The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 24 June 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 West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 107 122
Rank change year-on-year -15 +15  
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 14 34 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.52% 1.14% 0.71%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.13% 10.03% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 23 7
Median daily rate £531 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.66% -3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £350 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £398 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +13.09% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £24.23 -

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 West with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 339 339 385
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 12.66% 11.38% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 212 267
Median daily rate £375 £380 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% -2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £598 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 12
Median hourly rate £34.75 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.12% -5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £33.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in the South West

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS in the South West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Wiltshire +4 10 £550 +57.14% 1
Bristol -12 4 £481 +28.33% 1
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 West region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 9 (40.91%) CISSP
2 8 (36.36%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Linux
3 7 (31.82%) Firewall
3 7 (31.82%) Finance
3 7 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (31.82%) RIA
4 6 (27.27%) Windows Server
4 6 (27.27%) Information Security
5 5 (22.73%) Oracle
5 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
6 4 (18.18%) SOA
6 4 (18.18%) Middleware
6 4 (18.18%) Cisco
6 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (18.18%) Business Continuity
6 4 (18.18%) GDPR
6 4 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (13.64%) Splunk
7 3 (13.64%) Portfolio Management
7 3 (13.64%) Infoblox
7 3 (13.64%) Security Architecture
7 3 (13.64%) Verint
7 3 (13.64%) FortiGate
7 3 (13.64%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (13.64%) Degree
7 3 (13.64%) Performance Management

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 4 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.55%) Confluence
2 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) Firewall
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (9.09%) Network Security
3 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.55%) DHCP
4 1 (4.55%) LAN
4 1 (4.55%) VPN
4 1 (4.55%) WAN
4 1 (4.55%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Architect
1 6 (27.27%) Security Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Consultant
2 5 (22.73%) Security Consultant
2 5 (22.73%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Technical Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Splunk Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Business Solution Architect
6 1 (4.55%) IT Architect
6 1 (4.55%) IT Security Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Network Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Network Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Programme Manager
6 1 (4.55%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Middleware
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) RIA
2 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.64%) Virtual Team
3 2 (9.09%) CESG
3 2 (9.09%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (9.09%) PKI
4 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Linux
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.09%) Solaris
3 2 (9.09%) Unix
4 1 (4.55%) Android
4 1 (4.55%) CentOS
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Information Security
2 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (18.18%) Business Continuity
2 4 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (18.18%) SOA
2 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (13.64%) Compliance Management
3 3 (13.64%) Data Privacy
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Management
3 3 (13.64%) Portfolio Management
3 3 (13.64%) Programme Delivery
3 3 (13.64%) Risk and Compliance Management
3 3 (13.64%) Security Architecture
3 3 (13.64%) Security Monitoring
3 3 (13.64%) Threat Intelligence
4 2 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (9.09%) SDLC
4 2 (9.09%) Threat Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Perl
1 1 (4.55%) Python
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) CISSP
2 3 (13.64%) CISA
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (9.09%) CISM
3 2 (9.09%) CLAS
4 1 (4.55%) CISMP
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB
4 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (18.18%) GDPR
3 2 (9.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (9.09%) RMADS
4 1 (4.55%) COBIT
4 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Docker
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) FortiGate
1 3 (13.64%) Nessus
2 2 (9.09%) Nmap
3 1 (4.55%) Nexpose
3 1 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco
3 3 (13.64%) Infoblox
3 3 (13.64%) Splunk
3 3 (13.64%) Verint
4 2 (9.09%) Qualys
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.55%) Rapid7
5 1 (4.55%) VMware