Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 467 377 346
Rank change year-on-year -90 -31 +20
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 148 279 267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.33% 0.60% 0.64%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.24% 4.62% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 201 163
London median daily rate £550 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £375 £375 £330
90th Percentile £825 £675 £610
England median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £30.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year - -16.08% -31.90%

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 4,571 6,044 4,862
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.27% 12.96% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,085 4,314 3,393
London median daily rate £480 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.54% +5.41% +2.78%
10th Percentile £281 £303 £280
90th Percentile £656 £675 £651
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 79 73
London median hourly rate £20.88 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.63% -16.89% +1.74%
10th Percentile £10.68 £12.20 £12.17
90th Percentile £47.00 £57.50 £49.45
England median hourly rate £20.68 £20.50 £22.84
% change year-on-year +0.85% -10.23% -5.76%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in London

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PCI DSS in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in London

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS in London over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in London

PCI DSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS in London.

Contractor 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 23 January 2019. 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 -9 28 £475 -5.00% 21
West London +14 8 £400 -20.00% 13
South London -8 6 £613 +5.66% 3
East London - 4 £800 - 7
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 69 (46.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 54 (36.49%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (33.78%) CISSP
4 49 (33.11%) Information Security
5 46 (31.08%) CISM
5 46 (31.08%) Finance
6 39 (26.35%) SIEM
7 37 (25.00%) Firewall
8 36 (24.32%) Splunk
8 36 (24.32%) GDPR
9 28 (18.92%) VPN
10 26 (17.57%) CISA
10 26 (17.57%) Cybersecurity
11 24 (16.22%) Network Security
12 23 (15.54%) Agile Software Development
13 22 (14.86%) WAN
13 22 (14.86%) Linux
14 21 (14.19%) LAN
14 21 (14.19%) Vulnerability Management
14 21 (14.19%) Identity Access Management
15 20 (13.51%) Data Protection
16 19 (12.84%) Risk Management
16 19 (12.84%) Security Operations
17 18 (12.16%) Retail
18 17 (11.49%) Qualys
18 17 (11.49%) Web Services
18 17 (11.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 17 (11.49%) Google Cloud Platform
19 16 (10.81%) CyberArk
19 16 (10.81%) CSSLP

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 4 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.35%) Apache
2 2 (1.35%) IIS
2 2 (1.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.68%) Confluence
3 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.68%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 54 (36.49%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (11.49%) Google Cloud Platform
2 17 (11.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 16 (10.81%) Sumo Logic
4 13 (8.78%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (4.05%) Office 365
6 5 (3.38%) SaaS
7 2 (1.35%) GitHub
7 2 (1.35%) IaaS
8 1 (0.68%) Apple Pay
8 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.68%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (25.00%) Firewall
2 28 (18.92%) VPN
3 24 (16.22%) Network Security
4 22 (14.86%) WAN
5 21 (14.19%) LAN
6 15 (10.14%) WLAN
7 12 (8.11%) TCP/IP
8 9 (6.08%) Internet
9 6 (4.05%) HTTP
9 6 (4.05%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (2.03%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (2.03%) DHCP
10 3 (2.03%) DNS
11 2 (1.35%) Cisco Firepower
11 2 (1.35%) VoIP
11 2 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.35%) Wireless
12 1 (0.68%) BGP
12 1 (0.68%) MPLS
12 1 (0.68%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.03%) Relational Database
1 3 (2.03%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.35%) MySQL
3 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.38%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.03%) JIRA
3 2 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (31.08%) Finance
2 18 (12.16%) Retail
3 13 (8.78%) Legal
4 10 (6.76%) Banking
5 8 (5.41%) Financial Institution
6 7 (4.73%) Law
6 7 (4.73%) Marketing
6 7 (4.73%) Retail Banking
7 3 (2.03%) Back Office
8 2 (1.35%) Dutch Language
8 2 (1.35%) Electronics
8 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (17.57%) Security Engineer
2 23 (15.54%) Consultant
3 19 (12.84%) Architect
3 19 (12.84%) Security Consultant
4 14 (9.46%) Cloud Engineer
5 13 (8.78%) Security Architect
6 12 (8.11%) Project Manager
7 9 (6.08%) Security Manager
8 8 (5.41%) Information Security Consultant
9 7 (4.73%) Analyst
9 7 (4.73%) Firewall Engineer
9 7 (4.73%) Information Security Engineer
10 6 (4.05%) Cloud Architect
10 6 (4.05%) Information Security Officer
10 6 (4.05%) Security Officer
10 6 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.38%) GDPR Consultant
11 5 (3.38%) Head of Security
11 5 (3.38%) Information Officer
11 5 (3.38%) PCI DSS Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.49%) Web Services
2 8 (5.41%) JSON
3 4 (2.70%) .NET
4 3 (2.03%) LAMP
5 2 (1.35%) OAuth
5 2 (1.35%) RESTful
6 1 (0.68%) LDAP
6 1 (0.68%) Middleware
6 1 (0.68%) Node.js
6 1 (0.68%) OpenID
6 1 (0.68%) SAML
6 1 (0.68%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 12 (8.11%) Cyberthreat
3 11 (7.43%) Enterprise Cloud
3 11 (7.43%) Management Information System
4 10 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (6.76%) Data Centre
5 6 (4.05%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (4.05%) Fintech
5 6 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (4.05%) PKI
6 3 (2.03%) BYOD
6 3 (2.03%) FMCG
6 3 (2.03%) User Experience
7 2 (1.35%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.35%) Cybercrime
7 2 (1.35%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.68%) Digital Wallet
8 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.86%) Linux
2 16 (10.81%) Windows
3 6 (4.05%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.38%) Android
5 4 (2.70%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.68%) Debian
7 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.68%) VMS
7 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (33.11%) Information Security
2 39 (26.35%) SIEM
3 26 (17.57%) Cybersecurity
4 23 (15.54%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (14.19%) Identity Access Management
5 21 (14.19%) Vulnerability Management
6 20 (13.51%) Data Protection
7 19 (12.84%) Risk Management
7 19 (12.84%) Security Operations
8 16 (10.81%) Malware Analysis
8 16 (10.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 15 (10.14%) Network Segmentation
9 15 (10.14%) Penetration Testing
10 14 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (9.46%) Threat Management
11 13 (8.78%) Data Security
11 13 (8.78%) DevOps
11 13 (8.78%) ITIL
11 13 (8.78%) Threat Intelligence
12 12 (8.11%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.78%) Python
2 12 (8.11%) Java
3 9 (6.08%) Bash Shell
3 9 (6.08%) Ruby
4 8 (5.41%) Perl
4 8 (5.41%) PowerShell
5 7 (4.73%) C#
6 3 (2.03%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.03%) SQL
7 2 (1.35%) Apple Swift
7 2 (1.35%) Go
7 2 (1.35%) Kotlin
8 1 (0.68%) C
8 1 (0.68%) C++
8 1 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 50 (33.78%) CISSP
2 46 (31.08%) CISM
3 26 (17.57%) CISA
4 16 (10.81%) CSSLP
4 16 (10.81%) ISSMP
5 14 (9.46%) ISSAP
6 9 (6.08%) Security Cleared
7 8 (5.41%) AWS Certification
8 6 (4.05%) Degree
9 5 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (3.38%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 4 (2.70%) ISEB
11 3 (2.03%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (2.03%) CEH
11 3 (2.03%) CRISC
12 2 (1.35%) CCIE
12 2 (1.35%) CCIE Security
12 2 (1.35%) ISTQB
12 2 (1.35%) PCI QSA
12 2 (1.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (46.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (24.32%) GDPR
3 16 (10.81%) HIPAA
4 15 (10.14%) FedRAMP
5 13 (8.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 8 (5.41%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (3.38%) COBIT
8 4 (2.70%) QA
9 3 (2.03%) PSD2
10 2 (1.35%) IASME
10 2 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.68%) COSO
11 1 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.68%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.73%) Docker
3 3 (2.03%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.03%) vSphere
4 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (10.14%) Istio
2 11 (7.43%) Suricata
3 6 (4.05%) Ansible
3 6 (4.05%) Kubernetes
4 4 (2.70%) Nessus
5 3 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.03%) Puppet
6 2 (1.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.35%) Terraform
7 1 (0.68%) CASB
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.68%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.68%) Mesos
7 1 (0.68%) QRadar
7 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.68%) Salt
7 1 (0.68%) SCCM
7 1 (0.68%) Stealthwatch
7 1 (0.68%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 36 (24.32%) Splunk
2 17 (11.49%) Qualys
3 16 (10.81%) CyberArk
4 15 (10.14%) Google
5 13 (8.78%) Microsoft
6 7 (4.73%) Cisco
7 5 (3.38%) AlgoSec
7 5 (3.38%) SAP
7 5 (3.38%) VMware
8 3 (2.03%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.03%) Citrix
8 3 (2.03%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.35%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.35%) Rackspace
9 2 (1.35%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.68%) AlienVault
10 1 (0.68%) Palo Alto
10 1 (0.68%) PayPal
10 1 (0.68%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds