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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
UK
Rank 351 352 369
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +17
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 266 305 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.59% 0.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.13% 5.03% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 195 139
Median daily rate £475 £450 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £313 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £589
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 6
Median hourly rate - £52.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +133.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +133.33%

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
5189 6059 6178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.59% 11.65% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3408 3858 3785
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.93% +3.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £590 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 203 178
Median hourly rate £22.70 £42.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.95% +86.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.99 £49.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-51.17% +88.88%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +7 251 £475 +5.55% 72
London +43 116 £500 +2.56% 20
South East +4 68 £500 +31.57% 10
Surrey +14 27 £463 -1.33% 3
Yorkshire +20 24 £450 +8.43% 7
West Yorkshire +18 18 £425 -5.55% 6
South West +1 15 £488 +8.63% 5
City of London +13 14 £425 +21.42% 1
Wales - 14 £388 - 2
Leeds +6 13 £425 +1.19% 4
Berkshire -3 13 £500 +12.67% 1
Hampshire -9 13 £475 +35.71% 5
South Wales - 13 £375 -
North West +9 12 £475 -15.55% 7
Cardiff - 12 £375 -
East of England -10 9 £450 -25.00% 3
Wiltshire +5 8 £488 +14.70%
Swindon +1 7 £488 +14.70%
West Midlands 0 7 £463 +8.82% 13
Oxfordshire -2 7 £525 +121.05%
Bedfordshire -4 7 £450 -25.00%
Woking - 7 £400 -
Manchester -6 6 £450 -12.62% 4
Sheffield 0 4 £413 +0.60%
South Yorkshire 0 4 £413 +0.60%
Guildford - 4 £625 -
Cheshire +36 3 £475 -15.55% 2
Basingstoke +11 3 £501 +43.00%
Reading +9 3 £500 +28.20%
Bracknell +4 3 - -

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 225 (40.04%) Information Security
2 176 (31.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 167 (29.72%) Firewall
4 154 (27.40%) CISSP
5 142 (25.27%) Finance
6 98 (17.44%) CISM
7 90 (16.01%) Cisco
8 81 (14.41%) VMware
8 81 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
9 80 (14.23%) ITIL
9 80 (14.23%) Windows
10 78 (13.88%) Linux
11 77 (13.70%) Cybersecurity
12 75 (13.35%) SIEM
13 72 (12.81%) Network Security
14 70 (12.46%) Data Centre
15 66 (11.74%) Management Information System
16 65 (11.57%) Amazon AWS
17 61 (10.85%) Security Operations
17 61 (10.85%) Degree
18 60 (10.68%) Microsoft
19 58 (10.32%) CISA
20 57 (10.14%) WAN
21 55 (9.79%) Risk Management
22 54 (9.61%) DevOps
22 54 (9.61%) Splunk
22 54 (9.61%) Puppet
23 53 (9.43%) Security Cleared
23 53 (9.43%) Intrusion Detection
24 51 (9.07%) LAN

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 36 (6.41%) Apache
2 23 (4.09%) JBoss
3 20 (3.56%) IIS
4 18 (3.20%) WebSphere
5 16 (2.85%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.42%) Confluence
6 8 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (1.25%) CMS
8 5 (0.89%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.89%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.71%) ATG Dynamo
9 4 (0.71%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.71%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.36%) CoreMedia CMS
10 2 (0.36%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.36%) Jetty
10 2 (0.36%) Mule
11 1 (0.18%) nginx
Applications
1 17 (3.02%) MS Visio
2 16 (2.85%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.25%) MS Project
4 6 (1.07%) MS Office
5 3 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.36%) PaintShop Pro
6 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.36%) Relativity
2 2 (0.36%) Ringtail
2 2 (0.36%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.36%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 65 (11.57%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (5.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.38%) Office 365
4 18 (3.20%) AWS CloudFormation
5 13 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (2.31%) SaaS
6 12 (2.14%) Heroku
7 9 (1.60%) GitHub
8 8 (1.42%) Mimecast
9 6 (1.07%) IBM Cloud
9 6 (1.07%) SoftLayer
10 4 (0.71%) Akamai
10 4 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.71%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.36%) PaaS
12 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.18%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.18%) G Suite
12 1 (0.18%) IaaS
12 1 (0.18%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 167 (29.72%) Firewall
2 72 (12.81%) Network Security
3 57 (10.14%) WAN
4 53 (9.43%) Intrusion Detection
5 51 (9.07%) LAN
5 51 (9.07%) TCP/IP
6 46 (8.19%) DNS
7 32 (5.69%) Cisco ASA
8 30 (5.34%) Internet
9 29 (5.16%) SSL
10 26 (4.63%) Wireless
11 25 (4.45%) MPLS
12 24 (4.27%) Cisco Nexus
12 24 (4.27%) DHCP
13 21 (3.74%) VPN
14 18 (3.20%) HTTP
15 14 (2.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 14 (2.49%) IPsec
16 13 (2.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 11 (1.96%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (2.49%) Oracle Database
4 10 (1.78%) MySQL
5 7 (1.25%) DB2
6 6 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (0.89%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.53%) Big Data
9 3 (0.53%) Ingres
9 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.53%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (0.53%) Redis
9 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.53%) VLDB
10 2 (0.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (3.74%) Git (software)
2 17 (3.02%) Jenkins
3 15 (2.67%) JIRA
4 13 (2.31%) Cucumber
5 10 (1.78%) Subversion
6 8 (1.42%) Maven
7 6 (1.07%) Vagrant
8 5 (0.89%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.71%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.71%) JUnit
9 4 (0.71%) Selenium
10 3 (0.53%) Ant
10 3 (0.53%) Gradle
10 3 (0.53%) IntelliJ
10 3 (0.53%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.36%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.18%) Burp Suite
12 1 (0.18%) GDB
12 1 (0.18%) Metasploit
General
1 142 (25.27%) Finance
2 41 (7.30%) Retail
3 26 (4.63%) Banking
4 20 (3.56%) Legal
5 17 (3.02%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.96%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.25%) Back Office
8 6 (1.07%) Marketing
9 4 (0.71%) Games
9 4 (0.71%) Law
10 3 (0.53%) Electronics
10 3 (0.53%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.53%) Online Betting
10 3 (0.53%) Wholesale Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 103 (18.33%) Architect
2 80 (14.23%) Analyst
3 74 (13.17%) Consultant
4 58 (10.32%) Security Analyst
5 57 (10.14%) Security Consultant
6 47 (8.36%) Security Architect
7 43 (7.65%) Security Engineer
8 39 (6.94%) Developer
9 37 (6.58%) Network Engineer
10 32 (5.69%) Information Security Consultant
11 31 (5.52%) Security Manager
12 27 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 27 (4.80%) Security Specialist
13 24 (4.27%) Solutions Architect
14 23 (4.09%) Information Analyst
14 23 (4.09%) Information Security Analyst
14 23 (4.09%) Project Manager
15 21 (3.74%) DevOps Engineer
15 21 (3.74%) Network Security Engineer
16 20 (3.56%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (5.87%) Web Services
2 31 (5.52%) Middleware
3 26 (4.63%) .NET
4 18 (3.20%) RESTful
5 16 (2.85%) REST
5 16 (2.85%) SOAP
6 14 (2.49%) XML
7 11 (1.96%) 802.1X
7 11 (1.96%) Spring
8 10 (1.78%) ASP.NET
9 8 (1.42%) ActiveMQ
10 7 (1.25%) HTML
10 7 (1.25%) J2EE
11 6 (1.07%) AppFabric
11 6 (1.07%) JMS
11 6 (1.07%) jQuery
11 6 (1.07%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 6 (1.07%) WCF
11 6 (1.07%) WebSphere MQ
12 5 (0.89%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 70 (12.46%) Data Centre
2 66 (11.74%) Management Information System
3 38 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (4.63%) Computer Science
5 23 (4.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 20 (3.56%) Data Protection Act
7 19 (3.38%) PKI
8 17 (3.02%) Cyber Defence
9 15 (2.67%) Reference Data
10 14 (2.49%) Driving Licence
11 13 (2.31%) Security Operations Centre
12 12 (2.14%) Mobile App
13 11 (1.96%) CESG
13 11 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (1.25%) Public Cloud
15 7 (1.25%) Replication
16 6 (1.07%) Cyberthreat
16 6 (1.07%) FlexPod
16 6 (1.07%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 80 (14.23%) Windows
2 78 (13.88%) Linux
3 44 (7.83%) Unix
4 26 (4.63%) Windows Server
5 19 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.96%) Android
7 11 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.60%) AIX
8 9 (1.60%) CentOS
9 8 (1.42%) Solaris
10 7 (1.25%) Mac OS X
10 7 (1.25%) Oracle Linux
11 6 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.53%) SUSE
12 3 (0.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.36%) Debian
13 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.36%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (40.04%) Information Security
2 81 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (14.23%) ITIL
4 77 (13.70%) Cybersecurity
5 75 (13.35%) SIEM
6 61 (10.85%) Security Operations
7 55 (9.79%) Risk Management
8 54 (9.61%) DevOps
9 49 (8.72%) Project Management
10 47 (8.36%) Stakeholder Management
11 46 (8.19%) Data Protection
12 42 (7.47%) Data Security
13 39 (6.94%) Change Management
13 39 (6.94%) Penetration Testing
14 38 (6.76%) Migration
15 35 (6.23%) Disaster Recovery
16 33 (5.87%) Continuous Integration
17 32 (5.69%) High Availability
17 32 (5.69%) Identity Access Management
17 32 (5.69%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 47 (8.36%) Java
2 43 (7.65%) SQL
3 41 (7.30%) Python
4 26 (4.63%) Perl
5 16 (2.85%) C#
5 16 (2.85%) PowerShell
6 9 (1.60%) Bash Shell
6 9 (1.60%) Ruby
7 8 (1.42%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.07%) Korn
8 6 (1.07%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.89%) C
9 5 (0.89%) C++
9 5 (0.89%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.53%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.36%) ActionScript
11 2 (0.36%) ANSI C
11 2 (0.36%) PHP
11 2 (0.36%) Scala
11 2 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 154 (27.40%) CISSP
2 98 (17.44%) CISM
3 61 (10.85%) Degree
4 58 (10.32%) CISA
5 53 (9.43%) Security Cleared
6 50 (8.90%) Cisco Certification
7 49 (8.72%) SC Cleared
8 34 (6.05%) PCI QSA
9 27 (4.80%) GIAC
9 27 (4.80%) SANS
10 20 (3.56%) CCNP
10 20 (3.56%) CCSP
11 19 (3.38%) CCNA
12 15 (2.67%) CLAS
12 15 (2.67%) CRISC
13 14 (2.49%) CEH
13 14 (2.49%) GCIH
13 14 (2.49%) ISEB
14 11 (1.96%) CCIE
14 11 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (31.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (7.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 34 (6.05%) GDPR
4 30 (5.34%) COBIT
5 26 (4.63%) QA
6 21 (3.74%) PA-DSS
7 13 (2.31%) SLA
8 11 (1.96%) RMADS
9 10 (1.78%) ISO27002
10 9 (1.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 8 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
12 7 (1.25%) Cyber Essentials
12 7 (1.25%) HIPAA
13 5 (0.89%) ISO22301
14 4 (0.71%) FedRAMP
14 4 (0.71%) GPG13
14 4 (0.71%) ISO27005
15 3 (0.53%) JSP 440
15 3 (0.53%) PMO
15 3 (0.53%) SAS 70
System Software
1 50 (8.90%) Active Directory
2 47 (8.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (5.16%) vSphere
4 25 (4.45%) Docker
5 11 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.60%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.60%) Snort
7 8 (1.42%) vCloud
8 6 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.53%) Xen
11 2 (0.36%) iptables
11 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.36%) XenApp
12 1 (0.18%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.18%) NFS
12 1 (0.18%) Postfix
12 1 (0.18%) Squid
Systems Management
1 54 (9.61%) Puppet
2 45 (8.01%) Ansible
3 18 (3.20%) Nessus
4 17 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (2.85%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 14 (2.49%) McAfee ePO
7 12 (2.14%) Nagios
8 9 (1.60%) Red Hat Satellite
9 8 (1.42%) vRealize
10 7 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.89%) QRadar
11 5 (0.89%) WSUS
12 4 (0.71%) Cisco Prime
12 4 (0.71%) Control-M
12 4 (0.71%) Opsview
12 4 (0.71%) SELinux
13 3 (0.53%) Data Guard
13 3 (0.53%) Nmap
13 3 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
13 3 (0.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 90 (16.01%) Cisco
2 81 (14.41%) VMware
3 60 (10.68%) Microsoft
4 54 (9.61%) Splunk
5 44 (7.83%) F5
6 31 (5.52%) CheckPoint
6 31 (5.52%) Juniper
6 31 (5.52%) Red Hat
7 30 (5.34%) Oracle
8 23 (4.09%) Intel Security
9 22 (3.91%) Palo Alto
10 21 (3.74%) HP
11 20 (3.56%) WorldPay
12 17 (3.02%) Qualys
13 16 (2.85%) FireEye
14 15 (2.67%) Citrix
15 14 (2.49%) AlienVault
15 14 (2.49%) Blue Coat
15 14 (2.49%) Tufin
16 13 (2.31%) TippingPoint
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