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 22 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)
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 371 329 380
Rank change year-on-year -42 +51  
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 232 336 255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.68% 0.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.67% 6.04% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 227 151
Median daily rate £500 £430 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.27% -0.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £329 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £606 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +13.09% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £24.23 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.78%  
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 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 4965 5561 5894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.53% 11.23% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3221 3619 3848
Median daily rate £450 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 204 189
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £21.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.64% +28.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £47.50 £49.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.28% +14.00%  

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 22 June 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 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 3 months to 22 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
London 0 89 £525 +5.00% 34
South East -25 60 £475 +5.55% 16
East of England +5 28 £475 +18.75% 8
North West +8 26 £525 +28.04% 15
South West -6 14 £531 +41.66% 3
Yorkshire +24 8 £225 -43.75% 6
West Midlands +20 5 £394 +5.00% 10
East Midlands -15 2 £425 +9.67% 4
North East - 2 £500 - 1
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 England region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 208 (44.26%) Information Security
2 162 (34.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 155 (32.98%) CISSP
4 112 (23.83%) Finance
5 106 (22.55%) CISM
6 105 (22.34%) Firewall
7 86 (18.30%) GDPR
8 82 (17.45%) Cybersecurity
9 71 (15.11%) Linux
9 71 (15.11%) SIEM
10 68 (14.47%) Degree
11 67 (14.26%) Windows
12 66 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
13 65 (13.83%) ITIL
14 62 (13.19%) Microsoft
14 62 (13.19%) Data Centre
15 61 (12.98%) Data Protection
16 57 (12.13%) Management Information System
17 54 (11.49%) Amazon AWS
18 52 (11.06%) Stakeholder Management
18 52 (11.06%) Security Architecture
19 51 (10.85%) Cisco
20 50 (10.64%) Project Management
21 49 (10.43%) Risk Management
22 48 (10.21%) Microsoft Azure
23 47 (10.00%) CISA
23 47 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
24 43 (9.15%) SQL
25 41 (8.72%) Cisco Certification
26 38 (8.09%) SQL Server

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 22 (4.68%) JBoss
2 20 (4.26%) Apache
3 19 (4.04%) Tomcat
4 13 (2.77%) IIS
5 12 (2.55%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.91%) CMS
6 9 (1.91%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.49%) Mule
8 6 (1.28%) Apache Solr
8 6 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.06%) Apache Pig
9 5 (1.06%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (1.06%) Skype for Business
9 5 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.85%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.85%) Confluence
11 2 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.91%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 54 (11.49%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (10.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.04%) Office 365
4 15 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (2.98%) SaaS
6 8 (1.70%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.64%) IaaS
7 3 (0.64%) IBM Cloud
7 3 (0.64%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.64%) SoftLayer
8 2 (0.43%) Akamai
8 2 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.43%) GitHub
8 2 (0.43%) PaaS
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 105 (22.34%) Firewall
2 35 (7.45%) Network Security
3 26 (5.53%) Intrusion Detection
4 23 (4.89%) LAN
4 23 (4.89%) Wireless
5 22 (4.68%) Cisco ASA
6 21 (4.47%) Internet
6 21 (4.47%) WAN
7 20 (4.26%) DNS
7 20 (4.26%) SSL
8 19 (4.04%) VPN
9 15 (3.19%) TCP/IP
10 11 (2.34%) DHCP
11 9 (1.91%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (1.70%) HTTP
12 8 (1.70%) NetScaler
12 8 (1.70%) SAN
13 7 (1.49%) EIGRP
13 7 (1.49%) IPsec
13 7 (1.49%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (8.09%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.70%) Hadoop
3 7 (1.49%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.28%) DataStax
4 6 (1.28%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.28%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.06%) Apache Hive
5 5 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.06%) HBase
5 5 (1.06%) MySQL
5 5 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.85%) Redis
6 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.85%) Sqoop
7 3 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.64%) MariaDB
7 3 (0.64%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (1.49%) Git (software)
1 7 (1.49%) JIRA
2 6 (1.28%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.28%) Maven
3 5 (1.06%) Hudson
3 5 (1.06%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.64%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.43%) Subversion
5 2 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.21%) JUnit
6 1 (0.21%) Mockito
6 1 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.21%) Selenium
6 1 (0.21%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.21%) TestPartner
6 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 112 (23.83%) Finance
2 37 (7.87%) Retail
3 29 (6.17%) Legal
4 26 (5.53%) Telecoms
5 25 (5.32%) Banking
6 13 (2.77%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.06%) Local Government
8 3 (0.64%) Back Office
8 3 (0.64%) Marketing
8 3 (0.64%) Wholesale Banking
9 2 (0.43%) Billing
9 2 (0.43%) Law
10 1 (0.21%) Electronics
10 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 100 (21.28%) Architect
2 76 (16.17%) Consultant
3 75 (15.96%) Analyst
4 58 (12.34%) Security Consultant
5 53 (11.28%) Security Analyst
6 50 (10.64%) Security Architect
7 45 (9.57%) Project Manager
8 35 (7.45%) Security Manager
9 29 (6.17%) Solutions Architect
10 27 (5.74%) Information Security Consultant
11 26 (5.53%) Security Engineer
12 24 (5.11%) Developer
13 20 (4.26%) Information Analyst
13 20 (4.26%) Information Security Analyst
13 20 (4.26%) Information Security Manager
14 17 (3.62%) Security Project Manager
15 16 (3.40%) Information Manager
16 15 (3.19%) Cybersecurity Analyst
17 14 (2.98%) Business Analyst
17 14 (2.98%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.83%) Middleware
1 18 (3.83%) RESTful
1 18 (3.83%) Web Services
2 17 (3.62%) .NET
2 17 (3.62%) REST
3 16 (3.40%) SOAP
4 12 (2.55%) Spring
5 10 (2.13%) HTML
5 10 (2.13%) jQuery
6 9 (1.91%) CSS
7 8 (1.70%) JMS
8 7 (1.49%) Ajax
8 7 (1.49%) AngularJS
8 7 (1.49%) Hibernate
8 7 (1.49%) HTML5
8 7 (1.49%) JSP
9 6 (1.28%) Elastic Stack
9 6 (1.28%) JSON
9 6 (1.28%) Struts
9 6 (1.28%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 62 (13.19%) Data Centre
2 57 (12.13%) Management Information System
3 38 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (7.45%) Data Protection Act
5 25 (5.32%) Computer Science
6 17 (3.62%) CESG
7 15 (3.19%) PKI
8 11 (2.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (1.70%) Freedom of Information
9 8 (1.70%) Freedom of Information Act
9 8 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.49%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.49%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.49%) RIA
10 7 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
11 6 (1.28%) EPoS
11 6 (1.28%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.06%) Contactless
12 5 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.06%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 71 (15.11%) Linux
2 67 (14.26%) Windows
3 28 (5.96%) Unix
4 23 (4.89%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (2.55%) Mac OS X
6 12 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.91%) Mac OS
8 8 (1.70%) AIX
9 5 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (1.06%) Solaris
9 5 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.85%) CentOS
10 4 (0.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.64%) Android
11 3 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.43%) Debian
12 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (44.26%) Information Security
