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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 332 342 355
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +13
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 83 88 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.34% 0.35% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.31% 4.20% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 48 53
Average daily rate
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£490 £470 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £399 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £529 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £443 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+4.11% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £28.64
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
1924 2095 2149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.85% 8.34% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1335 1449 1493
Average daily rate £438 £475 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 23 49
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.97 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.50 £67.00 £50.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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 +6 16 £538 +6.43% 12
Croydon - 1 £425 -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 42 (30.00%) Information Security
2 36 (25.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (22.14%) Finance
4 30 (21.43%) Firewall
5 27 (19.29%) CISSP
6 23 (16.43%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (15.00%) Cisco
7 21 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
8 20 (14.29%) Windows
9 19 (13.57%) E-Commerce
9 19 (13.57%) Retail
9 19 (13.57%) Data Protection
10 18 (12.86%) Security Architecture
11 17 (12.14%) CISM
11 17 (12.14%) Network Security
12 16 (11.43%) Data Protection Act
13 15 (10.71%) Telecoms
13 15 (10.71%) PRINCE2
14 14 (10.00%) ITIL
14 14 (10.00%) Java
14 14 (10.00%) Microsoft
14 14 (10.00%) WAN
14 14 (10.00%) Management Information System
14 14 (10.00%) Project Management
15 13 (9.29%) SQL
15 13 (9.29%) SIEM
16 12 (8.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 12 (8.57%) .NET
16 12 (8.57%) Oracle
16 12 (8.57%) Risk Management

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 7 (5.00%) IIS
2 3 (2.14%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.43%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.43%) CICS
4 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.71%) Apache
4 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (5.71%) MS Office
2 6 (4.29%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.14%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (21.43%) Firewall
2 17 (12.14%) Network Security
3 14 (10.00%) WAN
4 11 (7.86%) VPN
5 8 (5.71%) SSL
5 8 (5.71%) LAN
6 7 (5.00%) DNS
6 7 (5.00%) Wireless
7 6 (4.29%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (4.29%) TCP/IP
7 6 (4.29%) WLAN
8 5 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (3.57%) IPsec
8 5 (3.57%) OSPF
8 5 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (2.86%) BGP
9 4 (2.86%) MPLS
9 4 (2.86%) NetScreen
9 4 (2.86%) SAN
9 4 (2.86%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.14%) DB2
3 2 (1.43%) MySQL
4 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.71%) Big Data
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (4.29%) JUnit
1 6 (4.29%) Maven
2 4 (2.86%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.14%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.14%) Selenium
3 3 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.14%) Subversion
4 2 (1.43%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.71%) Jtest
5 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.71%) JIRA
5 1 (0.71%) XPEDITER
General
1 31 (22.14%) Finance
2 19 (13.57%) Retail
3 15 (10.71%) Telecoms
4 10 (7.14%) Banking
5 9 (6.43%) Legal
6 4 (2.86%) Local Government
6 4 (2.86%) Marketing
7 3 (2.14%) Back Office
8 2 (1.43%) Advertising
8 2 (1.43%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (13.57%) Architect
2 18 (12.86%) Consultant
3 14 (10.00%) Analyst
3 14 (10.00%) Security Consultant
4 12 (8.57%) Project Manager
5 10 (7.14%) Developer
5 10 (7.14%) Network Engineer
6 9 (6.43%) Security Analyst
6 9 (6.43%) Security Engineer
7 8 (5.71%) Security Manager
7 8 (5.71%) Security Architect
8 6 (4.29%) Security Specialist
8 6 (4.29%) Enterprise Architect
8 6 (4.29%) Senior Manager
8 6 (4.29%) Senior Developer
9 5 (3.57%) Administrator
9 5 (3.57%) Information Manager
9 5 (3.57%) Information Security Consultant
9 5 (3.57%) Information Security Analyst
9 5 (3.57%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.57%) .NET
2 9 (6.43%) HTML
3 8 (5.71%) XML
4 7 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 7 (5.00%) .NET Framework
4 7 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (4.29%) J2EE
5 6 (4.29%) JSP
6 5 (3.57%) Struts
6 5 (3.57%) Hibernate
6 5 (3.57%) Spring
7 4 (2.86%) Middleware
8 3 (2.14%) HTML5
8 3 (2.14%) WCF
8 3 (2.14%) XSLT
8 3 (2.14%) XHTML
8 3 (2.14%) Web Services
9 2 (1.43%) CSS
9 2 (1.43%) JavaBeans
9 2 (1.43%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.43%) Data Protection Act
2 14 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.43%) PKI
4 7 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.29%) Mobile App
5 6 (4.29%) EPoS
6 5 (3.57%) CESG
6 5 (3.57%) CESG CLAS
6 5 (3.57%) Freedom of Information
6 5 (3.57%) RMADS
7 4 (2.86%) User Experience
7 4 (2.86%) W3C
7 4 (2.86%) Freedom of Information Act
7 4 (2.86%) EMV
8 3 (2.14%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.43%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.43%) Chip and PIN
9 2 (1.43%) EFT
10 1 (0.71%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.71%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.29%) Windows
2 8 (5.71%) Windows 7
3 7 (5.00%) Android
3 7 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (5.00%) UNIX
4 6 (4.29%) Linux
4 6 (4.29%) Apple iOS
4 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.86%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.14%) Windows Vista
7 2 (1.43%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.43%) Solaris
8 1 (0.71%) Debian
8 1 (0.71%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (30.00%) Information Security
2 23 (16.43%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
4 19 (13.57%) E-Commerce
4 19 (13.57%) Data Protection
5 18 (12.86%) Security Architecture
6 15 (10.71%) PRINCE2
7 14 (10.00%) ITIL
7 14 (10.00%) Project Management
8 13 (9.29%) SIEM
9 12 (8.57%) Risk Management
9 12 (8.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 11 (7.86%) Scrum
11 9 (6.43%) OWASP
12 7 (5.00%) Information Assurance
12 7 (5.00%) Cyber Security
12 7 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
12 7 (5.00%) Validation
12 7 (5.00%) MVC
12 7 (5.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.00%) Java
2 13 (9.29%) SQL
3 9 (6.43%) C#
4 8 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.29%) PL/SQL
5 6 (4.29%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.14%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.43%) Python
7 2 (1.43%) C++
7 2 (1.43%) Perl
7 2 (1.43%) Ruby
7 2 (1.43%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.71%) PHP
8 1 (0.71%) COBOL
8 1 (0.71%) C
8 1 (0.71%) REXX
8 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.71%) JCL
8 1 (0.71%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 27 (19.29%) CISSP
2 17 (12.14%) CISM
3 11 (7.86%) Security Cleared
4 10 (7.14%) Degree
5 9 (6.43%) PCI QSA
5 9 (6.43%) SC Cleared
6 8 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (4.29%) CISA
8 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (3.57%) JNCIP
8 5 (3.57%) ISACA
9 4 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (2.86%) MCSA
9 4 (2.86%) CCIE
9 4 (2.86%) CCNP
9 4 (2.86%) CCNA
9 4 (2.86%) GIAC
10 3 (2.14%) CCSA
10 3 (2.14%) Postgraduate
10 3 (2.14%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (25.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (4.29%) QA
4 3 (2.14%) GPG13
5 2 (1.43%) COBIT
6 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.71%) SLA
6 1 (0.71%) BS25999
6 1 (0.71%) HIPAA
System Software
1 9 (6.43%) Active Directory
1 9 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.43%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.43%) Terminal Server
2 2 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.43%) Snort
2 2 (1.43%) Squid
2 2 (1.43%) vSphere
3 1 (0.71%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.71%) RACF
3 1 (0.71%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (2.86%) SCCM
1 4 (2.86%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.14%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (2.14%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.43%) Nagios
3 2 (1.43%) ZENworks
3 2 (1.43%) Nessus
4 1 (0.71%) CA Endevor
4 1 (0.71%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.71%) Puppet
4 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (15.00%) Cisco
2 14 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.57%) Oracle
4 10 (7.14%) Juniper
4 10 (7.14%) VMware
5 9 (6.43%) CheckPoint
6 7 (5.00%) CA
7 5 (3.57%) IBM
8 4 (2.86%) JBoss
8 4 (2.86%) Axway
8 4 (2.86%) Trustwave
9 3 (2.14%) Fortinet
9 3 (2.14%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.14%) Aruba
9 3 (2.14%) F5
9 3 (2.14%) Citrix
9 3 (2.14%) 3Com
9 3 (2.14%) HP
9 3 (2.14%) Dell
9 3 (2.14%) Websense
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