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 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 161 185 203
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +18
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 4 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.24% 0.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.27% 2.68% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Median daily rate £519 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.27% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £385 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £520 £690
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.97%
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% -
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
314 485 673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.00% 8.84% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 358 473
Median daily rate £475 £475 £454
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £622 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Median hourly rate £22.00 £13.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -21.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.72% +38.09%

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 3 May 2016, 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 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Information Security
3 5 (31.25%) Firewall
3 5 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (31.25%) Oracle
3 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 5 (31.25%) CISSP
3 5 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (25.00%) PCI QSA
4 4 (25.00%) Unix
4 4 (25.00%) Windows
4 4 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) SQL
4 4 (25.00%) Degree
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (25.00%) Legal
5 3 (18.75%) Security Management
5 3 (18.75%) Information Security Management
5 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
5 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
5 3 (18.75%) CISA
5 3 (18.75%) Middleware
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) VPN
5 3 (18.75%) SSL
5 3 (18.75%) DB2
5 3 (18.75%) Security Architecture
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database

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 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (6.25%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) SSL
2 3 (18.75%) VPN
3 2 (12.50%) BGP
3 2 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (12.50%) DNS
3 2 (12.50%) iSCSI
3 2 (12.50%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) Network Security
3 2 (12.50%) OSPF
3 2 (12.50%) SNMP
3 2 (12.50%) VoIP
3 2 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) HTTP
4 1 (6.25%) SAN
4 1 (6.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) DB2
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) MS Access
3 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (6.25%) PowerPivot
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.25%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) JUnit
1 1 (6.25%) Maven
1 1 (6.25%) MSTest
1 1 (6.25%) NUnit
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Legal
3 2 (12.50%) French Language
3 2 (12.50%) German Language
3 2 (12.50%) Italian Language
3 2 (12.50%) Polish Language
3 2 (12.50%) Spanish Language
4 1 (6.25%) Back Office
4 1 (6.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Juniper Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) VoIP Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Chief Information Officer
4 1 (6.25%) Chief Information Security Officer
4 1 (6.25%) Chief Security Officer
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security Officer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Middleware
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) 802.1X
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.25%) Apache Flex
3 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) JSP
3 1 (6.25%) MDX
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (6.25%) REST
3 1 (6.25%) RESTful
3 1 (6.25%) SailPoint
3 1 (6.25%) SOAP
3 1 (6.25%) Spring
3 1 (6.25%) Struts
3 1 (6.25%) WCF
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Grid Computing
3 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Unix
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 2 (12.50%) AIX
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Linux
3 2 (12.50%) SUSE
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Information Security
2 5 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
4 3 (18.75%) Information Security Management
4 3 (18.75%) Security Architecture
4 3 (18.75%) Security Management
5 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 2 (12.50%) ITSM
5 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 2 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 2 (12.50%) Service Management
6 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 2 (12.50%) Korn
2 2 (12.50%) Perl
2 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 2 (12.50%) VBScript
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) CISSP
2 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (25.00%) PCI QSA
3 3 (18.75%) CISA
4 2 (12.50%) CISM
4 2 (12.50%) CISMP
4 2 (12.50%) JNCIE
4 2 (12.50%) JNCIP
4 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.25%) COBIT
2 1 (6.25%) COSO
2 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Ansible
1 2 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Avaya
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) Extreme Networks
3 2 (12.50%) IBM
3 2 (12.50%) Juniper
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) F5
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) Tableau
4 1 (6.25%) WorldPay