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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
London / City of London
Rank 137 148 180
Rank change year-on-year +11 +32  
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 18 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.60% 0.30% 0.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.12% 2.73% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 7
Median daily rate £475 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £313 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £514 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +133.33%  

PCI DSS is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 437 366 547
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.49% 11.00% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 270 395
Median daily rate £500 £475 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £301 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Median hourly rate £13.75 £26.75 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.59% +39.79%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £41.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% +41.37%  

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing PCI DSS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PCI DSS in the City of London

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 29 (63.04%) Finance
2 19 (41.30%) High Availability
3 18 (39.13%) Ansible
4 17 (36.96%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (34.78%) Python
5 16 (34.78%) DevOps
6 14 (30.43%) SQL
7 13 (28.26%) Financial Institution
7 13 (28.26%) Puppet
8 12 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
8 12 (26.09%) Migration
8 12 (26.09%) Oracle
9 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
9 11 (23.91%) Information Security
9 11 (23.91%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (23.91%) Data Migration
9 11 (23.91%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (23.91%) WorldPay
9 11 (23.91%) Continuous Deployment
10 10 (21.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 9 (19.57%) Database Security
11 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
12 8 (17.39%) ITIL
12 8 (17.39%) Linux
12 8 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (15.22%) Unix
14 6 (13.04%) PL/SQL
14 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
14 6 (13.04%) Firewall
14 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database

PCI DSS
Top Related 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 3 (6.52%) Confluence
2 2 (4.35%) Apache
2 2 (4.35%) IIS
2 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.17%) ATG Dynamo
3 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Relativity
1 2 (4.35%) Ringtail
1 2 (4.35%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (23.91%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (4.35%) GitHub
3 2 (4.35%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) Firewall
2 3 (6.52%) BIG-IP
2 3 (6.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (6.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (6.52%) Internet
2 3 (6.52%) LAN
2 3 (6.52%) Network Security
2 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.52%) WAN
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (4.35%) DNS
3 2 (4.35%) SSL
3 2 (4.35%) WAAS
3 2 (4.35%) Wireless
4 1 (2.17%) 802.11
4 1 (2.17%) DHCP
4 1 (2.17%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.17%) MPLS
4 1 (2.17%) SAN
4 1 (2.17%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle Exadata
3 3 (6.52%) VLDB
4 2 (4.35%) EDRMS
4 2 (4.35%) MySQL
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.17%) DB2
5 1 (2.17%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.87%) JIRA
3 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.17%) Selenium
3 1 (2.17%) Subversion
3 1 (2.17%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (63.04%) Finance
2 13 (28.26%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.35%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (23.91%) AWS DevOps
1 11 (23.91%) AWS Engineer
1 11 (23.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Security Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) DBA
4 4 (8.70%) Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Development DBA
5 3 (6.52%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Database Designer
6 2 (4.35%) Designer
6 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) PCI DSS Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) Security Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.35%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (4.35%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (2.17%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.17%) Middleware
3 1 (2.17%) OAuth
3 1 (2.17%) OpenID
3 1 (2.17%) SailPoint
3 1 (2.17%) SAML
3 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.52%) Hedge funds
3 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.35%) Clustering
4 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.35%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (4.35%) Replication
5 1 (2.17%) CESG
5 1 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.17%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.17%) PKI
5 1 (2.17%) W3C
5 1 (2.17%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.39%) Linux
2 7 (15.22%) Unix
3 4 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (4.35%) Windows
5 1 (2.17%) CentOS
5 1 (2.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) High Availability
2 17 (36.96%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (34.78%) DevOps
4 12 (26.09%) Migration
5 11 (23.91%) Continuous Deployment
5 11 (23.91%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (23.91%) Data Migration
5 11 (23.91%) Information Security
6 9 (19.57%) Database Security
7 8 (17.39%) ITIL
7 8 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (13.04%) Database Tuning
8 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
9 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (10.87%) Project Management
10 4 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (8.70%) Data Loss Prevention
10 4 (8.70%) Data Modelling
10 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
10 4 (8.70%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.78%) Python
2 14 (30.43%) SQL
3 6 (13.04%) PL/SQL
4 5 (10.87%) PowerShell
5 4 (8.70%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.52%) Perl
7 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.35%) VBA
8 1 (2.17%) Java
8 1 (2.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Degree
2 3 (6.52%) CISSP
3 1 (2.17%) CEH
3 1 (2.17%) CISM
3 1 (2.17%) CISMP
3 1 (2.17%) GIAC
3 1 (2.17%) ISEB
3 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.52%) GDPR
2 3 (6.52%) QA
3 2 (4.35%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (4.35%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
4 1 (2.17%) COBIT
4 1 (2.17%) GPG13
4 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.35%) Docker
2 2 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.17%) DFS Replication
3 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (39.13%) Ansible
2 13 (28.26%) Puppet
3 3 (6.52%) Data Guard
3 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (4.35%) Control-M
4 2 (4.35%) EnCase
4 2 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.17%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) Oracle
2 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
2 11 (23.91%) WorldPay
3 6 (13.04%) Splunk
4 4 (8.70%) CheckPoint
4 4 (8.70%) F5
4 4 (8.70%) FireEye
4 4 (8.70%) Intel Security
4 4 (8.70%) Juniper
4 4 (8.70%) Palo Alto
4 4 (8.70%) Symantec
4 4 (8.70%) Tufin
5 3 (6.52%) Blue Coat
5 3 (6.52%) Intel
5 3 (6.52%) TippingPoint
6 2 (4.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (4.35%) Aruba
6 2 (4.35%) BMC
6 2 (4.35%) Riverbed
6 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds
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