Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 168 190
Rank change year-on-year 0 +22 -16
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 22 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.45% 0.027% 0.13%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.97% 0.24% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Scotland median daily rate £600 - £410
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £35.75 £52.50
% change year-on-year +25.87% -31.90% +87.50%

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 741 425 706
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.09% 11.32% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 241 364
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £190 £149 £188
90th Percentile £538 £488 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 13
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% -2.22%
10th Percentile £13.90 £16.78 £10.60
90th Percentile £48.67 £40.43 £39.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year - -15.69% +18.60%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -15 17 £600 - 1
Glasgow - 3 - - 2
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 16 (72.73%) Risk Management
2 15 (68.18%) Finance
2 15 (68.18%) GDPR
3 14 (63.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (63.64%) Java
3 14 (63.64%) Linux
3 14 (63.64%) Degree
3 14 (63.64%) Computer Science
4 13 (59.09%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (59.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (59.09%) JSON
4 13 (59.09%) Spring
4 13 (59.09%) Software Engineering
4 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (59.09%) Scrum
4 13 (59.09%) Web Services
4 13 (59.09%) SOA
4 13 (59.09%) Configuration Management
4 13 (59.09%) JMX
4 13 (59.09%) Payment Gateway
4 13 (59.09%) GitLab
4 13 (59.09%) Git (software)
4 13 (59.09%) RESTful
4 13 (59.09%) Mockito
4 13 (59.09%) Cucumber
4 13 (59.09%) Puppet
4 13 (59.09%) GitHub
4 13 (59.09%) Jenkins
5 12 (54.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 12 (54.55%) REST

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 12 (54.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (59.09%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 13 (59.09%) GitHub
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Firewall
1 1 (4.55%) IPsec
1 1 (4.55%) Network Security
1 1 (4.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (59.09%) Cucumber
1 13 (59.09%) Git (software)
1 13 (59.09%) GitLab
1 13 (59.09%) Jenkins
1 13 (59.09%) Mockito
General
1 15 (68.18%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Java Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Consultant
3 5 (22.73%) Java Software Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Senior Java Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Senior Java Software Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Senior Software Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Software Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Java Consultant
4 4 (18.18%) Software Consultant
4 4 (18.18%) Web Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Compliance Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Data Migration Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Designer
6 1 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Migration Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Security Compliance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (59.09%) JMX
1 13 (59.09%) JSON
1 13 (59.09%) RESTful
1 13 (59.09%) Spring
1 13 (59.09%) Web Services
2 12 (54.55%) REST
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (63.64%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Linux
2 13 (59.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Risk Management
2 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) Configuration Management
2 13 (59.09%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (59.09%) Scrum
2 13 (59.09%) SOA
2 13 (59.09%) Software Engineering
3 12 (54.55%) Microservices
4 9 (40.91%) Test Automation
5 8 (36.36%) Performance Measurement
6 5 (22.73%) High Availability
7 3 (13.64%) Information Security
8 2 (9.09%) Information Security Management
8 2 (9.09%) ISMS
8 2 (9.09%) Security Management
8 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (4.55%) Change Management
9 1 (4.55%) GAP Analysis
9 1 (4.55%) Migration
9 1 (4.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) C
2 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) Computer Science Degree
1 14 (63.64%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) CISM
2 3 (13.64%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (68.18%) GDPR
2 4 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 13 (59.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Splunk
2 1 (4.55%) Tripwire