Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 2018 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 343 349 378
Rank change year-on-year +6 +29 +63
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 301 254 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.64% 0.62% 0.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.95% 5.18% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 152 156
London median daily rate £500 £489 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.30% -2.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £386 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £624 £633
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £39.51
England median hourly rate £37.50 £35.75 £52.50
% change year-on-year +4.90% -31.90% +87.50%

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 6,082 4,906 5,144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.96% 11.96% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,320 3,398 3,512
London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 78 62
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.75 £22.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.61% -5.93% +2.59%
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.82 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £47.25 £54.15
England median hourly rate £21.11 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.83% -14.00% +16.28%

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018. 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 -64 31 £500 -4.76% 17
West London -35 13 £500 +9.29% 8
South London -53 6 £580 +32.50%
North London - 2 £435 - 1
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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.

1 161 (53.49%) Information Security
2 146 (48.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 103 (34.22%) GDPR
4 73 (24.25%) CISSP
5 72 (23.92%) Cybersecurity
6 69 (22.92%) SIEM
7 66 (21.93%) Agile Software Development
8 63 (20.93%) Finance
9 59 (19.60%) Data Protection
10 55 (18.27%) CISM
11 47 (15.61%) Management Information System
12 45 (14.95%) Vulnerability Management
13 43 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
13 43 (14.29%) Windows
14 42 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
15 40 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
15 40 (13.29%) Firewall
16 38 (12.62%) Security Architecture
17 37 (12.29%) Risk Management
17 37 (12.29%) Retail
17 37 (12.29%) Security Operations
18 36 (11.96%) CISA
19 35 (11.63%) TCP/IP
19 35 (11.63%) Security Management
20 33 (10.96%) Degree
21 32 (10.63%) Linux
22 31 (10.30%) Nessus
22 31 (10.30%) Vulnerability Scanning
23 30 (9.97%) COBIT
24 29 (9.63%) Splunk

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 7 (2.33%) WebSphere
2 6 (1.99%) CMS
3 5 (1.66%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.33%) Apache
4 4 (1.33%) IIS
4 4 (1.33%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.66%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.33%) Confluence
6 1 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (3.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (3.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 42 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (5.32%) Serverless
4 15 (4.98%) IaaS
4 15 (4.98%) SaaS
5 10 (3.32%) Heroku
6 8 (2.66%) PaaS
7 4 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.33%) Mimecast
7 4 (1.33%) Office 365
8 2 (0.66%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (13.29%) Firewall
2 35 (11.63%) TCP/IP
3 27 (8.97%) Intrusion Detection
4 24 (7.97%) LAN
4 24 (7.97%) WAN
5 18 (5.98%) SAN
6 16 (5.32%) Network Security
7 15 (4.98%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (4.65%) NAS
9 11 (3.65%) Internet
10 5 (1.66%) SSL
10 5 (1.66%) Wireless
11 4 (1.33%) WLAN
12 3 (1.00%) VPN
13 2 (0.66%) DHCP
13 2 (0.66%) DNS
13 2 (0.66%) FTP
13 2 (0.66%) HTTP
13 2 (0.66%) MPLS
13 2 (0.66%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.99%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (2.66%) NoSQL
3 7 (2.33%) MongoDB
3 7 (2.33%) Redis
4 6 (1.99%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.00%) MySQL
5 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.33%) Big Data
7 1 (0.33%) OLAP
7 1 (0.33%) OLTP
7 1 (0.33%) QlikView
7 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (5.98%) Cucumber
2 17 (5.65%) JIRA
3 11 (3.65%) Git (software)
4 10 (3.32%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.00%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.33%) Appium
6 1 (0.33%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.33%) Gatling
6 1 (0.33%) Gradle
6 1 (0.33%) JUnit
6 1 (0.33%) Maven
6 1 (0.33%) Spock
6 1 (0.33%) TestNG
General
1 63 (20.93%) Finance
2 37 (12.29%) Retail
3 17 (5.65%) Legal
4 7 (2.33%) Banking
5 6 (1.99%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.66%) Games
7 3 (1.00%) Automotive
7 3 (1.00%) Law
8 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.66%) Marketing
8 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.66%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) French Language
9 1 (0.33%) German Language
9 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (17.94%) Analyst
2 50 (16.61%) Architect
3 36 (11.96%) Developer
3 36 (11.96%) Security Architect
4 29 (9.63%) Consultant
5 27 (8.97%) Security Manager
6 25 (8.31%) Security Analyst
7 22 (7.31%) Security Consultant
8 19 (6.31%) .NET Developer
9 15 (4.98%) Security Specialist
10 13 (4.32%) Project Manager
10 13 (4.32%) SOC Analyst
11 12 (3.99%) Java Developer
12 11 (3.65%) Business Analyst
12 11 (3.65%) Compliance Officer
12 11 (3.65%) Security Officer
13 10 (3.32%) Operational Security Manager
13 10 (3.32%) Resilience Manager
13 10 (3.32%) Risk Manager
13 10 (3.32%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.31%) .NET
2 21 (6.98%) RESTful
3 16 (5.32%) ASP.NET Web API
4 11 (3.65%) HTML
4 11 (3.65%) HTML5
4 11 (3.65%) React
5 8 (2.66%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.66%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (2.33%) ActiveMQ
6 7 (2.33%) Gherkin
6 7 (2.33%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (1.66%) REST
8 4 (1.33%) Regular Expression
8 4 (1.33%) Web Services
9 3 (1.00%) Node.js
10 2 (0.66%) Kafka
10 2 (0.66%) LAMP
10 2 (0.66%) LAPP Stack
10 2 (0.66%) Spring
11 1 (0.33%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 47 (15.61%) Management Information System
2 19 (6.31%) Data Protection Act
3 18 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.98%) PKI
4 15 (4.98%) Algorithms
4 15 (4.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 11 (3.65%) Cyberthreat
5 11 (3.65%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.66%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.33%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.33%) EPoS
7 7 (2.33%) Fintech
7 7 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.33%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.99%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.99%) Security Operations Centre
9 4 (1.33%) Clustering
10 3 (1.00%) CESG
10 3 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.00%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 43 (14.29%) Windows
2 32 (10.63%) Linux
3 20 (6.64%) Unix
4 9 (2.99%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.00%) Solaris
5 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.66%) Android
6 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.66%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.33%) AIX
7 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (53.49%) Information Security
2 72 (23.92%) Cybersecurity
3 69 (22.92%) SIEM
4 66 (21.93%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (19.60%) Data Protection
6 45 (14.95%) Vulnerability Management
7 43 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
8 38 (12.62%) Security Architecture
9 37 (12.29%) Risk Management
9 37 (12.29%) Security Operations
10 35 (11.63%) Security Management
11 31 (10.30%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 29 (9.63%) Project Management
13 27 (8.97%) Change Management
13 27 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
14 26 (8.64%) ITIL
15 24 (7.97%) ISMS
16 23 (7.64%) Data Security
16 23 (7.64%) Patch Management
17 22 (7.31%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.31%) Java
2 18 (5.98%) Ruby
3 16 (5.32%) Python
4 15 (4.98%) Bash Shell
5 13 (4.32%) JavaScript
6 12 (3.99%) PowerShell
7 9 (2.99%) C#
8 6 (1.99%) SQL
9 2 (0.66%) Groovy
9 2 (0.66%) Scala
10 1 (0.33%) C
10 1 (0.33%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.33%) VB
10 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 73 (24.25%) CISSP
2 55 (18.27%) CISM
3 36 (11.96%) CISA
4 33 (10.96%) Degree
5 17 (5.65%) SC Cleared
5 17 (5.65%) Security Cleared
6 12 (3.99%) SANS
7 10 (3.32%) PCI QSA
8 7 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.99%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 6 (1.99%) CCSP
10 5 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (1.66%) CRISC
11 4 (1.33%) CEH
11 4 (1.33%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (1.33%) CISMP
11 4 (1.33%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.33%) PMP
12 3 (1.00%) ISEB
12 3 (1.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (48.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 103 (34.22%) GDPR
3 30 (9.97%) COBIT
4 27 (8.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 21 (6.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 13 (4.32%) RMADS
7 8 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (1.66%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (1.66%) QA
9 4 (1.33%) ISO 9001
10 3 (1.00%) PA-DSS
10 3 (1.00%) SAS 70
11 2 (0.66%) AS 2805
11 2 (0.66%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.66%) ISAE 3402
11 2 (0.66%) ISO 8583
11 2 (0.66%) PSD2
12 1 (0.33%) COSO
12 1 (0.33%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 20 (6.64%) Docker
2 16 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.98%) vSphere
4 5 (1.66%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.33%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 31 (10.30%) Nessus
2 16 (5.32%) Ansible
2 16 (5.32%) Terraform
3 13 (4.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 12 (3.99%) Puppet
5 10 (3.32%) Packer
6 7 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (2.33%) OSSEC
7 6 (1.99%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (1.66%) Consul
8 5 (1.66%) Kubernetes
9 3 (1.00%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (1.00%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.00%) Nagios
10 2 (0.66%) Mesos
10 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.66%) QRadar
10 2 (0.66%) SCCM
11 1 (0.33%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 29 (9.63%) Splunk
2 27 (8.97%) Cisco
3 22 (7.31%) Microsoft
4 18 (5.98%) VMware
5 17 (5.65%) Qualys
6 14 (4.65%) AlienVault
7 12 (3.99%) WorldPay
8 11 (3.65%) McAfee
9 9 (2.99%) IBM
9 9 (2.99%) Symantec
10 8 (2.66%) Intel
11 7 (2.33%) Sourcefire
11 7 (2.33%) Trend Micro
11 7 (2.33%) Tripwire
12 6 (1.99%) Acunetix
13 5 (1.66%) Trustwave
14 4 (1.33%) F5
15 3 (1.00%) ArcSight
15 3 (1.00%) LogRhythm
15 3 (1.00%) Telerik