Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 446 305 451
Rank change year-on-year -141 +146 -1
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 99 47 138
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.30% 0.35% 0.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.48% 3.18% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 35 96
10th Percentile £400 £319 £413
25th Percentile £466 £413 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £546 £525 £600
Median % change year-on-year +4.05% -12.50% +17.07%
75th Percentile £625 £650 £675
90th Percentile £713 £725 £763
England median daily rate £520 £454 £526
% change year-on-year +14.54% -13.69% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £98.50 - -
England median hourly rate £80.00 - £20.11

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 3,991 1,480 4,098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.05% 11.16% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,761 965 2,830
10th Percentile £325 £306 £300
25th Percentile £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £500 £493
Median % change year-on-year +6.00% +1.52% +3.68%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £712 £662 £663
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 19 57
10th Percentile £14.44 £15.42 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.99 £16.98 £13.00
Median hourly rate £25.75 £22.00 £17.66
Median % change year-on-year +17.05% +24.58% -26.05%
75th Percentile £31.88 £49.00 £24.00
90th Percentile £46.39 £54.20 £35.75
England median hourly rate £20.15 £22.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year -9.45% +5.95% +5.00%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -47 11 £520 -3.61% 23
South London +7 4 £713 -5.00% 4
West London - 4 £610 - 9
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 40 (40.40%) Finance
2 37 (37.37%) Information Security
2 37 (37.37%) GDPR
3 36 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
4 33 (33.33%) NIST
4 33 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 31 (31.31%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (27.27%) Azure
6 27 (27.27%) Social Skills
7 23 (23.23%) AWS
8 19 (19.19%) Risk Management
9 16 (16.16%) ITIL
9 16 (16.16%) SIEM
9 16 (16.16%) Degree
10 14 (14.14%) Management Information System
10 14 (14.14%) Data Security
10 14 (14.14%) Security Architecture
11 13 (13.13%) Project Management
11 13 (13.13%) CISSP
11 13 (13.13%) DevOps
11 13 (13.13%) Kubernetes
12 12 (12.12%) Mentoring
12 12 (12.12%) GRC
12 12 (12.12%) Project Delivery
12 12 (12.12%) Scrum
12 12 (12.12%) Computer Science
12 12 (12.12%) Retail
13 11 (11.11%) Data Protection
13 11 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 11 (11.11%) SOC 2

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 2 (2.02%) IIS
1 2 (2.02%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.02%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.01%) Apache
2 1 (1.01%) nginx
2 1 (1.01%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Cloudability
1 2 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.02%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 27 (27.27%) Azure
2 23 (23.23%) AWS
3 7 (7.07%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (7.07%) Serverless
4 6 (6.06%) Amazon EKS
5 5 (5.05%) IaaS
5 5 (5.05%) SaaS
6 4 (4.04%) GCP
6 4 (4.04%) PaaS
7 3 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (3.03%) GitHub
8 2 (2.02%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (2.02%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (2.02%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (2.02%) AWS Fargate
8 2 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (2.02%) Azure Functions
8 2 (2.02%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (2.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.08%) Firewall
2 6 (6.06%) Network Security
3 4 (4.04%) DNS
4 3 (3.03%) Internet
4 3 (3.03%) NAS
4 3 (3.03%) SAN
4 3 (3.03%) WAN
5 2 (2.02%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.02%) LAN
5 2 (2.02%) VPN
5 2 (2.02%) Wireless
5 2 (2.02%) WLAN
6 1 (1.01%) DHCP
6 1 (1.01%) HTTP
6 1 (1.01%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.01%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.01%) MPLS
6 1 (1.01%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.01%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.03%) Data Lake
1 3 (3.03%) Redis
2 2 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (7.07%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.02%) Gradle
2 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.01%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.01%) JMeter
3 1 (1.01%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.01%) MLflow
3 1 (1.01%) Selenium
3 1 (1.01%) Subversion
3 1 (1.01%) TeamCity
General
1 40 (40.40%) Finance
2 27 (27.27%) Social Skills
3 12 (12.12%) Retail
4 8 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (7.07%) Influencing Skills
6 6 (6.06%) Legal
7 4 (4.04%) Marketing
7 4 (4.04%) Public Sector
8 3 (3.03%) Banking
8 3 (3.03%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (2.02%) Billing
9 2 (2.02%) Financial Institution
9 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
