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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
England / North West
Rank 125 134 137
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 12 26 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.68% 0.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.04% 6.77% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Median daily rate £475 £563 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £525 £480
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £563 £680
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +133.33%

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
238 384 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.18% 10.01% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 225 228
Median daily rate £375 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £550 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 18
Median hourly rate £17.00 £40.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.50% +113.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £85.59 £51.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-51.17% +88.88%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 -6 6 £450 -12.62% 4
Cheshire +36 3 £475 -15.55% 2
Cumbria - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 11 (40.74%) Firewall
2 10 (37.04%) Information Security
2 10 (37.04%) CISSP
3 9 (33.33%) Finance
3 9 (33.33%) SIEM
4 8 (29.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (29.63%) Network Security
5 7 (25.93%) CISM
5 7 (25.93%) CheckPoint
6 6 (22.22%) Cisco
6 6 (22.22%) Splunk
7 5 (18.52%) Security Architecture
8 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (14.81%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (14.81%) WAN
8 4 (14.81%) Linux
8 4 (14.81%) LAN
8 4 (14.81%) Server Hardening
9 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
9 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
9 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
9 3 (11.11%) GDPR
9 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (11.11%) Windows
9 3 (11.11%) TOGAF
10 2 (7.41%) COBIT
10 2 (7.41%) CEH
10 2 (7.41%) Network Design
10 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.70%) GitHub
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 11 (40.74%) Firewall
2 8 (29.63%) Network Security
3 4 (14.81%) LAN
3 4 (14.81%) WAN
4 2 (7.41%) LDAP
4 2 (7.41%) Wireless
5 1 (3.70%) BGP
5 1 (3.70%) DSL
5 1 (3.70%) EIGRP
5 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
5 1 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (3.70%) OSPF
5 1 (3.70%) PuTTY
5 1 (3.70%) SSH
5 1 (3.70%) SSL
5 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.70%) VLAN
5 1 (3.70%) VoIP
5 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Consultant
3 6 (22.22%) Security Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Security Consultant
4 4 (14.81%) Network Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Network Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Information Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Information Security Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Information Security Consultant
5 3 (11.11%) Network Security Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) CISSP Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) PCI DSS Security Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Project Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Security Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Security Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Security Technical Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
2 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.41%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) CentOS
4 1 (3.70%) VMS
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Information Security
2 9 (33.33%) SIEM
3 5 (18.52%) Security Architecture
4 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.81%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Server Hardening
5 3 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (11.11%) TOGAF
6 2 (7.41%) Network Design
6 2 (7.41%) Product Management
6 2 (7.41%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) Security Operations
6 2 (7.41%) Translating Business Requirements
7 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
7 1 (3.70%) Dimensional Modelling
7 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.70%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
1 1 (3.70%) Perl
1 1 (3.70%) Python
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) CISSP
2 7 (25.93%) CISM
3 2 (7.41%) CEH
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.70%) CCDP
4 1 (3.70%) CCNA
4 1 (3.70%) CCNP
4 1 (3.70%) CCSP
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (11.11%) GDPR
3 2 (7.41%) COBIT
3 2 (7.41%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Ansible
1 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
1 1 (3.70%) QRadar
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) CheckPoint
2 6 (22.22%) Cisco
2 6 (22.22%) Splunk
3 2 (7.41%) Juniper
4 1 (3.70%) AlienVault
4 1 (3.70%) ArcSight
4 1 (3.70%) Avaya
4 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
4 1 (3.70%) Capita
4 1 (3.70%) F5
4 1 (3.70%) Forcepoint
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) Qualys
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.70%) SaltStack