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 31 August 2016 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 305 350 366
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +16
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 354 313 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 0.59% 0.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.56% 6.23% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 198 162
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £441
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +1.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £27.60 - £61.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.60 - £61.00
PCI DSS
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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
4685 5021 4911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.34% 9.44% 9.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3032 3195 3054
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £380
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +7.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 204 203
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.84% +11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.46 £12.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £55.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+9.57% +28.45%

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 31 August 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PCI DSS across the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

PCI DSS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +15 142 £490 +0.51% 30
South East 0 90 £463 +1.64% 12
South West +41 39 £421 +6.64% 4
East of England +31 31 £450 -5.26% 6
North West +26 26 £450 -5.26% 6
Yorkshire +1 14 £425 -5.55% 11
East Midlands -23 6 £438 -2.77% 9
West Midlands -28 4 £450 +30.90% 14
Midlands -12 1 - -
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PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, 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.

1 292 (45.20%) Information Security
2 253 (39.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 191 (29.57%) CISSP
4 189 (29.26%) Firewall
5 147 (22.76%) Finance
6 142 (21.98%) Windows
7 141 (21.83%) Cisco
8 130 (20.12%) ITIL
9 116 (17.96%) CISM
10 105 (16.25%) SIEM
11 98 (15.17%) Linux
12 92 (14.24%) VMware
12 92 (14.24%) Vulnerability Management
13 86 (13.31%) Data Centre
14 82 (12.69%) Risk Management
15 73 (11.30%) Management Information System
15 73 (11.30%) TCP/IP
16 72 (11.15%) VMware Infrastructure
16 72 (11.15%) Security Operations
17 71 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
18 70 (10.84%) Degree
19 69 (10.68%) Security Management
20 68 (10.53%) Active Directory
21 67 (10.37%) Network Security
22 66 (10.22%) Microsoft
23 65 (10.06%) Unix
24 62 (9.60%) Data Protection
25 61 (9.44%) Project Management
26 60 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
26 60 (9.29%) WAN

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 24 (3.72%) Apache
2 21 (3.25%) IIS
3 7 (1.08%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.08%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.62%) Apache Pig
6 3 (0.46%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.46%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.31%) Confluence
7 2 (0.31%) JBoss
7 2 (0.31%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.31%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.15%) CMS
8 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.15%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.15%) OpenCms
8 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.15%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (3.87%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.48%) MS Office
3 9 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.08%) PaintShop Pro
4 7 (1.08%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.93%) MS Project
6 2 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.15%) Magento
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 42 (6.50%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (4.02%) Office 365
4 9 (1.39%) GitHub
5 8 (1.24%) Mimecast
6 6 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.77%) IBM Cloud
7 5 (0.77%) SoftLayer
8 4 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.46%) SaaS
10 2 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.31%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.31%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.31%) IaaS
