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 23 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
UK
Rank 316 350 350
Rank change year-on-year
+34 0
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 286 308 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.62% 0.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.54% 6.02% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 173 148
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £586
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Median hourly rate - £52.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 -

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
4372 5115 4722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.75% 10.23% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2842 3146 2903
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 £275 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 205 178
Median hourly rate £23.34 £42.00 £21.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.42% +90.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £60.98 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.48 £42.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-46.48% +80.64%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 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
England +10 271 £488 +2.63% 97
London +32 121 £500 +5.31% 34
South East +24 80 £463 +15.62% 21
Surrey +27 26 £463 +7.87% 4
South West +3 26 £506 +1.25% 6
Hampshire +22 25 £438 +16.35% 7
City of London +11 23 £525 +37.70% 5
Wiltshire +14 21 £513 -6.81% 2
Yorkshire 0 15 £450 +9.75% 10
Berkshire +14 13 £500 +5.26% 4
Swindon +2 13 £488 -11.36% 1
North West +22 11 £425 -21.11% 7
West Yorkshire +12 11 £450 +7.14% 10
West Midlands -9 10 £500 +14.28% 10
Wales +14 9 £425 -
Leeds +7 9 £438 +4.16% 6
South Wales +17 8 £425 -
Cardiff +17 7 £425 -
Birmingham +2 7 £488 - 1
Buckinghamshire -1 7 £525 +10.52% 3
Woking - 7 £400 - 1
Manchester +3 6 £425 -17.47% 5
Milton Keynes +3 6 £525 +10.52% 2
East of England -15 6 £650 +13.04% 6
Bracknell +6 5 £500 -
Winchester +4 5 £438 -5.40%
Croydon - 5 £551 - 1
Hertfordshire -4 4 £650 +4.00% 4
Sheffield -6 4 £413 +0.60%
South Yorkshire -10 4 £413 +0.60%

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 220 (37.23%) Information Security
2 189 (31.98%) Firewall
3 172 (29.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 154 (26.06%) CISSP
5 142 (24.03%) Finance
6 123 (20.81%) Cisco
7 102 (17.26%) VMware
8 96 (16.24%) CISM
9 93 (15.74%) ITIL
10 91 (15.40%) Windows
11 89 (15.06%) SIEM
12 86 (14.55%) Network Security
13 81 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
14 80 (13.54%) WAN
15 78 (13.20%) Linux
16 77 (13.03%) Management Information System
17 71 (12.01%) Security Operations
18 70 (11.84%) Data Centre
18 70 (11.84%) VMware Infrastructure
18 70 (11.84%) TCP/IP
19 69 (11.68%) LAN
19 69 (11.68%) Security Cleared
20 66 (11.17%) Cybersecurity
21 64 (10.83%) Microsoft
22 63 (10.66%) SC Cleared
23 62 (10.49%) Puppet
23 62 (10.49%) Cisco Certification
24 60 (10.15%) Active Directory
24 60 (10.15%) Amazon AWS
25 59 (9.98%) Risk 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 40 (6.77%) Apache
2 27 (4.57%) IIS
3 19 (3.21%) JBoss
4 17 (2.88%) WebSphere
5 13 (2.20%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.52%) MS Exchange
7 7 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.85%) CMS
9 5 (0.85%) Confluence
9 5 (0.85%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.68%) ATG Dynamo
10 4 (0.68%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.34%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.34%) CoreMedia CMS
11 2 (0.34%) Jetty
11 2 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.34%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.34%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 18 (3.05%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.54%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.86%) MS Office
4 7 (1.18%) MS Project
5 5 (0.85%) PaintShop Pro
5 5 (0.85%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.34%) Relativity
3 2 (0.34%) Ringtail
3 2 (0.34%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.34%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 60 (10.15%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (4.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (3.38%) Office 365
4 19 (3.21%) AWS CloudFormation
5 14 (2.37%) SaaS
6 13 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (2.20%) GitHub
