Period
to 15 May 2021

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 15 May 2021 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
15 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 136 150 222
Rank change year-on-year +14 +72 +16
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 12 5 26
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.43% 0.15% 0.40%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.57% 1.39% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 17
10th Percentile " £418 £390
25th Percentile £506 £425 £409
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £454 £480
Median % change year-on-year +14.54% -5.42% -4.00%
75th Percentile £530 £675 £569
90th Percentile £572 £758 £663
Central London median daily rate £520 £454 £500
% change year-on-year +14.54% -9.20% -

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 336 359 565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.13% 10.80% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 252 423
10th Percentile £338 £241 £325
25th Percentile £425 £375 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £479 £525
Median % change year-on-year +8.62% -8.81% +7.14%
75th Percentile £616 £575 £575
90th Percentile £718 £637 £646
Central London median daily rate £520 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +9.47% -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 8
10th Percentile £14.08 £22.73 £11.90
25th Percentile £14.19 £29.62 £13.63
Median hourly rate £17.25 £38.48 £17.66
Median % change year-on-year -55.17% +117.87% +13.94%
75th Percentile £22.81 £38.75 £21.13
90th Percentile £23.38 £50.00 £29.53
Central London median hourly rate £17.25 £38.48 £17.66
% change year-on-year -55.17% +117.87% +13.75%

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 15 May 2021.

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 15 May 2021, 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 (83.33%) Finance
1 10 (83.33%) GDPR
1 10 (83.33%) Project Delivery
1 10 (83.33%) Social Skills
2 9 (75.00%) Mobile App
2 9 (75.00%) Microservices
2 9 (75.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
2 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) TOGAF
2 9 (75.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (66.67%) SOA
3 8 (66.67%) Mentoring
3 8 (66.67%) Coaching
3 8 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (66.67%) Influencing Skills
4 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (25.00%) Information Security
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (16.67%) Banking
5 2 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) International Banking
5 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 2 (16.67%) Firewall
5 2 (16.67%) SIEM
5 2 (16.67%) FFIEC
5 2 (16.67%) NIST
5 2 (16.67%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (16.67%) Identity Access Management

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 1 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon S3
1 1 (8.33%) AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
General
1 10 (83.33%) Finance
1 10 (83.33%) Social Skills
2 8 (66.67%) Influencing Skills
3 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Architect
1 9 (75.00%) Digital Architect
1 9 (75.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
1 9 (75.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Security Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Delivery Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (16.67%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Project Delivery
2 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 9 (75.00%) Microservices
2 9 (75.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
2 9 (75.00%) TOGAF
3 8 (66.67%) Coaching
3 8 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (66.67%) Mentoring
3 8 (66.67%) SOA
4 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (25.00%) Information Security
4 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (16.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 2 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 2 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (16.67%) SIEM
5 2 (16.67%) Threat Intelligence
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) FFIEC
2 1 (8.33%) CISA
2 1 (8.33%) CISM
2 1 (8.33%) CISSP
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (83.33%) GDPR
2 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (16.67%) NIST
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft