The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 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 30 March 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)
South East / Middlesex
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 23 22
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1  
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 0.80% 1.26% 0.60%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.25% 12.50% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £450 £513 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.19% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +133.33%  

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 Middlesex with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 16 16 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 12.80% 10.06% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 15
Median daily rate £455 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +2.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Middlesex 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 Middlesex

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
1 3 (75.00%) SLA
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (75.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (75.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (75.00%) F5
1 3 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (75.00%) Software Licensing
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (75.00%) Network Security
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (75.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security Management
2 1 (25.00%) Security Management
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (25.00%) Internal Audit
2 1 (25.00%) ISMS
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Middlesex 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (75.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) Network Security
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) LAN Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) WAN Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Design Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Design Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Network Design Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Compliance Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Information Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (75.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (75.00%) Software Licensing
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security Management
2 1 (25.00%) Internal Audit
2 1 (25.00%) ISMS
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Security Management
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (75.00%) SLA
2 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) F5