The table below looks at the statistics for PCI DSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 139 112 113
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +1
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 5 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.30% 3.23% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Median daily rate £438 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.75% -13.77%
UK excluding London median daily rate £442 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.60 - £61.00
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 West Midlands region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
217 186 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.89% 7.72% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 117 100
Median daily rate £400 £381 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 26
Median hourly rate £14.50 £33.53 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.74% +91.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.60 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.95 £42.50 £35.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%

PCI DSS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PCI DSS across the West Midlands region.

PCI DSS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

PCI DSS
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PCI DSS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

PCI DSS Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Warwickshire +1 2 £400 - 1
Birmingham -14 2 £775 +63.15% 3
Coventry - 1 £425 - 4
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 13 (81.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (75.00%) Information Security
3 7 (43.75%) CISSP
4 5 (31.25%) CISA
5 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco
6 3 (18.75%) CISM
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL
6 3 (18.75%) Security Management
7 2 (12.50%) Business Development
7 2 (12.50%) Degree
7 2 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
7 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
7 2 (12.50%) Qualys
7 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (12.50%) Retail
7 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
7 2 (12.50%) Tripwire
7 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
7 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
7 2 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (12.50%) Smartcard
7 2 (12.50%) Intel Security
7 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
7 2 (12.50%) IBM
7 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 2 (12.50%) Sun
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
1 1 (6.25%) Network Security
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Information Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Information Security Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Security Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Information Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Security Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Business Change Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Business Change Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Security Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
1 2 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
1 2 (12.50%) Smartcard
2 1 (6.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) CentOS
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Solaris
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Information Security
2 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Security Management
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 2 (12.50%) Business Development
4 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 2 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
4 2 (12.50%) SABSA
4 2 (12.50%) Security Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) Security Testing
4 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) Security Auditing
5 1 (6.25%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) CISSP
2 5 (31.25%) CISA
3 3 (18.75%) CISM
4 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 2 (12.50%) IISP
5 1 (6.25%) CASP
5 1 (6.25%) CGEIT
5 1 (6.25%) CRISC
5 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (81.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (12.50%) ISAE 3402
2 2 (12.50%) ISO 9001
2 2 (12.50%) ISO27005
2 2 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (6.25%) COBIT
3 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (6.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) logstash
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) ArcSight
2 2 (12.50%) Barracuda Networks
2 2 (12.50%) IBM
2 2 (12.50%) Intel Security
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Qualys
2 2 (12.50%) Sun
2 2 (12.50%) Tripwire
3 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
3 1 (6.25%) New Relic
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat