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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 347 331 351
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +20
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 307 358 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.65% 0.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.18% 6.48% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 205 174
Median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £596
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £428 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £12.50 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -61.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £11.75 -

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
4968 5522 5233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.76% 10.09% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3228 3386 3366
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 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 209 217
Median hourly rate £20.97 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.63%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 -26 297 £485 +7.77% 101
London +11 138 £488 -2.50% 31
South East -18 81 £450 +5.88% 16
Hampshire +22 36 £436 -3.05% 6
City of London +31 35 £525 - 7
South West +16 29 £525 +16.66% 6
Wiltshire +10 28 £525 - 1
Swindon +8 18 £488 -7.14%
Berkshire +8 13 £480 +6.66% 6
East of England +1 12 £575 +27.77% 10
Surrey 0 12 £525 +22.09% 4
North West -8 12 £450 - 19
Yorkshire +5 11 £475 +25.41% 10
Manchester -1 11 £450 +16.12% 11
Croydon - 11 £528 -
West Midlands -25 10 £500 +12.67% 4
West Yorkshire +13 8 £475 +25.41% 8
Bracknell +10 8 £500 - 1
Birmingham -6 8 £500 +15.94% 1
Buckinghamshire +12 7 £538 +65.38%
Hertfordshire -3 6 £650 +36.84% 4
Milton Keynes +10 5 £538 +43.33%
Winchester +8 5 £438 -2.77%
Wales +3 5 £438 +25.00% 1
West Sussex -4 5 £400 -1.66%
Cardiff +20 4 £450 +28.57% 1
South Wales +8 4 £450 +28.57% 1
Bedfordshire -7 4 £525 +16.66% 6
Southampton - 4 £593 -
Leeds +9 3 £475 +25.41% 7

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 259 (38.89%) Information Security
2 219 (32.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 202 (30.33%) Firewall
4 169 (25.38%) CISSP
5 163 (24.47%) Finance
6 148 (22.22%) Cisco
7 112 (16.82%) VMware
8 111 (16.67%) ITIL
9 103 (15.47%) Windows
10 100 (15.02%) SIEM
11 99 (14.86%) CISM
12 87 (13.06%) Management Information System
12 87 (13.06%) WAN
12 87 (13.06%) Security Operations
13 84 (12.61%) Linux
14 82 (12.31%) Network Security
15 80 (12.01%) TCP/IP
16 77 (11.56%) Data Centre
17 76 (11.41%) Microsoft
18 75 (11.26%) Risk Management
18 75 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
19 74 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
20 73 (10.96%) DevOps
21 71 (10.66%) LAN
22 70 (10.51%) Cisco Certification
23 68 (10.21%) Security Cleared
24 67 (10.06%) Cisco ASA
24 67 (10.06%) Puppet
24 67 (10.06%) Cybersecurity
24 67 (10.06%) Project 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 48 (7.21%) Apache
2 25 (3.75%) IIS
3 20 (3.00%) JBoss
4 13 (1.95%) Tomcat
5 10 (1.50%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.35%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.60%) Apache Pig
8 4 (0.60%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.45%) CMS
9 3 (0.45%) Confluence
9 3 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.30%) CoreMedia CMS
10 2 (0.30%) Jetty
10 2 (0.30%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.30%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.30%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.15%) ATG Dynamo
11 1 (0.15%) MQSeries
Applications
1 20 (3.00%) MS Excel
1 20 (3.00%) MS Visio
2 12 (1.80%) MS Office
3 8 (1.20%) MS Project
4 7 (1.05%) PaintShop Pro
4 7 (1.05%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.30%) Relativity
2 2 (0.30%) Ringtail
2 2 (0.30%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.30%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 60 (9.01%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (3.30%) AWS CloudFormation
2 22 (3.30%) Office 365
3 20 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (1.95%) SaaS
5 12 (1.80%) GitHub
5 12 (1.80%) Heroku
6 7 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.60%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.45%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.30%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.30%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.15%) PaaS
11 1 (0.15%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 202 (30.33%) Firewall
2 87 (13.06%) WAN
3 82 (12.31%) Network Security
4 80 (12.01%) TCP/IP
5 71 (10.66%) LAN
6 67 (10.06%) Cisco ASA
7 56 (8.41%) Intrusion Detection
8 52 (7.81%) DNS
9 44 (6.61%) Cisco Nexus
10 34 (5.11%) MPLS
10 34 (5.11%) Wireless
11 32 (4.80%) VPN
12 30 (4.50%) DHCP
13 26 (3.90%) Internet
13 26 (3.90%) SSL
14 25 (3.75%) Wireshark
15 21 (3.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 21 (3.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 17 (2.55%) BIG-IP
17 16 (2.40%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.75%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.25%) MySQL
3 14 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (1.65%) Big Data
5 10 (1.50%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.35%) Hadoop
7 6 (0.90%) DB2
7 6 (0.90%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.90%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.60%) Ingres
9 3 (0.45%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.30%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.30%) EDRMS
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.30%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.30%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.15%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 22 (3.30%) Git (software)
1 22 (3.30%) Jenkins
2 18 (2.70%) JIRA
3 17 (2.55%) Cucumber
4 12 (1.80%) Subversion
5 10 (1.50%) Maven
6 5 (0.75%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.60%) Gradle
7 4 (0.60%) IntelliJ
7 4 (0.60%) JUnit
8 3 (0.45%) Ant
9 2 (0.30%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.15%) Burp Suite
10 1 (0.15%) GDB
10 1 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.15%) Selenium
10 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.15%) WinDbg
General
1 163 (24.47%) Finance
2 50 (7.51%) Retail
3 35 (5.26%) Banking
4 32 (4.80%) Legal
5 29 (4.35%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.25%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.50%) Back Office
8 9 (1.35%) Law
9 8 (1.20%) Marketing
10 5 (0.75%) Games
11 4 (0.60%) Electronics
11 4 (0.60%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.45%) Advertising
12 3 (0.45%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.30%) Billing
14 1 (0.15%) French Language
14 1 (0.15%) German Language
14 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.15%) Local Government
14 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 144 (21.62%) Architect
2 97 (14.56%) Consultant
3 85 (12.76%) Security Consultant
4 81 (12.16%) Analyst
5 63 (9.46%) Security Architect
6 55 (8.26%) Security Analyst
7 51 (7.66%) Security Manager
8 43 (6.46%) Network Engineer
9 39 (5.86%) Information Security Consultant
10 37 (5.56%) Security Engineer
11 36 (5.41%) Developer
12 34 (5.11%) Solutions Architect
13 30 (4.50%) Project Manager
14 29 (4.35%) Information Security Manager
15 28 (4.20%) DevOps Engineer
16 27 (4.05%) AWS DevOps
16 27 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 26 (3.90%) Information Manager
18 23 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
19 22 (3.30%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (4.80%) Web Services
2 28 (4.20%) Middleware
3 22 (3.30%) .NET
4 20 (3.00%) XML
5 17 (2.55%) Spring
6 14 (2.10%) RESTful
7 11 (1.65%) REST
7 11 (1.65%) SOAP
7 11 (1.65%) XSD
8 10 (1.50%) 802.1X
8 10 (1.50%) HTML
8 10 (1.50%) JSON
9 7 (1.05%) ASP.NET
9 7 (1.05%) Flash
9 7 (1.05%) HTML5
10 6 (0.90%) jQuery
11 5 (0.75%) AppFabric
11 5 (0.75%) J2EE
11 5 (0.75%) SAML
11 5 (0.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 87 (13.06%) Management Information System
2 77 (11.56%) Data Centre
3 52 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (4.50%) PKI
5 29 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 29 (4.35%) Cryptography
6 22 (3.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 18 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
8 16 (2.40%) Driving Licence
9 14 (2.10%) Security Operations Centre
10 13 (1.95%) Reference Data
11 12 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.50%) Clustering
13 9 (1.35%) CESG
13 9 (1.35%) IVR
13 9 (1.35%) Mobile App
14 8 (1.20%) Fat Client
14 8 (1.20%) Thin Client
15 7 (1.05%) Interactive TV
15 7 (1.05%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 103 (15.47%) Windows
2 84 (12.61%) Linux
3 48 (7.21%) Unix
