Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 298 428 462
Rank change year-on-year +130 +34 -34
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 55 128 192
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.39% 0.35% 0.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.82% 3.70% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 81 131
Median daily rate £525 £575 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.70% +11.65% +3.00%
10th Percentile £317 £406 £363
90th Percentile £725 £763 £750
England median daily rate £475 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £20.11 -

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 1,440 3,462 4,858
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.18% 9.48% 10.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 898 2,364 3,439
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% -1.04%
10th Percentile £300 £291 £278
90th Percentile £650 £669 £663
England median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 51 71
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.17% -28.08% +31.65%
10th Percentile £18.98 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.07 £35.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate £26.36 £21.42 £22.33
% change year-on-year +23.09% -4.11% +11.66%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +115 5 £500 -20.00% 2
South London +45 1 £750 +50.00%
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 33 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (54.55%) Information Security
3 20 (36.36%) CISSP
4 19 (34.55%) GDPR
5 18 (32.73%) CISM
5 18 (32.73%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (30.91%) NIST
7 15 (27.27%) CISA
7 15 (27.27%) Degree
8 14 (25.45%) Cybersecurity
8 14 (25.45%) ITIL
9 13 (23.64%) Linux
10 12 (21.82%) E-Commerce
10 12 (21.82%) Risk Management
10 12 (21.82%) Finance
10 12 (21.82%) COBIT
10 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
10 12 (21.82%) Security Architecture
11 11 (20.00%) SC Cleared
11 11 (20.00%) Python
12 10 (18.18%) Unix
12 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
13 9 (16.36%) Vulnerability Management
13 9 (16.36%) Bash Shell
13 9 (16.36%) Splunk
13 9 (16.36%) Computer Science
13 9 (16.36%) Oracle
13 9 (16.36%) Java
13 9 (16.36%) Project Management

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 8 (14.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (12.73%) MS Visio
2 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 8 (14.55%) Datadog
2 7 (12.73%) Serverless
3 5 (9.09%) AWS
4 4 (7.27%) Azure
5 2 (3.64%) Force.com
5 2 (3.64%) GCP
5 2 (3.64%) IaaS
5 2 (3.64%) PaaS
6 1 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.82%) Office 365
6 1 (1.82%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.82%) SaaS
6 1 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) Firewall
2 4 (7.27%) Network Security
3 3 (5.45%) DNS
3 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.64%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (3.64%) VPN
4 2 (3.64%) Wireless
5 1 (1.82%) BGP
5 1 (1.82%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.82%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.82%) Internet
5 1 (1.82%) IPsec
5 1 (1.82%) LAN
5 1 (1.82%) OSPF
5 1 (1.82%) SSL
5 1 (1.82%) VoIP
5 1 (1.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) Apache Cassandra
1 8 (14.55%) Big Data
1 8 (14.55%) MySQL
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon Aurora
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Hudson
2 1 (1.82%) Burp Suite
2 1 (1.82%) sqlmap
General
1 12 (21.82%) Finance
2 8 (14.55%) Public Sector
3 4 (7.27%) Legal
3 4 (7.27%) Retail
4 2 (3.64%) Back Office
4 2 (3.64%) Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.82%) Arabic Language
5 1 (1.82%) Electronics
5 1 (1.82%) International Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Law
5 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.82%) Marketing
5 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (30.91%) Architect
2 14 (25.45%) Security Architect
3 11 (20.00%) Consultant
4 8 (14.55%) Operations Engineer
4 8 (14.55%) Operations Support Engineer
4 8 (14.55%) Security Consultant
4 8 (14.55%) Support Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) Applications Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) Applications Support
6 6 (10.91%) Applications Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) Network Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) Senior Information Assurance Consultant
8 2 (3.64%) AWS Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Compliance Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Security Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) LAMP
1 8 (14.55%) Memcached
1 8 (14.55%) Sensu
2 1 (1.82%) .NET
2 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.82%) jQuery
2 1 (1.82%) OAuth
2 1 (1.82%) React
2 1 (1.82%) Spring
2 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (32.73%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (14.55%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (12.73%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.27%) CESG
5 2 (3.64%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.82%) BYOD
6 1 (1.82%) CMDB
6 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.82%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.82%) NHS
6 1 (1.82%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.64%) Linux
2 10 (18.18%) Unix
3 5 (9.09%) Windows
4 2 (3.64%) Android
4 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (54.55%) Information Security
2 14 (25.45%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (25.45%) ITIL
3 12 (21.82%) E-Commerce
3 12 (21.82%) Risk Management
3 12 (21.82%) Security Architecture
4 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (16.36%) Computer Science
5 9 (16.36%) Project Management
5 9 (16.36%) Vulnerability Management
6 8 (14.55%) Cross-Platform Development
6 8 (14.55%) Patch Management
6 8 (14.55%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (14.55%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (12.73%) PRINCE2
7 7 (12.73%) Protective Monitoring
7 7 (12.73%) SIEM
8 6 (10.91%) Programme Management
9 5 (9.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.00%) Python
2 9 (16.36%) Bash Shell
2 9 (16.36%) Java
3 8 (14.55%) C++
3 8 (14.55%) Ruby
3 8 (14.55%) SQL
4 1 (1.82%) Apple Swift
4 1 (1.82%) C#
4 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.82%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.82%) Perl
4 1 (1.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (36.36%) CISSP
2 18 (32.73%) CISM
3 15 (27.27%) CISA
3 15 (27.27%) Degree
4 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
5 11 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 9 (16.36%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (14.55%) Master's Degree
8 5 (9.09%) CLAS
8 5 (9.09%) CRISC
8 5 (9.09%) GIAC
9 3 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (5.45%) DV Cleared
9 3 (5.45%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 2 (3.64%) CCNP
10 2 (3.64%) FFIEC
11 1 (1.82%) AWS Certification
11 1 (1.82%) CGEIT
11 1 (1.82%) LPIC
11 1 (1.82%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (34.55%) GDPR
3 17 (30.91%) NIST
4 12 (21.82%) COBIT
5 9 (16.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (14.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 8 (14.55%) QA
7 4 (7.27%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (7.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (5.45%) NIST 800
8 3 (5.45%) RMADS
9 1 (1.82%) HIPAA
9 1 (1.82%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) Nagios
2 3 (5.45%) Terraform
3 1 (1.82%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.82%) RSA Archer
3 1 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
1 9 (16.36%) Oracle
1 9 (16.36%) Splunk
2 2 (3.64%) Cisco
2 2 (3.64%) Guidewire
2 2 (3.64%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (3.64%) SAP
3 1 (1.82%) Aruba
3 1 (1.82%) Avaya
3 1 (1.82%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.82%) Citrix
3 1 (1.82%) F5
3 1 (1.82%) Google
3 1 (1.82%) Meraki
3 1 (1.82%) Palo Alto
3 1 (1.82%) Rapid7
3 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow
3 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds
3 1 (1.82%) Symantec
3 1 (1.82%) Twitter