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 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 397 443 436
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -7
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 259 181 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.33% 0.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.27% 3.49% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 103 113
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.52% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
4915 5185 5078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.16% 9.41% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3143 3313 3109
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 171 238
Median hourly rate £24.75 £21.55 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.84% +2.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.62 £12.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.90 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +19.04%

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 30 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 30 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 +69 244 £450 +2.27% 107
London +31 93 £475 +5.55% 27
South East +5 66 £450 +5.88% 26
North West +16 36 £410 -0.60% 11
Manchester +17 32 £383 - 11
South West -8 19 £375 -3.84% 9
West Sussex - 17 £463 - 3
Hampshire -2 14 £447 +11.62% 5
Scotland -9 14 £500 +8.10% 2
Surrey -10 14 £466 -1.06% 7
Berkshire -8 11 £373 -12.35% 3
West Midlands -10 11 £363 +11.53% 4
Edinburgh +3 10 £500 - 1
Bristol +2 10 £375 +4.16% 4
Bromley - 10 £463 -
Crawley - 8 £448 - 2
Birmingham +5 7 £375 -6.25% 2
East Midlands +8 6 £400 -11.11% 3
East of England -1 6 £425 -7.35% 3
City of London +37 5 £575 +17.94% 4
Yorkshire +9 5 £438 +45.83% 19
Basingstoke -19 5 £702 +75.50% 2
Oxfordshire - 5 £525 -
Winchester -5 4 £450 +5.88%
Reading -9 4 £380 -5.00% 1
Redhill - 4 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £400 - 17
Canary Wharf +7 3 £575 -
Swindon -2 3 £380 -2.44% 1
Coventry -2 3 £350 - 1

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 307 (57.28%) Information Security
2 248 (46.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 242 (45.15%) CISSP
4 135 (25.19%) Finance
5 131 (24.44%) Firewall
6 127 (23.69%) ITIL
7 126 (23.51%) CISM
8 110 (20.52%) Windows
9 98 (18.28%) CISA
10 94 (17.54%) Cisco
11 86 (16.04%) Risk Management
12 79 (14.74%) SIEM
13 78 (14.55%) Security Management
14 77 (14.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 76 (14.18%) Management Information System
16 75 (13.99%) Security Architecture
17 73 (13.62%) Linux
18 72 (13.43%) Data Centre
19 70 (13.06%) Vulnerability Management
20 68 (12.69%) Intrusion Detection
21 67 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
21 67 (12.50%) Data Protection
22 63 (11.75%) Network Security
23 62 (11.57%) Cybersecurity
24 59 (11.01%) VMware
25 58 (10.82%) Degree
26 57 (10.63%) Unix
26 57 (10.63%) TCP/IP
27 55 (10.26%) Microsoft
28 54 (10.07%) Incident Management

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 24 (4.48%) IIS
2 18 (3.36%) Tomcat
3 14 (2.61%) Apache
4 8 (1.49%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.12%) JBoss
5 6 (1.12%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (0.75%) Jetty
8 3 (0.56%) ATG Dynamo
8 3 (0.56%) Confluence
9 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.19%) nginx
9 1 (0.19%) Node.js
9 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.19%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (2.43%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.68%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.49%) MS Office
3 8 (1.49%) MS Project
4 2 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.19%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 36 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.87%) Mimecast
4 9 (1.68%) SaaS
5 7 (1.31%) Office 365
5 7 (1.31%) SoftLayer
6 6 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.93%) IaaS
7 5 (0.93%) PaaS
8 4 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.37%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.19%) GitHub
11 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.19%) Google Tag Manager
11 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 131 (24.44%) Firewall
2 68 (12.69%) Intrusion Detection
3 63 (11.75%) Network Security
