Period
to 19 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 19 January 2020 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)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 475 501 387
Rank change year-on-year +26 -114 -18
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 243 378 583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.42% 0.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.65% 3.89% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 246 358
England median daily rate £515 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £325 £350 £313
90th Percentile £709 £700 £641
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
England median hourly rate £20.11 - £30.00
10th Percentile £19.05 - £27.50
90th Percentile £66.23 - £32.50
UK median hourly rate £20.11 - £30.00

PCI DSS is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 6,659 9,709 11,898
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.20% 10.73% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,170 6,147 7,857
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £237 £258 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 326 310
England median hourly rate £24.00 £20.25 £20.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.55% -1.48% -11.95%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £53.88
UK median hourly rate £22.90 £20.25 £20.60
% change year-on-year +13.11% -1.72% -14.17%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in England

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in England

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in England

PCI DSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PCI DSS in England

PCI DSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for PCI DSS in England

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 19 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +81 96 £575 +4.55% 30
South East +38 48 £450 -16.28% 25
North of England +38 38 £550 +15.79% 24
Yorkshire +42 24 £550 +22.22% 9
East of England +35 21 £400 -5.88% 14
South West +6 21 £380 -12.64% 6
Midlands +34 18 £544 +35.94% 23
West Midlands +24 18 £544 +35.94% 20
North West +11 14 £498 -7.44% 15
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 104 (42.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 99 (40.74%) Information Security
3 74 (30.45%) CISSP
4 63 (25.93%) GDPR
5 57 (23.46%) CISM
6 53 (21.81%) AWS
7 52 (21.40%) Azure
8 51 (20.99%) Linux
8 51 (20.99%) Firewall
8 51 (20.99%) Finance
9 49 (20.16%) SIEM
10 44 (18.11%) Security Architecture
11 42 (17.28%) Microsoft
11 42 (17.28%) NIST
12 37 (15.23%) Agile Software Development
12 37 (15.23%) Windows
12 37 (15.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 33 (13.58%) Data Protection
14 32 (13.17%) Cybersecurity
14 32 (13.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 31 (12.76%) ITIL
15 31 (12.76%) Vulnerability Management
16 30 (12.35%) Unix
17 29 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
18 28 (11.52%) Stakeholder Management
18 28 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
19 26 (10.70%) VPN
20 25 (10.29%) Web Services
20 25 (10.29%) Network Security
21 24 (9.88%) Security Cleared

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 12 (4.94%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (4.12%) Apache
3 9 (3.70%) IIS
4 6 (2.47%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.65%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.23%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.82%) JBoss
7 2 (0.82%) nginx
7 2 (0.82%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.41%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.41%) Confluence
8 1 (0.41%) Drupal
8 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 53 (21.81%) AWS
2 52 (21.40%) Azure
3 16 (6.58%) Office 365
4 13 (5.35%) GCP
5 12 (4.94%) SaaS
6 8 (3.29%) IaaS
6 8 (3.29%) PaaS
7 6 (2.47%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 6 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.65%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.23%) Serverless
10 2 (0.82%) Akamai
10 2 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.41%) Firebase
11 1 (0.41%) GitHub
11 1 (0.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 51 (20.99%) Firewall
2 26 (10.70%) VPN
3 25 (10.29%) Network Security
4 18 (7.41%) DNS
5 10 (4.12%) VLAN
6 9 (3.70%) TCP/IP
6 9 (3.70%) WAN
7 8 (3.29%) Internet
7 8 (3.29%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (3.29%) LAN
8 6 (2.47%) Cisco Firepower
8 6 (2.47%) SSL
9 5 (2.06%) DHCP
9 5 (2.06%) Kerberos
9 5 (2.06%) SAN
9 5 (2.06%) VoIP
9 5 (2.06%) Wireless
10 4 (1.65%) IPsec
10 4 (1.65%) OSPF
10 4 (1.65%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.94%) Big Data
2 10 (4.12%) MongoDB
3 8 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.88%) MySQL
5 4 (1.65%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.65%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.82%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.82%) DB2
6 2 (0.82%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.82%) MS Access
6 2 (0.82%) Redis
7 1 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.65%) git-flow
1 4 (1.65%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.23%) JIRA
3 2 (0.82%) AppScan
3 2 (0.82%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.82%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.82%) GitLab
4 1 (0.41%) Postman
4 1 (0.41%) SoapUI
General
1 51 (20.99%) Finance
2 24 (9.88%) Retail
3 20 (8.23%) Public Sector
4 12 (4.94%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.47%) Legal
5 6 (2.47%) Marketing
6 5 (2.06%) Banking
7 4 (1.65%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.23%) Advertising
8 3 (1.23%) Electronics
8 3 (1.23%) French Language
8 3 (1.23%) German Language
8 3 (1.23%) Law
8 3 (1.23%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.41%) Automotive
9 1 (0.41%) Billing
9 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.41%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 52 (21.40%) Architect
2 39 (16.05%) Security Architect
3 33 (13.58%) Consultant
4 32 (13.17%) Analyst
5 31 (12.76%) Security Engineer
6 29 (11.93%) Security Consultant
7 16 (6.58%) Security Analyst
8 15 (6.17%) Developer
9 12 (4.94%) Administrator
10 11 (4.53%) Business Analyst
11 10 (4.12%) Information Security Architect
12 9 (3.70%) Cloud Architect
12 9 (3.70%) Information Security Consultant
13 8 (3.29%) Cybersecurity Architect
13 8 (3.29%) Information Analyst
13 8 (3.29%) Information Security Analyst
13 8 (3.29%) Security Manager
14 7 (2.88%) Network Analyst
15 6 (2.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 6 (2.47%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.29%) Web Services
2 10 (4.12%) Node.js
3 9 (3.70%) JSON
4 8 (3.29%) Ruby on Rails
5 7 (2.88%) Express
6 5 (2.06%) Middleware
6 5 (2.06%) SAML
7 4 (1.65%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (1.65%) J2EE
7 4 (1.65%) Kafka
7 4 (1.65%) Spring
7 4 (1.65%) XML
8 2 (0.82%) OAuth
8 2 (0.82%) OAuth2
8 2 (0.82%) OpenID
8 2 (0.82%) REST
8 2 (0.82%) SOAP
8 2 (0.82%) YAML
9 1 (0.41%) React
9 1 (0.41%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (9.47%) Management Information System
3 17 (7.00%) PKI
3 17 (7.00%) Public Cloud
4 10 (4.12%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
5 9 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (3.70%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.29%) SCADA
7 5 (2.06%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (2.06%) Enterprise Cloud
7 5 (2.06%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (1.65%) Mobile Payment
9 3 (1.23%) Chip and PIN
9 3 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.23%) iSeries
9 3 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.23%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.82%) EPoS
10 2 (0.82%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 51 (20.99%) Linux
2 37 (15.23%) Windows
3 30 (12.35%) Unix
4 10 (4.12%) Mac OS
5 9 (3.70%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.65%) Debian
9 3 (1.23%) Android
9 3 (1.23%) CentOS
9 3 (1.23%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.23%) OS/400
9 3 (1.23%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.82%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.82%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.82%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (40.74%) Information Security
2 49 (20.16%) SIEM
3 44 (18.11%) Security Architecture
4 37 (15.23%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (13.58%) Data Protection
6 32 (13.17%) Cybersecurity
7 31 (12.76%) ITIL
7 31 (12.76%) Vulnerability Management
8 29 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
9 28 (11.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 23 (9.47%) OWASP
11 22 (9.05%) DevOps
11 22 (9.05%) Risk Management
11 22 (9.05%) Security Management
12 21 (8.64%) Security Operations
13 18 (7.41%) Microservices
14 15 (6.17%) Identity Access Management
15 14 (5.76%) Data Loss Prevention
15 14 (5.76%) Penetration Testing
15 14 (5.76%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 23 (9.47%) Java
1 23 (9.47%) Python
2 15 (6.17%) Ruby
3 9 (3.70%) Go
3 9 (3.70%) PowerShell
4 8 (3.29%) Perl
5 7 (2.88%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.06%) SQL
7 4 (1.65%) PHP
8 2 (0.82%) C
8 2 (0.82%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.41%) C#
9 1 (0.41%) C++
9 1 (0.41%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 74 (30.45%) CISSP
2 57 (23.46%) CISM
3 24 (9.88%) Security Cleared
4 22 (9.05%) CISA
5 21 (8.64%) Degree
6 16 (6.58%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (5.76%) SC Cleared
8 12 (4.94%) SANS
9 10 (4.12%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 9 (3.70%) CCSP
11 7 (2.88%) AWS Certification
12 6 (2.47%) CEH
12 6 (2.47%) CGEIT
12 6 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (2.47%) CRISC
12 6 (2.47%) IISP
13 4 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (1.65%) Master's Degree
13 4 (1.65%) SSCP
14 3 (1.23%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (42.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 63 (25.93%) GDPR
3 42 (17.28%) NIST
4 37 (15.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 32 (13.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 24 (9.88%) COBIT
7 14 (5.76%) HIPAA
8 11 (4.53%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (2.06%) QA
9 5 (2.06%) SLA
10 3 (1.23%) ISAE 3402
10 3 (1.23%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.82%) GLBA
11 2 (0.82%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.82%) NCSC
12 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
12 1 (0.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.41%) PMO
12 1 (0.41%) PSD2
System Software
1 24 (9.88%) Active Directory
2 23 (9.47%) Docker
3 14 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.23%) vSphere
5 2 (0.82%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 2 (0.82%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.41%) NFS
6 1 (0.41%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (5.35%) CASB
2 9 (3.70%) Kubernetes
3 6 (2.47%) Nessus
3 6 (2.47%) Puppet
4 5 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.06%) SCCM
4 5 (2.06%) Suricata
5 4 (1.65%) Ansible
5 4 (1.65%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 4 (1.65%) HP Fortify
5 4 (1.65%) Kibana
5 4 (1.65%) logstash
6 3 (1.23%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.82%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.82%) IBM Guardium
7 2 (0.82%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.82%) QRadar
7 2 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.82%) Terraform
7 2 (0.82%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 42 (17.28%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.88%) Cisco
3 20 (8.23%) VMware
4 13 (5.35%) Qualys
5 12 (4.94%) Oracle
5 12 (4.94%) Splunk
6 11 (4.53%) Meraki
7 10 (4.12%) Imperva
8 9 (3.70%) Google
9 8 (3.29%) Red Hat
10 7 (2.88%) Palo Alto
11 6 (2.47%) CheckPoint
11 6 (2.47%) F5
11 6 (2.47%) Incapsula
12 5 (2.06%) Forcepoint
12 5 (2.06%) McAfee
13 4 (1.65%) Citrix
13 4 (1.65%) Cloudera
14 3 (1.23%) Extreme Networks
14 3 (1.23%) Ingenico