The table below looks at the statistics for PCI DSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 54 47 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.32% 0.66% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.65% 9.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
PCI DSS
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
43 44 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.89% 7.21% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 11
Average daily rate £220 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £224 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £452 £755
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £18.38 - £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 - £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.48 - £19.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -16.27%

PCI DSS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

PCI DSS Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PCI DSS across the Birmingham region.

PCI DSS Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PCI DSS.

1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) CCNA
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (50.00%) F5
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) CISSP
3 1 (25.00%) CISM
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Websense
3 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (25.00%) Sourcefire
3 1 (25.00%) Snort
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Squid
3 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) GPG13
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PCI DSS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Information Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Network Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CCNA
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CISM
2 1 (25.00%) CISSP
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (25.00%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Snort
1 1 (25.00%) Squid
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) Websense
3 1 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (25.00%) Sourcefire