Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 421 363 392
Rank change year-on-year -58 +29 +67
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 215 267 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.59% 0.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.52% 5.25% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 167 172
London median daily rate £500 £490 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% -2.00% -
10th Percentile £333 £350 £339
90th Percentile £650 £600 £636
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £39.51
England median hourly rate £30.00 £27.62 £39.51
% change year-on-year +8.62% -30.08% -12.21%

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 6107 5085 5563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.06% 11.30% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4377 3565 3864
London median daily rate £480 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.78% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £260
90th Percentile £675 £644 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 67 65
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.09% +15.79%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.21 £13.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £58.63 £72.75
England median hourly rate £20.25 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +2.27% +11.39%

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 25 November 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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 -63 23 £500 - 7
West London -26 10 £488 -0.51% 4
South London -52 3 - - 1
North London - 1 - -
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 118 (54.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 101 (46.98%) Information Security
3 64 (29.77%) Finance
4 60 (27.91%) Cybersecurity
5 58 (26.98%) GDPR
6 55 (25.58%) SIEM
7 53 (24.65%) CISSP
8 41 (19.07%) Data Protection
9 40 (18.60%) CISM
10 39 (18.14%) Security Operations
11 38 (17.67%) Agile Software Development
12 36 (16.74%) Amazon AWS
13 33 (15.35%) ITIL
13 33 (15.35%) Microsoft Azure
14 31 (14.42%) Vulnerability Management
15 30 (13.95%) Windows
15 30 (13.95%) Retail
16 29 (13.49%) Risk Management
16 29 (13.49%) Firewall
17 27 (12.56%) Linux
17 27 (12.56%) Degree
17 27 (12.56%) Intrusion Detection
17 27 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
18 26 (12.09%) Penetration Testing
18 26 (12.09%) Management Information System
19 24 (11.16%) Cisco
19 24 (11.16%) TCP/IP
19 24 (11.16%) Incident Management
20 23 (10.70%) COBIT
20 23 (10.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)

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 9 (4.19%) WebSphere
2 7 (3.26%) Apache
2 7 (3.26%) IIS
2 7 (3.26%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.79%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.86%) Apache Solr
4 4 (1.86%) CMS
5 2 (0.93%) Confluence
5 2 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.93%) Mule
6 1 (0.47%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.47%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (4.65%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (4.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (3.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 36 (16.74%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (15.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.72%) IaaS
4 7 (3.26%) Mimecast
4 7 (3.26%) Office 365
4 7 (3.26%) SaaS
5 6 (2.79%) Serverless
6 2 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.93%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.47%) Akamai
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.47%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 29 (13.49%) Firewall
2 27 (12.56%) Intrusion Detection
3 24 (11.16%) TCP/IP
4 18 (8.37%) SAN
5 14 (6.51%) LAN
5 14 (6.51%) WAN
6 13 (6.05%) NAS
7 10 (4.65%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (4.65%) Network Security
8 5 (2.33%) BIG-IP
8 5 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (2.33%) Internet
8 5 (2.33%) SSL
8 5 (2.33%) Wireless
9 4 (1.86%) WLAN
10 3 (1.40%) DNS
11 2 (0.93%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (0.47%) VLAN
12 1 (0.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.72%) NoSQL
2 7 (3.26%) MongoDB
2 7 (3.26%) Redis
3 5 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.93%) DataStax
5 2 (0.93%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.93%) MySQL
5 2 (0.93%) QlikView
5 2 (0.93%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.47%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.47%) Big Data
6 1 (0.47%) HBase
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.47%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 14 (6.51%) JIRA
2 11 (5.12%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.65%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.72%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.47%) Appium
5 1 (0.47%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.47%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.47%) Gatling
5 1 (0.47%) Gradle
5 1 (0.47%) Hudson
5 1 (0.47%) JUnit
5 1 (0.47%) Maven
5 1 (0.47%) Spock
5 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.47%) TestNG
5 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 64 (29.77%) Finance
2 30 (13.95%) Retail
3 16 (7.44%) Banking
4 8 (3.72%) Financial Institution
4 8 (3.72%) Legal
5 4 (1.86%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.40%) Automotive
6 3 (1.40%) Games
6 3 (1.40%) Law
7 1 (0.47%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 50 (23.26%) Analyst
2 35 (16.28%) Architect
3 29 (13.49%) Security Analyst
4 23 (10.70%) Security Architect
5 19 (8.84%) Security Specialist
6 17 (7.91%) Consultant
6 17 (7.91%) Project Manager
7 16 (7.44%) Security Manager
8 15 (6.98%) Information Analyst
8 15 (6.98%) Information Security Analyst
9 13 (6.05%) Security Consultant
10 11 (5.12%) Developer
10 11 (5.12%) PCI DSS Project Manager
11 8 (3.72%) Business Analyst
11 8 (3.72%) Data Analyst
11 8 (3.72%) IT Security Specialist
11 8 (3.72%) SOC Analyst
12 7 (3.26%) IT Manager
12 7 (3.26%) IT Project Manager
12 7 (3.26%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.65%) .NET
2 9 (4.19%) WebSphere MQ
3 8 (3.72%) REST
4 7 (3.26%) ActiveMQ
4 7 (3.26%) Gherkin
5 6 (2.79%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (2.33%) LAPP Stack
6 5 (2.33%) RESTful
7 4 (1.86%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (1.86%) HTML
7 4 (1.86%) HTML5
7 4 (1.86%) Web Services
8 3 (1.40%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.40%) Spring
9 2 (0.93%) CSS3
9 2 (0.93%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.93%) jQuery
9 2 (0.93%) Kafka
9 2 (0.93%) React
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (12.09%) Management Information System
3 21 (9.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 20 (9.30%) Data Centre
5 15 (6.98%) Data Protection Act
6 12 (5.58%) PKI
7 11 (5.12%) Algorithms
8 8 (3.72%) Computer Science
9 7 (3.26%) EPoS
9 7 (3.26%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (3.26%) Security Operations Centre
10 6 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (2.79%) Public Cloud
11 5 (2.33%) Clustering
12 4 (1.86%) Fintech
12 4 (1.86%) Freedom of Information
12 4 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Licensing
13 3 (1.40%) Analytical Mindset
13 3 (1.40%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.95%) Windows
2 27 (12.56%) Linux
3 16 (7.44%) Unix
4 6 (2.79%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.93%) Android
5 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.93%) Solaris
6 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (46.98%) Information Security
2 60 (27.91%) Cybersecurity
3 55 (25.58%) SIEM
4 41 (19.07%) Data Protection
5 39 (18.14%) Security Operations
6 38 (17.67%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (15.35%) ITIL
8 31 (14.42%) Vulnerability Management
9 29 (13.49%) Risk Management
10 26 (12.09%) Penetration Testing
11 24 (11.16%) Incident Management
12 21 (9.77%) Project Management
13 19 (8.84%) Security Architecture
14 18 (8.37%) Change Management
14 18 (8.37%) Identity Access Management
15 17 (7.91%) Cryptography
15 17 (7.91%) E-Commerce
16 16 (7.44%) Migration
16 16 (7.44%) PRINCE2
16 16 (7.44%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.51%) Java
2 13 (6.05%) Ruby
3 12 (5.58%) Python
4 11 (5.12%) Bash Shell
5 6 (2.79%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.79%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.33%) C#
6 5 (2.33%) SQL
7 1 (0.47%) C
7 1 (0.47%) Groovy
7 1 (0.47%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.47%) PHP
7 1 (0.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 53 (24.65%) CISSP
2 40 (18.60%) CISM
3 27 (12.56%) Degree
4 22 (10.23%) CISA
5 11 (5.12%) SANS
6 8 (3.72%) SC Cleared
6 8 (3.72%) Security Cleared
6 8 (3.72%) SSCP
7 6 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 5 (2.33%) CCSP
8 5 (2.33%) CEH
8 5 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (2.33%) CRISC
8 5 (2.33%) IISP
8 5 (2.33%) ISACA
8 5 (2.33%) RHCE
9 4 (1.86%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (1.86%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 4 (1.86%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (54.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (26.98%) GDPR
3 23 (10.70%) COBIT
3 23 (10.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 20 (9.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (3.72%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (3.72%) RMADS
6 5 (2.33%) AS 2805
6 5 (2.33%) HMG Infosec
6 5 (2.33%) ISO 8583
6 5 (2.33%) PA-DSS
7 4 (1.86%) FedRAMP
7 4 (1.86%) SAS 70
8 3 (1.40%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (0.93%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.93%) GPG13
9 2 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.93%) PMO
9 2 (0.93%) PSD2
9 2 (0.93%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 8 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (3.72%) vSphere
2 5 (2.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.86%) Docker
4 2 (0.93%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.47%) HDFS
5 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (9.30%) Nessus
2 10 (4.65%) Puppet
3 8 (3.72%) Ansible
4 7 (3.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 6 (2.79%) Packer
5 6 (2.79%) Terraform
6 5 (2.33%) BMC PATROL
6 5 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (2.33%) OSSEC
6 5 (2.33%) SCOM
7 3 (1.40%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.40%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.93%) Kibana
8 2 (0.93%) logstash
9 1 (0.47%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.47%) Consul
9 1 (0.47%) Icinga
9 1 (0.47%) Nagios
9 1 (0.47%) Nmap
Vendors
1 24 (11.16%) Cisco
2 22 (10.23%) Splunk
3 20 (9.30%) Microsoft
4 15 (6.98%) Qualys
5 13 (6.05%) VMware
6 9 (4.19%) IBM
7 8 (3.72%) F5
7 8 (3.72%) McAfee
8 7 (3.26%) AlienVault
9 6 (2.79%) Intel
9 6 (2.79%) LogRhythm
9 6 (2.79%) Sophos
9 6 (2.79%) Tripwire
10 5 (2.33%) BMC
10 5 (2.33%) Palo Alto
10 5 (2.33%) Sourcefire
10 5 (2.33%) Symantec
10 5 (2.33%) Trend Micro
11 3 (1.40%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.40%) WorldPay