Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 415 352 366
Rank change year-on-year -63 +14 +13
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 515 659 656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.67% 0.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.28% 5.95% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 407 411
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £313 £339 £331
90th Percentile £600 £588 £579
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
England median hourly rate £30.00 £27.62 £39.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.62% -30.08% -12.21%
10th Percentile £27.50 £23.54 £37.69
90th Percentile £32.50 £37.40 £41.32
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £27.62 £39.51
% change year-on-year +8.62% -30.08% -12.21%

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 12027 11068 12149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.67% 11.30% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7917 7283 7811
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £228 £236
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 338 384 426
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £21.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.42% +5.40% +11.10%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.00 £11.59
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.18 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.89% +4.44% +16.88%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -78 211 £500 +2.04% 43
South East -33 130 £425 -8.11% 16
North of England +68 66 £425 - 33
East of England -8 49 £475 -9.52% 10
North West +6 39 £475 +8.57% 11
South West -21 37 £475 - 6
Yorkshire +21 21 £338 -15.63% 15
Midlands +20 21 £400 -16.88% 9
West Midlands +28 16 £425 -12.82% 6
North East - 6 £425 - 7
East Midlands -9 4 £300 -23.81% 3
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 275 (53.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 254 (49.32%) Information Security
3 180 (34.95%) CISSP
4 137 (26.60%) GDPR
5 124 (24.08%) CISM
6 111 (21.55%) Finance
7 98 (19.03%) Cybersecurity
8 85 (16.50%) Data Protection
9 81 (15.73%) Risk Management
10 80 (15.53%) Firewall
10 80 (15.53%) COBIT
11 79 (15.34%) Windows
12 76 (14.76%) SIEM
13 71 (13.79%) CISA
14 70 (13.59%) Management Information System
14 70 (13.59%) Project Management
15 68 (13.20%) Agile Software Development
16 65 (12.62%) ITIL
16 65 (12.62%) Linux
17 64 (12.43%) Security Operations
18 63 (12.23%) Microsoft
19 59 (11.46%) Security Architecture
20 56 (10.87%) Degree
21 55 (10.68%) Amazon AWS
22 54 (10.49%) Retail
23 50 (9.71%) Microsoft Azure
23 50 (9.71%) Data Centre
23 50 (9.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
24 49 (9.51%) Cisco
25 47 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management

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 20 (3.88%) Tomcat
2 17 (3.30%) Apache
3 12 (2.33%) IIS
4 9 (1.75%) JBoss
4 9 (1.75%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.55%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.78%) Apache Solr
6 4 (0.78%) CMS
6 4 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.58%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.58%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.58%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.39%) Confluence
8 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.39%) Mule
9 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 15 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.14%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.19%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 55 (10.68%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (9.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (3.88%) Office 365
4 19 (3.69%) Mimecast
5 12 (2.33%) SaaS
6 8 (1.55%) IaaS
7 7 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.17%) Serverless
9 2 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.39%) G Suite
9 2 (0.39%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.19%) Akamai
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.19%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 80 (15.53%) Firewall
2 40 (7.77%) TCP/IP
3 34 (6.60%) Network Security
4 31 (6.02%) Intrusion Detection
5 23 (4.47%) LAN
5 23 (4.47%) WAN
6 21 (4.08%) SAN
7 19 (3.69%) DNS
8 16 (3.11%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (2.72%) NAS
10 13 (2.52%) Intranet
10 13 (2.52%) VPN
10 13 (2.52%) Wireless
11 10 (1.94%) LDAP
12 9 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 8 (1.55%) BIG-IP
13 8 (1.55%) DHCP
13 8 (1.55%) Internet
13 8 (1.55%) VoIP
14 7 (1.36%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.27%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.14%) MongoDB
3 10 (1.94%) NoSQL
4 8 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.36%) Redis
6 6 (1.17%) MySQL
7 5 (0.97%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.78%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.58%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.58%) Big Data
10 2 (0.39%) DataStax
10 2 (0.39%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.39%) QlikView
10 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.39%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.19%) HBase
11 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 22 (4.27%) JIRA
2 17 (3.30%) Git (software)
3 15 (2.91%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.55%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.58%) Subversion
6 2 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.39%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.19%) Appium
7 1 (0.19%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.19%) Bower
7 1 (0.19%) Codeship
7 1 (0.19%) Gatling
7 1 (0.19%) Gradle
7 1 (0.19%) Grunt
7 1 (0.19%) gulp
7 1 (0.19%) Hudson
7 1 (0.19%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.19%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.19%) Spock
7 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 111 (21.55%) Finance
2 54 (10.49%) Retail
3 36 (6.99%) Legal
4 29 (5.63%) Telecoms
5 24 (4.66%) Banking
6 15 (2.91%) Law
7 12 (2.33%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.75%) Marketing
9 4 (0.78%) Local Government
9 4 (0.78%) Publishing
10 3 (0.58%) Automotive
11 2 (0.39%) Games
11 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.19%) Electronics
12 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.19%) Retail Finance
12 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 104 (20.19%) Analyst
2 76 (14.76%) Architect
3 66 (12.82%) Security Analyst
4 62 (12.04%) Consultant
5 49 (9.51%) Security Consultant
5 49 (9.51%) Security Manager
6 45 (8.74%) Security Architect
7 44 (8.54%) Project Manager
8 36 (6.99%) Security Specialist
9 35 (6.80%) Information Analyst
9 35 (6.80%) Information Security Analyst
10 25 (4.85%) Security Engineer
11 24 (4.66%) Information Security Manager
12 21 (4.08%) Information Security Consultant
13 20 (3.88%) Designer
14 18 (3.50%) Information Manager
15 16 (3.11%) Business Analyst
15 16 (3.11%) IT Manager
15 16 (3.11%) Security Designer
15 16 (3.11%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.11%) Web Services
2 14 (2.72%) .NET
3 11 (2.14%) REST
4 9 (1.75%) Middleware
4 9 (1.75%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (1.36%) ActiveMQ
5 7 (1.36%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (1.36%) Gherkin
5 7 (1.36%) HTML
5 7 (1.36%) LAPP Stack
5 7 (1.36%) Spring
6 5 (0.97%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (0.97%) jQuery
6 5 (0.97%) RESTful
7 4 (0.78%) Hibernate
7 4 (0.78%) JTAPI
7 4 (0.78%) SAML
7 4 (0.78%) SOAP
7 4 (0.78%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 70 (13.59%) Management Information System
2 50 (9.71%) Data Centre
3 41 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (6.21%) CESG
5 28 (5.44%) Data Protection Act
6 25 (4.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 18 (3.50%) PKI
8 14 (2.72%) Computer Science
9 13 (2.52%) Algorithms
10 11 (2.14%) Public Cloud
10 11 (2.14%) Security Operations Centre
11 10 (1.94%) Virtual Team
12 9 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.75%) EPoS
13 8 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (1.36%) Clustering
14 7 (1.36%) Cyber Attack
14 7 (1.36%) Freedom of Information
14 7 (1.36%) Mobile App
15 6 (1.17%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 79 (15.34%) Windows
2 65 (12.62%) Linux
3 37 (7.18%) Unix
4 25 (4.85%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.36%) Solaris
8 5 (0.97%) CentOS
8 5 (0.97%) Debian
9 4 (0.78%) Fedora
9 4 (0.78%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.39%) Android
11 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.39%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (49.32%) Information Security
2 98 (19.03%) Cybersecurity
3 85 (16.50%) Data Protection
4 81 (15.73%) Risk Management
5 76 (14.76%) SIEM
6 70 (13.59%) Project Management
7 68 (13.20%) Agile Software Development
8 65 (12.62%) ITIL
9 64 (12.43%) Security Operations
10 59 (11.46%) Security Architecture
11 47 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 45 (8.74%) Security Management
13 44 (8.54%) Penetration Testing
13 44 (8.54%) TOGAF
14 43 (8.35%) Vulnerability Management
15 39 (7.57%) Incident Management
16 38 (7.38%) Migration
17 34 (6.60%) DevOps
17 34 (6.60%) PRINCE2
18 33 (6.41%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 23 (4.47%) Python
1 23 (4.47%) SQL
2 22 (4.27%) Java
3 13 (2.52%) Bash Shell
3 13 (2.52%) Ruby
4 10 (1.94%) C#
4 10 (1.94%) Perl
4 10 (1.94%) PowerShell
5 7 (1.36%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.17%) PHP
7 2 (0.39%) Delphi
8 1 (0.19%) C
8 1 (0.19%) Groovy
8 1 (0.19%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.19%) Scala
8 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 180 (34.95%) CISSP
2 124 (24.08%) CISM
3 71 (13.79%) CISA
4 56 (10.87%) Degree
5 27 (5.24%) SANS
6 20 (3.88%) SSCP
7 19 (3.69%) ISSAP
8 18 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (3.30%) Security Cleared
10 16 (3.11%) MCSE
11 14 (2.72%) CRISC
11 14 (2.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 13 (2.52%) CEH
12 13 (2.52%) SC Cleared
13 12 (2.33%) ISACA
13 12 (2.33%) MCSA
13 12 (2.33%) PCI QSA
14 11 (2.14%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 8 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 275 (53.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 137 (26.60%) GDPR
3 80 (15.53%) COBIT
4 50 (9.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 33 (6.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (2.91%) Cyber Essentials
7 14 (2.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 11 (2.14%) PA-DSS
9 10 (1.94%) RMADS
10 7 (1.36%) AS 2805
10 7 (1.36%) ISO 8583
11 5 (0.97%) HMG Infosec
11 5 (0.97%) ISO 22301
11 5 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 5 (0.97%) QA
11 5 (0.97%) SLA
12 4 (0.78%) FedRAMP
12 4 (0.78%) ISAE 3402
12 4 (0.78%) ISO 31000
12 4 (0.78%) SAS 70
System Software
1 33 (6.41%) Active Directory
2 22 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.72%) XenApp
4 11 (2.14%) vSphere
5 7 (1.36%) Docker
6 4 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.39%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.39%) IAG
7 2 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.39%) UAG
7 2 (0.39%) XenServer
8 1 (0.19%) Firmware
8 1 (0.19%) HDFS
8 1 (0.19%) Snort
8 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 24 (4.66%) Nessus
1 24 (4.66%) Puppet
2 13 (2.52%) SCCM
3 10 (1.94%) FortiGate
4 9 (1.75%) Packer
4 9 (1.75%) Terraform
5 8 (1.55%) Ansible
5 8 (1.55%) Red Hat Satellite
5 8 (1.55%) SCOM
6 7 (1.36%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 6 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (1.17%) WSUS
8 5 (0.97%) BMC PATROL
8 5 (0.97%) OSSEC
9 4 (0.78%) Nagios
9 4 (0.78%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.58%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.58%) SELinux
11 2 (0.39%) logstash
Vendors
1 63 (12.23%) Microsoft
2 49 (9.51%) Cisco
3 34 (6.60%) Splunk
4 33 (6.41%) VMware
5 32 (6.21%) Qualys
6 20 (3.88%) Citrix
7 16 (3.11%) McAfee
8 13 (2.52%) Red Hat
9 12 (2.33%) CheckPoint
9 12 (2.33%) F5
9 12 (2.33%) Oracle
9 12 (2.33%) Tufin
10 11 (2.14%) Palo Alto
11 9 (1.75%) IBM
11 9 (1.75%) Intel
11 9 (1.75%) Symantec
11 9 (1.75%) Tripwire
12 8 (1.55%) AlienVault
12 8 (1.55%) LogRhythm
13 7 (1.36%) Sophos