The table below looks at the statistics for PCI DSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 88 77 74
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 14 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.78% 0.68% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 9.72% 13.43% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
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£450 £513 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +2.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £61.00 -
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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 Manchester region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
144 67 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.04% 5.03% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 42 25
Average daily rate £375 £440 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.77% +46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £171 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 18
Average hourly rate £16.00 £9.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -45.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £9.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £11.30 £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.38% +11.42%

PCI DSS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

PCI DSS Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

PCI DSS Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

PCI DSS
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS across the Manchester region.

PCI DSS Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (38.89%) Firewall
1 7 (38.89%) Information Security
2 6 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 6 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (27.78%) Symantec
3 5 (27.78%) ITIL
3 5 (27.78%) Security Architecture
3 5 (27.78%) SIEM
4 4 (22.22%) Data Protection
4 4 (22.22%) ISMS
4 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 4 (22.22%) Service Management
4 4 (22.22%) Citrix
4 4 (22.22%) CISSP
4 4 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (22.22%) Finance
4 4 (22.22%) Security Management
4 4 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (22.22%) Retail
4 4 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (16.67%) Xen
5 3 (16.67%) Qualys
5 3 (16.67%) Security Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Information Security Management
5 3 (16.67%) Migration
5 3 (16.67%) VMware
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (16.67%) NetApp

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) Firewall
2 4 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (16.67%) VLAN
3 3 (16.67%) DHCP
3 3 (16.67%) DNS
3 3 (16.67%) iSCSI
3 3 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (11.11%) ATM
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
1 4 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Security Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Security Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Information Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Security Manager
5 1 (5.56%) IT Operations Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Security Operations Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Security Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Operations Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (11.11%) SCADA
2 2 (11.11%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) CESG
3 1 (5.56%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Information Security
2 6 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 5 (27.78%) ITIL
3 5 (27.78%) SIEM
3 5 (27.78%) Security Architecture
4 4 (22.22%) Security Management
4 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 4 (22.22%) Service Management
4 4 (22.22%) ISMS
4 4 (22.22%) Data Protection
5 3 (16.67%) Security Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Information Security Management
5 3 (16.67%) Migration
6 2 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
7 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
7 1 (5.56%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) C
1 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) CISSP
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (16.67%) MCSE
2 3 (16.67%) MCSA
2 3 (16.67%) CCNA
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (11.11%) ISEB
3 2 (11.11%) CISA
3 2 (11.11%) CISM
4 1 (5.56%) GIAC
4 1 (5.56%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) NFS
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 3 (16.67%) Xen
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Symantec
2 4 (22.22%) Citrix
3 3 (16.67%) NetApp
3 3 (16.67%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) Qualys
3 3 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) hybris
4 2 (11.11%) TSYS
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.56%) McAfee
5 1 (5.56%) Sophos
5 1 (5.56%) Websense
5 1 (5.56%) Splunk
5 1 (5.56%) Rapid7
5 1 (5.56%) Kaspersky