Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 376 507 471
Rank change year-on-year +131 -36 -52
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 115 293 429
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.38% 0.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.97% 3.65% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 186 287
Median daily rate £475 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £301 £338 £357
90th Percentile £681 £725 £668
UK median daily rate £475 £525 £488
% change year-on-year -9.52% +7.69% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £20.11 -
UK median hourly rate - £20.11 -

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 2,898 8,026 10,226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.61% 10.37% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,693 5,030 6,546
Median daily rate £470 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% - -
10th Percentile £275 £235 £255
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £468 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +2.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 361 359
Median hourly rate £26.22 £22.00 £22.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.18% -0.88% +10.98%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £60.00 £50.02
Median hourly rate £25.33 £21.50 £21.76
% change year-on-year +17.81% -1.19% +8.80%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +138 54 £525 -8.70% 12
South East +142 25 £352 -25.95% 16
North of England +83 11 £350 -33.96% 13
Midlands +72 10 £350 -17.65% 7
East Midlands +52 9 £350 - 4
South West +96 6 £700 +33.08% 5
North West +84 6 £463 +3.93% 8
Yorkshire +50 5 £350 -34.58% 5
East of England +89 4 £429 -12.05% 7
West Midlands +51 1 - - 3
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 70 (60.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 60 (52.17%) Information Security
3 47 (40.87%) GDPR
4 37 (32.17%) CISSP
5 35 (30.43%) CISM
6 32 (27.83%) ITIL
7 31 (26.96%) NIST
8 27 (23.48%) COBIT
9 26 (22.61%) Degree
9 26 (22.61%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (22.61%) Microsoft
9 26 (22.61%) CISA
9 26 (22.61%) Cybersecurity
10 25 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
11 24 (20.87%) Management Information System
11 24 (20.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 23 (20.00%) Security Architecture
13 21 (18.26%) Risk Management
13 21 (18.26%) Unix
13 21 (18.26%) Oracle
14 20 (17.39%) Linux
14 20 (17.39%) Azure
15 18 (15.65%) Finance
15 18 (15.65%) Windows
16 17 (14.78%) SQL
16 17 (14.78%) Service Management
16 17 (14.78%) Vulnerability Management
16 17 (14.78%) DevOps
17 16 (13.91%) Security Management
17 16 (13.91%) 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 8 (6.96%) Tomcat
2 6 (5.22%) JBoss
2 6 (5.22%) NetWeaver
2 6 (5.22%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.61%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Project
1 7 (6.09%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (17.39%) Azure
2 13 (11.30%) AWS
3 10 (8.70%) SaaS
4 9 (7.83%) IaaS
4 9 (7.83%) Office 365
4 9 (7.83%) PaaS
5 8 (6.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 8 (6.96%) Datadog
6 7 (6.09%) Serverless
7 6 (5.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 4 (3.48%) GCP
9 2 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.74%) Force.com
10 1 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.87%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.87%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.87%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.04%) Firewall
2 9 (7.83%) DNS
2 9 (7.83%) WAN
2 9 (7.83%) Wireless
3 8 (6.96%) VPN
4 7 (6.09%) Network Security
4 7 (6.09%) PBX
4 7 (6.09%) VoIP
5 6 (5.22%) DHCP
5 6 (5.22%) MPLS
5 6 (5.22%) Skype
6 4 (3.48%) SSL
6 4 (3.48%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.48%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.61%) LAN
8 2 (1.74%) BGP
8 2 (1.74%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.74%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (1.74%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.74%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.17%) MySQL
2 9 (7.83%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.96%) Apache Cassandra
3 8 (6.96%) Big Data
4 6 (5.22%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (5.22%) Cosmos DB
4 6 (5.22%) DB2
4 6 (5.22%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.87%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.87%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.87%) Power BI
5 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.48%) SonarQube
2 3 (2.61%) Hudson
3 2 (1.74%) Burp Suite
3 2 (1.74%) sqlmap
4 1 (0.87%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.87%) GitLab
4 1 (0.87%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.87%) JIRA
General
1 18 (15.65%) Finance
2 10 (8.70%) Retail
3 9 (7.83%) Public Sector
4 6 (5.22%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (5.22%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.35%) Legal
6 3 (2.61%) Back Office
7 2 (1.74%) Banking
8 1 (0.87%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.87%) Electronics
8 1 (0.87%) International Banking
8 1 (0.87%) Law
8 1 (0.87%) Local Government
8 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.87%) Marketing
8 1 (0.87%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (27.83%) Architect
2 24 (20.87%) Security Architect
3 20 (17.39%) Consultant
4 16 (13.91%) Security Consultant
