The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the West Midlands region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 114 103 98
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 6 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.20% 0.36%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.09% 4.21% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
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£413 £440 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £400 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £475
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 - £28.64
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
194 95 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.88% 4.78% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 37 67
Average daily rate £349 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.81% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £227 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 8 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -37.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £8.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.78 £58.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.10 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.87% -12.50%
PCI DSS
England

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 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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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 +1 3 £450 -6.25% 1
Staffordshire +4 1 £375 -6.25%
Warwickshire - - - -
Coventry - - - - 4
Walsall - - - -
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 8 (66.67%) Information Security
2 6 (50.00%) CISM
2 6 (50.00%) CISSP
3 4 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco
3 4 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (16.67%) LAN
5 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (16.67%) Network Security
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (8.33%) GPG13
6 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) Squid
6 1 (8.33%) CCTV
6 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
6 1 (8.33%) Finance
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
6 1 (8.33%) Sourcefire
6 1 (8.33%) Snort
6 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (8.33%) CCNP
6 1 (8.33%) CCNA

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (16.67%) Network Security
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Security Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Information Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Information Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Security Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Security Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Compliance Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Network Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Security Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Network Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) IT Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (8.33%) CCTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Information Security
2 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) CISM
1 6 (50.00%) CISSP
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (8.33%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Squid
1 1 (8.33%) Snort
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (8.33%) Sourcefire
3 1 (8.33%) Websense
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper