Period
to 10 August 2020

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 6 months to 10 August 2020 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 124 213 221
Rank change year-on-year +89 +8 +2
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 5 24 35
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.23% 0.37% 0.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.06% 4.20% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 30
Median daily rate £450 £499 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.77% -0.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £413 £409 £373
90th Percentile £625 £699 £675
Central London median daily rate £450 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -12.20% +2.50% -6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 243 571 732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.00% 8.75% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 433 555
Median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -9.52%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £304
90th Percentile £650 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £475 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 9
Median hourly rate £38.50 £17.66 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.01% -5.56% +24.67%
10th Percentile £28.49 £11.25 £14.60
90th Percentile £52.25 £95.70 £46.50
Median hourly rate £38.50 £18.58 £18.85
% change year-on-year +107.21% -1.43% +26.30%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the City of London

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PCI DSS in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for PCI DSS in the City of London

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PCI DSS in the City of London over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in the City of London

PCI DSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PCI DSS in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for PCI DSS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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 City of London region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 3 (60.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) COBIT
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) SIEM
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (20.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Line Management
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (20.00%) Secure Coding
3 1 (20.00%) Database Optimisation
3 1 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (20.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) CLAS
3 1 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (20.00%) GDPR
3 1 (20.00%) Threat Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Serverless
3 1 (20.00%) Decision-Making

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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) International Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Compliance Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Compliance Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) CRM Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Delivery Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Content Management
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) Database Optimisation
3 1 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Line Management
3 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (20.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Secure Coding
3 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) SIEM
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) CISA
2 1 (20.00%) CISM
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) CLAS
2 1 (20.00%) FFIEC
2 1 (20.00%) GIAC
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (20.00%) COBIT
2 1 (20.00%) GDPR
2 1 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (20.00%) NIST
2 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft