Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 349 371 394
Rank change year-on-year +22 +23 +36
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 301 216 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.66% 0.54% 0.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.32% 4.60% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 145 149
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £371 £399 £308
90th Percentile £708 £648 £600
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £85.00 - -
England median hourly rate £65.00 - £52.50

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 5,661 4,699 4,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.39% 11.85% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,983 3,309 3,395
London median daily rate £500 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £410
% change year-on-year - +9.76% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 64 59
London median hourly rate £23.50 £22.25 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.62% +1.14% +10.00%
10th Percentile £13.45 £12.88 £13.05
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.00 £40.25
England median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £22.84
% change year-on-year +4.65% -5.85% +8.74%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 -50 32 £500 -2.44% 19
West London -22 24 £500 +5.26% 11
South London -46 5 £375 -14.29%
North London +2 1 £435 -8.42%
East London -23 1 £600 +26.32% 4
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 150 (49.83%) Information Security
2 129 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 107 (35.55%) GDPR
4 82 (27.24%) CISSP
5 68 (22.59%) Cybersecurity
6 66 (21.93%) Data Protection
7 60 (19.93%) CISM
8 58 (19.27%) Agile Software Development
9 47 (15.61%) Finance
9 47 (15.61%) Microsoft Azure
10 45 (14.95%) Security Architecture
11 44 (14.62%) Risk Management
12 43 (14.29%) Firewall
12 43 (14.29%) SIEM
13 41 (13.62%) Amazon AWS
14 40 (13.29%) Retail
14 40 (13.29%) CISA
15 39 (12.96%) Management Information System
15 39 (12.96%) Windows
16 38 (12.62%) Security Management
17 37 (12.29%) Penetration Testing
18 34 (11.30%) Degree
19 32 (10.63%) Vulnerability Management
19 32 (10.63%) Risk Assessment
19 32 (10.63%) Project Management
20 31 (10.30%) ITIL
21 30 (9.97%) RESTful
22 28 (9.30%) Microsoft
22 28 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
23 27 (8.97%) TDD

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 5 (1.66%) CMS
2 3 (1.00%) Confluence
2 3 (1.00%) IIS
2 3 (1.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.66%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.33%) Apache
4 1 (0.33%) SAS
4 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.33%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.33%) Magento
1 1 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 47 (15.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (13.62%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (7.31%) Serverless
4 11 (3.65%) IaaS
4 11 (3.65%) SaaS
5 10 (3.32%) Heroku
5 10 (3.32%) PaaS
6 5 (1.66%) Office 365
7 3 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.66%) GitHub
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.33%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.33%) Route 53
9 1 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (14.29%) Firewall
2 24 (7.97%) Network Security
3 22 (7.31%) LAN
3 22 (7.31%) WAN
4 20 (6.64%) Intrusion Detection
5 16 (5.32%) Internet
6 15 (4.98%) TCP/IP
7 13 (4.32%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (3.99%) DNS
9 10 (3.32%) SAN
10 9 (2.99%) IPsec
11 8 (2.66%) SSL
12 7 (2.33%) VPN
12 7 (2.33%) Wireless
13 6 (1.99%) NAS
14 5 (1.66%) MPLS
15 4 (1.33%) BGP
15 4 (1.33%) DHCP
15 4 (1.33%) OSPF
15 4 (1.33%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.32%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (2.66%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.66%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.66%) MySQL
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.66%) VLDB
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.33%) OLAP
6 1 (0.33%) OLTP
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (3.65%) Cucumber
2 10 (3.32%) JIRA
3 6 (1.99%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.33%) Maven
5 1 (0.33%) Selenium
5 1 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 47 (15.61%) Finance
2 40 (13.29%) Retail
3 20 (6.64%) Legal
4 11 (3.65%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.32%) Banking
6 4 (1.33%) Games
7 3 (1.00%) Law
7 3 (1.00%) Marketing
8 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.66%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) Back Office
9 1 (0.33%) Billing
9 1 (0.33%) French Language
9 1 (0.33%) German Language
9 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.33%) Publishing
9 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (17.94%) Architect
2 43 (14.29%) Consultant
2 43 (14.29%) Security Architect
3 37 (12.29%) Developer
4 34 (11.30%) Security Consultant
5 30 (9.97%) Analyst
6 22 (7.31%) .NET Developer
6 22 (7.31%) Security Manager
7 15 (4.98%) Security Analyst
8 14 (4.65%) Security Officer
9 11 (3.65%) Administrator
9 11 (3.65%) Compliance Officer
9 11 (3.65%) Information Security Officer
9 11 (3.65%) Project Manager
9 11 (3.65%) Risk Manager
9 11 (3.65%) Security Specialist
10 10 (3.32%) Java Developer
10 10 (3.32%) Resilience Manager
11 9 (2.99%) Information Security Consultant
11 9 (2.99%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (9.97%) RESTful
2 25 (8.31%) .NET
3 19 (6.31%) HTML
3 19 (6.31%) HTML5
4 18 (5.98%) ASP.NET Web API
4 18 (5.98%) React
5 6 (1.99%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.66%) Node.js
7 4 (1.33%) 802.1X
7 4 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (1.33%) Web Services
8 3 (1.00%) Regular Expression
8 3 (1.00%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.66%) .NET Core
9 2 (0.66%) LAMP
10 1 (0.33%) CSS
10 1 (0.33%) JSON
10 1 (0.33%) Middleware
10 1 (0.33%) XML
10 1 (0.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.96%) Management Information System
2 26 (8.64%) Data Protection Act
3 16 (5.32%) Cyberthreat
3 16 (5.32%) Data Centre
4 15 (4.98%) PKI
5 9 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.66%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.66%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (2.33%) Fintech
8 5 (1.66%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.66%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.33%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.00%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.00%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.00%) Replication
10 3 (1.00%) User Experience
11 2 (0.66%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 39 (12.96%) Windows
2 26 (8.64%) Linux
3 14 (4.65%) Unix
3 14 (4.65%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.66%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.33%) Android
5 4 (1.33%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.33%) AIX
8 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (49.83%) Information Security
2 68 (22.59%) Cybersecurity
3 66 (21.93%) Data Protection
4 58 (19.27%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (14.95%) Security Architecture
6 44 (14.62%) Risk Management
7 43 (14.29%) SIEM
8 38 (12.62%) Security Management
9 37 (12.29%) Penetration Testing
10 32 (10.63%) Project Management
10 32 (10.63%) Risk Assessment
10 32 (10.63%) Vulnerability Management
11 31 (10.30%) ITIL
12 28 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
13 27 (8.97%) ISMS
13 27 (8.97%) TDD
13 27 (8.97%) TOGAF
14 25 (8.31%) Change Management
15 24 (7.97%) Identity Access Management
15 24 (7.97%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.98%) Java
2 19 (6.31%) JavaScript
3 10 (3.32%) Java 8
3 10 (3.32%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.66%) Python
5 7 (2.33%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.99%) C#
6 6 (1.99%) Ruby
6 6 (1.99%) SQL
7 4 (1.33%) Apple Swift
7 4 (1.33%) Go
7 4 (1.33%) Kotlin
8 3 (1.00%) PHP
9 2 (0.66%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.33%) C
10 1 (0.33%) Groovy
10 1 (0.33%) Scala
10 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.33%) VB
10 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 82 (27.24%) CISSP
2 60 (19.93%) CISM
3 40 (13.29%) CISA
4 34 (11.30%) Degree
5 13 (4.32%) PCI QSA
5 13 (4.32%) TOGAF Certification
6 10 (3.32%) SC Cleared
6 10 (3.32%) Security Cleared
7 9 (2.99%) CRISC
8 8 (2.66%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (2.33%) SANS
10 6 (1.99%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 5 (1.66%) CEH
12 4 (1.33%) CCNA
12 4 (1.33%) CISMP
12 4 (1.33%) CompTIA Security+
12 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (1.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 3 (1.00%) CGEIT
13 3 (1.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 107 (35.55%) GDPR
3 21 (6.98%) COBIT
4 17 (5.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (4.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 6 (1.99%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (1.99%) QA
8 5 (1.66%) RMADS
9 4 (1.33%) ISO 9001
10 3 (1.00%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.66%) HMG Infosec
11 2 (0.66%) PSD2
12 1 (0.33%) COSO
12 1 (0.33%) GPG13
12 1 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.33%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.33%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.33%) SAS 70
12 1 (0.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 19 (6.31%) Docker
2 17 (5.65%) Active Directory
3 15 (4.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (3.32%) vSphere
5 4 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.66%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.33%) XenApp
7 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (5.65%) Nessus
2 13 (4.32%) Terraform
3 10 (3.32%) Ansible
4 8 (2.66%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.99%) Consul
5 6 (1.99%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 6 (1.99%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (1.66%) Puppet
7 4 (1.33%) Packer
7 4 (1.33%) SCCM
8 3 (1.00%) CASB
8 3 (1.00%) IBM BigFix
8 3 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.00%) OSSEC
8 3 (1.00%) QRadar
8 3 (1.00%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.66%) Nagios
9 2 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.66%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.31%) Cisco
3 17 (5.65%) VMware
4 15 (4.98%) WorldPay
5 13 (4.32%) Splunk
6 9 (2.99%) Qualys
7 8 (2.66%) AlienVault
7 8 (2.66%) CheckPoint
8 7 (2.33%) Citrix
8 7 (2.33%) Trustwave
9 6 (1.99%) Acunetix
9 6 (1.99%) McAfee
9 6 (1.99%) NetApp
10 5 (1.66%) IBM
11 4 (1.33%) ArcSight
11 4 (1.33%) Symantec
12 3 (1.00%) F5
12 3 (1.00%) Oracle
12 3 (1.00%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.00%) Veeam