Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 490 407 497
Rank change year-on-year -83 +90 -86
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 196 133 359
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.41% 0.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.79% 3.58% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 83 232
10th Percentile £364 £313 £388
25th Percentile £450 £388 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £500 £545
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% -8.26% +9.00%
75th Percentile £620 £638 £650
90th Percentile £724 £675 £737
UK median daily rate £517 £500 £526
% change year-on-year +3.40% -4.94% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
10th Percentile £37.95 " "
25th Percentile £72.00 " £22.50
Median hourly rate £80.00 - £23.00
75th Percentile " " £23.50
90th Percentile £93.65 " "
UK median hourly rate £79.00 - £23.00

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 7,027 3,710 9,307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.29% 11.36% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,623 2,369 5,952
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
25th Percentile £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £588 £575 £550
90th Percentile £675 £645 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 167 365
10th Percentile £11.36 £12.58 £10.75
25th Percentile £14.00 £17.39 £14.00
Median hourly rate £21.00 £25.60 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year -17.95% +16.34% +0.46%
75th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
90th Percentile £61.66 £54.13 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.91 £21.75
% change year-on-year -8.34% +5.33% +2.35%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -86 107 £525 - 42
North of England -20 29 £431 -25.00% 34
South East -63 25 £500 +15.96% 25
Yorkshire -8 21 £459 -26.56% 12
Midlands -39 11 £775 +57.36% 14
North West -34 8 £356 -38.04% 22
East of England -8 6 £448 -10.50% 4
East Midlands -16 6 £775 +22.05% 3
South West -17 6 £550 - 4
West Midlands -31 5 - - 11
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 73 (37.24%) GDPR
2 66 (33.67%) Information Security
3 63 (32.14%) Finance
4 60 (30.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 54 (27.55%) Cybersecurity
6 52 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (26.02%) Azure
7 51 (26.02%) Social Skills
8 39 (19.90%) ITIL
8 39 (19.90%) NIST
9 37 (18.88%) AWS
10 33 (16.84%) Windows
11 30 (15.31%) Firewall
12 27 (13.78%) SIEM
12 27 (13.78%) Problem-Solving
12 27 (13.78%) Kubernetes
13 26 (13.27%) DevOps
13 26 (13.27%) Data Protection
13 26 (13.27%) Degree
13 26 (13.27%) Microsoft
14 24 (12.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 24 (12.24%) CISSP
14 24 (12.24%) Docker
14 24 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
15 23 (11.73%) Linux
15 23 (11.73%) Risk Management
16 22 (11.22%) Continuous Improvement
17 21 (10.71%) Data Security
17 21 (10.71%) Management Information System
17 21 (10.71%) Public Cloud

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 (2.55%) JBoss
2 4 (2.04%) IIS
2 4 (2.04%) NetWeaver
2 4 (2.04%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.53%) IBM Notes
3 3 (1.53%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.53%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.02%) Apache
4 2 (1.02%) Confluence
4 2 (1.02%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.51%) nginx
5 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.53%) Cloudability
1 3 (1.53%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.51%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 51 (26.02%) Azure
2 37 (18.88%) AWS
3 14 (7.14%) Microsoft 365
4 11 (5.61%) GCP
4 11 (5.61%) SaaS
5 9 (4.59%) PaaS
6 8 (4.08%) IaaS
7 7 (3.57%) Amazon EKS
8 6 (3.06%) Serverless
9 5 (2.55%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (2.04%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 4 (2.04%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 3 (1.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (1.53%) Amazon S3
11 3 (1.53%) AWS Fargate
11 3 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (15.31%) Firewall
2 13 (6.63%) Network Security
3 12 (6.12%) Internet
3 12 (6.12%) VPN
3 12 (6.12%) WAN
4 11 (5.61%) DNS
4 11 (5.61%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (4.08%) Wireless
6 7 (3.57%) DHCP
6 7 (3.57%) MPLS
7 6 (3.06%) LAN
7 6 (3.06%) SD-WAN
8 5 (2.55%) VoIP
9 4 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (2.04%) PBX
9 4 (2.04%) Skype
9 4 (2.04%) SSL
9 4 (2.04%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.53%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.06%) MySQL
3 4 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (2.04%) DB2
3 4 (2.04%) SAP HANA
4 3 (1.53%) Big Data
4 3 (1.53%) Data Lake
4 3 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.53%) Redis
4 3 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.51%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (4.59%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.53%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.02%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.02%) JIRA
3 2 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.02%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (1.02%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (1.02%) TestRail
4 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.51%) Gradle
4 1 (0.51%) IDA Disassembler
4 1 (0.51%) JMeter
4 1 (0.51%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.51%) MLflow
4 1 (0.51%) Selenium
4 1 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 63 (32.14%) Finance
2 51 (26.02%) Social Skills
3 24 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (9.18%) Retail
5 14 (7.14%) Influencing Skills
6 12 (6.12%) Legal
7 10 (5.10%) Public Sector
8 9 (4.59%) Banking
9 8 (4.08%) Billing
10 7 (3.57%) Marketing
11 6 (3.06%) Financial Institution
12 4 (2.04%) Organisational Skills
12 4 (2.04%) Telecoms
13 3 (1.53%) Documentation Skills
13 3 (1.53%) Presentation Skills
14 2 (1.02%) French Language
14 2 (1.02%) German Language
14 2 (1.02%) Local Government
14 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
14 2 (1.02%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 44 (22.45%) Architect
2 33 (16.84%) Consultant
3 24 (12.24%) Analyst
4 23 (11.73%) Security Engineer
5 21 (10.71%) Security Consultant
5 21 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
6 19 (9.69%) Security Analyst
7 17 (8.67%) Security Architect
8 10 (5.10%) Cloud Engineer
8 10 (5.10%) Project Manager
9 9 (4.59%) Cloud Architect
9 9 (4.59%) Cloud Consultant
9 9 (4.59%) Digital Architect
9 9 (4.59%) Digital Solutions Architect
10 8 (4.08%) Security Manager
10 8 (4.08%) Senior Consultant
11 7 (3.57%) Azure Architect
11 7 (3.57%) Information Security Consultant
11 7 (3.57%) Risk Analyst
11 7 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.08%) Middleware
2 6 (3.06%) Web Services
3 5 (2.55%) .NET
4 4 (2.04%) React
4 4 (2.04%) React Native
4 4 (2.04%) RESTful
4 4 (2.04%) SAP Basis
5 3 (1.53%) Kafka
5 3 (1.53%) SAML
6 2 (1.02%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.51%) JSON
7 1 (0.51%) OAuth
7 1 (0.51%) REST
7 1 (0.51%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.71%) Management Information System
1 21 (10.71%) Public Cloud
2 14 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 12 (6.12%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (5.61%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.08%) PKI
6 7 (3.57%) Security Operations Centre
7 6 (3.06%) Analytical Mindset
7 6 (3.06%) Hedge funds
8 5 (2.55%) CESG
9 4 (2.04%) Cyberattack
9 4 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (2.04%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.53%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.53%) BYOD
10 3 (1.53%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.53%) Clustering
10 3 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 33 (16.84%) Windows
2 23 (11.73%) Linux
3 13 (6.63%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.57%) Android
4 7 (3.57%) Mac OS
5 6 (3.06%) AIX
6 5 (2.55%) Apple iOS
6 5 (2.55%) Unix
7 3 (1.53%) VMS
7 3 (1.53%) Windows Phone
7 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.02%) CentOS
8 2 (1.02%) FreeRTOS
8 2 (1.02%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.02%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.51%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (33.67%) Information Security
2 54 (27.55%) Cybersecurity
3 52 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (19.90%) ITIL
5 27 (13.78%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (13.78%) SIEM
6 26 (13.27%) Data Protection
6 26 (13.27%) DevOps
7 23 (11.73%) Risk Management
8 22 (11.22%) Continuous Improvement
9 21 (10.71%) Data Security
10 20 (10.20%) Migration
11 19 (9.69%) Microservices
11 19 (9.69%) OWASP
11 19 (9.69%) Project Delivery
11 19 (9.69%) TOGAF
12 18 (9.18%) Security Architecture
13 17 (8.67%) Computer Science
13 17 (8.67%) Project Management
14 16 (8.16%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.08%) SQL
2 4 (2.04%) C#
2 4 (2.04%) Go
2 4 (2.04%) TypeScript
3 3 (1.53%) Java
3 3 (1.53%) Python
4 2 (1.02%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.02%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.02%) Ruby
4 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.51%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (13.27%) Degree
2 24 (12.24%) CISSP
3 15 (7.65%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (7.14%) CISM
5 11 (5.61%) CISA
6 7 (3.57%) FFIEC
6 7 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.57%) Security Cleared
7 6 (3.06%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 6 (3.06%) CCNA
7 6 (3.06%) CCSP
7 6 (3.06%) MCP
7 6 (3.06%) MCSE
8 5 (2.55%) CREST Certified
8 5 (2.55%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 5 (2.55%) MCSA
8 5 (2.55%) PCI QSA
9 4 (2.04%) CRISC
9 4 (2.04%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (37.24%) GDPR
2 60 (30.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (19.90%) NIST
4 24 (12.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 18 (9.18%) GRC
6 11 (5.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 10 (5.10%) SOC 2
8 8 (4.08%) COBIT
9 7 (3.57%) PSD2
10 6 (3.06%) GLBA
10 6 (3.06%) ISO 9001
11 4 (2.04%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (2.04%) QA
12 3 (1.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (1.53%) NIST 800
12 3 (1.53%) SOC 1
13 2 (1.02%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.51%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 24 (12.24%) Docker
2 13 (6.63%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.02%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 2 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.51%) Kamailio
5 1 (0.51%) NFS
5 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.51%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (13.78%) Kubernetes
2 7 (3.57%) Terraform
3 4 (2.04%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 4 (2.04%) Ansible
3 4 (2.04%) Puppet
4 3 (1.53%) SCCM
4 3 (1.53%) WSUS
5 2 (1.02%) Cisco CME
5 2 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.02%) Nagios
5 2 (1.02%) Nessus
5 2 (1.02%) QRadar
5 2 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.51%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.51%) CASB
6 1 (0.51%) EnCase
6 1 (0.51%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.51%) Kubeflow
6 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.51%) Salt
Vendors
1 26 (13.27%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.18%) Cisco
3 10 (5.10%) Oracle
4 9 (4.59%) Citrix
4 9 (4.59%) Splunk
5 6 (3.06%) IBM
6 5 (2.55%) F5
6 5 (2.55%) Google
6 5 (2.55%) Palo Alto
6 5 (2.55%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.55%) SAP
6 5 (2.55%) VMware
7 4 (2.04%) Apple
7 4 (2.04%) ForeScout
7 4 (2.04%) Rapid7
7 4 (2.04%) Software AG
8 3 (1.53%) AlienVault
8 3 (1.53%) Juniper
8 3 (1.53%) Qualys
8 3 (1.53%) SolarWinds