Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 423 388 409
Rank change year-on-year -35 +21 +6
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 163 260 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.40% 0.56% 0.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.04% 4.98% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 178 134
London median daily rate £600 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.07% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £411 £354 £406
90th Percentile £769 £686 £668
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £85.00 -
England median hourly rate £23.00 £65.00 -
% change year-on-year -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 4,031 5,216 5,121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.85% 11.29% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,753 3,679 3,627
London median daily rate £500 £485 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% -1.82% +9.78%
10th Percentile £304 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 86 63
London median hourly rate £21.16 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.50 £12.88
90th Percentile £51.35 £67.63 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.63 £24.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -7.65% +28.95% -15.56%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +6 24 £500 - 19
West London +5 6 £550 +10.00% 14
East London +12 4 £675 +12.50% 5
North London - 3 £750 -
South London +16 2 £500 +92.31% 1
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 86 (52.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 70 (42.94%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (33.74%) Information Security
4 49 (30.06%) SIEM
5 47 (28.83%) NIST
6 44 (26.99%) Cybersecurity
7 43 (26.38%) Security Operations
8 40 (24.54%) DevOps
8 40 (24.54%) Linux
9 39 (23.93%) CISSP
9 39 (23.93%) AWS Certification
9 39 (23.93%) Splunk
10 38 (23.31%) Microsoft Azure
11 37 (22.70%) GDPR
12 36 (22.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 34 (20.86%) Puppet
14 33 (20.25%) Microsoft
14 33 (20.25%) Web Services
14 33 (20.25%) Finance
15 32 (19.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 32 (19.63%) Opscode Chef
15 32 (19.63%) Ansible
16 31 (19.02%) Threat Management
16 31 (19.02%) Security Architecture
17 30 (18.40%) Git (software)
17 30 (18.40%) Qualys
17 30 (18.40%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 30 (18.40%) Red Hat
18 29 (17.79%) RHCE
18 29 (17.79%) Data Analysis

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 10 (6.13%) IIS
1 10 (6.13%) OpenStack
2 3 (1.84%) Confluence
2 3 (1.84%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.61%) Commerce Server
4 1 (0.61%) Drupal
4 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) BASE24
1 1 (0.61%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 70 (42.94%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (23.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (10.43%) PaaS
4 13 (7.98%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (7.98%) SaaS
5 7 (4.29%) IaaS
5 7 (4.29%) Office 365
6 3 (1.84%) GitHub
7 1 (0.61%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (0.61%) Serverless
7 1 (0.61%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 28 (17.18%) Firewall
2 14 (8.59%) VPN
3 13 (7.98%) VLAN
4 12 (7.36%) WAN
5 9 (5.52%) LAN
6 8 (4.91%) BGP
7 7 (4.29%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (4.29%) OSPF
8 6 (3.68%) DNS
9 5 (3.07%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (3.07%) Wireless
10 4 (2.45%) DHCP
10 4 (2.45%) EIGRP
10 4 (2.45%) IPsec
10 4 (2.45%) WebEx
11 3 (1.84%) HTTP
11 3 (1.84%) SAN
11 3 (1.84%) SSL
11 3 (1.84%) TCP/IP
11 3 (1.84%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.45%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.84%) MySQL
2 3 (1.84%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.84%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (1.23%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.61%) Big Data
4 1 (0.61%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.61%) DB2
4 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 30 (18.40%) Git (software)
2 29 (17.79%) Jenkins
3 27 (16.56%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (1.84%) JIRA
5 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.61%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.61%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.61%) Selenium
5 1 (0.61%) Snyk
5 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.61%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.61%) Vagrant
General
1 33 (20.25%) Finance
2 18 (11.04%) Retail
3 16 (9.82%) Legal
4 9 (5.52%) Law
5 8 (4.91%) Banking
6 3 (1.84%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.84%) Military
6 3 (1.84%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.23%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Back Office
8 1 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Electronics
8 1 (0.61%) Games
8 1 (0.61%) Local Government
8 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.61%) Marketing
8 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (21.47%) Architect
2 30 (18.40%) Consultant
3 26 (15.95%) Security Architect
3 26 (15.95%) Security Consultant
4 20 (12.27%) Cloud Architect
5 15 (9.20%) Security Engineer
6 13 (7.98%) Analyst
7 11 (6.75%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 9 (5.52%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 9 (5.52%) Developer
9 8 (4.91%) Information Security Consultant
9 8 (4.91%) Security Analyst
10 7 (4.29%) Security Manager
10 7 (4.29%) Security Specialist
10 7 (4.29%) Senior Developer
11 6 (3.68%) Azure Architect
11 6 (3.68%) Information Security Manager
12 5 (3.07%) Information Manager
12 5 (3.07%) Project Manager
13 4 (2.45%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (20.25%) Web Services
2 2 (1.23%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.61%) .NET
3 1 (0.61%) Behat
3 1 (0.61%) CSS
3 1 (0.61%) Drush
3 1 (0.61%) HTML
3 1 (0.61%) jQuery
3 1 (0.61%) JSON
3 1 (0.61%) LESS
3 1 (0.61%) Node.js
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (0.61%) RESTful
3 1 (0.61%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.61%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.59%) Data Centre
3 13 (7.98%) Management Information System
4 12 (7.36%) PKI
5 7 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (3.68%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (3.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.84%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.84%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.84%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.23%) Cybercrime
9 2 (1.23%) EPoS
9 2 (1.23%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (1.23%) NHS
9 2 (1.23%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.23%) User Experience
10 1 (0.61%) mPOS
10 1 (0.61%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 40 (24.54%) Linux
2 32 (19.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (9.20%) Windows
4 11 (6.75%) Unix
5 6 (3.68%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.23%) AIX
6 2 (1.23%) Android
6 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (33.74%) Information Security
2 49 (30.06%) SIEM
3 44 (26.99%) Cybersecurity
4 43 (26.38%) Security Operations
5 40 (24.54%) DevOps
6 31 (19.02%) Security Architecture
6 31 (19.02%) Threat Management
7 30 (18.40%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 29 (17.79%) Data Analysis
9 25 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (12.88%) Change Management
11 20 (12.27%) Risk Management
12 19 (11.66%) Incident Management
13 18 (11.04%) ITIL
14 16 (9.82%) Data Protection
15 15 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
16 12 (7.36%) Data Security
16 12 (7.36%) Software Engineering
17 11 (6.75%) Migration
17 11 (6.75%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.36%) Java
2 9 (5.52%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.91%) JavaScript
3 8 (4.91%) SQL
4 7 (4.29%) C#
5 4 (2.45%) Python
6 2 (1.23%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.23%) C
6 2 (1.23%) PHP
6 2 (1.23%) Ruby
7 1 (0.61%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.61%) Kotlin
7 1 (0.61%) Perl
7 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (23.93%) AWS Certification
1 39 (23.93%) CISSP
2 29 (17.79%) RHCE
3 27 (16.56%) Security Cleared
4 24 (14.72%) SC Cleared
5 23 (14.11%) CISM
6 16 (9.82%) CISA
7 10 (6.13%) Degree
8 9 (5.52%) IISP
9 8 (4.91%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (4.91%) SANS
10 6 (3.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (1.84%) CGEIT
12 2 (1.23%) CCIE
12 2 (1.23%) CCNP
12 2 (1.23%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (1.23%) CLAS
12 2 (1.23%) CRISC
12 2 (1.23%) MCSE
12 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (52.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (28.83%) NIST
3 37 (22.70%) GDPR
4 36 (22.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 8 (4.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (3.68%) COBIT
7 4 (2.45%) HIPAA
7 4 (2.45%) QA
8 3 (1.84%) SLA
9 2 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (1.23%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.61%) GLBA
10 1 (0.61%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.61%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.61%) NCSC
10 1 (0.61%) PSD2
10 1 (0.61%) SEPA
System Software
1 21 (12.88%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.98%) Docker
3 8 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 34 (20.86%) Puppet
2 32 (19.63%) Ansible
2 32 (19.63%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (17.79%) SELinux
4 10 (6.13%) CASB
4 10 (6.13%) Kubernetes
5 5 (3.07%) Oracle Identity Management
5 5 (3.07%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.84%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.84%) Terraform
7 2 (1.23%) Nessus
7 2 (1.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.23%) vRealize
8 1 (0.61%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.61%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.61%) IBM Guardium
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.61%) Suricata
8 1 (0.61%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 39 (23.93%) Splunk
2 33 (20.25%) Microsoft
3 30 (18.40%) Qualys
3 30 (18.40%) Red Hat
4 12 (7.36%) Oracle
5 11 (6.75%) Cisco
6 9 (5.52%) VMware
7 7 (4.29%) CheckPoint
7 7 (4.29%) Google
7 7 (4.29%) Juniper
8 6 (3.68%) F5
8 6 (3.68%) Palo Alto
9 5 (3.07%) ForgeRock
9 5 (3.07%) Fortinet
10 4 (2.45%) ArcSight
10 4 (2.45%) EMC
10 4 (2.45%) LogRhythm
11 3 (1.84%) EqualLogic
11 3 (1.84%) HP
11 3 (1.84%) SolarWinds