Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 231 230 164
Rank change year-on-year -1 -66 +69
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 26 21 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.37% 0.29% 1.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.13% 2.27% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 55
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £375 £310 £373
90th Percentile £675 £675 £575
Central London median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - -9.09%
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 629 924 773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.91% 12.93% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 744 595
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £272 £313 £313
90th Percentile £639 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £475 £488 £475
% change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 4
City of London median hourly rate £18.85 £15.00 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.67% -54.89% +51.14%
10th Percentile £14.00 £15.00 £17.45
90th Percentile £26.73 £26.23 £132.30
Central London median hourly rate £18.85 £15.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year +25.67% -54.89% +44.57%

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 16 December 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

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the City of London region over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £450 -
PCI DSS
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 18 (69.23%) Information Security
2 15 (57.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (34.62%) Retail
4 8 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (30.77%) CISSP
4 8 (30.77%) CISM
5 7 (26.92%) Finance
5 7 (26.92%) Data Protection
5 7 (26.92%) GDPR
6 6 (23.08%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (19.23%) Data Security
7 5 (19.23%) CISA
7 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (19.23%) People Management
8 4 (15.38%) SDLC
8 4 (15.38%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 4 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (15.38%) OWASP
8 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (15.38%) Legal
8 4 (15.38%) Business Continuity
8 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
9 3 (11.54%) ITIL
9 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
9 3 (11.54%) Splunk
9 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
9 3 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (7.69%) Critical Thinking

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%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.85%) IIS
1 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (7.69%) Office 365
4 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.85%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
4 1 (3.85%) GitHub
4 1 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (3.85%) IaaS
4 1 (3.85%) PaaS
4 1 (3.85%) SaaS
4 1 (3.85%) Sumo Logic
4 1 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) Network Security
2 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
2 1 (3.85%) VoIP
2 1 (3.85%) VPN
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
2 1 (3.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (34.62%) Retail
2 7 (26.92%) Finance
3 4 (15.38%) Legal
4 2 (7.69%) Banking
5 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Consultant
1 8 (30.77%) Security Consultant
2 6 (23.08%) Architect
3 5 (19.23%) Security Manager
4 4 (15.38%) GDPR Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) CISSP Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Information Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Information Security Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Compliance Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Data Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Security Architect
6 2 (7.69%) IT Security Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Lead Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Lead Security Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Programme Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Security Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Security Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (7.69%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.85%) Cybercrime
4 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.85%) Equities
4 1 (3.85%) Fintech
4 1 (3.85%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Android
1 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
1 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Information Security
2 8 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (26.92%) Data Protection
4 5 (19.23%) Data Security
4 5 (19.23%) People Management
5 4 (15.38%) Business Continuity
5 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
5 4 (15.38%) OWASP
5 4 (15.38%) SDLC
5 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (11.54%) ITIL
6 3 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
7 2 (7.69%) Critical Thinking
7 2 (7.69%) DevOps
7 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 2 (7.69%) Service Management
7 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
7 2 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) CISM
1 8 (30.77%) CISSP
2 5 (19.23%) CISA
3 4 (15.38%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 1 (3.85%) CSSLP
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (57.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (26.92%) GDPR
3 4 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (3.85%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (3.85%) FedRAMP
4 1 (3.85%) HIPAA
4 1 (3.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Docker
2 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Ansible
1 1 (3.85%) Istio
1 1 (3.85%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Splunk
2 2 (7.69%) Citrix
2 2 (7.69%) SAP
2 2 (7.69%) Tripwire
3 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) CyberArk
3 1 (3.85%) Google
3 1 (3.85%) Ivanti
3 1 (3.85%) JD Edwards
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Northgate
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Palo Alto
3 1 (3.85%) VMware