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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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 451 414 355
Rank change year-on-year -37 -59 +84
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 136 90 47
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.34% 0.33% 0.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.77% 2.70% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 69 33
10th Percentile £450 £424 £353
25th Percentile £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £520 £525
Median % change year-on-year +8.17% -0.95% -12.50%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £650
90th Percentile £700 £738 £723
England median daily rate £550 £514 £525
% change year-on-year +7.00% -2.10% -0.19%

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 4,918 3,338 1,945
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.42% 12.15% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,474 2,282 1,358
10th Percentile £355 £323 £300
25th Percentile £456 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
75th Percentile £675 £619 £587
90th Percentile £775 £694 £650
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 29 37
10th Percentile £18.05 £14.20 £15.77
25th Percentile £21.00 £20.00 £19.99
Median hourly rate £41.25 £22.50 £31.72
Median % change year-on-year +83.33% -29.07% +51.84%
75th Percentile £49.25 £31.50 £45.00
90th Percentile £68.75 £38.80 £54.65
England median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £22.91
% change year-on-year +26.19% -8.34% +2.14%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -39 8 £600 +15.38% 8
South London -11 2 £500 -33.33% 2
West London -13 1 - - 7
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 57 (41.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 54 (39.71%) Finance
3 50 (36.76%) Cybersecurity
4 49 (36.03%) NIST
5 33 (24.26%) Azure
6 32 (23.53%) Information Security
7 28 (20.59%) GDPR
8 27 (19.85%) Data Loss Prevention
8 27 (19.85%) Data Security
9 25 (18.38%) SQL
10 23 (16.91%) CISSP
10 23 (16.91%) FFIEC
11 21 (15.44%) Firewall
12 20 (14.71%) Risk Management
12 20 (14.71%) AWS
12 20 (14.71%) Social Skills
12 20 (14.71%) Analytics
13 19 (13.97%) Payment Gateway
13 19 (13.97%) OWASP
13 19 (13.97%) Management Information System
14 18 (13.24%) GLBA
15 17 (12.50%) Microsoft
15 17 (12.50%) Python
16 16 (11.76%) JavaScript
16 16 (11.76%) CISM
17 15 (11.03%) Network Security
17 15 (11.03%) Requirements Gathering
18 14 (10.29%) CI/CD
18 14 (10.29%) Degree
18 14 (10.29%) Agile

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 8 (5.88%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.74%) Confluence
2 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.74%) IIS
2 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 19 (13.97%) Payment Gateway
2 12 (8.82%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 33 (24.26%) Azure
2 20 (14.71%) AWS
3 13 (9.56%) SaaS
3 13 (9.56%) Serverless
4 12 (8.82%) Azure DevOps
5 10 (7.35%) Amazon S3
6 8 (5.88%) Azure Data Factory
6 8 (5.88%) Azure Functions
6 8 (5.88%) Azure Monitor
6 8 (5.88%) Azure Synapse Analytics
6 8 (5.88%) Power Platform
7 5 (3.68%) Microsoft 365
8 4 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (2.94%) GCP
9 3 (2.21%) Azure Sentinel
10 2 (1.47%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (1.47%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.74%) IaaS
11 1 (0.74%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.44%) Firewall
2 15 (11.03%) Network Security
3 13 (9.56%) DNS
3 13 (9.56%) Internet
4 12 (8.82%) DMZ
5 4 (2.94%) VPN
6 2 (1.47%) WAN
6 2 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.74%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.74%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.74%) ISDN
7 1 (0.74%) LAN
7 1 (0.74%) PBX
7 1 (0.74%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.74%) VoIP
7 1 (0.74%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.88%) Data Lake
1 8 (5.88%) Power BI
2 7 (5.15%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.74%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.74%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (6.62%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.94%) GitLab
2 4 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.94%) JIRA
3 2 (1.47%) IDA Disassembler
3 2 (1.47%) JIRA Agile
General
1 54 (39.71%) Finance
2 20 (14.71%) Social Skills
3 14 (10.29%) Retail
4 11 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.88%) Banking
6 7 (5.15%) Legal
7 5 (3.68%) Presentation Skills
8 3 (2.21%) Financial Institution
8 3 (2.21%) Influencing Skills
8 3 (2.21%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.47%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (1.47%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.74%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 1 (0.74%) International Banking
10 1 (0.74%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.74%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (20.59%) Security Engineer
2 18 (13.24%) Analyst
2 18 (13.24%) Architect
3 12 (8.82%) Data Engineer
4 10 (7.35%) Cloud Engineer
5 8 (5.88%) Design Engineer
5 8 (5.88%) Developer
5 8 (5.88%) Security Analyst
6 7 (5.15%) Consultant
6 7 (5.15%) Security Architect
6 7 (5.15%) Security Manager
7 6 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.68%) Business Analyst
8 5 (3.68%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 5 (3.68%) Delivery Manager
8 5 (3.68%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (3.68%) Risk Analyst
8 5 (3.68%) Risk Management Analyst
8 5 (3.68%) Security Consultant
9 4 (2.94%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.56%) jQuery
2 12 (8.82%) CSS
2 12 (8.82%) CSS3
2 12 (8.82%) HTML
2 12 (8.82%) Symfony
3 8 (5.88%) Kafka
3 8 (5.88%) Spark Streaming
4 6 (4.41%) HTML5
4 6 (4.41%) JSON
4 6 (4.41%) XML
5 5 (3.68%) Celery
5 5 (3.68%) Django
5 5 (3.68%) FastAPI
5 5 (3.68%) Flask
5 5 (3.68%) REST
6 4 (2.94%) GraphQL
6 4 (2.94%) OAuth
6 4 (2.94%) OAuth2
6 4 (2.94%) OpenID
7 2 (1.47%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.97%) Management Information System
2 12 (8.82%) Data Structures
3 8 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (5.15%) Mobile App
5 6 (4.41%) Legacy Applications
6 5 (3.68%) Renewable Energy
6 5 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.94%) Cloud Native
7 4 (2.94%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (2.94%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (2.21%) Chip and PIN
8 3 (2.21%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (2.21%) Legacy Systems
9 2 (1.47%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.74%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.74%) CMDB
10 1 (0.74%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.74%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.88%) Windows
2 3 (2.21%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.21%) Linux
2 3 (2.21%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (0.74%) Android
4 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.74%) Unix
4 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (36.76%) Cybersecurity
2 32 (23.53%) Information Security
3 27 (19.85%) Data Loss Prevention
3 27 (19.85%) Data Security
4 20 (14.71%) Analytics
4 20 (14.71%) Risk Management
5 19 (13.97%) OWASP
6 15 (11.03%) Requirements Gathering
7 14 (10.29%) Agile
7 14 (10.29%) CI/CD
8 13 (9.56%) DevOps
8 13 (9.56%) Risk Assessment
8 13 (9.56%) Security Operations
9 12 (8.82%) E-Commerce
9 12 (8.82%) Information Management
9 12 (8.82%) Load Balancing
9 12 (8.82%) Order Management
9 12 (8.82%) Product Information Management
9 12 (8.82%) SIEM
10 11 (8.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 25 (18.38%) SQL
2 17 (12.50%) Python
3 16 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 13 (9.56%) C#
4 13 (9.56%) PHP
5 12 (8.82%) PowerShell
6 11 (8.09%) Java
7 8 (5.88%) Bash
7 8 (5.88%) C
8 5 (3.68%) Go
9 2 (1.47%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.47%) Rust
9 2 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (16.91%) CISSP
1 23 (16.91%) FFIEC
2 16 (11.76%) CISM
3 14 (10.29%) Degree
4 10 (7.35%) CRISC
5 9 (6.62%) CISA
6 8 (5.88%) Security Cleared
7 7 (5.15%) PMP
8 6 (4.41%) SC Cleared
9 5 (3.68%) PMI Certification
10 4 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (2.94%) GIAC
10 4 (2.94%) ISACA
11 3 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (2.21%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (2.21%) GSEC
11 3 (2.21%) MCP
11 3 (2.21%) MCSA
11 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (2.21%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (41.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (36.03%) NIST
3 28 (20.59%) GDPR
4 18 (13.24%) GLBA
5 9 (6.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (5.88%) Data Quality
6 8 (5.88%) SOC 2
7 7 (5.15%) SOC 1
8 6 (4.41%) PSD2
9 5 (3.68%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (2.94%) SLA
11 3 (2.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (2.21%) GRC
11 3 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (2.21%) NCSC
12 2 (1.47%) COBIT
12 2 (1.47%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.74%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.74%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.21%) Docker
4 2 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.47%) vSphere
5 1 (0.74%) KVM
5 1 (0.74%) NFS
5 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (3.68%) Ansible
2 3 (2.21%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 3 (2.21%) CASB
2 3 (2.21%) CSIRT
2 3 (2.21%) Packer
2 3 (2.21%) Terraform
3 2 (1.47%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.47%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.74%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.74%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.74%) Nessus
4 1 (0.74%) QRadar
4 1 (0.74%) SCCM
4 1 (0.74%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.74%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 17 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.56%) Forcepoint
3 12 (8.82%) PayPal
3 12 (8.82%) WorldPay
4 8 (5.88%) Databricks
5 4 (2.94%) Palo Alto
5 4 (2.94%) VMware
6 3 (2.21%) Google
6 3 (2.21%) Ping Identity
6 3 (2.21%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.47%) Cisco
7 2 (1.47%) Oracle
7 2 (1.47%) Rapid7
7 2 (1.47%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.74%) Apple
8 1 (0.74%) Avaya
8 1 (0.74%) CA
8 1 (0.74%) Citrix
8 1 (0.74%) Dell
8 1 (0.74%) Hyperion