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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 137 123 120
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 8 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.56% 3.72% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £225 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -52.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
313 188 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.49% 6.27% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 83 63
Average daily rate £375 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £654 £520 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 18
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% -21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.55 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.98 £40.00 £23.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +10.81%

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 3 July 2015. 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 -1 8 - - 4
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 5 (38.46%) ITIL
1 5 (38.46%) Firewall
1 5 (38.46%) Information Security
1 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (30.77%) Security Architecture
2 4 (30.77%) SIEM
2 4 (30.77%) Symantec
3 3 (23.08%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
3 3 (23.08%) CISSP
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
3 3 (23.08%) Service Management
3 3 (23.08%) Security Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Data Protection
3 3 (23.08%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (23.08%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (23.08%) Retail
3 3 (23.08%) ISMS
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (15.38%) Qualys
4 2 (15.38%) hybris
4 2 (15.38%) Finance
4 2 (15.38%) Security Management
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 2 (15.38%) PMP
4 2 (15.38%) PMI Certification
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless Security
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless
3 1 (7.69%) ATM
General
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Security Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Security Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Information Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Security Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) IT Operations Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Security Operations Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Payments Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Operations Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Account Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
1 5 (38.46%) Information Security
2 4 (30.77%) Security Architecture
2 4 (30.77%) SIEM
3 3 (23.08%) ISMS
3 3 (23.08%) Data Protection
3 3 (23.08%) Security Testing
3 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
3 3 (23.08%) Service Management
3 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Security Management
4 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security Management
5 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) CISSP
2 2 (15.38%) PMP
2 2 (15.38%) PMI Certification
3 1 (7.69%) CISM
3 1 (7.69%) GIAC
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Symantec
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Qualys
2 2 (15.38%) hybris
3 1 (7.69%) Splunk
3 1 (7.69%) Rapid7
3 1 (7.69%) Kaspersky
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) McAfee
3 1 (7.69%) Sophos
3 1 (7.69%) Websense