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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 124 142 131
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -11
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 36 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.96% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.00% 2.24% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
Median daily rate £420 - £150
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.23 - -
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
300 357 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.00% 9.60% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 195 157
Median daily rate £400 £356 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £275 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £629
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 24 25
Median hourly rate £44.25 £15.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.48% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.55 £12.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £53.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +17.85%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +16 33 £420 - 9
Cheshire - 1 £575 -
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 36 (58.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (51.61%) Information Security
3 24 (38.71%) CISSP
3 24 (38.71%) Active Directory
4 22 (35.48%) PKI
5 21 (33.87%) Windows
5 21 (33.87%) Vulnerability Management
6 20 (32.26%) CISM
7 19 (30.65%) Firewall
8 18 (29.03%) Finance
8 18 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (25.81%) Network Security
10 15 (24.19%) Risk Management
10 15 (24.19%) Security Management
10 15 (24.19%) Intel Security
10 15 (24.19%) Unix
11 14 (22.58%) Symantec
11 14 (22.58%) SIEM
11 14 (22.58%) Cybersecurity
12 13 (20.97%) Threat Management
12 13 (20.97%) Splunk
12 13 (20.97%) Norton AntiVirus
13 12 (19.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 12 (19.35%) Information Security Management
13 12 (19.35%) COBIT
14 11 (17.74%) Penetration Testing
14 11 (17.74%) Management Information System
14 11 (17.74%) Data Centre
14 11 (17.74%) Security Operations
15 10 (16.13%) Amazon AWS

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 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.45%) MS Office
3 1 (1.61%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (11.29%) SoftLayer
3 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.84%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 19 (30.65%) Firewall
2 16 (25.81%) Network Security
3 7 (11.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (6.45%) VLAN
5 3 (4.84%) DHCP
5 3 (4.84%) DNS
5 3 (4.84%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (4.84%) iSCSI
6 2 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (3.23%) LDAP
7 1 (1.61%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.61%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.61%) LAN
7 1 (1.61%) MPLS
7 1 (1.61%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.61%) SAN
7 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.61%) VoIP
7 1 (1.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 18 (29.03%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Retail
3 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.61%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Legal
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (41.94%) Consultant
1 26 (41.94%) Security Consultant
2 13 (20.97%) Analyst
3 12 (19.35%) Security Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) Information Security Consultant
5 7 (11.29%) Architect
6 6 (9.68%) Security Architect
7 5 (8.06%) IT Consultant
7 5 (8.06%) IT Security Consultant
7 5 (8.06%) Vulnerability Consultant
8 4 (6.45%) E-Commerce Architect
8 4 (6.45%) Security Management Consultant
9 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) IT Manager
9 3 (4.84%) Project Manager
10 2 (3.23%) Information Analyst
10 2 (3.23%) Information Security Analyst
10 2 (3.23%) IT Project Manager
10 2 (3.23%) Security Project Manager
10 2 (3.23%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (35.48%) PKI
2 11 (17.74%) Data Centre
2 11 (17.74%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.84%) Social Media
4 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (33.87%) Windows
2 15 (24.19%) Unix
3 5 (8.06%) Linux
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.84%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (51.61%) Information Security
2 21 (33.87%) Vulnerability Management
3 18 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (24.19%) Risk Management
4 15 (24.19%) Security Management
5 14 (22.58%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (22.58%) SIEM
6 13 (20.97%) Threat Management
7 12 (19.35%) Information Security Management
8 11 (17.74%) Penetration Testing
8 11 (17.74%) Security Operations
9 7 (11.29%) Email Filtering
9 7 (11.29%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (11.29%) Web Filtering
10 6 (9.68%) Security Architecture
11 5 (8.06%) E-Commerce
11 5 (8.06%) ERP
12 3 (4.84%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (4.84%) Incident Management
12 3 (4.84%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.45%) SQL
3 3 (4.84%) C
4 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.23%) Perl
4 2 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (38.71%) CISSP
2 20 (32.26%) CISM
3 5 (8.06%) CEH
3 5 (8.06%) GCIH
4 3 (4.84%) CCNA
4 3 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.84%) MCSA
4 3 (4.84%) MCSE
4 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.23%) CISMP
6 1 (1.61%) CISA
6 1 (1.61%) PCI QSA
6 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (58.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (19.35%) COBIT
2 12 (19.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.61%) ISAE 3402
3 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (1.61%) QA
3 1 (1.61%) SSAE 16
3 1 (1.61%) Val IT
System Software
1 24 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.84%) NFS
3 3 (4.84%) vSphere
3 3 (4.84%) Xen
4 2 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (20.97%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (24.19%) Intel Security
2 14 (22.58%) Symantec
3 13 (20.97%) Splunk
4 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
5 6 (9.68%) Cisco
5 6 (9.68%) Oracle
5 6 (9.68%) Qualys
5 6 (9.68%) VMware
6 4 (6.45%) ATG
6 4 (6.45%) CheckPoint
6 4 (6.45%) Citrix
6 4 (6.45%) HP
6 4 (6.45%) Teradata
7 3 (4.84%) IBM
7 3 (4.84%) NetApp
8 2 (3.23%) Lumension
9 1 (1.61%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.61%) GFI Software
9 1 (1.61%) Juniper
9 1 (1.61%) Sophos