Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 226 177 215
Rank change year-on-year -49 +38 +41
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 20 58 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.28% 0.95% 0.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.33% 7.65% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 36 16
City of London median daily rate £500 £523 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.31% +24.78% -11.84%
10th Percentile £375 £378 £316
90th Percentile £544 £575 £538
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
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 857 758 765
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.14% 12.48% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 578 540
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +3.93%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £281
90th Percentile £675 £688 £626
Central London median daily rate £485 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -3.00% +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 15
City of London median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -25.71% +38.46%
Central London median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £24.62
% change year-on-year -11.76% -30.94% +49.18%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 13 (65.00%) Information Security
2 10 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (45.00%) GDPR
4 8 (40.00%) Data Protection
5 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (35.00%) Windows
6 6 (30.00%) Data Encryption
7 5 (25.00%) Data Ingestion
7 5 (25.00%) Serverless
7 5 (25.00%) Microservices
7 5 (25.00%) SOLID
7 5 (25.00%) REST
7 5 (25.00%) Data Transformation
7 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET
7 5 (25.00%) MVC
7 5 (25.00%) C#
7 5 (25.00%) .NET
7 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (25.00%) TDD
7 5 (25.00%) Scrum
8 4 (20.00%) Legal
8 4 (20.00%) Data Security
8 4 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (20.00%) SIEM
9 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
9 3 (15.00%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (15.00%) Security Operations
9 3 (15.00%) ISMS

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 (5.00%) Apache
1 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (25.00%) Serverless
3 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) Network Security
3 1 (5.00%) BIG-IP
3 1 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (5.00%) SSL
3 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 4 (20.00%) Legal
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Marketing
3 2 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (15.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Business Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Compliance Officer
4 2 (10.00%) GDPR Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) GDPR Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Security Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Security Officer
5 1 (5.00%) Encryption Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) GDPR Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Information Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Information Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Security Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
1 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 5 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (5.00%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (10.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Information Security
2 8 (40.00%) Data Protection
3 6 (30.00%) Data Encryption
4 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) Data Ingestion
4 5 (25.00%) Data Transformation
4 5 (25.00%) Microservices
4 5 (25.00%) MVC
4 5 (25.00%) Scrum
4 5 (25.00%) SOLID
4 5 (25.00%) TDD
5 4 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (20.00%) Data Security
5 4 (20.00%) SIEM
6 3 (15.00%) ISMS
6 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (15.00%) Security Operations
7 2 (10.00%) Project Management
7 2 (10.00%) Security Management
7 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) C#
2 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (15.00%) Python
3 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.00%) Ruby
4 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) CISM
1 3 (15.00%) CISSP
2 2 (10.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 2 (10.00%) CCSP
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) PCI QSA
3 1 (5.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (45.00%) GDPR
3 2 (10.00%) ISO 9001
4 1 (5.00%) AS 2805
4 1 (5.00%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Ansible
1 2 (10.00%) Nessus
1 2 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (10.00%) OSSEC
1 2 (10.00%) Packer
1 2 (10.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Intel
1 2 (10.00%) McAfee
1 2 (10.00%) Qualys
1 2 (10.00%) Sourcefire
1 2 (10.00%) Symantec
1 2 (10.00%) Trend Micro
1 2 (10.00%) Tripwire
2 1 (5.00%) F5
2 1 (5.00%) Gemalto
2 1 (5.00%) LogRhythm
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Splunk
2 1 (5.00%) Trustwave
2 1 (5.00%) VMware