Period
to 20 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 369 402 375
Rank change year-on-year +33 -27 +37
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 612 471 618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.67% 0.56% 0.63%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.52% 4.79% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 323 418
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £355 £311
90th Percentile £675 £588 £579
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 10
England median hourly rate £65.00 - £52.50
10th Percentile £48.25 - £26.94
90th Percentile £87.75 - £55.90
UK median hourly rate £60.00 - £52.50

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 11,085 9,824 10,983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.16% 11.70% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,118 6,389 7,150
England median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £233
90th Percentile £638 £631 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 340 328 381
England median hourly rate £24.03 £19.25 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.83% -19.79% +11.63%
10th Percentile £12.49 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.53 £52.50 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +17.50% -17.06% +12.16%

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 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS in England over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

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 20 June 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 +40 294 £513 +2.50% 53
South East -16 117 £525 +10.53% 19
North of England -21 81 £425 -10.53% 25
Midlands +25 50 £425 - 28
Yorkshire -5 43 £438 -2.78% 11
South West +23 40 £425 -12.82% 7
North West -19 35 £420 -16.00% 12
East of England -3 33 £520 +15.56% 12
East Midlands +17 25 £450 +5.88% 6
West Midlands -7 22 £400 -4.48% 22
North East +2 3 £403 -19.38% 2
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 302 (49.35%) Information Security
2 246 (40.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 213 (34.80%) CISSP
4 189 (30.88%) GDPR
5 140 (22.88%) CISM
6 125 (20.42%) Finance
7 117 (19.12%) Security Architecture
8 103 (16.83%) Agile Software Development
9 98 (16.01%) Risk Management
10 96 (15.69%) CISA
11 95 (15.52%) Cybersecurity
12 93 (15.20%) Data Protection
13 92 (15.03%) ITIL
14 90 (14.71%) Firewall
15 89 (14.54%) Retail
16 85 (13.89%) Management Information System
17 74 (12.09%) TOGAF
18 73 (11.93%) Degree
19 71 (11.60%) Security Management
20 67 (10.95%) Project Management
20 67 (10.95%) COBIT
21 62 (10.13%) Windows
22 58 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
23 57 (9.31%) Microsoft
24 55 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
24 55 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
25 54 (8.82%) SIEM
26 51 (8.33%) Cisco
26 51 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
27 50 (8.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley

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 13 (2.12%) IIS
2 7 (1.14%) CMS
3 5 (0.82%) Confluence
4 3 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.33%) Apache
5 2 (0.33%) SAS
5 2 (0.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.33%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.98%) Payment Gateway
2 5 (0.82%) Magento
3 3 (0.49%) BASE24
3 3 (0.49%) RMDS
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.33%) Postilion
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 55 (8.99%) Amazon AWS
1 55 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (3.76%) Serverless
3 19 (3.10%) SaaS
4 18 (2.94%) IaaS
4 18 (2.94%) PaaS
5 10 (1.63%) Heroku
6 6 (0.98%) Office 365
7 3 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.49%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.49%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.33%) GitHub
8 2 (0.33%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 90 (14.71%) Firewall
2 46 (7.52%) Network Security
3 31 (5.07%) WAN
4 28 (4.58%) TCP/IP
5 27 (4.41%) LAN
6 25 (4.08%) Intrusion Detection
7 24 (3.92%) Internet
8 23 (3.76%) Cisco ASA
9 22 (3.59%) VPN
10 21 (3.43%) DNS
11 13 (2.12%) IPsec
11 13 (2.12%) MPLS
12 12 (1.96%) SSL
13 10 (1.63%) BGP
13 10 (1.63%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (1.63%) DHCP
13 10 (1.63%) OSPF
14 9 (1.47%) Wireless
15 7 (1.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 7 (1.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (1.96%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.31%) MySQL
4 7 (1.14%) Big Data
5 5 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.49%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.49%) Power BI
7 3 (0.49%) Qlik Sense
7 3 (0.49%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.33%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.33%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 19 (3.10%) JIRA
2 11 (1.80%) Cucumber
3 9 (1.47%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.98%) TeamCity
5 5 (0.82%) SonarQube
5 5 (0.82%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.49%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.33%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.33%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.16%) GitLab
8 1 (0.16%) Maven
8 1 (0.16%) Selenium
8 1 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 125 (20.42%) Finance
2 89 (14.54%) Retail
3 47 (7.68%) Legal
4 31 (5.07%) Banking
5 29 (4.74%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.45%) Law
7 8 (1.31%) Marketing
8 7 (1.14%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.98%) Games
10 5 (0.82%) Electronics
11 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.33%) Back Office
12 2 (0.33%) Billing
12 2 (0.33%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.33%) Publishing
13 1 (0.16%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 123 (20.10%) Architect
2 100 (16.34%) Security Architect
3 82 (13.40%) Consultant
4 81 (13.24%) Analyst
5 63 (10.29%) Security Consultant
6 62 (10.13%) Security Manager
7 56 (9.15%) Developer
8 41 (6.70%) Security Analyst
9 33 (5.39%) Information Security Consultant
9 33 (5.39%) Security Officer
10 29 (4.74%) Information Security Manager
11 28 (4.58%) .NET Developer
12 27 (4.41%) Information Manager
13 24 (3.92%) Information Security Officer
14 21 (3.43%) Head of Security
14 21 (3.43%) Information Officer
14 21 (3.43%) Project Manager
15 18 (2.94%) Head of Information
15 18 (2.94%) Head of Information Security
16 16 (2.61%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (6.54%) .NET
2 37 (6.05%) RESTful
3 28 (4.58%) HTML
4 24 (3.92%) HTML5
5 20 (3.27%) ASP.NET Web API
5 20 (3.27%) React
6 17 (2.78%) Web Services
7 13 (2.12%) ASP.NET
8 8 (1.31%) OAuth
8 8 (1.31%) REST
9 7 (1.14%) Node.js
10 6 (0.98%) .NET Core
10 6 (0.98%) CSS
10 6 (0.98%) SOAP
11 5 (0.82%) LAMP
11 5 (0.82%) SAML
12 4 (0.65%) 802.1X
12 4 (0.65%) jQuery
13 3 (0.49%) Core Data
13 3 (0.49%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 85 (13.89%) Management Information System
2 37 (6.05%) Data Centre
3 28 (4.58%) Data Protection Act
4 27 (4.41%) PKI
5 22 (3.59%) Cyberthreat
6 21 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (3.43%) Computer Science
7 13 (2.12%) CESG
8 12 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.63%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.47%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.14%) Fintech
12 6 (0.98%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.98%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.98%) EPoS
12 6 (0.98%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.82%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.82%) Mobile Payment
13 5 (0.82%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 62 (10.13%) Windows
2 46 (7.52%) Linux
3 25 (4.08%) Unix
4 19 (3.10%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.14%) Android
5 7 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.98%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.82%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.82%) Solaris
7 5 (0.82%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.33%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.16%) AIX
9 1 (0.16%) Debian
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (49.35%) Information Security
2 117 (19.12%) Security Architecture
3 103 (16.83%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (16.01%) Risk Management
5 95 (15.52%) Cybersecurity
6 93 (15.20%) Data Protection
7 92 (15.03%) ITIL
8 74 (12.09%) TOGAF
9 71 (11.60%) Security Management
10 67 (10.95%) Project Management
11 58 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 54 (8.82%) SIEM
13 51 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
14 50 (8.17%) SABSA
15 47 (7.68%) Risk Assessment
16 46 (7.52%) E-Commerce
16 46 (7.52%) Information Security Management
17 45 (7.35%) ISMS
18 41 (6.70%) Change Management
19 38 (6.21%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (4.90%) Java
2 29 (4.74%) JavaScript
3 14 (2.29%) C#
4 10 (1.63%) Java 8
4 10 (1.63%) PowerShell
4 10 (1.63%) SQL
5 7 (1.14%) PHP
6 5 (0.82%) Apple Swift
6 5 (0.82%) Go
6 5 (0.82%) Kotlin
6 5 (0.82%) VB
7 3 (0.49%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.49%) Python
8 2 (0.33%) C
8 2 (0.33%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.33%) Ruby
8 2 (0.33%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.16%) COBOL
9 1 (0.16%) Perl
9 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 213 (34.80%) CISSP
2 140 (22.88%) CISM
3 96 (15.69%) CISA
4 73 (11.93%) Degree
5 26 (4.25%) PCI QSA
6 22 (3.59%) TOGAF Certification
7 20 (3.27%) CRISC
8 18 (2.94%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 16 (2.61%) ISSAP
10 14 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (2.12%) CEH
11 13 (2.12%) GIAC
11 13 (2.12%) Security Cleared
12 12 (1.96%) SC Cleared
13 9 (1.47%) CCNA
14 7 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.98%) CESG Certified Professional
15 6 (0.98%) CGEIT
15 6 (0.98%) CREST Certified
15 6 (0.98%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 246 (40.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 189 (30.88%) GDPR
3 67 (10.95%) COBIT
4 50 (8.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 45 (7.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 21 (3.43%) Cyber Essentials
7 18 (2.94%) QA
8 14 (2.29%) COSO
9 11 (1.80%) ISO 9001
10 10 (1.63%) ISO 22301
11 9 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 8 (1.31%) HIPAA
12 8 (1.31%) ISAE 3402
12 8 (1.31%) SLA
13 7 (1.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 7 (1.14%) RMADS
14 6 (0.98%) ISO 31000
14 6 (0.98%) PSD2
15 5 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 3 (0.49%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 38 (6.21%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.27%) Docker
4 12 (1.96%) vSphere
5 6 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.82%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.49%) UAG
8 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.33%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.33%) XenApp
8 2 (0.33%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.16%) IAG
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (3.43%) Nessus
2 10 (1.63%) Kubernetes
3 9 (1.47%) Terraform
4 7 (1.14%) Ansible
4 7 (1.14%) Consul
4 7 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (0.98%) MIIS
5 6 (0.98%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 5 (0.82%) Puppet
6 5 (0.82%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 5 (0.82%) vCenter Server
7 4 (0.65%) IBM BigFix
7 4 (0.65%) OSSEC
7 4 (0.65%) SCCM
8 3 (0.49%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.49%) QRadar
8 3 (0.49%) SCOM
8 3 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 57 (9.31%) Microsoft
2 51 (8.33%) Cisco
3 34 (5.56%) VMware
4 26 (4.25%) CheckPoint
5 19 (3.10%) Splunk
6 16 (2.61%) F5
6 16 (2.61%) Oracle
7 15 (2.45%) IBM
7 15 (2.45%) Qualys
7 15 (2.45%) WorldPay
8 14 (2.29%) Citrix
9 12 (1.96%) McAfee
10 11 (1.80%) HP
11 10 (1.63%) ArcSight
12 9 (1.47%) Palo Alto
12 9 (1.47%) SolarWinds
13 8 (1.31%) AlienVault
13 8 (1.31%) Capita
14 7 (1.14%) NetApp
14 7 (1.14%) Trustwave