Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 209 230 207
Rank change year-on-year +21 -23 +6
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 26 22 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.40% 0.32% 0.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.69% 2.82% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 19
City of London median daily rate £480 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -4.76% +22.09%
10th Percentile £390 £356 £363
90th Percentile £663 £550 £685
Central London median daily rate £498 £500 £513
% change year-on-year -0.50% -2.44% +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 554 781 891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.62% 11.27% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 570 659
City of London median daily rate £525 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -2.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £315
90th Percentile £648 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £499 £500
% change year-on-year +0.25% -0.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 11
City of London median hourly rate £17.66 £15.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.94% +5.08% -44.86%
10th Percentile £11.50 £14.12 £12.88
90th Percentile £71.76 £62.75 £19.50
Central London median hourly rate £18.58 £15.53 £14.75
% change year-on-year +19.68% +5.25% -44.86%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 12 (46.15%) Information Security
2 11 (42.31%) CISM
2 11 (42.31%) CISSP
3 10 (38.46%) Finance
3 10 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (26.92%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (26.92%) CISA
5 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
6 5 (19.23%) C#
6 5 (19.23%) SQL
6 5 (19.23%) Content Management
6 5 (19.23%) Java
6 5 (19.23%) Database Optimisation
6 5 (19.23%) Degree
6 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
6 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
6 5 (19.23%) Banking
6 5 (19.23%) SDLC
7 4 (15.38%) GDPR
7 4 (15.38%) Data Protection
8 3 (11.54%) Back Office
8 3 (11.54%) Military
8 3 (11.54%) Project Management
8 3 (11.54%) PKI
8 3 (11.54%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (11.54%) CRISC
9 2 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
9 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
9 2 (7.69%) Cyber Essentials

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 (3.85%) Confluence
1 1 (3.85%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Slack
2 1 (3.85%) Sumo Logic
2 1 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Firewall
1 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (3.85%) BGP
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (3.85%) Bitbucket
1 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) Selenium
1 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.85%) Travis CI
1 1 (3.85%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Back Office
3 3 (11.54%) Military
4 2 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Consultant
1 5 (19.23%) Developer
1 5 (19.23%) Senior Developer
2 4 (15.38%) Information Security Consultant
2 4 (15.38%) Security Consultant
3 3 (11.54%) Head of Cybersecurity
3 3 (11.54%) Head of Payments
3 3 (11.54%) Head of Security
3 3 (11.54%) Information Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Information Security Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Information Security Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) Information Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) Security Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Security Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Security Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Information Security Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Information Security Risk Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Risk Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Behat
1 1 (3.85%) CSS
1 1 (3.85%) Drush
1 1 (3.85%) HTML
1 1 (3.85%) jQuery
1 1 (3.85%) LESS
1 1 (3.85%) SailPoint
1 1 (3.85%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) PKI
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Cybercrime
3 1 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.85%) e-Learning
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Information Security
2 7 (26.92%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (19.23%) Content Management
4 5 (19.23%) Database Optimisation
4 5 (19.23%) SDLC
4 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
5 4 (15.38%) Data Protection
6 3 (11.54%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (11.54%) Project Management
7 2 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (7.69%) IT Governance
7 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 2 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (3.85%) Data Integration
8 1 (3.85%) OWASP
8 1 (3.85%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
8 1 (3.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
2 5 (19.23%) C#
2 5 (19.23%) Java
2 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
2 5 (19.23%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) PHP
3 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) CISM
1 11 (42.31%) CISSP
2 7 (26.92%) CISA
3 5 (19.23%) Degree
4 3 (11.54%) CRISC
5 1 (3.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (15.38%) GDPR
3 2 (7.69%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (7.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (3.85%) HIPAA
4 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) Docker
1 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) CSIRT
1 1 (3.85%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.85%) Nessus
1 1 (3.85%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Cisco
1 2 (7.69%) CyberArk
1 2 (7.69%) Splunk
2 1 (3.85%) Atlassian
2 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
2 1 (3.85%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) Meraki
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com