Period
to 19 November 2019

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 19 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 214 227 229
Rank change year-on-year +13 +2 -51
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 12 31 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.20% 0.44% 0.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.16% 4.91% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 26 11
City of London median daily rate £645 £527 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.44% +5.40% -3.85%
10th Percentile £506 £375 £288
90th Percentile £749 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £645 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +25.90% +2.50% -
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 556 631 928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.44% 9.00% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 495 728
City of London median daily rate £495 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £310 £273 £313
90th Percentile £688 £670 £675
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £488
% change year-on-year - -2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 15
City of London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.16% +26.67% -67.74%
Central London median hourly rate £17.98 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.36% +26.67% -67.74%

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 19 November 2019.

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 19 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 7 (58.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (50.00%) AWS
2 6 (50.00%) NIST
3 5 (41.67%) GDPR
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
4 4 (33.33%) Information Security
4 4 (33.33%) CISSP
4 4 (33.33%) Azure
4 4 (33.33%) DevOps
4 4 (33.33%) Docker
5 3 (25.00%) AWS Certification
5 3 (25.00%) Security Operations
5 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (25.00%) SaaS
5 3 (25.00%) PaaS
5 3 (25.00%) SIEM
5 3 (25.00%) CISM
5 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (25.00%) VPN
5 3 (25.00%) SLA
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
6 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (16.67%) Python
6 2 (16.67%) Perl
6 2 (16.67%) IIS
6 2 (16.67%) Web Services
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

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 2 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) Confluence
2 1 (8.33%) Drupal
2 1 (8.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) AWS
2 4 (33.33%) Azure
3 3 (25.00%) PaaS
3 3 (25.00%) SaaS
4 2 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (16.67%) GCP
4 2 (16.67%) IaaS
4 2 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (8.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (8.33%) VLAN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
1 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (8.33%) Travis CI
1 1 (8.33%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Law
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Public Sector
2 1 (8.33%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Cloud Consultant
1 2 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Consultant
1 2 (16.67%) Information Officer
1 2 (16.67%) Information Security Officer
1 2 (16.67%) Security Officer
2 1 (8.33%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Compliance Manager
2 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) DevSecOps Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Head of Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Head of IT
2 1 (8.33%) Head of IT Security
2 1 (8.33%) Head of IT Services
2 1 (8.33%) Head of Security
2 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
2 1 (8.33%) IT Risk Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Risk Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) JSON
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) Behat
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) Drush
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) LESS
2 1 (8.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (16.67%) Cyberthreat
1 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (8.33%) PKI
2 1 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) DevOps
1 4 (33.33%) Information Security
2 3 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (25.00%) Security Operations
2 3 (25.00%) SIEM
2 3 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) Cyber Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) Threat Management
3 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (8.33%) Data Privacy
4 1 (8.33%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
1 2 (16.67%) Perl
1 2 (16.67%) Python
1 2 (16.67%) Ruby
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
2 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) CISSP
2 3 (25.00%) AWS Certification
2 3 (25.00%) CISM
3 2 (16.67%) CISA
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) IISP
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (8.33%) CEH
4 1 (8.33%) CGEIT
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (8.33%) GCIH
4 1 (8.33%) GIAC
4 1 (8.33%) ISSAP
4 1 (8.33%) Master's Degree
4 1 (8.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (50.00%) NIST
3 5 (41.67%) GDPR
4 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (25.00%) SLA
5 2 (16.67%) NIST 800
6 1 (8.33%) COBIT
6 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
6 1 (8.33%) NCSC
6 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Docker
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Kubernetes
1 2 (16.67%) Suricata
2 1 (8.33%) CASB
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Google
2 2 (16.67%) Qualys
2 2 (16.67%) Splunk
3 1 (8.33%) ArcSight
3 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
3 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (8.33%) Sun