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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 115 108 103
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 10 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.78% 1.60% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Average daily rate £438 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £260 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £835 £440 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -
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
209 187 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.25% 8.68% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 96 62
Average daily rate £416 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.92% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £165 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% +39.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.35 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.04 £33.60 £19.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

PCI DSS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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
Birmingham -3 3 £400 +45.45% 3
Solihull - 2 £438 -
Coventry - 1 £310 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 10 (71.43%) Information Security
2 8 (57.14%) CISSP
3 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
4 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (28.57%) CISM
4 4 (28.57%) Security Management
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco
5 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL
5 3 (21.43%) Data Security
5 3 (21.43%) ISEB
5 3 (21.43%) Citrix
5 3 (21.43%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (21.43%) Network Security
5 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
5 3 (21.43%) Degree
5 3 (21.43%) COBIT
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (21.43%) F5
5 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (21.43%) Information Security Governance
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) Games
5 3 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (21.43%) Line Management
5 3 (21.43%) Threat Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (14.29%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 (7.14%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (21.43%) Network Security
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) SSL
2 2 (14.29%) VPN
2 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
1 3 (21.43%) Games
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Information Security Officer
2 4 (28.57%) Security Officer
3 3 (21.43%) Chief Information Officer
3 3 (21.43%) Chief Information Security Officer
3 3 (21.43%) Chief Security Officer
3 3 (21.43%) CIO
3 3 (21.43%) Information Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Information Security Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Security Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Designer
5 1 (7.14%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Security Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Security Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Information Security
2 5 (35.71%) Risk Management
3 4 (28.57%) Security Management
3 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (21.43%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
4 3 (21.43%) Data Security
4 3 (21.43%) Information Security Governance
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) Line Management
4 3 (21.43%) Threat Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (7.14%) Information Security Management
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) CISSP
2 4 (28.57%) CISM
3 3 (21.43%) Degree
3 3 (21.43%) ISEB
4 1 (7.14%) CISA
4 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) COBIT
2 2 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) MAILsweeper
1 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco
1 3 (21.43%) Citrix
1 3 (21.43%) F5
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Symantec
2 1 (7.14%) VMware