Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 170 166
Rank change year-on-year -21 -4 +26
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 14 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.26% 0.38% 0.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.04% 2.65% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 3
Scotland median daily rate £550 £550 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +46.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £349 £313 £323
90th Percentile £864 £600 £478
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £30.00 £27.62
% change year-on-year - +8.62% -30.08%

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 685 718 553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.92% 14.43% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 411 315
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.93% +4.50%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £153
90th Percentile £538 £550 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 30 23
Scotland median hourly rate £17.75 £18.63 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.70% -25.50% -25.93%
10th Percentile £11.71 £13.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.05 £40.50
UK median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +8.80% -14.89% +4.44%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -9 11 £550 -8.33% 4
Falkirk - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £600 - 3
Stirling - 1 £225 -
PCI DSS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Banking
2 6 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (21.43%) CISSP
3 3 (21.43%) Information Security
3 3 (21.43%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (14.29%) Decision-Making
4 2 (14.29%) Contract Management
4 2 (14.29%) GDPR
4 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (14.29%) CISA
4 2 (14.29%) CISM
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 2 (14.29%) Legal
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) QA
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (7.14%) Time Management
5 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
5 1 (7.14%) PA-DSS
5 1 (7.14%) CGEIT
5 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (7.14%) CEH
5 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking

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 1 (7.14%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) BGP
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco ICM
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) VoIP
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
1 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
1 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Legal
4 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
4 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Information Security Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Payments Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Security Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Security Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Supplier Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Data Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Telephony Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Telephony Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (21.43%) Information Security
2 2 (14.29%) Contract Management
2 2 (14.29%) Decision-Making
2 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 1 (7.14%) Analytics
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.14%) Data Analytics
3 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
3 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (7.14%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) SIEM
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CISSP
2 2 (14.29%) CISA
2 2 (14.29%) CISM
3 1 (7.14%) CCA
3 1 (7.14%) CCIE
3 1 (7.14%) CCNP
3 1 (7.14%) CEH
3 1 (7.14%) CGEIT
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) CRISC
3 1 (7.14%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (14.29%) GDPR
3 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
3 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (7.14%) PA-DSS
3 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) Avaya
2 1 (7.14%) Genesys
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle