The table below looks at the statistics for PCI DSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
UK / England
Rank 309 317 337
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +20
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 270 306 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.65% 0.66% 0.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.67% 6.50% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 171 153
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £325 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £52.56 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.56 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4047 4711 4335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.76% 10.13% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2639 2947 2721
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 182 168
Median hourly rate £25.00 £40.25 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.88% +76.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £13.75 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £57.20 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.17 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-44.83% +68.00%

PCI DSS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing PCI DSS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

PCI DSS Jobs Demand Trend in England

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

PCI DSS Daily Rate Trend in England

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PCI DSS across the England region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

PCI DSS Daily Rate Histogram in England

PCI DSS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

PCI DSS Hourly Rate Trend in England

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 20 January 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
London +28 119 £505 +6.31% 36
South East +12 80 £463 +12.12% 21
South West +10 26 £506 +1.25% 6
Yorkshire -2 14 £450 +9.75% 11
North West +21 11 £425 -21.11% 8
West Midlands -7 10 £500 +14.28% 8
East of England -14 9 £650 +15.55% 8
East Midlands -14 1 - - 3
PCI DSS
UK

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 England region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 208 (36.17%) Information Security
2 181 (31.48%) Firewall
3 169 (29.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 148 (25.74%) CISSP
5 135 (23.48%) Finance
6 122 (21.22%) Cisco
7 102 (17.74%) VMware
8 91 (15.83%) CISM
9 86 (14.96%) ITIL
10 85 (14.78%) Windows
11 84 (14.61%) SIEM
12 83 (14.43%) Network Security
12 83 (14.43%) WAN
13 80 (13.91%) Agile Software Development
14 74 (12.87%) Linux
15 73 (12.70%) Management Information System
16 71 (12.35%) Data Centre
17 70 (12.17%) VMware Infrastructure
18 69 (12.00%) Security Cleared
18 69 (12.00%) Security Operations
18 69 (12.00%) LAN
19 66 (11.48%) TCP/IP
20 65 (11.30%) Microsoft
21 63 (10.96%) SC Cleared
22 62 (10.78%) Cisco Certification
23 61 (10.61%) Active Directory
23 61 (10.61%) Puppet
24 60 (10.43%) Amazon AWS
24 60 (10.43%) Risk Management
25 58 (10.09%) Cybersecurity

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 39 (6.78%) Apache
2 26 (4.52%) IIS
3 18 (3.13%) JBoss
4 17 (2.96%) WebSphere
5 12 (2.09%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.57%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.87%) CMS
9 5 (0.87%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.70%) ATG Dynamo
10 4 (0.70%) Confluence
10 4 (0.70%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.35%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.35%) CoreMedia CMS
11 2 (0.35%) Jetty
11 2 (0.35%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.17%) nginx
12 1 (0.17%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 19 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.61%) MS Visio
3 12 (2.09%) MS Office
4 7 (1.22%) MS Project
5 5 (0.87%) PaintShop Pro
5 5 (0.87%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.35%) Relativity
3 2 (0.35%) Ringtail
3 2 (0.35%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.35%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 60 (10.43%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (3.48%) Office 365
4 19 (3.30%) AWS CloudFormation
5 13 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (2.26%) Heroku
6 12 (2.09%) GitHub
7 11 (1.91%) SaaS
8 7 (1.22%) IBM Cloud
8 7 (1.22%) SoftLayer
9 4 (0.70%) Akamai
9 4 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.70%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.35%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.17%) IaaS
11 1 (0.17%) PaaS
11 1 (0.17%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 181 (31.48%) Firewall
2 83 (14.43%) Network Security
2 83 (14.43%) WAN
3 69 (12.00%) LAN
4 66 (11.48%) TCP/IP
5 55 (9.57%) Intrusion Detection
6 53 (9.22%) Cisco ASA
7 50 (8.70%) DNS
8 34 (5.91%) Cisco Nexus
8 34 (5.91%) MPLS
9 30 (5.22%) SSL
10 24 (4.17%) Internet
10 24 (4.17%) Wireless
11 23 (4.00%) DHCP
12 22 (3.83%) VPN
13 16 (2.78%) HTTP
14 15 (2.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 15 (2.61%) IPsec
15 14 (2.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 14 (2.43%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.61%) Oracle Database
2 15 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (2.26%) MySQL
4 9 (1.57%) DB2
5 8 (1.39%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.87%) Big Data
6 5 (0.87%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.70%) Ingres
7 4 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.52%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.52%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.52%) Redis
8 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.52%) VLDB
9 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.35%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 23 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 22 (3.83%) Jenkins
3 18 (3.13%) JIRA
4 16 (2.78%) Cucumber
4 16 (2.78%) Subversion
5 8 (1.39%) Maven
6 7 (1.22%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.70%) Selenium
7 4 (0.70%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.52%) Ant
8 3 (0.52%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.52%) Gradle
8 3 (0.52%) IntelliJ
8 3 (0.52%) JUnit
8 3 (0.52%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.35%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.17%) GDB
10 1 (0.17%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.17%) WinDbg
General
1 135 (23.48%) Finance
2 49 (8.52%) Retail
3 25 (4.35%) Legal
4 24 (4.17%) Banking
4 24 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.09%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.57%) Back Office
7 7 (1.22%) Marketing
8 6 (1.04%) Law
9 4 (0.70%) Games
10 3 (0.52%) Advertising
10 3 (0.52%) Electronics
10 3 (0.52%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.52%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.35%) Billing
12 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 129 (22.43%) Architect
2 64 (11.13%) Consultant
3 57 (9.91%) Security Consultant
4 55 (9.57%) Analyst
5 54 (9.39%) Security Architect
6 44 (7.65%) Network Engineer
7 41 (7.13%) Developer
8 40 (6.96%) Security Engineer
9 34 (5.91%) Security Analyst
9 34 (5.91%) Security Manager
10 31 (5.39%) Information Security Consultant
10 31 (5.39%) Solutions Architect
11 28 (4.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 23 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
13 22 (3.83%) DevOps Engineer
13 22 (3.83%) Security Specialist
14 21 (3.65%) AWS DevOps
15 20 (3.48%) AWS Engineer
15 20 (3.48%) Information Security Manager
15 20 (3.48%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.43%) Web Services
2 34 (5.91%) Middleware
3 28 (4.87%) .NET
4 20 (3.48%) XML
5 17 (2.96%) REST
6 15 (2.61%) SOAP
7 14 (2.43%) RESTful
8 13 (2.26%) Spring
9 11 (1.91%) 802.1X
9 11 (1.91%) HTML
10 9 (1.57%) ASP.NET
10 9 (1.57%) jQuery
11 8 (1.39%) ActiveMQ
11 8 (1.39%) JSON
11 8 (1.39%) XSD
12 7 (1.22%) HTML5
13 6 (1.04%) AppFabric
13 6 (1.04%) CSS
13 6 (1.04%) JMS
13 6 (1.04%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 73 (12.70%) Management Information System
2 71 (12.35%) Data Centre
3 46 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (5.04%) Cryptography
