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 3 months to 28 March 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)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 353 360 362
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2  
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 241 271 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.55% 0.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.96% 5.01% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 189 127
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £313 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £553 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Median hourly rate - £52.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +133.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +133.33%  

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 England with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 4859 5410 5853
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.68% 10.95% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3209 3504 3587
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 182 168
Median hourly rate £19.00 £35.50 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.47% +32.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.83 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £58.20 £50.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.25% +37.93%  

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 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
London +38 115 £488 +2.63% 33
South East -20 47 £500 +25.00% 28
Yorkshire +29 22 £463 +2.77% 9
East of England +2 21 £450 -12.19% 3
North West +12 12 £365 -23.35% 5
West Midlands +16 11 £425 +6.25% 12
South West -6 10 £481 +10.00% 9
East Midlands -17 3 - - 1
PCI DSS
UK

PCI DSS
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 England region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 228 (43.35%) Information Security
2 174 (33.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 153 (29.09%) CISSP
4 150 (28.52%) Firewall
5 124 (23.57%) Finance
6 100 (19.01%) CISM
7 79 (15.02%) ITIL
8 78 (14.83%) SIEM
9 77 (14.64%) Agile Software Development
10 74 (14.07%) Data Centre
11 73 (13.88%) Cisco
12 71 (13.50%) Management Information System
13 70 (13.31%) Windows
14 68 (12.93%) Linux
14 68 (12.93%) Network Security
15 67 (12.74%) Cybersecurity
16 66 (12.55%) CISA
17 65 (12.36%) Amazon AWS
18 64 (12.17%) VMware
19 62 (11.79%) Microsoft
20 58 (11.03%) Degree
21 53 (10.08%) Risk Management
22 52 (9.89%) Splunk
22 52 (9.89%) Security Operations
23 51 (9.70%) Intrusion Detection
24 50 (9.51%) Stakeholder Management
25 47 (8.94%) Project Management
25 47 (8.94%) Active Directory
26 46 (8.75%) Data Protection
26 46 (8.75%) 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 31 (5.89%) Apache
2 20 (3.80%) IIS
3 19 (3.61%) JBoss
4 18 (3.42%) WebSphere
5 15 (2.85%) Tomcat
6 11 (2.09%) CMS
7 8 (1.52%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.33%) Confluence
9 6 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (0.95%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.95%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.76%) ATG Dynamo
11 4 (0.76%) Mule
11 4 (0.76%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.57%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.38%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.38%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.38%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.38%) Jetty
Applications
1 18 (3.42%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.47%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.71%) MS Office
4 6 (1.14%) MS Project
5 4 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.38%) Relativity
2 2 (0.38%) Ringtail
2 2 (0.38%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.38%) Veritas eDiscovery
3 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 65 (12.36%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (7.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.42%) Office 365
4 15 (2.85%) SaaS
5 13 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (2.28%) AWS CloudFormation
6 12 (2.28%) Heroku
7 8 (1.52%) Mimecast
8 6 (1.14%) IBM Cloud
8 6 (1.14%) SoftLayer
9 5 (0.95%) Akamai
9 5 (0.95%) GitHub
10 4 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.38%) IaaS
