Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 468 353 419
Rank change year-on-year -115 +66 +67
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 107 48 96
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.29% 0.27% 0.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.22% 2.39% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 36 65
10th Percentile £421 £341 £400
25th Percentile £463 £394 £494
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £506 £575
Median % change year-on-year +8.64% -11.96% +4.55%
75th Percentile £619 £621 £675
90th Percentile £675 £706 £763
England median daily rate £543 £456 £513
% change year-on-year +18.90% -10.98% +2.50%

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 4,827 2,011 3,222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.00% 11.39% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,344 1,388 2,245
10th Percentile £350 £300 £300
25th Percentile £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £495
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.01% +1.54%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £672 £660
England median daily rate £501 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.37% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 9 46
10th Percentile £18.08 £16.80 £12.00
25th Percentile £25.38 £17.96 £14.25
Median hourly rate £44.50 £22.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +102.27% +17.65% -10.95%
75th Percentile £49.25 £27.76 £29.66
90th Percentile - £51.06 £44.97
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.05 £20.48
% change year-on-year +18.76% +2.80% +1.15%

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -40 19 £550 +7.32% 8
West London -25 1 £575 +35.29% 3
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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 44 (41.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (38.32%) GDPR
3 39 (36.45%) Finance
4 35 (32.71%) Information Security
5 34 (31.78%) Cybersecurity
6 31 (28.97%) NIST
7 28 (26.17%) Azure
8 27 (25.23%) AWS
9 25 (23.36%) Social Skills
10 22 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (18.69%) Management Information System
11 20 (18.69%) CISM
11 20 (18.69%) CISSP
12 18 (16.82%) Data Security
12 18 (16.82%) OWASP
13 17 (15.89%) Risk Management
13 17 (15.89%) Firewall
13 17 (15.89%) Windows
14 16 (14.95%) Security Management
14 16 (14.95%) Degree
15 15 (14.02%) ISMS
15 15 (14.02%) CISA
15 15 (14.02%) Internet
16 14 (13.08%) DNS
16 14 (13.08%) Information Security Management
16 14 (13.08%) Computer Science
16 14 (13.08%) COBIT
16 14 (13.08%) FFIEC
17 13 (12.15%) GRC
17 13 (12.15%) Retail

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 3 (2.80%) Apache Spark
1 3 (2.80%) IIS
2 2 (1.87%) Apache
2 2 (1.87%) nginx
3 1 (0.93%) Confluence
3 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 11 (10.28%) Payment Gateway
2 8 (7.48%) Shopify
3 2 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.93%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 28 (26.17%) Azure
2 27 (25.23%) AWS
3 11 (10.28%) Serverless
4 8 (7.48%) Amazon S3
5 7 (6.54%) Microsoft 365
6 6 (5.61%) Amazon ECS
6 6 (5.61%) SaaS
7 5 (4.67%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (3.74%) Azure Functions
8 4 (3.74%) IaaS
9 3 (2.80%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (2.80%) AWS Fargate
9 3 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (2.80%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (2.80%) Azure Monitor
9 3 (2.80%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 3 (2.80%) Power Platform
10 2 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.87%) GCP
10 2 (1.87%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.89%) Firewall
2 15 (14.02%) Internet
3 14 (13.08%) DNS
4 8 (7.48%) DMZ
5 5 (4.67%) VLAN
5 5 (4.67%) VPN
6 4 (3.74%) Network Security
7 3 (2.80%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (2.80%) LAN
7 3 (2.80%) WAN
8 2 (1.87%) DHCP
8 2 (1.87%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (1.87%) SAN
8 2 (1.87%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.93%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (0.93%) HTTP
9 1 (0.93%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.93%) NAS
9 1 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.80%) Data Lake
2 3 (2.80%) Power BI
3 1 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.93%) HBase
3 1 (0.93%) MySQL
3 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (5.61%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.80%) IDA Disassembler
3 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.93%) Gradle
4 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.93%) JIRA
4 1 (0.93%) JMeter
4 1 (0.93%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.93%) Selenium
4 1 (0.93%) Subversion
4 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
General
1 39 (36.45%) Finance
2 25 (23.36%) Social Skills
3 13 (12.15%) Retail
4 7 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.54%) Influencing Skills
5 5 (4.67%) Presentation Skills
6 4 (3.74%) Banking
7 3 (2.80%) Legal
8 2 (1.87%) Advertising
8 2 (1.87%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (1.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 2 (1.87%) Marketing
8 2 (1.87%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.93%) Front Office
9 1 (0.93%) Law
9 1 (0.93%) Local Government
9 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (18.69%) Architect
2 15 (14.02%) Consultant
3 12 (11.21%) Security Consultant
4 11 (10.28%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (6.54%) Security Engineer
6 6 (5.61%) Analyst
6 6 (5.61%) Security Manager
7 5 (4.67%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (4.67%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.74%) Digital Architect
8 4 (3.74%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.74%) IT Manager
8 4 (3.74%) Security Architect
8 4 (3.74%) Security Technical Consultant
8 4 (3.74%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (3.74%) Senior Security Consultant
8 4 (3.74%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.74%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (3.74%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.48%) CSS
1 8 (7.48%) CSS3
1 8 (7.48%) HTML
1 8 (7.48%) jQuery
1 8 (7.48%) Symfony
2 5 (4.67%) JSON
3 4 (3.74%) HTML5
3 4 (3.74%) Web Services
3 4 (3.74%) XML
4 3 (2.80%) Kafka
4 3 (2.80%) SAML
4 3 (2.80%) Spark Streaming
5 1 (0.93%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.93%) Lambda Expressions
5 1 (0.93%) Middleware
5 1 (0.93%) OAuth
5 1 (0.93%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.93%) OpenID
5 1 (0.93%) REST
5 1 (0.93%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.69%) Management Information System
2 8 (7.48%) Data Structures
3 5 (4.67%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (4.67%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.74%) Legacy Applications
5 3 (2.80%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.80%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.87%) EPoS
6 2 (1.87%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.87%) User Experience
7 1 (0.93%) CESG
7 1 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.93%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.93%) Legacy Systems
7 1 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (15.89%) Windows
2 8 (7.48%) Linux
3 7 (6.54%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.87%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.87%) Unix
6 2 (1.87%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.93%) Android
7 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (32.71%) Information Security
2 34 (31.78%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (16.82%) Data Security
4 18 (16.82%) OWASP
5 17 (15.89%) Risk Management
6 16 (14.95%) Security Management
7 15 (14.02%) ISMS
8 14 (13.08%) Computer Science
8 14 (13.08%) Information Security Management
9 12 (11.21%) E-Commerce
9 12 (11.21%) Load Balancing
9 12 (11.21%) TOGAF
10 11 (10.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (9.35%) DevOps
11 10 (9.35%) Project Management
11 10 (9.35%) Scrum
12 9 (8.41%) Mentoring
12 9 (8.41%) Microservices
12 9 (8.41%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.35%) JavaScript
1 10 (9.35%) Python
2 9 (8.41%) SQL
3 8 (7.48%) C#
3 8 (7.48%) PHP
4 7 (6.54%) PowerShell
5 5 (4.67%) Bash
5 5 (4.67%) Java
6 3 (2.80%) Rust
7 1 (0.93%) Perl
7 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (18.69%) CISM
1 20 (18.69%) CISSP
2 16 (14.95%) Degree
3 15 (14.02%) CISA
4 14 (13.08%) FFIEC
5 10 (9.35%) CRISC
5 10 (9.35%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 7 (6.54%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 6 (5.61%) PCI QSA
7 6 (5.61%) PMI Certification
7 6 (5.61%) PMP
8 5 (4.67%) GIAC
9 4 (3.74%) GSEC
9 4 (3.74%) ISACA
9 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (3.74%) SANS
10 3 (2.80%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 3 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.80%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (41.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (38.32%) GDPR
3 31 (28.97%) NIST
4 14 (13.08%) COBIT
5 13 (12.15%) GRC
6 11 (10.28%) GLBA
7 9 (8.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (8.41%) SOC 2
8 5 (4.67%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (4.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (3.74%) Data Quality
9 4 (3.74%) HIPAA
9 4 (3.74%) NCSC
10 3 (2.80%) PSD2
10 3 (2.80%) SLA
11 2 (1.87%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.93%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.93%) COSO
12 1 (0.93%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 10 (9.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.80%) Docker
2 3 (2.80%) VMware Server
3 2 (1.87%) DFS Replication
3 2 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.93%) NFS
4 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (3.74%) Kubernetes
1 4 (3.74%) RSA Archer
2 3 (2.80%) Terraform
3 2 (1.87%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 2 (1.87%) Ansible
3 2 (1.87%) EdgeSight
3 2 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.87%) Puppet
4 1 (0.93%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.93%) Nagios
4 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.93%) Salt
4 1 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8 (7.48%) Microsoft
1 8 (7.48%) PayPal
1 8 (7.48%) WorldPay
2 7 (6.54%) VMware
3 4 (3.74%) ForeScout
4 3 (2.80%) Citrix
4 3 (2.80%) Databricks
4 3 (2.80%) Okta
5 2 (1.87%) Gemalto
5 2 (1.87%) Google
5 2 (1.87%) IBM
5 2 (1.87%) JDA
6 1 (0.93%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.93%) F5
6 1 (0.93%) HubSpot
6 1 (0.93%) Marketo
6 1 (0.93%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.93%) Perforce
6 1 (0.93%) Rapid7
6 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com