9 2 (2.02%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (2.02%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (1.01%) Front Office
10 1 (1.01%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (22.22%) Architect
2 15 (15.15%) Security Engineer
3 14 (14.14%) Consultant
4 11 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (10.10%) Security Architect
6 9 (9.09%) Analyst
6 9 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
6 9 (9.09%) Project Manager
6 9 (9.09%) Security Consultant
7 7 (7.07%) Security Analyst
7 7 (7.07%) Security Manager
8 6 (6.06%) Digital Architect
8 6 (6.06%) Digital Solutions Architect
9 5 (5.05%) Cloud Architect
9 5 (5.05%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 5 (5.05%) Security Project Manager
10 4 (4.04%) Senior Consultant
10 4 (4.04%) Senior Network Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.03%) Middleware
1 3 (3.03%) React
1 3 (3.03%) React Native
1 3 (3.03%) RESTful
2 2 (2.02%) SAML
2 2 (2.02%) Web Services
3 1 (1.01%) JSON
3 1 (1.01%) Kafka
3 1 (1.01%) REST
3 1 (1.01%) Spring
3 1 (1.01%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.14%) Management Information System
2 7 (7.07%) Public Cloud
3 6 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.06%) Mobile App
4 5 (5.05%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (5.05%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (4.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (4.04%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (3.03%) Cyberattack
7 2 (2.02%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.02%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (2.02%) CESG
7 2 (2.02%) Contactless
7 2 (2.02%) EMV
7 2 (2.02%) Grid Computing
7 2 (2.02%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.02%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.01%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.09%) Windows
2 7 (7.07%) Linux
3 5 (5.05%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.02%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (1.01%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (37.37%) Information Security
2 36 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
3 31 (31.31%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (19.19%) Risk Management
5 16 (16.16%) ITIL
5 16 (16.16%) SIEM
6 14 (14.14%) Data Security
6 14 (14.14%) Security Architecture
7 13 (13.13%) DevOps
7 13 (13.13%) Project Management
8 12 (12.12%) Computer Science
8 12 (12.12%) Mentoring
8 12 (12.12%) Project Delivery
8 12 (12.12%) Scrum
9 11 (11.11%) Data Protection
10 10 (10.10%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (10.10%) Microservices
10 10 (10.10%) OWASP
10 10 (10.10%) Risk Assessment
11 9 (9.09%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.03%) Go
1 3 (3.03%) Python
1 3 (3.03%) TypeScript
2 2 (2.02%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.02%) SQL
3 1 (1.01%) Java
3 1 (1.01%) Perl
3 1 (1.01%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (16.16%) Degree
2 13 (13.13%) CISSP
3 10 (10.10%) CISM
4 8 (8.08%) CISA
5 7 (7.07%) FFIEC
6 6 (6.06%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 4 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (4.04%) CRISC
7 4 (4.04%) GIAC
7 4 (4.04%) GSEC
7 4 (4.04%) ISACA
7 4 (4.04%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 4 (4.04%) PMI Certification
7 4 (4.04%) PMP
8 3 (3.03%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 3 (3.03%) CCSP
8 3 (3.03%) CSSLP
8 3 (3.03%) PCI QSA
8 3 (3.03%) SC Cleared
8 3 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (37.37%) GDPR
2 33 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (33.33%) NIST
3 12 (12.12%) GRC
4 11 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (11.11%) SOC 2
5 7 (7.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (6.06%) PSD2
7 5 (5.05%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (5.05%) GLBA
8 4 (4.04%) COBIT
9 3 (3.03%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (2.02%) HIPAA
10 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (1.01%) ISO 22301
11 1 (1.01%) ISO 9001
11 1 (1.01%) QA
11 1 (1.01%) RMADS
11 1 (1.01%) SLA
11 1 (1.01%) SOC 1
System Software
1 11 (11.11%) Docker
2 6 (6.06%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.02%) NFS
4 2 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (13.13%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.04%) RSA Archer
2 4 (4.04%) Terraform
3 3 (3.03%) Ansible
3 3 (3.03%) Puppet
4 2 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.02%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.01%) CASB
5 1 (1.01%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (1.01%) Kubeflow
5 1 (1.01%) Nagios
5 1 (1.01%) Nessus
5 1 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.01%) Salt
5 1 (1.01%) SCCM
5 1 (1.01%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (7.07%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.06%) VMware
3 4 (4.04%) F5
3 4 (4.04%) ForeScout
3 4 (4.04%) Oracle
4 3 (3.03%) Cisco
5 2 (2.02%) IBM
5 2 (2.02%) JDA
5 2 (2.02%) Palo Alto
5 2 (2.02%) Qualys
5 2 (2.02%) TOWER Software
6 1 (1.01%) Broadcom
6 1 (1.01%) Carbon Black
6 1 (1.01%) Darktrace
6 1 (1.01%) Databricks
6 1 (1.01%) Elavon
6 1 (1.01%) Meraki
6 1 (1.01%) New Relic
6 1 (1.01%) PagerDuty
6 1 (1.01%) Rapid7