The table below looks at the statistics for PCI DSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 346 324 298
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -26
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 49 63 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.29% 0.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.89% 3.50% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 39 51
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£488 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £365 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £428 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
PCI DSS
England

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 London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
1693 1802 1476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.07% 8.25% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1140 1241 1014
Average daily rate £435 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 21 37
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £22.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -36.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £11.00 £13.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £22.50 £92.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.15 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+10.78% -25.43%

PCI DSS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

PCI DSS Jobs Demand Trend in London

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PCI DSS across the London region.

PCI DSS Daily Rate Trend in London

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PCI DSS across the London region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

PCI DSS Daily Rate Histogram in London

PCI DSS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS across the London region.

PCI DSS Hourly Rate Trend in London

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the London region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +13 11 £513 +2.50% 8
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
South Croydon - - - - 2
Surbiton - - - -
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 49 (38.89%) Information Security
2 30 (23.81%) Finance
2 30 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (21.43%) Firewall
4 26 (20.63%) Network Security
5 22 (17.46%) Security Architecture
6 21 (16.67%) CISSP
6 21 (16.67%) Cisco
6 21 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 18 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
7 18 (14.29%) E-Commerce
8 16 (12.70%) CheckPoint
9 14 (11.11%) Juniper
9 14 (11.11%) Windows
9 14 (11.11%) Linux
9 14 (11.11%) CISM
9 14 (11.11%) Data Protection
10 13 (10.32%) Data Security
10 13 (10.32%) TCP/IP
11 12 (9.52%) Management Information System
11 12 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (9.52%) Retail
12 11 (8.73%) Freedom of Information
12 11 (8.73%) Degree
12 11 (8.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 10 (7.94%) Websense
13 10 (7.94%) VPN
13 10 (7.94%) UNIX
13 10 (7.94%) Data Protection Act
13 10 (7.94%) Freedom of Information Act

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 6 (4.76%) IIS
2 2 (1.59%) CICS
2 2 (1.59%) Apache
3 1 (0.79%) nginx
3 1 (0.79%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.79%) Jetty
3 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.79%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (21.43%) Firewall
2 26 (20.63%) Network Security
3 13 (10.32%) TCP/IP
4 10 (7.94%) VPN
5 9 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (7.14%) WAN
6 8 (6.35%) Wireless
7 7 (5.56%) IPsec
7 7 (5.56%) DNS
7 7 (5.56%) SSL
8 6 (4.76%) LAN
9 4 (3.17%) NetScreen
9 4 (3.17%) BGP
9 4 (3.17%) Internet
9 4 (3.17%) OSPF
9 4 (3.17%) WLAN
9 4 (3.17%) ADSL
9 4 (3.17%) LDAP
9 4 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (3.17%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.38%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.38%) DB2
2 2 (1.59%) MySQL
2 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.59%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Subversion
2 2 (1.59%) JUnit
2 2 (1.59%) Maven
2 2 (1.59%) Selenium
2 2 (1.59%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.59%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.79%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.79%) YouTrack
3 1 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.79%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.79%) JIRA
3 1 (0.79%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.79%) XPEDITER
General
1 30 (23.81%) Finance
2 21 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 12 (9.52%) Retail
4 10 (7.94%) Legal
5 8 (6.35%) Banking
6 7 (5.56%) Local Government
7 4 (3.17%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.59%) Games
8 2 (1.59%) Back Office
8 2 (1.59%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.79%) Advertising
9 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (17.46%) Consultant
2 21 (16.67%) Security Consultant
3 18 (14.29%) Architect
4 14 (11.11%) Analyst
4 14 (11.11%) Security Architect
5 12 (9.52%) Security Analyst
6 11 (8.73%) Network Engineer
7 8 (6.35%) Programme Manager
7 8 (6.35%) Network Consultant
7 8 (6.35%) Firewall Engineer
7 8 (6.35%) Network Security Consultant
7 8 (6.35%) Security Manager
8 7 (5.56%) Security Engineer
8 7 (5.56%) Security Specialist
9 6 (4.76%) Information Security Consultant
10 5 (3.97%) Information Assurance Specialist
10 5 (3.97%) Compliance Specialist
10 5 (3.97%) Application Security Specialist
10 5 (3.97%) Information Specialist
10 5 (3.97%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.76%) .NET
2 3 (2.38%) HTML
2 3 (2.38%) JSP
2 3 (2.38%) XML
3 2 (1.59%) Struts
3 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.59%) J2EE
3 2 (1.59%) Hibernate
3 2 (1.59%) Spring
3 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.79%) REST
4 1 (0.79%) Sensu
4 1 (0.79%) ISPF
4 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.79%) Java EE
4 1 (0.79%) JavaBeans
4 1 (0.79%) CSS
4 1 (0.79%) Web Services
4 1 (0.79%) SOAP
4 1 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 11 (8.73%) Freedom of Information
3 10 (7.94%) Data Protection Act
3 10 (7.94%) Freedom of Information Act
4 5 (3.97%) CESG
4 5 (3.97%) CESG CLAS
5 4 (3.17%) RMADS
5 4 (3.17%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.38%) EPoS
7 2 (1.59%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.59%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.59%) Online Games
7 2 (1.59%) FMCG
7 2 (1.59%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.79%) Open Source
8 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.79%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.11%) Windows
1 14 (11.11%) Linux
2 10 (7.94%) UNIX
3 2 (1.59%) Mac OS X
3 2 (1.59%) Ubuntu
3 2 (1.59%) CentOS
3 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.79%) Android
4 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.79%) Debian
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (38.89%) Information Security
2 22 (17.46%) Security Architecture
3 18 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
3 18 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 14 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 13 (10.32%) Data Security
6 12 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (7.94%) Information Assurance
7 10 (7.94%) SIEM
8 9 (7.14%) OWASP
8 9 (7.14%) ISMS
8 9 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (6.35%) ITIL
9 8 (6.35%) Change Management
9 8 (6.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 8 (6.35%) Cyber Security
10 7 (5.56%) Project Management
11 6 (4.76%) PRINCE2
11 6 (4.76%) Scrum
11 6 (4.76%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.35%) Java
2 7 (5.56%) SQL
3 4 (3.17%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.59%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.59%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.59%) Perl
5 2 (1.59%) C#
5 2 (1.59%) Python
6 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.79%) Ruby
6 1 (0.79%) C++
6 1 (0.79%) COBOL
6 1 (0.79%) PHP
6 1 (0.79%) JCL
6 1 (0.79%) REXX
Qualifications
1 21 (16.67%) CISSP
2 14 (11.11%) CISM
3 11 (8.73%) Degree
4 10 (7.94%) Security Cleared
5 9 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 8 (6.35%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (6.35%) PCI QSA
7 7 (5.56%) CISA
7 7 (5.56%) CCNA
8 6 (4.76%) CCNP
8 6 (4.76%) GIAC
8 6 (4.76%) ISACA
9 4 (3.17%) Postgraduate
10 3 (2.38%) CRISC
10 3 (2.38%) JNCIP
10 3 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.59%) GCIA
11 2 (1.59%) GSEC
11 2 (1.59%) GCIH
11 2 (1.59%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (8.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (5.56%) GPG13
4 4 (3.17%) QA
5 3 (2.38%) COBIT
6 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.79%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.79%) BS25999
7 1 (0.79%) BS7799
System Software
1 8 (6.35%) Snort
2 6 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.76%) Squid
3 2 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.79%) vSphere
4 1 (0.79%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (0.79%) KVM
4 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.79%) NFS
4 1 (0.79%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (3.97%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.17%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (2.38%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (2.38%) Nessus
4 2 (1.59%) Nagios
4 2 (1.59%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.59%) Puppet
5 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.79%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.79%) Cacti
5 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.79%) SCCM
5 1 (0.79%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.79%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 21 (16.67%) Cisco
2 16 (12.70%) CheckPoint
3 14 (11.11%) Juniper
4 10 (7.94%) Websense
5 9 (7.14%) F5
6 8 (6.35%) Oracle
7 7 (5.56%) Sourcefire
8 6 (4.76%) Microsoft
8 6 (4.76%) Blue Coat
9 4 (3.17%) McAfee
9 4 (3.17%) Dell
9 4 (3.17%) 3Com
9 4 (3.17%) SonicWALL
9 4 (3.17%) SolarWinds
9 4 (3.17%) Stonesoft
9 4 (3.17%) Aruba
10 3 (2.38%) Qualys
10 3 (2.38%) Fortinet
10 3 (2.38%) VMware
10 3 (2.38%) CA
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