Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 474 452 366
Rank change year-on-year -22 -86 +12
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 186 455 632
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.51% 0.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.39% 4.80% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 295 407
Median daily rate £515 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.48% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £336
90th Percentile £700 £745 £665
UK median daily rate £488 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -4.88% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.00 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.17% -64.62% -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year +20.69% -51.67% -

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 5,485 9,474 11,663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.07% 10.70% 12.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,352 5,981 7,501
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £238 £250 £263
90th Percentile £644 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 310 325
Median hourly rate £25.68 £21.88 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.37% -0.09% +6.83%
10th Percentile £13.43 £10.74 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate £24.50 £21.76 £22.25
% change year-on-year +12.59% -2.20% +3.49%

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 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020. 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
South East +57 57 £488 -2.50% 9
London +22 54 £550 -8.33% 7
North of England +58 34 £550 +22.22% 18
East of England +25 20 £410 -20.00% 3
Yorkshire +61 17 £550 +33.33% 5
North West +46 17 £563 +4.65% 13
South West +13 13 £375 -11.76% 4
Midlands +30 8 £635 +49.41% 7
West Midlands +37 5 £481 +13.24% 5
East Midlands +31 3 £675 +141.07% 2
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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 (45.16%) Information Security
2 74 (39.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 62 (33.33%) CISSP
4 55 (29.57%) GDPR
5 50 (26.88%) CISM
6 40 (21.51%) AWS
7 33 (17.74%) Risk Management
8 32 (17.20%) Finance
9 31 (16.67%) Azure
10 29 (15.59%) Firewall
11 28 (15.05%) NIST
12 27 (14.52%) CISA
12 27 (14.52%) Windows
12 27 (14.52%) Linux
13 26 (13.98%) Cybersecurity
14 25 (13.44%) Security Architecture
14 25 (13.44%) SIEM
15 24 (12.90%) Degree
16 23 (12.37%) Retail
16 23 (12.37%) ITIL
16 23 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
17 21 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
18 20 (10.75%) Cisco
18 20 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
18 20 (10.75%) Stakeholder Management
19 18 (9.68%) Security Management
20 17 (9.14%) VMware
20 17 (9.14%) Security Operations
20 17 (9.14%) Office 365
21 16 (8.60%) DevOps

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 7 (3.76%) Apache
2 6 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.15%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.15%) IIS
4 2 (1.08%) CMS
4 2 (1.08%) Confluence
4 2 (1.08%) JBoss
4 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.08%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.54%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.54%) Drupal
5 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.54%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.54%) FrameMaker
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.54%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 13 (6.99%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (3.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 5 (2.69%) SAP GRC
4 4 (2.15%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (2.15%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (2.15%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (2.15%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (1.08%) Magento
5 2 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (21.51%) AWS
2 31 (16.67%) Azure
3 17 (9.14%) Office 365
4 10 (5.38%) GCP
5 4 (2.15%) Oracle CX
6 2 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.08%) Datadog
6 2 (1.08%) PaaS
6 2 (1.08%) SaaS
6 2 (1.08%) Serverless
7 1 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.54%) Firebase
7 1 (0.54%) IaaS
7 1 (0.54%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.54%) Twilio
7 1 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.54%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (15.59%) Firewall
2 13 (6.99%) Network Security
3 9 (4.84%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (4.84%) VPN
4 7 (3.76%) LAN
4 7 (3.76%) TCP/IP
4 7 (3.76%) VoIP
4 7 (3.76%) WAN
5 6 (3.23%) SSL
5 6 (3.23%) Wireless
6 5 (2.69%) DNS
6 5 (2.69%) Kerberos
7 4 (2.15%) Internet
7 4 (2.15%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.61%) Bluetooth
8 3 (1.61%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (1.61%) DHCP
8 3 (1.61%) NFC
8 3 (1.61%) SAN
8 3 (1.61%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.76%) Big Data
2 4 (2.15%) MySQL
3 3 (1.61%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.08%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.08%) Redis
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.15%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.61%) JIRA
3 1 (0.54%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.54%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.54%) GitLab
3 1 (0.54%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.54%) TestRail
General
1 32 (17.20%) Finance
2 23 (12.37%) Retail
3 15 (8.06%) Public Sector
4 11 (5.91%) Legal
5 9 (4.84%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.69%) Back Office
6 5 (2.69%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.69%) Marketing
7 3 (1.61%) Electronics
7 3 (1.61%) French Language
7 3 (1.61%) German Language
7 3 (1.61%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.08%) Banking
9 1 (0.54%) Advertising
9 1 (0.54%) Automotive
9 1 (0.54%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 38 (20.43%) Consultant
2 35 (18.82%) Architect
2 35 (18.82%) Security Consultant
3 23 (12.37%) Security Architect
4 22 (11.83%) Analyst
5 15 (8.06%) Security Analyst
6 11 (5.91%) Security Engineer
7 10 (5.38%) Information Security Consultant
8 8 (4.30%) Business Analyst
8 8 (4.30%) Security Manager
8 8 (4.30%) Service Manager
9 7 (3.76%) Information Manager
9 7 (3.76%) Information Security Manager
9 7 (3.76%) Security Specialist
10 6 (3.23%) Delivery Manager
10 6 (3.23%) Information Analyst
10 6 (3.23%) Information Security Analyst
10 6 (3.23%) Service Delivery Manager
11 5 (2.69%) Developer
11 5 (2.69%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.38%) Web Services
2 6 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (3.23%) SAML
3 5 (2.69%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (2.69%) Middleware
4 4 (2.15%) Kafka
4 4 (2.15%) LAMP
5 2 (1.08%) .NET
5 2 (1.08%) CSS
5 2 (1.08%) HTML
5 2 (1.08%) HTML5
5 2 (1.08%) jQuery
5 2 (1.08%) JSON
5 2 (1.08%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (1.08%) Memcached
5 2 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (1.08%) XML
6 1 (0.54%) LDAP
6 1 (0.54%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.54%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 12 (6.45%) Public Cloud
3 11 (5.91%) PKI
4 10 (5.38%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.69%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.69%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (2.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.15%) PMI
8 3 (1.61%) Chip and PIN
8 3 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.61%) Fibre Optics
8 3 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.61%) Smartcard
9 2 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.08%) iSeries
9 2 (1.08%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (14.52%) Linux
1 27 (14.52%) Windows
2 11 (5.91%) Windows Server
3 7 (3.76%) Unix
4 4 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.61%) Android
5 3 (1.61%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (1.08%) CentOS
6 2 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (1.08%) OS/400
6 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.54%) Solaris
7 1 (0.54%) VMS
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (45.16%) Information Security
2 33 (17.74%) Risk Management
3 26 (13.98%) Cybersecurity
4 25 (13.44%) Security Architecture
4 25 (13.44%) SIEM
5 23 (12.37%) ITIL
5 23 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (10.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (9.68%) Security Management
8 17 (9.14%) Security Operations
9 16 (8.60%) DevOps
10 15 (8.06%) Project Delivery
11 14 (7.53%) Identity Access Management
11 14 (7.53%) OWASP
12 13 (6.99%) Penetration Testing
12 13 (6.99%) Vulnerability Management
13 12 (6.45%) Threat Intelligence
14 11 (5.91%) Data Protection
14 11 (5.91%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.91%) Java
2 10 (5.38%) Python
3 7 (3.76%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.15%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.15%) SQL
5 3 (1.61%) PHP
6 2 (1.08%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.08%) C
6 2 (1.08%) C#
6 2 (1.08%) C++
6 2 (1.08%) Perl
6 2 (1.08%) Ruby
7 1 (0.54%) Kotlin
7 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 62 (33.33%) CISSP
2 50 (26.88%) CISM
3 27 (14.52%) CISA
4 24 (12.90%) Degree
5 15 (8.06%) Security Cleared
6 7 (3.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (3.23%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 6 (3.23%) PCI QSA
7 6 (3.23%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.69%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (2.69%) CLAS
8 5 (2.69%) MCSE
8 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.69%) SANS
9 4 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (2.15%) CBAP
9 4 (2.15%) CCSP
9 4 (2.15%) CGEIT
9 4 (2.15%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (39.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (29.57%) GDPR
3 28 (15.05%) NIST
4 14 (7.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (6.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (3.76%) COBIT
6 7 (3.76%) SLA
7 6 (3.23%) HIPAA
7 6 (3.23%) ISAE 3402
7 6 (3.23%) QA
8 5 (2.69%) PSD2
9 4 (2.15%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (1.61%) ISO 9001
11 2 (1.08%) FISMA
11 2 (1.08%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.54%) FedRAMP
12 1 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.54%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.54%) NCSC
12 1 (0.54%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (5.91%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.23%) Docker
4 4 (2.15%) NFS
5 2 (1.08%) vCloud
5 2 (1.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (3.23%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 6 (3.23%) Terraform
2 5 (2.69%) Ansible
2 5 (2.69%) Kibana
2 5 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.69%) Puppet
2 5 (2.69%) RSA Archer
3 4 (2.15%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.15%) logstash
4 3 (1.61%) Istio
4 3 (1.61%) Nessus
5 2 (1.08%) Nagios
5 2 (1.08%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (1.08%) QRadar
5 2 (1.08%) vRealize
6 1 (0.54%) Grafana
6 1 (0.54%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.54%) Packer
6 1 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.54%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 20 (10.75%) Cisco
2 17 (9.14%) VMware
3 16 (8.60%) Microsoft
4 15 (8.06%) Oracle
5 9 (4.84%) Google
5 9 (4.84%) Splunk
6 8 (4.30%) SAP
7 6 (3.23%) Meraki
8 5 (2.69%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.69%) ServiceNow
9 4 (2.15%) Cloudera
9 4 (2.15%) Palo Alto
9 4 (2.15%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.61%) Ingenico
10 3 (1.61%) McAfee
10 3 (1.61%) Tripwire
11 2 (1.08%) ArcSight
11 2 (1.08%) CA
11 2 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.08%) Sun