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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
London / City of London
Rank 134 147 170
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +23
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 14 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.48% 0.37% 0.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.66% 3.24% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 12
Median daily rate £425 £350 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -19.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £313 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £547
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +133.33%

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
383 370 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.13% 11.54% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 270 402
Median daily rate £500 £475 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +10.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 £26.75 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.66% +39.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-51.17% +88.88%

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
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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017, 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 33 (61.11%) Finance
2 27 (50.00%) Ansible
3 25 (46.30%) High Availability
4 22 (40.74%) DevOps
5 21 (38.89%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (37.04%) Puppet
7 19 (35.19%) Python
8 17 (31.48%) SQL
9 16 (29.63%) Migration
9 16 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
10 15 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (27.78%) Data Migration
10 15 (27.78%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (27.78%) Continuous Deployment
11 14 (25.93%) Oracle
12 13 (24.07%) Linux
13 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
13 12 (22.22%) Microsoft
14 11 (20.37%) Financial Institution
14 11 (20.37%) WorldPay
15 10 (18.52%) Database Security
16 9 (16.67%) Oracle Database
16 9 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 9 (16.67%) Information Security
16 9 (16.67%) Firewall
16 9 (16.67%) ITIL
16 9 (16.67%) Unix
17 8 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
18 7 (12.96%) Splunk
18 7 (12.96%) JIRA

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 3 (5.56%) Apache
1 3 (5.56%) Confluence
1 3 (5.56%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.70%) IIS
2 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.85%) ATG Dynamo
3 1 (1.85%) nginx
3 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Relativity
1 2 (3.70%) Ringtail
1 2 (3.70%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 16 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (27.78%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (7.41%) GitHub
3 4 (7.41%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.67%) Firewall
2 5 (9.26%) LAN
2 5 (9.26%) Network Security
2 5 (9.26%) TCP/IP
2 5 (9.26%) WAN
3 4 (7.41%) DNS
3 4 (7.41%) SSL
4 3 (5.56%) BIG-IP
4 3 (5.56%) Ethernet
4 3 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (5.56%) Internet
4 3 (5.56%) MPLS
5 2 (3.70%) 802.11
5 2 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (3.70%) SSH
5 2 (3.70%) VPN
5 2 (3.70%) WAAS
5 2 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 6 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (7.41%) MySQL
5 3 (5.56%) DB2
5 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (5.56%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (5.56%) VLDB
6 2 (3.70%) EDRMS
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.85%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Git (software)
1 7 (12.96%) JIRA
2 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.85%) Selenium
3 1 (1.85%) Subversion
3 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
General
1 33 (61.11%) Finance
2 11 (20.37%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.70%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (27.78%) AWS DevOps
1 15 (27.78%) AWS Engineer
1 15 (27.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (12.96%) Security Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) DBA
4 4 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Network Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Designer
5 3 (5.56%) Development DBA
5 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Security Specialist
6 2 (3.70%) Architect
6 2 (3.70%) Consultant
6 2 (3.70%) Database Designer
6 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (3.70%) IT Architect
6 2 (3.70%) Security Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) SQL DBA
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 3 (5.56%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.70%) .NET
3 2 (3.70%) Middleware
3 2 (3.70%) XML
4 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (9.26%) Data Centre
1 5 (9.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.70%) Clustering
2 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (3.70%) Hedge funds
2 2 (3.70%) PKI
2 2 (3.70%) Replication
3 1 (1.85%) HP StoreVirtual
3 1 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.85%) W3C
3 1 (1.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.07%) Linux
2 9 (16.67%) Unix
3 5 (9.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (9.26%) Windows
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.85%) AIX
5 1 (1.85%) CentOS
5 1 (1.85%) Solaris
5 1 (1.85%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (46.30%) High Availability
2 22 (40.74%) DevOps
3 21 (38.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 16 (29.63%) Migration
5 15 (27.78%) Continuous Deployment
5 15 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (27.78%) Data Migration
6 10 (18.52%) Database Security
7 9 (16.67%) Information Security
7 9 (16.67%) ITIL
8 8 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (11.11%) Database Tuning
9 6 (11.11%) Load Balancing
9 6 (11.11%) Project Planning
9 6 (11.11%) Software Engineering
10 5 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (9.26%) Data Loss Prevention
11 4 (7.41%) Configuration Management
11 4 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (7.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.19%) Python
2 17 (31.48%) SQL
3 6 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 5 (9.26%) PowerShell
5 4 (7.41%) Perl
5 4 (7.41%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.70%) VBA
7 1 (1.85%) Java
7 1 (1.85%) Korn
7 1 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) Degree
2 5 (9.26%) CISSP
3 2 (3.70%) CISM
3 2 (3.70%) GIAC
4 1 (1.85%) CCNP
4 1 (1.85%) CEH
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.85%) CISMP
4 1 (1.85%) GSEC
4 1 (1.85%) ISACA
4 1 (1.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.56%) QA
3 2 (3.70%) COBIT
3 2 (3.70%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
3 2 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.85%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (7.41%) Docker
3 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.56%) vSphere
4 2 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.85%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.85%) iptables
5 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (50.00%) Ansible
2 20 (37.04%) Puppet
3 5 (9.26%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (7.41%) Control-M
5 3 (5.56%) Data Guard
5 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 3 (5.56%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (3.70%) EnCase
6 2 (3.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (3.70%) vRealize
7 1 (1.85%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.85%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 14 (25.93%) Oracle
2 12 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 11 (20.37%) WorldPay
4 7 (12.96%) Splunk
5 5 (9.26%) Intel
6 4 (7.41%) BMC
6 4 (7.41%) F5
6 4 (7.41%) Juniper
6 4 (7.41%) VMware
7 3 (5.56%) Blue Coat
7 3 (5.56%) CheckPoint
7 3 (5.56%) FireEye
7 3 (5.56%) HP
7 3 (5.56%) IBM
7 3 (5.56%) Intel Security
7 3 (5.56%) Palo Alto
7 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
7 3 (5.56%) Symantec
7 3 (5.56%) TippingPoint
7 3 (5.56%) Tufin