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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
Rank 133 126 110
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -16
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 11 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.26% 0.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.68% 3.35% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 4
Median daily rate £375 £280 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% -32.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £201 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £318 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £425 £395
% change year-on-year
+2.64% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+133.33% -
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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
235 209 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.20% 7.80% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 131 77
Median daily rate £375 £350 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £189 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 23 18
Median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £15.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.55% +82.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £29.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-12.06% +38.09%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +5 9 £388 +32.47% 2
Coventry -6 2 £331 - 4
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PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 14 (70.00%) Information Security
2 10 (50.00%) CISSP
2 10 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (25.00%) Security Management
3 5 (25.00%) Degree
3 5 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 4 (20.00%) Information Security Governance
4 4 (20.00%) CISA
4 4 (20.00%) CISM
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco
4 4 (20.00%) ITIL
5 3 (15.00%) ISEB
5 3 (15.00%) Citrix
5 3 (15.00%) IIS
5 3 (15.00%) Windows
5 3 (15.00%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (15.00%) COBIT
5 3 (15.00%) Line Management
6 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (10.00%) Driving Licence
6 2 (10.00%) ISO27005
6 2 (10.00%) Threat Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (10.00%) Security Architecture
6 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (10.00%) F5
6 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (10.00%) ArcSight
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (10.00%) Business Development

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 3 (15.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (10.00%) Firewall
1 2 (10.00%) Network Security
1 2 (10.00%) SSL
1 2 (10.00%) VPN
1 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Games
1 2 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Chief Information Officer
2 3 (15.00%) Chief Information Security Officer
2 3 (15.00%) Chief Security Officer
2 3 (15.00%) CIO
2 3 (15.00%) Information Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Information Security Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Information Security Officer
2 3 (15.00%) Security Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Security Officer
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Security Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Information Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (10.00%) Smartcard
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Information Security
2 5 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 5 (25.00%) Security Management
3 4 (20.00%) Information Security Governance
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) Line Management
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) Business Development
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) Quality Management
5 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.00%) SABSA
5 2 (10.00%) Security Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Threat Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) CISSP
2 5 (25.00%) Degree
3 4 (20.00%) CISA
3 4 (20.00%) CISM
4 3 (15.00%) ISEB
5 2 (10.00%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (15.00%) COBIT
3 2 (10.00%) ISAE 3402
3 2 (10.00%) ISO 9001
3 2 (10.00%) ISO27005
3 2 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) MAILsweeper
1 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (5.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco
2 3 (15.00%) Citrix
3 2 (10.00%) ArcSight
3 2 (10.00%) Barracuda Networks
3 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (10.00%) F5
3 2 (10.00%) IBM
3 2 (10.00%) Intel Security
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Qualys
3 2 (10.00%) Sun
3 2 (10.00%) Tripwire
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec
4 1 (5.00%) VMware