Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 439 458 443
Rank change year-on-year +19 -15 -83
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 127 178 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.35% 0.39% 0.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.68% 3.75% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 125 139
London median daily rate £563 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £406 £378 £313
90th Percentile £763 £890 £628
England median daily rate £533 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +6.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £20.11 - £30.00

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 3,452 4,744 6,012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.60% 10.30% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,365 3,319 4,297
London median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - +2.70%
10th Percentile £299 £275 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £675
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 72 73
London median hourly rate £18.70 £26.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.43% +32.50% +1.96%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.03 £12.10
90th Percentile £40.10 £57.50 £49.40
England median hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.14% +10.00% -11.77%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +20 18 £645 +25.90% 8
West London +33 6 £550 +37.50% 5
East London +21 5 £725 -9.38%
North London - 3 £725 -
South London +31 1 £500 -4.76% 1
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 54 (42.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (36.22%) Information Security
3 40 (31.50%) CISSP
4 36 (28.35%) AWS
5 35 (27.56%) NIST
6 34 (26.77%) Linux
6 34 (26.77%) Finance
7 33 (25.98%) Docker
7 33 (25.98%) DevOps
8 31 (24.41%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (23.62%) Azure
9 30 (23.62%) SIEM
10 28 (22.05%) Unix
11 27 (21.26%) Security Architecture
12 26 (20.47%) Data Protection
13 24 (18.90%) Microsoft
13 24 (18.90%) VPN
13 24 (18.90%) GDPR
14 23 (18.11%) CISM
15 22 (17.32%) Active Directory
15 22 (17.32%) Microservices
16 20 (15.75%) OWASP
16 20 (15.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
16 20 (15.75%) Risk Management
17 19 (14.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 19 (14.96%) Firewall
18 18 (14.17%) Java
18 18 (14.17%) Kubernetes
19 17 (13.39%) IIS
19 17 (13.39%) Python

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 17 (13.39%) IIS
2 12 (9.45%) OpenStack
3 8 (6.30%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.36%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.57%) Apache
5 2 (1.57%) Commerce Server
5 2 (1.57%) Confluence
5 2 (1.57%) Drupal
6 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) BASE24
1 1 (0.79%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.79%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 36 (28.35%) AWS
2 30 (23.62%) Azure
3 15 (11.81%) PaaS
3 15 (11.81%) SaaS
4 10 (7.87%) GCP
5 5 (3.94%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (3.15%) Serverless
7 3 (2.36%) GitHub
7 3 (2.36%) Office 365
7 3 (2.36%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.57%) Akamai
8 2 (1.57%) IaaS
8 2 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.79%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.79%) Firebase
9 1 (0.79%) Slack
9 1 (0.79%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (18.90%) VPN
2 19 (14.96%) Firewall
3 14 (11.02%) VLAN
4 12 (9.45%) Network Security
5 6 (4.72%) Cisco Firepower
5 6 (4.72%) LAN
5 6 (4.72%) WAN
6 5 (3.94%) DNS
6 5 (3.94%) SAN
6 5 (3.94%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.15%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (3.15%) tcpdump
8 3 (2.36%) DHCP
8 3 (2.36%) Internet
8 3 (2.36%) Wireless
9 2 (1.57%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.57%) VoIP
9 2 (1.57%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.79%) NFC
10 1 (0.79%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.09%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (6.30%) MongoDB
3 6 (4.72%) MySQL
3 6 (4.72%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.94%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.15%) Big Data
6 3 (2.36%) DB2
7 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.79%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.15%) JIRA
3 3 (2.36%) git-flow
4 2 (1.57%) AppScan
4 2 (1.57%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.57%) GitLab
5 1 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.79%) Selenium
5 1 (0.79%) Snyk
5 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.79%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.79%) Vagrant
General
1 34 (26.77%) Finance
2 12 (9.45%) Law
2 12 (9.45%) Legal
3 11 (8.66%) Public Sector
4 4 (3.15%) Retail
5 3 (2.36%) Banking
6 2 (1.57%) Advertising
6 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.79%) Games
7 1 (0.79%) Marketing
7 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.79%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 30 (23.62%) Architect
2 26 (20.47%) Security Architect
3 16 (12.60%) Cloud Architect
3 16 (12.60%) Developer
3 16 (12.60%) Security Engineer
4 12 (9.45%) Analyst
4 12 (9.45%) Consultant
5 9 (7.09%) Cloud Engineer
6 8 (6.30%) Security Consultant
7 6 (4.72%) Lead Developer
7 6 (4.72%) Security Analyst
8 5 (3.94%) DevSecOps Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) Administrator
9 4 (3.15%) Information Security Officer
9 4 (3.15%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.15%) Security Manager
9 4 (3.15%) Security Officer
10 3 (2.36%) Business Analyst
10 3 (2.36%) Data Architect
10 3 (2.36%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.45%) Node.js
2 8 (6.30%) Ruby on Rails
3 7 (5.51%) Express
4 6 (4.72%) JSON
4 6 (4.72%) Web Services
5 3 (2.36%) J2EE
5 3 (2.36%) Spring
6 2 (1.57%) .NET
6 2 (1.57%) OAuth
6 2 (1.57%) OAuth2
6 2 (1.57%) OpenID
6 2 (1.57%) REST
6 2 (1.57%) YAML
7 1 (0.79%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.79%) Behat
7 1 (0.79%) Drush
7 1 (0.79%) LESS
7 1 (0.79%) React
7 1 (0.79%) RxJava
7 1 (0.79%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.39%) PKI
2 14 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.09%) Cyberthreat
3 9 (7.09%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (6.30%) Public Cloud
5 6 (4.72%) Enterprise Cloud
6 4 (3.15%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.15%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.15%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (2.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.79%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.79%) Contactless
9 1 (0.79%) EFT
9 1 (0.79%) EMV
9 1 (0.79%) EPoS
9 1 (0.79%) Handset
9 1 (0.79%) mPOS
Operating Systems
1 34 (26.77%) Linux
2 28 (22.05%) Unix
3 14 (11.02%) Windows
4 9 (7.09%) Mac OS
5 4 (3.15%) Android
5 4 (3.15%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.36%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.57%) CentOS
7 2 (1.57%) Debian
7 2 (1.57%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.57%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.57%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.57%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.57%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.79%) AIX
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.79%) Solaris
8 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (36.22%) Information Security
2 33 (25.98%) DevOps
3 31 (24.41%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (23.62%) SIEM
5 27 (21.26%) Security Architecture
6 26 (20.47%) Data Protection
7 22 (17.32%) Microservices
8 20 (15.75%) OWASP
8 20 (15.75%) Risk Management
9 15 (11.81%) Cybersecurity
10 14 (11.02%) ITIL
10 14 (11.02%) TOGAF
11 13 (10.24%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (9.45%) Continuous Delivery
12 12 (9.45%) Protective Monitoring
13 10 (7.87%) Threat Intelligence
14 9 (7.09%) Threat Management
14 9 (7.09%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.17%) Java
2 17 (13.39%) Python
3 16 (12.60%) Ruby
4 9 (7.09%) Go
5 7 (5.51%) Bash Shell
5 7 (5.51%) PowerShell
6 6 (4.72%) Perl
6 6 (4.72%) PHP
7 3 (2.36%) C
8 2 (1.57%) SQL
9 1 (0.79%) C++
9 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.79%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (31.50%) CISSP
2 23 (18.11%) CISM
3 17 (13.39%) Security Cleared
4 16 (12.60%) AWS Certification
5 13 (10.24%) IISP
5 13 (10.24%) SC Cleared
6 12 (9.45%) CISA
6 12 (9.45%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (8.66%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 11 (8.66%) SANS
8 8 (6.30%) CCSP
8 8 (6.30%) Degree
9 4 (3.15%) CGEIT
9 4 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.36%) CEH
10 3 (2.36%) GCIH
10 3 (2.36%) GIAC
10 3 (2.36%) Master's Degree
11 2 (1.57%) CISMP
11 2 (1.57%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (42.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (27.56%) NIST
3 24 (18.90%) GDPR
4 20 (15.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 19 (14.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (11.81%) HIPAA
7 12 (9.45%) COBIT
8 5 (3.94%) SLA
9 3 (2.36%) GLBA
9 3 (2.36%) QA
10 2 (1.57%) NCSC
10 2 (1.57%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.79%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.79%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.79%) PMO
11 1 (0.79%) PSD2
System Software
1 33 (25.98%) Docker
2 22 (17.32%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.57%) vSphere
5 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.79%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 18 (14.17%) Kubernetes
2 15 (11.81%) CASB
3 6 (4.72%) Suricata
4 5 (3.94%) Terraform
5 4 (3.15%) HP Fortify
5 4 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (3.15%) Puppet
6 3 (2.36%) Ansible
6 3 (2.36%) IBM Guardium
7 2 (1.57%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 2 (1.57%) Nessus
7 2 (1.57%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.57%) WebInspect
7 2 (1.57%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.79%) QRadar
8 1 (0.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (18.90%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.66%) Oracle
2 11 (8.66%) Splunk
3 10 (7.87%) Cisco
4 9 (7.09%) Imperva
5 8 (6.30%) VMware
6 7 (5.51%) Qualys
7 6 (4.72%) F5
7 6 (4.72%) Incapsula
8 5 (3.94%) Google
9 4 (3.15%) Citrix
9 4 (3.15%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.36%) Forcepoint
10 3 (2.36%) HP
10 3 (2.36%) Intel
10 3 (2.36%) Juniper
10 3 (2.36%) McAfee
10 3 (2.36%) Sybase
10 3 (2.36%) Symantec
11 2 (1.57%) Salesforce.com