Period
to 25 August 2019

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 August 2019 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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 271 267 241
Rank change year-on-year -4 -26 -27
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 74 116 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.51% 0.69% 0.79%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.25% 5.34% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 89 81
South East median daily rate £500 £520 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +13.66% +1.67%
10th Percentile £405 £379 £325
90th Percentile £635 £663 £560
England median daily rate £535 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £20.11 £85.00 -
% change year-on-year -76.35% - -

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 1,742 2,174 1,983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.03% 13.02% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 1,232 1,205
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £210 £238 £250
90th Percentile £588 £617 £563
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 81 63
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% +18.42% +8.57%
10th Percentile £15.75 £10.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.50 £49.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% +17.50% -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 August 2019.

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 August 2019. 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 +12 35 £500 -3.85% 11
Berkshire +5 31 £500 +11.11% 3
Hampshire -18 16 £475 -4.95% 12
East Sussex +5 11 £500 +25.00% 1
Surrey +12 5 £600 +9.09% 4
West Sussex +17 4 £569 +5.81%
Buckinghamshire +14 4 £563 -31.82% 3
Kent 0 3 £500 -
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 34 (45.95%) Information Security
2 33 (44.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (36.49%) NIST
4 22 (29.73%) Linux
4 22 (29.73%) CISSP
5 21 (28.38%) Security Architecture
6 20 (27.03%) CISM
6 20 (27.03%) GDPR
7 19 (25.68%) Java
8 18 (24.32%) Cybersecurity
9 17 (22.97%) Azure
9 17 (22.97%) AWS
9 17 (22.97%) DevOps
10 16 (21.62%) Windows
11 15 (20.27%) ITIL
11 15 (20.27%) Telecoms
12 14 (18.92%) Network Security
12 14 (18.92%) Data Centre
13 13 (17.57%) Risk Management
14 12 (16.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 12 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (16.22%) Internet
14 12 (16.22%) Microsoft
14 12 (16.22%) Puppet
15 11 (14.86%) SIEM
15 11 (14.86%) Business Continuity
15 11 (14.86%) Identity Access Management
15 11 (14.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 10 (13.51%) Kubernetes

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 8 (10.81%) Apache
1 8 (10.81%) JBoss
2 2 (2.70%) Confluence
2 2 (2.70%) IIS
3 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (9.46%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 17 (22.97%) AWS
1 17 (22.97%) Azure
2 8 (10.81%) SaaS
3 7 (9.46%) IaaS
4 4 (5.41%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (5.41%) OpenShift
4 4 (5.41%) Serverless
5 2 (2.70%) Akamai
6 1 (1.35%) GCP
6 1 (1.35%) Office 365
6 1 (1.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.92%) Network Security
2 12 (16.22%) Internet
3 10 (13.51%) Firewall
4 9 (12.16%) DNS
5 7 (9.46%) 3GPP
6 6 (8.11%) Software-Defined Networking
7 5 (6.76%) iSCSI
7 5 (6.76%) SSL
7 5 (6.76%) WAN
8 4 (5.41%) LAN
9 3 (4.05%) MPLS
10 2 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (1.35%) DHCP
11 1 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (1.35%) IPsec
11 1 (1.35%) NAS
11 1 (1.35%) NFC
11 1 (1.35%) PBX
11 1 (1.35%) VLAN
11 1 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) Big Data
2 2 (2.70%) DB2
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.35%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.35%) MS Access
3 1 (1.35%) MySQL
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.35%) Redis
3 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.41%) Burp Suite
2 4 (5.41%) sqlmap
3 3 (4.05%) Artifactory
3 3 (4.05%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.05%) JIRA
4 2 (2.70%) DbUnit
4 2 (2.70%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.70%) JUnit
4 2 (2.70%) Maven
4 2 (2.70%) Subversion
5 1 (1.35%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (20.27%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.76%) Finance
3 4 (5.41%) Legal
3 4 (5.41%) Retail
4 2 (2.70%) Law
5 1 (1.35%) Automotive
5 1 (1.35%) Back Office
5 1 (1.35%) French Language
5 1 (1.35%) German Language
5 1 (1.35%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (22.97%) Architect
2 14 (18.92%) Security Architect
3 10 (13.51%) Analyst
4 9 (12.16%) Security Analyst
5 8 (10.81%) Consultant
5 8 (10.81%) Security Engineer
6 7 (9.46%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 6 (8.11%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) Network Security Architect
7 6 (8.11%) Security Consultant
8 5 (6.76%) Network Architect
9 4 (5.41%) Security Specialist
9 4 (5.41%) Strategy Architect
10 3 (4.05%) Development Manager
10 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) Middleware Engineer
11 2 (2.70%) Applications Engineer
11 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Security Architect
11 2 (2.70%) IT Security Officer
11 2 (2.70%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.16%) Middleware
2 8 (10.81%) JSON
2 8 (10.81%) XML
3 6 (8.11%) Spring
4 5 (6.76%) AngularJS
4 5 (6.76%) React
5 4 (5.41%) .NET
5 4 (5.41%) jQuery
5 4 (5.41%) OAuth
5 4 (5.41%) Web Services
6 3 (4.05%) REST
7 2 (2.70%) HTML
7 2 (2.70%) JSP
7 2 (2.70%) Spring Boot
8 1 (1.35%) Apache Cordova
8 1 (1.35%) LDAP
8 1 (1.35%) PhoneGap
8 1 (1.35%) React Native
8 1 (1.35%) SAML
8 1 (1.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.92%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.81%) Mobile App
3 7 (9.46%) Management Information System
3 7 (9.46%) Virtual Team
4 6 (8.11%) N-Tier
5 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (6.76%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (5.41%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.70%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.70%) PKI
7 2 (2.70%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.35%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.35%) IVR
8 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.35%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (1.35%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.35%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 22 (29.73%) Linux
2 16 (21.62%) Windows
3 9 (12.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (10.81%) Solaris
5 4 (5.41%) Android
5 4 (5.41%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.70%) Unix
6 2 (2.70%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (45.95%) Information Security
2 21 (28.38%) Security Architecture
3 18 (24.32%) Cybersecurity
4 17 (22.97%) DevOps
5 15 (20.27%) ITIL
6 13 (17.57%) Risk Management
7 12 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (14.86%) Business Continuity
8 11 (14.86%) Identity Access Management
8 11 (14.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 11 (14.86%) SIEM
9 10 (13.51%) Vulnerability Management
10 9 (12.16%) Configuration Management
10 9 (12.16%) Microservices
11 8 (10.81%) Capacity Management
11 8 (10.81%) Data Protection
11 8 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (10.81%) Load Balancing
11 8 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.68%) Java
2 7 (9.46%) Python
3 6 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.76%) C#
4 5 (6.76%) SQL
5 4 (5.41%) Apple Swift
5 4 (5.41%) Objective-C
5 4 (5.41%) PHP
5 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.05%) Perl
7 2 (2.70%) Go
Qualifications
1 22 (29.73%) CISSP
2 20 (27.03%) CISM
3 10 (13.51%) CISA
4 9 (12.16%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (9.46%) CCIE
5 7 (9.46%) CRISC
6 4 (5.41%) Degree
7 3 (4.05%) PCI QSA
7 3 (4.05%) RHCSA
8 2 (2.70%) IISP
8 2 (2.70%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 1 (1.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (1.35%) CEH
9 1 (1.35%) CLAS
9 1 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.35%) CREST Certified
9 1 (1.35%) Master's Degree
9 1 (1.35%) MCTS
9 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (44.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (36.49%) NIST
3 20 (27.03%) GDPR
4 12 (16.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (2.70%) SLA
7 1 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (1.35%) GAMP
7 1 (1.35%) HIPAA
7 1 (1.35%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (1.35%) ISO 22301
7 1 (1.35%) ISO 31000
7 1 (1.35%) ISO 9001
7 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (1.35%) NIST 800
7 1 (1.35%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 8 (10.81%) Docker
2 4 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.41%) NFS
3 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.35%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (16.22%) Puppet
2 10 (13.51%) Kubernetes
3 8 (10.81%) Ansible
3 8 (10.81%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (4.05%) HAProxy
4 3 (4.05%) Terraform
5 1 (1.35%) IBM Guardium
5 1 (1.35%) Nessus
5 1 (1.35%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 12 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.81%) Red Hat
3 4 (5.41%) Black Duck
3 4 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (5.41%) SAP
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle
4 3 (4.05%) VMware
5 2 (2.70%) Imperva
5 2 (2.70%) Sony
6 1 (1.35%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.35%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (1.35%) CA
6 1 (1.35%) Google
6 1 (1.35%) McAfee
6 1 (1.35%) Polycom
6 1 (1.35%) Qualys
6 1 (1.35%) Remedy
6 1 (1.35%) Splunk
6 1 (1.35%) Trend Micro
6 1 (1.35%) Tripwire