Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 358 373 342
Rank change year-on-year +15 -31 +34
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 616 541 674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.67% 0.61% 0.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.15% 5.22% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 343 405
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £358 £316
90th Percentile £659 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 9
England median hourly rate £37.50 £35.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.90% -31.90% +87.50%
10th Percentile £29.25 £32.83 £45.54
90th Percentile £43.75 £37.48 £56.80
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £35.75 £52.50
% change year-on-year +25.87% -31.90% +87.50%

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 11,952 10,356 11,677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.92% 11.66% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,850 6,818 7,464
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £241
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 368 403
England median hourly rate £21.01 £21.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.40% -13.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £11.54 £11.00 £11.80
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.15 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £21.65 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.61% -12.00% +16.28%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +3 300 £500 - 61
South East -36 118 £438 -7.89% 41
North of England +46 82 £475 +5.56% 29
North West +27 41 £500 +11.11% 13
Midlands +32 39 £390 -22.00% 22
East of England -2 39 £486 +2.37% 13
South West +13 37 £410 -20.00% 4
Yorkshire +8 37 £450 - 16
West Midlands +13 24 £390 -22.00% 19
East Midlands +12 12 £375 - 3
North East - 4 £438 -
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 315 (51.14%) Information Security
2 296 (48.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 208 (33.77%) CISSP
4 184 (29.87%) GDPR
5 139 (22.56%) CISM
6 127 (20.62%) Finance
7 103 (16.72%) Data Protection
8 102 (16.56%) Firewall
8 102 (16.56%) Risk Management
9 101 (16.40%) Security Architecture
10 98 (15.91%) Cybersecurity
11 97 (15.75%) Management Information System
12 95 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
13 85 (13.80%) CISA
14 84 (13.64%) COBIT
14 84 (13.64%) SIEM
15 80 (12.99%) ITIL
15 80 (12.99%) Windows
16 79 (12.82%) Retail
17 75 (12.18%) Security Management
18 69 (11.20%) Project Management
18 69 (11.20%) Penetration Testing
19 68 (11.04%) Linux
20 65 (10.55%) TOGAF
21 63 (10.23%) Cisco
22 62 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
23 56 (9.09%) Legal
24 55 (8.93%) Security Operations
25 54 (8.77%) Vulnerability Management
26 53 (8.60%) SABSA

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 16 (2.60%) Apache
2 13 (2.11%) Tomcat
3 10 (1.62%) IIS
3 10 (1.62%) JBoss
4 7 (1.14%) CMS
4 7 (1.14%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (0.65%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.32%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.32%) Confluence
7 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.16%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.81%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.65%) RMDS
3 3 (0.49%) BASE24
4 2 (0.32%) Postilion
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 53 (8.60%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (8.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.08%) SaaS
4 18 (2.92%) IaaS
5 16 (2.60%) Serverless
6 12 (1.95%) PaaS
7 10 (1.62%) Heroku
8 8 (1.30%) Mimecast
9 7 (1.14%) Office 365
10 4 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.32%) iPaaS
12 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.16%) G Suite
12 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.16%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 102 (16.56%) Firewall
2 53 (8.60%) TCP/IP
3 46 (7.47%) Network Security
4 31 (5.03%) WAN
5 30 (4.87%) Intrusion Detection
6 28 (4.55%) LAN
7 27 (4.38%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (3.08%) DNS
8 19 (3.08%) SAN
8 19 (3.08%) VPN
9 16 (2.60%) Internet
10 14 (2.27%) NAS
11 13 (2.11%) Intranet
12 10 (1.62%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (1.62%) MPLS
12 10 (1.62%) VoIP
13 8 (1.30%) CTI
13 8 (1.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 8 (1.30%) HTTP
13 8 (1.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (2.11%) SQL Server
3 10 (1.62%) NoSQL
4 8 (1.30%) MongoDB
4 8 (1.30%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.14%) MySQL
5 7 (1.14%) Redis
6 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.49%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.16%) Big Data
9 1 (0.16%) OLAP
9 1 (0.16%) OLTP
9 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 25 (4.06%) JIRA
2 21 (3.41%) Git (software)
3 19 (3.08%) Jenkins
4 18 (2.92%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.65%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.65%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.16%) Appium
7 1 (0.16%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.16%) Bower
7 1 (0.16%) Codeship
7 1 (0.16%) Gatling
7 1 (0.16%) Gradle
7 1 (0.16%) Grunt
7 1 (0.16%) gulp
7 1 (0.16%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.16%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.16%) Spock
7 1 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 127 (20.62%) Finance
2 79 (12.82%) Retail
3 56 (9.09%) Legal
4 26 (4.22%) Telecoms
5 24 (3.90%) Banking
6 14 (2.27%) Law
7 8 (1.30%) Games
8 7 (1.14%) Marketing
9 3 (0.49%) Automotive
9 3 (0.49%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.49%) Publishing
10 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Back Office
11 1 (0.16%) Electronics
11 1 (0.16%) French Language
11 1 (0.16%) German Language
11 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 111 (18.02%) Analyst
2 107 (17.37%) Architect
3 82 (13.31%) Security Architect
4 71 (11.53%) Consultant
5 62 (10.06%) Security Analyst
6 52 (8.44%) Security Consultant
7 46 (7.47%) Developer
7 46 (7.47%) Security Manager
8 32 (5.19%) Information Analyst
8 32 (5.19%) Information Security Analyst
9 28 (4.55%) Project Manager
10 24 (3.90%) Business Analyst
11 23 (3.73%) Security Specialist
12 22 (3.57%) .NET Developer
13 21 (3.41%) Security Engineer
14 17 (2.76%) Information Security Consultant
14 17 (2.76%) Risk Manager
15 16 (2.60%) Designer
15 16 (2.60%) IT Manager
15 16 (2.60%) Security Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.03%) .NET
2 23 (3.73%) Web Services
3 22 (3.57%) RESTful
4 20 (3.25%) HTML
5 17 (2.76%) ASP.NET Web API
6 14 (2.27%) ASP.NET
7 13 (2.11%) HTML5
8 11 (1.79%) React
8 11 (1.79%) REST
9 10 (1.62%) Middleware
10 9 (1.46%) ActiveMQ
10 9 (1.46%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (1.14%) Gherkin
11 7 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
12 6 (0.97%) LDAP
13 5 (0.81%) CSS
13 5 (0.81%) jQuery
13 5 (0.81%) Node.js
13 5 (0.81%) SOAP
14 4 (0.65%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 97 (15.75%) Management Information System
2 33 (5.36%) Data Centre
3 32 (5.19%) CESG
3 32 (5.19%) Data Protection Act
4 28 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (3.57%) PKI
6 18 (2.92%) Cyberthreat
7 17 (2.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 15 (2.44%) Algorithms
9 13 (2.11%) Mobile App
10 12 (1.95%) Computer Science
11 11 (1.79%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.46%) EPoS
12 9 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (1.14%) Fintech
14 7 (1.14%) FMCG
14 7 (1.14%) Security Operations Centre
15 6 (0.97%) Private Cloud
16 5 (0.81%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 80 (12.99%) Windows
2 68 (11.04%) Linux
3 38 (6.17%) Unix
4 24 (3.90%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.14%) Solaris
8 4 (0.65%) Android
8 4 (0.65%) CentOS
8 4 (0.65%) Debian
8 4 (0.65%) Fedora
8 4 (0.65%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.65%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.32%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.32%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (0.32%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.16%) AIX
11 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (51.14%) Information Security
2 103 (16.72%) Data Protection
3 102 (16.56%) Risk Management
4 101 (16.40%) Security Architecture
5 98 (15.91%) Cybersecurity
6 95 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
7 84 (13.64%) SIEM
8 80 (12.99%) ITIL
9 75 (12.18%) Security Management
10 69 (11.20%) Penetration Testing
10 69 (11.20%) Project Management
11 65 (10.55%) TOGAF
12 62 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
13 55 (8.93%) Security Operations
14 54 (8.77%) Vulnerability Management
15 53 (8.60%) SABSA
16 50 (8.12%) ISMS
17 49 (7.95%) DevOps
18 46 (7.47%) Change Management
18 46 (7.47%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (6.01%) Java
2 21 (3.41%) Python
3 19 (3.08%) C#
4 18 (2.92%) Bash Shell
4 18 (2.92%) JavaScript
4 18 (2.92%) Ruby
4 18 (2.92%) SQL
5 12 (1.95%) PowerShell
6 10 (1.62%) Perl
7 5 (0.81%) VB
8 4 (0.65%) PHP
9 3 (0.49%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.32%) Delphi
10 2 (0.32%) Groovy
10 2 (0.32%) Scala
11 1 (0.16%) C
11 1 (0.16%) COBOL
11 1 (0.16%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 208 (33.77%) CISSP
2 139 (22.56%) CISM
3 85 (13.80%) CISA
4 53 (8.60%) Degree
5 27 (4.38%) Security Cleared
6 25 (4.06%) SC Cleared
7 24 (3.90%) PCI QSA
8 23 (3.73%) ISSAP
9 17 (2.76%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 17 (2.76%) SANS
10 15 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (2.27%) CRISC
12 13 (2.11%) CEH
13 10 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (1.46%) CESG Certified Professional
14 9 (1.46%) GIAC
14 9 (1.46%) PMI Certification
14 9 (1.46%) PMP
15 7 (1.14%) ISACA
15 7 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 296 (48.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 184 (29.87%) GDPR
3 84 (13.64%) COBIT
4 52 (8.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 47 (7.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (3.08%) QA
7 15 (2.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 14 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 14 (2.27%) RMADS
9 13 (2.11%) Cyber Essentials
10 10 (1.62%) HIPAA
10 10 (1.62%) ISO 9001
11 8 (1.30%) COSO
11 8 (1.30%) PA-DSS
12 7 (1.14%) SLA
13 5 (0.81%) ISO 22301
13 5 (0.81%) ISO 8583
14 3 (0.49%) AS 2805
14 3 (0.49%) Basel II
14 3 (0.49%) SAS 70
System Software
1 34 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (4.06%) Active Directory
3 23 (3.73%) Docker
4 18 (2.92%) vSphere
5 7 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.97%) UAG
7 4 (0.65%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.65%) NFS
7 4 (0.65%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.32%) Firmware
8 2 (0.32%) IAG
8 2 (0.32%) XenApp
9 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 37 (6.01%) Nessus
2 24 (3.90%) Puppet
3 21 (3.41%) Terraform
4 19 (3.08%) Ansible
5 13 (2.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 13 (2.11%) Packer
6 9 (1.46%) FortiGate
7 8 (1.30%) Kubernetes
7 8 (1.30%) Red Hat Satellite
7 8 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (1.14%) Consul
8 7 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (1.14%) OSSEC
8 7 (1.14%) SELinux
9 6 (0.97%) Nagios
9 6 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.97%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.65%) SCCM
12 3 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 63 (10.23%) Cisco
2 46 (7.47%) Microsoft
3 44 (7.14%) VMware
4 32 (5.19%) Splunk
5 25 (4.06%) Qualys
6 18 (2.92%) McAfee
7 17 (2.76%) CheckPoint
7 17 (2.76%) F5
8 16 (2.60%) Red Hat
9 14 (2.27%) AlienVault
10 13 (2.11%) WorldPay
11 11 (1.79%) Intel
12 10 (1.62%) Citrix
12 10 (1.62%) HP
12 10 (1.62%) IBM
12 10 (1.62%) Juniper
12 10 (1.62%) Symantec
13 8 (1.30%) Oracle
13 8 (1.30%) Palo Alto
14 7 (1.14%) Tripwire