4 27 (4.05%) Windows Server
5 19 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (2.40%) Solaris
7 13 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.65%) CentOS
8 11 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (1.20%) AIX
9 8 (1.20%) Android
9 8 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (0.60%) Data ONTAP
10 4 (0.60%) SUSE
11 3 (0.45%) Debian
11 3 (0.45%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.15%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (38.89%) Information Security
2 111 (16.67%) ITIL
3 100 (15.02%) SIEM
4 87 (13.06%) Security Operations
5 75 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (11.26%) Risk Management
6 73 (10.96%) DevOps
7 67 (10.06%) Cybersecurity
7 67 (10.06%) Project Management
8 66 (9.91%) Vulnerability Management
9 60 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
10 58 (8.71%) Security Management
11 48 (7.21%) Disaster Recovery
11 48 (7.21%) Security Architecture
12 47 (7.06%) Change Management
12 47 (7.06%) Migration
13 46 (6.91%) Data Protection
14 45 (6.76%) Penetration Testing
15 41 (6.16%) Data Security
15 41 (6.16%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (6.01%) SQL
2 39 (5.86%) Java
2 39 (5.86%) Python
3 23 (3.45%) Perl
4 17 (2.55%) PowerShell
5 13 (1.95%) C#
6 12 (1.80%) JavaScript
7 10 (1.50%) C
8 8 (1.20%) C++
9 7 (1.05%) ActionScript
9 7 (1.05%) ANSI C
10 6 (0.90%) Bash Shell
10 6 (0.90%) PHP
10 6 (0.90%) Ruby
11 3 (0.45%) Korn
11 3 (0.45%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.30%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.30%) VBA
13 1 (0.15%) Scala
13 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 169 (25.38%) CISSP
2 99 (14.86%) CISM
3 70 (10.51%) Cisco Certification
4 68 (10.21%) Security Cleared
5 65 (9.76%) Degree
6 61 (9.16%) SC Cleared
7 54 (8.11%) CISA
8 39 (5.86%) CCNP
9 26 (3.90%) CCNA
9 26 (3.90%) PCI QSA
10 19 (2.85%) CEH
10 19 (2.85%) GIAC
11 18 (2.70%) CCSP
11 18 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (2.40%) GCIH
13 14 (2.10%) CLAS
13 14 (2.10%) MCSE
14 12 (1.80%) CCIE
15 11 (1.65%) CRISC
15 11 (1.65%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (32.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (6.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 35 (5.26%) COBIT
4 22 (3.30%) QA
5 19 (2.85%) PA-DSS
5 19 (2.85%) RMADS
6 18 (2.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 18 (2.70%) SLA
7 12 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
7 12 (1.80%) JSP 440
8 9 (1.35%) ISO27002
9 5 (0.75%) HIPAA
9 5 (0.75%) SAS 70
10 4 (0.60%) COSO
11 3 (0.45%) ISAE 3402
11 3 (0.45%) SSAE 16
12 2 (0.30%) FedRAMP
12 2 (0.30%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
12 2 (0.30%) GPG13
12 2 (0.30%) ISO22301
System Software
1 74 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (8.71%) Active Directory
3 45 (6.76%) vSphere
4 22 (3.30%) Docker
5 11 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.50%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.05%) Snort
8 6 (0.90%) XenApp
9 4 (0.60%) DFS Replication
9 4 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.45%) Postfix
11 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.30%) SRDF
11 2 (0.30%) vCloud
11 2 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.30%) Xen
12 1 (0.15%) iptables
12 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 67 (10.06%) Puppet
2 46 (6.91%) Ansible
3 36 (5.41%) Nessus
4 25 (3.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 17 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (1.95%) McAfee ePO
7 10 (1.50%) QRadar
8 9 (1.35%) Red Hat Satellite
9 8 (1.20%) RSA Archer
10 7 (1.05%) WSUS
11 6 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (0.90%) vRealize
12 5 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
12 5 (0.75%) Nagios
13 4 (0.60%) Control-M
13 4 (0.60%) FortiGate
13 4 (0.60%) HP Data Protector
13 4 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
13 4 (0.60%) SCCM
13 4 (0.60%) SELinux
Vendors
1 148 (22.22%) Cisco
2 112 (16.82%) VMware
3 76 (11.41%) Microsoft
4 60 (9.01%) CheckPoint
5 55 (8.26%) Splunk
6 51 (7.66%) F5
6 51 (7.66%) Juniper
7 35 (5.26%) HP
7 35 (5.26%) Oracle
7 35 (5.26%) Red Hat
8 31 (4.65%) Palo Alto
9 25 (3.75%) AlienVault
9 25 (3.75%) Blue Coat
10 24 (3.60%) IBM
11 22 (3.30%) Citrix
11 22 (3.30%) Intel Security
12 21 (3.15%) Fortinet
12 21 (3.15%) Qualys
13 20 (3.00%) LogLogic
13 20 (3.00%) SolarWinds
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