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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 345 361 280
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -81
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 63 52 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.28% 0.22% 0.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.62% 2.58% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 33 86
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£475 £500 £490
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £378 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £725 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £395 £438
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -9.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
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
1741 2016 1821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.82% 8.53% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1192 1419 1251
Average daily rate £450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 36
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.87 £20.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.04% +1.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £14.90 £13.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £107.00 £79.55 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +19.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +21 12 £438 -2.77% 9
Uxbridge - 6 £450 -
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £426 -
Feltham - 1 - -
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 41 (37.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (34.86%) Information Security
3 35 (32.11%) Finance
4 23 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (19.27%) Firewall
5 21 (19.27%) Network Security
6 19 (17.43%) Windows
7 18 (16.51%) E-Commerce
7 18 (16.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (15.60%) Retail
8 17 (15.60%) CheckPoint
9 15 (13.76%) TCP/IP
9 15 (13.76%) Cisco
9 15 (13.76%) Linux
9 15 (13.76%) Security Architecture
10 14 (12.84%) Management Information System
10 14 (12.84%) ITIL
10 14 (12.84%) CISSP
11 13 (11.93%) Juniper
11 13 (11.93%) Java
11 13 (11.93%) SQL
11 13 (11.93%) SSL
11 13 (11.93%) VPN
11 13 (11.93%) Microsoft
11 13 (11.93%) Banking
12 12 (11.01%) Data Security
12 12 (11.01%) Active Directory
12 12 (11.01%) Project Management
12 12 (11.01%) F5
13 11 (10.09%) Cisco Certification

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (5.50%) WebSphere
1 6 (5.50%) IIS
2 3 (2.75%) Apache
3 2 (1.83%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.92%) nginx
4 1 (0.92%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.92%) Jetty
4 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.92%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.92%) JBoss
4 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (10.09%) MS Excel
2 10 (9.17%) MS Visio
3 6 (5.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.34%) PaaS
2 6 (5.50%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (19.27%) Firewall
1 21 (19.27%) Network Security
2 15 (13.76%) TCP/IP
3 13 (11.93%) SSL
3 13 (11.93%) VPN
4 10 (9.17%) LAN
5 9 (8.26%) WAN
6 8 (7.34%) VLAN
7 7 (6.42%) Internet
7 7 (6.42%) MPLS
7 7 (6.42%) SNMP
8 6 (5.50%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (5.50%) SMTP
8 6 (5.50%) SAN
8 6 (5.50%) NetScaler
8 6 (5.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (4.59%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (4.59%) HTTP
10 4 (3.67%) Wireless
10 4 (3.67%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.34%) MySQL
2 6 (5.50%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (5.50%) Big Data
3 5 (4.59%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.67%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.75%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (2.75%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (8.26%) Subversion
2 7 (6.42%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.50%) Mercurial
4 3 (2.75%) Selenium
5 2 (1.83%) Maven
5 2 (1.83%) JUnit
5 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.92%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.92%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.92%) Appium
6 1 (0.92%) YouTrack
6 1 (0.92%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.92%) MonkeyTalk
6 1 (0.92%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.92%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (32.11%) Finance
2 17 (15.60%) Retail
3 13 (11.93%) Banking
4 11 (10.09%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.59%) Games
6 4 (3.67%) Law
6 4 (3.67%) Legal
6 4 (3.67%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.75%) Local Government
8 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.92%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.92%) Back Office
8 1 (0.92%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (18.35%) Architect
2 19 (17.43%) Analyst
3 15 (13.76%) Security Analyst
4 14 (12.84%) Consultant
5 13 (11.93%) Security Consultant
6 12 (11.01%) Security Architect
7 8 (7.34%) Project Manager