10 2 (0.31%) PaaS
11 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.15%) Google Tag Manager
11 1 (0.15%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 189 (29.26%) Firewall
2 73 (11.30%) TCP/IP
3 67 (10.37%) Network Security
4 60 (9.29%) WAN
5 59 (9.13%) Cisco ASA
6 56 (8.67%) LAN
7 53 (8.20%) Intrusion Detection
8 38 (5.88%) DNS
9 35 (5.42%) Cisco Nexus
10 29 (4.49%) VPN
11 28 (4.33%) SAN
12 25 (3.87%) SSL
12 25 (3.87%) Wireless
13 23 (3.56%) Wireshark
14 22 (3.41%) Internet
15 21 (3.25%) Cisco ISE
16 20 (3.10%) DHCP
17 15 (2.32%) HTTP
18 14 (2.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 14 (2.17%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.32%) MySQL
2 11 (1.70%) Big Data
2 11 (1.70%) Hadoop
2 11 (1.70%) SQL Server
3 10 (1.55%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.08%) MongoDB
5 6 (0.93%) DB2
5 6 (0.93%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.77%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.31%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.15%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.15%) Ingres
8 1 (0.15%) OLAP
8 1 (0.15%) OLTP
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.15%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 23 (3.56%) JIRA
2 14 (2.17%) Subversion
3 13 (2.01%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.01%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.24%) Maven
5 7 (1.08%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.31%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.15%) AppScan
7 1 (0.15%) Bower
7 1 (0.15%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.15%) Checkstyle
7 1 (0.15%) FindBugs
7 1 (0.15%) GDB
7 1 (0.15%) Gradle
7 1 (0.15%) Grunt
7 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.15%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (0.15%) WinDbg
General
1 147 (22.76%) Finance
2 51 (7.89%) Retail
3 36 (5.57%) Banking
4 34 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 29 (4.49%) Legal
6 10 (1.55%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.39%) Back Office
8 8 (1.24%) Law
8 8 (1.24%) Marketing
9 4 (0.62%) Advertising
9 4 (0.62%) Billing
9 4 (0.62%) Games
10 3 (0.46%) Electronics
10 3 (0.46%) French Language
10 3 (0.46%) German Language
10 3 (0.46%) Italian Language
10 3 (0.46%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.31%) Local Government
11 2 (0.31%) Polish Language
11 2 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 132 (20.43%) Architect
2 119 (18.42%) Analyst
3 110 (17.03%) Consultant
4 95 (14.71%) Security Consultant
5 91 (14.09%) Security Analyst
6 65 (10.06%) Security Architect
7 59 (9.13%) Security Manager
8 42 (6.50%) Project Manager
9 35 (5.42%) IT Analyst
10 33 (5.11%) IT Security Analyst
11 32 (4.95%) Information Analyst
11 32 (4.95%) Information Security Analyst
11 32 (4.95%) Information Security Consultant
12 31 (4.80%) Solutions Architect
13 27 (4.18%) Information Security Manager
13 27 (4.18%) Network Engineer
14 23 (3.56%) Information Manager
14 23 (3.56%) Infrastructure Architect
15 22 (3.41%) Developer
16 21 (3.25%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.41%) Web Services
2 18 (2.79%) XML
3 17 (2.63%) Middleware
4 15 (2.32%) Spring
5 13 (2.01%) HTML
5 13 (2.01%) JSON
5 13 (2.01%) REST
5 13 (2.01%) SOAP
5 13 (2.01%) XSD
6 11 (1.70%) .NET
7 10 (1.55%) HTML5
7 10 (1.55%) jQuery
8 7 (1.08%) Flash
8 7 (1.08%) Hibernate
8 7 (1.08%) SAML
9 6 (0.93%) CSS
10 5 (0.77%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.77%) Autofac
10 5 (0.77%) LAMP
11 3 (0.46%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 86 (13.31%) Data Centre
2 73 (11.30%) Management Information System
3 45 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (6.81%) PKI
5 26 (4.02%) Computer Science
6 22 (3.41%) Data Protection Act
7 17 (2.63%) CESG
8 16 (2.48%) Driving Licence
9 14 (2.17%) Cryptography
10 13 (2.01%) Mathematics
10 13 (2.01%) Security Operations Centre
11 11 (1.70%) FlexPod
11 11 (1.70%) FMCG
12 10 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 10 (1.55%) e-Health
13 9 (1.39%) Clustering
13 9 (1.39%) Fat Client
13 9 (1.39%) Thin Client
14 8 (1.24%) IVR
15 7 (1.08%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 142 (21.98%) Windows
2 98 (15.17%) Linux
3 65 (10.06%) Unix
4 47 (7.28%) Windows Server
5 21 (3.25%) Solaris
6 17 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.70%) Oracle Linux
8 11 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (1.55%) Data ONTAP
10 9 (1.39%) AIX
10 9 (1.39%) Windows 7
11 7 (1.08%) CentOS
12 6 (0.93%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.62%) Debian
13 4 (0.62%) SUSE
14 3 (0.46%) Kali Linux
15 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (45.20%) Information Security
2 130 (20.12%) ITIL
3 105 (16.25%) SIEM
4 92 (14.24%) Vulnerability Management
5 82 (12.69%) Risk Management
6 72 (11.15%) Security Operations
7 71 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
8 69 (10.68%) Security Management
9 62 (9.60%) Data Protection
10 61 (9.44%) Project Management
11 60 (9.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 58 (8.98%) Cybersecurity
12 58 (8.98%) Security Architecture
13 51 (7.89%) Penetration Testing
14 41 (6.35%) Kalman Filter
15 38 (5.88%) Incident Management
16 36 (5.57%) ISMS
17 35 (5.42%) Information Security Management
17 35 (5.42%) TOGAF
18 34 (5.26%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 31 (4.80%) SQL
2 26 (4.02%) Java
3 21 (3.25%) Python
4 17 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 17 (2.63%) PowerShell
5 16 (2.48%) Perl
6 13 (2.01%) C
7 11 (1.70%) C++
8 10 (1.55%) C#
9 9 (1.39%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.24%) Ruby
10 8 (1.24%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.08%) ActionScript
11 7 (1.08%) ANSI C
11 7 (1.08%) PHP
11 7 (1.08%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.46%) Korn
12 3 (0.46%) VBScript
13 1 (0.15%) AWK
13 1 (0.15%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 191 (29.57%) CISSP
2 116 (17.96%) CISM
3 70 (10.84%) Degree
4 58 (8.98%) CISA
5 56 (8.67%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (6.35%) CCNP
7 31 (4.80%) Security Cleared
8 27 (4.18%) CEH
9 25 (3.87%) SC Cleared
10 20 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (2.79%) SANS
12 17 (2.63%) GCIH
13 16 (2.48%) MCSE
14 13 (2.01%) CCNA
15 11 (1.70%) CCSP
16 10 (1.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 9 (1.39%) CISMP
18 8 (1.24%) CRISC
18 8 (1.24%) GCIA
18 8 (1.24%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 253 (39.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (8.51%) COBIT
3 49 (7.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 20 (3.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 18 (2.79%) SLA
6 16 (2.48%) JSP 440
7 15 (2.32%) RMADS
8 10 (1.55%) ISO27002
9 9 (1.39%) QA
10 7 (1.08%) ISAE 3402
10 7 (1.08%) ISO27005
11 5 (0.77%) ISO22301
12 4 (0.62%) COSO
12 4 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.62%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.62%) SAS 70
13 3 (0.46%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.46%) PA-DSS
13 3 (0.46%) SSAE 16
14 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 72 (11.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 68 (10.53%) Active Directory
3 44 (6.81%) vSphere
4 15 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (1.70%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.24%) Postfix
7 6 (0.93%) BitLocker
7 6 (0.93%) XenApp
8 5 (0.77%) iptables
8 5 (0.77%) Sendmail
8 5 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.62%) Docker
10 3 (0.46%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.46%) Snort
11 2 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.31%) NFS
11 2 (0.31%) Squid
11 2 (0.31%) SRDF
11 2 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (6.35%) Puppet
2 28 (4.33%) Nessus
3 20 (3.10%) Ansible
4 17 (2.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 15 (2.32%) Norton AntiVirus
6 13 (2.01%) QRadar
6 13 (2.01%) RSA Archer
7 12 (1.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 11 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (1.55%) Nagios
10 8 (1.24%) SCCM
11 6 (0.93%) WSUS
12 5 (0.77%) Cobbler
12 5 (0.77%) FortiGate
12 5 (0.77%) OSSEC
13 4 (0.62%) AirWatch
13 4 (0.62%) Nmap
14 3 (0.46%) Cisco UCCX
14 3 (0.46%) HP Data Protector
14 3 (0.46%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 141 (21.83%) Cisco
2 92 (14.24%) VMware
3 66 (10.22%) Microsoft
4 51 (7.89%) CheckPoint
5 48 (7.43%) Oracle
6 46 (7.12%) Splunk
7 43 (6.66%) Juniper
8 38 (5.88%) IBM
9 36 (5.57%) Qualys
10 33 (5.11%) F5
11 27 (4.18%) Intel Security
12 22 (3.41%) ArcSight
12 22 (3.41%) HP
12 22 (3.41%) Red Hat
13 21 (3.25%) Palo Alto
14 20 (3.10%) Blue Coat
14 20 (3.10%) Fortinet
14 20 (3.10%) Symantec
15 19 (2.94%) NetApp
16 18 (2.79%) SolarWinds
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