The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the City of London region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 198 174 215
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +41
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 10 27 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.42% 0.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.65% 4.86% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 20 7
Average daily rate £450 £495 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +18.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £424 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £438 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
605 555 798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.38% 8.72% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 415 580
Average daily rate £450 £469 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £291 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.44% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £135.00 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.03% +655.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £15.85 £12.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.48 £135.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
PCI DSS
London

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 13 (50.00%) Information Security
2 11 (42.31%) Finance
3 8 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (19.23%) Retail
4 5 (19.23%) PKI
4 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
4 5 (19.23%) Service Management
4 5 (19.23%) Firewall
4 5 (19.23%) CISSP
4 5 (19.23%) ITIL
4 5 (19.23%) UNIX
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco
5 4 (15.38%) CISM
5 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
5 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
5 4 (15.38%) ISACA
6 3 (11.54%) SIEM
6 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (11.54%) Data Security
6 3 (11.54%) CCSA
6 3 (11.54%) CCSE
6 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (11.54%) Security Testing
6 3 (11.54%) JNCIP
6 3 (11.54%) JNCIE
6 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
6 3 (11.54%) Project Management
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (3.85%) Mule
1 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Firewall
2 2 (7.69%) Network Security
3 1 (3.85%) SSH
3 1 (3.85%) SMS
3 1 (3.85%) FTP
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) Hazelcast
2 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (3.85%) Star Schema
2 1 (3.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.85%) Spring Roo
1 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.85%) JUnit
General
1 11 (42.31%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Retail
3 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (7.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.85%) Legal
5 1 (3.85%) Advertising
5 1 (3.85%) Marketing
5 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Security Analyst
1 8 (30.77%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Risk Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Security Risk Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Senior Security Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Senior Risk Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Architect
4 4 (15.38%) Designer
5 3 (11.54%) Security Designer
5 3 (11.54%) Solutions Designer
5 3 (11.54%) Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.85%) IT Risk Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Network Security Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Middleware Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco Architect
7 1 (3.85%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Middleware
1 2 (7.69%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) REST
2 1 (3.85%) XML-RPC
2 1 (3.85%) Spring
2 1 (3.85%) JSON
2 1 (3.85%) Velocity
2 1 (3.85%) Spring MVC
2 1 (3.85%) Spring Web Flow
2 1 (3.85%) jQuery
2 1 (3.85%) EJB
2 1 (3.85%) JSP
2 1 (3.85%) Servlets
2 1 (3.85%) SOAP
2 1 (3.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) PKI
2 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) Social Media
3 1 (3.85%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.85%) PDA
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) UNIX
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.85%) Android
3 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Information Security
2 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
2 5 (19.23%) Service Management
2 5 (19.23%) ITIL
3 3 (11.54%) SIEM
3 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (11.54%) Data Security
3 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (11.54%) Security Testing
3 3 (11.54%) Project Management
3 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 2 (7.69%) SOA
4 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (7.69%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.69%) Reverse Engineering
4 2 (7.69%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
2 1 (3.85%) Groovy
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) CISSP
2 4 (15.38%) CISM
2 4 (15.38%) ISACA
3 3 (11.54%) CCSA
3 3 (11.54%) CCSE
3 3 (11.54%) JNCIP
3 3 (11.54%) JNCIE
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (11.54%) CCIE
3 3 (11.54%) CCNP
3 3 (11.54%) MCSE
3 3 (11.54%) MCSA
4 2 (7.69%) CISA
4 2 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) GIAC
5 1 (3.85%) CCVP
5 1 (3.85%) GSEC
5 1 (3.85%) PCI QSA
5 1 (3.85%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.85%) BS7799
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) XenApp
1 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
1 1 (3.85%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Cisco
2 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
2 3 (11.54%) Juniper
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) IBM
3 2 (7.69%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (3.85%) Elastic Path
4 1 (3.85%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) Remedy
4 1 (3.85%) EMC
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix
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