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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 135 181 196
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +15
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 13 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.28% 0.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.96% 3.04% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 7
Average daily rate £350 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £319 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -
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
328 460 606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.44% 9.06% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 336 418
Average daily rate £475 £445 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.74% -5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £578 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Average hourly rate £26.75 £30.13 £18.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.20% +66.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £19.23 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £41.03 £23.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.75 £22.50 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+90.00% +31.19%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016, 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 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Information Security
2 7 (35.00%) Cisco
3 6 (30.00%) CISSP
3 6 (30.00%) Information Security Management
3 6 (30.00%) Security Management
3 6 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (25.00%) Degree
4 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) Firewall
4 5 (25.00%) Legal
4 5 (25.00%) DNS
4 5 (25.00%) SQL
4 5 (25.00%) Oracle
4 5 (25.00%) Linux
4 5 (25.00%) Network Security
5 4 (20.00%) PCI QSA
5 4 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 4 (20.00%) WorldPay
5 4 (20.00%) ITIL
5 4 (20.00%) Unix
5 4 (20.00%) Windows
5 4 (20.00%) Java
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) CCIE
5 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (15.00%) CISA

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 2 (10.00%) Confluence
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) SoftLayer
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) DNS
1 5 (25.00%) Firewall
1 5 (25.00%) Network Security
2 3 (15.00%) LAN
2 3 (15.00%) WAN
3 2 (10.00%) BGP
3 2 (10.00%) DHCP
3 2 (10.00%) iSCSI
3 2 (10.00%) OSPF
3 2 (10.00%) SNMP
3 2 (10.00%) SSL
3 2 (10.00%) VoIP
3 2 (10.00%) VPN
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.00%) Junos
4 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.00%) DB2
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) VLDB
3 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (5.00%) MS Access
3 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.00%) PowerPivot
3 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.00%) JUnit
2 1 (5.00%) Maven
2 1 (5.00%) MSTest
2 1 (5.00%) NUnit
2 1 (5.00%) Selenium
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Back Office
3 1 (5.00%) Billing
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Network Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Network Project Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Network Security Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Security Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Security Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Security Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) DBA
3 2 (10.00%) Development DBA
3 2 (10.00%) Juniper Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Senior DBA
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Development DBA
3 2 (10.00%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Middleware
2 2 (10.00%) 802.1X
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) JSP
3 1 (5.00%) MDX
3 1 (5.00%) RESTful
3 1 (5.00%) SailPoint
3 1 (5.00%) Spring
3 1 (5.00%) Struts
3 1 (5.00%) WCF
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
3 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) Grid Computing
2 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) FlexPod
3 1 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Unix
2 4 (20.00%) Windows
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.00%) AIX
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (10.00%) SUSE
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Information Security
2 6 (30.00%) Information Security Management
2 6 (30.00%) Security Management
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (20.00%) ITIL
5 3 (15.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (15.00%) Project Management
5 3 (15.00%) Security Architecture
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (10.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (10.00%) Migration
6 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (10.00%) Physical Data Model
6 2 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (10.00%) Korn
4 2 (10.00%) Perl
4 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (10.00%) VBScript
5 1 (5.00%) C#
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) CISSP
2 5 (25.00%) Degree
3 4 (20.00%) CCIE
3 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (20.00%) PCI QSA
4 3 (15.00%) CCNA
4 3 (15.00%) CCNP
4 3 (15.00%) CISA
4 3 (15.00%) CISM
4 3 (15.00%) GIAC
4 3 (15.00%) GSEC
4 3 (15.00%) JNCIE
4 3 (15.00%) JNCIP
5 1 (5.00%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (10.00%) QA
3 1 (5.00%) COBIT
3 1 (5.00%) COSO
3 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) vSphere
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Puppet
2 2 (10.00%) Ansible
3 1 (5.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Cisco
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) WorldPay
4 3 (15.00%) Juniper
4 3 (15.00%) VMware
5 2 (10.00%) Avaya
5 2 (10.00%) IBM
5 2 (10.00%) NetApp
6 1 (5.00%) Aruba
6 1 (5.00%) F5
6 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.00%) Tableau