5 25 (4.35%) Computer Science
6 21 (3.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 20 (3.48%) Cyber Defence
7 20 (3.48%) PKI
8 16 (2.78%) Driving Licence
9 13 (2.26%) CESG
9 13 (2.26%) Reference Data
10 11 (1.91%) Data Protection Act
10 11 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.91%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (1.74%) Security Operations Centre
12 9 (1.57%) Clustering
12 9 (1.57%) Mobile App
13 6 (1.04%) Freedom of Information
13 6 (1.04%) IVR
13 6 (1.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 85 (14.78%) Windows
2 74 (12.87%) Linux
3 55 (9.57%) Unix
4 26 (4.52%) Windows Server
5 17 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (2.43%) Solaris
6 14 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (2.09%) CentOS
8 11 (1.91%) AIX
9 9 (1.57%) Android
9 9 (1.57%) Oracle Linux
10 8 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.87%) SUSE
12 3 (0.52%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.52%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.17%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (36.17%) Information Security
2 86 (14.96%) ITIL
3 84 (14.61%) SIEM
4 80 (13.91%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (12.00%) Security Operations
6 60 (10.43%) Risk Management
7 58 (10.09%) Cybersecurity
8 55 (9.57%) DevOps
9 53 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 48 (8.35%) Project Management
11 44 (7.65%) Migration
12 42 (7.30%) Disaster Recovery
12 42 (7.30%) Vulnerability Management
13 41 (7.13%) Security Architecture
14 39 (6.78%) Change Management
14 39 (6.78%) Load Balancing
14 39 (6.78%) Penetration Testing
15 38 (6.61%) Identity Access Management
16 37 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
17 36 (6.26%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 47 (8.17%) Java
2 45 (7.83%) SQL
3 39 (6.78%) Python
4 27 (4.70%) Perl
5 22 (3.83%) PowerShell
6 17 (2.96%) C#
7 13 (2.26%) JavaScript
8 11 (1.91%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.57%) C
9 9 (1.57%) Ruby
10 7 (1.22%) Korn
11 6 (1.04%) C++
12 5 (0.87%) ActionScript
12 5 (0.87%) ANSI C
13 4 (0.70%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.70%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.52%) PHP
14 3 (0.52%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.35%) Scala
15 2 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 148 (25.74%) CISSP
2 91 (15.83%) CISM
3 69 (12.00%) Security Cleared
4 63 (10.96%) SC Cleared
5 62 (10.78%) Cisco Certification
6 53 (9.22%) Degree
7 50 (8.70%) CISA
8 32 (5.57%) CCNP
9 30 (5.22%) PCI QSA
10 21 (3.65%) CCNA
11 20 (3.48%) GIAC
12 19 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
13 16 (2.78%) CCSP
13 16 (2.78%) CLAS
14 15 (2.61%) CCIE
15 14 (2.43%) CEH
15 14 (2.43%) MCSE
16 13 (2.26%) DV Cleared
16 13 (2.26%) SANS
17 12 (2.09%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (29.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (6.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 25 (4.35%) COBIT
3 25 (4.35%) QA
4 21 (3.65%) RMADS
5 18 (3.13%) PA-DSS
6 14 (2.43%) SLA
7 13 (2.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 9 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (1.22%) GDPR
9 7 (1.22%) HIPAA
10 6 (1.04%) ISO27002
10 6 (1.04%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.70%) FedRAMP
12 3 (0.52%) GPG13
13 2 (0.35%) COSO
13 2 (0.35%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
13 2 (0.35%) ISO22301
13 2 (0.35%) SAS 70
14 1 (0.17%) ISO27005
System Software
1 70 (12.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 61 (10.61%) Active Directory
3 48 (8.35%) vSphere
4 26 (4.52%) Docker
5 13 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.57%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.57%) Snort
7 8 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.22%) vCloud
9 6 (1.04%) XenApp
10 4 (0.70%) DFS Replication
10 4 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.35%) NFS
12 2 (0.35%) Xen
13 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.17%) Samba
13 1 (0.17%) Squid
Systems Management
1 61 (10.61%) Puppet
2 49 (8.52%) Ansible
3 38 (6.61%) Nessus
4 25 (4.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 18 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (2.26%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (1.91%) vRealize
8 10 (1.74%) Nagios
9 9 (1.57%) Red Hat Satellite
10 7 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (1.04%) WSUS
12 5 (0.87%) QRadar
13 4 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
13 4 (0.70%) Control-M
13 4 (0.70%) FortiGate
13 4 (0.70%) HP Data Protector
13 4 (0.70%) Nmap
13 4 (0.70%) Opsview
13 4 (0.70%) SCCM
13 4 (0.70%) SELinux
Vendors
1 122 (21.22%) Cisco
2 102 (17.74%) VMware
3 65 (11.30%) Microsoft
4 50 (8.70%) Splunk
5 47 (8.17%) F5
6 41 (7.13%) CheckPoint
7 39 (6.78%) Juniper
7 39 (6.78%) Oracle
8 34 (5.91%) HP
9 30 (5.22%) Red Hat
10 25 (4.35%) AlienVault
11 23 (4.00%) Palo Alto
12 22 (3.83%) Citrix
13 21 (3.65%) Fortinet
14 19 (3.30%) WorldPay
15 18 (3.13%) Intel Security
16 17 (2.96%) IBM
17 15 (2.61%) FireEye
17 15 (2.61%) Tripwire
18 13 (2.26%) TippingPoint
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