Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 142 186
Rank change year-on-year -18 +44 -25
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 36 65 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.64% 1.15% 0.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.85% 8.51% 4.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 52 21
South West median daily rate £475 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £410 £358 £358
90th Percentile £663 £598 £576
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £30.00 - -
England median hourly rate £30.00 £27.62 £39.51
% change year-on-year +8.62% -30.08% -12.21%

PCI DSS is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 743 764 853
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.25% 13.47% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 555 611
South West median daily rate £410 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.46% +4.67% -5.90%
10th Percentile £258 £210 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 41 33
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £38.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -5.00% +31.15%
10th Percentile £13.20 £11.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £58.75 £45.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £21.64
% change year-on-year -12.42% +5.52% +10.97%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +3 20 £500 +33.33% 2
Wiltshire -34 8 £550 +4.76% 1
Cornwall - 6 £410 - 1
Devon - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 2
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 19 (52.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (44.44%) CISSP
3 13 (36.11%) Information Security
4 11 (30.56%) GDPR
5 10 (27.78%) Windows
6 9 (25.00%) Linux
6 9 (25.00%) Finance
7 7 (19.44%) Firewall
7 7 (19.44%) Oracle
7 7 (19.44%) Cisco
7 7 (19.44%) Security Architecture
7 7 (19.44%) TOGAF
7 7 (19.44%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (19.44%) SABSA
8 6 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
8 6 (16.67%) FortiGate
8 6 (16.67%) CESG
8 6 (16.67%) Infoblox
8 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 6 (16.67%) CISA
8 6 (16.67%) Risk Management
9 5 (13.89%) Unix
9 5 (13.89%) Fortinet
9 5 (13.89%) COBIT
9 5 (13.89%) ISSAP
9 5 (13.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (11.11%) Retail
10 4 (11.11%) ITIL

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 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) Firewall
2 6 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (8.33%) DHCP
3 3 (8.33%) LAN
3 3 (8.33%) Network Security
3 3 (8.33%) VPN
3 3 (8.33%) WAN
4 2 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (5.56%) Kerberos
4 2 (5.56%) LDAP
5 1 (2.78%) ATM
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (2.78%) Frame Relay
5 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Retail
3 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.56%) Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Legal
5 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Security Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Architect
3 5 (13.89%) Designer
3 5 (13.89%) Security Designer
4 4 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Head of Cybersecurity
5 3 (8.33%) Head of Security
5 3 (8.33%) IT Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Security Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Coordinator
6 2 (5.56%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Security Assurance Coordinator
6 2 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Systems Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) Middleware
2 2 (5.56%) SAML
2 2 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) CESG
2 3 (8.33%) Cyber Attack
2 3 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (8.33%) PKI
3 2 (5.56%) Algorithms
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) EPoS
3 2 (5.56%) N-Tier
3 2 (5.56%) RIA
4 1 (2.78%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Windows
2 9 (25.00%) Linux
3 5 (13.89%) Unix
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.78%) CentOS
5 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Information Security
2 7 (19.44%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (19.44%) SABSA
2 7 (19.44%) Security Architecture
2 7 (19.44%) TOGAF
3 6 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 4 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (11.11%) ITIL
4 4 (11.11%) Service Management
4 4 (11.11%) SOA
5 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.33%) Data Protection
5 3 (8.33%) Project Management
5 3 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (8.33%) SDLC
5 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.56%) Database Security
6 2 (5.56%) DevOps
6 2 (5.56%) Process Improvement
6 2 (5.56%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (44.44%) CISSP
2 6 (16.67%) CISA
3 5 (13.89%) ISSAP
4 4 (11.11%) CISM
5 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.56%) OSCP
6 2 (5.56%) SANS
7 1 (2.78%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (2.78%) CLAS
7 1 (2.78%) Degree
7 1 (2.78%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (52.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (30.56%) GDPR
3 5 (13.89%) COBIT
3 5 (13.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (8.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (2.78%) PSD2
5 1 (2.78%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (8.33%) vSphere
2 2 (5.56%) IAG
3 1 (2.78%) Docker
3 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) FortiGate
2 3 (8.33%) Puppet
3 2 (5.56%) Nessus
3 2 (5.56%) WSUS
4 1 (2.78%) Nagios
4 1 (2.78%) Nexpose
4 1 (2.78%) Nmap
4 1 (2.78%) Opsview
4 1 (2.78%) QRadar
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Cisco
1 7 (19.44%) Oracle
2 6 (16.67%) Infoblox
3 5 (13.89%) Fortinet
4 3 (8.33%) VMware
5 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.78%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.78%) Brocade
6 1 (2.78%) F5
6 1 (2.78%) Juniper
6 1 (2.78%) LogRhythm
6 1 (2.78%) Qualys
6 1 (2.78%) Rapid7
6 1 (2.78%) Splunk