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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 289 333 352
Rank change year-on-year +44 +19  
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 112 101 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.57% 0.45% 0.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.64% 4.14% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 76 34
Median daily rate £475 £475 £449
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £339 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £550 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +133.33%  

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 2415 2442 2405
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.26% 10.82% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1718 1729 1692
Median daily rate £500 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 16
Median hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.81% +2.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.75 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.30 £25.90 £141.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +37.93%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +21 18 £469 +14.32% 2
Harrow +11 2 - -
Canary Wharf -2 2 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £525 -
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 103 (44.40%) Information Security
2 72 (31.03%) CISSP
3 70 (30.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 56 (24.14%) Firewall
5 54 (23.28%) Finance
6 53 (22.84%) CISM
7 45 (19.40%) ITIL
8 43 (18.53%) Amazon AWS
9 41 (17.67%) Agile Software Development
9 41 (17.67%) Microsoft
10 36 (15.52%) Linux
11 35 (15.09%) Degree
11 35 (15.09%) SIEM
12 32 (13.79%) CISA
13 31 (13.36%) Management Information System
14 30 (12.93%) Risk Management
15 29 (12.50%) VMware
15 29 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
16 28 (12.07%) Cisco
17 27 (11.64%) SQL
18 26 (11.21%) Windows
18 26 (11.21%) Identity Access Management
19 25 (10.78%) Ansible
19 25 (10.78%) WAN
19 25 (10.78%) Java
20 24 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
21 23 (9.91%) Python
21 23 (9.91%) Continuous Improvement
22 22 (9.48%) Retail
22 22 (9.48%) SQL Server

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 13 (5.60%) WebSphere
2 11 (4.74%) Apache
3 7 (3.02%) CMS
3 7 (3.02%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.59%) IIS
4 6 (2.59%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (1.72%) Mule
5 4 (1.72%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.29%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.29%) Confluence
6 3 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.29%) JBoss
6 3 (1.29%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.86%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.86%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.86%) ATG Dynamo
7 2 (0.86%) CoreMedia CMS
7 2 (0.86%) Jetty
7 2 (0.86%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 12 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.43%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.86%) Relativity
2 2 (0.86%) Ringtail
2 2 (0.86%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 43 (18.53%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.17%) Heroku
4 9 (3.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (3.45%) SaaS
6 7 (3.02%) Mimecast
7 5 (2.16%) Akamai
8 4 (1.72%) GitHub
9 2 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.86%) IaaS
9 2 (0.86%) Office 365
9 2 (0.86%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.86%) PaaS
10 1 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 56 (24.14%) Firewall
2 25 (10.78%) WAN
3 20 (8.62%) LAN
4 19 (8.19%) Wireless
5 17 (7.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 17 (7.33%) TCP/IP
6 16 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (6.90%) Internet
6 16 (6.90%) Network Security
7 12 (5.17%) DNS
8 9 (3.88%) SSL
9 7 (3.02%) HTTP
9 7 (3.02%) IPsec
9 7 (3.02%) VPN
10 6 (2.59%) BIG-IP
10 6 (2.59%) MPLS
10 6 (2.59%) VLAN
11 5 (2.16%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (2.16%) DHCP
11 5 (2.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.47%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.02%) MySQL
5 6 (2.59%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.72%) DB2
7 4 (1.72%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.72%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.29%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.29%) Big Data
8 3 (1.29%) DataStax
8 3 (1.29%) Ingres
8 3 (1.29%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (1.29%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.29%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.29%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 12 (5.17%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.74%) Cucumber
3 7 (3.02%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.16%) JIRA
5 3 (1.29%) Hudson
5 3 (1.29%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.86%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.86%) Selenium
6 2 (0.86%) Subversion
6 2 (0.86%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.43%) Metasploit
General
1 54 (23.28%) Finance
2 22 (9.48%) Retail
3 14 (6.03%) Legal
4 13 (5.60%) Financial Institution
5 7 (3.02%) Banking
6 6 (2.59%) Marketing
6 6 (2.59%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.29%) Electronics
7 3 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.29%) Wholesale Banking
8 2 (0.86%) Games
8 2 (0.86%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.43%) Advertising
9 1 (0.43%) Back Office
9 1 (0.43%) Billing
Job Titles
1 40 (17.24%) Analyst
2 36 (15.52%) Consultant
3 32 (13.79%) Architect
4 31 (13.36%) Security Analyst
5 26 (11.21%) Security Consultant
6 19 (8.19%) Information Security Consultant
7 18 (7.76%) Developer
8 16 (6.90%) Security Architect
9 14 (6.03%) Java Developer
9 14 (6.03%) Security Manager
9 14 (6.03%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (5.17%) Security Engineer
11 11 (4.74%) Information Analyst
11 11 (4.74%) Information Security Analyst
11 11 (4.74%) Network Engineer
12 10 (4.31%) DevOps Engineer
13 9 (3.88%) AWS DevOps
13 9 (3.88%) AWS Engineer
13 9 (3.88%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 9 (3.88%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.90%) RESTful
2 14 (6.03%) Middleware
3 9 (3.88%) Web Services
4 6 (2.59%) .NET
4 6 (2.59%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 5 (2.16%) Ajax
5 5 (2.16%) REST
5 5 (2.16%) Servlets
5 5 (2.16%) Spring
6 4 (1.72%) CSS
6 4 (1.72%) HTML
6 4 (1.72%) JMS
6 4 (1.72%) jQuery
6 4 (1.72%) JSP
6 4 (1.72%) XML
7 3 (1.29%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (1.29%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.29%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.29%) SOAP
7 3 (1.29%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.36%) Management Information System
2 22 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (9.05%) Data Centre
4 18 (7.76%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.02%) Data Protection Act
5 7 (3.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (2.16%) Clustering
7 4 (1.72%) Fintech
7 4 (1.72%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.29%) BYOD
8 3 (1.29%) CESG
8 3 (1.29%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.29%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.29%) PKI
8 3 (1.29%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.29%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.29%) Replication
9 2 (0.86%) DataPower
9 2 (0.86%) Online Games
9 2 (0.86%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 36 (15.52%) Linux
2 26 (11.21%) Windows
3 18 (7.76%) Unix
4 11 (4.74%) Mac OS X
5 6 (2.59%) Oracle Linux
6 5 (2.16%) AIX
6 5 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.16%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.72%) CentOS
8 3 (1.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.86%) Debian
10 1 (0.43%) Solaris
10 1 (0.43%) SUSE
10 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (44.40%) Information Security
2 45 (19.40%) ITIL
3 41 (17.67%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (15.09%) SIEM
5 30 (12.93%) Risk Management
6 29 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
7 26 (11.21%) Identity Access Management
8 24 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
9 23 (9.91%) Continuous Improvement
10 22 (9.48%) Mentoring
10 22 (9.48%) Security Operations
11 21 (9.05%) Data Protection
11 21 (9.05%) Migration
12 20 (8.62%) High Availability
12 20 (8.62%) Penetration Testing
13 19 (8.19%) Data Security
13 19 (8.19%) Scrum
14 17 (7.33%) Data Loss Prevention
14 17 (7.33%) Security Management
14 17 (7.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.64%) SQL
2 25 (10.78%) Java
3 23 (9.91%) Python
4 10 (4.31%) PowerShell
5 9 (3.88%) Perl
6 7 (3.02%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.59%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.72%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.72%) Korn
8 4 (1.72%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.29%) Ruby
9 3 (1.29%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.86%) C#
10 2 (0.86%) Scala
10 2 (0.86%) VBA
11 1 (0.43%) C
11 1 (0.43%) C++
11 1 (0.43%) UniBasic
11 1 (0.43%) VB
11 1 (0.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 72 (31.03%) CISSP
2 53 (22.84%) CISM
3 35 (15.09%) Degree
4 32 (13.79%) CISA
5 22 (9.48%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (9.05%) PCI QSA
7 19 (8.19%) SC Cleared
7 19 (8.19%) Security Cleared
8 17 (7.33%) SANS
9 14 (6.03%) CCSP
10 10 (4.31%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 7 (3.02%) CEH
11 7 (3.02%) SSCP
12 6 (2.59%) CCNA
13 5 (2.16%) CCNP
13 5 (2.16%) GIAC
14 4 (1.72%) CESG Certified Professional
14 4 (1.72%) CLAS
15 3 (1.29%) CRISC
15 3 (1.29%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (30.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (9.05%) GDPR
3 18 (7.76%) QA
3 18 (7.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 16 (6.90%) COBIT
5 9 (3.88%) ISO27002
6 5 (2.16%) FedRAMP
7 4 (1.72%) ISO27005
8 3 (1.29%) GPG13
8 3 (1.29%) ISO22301
8 3 (1.29%) SLA
9 2 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.86%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
9 2 (0.86%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.86%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.86%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.43%) PMBOK
System Software
1 20 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (7.33%) Docker
3 10 (4.31%) vSphere
4 8 (3.45%) Active Directory
5 6 (2.59%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (2.16%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.29%) Apache Flume
8 3 (1.29%) Snort
8 3 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.86%) HDFS
9 2 (0.86%) vCloud
10 1 (0.43%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.43%) iptables
10 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.43%) Postfix
10 1 (0.43%) Samba
10 1 (0.43%) Squid
10 1 (0.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (10.78%) Ansible
2 21 (9.05%) Puppet
3 7 (3.02%) Nessus
4 6 (2.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (1.72%) SCCM
6 3 (1.29%) Data Guard
6 3 (1.29%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 3 (1.29%) Kibana
6 3 (1.29%) logstash
6 3 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.29%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.86%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.86%) Control-M
7 2 (0.86%) EnCase
7 2 (0.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.43%) Nagios
8 1 (0.43%) OpenVAS
8 1 (0.43%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.43%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 41 (17.67%) Microsoft
2 29 (12.50%) VMware
3 28 (12.07%) Cisco
4 20 (8.62%) Oracle
4 20 (8.62%) Splunk
4 20 (8.62%) WorldPay
5 17 (7.33%) F5
5 17 (7.33%) Palo Alto
6 15 (6.47%) IBM
6 15 (6.47%) Juniper
6 15 (6.47%) Tufin
7 13 (5.60%) CheckPoint
8 12 (5.17%) Rapid7
9 11 (4.74%) FireEye
9 11 (4.74%) Qualys
10 10 (4.31%) Intel Security
10 10 (4.31%) LogRhythm
11 8 (3.45%) Dell
12 7 (3.02%) HP
12 7 (3.02%) Intel
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