6 13 (2.20%) Heroku
7 6 (1.02%) IBM Cloud
7 6 (1.02%) SoftLayer
8 4 (0.68%) Akamai
8 4 (0.68%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.51%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.34%) PaaS
11 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.17%) IaaS
11 1 (0.17%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 189 (31.98%) Firewall
2 86 (14.55%) Network Security
3 80 (13.54%) WAN
4 70 (11.84%) TCP/IP
5 69 (11.68%) LAN
6 59 (9.98%) Intrusion Detection
7 52 (8.80%) Cisco ASA
8 51 (8.63%) DNS
9 33 (5.58%) MPLS
10 32 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
11 31 (5.25%) SSL
12 28 (4.74%) Internet
13 25 (4.23%) Wireless
14 24 (4.06%) DHCP
15 21 (3.55%) VPN
16 16 (2.71%) HTTP
17 15 (2.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 15 (2.54%) IPsec
18 14 (2.37%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 14 (2.37%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (2.54%) Oracle Database
4 12 (2.03%) MySQL
5 9 (1.52%) DB2
6 8 (1.35%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.85%) Big Data
7 5 (0.85%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.68%) Ingres
8 4 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.51%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.51%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.51%) Redis
9 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.51%) VLDB
10 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.34%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 24 (4.06%) Git (software)
2 21 (3.55%) Jenkins
3 19 (3.21%) JIRA
4 16 (2.71%) Cucumber
4 16 (2.71%) Subversion
5 8 (1.35%) Maven
6 6 (1.02%) Vagrant
7 5 (0.85%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.68%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.68%) JUnit
8 4 (0.68%) Selenium
9 3 (0.51%) Ant
9 3 (0.51%) Gradle
9 3 (0.51%) IntelliJ
9 3 (0.51%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.34%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.17%) GDB
11 1 (0.17%) Metasploit
11 1 (0.17%) WinDbg
General
1 142 (24.03%) Finance
2 48 (8.12%) Retail
3 27 (4.57%) Banking
4 25 (4.23%) Legal
5 24 (4.06%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.03%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.52%) Back Office
8 8 (1.35%) Marketing
9 6 (1.02%) Law
10 4 (0.68%) Games
11 3 (0.51%) Advertising
11 3 (0.51%) Electronics
11 3 (0.51%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.51%) Online Betting
12 2 (0.34%) Billing
13 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 128 (21.66%) Architect
2 67 (11.34%) Consultant
3 60 (10.15%) Security Consultant
4 58 (9.81%) Analyst
5 55 (9.31%) Security Architect
6 45 (7.61%) Security Engineer
7 44 (7.45%) Network Engineer
8 42 (7.11%) Developer
9 38 (6.43%) Security Analyst
10 35 (5.92%) Security Manager
11 32 (5.41%) Information Security Consultant
11 32 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
12 31 (5.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 23 (3.89%) Network Security Engineer
13 23 (3.89%) Project Manager
14 22 (3.72%) DevOps Engineer
14 22 (3.72%) Security Specialist
15 21 (3.55%) AWS DevOps
16 20 (3.38%) AWS Engineer
17 19 (3.21%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (6.43%) Web Services
2 34 (5.75%) Middleware
3 29 (4.91%) .NET
4 20 (3.38%) XML
5 18 (3.05%) REST
6 15 (2.54%) RESTful
6 15 (2.54%) SOAP
7 14 (2.37%) Spring
8 11 (1.86%) 802.1X
8 11 (1.86%) HTML
9 10 (1.69%) ASP.NET
9 10 (1.69%) jQuery
10 8 (1.35%) ActiveMQ
10 8 (1.35%) JSON
10 8 (1.35%) XSD
11 7 (1.18%) HTML5
11 7 (1.18%) J2EE
12 6 (1.02%) AppFabric
12 6 (1.02%) CSS
12 6 (1.02%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 77 (13.03%) Management Information System
2 70 (11.84%) Data Centre
3 46 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (5.25%) Cryptography
5 28 (4.74%) Computer Science
6 22 (3.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 20 (3.38%) Cyber Defence
7 20 (3.38%) PKI
8 18 (3.05%) Driving Licence
9 13 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (2.20%) Reference Data
10 12 (2.03%) CESG
11 11 (1.86%) Data Protection Act
11 11 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
12 10 (1.69%) Security Operations Centre
13 9 (1.52%) Clustering
13 9 (1.52%) Mobile App
14 7 (1.18%) IVR
15 6 (1.02%) FlexPod
15 6 (1.02%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 91 (15.40%) Windows
2 78 (13.20%) Linux
3 55 (9.31%) Unix
4 27 (4.57%) Windows Server
5 18 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (2.03%) CentOS
8 12 (2.03%) Solaris
9 11 (1.86%) AIX
10 9 (1.52%) Android
10 9 (1.52%) Oracle Linux
11 8 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.85%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.85%) SUSE
13 3 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.17%) Kali Linux
15 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (37.23%) Information Security
2 93 (15.74%) ITIL
3 89 (15.06%) SIEM
4 81 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (12.01%) Security Operations
6 66 (11.17%) Cybersecurity
7 59 (9.98%) Risk Management
8 55 (9.31%) DevOps
9 52 (8.80%) Project Management
10 50 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
11 43 (7.28%) Vulnerability Management
12 42 (7.11%) Change Management
12 42 (7.11%) Migration
13 41 (6.94%) Penetration Testing
13 41 (6.94%) Security Architecture
14 40 (6.77%) Identity Access Management
15 39 (6.60%) Disaster Recovery
15 39 (6.60%) Load Balancing
16 38 (6.43%) Scrum
17 37 (6.26%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 48 (8.12%) Java
2 47 (7.95%) SQL
3 41 (6.94%) Python
4 28 (4.74%) Perl
5 22 (3.72%) PowerShell
6 18 (3.05%) C#
7 13 (2.20%) JavaScript
8 11 (1.86%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.52%) Ruby
10 8 (1.35%) C
11 7 (1.18%) Korn
12 6 (1.02%) C++
13 5 (0.85%) ActionScript
13 5 (0.85%) ANSI C
14 4 (0.68%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.68%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.51%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.34%) PHP
16 2 (0.34%) Scala
16 2 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 154 (26.06%) CISSP
2 96 (16.24%) CISM
3 69 (11.68%) Security Cleared
4 63 (10.66%) SC Cleared
5 62 (10.49%) Cisco Certification
6 59 (9.98%) Degree
7 52 (8.80%) CISA
8 32 (5.41%) CCNP
9 31 (5.25%) PCI QSA
10 24 (4.06%) GIAC
11 20 (3.38%) CCNA
12 18 (3.05%) CCSP
13 16 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
13 16 (2.71%) SANS
14 15 (2.54%) CLAS
15 14 (2.37%) CCIE
15 14 (2.37%) CEH
15 14 (2.37%) GCIH
16 13 (2.20%) DV Cleared
17 11 (1.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (29.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (6.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 25 (4.23%) COBIT
3 25 (4.23%) QA
4 21 (3.55%) RMADS
5 19 (3.21%) PA-DSS
6 14 (2.37%) SLA
7 12 (2.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 11 (1.86%) Disclosure Scotland
9 8 (1.35%) GDPR
10 7 (1.18%) HIPAA
11 6 (1.02%) ISO27002
12 5 (0.85%) JSP 440
13 4 (0.68%) FedRAMP
14 3 (0.51%) GPG13
14 3 (0.51%) SAS 70
15 2 (0.34%) COSO
15 2 (0.34%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
15 2 (0.34%) ISO22301
16 1 (0.17%) ISO27005
System Software
1 70 (11.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (10.15%) Active Directory
3 45 (7.61%) vSphere
4 25 (4.23%) Docker
5 13 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.52%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.52%) Snort
7 8 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.18%) vCloud
9 4 (0.68%) DFS Replication
9 4 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.68%) XenApp
10 2 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.17%) NFS
11 1 (0.17%) Samba
11 1 (0.17%) Squid
11 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 62 (10.49%) Puppet
2 48 (8.12%) Ansible
3 38 (6.43%) Nessus
4 28 (4.74%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 17 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (2.20%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (1.86%) vRealize
8 10 (1.69%) Nagios
8 10 (1.69%) Red Hat Satellite
9 7 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (1.18%) WSUS
10 5 (0.85%) QRadar
11 4 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
11 4 (0.68%) Control-M
11 4 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.68%) Nmap
11 4 (0.68%) Opsview
11 4 (0.68%) SELinux
12 3 (0.51%) SCCM
Vendors
1 123 (20.81%) Cisco
2 102 (17.26%) VMware
3 64 (10.83%) Microsoft
4 51 (8.63%) Splunk
5 47 (7.95%) F5
6 41 (6.94%) CheckPoint
7 39 (6.60%) Juniper
8 37 (6.26%) Oracle
9 32 (5.41%) HP
10 31 (5.25%) Red Hat
11 25 (4.23%) AlienVault
12 23 (3.89%) Palo Alto
13 20 (3.38%) Fortinet
14 19 (3.21%) WorldPay
15 18 (3.05%) Citrix
15 18 (3.05%) Intel Security
16 16 (2.71%) IBM
16 16 (2.71%) Tripwire
17 15 (2.54%) FireEye
18 13 (2.20%) TippingPoint
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