2 82 (17.45%) Cybersecurity
3 71 (15.11%) SIEM
4 66 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (13.83%) ITIL
6 61 (12.98%) Data Protection
7 52 (11.06%) Security Architecture
7 52 (11.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 50 (10.64%) Project Management
9 49 (10.43%) Risk Management
10 47 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
11 34 (7.23%) TOGAF
12 30 (6.38%) PRINCE2
13 29 (6.17%) Security Management
14 26 (5.53%) Business Continuity
14 26 (5.53%) DevOps
14 26 (5.53%) Identity Access Management
14 26 (5.53%) Security Operations
14 26 (5.53%) Vulnerability Management
15 25 (5.32%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 43 (9.15%) SQL
2 35 (7.45%) Java
3 19 (4.04%) Python
4 14 (2.98%) Perl
5 10 (2.13%) JavaScript
5 10 (2.13%) PowerShell
6 8 (1.70%) Bash Shell
7 7 (1.49%) Ruby
8 6 (1.28%) C#
9 5 (1.06%) C
10 4 (0.85%) C++
10 4 (0.85%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.64%) Korn
12 2 (0.43%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.43%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.21%) PHP
13 1 (0.21%) Scala
13 1 (0.21%) UniBasic
13 1 (0.21%) VB
13 1 (0.21%) VB6
Qualifications
1 155 (32.98%) CISSP
2 106 (22.55%) CISM
3 68 (14.47%) Degree
4 47 (10.00%) CISA
5 41 (8.72%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (8.09%) SANS
7 29 (6.17%) Security Cleared
8 26 (5.53%) SC Cleared
9 23 (4.89%) CCSP
10 20 (4.26%) CCNP
10 20 (4.26%) Computer Science Degree
11 19 (4.04%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 19 (4.04%) CESG Certified Professional
12 17 (3.62%) GIAC
13 14 (2.98%) CLAS
13 14 (2.98%) SSCP
14 13 (2.77%) PCI QSA
15 11 (2.34%) CEH
15 11 (2.34%) CRISC
16 9 (1.91%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (34.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 86 (18.30%) GDPR
3 32 (6.81%) COBIT
4 28 (5.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 27 (5.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 11 (2.34%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (2.13%) FedRAMP
7 10 (2.13%) GPG13
8 9 (1.91%) ISO 22301
9 8 (1.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 8 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 8 (1.70%) PA-DSS
9 8 (1.70%) QA
9 8 (1.70%) SLA
10 6 (1.28%) JSP 440
10 6 (1.28%) RMADS
11 5 (1.06%) PMO
12 4 (0.85%) Data Quality
12 4 (0.85%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.85%) WCAG
System Software
1 33 (7.02%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.13%) Docker
3 10 (2.13%) vSphere
4 8 (1.70%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.28%) Apache Flume
5 6 (1.28%) XenApp
6 5 (1.06%) vCloud
7 4 (0.85%) HDFS
7 4 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.43%) Snort
9 2 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.43%) Xen
10 1 (0.21%) iptables
10 1 (0.21%) KVM
10 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.21%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 19 (4.04%) Puppet
2 12 (2.55%) Ansible
2 12 (2.55%) SCCM
3 9 (1.91%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.49%) Nagios
6 6 (1.28%) FortiGate
6 6 (1.28%) Kibana
6 6 (1.28%) logstash
6 6 (1.28%) Nessus
7 3 (0.64%) Nexpose
7 3 (0.64%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (0.64%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.64%) vRealize
7 3 (0.64%) WSUS
8 2 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.43%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.43%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.43%) Nmap
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 62 (13.19%) Microsoft
2 51 (10.85%) Cisco
3 33 (7.02%) VMware
4 32 (6.81%) Splunk
5 27 (5.74%) F5
6 25 (5.32%) CheckPoint
7 23 (4.89%) Oracle
8 21 (4.47%) McAfee
8 21 (4.47%) Palo Alto
9 19 (4.04%) Rapid7
10 18 (3.83%) Qualys
11 17 (3.62%) Red Hat
12 16 (3.40%) IBM
13 15 (3.19%) LogRhythm
14 13 (2.77%) Dell
14 13 (2.77%) Tufin
15 11 (2.34%) NetApp
16 10 (2.13%) FireEye
16 10 (2.13%) Juniper
17 9 (1.91%) Citrix
Maidstone, Kent
Harris Global
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Darwin Recruitment
Rate: options
Posted: 6 days ago
Shropshire
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Posted: 14 days ago
Shropshire
Shropshire Council
Posted: 14 days ago
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Venturi
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago