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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 134 129 127
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 10 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.50% 3.04% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 4
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£325 £375 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +13.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
222 230 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.87% 8.12% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 103 81
Average daily rate £325 £325 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £175 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £454 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £14.80 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £44.00 £68.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

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
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 19 December 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 -4 7 - - 4
Lancashire - 4 £325 -
Merseyside -9 1 - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 2
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 19 (55.88%) Finance
2 16 (47.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (44.12%) Information Security
3 15 (44.12%) CISSP
4 14 (41.18%) Linux
5 11 (32.35%) CISM
6 9 (26.47%) Windows
7 7 (20.59%) VMware
8 6 (17.65%) GIAC
8 6 (17.65%) COBIT
8 6 (17.65%) Risk Analysis
8 6 (17.65%) CRAMM
8 6 (17.65%) Security Architecture
8 6 (17.65%) CRISC
8 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (14.71%) Project Management
9 5 (14.71%) Data Protection
9 5 (14.71%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (14.71%) CISA
9 5 (14.71%) Banking
10 4 (11.76%) Degree
10 4 (11.76%) Performance Management
10 4 (11.76%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (11.76%) C
10 4 (11.76%) Coaching
11 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
11 3 (8.82%) Test Strategy
11 3 (8.82%) Vulnerability Management
11 3 (8.82%) Splunk
11 3 (8.82%) Portfolio Management

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (8.82%) IIS
2 2 (5.88%) Apache
2 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.94%) Lync
3 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) DHCP
1 2 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (2.94%) WAN
2 1 (2.94%) Kerberos
2 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) Network Security
2 1 (2.94%) iSCSI
2 1 (2.94%) VLAN
2 1 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
General
1 19 (55.88%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Banking
3 3 (8.82%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.88%) Advertising
5 1 (2.94%) Back Office
5 1 (2.94%) German Language
5 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Consultant
2 9 (26.47%) Security Consultant
3 6 (17.65%) Analyst
4 5 (14.71%) IT Consultant
4 5 (14.71%) IT Security Consultant
5 4 (11.76%) Information Security Consultant
5 4 (11.76%) Linux Specialist
6 3 (8.82%) Risk Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Security Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (5.88%) Security Manager
7 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) IT Risk Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Risk Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Hibernate
1 2 (5.88%) Spring
1 2 (5.88%) Django
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
1 2 (5.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (5.88%) PKI
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Life Science
3 1 (2.94%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (41.18%) Linux
2 9 (26.47%) Windows
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Information Security
2 6 (17.65%) Risk Analysis
2 6 (17.65%) CRAMM
2 6 (17.65%) Security Architecture
3 5 (14.71%) Project Management
3 5 (14.71%) Data Protection
3 5 (14.71%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (11.76%) Performance Management
4 4 (11.76%) Coaching
5 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.82%) Test Strategy
5 3 (8.82%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (8.82%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (8.82%) ITIL
5 3 (8.82%) Service Management
6 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.88%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) C
2 2 (5.88%) Java
2 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.88%) Python
3 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (44.12%) CISSP
2 11 (32.35%) CISM
3 6 (17.65%) GIAC
3 6 (17.65%) CRISC
4 5 (14.71%) CISA
5 4 (11.76%) Degree
6 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (5.88%) CCNA
6 2 (5.88%) MCSE
6 2 (5.88%) MCSA
7 1 (2.94%) RHCSA
7 1 (2.94%) ACSP
7 1 (2.94%) CCDP
7 1 (2.94%) CCNP
7 1 (2.94%) CCIP
7 1 (2.94%) ISEB
7 1 (2.94%) RHCE
7 1 (2.94%) IBM Certification
7 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (47.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (17.65%) COBIT
3 2 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.94%) vSphere
3 1 (2.94%) NFS
3 1 (2.94%) ISA Server
3 1 (2.94%) Xen
3 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) VMware
2 3 (8.82%) Splunk
2 3 (8.82%) ArcSight
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco
4 1 (2.94%) IBM
4 1 (2.94%) EMC
4 1 (2.94%) Citrix
4 1 (2.94%) Avaya
4 1 (2.94%) CA
4 1 (2.94%) NetApp
4 1 (2.94%) Apple
4 1 (2.94%) NetIQ