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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 379 434 415
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -19
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 290 220 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.39% 0.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.65% 4.07% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 137 109
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £348 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
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
5133 5400 5084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.51% 9.48% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3274 3505 3096
Median daily rate £425 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 196 207
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.67 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.24% +8.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.50 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.35%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +44 275 £463 +2.77% 123
South East +28 88 £463 +2.77% 10
London +16 83 £500 +8.10% 46
South West +19 38 £376 -13.50% 10
North West +21 29 £425 - 18
Surrey +5 27 £500 +7.52% 2
Manchester +11 25 £420 - 14
Hampshire +4 18 £450 +5.88% 2
West Sussex +8 15 £425 -5.55%
Wiltshire +2 14 £427 -1.78% 2
Scotland +1 14 £500 -
Swindon +7 13 £380 -12.75% 1
Staines -2 13 £500 +1.26%
City of London +38 12 £550 +10.00% 8
Bristol +9 12 £370 - 1
East of England +19 11 £400 -12.32% 8
Oxfordshire +17 11 £525 -
West Yorkshire +10 10 £400 -20.00% 12
Edinburgh +7 10 £500 -
Yorkshire 0 10 £400 -11.11% 14
Somerset +23 9 £384 -26.90% 3
Crawley +5 8 £425 -5.55%
Winchester +5 8 £450 +5.88%
Berkshire -11 8 £375 -16.66% 3
Leeds +4 7 £400 -23.80% 11
East Midlands -9 7 £488 +13.04% 3
West Midlands -31 6 £425 +5.98% 11
Buckinghamshire +11 5 £275 -37.14%
Bromley - 5 £500 -
Taunton - 5 £390 - 1

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 275 (51.98%) Information Security
2 222 (41.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 200 (37.81%) CISSP
4 135 (25.52%) Finance
4 135 (25.52%) Firewall
5 128 (24.20%) Windows
6 122 (23.06%) ITIL
7 112 (21.17%) CISM
8 93 (17.58%) Cisco
9 92 (17.39%) SIEM
10 88 (16.64%) Linux
11 80 (15.12%) Vulnerability Management
12 78 (14.74%) Data Centre
13 75 (14.18%) Risk Management
14 73 (13.80%) VMware
15 66 (12.48%) Security Management
16 64 (12.10%) Management Information System
16 64 (12.10%) CISA
17 61 (11.53%) Security Architecture
18 60 (11.34%) Data Protection
19 59 (11.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
20 58 (10.96%) Security Operations
21 56 (10.59%) Cybersecurity
21 56 (10.59%) Active Directory
21 56 (10.59%) Intrusion Detection
22 54 (10.21%) TCP/IP
22 54 (10.21%) Stakeholder Management
23 53 (10.02%) Unix
24 52 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
25 51 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (4.35%) Apache
2 14 (2.65%) IIS
3 10 (1.89%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.13%) JBoss
5 4 (0.76%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (0.57%) Confluence
6 3 (0.57%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.38%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.38%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.38%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.19%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.19%) nginx
8 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.19%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (3.02%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.46%) MS Office
3 10 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.32%) MS Project
5 2 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.57%) 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 40 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.08%) Office 365
4 10 (1.89%) Mimecast
5 8 (1.51%) SaaS
5 8 (1.51%) SoftLayer
6 6 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.76%) IaaS
8 4 (0.76%) PaaS
9 3 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.38%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.38%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.19%) GitHub
11 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.19%) Google Tag Manager
11 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 135 (25.52%) Firewall
2 56 (10.59%) Intrusion Detection
3 54 (10.21%) TCP/IP
4 50 (9.45%) Network Security
5 30 (5.67%) DNS
6 29 (5.48%) Internet
7 28 (5.29%) LAN
8 27 (5.10%) WAN
9 26 (4.91%) SAN
10 24 (4.54%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (3.97%) VPN
12 19 (3.59%) SSL
13 17 (3.21%) DHCP
14 16 (3.02%) Cisco Nexus
15 14 (2.65%) Cisco ISE
15 14 (2.65%) Ethernet
15 14 (2.65%) Fibre Channel
16 11 (2.08%) FCoE
16 11 (2.08%) MPLS
16 11 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.70%) Big Data
2 8 (1.51%) Hadoop
3 6 (1.13%) DB2
3 6 (1.13%) MySQL
4 5 (0.95%) SQL Server
5 4 (0.76%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.38%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
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%) OLTP
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (2.46%) JIRA
2 10 (1.89%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.70%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.76%) Subversion
5 3 (0.57%) Checkstyle
5 3 (0.57%) FindBugs
5 3 (0.57%) Maven
6 2 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.38%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.19%) Bower
7 1 (0.19%) Grunt
7 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.19%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 135 (25.52%) Finance
2 32 (6.05%) Retail
3 25 (4.73%) Banking
4 23 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.97%) Legal
6 9 (1.70%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.95%) Marketing
8 4 (0.76%) Law
9 3 (0.57%) Advertising
9 3 (0.57%) Back Office
9 3 (0.57%) Electronics
9 3 (0.57%) French Language
9 3 (0.57%) Games
9 3 (0.57%) German Language
9 3 (0.57%) Italian Language
9 3 (0.57%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.38%) Polish Language
10 2 (0.38%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 119 (22.50%) Analyst
2 103 (19.47%) Consultant
3 96 (18.15%) Security Analyst
4 93 (17.58%) Architect
5 90 (17.01%) Security Consultant
6 68 (12.85%) Security Architect
7 52 (9.83%) Security Manager
8 36 (6.81%) IT Analyst
8 36 (6.81%) Project Manager
9 35 (6.62%) IT Security Analyst
10 34 (6.43%) Information Analyst
10 34 (6.43%) Information Security Analyst
11 32 (6.05%) Information Security Consultant
12 27 (5.10%) Information Security Manager
13 25 (4.73%) Information Manager
14 17 (3.21%) Security Specialist
14 17 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
15 16 (3.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 16 (3.02%) IT Manager
15 16 (3.02%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.02%) REST
2 15 (2.84%) Web Services
3 13 (2.46%) Middleware
4 9 (1.70%) SOAP
5 5 (0.95%) 802.1X
5 5 (0.95%) CSS
5 5 (0.95%) LAMP
6 4 (0.76%) .NET
6 4 (0.76%) HTML
6 4 (0.76%) Spring
6 4 (0.76%) XML
7 3 (0.57%) CSS3
7 3 (0.57%) Ext JS
7 3 (0.57%) Hibernate
7 3 (0.57%) HTML5
7 3 (0.57%) Java EE
7 3 (0.57%) JMS
7 3 (0.57%) jQuery
8 2 (0.38%) Classic ASP
8 2 (0.38%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 78 (14.74%) Data Centre
2 64 (12.10%) Management Information System
3 42 (7.94%) PKI
4 31 (5.86%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (4.16%) CESG
6 21 (3.97%) Driving Licence
7 19 (3.59%) Data Protection Act
8 16 (3.02%) Computer Science
9 15 (2.84%) Cryptography
9 15 (2.84%) Mathematics
10 13 (2.46%) Security Operations Centre
11 11 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 11 (2.08%) FlexPod
12 10 (1.89%) e-Health
12 10 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
13 9 (1.70%) FMCG
13 9 (1.70%) Smartcard
14 8 (1.51%) CESG CLAS
15 6 (1.13%) iPad
15 6 (1.13%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 128 (24.20%) Windows
2 88 (16.64%) Linux
3 53 (10.02%) Unix
4 49 (9.26%) Windows Server
5 19 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (2.46%) Solaris
10 11 (2.08%) Oracle Linux
11 10 (1.89%) AIX
11 10 (1.89%) Data ONTAP
11 10 (1.89%) Windows 7
