The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon 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 30 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)
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 36 33
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3  
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 4 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 1.16% 1.53% 2.89%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.14% 11.90% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Median daily rate £488 £425 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.70% -7.10%  
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 Swindon with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 56 42 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 16.18% 12.88% 19.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 34 52
Median daily rate £430 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% -15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +150.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon 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 Swindon

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in Swindon

For the 6 months to 30 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 Swindon region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 16 (88.89%) Finance
2 8 (44.44%) Information Security
3 7 (38.89%) Banking
4 6 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 6 (33.33%) WCF
4 6 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 6 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (33.33%) AppFabric
4 6 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 6 (33.33%) .NET
4 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 6 (33.33%) IIS
4 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 5 (27.78%) ISEB
5 5 (27.78%) CISSP
5 5 (27.78%) Firewall
5 5 (27.78%) Virtual Team
5 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (27.78%) Data Privacy
5 5 (27.78%) Defect Management
5 5 (27.78%) Threat Modelling
5 5 (27.78%) RIA
5 5 (27.78%) Sourcefire
5 5 (27.78%) Snort
5 5 (27.78%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (22.22%) Network Security
6 4 (22.22%) Web Services

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Firewall
1 5 (27.78%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (22.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (88.89%) Finance
2 7 (38.89%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Architect
2 5 (27.78%) Consultant
2 5 (27.78%) Security Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Applications Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Security Tester
4 3 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Data Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Security Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Security Solutions Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Test Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Security Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Splunk Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) .NET
1 6 (33.33%) AppFabric
1 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 6 (33.33%) WCF
2 4 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) RIA
1 5 (27.78%) Virtual Team
2 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Information Security
2 6 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 6 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Data Privacy
3 5 (27.78%) Defect Management
3 5 (27.78%) Threat Modelling
4 4 (22.22%) ETL
4 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.11%) Data Security
7 1 (5.56%) Compliance Management
7 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
7 1 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (5.56%) Risk and Compliance Management
7 1 (5.56%) Security Architecture
7 1 (5.56%) Security Monitoring
7 1 (5.56%) Security Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (27.78%) CISSP
2 5 (27.78%) ISEB
3 3 (16.67%) CHECK Team Member
3 3 (16.67%) CISM
3 3 (16.67%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) Sourcefire
3 1 (5.56%) Splunk