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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 337 343 291
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -52
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 66 52 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.30% 0.23% 0.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.70% 2.70% 5.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 33 73
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £520
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -18.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £625 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
1785 1924 1886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.05% 8.50% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1259 1387 1322
Average daily rate £475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 32
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £14.60 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £119.75 £75.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +8 12 £488 +8.33% 7
Uxbridge - 5 £450 -
Feltham - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Hammersmith - 2 £426 -
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (39.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (33.33%) Information Security
3 38 (30.89%) Finance
4 31 (25.20%) Firewall
5 26 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (19.51%) Network Security
7 23 (18.70%) CheckPoint
7 23 (18.70%) TCP/IP
8 21 (17.07%) Windows
9 19 (15.45%) SSL
9 19 (15.45%) Cisco
9 19 (15.45%) SIEM
10 18 (14.63%) CISSP
10 18 (14.63%) ITIL
10 18 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (13.82%) E-Commerce
12 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
13 15 (12.20%) Project Management
13 15 (12.20%) LAN
13 15 (12.20%) Open Source
13 15 (12.20%) Security Architecture
14 14 (11.38%) PaaS
14 14 (11.38%) WAN
14 14 (11.38%) MySQL
14 14 (11.38%) Configuration Management
14 14 (11.38%) Management Information System
14 14 (11.38%) Retail
15 13 (10.57%) VMware
15 13 (10.57%) Subversion
15 13 (10.57%) Juniper

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (4.88%) IIS
1 6 (4.88%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.44%) Apache
3 2 (1.63%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.63%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.81%) JBoss
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.81%) Jetty
4 1 (0.81%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.81%) nginx
Applications
1 13 (10.57%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.13%) MS Visio
3 6 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.38%) PaaS
2 12 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (8.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (25.20%) Firewall
2 24 (19.51%) Network Security
3 23 (18.70%) TCP/IP
4 19 (15.45%) SSL
5 15 (12.20%) LAN
6 14 (11.38%) WAN
7 13 (10.57%) VPN
8 11 (8.94%) HTTP
9 9 (7.32%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (6.50%) VLAN
11 7 (5.69%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (5.69%) MPLS
11 7 (5.69%) SNMP
11 7 (5.69%) SAN
12 6 (4.88%) NetScaler
12 6 (4.88%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (4.88%) Internet
12 6 (4.88%) SMTP
13 5 (4.07%) Wireless
14 4 (3.25%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.38%) MySQL
2 12 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (8.94%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.88%) Big Data
5 3 (2.44%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (10.57%) Subversion
1 13 (10.57%) Git (software)
2 12 (9.76%) Mercurial
3 3 (2.44%) Selenium
4 2 (1.63%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.63%) JUnit
4 2 (1.63%) Maven
5 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.81%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.81%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.81%) MonkeyTalk
5 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.81%) YouTrack
5 1 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.81%) Appium
5 1 (0.81%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (30.89%) Finance
2 14 (11.38%) Retail
3 10 (8.13%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.50%) Banking
5 5 (4.07%) Games
6 4 (3.25%) Law
6 4 (3.25%) Legal
6 4 (3.25%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.44%) Local Government
7 3 (2.44%) Advertising
8 1 (0.81%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (18.70%) Architect
2 22 (17.89%) Analyst
3 18 (14.63%) Security Analyst
4 16 (13.01%) Consultant
5 14 (11.38%) Security Consultant
5 14 (11.38%) Security Architect
6 10 (8.13%) Project Manager
7 8 (6.50%) Security Manager
8 7 (5.69%) Security Engineer
8 7 (5.69%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (5.69%) Developer
9 6 (4.88%) Network Consultant
9 6 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (4.88%) Information Security Officer
9 6 (4.88%) Security Officer
9 6 (4.88%) Network Security Consultant
10 5 (4.07%) Network Support
11 4 (3.25%) Information Specialist
11 4 (3.25%) Support Analyst
11 4 (3.25%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.88%) Web Services
2 3 (2.44%) .NET
3 2 (1.63%) Hibernate
3 2 (1.63%) Spring
4 1 (0.81%) JSON
4 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.81%) Java EE
4 1 (0.81%) XML
4 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.81%) JSP
4 1 (0.81%) SOAP
4 1 (0.81%) Struts
4 1 (0.81%) HTML
4 1 (0.81%) J2EE
4 1 (0.81%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.81%) JAX-RS
4 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.81%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.20%) Open Source
2 14 (11.38%) Management Information System
3 10 (8.13%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (6.50%) PKI
5 7 (5.69%) Client/Server
6 6 (4.88%) Public Cloud
7 5 (4.07%) Freedom of Information
7 5 (4.07%) Freedom of Information Act
8 3 (2.44%) Online Games
9 2 (1.63%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.63%) PMI
9 2 (1.63%) CESG
9 2 (1.63%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (1.63%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.81%) CCTV
10 1 (0.81%) Clustering
10 1 (0.81%) EMV
10 1 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.81%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.07%) Windows
2 13 (10.57%) Linux
3 8 (6.50%) UNIX
4 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.63%) CentOS
5 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.81%) Debian
6 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (33.33%) Information Security
2 26 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (15.45%) SIEM
4 18 (14.63%) ITIL
4 18 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (13.82%) E-Commerce
6 15 (12.20%) Project Management
6 15 (12.20%) Security Architecture
7 14 (11.38%) Configuration Management
8 13 (10.57%) Data Protection
9 12 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (9.76%) Data Security
10 10 (8.13%) Change Management
11 9 (7.32%) BCP
11 9 (7.32%) ISMS
12 8 (6.50%) Cyber Security
12 8 (6.50%) Database Security
12 8 (6.50%) DevOps
12 8 (6.50%) Penetration Testing
13 7 (5.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.57%) Java
2 11 (8.94%) SQL
3 10 (8.13%) Go
4 8 (6.50%) Python
5 7 (5.69%) Ruby
5 7 (5.69%) Scala
6 3 (2.44%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.63%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.63%) Perl
8 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.81%) C#
8 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (14.63%) CISSP
2 11 (8.94%) CISM
2 11 (8.94%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (7.32%) PCI QSA
4 8 (6.50%) Security Cleared
4 8 (6.50%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.50%) CCNP
5 7 (5.69%) CCNA
6 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (4.88%) Degree
7 5 (4.07%) PMP
7 5 (4.07%) PMI Certification
7 5 (4.07%) CISA
8 3 (2.44%) CISMP
8 3 (2.44%) CCSE
8 3 (2.44%) GIAC
8 3 (2.44%) GCIA
8 3 (2.44%) GCIH
8 3 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (39.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (8.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (4.07%) GPG13
3 5 (4.07%) QA
4 4 (3.25%) COBIT
5 2 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.81%) BS7799
6 1 (0.81%) HIPAA
System Software
1 13 (10.57%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.32%) vSphere
2 9 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.69%) Snort
3 7 (5.69%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.88%) vCloud
5 4 (3.25%) Squid
6 3 (2.44%) XenApp
6 3 (2.44%) XenServer
7 1 (0.81%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.81%) Firmware
7 1 (0.81%) NFS
7 1 (0.81%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.81%) KVM
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (10.57%) Puppet
1 13 (10.57%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (8.94%) Ansible
2 11 (8.94%) Salt
3 4 (3.25%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.63%) Nessus
5 1 (0.81%) Nagios
5 1 (0.81%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.81%) SCCM
5 1 (0.81%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.81%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.81%) Cacti
Vendors
1 23 (18.70%) CheckPoint
2 19 (15.45%) Cisco
3 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
4 13 (10.57%) VMware
4 13 (10.57%) Juniper
5 12 (9.76%) F5
6 10 (8.13%) Citrix
7 9 (7.32%) Websense
8 8 (6.50%) HP
9 6 (4.88%) Qualys
9 6 (4.88%) CommVault
9 6 (4.88%) NetApp
9 6 (4.88%) IBM
9 6 (4.88%) Dell
9 6 (4.88%) Brocade
9 6 (4.88%) Tripwire
10 5 (4.07%) Sourcefire
10 5 (4.07%) McAfee
10 5 (4.07%) Imperva
11 4 (3.25%) SonicWALL
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