12 6 (1.13%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.76%) Debian
13 4 (0.76%) SUSE
14 2 (0.38%) CentOS
14 2 (0.38%) Kali Linux
15 1 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (51.98%) Information Security
2 122 (23.06%) ITIL
3 92 (17.39%) SIEM
4 80 (15.12%) Vulnerability Management
5 75 (14.18%) Risk Management
6 66 (12.48%) Security Management
7 61 (11.53%) Security Architecture
8 60 (11.34%) Data Protection
9 58 (10.96%) Security Operations
10 56 (10.59%) Cybersecurity
11 54 (10.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 52 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
13 49 (9.26%) Project Management
14 42 (7.94%) Incident Management
15 39 (7.37%) Penetration Testing
16 37 (6.99%) TOGAF
17 30 (5.67%) DevOps
18 29 (5.48%) Information Security Management
18 29 (5.48%) SABSA
19 28 (5.29%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 22 (4.16%) SQL
2 21 (3.97%) Perl
2 21 (3.97%) Python
3 17 (3.21%) PowerShell
4 12 (2.27%) Java
5 11 (2.08%) VBScript
6 10 (1.89%) C#
7 8 (1.51%) Bash Shell
7 8 (1.51%) Ruby
8 7 (1.32%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.13%) C
10 4 (0.76%) Korn
10 4 (0.76%) PHP
10 4 (0.76%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.57%) C++
11 3 (0.57%) Erlang
11 3 (0.57%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.38%) COBOL
12 2 (0.38%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 200 (37.81%) CISSP
2 112 (21.17%) CISM
3 64 (12.10%) CISA
4 51 (9.64%) Degree
5 42 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (6.24%) CEH
7 30 (5.67%) CCNP
8 26 (4.91%) GCIH
9 17 (3.21%) CCNA
10 16 (3.02%) SANS
11 15 (2.84%) GCIA
11 15 (2.84%) Security Cleared
12 14 (2.65%) CLAS
13 13 (2.46%) GIAC
14 12 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (2.08%) CESG Certified Professional
15 11 (2.08%) MCSE
16 10 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 9 (1.70%) IISP
17 9 (1.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 222 (41.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 59 (11.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 50 (9.45%) COBIT
4 21 (3.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 15 (2.84%) JSP 440
6 13 (2.46%) ISO27005
7 11 (2.08%) ISAE 3402
8 10 (1.89%) SLA
9 9 (1.70%) ISO 9001
9 9 (1.70%) ISO27002
10 7 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
11 6 (1.13%) ISO22301
11 6 (1.13%) QA
12 4 (0.76%) COSO
12 4 (0.76%) PA-DSS
12 4 (0.76%) SAS 70
13 3 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 3 (0.57%) RMADS
13 3 (0.57%) SSAE 16
14 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 56 (10.59%) Active Directory
2 51 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.54%) vSphere
4 10 (1.89%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.13%) BitLocker
7 5 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.76%) NFS
8 4 (0.76%) Xen
8 4 (0.76%) XenApp
9 3 (0.57%) Docker
9 3 (0.57%) Postfix
9 3 (0.57%) Snort
10 2 (0.38%) Squid
10 2 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.19%) Samba
11 1 (0.19%) SRDF
11 1 (0.19%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 34 (6.43%) Puppet
2 18 (3.40%) RSA Archer
3 15 (2.84%) Ansible
4 14 (2.65%) Norton AntiVirus
5 13 (2.46%) SCCM
6 12 (2.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 12 (2.27%) QRadar
7 10 (1.89%) RSA Security Analytics
8 9 (1.70%) Nessus
8 9 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.32%) WSUS
10 6 (1.13%) Nmap
11 4 (0.76%) AirWatch
11 4 (0.76%) Nagios
11 4 (0.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 3 (0.57%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.57%) Red Hat Satellite
13 2 (0.38%) BladeLogic
13 2 (0.38%) Cisco UCCX
14 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 93 (17.58%) Cisco
2 73 (13.80%) VMware
3 51 (9.64%) Microsoft
4 43 (8.13%) Qualys
5 39 (7.37%) IBM
6 36 (6.81%) Splunk
7 31 (5.86%) Intel Security
8 28 (5.29%) Oracle
9 27 (5.10%) CheckPoint
10 22 (4.16%) Juniper
11 19 (3.59%) Forcepoint
11 19 (3.59%) NetApp
12 18 (3.40%) F5
12 18 (3.40%) Red Hat
13 17 (3.21%) ArcSight
14 16 (3.02%) Symantec
15 13 (2.46%) Citrix
15 13 (2.46%) Cyber-Ark
16 12 (2.27%) Tripwire
17 11 (2.08%) HP
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