11 2 (0.38%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.38%) PaaS
12 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 150 (28.52%) Firewall
2 68 (12.93%) Network Security
3 51 (9.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 45 (8.56%) WAN
5 40 (7.60%) LAN
6 37 (7.03%) DNS
7 33 (6.27%) Internet
7 33 (6.27%) TCP/IP
8 27 (5.13%) Cisco ASA
9 25 (4.75%) Wireless
10 22 (4.18%) SSL
11 20 (3.80%) DHCP
12 19 (3.61%) MPLS
13 18 (3.42%) VPN
14 15 (2.85%) Cisco Nexus
15 14 (2.66%) HTTP
16 12 (2.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 12 (2.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 12 (2.28%) IPsec
17 9 (1.71%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.03%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (1.90%) MySQL
3 10 (1.90%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.95%) NoSQL
5 5 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (0.76%) DB2
6 4 (0.76%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.76%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.76%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.76%) Redis
6 4 (0.76%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.57%) Ingres
7 3 (0.57%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 16 (3.04%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.47%) Jenkins
3 12 (2.28%) JIRA
4 11 (2.09%) Cucumber
5 7 (1.33%) Subversion
6 6 (1.14%) Vagrant
7 5 (0.95%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.76%) Maven
8 4 (0.76%) Selenium
9 3 (0.57%) Hudson
9 3 (0.57%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.38%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.19%) Ant
11 1 (0.19%) Gradle
11 1 (0.19%) JUnit
11 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
11 1 (0.19%) Mockito
11 1 (0.19%) TestPartner
General
1 124 (23.57%) Finance
2 40 (7.60%) Retail
3 22 (4.18%) Banking
4 20 (3.80%) Legal
5 17 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.47%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.14%) Back Office
7 6 (1.14%) Marketing
8 4 (0.76%) Games
9 3 (0.57%) Electronics
9 3 (0.57%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.57%) Online Betting
9 3 (0.57%) Wholesale Banking
10 2 (0.38%) Billing
10 2 (0.38%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Advertising
11 1 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 92 (17.49%) Architect
2 75 (14.26%) Analyst
3 74 (14.07%) Consultant
4 57 (10.84%) Security Consultant
5 56 (10.65%) Security Analyst
6 45 (8.56%) Security Engineer
7 44 (8.37%) Security Architect
8 37 (7.03%) Security Manager
9 34 (6.46%) Developer
9 34 (6.46%) Information Security Consultant
10 31 (5.89%) Network Engineer
11 26 (4.94%) Project Manager
12 25 (4.75%) Security Specialist
13 23 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 23 (4.37%) Solutions Architect
14 22 (4.18%) Information Security Manager
15 20 (3.80%) Information Analyst
15 20 (3.80%) Information Security Analyst
15 20 (3.80%) Java Developer
15 20 (3.80%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (6.27%) Web Services
2 23 (4.37%) Middleware
3 22 (4.18%) .NET
4 19 (3.61%) RESTful
5 16 (3.04%) REST
5 16 (3.04%) SOAP
6 10 (1.90%) ASP.NET
6 10 (1.90%) JMS
6 10 (1.90%) XML
7 9 (1.71%) ActiveMQ
7 9 (1.71%) Spring
8 8 (1.52%) WebSphere MQ
9 7 (1.33%) 802.1X
9 7 (1.33%) CSS
9 7 (1.33%) jQuery
10 6 (1.14%) AppFabric
10 6 (1.14%) HTML
10 6 (1.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 6 (1.14%) WCF
11 5 (0.95%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 74 (14.07%) Data Centre
2 71 (13.50%) Management Information System
3 37 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (5.32%) Computer Science
5 24 (4.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 23 (4.37%) Data Protection Act
7 18 (3.42%) PKI
8 14 (2.66%) Cyber Defence
8 14 (2.66%) Reference Data
9 12 (2.28%) Driving Licence
9 12 (2.28%) Security Operations Centre
10 11 (2.09%) CESG
10 11 (2.09%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.52%) Replication
12 6 (1.14%) Clustering
12 6 (1.14%) FlexPod
12 6 (1.14%) FMCG
12 6 (1.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 70 (13.31%) Windows
2 68 (12.93%) Linux
3 35 (6.65%) Unix
4 24 (4.56%) Windows Server
5 18 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (2.09%) Mac OS X
7 11 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (1.71%) CentOS
9 7 (1.33%) Android
10 6 (1.14%) AIX
10 6 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (1.14%) Solaris
10 6 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.38%) Debian
12 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.38%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (43.35%) Information Security
2 79 (15.02%) ITIL
3 78 (14.83%) SIEM
4 77 (14.64%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (12.74%) Cybersecurity
6 53 (10.08%) Risk Management
7 52 (9.89%) Security Operations
8 50 (9.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 47 (8.94%) Project Management
10 46 (8.75%) Data Protection
11 45 (8.56%) Data Security
12 44 (8.37%) Penetration Testing
13 39 (7.41%) DevOps
14 36 (6.84%) Migration
15 34 (6.46%) Disaster Recovery
16 33 (6.27%) Continuous Improvement
16 33 (6.27%) Security Architecture
17 32 (6.08%) Change Management
17 32 (6.08%) Identity Access Management
18 31 (5.89%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (8.56%) Java
2 44 (8.37%) SQL
3 36 (6.84%) Python
4 21 (3.99%) Perl
5 16 (3.04%) PowerShell
6 11 (2.09%) C#
7 10 (1.90%) Ruby
8 9 (1.71%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.33%) JavaScript
10 6 (1.14%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.95%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.76%) Korn
13 3 (0.57%) C
13 3 (0.57%) C++
13 3 (0.57%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.38%) Scala
14 2 (0.38%) VBA
15 1 (0.19%) PHP
15 1 (0.19%) VB
15 1 (0.19%) VB6
Qualifications
1 153 (29.09%) CISSP
2 100 (19.01%) CISM
3 66 (12.55%) CISA
4 58 (11.03%) Degree
5 46 (8.75%) Security Cleared
6 45 (8.56%) Cisco Certification
7 43 (8.17%) SC Cleared
8 34 (6.46%) SANS
9 32 (6.08%) PCI QSA
10 29 (5.51%) GIAC
11 23 (4.37%) CCSP
12 17 (3.23%) CCNA
13 15 (2.85%) ISEB
14 14 (2.66%) CCNP
15 13 (2.47%) CEH
15 13 (2.47%) CRISC
16 12 (2.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 12 (2.28%) CLAS
17 11 (2.09%) GCIH
18 9 (1.71%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (33.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (8.17%) GDPR
3 39 (7.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 26 (4.94%) QA
5 20 (3.80%) COBIT
6 16 (3.04%) PA-DSS
6 16 (3.04%) SLA
7 10 (1.90%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (1.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 9 (1.71%) ISO27002
9 8 (1.52%) PMO
10 7 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (1.33%) FedRAMP
11 6 (1.14%) GPG13
11 6 (1.14%) ISO27005
11 6 (1.14%) RMADS
12 5 (0.95%) ISO22301
13 4 (0.76%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.57%) JSP 440
15 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 47 (8.94%) Active Directory
2 36 (6.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.56%) Docker
4 20 (3.80%) vSphere
5 10 (1.90%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.71%) Snort
7 8 (1.52%) vCloud
8 7 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.57%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.38%) HDFS
12 2 (0.38%) Xen
12 2 (0.38%) XenApp
13 1 (0.19%) Firmware
13 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.19%) NFS
13 1 (0.19%) Squid
Systems Management
1 39 (7.41%) Puppet
2 34 (6.46%) Ansible
3 13 (2.47%) McAfee ePO
4 12 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (2.09%) Nagios
6 10 (1.90%) Nessus
7 7 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (1.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 6 (1.14%) SCCM
8 6 (1.14%) vRealize
9 5 (0.95%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.76%) QRadar
10 4 (0.76%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (0.76%) WSUS
11 3 (0.57%) Data Guard
11 3 (0.57%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 3 (0.57%) Kibana
11 3 (0.57%) logstash
11 3 (0.57%) Opsview
11 3 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 73 (13.88%) Cisco
2 64 (12.17%) VMware
3 62 (11.79%) Microsoft
4 52 (9.89%) Splunk
5 40 (7.60%) F5
6 29 (5.51%) CheckPoint
7 28 (5.32%) Juniper
8 26 (4.94%) Oracle
9 24 (4.56%) Intel Security
9 24 (4.56%) Palo Alto
10 23 (4.37%) Red Hat
11 20 (3.80%) WorldPay
12 19 (3.61%) FireEye
13 18 (3.42%) HP
13 18 (3.42%) Qualys
14 16 (3.04%) Tufin
15 15 (2.85%) IBM
16 14 (2.66%) Blue Coat
17 13 (2.47%) TippingPoint
18 12 (2.28%) Rapid7
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Posted: 5 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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