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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 112 111 105
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 5 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.24% 0.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.01% 2.87% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Average daily rate
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£338 £375 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -14.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £331 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £428 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £455 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £61.00 -
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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 West Midlands region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
166 209 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.67% 8.25% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 85 48
Average daily rate £400 £375 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 6
Average hourly rate £31.44 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.65% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.21 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £87.07 £28.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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
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 28 August 2015. 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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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 +6 2 £300 -21.31% 2
Staffordshire -8 1 £375 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
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England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 7 (53.85%) CISSP
1 7 (53.85%) Information Security
2 5 (38.46%) CISM
3 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
3 3 (23.08%) COBIT
3 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (23.08%) Cyber Security
4 2 (15.38%) CISA
4 2 (15.38%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (15.38%) Firewall
4 2 (15.38%) Finance
4 2 (15.38%) CEH
4 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Data Security
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
4 2 (15.38%) CCNP
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) VPN
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) MS Office
5 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (7.69%) SAP
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.69%) LAN
5 1 (7.69%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) VPN
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (7.69%) HSRP
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (7.69%) IPsec
2 1 (7.69%) VLAN
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (7.69%) MPLS
2 1 (7.69%) OSPF
2 1 (7.69%) BGP
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Games
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Consultant
1 3 (23.08%) Security Consultant
1 3 (23.08%) Information Security Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Information Security Officer
2 2 (15.38%) Security Officer
2 2 (15.38%) Information Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Chief Security Officer
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Network Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Security Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Chief Information Officer
3 1 (7.69%) Chief Information Security Officer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Information Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Junior
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Information Security
2 3 (23.08%) Cyber Security
2 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
3 2 (15.38%) Data Security
3 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security Management
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (7.69%) SIEM
4 1 (7.69%) Project Governance
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) CISSP
2 5 (38.46%) CISM
3 2 (15.38%) CEH
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (15.38%) CISA
3 2 (15.38%) CCNP
4 1 (7.69%) CCNA
4 1 (7.69%) CCDP
4 1 (7.69%) ISEB
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (23.08%) COBIT
2 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco
1 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
2 1 (7.69%) F5
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) SAP