The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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 / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 154 190
Rank change year-on-year -3 +36  
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 12 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.36% 0.33% 0.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.43% 2.84% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 9
Median daily rate £613 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £705 £585 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +13.09% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £24.23 -

PCI DSS is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 493 387 650
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.86% 11.64% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 309 497
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 7
Median hourly rate £15.00 £85.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -82.45% +256.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £85.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £85.50 £63.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.71% +24.44%  

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing PCI DSS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the City of London

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in the City of London

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in the City of London

PCI DSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PCI DSS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 16 (55.17%) Finance
1 16 (55.17%) Information Security
2 9 (31.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (27.59%) WorldPay
4 7 (24.14%) Oracle
4 7 (24.14%) ITIL
4 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
5 6 (20.69%) Linux
5 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (17.24%) High Availability
6 5 (17.24%) GDPR
6 5 (17.24%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (17.24%) Data Protection
6 5 (17.24%) CISSP
6 5 (17.24%) Financial Institution
7 4 (13.79%) Project Management
7 4 (13.79%) McAfee
7 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
7 4 (13.79%) SQL
7 4 (13.79%) Data Modelling
7 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
7 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
7 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (13.79%) Degree
7 4 (13.79%) Database Security
7 4 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
8 3 (10.34%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (10.34%) Oracle GoldenGate

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 (3.45%) Confluence
1 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) IaaS
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) LAN
2 1 (3.45%) NFC
2 1 (3.45%) SAN
2 1 (3.45%) SSH
2 1 (3.45%) SSL
2 1 (3.45%) TACACS
2 1 (3.45%) VPN
2 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.45%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 16 (55.17%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.90%) Legal
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Architect
2 4 (13.79%) Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Business Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Project Manager
2 4 (13.79%) Security Architect
3 3 (10.34%) Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Security Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Cybersecurity Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Database Designer
4 2 (6.90%) DBA
4 2 (6.90%) Designer
4 2 (6.90%) Information Security Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Information Security Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Security Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Virtualisation Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Data Business Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) Middleware
2 1 (3.45%) OAuth
2 1 (3.45%) OpenID
2 1 (3.45%) SailPoint
2 1 (3.45%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.24%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (10.34%) CESG
3 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.90%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (6.90%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (6.90%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (6.90%) Hedge funds
5 1 (3.45%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (3.45%) EPoS
5 1 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (3.45%) PKI
5 1 (3.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Linux
3 2 (6.90%) Windows
4 1 (3.45%) AIX
4 1 (3.45%) Solaris
4 1 (3.45%) Unix
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Information Security
2 7 (24.14%) ITIL
3 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (17.24%) Data Protection
4 5 (17.24%) High Availability
5 4 (13.79%) Data Modelling
5 4 (13.79%) Database Security
5 4 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
5 4 (13.79%) Project Management
6 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.34%) Data Governance
6 3 (10.34%) Data Loss Prevention
6 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (10.34%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (10.34%) PRINCE
6 3 (10.34%) Security Architecture
6 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.90%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (6.90%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) PL/SQL
2 3 (10.34%) Python
3 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.45%) Perl
4 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.45%) Ruby
4 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) CISSP
2 4 (13.79%) Degree
2 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) CISM
4 1 (3.45%) CEH
4 1 (3.45%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (3.45%) CISMP
4 1 (3.45%) CITP
4 1 (3.45%) CLAS
4 1 (3.45%) GCIA
4 1 (3.45%) GCIH
4 1 (3.45%) GIAC
4 1 (3.45%) IISP
4 1 (3.45%) ISACA
4 1 (3.45%) ISEB
4 1 (3.45%) Master's Degree
4 1 (3.45%) MBCS
4 1 (3.45%) Postgraduate
4 1 (3.45%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (17.24%) GDPR
3 3 (10.34%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (6.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (3.45%) COBIT
5 1 (3.45%) COSO
5 1 (3.45%) GPG13
5 1 (3.45%) PA-DSS
5 1 (3.45%) QA
5 1 (3.45%) SAS 70
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Ansible
1 2 (6.90%) Data Guard
1 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (6.90%) Puppet
2 1 (3.45%) BladeLogic
2 1 (3.45%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) WorldPay
2 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (24.14%) Oracle
3 4 (13.79%) McAfee
4 3 (10.34%) Intel
4 3 (10.34%) VMware
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco
5 2 (6.90%) Qualys
5 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.90%) SAP
5 2 (6.90%) Splunk
6 1 (3.45%) AlgoSec
6 1 (3.45%) ArcSight
6 1 (3.45%) CyberArk
6 1 (3.45%) F5
6 1 (3.45%) FireEye
6 1 (3.45%) Palo Alto
6 1 (3.45%) Rapid7
6 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.45%) Tufin