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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 185 199 213
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +14
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 15 29 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.25% 0.40% 0.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.27% 4.91% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 16
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% +21.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £348 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £830 £563 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £422 £423
% change year-on-year
+6.57% -0.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £28.64
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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
459 591 781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.77% 8.21% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 442 597
Average daily rate £472 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.63% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £618 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 17
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £13.97 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £67.50 £50.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -16.66%

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 15 September 2014.

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 15 September 2014, 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 10 (35.71%) CISSP
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 9 (32.14%) Information Security
3 8 (28.57%) Firewall
3 8 (28.57%) ITIL
4 6 (21.43%) Cisco
4 6 (21.43%) CCIE
4 6 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (21.43%) Retail
5 5 (17.86%) JNCIP
5 5 (17.86%) JNCIE
5 5 (17.86%) CISM
5 5 (17.86%) Juniper
5 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
5 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
5 5 (17.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (17.86%) Network Security
6 4 (14.29%) Security Architecture
6 4 (14.29%) ISACA
6 4 (14.29%) CCNP
6 4 (14.29%) DNS
6 4 (14.29%) Project Management
6 4 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 4 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Logistics
7 3 (10.71%) CCSE
7 3 (10.71%) Service Management
7 3 (10.71%) CISA
7 3 (10.71%) CCSA

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

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 1 (3.57%) IIS
1 1 (3.57%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Project
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) Firewall
2 5 (17.86%) Network Security
3 4 (14.29%) DNS
4 2 (7.14%) IPsec
4 2 (7.14%) Internet
4 2 (7.14%) OSPF
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (7.14%) Junos
4 2 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (3.57%) VLAN
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (3.57%) BGP
5 1 (3.57%) EIGRP
5 1 (3.57%) Extranet
5 1 (3.57%) MPLS
5 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.57%) SSH
5 1 (3.57%) Wireless
5 1 (3.57%) IPv4
5 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) XPEDITER
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Retail
3 2 (7.14%) Financial Institution
3 2 (7.14%) Spanish Language
3 2 (7.14%) Advertising
4 1 (3.57%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Architect
2 4 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Security Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Security Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Programme Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Information Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Network Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Security Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Network Design Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Middleware
2 1 (3.57%) ISPF
2 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.57%) WCF
2 1 (3.57%) HTML5
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) XSLT
2 1 (3.57%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) EPoS
2 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) PKI
2 1 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.57%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.57%) Android
3 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Information Security
2 8 (28.57%) ITIL
3 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
4 4 (14.29%) Project Management
4 4 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
4 4 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Security Architecture
5 3 (10.71%) Logistics
5 3 (10.71%) Service Management
5 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
5 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (10.71%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.14%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Scrum
6 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.14%) Network Design
6 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) C#
1 1 (3.57%) COBOL
1 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
1 1 (3.57%) JCL
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) CISSP
2 6 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (21.43%) CCIE
3 5 (17.86%) CISM
3 5 (17.86%) JNCIP
3 5 (17.86%) JNCIE
4 4 (14.29%) CCNP
4 4 (14.29%) ISACA
5 3 (10.71%) CISA
5 3 (10.71%) CCSE
5 3 (10.71%) MCSE
5 3 (10.71%) MCSA
5 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (10.71%) CCSA
6 2 (7.14%) Degree
6 2 (7.14%) PCI QSA
7 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.57%) CRISC
7 1 (3.57%) GSEC
7 1 (3.57%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) HIPAA
2 1 (3.57%) GPG13
2 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Control-M
1 1 (3.57%) CA Endevor
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Cisco
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Juniper
3 4 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 2 (7.14%) Fortinet
4 2 (7.14%) F5
5 1 (3.57%) IBM
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