Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 475 386 414
Rank change year-on-year -89 +28 -32
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 370 581 486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.62% 0.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.22% 5.31% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 383 324
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £375 £340 £357
90th Percentile £725 £663 £613
UK median daily rate £514 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.75% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
England median hourly rate £23.00 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.62% - -
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £60.00 -
% change year-on-year -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 8,776 10,946 10,317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.33% 11.60% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,500 7,012 6,737
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £246 £259 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 354 334
England median hourly rate £22.63 £24.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.59% +30.26% -15.56%
10th Percentile £10.80 £11.53 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £52.20
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £23.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.15% +16.25% -10.34%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -30 164 £600 +17.07% 58
South East -12 89 £475 -8.65% 22
North of England -12 45 £535 +24.06% 44
South West -22 34 £526 +23.76% 7
Yorkshire +5 28 £535 +20.56% 17
Midlands -3 24 £425 -2.86% 19
West Midlands -1 19 £425 +6.25% 18
North West -7 15 £490 +19.15% 23
East of England -5 12 £513 -0.73% 3
East Midlands +6 5 - - 1
North East +20 2 £500 +24.03% 4
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 175 (47.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 155 (41.89%) Information Security
3 109 (29.46%) Amazon AWS
4 104 (28.11%) CISSP
5 89 (24.05%) Cybersecurity
6 87 (23.51%) NIST
7 85 (22.97%) GDPR
8 82 (22.16%) Microsoft Azure
9 78 (21.08%) CISM
9 78 (21.08%) DevOps
10 74 (20.00%) Security Architecture
11 71 (19.19%) Linux
12 66 (17.84%) Microsoft
13 65 (17.57%) Finance
13 65 (17.57%) SIEM
14 63 (17.03%) ITIL
15 54 (14.59%) Agile Software Development
15 54 (14.59%) Security Operations
15 54 (14.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 53 (14.32%) Firewall
17 52 (14.05%) Windows
18 51 (13.78%) Risk Management
19 48 (12.97%) Splunk
20 47 (12.70%) Puppet
20 47 (12.70%) Web Services
21 46 (12.43%) CISA
22 43 (11.62%) Change Management
23 41 (11.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 40 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
25 39 (10.54%) AWS Certification

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 18 (4.86%) IIS
2 14 (3.78%) OpenStack
3 8 (2.16%) Apache
3 8 (2.16%) JBoss
4 7 (1.89%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.62%) Confluence
6 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.81%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.27%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.27%) Drupal
7 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (2.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.62%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.27%) assyst
2 1 (0.27%) BASE24
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.27%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 109 (29.46%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (22.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (7.57%) SaaS
4 24 (6.49%) Office 365
5 23 (6.22%) PaaS
6 21 (5.68%) Google Cloud Platform
7 17 (4.59%) IaaS
8 8 (2.16%) Serverless
9 5 (1.35%) OpenShift
10 4 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (1.08%) Power Platform
11 3 (0.81%) Akamai
11 3 (0.81%) GitHub
11 3 (0.81%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.27%) Apple Pay
12 1 (0.27%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 53 (14.32%) Firewall
2 21 (5.68%) DNS
3 20 (5.41%) VPN
3 20 (5.41%) WAN
4 17 (4.59%) VLAN
5 16 (4.32%) LAN
6 14 (3.78%) Internet
7 13 (3.51%) Network Security
8 11 (2.97%) DHCP
9 10 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (2.43%) MPLS
10 9 (2.43%) SSL
11 8 (2.16%) BGP
12 7 (1.89%) OSPF
13 6 (1.62%) IP Telephony
13 6 (1.62%) SAN
13 6 (1.62%) Wireless
14 5 (1.35%) 3GPP
14 5 (1.35%) Ethernet
14 5 (1.35%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.24%) Big Data
2 10 (2.70%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.35%) MySQL
3 5 (1.35%) NoSQL
3 5 (1.35%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.08%) Power BI
5 3 (0.81%) DB2
5 3 (0.81%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.54%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.54%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.54%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.27%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.27%) SQL CLR
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.27%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 35 (9.46%) Jenkins
2 34 (9.19%) Git (software)
3 27 (7.30%) Sonatype Nexus
4 10 (2.70%) JIRA
5 9 (2.43%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.08%) Artifactory
6 4 (1.08%) Burp Suite
6 4 (1.08%) sqlmap
7 3 (0.81%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.54%) DbUnit
8 2 (0.54%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.54%) JUnit
8 2 (0.54%) Maven
8 2 (0.54%) Subversion
8 2 (0.54%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.27%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.27%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.27%) Selenium
9 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 65 (17.57%) Finance
2 34 (9.19%) Retail
3 23 (6.22%) Legal
4 14 (3.78%) Law
4 14 (3.78%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.97%) Banking
6 8 (2.16%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.35%) Back Office
7 5 (1.35%) Local Government
8 3 (0.81%) Games
8 3 (0.81%) Military
8 3 (0.81%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.54%) Marketing
9 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.27%) French Language
10 1 (0.27%) German Language
10 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 100 (27.03%) Architect
2 71 (19.19%) Security Architect
3 52 (14.05%) Analyst
4 46 (12.43%) Consultant
5 40 (10.81%) Security Consultant
6 35 (9.46%) Security Analyst
7 34 (9.19%) Cloud Architect
8 27 (7.30%) Security Engineer
9 19 (5.14%) Security Officer
10 17 (4.59%) Business Analyst
11 15 (4.05%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 14 (3.78%) Developer
13 12 (3.24%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 12 (3.24%) Security Specialist
14 11 (2.97%) Information Security Consultant
14 11 (2.97%) IT Security Officer
14 11 (2.97%) Security Manager
15 10 (2.70%) Information Analyst
15 10 (2.70%) Information Security Analyst
15 10 (2.70%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (12.70%) Web Services
2 10 (2.70%) .NET
3 8 (2.16%) Middleware
4 6 (1.62%) JSON
4 6 (1.62%) Spring
5 5 (1.35%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.35%) jQuery
5 5 (1.35%) React
5 5 (1.35%) XML
6 4 (1.08%) .NET Core
6 4 (1.08%) GraphQL
6 4 (1.08%) OAuth
7 3 (0.81%) HTML
7 3 (0.81%) REST
8 2 (0.54%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.54%) JSP
8 2 (0.54%) LDAP
8 2 (0.54%) Node.js
8 2 (0.54%) Spring Boot
9 1 (0.27%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.92%) Data Centre
2 32 (8.65%) Management Information System
3 31 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.78%) PKI
5 9 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.16%) Virtual Team
7 7 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.89%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.62%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (1.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (1.62%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.35%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.35%) IVR
9 5 (1.35%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.35%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.08%) Chip and PIN
10 4 (1.08%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 71 (19.19%) Linux
2 52 (14.05%) Windows
3 41 (11.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (5.41%) Windows Server
5 16 (4.32%) Unix
6 11 (2.97%) Solaris
7 10 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.89%) Android
10 6 (1.62%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.81%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.54%) AIX
14 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (41.89%) Information Security
2 89 (24.05%) Cybersecurity
3 78 (21.08%) DevOps
4 74 (20.00%) Security Architecture
5 65 (17.57%) SIEM
6 63 (17.03%) ITIL
7 54 (14.59%) Agile Software Development
7 54 (14.59%) Security Operations
8 51 (13.78%) Risk Management
9 43 (11.62%) Change Management
10 40 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 33 (8.92%) Data Protection
11 33 (8.92%) Threat Management
12 31 (8.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 30 (8.11%) Project Management
14 29 (7.84%) Data Analysis
15 27 (7.30%) Incident Management
15 27 (7.30%) Penetration Testing
16 26 (7.03%) TOGAF
17 25 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 33 (8.92%) Java
2 23 (6.22%) SQL
3 22 (5.95%) PowerShell
4 21 (5.68%) Python
5 20 (5.41%) C#
6 18 (4.86%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.89%) PHP
8 5 (1.35%) Apple Swift
8 5 (1.35%) C
8 5 (1.35%) Perl
8 5 (1.35%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.08%) Objective-C
10 3 (0.81%) Go
10 3 (0.81%) Ruby
11 2 (0.54%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.27%) C++
12 1 (0.27%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.27%) R
12 1 (0.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 104 (28.11%) CISSP
2 78 (21.08%) CISM
3 46 (12.43%) CISA
4 39 (10.54%) AWS Certification
5 34 (9.19%) Degree
6 30 (8.11%) Security Cleared
7 29 (7.84%) RHCE
8 27 (7.30%) SC Cleared
9 25 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (3.51%) IISP
11 11 (2.97%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 11 (2.97%) SANS
12 8 (2.16%) CRISC
13 7 (1.89%) CCIE
13 7 (1.89%) CLAS
14 6 (1.62%) CGEIT
14 6 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.35%) CCNP
15 5 (1.35%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (47.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 87 (23.51%) NIST
3 85 (22.97%) GDPR
4 54 (14.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 38 (10.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (5.14%) COBIT
7 8 (2.16%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (2.16%) HIPAA
8 7 (1.89%) SLA
9 5 (1.35%) ISAE 3402
9 5 (1.35%) PMO
10 4 (1.08%) ISO 31000
10 4 (1.08%) ISO 9001
10 4 (1.08%) PA-DSS
10 4 (1.08%) QA
11 3 (0.81%) FISMA
11 3 (0.81%) ISO 22301
11 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.81%) NCSC
12 2 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 38 (10.27%) Active Directory
2 22 (5.95%) Docker
3 17 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.35%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.81%) ISA Server
6 3 (0.81%) KVM
6 3 (0.81%) NFS
6 3 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.81%) XenApp
6 3 (0.81%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 47 (12.70%) Puppet
2 39 (10.54%) Ansible
2 39 (10.54%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (7.84%) SELinux
4 22 (5.95%) Kubernetes
5 13 (3.51%) CASB
6 7 (1.89%) Terraform
7 6 (1.62%) Nessus
8 5 (1.35%) Oracle Identity Management
8 5 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (1.08%) HAProxy
9 4 (1.08%) IBM Guardium
9 4 (1.08%) Kibana
10 3 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.81%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 2 (0.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.54%) vRealize
12 1 (0.27%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 1 (0.27%) Suricata
Vendors
1 66 (17.84%) Microsoft
2 48 (12.97%) Splunk
3 38 (10.27%) Red Hat
4 34 (9.19%) Qualys
5 23 (6.22%) VMware
6 20 (5.41%) Cisco
7 19 (5.14%) Oracle
8 16 (4.32%) Google
9 11 (2.97%) Imperva
10 10 (2.70%) CheckPoint
10 10 (2.70%) Juniper
11 9 (2.43%) LogRhythm
12 8 (2.16%) SAP
13 7 (1.89%) ArcSight
13 7 (1.89%) HP
14 6 (1.62%) F5
14 6 (1.62%) Palo Alto
14 6 (1.62%) SolarWinds
14 6 (1.62%) Sophos
15 5 (1.35%) McAfee