The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 3 months to 24 June 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 56 71
Rank change year-on-year +6 +15  
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 9 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.44% 0.45% 0.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.18% 3.80% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Median daily rate £550 £500 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +81.81%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +13.09% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £24.23 -

PCI DSS is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 98 79 84
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 15.71% 11.97% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 38 40
Median daily rate £425 £425 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £220 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 11
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.93% -20.54%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing PCI DSS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in Hertfordshire

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PCI DSS in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in Hertfordshire

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Welwyn Garden City +9 6 £550 +37.50% 1
PCI DSS
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 10 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (83.33%) Data Centre
2 8 (66.67%) Programme Delivery
3 6 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
3 6 (50.00%) Threat Intelligence
3 6 (50.00%) Compliance Management
3 6 (50.00%) Risk and Compliance Management
3 6 (50.00%) Performance Management
3 6 (50.00%) Security Architecture
3 6 (50.00%) Splunk
3 6 (50.00%) Portfolio Management
3 6 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 3 (25.00%) CCIE
4 3 (25.00%) CCNP
4 3 (25.00%) CCDP
4 3 (25.00%) CISSP
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (25.00%) Juniper
4 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (25.00%) Firewall
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) CCSE
4 3 (25.00%) Local Government
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) GPG13
4 3 (25.00%) Compliance Audit
4 3 (25.00%) Presales

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
1 3 (25.00%) Local Government
2 2 (16.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Splunk Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Consultant
2 5 (41.67%) Security Consultant
2 5 (41.67%) Security Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Applications Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Security Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Dashboard Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 10 (83.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Programme Delivery
2 6 (50.00%) Compliance Management
2 6 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 6 (50.00%) Portfolio Management
2 6 (50.00%) Risk and Compliance Management
2 6 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 6 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
2 6 (50.00%) Threat Intelligence
2 6 (50.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Compliance Audit
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (25.00%) Presales
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Change Control
4 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 2 (16.67%) Security Operations
4 2 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Perl
1 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CCDP
1 3 (25.00%) CCIE
1 3 (25.00%) CCNP
1 3 (25.00%) CCSE
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (25.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (25.00%) GPG13
3 2 (16.67%) GDPR
3 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Splunk
2 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) CyberArk
2 3 (25.00%) Juniper
2 3 (25.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (16.67%) Computacenter
3 2 (16.67%) F5
3 2 (16.67%) FireEye
3 2 (16.67%) Forcepoint
3 2 (16.67%) McAfee
3 2 (16.67%) Sourcefire
3 2 (16.67%) Symantec
4 1 (8.33%) Aruba