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 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 318 357 381
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +24
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 364 340 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.58% 0.49%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.19% 6.15% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 212 169
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 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £552 £550
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

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
5060 5526 5370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.37% 9.43% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3241 3442 3307
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £380
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +7.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 225 215
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.37 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.91% +24.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.15 £56.40 £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

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 31 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

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

PCI DSS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 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
England +45 354 £475 - 95
London +15 142 £490 +0.51% 30
South East 0 90 £463 +1.64% 12
City of London +43 40 £475 -5.00% 12
South West +41 39 £421 +6.64% 5
East of England +31 31 £450 -5.26% 7
North West +26 26 £450 -5.26% 7
Surrey +2 23 £500 +17.64% 2
Wiltshire +16 21 £475 +9.19% 1
Hampshire +11 21 £463 -7.50% 2
Manchester +5 21 £450 - 4
Berkshire -1 21 £363 -34.09% 5
Swindon +18 20 £475 +9.19%
Croydon +1 16 £438 +130.26%
Staines +5 15 £500 - 1
Bedfordshire +1 15 £525 +9.94% 2
Yorkshire +1 14 £425 -5.55% 13
West Yorkshire +1 13 £425 -5.55% 9
West Sussex +5 10 £425 -8.10%
Winchester +11 9 £450 +12.50%
Leeds +5 9 £400 -23.80% 8
Somerset - 9 £378 - 2
Essex +7 8 £450 -
Crawley +12 7 £425 -5.55%
Luton -1 7 - - 2
Scotland +11 6 £350 -30.00% 2
Oxfordshire -3 6 £525 +7.14%
East Midlands -23 6 £438 -2.77% 7
Buckinghamshire +15 5 £275 -25.42%
Bristol - 5 £439 - 1

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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 with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 298 (44.15%) Information Security
2 259 (38.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 195 (28.89%) CISSP
4 194 (28.74%) Firewall
5 153 (22.67%) Finance
6 152 (22.52%) Windows
7 146 (21.63%) ITIL
8 143 (21.19%) Cisco
9 116 (17.19%) CISM
10 108 (16.00%) SIEM
11 101 (14.96%) VMware
12 99 (14.67%) Linux
13 95 (14.07%) Vulnerability Management
14 92 (13.63%) Data Centre
15 86 (12.74%) Risk Management
16 79 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
17 75 (11.11%) Management Information System
17 75 (11.11%) TCP/IP
17 75 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
17 75 (11.11%) Security Operations
18 72 (10.67%) Active Directory
19 70 (10.37%) Security Management
19 70 (10.37%) Degree
20 69 (10.22%) Microsoft
20 69 (10.22%) Network Security
21 66 (9.78%) Project Management
22 65 (9.63%) Unix
23 63 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
23 63 (9.33%) Data Protection
24 62 (9.19%) Security Architecture

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 26 (3.85%) Apache
2 24 (3.56%) IIS
3 8 (1.19%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.04%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.59%) Apache Pig
6 4 (0.59%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.44%) Confluence
7 3 (0.44%) JBoss
7 3 (0.44%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.44%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.30%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.15%) IBM Connections
9 1 (0.15%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.15%) nginx
9 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 25 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.37%) MS Office
3 10 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.04%) PaintShop Pro
4 7 (1.04%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.89%) MS Project
6 2 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.15%) Magento
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 42 (6.22%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (4.00%) Office 365
4 9 (1.33%) GitHub
5 8 (1.19%) Mimecast
6 7 (1.04%) SaaS
7 6 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.74%) IBM Cloud
8 5 (0.74%) SoftLayer
9 4 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.30%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.30%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.30%) IaaS
10 2 (0.30%) PaaS
11 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.15%) Google Tag Manager
11 1 (0.15%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 194 (28.74%) Firewall
2 75 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 69 (10.22%) Network Security
4 61 (9.04%) WAN
5 60 (8.89%) Cisco ASA
6 56 (8.30%) LAN
7 55 (8.15%) Intrusion Detection
8 43 (6.37%) DNS
9 35 (5.19%) Cisco Nexus
10 30 (4.44%) VPN
11 28 (4.15%) SAN
12 26 (3.85%) Wireless
13 25 (3.70%) SSL
14 24 (3.56%) Internet
15 23 (3.41%) Wireshark
16 22 (3.26%) DHCP
17 21 (3.11%) Cisco ISE
18 16 (2.37%) MPLS
19 15 (2.22%) HTTP
20 14 (2.07%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.22%) MySQL
2 12 (1.78%) SQL Server
3 11 (1.63%) Big Data
3 11 (1.63%) Hadoop
4 10 (1.48%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.04%) MongoDB
6 6 (0.89%) DB2
6 6 (0.89%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.74%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.30%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.15%) Ingres
10 1 (0.15%) OLAP
10 1 (0.15%) OLTP
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (3.56%) JIRA
2 14 (2.07%) Subversion
3 13 (1.93%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.93%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.19%) Maven
5 7 (1.04%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.30%) 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%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.15%) FindBugs
7 1 (0.15%) GDB
7 1 (0.15%) Grunt
7 1 (0.15%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 153 (22.67%) Finance
2 51 (7.56%) Retail
3 39 (5.78%) Banking
4 35 (5.19%) Telecoms
5 33 (4.89%) Legal
6 10 (1.48%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.33%) Back Office
7 9 (1.33%) Marketing
8 8 (1.19%) Law
9 4 (0.59%) Advertising
9 4 (0.59%) Billing
9 4 (0.59%) Electronics
9 4 (0.59%) Games
9 4 (0.59%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.44%) French Language
10 3 (0.44%) German Language
10 3 (0.44%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.30%) Local Government
11 2 (0.30%) Polish Language
11 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 136 (20.15%) Architect
2 123 (18.22%) Analyst
3 118 (17.48%) Consultant
4 98 (14.52%) Security Consultant
5 93 (13.78%) Security Analyst
6 66 (9.78%) Security Architect
7 61 (9.04%) Security Manager
8 45 (6.67%) Project Manager
9 36 (5.33%) IT Analyst
10 34 (5.04%) Information Analyst
10 34 (5.04%) Information Security Analyst
10 34 (5.04%) IT Security Analyst
11 32 (4.74%) Information Security Consultant
12 31 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
13 28 (4.15%) Network Engineer
14 27 (4.00%) Information Security Manager
15 24 (3.56%) Infrastructure Architect
16 23 (3.41%) Information Manager
17 22 (3.26%) Developer
18 21 (3.11%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.41%) Web Services
2 19 (2.81%) REST
3 18 (2.67%) XML
4 17 (2.52%) Middleware
5 15 (2.22%) Spring
6 13 (1.93%) HTML
6 13 (1.93%) JSON
6 13 (1.93%) SOAP
6 13 (1.93%) XSD
7 11 (1.63%) .NET
8 10 (1.48%) HTML5
8 10 (1.48%) jQuery
9 7 (1.04%) Flash
9 7 (1.04%) Hibernate
9 7 (1.04%) SAML
10 6 (0.89%) CSS
11 5 (0.74%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.74%) Autofac
11 5 (0.74%) LAMP
12 3 (0.44%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 92 (13.63%) Data Centre
2 75 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 45 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (6.52%) PKI
5 26 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 22 (3.26%) Data Protection Act
7 20 (2.96%) Driving Licence
8 17 (2.52%) CESG
9 16 (2.37%) Cryptography
10 13 (1.93%) Mathematics
10 13 (1.93%) Security Operations Centre
11 11 (1.63%) FlexPod
11 11 (1.63%) FMCG
12 10 (1.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 10 (1.48%) e-Health
13 9 (1.33%) Clustering
13 9 (1.33%) Fat Client
13 9 (1.33%) IVR
13 9 (1.33%) Thin Client
14 7 (1.04%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 152 (22.52%) Windows
2 99 (14.67%) Linux
3 65 (9.63%) Unix
4 53 (7.85%) Windows Server
5 24 (3.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (3.11%) Solaris
6 21 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (1.63%) Oracle Linux
10 10 (1.48%) Data ONTAP
10 10 (1.48%) Windows 7
11 9 (1.33%) AIX
12 7 (1.04%) CentOS
13 6 (0.89%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.59%) Debian
14 4 (0.59%) SUSE
15 3 (0.44%) Kali Linux
16 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (44.15%) Information Security
2 146 (21.63%) ITIL
3 108 (16.00%) SIEM
4 95 (14.07%) Vulnerability Management
5 86 (12.74%) Risk Management
6 79 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
7 75 (11.11%) Security Operations
8 70 (10.37%) Security Management
9 66 (9.78%) Project Management
10 63 (9.33%) Data Protection
10 63 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 62 (9.19%) Security Architecture
12 58 (8.59%) Cybersecurity
13 52 (7.70%) Penetration Testing
14 42 (6.22%) Incident Management
15 41 (6.07%) Kalman Filter
16 37 (5.48%) ISMS
17 36 (5.33%) TOGAF
18 35 (5.19%) DevOps
18 35 (5.19%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (6.07%) SQL
2 26 (3.85%) Java
3 23 (3.41%) PowerShell
4 22 (3.26%) Python
5 17 (2.52%) JavaScript
5 17 (2.52%) Perl
6 16 (2.37%) C#
7 13 (1.93%) C
8 11 (1.63%) C++
9 9 (1.33%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.33%) VBScript
10 8 (1.19%) Ruby
10 8 (1.19%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.04%) ActionScript
11 7 (1.04%) ANSI C
11 7 (1.04%) PHP
11 7 (1.04%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.44%) Korn
13 1 (0.15%) AWK
13 1 (0.15%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 195 (28.89%) CISSP
2 116 (17.19%) CISM
3 70 (10.37%) Degree
4 58 (8.59%) CISA
4 58 (8.59%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (6.22%) CCNP
6 31 (4.59%) Security Cleared
7 27 (4.00%) CEH
8 25 (3.70%) SC Cleared
9 21 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (2.96%) GCIH
11 19 (2.81%) SANS
12 16 (2.37%) MCSE
13 15 (2.22%) CCNA
14 12 (1.78%) GIAC
15 11 (1.63%) CCSP
16 10 (1.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 9 (1.33%) CISMP
18 8 (1.19%) CRISC
18 8 (1.19%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 259 (38.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (8.15%) COBIT
2 55 (8.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 21 (3.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 18 (2.67%) SLA
5 16 (2.37%) JSP 440
6 15 (2.22%) RMADS
7 10 (1.48%) ISO27002
8 9 (1.33%) QA
9 8 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
9 8 (1.19%) ISO27005
10 7 (1.04%) ISAE 3402
11 5 (0.74%) ISO22301
12 4 (0.59%) COSO
12 4 (0.59%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.59%) PA-DSS
12 4 (0.59%) SAS 70
13 3 (0.44%) Data Quality
13 3 (0.44%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.44%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 75 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 72 (10.67%) Active Directory
3 44 (6.52%) vSphere
4 15 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (1.78%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.19%) Postfix
7 6 (0.89%) BitLocker
7 6 (0.89%) XenApp
8 5 (0.74%) iptables
8 5 (0.74%) Sendmail
8 5 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.59%) Docker
10 3 (0.44%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.44%) Snort
11 2 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.30%) NFS
11 2 (0.30%) Squid
11 2 (0.30%) SRDF
11 2 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 45 (6.67%) Puppet
2 28 (4.15%) Nessus
3 20 (2.96%) Ansible
4 17 (2.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 15 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 14 (2.07%) SCCM
7 13 (1.93%) QRadar
7 13 (1.93%) RSA Archer
8 12 (1.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 11 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (1.48%) Nagios
11 9 (1.33%) WSUS
12 5 (0.74%) Cobbler
12 5 (0.74%) FortiGate
12 5 (0.74%) OSSEC
13 4 (0.59%) AirWatch
13 4 (0.59%) Nmap
14 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
14 3 (0.44%) RSA Security Analytics
14 3 (0.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 143 (21.19%) Cisco
2 101 (14.96%) VMware
3 69 (10.22%) Microsoft
4 52 (7.70%) CheckPoint
5 50 (7.41%) Splunk
6 48 (7.11%) Oracle
7 44 (6.52%) Juniper
8 39 (5.78%) IBM
9 36 (5.33%) Qualys
10 33 (4.89%) F5
11 30 (4.44%) Intel Security
12 25 (3.70%) HP
13 23 (3.41%) Red Hat
14 22 (3.26%) ArcSight
15 21 (3.11%) Palo Alto
16 20 (2.96%) Blue Coat
16 20 (2.96%) Fortinet
16 20 (2.96%) Symantec
17 19 (2.81%) NetApp
18 18 (2.67%) SolarWinds
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