5 13 (11.30%) Analyst
6 10 (8.70%) Security Manager
7 8 (6.96%) Applications Support
7 8 (6.96%) Information Manager
7 8 (6.96%) Information Security Manager
7 8 (6.96%) Operations Engineer
7 8 (6.96%) Operations Support Engineer
7 8 (6.96%) Support Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Applications Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Applications Support Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Security Engineer
10 5 (4.35%) Information Security Consultant
10 5 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (4.35%) Project Manager
10 5 (4.35%) Security Analyst
10 5 (4.35%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.96%) LAMP
1 8 (6.96%) Memcached
1 8 (6.96%) Sensu
2 7 (6.09%) Middleware
3 6 (5.22%) SAP Basis
4 3 (2.61%) .NET
5 2 (1.74%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.74%) jQuery
5 2 (1.74%) OAuth
5 2 (1.74%) React
5 2 (1.74%) Spring
5 2 (1.74%) Web Services
6 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.87%) JSON
6 1 (0.87%) LDAP
6 1 (0.87%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (20.87%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.96%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (6.96%) Public Cloud
4 7 (6.09%) PKI
5 5 (4.35%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.48%) CESG
6 4 (3.48%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (3.48%) Mobile Payment
6 4 (3.48%) Smartcard
7 3 (2.61%) Digital Signage
7 3 (2.61%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.74%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.74%) NHS
8 2 (1.74%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.87%) Clustering
9 1 (0.87%) EPoS
9 1 (0.87%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.26%) Unix
2 20 (17.39%) Linux
3 18 (15.65%) Windows
4 7 (6.09%) Windows Server
5 6 (5.22%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.48%) Android
7 3 (2.61%) AIX
8 2 (1.74%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.74%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.87%) CentOS
9 1 (0.87%) MVS
9 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.87%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (52.17%) Information Security
2 32 (27.83%) ITIL
3 26 (22.61%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (22.61%) Cybersecurity
4 23 (20.00%) Security Architecture
5 21 (18.26%) Risk Management
6 17 (14.78%) DevOps
6 17 (14.78%) Service Management
6 17 (14.78%) Vulnerability Management
7 16 (13.91%) Data Protection
7 16 (13.91%) Security Management
8 14 (12.17%) Security Testing
8 14 (12.17%) TOGAF
9 13 (11.30%) E-Commerce
9 13 (11.30%) Project Management
10 12 (10.43%) Incident Management
10 12 (10.43%) Root Cause Analysis
11 11 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (8.70%) Business Analysis
12 10 (8.70%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.78%) SQL
2 14 (12.17%) Python
3 11 (9.57%) Java
4 9 (7.83%) Bash Shell
5 8 (6.96%) C++
5 8 (6.96%) Ruby
6 3 (2.61%) C#
6 3 (2.61%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.61%) Perl
7 2 (1.74%) Apple Swift
7 2 (1.74%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.74%) PHP
7 2 (1.74%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.87%) Go
8 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (32.17%) CISSP
2 35 (30.43%) CISM
3 26 (22.61%) CISA
3 26 (22.61%) Degree
4 15 (13.04%) Security Cleared
5 13 (11.30%) SC Cleared
6 10 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (7.83%) CRISC
7 9 (7.83%) Master's Degree
8 7 (6.09%) GIAC
9 5 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (4.35%) CLAS
10 4 (3.48%) CCNP
11 3 (2.61%) CEH
11 3 (2.61%) DV Cleared
11 3 (2.61%) IISP
11 3 (2.61%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 3 (2.61%) SANS
12 2 (1.74%) CGEIT
12 2 (1.74%) FFIEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (60.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (40.87%) GDPR
3 31 (26.96%) NIST
4 27 (23.48%) COBIT
5 24 (20.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 9 (7.83%) QA
8 8 (6.96%) Cyber Essentials
8 8 (6.96%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (5.22%) ISO 22301
9 6 (5.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 5 (4.35%) ISO 9001
11 4 (3.48%) HIPAA
11 4 (3.48%) ISAE 3402
11 4 (3.48%) ISO 31000
11 4 (3.48%) NIST 800
11 4 (3.48%) RMADS
12 3 (2.61%) SLA
13 2 (1.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (1.74%) GAMP
System Software
1 9 (7.83%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.09%) Docker
3 2 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.87%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (6.96%) Kubernetes
1 8 (6.96%) Nagios
2 4 (3.48%) IBM Guardium
2 4 (3.48%) Nessus
2 4 (3.48%) Terraform
2 4 (3.48%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 2 (1.74%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.87%) Ansible
4 1 (0.87%) Grafana
4 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.87%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.87%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.87%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (22.61%) Microsoft
2 21 (18.26%) Oracle
3 16 (13.91%) Cisco
4 13 (11.30%) Splunk
5 10 (8.70%) SAP
6 7 (6.09%) Citrix
7 5 (4.35%) IBM
8 4 (3.48%) ArcSight
8 4 (3.48%) Barracuda Networks
8 4 (3.48%) Centrify
8 4 (3.48%) Imperva
8 4 (3.48%) McAfee
8 4 (3.48%) Qualys
8 4 (3.48%) Sun
8 4 (3.48%) Trend Micro
8 4 (3.48%) Tripwire
9 3 (2.61%) F5
9 3 (2.61%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.61%) Software AG
9 3 (2.61%) SolarWinds