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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
England / South West
Rank 126 126 122
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4  
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 10 14 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.39% 0.48% 0.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.82% 3.41% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 14
Median daily rate £481 £438 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +9.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £337 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £595 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 355 410 414
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 13.79% 14.13% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 266 261
Median daily rate £375 £381 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.63% -12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £541 £673
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 21
Median hourly rate £27.88 £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.63% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £23.10 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £41.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% +41.37%  

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 27 March 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 27 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
Wiltshire -1 4 £488 +14.70% 1
Cornwall - 3 £375 -
Bristol +2 1 £500 +5.82% 5
Somerset +1 1 £575 +27.77% 1
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 18 (47.37%) Information Security
2 17 (44.74%) Finance
3 11 (28.95%) Data Security
4 10 (26.32%) CISSP
4 10 (26.32%) Network Security
4 10 (26.32%) Splunk
5 9 (23.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (23.68%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (21.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 8 (21.05%) Cyber Defence
6 8 (21.05%) ISEB
6 8 (21.05%) VMware
6 8 (21.05%) Intel Security
6 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (21.05%) Banking
6 8 (21.05%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (21.05%) Reference Data
6 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
6 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
7 7 (18.42%) ISTQB
7 7 (18.42%) Firewall
8 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
8 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
8 6 (15.79%) .NET
8 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
8 6 (15.79%) IIS
8 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET
8 6 (15.79%) Web Services
8 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
8 6 (15.79%) WCF

PCI DSS
Top Related 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 6 (15.79%) IIS
2 2 (5.26%) ATG Dynamo
2 2 (5.26%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) Network Security
2 7 (18.42%) Firewall
3 5 (13.16%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (7.89%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.63%) ATM
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (2.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (2.63%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Subversion
2 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.26%) Selenium
3 1 (2.63%) JIRA
3 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (44.74%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Architect
2 9 (23.68%) Consultant
2 9 (23.68%) Security Consultant
3 6 (15.79%) Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Applications Architect
4 5 (13.16%) Security Architect
4 5 (13.16%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (10.53%) Security Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Security Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) SOC Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Security Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Tester
7 2 (5.26%) Data Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Lead Security Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Security Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Test Specialist
8 1 (2.63%) Digital Programme Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Juniper Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Splunk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) .NET
1 6 (15.79%) AppFabric
1 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET
1 6 (15.79%) WCF
1 6 (15.79%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) J2EE
2 1 (2.63%) Middleware
2 1 (2.63%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Cyber Defence
1 8 (21.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 8 (21.05%) Reference Data
2 5 (13.16%) RIA
2 5 (13.16%) Virtual Team
3 4 (10.53%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.26%) CESG
5 2 (5.26%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (5.26%) PKI
5 2 (5.26%) W3C
6 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) Unix
3 2 (5.26%) Solaris
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.63%) Android
4 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Information Security
2 11 (28.95%) Data Security
3 9 (23.68%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (15.79%) Data Protection
5 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
5 6 (15.79%) Test Planning
5 6 (15.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 5 (13.16%) Data Privacy
6 5 (13.16%) Defect Management
6 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
6 5 (13.16%) Security Architecture
6 5 (13.16%) Security Monitoring
6 5 (13.16%) Threat Modelling
7 4 (10.53%) ETL
7 4 (10.53%) Security Operations
7 4 (10.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.26%) Risk Management
9 2 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) CISSP
2 8 (21.05%) ISEB
2 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
2 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 7 (18.42%) ISTQB
4 5 (13.16%) CISM
5 3 (7.89%) CHECK Team Member
5 3 (7.89%) CISA
5 3 (7.89%) CREST Certified
5 3 (7.89%) Degree
6 2 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (5.26%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (5.26%) RMADS
3 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.16%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (7.89%) FortiGate
4 2 (5.26%) Nessus
4 2 (5.26%) Nmap
5 1 (2.63%) Nagios
5 1 (2.63%) Opsview
5 1 (2.63%) QRadar
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Splunk
2 8 (21.05%) Intel Security
2 8 (21.05%) VMware
3 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 5 (13.16%) Sourcefire
5 4 (10.53%) Cisco
6 3 (7.89%) Infoblox
7 2 (5.26%) ATG
7 2 (5.26%) Qualys
8 1 (2.63%) ArcSight
8 1 (2.63%) Brocade
8 1 (2.63%) F5
8 1 (2.63%) Juniper
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