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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
London / City of London
Rank 131 141 171
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +30
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 25 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.86% 0.30% 0.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.31% 2.74% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 13
Median daily rate £525 £375 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -13.79%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.56 -

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
301 329 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.35% 10.97% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 228 346
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £640 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 4
Median hourly rate £46.50 £31.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.61% +85.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.34 £41.75 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-44.09% +70.40%

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 17 January 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 39 (53.42%) Finance
2 30 (41.10%) Ansible
3 25 (34.25%) High Availability
4 24 (32.88%) DevOps
5 23 (31.51%) Puppet
6 22 (30.14%) Migration
7 21 (28.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (28.77%) Firewall
7 21 (28.77%) Python
8 18 (24.66%) Amazon AWS
9 17 (23.29%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (23.29%) Data Migration
9 17 (23.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 17 (23.29%) Linux
9 17 (23.29%) AWS CloudFormation
9 17 (23.29%) Continuous Deployment
10 16 (21.92%) SQL
11 13 (17.81%) Oracle
11 13 (17.81%) Unix
11 13 (17.81%) Information Security
12 12 (16.44%) VMware
12 12 (16.44%) ITIL
12 12 (16.44%) SQL Server
12 12 (16.44%) CISSP
13 11 (15.07%) DNS
13 11 (15.07%) Windows
13 11 (15.07%) Management Information System
13 11 (15.07%) Financial Institution
14 10 (13.70%) Cisco
14 10 (13.70%) Network Security

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 7 (9.59%) Apache
2 6 (8.22%) IIS
3 5 (6.85%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.11%) Confluence
4 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.11%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.37%) ATG Dynamo
5 1 (1.37%) nginx
5 1 (1.37%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Relativity
1 2 (2.74%) Ringtail
1 2 (2.74%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 18 (24.66%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (23.29%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (5.48%) GitHub
3 4 (5.48%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (28.77%) Firewall
2 11 (15.07%) DNS
3 10 (13.70%) Network Security
4 9 (12.33%) SSL
5 8 (10.96%) TCP/IP
6 6 (8.22%) LAN
6 6 (8.22%) WAN
7 5 (6.85%) BIG-IP
7 5 (6.85%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (6.85%) Cisco ISE
7 5 (6.85%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (6.85%) DHCP
7 5 (6.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (6.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (5.48%) Ethernet
8 4 (5.48%) MPLS
8 4 (5.48%) WAAS
8 4 (5.48%) Wireless
8 4 (5.48%) Wireshark
9 3 (4.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.44%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.96%) Oracle Database
3 5 (6.85%) MySQL
4 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (4.11%) DB2
5 3 (4.11%) VLDB
6 2 (2.74%) EDRMS
6 2 (2.74%) Ingres
6 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Git (software)
1 7 (9.59%) JIRA
2 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.37%) Selenium
3 1 (1.37%) Subversion
3 1 (1.37%) WebDriver
General
1 39 (53.42%) Finance
2 11 (15.07%) Financial Institution
3 9 (12.33%) Legal
4 2 (2.74%) Advertising
4 2 (2.74%) Back Office
4 2 (2.74%) Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Marketing
5 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (23.29%) AWS DevOps
1 17 (23.29%) AWS Engineer
1 17 (23.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (9.59%) Security Engineer
3 6 (8.22%) Analyst
3 6 (8.22%) Network Engineer
4 5 (6.85%) Architect
4 5 (6.85%) DBA
4 5 (6.85%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Security Analyst
6 3 (4.11%) Data Centre Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Development DBA
6 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (4.11%) Security Officer
6 3 (4.11%) VMware Architect
6 3 (4.11%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (2.74%) Data Migration Engineer
7 2 (2.74%) IT Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) IT Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.22%) Middleware
2 4 (5.48%) 802.1X
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (2.74%) .NET
3 2 (2.74%) XML
4 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Management Information System
2 10 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (13.70%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.22%) Clustering
3 6 (8.22%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.48%) Cryptography
5 3 (4.11%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.74%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.74%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.74%) HP StoreVirtual
6 2 (2.74%) PKI
6 2 (2.74%) Replication
7 1 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.37%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (1.37%) PlayStation
7 1 (1.37%) W3C
7 1 (1.37%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.29%) Linux
2 13 (17.81%) Unix
3 11 (15.07%) Windows
4 5 (6.85%) CentOS
5 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.74%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.37%) AIX
7 1 (1.37%) Solaris
7 1 (1.37%) SUSE
7 1 (1.37%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.25%) High Availability
2 24 (32.88%) DevOps
3 22 (30.14%) Migration
4 21 (28.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (23.29%) Continuous Deployment
5 17 (23.29%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (23.29%) Data Migration
6 13 (17.81%) Information Security
7 12 (16.44%) ITIL
8 9 (12.33%) Project Management
9 8 (10.96%) Database Security
9 8 (10.96%) Security Operations
9 8 (10.96%) SIEM
10 7 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (8.22%) Database Tuning
11 6 (8.22%) Load Balancing
11 6 (8.22%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (8.22%) Project Planning
11 6 (8.22%) Software Engineering
11 6 (8.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.77%) Python
2 16 (21.92%) SQL
3 9 (12.33%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.48%) Perl
4 4 (5.48%) PL/SQL
4 4 (5.48%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.11%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.74%) VBA
7 1 (1.37%) Java
7 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.37%) Korn
7 1 (1.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (16.44%) CISSP
2 9 (12.33%) Degree
3 8 (10.96%) CISM
4 6 (8.22%) CISA
4 6 (8.22%) GSEC
5 3 (4.11%) CCNP
5 3 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.74%) GIAC
7 1 (1.37%) CCNA
7 1 (1.37%) CEH
7 1 (1.37%) CISMP
7 1 (1.37%) CRISC
7 1 (1.37%) ISACA
7 1 (1.37%) ISEB
7 1 (1.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (23.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (9.59%) COBIT
3 4 (5.48%) QA
4 3 (4.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.74%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
5 2 (2.74%) ISO27002
5 2 (2.74%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (9.59%) Active Directory
1 7 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.48%) DFS Replication
2 4 (5.48%) Docker
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (5.48%) vSphere
3 2 (2.74%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.37%) iptables
4 1 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (41.10%) Ansible
2 23 (31.51%) Puppet
3 7 (9.59%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (6.85%) vRealize
5 4 (5.48%) Control-M
5 4 (5.48%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (2.74%) EnCase
6 2 (2.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.37%) Data Guard
7 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (1.37%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.37%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 13 (17.81%) Oracle
2 12 (16.44%) VMware
3 10 (13.70%) Cisco
4 9 (12.33%) HP
4 9 (12.33%) WorldPay
5 8 (10.96%) Microsoft
6 7 (9.59%) F5
6 7 (9.59%) Fortinet
6 7 (9.59%) Juniper
6 7 (9.59%) Splunk
7 6 (8.22%) Symantec
8 5 (6.85%) Blue Coat
8 5 (6.85%) CheckPoint
8 5 (6.85%) FireEye
8 5 (6.85%) Palo Alto
8 5 (6.85%) TippingPoint
8 5 (6.85%) Tufin
9 4 (5.48%) Aruba
9 4 (5.48%) Riverbed
9 4 (5.48%) SolarWinds