The table below looks at the statistics for PCI DSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 120 103 114
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +11
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 8 25 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.93% 0.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.48% 11.90% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 9
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£478 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £356 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
PCI DSS
England

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 North West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
230 210 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.46% 7.79% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 98 58
Average daily rate £350 £340 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +24.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 10
Average hourly rate £16.67 £19.50 £16.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.52% +19.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £14.50 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £42.50 £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

PCI DSS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

PCI DSS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

PCI DSS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PCI DSS across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

PCI DSS Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

PCI DSS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

PCI DSS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -6 6 £600 +64.38% 5
Cheshire +3 1 - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 1
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England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 14 (53.85%) Finance
2 12 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (42.31%) Linux
3 11 (42.31%) CISSP
4 10 (38.46%) Information Security
5 8 (30.77%) CISM
6 7 (26.92%) Windows
6 7 (26.92%) Security Architecture
7 6 (23.08%) CISA
7 6 (23.08%) VMware
8 5 (19.23%) Degree
8 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (15.38%) Performance Management
9 4 (15.38%) Coaching
9 4 (15.38%) Project Management
9 4 (15.38%) ITIL
10 3 (11.54%) IIS
10 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
10 3 (11.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (11.54%) Service Management
10 3 (11.54%) Financial Institution
10 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
10 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
10 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
10 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (11.54%) Splunk
10 3 (11.54%) Portfolio Management
10 3 (11.54%) ArcSight
11 2 (7.69%) COBIT
11 2 (7.69%) CRISC

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (11.54%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) WAN
1 1 (3.85%) DHCP
1 1 (3.85%) DNS
1 1 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (3.85%) Network Security
1 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
1 1 (3.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
General
1 14 (53.85%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Advertising
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Security Consultant
1 7 (26.92%) Consultant
2 4 (15.38%) Linux Specialist
2 4 (15.38%) Information Security Consultant
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) IT Consultant
3 3 (11.54%) Security Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) IT Security Consultant
3 3 (11.54%) Security Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Leader
5 1 (3.85%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Security Assurance Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Linux
2 7 (26.92%) Windows
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Information Security
2 7 (26.92%) Security Architecture
3 4 (15.38%) Performance Management
3 4 (15.38%) Coaching
3 4 (15.38%) Project Management
3 4 (15.38%) ITIL
4 3 (11.54%) Service Management
4 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
4 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
4 3 (11.54%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (11.54%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (3.85%) CRM
5 1 (3.85%) ERP
5 1 (3.85%) SOA
5 1 (3.85%) UML
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.85%) Workflow
5 1 (3.85%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) C
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
1 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) CISSP
2 8 (30.77%) CISM
3 6 (23.08%) CISA
4 5 (19.23%) Degree
5 2 (7.69%) CRISC
5 2 (7.69%) CCNA
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (7.69%) MCSE
5 2 (7.69%) MCSA
6 1 (3.85%) RHCE
6 1 (3.85%) IBM Certification
6 1 (3.85%) ISEB
6 1 (3.85%) CCDP
6 1 (3.85%) CCNP
6 1 (3.85%) CCIP
6 1 (3.85%) GIAC
6 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.85%) ACSA
6 1 (3.85%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (11.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (7.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) NFS
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.85%) vSphere
2 1 (3.85%) Xen
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) VMware
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Splunk
2 3 (11.54%) ArcSight
3 2 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco
4 1 (3.85%) IBM
4 1 (3.85%) Avaya
4 1 (3.85%) NetApp
4 1 (3.85%) Apple
4 1 (3.85%) EMC
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds