Period
to 28 January 2021

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 28 January 2021 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
28 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 407 490 501
Rank change year-on-year +83 +11 -116
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 134 234 375
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.36% 0.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.53% 3.52% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 152 251
Median daily rate £450 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £312 £325 £350
90th Percentile £678 £702 £688
UK median daily rate £464 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -7.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £20.11 -
UK median hourly rate - £20.11 -

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 3,799 6,643 9,756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.79% 10.15% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,449 4,276 6,329
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £265 £238 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 273 318
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.21 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.18% -0.20% +2.18%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.00 £10.94
90th Percentile £52.95 £53.00 £47.73
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.50 £20.16
% change year-on-year +2.68% +1.71% +0.78%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in England

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PCI DSS in England.

Daily rate trend for PCI DSS in England

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PCI DSS in England over the 6 months to 28 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in England

PCI DSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PCI DSS in England.

Hourly rate trend 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 28 January 2021. 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 +43 47 £500 -9.09% 26
South East +124 39 £350 -22.22% 14
North of England +75 22 £500 -6.98% 17
North West +68 17 £505 +13.48% 9
Midlands +51 9 £450 -6.49% 15
East Midlands - 7 £550 - 7
South West +83 5 £700 +85.43% 7
Yorkshire +31 5 £375 -31.82% 7
East of England +47 3 £504 +25.94% 7
West Midlands +35 2 £350 -27.27% 7
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 28 January 2021, 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 84 (62.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 73 (54.48%) Information Security
3 51 (38.06%) GDPR
4 48 (35.82%) NIST
5 45 (33.58%) Cybersecurity
6 44 (32.84%) CISSP
7 42 (31.34%) CISM
8 33 (24.63%) ITIL
9 31 (23.13%) Risk Management
10 28 (20.90%) Azure
11 26 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (18.66%) COBIT
13 24 (17.91%) Degree
13 24 (17.91%) Linux
14 23 (17.16%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (17.16%) CISA
15 22 (16.42%) Management Information System
16 21 (15.67%) Windows
16 21 (15.67%) Analytical Skills
17 20 (14.93%) TOGAF
18 19 (14.18%) Data Protection
18 19 (14.18%) Problem-Solving
19 18 (13.43%) DevOps
19 18 (13.43%) Vulnerability Management
19 18 (13.43%) Oracle
19 18 (13.43%) Microsoft
20 17 (12.69%) Finance
20 17 (12.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
20 17 (12.69%) Security Architecture
20 17 (12.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)

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 6 (4.48%) JBoss
1 6 (4.48%) NetWeaver
1 6 (4.48%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.99%) IIS
3 3 (2.24%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.75%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.75%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.75%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 28 (20.90%) Azure
2 14 (10.45%) AWS
3 12 (8.96%) SaaS
4 9 (6.72%) IaaS
4 9 (6.72%) Office 365
4 9 (6.72%) PaaS
5 6 (4.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 4 (2.99%) GCP
7 3 (2.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.24%) Datadog
8 2 (1.49%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (1.49%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.75%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.75%) Power Automate
9 1 (0.75%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.45%) Firewall
2 9 (6.72%) WAN
3 8 (5.97%) DNS
3 8 (5.97%) Wireless
4 7 (5.22%) VPN
5 6 (4.48%) DHCP
5 6 (4.48%) MPLS
5 6 (4.48%) Network Security
5 6 (4.48%) PBX
5 6 (4.48%) Skype
5 6 (4.48%) VoIP
5 6 (4.48%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (2.24%) LAN
7 2 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.49%) SAN
7 2 (1.49%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.21%) MySQL
2 10 (7.46%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.48%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (4.48%) Cosmos DB
3 6 (4.48%) DB2
3 6 (4.48%) SAP HANA
4 4 (2.99%) Big Data
5 3 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.49%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.49%) Power BI
7 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.75%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.75%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.75%) HBase
7 1 (0.75%) QlikView
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.75%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 5 (3.73%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.24%) GitLab
2 3 (2.24%) Hudson
2 3 (2.24%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.24%) SonarQube
3 2 (1.49%) Burp Suite
3 2 (1.49%) JIRA
3 2 (1.49%) sqlmap
4 1 (0.75%) kappa
General
1 17 (12.69%) Finance
2 12 (8.96%) Retail
3 9 (6.72%) Banking
4 5 (3.73%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (3.73%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.99%) Local Government
6 3 (2.24%) Legal
6 3 (2.24%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.49%) International Banking
7 2 (1.49%) Marketing
8 1 (0.75%) Advertising
8 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (29.85%) Consultant
2 32 (23.88%) Security Consultant
3 30 (22.39%) Architect
4 17 (12.69%) Security Architect
5 16 (11.94%) Analyst
6 15 (11.19%) Security Manager
7 14 (10.45%) Information Security Consultant
8 7 (5.22%) Information Manager
8 7 (5.22%) Information Security Manager
9 6 (4.48%) Cybersecurity Manager
9 6 (4.48%) IT Consultant
9 6 (4.48%) Security Analyst
9 6 (4.48%) Security Engineer
9 6 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.48%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (3.73%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (3.73%) IT Manager
10 5 (3.73%) Senior Consultant
10 5 (3.73%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.48%) Middleware
1 6 (4.48%) SAP Basis
2 4 (2.99%) RESTful
3 3 (2.24%) JSON
3 3 (2.24%) LAMP
3 3 (2.24%) Memcached
3 3 (2.24%) Sensu
3 3 (2.24%) Web Services
4 2 (1.49%) .NET
4 2 (1.49%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.49%) CSS
4 2 (1.49%) CSS3
4 2 (1.49%) HTML
4 2 (1.49%) HTML5
4 2 (1.49%) jQuery
4 2 (1.49%) OAuth
4 2 (1.49%) React
4 2 (1.49%) Spring
5 1 (0.75%) Kafka
5 1 (0.75%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.42%) Management Information System
2 21 (15.67%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.72%) Public Cloud
4 8 (5.97%) PKI
5 5 (3.73%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (3.73%) Digital Signage
5 5 (3.73%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.99%) CESG
6 4 (2.99%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.24%) Cloud Native
7 3 (2.24%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (2.24%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (2.24%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (2.24%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (2.24%) Smartcard
8 2 (1.49%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.49%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.49%) Cyberattack
8 2 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (17.91%) Linux
2 21 (15.67%) Windows
3 16 (11.94%) Unix
4 10 (7.46%) Apple iOS
5 7 (5.22%) Windows Server
6 6 (4.48%) Android
7 4 (2.99%) AIX
7 4 (2.99%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.49%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.49%) MVS
8 2 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.75%) CentOS
9 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (54.48%) Information Security
2 45 (33.58%) Cybersecurity
3 33 (24.63%) ITIL
4 31 (23.13%) Risk Management
5 26 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (17.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (14.93%) TOGAF
8 19 (14.18%) Data Protection
8 19 (14.18%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (13.43%) DevOps
9 18 (13.43%) Vulnerability Management
10 17 (12.69%) Security Architecture
11 16 (11.94%) Security Management
12 15 (11.19%) Risk Assessment
12 15 (11.19%) Service Management
13 14 (10.45%) Incident Management
13 14 (10.45%) Microservices
13 14 (10.45%) SIEM
14 12 (8.96%) Collaborative Working
15 11 (8.21%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.96%) SQL
2 10 (7.46%) Python
3 9 (6.72%) Java
4 7 (5.22%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.99%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.24%) C++
6 3 (2.24%) Go
6 3 (2.24%) Perl
6 3 (2.24%) Ruby
6 3 (2.24%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.49%) Apple Swift
7 2 (1.49%) C#
7 2 (1.49%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.49%) PHP
8 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (32.84%) CISSP
2 42 (31.34%) CISM
3 24 (17.91%) Degree
4 23 (17.16%) CISA
5 10 (7.46%) CRISC
5 10 (7.46%) Security Cleared
6 9 (6.72%) SANS
6 9 (6.72%) SC Cleared
7 7 (5.22%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 6 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (4.48%) GIAC
8 6 (4.48%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 5 (3.73%) CCNP
10 4 (2.99%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (2.99%) FFIEC
11 3 (2.24%) CCSP
11 3 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (2.24%) ISSAP
11 3 (2.24%) Master's Degree
12 2 (1.49%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (62.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 51 (38.06%) GDPR
3 48 (35.82%) NIST
4 25 (18.66%) COBIT
5 17 (12.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 17 (12.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (7.46%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (5.97%) RMADS
8 6 (4.48%) HIPAA
8 6 (4.48%) QA
9 5 (3.73%) ISO 22301
9 5 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 5 (3.73%) NIST 800
10 4 (2.99%) ISAE 3402
10 4 (2.99%) ISO 9001
11 3 (2.24%) ISO 31000
12 2 (1.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (1.49%) GAMP
12 2 (1.49%) SLA
13 1 (0.75%) GLBA
System Software
1 11 (8.21%) Active Directory
1 11 (8.21%) Docker
2 5 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.75%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.75%) Firmware
3 1 (0.75%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (8.96%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.99%) AirWatch
3 3 (2.24%) IBM Guardium
3 3 (2.24%) Nagios
3 3 (2.24%) Nessus
3 3 (2.24%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 2 (1.49%) Terraform
5 1 (0.75%) Ansible
5 1 (0.75%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.75%) Grafana
5 1 (0.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.75%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.75%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (13.43%) Microsoft
1 18 (13.43%) Oracle
2 15 (11.19%) Cisco
3 10 (7.46%) SAP
4 7 (5.22%) Citrix
4 7 (5.22%) IBM
4 7 (5.22%) Splunk
5 5 (3.73%) Barracuda Networks
5 5 (3.73%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.73%) VMware
6 4 (2.99%) Apple
6 4 (2.99%) Avaya
6 4 (2.99%) Software AG
7 3 (2.24%) Google
7 3 (2.24%) Imperva
7 3 (2.24%) McAfee
7 3 (2.24%) Sun
7 3 (2.24%) Symantec
7 3 (2.24%) Trend Micro
7 3 (2.24%) Tripwire