Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 401 492 412
Rank change year-on-year +91 -80 +9
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 120 336 552
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.40% 0.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.74% 3.96% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 214 381
Median daily rate £444 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.48% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £289 £375 £356
90th Percentile £681 £698 £663
UK median daily rate £438 £515 £500
% change year-on-year -15.05% +3.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 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 £23.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year +52.17% -61.67% -

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 3,212 8,478 10,690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.28% 10.20% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,896 5,308 6,805
Median daily rate £464 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.06% - -
10th Percentile £258 £233 £258
90th Percentile £645 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £455 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +1.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 373 348
Median hourly rate £27.09 £22.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.13% -11.11% +23.75%
10th Percentile £12.05 £10.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.46 £53.75 £52.58
Median hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year +19.32% -5.38% +9.83%

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 7 August 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
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 7 August 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
London +123 51 £444 -26.04% 8
South East +137 34 £365 -27.00% 9
North of England +96 15 £415 -23.15% 15
Yorkshire +59 9 £488 -8.88% 7
East of England +77 7 £475 -7.32% 3
Midlands +71 7 £493 +9.44% 6
East Midlands +60 7 £493 - 1
North West +73 6 £415 -28.45% 8
South West +57 5 £700 +33.08% 5
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 7 August 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 64 (53.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (50.83%) Information Security
3 44 (36.67%) GDPR
4 40 (33.33%) CISSP
5 37 (30.83%) CISM
6 27 (22.50%) CISA
6 27 (22.50%) Cybersecurity
7 26 (21.67%) ITIL
7 26 (21.67%) Degree
8 24 (20.00%) Risk Management
8 24 (20.00%) NIST
9 22 (18.33%) Microsoft
10 21 (17.50%) Finance
10 21 (17.50%) AWS
11 20 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 19 (15.83%) Security Architecture
12 19 (15.83%) COBIT
13 17 (14.17%) Firewall
13 17 (14.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 16 (13.33%) Management Information System
14 16 (13.33%) Azure
15 15 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (12.50%) Security Cleared
16 14 (11.67%) Service Management
16 14 (11.67%) Cisco
16 14 (11.67%) Office 365
16 14 (11.67%) Vulnerability Management
17 12 (10.00%) Project Delivery
17 12 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
17 12 (10.00%) Unix

