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 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 349 315 345
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +30
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 77 106 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.31% 0.42% 0.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.93% 5.23% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 64 60
Average daily rate
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£500 £470 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £397 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £525 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.75 - -
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
1958 2028 2021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.94% 8.00% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1377 1437 1436
Average daily rate £450 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 29 42
Average hourly rate £19.50 £21.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.76 £13.87 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £64.55 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 October 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 24 October 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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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 -3 17 £550 +12.24% 12
Croydon - 1 £425 -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
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England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 45 (32.37%) Information Security
2 36 (25.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 34 (24.46%) Finance
4 30 (21.58%) Firewall
5 27 (19.42%) CISSP
6 25 (17.99%) Penetration Testing
7 22 (15.83%) Cisco
8 19 (13.67%) Network Security
9 18 (12.95%) Windows
10 17 (12.23%) CISM
10 17 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (12.23%) Data Protection
11 16 (11.51%) Security Architecture
11 16 (11.51%) Telecoms
11 16 (11.51%) E-Commerce
12 15 (10.79%) WAN
13 14 (10.07%) PRINCE2
13 14 (10.07%) Retail
14 13 (9.35%) SQL
14 13 (9.35%) Project Management
14 13 (9.35%) Microsoft
15 12 (8.63%) VPN
15 12 (8.63%) Juniper
15 12 (8.63%) Oracle
15 12 (8.63%) ITIL
15 12 (8.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 12 (8.63%) SIEM
16 11 (7.91%) OWASP
16 11 (7.91%) Data Protection Act
16 11 (7.91%) Risk Management

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (5.04%) IIS
2 4 (2.88%) JBoss
3 3 (2.16%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.44%) CICS
5 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.72%) Apache
5 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (4.32%) MS Office
1 6 (4.32%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.16%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (21.58%) Firewall
2 19 (13.67%) Network Security
3 15 (10.79%) WAN
4 12 (8.63%) VPN
5 9 (6.47%) SSL
6 8 (5.76%) DNS
6 8 (5.76%) TCP/IP
6 8 (5.76%) LAN
6 8 (5.76%) Wireless
7 7 (5.04%) IPsec
8 6 (4.32%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (4.32%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (4.32%) OSPF
8 6 (4.32%) WLAN
8 6 (4.32%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (3.60%) ADSL
9 5 (3.60%) BGP
9 5 (3.60%) NetScreen
10 4 (2.88%) MPLS
10 4 (2.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.16%) DB2
3 2 (1.44%) MySQL
4 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.72%) Big Data
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (4.32%) JUnit
1 6 (4.32%) Maven
2 4 (2.88%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.16%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.16%) Selenium
3 3 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.16%) Subversion
4 2 (1.44%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.72%) Jtest
5 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.72%) JIRA
5 1 (0.72%) XPEDITER
General
1 34 (24.46%) Finance
2 16 (11.51%) Telecoms
3 14 (10.07%) Retail
4 10 (7.19%) Banking
5 9 (6.47%) Legal
6 4 (2.88%) Local Government
6 4 (2.88%) Spanish Language
7 3 (2.16%) Back Office
8 2 (1.44%) Marketing
8 2 (1.44%) Advertising
9 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (13.67%) Consultant
2 18 (12.95%) Security Consultant
3 16 (11.51%) Architect
4 13 (9.35%) Analyst
5 12 (8.63%) Network Engineer
6 11 (7.91%) Security Manager
7 10 (7.19%) Developer
8 9 (6.47%) Project Manager
8 9 (6.47%) Security Analyst
8 9 (6.47%) Security Engineer
9 8 (5.76%) Information Manager
9 8 (5.76%) Security Specialist
10 7 (5.04%) Security Architect
11 6 (4.32%) Enterprise Architect
11 6 (4.32%) Information Security Consultant
11 6 (4.32%) Senior Manager
11 6 (4.32%) Senior Developer
12 5 (3.60%) Applications Specialist
12 5 (3.60%) Administrator
12 5 (3.60%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.91%) .NET
2 9 (6.47%) HTML
3 7 (5.04%) .NET Framework
3 7 (5.04%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (5.04%) ASP.NET
3 7 (5.04%) XML
4 6 (4.32%) J2EE
4 6 (4.32%) JSP
5 5 (3.60%) Struts
5 5 (3.60%) Hibernate
5 5 (3.60%) Spring
6 4 (2.88%) Middleware
7 3 (2.16%) WCF
7 3 (2.16%) HTML5
7 3 (2.16%) XSLT
7 3 (2.16%) XHTML
7 3 (2.16%) Web Services
8 2 (1.44%) CSS
8 2 (1.44%) JavaBeans
8 2 (1.44%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.91%) Data Protection Act
2 8 (5.76%) PKI
2 8 (5.76%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.60%) Freedom of Information
3 5 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.88%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.88%) Freedom of Information Act
4 4 (2.88%) EPoS
4 4 (2.88%) EMV
5 3 (2.16%) CESG
5 3 (2.16%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (2.16%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.16%) RMADS
6 2 (1.44%) User Experience
6 2 (1.44%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.44%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.44%) W3C
7 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.72%) CCTV
7 1 (0.72%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.95%) Windows
2 7 (5.04%) UNIX
3 6 (4.32%) Linux
3 6 (4.32%) Android
3 6 (4.32%) Windows 7
4 5 (3.60%) Apple iOS
4 5 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.16%) Windows Vista
6 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.44%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.44%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.44%) Solaris
8 1 (0.72%) Debian
8 1 (0.72%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (32.37%) Information Security
2 25 (17.99%) Penetration Testing
3 17 (12.23%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (12.23%) Data Protection
4 16 (11.51%) Security Architecture
4 16 (11.51%) E-Commerce
5 14 (10.07%) PRINCE2
6 13 (9.35%) Project Management
7 12 (8.63%) ITIL
7 12 (8.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 12 (8.63%) SIEM
8 11 (7.91%) OWASP
8 11 (7.91%) Scrum
8 11 (7.91%) Risk Management
9 8 (5.76%) Data Security
9 8 (5.76%) Cyber Security
10 7 (5.04%) MVC
10 7 (5.04%) Validation
11 6 (4.32%) UML
11 6 (4.32%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.35%) SQL
2 11 (7.91%) Java
3 8 (5.76%) JavaScript
3 8 (5.76%) C#
4 6 (4.32%) PL/SQL
4 6 (4.32%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.16%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.44%) Python
6 2 (1.44%) Ruby
6 2 (1.44%) C++
6 2 (1.44%) Perl
7 1 (0.72%) PHP
7 1 (0.72%) COBOL
7 1 (0.72%) C
7 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.72%) REXX
7 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.72%) JCL
Qualifications
1 27 (19.42%) CISSP
2 17 (12.23%) CISM
3 9 (6.47%) Degree
3 9 (6.47%) PCI QSA
3 9 (6.47%) Security Cleared
4 8 (5.76%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (5.04%) CISA
5 7 (5.04%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (3.60%) CCNA
7 5 (3.60%) JNCIP
7 5 (3.60%) ISACA
8 4 (2.88%) CCNP
8 4 (2.88%) GIAC
9 3 (2.16%) CEH
9 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.16%) MCSA
9 3 (2.16%) CCIE
9 3 (2.16%) JNCIE
10 2 (1.44%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (25.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (4.32%) QA
4 4 (2.88%) GPG13
5 2 (1.44%) COBIT
6 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.72%) BS25999
6 1 (0.72%) HIPAA
System Software
1 8 (5.76%) Active Directory
1 8 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.16%) Snort
2 3 (2.16%) Squid
3 2 (1.44%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.44%) vSphere
4 1 (0.72%) XenServer
4 1 (0.72%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.72%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (3.60%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.88%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (2.16%) Nessus
3 3 (2.16%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (1.44%) SCCM
4 2 (1.44%) Nagios
4 2 (1.44%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.72%) CA Endevor
5 1 (0.72%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.72%) Puppet
5 1 (0.72%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (15.83%) Cisco
2 13 (9.35%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.63%) Oracle
3 12 (8.63%) Juniper
4 9 (6.47%) CheckPoint
4 9 (6.47%) VMware
5 7 (5.04%) CA
6 5 (3.60%) Websense
7 4 (2.88%) IBM
7 4 (2.88%) Dell
7 4 (2.88%) Fortinet
7 4 (2.88%) Axway
7 4 (2.88%) SolarWinds
7 4 (2.88%) Aruba
7 4 (2.88%) F5
7 4 (2.88%) 3Com
7 4 (2.88%) Trustwave
8 3 (2.16%) Citrix
8 3 (2.16%) Blue Coat
8 3 (2.16%) Sourcefire
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