Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 509 481 419
Rank change year-on-year -28 -62 -43
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 294 435 502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.46% 0.55%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.66% 4.25% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 286 312
England median daily rate £526 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.20% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £313
90th Percentile £725 £663 £636
UK median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
England median hourly rate £20.11 - £30.00
10th Percentile £19.05 - £27.50
90th Percentile £21.16 - £32.50
UK median hourly rate £20.11 - £30.00

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 8,036 10,238 11,256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.34% 10.86% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,039 6,563 7,454
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £232 £255 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +6.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 358 356 320
England median hourly rate £21.42 £22.10 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.09% +10.49% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.58
90th Percentile £58.25 £50.05 £48.09
UK median hourly rate £21.42 £21.76 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.59% +8.80% -12.42%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +7 128 £563 +9.76% 34
South East -9 58 £475 -8.65% 27
North of England +29 49 £540 +16.76% 32
Yorkshire +30 31 £540 +10.77% 11
Midlands +43 25 £488 +25.00% 20
South West -15 24 £526 +15.60% 14
West Midlands +42 22 £488 +21.88% 15
North West +27 17 £445 +2.89% 19
East of England +19 7 £488 -1.27% 12
East Midlands +24 3 - - 5
North East +16 1 £575 +59.72% 2
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 122 (41.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 119 (40.48%) Information Security
3 97 (32.99%) CISSP
4 72 (24.49%) Azure
5 71 (24.15%) CISM
6 68 (23.13%) Finance
6 68 (23.13%) AWS
7 67 (22.79%) Microsoft
8 63 (21.43%) GDPR
9 56 (19.05%) ITIL
9 56 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
9 56 (19.05%) Security Architecture
10 55 (18.71%) Firewall
10 55 (18.71%) NIST
11 54 (18.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 54 (18.37%) Linux
12 51 (17.35%) SIEM
13 46 (15.65%) Windows
13 46 (15.65%) Active Directory
14 45 (15.31%) Cybersecurity
15 43 (14.63%) Data Protection
16 41 (13.95%) Unix
16 41 (13.95%) DevOps
17 38 (12.93%) Analytical Skills
17 38 (12.93%) Stakeholder Management
18 36 (12.24%) Docker
18 36 (12.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 35 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
19 35 (11.90%) VPN
20 33 (11.22%) SaaS

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 19 (6.46%) IIS
2 12 (4.08%) OpenStack
3 8 (2.72%) Apache
3 8 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (2.72%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.36%) JBoss
5 3 (1.02%) Confluence
6 2 (0.68%) Commerce Server
6 2 (0.68%) nginx
7 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.34%) Drupal
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (3.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.34%) BASE24
2 1 (0.34%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 72 (24.49%) Azure
2 68 (23.13%) AWS
3 33 (11.22%) SaaS
4 25 (8.50%) PaaS
5 21 (7.14%) Office 365
6 18 (6.12%) IaaS
7 15 (5.10%) GCP
8 7 (2.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 6 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (2.04%) OpenShift
10 5 (1.70%) Serverless
11 4 (1.36%) GitHub
11 4 (1.36%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.68%) Akamai
12 2 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.34%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.34%) Slack
13 1 (0.34%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 55 (18.71%) Firewall
2 35 (11.90%) VPN
3 28 (9.52%) Network Security
4 22 (7.48%) DNS
5 21 (7.14%) VLAN
6 18 (6.12%) WAN
7 14 (4.76%) LAN
8 13 (4.42%) Internet
9 9 (3.06%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (2.72%) VoIP
11 7 (2.38%) DHCP
11 7 (2.38%) Wireless
12 6 (2.04%) 3GPP
12 6 (2.04%) Cisco Firepower
12 6 (2.04%) SAN
12 6 (2.04%) Software-Defined Networking
13 5 (1.70%) Ethernet
13 5 (1.70%) MPLS
13 5 (1.70%) OSPF
13 5 (1.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.12%) Big Data
2 13 (4.42%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.40%) MongoDB
3 10 (3.40%) MySQL
4 9 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (2.72%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.36%) Power BI
7 3 (1.02%) DB2
7 3 (1.02%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.68%) MS Access
8 2 (0.68%) Redis
9 1 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.34%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.34%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 9 (3.06%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.72%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.70%) JIRA
3 5 (1.70%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.36%) git-flow
5 2 (0.68%) AppScan
5 2 (0.68%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.68%) GitLab
5 2 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.68%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.34%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.34%) Selenium
6 1 (0.34%) Snyk
6 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.34%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.34%) tSQLt
6 1 (0.34%) Vagrant
General
1 68 (23.13%) Finance
2 16 (5.44%) Legal
3 15 (5.10%) Public Sector
4 13 (4.42%) Telecoms
5 12 (4.08%) Law
5 12 (4.08%) Retail
6 4 (1.36%) Banking
6 4 (1.36%) Local Government
7 3 (1.02%) Military
7 3 (1.02%) Police
8 2 (0.68%) Advertising
8 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.34%) Automotive
9 1 (0.34%) French Language
9 1 (0.34%) Games
9 1 (0.34%) German Language
9 1 (0.34%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.34%) Marketing
9 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 74 (25.17%) Architect
2 54 (18.37%) Security Architect
3 38 (12.93%) Analyst
4 32 (10.88%) Consultant
5 29 (9.86%) Security Consultant
6 28 (9.52%) Security Engineer
7 22 (7.48%) Cloud Architect
8 21 (7.14%) Security Analyst
9 19 (6.46%) Security Officer
10 17 (5.78%) Developer
11 11 (3.74%) Information Security Consultant
11 11 (3.74%) IT Security Officer
12 10 (3.40%) Administrator
12 10 (3.40%) Business Analyst
12 10 (3.40%) Cybersecurity Architect
13 9 (3.06%) Cloud Engineer
14 8 (2.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 8 (2.72%) Network Engineer
14 8 (2.72%) Security Manager
15 7 (2.38%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.48%) Web Services
2 13 (4.42%) JSON
3 12 (4.08%) Node.js
4 8 (2.72%) Ruby on Rails
5 7 (2.38%) Express
5 7 (2.38%) XML
6 6 (2.04%) .NET
7 5 (1.70%) Middleware
8 4 (1.36%) .NET Core
8 4 (1.36%) GraphQL
8 4 (1.36%) J2EE
8 4 (1.36%) Spring
9 3 (1.02%) REST
9 3 (1.02%) SOAP
10 2 (0.68%) CSS
10 2 (0.68%) HTML
10 2 (0.68%) OAuth
10 2 (0.68%) OpenID
10 2 (0.68%) RESTful
10 2 (0.68%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.93%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (9.86%) Management Information System
3 19 (6.46%) PKI
4 18 (6.12%) Data Centre
5 11 (3.74%) Cyberthreat
6 9 (3.06%) Public Cloud
6 9 (3.06%) SCADA
7 8 (2.72%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (2.04%) Enterprise Cloud
9 6 (2.04%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.70%) Mobile Payment
10 5 (1.70%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.36%) Chip and PIN
11 4 (1.36%) Cloud Native
11 4 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 54 (18.37%) Linux
2 46 (15.65%) Windows
3 41 (13.95%) Unix
4 15 (5.10%) Windows Server
5 11 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (3.40%) Mac OS
6 10 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.70%) Solaris
9 4 (1.36%) Android
9 4 (1.36%) Debian
9 4 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.02%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.02%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.02%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.02%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.68%) CentOS
11 2 (0.68%) OS/400
11 2 (0.68%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (40.48%) Information Security
2 56 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (19.05%) ITIL
2 56 (19.05%) Security Architecture
3 51 (17.35%) SIEM
4 45 (15.31%) Cybersecurity
5 43 (14.63%) Data Protection
6 41 (13.95%) DevOps
7 38 (12.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
9 29 (9.86%) Vulnerability Management
10 28 (9.52%) Risk Management
11 25 (8.50%) Microservices
12 24 (8.16%) Security Operations
13 23 (7.82%) Change Management
13 23 (7.82%) OWASP
14 19 (6.46%) Project Delivery
14 19 (6.46%) Project Management
14 19 (6.46%) SDLC
15 16 (5.44%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.84%) Java
2 24 (8.16%) Python
3 17 (5.78%) Ruby
4 16 (5.44%) PowerShell
5 14 (4.76%) SQL
6 9 (3.06%) Go
7 8 (2.72%) Bash Shell
7 8 (2.72%) Perl
8 7 (2.38%) JavaScript
9 6 (2.04%) PHP
10 5 (1.70%) C
10 5 (1.70%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.02%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.68%) C#
12 2 (0.68%) C++
13 1 (0.34%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.34%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.34%) R
13 1 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 97 (32.99%) CISSP
2 71 (24.15%) CISM
3 27 (9.18%) CISA
3 27 (9.18%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (7.48%) Degree
5 20 (6.80%) Security Cleared
6 19 (6.46%) AWS Certification
7 16 (5.44%) SC Cleared
8 14 (4.76%) IISP
9 13 (4.42%) SANS
10 11 (3.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 7 (2.38%) CCNA
11 7 (2.38%) CCSP
11 7 (2.38%) CEH
11 7 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (2.04%) CCIE
12 6 (2.04%) CRISC
13 5 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (1.36%) Master's Degree
14 4 (1.36%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (41.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 63 (21.43%) GDPR
3 55 (18.71%) NIST
4 54 (18.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 36 (12.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 26 (8.84%) COBIT
7 18 (6.12%) HIPAA
8 10 (3.40%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (2.38%) SLA
10 4 (1.36%) PA-DSS
10 4 (1.36%) QA
11 3 (1.02%) GLBA
11 3 (1.02%) NCSC
12 2 (0.68%) FISMA
12 2 (0.68%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.34%) ISAE 3402
13 1 (0.34%) PSD2
13 1 (0.34%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 46 (15.65%) Active Directory
2 36 (12.24%) Docker
3 15 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.70%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.36%) XenApp
6 3 (1.02%) vSphere
6 3 (1.02%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.68%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (0.68%) NFS
8 1 (0.34%) KVM
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.34%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 24 (8.16%) CASB
2 20 (6.80%) Kubernetes
3 12 (4.08%) Puppet
4 10 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (3.06%) Ansible
6 6 (2.04%) Suricata
7 5 (1.70%) Nessus
7 5 (1.70%) SCCM
8 4 (1.36%) HP Fortify
8 4 (1.36%) Kibana
8 4 (1.36%) Terraform
9 3 (1.02%) IBM Guardium
9 3 (1.02%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.68%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.68%) SELinux
10 2 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.68%) WebInspect
10 2 (0.68%) ZENworks
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
11 1 (0.34%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 67 (22.79%) Microsoft
2 25 (8.50%) Cisco
3 19 (6.46%) VMware
4 16 (5.44%) Qualys
5 14 (4.76%) Splunk
6 12 (4.08%) Oracle
7 11 (3.74%) Imperva
7 11 (3.74%) Red Hat
8 10 (3.40%) CheckPoint
9 9 (3.06%) Citrix
10 7 (2.38%) Forcepoint
10 7 (2.38%) Juniper
11 6 (2.04%) F5
11 6 (2.04%) Google
11 6 (2.04%) HP
11 6 (2.04%) Incapsula
11 6 (2.04%) Meraki
12 5 (1.70%) McAfee
13 4 (1.36%) Ericsson
13 4 (1.36%) SolarWinds