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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 324 365 349
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -16
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 87 51 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.41% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.25% 2.53% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 30 37
Average daily rate £475 £475 £486
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £350 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £623
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -
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
2048 2018 2094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.65% 9.52% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1398 1391 1399
Average daily rate £465 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 27
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% +43.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £45.25 £63.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £23.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+81.72% +36.76%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +44 13 £350 -20.00% 7
Bromley - 3 £425 -
Chessington - 1 £150 -
Feltham - 1 £500 -
Harrow - 1 £325 -
Ealing - 1 £450 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 82 (42.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 76 (39.18%) CISSP
3 74 (38.14%) Finance
3 74 (38.14%) Information Security
4 45 (23.20%) CISM
5 39 (20.10%) Amazon AWS
6 37 (19.07%) ITIL
7 36 (18.56%) Web Services
8 34 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
9 32 (16.49%) Unix
9 32 (16.49%) Cybersecurity
10 31 (15.98%) Linux
10 31 (15.98%) Configuration Management
10 31 (15.98%) Retail
11 30 (15.46%) Java
11 30 (15.46%) SIEM
12 29 (14.95%) SQL
12 29 (14.95%) Microsoft
12 29 (14.95%) Banking
13 28 (14.43%) F5
14 27 (13.92%) Firewall
15 25 (12.89%) CISA
15 25 (12.89%) Degree
16 24 (12.37%) Puppet
16 24 (12.37%) Risk Management
16 24 (12.37%) Windows
17 22 (11.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 21 (10.82%) Mentoring
19 20 (10.31%) Cisco
20 19 (9.79%) Oracle

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 15 (7.73%) Tomcat
2 10 (5.15%) Apache
3 9 (4.64%) WebLogic
4 8 (4.12%) Node.js
4 8 (4.12%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.09%) Jetty
6 4 (2.06%) IIS
7 3 (1.55%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.55%) nginx
7 3 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.03%) Confluence
8 2 (1.03%) JBoss
8 2 (1.03%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (5.15%) MS Excel
1 10 (5.15%) MS Visio
2 8 (4.12%) MS Office
3 6 (3.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 39 (20.10%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.52%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.52%) Office 365
5 1 (0.52%) PaaS
5 1 (0.52%) Sage Pay
5 1 (0.52%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (13.92%) Firewall
2 18 (9.28%) Network Security
3 14 (7.22%) DNS
3 14 (7.22%) TCP/IP
4 13 (6.70%) LAN
5 12 (6.19%) Intrusion Detection
5 12 (6.19%) WAN
6 11 (5.67%) SNMP
7 9 (4.64%) SMTP
7 9 (4.64%) SSL
8 8 (4.12%) VPN
9 6 (3.09%) IMAP
9 6 (3.09%) SAN
10 4 (2.06%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (2.06%) Internet
10 4 (2.06%) VLAN
11 3 (1.55%) DHCP
11 3 (1.55%) MPLS
11 3 (1.55%) NetScaler
12 2 (1.03%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.67%) MongoDB
2 8 (4.12%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (3.61%) MySQL
3 7 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (3.09%) Couchbase
4 6 (3.09%) DB2
4 6 (3.09%) SQL Server
5 5 (2.58%) Big Data
5 5 (2.58%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.03%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.03%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.03%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.03%) VLDB
8 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (6.19%) JIRA
1 12 (6.19%) Subversion
2 10 (5.15%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.15%) Maven
3 9 (4.64%) Checkstyle
3 9 (4.64%) FindBugs
4 4 (2.06%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.55%) Selenium
6 2 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.03%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.03%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.03%) JMeter
7 1 (0.52%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.52%) JConsole
7 1 (0.52%) JUnit
7 1 (0.52%) NUnit
7 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.52%) VisualVM
7 1 (0.52%) YourKit
General
1 74 (38.14%) Finance
2 31 (15.98%) Retail
3 29 (14.95%) Banking
4 10 (5.15%) Retail Banking
5 8 (4.12%) Legal
6 5 (2.58%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.06%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.06%) Local Government
8 3 (1.55%) Law
8 3 (1.55%) Publishing
9 1 (0.52%) Advertising
9 1 (0.52%) Back Office
9 1 (0.52%) Billing
9 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.52%) Games
9 1 (0.52%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (18.04%) Analyst
1 35 (18.04%) Consultant
2 30 (15.46%) Architect
3 29 (14.95%) Security Consultant
4 24 (12.37%) Security Analyst
5 21 (10.82%) Security Architect
6 16 (8.25%) Security Engineer
7 15 (7.73%) Information Analyst
7 15 (7.73%) Information Security Analyst
7 15 (7.73%) Security Manager
8 14 (7.22%) Developer
9 9 (4.64%) CISSP Analyst
9 9 (4.64%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 9 (4.64%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (4.64%) Java Developer
9 9 (4.64%) Oracle Developer
10 8 (4.12%) Information Security Consultant
10 8 (4.12%) Security Specialist
10 8 (4.12%) SOC Analyst
11 7 (3.61%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (18.56%) Web Services
2 15 (7.73%) Java EE
3 11 (5.67%) .NET
3 11 (5.67%) REST
3 11 (5.67%) SOAP
4 10 (5.15%) Hibernate
4 10 (5.15%) JMS
4 10 (5.15%) Spring
5 9 (4.64%) Ext JS
6 8 (4.12%) Middleware
7 7 (3.61%) LAMP
8 6 (3.09%) LAPP Stack
9 3 (1.55%) JMX
9 3 (1.55%) Swagger
10 2 (1.03%) 802.1X
10 2 (1.03%) HTML
10 2 (1.03%) LEMP Stack
10 2 (1.03%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 2 (1.03%) SailPoint
10 2 (1.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.25%) Management Information System
2 14 (7.22%) Mobile App
3 12 (6.19%) Computer Science
4 11 (5.67%) Data Centre
5 10 (5.15%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.58%) PKI
7 4 (2.06%) CESG
7 4 (2.06%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (2.06%) Fintech
8 3 (1.55%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.55%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.55%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.03%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (1.03%) Clustering
9 2 (1.03%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.03%) Grid Computing
9 2 (1.03%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.52%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.49%) Unix
2 31 (15.98%) Linux
3 24 (12.37%) Windows
4 13 (6.70%) Ubuntu
5 8 (4.12%) Windows Server
6 7 (3.61%) AIX
6 7 (3.61%) Solaris
7 6 (3.09%) CentOS
7 6 (3.09%) Debian
8 3 (1.55%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.55%) SUSE
8 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.03%) VMS
10 1 (0.52%) Android
10 1 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (38.14%) Information Security
2 37 (19.07%) ITIL
3 34 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (16.49%) Cybersecurity
5 31 (15.98%) Configuration Management
6 30 (15.46%) SIEM
7 24 (12.37%) Risk Management
8 21 (10.82%) Mentoring
9 18 (9.28%) Security Architecture
10 17 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (8.25%) DevOps
11 16 (8.25%) Risk Assessment
12 15 (7.73%) Security Patching
13 13 (6.70%) Analytics
13 13 (6.70%) Data Protection
13 13 (6.70%) Security Management
14 12 (6.19%) Vulnerability Management
15 11 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
15 11 (5.67%) TOGAF
15 11 (5.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 30 (15.46%) Java
2 29 (14.95%) SQL
3 12 (6.19%) PL/SQL
4 11 (5.67%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.64%) Bash Shell
5 9 (4.64%) Erlang
5 9 (4.64%) Perl
5 9 (4.64%) Python
6 3 (1.55%) C
6 3 (1.55%) Korn
6 3 (1.55%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.55%) Ruby
6 3 (1.55%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.55%) VBScript
7 2 (1.03%) C#
7 2 (1.03%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.52%) C++
8 1 (0.52%) Go
8 1 (0.52%) Scala
8 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 76 (39.18%) CISSP
2 45 (23.20%) CISM
3 25 (12.89%) CISA
3 25 (12.89%) Degree
4 15 (7.73%) SANS
5 13 (6.70%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (6.70%) GIAC
6 12 (6.19%) CCNA
6 12 (6.19%) CEH
7 9 (4.64%) PCI QSA
8 8 (4.12%) GCIA
8 8 (4.12%) GCIH
9 5 (2.58%) CCSA
9 5 (2.58%) JNCIA
10 4 (2.06%) CCIE
10 4 (2.06%) CCSE
10 4 (2.06%) CREST Certified
11 3 (1.55%) CCNP
11 3 (1.55%) GSEC
11 3 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (42.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (11.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (5.15%) SLA
4 9 (4.64%) COBIT
5 7 (3.61%) ISO27002
6 4 (2.06%) GPG13
7 3 (1.55%) QA
8 2 (1.03%) BS25999
8 2 (1.03%) COSO
8 2 (1.03%) ISO 9001
8 2 (1.03%) SAS 70
8 2 (1.03%) SEPA
8 2 (1.03%) SSAE 16
9 1 (0.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.52%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.52%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.52%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 14 (7.22%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.61%) vSphere
4 6 (3.09%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.09%) NFS
5 4 (2.06%) vCloud
6 3 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.55%) XenServer
7 2 (1.03%) Docker
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.03%) Varnish
8 1 (0.52%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 24 (12.37%) Puppet
2 11 (5.67%) Ansible
3 8 (4.12%) RSA enVision
3 8 (4.12%) RSA Security Analytics
4 5 (2.58%) Cacti
4 5 (2.58%) Nagios
4 5 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.06%) HAProxy
6 3 (1.55%) Bacula
7 1 (0.52%) Control-M
7 1 (0.52%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.52%) logstash
7 1 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.52%) Nessus
7 1 (0.52%) Salt
Vendors
1 29 (14.95%) Microsoft
2 28 (14.43%) F5
3 20 (10.31%) Cisco
4 19 (9.79%) Oracle
5 18 (9.28%) Juniper
6 17 (8.76%) IBM
6 17 (8.76%) Splunk
7 16 (8.25%) Symantec
8 12 (6.19%) Sourcefire
9 10 (5.15%) Atlassian
9 10 (5.15%) CheckPoint
9 10 (5.15%) Fortinet
9 10 (5.15%) Informatica
9 10 (5.15%) VMware
10 9 (4.64%) Qualys
10 9 (4.64%) Red Hat
11 8 (4.12%) Google
11 8 (4.12%) NetWitness
11 8 (4.12%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (3.09%) Palo Alto
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