The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for PCI DSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
England / East of England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 112 132
Rank change year-on-year +5 +20  
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 26 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.11% 0.79% 0.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.75% 7.33% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 13
Median daily rate £475 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +13.09% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £24.23 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £24.23 -

PCI DSS is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 297 273 311
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 12.69% 10.75% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 151 187
Median daily rate £420 £400 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +21.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £171 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 34 26
Median hourly rate £26.75 £31.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.70% -17.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £10.20 £23.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £46.04 £44.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing PCI DSS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the East of England

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PCI DSS in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in the East of England

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS in the East of England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in the East of England

PCI DSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PCI DSS in the East of England

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Bedfordshire +4 14 £475 -9.52% 3
Hertfordshire +1 8 £550 +10.00% 8
Suffolk - 3 £250 -
Cambridgeshire -5 1 £495 +43.85% 1
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 across the East of England region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 29 (61.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (46.81%) Information Security
3 16 (34.04%) Data Centre
4 15 (31.91%) CISSP
5 13 (27.66%) CISA
5 13 (27.66%) CISM
5 13 (27.66%) GDPR
6 11 (23.40%) Security Architecture
7 10 (21.28%) Firewall
8 9 (19.15%) Business Continuity
8 9 (19.15%) SIEM
9 8 (17.02%) SANS
9 8 (17.02%) Programme Delivery
9 8 (17.02%) Compliance Management
9 8 (17.02%) Risk and Compliance Management
9 8 (17.02%) Migration
9 8 (17.02%) GIAC
9 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
10 7 (14.89%) Data Protection
10 7 (14.89%) SDLC
10 7 (14.89%) Vulnerability Management
11 6 (12.77%) Splunk
11 6 (12.77%) Portfolio Management
11 6 (12.77%) Palo Alto
11 6 (12.77%) Network Segmentation
11 6 (12.77%) Security Monitoring
11 6 (12.77%) Threat Intelligence
11 6 (12.77%) Performance Management
11 6 (12.77%) CCIE
11 6 (12.77%) CCNP

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 4 (8.51%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (6.38%) Office 365
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) Firewall
2 5 (10.64%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (10.64%) NetScaler
3 4 (8.51%) Skype
4 3 (6.38%) BGP
4 3 (6.38%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (6.38%) EIGRP
4 3 (6.38%) OSPF
5 2 (4.26%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (4.26%) Wireless
6 1 (2.13%) Internet
6 1 (2.13%) LAN
6 1 (2.13%) Network Security
6 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) TestPartner
General
1 5 (10.64%) Finance
1 5 (10.64%) Retail
2 4 (8.51%) Local Government
3 2 (4.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) Consultant
1 15 (31.91%) Security Consultant
2 12 (25.53%) Architect
3 10 (21.28%) Information Security Consultant
4 8 (17.02%) Security Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (12.77%) Splunk Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Security Architect
6 5 (10.64%) Security Manager
7 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (6.38%) Applications Specialist
8 3 (6.38%) Information Security Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Migration Specialist
8 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
8 3 (6.38%) Security Project Manager
8 3 (6.38%) Security Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.26%) Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Business Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Information Security Administrator
9 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.04%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.64%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.26%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (46.81%) Information Security
2 11 (23.40%) Security Architecture
3 9 (19.15%) Business Continuity
3 9 (19.15%) SIEM
4 8 (17.02%) Compliance Management
4 8 (17.02%) Migration
4 8 (17.02%) Programme Delivery
4 8 (17.02%) Risk and Compliance Management
5 7 (14.89%) Data Protection
5 7 (14.89%) SDLC
5 7 (14.89%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (12.77%) Network Segmentation
6 6 (12.77%) Performance Management
6 6 (12.77%) Portfolio Management
6 6 (12.77%) Project Management
6 6 (12.77%) Security Monitoring
6 6 (12.77%) Threat Intelligence
7 5 (10.64%) Business Transformation
7 5 (10.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (10.64%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) C
1 1 (2.13%) C#
1 1 (2.13%) Perl
1 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) CISSP
2 13 (27.66%) CISA
2 13 (27.66%) CISM
3 8 (17.02%) GIAC
3 8 (17.02%) SANS
4 6 (12.77%) CCIE
4 6 (12.77%) CCNP
4 6 (12.77%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (10.64%) MCSA
5 5 (10.64%) MCSE
5 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (6.38%) CCDP
6 3 (6.38%) CCSE
6 3 (6.38%) Degree
7 2 (4.26%) CCA
7 2 (4.26%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (4.26%) HP APS
7 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (4.26%) VCAP
7 2 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (61.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (27.66%) GDPR
3 3 (6.38%) GPG13
3 3 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (4.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (2.13%) COBIT
5 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.64%) XenApp
3 4 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (6.38%) FortiGate
2 3 (6.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.77%) CheckPoint
2 6 (12.77%) Cisco
2 6 (12.77%) Palo Alto
2 6 (12.77%) Splunk
3 5 (10.64%) Citrix
3 5 (10.64%) McAfee
4 4 (8.51%) VMware
5 3 (6.38%) CyberArk
5 3 (6.38%) Juniper
6 2 (4.26%) Avaya
6 2 (4.26%) F5
6 2 (4.26%) FireEye
6 2 (4.26%) Forcepoint
6 2 (4.26%) HP
6 2 (4.26%) Meru Networks
6 2 (4.26%) Sourcefire
6 2 (4.26%) Symantec
6 2 (4.26%) Trustwave
6 2 (4.26%) Virgin Media
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