Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 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)
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 249 211 179
Rank change year-on-year -38 -32 +18
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 126 175 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.75% 1.05% 1.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.71% 8.84% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 115 143
South East median daily rate £425 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +2.78% -
10th Percentile £301 £352 £363
90th Percentile £555 £575 £578
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
South East median hourly rate - £35.75 -
England 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 the South East with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 2208 1980 2441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.12% 11.90% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1312 1134 1332
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.36% +10.57%
10th Percentile £231 £220 £214
90th Percentile £570 £563 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 103 113
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -7.19% +26.76%
10th Percentile £12.95 £11.63 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.08 £44.75 £60.93
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +2.27% +12.82%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the South East

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in the South East

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS in the South East over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in the South East

PCI DSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PCI DSS in the South East

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 24 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
Thames Valley -15 50 £520 +1.46% 3
Berkshire +15 42 £488 +30.00% 2
West Sussex -5 19 £441 +6.91%
Hampshire -29 19 £400 -11.11% 4
Surrey -24 14 £380 -20.00% 2
Kent -2 6 £350 -12.50% 2
Buckinghamshire -28 6 £523 -0.48% 1
Sussex - 5 £475 -
East Sussex +3 4 £413 -2.94%
Middlesex +6 2 £475 -1.30%
Oxfordshire 0 2 £485 -7.62%
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 74 (58.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 67 (53.17%) Information Security
3 64 (50.79%) CISSP
4 54 (42.86%) CISM
5 34 (26.98%) COBIT
6 30 (23.81%) GDPR
7 28 (22.22%) Firewall
8 27 (21.43%) Data Protection
9 25 (19.84%) CISA
9 25 (19.84%) Finance
10 24 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (17.46%) Legal
12 19 (15.08%) Project Management
12 19 (15.08%) Windows
12 19 (15.08%) Cybersecurity
13 18 (14.29%) Risk Management
13 18 (14.29%) Management Information System
14 17 (13.49%) Linux
15 16 (12.70%) Security Management
16 15 (11.90%) Telecoms
16 15 (11.90%) Degree
16 15 (11.90%) IT Audit
17 14 (11.11%) Data Centre
18 13 (10.32%) Data Privacy
18 13 (10.32%) Red Hat
18 13 (10.32%) DNS
19 12 (9.52%) ITIL
19 12 (9.52%) SSCP
19 12 (9.52%) Intranet
19 12 (9.52%) Network Security

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 10 (7.94%) Apache
1 10 (7.94%) Tomcat
2 9 (7.14%) JBoss
3 3 (2.38%) IIS
4 2 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (7.94%) Mimecast
2 8 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.97%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.17%) SaaS
5 1 (0.79%) npm
5 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (22.22%) Firewall
2 13 (10.32%) DNS
3 12 (9.52%) Intranet
3 12 (9.52%) Network Security
4 11 (8.73%) TCP/IP
5 8 (6.35%) LDAP
6 5 (3.97%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (3.97%) DHCP
6 5 (3.97%) VPN
7 4 (3.17%) Asterisk PBX
7 4 (3.17%) CTI
7 4 (3.17%) HTTP
7 4 (3.17%) HTTPS
7 4 (3.17%) IPsec
7 4 (3.17%) PBX
7 4 (3.17%) RTP
7 4 (3.17%) Softphone
7 4 (3.17%) SSH
7 4 (3.17%) Unified Communications
7 4 (3.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.59%) MySQL
1 2 (1.59%) Relational Database
1 2 (1.59%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.59%) Star Schema
2 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.97%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.17%) JIRA
3 1 (0.79%) Bower
3 1 (0.79%) Grunt
3 1 (0.79%) gulp
3 1 (0.79%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.79%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (0.79%) Moq
3 1 (0.79%) NUnit
General
1 25 (19.84%) Finance
2 22 (17.46%) Legal
3 15 (11.90%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.76%) Marketing
5 4 (3.17%) Publishing
6 3 (2.38%) Banking
6 3 (2.38%) Retail
7 2 (1.59%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.79%) Electronics
8 1 (0.79%) Law
8 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (26.19%) Analyst
2 22 (17.46%) Security Analyst
3 16 (12.70%) Consultant
4 15 (11.90%) Security Specialist
5 13 (10.32%) Project Manager
6 12 (9.52%) Security Manager
7 11 (8.73%) Architect
8 10 (7.94%) Compliance Specialist
9 8 (6.35%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 8 (6.35%) Information Analyst
9 8 (6.35%) Information Security Analyst
9 8 (6.35%) Security Consultant
10 7 (5.56%) Security Architect
11 6 (4.76%) Compliance Analyst
11 6 (4.76%) Security Compliance Analyst
11 6 (4.76%) Security Compliance Specialist
11 6 (4.76%) Security Engineer
12 5 (3.97%) Information Manager
12 5 (3.97%) Information Security Manager
12 5 (3.97%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.97%) Middleware
2 4 (3.17%) JTAPI
2 4 (3.17%) RFC 2833
2 4 (3.17%) TAPI
2 4 (3.17%) Web Services
3 3 (2.38%) HTML
4 1 (0.79%) .NET
4 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.79%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.79%) CSS
4 1 (0.79%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.79%) jQuery
4 1 (0.79%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.79%) OAuth
4 1 (0.79%) OpenID
4 1 (0.79%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 14 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 11 (8.73%) CESG
4 4 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.17%) PMI
4 4 (3.17%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.59%) CCTV
6 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.59%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.59%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.59%) PKI
6 2 (1.59%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.59%) Smart Energy
7 1 (0.79%) Clustering
7 1 (0.79%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.08%) Windows
2 17 (13.49%) Linux
3 10 (7.94%) Unix
4 9 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 8 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.17%) Debian
7 4 (3.17%) Fedora
7 4 (3.17%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (53.17%) Information Security
2 27 (21.43%) Data Protection
3 24 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (15.08%) Cybersecurity
4 19 (15.08%) Project Management
5 18 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 16 (12.70%) Security Management
7 15 (11.90%) IT Audit
8 13 (10.32%) Data Privacy
9 12 (9.52%) ITIL
9 12 (9.52%) SIEM
9 12 (9.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 11 (8.73%) Business Continuity
10 11 (8.73%) Data Security
11 10 (7.94%) Incident Management
11 10 (7.94%) ISMS
11 10 (7.94%) Security Operations
12 9 (7.14%) Time Management
13 8 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (6.35%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.14%) Perl
2 8 (6.35%) Python
3 5 (3.97%) SQL
4 4 (3.17%) Java
5 3 (2.38%) C#
6 2 (1.59%) Delphi
6 2 (1.59%) PHP
7 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (50.79%) CISSP
2 54 (42.86%) CISM
3 25 (19.84%) CISA
4 15 (11.90%) Degree
5 12 (9.52%) SSCP
6 11 (8.73%) SANS
7 9 (7.14%) PCI QSA
8 7 (5.56%) CRISC
9 6 (4.76%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 5 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (3.97%) ISACA
11 4 (3.17%) GCIH
11 4 (3.17%) GIAC
11 4 (3.17%) PMI Certification
11 4 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (3.17%) Security Cleared
12 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (2.38%) RHCSA
13 2 (1.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 2 (1.59%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (58.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (26.98%) COBIT
3 30 (23.81%) GDPR
4 10 (7.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (6.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 7 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (3.17%) ISO 22301
8 4 (3.17%) ISO 31000
8 4 (3.17%) PA-DSS
8 4 (3.17%) SLA
9 2 (1.59%) ISO 9001
9 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.79%) AS 2805
10 1 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.79%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 8 (6.35%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.59%) UAG
5 1 (0.79%) Snort
5 1 (0.79%) XenApp
5 1 (0.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (7.14%) Puppet
1 9 (7.14%) Red Hat Satellite
2 4 (3.17%) SELinux
2 4 (3.17%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.79%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.79%) QRadar
3 1 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (10.32%) Red Hat
2 11 (8.73%) Splunk
3 10 (7.94%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.94%) Qualys
3 10 (7.94%) Tufin
4 9 (7.14%) Cisco
4 9 (7.14%) VMware
5 5 (3.97%) Citrix
6 3 (2.38%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.38%) HP
6 3 (2.38%) Tripwire
7 2 (1.59%) F5
7 2 (1.59%) Forcepoint
7 2 (1.59%) Juniper
7 2 (1.59%) LogLogic
8 1 (0.79%) AlgoSec
8 1 (0.79%) ArcSight
8 1 (0.79%) Aruba
8 1 (0.79%) FireEye
8 1 (0.79%) LogRhythm