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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 2 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 155 195 201
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +6
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 8 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.22% 0.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.35% 2.40% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 8
Median daily rate £575 £494 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.45% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £450 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £625 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £446 £425
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.60 - -
PCI DSS
London

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
340 542 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.20% 9.28% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 417 426
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
Median hourly rate £85.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+256.25% +6.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.55 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+29.93% +3.85%

PCI DSS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing PCI DSS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 2 July 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 7 (46.67%) Information Security
2 6 (40.00%) Firewall
3 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) ITIL
4 4 (26.67%) Unix
4 4 (26.67%) Windows
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle
5 3 (20.00%) DB2
5 3 (20.00%) SSL
5 3 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) CISSP
5 3 (20.00%) Middleware
5 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (20.00%) Puppet
5 3 (20.00%) Ansible
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
6 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (13.33%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (13.33%) DevOps
6 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
6 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (13.33%) IBM
6 2 (13.33%) WebSphere

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
1 2 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) SSL
3 2 (13.33%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) SAN
3 2 (13.33%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) BGP
4 1 (6.67%) DHCP
4 1 (6.67%) DWDM
4 1 (6.67%) FCoE
4 1 (6.67%) HTTP
4 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
4 1 (6.67%) LAN
4 1 (6.67%) NAS
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security
4 1 (6.67%) OSPF
4 1 (6.67%) SNMP
4 1 (6.67%) SSH
4 1 (6.67%) VoIP
4 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) DB2
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (6.67%) MS Access
3 1 (6.67%) PowerPivot
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) French Language
2 2 (13.33%) German Language
2 2 (13.33%) Italian Language
2 2 (13.33%) Legal
2 2 (13.33%) Polish Language
2 2 (13.33%) Spanish Language
3 1 (6.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (13.33%) Analyst
1 2 (13.33%) AWS DevOps
1 2 (13.33%) AWS Engineer
1 2 (13.33%) Consultant
1 2 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (13.33%) Information Manager
1 2 (13.33%) Information Security Manager
1 2 (13.33%) Security Consultant
1 2 (13.33%) Security Manager
2 1 (6.67%) CIO
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) Excel Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) SAN Storage Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Data Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) 802.1X
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Flex
2 1 (6.67%) MDX
2 1 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) EMC Centera
2 1 (6.67%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (6.67%) EMC VNX
2 1 (6.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Unix
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) AIX
3 2 (13.33%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Linux
3 2 (13.33%) SUSE
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Information Security
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
4 2 (13.33%) Data Security
4 2 (13.33%) DevOps
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
4 2 (13.33%) ITSM
4 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (13.33%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) High Availability
5 1 (6.67%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
1 2 (13.33%) Korn
1 2 (13.33%) Perl
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
1 2 (13.33%) VBScript
2 1 (6.67%) C++
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) CISSP
2 2 (13.33%) CISM
2 2 (13.33%) CISMP
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) CISA
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) JNCIE
3 1 (6.67%) JNCIP
3 1 (6.67%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.67%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (13.33%) vSphere
2 1 (6.67%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Ansible
1 3 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) IBM
2 2 (13.33%) NetApp
2 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Avaya
3 1 (6.67%) Brocade
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) EMC
3 1 (6.67%) Extreme Networks
3 1 (6.67%) F5
3 1 (6.67%) Juniper
3 1 (6.67%) Tableau
3 1 (6.67%) WorldPay