Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 172 178
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6 0
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 19 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.38% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.61% 1.63% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 7
Scotland median daily rate £550 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.67% -11.76% +18.06%
10th Percentile £313 £323 £309
90th Percentile £600 £478 £512
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £27.62 £39.51
% change year-on-year +8.62% -30.08% -12.21%

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 728 553 803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.48% 12.83% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 315 403
Scotland median daily rate £375 £360 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -10.00%
10th Percentile £170 £153 £180
90th Percentile £546 £492 £488
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 23 13
Scotland median hourly rate £18.63 £25.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.50% -23.08% +54.76%
10th Percentile £13.00 £16.25 £16.45
90th Percentile £45.05 £40.50 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.42% +1.49% +15.38%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +3 16 £600 -
Inverclyde -1 2 £325 -7.14%
Highlands - 1 - -
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 16 (84.21%) Degree
2 15 (78.95%) Risk Management
2 15 (78.95%) Finance
2 15 (78.95%) GDPR
3 13 (68.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (68.42%) GitLab
3 13 (68.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (68.42%) Git (software)
3 13 (68.42%) RESTful
3 13 (68.42%) Mockito
3 13 (68.42%) Cucumber
3 13 (68.42%) Puppet
3 13 (68.42%) GitHub
3 13 (68.42%) Jenkins
3 13 (68.42%) Payment Gateway
3 13 (68.42%) Scrum
3 13 (68.42%) Configuration Management
3 13 (68.42%) JMX
3 13 (68.42%) Java
3 13 (68.42%) Oracle
3 13 (68.42%) Web Services
3 13 (68.42%) Linux
3 13 (68.42%) SOA
3 13 (68.42%) JSON
3 13 (68.42%) Computer Science
3 13 (68.42%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (68.42%) Spring
3 13 (68.42%) Software Engineering
4 12 (63.16%) Microservices

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 (63.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.26%) SAS
Business Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 13 (68.42%) GitHub
2 2 (10.53%) SaaS
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon S3
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Firewall
1 3 (15.79%) Network Security
2 2 (10.53%) LAN
2 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) WAN
2 2 (10.53%) Wireless
3 1 (5.26%) IPsec
3 1 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Cucumber
1 13 (68.42%) Git (software)
1 13 (68.42%) GitLab
1 13 (68.42%) Jenkins
1 13 (68.42%) Mockito
General
1 15 (78.95%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Java Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Java Software Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Senior Java Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Senior Java Software Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Senior Software Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Software Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Java Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Software Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Web Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Security Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Compliance Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Information Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Information Risk Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Risk Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Security Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) JMX
1 13 (68.42%) JSON
1 13 (68.42%) RESTful
1 13 (68.42%) Spring
1 13 (68.42%) Web Services
2 12 (63.16%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (68.42%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Linux
1 13 (68.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Risk Management
2 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) Configuration Management
2 13 (68.42%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (68.42%) Scrum
2 13 (68.42%) SOA
2 13 (68.42%) Software Engineering
3 12 (63.16%) Microservices
4 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
5 8 (42.11%) Performance Measurement
6 5 (26.32%) High Availability
7 3 (15.79%) Information Security
7 3 (15.79%) ITIL
7 3 (15.79%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (10.53%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (10.53%) Information Security Management
8 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (10.53%) Security Management
8 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (84.21%) Degree
2 13 (68.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (10.53%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (78.95%) GDPR
2 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 13 (68.42%) Puppet
2 2 (10.53%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco
2 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
3 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.26%) Cloudera
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Teradata
3 1 (5.26%) Tripwire