Period
to 3 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 3 July 2020 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)
England > London
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 348 434 384
Rank change year-on-year +86 -50 +14
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 49 171 283
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.28% 0.42% 0.61%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.83% 4.21% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 105 199
Median daily rate £450 £600 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +17.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £319 £410 £363
90th Percentile £715 £775 £682
England median daily rate £513 £526 £500
% change year-on-year -2.47% +5.10% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £85.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £23.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year +52.17% -64.62% -

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 London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,729 4,065 5,340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.80% 9.87% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,133 2,759 3,727
Median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% -
10th Percentile £306 £306 £300
90th Percentile £650 £675 £675
England median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 58 91
Median hourly rate £34.75 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.48% -16.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £16.75 £12.50 £13.75
90th Percentile £44.29 £51.35 £65.25
Median hourly rate £23.00 £22.63 £23.50
% change year-on-year +1.66% -3.72% +23.68%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in London

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing PCI DSS in London.

Daily rate trend for PCI DSS in London

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing PCI DSS in London over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in London

PCI DSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing PCI DSS in London.

Hourly rate trend for PCI DSS in London

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 3 July 2020. 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
Central London +96 5 £450 -10.00% 2
West London +56 5 £550 - 1
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, 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 London region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 29 (59.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (55.10%) Information Security
3 17 (34.69%) CISSP
3 17 (34.69%) GDPR
4 16 (32.65%) Degree
5 15 (30.61%) CISM
5 15 (30.61%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (28.57%) Security Architecture
6 14 (28.57%) Risk Management
7 13 (26.53%) CISA
8 12 (24.49%) ITIL
8 12 (24.49%) Vulnerability Management
9 11 (22.45%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (22.45%) COBIT
9 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
9 11 (22.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (22.45%) Linux
9 11 (22.45%) NIST
10 10 (20.41%) Public Sector
10 10 (20.41%) SC Cleared
11 9 (18.37%) SIEM
11 9 (18.37%) E-Commerce
11 9 (18.37%) Project Management
12 8 (16.33%) MySQL
12 8 (16.33%) Management Information System
12 8 (16.33%) Finance
12 8 (16.33%) LAMP
12 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (16.33%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (16.33%) AWS

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 6 (12.24%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.08%) CMS
2 2 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Magento
1 2 (4.08%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.04%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.33%) AWS
2 6 (12.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 6 (12.24%) Azure
2 6 (12.24%) Datadog
2 6 (12.24%) GCP
2 6 (12.24%) Serverless
3 2 (4.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) Firewall
2 6 (12.24%) Network Security
3 5 (10.20%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (10.20%) WAN
4 4 (8.16%) LAN
4 4 (8.16%) Wireless
5 3 (6.12%) VPN
5 3 (6.12%) WLAN
6 2 (4.08%) DNS
6 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.04%) BGP
7 1 (2.04%) BIG-IP
7 1 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.04%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.04%) EIGRP
7 1 (2.04%) Internet
7 1 (2.04%) IPsec
7 1 (2.04%) OSPF
7 1 (2.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) MySQL
2 6 (12.24%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (12.24%) Big Data
3 2 (4.08%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Artifactory
1 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (20.41%) Public Sector
2 8 (16.33%) Finance
3 4 (8.16%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Arabic Language
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Electronics
4 1 (2.04%) International Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Law
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Architect
1 13 (26.53%) Consultant
1 13 (26.53%) Security Consultant
2 12 (24.49%) Security Architect
3 6 (12.24%) Operations Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Operations Support Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 3 (6.12%) Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Applications Support
6 2 (4.08%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Security Specialist
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) LAMP
2 6 (12.24%) Memcached
3 4 (8.16%) Sensu
4 2 (4.08%) CSS
4 2 (4.08%) HTML
4 2 (4.08%) HTML5
4 2 (4.08%) jQuery
4 2 (4.08%) JSON
4 2 (4.08%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (4.08%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (4.08%) XML
5 1 (2.04%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (2.04%) SAML
5 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.61%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (16.33%) Management Information System
3 6 (12.24%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (6.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (4.08%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (4.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.04%) Blog
6 1 (2.04%) CMDB
6 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.04%) PKI
6 1 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.04%) SWIFT
6 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.45%) Linux
2 6 (12.24%) Unix
3 4 (8.16%) Windows
4 1 (2.04%) Android
4 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (55.10%) Information Security
2 14 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 14 (28.57%) Security Architecture
3 12 (24.49%) ITIL
3 12 (24.49%) Vulnerability Management
4 11 (22.45%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (18.37%) E-Commerce
5 9 (18.37%) Project Management
5 9 (18.37%) SIEM
6 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (16.33%) Computer Science
6 8 (16.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (14.29%) Patch Management
7 7 (14.29%) Protective Monitoring
8 6 (12.24%) Cross-Platform Development
8 6 (12.24%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (12.24%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (10.20%) Programme Management
9 5 (10.20%) Scrum
9 5 (10.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.29%) Java
1 7 (14.29%) Python
1 7 (14.29%) SQL
2 6 (12.24%) Bash Shell
2 6 (12.24%) C++
2 6 (12.24%) Ruby
3 3 (6.12%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.08%) PHP
5 1 (2.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (34.69%) CISSP
2 16 (32.65%) Degree
3 15 (30.61%) CISM
4 13 (26.53%) CISA
5 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
6 10 (20.41%) SC Cleared
7 7 (14.29%) CLAS
7 7 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (12.24%) Master's Degree
9 5 (10.20%) GIAC
10 4 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (6.12%) CCNP
11 3 (6.12%) CRISC
11 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared
12 2 (4.08%) CCSP
12 2 (4.08%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (4.08%) FFIEC
13 1 (2.04%) CCNA
13 1 (2.04%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 1 (2.04%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (59.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (34.69%) GDPR
3 11 (22.45%) COBIT
3 11 (22.45%) NIST
3 11 (22.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (16.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 8 (16.33%) QA
5 4 (8.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (4.08%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (2.04%) FedRAMP
7 1 (2.04%) HIPAA
7 1 (2.04%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) Nagios
2 2 (4.08%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 2 (4.08%) Terraform
3 1 (2.04%) Grafana
3 1 (2.04%) Istio
3 1 (2.04%) Kibana
3 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.04%) Packer
3 1 (2.04%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 7 (14.29%) Splunk
2 6 (12.24%) Oracle
3 2 (4.08%) CA
3 2 (4.08%) Cisco
3 2 (4.08%) Google
3 2 (4.08%) SAP
3 2 (4.08%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.04%) Aruba
4 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.04%) F5
4 1 (2.04%) Meraki
4 1 (2.04%) NetApp
4 1 (2.04%) SolarWinds