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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 125 124 129
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 19 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.32% 0.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.92% 4.79% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 1
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£406 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +25.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £443 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+4.11% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £28.64
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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
213 188 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.70% 6.69% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 76 89
Average daily rate £370 £325 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -12.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £228 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £448 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 7
Average hourly rate £16.20 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.42% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £14.50 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £35.78 £44.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -11.39%

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
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 22 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 October 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
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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
Lancashire -10 12 £350 -
Manchester -6 8 £475 -5.00% 7
Merseyside - 1 - -
Cheshire - - - -
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PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 16 (50.00%) Finance
2 13 (40.63%) Linux
2 13 (40.63%) Information Security
3 12 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (37.50%) CISSP
4 10 (31.25%) Windows
5 9 (28.13%) CISM
6 7 (21.88%) GIAC
6 7 (21.88%) COBIT
6 7 (21.88%) Risk Analysis
6 7 (21.88%) CRAMM
6 7 (21.88%) CRISC
7 6 (18.75%) Data Protection
7 6 (18.75%) Banking
7 6 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (18.75%) VMware
8 5 (15.63%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (12.50%) Project Management
9 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
10 3 (9.38%) Apple
10 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
10 3 (9.38%) ITIL
10 3 (9.38%) C
10 3 (9.38%) Financial Institution
11 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
11 2 (6.25%) Degree
11 2 (6.25%) PKI
11 2 (6.25%) Spring
11 2 (6.25%) Performance Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (6.25%) IIS
1 2 (6.25%) Apache
1 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) VoIP
1 2 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (3.13%) WAN
2 1 (3.13%) DHCP
2 1 (3.13%) Kerberos
2 1 (3.13%) DNS
2 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.13%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) Network Security
2 1 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) MySQL
General
1 16 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Financial Institution
4 2 (6.25%) Advertising
5 1 (3.13%) Back Office
5 1 (3.13%) Retail
5 1 (3.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Consultant
2 6 (18.75%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Security Consultant
3 4 (12.50%) Linux Specialist
3 4 (12.50%) Risk Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Information Security Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Security Manager
5 2 (6.25%) IT Security Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) IT Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.13%) Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Support Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Spring
1 2 (6.25%) REST
1 2 (6.25%) Django
1 2 (6.25%) Hibernate
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (6.25%) PKI
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
3 1 (3.13%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) Linux
2 10 (31.25%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Information Security
2 7 (21.88%) Risk Analysis
2 7 (21.88%) CRAMM
3 6 (18.75%) Data Protection
3 6 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (12.50%) Project Management
5 3 (9.38%) ITIL
6 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
6 2 (6.25%) Security Architecture
6 2 (6.25%) Unit Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Integration Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Test Strategy
6 2 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.25%) Coaching
6 2 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.25%) Service Management
6 2 (6.25%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) C
2 2 (6.25%) Java
2 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) CISSP
2 9 (28.13%) CISM
3 7 (21.88%) GIAC
3 7 (21.88%) CRISC
4 2 (6.25%) Degree
4 2 (6.25%) CISA
5 1 (3.13%) CCNP
5 1 (3.13%) CCIP
5 1 (3.13%) CCNA
5 1 (3.13%) CCDP
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.13%) RHCE
5 1 (3.13%) IBM Certification
5 1 (3.13%) MCSE
5 1 (3.13%) MCSA
5 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (3.13%) ACSP
5 1 (3.13%) ACSA
5 1 (3.13%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (21.88%) COBIT
3 1 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.13%) ISA Server
3 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) VMware
2 3 (9.38%) Apple
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) Splunk
3 2 (6.25%) ArcSight
4 1 (3.13%) CA
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) EMC
4 1 (3.13%) NetIQ
4 1 (3.13%) Avaya
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco
4 1 (3.13%) IBM
4 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds