Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 468 414 367
Rank change year-on-year -54 -47 +13
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 435 502 649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.55% 0.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.29% 4.47% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 312 416
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £325
90th Percentile £668 £636 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
England median hourly rate - £30.00 £27.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.62% -30.08%
UK median hourly rate - £30.00 £27.62
% change year-on-year - +8.62% -30.08%

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 10,151 11,219 11,185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.77% 12.28% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,512 7,430 7,319
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £225
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 319 407
England median hourly rate £22.10 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.49% -11.11% +4.41%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.57 £10.56
90th Percentile £50.05 £47.62 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.80% -11.11% +4.41%

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 October 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
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 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 -18 192 £515 +3.00% 44
South East -50 98 £520 +13.04% 20
North of England -33 56 £463 +8.82% 33
South West -14 35 £453 -9.50% 12
Yorkshire -2 32 £488 +50.00% 12
Midlands -4 29 £390 -2.50% 21
East of England -29 24 £494 +3.95% 6
North West -35 21 £433 -8.95% 19
East Midlands +15 15 £225 -41.94% 5
West Midlands -15 14 £400 - 15
North East -5 3 £360 -15.29% 2
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 201 (46.21%) Information Security
2 194 (44.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 149 (34.25%) CISSP
4 122 (28.05%) GDPR
5 105 (24.14%) CISM
6 99 (22.76%) Finance
7 82 (18.85%) Firewall
8 80 (18.39%) Security Architecture
9 76 (17.47%) Retail
10 71 (16.32%) CISA
11 69 (15.86%) Risk Management
11 69 (15.86%) Agile Software Development
12 61 (14.02%) Data Protection
13 58 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
14 56 (12.87%) Amazon AWS
15 52 (11.95%) SIEM
15 52 (11.95%) Management Information System
16 50 (11.49%) Microsoft
16 50 (11.49%) Linux
17 48 (11.03%) Degree
18 46 (10.57%) Project Management
19 45 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
20 42 (9.66%) ITIL
20 42 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
21 41 (9.43%) Windows
21 41 (9.43%) DevOps
22 39 (8.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
22 39 (8.97%) TOGAF
23 35 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
24 34 (7.82%) Cisco

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 (2.99%) IIS
2 11 (2.53%) Apache
3 7 (1.61%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.38%) CMS
4 6 (1.38%) Confluence
5 5 (1.15%) JBoss
6 4 (0.92%) nginx
7 3 (0.69%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.46%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.46%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.46%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.46%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.15%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.46%) Magento
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.23%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 56 (12.87%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.99%) Office 365
4 11 (2.53%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (2.53%) SaaS
5 10 (2.30%) Serverless
6 7 (1.61%) Azure Functions
6 7 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (1.38%) PaaS
7 6 (1.38%) Sumo Logic
8 5 (1.15%) IaaS
9 4 (0.92%) GitHub
10 3 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (0.69%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.46%) Cloudflare
12 1 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 82 (18.85%) Firewall
2 32 (7.36%) Network Security
3 23 (5.29%) VPN
4 21 (4.83%) DNS
5 20 (4.60%) Intrusion Detection
6 16 (3.68%) WAN
7 13 (2.99%) LAN
8 10 (2.30%) Internet
9 8 (1.84%) TCP/IP
9 8 (1.84%) WLAN
10 7 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (1.61%) DHCP
10 7 (1.61%) HTTP
11 5 (1.15%) IPsec
11 5 (1.15%) NFC
11 5 (1.15%) OSPF
11 5 (1.15%) SSH
11 5 (1.15%) VLAN
11 5 (1.15%) Wireless
12 4 (0.92%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.61%) Big Data
2 7 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.61%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.15%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.15%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.15%) Power BI
3 5 (1.15%) Qlik Sense
3 5 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.46%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.46%) InterSystems Cache
5 2 (0.46%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.46%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (3.68%) JIRA
2 12 (2.76%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.07%) SonarQube
4 7 (1.61%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.92%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.46%) ProC
6 2 (0.46%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.23%) Maven
7 1 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.23%) Subversion
General
1 99 (22.76%) Finance
2 76 (17.47%) Retail
3 29 (6.67%) Legal
4 18 (4.14%) Banking
5 17 (3.91%) Telecoms
6 14 (3.22%) Marketing
7 10 (2.30%) Law
8 6 (1.38%) Dutch Language
9 5 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.92%) Back Office
10 4 (0.92%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.69%) Electronics
11 3 (0.69%) Games
12 2 (0.46%) Billing
12 2 (0.46%) Publishing
13 1 (0.23%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 89 (20.46%) Consultant
2 72 (16.55%) Architect
3 71 (16.32%) Security Consultant
4 59 (13.56%) Analyst
5 58 (13.33%) Security Architect
6 49 (11.26%) Security Manager
7 33 (7.59%) Security Analyst
8 30 (6.90%) Information Security Consultant
9 24 (5.52%) Information Security Manager
9 24 (5.52%) Project Manager
10 22 (5.06%) Business Analyst
10 22 (5.06%) Information Manager
11 19 (4.37%) Security Engineer
12 17 (3.91%) Developer
13 13 (2.99%) Security Officer
14 12 (2.76%) CISSP Consultant
14 12 (2.76%) Security Specialist
14 12 (2.76%) Solutions Architect
15 11 (2.53%) Information Security Architect
15 11 (2.53%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.52%) Web Services
2 15 (3.45%) .NET
3 14 (3.22%) RESTful
4 13 (2.99%) Middleware
5 9 (2.07%) HTML
5 9 (2.07%) HTML5
6 8 (1.84%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (1.61%) React
8 6 (1.38%) LAMP
8 6 (1.38%) OAuth
8 6 (1.38%) SAML
9 5 (1.15%) JSON
10 3 (0.69%) Node.js
10 3 (0.69%) OpenID
11 2 (0.46%) .NET Core
11 2 (0.46%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.46%) CSS
11 2 (0.46%) J2EE
11 2 (0.46%) OC4J
12 1 (0.23%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 52 (11.95%) Management Information System
2 29 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (6.44%) Data Centre
4 26 (5.98%) PKI
5 23 (5.29%) Data Protection Act
6 17 (3.91%) Computer Science
7 14 (3.22%) Public Cloud
8 13 (2.99%) Cyberthreat
9 12 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (2.30%) User Experience
11 9 (2.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 9 (2.07%) Driving Licence
12 7 (1.61%) Private Cloud
13 6 (1.38%) CESG
14 5 (1.15%) Embedded Systems
14 5 (1.15%) EPoS
14 5 (1.15%) Fintech
14 5 (1.15%) Mobile Payment
14 5 (1.15%) Smartcard
15 4 (0.92%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (11.49%) Linux
2 41 (9.43%) Windows
3 28 (6.44%) Unix
4 15 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (2.76%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.61%) Android
6 7 (1.61%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.61%) Solaris
7 4 (0.92%) Debian
7 4 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.69%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (46.21%) Information Security
2 80 (18.39%) Security Architecture
3 69 (15.86%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (15.86%) Risk Management
4 61 (14.02%) Data Protection
5 58 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
6 52 (11.95%) SIEM
7 46 (10.57%) Project Management
8 42 (9.66%) ITIL
8 42 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
9 41 (9.43%) DevOps
10 39 (8.97%) TOGAF
11 33 (7.59%) Vulnerability Management
12 32 (7.36%) E-Commerce
12 32 (7.36%) Security Management
13 27 (6.21%) Penetration Testing
14 26 (5.98%) Data Security
15 25 (5.75%) Change Management
15 25 (5.75%) Security Operations
15 25 (5.75%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (4.60%) Java
2 14 (3.22%) Perl
3 12 (2.76%) Python
4 11 (2.53%) C#
5 9 (2.07%) JavaScript
6 8 (1.84%) PowerShell
6 8 (1.84%) SQL
7 6 (1.38%) Ruby
8 5 (1.15%) Apple Swift
8 5 (1.15%) Go
8 5 (1.15%) Kotlin
9 4 (0.92%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.92%) C
10 3 (0.69%) PHP
10 3 (0.69%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.69%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 149 (34.25%) CISSP
2 105 (24.14%) CISM
3 71 (16.32%) CISA
4 48 (11.03%) Degree
5 21 (4.83%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (4.14%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 14 (3.22%) PCI QSA
8 10 (2.30%) CREST Certified
8 10 (2.30%) IISP
8 10 (2.30%) Security Cleared
9 9 (2.07%) CEH
9 9 (2.07%) ISSAP
10 8 (1.84%) CCNA
10 8 (1.84%) CCNP
11 7 (1.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 7 (1.61%) CRISC
11 7 (1.61%) CSSLP
11 7 (1.61%) ISSMP
11 7 (1.61%) SSCP
11 7 (1.61%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (44.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 122 (28.05%) GDPR
3 45 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 39 (8.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 25 (5.75%) COBIT
6 21 (4.83%) Cyber Essentials
7 12 (2.76%) ISAE 3402
7 12 (2.76%) ISO 22301
8 11 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 10 (2.30%) ISO 31000
9 10 (2.30%) ISO 9001
10 9 (2.07%) QA
11 7 (1.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 7 (1.61%) PSD2
12 6 (1.38%) FedRAMP
12 6 (1.38%) HIPAA
13 5 (1.15%) COSO
14 4 (0.92%) SLA
15 3 (0.69%) PA-DSS
15 3 (0.69%) RMADS
System Software
1 27 (6.21%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.38%) Docker
4 4 (0.92%) ISA Server
5 3 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.46%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.46%) Snort
6 2 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.23%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (2.76%) Puppet
2 10 (2.30%) Ansible
2 10 (2.30%) Nessus
3 9 (2.07%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 6 (1.38%) Istio
4 6 (1.38%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.38%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (1.38%) Terraform
5 5 (1.15%) Red Hat Satellite
5 5 (1.15%) SELinux
6 4 (0.92%) IBM BigFix
6 4 (0.92%) OSSEC
6 4 (0.92%) Suricata
7 3 (0.69%) Control-M
7 3 (0.69%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.69%) SCCM
8 2 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.46%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.46%) systemd
Vendors
1 50 (11.49%) Microsoft
2 34 (7.82%) Cisco
3 28 (6.44%) Splunk
4 24 (5.52%) Qualys
5 22 (5.06%) IBM
6 21 (4.83%) Oracle
7 17 (3.91%) VMware
8 15 (3.45%) Imperva
9 14 (3.22%) CheckPoint
10 13 (2.99%) Google
11 12 (2.76%) Red Hat
12 11 (2.53%) ArcSight
12 11 (2.53%) Tripwire
13 10 (2.30%) McAfee
14 9 (2.07%) Barracuda Networks
14 9 (2.07%) Centrify
14 9 (2.07%) Citrix
14 9 (2.07%) SAP
14 9 (2.07%) Trend Micro
15 8 (1.84%) CyberArk