Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 537 384 502
Rank change year-on-year -153 +118 -16
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 206 105 293
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.40% 0.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.44% 3.39% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 66 191
10th Percentile £278 £305 £350
25th Percentile £413 £322 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £526
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% -9.70% +5.20%
75th Percentile £615 £613 £638
90th Percentile £675 £700 £725
UK median daily rate £520 £488 £526
% change year-on-year +6.67% -7.32% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
10th Percentile £37.95 " "
25th Percentile £72.00 " £19.05
Median hourly rate £80.00 - £20.11
75th Percentile " " £21.16
90th Percentile £93.65 " "
UK median hourly rate £79.00 - £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 8,435 3,096 8,710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.57% 11.65% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,702 1,981 5,594
10th Percentile £263 £281 £250
25th Percentile £386 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £473 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £690 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 138 355
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.69 £10.92
25th Percentile £13.00 £14.25 £14.13
Median hourly rate £20.19 £22.25 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -9.28% +5.95% -
75th Percentile £46.06 £45.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £62.18 £55.00 £56.15
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £21.05 £20.95
% change year-on-year -4.99% +0.50% +4.73%

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 18 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing PCI DSS in England over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

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 18 October 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 -146 113 £550 +4.76% 46
North of England -53 35 £400 +14.29% 21
South East -85 26 £470 +44.62% 21
Yorkshire -31 25 £425 +21.43% 3
Midlands -73 14 £330 -5.71% 11
North West -53 10 £394 -12.98% 15
South West -45 8 £550 -21.43% 3
East Midlands -39 7 £775 +121.43% 1
West Midlands -58 7 £120 - 10
East of England -48 6 £550 +43.79% 3
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 (40.78%) GDPR
2 74 (35.92%) Information Security
2 74 (35.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 62 (30.10%) Finance
4 59 (28.64%) Azure
5 55 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (26.70%) Social Skills
6 54 (26.21%) Cybersecurity
7 46 (22.33%) NIST
8 37 (17.96%) ITIL
8 37 (17.96%) Firewall
9 34 (16.50%) Windows
9 34 (16.50%) Degree
10 33 (16.02%) AWS
10 33 (16.02%) Risk Management
11 31 (15.05%) Microsoft
11 31 (15.05%) CISSP
12 30 (14.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 30 (14.56%) Management Information System
13 28 (13.59%) Kubernetes
14 25 (12.14%) Problem-Solving
14 25 (12.14%) Retail
14 25 (12.14%) Data Protection
14 25 (12.14%) Docker
15 24 (11.65%) SIEM
15 24 (11.65%) Data Security
15 24 (11.65%) CISM
15 24 (11.65%) Linux
16 23 (11.17%) Active Directory
16 23 (11.17%) Computer Science

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 5 (2.43%) IIS
1 5 (2.43%) JBoss
1 5 (2.43%) NetWeaver
1 5 (2.43%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.94%) IBM Notes
3 3 (1.46%) Apache
3 3 (1.46%) nginx
3 3 (1.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.97%) Confluence
4 2 (0.97%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.94%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.46%) Cloudability
2 3 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (28.64%) Azure
2 33 (16.02%) AWS
3 20 (9.71%) Microsoft 365
4 14 (6.80%) IaaS
5 11 (5.34%) PaaS
5 11 (5.34%) SaaS
6 9 (4.37%) Serverless
7 7 (3.40%) GCP
8 5 (2.43%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (2.43%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (2.43%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 5 (2.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 4 (1.94%) Amazon ECS
9 4 (1.94%) Amazon EKS
9 4 (1.94%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.94%) AWS Fargate
9 4 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.94%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (1.94%) Power Platform
9 4 (1.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (17.96%) Firewall
2 17 (8.25%) VPN
3 15 (7.28%) DNS
3 15 (7.28%) WAN
4 14 (6.80%) Network Security
5 10 (4.85%) Wireless
6 9 (4.37%) MPLS
7 8 (3.88%) DHCP
8 7 (3.40%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (3.40%) LAN
8 7 (3.40%) SD-WAN
9 5 (2.43%) PBX
9 5 (2.43%) Skype
9 5 (2.43%) SSL
9 5 (2.43%) VoIP
10 4 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (1.94%) Internet
10 4 (1.94%) IPsec
11 3 (1.46%) HSRP
11 3 (1.46%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.40%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.43%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (2.43%) Big Data
2 5 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.43%) DB2
2 5 (2.43%) MySQL
2 5 (2.43%) SAP HANA
3 3 (1.46%) Data Lake
3 3 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.46%) Power BI
3 3 (1.46%) Tableau
4 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.49%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (2.43%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.97%) Gradle
2 2 (0.97%) JIRA
2 2 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (0.97%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (0.97%) TestRail
2 2 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.49%) JMeter
3 1 (0.49%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.49%) MLflow
3 1 (0.49%) Selenium
3 1 (0.49%) Subversion
3 1 (0.49%) TeamCity
General
1 62 (30.10%) Finance
2 55 (26.70%) Social Skills
3 25 (12.14%) Retail
4 21 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (5.34%) Legal
5 11 (5.34%) Public Sector
6 10 (4.85%) Influencing Skills
7 6 (2.91%) Marketing
7 6 (2.91%) Presentation Skills
8 5 (2.43%) Banking
8 5 (2.43%) Billing
8 5 (2.43%) Documentation Skills
9 4 (1.94%) Organisational Skills
9 4 (1.94%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.46%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.97%) Advertising
11 2 (0.97%) Back Office
11 2 (0.97%) Law
11 2 (0.97%) Local Government
11 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 47 (22.82%) Architect
2 28 (13.59%) Consultant
3 25 (12.14%) Solutions Architect
4 21 (10.19%) Security Engineer
5 19 (9.22%) Analyst
6 18 (8.74%) Security Consultant
7 14 (6.80%) Project Manager
8 13 (6.31%) Security Architect
9 11 (5.34%) Security Analyst
10 10 (4.85%) Security Manager
11 9 (4.37%) Cloud Engineer
12 8 (3.88%) Azure Architect
12 8 (3.88%) Network Engineer
13 7 (3.40%) Cloud Architect
13 7 (3.40%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 7 (3.40%) Systems Engineer
14 6 (2.91%) Security Project Manager
14 6 (2.91%) Senior Consultant
14 6 (2.91%) Senior Technician
14 6 (2.91%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.34%) Middleware
2 8 (3.88%) Web Services
3 6 (2.91%) SAML
4 5 (2.43%) SAP Basis
5 2 (0.97%) .NET
5 2 (0.97%) OAuth
6 1 (0.49%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.49%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.49%) JSON
6 1 (0.49%) Kafka
6 1 (0.49%) Lambda Expressions
6 1 (0.49%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.49%) OpenID
6 1 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.49%) React
6 1 (0.49%) React Native
6 1 (0.49%) REST
6 1 (0.49%) RESTful
6 1 (0.49%) Spring
6 1 (0.49%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.56%) Management Information System
2 23 (11.17%) Public Cloud
3 14 (6.80%) Data Centre
3 14 (6.80%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (3.88%) PKI
5 6 (2.91%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (2.43%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.94%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.46%) Analytical Mindset
8 3 (1.46%) CESG
8 3 (1.46%) Clustering
8 3 (1.46%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.46%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.97%) Contactless
9 2 (0.97%) Cyberattack
9 2 (0.97%) EMV
9 2 (0.97%) Grid Computing
9 2 (0.97%) Legacy Applications
9 2 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (16.50%) Windows
2 24 (11.65%) Linux
3 15 (7.28%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.40%) VMS
5 6 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.43%) AIX
6 5 (2.43%) Mac OS
6 5 (2.43%) Unix
7 4 (1.94%) Android
7 4 (1.94%) Windows Phone
7 4 (1.94%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (1.46%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.46%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.97%) FreeRTOS
9 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (35.92%) Information Security
2 55 (26.70%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (26.21%) Cybersecurity
4 37 (17.96%) ITIL
5 33 (16.02%) Risk Management
6 25 (12.14%) Data Protection
6 25 (12.14%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (11.65%) Data Security
7 24 (11.65%) SIEM
8 23 (11.17%) Computer Science
9 22 (10.68%) Security Management
10 21 (10.19%) Project Management
11 20 (9.71%) Migration
11 20 (9.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (9.71%) TOGAF
12 18 (8.74%) Service Management
13 17 (8.25%) DevOps
13 17 (8.25%) ISMS
13 17 (8.25%) OWASP
13 17 (8.25%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.83%) SQL
2 5 (2.43%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.94%) Python
4 3 (1.46%) Java
5 2 (0.97%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.97%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.49%) C
6 1 (0.49%) C#
6 1 (0.49%) Go
6 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.49%) Perl
6 1 (0.49%) Ruby
6 1 (0.49%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 34 (16.50%) Degree
2 31 (15.05%) CISSP
3 24 (11.65%) CISM
4 20 (9.71%) CISA
5 17 (8.25%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (5.83%) CRISC
6 12 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (5.34%) FFIEC
7 11 (5.34%) MCSE
8 10 (4.85%) CCNA
8 10 (4.85%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 9 (4.37%) GIAC
9 9 (4.37%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 9 (4.37%) MCP
9 9 (4.37%) PCI QSA
10 8 (3.88%) MCSA
10 8 (3.88%) SC Cleared
10 8 (3.88%) Security Cleared
11 7 (3.40%) ISACA
12 6 (2.91%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (40.78%) GDPR
2 74 (35.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (22.33%) NIST
4 30 (14.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 20 (9.71%) GRC
6 15 (7.28%) COBIT
6 15 (7.28%) SOC 2
7 13 (6.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 10 (4.85%) Cyber Essentials
8 10 (4.85%) ISO 9001
9 8 (3.88%) GLBA
10 6 (2.91%) PSD2
11 4 (1.94%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 4 (1.94%) HIPAA
12 3 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (1.46%) SOC 1
13 2 (0.97%) NIST 800
13 2 (0.97%) QA
13 2 (0.97%) SLA
14 1 (0.49%) BS7799
System Software
1 25 (12.14%) Docker
2 23 (11.17%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.97%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 2 (0.97%) DFS Replication
5 2 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.97%) NFS
5 2 (0.97%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 28 (13.59%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.40%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 7 (3.40%) WSUS
3 6 (2.91%) Terraform
4 4 (1.94%) Ansible
4 4 (1.94%) RSA Archer
4 4 (1.94%) SCCM
5 3 (1.46%) Puppet
5 3 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.97%) Cisco CME
6 2 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.97%) EdgeSight
6 2 (0.97%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.97%) Nessus
6 2 (0.97%) QRadar
7 1 (0.49%) MIIS
7 1 (0.49%) Nagios
7 1 (0.49%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (15.05%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.83%) Cisco
2 12 (5.83%) Citrix
2 12 (5.83%) VMware
3 11 (5.34%) Oracle
4 9 (4.37%) IBM
5 7 (3.40%) ForeScout
6 6 (2.91%) SAP
7 5 (2.43%) Rapid7
7 5 (2.43%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.43%) Software AG
8 4 (1.94%) Apple
8 4 (1.94%) F5
8 4 (1.94%) Gemalto
8 4 (1.94%) Google
8 4 (1.94%) Splunk
9 3 (1.46%) Informatica
9 3 (1.46%) Juniper
9 3 (1.46%) Qualys
9 3 (1.46%) SolarWinds