8 7 (6.42%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (5.50%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (5.50%) Security Manager
9 6 (5.50%) Network Security Consultant
9 6 (5.50%) Information Security Officer
9 6 (5.50%) Security Officer
9 6 (5.50%) Network Consultant
10 5 (4.59%) Programme Manager
11 4 (3.67%) Data Analyst
11 4 (3.67%) Network Support
11 4 (3.67%) Firewall Engineer
12 3 (2.75%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
12 3 (2.75%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.50%) Web Services
2 3 (2.75%) .NET
3 2 (1.83%) Hibernate
3 2 (1.83%) Spring
4 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.92%) RESTful
4 1 (0.92%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.92%) JAX-RS
4 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.92%) JSP
4 1 (0.92%) SOAP
4 1 (0.92%) Struts
4 1 (0.92%) HTML
4 1 (0.92%) J2EE
4 1 (0.92%) XML
4 1 (0.92%) JSON
4 1 (0.92%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.92%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.84%) Management Information System
2 9 (8.26%) Open Source
2 9 (8.26%) Data Protection Act
3 8 (7.34%) PKI
4 7 (6.42%) Client/Server
5 6 (5.50%) Freedom of Information
5 6 (5.50%) Freedom of Information Act
5 6 (5.50%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.75%) Online Games
6 3 (2.75%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.83%) CESG
7 2 (1.83%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.83%) PMI
8 1 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.92%) FMCG
8 1 (0.92%) RMADS
8 1 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.92%) BYOD
8 1 (0.92%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.43%) Windows
2 15 (13.76%) Linux
3 9 (8.26%) UNIX
4 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.83%) CentOS
6 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.92%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.92%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.92%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (34.86%) Information Security
2 23 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (16.51%) E-Commerce
3 18 (16.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (13.76%) Security Architecture
5 14 (12.84%) ITIL
6 12 (11.01%) Data Security
6 12 (11.01%) Project Management
7 10 (9.17%) SIEM
7 10 (9.17%) Data Protection
8 9 (8.26%) ISMS
8 9 (8.26%) Database Security
8 9 (8.26%) Change Management
9 8 (7.34%) Configuration Management
9 8 (7.34%) Cyber Security
10 7 (6.42%) Information Assurance
10 7 (6.42%) E-Discovery
10 7 (6.42%) BCP
10 7 (6.42%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (5.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.93%) Java
1 13 (11.93%) SQL
2 6 (5.50%) Python
3 5 (4.59%) Scala
3 5 (4.59%) Go
3 5 (4.59%) PL/SQL
3 5 (4.59%) Ruby
4 3 (2.75%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.83%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.83%) Perl
6 1 (0.92%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.92%) C#
6 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (12.84%) CISSP
2 11 (10.09%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (8.26%) PCI QSA
4 8 (7.34%) CCNP
4 8 (7.34%) CISM
4 8 (7.34%) SC Cleared
4 8 (7.34%) Security Cleared
5 7 (6.42%) CCNA
6 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (4.59%) Degree
8 4 (3.67%) CISA
9 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 3 (2.75%) VCAP
9 3 (2.75%) CRISC
9 3 (2.75%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (2.75%) CISMP
9 3 (2.75%) GCIA
9 3 (2.75%) GCIH
9 3 (2.75%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (37.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (9.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (4.59%) GPG13
3 5 (4.59%) QA
4 2 (1.83%) COBIT
4 2 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.92%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.92%) BS7799
System Software
1 12 (11.01%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.42%) vSphere
2 7 (6.42%) Snort
3 6 (5.50%) vCloud
3 6 (5.50%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.67%) Squid
5 3 (2.75%) XenServer
5 3 (2.75%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.92%) KVM
6 1 (0.92%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.92%) Firmware
6 1 (0.92%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.92%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (6.42%) Puppet
1 7 (6.42%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.59%) Ansible
2 5 (4.59%) Salt
3 3 (2.75%) Data Guard
3 3 (2.75%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.92%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.92%) Cacti
4 1 (0.92%) SCCM
4 1 (0.92%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.92%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (15.60%) CheckPoint
2 15 (13.76%) Cisco
3 13 (11.93%) Juniper
3 13 (11.93%) Microsoft
4 12 (11.01%) F5
5 10 (9.17%) VMware
6 7 (6.42%) Websense
6 7 (6.42%) Citrix
7 6 (5.50%) Tripwire
7 6 (5.50%) Brocade
7 6 (5.50%) IBM
7 6 (5.50%) HP
7 6 (5.50%) Dell
7 6 (5.50%) CommVault
7 6 (5.50%) NetApp
8 5 (4.59%) Qualys
8 5 (4.59%) Imperva
8 5 (4.59%) McAfee
8 5 (4.59%) Oracle
8 5 (4.59%) Sourcefire
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