Period
to 25 January 2020

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 25 January 2020 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
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 264 300 259
Rank change year-on-year +36 -41 -45
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 46 81 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.40% 0.51% 0.80%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.48% 4.07% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 50 61
South East median daily rate £450 £519 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.25% +25.76% -9.34%
10th Percentile £231 £318 £263
90th Percentile £613 £615 £588
England median daily rate £506 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +1.25% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.55 - £30.00

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 1,321 1,992 2,198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 11.56% 12.49% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 771 1,154 1,334
South East median daily rate £415 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £227 £232
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 60 65
South East median hourly rate £36.25 £20.54 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.51% -17.85% +43.43%
10th Percentile £13.63 £11.50 £12.76
90th Percentile £78.75 £55.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.05 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.54% +4.99% -11.11%

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020. 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 +17 27 £388 -31.72% 15
Berkshire -2 13 £475 - 12
Buckinghamshire +24 8 £488 -32.06% 3
Hampshire +20 8 £525 +31.25% 7
Oxfordshire +30 6 £225 -61.54%
Surrey +46 4 £300 -43.53% 7
East Sussex - 4 £625 - 3
West Sussex +15 2 £650 +20.93% 3
Kent +9 1 £350 -
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 22 (47.83%) GDPR
2 18 (39.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (28.26%) Firewall
3 13 (28.26%) Information Security
4 11 (23.91%) CISSP
4 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
5 10 (21.74%) DNS
5 10 (21.74%) Network Security
6 9 (19.57%) Azure
7 8 (17.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (17.39%) CISM
7 8 (17.39%) Degree
7 8 (17.39%) SIEM
7 8 (17.39%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (15.22%) AWS
8 7 (15.22%) Cisco
8 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
8 7 (15.22%) ITIL
8 7 (15.22%) Windows
8 7 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (13.04%) Network Virtualisation
9 6 (13.04%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 6 (13.04%) Linux
9 6 (13.04%) CheckPoint
9 6 (13.04%) CISA
9 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (13.04%) VLAN
9 6 (13.04%) Mobile App
10 5 (10.87%) Cybersecurity

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 4 (8.70%) Apache
2 2 (4.35%) IIS
2 2 (4.35%) JBoss
2 2 (4.35%) nginx
3 1 (2.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.57%) Azure
2 7 (15.22%) AWS
3 6 (13.04%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 3 (6.52%) IaaS
4 3 (6.52%) SaaS
5 1 (2.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.26%) Firewall
2 10 (21.74%) DNS
2 10 (21.74%) Network Security
3 6 (13.04%) VLAN
4 4 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (8.70%) IPsec
4 4 (8.70%) OSPF
4 4 (8.70%) VPN
5 3 (6.52%) Bluetooth
5 3 (6.52%) DHCP
5 3 (6.52%) NFC
5 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.52%) WAN
6 2 (4.35%) 3GPP
6 2 (4.35%) Internet
6 2 (4.35%) LAN
6 2 (4.35%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (4.35%) SSH
7 1 (2.17%) MPLS
7 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) MySQL
2 2 (4.35%) Big Data
2 2 (4.35%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.35%) MS Access
2 2 (4.35%) Redis
3 1 (2.17%) Data Lake
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.17%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.17%) JIRA
2 1 (2.17%) Postman
2 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 3 (6.52%) French Language
3 3 (6.52%) German Language
3 3 (6.52%) Public Sector
3 3 (6.52%) Retail
3 3 (6.52%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.17%) Billing
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (23.91%) Architect
2 9 (19.57%) Security Architect
3 8 (17.39%) Analyst
4 7 (15.22%) Administrator
5 6 (13.04%) Network Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Desktop Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Desktop Support
6 4 (8.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Network Support
6 4 (8.70%) Network Support Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) DBA
7 3 (6.52%) Development Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Information Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (6.52%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.52%) Security Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.52%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) Middleware
2 4 (8.70%) JSON
2 4 (8.70%) XML
3 2 (4.35%) SOAP
4 1 (2.17%) CSS
4 1 (2.17%) HTML
4 1 (2.17%) HTML5
4 1 (2.17%) jQuery
4 1 (2.17%) Laravel
4 1 (2.17%) RESTful
4 1 (2.17%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.04%) Mobile App
3 5 (10.87%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.52%) Chip and PIN
4 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.52%) iSeries
4 3 (6.52%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (4.35%) EPoS
5 2 (4.35%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.17%) Cloud Native
6 1 (2.17%) Clustering
6 1 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Windows
2 6 (13.04%) Linux
3 4 (8.70%) Unix
3 4 (8.70%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.52%) OS/400
4 3 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.35%) Debian
6 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) Information Security
2 8 (17.39%) SIEM
2 8 (17.39%) Vulnerability Management
3 7 (15.22%) ITIL
3 7 (15.22%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (13.04%) Network Virtualisation
5 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
5 5 (10.87%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (10.87%) Identity Access Management
5 5 (10.87%) Regulatory Compliance
5 5 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.70%) Data Encryption
6 4 (8.70%) High Availability
6 4 (8.70%) Network Design
6 4 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (8.70%) Project Delivery
6 4 (8.70%) Security Architecture
6 4 (8.70%) Security Management
7 3 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.17%) C
3 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.17%) Perl
3 1 (2.17%) PHP
3 1 (2.17%) Python
3 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) CISSP
2 8 (17.39%) CISM
2 8 (17.39%) Degree
3 6 (13.04%) CISA
4 5 (10.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (6.52%) CGEIT
5 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.35%) CCIE
6 2 (4.35%) CRISC
6 2 (4.35%) IISP
6 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.35%) SSCP
6 2 (4.35%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (2.17%) AWS Certification
7 1 (2.17%) CCNA
7 1 (2.17%) GIAC
7 1 (2.17%) Master's Degree
7 1 (2.17%) RHCE
7 1 (2.17%) RHCSA
7 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (47.83%) GDPR
2 18 (39.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (17.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (8.70%) NIST
5 2 (4.35%) COBIT
6 1 (2.17%) HIPAA
6 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (2.17%) NIST 800
6 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Ansible
1 2 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.35%) Puppet
2 1 (2.17%) Nessus
2 1 (2.17%) OSSEC
2 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (2.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.22%) Cisco
3 6 (13.04%) CheckPoint
4 5 (10.87%) Meraki
4 5 (10.87%) Qualys
5 4 (8.70%) VMware
6 3 (6.52%) Ingenico
6 3 (6.52%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.35%) Imperva
7 2 (4.35%) Oracle
7 2 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (4.35%) Varonis
8 1 (2.17%) Citrix
8 1 (2.17%) Dell
8 1 (2.17%) Demandware
8 1 (2.17%) Ericsson
8 1 (2.17%) Genesys
8 1 (2.17%) Jitterbit
8 1 (2.17%) Juniper
8 1 (2.17%) Nokia