Period
to 22 May 2018

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 22 May 2018 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 230 199 206
Rank change year-on-year -31 +7 +47
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 21 31 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.30% 0.51% 0.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.56% 3.53% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 16
City of London median daily rate £500 £525 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +22.09% -1.15%
10th Percentile £353 £363 £316
90th Percentile £594 £685 £575
Central London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +14.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London 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 821 878 723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.87% 14.34% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 650 542
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £313 £315 £304
90th Percentile £688 £688 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 7
City of London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.08% -32.95% +29.41%
10th Percentile £14.12 £13.38 £20.00
90th Percentile £62.75 £41.35 £36.45
Central London median hourly rate £15.53 £14.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year +5.25% -32.95% +44.26%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 22 May 2018.

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 22 May 2018, 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 10 (47.62%) Information Security
1 10 (47.62%) GDPR
2 7 (33.33%) Firewall
3 6 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (28.57%) Data Protection
3 6 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (23.81%) SIEM
4 5 (23.81%) Network Security
4 5 (23.81%) Legal
4 5 (23.81%) Retail
4 5 (23.81%) Windows
4 5 (23.81%) CISSP
5 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
6 3 (14.29%) C#
6 3 (14.29%) .NET
6 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
6 3 (14.29%) Cisco
6 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (14.29%) TDD
6 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (14.29%) Data Security
6 3 (14.29%) MVC
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Microservices
6 3 (14.29%) ISMS
6 3 (14.29%) Internal Audit
7 2 (9.52%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 2 (9.52%) Contingency Planning

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) Firewall
2 5 (23.81%) Network Security
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (9.52%) Wireless
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (4.76%) Internet
4 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (4.76%) IPsec
4 1 (4.76%) LAN
4 1 (4.76%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (4.76%) SMS
4 1 (4.76%) VPN
4 1 (4.76%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 5 (23.81%) Legal
1 5 (23.81%) Retail
2 2 (9.52%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Consultant
2 3 (14.29%) Security Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Security Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Business Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Business Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Compliance Officer
3 2 (9.52%) GDPR Business Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) GDPR Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Network Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Network Security Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Security Officer
4 1 (4.76%) CIO
4 1 (4.76%) GDPR Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Information Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS Expert
4 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS Security Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Security Compliance Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
1 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 2 (9.52%) .NET Core
2 2 (9.52%) 802.1X
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (4.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Cyberthreat
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
1 2 (9.52%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (4.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Information Security
2 6 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (28.57%) Data Protection
3 5 (23.81%) SIEM
4 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
5 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (14.29%) Data Security
5 3 (14.29%) Internal Audit
5 3 (14.29%) ISMS
5 3 (14.29%) Microservices
5 3 (14.29%) MVC
5 3 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (14.29%) TDD
6 2 (9.52%) Anti-Money Laundering
6 2 (9.52%) Contingency Planning
6 2 (9.52%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 2 (9.52%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (9.52%) Network Segmentation
6 2 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) CISSP
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.52%) PCI QSA
3 1 (4.76%) CCIE
3 1 (4.76%) CCNA
3 1 (4.76%) CEH
3 1 (4.76%) CGEIT
3 1 (4.76%) CISM
3 1 (4.76%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (4.76%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (47.62%) GDPR
2 6 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (9.52%) ISO 9001
4 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Nessus
1 1 (4.76%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Trustwave
2 2 (9.52%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) Juniper
3 1 (4.76%) Palo Alto
3 1 (4.76%) Qualys