Period
to 18 March 2019

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 March 2019 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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 454 364 371
Rank change year-on-year -90 +7 -6
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 433 628 529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.49% 0.68% 0.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.64% 5.36% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 390 344
England median daily rate £515 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £317 £363
90th Percentile £740 £669 £595
UK median daily rate £520 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
England median hourly rate £23.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.89% - -
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year -44.76% - -

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 9,328 11,725 10,132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.55% 12.66% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,899 7,604 6,633
England median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +4.88%
10th Percentile £252 £263 £240
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 327 356
England median hourly rate £21.76 £21.79 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.14% +8.95% -13.04%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.90 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £57.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £21.76 £21.95 £20.50
% change year-on-year -0.87% +7.07% -15.39%

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 18 March 2019.

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 6 months to 18 March 2019. 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 -79 186 £600 +20.00% 55
South East -20 99 £500 +3.09% 31
North of England -46 50 £425 -10.53% 23
Midlands -16 40 £425 +6.25% 20
South West -25 38 £435 +6.10% 15
West Midlands -8 33 £425 +9.32% 13
Yorkshire -31 22 £400 -13.51% 7
East of England -4 21 £450 -7.22% 9
North West -18 18 £506 +1.25% 16
North East +2 10 £463 -11.90%
East Midlands +12 6 £280 -37.78% 6
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 March 2019, 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.

1 207 (47.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 159 (36.72%) Information Security
3 125 (28.87%) Amazon AWS
4 124 (28.64%) CISSP
5 121 (27.94%) GDPR
6 101 (23.33%) CISM
7 91 (21.02%) Finance
8 88 (20.32%) Cybersecurity
9 87 (20.09%) Firewall
9 87 (20.09%) SIEM
10 83 (19.17%) Splunk
10 83 (19.17%) Linux
11 80 (18.48%) Security Architecture
12 65 (15.01%) CISA
13 62 (14.32%) Security Operations
13 62 (14.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 59 (13.63%) Web Services
15 58 (13.39%) Windows
16 55 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
17 52 (12.01%) DevOps
18 50 (11.55%) Qualys
19 48 (11.09%) Risk Management
19 48 (11.09%) Vulnerability Management
19 48 (11.09%) Threat Management
20 47 (10.85%) VPN
20 47 (10.85%) TOGAF
21 45 (10.39%) ITIL
22 43 (9.93%) Data Protection
23 42 (9.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
24 41 (9.47%) Retail

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 12 (2.77%) IIS
2 7 (1.62%) Apache
3 6 (1.39%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.15%) JBoss
4 5 (1.15%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.92%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.69%) Confluence
6 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.46%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.23%) CMS
8 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.15%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.69%) assyst
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 125 (28.87%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (7.16%) Google Cloud Platform
4 17 (3.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 16 (3.70%) Office 365
5 16 (3.70%) Sumo Logic
6 14 (3.23%) SaaS
7 12 (2.77%) IaaS
8 10 (2.31%) PaaS
9 5 (1.15%) Serverless
10 3 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.46%) Akamai
11 2 (0.46%) Apple Pay
11 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.23%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.23%) GitHub
12 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 87 (20.09%) Firewall
2 47 (10.85%) VPN
3 35 (8.08%) Network Security
4 34 (7.85%) WAN
5 26 (6.00%) LAN
6 23 (5.31%) DNS
7 21 (4.85%) TCP/IP
8 16 (3.70%) Internet
9 15 (3.46%) WLAN
10 13 (3.00%) Intrusion Detection
11 12 (2.77%) HTTP
11 12 (2.77%) MPLS
12 10 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (1.85%) NFC
13 8 (1.85%) VoIP
14 7 (1.62%) DHCP
14 7 (1.62%) SSH
15 6 (1.39%) VLAN
16 5 (1.15%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.62%) MySQL
2 6 (1.39%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.15%) Big Data
3 5 (1.15%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.69%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.46%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.23%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (7.62%) Git (software)
2 28 (6.47%) Jenkins
3 23 (5.31%) Sonatype Nexus
4 14 (3.23%) JIRA
5 11 (2.54%) Visual Studio
6 8 (1.85%) SonarQube
7 3 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.46%) Burp Suite
8 2 (0.46%) sqlmap
8 2 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.23%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.23%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.23%) Vagrant
General
1 91 (21.02%) Finance
2 41 (9.47%) Retail
3 25 (5.77%) Legal
4 18 (4.16%) Banking
5 16 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 14 (3.23%) Law
7 13 (3.00%) Back Office
8 9 (2.08%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.62%) Retail Banking
10 6 (1.39%) Marketing
11 4 (0.92%) Billing
11 4 (0.92%) Electronics
11 4 (0.92%) Games
11 4 (0.92%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.46%) Publishing
13 1 (0.23%) French Language
13 1 (0.23%) German Language
13 1 (0.23%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 88 (20.32%) Architect
2 75 (17.32%) Consultant
3 61 (14.09%) Security Consultant
4 59 (13.63%) Security Architect
5 49 (11.32%) Analyst
6 47 (10.85%) Security Engineer
7 36 (8.31%) Security Analyst
8 24 (5.54%) Project Manager
9 23 (5.31%) Cloud Architect
10 20 (4.62%) Information Security Consultant
10 20 (4.62%) Security Specialist
11 18 (4.16%) Cloud Engineer
11 18 (4.16%) Security Manager
12 14 (3.23%) Business Analyst
13 12 (2.77%) Compliance Specialist
13 12 (2.77%) Developer
13 12 (2.77%) Network Engineer
14 11 (2.54%) Solutions Architect
15 10 (2.31%) IT Manager
15 10 (2.31%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (13.63%) Web Services
2 10 (2.31%) JSON
3 8 (1.85%) .NET
4 7 (1.62%) LDAP
5 6 (1.39%) Middleware
5 6 (1.39%) RESTful
6 5 (1.15%) EDIFACT
6 5 (1.15%) OAuth
7 4 (0.92%) jQuery
8 3 (0.69%) LAMP
8 3 (0.69%) OpenID
9 2 (0.46%) CSS
9 2 (0.46%) HTML
9 2 (0.46%) HTML5
9 2 (0.46%) React
9 2 (0.46%) SailPoint
9 2 (0.46%) SOAP
9 2 (0.46%) Spring
9 2 (0.46%) XACML
9 2 (0.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.24%) Data Centre
2 39 (9.01%) Management Information System
3 20 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.93%) PKI
5 16 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
5 16 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 11 (2.54%) Enterprise Cloud
7 10 (2.31%) Driving Licence
7 10 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (2.31%) Public Cloud
8 9 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (2.08%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.85%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.62%) Fintech
11 6 (1.39%) Security Operations Centre
11 6 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.39%) User Experience
12 5 (1.15%) FMCG
12 5 (1.15%) PMI
12 5 (1.15%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 83 (19.17%) Linux
2 58 (13.39%) Windows
3 34 (7.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (5.77%) Windows Server
5 17 (3.93%) Solaris
6 13 (3.00%) Unix
7 7 (1.62%) Android
8 6 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.15%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.46%) AIX
11 2 (0.46%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.23%) Debian
12 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.23%) VMS
12 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (36.72%) Information Security
2 88 (20.32%) Cybersecurity
3 87 (20.09%) SIEM
4 80 (18.48%) Security Architecture
5 62 (14.32%) Security Operations
6 52 (12.01%) DevOps
7 48 (11.09%) Risk Management
7 48 (11.09%) Threat Management
7 48 (11.09%) Vulnerability Management
8 47 (10.85%) TOGAF
9 45 (10.39%) ITIL
10 43 (9.93%) Data Protection
11 42 (9.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 39 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
12 39 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
13 35 (8.08%) Data Analysis
13 35 (8.08%) Data Security
14 33 (7.62%) Change Management
15 31 (7.16%) Identity Access Management
15 31 (7.16%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (6.70%) Java
2 26 (6.00%) C#
3 22 (5.08%) Python
4 15 (3.46%) SQL
5 13 (3.00%) PowerShell
6 12 (2.77%) Perl
7 10 (2.31%) Bash Shell
7 10 (2.31%) JavaScript
8 9 (2.08%) Ruby
9 5 (1.15%) PHP
10 4 (0.92%) Apple Swift
10 4 (0.92%) Go
11 2 (0.46%) C
11 2 (0.46%) Kotlin
11 2 (0.46%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 124 (28.64%) CISSP
2 101 (23.33%) CISM
3 65 (15.01%) CISA
4 36 (8.31%) Security Cleared
5 35 (8.08%) Degree
6 33 (7.62%) AWS Certification
7 25 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (5.77%) RHCE
8 24 (5.54%) SC Cleared
9 17 (3.93%) ISSAP
10 16 (3.70%) CSSLP
10 16 (3.70%) ISSMP
10 16 (3.70%) PCI QSA
11 14 (3.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 11 (2.54%) CLAS
12 11 (2.54%) CRISC
13 10 (2.31%) IISP
14 9 (2.08%) CCNP
15 8 (1.85%) CCSP
15 8 (1.85%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (47.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 121 (27.94%) GDPR
3 62 (14.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 40 (9.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 24 (5.54%) COBIT
6 18 (4.16%) HIPAA
7 15 (3.46%) Cyber Essentials
7 15 (3.46%) FedRAMP
8 9 (2.08%) ISAE 3402
8 9 (2.08%) ISO 31000
8 9 (2.08%) ISO 9001
8 9 (2.08%) QA
9 8 (1.85%) ISO 22301
9 8 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 7 (1.62%) COSO
11 6 (1.39%) PMO
12 4 (0.92%) PA-DSS
13 3 (0.69%) PSD2
13 3 (0.69%) SLA
14 2 (0.46%) IASME
System Software
1 31 (7.16%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.00%) Docker
4 8 (1.85%) ISA Server
5 7 (1.62%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.46%) Firmware
6 2 (0.46%) vSphere
7 1 (0.23%) KVM
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.23%) Snort
7 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 38 (8.78%) Puppet
2 31 (7.16%) Ansible
3 30 (6.93%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (6.47%) SELinux
5 15 (3.46%) Istio
6 14 (3.23%) Nessus
7 13 (3.00%) Kubernetes
8 11 (2.54%) Suricata
9 8 (1.85%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 4 (0.92%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.92%) OSSEC
10 4 (0.92%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.69%) CASB
11 3 (0.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 3 (0.69%) Oracle Identity Management
11 3 (0.69%) Terraform
12 2 (0.46%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.46%) Jamf Pro
12 2 (0.46%) vRealize
Vendors
1 83 (19.17%) Splunk
2 50 (11.55%) Qualys
3 41 (9.47%) Microsoft
4 34 (7.85%) Red Hat
5 30 (6.93%) Google
6 27 (6.24%) Cisco
6 27 (6.24%) Oracle
7 20 (4.62%) VMware
8 17 (3.93%) CyberArk
9 16 (3.70%) Imperva
9 16 (3.70%) SAP
10 15 (3.46%) CheckPoint
11 10 (2.31%) ArcSight
11 10 (2.31%) LogRhythm
11 10 (2.31%) McAfee
11 10 (2.31%) Tripwire
12 9 (2.08%) IBM
12 9 (2.08%) Juniper
13 8 (1.85%) Barracuda Networks
13 8 (1.85%) Trend Micro