Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 239 168 242
Rank change year-on-year -71 +74 +20
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 18 77 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.25% 1.15% 0.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.92% 9.65% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 56 19
City of London median daily rate £500 £510 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00% -5.21%
10th Percentile £288 £375 £423
90th Percentile £675 £575 £625
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £550
% change year-on-year - -9.09% +4.27%
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 939 798 997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.12% 11.92% 11.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 633 723
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £288
90th Percentile £675 £675 £625
Central London median daily rate £483 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.58% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 15
City of London median hourly rate £15.00 £46.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.74% +118.82% +21.43%
Central London median hourly rate £15.00 £46.50 £22.63
% change year-on-year -67.74% +105.52% +41.41%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 11 (61.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (50.00%) Information Security
3 8 (44.44%) GDPR
4 7 (38.89%) Finance
5 6 (33.33%) Risk Management
5 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (33.33%) Windows
5 6 (33.33%) Data Protection
5 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (27.78%) Data Encryption
7 4 (22.22%) Firewall
7 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
7 4 (22.22%) Linux
7 4 (22.22%) C#
7 4 (22.22%) .NET
7 4 (22.22%) Python
7 4 (22.22%) TDD
7 4 (22.22%) MVC
7 4 (22.22%) Scrum
7 4 (22.22%) Serverless
7 4 (22.22%) Microservices
7 4 (22.22%) SOLID
7 4 (22.22%) Security Operations
7 4 (22.22%) Data Ingestion
7 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
7 4 (22.22%) REST
7 4 (22.22%) Data Transformation
7 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (22.22%) Data Privacy

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 (11.11%) Apache
1 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (22.22%) Serverless
3 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) BIG-IP
2 2 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (11.11%) SSL
2 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) .NET Developer
4 3 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Information Security Consultant
4 3 (16.67%) Security Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Architect
5 2 (11.11%) GDPR Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Cloud Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Data Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Data Protection Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Information Security Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Information Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
1 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET
1 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
1 4 (22.22%) REST
2 2 (11.11%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (11.11%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Fintech
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Information Security
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 6 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 5 (27.78%) Data Encryption
4 4 (22.22%) Data Ingestion
4 4 (22.22%) Data Privacy
4 4 (22.22%) Data Transformation
4 4 (22.22%) Microservices
4 4 (22.22%) MVC
4 4 (22.22%) Scrum
4 4 (22.22%) Security Operations
4 4 (22.22%) SOLID
4 4 (22.22%) TDD
5 3 (16.67%) DevOps
5 3 (16.67%) SIEM
6 2 (11.11%) High Availability
6 2 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (11.11%) Information Security Governance
6 2 (11.11%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
1 4 (22.22%) C#
1 4 (22.22%) Python
2 2 (11.11%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) (ISC)2 CCSP
1 2 (11.11%) CCSP
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.11%) CISM
1 2 (11.11%) CISSP
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
1 2 (11.11%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (61.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (44.44%) GDPR
3 2 (11.11%) AS 2805
3 2 (11.11%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Ansible
1 2 (11.11%) Nessus
1 2 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (11.11%) OSSEC
1 2 (11.11%) Packer
1 2 (11.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) F5
1 2 (11.11%) Intel
1 2 (11.11%) McAfee
1 2 (11.11%) Qualys
1 2 (11.11%) Sourcefire
1 2 (11.11%) Symantec
1 2 (11.11%) Trend Micro
1 2 (11.11%) Tripwire
1 2 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (5.56%) Gemalto
2 1 (5.56%) LogRhythm
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Splunk