Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 580 416 503
Rank change year-on-year -164 +87 +17
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 186 132 235
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.38% 0.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.05% 3.24% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 90 151
10th Percentile £364 £315 £325
25th Percentile £425 £350 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £543 £456 £500
Median % change year-on-year +18.90% -8.75% -
75th Percentile £613 £584 £588
90th Percentile £675 £688 £725
UK median daily rate £500 £464 £500
% change year-on-year +7.88% -7.25% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £19.05
Median hourly rate - - £20.11
75th Percentile - - £49.33
90th Percentile - - £66.23
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 9,081 4,076 7,187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.00% 11.86% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,204 2,661 4,612
10th Percentile £266 £275 £250
25th Percentile £400 £369 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £501 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.37% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £613 £575 £550
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 201 274
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.75 £12.00
25th Percentile £14.16 £13.95 £16.00
Median hourly rate £25.25 £21.05 £20.48
Median % change year-on-year +19.95% +2.80% -1.31%
75th Percentile £49.25 £45.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £59.14 £53.00 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £21.05 £20.75
% change year-on-year +9.26% +1.45% +2.49%

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -129 108 £550 +10.00% 40
South East -89 19 £488 +39.29% 25
North of England -64 18 £400 -13.51% 29
Midlands -60 14 £120 -73.33% 14
East Midlands -30 9 £540 -1.82% 3
Yorkshire -40 9 £300 -25.00% 11
North West -57 9 £450 -10.45% 16
East of England -33 8 £490 -2.73% 5
South West -56 6 £638 -8.93% 3
West Midlands -51 5 £120 -65.71% 11
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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 87 (46.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 77 (41.40%) GDPR
3 60 (32.26%) Information Security
4 56 (30.11%) Finance
4 56 (30.11%) Azure
5 52 (27.96%) Social Skills
6 47 (25.27%) Cybersecurity
7 45 (24.19%) AWS
8 43 (23.12%) Windows
8 43 (23.12%) NIST
9 40 (21.51%) CISSP
10 38 (20.43%) Firewall
10 38 (20.43%) Agile Software Development
11 36 (19.35%) CISM
12 32 (17.20%) DNS
13 30 (16.13%) Active Directory
14 29 (15.59%) ITIL
14 29 (15.59%) Risk Management
15 27 (14.52%) Microsoft
16 26 (13.98%) Management Information System
16 26 (13.98%) TOGAF
17 24 (12.90%) Linux
17 24 (12.90%) SQL
17 24 (12.90%) COBIT
18 23 (12.37%) OWASP
18 23 (12.37%) SaaS
18 23 (12.37%) Security Management
19 22 (11.83%) Data Security
19 22 (11.83%) CISA
19 22 (11.83%) Data Protection

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 9 (4.84%) JBoss
1 9 (4.84%) NetWeaver
1 9 (4.84%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.61%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.61%) IBM Notes
2 3 (1.61%) IIS
2 3 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.08%) Apache
3 2 (1.08%) nginx
4 1 (0.54%) Confluence
4 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (7.53%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (4.30%) Shopify
3 2 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.54%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 56 (30.11%) Azure
2 45 (24.19%) AWS
3 23 (12.37%) SaaS
4 20 (10.75%) Microsoft 365
5 19 (10.22%) IaaS
6 14 (7.53%) PaaS
7 12 (6.45%) Serverless
8 9 (4.84%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 9 (4.84%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 8 (4.30%) Amazon S3
10 7 (3.76%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (3.23%) Amazon ECS
11 6 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
11 6 (3.23%) GCP
11 6 (3.23%) Power Platform
12 5 (2.69%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (2.15%) Amazon SQS
13 4 (2.15%) AWS Fargate
13 4 (2.15%) Azure Functions
14 3 (1.61%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 38 (20.43%) Firewall
2 32 (17.20%) DNS
3 19 (10.22%) DHCP
3 19 (10.22%) VPN
3 19 (10.22%) WAN
4 16 (8.60%) Internet
5 12 (6.45%) Wireless
6 11 (5.91%) VLAN
7 10 (5.38%) LAN
7 10 (5.38%) MPLS
8 9 (4.84%) DMZ
8 9 (4.84%) PBX
8 9 (4.84%) SD-WAN
8 9 (4.84%) Skype
8 9 (4.84%) TCP/IP
8 9 (4.84%) VoIP
9 8 (4.30%) Network Security
10 6 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (2.69%) SSL
12 2 (1.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.38%) MySQL
3 9 (4.84%) Azure SQL Database
3 9 (4.84%) DB2
3 9 (4.84%) SAP HANA
4 7 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (3.23%) Power BI
6 5 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.61%) Big Data
7 3 (1.61%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.61%) Tableau
8 1 (0.54%) Amazon Aurora
8 1 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.54%) HBase
8 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.54%) Redis
8 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (4.30%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.61%) IDA Disassembler
2 3 (1.61%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.08%) GitLab
3 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.54%) Gradle
4 1 (0.54%) JIRA
4 1 (0.54%) JMeter
4 1 (0.54%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.54%) Selenium
4 1 (0.54%) Subversion
4 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
General
1 56 (30.11%) Finance
2 52 (27.96%) Social Skills
3 19 (10.22%) Retail
4 12 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.84%) Influencing Skills
6 8 (4.30%) Presentation Skills
7 7 (3.76%) Public Sector
8 6 (3.23%) Banking
9 5 (2.69%) Legal
10 4 (2.15%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (1.08%) Advertising
11 2 (1.08%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 2 (1.08%) Marketing
11 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.54%) Automotive
12 1 (0.54%) Front Office
12 1 (0.54%) Games
12 1 (0.54%) Law
12 1 (0.54%) Local Government
12 1 (0.54%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 39 (20.97%) Architect
2 23 (12.37%) Consultant
3 22 (11.83%) Solutions Architect
4 18 (9.68%) Security Consultant
5 13 (6.99%) Security Manager
6 12 (6.45%) Analyst
6 12 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
6 12 (6.45%) Security Engineer
7 9 (4.84%) Designer
8 8 (4.30%) Solutions Designer
9 7 (3.76%) Infrastructure Designer
9 7 (3.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.76%) IT Architect
9 7 (3.76%) IT Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (3.76%) IT Manager
9 7 (3.76%) Security Architect
10 6 (3.23%) Administrator
10 6 (3.23%) Azure Administrator
10 6 (3.23%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 6 (3.23%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.99%) Middleware
2 12 (6.45%) Web Services
3 9 (4.84%) SAP Basis
4 8 (4.30%) CSS
4 8 (4.30%) CSS3
4 8 (4.30%) HTML
4 8 (4.30%) jQuery
4 8 (4.30%) Symfony
5 7 (3.76%) JSON
6 6 (3.23%) .NET
7 5 (2.69%) .NET Core
7 5 (2.69%) RESTful
8 4 (2.15%) HTML5
8 4 (2.15%) XML
9 3 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (1.61%) Kafka
9 3 (1.61%) SailPoint
9 3 (1.61%) SAML
9 3 (1.61%) Spark Streaming
10 1 (0.54%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.98%) Management Information System
2 18 (9.68%) Public Cloud
3 10 (5.38%) PKI
4 8 (4.30%) Data Structures
4 8 (4.30%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (2.69%) Cloud Native
5 5 (2.69%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.69%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.15%) Legacy Applications
7 3 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.61%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.08%) EPoS
8 2 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.08%) Legacy Systems
8 2 (1.08%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.08%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.08%) User Experience
9 1 (0.54%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 43 (23.12%) Windows
2 24 (12.90%) Linux
3 20 (10.75%) Windows Server
4 16 (8.60%) Unix
5 9 (4.84%) AIX
6 5 (2.69%) Android
7 4 (2.15%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.15%) VMS
7 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.61%) Windows Phone
8 3 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.08%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.08%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (32.26%) Information Security
2 47 (25.27%) Cybersecurity
3 38 (20.43%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (15.59%) ITIL
4 29 (15.59%) Risk Management
5 26 (13.98%) TOGAF
6 23 (12.37%) OWASP
6 23 (12.37%) Security Management
7 22 (11.83%) Data Protection
7 22 (11.83%) Data Security
8 21 (11.29%) Microservices
8 21 (11.29%) Service Management
9 20 (10.75%) Disaster Recovery
9 20 (10.75%) ISMS
10 19 (10.22%) DevOps
10 19 (10.22%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (9.68%) Computer Science
11 18 (9.68%) SIEM
12 17 (9.14%) Information Security Management
12 17 (9.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.90%) SQL
2 13 (6.99%) JavaScript
2 13 (6.99%) Python
3 12 (6.45%) C#
4 8 (4.30%) PHP
4 8 (4.30%) PowerShell
5 7 (3.76%) Java
6 5 (2.69%) Bash
7 3 (1.61%) Rust
8 2 (1.08%) Go
8 2 (1.08%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.54%) C
9 1 (0.54%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.54%) Perl
9 1 (0.54%) Ruby
9 1 (0.54%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 40 (21.51%) CISSP
2 36 (19.35%) CISM
3 22 (11.83%) CISA
4 21 (11.29%) Degree
5 16 (8.60%) CRISC
6 15 (8.06%) FFIEC
7 12 (6.45%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 9 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (4.30%) SC Cleared
9 8 (4.30%) Security Cleared
10 7 (3.76%) GIAC
10 7 (3.76%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 7 (3.76%) MCSE
10 7 (3.76%) PCI QSA
11 6 (3.23%) MCP
11 6 (3.23%) MCSA
11 6 (3.23%) PMI Certification
11 6 (3.23%) PMP
11 6 (3.23%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (46.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 77 (41.40%) GDPR
3 43 (23.12%) NIST
4 24 (12.90%) COBIT
5 21 (11.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (8.60%) GRC
7 14 (7.53%) SOC 2
8 12 (6.45%) Cyber Essentials
8 12 (6.45%) GLBA
9 11 (5.91%) HIPAA
10 8 (4.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (3.23%) NCSC
12 5 (2.69%) ISO 9001
13 4 (2.15%) Data Quality
13 4 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (2.15%) PSD2
13 4 (2.15%) SLA
14 3 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 2 (1.08%) QA
15 2 (1.08%) RMADS
System Software
1 30 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.60%) Docker
3 4 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.61%) VMware Server
5 2 (1.08%) DFS Replication
5 2 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.54%) NFS
6 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (8.60%) Kubernetes
2 11 (5.91%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 6 (3.23%) Terraform
4 4 (2.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (2.15%) RSA Archer
4 4 (2.15%) WSUS
5 2 (1.08%) Ansible
5 2 (1.08%) EdgeSight
5 2 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.08%) Puppet
5 2 (1.08%) SCCM
6 1 (0.54%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.54%) MIIS
6 1 (0.54%) Nagios
6 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.54%) Salt
6 1 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.54%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 27 (14.52%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.06%) Citrix
3 13 (6.99%) Oracle
4 12 (6.45%) Cisco
5 11 (5.91%) VMware
6 10 (5.38%) SAP
7 9 (4.84%) Red Hat
7 9 (4.84%) Software AG
8 8 (4.30%) PayPal
8 8 (4.30%) WorldPay
9 6 (3.23%) Okta
10 5 (2.69%) ForeScout
10 5 (2.69%) IBM
11 3 (1.61%) Apple
11 3 (1.61%) CyberArk
11 3 (1.61%) Databricks
11 3 (1.61%) Informatica
11 3 (1.61%) Rapid7
12 2 (1.08%) Gemalto
12 2 (1.08%) Google