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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 145 137 131
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 12 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.53% 0.43%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.41% 5.61% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 7
Median daily rate £450 £450 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £428 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £11.75 -
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
272 392 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.36% 9.47% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 248 168
Median daily rate £425 £413 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +17.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £244 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 17
Median hourly rate £45.75 £37.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.64% +146.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.26 £15.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.47 £31.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.63%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 11 £450 +16.12% 12
Lancashire - 1 £400 -
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 16 (43.24%) Information Security
2 15 (40.54%) CISSP
3 12 (32.43%) Windows
3 12 (32.43%) CISM
3 12 (32.43%) Finance
4 11 (29.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (29.73%) Firewall
4 11 (29.73%) SIEM
5 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
6 8 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (21.62%) Splunk
6 8 (21.62%) Network Security
7 7 (18.92%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (18.92%) PKI
7 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
7 7 (18.92%) Unix
7 7 (18.92%) MS Office
8 6 (16.22%) Linux
8 6 (16.22%) COBIT
8 6 (16.22%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (13.51%) Security Architecture
9 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
9 5 (13.51%) Security Operations
9 5 (13.51%) Supplier Management
9 5 (13.51%) IVR
9 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (13.51%) CEH
9 5 (13.51%) CheckPoint
9 5 (13.51%) Web Services

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 3 (8.11%) IIS
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Office
2 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.41%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.70%) GitHub
3 1 (2.70%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.70%) Office 365
3 1 (2.70%) Route 53
3 1 (2.70%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) Firewall
2 8 (21.62%) Network Security
3 3 (8.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (5.41%) LAN
4 2 (5.41%) VoIP
4 2 (5.41%) WAN
5 1 (2.70%) DHCP
5 1 (2.70%) DNS
5 1 (2.70%) DSL
5 1 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.70%) LDAP
5 1 (2.70%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.70%) VLAN
5 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) MongoDB
1 3 (8.11%) MySQL
1 3 (8.11%) NoSQL
1 3 (8.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) JIRA
2 3 (8.11%) Subversion
3 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Back Office
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Consultant
2 8 (21.62%) Security Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Security Consultant
3 6 (16.22%) Architect
4 5 (13.51%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (10.81%) SIEM Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) C# Developer
6 3 (8.11%) C# Software Developer
6 3 (8.11%) CISSP Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) IT Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) IT Security Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Network Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Network Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Network Security Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Information Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) Web Services
2 3 (8.11%) .NET
2 3 (8.11%) .NET Framework
2 3 (8.11%) Autofac
2 3 (8.11%) Hibernate
2 3 (8.11%) jQuery
2 3 (8.11%) JSON
2 3 (8.11%) REST
2 3 (8.11%) SAML
2 3 (8.11%) SOAP
2 3 (8.11%) Spring
2 3 (8.11%) XML
2 3 (8.11%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) PKI
2 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.51%) IVR
3 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.41%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (32.43%) Windows
2 7 (18.92%) Unix
3 6 (16.22%) Linux
4 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.70%) CentOS
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Information Security
2 11 (29.73%) SIEM
3 8 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (18.92%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (16.22%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (13.51%) Security Architecture
6 5 (13.51%) Security Operations
6 5 (13.51%) Supplier Management
7 4 (10.81%) OWASP
7 4 (10.81%) Security Management
7 4 (10.81%) Server Hardening
8 3 (8.11%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (8.11%) Email Filtering
8 3 (8.11%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (8.11%) MVC
8 3 (8.11%) Planning and Forecasting
8 3 (8.11%) Scrum
8 3 (8.11%) Threat Management
8 3 (8.11%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.11%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.70%) C
4 1 (2.70%) Perl
4 1 (2.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (40.54%) CISSP
2 12 (32.43%) CISM
3 5 (13.51%) CEH
4 3 (8.11%) Degree
4 3 (8.11%) GCIH
5 1 (2.70%) CCNA
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.70%) MCSA
5 1 (2.70%) MCSE
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (29.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (16.22%) COBIT
3 1 (2.70%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (2.70%) ISO27002
3 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.70%) SSAE 16
3 1 (2.70%) Val IT
System Software
1 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.70%) NFS
4 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.70%) vSphere
4 1 (2.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.70%) Ansible
2 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Splunk
2 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.51%) CheckPoint
4 4 (10.81%) Cisco
4 4 (10.81%) Oracle
5 3 (8.11%) Avaya
5 3 (8.11%) Capita
5 3 (8.11%) Intel Security
5 3 (8.11%) Qualys
5 3 (8.11%) Symantec
6 2 (5.41%) Citrix
6 2 (5.41%) IBM
7 1 (2.70%) HP
7 1 (2.70%) NetApp
7 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.70%) SaltStack
7 1 (2.70%) Unisys
7 1 (2.70%) VMware