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 6 (5.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.50%) JBoss
2 3 (2.50%) NetWeaver
2 3 (2.50%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.67%) IIS
4 1 (0.83%) CMS
4 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (5.83%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.83%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.83%) FrameMaker
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.83%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 21 (17.50%) AWS
2 16 (13.33%) Azure
3 14 (11.67%) Office 365
4 9 (7.50%) GCP
4 9 (7.50%) Serverless
5 6 (5.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 6 (5.00%) Datadog
6 4 (3.33%) PaaS
7 3 (2.50%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (2.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 3 (2.50%) IaaS
7 3 (2.50%) SaaS
8 2 (1.67%) Force.com
8 2 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.83%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.83%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.17%) Firewall
2 11 (9.17%) VoIP
3 9 (7.50%) Wireless
4 8 (6.67%) WAN
5 7 (5.83%) Network Security
5 7 (5.83%) VPN
6 6 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (4.17%) DNS
7 5 (4.17%) LAN
8 4 (3.33%) PBX
8 4 (3.33%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.50%) DHCP
9 3 (2.50%) MPLS
9 3 (2.50%) Skype
9 3 (2.50%) SSL
9 3 (2.50%) WLAN
10 1 (0.83%) BGP
10 1 (0.83%) DSL
10 1 (0.83%) EIGRP
10 1 (0.83%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.33%) MySQL
2 6 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (5.00%) Big Data
3 5 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.50%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (2.50%) Cosmos DB
4 3 (2.50%) DB2
4 3 (2.50%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.83%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.83%) Redis
5 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.67%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.83%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.83%) JIRA
3 1 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.83%) TestRail
General
1 21 (17.50%) Finance
2 11 (9.17%) Legal
2 11 (9.17%) Public Sector
3 6 (5.00%) Retail
4 5 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.50%) Back Office
5 3 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.67%) Banking
6 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.83%) Arabic Language
7 1 (0.83%) Electronics
7 1 (0.83%) International Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Law
7 1 (0.83%) Local Government
7 1 (0.83%) Marketing
7 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (20.00%) Architect
2 23 (19.17%) Consultant
3 21 (17.50%) Security Consultant
4 18 (15.00%) Security Architect
5 14 (11.67%) Analyst
6 10 (8.33%) Security Manager
7 9 (7.50%) Information Manager
7 9 (7.50%) Information Security Manager
7 9 (7.50%) Security Analyst
8 7 (5.83%) Operations Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) Operations Support Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) Security Specialist
9 6 (5.00%) Support Engineer
10 4 (3.33%) Applications Support
10 4 (3.33%) Compliance Specialist
10 4 (3.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 4 (3.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 4 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.33%) Security Compliance Specialist
10 4 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.83%) LAMP
2 6 (5.00%) Memcached
3 5 (4.17%) Sensu
4 4 (3.33%) Middleware
5 3 (2.50%) .NET
5 3 (2.50%) SAP Basis
5 3 (2.50%) Web Services
6 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.83%) CSS
6 1 (0.83%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.83%) HTML
6 1 (0.83%) HTML5
6 1 (0.83%) jQuery
6 1 (0.83%) JSON
6 1 (0.83%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.83%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.83%) SAML
6 1 (0.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (4.17%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (2.50%) Fibre Optics
5 3 (2.50%) PKI
6 2 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.67%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.67%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (1.67%) PMI
6 2 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.67%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.83%) Clustering
7 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.83%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.00%) Unix
1 12 (10.00%) Windows
2 11 (9.17%) Linux
3 7 (5.83%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (50.83%) Information Security
2 27 (22.50%) Cybersecurity
3 26 (21.67%) ITIL
4 24 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 19 (15.83%) Security Architecture
6 15 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (11.67%) Service Management
7 14 (11.67%) Vulnerability Management
8 12 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (10.00%) Project Delivery
9 11 (9.17%) Data Protection
9 11 (9.17%) DevOps
10 10 (8.33%) Computer Science
10 10 (8.33%) Project Management
10 10 (8.33%) Security Management
10 10 (8.33%) SIEM
10 10 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (8.33%) Threat Intelligence
11 9 (7.50%) Risk Analysis
11 9 (7.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.00%) SQL
2 7 (5.83%) Java
2 7 (5.83%) Python
3 6 (5.00%) Bash Shell
3 6 (5.00%) C++
3 6 (5.00%) Ruby
4 2 (1.67%) C#
4 2 (1.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.83%) PHP
5 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (33.33%) CISSP
2 37 (30.83%) CISM
3 27 (22.50%) CISA
4 26 (21.67%) Degree
5 15 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 11 (9.17%) SC Cleared
7 9 (7.50%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (5.83%) CLAS
8 7 (5.83%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 7 (5.83%) Master's Degree
9 6 (5.00%) GIAC
9 6 (5.00%) PCI QSA
10 5 (4.17%) CRISC
11 4 (3.33%) MCP
11 4 (3.33%) MCSE
11 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (2.50%) CEH
12 3 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (2.50%) MCITP
12 3 (2.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (53.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (36.67%) GDPR
3 24 (20.00%) NIST
4 19 (15.83%) COBIT
5 17 (14.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (6.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 8 (6.67%) QA
7 8 (6.67%) SLA
8 5 (4.17%) HIPAA
9 4 (3.33%) ISAE 3402
10 2 (1.67%) ISO 22301
10 2 (1.67%) ISO 31000
10 2 (1.67%) ISO 9001
10 2 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.83%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.83%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.83%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.83%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.00%) Docker
3 3 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.00%) Kubernetes
1 6 (5.00%) Nagios
1 6 (5.00%) Terraform
2 3 (2.50%) Istio
3 2 (1.67%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 2 (1.67%) Grafana
3 2 (1.67%) IBM Guardium
3 2 (1.67%) Nessus
3 2 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.67%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 1 (0.83%) Ansible
4 1 (0.83%) Kibana
4 1 (0.83%) Packer
4 1 (0.83%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.83%) Puppet
4 1 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.83%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (18.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.67%) Cisco
3 12 (10.00%) Oracle
4 9 (7.50%) Splunk
5 6 (5.00%) Google
6 4 (3.33%) CheckPoint
6 4 (3.33%) SAP
7 3 (2.50%) Citrix
7 3 (2.50%) VMware
8 2 (1.67%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.67%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (1.67%) Guidewire
8 2 (1.67%) IBM
8 2 (1.67%) Imperva
8 2 (1.67%) McAfee
8 2 (1.67%) Qualys
8 2 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.67%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.67%) Sun
8 2 (1.67%) Tripwire