4 57 (10.63%) TCP/IP
5 37 (6.90%) DNS
6 29 (5.41%) Internet
7 25 (4.66%) Cisco ASA
8 24 (4.48%) DHCP
9 23 (4.29%) WAN
10 22 (4.10%) LAN
10 22 (4.10%) VPN
11 21 (3.92%) SSL
12 20 (3.73%) SAN
13 17 (3.17%) Cisco Nexus
13 17 (3.17%) MPLS
14 15 (2.80%) SNMP
15 13 (2.43%) Ethernet
16 12 (2.24%) ISDN
17 11 (2.05%) ADSL
17 11 (2.05%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.31%) DB2
1 7 (1.31%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.12%) MySQL
3 5 (0.93%) Oracle Database
3 5 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (0.75%) Couchbase
5 2 (0.37%) Big Data
5 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.19%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (2.24%) JIRA
2 8 (1.49%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.49%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.49%) Maven
2 8 (1.49%) Subversion
3 7 (1.31%) Checkstyle
3 7 (1.31%) FindBugs
4 4 (0.75%) Bitbucket
4 4 (0.75%) Selenium
5 3 (0.56%) FitNesse
5 3 (0.56%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.19%) JUnit
7 1 (0.19%) NUnit
7 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.19%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 135 (25.19%) Finance
2 36 (6.72%) Retail
3 25 (4.66%) Legal
4 23 (4.29%) Banking
4 23 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 5 (0.93%) Financial Institution
5 5 (0.93%) Games
6 4 (0.75%) Billing
7 3 (0.56%) Advertising
7 3 (0.56%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.56%) Marketing
8 2 (0.37%) Back Office
8 2 (0.37%) Electronics
8 2 (0.37%) French Language
8 2 (0.37%) German Language
8 2 (0.37%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.37%) Law
8 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.37%) Polish Language
8 2 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 120 (22.39%) Analyst
2 112 (20.90%) Consultant
3 100 (18.66%) Security Consultant
4 97 (18.10%) Security Analyst
5 88 (16.42%) Architect
6 73 (13.62%) Security Architect
7 43 (8.02%) Security Manager
8 42 (7.84%) Information Security Consultant
9 39 (7.28%) Information Analyst
9 39 (7.28%) Information Security Analyst
10 28 (5.22%) Security Specialist
11 27 (5.04%) IT Analyst
11 27 (5.04%) Project Manager
12 24 (4.48%) IT Security Analyst
13 19 (3.54%) Developer
14 18 (3.36%) Information Security Manager
14 18 (3.36%) IT Manager
15 17 (3.17%) Information Architect
15 17 (3.17%) Information Manager
15 17 (3.17%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.92%) REST
2 20 (3.73%) Web Services
3 13 (2.43%) SOAP
4 11 (2.05%) 802.1X
4 11 (2.05%) Java EE
5 10 (1.87%) Middleware
6 9 (1.68%) Spring
7 8 (1.49%) Hibernate
8 7 (1.31%) Ext JS
8 7 (1.31%) JMS
9 6 (1.12%) LAMP
9 6 (1.12%) XML
10 5 (0.93%) .NET
10 5 (0.93%) LAPP Stack
11 4 (0.75%) CSS
11 4 (0.75%) HTML
12 3 (0.56%) Dropwizard
12 3 (0.56%) JMX
12 3 (0.56%) jQuery
12 3 (0.56%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 76 (14.18%) Management Information System
2 72 (13.43%) Data Centre
3 31 (5.78%) Driving Licence
3 31 (5.78%) PKI
4 27 (5.04%) Cryptography
5 20 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (3.73%) Computer Science
6 19 (3.54%) CESG
7 18 (3.36%) Embedded Systems
8 17 (3.17%) Smartcard
9 16 (2.99%) Data Protection Act
9 16 (2.99%) Security Operations Centre
10 15 (2.80%) Mathematics
11 10 (1.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 7 (1.31%) FMCG
12 7 (1.31%) Mainframe
13 6 (1.12%) AS400
13 6 (1.12%) CESG CLAS
13 6 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
13 6 (1.12%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 110 (20.52%) Windows
2 73 (13.62%) Linux
3 57 (10.63%) Unix
4 37 (6.90%) Windows Server
5 18 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (2.43%) AIX
8 13 (2.43%) Solaris
9 11 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.68%) Windows 7
11 7 (1.31%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (1.12%) CentOS
12 6 (1.12%) SUSE
12 6 (1.12%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.93%) Data ONTAP
13 5 (0.93%) Debian
14 4 (0.75%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.37%) Kali Linux
16 1 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (57.28%) Information Security
2 127 (23.69%) ITIL
3 86 (16.04%) Risk Management
4 79 (14.74%) SIEM
5 78 (14.55%) Security Management
6 75 (13.99%) Security Architecture
7 70 (13.06%) Vulnerability Management
