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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 134 134 110
Rank change year-on-year
0 -24
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 24 7 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.21% 0.82%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.69% 2.34% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 14
Average daily rate £563 £478 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.80% +23.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-1.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -
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
312 299 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.23% 9.14% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 171 118
Average daily rate £425 £355 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.71% -0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £566 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 25
Average hourly rate £38.75 £17.50 £16.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.42% +4.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.77 £25.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +2 22 £515 -14.16% 9
Cheshire -5 2 £563 - 1
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 22 (55.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (52.50%) Information Security
3 13 (32.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 13 (32.50%) Risk Management
4 12 (30.00%) Security Management
4 12 (30.00%) Information Security Management
5 10 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 9 (22.50%) Finance
6 9 (22.50%) Firewall
6 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
6 9 (22.50%) CISSP
7 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
7 6 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (15.00%) Security Architecture
8 5 (12.50%) SQL
9 4 (10.00%) Wireless
9 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
9 4 (10.00%) ERP
9 4 (10.00%) Retail
9 4 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (10.00%) OWASP
9 4 (10.00%) SSAE 16
10 3 (7.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (7.50%) DDoS Mitigation
10 3 (7.50%) SoftLayer
10 3 (7.50%) SEPA
10 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (7.50%) Social Media

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
2 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.50%) IaaS
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.50%) PaaS
2 3 (7.50%) SaaS
2 3 (7.50%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) Firewall
2 4 (10.00%) Wireless
3 3 (7.50%) ATM
3 3 (7.50%) VLAN
4 2 (5.00%) DHCP
4 2 (5.00%) DNS
4 2 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (5.00%) iSCSI
4 2 (5.00%) LAN
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.50%) SAN
5 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.50%) VoIP
5 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) AppScan
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Consultant
1 18 (45.00%) Security Consultant
2 8 (20.00%) Information Security Consultant
3 7 (17.50%) Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Architect
3 7 (17.50%) Security Architect
4 5 (12.50%) IT Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) IT Security Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce Architect
5 2 (5.00%) IT Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Network Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Programme Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Security Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) IT Auditor
6 1 (2.50%) IT Manager
6 1 (2.50%) IT Risk Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Security Auditor
6 1 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.50%) Client/Server
2 3 (7.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (7.50%) Mobile Payment
2 3 (7.50%) Social Media
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Windows
1 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (52.50%) Information Security
2 13 (32.50%) Risk Management
3 12 (30.00%) Information Security Management
3 12 (30.00%) Security Management
4 6 (15.00%) Security Architecture
5 4 (10.00%) ERP
5 4 (10.00%) OWASP
5 4 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
6 3 (7.50%) DDoS Mitigation
6 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (7.50%) Migration
6 3 (7.50%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (7.50%) SIEM
6 3 (7.50%) TOGAF
7 2 (5.00%) Business Continuity
7 2 (5.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) C
2 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) CISSP
2 3 (7.50%) ISEB
3 2 (5.00%) CCNA
3 2 (5.00%) CISA
3 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.00%) CISM
3 2 (5.00%) MCSA
3 2 (5.00%) MCSE
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.00%) PCI QSA
3 2 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.50%) PMP
4 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (55.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (32.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (10.00%) SSAE 16
4 3 (7.50%) SEPA
5 1 (2.50%) COBIT
5 1 (2.50%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (2.50%) Val IT
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) NFS
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.00%) vSphere
2 2 (5.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) FortiGate
1 1 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) ATG
2 3 (7.50%) Cisco
2 3 (7.50%) Citrix
2 3 (7.50%) HP
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle
2 3 (7.50%) Teradata
2 3 (7.50%) TSYS
3 2 (5.00%) NetApp
3 2 (5.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.50%) 3PAR
4 1 (2.50%) F5
4 1 (2.50%) Intel Security
4 1 (2.50%) Lumension
4 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.50%) Symantec