The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 128 115 118
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 8 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.21% 0.59%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.45% 3.50% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
Average daily rate £400 £488 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £440 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £518 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
232 143 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.31% 5.94% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 74 73
Average daily rate £355 £243 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.39% -11.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £135 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £445 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 15
Average hourly rate £17.75 £26.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.01% +65.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £10.52 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
PCI DSS
England

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -9 7 £375 -25.00% 2
Lancashire - - - -
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (23.08%) PRINCE2
1 6 (23.08%) Management Information System
1 6 (23.08%) Retail
2 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (19.23%) Data Protection
3 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (15.38%) Data Management
3 4 (15.38%) Internet
3 4 (15.38%) ITIL
3 4 (15.38%) Project Management
3 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
3 4 (15.38%) ERP
3 4 (15.38%) SOA
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.54%) Linux
4 3 (11.54%) MySQL
4 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
4 3 (11.54%) Finance
4 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.69%) Web Application Development
5 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 2 (7.69%) REST
5 2 (7.69%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
5 2 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (7.69%) PCI QSA
5 2 (7.69%) Information Assurance
5 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (7.69%) Apache
1 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (23.08%) Retail
2 3 (11.54%) Finance
3 2 (7.69%) Multimedia
4 1 (3.85%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Law
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Architect
1 9 (34.62%) Solutions Architect
2 7 (26.92%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Business Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Business Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Consultant
3 3 (11.54%) Business Solution Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Security Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (3.85%) PHP Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.85%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.85%) CLAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) REST
1 2 (7.69%) Hibernate
1 2 (7.69%) Spring
1 2 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) Django
2 1 (3.85%) jQuery
2 1 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.69%) Mobile Computing
2 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.69%) Mathematics
2 2 (7.69%) GIS
2 2 (7.69%) CESG
2 2 (7.69%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (3.85%) Derivative
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) PRINCE2
2 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (19.23%) Data Protection
3 4 (15.38%) Data Management
3 4 (15.38%) ITIL
3 4 (15.38%) Project Management
3 4 (15.38%) E-Commerce
3 4 (15.38%) ERP
3 4 (15.38%) SOA
4 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
4 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.69%) Web Application Development
5 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (7.69%) Information Assurance
5 2 (7.69%) Information Security
5 2 (7.69%) Security Management
5 2 (7.69%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) C
1 2 (7.69%) Java
1 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.85%) Python
2 1 (3.85%) PHP
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (7.69%) PCI QSA
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle