Period
to 19 August 2018

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 19 August 2018 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 413 417 396
Rank change year-on-year +4 -21 +17
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 218 189 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.48% 0.44% 0.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.15% 3.61% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 126 172
London median daily rate £513 £500 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +2.04% +3.16%
10th Percentile £358 £413 £327
90th Percentile £675 £675 £624
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £85.00 - -
England median hourly rate £85.00 - £27.60

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 5,247 5,242 4,850
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.53% 12.17% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,702 3,730 3,466
London median daily rate £488 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £300 £305 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 60 53
London median hourly rate £25.50 £21.20 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.28% -3.64% +10.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.88 £13.65
90th Percentile £63.15 £50.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £20.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +16.05% -10.00% +6.77%

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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 2018. 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 -11 43 £500 -6.98% 10
West London -25 15 £513 +7.89% 8
South London -35 3 £260 -44.53% 1
East London -17 2 £544 +30.24% 4
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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 92 (42.20%) Information Security
2 77 (35.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 62 (28.44%) CISSP
4 57 (26.15%) GDPR
5 49 (22.48%) Data Protection
6 45 (20.64%) CISM
7 44 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
8 42 (19.27%) Cybersecurity
9 40 (18.35%) Retail
10 39 (17.89%) Firewall
11 38 (17.43%) Finance
12 37 (16.97%) Microsoft Azure
13 31 (14.22%) Degree
14 29 (13.30%) Risk Management
15 27 (12.39%) Microsoft
15 27 (12.39%) Security Architecture
16 25 (11.47%) Amazon AWS
17 24 (11.01%) TDD
17 24 (11.01%) CISA
17 24 (11.01%) Windows
18 23 (10.55%) Project Management
19 22 (10.09%) ITIL
19 22 (10.09%) SIEM
20 21 (9.63%) Data Protection Act
20 21 (9.63%) SOA
20 21 (9.63%) Penetration Testing
21 20 (9.17%) Risk Assessment
21 20 (9.17%) .NET
22 19 (8.72%) Linux
22 19 (8.72%) Security 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 4 (1.83%) CMS
1 4 (1.83%) IIS
2 3 (1.38%) Confluence
3 2 (0.92%) Apache
3 2 (0.92%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.92%) nginx
3 2 (0.92%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.92%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.92%) Magento
1 2 (0.92%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 37 (16.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (11.47%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (8.26%) Serverless
4 15 (6.88%) Azure Functions
5 10 (4.59%) Office 365
6 7 (3.21%) SaaS
7 6 (2.75%) IaaS
7 6 (2.75%) PaaS
8 3 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.92%) Cloudflare
9 2 (0.92%) GitHub
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.46%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.46%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (17.89%) Firewall
2 18 (8.26%) Network Security
3 12 (5.50%) DNS
3 12 (5.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (5.50%) WAN
4 10 (4.59%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (4.59%) LAN
5 8 (3.67%) Internet
5 8 (3.67%) IPsec
6 7 (3.21%) VPN
7 6 (2.75%) SSL
8 5 (2.29%) Wireless
9 4 (1.83%) BGP
9 4 (1.83%) Cisco ISE
9 4 (1.83%) OSPF
9 4 (1.83%) VPLS
10 3 (1.38%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (1.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (1.38%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (1.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.29%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.92%) MySQL
3 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.92%) VLDB
4 1 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (2.75%) Git (software)
1 6 (2.75%) JIRA
2 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.46%) Maven
2 1 (0.46%) Selenium
2 1 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.46%) Subversion
2 1 (0.46%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (18.35%) Retail
2 38 (17.43%) Finance
3 17 (7.80%) Legal
4 12 (5.50%) Banking
4 12 (5.50%) Telecoms
5 9 (4.13%) Marketing
6 4 (1.83%) Dutch Language
7 3 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.92%) Billing
8 2 (0.92%) Publishing
9 1 (0.46%) Back Office
9 1 (0.46%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.46%) Electronics
9 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.46%) Games
9 1 (0.46%) Law
9 1 (0.46%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 38 (17.43%) Consultant
2 37 (16.97%) Architect
3 28 (12.84%) Security Consultant
4 26 (11.93%) Security Architect
5 24 (11.01%) Security Manager
6 22 (10.09%) Analyst
7 21 (9.63%) Developer
8 17 (7.80%) Information Security Manager
9 16 (7.34%) .NET Developer
10 15 (6.88%) Information Manager
11 12 (5.50%) Security Analyst
12 11 (5.05%) Project Manager
13 10 (4.59%) Administrator
13 10 (4.59%) Security Officer
14 9 (4.13%) Information Security Officer
15 7 (3.21%) Information Security Consultant
16 6 (2.75%) DevOps Engineer
16 6 (2.75%) Network Architect
16 6 (2.75%) PCI DSS Consultant
16 6 (2.75%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.17%) .NET
2 19 (8.72%) RESTful
3 17 (7.80%) HTML
3 17 (7.80%) HTML5
4 15 (6.88%) React
5 14 (6.42%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (3.21%) Web Services
7 5 (2.29%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.83%) .NET Core
8 4 (1.83%) 802.1X
8 4 (1.83%) LAMP
8 4 (1.83%) Node.js
9 3 (1.38%) Middleware
9 3 (1.38%) SAML
10 2 (0.92%) CSS
10 2 (0.92%) OAuth
10 2 (0.92%) OpenID
10 2 (0.92%) Software Packaging
11 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.46%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.63%) Data Protection Act
2 15 (6.88%) Management Information System
3 13 (5.96%) Data Centre
4 12 (5.50%) PKI
5 9 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.13%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.13%) Public Cloud
6 7 (3.21%) User Experience
7 5 (2.29%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.83%) Fintech
8 4 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.38%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.92%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.92%) Replication
10 2 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.92%) W3C
11 1 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.46%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (11.01%) Windows
2 19 (8.72%) Linux
3 11 (5.05%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.67%) Unix
5 5 (2.29%) Android
5 5 (2.29%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.83%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.92%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (42.20%) Information Security
2 49 (22.48%) Data Protection
3 44 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (19.27%) Cybersecurity
5 29 (13.30%) Risk Management
6 27 (12.39%) Security Architecture
7 24 (11.01%) TDD
8 23 (10.55%) Project Management
9 22 (10.09%) ITIL
9 22 (10.09%) SIEM
10 21 (9.63%) Penetration Testing
10 21 (9.63%) SOA
11 20 (9.17%) Risk Assessment
12 19 (8.72%) DevOps
12 19 (8.72%) Security Management
13 18 (8.26%) Data Security
14 17 (7.80%) Data Transformation
14 17 (7.80%) TOGAF
15 16 (7.34%) Identity Access Management
15 16 (7.34%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.80%) JavaScript
2 10 (4.59%) Java
3 6 (2.75%) C#
4 5 (2.29%) Apple Swift
4 5 (2.29%) Go
4 5 (2.29%) Kotlin
5 4 (1.83%) PHP
5 4 (1.83%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.38%) Python
7 2 (0.92%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.92%) SQL
8 1 (0.46%) C
8 1 (0.46%) Ruby
8 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 62 (28.44%) CISSP
2 45 (20.64%) CISM
3 31 (14.22%) Degree
4 24 (11.01%) CISA
5 10 (4.59%) PCI QSA
6 9 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (4.13%) CRISC
7 8 (3.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 6 (2.75%) CEH
9 5 (2.29%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (1.83%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 4 (1.83%) CCNA
11 3 (1.38%) CCSP
11 3 (1.38%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (1.38%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 2 (0.92%) CGEIT
12 2 (0.92%) MCP
12 2 (0.92%) MCSE
12 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.92%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (35.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (26.15%) GDPR
3 15 (6.88%) COBIT
4 14 (6.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 10 (4.59%) Cyber Essentials
6 6 (2.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (1.83%) QA
8 3 (1.38%) ISAE 3402
8 3 (1.38%) PSD2
8 3 (1.38%) SSAE 16
9 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.46%) GPG13
9 1 (0.46%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.46%) ISO 31000
9 1 (0.46%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.46%) SLA
9 1 (0.46%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (8.26%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.75%) Docker
4 3 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.92%) vSphere
6 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.46%) XenApp
6 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (2.75%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.29%) Terraform
3 4 (1.83%) Ansible
3 4 (1.83%) Consul
3 4 (1.83%) IBM BigFix
3 4 (1.83%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.38%) Puppet
4 3 (1.38%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.92%) CASB
5 2 (0.92%) Nessus
5 2 (0.92%) OSSEC
5 2 (0.92%) PowerBroker
5 2 (0.92%) QRadar
5 2 (0.92%) SCCM
6 1 (0.46%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.46%) SCOM
6 1 (0.46%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (0.46%) Sysdig
6 1 (0.46%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.46%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (12.39%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.34%) Cisco
3 10 (4.59%) CheckPoint
3 10 (4.59%) Citrix
3 10 (4.59%) VMware
4 7 (3.21%) Qualys
5 6 (2.75%) NetApp
5 6 (2.75%) Splunk
6 5 (2.29%) IBM
7 4 (1.83%) F5
7 4 (1.83%) Palo Alto
7 4 (1.83%) WorldPay
8 3 (1.38%) AlienVault
8 3 (1.38%) CyberArk
8 3 (1.38%) Fortinet
8 3 (1.38%) Ivanti
8 3 (1.38%) Oracle
8 3 (1.38%) SolarWinds
8 3 (1.38%) Trustwave
8 3 (1.38%) Veeam