Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 497 400 368
Rank change year-on-year -97 -32 -3
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 410 528 625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.56% 0.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.02% 4.44% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 316 383
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
10th Percentile £350 £313 £348
90th Percentile £675 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
England median hourly rate - £30.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.29% -11.40%
UK median hourly rate - £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year - -14.29% -11.40%

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 10,205 11,886 10,901
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.62% 12.60% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,523 7,846 7,145
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £228
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 318 386
England median hourly rate £20.16 £20.55 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.92% -8.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £10.91 £10.70 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.23 £46.88
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.67
% change year-on-year - -11.77% +0.74%

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018. 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 -52 157 £540 +8.00% 46
South East -52 99 £523 +26.67% 22
North of England -27 52 £450 +5.88% 36
Midlands +5 39 £400 - 18
South West -33 35 £450 +4.65% 4
Yorkshire -3 32 £450 +33.33% 12
East of England -26 26 £450 -5.26% 14
West Midlands -12 25 £400 - 13
North West -33 14 £506 +6.58% 22
East Midlands +18 13 £275 -8.33% 5
North East -11 6 £460 +31.43% 2
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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.

1 194 (47.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 181 (44.15%) Information Security
3 144 (35.12%) CISSP
4 121 (29.51%) GDPR
5 101 (24.63%) CISM
5 101 (24.63%) Finance
6 93 (22.68%) Firewall
7 79 (19.27%) Security Architecture
8 77 (18.78%) Amazon AWS
9 66 (16.10%) CISA
10 61 (14.88%) Retail
11 60 (14.63%) SIEM
12 59 (14.39%) Risk Management
13 58 (14.15%) Linux
14 56 (13.66%) Cybersecurity
15 54 (13.17%) Data Protection
16 53 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
17 48 (11.71%) Management Information System
17 48 (11.71%) Windows
18 46 (11.22%) Vulnerability Management
19 45 (10.98%) TOGAF
20 44 (10.73%) Splunk
21 43 (10.49%) Degree
21 43 (10.49%) Microsoft
22 41 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
23 39 (9.51%) Project Management
23 39 (9.51%) VPN
24 38 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
24 38 (9.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
25 37 (9.02%) ITIL

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 13 (3.17%) Apache
2 12 (2.93%) IIS
3 9 (2.20%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.71%) JBoss
5 5 (1.22%) Confluence
6 4 (0.98%) nginx
7 3 (0.73%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.73%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.49%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.49%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.24%) CMS
9 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.24%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (1.95%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.98%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.24%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 77 (18.78%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (8.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.63%) Google Cloud Platform
4 14 (3.41%) Office 365
4 14 (3.41%) SaaS
5 11 (2.68%) Sumo Logic
5 11 (2.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 9 (2.20%) PaaS
7 8 (1.95%) IaaS
8 4 (0.98%) Serverless
9 3 (0.73%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (0.73%) Azure Functions
9 3 (0.73%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.49%) Cloudflare
10 2 (0.49%) GitHub
11 1 (0.24%) Apple Pay
11 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.24%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 93 (22.68%) Firewall
2 39 (9.51%) VPN
3 37 (9.02%) Network Security
4 19 (4.63%) DNS
4 19 (4.63%) Intrusion Detection
5 18 (4.39%) WAN
6 16 (3.90%) TCP/IP
7 14 (3.41%) HTTP
7 14 (3.41%) LAN
8 13 (3.17%) WLAN
9 10 (2.44%) Internet
10 9 (2.20%) NFC
10 9 (2.20%) SSH
11 8 (1.95%) VoIP
12 7 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (1.71%) Wireless
13 5 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (1.22%) IP Telephony
13 5 (1.22%) OSPF
13 5 (1.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.71%) Big Data
2 7 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.71%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.22%) Power BI
3 5 (1.22%) Qlik Sense
3 5 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (0.98%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.49%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.49%) InterSystems Cache
6 2 (0.49%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.49%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.49%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.49%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 18 (4.39%) JIRA
2 12 (2.93%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.44%) SonarQube
3 10 (2.44%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.95%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.49%) ProC
5 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.24%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.24%) Subversion
6 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
General
1 101 (24.63%) Finance
2 61 (14.88%) Retail
3 29 (7.07%) Legal
4 17 (4.15%) Banking
5 13 (3.17%) Marketing
6 10 (2.44%) Law
6 10 (2.44%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.95%) Back Office
7 8 (1.95%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.46%) Dutch Language
9 5 (1.22%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.98%) Billing
10 4 (0.98%) Electronics
11 3 (0.73%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 82 (20.00%) Architect
2 74 (18.05%) Consultant
3 66 (16.10%) Security Architect
4 60 (14.63%) Security Consultant
5 53 (12.93%) Analyst
6 39 (9.51%) Security Manager
7 35 (8.54%) Security Analyst
8 28 (6.83%) Security Engineer
9 26 (6.34%) Project Manager
10 21 (5.12%) Information Security Consultant
10 21 (5.12%) Security Specialist
11 18 (4.39%) Business Analyst
12 15 (3.66%) Cloud Architect
13 13 (3.17%) Cloud Engineer
14 12 (2.93%) Information Security Manager
15 11 (2.68%) Compliance Specialist
15 11 (2.68%) Information Manager
15 11 (2.68%) IT Manager
16 10 (2.44%) Information Security Architect
16 10 (2.44%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.32%) Web Services
2 15 (3.66%) Middleware
3 11 (2.68%) .NET
4 9 (2.20%) JSON
5 8 (1.95%) RESTful
6 4 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (0.98%) LAMP
6 4 (0.98%) OAuth
7 3 (0.73%) HTML
7 3 (0.73%) HTML5
7 3 (0.73%) OpenID
7 3 (0.73%) React
7 3 (0.73%) SAML
8 2 (0.49%) J2EE
8 2 (0.49%) OC4J
8 2 (0.49%) REST
9 1 (0.24%) Node.js
9 1 (0.24%) OAuth2
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.24%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (11.71%) Management Information System
2 32 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (7.56%) Data Centre
4 24 (5.85%) PKI
5 19 (4.63%) Cyberthreat
5 19 (4.63%) Data Protection Act
6 15 (3.66%) Public Cloud
7 13 (3.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 11 (2.68%) Driving Licence
8 11 (2.68%) Enterprise Cloud
8 11 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (2.20%) User Experience
10 6 (1.46%) FMCG
11 5 (1.22%) CESG
11 5 (1.22%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.22%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.98%) Fintech
12 4 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.73%) Cyber Defence
13 3 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 58 (14.15%) Linux
2 48 (11.71%) Windows
3 25 (6.10%) Unix
4 20 (4.88%) Windows Server
5 13 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (3.17%) Solaris
6 5 (1.22%) Android
6 5 (1.22%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.98%) Debian
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (44.15%) Information Security
2 79 (19.27%) Security Architecture
3 60 (14.63%) SIEM
4 59 (14.39%) Risk Management
5 56 (13.66%) Cybersecurity
6 54 (13.17%) Data Protection
7 53 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
8 46 (11.22%) Vulnerability Management
9 45 (10.98%) TOGAF
10 39 (9.51%) Project Management
11 38 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 37 (9.02%) ITIL
13 36 (8.78%) DevOps
14 32 (7.80%) Security Operations
15 27 (6.59%) Business Continuity
15 27 (6.59%) Penetration Testing
15 27 (6.59%) Problem-Solving
16 26 (6.34%) Waterfall
17 25 (6.10%) E-Commerce
17 25 (6.10%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 23 (5.61%) Java
2 20 (4.88%) Perl
3 18 (4.39%) Python
4 16 (3.90%) C#
5 11 (2.68%) SQL
6 9 (2.20%) Bash Shell
6 9 (2.20%) Ruby
7 6 (1.46%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.98%) C
9 3 (0.73%) Apple Swift
9 3 (0.73%) Go
9 3 (0.73%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.73%) Kotlin
10 2 (0.49%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.24%) C++
Qualifications
1 144 (35.12%) CISSP
2 101 (24.63%) CISM
3 66 (16.10%) CISA
4 43 (10.49%) Degree
5 27 (6.59%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (5.12%) Security Cleared
7 20 (4.88%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 16 (3.90%) PCI QSA
9 14 (3.41%) ISSAP
10 12 (2.93%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 12 (2.93%) CSSLP
10 12 (2.93%) ISSMP
10 12 (2.93%) SC Cleared
11 11 (2.68%) CREST Certified
11 11 (2.68%) IISP
12 10 (2.44%) CCNP
13 9 (2.20%) CCSP
14 8 (1.95%) CRISC
14 8 (1.95%) ISACA
14 8 (1.95%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (47.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 121 (29.51%) GDPR
3 41 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 38 (9.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 20 (4.88%) COBIT
6 19 (4.63%) Cyber Essentials
7 12 (2.93%) ISAE 3402
7 12 (2.93%) ISO 22301
7 12 (2.93%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 11 (2.68%) FedRAMP
8 11 (2.68%) HIPAA
8 11 (2.68%) ISO 9001
9 10 (2.44%) ISO 31000
9 10 (2.44%) QA
10 5 (1.22%) PSD2
11 4 (0.98%) COSO
11 4 (0.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.98%) PA-DSS
12 3 (0.73%) RMADS
12 3 (0.73%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 17 (4.15%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.95%) ISA Server
4 7 (1.71%) Docker
5 2 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.49%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.49%) Snort
5 2 (0.49%) vSphere
6 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.24%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (2.93%) Nessus
2 11 (2.68%) Istio
2 11 (2.68%) Puppet
2 11 (2.68%) Suricata
3 10 (2.44%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 9 (2.20%) Ansible
5 7 (1.71%) Red Hat Satellite
5 7 (1.71%) SELinux
6 6 (1.46%) Kubernetes
7 5 (1.22%) FortiGate
7 5 (1.22%) OSSEC
8 3 (0.73%) Control-M
8 3 (0.73%) SCCM
8 3 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.73%) Terraform
9 2 (0.49%) CASB
9 2 (0.49%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.49%) QRadar
Vendors
1 44 (10.73%) Splunk
2 43 (10.49%) Microsoft
3 32 (7.80%) Cisco
4 30 (7.32%) Qualys
5 22 (5.37%) Google
6 21 (5.12%) Oracle
7 19 (4.63%) IBM
8 16 (3.90%) Imperva
8 16 (3.90%) VMware
9 13 (3.17%) CheckPoint
9 13 (3.17%) Red Hat
10 12 (2.93%) SAP
10 12 (2.93%) Tripwire
11 11 (2.68%) ArcSight
11 11 (2.68%) CyberArk
11 11 (2.68%) McAfee
12 10 (2.44%) Barracuda Networks
12 10 (2.44%) Centrify
12 10 (2.44%) Trend Micro
13 9 (2.20%) Okta