The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the North West region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 121 123 134
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 13 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.11% 0.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.18% 1.95% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
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£500 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 - £28.64
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
181 154 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.11% 5.86% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 68 95
Average daily rate £368 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £209 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £416 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 12
Average hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £28.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% -38.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.25 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £20.65 £47.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -2.77%
PCI DSS
England

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 7 £525 - 4
Cheshire -1 3 £150 -
Merseyside - - - - 2
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 9 (42.86%) Data Protection
2 8 (38.10%) Information Security
3 7 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (28.57%) Finance
4 6 (28.57%) CISSP
5 5 (23.81%) Project Management
5 5 (23.81%) Linux
5 5 (23.81%) GIAC
5 5 (23.81%) CISM
5 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
5 5 (23.81%) COBIT
5 5 (23.81%) Risk Analysis
5 5 (23.81%) CRAMM
5 5 (23.81%) CRISC
6 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (19.05%) REST
6 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (19.05%) Spring
6 4 (19.05%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (19.05%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (19.05%) Banking
6 4 (19.05%) Data Management
6 4 (19.05%) Hibernate
6 4 (19.05%) Apache
6 4 (19.05%) Tomcat
6 4 (19.05%) MySQL
6 4 (19.05%) Web Services
6 4 (19.05%) ITIL
6 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 4 (19.05%) Apache
1 4 (19.05%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) VoIP
1 2 (9.52%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) DHCP
2 1 (4.76%) Kerberos
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) MySQL
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Back Office
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Advertising
3 1 (4.76%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Architect
1 5 (23.81%) Consultant
1 5 (23.81%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Security Consultant
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Risk Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) IT Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) IT Risk Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Support Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Support Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) REST
1 4 (19.05%) Spring
1 4 (19.05%) Hibernate
1 4 (19.05%) Web Services
2 3 (14.29%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
2 4 (19.05%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (9.52%) PKI
4 1 (4.76%) GIS
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Data Protection
2 8 (38.10%) Information Security
3 5 (23.81%) Project Management
3 5 (23.81%) Risk Analysis
3 5 (23.81%) CRAMM
4 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (19.05%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (19.05%) Data Management
4 4 (19.05%) ITIL
4 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2
4 4 (19.05%) ERP
4 4 (19.05%) SOA
5 3 (14.29%) Code Coverage
5 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 3 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.76%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Identity Management
7 1 (4.76%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) C
2 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 3 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) CISSP
2 5 (23.81%) GIAC
2 5 (23.81%) CISM
2 5 (23.81%) CRISC
3 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (23.81%) COBIT
3 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) ISA Server
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Apple
3 1 (4.76%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) NetIQ
3 1 (4.76%) CA
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