Period
to 14 August 2018

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 6 months to 14 August 2018 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
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 170 189
Rank change year-on-year -32 +19 -3
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 8 3 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.15% 0.069% 0.45%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.06% 0.54% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 11
Scotland median daily rate £378 £325 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.15% -35.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £213 £313 £325
90th Percentile £575 £468 £525
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £458
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £85.00 - £27.61

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 Scotland with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 752 557 783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.69% 12.84% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 312 430
Scotland median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -
10th Percentile £185 £150 £162
90th Percentile £550 £513 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £410
% change year-on-year +1.12% +8.54% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 14
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.69% -42.96%
10th Percentile £10.58 £13.00 £13.13
90th Percentile £46.00 £42.50 £34.10
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +4.41%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS in Scotland over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in Scotland

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 14 August 2018. 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
Edinburgh -17 5 £405 -19.00% 1
Falkirk - 1 £225 -
Glasgow - 1 £225 - 2
Stirling - 1 £225 -
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 6 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) VoIP
3 3 (37.50%) ISO 9001
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Avaya
3 3 (37.50%) Genesys
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco ICM
3 3 (37.50%) CMS
3 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (37.50%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Contract Management
4 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (25.00%) Information Security
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (25.00%) CISSP
4 2 (25.00%) Legal
5 1 (12.50%) Validation
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) CISA
5 1 (12.50%) CISM
5 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) CRISC
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (12.50%) CGEIT
5 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
5 1 (12.50%) CEH

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (37.50%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco ICM
1 3 (37.50%) VoIP
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Information Security Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Security Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Security Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Senior Telephony Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Supplier Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Telephony Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Telephony Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (25.00%) Contract Management
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security
2 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Internal Audit
3 1 (12.50%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CISSP
2 1 (12.50%) CEH
2 1 (12.50%) CGEIT
2 1 (12.50%) CISA
2 1 (12.50%) CISM
2 1 (12.50%) CRISC
2 1 (12.50%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (37.50%) ISO 9001
3 1 (12.50%) GDPR
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Avaya
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
1 3 (37.50%) Genesys