Period
to 17 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for PCI DSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PCI DSS over the 6 months to 17 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
London > Central London
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 249 255 234
Rank change year-on-year +6 -21 0
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 27 44 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.32% 0.48% 0.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.58% 4.42% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 34 18
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -6.98% +7.50%
10th Percentile £409 £375 £389
90th Percentile £692 £675 £690
London median daily rate £600 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +17.07% +2.50% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - £85.00 -

PCI DSS is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 754 996 1,105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 9.01% 10.84% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 741 839
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.82%
10th Percentile £316 £306 £313
90th Percentile £663 £675 £688
London median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 13
Central London median hourly rate £18.58 £18.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.43% +23.33% -31.82%
10th Percentile £11.38 £14.00 £12.88
90th Percentile £80.53 £57.50 £26.00
London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year -21.57% +25.93% -7.95%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in Central London

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PCI DSS in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in Central London

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS in Central London over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in Central London

PCI DSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PCI DSS in Central London

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the Central London region over the 6 months to 17 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +9 23 £498 -0.50% 13
PCI DSS
London

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 12 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (40.74%) Information Security
3 9 (33.33%) CISSP
4 8 (29.63%) CISM
4 8 (29.63%) Finance
5 7 (25.93%) NIST
6 6 (22.22%) GDPR
6 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (18.52%) Degree
7 5 (18.52%) CISA
7 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
8 4 (14.81%) C#
8 4 (14.81%) SQL
8 4 (14.81%) Linux
8 4 (14.81%) Java
8 4 (14.81%) Data Protection
8 4 (14.81%) Content Management
8 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
8 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
8 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
8 4 (14.81%) Docker
8 4 (14.81%) DevOps
8 4 (14.81%) SDLC
8 4 (14.81%) Database Optimisation
9 3 (11.11%) AWS Certification
9 3 (11.11%) SaaS
9 3 (11.11%) PaaS
9 3 (11.11%) Splunk

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) Confluence
1 1 (3.70%) Drupal
1 1 (3.70%) IIS
1 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (11.11%) PaaS
3 3 (11.11%) SaaS
4 2 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (7.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (7.41%) IaaS
4 2 (7.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (3.70%) Serverless
5 1 (3.70%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) VPN
2 2 (7.41%) WAN
3 1 (3.70%) BGP
3 1 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (3.70%) Firewall
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
3 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.70%) VLAN
3 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) MySQL
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (3.70%) Bitbucket
1 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
1 1 (3.70%) Selenium
1 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.70%) Travis CI
1 1 (3.70%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Military
3 1 (3.70%) Back Office
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Law
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Consultant
2 5 (18.52%) Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Security Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Senior Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Information Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Information Officer
4 3 (11.11%) Information Security Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Information Security Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Information Security Officer
4 3 (11.11%) Information Security Specialist
4 3 (11.11%) Information Specialist
4 3 (11.11%) Security Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Security Officer
4 3 (11.11%) Security Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Cloud Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Information Security Risk Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Risk Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) JSON
1 2 (7.41%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) Behat
2 1 (3.70%) CSS
2 1 (3.70%) Drush
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) jQuery
2 1 (3.70%) LESS
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (3.70%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Cyberthreat
1 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
1 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Cloud
1 2 (7.41%) PKI
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Cybercrime
2 1 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (3.70%) e-Learning
2 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) AIX
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Information Security
2 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.81%) Content Management
3 4 (14.81%) Data Protection
3 4 (14.81%) Database Optimisation
3 4 (14.81%) DevOps
3 4 (14.81%) SDLC
3 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
4 3 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (11.11%) Project Management
4 3 (11.11%) SIEM
5 2 (7.41%) Business Continuity
5 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) IT Governance
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL
5 2 (7.41%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
5 2 (7.41%) Security Architecture
5 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
2 4 (14.81%) C#
2 4 (14.81%) Java
2 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
3 2 (7.41%) Perl
3 2 (7.41%) PHP
3 2 (7.41%) Python
3 2 (7.41%) Ruby
4 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) CISSP
2 8 (29.63%) CISM
3 5 (18.52%) CISA
3 5 (18.52%) Degree
4 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
5 3 (11.11%) AWS Certification
6 2 (7.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.70%) CEH
7 1 (3.70%) CRISC
7 1 (3.70%) IISP
7 1 (3.70%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (25.93%) NIST
3 6 (22.22%) GDPR
4 3 (11.11%) SLA
5 2 (7.41%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (7.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001
6 1 (3.70%) NCSC
6 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Docker
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Kubernetes
1 2 (7.41%) Suricata
2 1 (3.70%) CASB
2 1 (3.70%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 3 (11.11%) Splunk
2 2 (7.41%) Google
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) Qualys
3 1 (3.70%) ArcSight
3 1 (3.70%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco
3 1 (3.70%) F5
3 1 (3.70%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) Meraki
3 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.70%) VMware