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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 337 322 346
Rank change year-on-year -15 +24  
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 87 106 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.42% 0.49% 0.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.53% 4.43% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 77 52
Median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £350 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £600 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +13.09% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £24.23 -

PCI DSS is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next 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 and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 2468 2391 2610
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.86% 10.98% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1737 1699 1896
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £294 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £626 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 29
Median hourly rate £41.25 £22.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.30 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.70 £42.70 £104.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £21.78
% change year-on-year -10.71% +28.58%  

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing PCI DSS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London 0 12 £613 +16.66% 3
Harrow +8 2 - -
Bromley -7 1 £500 +8.10%
Northwood - 1 £650 -
Greenwich - 1 £410 -
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 105 (52.50%) Information Security
2 71 (35.50%) CISSP
3 68 (34.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 52 (26.00%) CISM
5 47 (23.50%) Degree
5 47 (23.50%) Cybersecurity
6 45 (22.50%) Finance
7 43 (21.50%) ITIL
8 40 (20.00%) Linux
9 39 (19.50%) Firewall
10 36 (18.00%) Microsoft
10 36 (18.00%) SIEM
11 34 (17.00%) Risk Management
12 33 (16.50%) Data Protection
13 32 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
13 32 (16.00%) Management Information System
13 32 (16.00%) GDPR
14 31 (15.50%) Amazon AWS
15 30 (15.00%) SQL
16 29 (14.50%) Penetration Testing
17 28 (14.00%) Windows
18 24 (12.00%) TOGAF
18 24 (12.00%) Retail
18 24 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
19 23 (11.50%) Identity Access Management
20 22 (11.00%) SANS
20 22 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
20 22 (11.00%) Java
20 22 (11.00%) Security Architecture
21 21 (10.50%) Microsoft Azure

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 11 (5.50%) WebSphere
2 8 (4.00%) IIS
3 7 (3.50%) Apache
3 7 (3.50%) Mule
3 7 (3.50%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.50%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.00%) Apache Solr
4 6 (3.00%) CMS
4 6 (3.00%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (3.00%) JBoss
5 5 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (2.00%) Apache Pig
6 4 (2.00%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.00%) Confluence
8 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.50%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 31 (15.50%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (10.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.00%) SaaS
4 9 (4.50%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (3.50%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.50%) IaaS
6 3 (1.50%) Office 365
6 3 (1.50%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.00%) GitHub
7 2 (1.00%) PaaS
8 1 (0.50%) Akamai
8 1 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 39 (19.50%) Firewall
2 17 (8.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 17 (8.50%) Network Security
3 15 (7.50%) Internet
4 14 (7.00%) Wireless
5 9 (4.50%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (3.50%) DNS
6 7 (3.50%) LAN
6 7 (3.50%) WAN
7 6 (3.00%) SSL
8 5 (2.50%) HTTP
8 5 (2.50%) TACACS
8 5 (2.50%) VPN
9 4 (2.00%) IPsec
9 4 (2.00%) SAN
9 4 (2.00%) TCP/IP
9 4 (2.00%) VLAN
10 2 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.00%) Cisco IPT
10 2 (1.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.50%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.00%) DataStax
4 5 (2.50%) Apache Hive
4 5 (2.50%) HBase
4 5 (2.50%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.50%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.00%) Sqoop
6 3 (1.50%) DB2
6 3 (1.50%) MariaDB
6 3 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.50%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.00%) MySQL
7 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.00%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (3.50%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.50%) Hudson
4 4 (2.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.00%) JIRA
5 2 (1.00%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.50%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.50%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.50%) JUnit
6 1 (0.50%) Maven
6 1 (0.50%) Selenium
6 1 (0.50%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 45 (22.50%) Finance
2 24 (12.00%) Retail
3 20 (10.00%) Banking
4 19 (9.50%) Legal
5 9 (4.50%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.50%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.50%) Wholesale Banking
8 2 (1.00%) Billing
8 2 (1.00%) Marketing
9 1 (0.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 49 (24.50%) Architect
2 46 (23.00%) Analyst
3 36 (18.00%) Security Analyst
4 33 (16.50%) Security Architect
5 20 (10.00%) Consultant
6 15 (7.50%) Developer
7 14 (7.00%) Project Manager
7 14 (7.00%) Security Manager
8 13 (6.50%) Information Analyst
8 13 (6.50%) Information Security Analyst
9 12 (6.00%) Security Consultant
10 10 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 10 (5.00%) Information Manager
10 10 (5.00%) Information Security Manager
10 10 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (3.50%) Applications Architect
11 7 (3.50%) SIEM Analyst
11 7 (3.50%) Vulnerability Analyst
12 6 (3.00%) Cybersecurity Architect
13 5 (2.50%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.50%) RESTful
2 12 (6.00%) Middleware
3 11 (5.50%) .NET
4 10 (5.00%) REST
5 8 (4.00%) HTML
6 7 (3.50%) Ajax
6 7 (3.50%) CSS
6 7 (3.50%) jQuery
6 7 (3.50%) JSP
6 7 (3.50%) Web Services
7 6 (3.00%) ASP.NET
7 6 (3.00%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (3.00%) Hibernate
7 6 (3.00%) Spring
7 6 (3.00%) Struts
8 5 (2.50%) JAX-WS
8 5 (2.50%) JMS
8 5 (2.50%) Servlets
8 5 (2.50%) Spring MVC
8 5 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.00%) Management Information System
2 24 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (9.00%) Computer Science
3 18 (9.00%) Data Protection Act
4 14 (7.00%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (3.00%) CESG
6 6 (3.00%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.50%) Freedom of Information
7 5 (2.50%) Freedom of Information Act
8 4 (2.00%) Contactless
8 4 (2.00%) Fintech
8 4 (2.00%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.00%) PKI
9 3 (1.50%) BYOD
9 3 (1.50%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.50%) EPoS
9 3 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.50%) Smartcard
10 2 (1.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 40 (20.00%) Linux
2 28 (14.00%) Windows
3 17 (8.50%) Unix
4 12 (6.00%) Mac OS X
5 9 (4.50%) Mac OS
6 6 (3.00%) AIX
7 5 (2.50%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.50%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.00%) Debian
9 2 (1.00%) Solaris
10 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (52.50%) Information Security
2 47 (23.50%) Cybersecurity
3 43 (21.50%) ITIL
4 36 (18.00%) SIEM
5 34 (17.00%) Risk Management
6 33 (16.50%) Data Protection
7 32 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (14.50%) Penetration Testing
9 24 (12.00%) TOGAF
10 23 (11.50%) Identity Access Management
11 22 (11.00%) Security Architecture
11 22 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (9.00%) Project Management
14 16 (8.00%) Data Modelling
14 16 (8.00%) Mentoring
15 15 (7.50%) Data Security
15 15 (7.50%) Microservices
15 15 (7.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 14 (7.00%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (15.00%) SQL
2 22 (11.00%) Java
3 8 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (4.00%) Python
4 6 (3.00%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.50%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.00%) Perl
6 4 (2.00%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.50%) Korn
8 2 (1.00%) C#
8 2 (1.00%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.50%) C++
9 1 (0.50%) PHP
9 1 (0.50%) Ruby
9 1 (0.50%) Scala
9 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.50%) UniBasic
9 1 (0.50%) VB
9 1 (0.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 71 (35.50%) CISSP
2 52 (26.00%) CISM
3 47 (23.50%) Degree
4 22 (11.00%) SANS
5 19 (9.50%) CISA
5 19 (9.50%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (8.50%) CCSP
7 14 (7.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 14 (7.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (5.00%) Security Cleared
8 10 (5.00%) SSCP
9 9 (4.50%) CEH
9 9 (4.50%) SC Cleared
10 7 (3.50%) Master's Degree
11 6 (3.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 5 (2.50%) CESG Certified Professional
12 5 (2.50%) GCIH
12 5 (2.50%) PCI QSA
12 5 (2.50%) Postgraduate
13 4 (2.00%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (34.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (16.00%) GDPR
3 17 (8.50%) COBIT
4 16 (8.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (7.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 8 (4.00%) FedRAMP
7 6 (3.00%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (3.00%) GPG13
8 4 (2.00%) NIST 800
8 4 (2.00%) WCAG
9 3 (1.50%) Data Quality
9 3 (1.50%) ISO 22301
9 3 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 3 (1.50%) QA
10 2 (1.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (1.00%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.50%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.50%) SAS 70
11 1 (0.50%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 8 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.00%) Apache Flume
3 5 (2.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.00%) HDFS
5 3 (1.50%) Docker
5 3 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.50%) vSphere
6 2 (1.00%) vCloud
6 2 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.50%) iptables
7 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.50%) Postfix
7 1 (0.50%) Snort
7 1 (0.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (4.00%) Ansible
1 8 (4.00%) Puppet
2 7 (3.50%) SCCM
3 6 (3.00%) Kibana
3 6 (3.00%) logstash
4 4 (2.00%) Nessus
5 2 (1.00%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.00%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.00%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.50%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.50%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.50%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (0.50%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.50%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (0.50%) Salt
6 1 (0.50%) SCOM
6 1 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (18.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.00%) Rapid7
3 15 (7.50%) Cisco
3 15 (7.50%) IBM
3 15 (7.50%) Qualys
3 15 (7.50%) Splunk
4 14 (7.00%) LogRhythm
4 14 (7.00%) VMware
5 13 (6.50%) McAfee
5 13 (6.50%) Oracle
6 12 (6.00%) Dell
7 11 (5.50%) Tufin
8 10 (5.00%) CheckPoint
8 10 (5.00%) Palo Alto
9 9 (4.50%) WorldPay
10 8 (4.00%) F5
11 7 (3.50%) Cloudera
11 7 (3.50%) FireEye
11 7 (3.50%) Intel
12 5 (2.50%) EMC
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