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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 340 349 372
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +23
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 343 349 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.61% 0.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.69% 6.31% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 208 174
Median daily rate £475 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £558 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £439
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Median hourly rate £31.30 £39.51 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.76% -12.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.34 £39.51 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.26 £39.51 £49.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.30 - £45.00

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
5125 5530 5427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.55% 9.67% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3293 3382 3382
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 236 242
Median hourly rate £26.50 £25.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.49% +25.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +50.00%

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 September 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 September 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 +15 338 £475 - 110
London +36 155 £475 -5.00% 45
South East -14 76 £475 +5.55% 20
City of London +39 45 £463 -10.84% 17
South West +31 32 £475 +20.25% 6
Hampshire +12 28 £450 -10.00% 11
North West +19 27 £450 -5.26% 13
East of England +20 23 £525 +8.24% 8
Manchester 0 22 £450 +16.12% 12
Wiltshire +20 21 £475 +20.25% 1
Croydon +8 21 £425 +123.68% 1
Berkshire +4 20 £400 -27.27% 3
Swindon +19 19 £475 +20.25% 1
Surrey +3 16 £500 +17.64% 2
Bedfordshire +2 15 £525 +8.80% 1
Yorkshire +2 11 £450 - 8
Winchester +10 9 £450 +5.88%
West Yorkshire +7 9 £450 - 5
Staines -5 9 £500 -
Leeds +8 7 £450 -14.28% 5
Luton -4 7 - -
East Midlands -25 7 £438 +2.94% 1
West Sussex 0 5 £475 +5.55%
West Midlands -33 5 £469 +33.92% 7
Crawley +14 4 £525 +16.66%
Essex +4 4 £519 +3.75% 1
Oxfordshire -14 4 £538 +24.27% 1
Bristol - 4 £439 -
Somerset - 4 £390 - 1
Portsmouth - 4 £575 -

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 287 (42.46%) Information Security
2 244 (36.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 195 (28.85%) CISSP
3 195 (28.85%) Firewall
4 157 (23.22%) Finance
5 150 (22.19%) Cisco
6 146 (21.60%) Windows
7 143 (21.15%) ITIL
8 114 (16.86%) CISM
9 110 (16.27%) SIEM
10 109 (16.12%) VMware
11 102 (15.09%) Linux
12 93 (13.76%) Vulnerability Management
13 91 (13.46%) Data Centre
14 87 (12.87%) Risk Management
15 80 (11.83%) TCP/IP
15 80 (11.83%) Security Operations
16 77 (11.39%) Management Information System
16 77 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
16 77 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
17 72 (10.65%) Microsoft
18 70 (10.36%) Degree
19 69 (10.21%) Active Directory
20 68 (10.06%) Security Management
21 67 (9.91%) WAN
21 67 (9.91%) Network Security
22 66 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
23 64 (9.47%) Project Management
23 64 (9.47%) Cisco Certification
24 62 (9.17%) Unix

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 (5.33%) Apache
2 21 (3.11%) IIS
3 12 (1.78%) JBoss
4 11 (1.63%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.04%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.89%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.59%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.44%) Confluence
9 3 (0.44%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.44%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.30%) nginx
10 2 (0.30%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.15%) IBM Connections
11 1 (0.15%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
Applications
1 24 (3.55%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.37%) MS Visio
3 15 (2.22%) MS Office
4 8 (1.18%) MS Project
4 8 (1.18%) PaintShop Pro
4 8 (1.18%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.15%) Magento
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 44 (6.51%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (3.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.70%) Office 365
4 11 (1.63%) GitHub
5 10 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (1.33%) SaaS
7 8 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.04%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.59%) IBM Cloud
9 4 (0.59%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.30%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.30%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.15%) Google Tag Manager
11 1 (0.15%) Heroku
11 1 (0.15%) IaaS
11 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 195 (28.85%) Firewall
2 80 (11.83%) TCP/IP
3 67 (9.91%) Network Security
3 67 (9.91%) WAN
4 61 (9.02%) Cisco ASA
4 61 (9.02%) LAN
5 59 (8.73%) Intrusion Detection
6 51 (7.54%) DNS
7 38 (5.62%) Cisco Nexus
8 29 (4.29%) SSL
8 29 (4.29%) Wireless
9 28 (4.14%) VPN
10 26 (3.85%) DHCP
11 25 (3.70%) Internet
12 23 (3.40%) Cisco ISE
12 23 (3.40%) SAN
13 22 (3.25%) Wireshark
14 21 (3.11%) MPLS
15 16 (2.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 16 (2.37%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.37%) MySQL
2 15 (2.22%) SQL Server
3 12 (1.78%) Oracle Database
4 11 (1.63%) Big Data
4 11 (1.63%) Hadoop
5 7 (1.04%) DB2
6 6 (0.89%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.74%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.59%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.30%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.30%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.15%) Ingres
11 1 (0.15%) OLAP
11 1 (0.15%) OLTP
11 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (3.40%) JIRA
2 20 (2.96%) Jenkins
3 18 (2.66%) Git (software)
4 15 (2.22%) Subversion
5 11 (1.63%) Maven
6 8 (1.18%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.44%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.44%) Gradle
7 3 (0.44%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.30%) Ant
8 2 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.30%) JUnit
8 2 (0.30%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.15%) Bower
9 1 (0.15%) GDB
9 1 (0.15%) Grunt
9 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.15%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (0.15%) WinDbg
General
1 157 (23.22%) Finance
2 52 (7.69%) Retail
3 37 (5.47%) Banking
4 34 (5.03%) Telecoms
5 32 (4.73%) Legal
6 9 (1.33%) Back Office
6 9 (1.33%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.33%) Law
6 9 (1.33%) Marketing
7 4 (0.59%) Billing
7 4 (0.59%) Electronics
7 4 (0.59%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.44%) Advertising
8 3 (0.44%) French Language
8 3 (0.44%) German Language
8 3 (0.44%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.30%) Games
9 2 (0.30%) Local Government
9 2 (0.30%) Polish Language
9 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 140 (20.71%) Architect
2 121 (17.90%) Analyst
3 108 (15.98%) Consultant
4 90 (13.31%) Security Analyst
4 90 (13.31%) Security Consultant
5 63 (9.32%) Security Architect
6 58 (8.58%) Security Manager
7 41 (6.07%) Project Manager
8 34 (5.03%) Information Analyst
8 34 (5.03%) Information Security Analyst
8 34 (5.03%) IT Analyst
9 33 (4.88%) Network Engineer
10 32 (4.73%) IT Security Analyst
11 31 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
12 30 (4.44%) Information Security Consultant
13 28 (4.14%) Infrastructure Architect
14 27 (3.99%) Information Security Manager
15 23 (3.40%) Information Manager
15 23 (3.40%) Security Officer
16 22 (3.25%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.40%) Middleware
2 22 (3.25%) Web Services
3 19 (2.81%) XML
4 17 (2.51%) Spring
5 16 (2.37%) REST
6 14 (2.07%) HTML
7 13 (1.92%) JSON
7 13 (1.92%) XSD
8 11 (1.63%) .NET
8 11 (1.63%) HTML5
9 10 (1.48%) SOAP
10 9 (1.33%) jQuery
11 8 (1.18%) Flash
12 6 (0.89%) 802.1X
12 6 (0.89%) CSS
12 6 (0.89%) Hibernate
12 6 (0.89%) SAML
13 5 (0.74%) LAMP
14 4 (0.59%) .NET Framework
14 4 (0.59%) Autofac
Miscellaneous
1 91 (13.46%) Data Centre
2 77 (11.39%) Management Information System
3 45 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (6.36%) PKI
5 25 (3.70%) Computer Science
6 22 (3.25%) Data Protection Act
7 19 (2.81%) Cryptography
7 19 (2.81%) Driving Licence
8 16 (2.37%) CESG
9 13 (1.92%) Security Operations Centre
10 12 (1.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 10 (1.48%) Fat Client
11 10 (1.48%) Thin Client
12 9 (1.33%) Clustering
12 9 (1.33%) Cyberthreat
12 9 (1.33%) IVR
12 9 (1.33%) Mathematics
13 8 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.18%) FMCG
13 8 (1.18%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 146 (21.60%) Windows
2 102 (15.09%) Linux
3 62 (9.17%) Unix
4 45 (6.66%) Windows Server
5 24 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (3.25%) Solaris
7 20 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (1.78%) AIX
8 12 (1.78%) Oracle Linux
9 10 (1.48%) Windows 7
10 7 (1.04%) CentOS
11 6 (0.89%) Data ONTAP
11 6 (0.89%) SUSE
11 6 (0.89%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.59%) Debian
13 3 (0.44%) Kali Linux
14 2 (0.30%) Android
15 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (42.46%) Information Security
2 143 (21.15%) ITIL
3 110 (16.27%) SIEM
4 93 (13.76%) Vulnerability Management
5 87 (12.87%) Risk Management
6 80 (11.83%) Security Operations
7 77 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
8 68 (10.06%) Security Management
9 66 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 64 (9.47%) Project Management
11 61 (9.02%) Security Architecture
12 60 (8.88%) Data Protection
13 56 (8.28%) Cybersecurity
14 50 (7.40%) Penetration Testing
15 47 (6.95%) DevOps
16 43 (6.36%) Kalman Filter
17 40 (5.92%) Incident Management
18 39 (5.77%) Change Management
18 39 (5.77%) Load Balancing
19 36 (5.33%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 46 (6.80%) SQL
2 26 (3.85%) Python
3 24 (3.55%) Java
4 23 (3.40%) Perl
5 22 (3.25%) PowerShell
6 17 (2.51%) JavaScript
7 16 (2.37%) C#
8 13 (1.92%) C
9 11 (1.63%) Bash Shell
10 10 (1.48%) C++
11 9 (1.33%) VBScript
12 8 (1.18%) ActionScript
12 8 (1.18%) ANSI C
12 8 (1.18%) Ruby
12 8 (1.18%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.04%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.89%) PHP
15 5 (0.74%) Korn
16 1 (0.15%) AWK
16 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 195 (28.85%) CISSP
2 114 (16.86%) CISM
3 70 (10.36%) Degree
4 64 (9.47%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (7.54%) CISA
6 43 (6.36%) CCNP
7 38 (5.62%) Security Cleared
8 30 (4.44%) SC Cleared
9 28 (4.14%) CEH
10 22 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
11 20 (2.96%) GCIH
12 18 (2.66%) CCNA
13 17 (2.51%) MCSE
14 15 (2.22%) SANS
15 13 (1.92%) CCSP
16 11 (1.63%) CISMP
17 10 (1.48%) CLAS
17 10 (1.48%) PCI QSA
18 9 (1.33%) GIAC
19 8 (1.18%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 244 (36.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 56 (8.28%) COBIT
3 47 (6.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 18 (2.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 16 (2.37%) RMADS
5 16 (2.37%) SLA
6 13 (1.92%) JSP 440
7 11 (1.63%) ISO27002
8 9 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
8 9 (1.33%) PA-DSS
9 7 (1.04%) QA
10 6 (0.89%) ISO22301
11 5 (0.74%) COSO
11 5 (0.74%) ISAE 3402
11 5 (0.74%) SAS 70
12 3 (0.44%) Data Quality
12 3 (0.44%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.44%) ISO27005
12 3 (0.44%) SSAE 16
13 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 77 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 69 (10.21%) Active Directory
3 46 (6.80%) vSphere
4 17 (2.51%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (2.07%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.18%) Postfix
7 7 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.89%) BitLocker
8 6 (0.89%) iptables
9 5 (0.74%) Docker
9 5 (0.74%) Sendmail
9 5 (0.74%) XenApp
10 3 (0.44%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.44%) Snort
10 3 (0.44%) Xen
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
Systems Management
1 59 (8.73%) Puppet
2 30 (4.44%) Nessus
3 29 (4.29%) Ansible
4 19 (2.81%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 16 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (2.07%) QRadar
6 14 (2.07%) SCCM
7 13 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
7 13 (1.92%) RSA Archer
8 11 (1.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 11 (1.63%) Nagios
9 10 (1.48%) WSUS
10 6 (0.89%) Red Hat Satellite
11 5 (0.74%) Cobbler
11 5 (0.74%) OSSEC
11 5 (0.74%) vRealize
12 4 (0.59%) AirWatch
12 4 (0.59%) Cisco Prime
12 4 (0.59%) RSA Security Analytics
13 3 (0.44%) Nmap
Vendors
1 150 (22.19%) Cisco
2 109 (16.12%) VMware
3 72 (10.65%) Microsoft
4 55 (8.14%) CheckPoint
5 54 (7.99%) Splunk
6 47 (6.95%) Oracle
7 46 (6.80%) Juniper
8 39 (5.77%) F5
9 35 (5.18%) IBM
10 34 (5.03%) Qualys
11 32 (4.73%) Red Hat
12 28 (4.14%) HP
13 27 (3.99%) Intel Security
14 22 (3.25%) Palo Alto
14 22 (3.25%) SolarWinds
15 21 (3.11%) ArcSight
16 20 (2.96%) Blue Coat
16 20 (2.96%) Fortinet
17 18 (2.66%) LogLogic
17 18 (2.66%) Symantec
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