Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 436 486 447
Rank change year-on-year +50 -39 -87
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 155 184 447
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.34% 0.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.39% 3.37% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 113 283
10th Percentile £350 £325 £363
25th Percentile £425 £375 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £515
Median % change year-on-year - -2.91% +3.00%
75th Percentile £588 £635 £638
90th Percentile £688 £693 £770
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £523
% change year-on-year +5.26% -9.09% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £75.00 £23.00
Median % change year-on-year - +226.09% -64.62%
UK median hourly rate - £75.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +226.09% -64.62%

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 4,577 5,463 9,488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 10.98% 10.15% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,971 3,526 6,136
10th Percentile £263 £238 £255
25th Percentile £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £575 £563 £563
90th Percentile £660 £644 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 238 295
10th Percentile £11.32 £13.39 £10.58
25th Percentile £14.01 £17.30 £13.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.18 £20.25
Median % change year-on-year -13.70% +14.47% -5.84%
75th Percentile £33.75 £47.50 £39.23
90th Percentile £52.28 £53.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £20.90 £22.55 £20.17
% change year-on-year -7.30% +11.76% -6.67%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 +55 74 £520 -0.95% 26
South East +47 32 £437 -0.76% 12
North of England +42 20 £503 -8.64% 18
North West +30 15 £505 -12.17% 7
Midlands +29 7 £413 -35.04% 12
Yorkshire +23 5 £450 -18.18% 9
East Midlands +28 4 £475 -29.63% 1
South West +54 3 - - 9
East of England +25 3 £573 +39.63% 7
West Midlands +23 3 £350 -27.27% 10
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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 74 (47.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 68 (43.87%) Information Security
3 58 (37.42%) GDPR
4 50 (32.26%) Cybersecurity
5 48 (30.97%) NIST
6 44 (28.39%) Finance
7 38 (24.52%) CISSP
8 35 (22.58%) CISM
9 33 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (19.35%) Risk Management
11 29 (18.71%) ITIL
12 28 (18.06%) AWS
13 27 (17.42%) Azure
13 27 (17.42%) DevOps
14 26 (16.77%) Windows
14 26 (16.77%) TOGAF
14 26 (16.77%) Problem-Solving
15 24 (15.48%) Stakeholder Management
15 24 (15.48%) Linux
16 23 (14.84%) Degree
17 22 (14.19%) CISA
17 22 (14.19%) Microservices
17 22 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
18 21 (13.55%) SIEM
19 20 (12.90%) Data Protection
20 19 (12.26%) Management Information System
20 19 (12.26%) Continuous Improvement
21 18 (11.61%) Mobile App
21 18 (11.61%) Firewall
21 18 (11.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley

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 5 (3.23%) IIS
1 5 (3.23%) JBoss
2 4 (2.58%) NetWeaver
2 4 (2.58%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.29%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.29%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.29%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.65%) Apache
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.65%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 28 (18.06%) AWS
2 27 (17.42%) Azure
3 9 (5.81%) SaaS
4 8 (5.16%) GCP
4 8 (5.16%) IaaS
4 8 (5.16%) PaaS
5 6 (3.87%) Microsoft 365
6 4 (2.58%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (1.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.29%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (1.29%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.29%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.29%) Runscope
7 2 (1.29%) Serverless
7 2 (1.29%) Stripe
8 1 (0.65%) AWS Fargate
8 1 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.61%) Firewall
2 8 (5.16%) Internet
2 8 (5.16%) WAN
3 7 (4.52%) VPN
4 6 (3.87%) DNS
4 6 (3.87%) Wireless
5 5 (3.23%) DHCP
5 5 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (3.23%) LAN
5 5 (3.23%) VoIP
6 4 (2.58%) MPLS
6 4 (2.58%) Network Security
6 4 (2.58%) PBX
6 4 (2.58%) SAN
6 4 (2.58%) SD-WAN
6 4 (2.58%) Skype
6 4 (2.58%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.94%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (1.94%) SSL
7 3 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.16%) MySQL
3 4 (2.58%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (2.58%) Cosmos DB
3 4 (2.58%) DB2
3 4 (2.58%) SAP HANA
4 3 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.29%) Power BI
5 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.65%) Big Data
6 1 (0.65%) BigQuery
6 1 (0.65%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.65%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.65%) HBase
6 1 (0.65%) QlikView
6 1 (0.65%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 10 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.58%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.94%) GitLab
4 2 (1.29%) Burp Suite
4 2 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.29%) sqlmap
4 2 (1.29%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.65%) IDA Disassembler
5 1 (0.65%) JIRA
5 1 (0.65%) kappa
5 1 (0.65%) SonarQube
General
1 44 (28.39%) Finance
2 15 (9.68%) Banking
3 13 (8.39%) Retail
4 6 (3.87%) Legal
5 5 (3.23%) Marketing
6 4 (2.58%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.58%) Local Government
6 4 (2.58%) Public Sector
6 4 (2.58%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.94%) Billing
8 2 (1.29%) International Banking
9 1 (0.65%) Advertising
9 1 (0.65%) Games
9 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 44 (28.39%) Consultant
2 35 (22.58%) Architect
3 30 (19.35%) Security Consultant
4 21 (13.55%) Analyst
5 16 (10.32%) Security Architect
6 15 (9.68%) Information Security Consultant
7 13 (8.39%) Security Analyst
7 13 (8.39%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (7.74%) Security Manager
9 11 (7.10%) Digital Architect
9 11 (7.10%) Digital Solutions Architect
10 8 (5.16%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 8 (5.16%) Developer
11 6 (3.87%) Compliance Consultant
11 6 (3.87%) Senior Consultant
11 6 (3.87%) Technical Leader
12 5 (3.23%) IT Consultant
12 5 (3.23%) IT Manager
12 5 (3.23%) Risk Analyst
12 5 (3.23%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.52%) RESTful
2 6 (3.87%) .NET
3 5 (3.23%) Middleware
4 4 (2.58%) SAP Basis
4 4 (2.58%) Web Services
5 3 (1.94%) JSON
5 3 (1.94%) Kafka
5 3 (1.94%) React Native
6 2 (1.29%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.29%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.29%) CSS
6 2 (1.29%) CSS3
6 2 (1.29%) HTML
6 2 (1.29%) HTML5
6 2 (1.29%) jQuery
6 2 (1.29%) OAuth
6 2 (1.29%) React
6 2 (1.29%) Spring
7 1 (0.65%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (12.26%) Management Information System
3 18 (11.61%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.52%) PKI
5 6 (3.87%) Public Cloud
6 5 (3.23%) CESG
6 5 (3.23%) Cloud Native
6 5 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (2.58%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.94%) Analytical Mindset
8 3 (1.94%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.94%) Cyberattack
8 3 (1.94%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.94%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.94%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.29%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (1.29%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.29%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 26 (16.77%) Windows
2 24 (15.48%) Linux
3 12 (7.74%) Apple iOS
4 11 (7.10%) Android
5 9 (5.81%) Unix
6 8 (5.16%) Windows Server
7 6 (3.87%) AIX
8 5 (3.23%) Mac OS
9 4 (2.58%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.29%) CentOS
10 2 (1.29%) MVS
10 2 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.29%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.65%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (43.87%) Information Security
2 50 (32.26%) Cybersecurity
3 33 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (19.35%) Risk Management
5 29 (18.71%) ITIL
6 27 (17.42%) DevOps
7 26 (16.77%) Problem-Solving
7 26 (16.77%) TOGAF
8 24 (15.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (14.19%) Microservices
10 21 (13.55%) SIEM
11 20 (12.90%) Data Protection
12 19 (12.26%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (11.61%) Project Delivery
13 18 (11.61%) Risk Assessment
14 17 (10.97%) Enterprise Architecture
14 17 (10.97%) Vulnerability Management
15 14 (9.03%) OWASP
15 14 (9.03%) Security Architecture
15 14 (9.03%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.52%) Java
1 7 (4.52%) JavaScript
1 7 (4.52%) Python
2 6 (3.87%) C#
2 6 (3.87%) Go
3 5 (3.23%) SQL
4 3 (1.94%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.94%) TypeScript
5 2 (1.29%) Apple Swift
5 2 (1.29%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.29%) Objective-C
5 2 (1.29%) Perl
5 2 (1.29%) PHP
6 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (24.52%) CISSP
2 35 (22.58%) CISM
3 23 (14.84%) Degree
4 22 (14.19%) CISA
5 8 (5.16%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 8 (5.16%) SANS
5 8 (5.16%) SC Cleared
5 8 (5.16%) Security Cleared
6 7 (4.52%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (4.52%) FFIEC
7 6 (3.87%) CRISC
7 6 (3.87%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 5 (3.23%) GIAC
9 4 (2.58%) CCSP
9 4 (2.58%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (2.58%) CREST Certified
10 3 (1.94%) CCNP
10 3 (1.94%) CEH
10 3 (1.94%) CHECK Team Leader
10 3 (1.94%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (47.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (37.42%) GDPR
3 48 (30.97%) NIST
4 18 (11.61%) COBIT
4 18 (11.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 14 (9.03%) GRC
7 7 (4.52%) RMADS
8 6 (3.87%) HIPAA
9 4 (2.58%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (2.58%) PSD2
9 4 (2.58%) QA
10 3 (1.94%) ISAE 3402
11 2 (1.29%) GAMP
11 2 (1.29%) GLBA
11 2 (1.29%) ISO 9001
11 2 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (1.29%) SOC 2
12 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.65%) SOC 1
System Software
1 12 (7.74%) Docker
2 9 (5.81%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.65%) HDFS
4 1 (0.65%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 14 (9.03%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.94%) AirWatch
2 3 (1.94%) Terraform
3 2 (1.29%) Puppet
4 1 (0.65%) Ansible
4 1 (0.65%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.65%) EnCase
4 1 (0.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.65%) IBM Guardium
4 1 (0.65%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.65%) Nagios
4 1 (0.65%) Nessus
4 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.65%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 15 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.39%) Cisco
3 10 (6.45%) Oracle
4 7 (4.52%) Citrix
4 7 (4.52%) IBM
5 6 (3.87%) Red Hat
5 6 (3.87%) SAP
5 6 (3.87%) Splunk
6 5 (3.23%) Apple
7 4 (2.58%) Google
7 4 (2.58%) Software AG
7 4 (2.58%) VMware
8 3 (1.94%) Avaya
8 3 (1.94%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (1.29%) ABBYY
9 2 (1.29%) Forcepoint
9 2 (1.29%) IronPort
9 2 (1.29%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.29%) Sun
9 2 (1.29%) Symantec