The table below looks at the statistics for PCI DSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 175 190 203
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +13
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 19 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.36% 0.27% 0.34%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.27% 3.46% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 14
Average daily rate
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£500 £525 £515
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £395 £426
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £810 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
445 462 599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.46% 7.85% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 329 450
Average daily rate £450 £472 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% -0.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 9
Average hourly rate £22.63 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.40% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £12.56 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £20.40 £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

PCI DSS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

PCI DSS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PCI DSS across the City of London region.

PCI DSS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PCI DSS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

PCI DSS Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

PCI DSS
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS across the City of London region.

PCI DSS Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PCI DSS.

1 16 (50.00%) Information Security
2 14 (43.75%) Finance
3 12 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (34.38%) Firewall
5 9 (28.13%) ITIL
6 8 (25.00%) CISSP
7 7 (21.88%) Linux
7 7 (21.88%) CISM
7 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (21.88%) WorldPay
8 6 (18.75%) SIEM
9 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
9 5 (15.63%) Project Management
9 5 (15.63%) Windows
9 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
9 5 (15.63%) LAN
9 5 (15.63%) WAN
9 5 (15.63%) DNS
9 5 (15.63%) Cisco
9 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
9 5 (15.63%) Data Protection
9 5 (15.63%) Puppet
10 4 (12.50%) Security Architecture
10 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
10 4 (12.50%) DevOps
10 4 (12.50%) Patch Management
10 4 (12.50%) COBIT
10 4 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PCI DSS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.13%) IIS
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (34.38%) Firewall
2 5 (15.63%) DNS
2 5 (15.63%) LAN
2 5 (15.63%) WAN
3 3 (9.38%) HTTP
3 3 (9.38%) SSL
3 3 (9.38%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (9.38%) Junos
4 2 (6.25%) Network Security
4 2 (6.25%) Internet
4 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.25%) VPN
5 1 (3.13%) Wireless
5 1 (3.13%) SSH
5 1 (3.13%) Wireless Security
5 1 (3.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) MySQL
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.25%) Mercurial
2 2 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 14 (43.75%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.25%) Legal
4 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Consultant
2 5 (15.63%) Security Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Network Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Security Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Security Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Security Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Information Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Information Security Manager
4 2 (6.25%) IT Security Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) IT Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) IT Security Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Security Specialist
5 1 (3.13%) Network Support
5 1 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.63%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.38%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (6.25%) SCADA
5 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Linux
2 5 (15.63%) Windows
3 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (3.13%) AIX
4 1 (3.13%) Solaris
4 1 (3.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Information Security
2 9 (28.13%) ITIL
3 6 (18.75%) SIEM
4 5 (15.63%) Project Management
4 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
4 5 (15.63%) Data Protection
5 4 (12.50%) Security Architecture
5 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.50%) DevOps
5 4 (12.50%) Patch Management
6 3 (9.38%) Information Security Management
6 3 (9.38%) Security Management
6 3 (9.38%) Migration
6 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
6 3 (9.38%) Change Management
6 3 (9.38%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) Java
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) Go
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) CISSP
2 7 (21.88%) CISM
3 4 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (9.38%) CCIE
4 3 (9.38%) CEH
4 3 (9.38%) JNCIP
4 3 (9.38%) JNCIE
5 2 (6.25%) Degree
5 2 (6.25%) PCI QSA
5 2 (6.25%) PMP
5 2 (6.25%) PMI Certification
5 2 (6.25%) CISA
6 1 (3.13%) CCNP
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) CRISC
6 1 (3.13%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (12.50%) COBIT
3 3 (9.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (6.25%) COSO
5 1 (3.13%) BS7799
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.25%) Squid
1 2 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Puppet
2 2 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.25%) Ansible
2 2 (6.25%) Salt
3 1 (3.13%) AirWatch
3 1 (3.13%) Control-M
3 1 (3.13%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) WorldPay
2 5 (15.63%) Cisco
3 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.50%) Juniper
4 3 (9.38%) Fortinet
4 3 (9.38%) Aruba
4 3 (9.38%) F5
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle
5 2 (6.25%) HP
5 2 (6.25%) Citrix
5 2 (6.25%) IBM
5 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.13%) Symantec
6 1 (3.13%) Websense
6 1 (3.13%) Tripwire
6 1 (3.13%) BMC