The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 27 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 129 123
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 0 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland - 0.61% 0.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category - 3.85% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 6
Median daily rate - £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.10%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 294 467 420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 13.40% 15.89% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 258 215
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £205 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.20% -2.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £15.30 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £19.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in Scotland