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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 122 145 113
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -32
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 29 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 0.50% 0.85%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.37% 4.98% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 16
Median daily rate £425 £475 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +13.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £440 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £443
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.60 - £61.00
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
255 422 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.41% 9.97% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 269 160
Median daily rate £409 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.16% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £682 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £405 £384
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 24
Median hourly rate £60.75 £17.33 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+250.54% -8.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.19 £14.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.59 £25.12 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £24.75 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+13.73% +25.31%

PCI DSS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing PCI DSS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 22 £425 -5.55% 7
Merseyside - 3 £350 - 1
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 North West region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 29 (43.94%) Windows
2 28 (42.42%) Information Security
2 28 (42.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (40.91%) CISSP
3 27 (40.91%) Active Directory
4 26 (39.39%) PKI
5 24 (36.36%) Vulnerability Management
5 24 (36.36%) CISM
6 22 (33.33%) Unix
7 19 (28.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (27.27%) Firewall
8 18 (27.27%) Finance
8 18 (27.27%) Network Security
9 17 (25.76%) SIEM
9 17 (25.76%) Intel Security
10 15 (22.73%) Norton AntiVirus
10 15 (22.73%) Symantec
10 15 (22.73%) Splunk
10 15 (22.73%) Cybersecurity
10 15 (22.73%) Threat Management
11 14 (21.21%) COBIT
12 13 (19.70%) Penetration Testing
12 13 (19.70%) Data Centre
12 13 (19.70%) Security Operations
13 11 (16.67%) Security Management
14 10 (15.15%) Oracle
14 10 (15.15%) MS Office
15 9 (13.64%) Linux
15 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
15 9 (13.64%) Email Filtering

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (7.58%) IIS
2 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (15.15%) MS Office
2 8 (12.12%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.52%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.06%) IBM Cloud
2 4 (6.06%) SoftLayer
3 2 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.52%) GitHub
4 1 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (27.27%) Firewall
1 18 (27.27%) Network Security
2 9 (13.64%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.03%) DHCP
3 2 (3.03%) DNS
3 2 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (3.03%) iSCSI
3 2 (3.03%) LDAP
3 2 (3.03%) VLAN
4 1 (1.52%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.52%) MPLS
4 1 (1.52%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.52%) VoIP
4 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) MongoDB
1 5 (7.58%) MySQL
1 5 (7.58%) NoSQL
1 5 (7.58%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) JIRA
2 5 (7.58%) Subversion
3 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (27.27%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Banking
3 4 (6.06%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) Back Office
4 1 (1.52%) Legal
4 1 (1.52%) Marketing
4 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (28.79%) Consultant
1 19 (28.79%) Security Consultant
2 16 (24.24%) Analyst
3 14 (21.21%) Security Analyst
4 10 (15.15%) Architect
5 6 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (7.58%) SIEM Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) Vulnerability Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) C# Developer
7 4 (6.06%) C# Software Developer
7 4 (6.06%) CISSP Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) IT Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) IT Security Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Security Architect
7 4 (6.06%) Security Management Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.55%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.09%) Web Services
2 5 (7.58%) .NET
2 5 (7.58%) .NET Framework
2 5 (7.58%) Autofac
2 5 (7.58%) Hibernate
2 5 (7.58%) jQuery
2 5 (7.58%) JSON
2 5 (7.58%) REST
2 5 (7.58%) SAML
2 5 (7.58%) SOAP
2 5 (7.58%) Spring
2 5 (7.58%) XML
2 5 (7.58%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 26 (39.39%) PKI
2 13 (19.70%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.58%) IVR
4 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 29 (43.94%) Windows
2 22 (33.33%) Unix
3 9 (13.64%) Linux
4 8 (12.12%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.03%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (42.42%) Information Security
2 24 (36.36%) Vulnerability Management
3 19 (28.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (25.76%) SIEM
5 15 (22.73%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (22.73%) Threat Management
6 13 (19.70%) Penetration Testing
6 13 (19.70%) Security Operations
7 11 (16.67%) Security Management
8 9 (13.64%) Email Filtering
8 9 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (13.64%) Web Filtering
9 7 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (10.61%) Risk Management
10 6 (9.09%) Information Security Management
10 6 (9.09%) OWASP
11 5 (7.58%) Automated Testing
11 5 (7.58%) MVC
11 5 (7.58%) Scrum
11 5 (7.58%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.64%) PowerShell
2 7 (10.61%) SQL
3 5 (7.58%) C#
4 2 (3.03%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.03%) C
4 2 (3.03%) Perl
4 2 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (40.91%) CISSP
2 24 (36.36%) CISM
3 7 (10.61%) CEH
3 7 (10.61%) GCIH
4 5 (7.58%) Degree
5 2 (3.03%) CCNA
5 2 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.03%) CISMP
5 2 (3.03%) MCSA
5 2 (3.03%) MCSE
5 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (42.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (21.21%) COBIT
3 5 (7.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.52%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (1.52%) ISO27002
4 1 (1.52%) QA
4 1 (1.52%) SSAE 16
4 1 (1.52%) Val IT
System Software
1 27 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.03%) NFS
4 2 (3.03%) vSphere
4 2 (3.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (22.73%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (25.76%) Intel Security
2 15 (22.73%) Splunk
2 15 (22.73%) Symantec
3 10 (15.15%) Oracle
4 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 8 (12.12%) Qualys
6 5 (7.58%) Avaya
6 5 (7.58%) VMware
7 4 (6.06%) CheckPoint
7 4 (6.06%) Cisco
8 3 (4.55%) Citrix
8 3 (4.55%) IBM
9 2 (3.03%) ATG
9 2 (3.03%) Capita
9 2 (3.03%) HP
9 2 (3.03%) Lumension
9 2 (3.03%) NetApp
9 2 (3.03%) Teradata
10 1 (1.52%) GFI Software
10 1 (1.52%) Unisys