The table below looks at the statistics for PCI DSS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 414 454 471
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +17
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 243 187 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.34% 0.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.89% 3.69% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 93 103
Median daily rate £453 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.84% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -

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

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4967 5065 5075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.93% 9.08% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3148 3099 3068
Median daily rate £425 £405 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £260 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 166 227
Median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £47.33 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.72% +38.09%

PCI DSS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 the UK

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Trend

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

PCI DSS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

PCI DSS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

PCI DSS
Hourly Rate Trend

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

PCI DSS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PCI DSS
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 3 May 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
England +26 229 £450 +3.15% 87
London +7 92 £475 +3.82% 30
South East +13 67 £450 +5.88% 20
North West +20 32 £483 +7.22% 7
Manchester +21 30 £383 -15.00% 5
Berkshire +17 18 £380 -11.11% 6
Hampshire +2 17 £443 +7.39% 6
Surrey -10 15 £469 +1.90% 4
South West -13 12 £385 -1.02% 4
West Sussex - 12 £463 -
West Midlands -2 11 £375 +33.92% 9
Bromley - 10 £438 -
Birmingham +7 9 £388 +32.47% 2
Scotland -12 9 £500 - 4
Reading +2 8 £380 -22.05% 1
East of England -11 8 £425 -5.55% 6
Bristol +7 6 £446 +23.95% 2
Edinburgh -6 6 £500 - 3
City of London +24 4 £519 +15.27% 6
Staines -11 4 £475 -7.31% 3
Basingstoke -12 4 £702 +78.85% 2
Winchester - 4 £450 -
Crawley - 4 £472 -
Worthing - 4 £463 -
Harrow - 4 £315 -
Yorkshire - 4 £475 - 11
Northamptonshire +14 3 £388 -26.19%
Slough +13 3 £365 -17.51% 3
Cambridgeshire +7 3 £425 +13.33%
East Midlands +6 3 £388 -20.51% 2

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 299 (55.78%) Information Security
2 258 (48.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 239 (44.59%) CISSP
4 135 (25.19%) Finance
5 130 (24.25%) ITIL
6 123 (22.95%) Firewall
7 117 (21.83%) CISM
8 96 (17.91%) CISA
9 95 (17.72%) Cisco
10 94 (17.54%) Windows
11 92 (17.16%) Risk Management
12 82 (15.30%) Management Information System
13 79 (14.74%) Security Management
14 75 (13.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 74 (13.81%) SIEM
16 69 (12.87%) Data Protection
17 65 (12.13%) Linux
18 64 (11.94%) Intrusion Detection
19 63 (11.75%) Data Centre
20 62 (11.57%) Security Architecture
21 59 (11.01%) Agile Software Development
21 59 (11.01%) Incident Management
22 58 (10.82%) Network Security
22 58 (10.82%) Unix
22 58 (10.82%) Vulnerability Management
22 58 (10.82%) Cybersecurity
23 57 (10.63%) Degree
24 55 (10.26%) Microsoft
24 55 (10.26%) TCP/IP
25 53 (9.89%) VMware

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills 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 23 (4.29%) IIS
2 22 (4.10%) Tomcat
3 13 (2.43%) WebLogic
4 12 (2.24%) Apache
5 9 (1.68%) JBoss
5 9 (1.68%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (0.75%) Jetty
8 3 (0.56%) ATG Dynamo
8 3 (0.56%) Confluence
8 3 (0.56%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.56%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.19%) CMS
9 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.19%) Node.js
9 1 (0.19%) SAS
9 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (2.43%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.87%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.31%) MS Project
4 6 (1.12%) MS Office
5 3 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Magento
1 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.19%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 33 (6.16%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.68%) Mimecast
3 9 (1.68%) SaaS
4 7 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.12%) SoftLayer
6 5 (0.93%) IaaS
6 5 (0.93%) PaaS
7 4 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.75%) Office 365
8 2 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.37%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 123 (22.95%) Firewall
2 64 (11.94%) Intrusion Detection
3 58 (10.82%) Network Security
4 55 (10.26%) TCP/IP
5 35 (6.53%) DNS
6 30 (5.60%) WAN
7 29 (5.41%) Internet
8 27 (5.04%) LAN
9 26 (4.85%) VPN
10 24 (4.48%) Cisco ASA
10 24 (4.48%) DHCP
10 24 (4.48%) SSL
11 22 (4.10%) Cisco Nexus
12 20 (3.73%) SAN
13 18 (3.36%) MPLS
14 16 (2.99%) SNMP
15 15 (2.80%) IPsec
16 14 (2.61%) Ethernet
17 13 (2.43%) ISDN
18 12 (2.24%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.49%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.31%) DB2
3 6 (1.12%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.93%) MySQL
4 5 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (0.75%) Couchbase
6 2 (0.37%) Big Data
6 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.19%) MS Access
7 1 (0.19%) OLAP
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (2.61%) JIRA
2 11 (2.05%) Maven
2 11 (2.05%) Subversion
3 10 (1.87%) Checkstyle
3 10 (1.87%) FindBugs
4 9 (1.68%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.31%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.75%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.75%) Selenium
7 3 (0.56%) FishEye
7 3 (0.56%) FitNesse
7 3 (0.56%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.19%) JUnit
9 1 (0.19%) MSTest
9 1 (0.19%) NUnit
9 1 (0.19%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 135 (25.19%) Finance
2 40 (7.46%) Retail
3 30 (5.60%) Legal
4 23 (4.29%) Banking
5 19 (3.54%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.12%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.93%) Games
8 4 (0.75%) Advertising
8 4 (0.75%) Billing
9 3 (0.56%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.56%) Law
10 2 (0.37%) Back Office
10 2 (0.37%) French Language
10 2 (0.37%) German Language
10 2 (0.37%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.37%) Marketing
10 2 (0.37%) Polish Language
10 2 (0.37%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 119 (22.20%) Consultant
2 112 (20.90%) Analyst
3 103 (19.22%) Security Consultant
4 87 (16.23%) Security Analyst
5 84 (15.67%) Architect
6 67 (12.50%) Security Architect
7 44 (8.21%) Information Security Consultant
8 38 (7.09%) Security Manager
9 35 (6.53%) Information Analyst
9 35 (6.53%) Information Security Analyst
10 30 (5.60%) Security Specialist
11 23 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
12 21 (3.92%) Developer
13 20 (3.73%) Network Engineer
14 19 (3.54%) Information Security Architect
14 19 (3.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 19 (3.54%) IT Analyst
14 19 (3.54%) Project Manager
15 18 (3.36%) Information Architect
16 17 (3.17%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.48%) Web Services
2 21 (3.92%) REST
3 15 (2.80%) SOAP
4 14 (2.61%) Java EE
5 12 (2.24%) 802.1X
6 11 (2.05%) Hibernate
6 11 (2.05%) Middleware
6 11 (2.05%) Spring
7 10 (1.87%) Ext JS
7 10 (1.87%) JMS
8 5 (0.93%) .NET
8 5 (0.93%) LAMP
8 5 (0.93%) LAPP Stack
8 5 (0.93%) XML
9 4 (0.75%) J2EE
10 3 (0.56%) HTML
10 3 (0.56%) JMX
10 3 (0.56%) Swagger
11 2 (0.37%) CSS3
11 2 (0.37%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 82 (15.30%) Management Information System
2 63 (11.75%) Data Centre
3 32 (5.97%) Driving Licence
4 29 (5.41%) Cryptography
5 25 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (4.66%) PKI
6 20 (3.73%) Computer Science
7 18 (3.36%) Embedded Systems
8 17 (3.17%) Data Protection Act
8 17 (3.17%) Smartcard
9 16 (2.99%) CESG
10 15 (2.80%) Mainframe
10 15 (2.80%) Security Operations Centre
11 14 (2.61%) Mathematics
12 8 (1.49%) Cyberthreat
13 7 (1.31%) IBM Mainframe
14 6 (1.12%) AS400
14 6 (1.12%) CESG CLAS
14 6 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 5 (0.93%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 94 (17.54%) Windows
2 65 (12.13%) Linux
3 58 (10.82%) Unix
4 36 (6.72%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.99%) AIX
5 16 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (2.24%) Solaris
7 11 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.49%) SUSE
9 8 (1.49%) Windows 7
10 7 (1.31%) CentOS
11 6 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
11 6 (1.12%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.93%) Data ONTAP
12 5 (0.93%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.75%) Debian
14 3 (0.56%) zOS
15 2 (0.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (55.78%) Information Security
2 130 (24.25%) ITIL
3 92 (17.16%) Risk Management
4 79 (14.74%) Security Management
5 74 (13.81%) SIEM
6 69 (12.87%) Data Protection
7 62 (11.57%) Security Architecture
8 59 (11.01%) Agile Software Development
8 59 (11.01%) Incident Management
9 58 (10.82%) Cybersecurity
9 58 (10.82%) Vulnerability Management
10 51 (9.51%) Project Management
11 50 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 47 (8.77%) Penetration Testing
13 46 (8.58%) E-Commerce
13 46 (8.58%) Security Operations
14 37 (6.90%) Risk Assessment
15 35 (6.53%) Data Security
15 35 (6.53%) TOGAF
16 33 (6.16%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (6.16%) SQL
2 27 (5.04%) Java
3 18 (3.36%) Perl
4 15 (2.80%) PowerShell
5 14 (2.61%) Python
6 13 (2.43%) JavaScript
7 12 (2.24%) Bash Shell
7 12 (2.24%) PL/SQL
8 10 (1.87%) Erlang
8 10 (1.87%) VBScript
9 9 (1.68%) C#
10 5 (0.93%) Korn
11 4 (0.75%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.56%) C
12 3 (0.56%) C++
12 3 (0.56%) Ruby
12 3 (0.56%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.37%) COBOL
14 1 (0.19%) PHP
14 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 239 (44.59%) CISSP
2 117 (21.83%) CISM
3 96 (17.91%) CISA
4 57 (10.63%) Degree
5 45 (8.40%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (7.28%) CEH
7 28 (5.22%) SANS
8 24 (4.48%) GCIH
9 23 (4.29%) CCNA
9 23 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (3.54%) CCNP
10 19 (3.54%) GIAC
11 18 (3.36%) MCSA
12 17 (3.17%) GCIA
13 16 (2.99%) IISP
14 15 (2.80%) PCI QSA
14 15 (2.80%) Security Cleared
15 12 (2.24%) CLAS
16 11 (2.05%) CISMP
17 10 (1.87%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 258 (48.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 75 (13.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 40 (7.46%) COBIT
4 28 (5.22%) ISO27005
5 19 (3.54%) ISAE 3402
5 19 (3.54%) ISO 9001
6 17 (3.17%) ISO27002
7 13 (2.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 13 (2.43%) SLA
8 11 (2.05%) RMADS
9 8 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (1.31%) JSP 440
11 6 (1.12%) COSO
11 6 (1.12%) ISO 9000
11 6 (1.12%) ISO22301
12 5 (0.93%) QA
12 5 (0.93%) SSAE 16
13 4 (0.75%) SAS 70
14 3 (0.56%) BS25999
15 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 38 (7.09%) Active Directory
2 36 (6.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.99%) vSphere
4 6 (1.12%) BitLocker
4 6 (1.12%) NFS
5 5 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.75%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.75%) XenApp
7 3 (0.56%) Docker
8 2 (0.37%) Xen
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 16 (2.99%) Puppet
1 16 (2.99%) RSA Security Analytics
2 14 (2.61%) Nessus
3 11 (2.05%) SCCM
4 8 (1.49%) Nmap
5 7 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (1.31%) RSA Archer
5 7 (1.31%) WSUS
6 6 (1.12%) Ansible
7 4 (0.75%) Cacti
7 4 (0.75%) HAProxy
7 4 (0.75%) Nagios
7 4 (0.75%) vRealize
8 3 (0.56%) Bacula
8 3 (0.56%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.56%) Packer
8 3 (0.56%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.37%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 95 (17.72%) Cisco
2 55 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 53 (9.89%) VMware
4 50 (9.33%) IBM
5 42 (7.84%) Oracle
6 35 (6.53%) Qualys
7 30 (5.60%) Intel Security
8 28 (5.22%) F5
9 23 (4.29%) Splunk
10 21 (3.92%) ArcSight
11 17 (3.17%) Tripwire
12 15 (2.80%) Barracuda Networks
12 15 (2.80%) CheckPoint
12 15 (2.80%) Cyberoam
13 14 (2.61%) Forcepoint
14 13 (2.43%) NetWitness
15 12 (2.24%) Atlassian
15 12 (2.24%) Sun
15 12 (2.24%) Symantec
16 11 (2.05%) HP
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
East London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £330 to £374 per day . 3 Months+ contract.
Posted: 18 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £330 to £374 per day . Contract length: 3 months +
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £45,671 to £60,774 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
South East London
INFRA - infrascan.net
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 22 days ago