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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 139 115 117
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +2
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 5 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.40% 0.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.92% 4.63% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 5
Median daily rate £469 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £308 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £689 £518 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £435
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.30 - £45.00
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
260 216 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.10% 8.54% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 104 89
Median daily rate £398 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £270 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £376
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 18
Median hourly rate £37.00 £31.44 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.68% +79.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £13.06 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £120.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.41 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +50.00%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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
Birmingham -11 2 £775 +121.42% 3
Warwickshire - 2 £413 - 1
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 (86.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (60.00%) Information Security
3 5 (33.33%) CISSP
4 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL
5 3 (20.00%) CISA
5 3 (20.00%) CISM
5 3 (20.00%) Security Management
5 3 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (20.00%) ArcSight
6 2 (13.33%) SABSA
6 2 (13.33%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
6 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
6 2 (13.33%) Qualys
6 2 (13.33%) Security Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (13.33%) Security Architecture
6 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
6 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
6 2 (13.33%) Driving Licence
6 2 (13.33%) ISO27005
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
6 2 (13.33%) IISP
6 2 (13.33%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
6 2 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (13.33%) TOGAF

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 (13.33%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) ATM
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) Frame Relay
1 1 (6.67%) Network Security
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Information Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Information Security Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Security Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Business Change Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Business Change Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Information Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Security Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Security Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) IT Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Memcached
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (13.33%) Driving Licence
1 2 (13.33%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (13.33%) Mathematics
1 2 (13.33%) Smartcard
2 1 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (6.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
1 2 (13.33%) Unix
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) CentOS
2 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Information Security
2 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
3 3 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Security Management
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity
4 2 (13.33%) Business Development
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
4 2 (13.33%) Quality Management
4 2 (13.33%) SABSA
4 2 (13.33%) Security Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Security Testing
4 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
4 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.67%) Network Design
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) CISSP
2 3 (20.00%) CISA
2 3 (20.00%) CISM
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 2 (13.33%) IISP
4 1 (6.67%) CASP
4 1 (6.67%) CGEIT
4 1 (6.67%) CRISC
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (86.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (13.33%) ISAE 3402
2 2 (13.33%) ISO 9001
2 2 (13.33%) ISO27005
2 2 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (6.67%) COBIT
3 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
3 1 (6.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) logstash
1 1 (6.67%) Nagios
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.67%) Opsview
1 1 (6.67%) QRadar
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco
2 3 (20.00%) ArcSight
3 2 (13.33%) Barracuda Networks
3 2 (13.33%) IBM
3 2 (13.33%) Intel Security
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) Qualys
3 2 (13.33%) Sun
3 2 (13.33%) Tripwire
4 1 (6.67%) Atlassian
4 1 (6.67%) Brocade
4 1 (6.67%) F5
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper
4 1 (6.67%) New Relic
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.67%) Splunk