Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 225 215 197
Rank change year-on-year -10 -18 +66
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 35 25 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.50% 0.38% 0.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.52% 2.59% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 29
City of London median daily rate £500 £563 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +3.90%
10th Percentile £373 £425 £383
90th Percentile £675 £700 £578
Central London median daily rate £500 £538 £500
% change year-on-year -6.98% +7.50% -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 775 965 770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.10% 14.71% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 726 605
City of London median daily rate £475 £520 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.65% +9.47% +5.56%
10th Percentile £304 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £688 £625
Central London median daily rate £480 £500 £468
% change year-on-year -4.00% +6.95% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 3
City of London median hourly rate £18.60 £15.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -31.82% +27.54%
10th Percentile £14.53 £13.06 £18.80
90th Percentile £47.88 £32.23 £73.40
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £15.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +24.67% -31.82% +33.33%

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 15 August 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

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 20 (57.14%) Information Security
2 15 (42.86%) CISSP
3 14 (40.00%) Retail
3 14 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (31.43%) Firewall
5 9 (25.71%) GDPR
6 8 (22.86%) Data Protection
7 7 (20.00%) Finance
7 7 (20.00%) CISM
7 7 (20.00%) E-Commerce
8 6 (17.14%) SIEM
8 6 (17.14%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (17.14%) People Management
9 5 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (14.29%) Legal
9 5 (14.29%) CISA
9 5 (14.29%) CheckPoint
9 5 (14.29%) Cisco
10 4 (11.43%) SOA
10 4 (11.43%) ITIL
10 4 (11.43%) Windows
10 4 (11.43%) Data Security
10 4 (11.43%) Risk Management
10 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
10 4 (11.43%) Network Security
10 4 (11.43%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (11.43%) Data Centre

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 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.57%) Office 365
2 3 (8.57%) SaaS
3 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.71%) IaaS
3 2 (5.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) Firewall
2 4 (11.43%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (11.43%) Network Security
3 3 (8.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (5.71%) IPsec
4 2 (5.71%) VPN
4 2 (5.71%) Wireless
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (2.86%) Internet
5 1 (2.86%) LAN
5 1 (2.86%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (2.86%) SMS
5 1 (2.86%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 14 (40.00%) Retail
2 7 (20.00%) Finance
3 5 (14.29%) Legal
4 1 (2.86%) Back Office
4 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Architect
1 7 (20.00%) Consultant
2 6 (17.14%) Analyst
2 6 (17.14%) Security Architect
2 6 (17.14%) Security Consultant
3 5 (14.29%) Information Manager
3 5 (14.29%) Information Security Manager
3 5 (14.29%) Security Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Security Manager
4 4 (11.43%) CISSP Manager
5 3 (8.57%) GDPR Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Information Security Officer
5 3 (8.57%) PCI DSS Security Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Security Officer
6 2 (5.71%) Data Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Security Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Information Security Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) IT Security Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Lead Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) .NET
1 3 (8.57%) .NET Core
1 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.71%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.86%) Middleware
3 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
2 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.71%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.86%) Equities
4 1 (2.86%) Fintech
4 1 (2.86%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Unix
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (57.14%) Information Security
2 8 (22.86%) Data Protection
3 7 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 6 (17.14%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (17.14%) People Management
4 6 (17.14%) SIEM
5 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (11.43%) Data Security
5 4 (11.43%) ITIL
5 4 (11.43%) Risk Management
5 4 (11.43%) SDLC
5 4 (11.43%) SOA
6 3 (8.57%) Business Continuity
6 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (8.57%) MVC
6 3 (8.57%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (8.57%) Project Management
6 3 (8.57%) TDD
6 3 (8.57%) TOGAF
6 3 (8.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) C#
2 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (42.86%) CISSP
2 7 (20.00%) CISM
3 5 (14.29%) CISA
4 3 (8.57%) Degree
4 3 (8.57%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 2 (5.71%) CEH
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.71%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (5.71%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (2.86%) CCIE
6 1 (2.86%) CCNA
6 1 (2.86%) CGEIT
6 1 (2.86%) CRISC
6 1 (2.86%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (25.71%) GDPR
3 5 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (5.71%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (2.86%) COBIT
5 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (2.86%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Nessus
1 2 (5.71%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) CheckPoint
1 5 (14.29%) Cisco
2 3 (8.57%) Citrix
2 3 (8.57%) Palo Alto
3 2 (5.71%) Ivanti
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.71%) Qualys
3 2 (5.71%) Splunk
3 2 (5.71%) Tripwire
3 2 (5.71%) VMware
4 1 (2.86%) Juniper
4 1 (2.86%) SAP
4 1 (2.86%) Trustwave