Period
to 20 August 2018

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 20 August 2018 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 428 415 368
Rank change year-on-year -13 -47 +35
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 502 489 649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.55% 0.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.61% 4.68% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 315 432
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £350 £350 £325
90th Percentile £661 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £458
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
England median hourly rate £85.00 - £27.60
10th Percentile £77.50 - £22.18
90th Percentile £92.50 - £27.62
UK median hourly rate £85.00 - £27.60

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 10,889 10,447 11,121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.67% 11.84% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,967 6,826 7,276
England median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £230
90th Percentile £649 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £413
% change year-on-year +1.12% +7.88% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 346 322 394
England median hourly rate £22.75 £20.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.35% -10.00% +5.52%
10th Percentile £11.18 £10.66 £11.03
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.63 £47.43
UK median hourly rate £22.20 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.89% -2.22% +4.53%

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 20 August 2018.

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
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 20 August 2018. 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 +1 214 £513 +2.50% 40
South East -8 118 £520 +10.05% 24
North of England -28 66 £425 -10.53% 18
Midlands -3 44 £425 +3.03% 24
Yorkshire +6 41 £438 +29.63% 4
South West -11 33 £450 -10.00% 11
East of England -42 27 £475 - 16
East Midlands +11 25 £475 +26.67% 5
North West -34 21 £420 -11.58% 10
West Midlands -16 19 £375 -9.09% 19
North East 0 4 £403 -19.38% 4
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, 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.

1 238 (47.41%) Information Security
2 204 (40.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 173 (34.46%) CISSP
4 134 (26.69%) GDPR
5 114 (22.71%) CISM
6 112 (22.31%) Finance
7 87 (17.33%) Security Architecture
8 84 (16.73%) Risk Management
9 83 (16.53%) Retail
10 82 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
10 82 (16.33%) Firewall
11 80 (15.94%) Cybersecurity
12 77 (15.34%) CISA
13 76 (15.14%) Data Protection
14 63 (12.55%) ITIL
14 63 (12.55%) Degree
15 59 (11.75%) Management Information System
16 56 (11.16%) Microsoft
17 53 (10.56%) Windows
18 52 (10.36%) Microsoft Azure
19 49 (9.76%) Linux
19 49 (9.76%) TOGAF
20 47 (9.36%) Project Management
20 47 (9.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
21 44 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
22 40 (7.97%) Cisco
23 39 (7.77%) COBIT
23 39 (7.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
24 38 (7.57%) SIEM
24 38 (7.57%) E-Commerce

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 11 (2.19%) IIS
2 8 (1.59%) Confluence
3 6 (1.20%) Apache
3 6 (1.20%) CMS
4 4 (0.80%) nginx
5 3 (0.60%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.60%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.40%) SAS
6 2 (0.40%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.40%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.20%) JBoss
7 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (2.39%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.20%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (1.00%) Magento
3 2 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.20%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 52 (10.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (3.59%) Serverless
4 15 (2.99%) Azure Functions
5 13 (2.59%) Office 365
6 9 (1.79%) SaaS
7 8 (1.59%) PaaS
8 7 (1.39%) IaaS
9 6 (1.20%) Azure Data Factory
9 6 (1.20%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.60%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.40%) Cloudflare
11 2 (0.40%) GitHub
11 2 (0.40%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.20%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 82 (16.33%) Firewall
2 30 (5.98%) Network Security
3 23 (4.58%) DNS
4 21 (4.18%) Intrusion Detection
5 19 (3.78%) WAN
6 17 (3.39%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (3.39%) LAN
7 16 (3.19%) VPN
8 15 (2.99%) Internet
9 12 (2.39%) IPsec
9 12 (2.39%) Wireless
10 9 (1.79%) DHCP
10 9 (1.79%) OSPF
10 9 (1.79%) SSL
10 9 (1.79%) TCP/IP
11 8 (1.59%) BGP
12 7 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (1.39%) SSH
12 7 (1.39%) VLAN
13 6 (1.20%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.19%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (1.99%) Big Data
4 8 (1.59%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 8 (1.59%) Power BI
4 8 (1.59%) Qlik Sense
4 8 (1.59%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.39%) MySQL
6 6 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.60%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.40%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.40%) Star Schema
9 2 (0.40%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 19 (3.78%) JIRA
2 10 (1.99%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.39%) SonarQube
4 4 (0.80%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.60%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (0.60%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (0.60%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.40%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.40%) ProC
7 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.20%) GitLab
7 1 (0.20%) Maven
7 1 (0.20%) Selenium
7 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.20%) Subversion
7 1 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 112 (22.31%) Finance
2 83 (16.53%) Retail
3 33 (6.57%) Legal
4 25 (4.98%) Telecoms
5 24 (4.78%) Banking
6 17 (3.39%) Marketing
7 8 (1.59%) Law
7 8 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.20%) Dutch Language
8 6 (1.20%) Electronics
9 3 (0.60%) Back Office
10 2 (0.40%) Billing
10 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.40%) Games
10 2 (0.40%) Publishing
11 1 (0.20%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.20%) Military
11 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (18.13%) Architect
2 77 (15.34%) Consultant
3 74 (14.74%) Security Architect
4 64 (12.75%) Analyst
5 58 (11.55%) Security Consultant
5 58 (11.55%) Security Manager
6 34 (6.77%) Developer
6 34 (6.77%) Security Analyst
7 30 (5.98%) Information Security Manager
8 29 (5.78%) Security Officer
9 28 (5.58%) Information Manager
10 27 (5.38%) Information Security Consultant
11 21 (4.18%) Information Security Officer
12 20 (3.98%) Project Manager
13 19 (3.78%) .NET Developer
13 19 (3.78%) Information Officer
14 18 (3.59%) Business Analyst
15 16 (3.19%) Administrator
16 13 (2.59%) Head of Security
17 12 (2.39%) Information Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.78%) .NET
2 22 (4.38%) RESTful
3 18 (3.59%) HTML
3 18 (3.59%) HTML5
4 17 (3.39%) Web Services
5 15 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web API
5 15 (2.99%) React
6 8 (1.59%) Middleware
6 8 (1.59%) OAuth
7 7 (1.39%) LAMP
7 7 (1.39%) SAML
8 6 (1.20%) .NET Core
8 6 (1.20%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.80%) 802.1X
9 4 (0.80%) Node.js
9 4 (0.80%) REST
10 3 (0.60%) LEMP Stack
10 3 (0.60%) OpenID
11 2 (0.40%) Akka.NET
11 2 (0.40%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 59 (11.75%) Management Information System
2 33 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (6.37%) Data Centre
4 26 (5.18%) PKI
5 25 (4.98%) Data Protection Act
6 19 (3.78%) Computer Science
7 16 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (2.59%) Public Cloud
9 12 (2.39%) Cyberthreat
10 11 (2.19%) CESG
11 8 (1.59%) Driving Licence
12 7 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (1.39%) User Experience
13 6 (1.20%) Private Cloud
14 5 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
14 5 (1.00%) EPoS
14 5 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
14 5 (1.00%) Mobile Payment
14 5 (1.00%) Smartcard
15 4 (0.80%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 53 (10.56%) Windows
2 49 (9.76%) Linux
3 30 (5.98%) Unix
4 15 (2.99%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.00%) Android
7 5 (1.00%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.80%) Debian
8 4 (0.80%) Solaris
8 4 (0.80%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.40%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.40%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (47.41%) Information Security
2 87 (17.33%) Security Architecture
3 84 (16.73%) Risk Management
4 82 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
5 80 (15.94%) Cybersecurity
6 76 (15.14%) Data Protection
7 63 (12.55%) ITIL
8 49 (9.76%) TOGAF
9 47 (9.36%) Project Management
10 38 (7.57%) E-Commerce
10 38 (7.57%) Security Management
10 38 (7.57%) SIEM
11 36 (7.17%) Risk Assessment
11 36 (7.17%) Stakeholder Management
12 34 (6.77%) DevOps
13 32 (6.37%) Penetration Testing
13 32 (6.37%) Vulnerability Management
14 30 (5.98%) Problem-Solving
15 29 (5.78%) SABSA
16 28 (5.58%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 20 (3.98%) JavaScript
2 19 (3.78%) Java
3 11 (2.19%) SQL
4 9 (1.79%) C#
5 8 (1.59%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.39%) PHP
7 6 (1.20%) Perl
8 5 (1.00%) Apple Swift
8 5 (1.00%) Go
8 5 (1.00%) Kotlin
8 5 (1.00%) Python
9 4 (0.80%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.60%) C
10 3 (0.60%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 173 (34.46%) CISSP
2 114 (22.71%) CISM
3 77 (15.34%) CISA
4 63 (12.55%) Degree
5 25 (4.98%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (4.18%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 18 (3.59%) PCI QSA
8 17 (3.39%) CRISC
9 13 (2.59%) CCNA
10 11 (2.19%) CEH
11 10 (1.99%) TOGAF Certification
12 8 (1.59%) CREST Certified
12 8 (1.59%) IISP
12 8 (1.59%) ISSAP
13 7 (1.39%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 7 (1.39%) CCNP
13 7 (1.39%) CESG Certified Professional
13 7 (1.39%) SSCP
14 6 (1.20%) ISACA
14 6 (1.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (40.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 134 (26.69%) GDPR
3 47 (9.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 39 (7.77%) COBIT
4 39 (7.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 21 (4.18%) Cyber Essentials
6 11 (2.19%) ISO 22301
7 10 (1.99%) ISAE 3402
7 10 (1.99%) QA
8 9 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 8 (1.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 8 (1.59%) ISO 31000
9 8 (1.59%) ISO 9001
10 7 (1.39%) COSO
10 7 (1.39%) SLA
11 6 (1.20%) PSD2
12 4 (0.80%) RMADS
13 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 15288
13 3 (0.60%) SSAE 16
14 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
System Software
1 34 (6.77%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.39%) Docker
4 4 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.80%) VMware NSX
5 3 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.40%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.40%) vSphere
6 2 (0.40%) XenApp
6 2 (0.40%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.20%) IAG
7 1 (0.20%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (1.99%) Nessus
2 9 (1.79%) Ansible
3 7 (1.39%) Kubernetes
3 7 (1.39%) Puppet
3 7 (1.39%) Terraform
3 7 (1.39%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 6 (1.20%) MIIS
4 6 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (1.00%) SCCM
6 4 (0.80%) Consul
6 4 (0.80%) IBM BigFix
6 4 (0.80%) OSSEC
7 3 (0.60%) Control-M
7 3 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.60%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.40%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.40%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.40%) SCOM
8 2 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 56 (11.16%) Microsoft
2 40 (7.97%) Cisco
3 25 (4.98%) VMware
4 22 (4.38%) IBM
5 19 (3.78%) CheckPoint
6 18 (3.59%) Oracle
7 17 (3.39%) Splunk
8 16 (3.19%) Qualys
9 15 (2.99%) Citrix
10 11 (2.19%) Imperva
11 10 (1.99%) ArcSight
12 9 (1.79%) Google
12 9 (1.79%) Palo Alto
12 9 (1.79%) Tripwire
13 8 (1.59%) F5
13 8 (1.59%) McAfee
14 7 (1.39%) Barracuda Networks
14 7 (1.39%) Centrify
14 7 (1.39%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.39%) Trend Micro