4 (3.01%) Maven
3 3 (2.26%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.26%) JIRA
4 2 (1.50%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.50%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.50%) Subversion
4 2 (1.50%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.75%) Ant
5 1 (0.75%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.75%) Gradle
5 1 (0.75%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.75%) JUnit
5 1 (0.75%) Mockito
General
1 29 (21.80%) Finance
2 8 (6.02%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.51%) Retail
4 5 (3.76%) Back Office
4 5 (3.76%) Legal
5 4 (3.01%) Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 27 (20.30%) Architect
2 19 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 17 (12.78%) Network Engineer
4 16 (12.03%) Developer
5 14 (10.53%) Analyst
5 14 (10.53%) Network Security Engineer
6 12 (9.02%) Security Analyst
7 11 (8.27%) Security Specialist
8 10 (7.52%) Security Architect
9 9 (6.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (5.26%) Consultant
10 7 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (4.51%) Java Developer
11 6 (4.51%) Linux Engineer
12 5 (3.76%) Administrator
12 5 (3.76%) Cisco Engineer
12 5 (3.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 5 (3.76%) Information Analyst
12 5 (3.76%) Information Security Analyst
12 5 (3.76%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.53%) Web Services
2 13 (9.77%) SOAP
3 11 (8.27%) REST
4 8 (6.02%) .NET
4 8 (6.02%) Middleware
5 6 (4.51%) XML
6 5 (3.76%) ActiveMQ
6 5 (3.76%) JMS
6 5 (3.76%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (3.01%) 802.1X
7 4 (3.01%) JAXB
7 4 (3.01%) Spring
8 3 (2.26%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.26%) CSS
8 3 (2.26%) Dropwizard
8 3 (2.26%) jQuery
8 3 (2.26%) JSON
8 3 (2.26%) RESTful
8 3 (2.26%) Sass
8 3 (2.26%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 35 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 22 (16.54%) Management Information System
3 10 (7.52%) Computer Science
3 10 (7.52%) Driving Licence
3 10 (7.52%) PKI
4 9 (6.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (6.02%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.51%) Cyber Defence
7 5 (3.76%) FlexPod
7 5 (3.76%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (3.76%) Mobile App
7 5 (3.76%) Reference Data
7 5 (3.76%) Replication
8 4 (3.01%) CESG
8 4 (3.01%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 3 (2.26%) Cyber Attack
9 3 (2.26%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (2.26%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (1.50%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.05%) Windows
2 23 (17.29%) Linux
3 10 (7.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (6.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (5.26%) Unix
5 7 (5.26%) Windows Server
6 6 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.76%) Android
7 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.01%) CentOS
9 1 (0.75%) Solaris
9 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (39.85%) Information Security
2 23 (17.29%) ITIL
3 21 (15.79%) Project Management
4 20 (15.04%) Change Management
5 19 (14.29%) DevOps
5 19 (14.29%) Security Operations
6 18 (13.53%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (12.78%) Incident Management
8 15 (11.28%) Cybersecurity
8 15 (11.28%) Security Patching
9 14 (10.53%) Cryptography
9 14 (10.53%) SIEM
10 13 (9.77%) Information Assurance
10 13 (9.77%) Network Architecture
11 12 (9.02%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (8.27%) Database Security
12 11 (8.27%) Penetration Testing
13 10 (7.52%) Ethical Hacking
13 10 (7.52%) ISMS
13 10 (7.52%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.28%) Java
2 9 (6.77%) Perl
2 9 (6.77%) Python
2 9 (6.77%) SQL
3 8 (6.02%) C#
4 5 (3.76%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.76%) Ruby
5 3 (2.26%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.75%) C
6 1 (0.75%) C++
6 1 (0.75%) PHP
6 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 42 (31.58%) CISSP
2 19 (14.29%) CISM
3 18 (13.53%) Degree
4 13 (9.77%) CISA
4 13 (9.77%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (9.77%) GIAC
4 13 (9.77%) Security Cleared
5 11 (8.27%) SC Cleared
6 9 (6.77%) SANS
7 8 (6.02%) CCSP
7 8 (6.02%) GCIH
8 6 (4.51%) CCNP
8 6 (4.51%) CLAS
8 6 (4.51%) PCI QSA
9 5 (3.76%) CCIE
9 5 (3.76%) CCNA
10 4 (3.01%) CEH
10 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (3.01%) VCDX
11 3 (2.26%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (35.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (10.53%) PA-DSS
3 10 (7.52%) SLA
4 9 (6.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (3.76%) QA
7 3 (2.26%) COBIT
7 3 (2.26%) PMO
8 2 (1.50%) FedRAMP
8 2 (1.50%) GDPR
8 2 (1.50%) HIPAA
8 2 (1.50%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.75%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.75%) RMADS
System Software
1 18 (13.53%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.76%) vCloud
3 5 (3.76%) vSphere
4 4 (3.01%) Docker
4 4 (3.01%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.75%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.75%) Snort
6 1 (0.75%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (10.53%) Puppet
2 9 (6.77%) Nagios
3 6 (4.51%) Ansible
3 6 (4.51%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.76%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (3.76%) vRealize
5 4 (3.01%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (3.01%) WSUS
6 2 (1.50%) Opsview
6 2 (1.50%) QRadar
7 1 (0.75%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.75%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.75%) SCCM
7 1 (0.75%) SELinux
Vendors
1 25 (18.80%) Cisco
2 21 (15.79%) VMware
3 19 (14.29%) F5
4 17 (12.78%) Red Hat
5 15 (11.28%) Splunk
6 10 (7.52%) CheckPoint
7 9 (6.77%) Juniper
7 9 (6.77%) Microsoft
7 9 (6.77%) Tripwire
8 8 (6.02%) NetApp
9 7 (5.26%) Gemalto
9 7 (5.26%) HP
9 7 (5.26%) Kaspersky
9 7 (5.26%) Palo Alto
10 6 (4.51%) Blue Coat
10 6 (4.51%) FireEye
10 6 (4.51%) Intel Security
10 6 (4.51%) TippingPoint
11 5 (3.76%) Citrix
11 5 (3.76%) Nimsoft
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