8 67 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 67 (12.50%) Data Protection
9 62 (11.57%) Cybersecurity
10 54 (10.07%) Incident Management
11 51 (9.51%) Project Management
12 49 (9.14%) Penetration Testing
12 49 (9.14%) Security Operations
12 49 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
13 39 (7.28%) TOGAF
14 35 (6.53%) E-Commerce
14 35 (6.53%) Risk Assessment
15 34 (6.34%) Data Security
16 32 (5.97%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 31 (5.78%) SQL
2 22 (4.10%) Java
3 19 (3.54%) Perl
4 17 (3.17%) PowerShell
4 17 (3.17%) Python
5 13 (2.43%) Bash Shell
6 12 (2.24%) VBScript
7 11 (2.05%) C#
7 11 (2.05%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.49%) PL/SQL
9 7 (1.31%) Erlang
10 5 (0.93%) Korn
11 4 (0.75%) C
11 4 (0.75%) Ruby
12 3 (0.56%) C++
12 3 (0.56%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.56%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.37%) COBOL
14 1 (0.19%) AWK
14 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 242 (45.15%) CISSP
2 126 (23.51%) CISM
3 98 (18.28%) CISA
4 58 (10.82%) Degree
5 45 (8.40%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (7.65%) CEH
7 25 (4.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (4.48%) GCIH
9 23 (4.29%) SANS
10 22 (4.10%) CCNP
11 19 (3.54%) CCNA
12 17 (3.17%) IISP
12 17 (3.17%) MCSA
13 16 (2.99%) GCIA
14 15 (2.80%) GIAC
15 14 (2.61%) PCI QSA
16 12 (2.24%) CLAS
16 12 (2.24%) Security Cleared
17 10 (1.87%) MCSE
18 9 (1.68%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 248 (46.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 77 (14.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 45 (8.40%) COBIT
4 29 (5.41%) ISO27005
5 19 (3.54%) ISAE 3402
5 19 (3.54%) ISO 9001
6 14 (2.61%) ISO27002
7 12 (2.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 11 (2.05%) SLA
9 10 (1.87%) RMADS
10 8 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
11 7 (1.31%) ISO22301
11 7 (1.31%) JSP 440
12 5 (0.93%) COSO
12 5 (0.93%) QA
12 5 (0.93%) SSAE 16
13 4 (0.75%) ISO 9000
14 3 (0.56%) SAS 70
15 2 (0.37%) BS25999
15 2 (0.37%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 45 (8.40%) Active Directory
2 41 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.17%) vSphere
4 7 (1.31%) NFS
5 6 (1.12%) BitLocker
5 6 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.75%) XenApp
7 3 (0.56%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.56%) Xen
8 2 (0.37%) Docker
9 1 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 19 (3.54%) Puppet
2 14 (2.61%) RSA Security Analytics
3 13 (2.43%) SCCM
4 11 (2.05%) Nessus
4 11 (2.05%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (2.05%) RSA Archer
5 9 (1.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 8 (1.49%) Nmap
7 7 (1.31%) WSUS
8 6 (1.12%) Ansible
9 5 (0.93%) Cacti
9 5 (0.93%) Nagios
9 5 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.75%) HAProxy
10 4 (0.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 4 (0.75%) QRadar
11 3 (0.56%) Bacula
11 3 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.56%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (0.37%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 94 (17.54%) Cisco
2 59 (11.01%) VMware
3 55 (10.26%) Microsoft
4 46 (8.58%) IBM
5 39 (7.28%) Qualys
6 37 (6.90%) Oracle
7 34 (6.34%) Intel Security
8 25 (4.66%) Splunk
9 24 (4.48%) ArcSight
10 20 (3.73%) F5
11 18 (3.36%) CheckPoint
12 17 (3.17%) Forcepoint
12 17 (3.17%) Tripwire
13 15 (2.80%) Barracuda Networks
13 15 (2.80%) Juniper
13 15 (2.80%) Symantec
14 13 (2.43%) NetWitness
14 13 (2.43%) Red Hat
15 12 (2.24%) HP
15 12 (2.24%) Sun
Crawley, West Sussex
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £375 to £475 per day 6 Moth Contract
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day Market rates [negotiable]
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £440 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Epsom
Interquest - IQ Tech
Posted: 25 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £45,671 to £60,774 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
East Midlands
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £250 - £351 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
Capita plc
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Taunton
People Source Consulting
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 26 days ago