Period
to 23 April 2021

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 23 April 2021 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
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 370 406 435
Rank change year-on-year +36 +29 -66
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 76 46 174
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.34% 0.20% 0.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.10% 1.99% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 28 113
10th Percentile £400 £359 £400
25th Percentile £450 £421 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £538 £600
Median % change year-on-year -4.65% -10.42% +17.07%
75th Percentile £600 £650 £725
90th Percentile £721 £707 £825
England median daily rate £500 £500 £520
% change year-on-year - -3.85% +4.00%

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 2,451 2,307 4,370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.91% 9.98% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,677 1,650 2,980
10th Percentile £318 £300 £306
25th Percentile £410 £400 £395
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £495 £500
Median % change year-on-year +1.01% -1.00% +0.50%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £600
90th Percentile £675 £663 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 43 57
10th Percentile £14.00 £15.95 £12.50
25th Percentile £14.13 £18.60 £15.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.68 £21.18
Median % change year-on-year -22.12% +21.25% -0.33%
75th Percentile £23.75 £38.50 £31.00
90th Percentile £34.50 £50.20 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.85 £22.55 £20.25
% change year-on-year -7.52% +11.36% -5.84%

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 23 April 2021.

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 23 April 2021. 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 +51 12 £520 -11.94% 4
West London +26 5 £550 - 4
East London - 2 £465 - 5
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2021, 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 (42.11%) Finance
2 27 (35.53%) Cybersecurity
3 26 (34.21%) Information Security
4 24 (31.58%) GDPR
5 22 (28.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (22.37%) ITIL
6 17 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (22.37%) DevOps
6 17 (22.37%) NIST
6 17 (22.37%) Project Delivery
7 15 (19.74%) AWS
8 14 (18.42%) Risk Assessment
8 14 (18.42%) Risk Management
8 14 (18.42%) SIEM
8 14 (18.42%) Mobile App
9 13 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (17.11%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (14.47%) Azure
10 11 (14.47%) Degree
10 11 (14.47%) Microservices
10 11 (14.47%) CISM
10 11 (14.47%) CISSP
10 11 (14.47%) Windows
11 10 (13.16%) TOGAF
11 10 (13.16%) Enterprise Architecture
12 9 (11.84%) Banking
12 9 (11.84%) Mentoring
12 9 (11.84%) Data Protection
12 9 (11.84%) OWASP
12 9 (11.84%) Vulnerability Management

