Period
to 3 April 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 April 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 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 414 432 362
Rank change year-on-year +18 -70 +13
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 58 188 303
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.44% 0.65%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.38% 4.27% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 112 216
Median daily rate £525 £600 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +17.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £363 £384 £400
90th Percentile £738 £830 £675
England median daily rate £513 £513 £500
% change year-on-year - +2.50% +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 2,434 4,402 5,870
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.67% 10.35% 12.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,663 2,938 4,076
Median daily rate £488 £500 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +1.01% +4.21%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £663 £675 £675
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 59 96
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +3.53% -15.00%
10th Percentile £17.60 £12.50 £13.19
90th Percentile £50.20 £44.75 £57.50
Median hourly rate £25.68 £21.88 £22.00
% change year-on-year +17.37% -0.55% +7.32%

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 April 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 April 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 +76 6 £591 +13.83% 4
West London +39 5 £550 +37.50% 1
North London +21 4 £619 -17.50%
South London +25 1 £650 +6.12%
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 3 April 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 32 (55.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (39.66%) Information Security
3 18 (31.03%) GDPR
4 15 (25.86%) AWS
5 14 (24.14%) CISSP
6 13 (22.41%) Linux
6 13 (22.41%) Risk Management
6 13 (22.41%) Security Architecture
6 13 (22.41%) NIST
7 12 (20.69%) Cybersecurity
7 12 (20.69%) Azure
8 11 (18.97%) OWASP
8 11 (18.97%) SIEM
8 11 (18.97%) CISM
9 10 (17.24%) Windows
10 9 (15.52%) Security Management
10 9 (15.52%) Firewall
10 9 (15.52%) Finance
11 8 (13.79%) Penetration Testing
11 8 (13.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (13.79%) Network Security
11 8 (13.79%) Degree
12 7 (12.07%) Risk Assessment
12 7 (12.07%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (12.07%) GCP
12 7 (12.07%) CISA
12 7 (12.07%) Public Sector
12 7 (12.07%) Security Operations
12 7 (12.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 6 (10.34%) Threat Intelligence

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 2 (3.45%) CMS
1 2 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (3.45%) IIS
1 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.72%) Apache
2 1 (1.72%) Commerce Server
2 1 (1.72%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (3.45%) Magento
3 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.72%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 15 (25.86%) AWS
2 12 (20.69%) Azure
3 7 (12.07%) GCP
4 2 (3.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (3.45%) Datadog
4 2 (3.45%) Office 365
5 1 (1.72%) Akamai
5 1 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.72%) Firebase
5 1 (1.72%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.52%) Firewall
2 8 (13.79%) Network Security
3 7 (12.07%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (10.34%) WAN
5 5 (8.62%) LAN
6 3 (5.17%) Cisco Firepower
6 3 (5.17%) SAN
6 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.45%) Internet
7 2 (3.45%) Wireless
7 2 (3.45%) WLAN
8 1 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.72%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (1.72%) DNS
8 1 (1.72%) Intranet
8 1 (1.72%) NAS
8 1 (1.72%) tcpdump
8 1 (1.72%) VLAN
8 1 (1.72%) VPN
8 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) MySQL
2 3 (5.17%) Big Data
3 2 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (3.45%) Redis
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.72%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) JIRA
2 1 (1.72%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.72%) GitLab
2 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (15.52%) Finance
2 7 (12.07%) Public Sector
3 3 (5.17%) Retail
4 2 (3.45%) Legal
5 1 (1.72%) Advertising
5 1 (1.72%) Banking
5 1 (1.72%) Marketing
5 1 (1.72%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) Consultant
2 16 (27.59%) Security Consultant
3 13 (22.41%) Architect
4 9 (15.52%) Security Architect
5 5 (8.62%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 5 (8.62%) Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Information Security Consultant
6 4 (6.90%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Compliance Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Security Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Information Security Specialist
8 2 (3.45%) Information Specialist
8 2 (3.45%) Magento Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Operations Support Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Security Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Web Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) LAMP
2 2 (3.45%) CSS
2 2 (3.45%) HTML
2 2 (3.45%) HTML5
2 2 (3.45%) jQuery
2 2 (3.45%) JSON
2 2 (3.45%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (3.45%) Memcached
2 2 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (3.45%) Web Services
2 2 (3.45%) XML
3 1 (1.72%) LDAP
3 1 (1.72%) OAuth
3 1 (1.72%) OAuth2
3 1 (1.72%) OpenID
3 1 (1.72%) REST
3 1 (1.72%) RxJava
3 1 (1.72%) Symfony
3 1 (1.72%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (5.17%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.17%) PKI
3 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.45%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.72%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.72%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.72%) Social Media
4 1 (1.72%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) Linux
2 10 (17.24%) Windows
3 5 (8.62%) Unix
4 3 (5.17%) Android
4 3 (5.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.72%) CentOS
5 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (39.66%) Information Security
2 13 (22.41%) Risk Management
2 13 (22.41%) Security Architecture
3 12 (20.69%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (18.97%) OWASP
4 11 (18.97%) SIEM
5 9 (15.52%) Security Management
6 8 (13.79%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (12.07%) Risk Assessment
7 7 (12.07%) Security Operations
8 6 (10.34%) DevOps
8 6 (10.34%) E-Commerce
8 6 (10.34%) Threat Intelligence
9 5 (8.62%) Data Protection
9 5 (8.62%) ITIL
9 5 (8.62%) Vulnerability Management
10 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (6.90%) Identity Access Management
11 3 (5.17%) Data Loss Prevention
11 3 (5.17%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.62%) Java
1 5 (8.62%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.17%) PHP
2 3 (5.17%) Python
2 3 (5.17%) SQL
3 2 (3.45%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.45%) C++
3 2 (3.45%) Ruby
4 1 (1.72%) C
4 1 (1.72%) C#
4 1 (1.72%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 14 (24.14%) CISSP
2 11 (18.97%) CISM
3 8 (13.79%) Degree
4 7 (12.07%) CISA
5 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
6 5 (8.62%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (8.62%) CLAS
6 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
7 4 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (5.17%) CCSP
8 3 (5.17%) SANS
9 2 (3.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (3.45%) CGEIT
9 2 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (3.45%) Master's Degree
10 1 (1.72%) CCNA
10 1 (1.72%) CCNP
10 1 (1.72%) ISEB
10 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.72%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (55.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (31.03%) GDPR
3 13 (22.41%) NIST
4 8 (13.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (12.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (8.62%) ISAE 3402
7 4 (6.90%) QA
8 3 (5.17%) COBIT
9 2 (3.45%) HIPAA
10 1 (1.72%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (1.72%) NIST 800
10 1 (1.72%) PMO
10 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.17%) Docker
2 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.72%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 2 (3.45%) Nagios
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (3.45%) Terraform
3 1 (1.72%) Ansible
3 1 (1.72%) HP Fortify
3 1 (1.72%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.72%) Nessus
3 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.72%) Puppet
3 1 (1.72%) QRadar
3 1 (1.72%) RSA Archer
3 1 (1.72%) SCCM
3 1 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (10.34%) Google
1 6 (10.34%) Oracle
2 4 (6.90%) Cisco
2 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.90%) Splunk
3 3 (5.17%) F5
3 3 (5.17%) Imperva
3 3 (5.17%) Incapsula
3 3 (5.17%) VMware
4 2 (3.45%) CA
5 1 (1.72%) arcserve
5 1 (1.72%) Citrix
5 1 (1.72%) ForgeRock
5 1 (1.72%) HP
5 1 (1.72%) Juniper
5 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.72%) SAP
5 1 (1.72%) Sun
5 1 (1.72%) Tripwire