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 (3.95%) Tomcat
1 3 (3.95%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.63%) IIS
3 1 (1.32%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.32%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.32%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (19.74%) AWS
2 11 (14.47%) Azure
3 4 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (5.26%) GCP
3 4 (5.26%) SaaS
4 3 (3.95%) Amazon EKS
4 3 (3.95%) IaaS
4 3 (3.95%) PaaS
5 2 (2.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (2.63%) Runscope
5 2 (2.63%) Serverless
5 2 (2.63%) Stripe
6 1 (1.32%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.32%) AWS Fargate
6 1 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.32%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (1.32%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.53%) Internet
2 6 (7.89%) Firewall
3 4 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.32%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (1.32%) DMARC
5 1 (1.32%) LAN
5 1 (1.32%) RTP
5 1 (1.32%) VoIP
5 1 (1.32%) WAN
5 1 (1.32%) Wireless
5 1 (1.32%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (2.63%) MySQL
1 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (2.63%) Redis
1 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.32%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.32%) Big Data
2 1 (1.32%) BigQuery
2 1 (1.32%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.32%) Data Mart
2 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.32%) HBase
2 1 (1.32%) Power BI
2 1 (1.32%) QlikView
2 1 (1.32%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 8 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (2.63%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.32%) JIRA
3 1 (1.32%) kappa
General
1 32 (42.11%) Finance
2 9 (11.84%) Banking
3 5 (6.58%) Marketing
3 5 (6.58%) Retail
4 4 (5.26%) Legal
5 3 (3.95%) Billing
5 3 (3.95%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.95%) Public Sector
6 2 (2.63%) International Banking
6 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (26.32%) Consultant
2 15 (19.74%) Architect
3 10 (13.16%) Security Consultant
4 9 (11.84%) Analyst
4 9 (11.84%) Developer
4 9 (11.84%) Digital Architect
4 9 (11.84%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 9 (11.84%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (10.53%) Security Analyst
6 6 (7.89%) Cybersecurity Manager
6 6 (7.89%) IT Consultant
6 6 (7.89%) Security Manager
7 5 (6.58%) Cloud Consultant
7 5 (6.58%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 5 (6.58%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (6.58%) Security Architect
7 5 (6.58%) Technical Delivery Manager
7 5 (6.58%) Technical Manager
8 4 (5.26%) Penetration Tester
8 4 (5.26%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) RESTful
2 4 (5.26%) .NET
2 4 (5.26%) React Native
3 3 (3.95%) Kafka
3 3 (3.95%) Web Services
4 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.63%) CSS
4 2 (2.63%) CSS3
4 2 (2.63%) HTML
4 2 (2.63%) HTML5
5 1 (1.32%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.42%) Mobile App
2 13 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.58%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (5.26%) Cyberattack
4 4 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (3.95%) Analytical Mindset
5 3 (3.95%) CESG
5 3 (3.95%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (3.95%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (3.95%) Hedge funds
5 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.63%) User Experience
7 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.32%) EMV
7 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.32%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.47%) Windows
2 5 (6.58%) Android
2 5 (6.58%) Apple iOS
2 5 (6.58%) Linux
2 5 (6.58%) Mac OS
3 3 (3.95%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.63%) AIX
4 2 (2.63%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (35.53%) Cybersecurity
2 26 (34.21%) Information Security
3 17 (22.37%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (22.37%) DevOps
3 17 (22.37%) ITIL
3 17 (22.37%) Project Delivery
4 14 (18.42%) Risk Assessment
4 14 (18.42%) Risk Management
4 14 (18.42%) SIEM
5 13 (17.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (14.47%) Microservices
7 10 (13.16%) Enterprise Architecture
7 10 (13.16%) TOGAF
8 9 (11.84%) Data Protection
8 9 (11.84%) Mentoring
8 9 (11.84%) OWASP
8 9 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (11.84%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 9 (11.84%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (10.53%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.26%) C#
1 4 (5.26%) Go
1 4 (5.26%) TypeScript
2 2 (2.63%) Java
2 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (14.47%) CISM
1 11 (14.47%) CISSP
1 11 (14.47%) Degree
2 6 (7.89%) CISA
3 5 (6.58%) FFIEC
4 3 (3.95%) CHECK Team Leader
4 3 (3.95%) CREST Certified
5 2 (2.63%) CEH
5 2 (2.63%) CRISC
5 2 (2.63%) SANS
6 1 (1.32%) CASP
6 1 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.32%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (31.58%) GDPR
2 22 (28.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (22.37%) NIST
4 7 (9.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (7.89%) GRC
6 4 (5.26%) PSD2
7 3 (3.95%) COBIT
7 3 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (3.95%) RMADS
7 3 (3.95%) SOC 2
8 2 (2.63%) QA
9 1 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
9 1 (1.32%) FedRAMP
9 1 (1.32%) FISMA
9 1 (1.32%) GLBA
9 1 (1.32%) HIPAA
9 1 (1.32%) NIST 800
9 1 (1.32%) SOC 1
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) Docker
2 1 (1.32%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.32%) HDFS
2 1 (1.32%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (5.26%) Cisco
1 4 (5.26%) Oracle
2 3 (3.95%) Avaya
2 3 (3.95%) F5
2 3 (3.95%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.95%) Palo Alto
3 2 (2.63%) Splunk
4 1 (1.32%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.32%) Google
4 1 (1.32%) Micro Focus
4 1 (1.32%) Sun
4 1 (1.32%) VocaLink