The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for PCI DSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 53 59
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6  
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 6 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.01% 1.32% 0.96%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.17% 8.40% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 4
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
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%  

PCI DSS is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 59 119 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 9.95% 15.72% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 91 64
Median daily rate £413 £369 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.86% +11.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £12.00 £42.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.76% +203.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -24.24% +13.79%  

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing PCI DSS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in Birmingham

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PCI DSS in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 10 (76.92%) Information Security
2 7 (53.85%) Retail
3 6 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (38.46%) FMCG
4 5 (38.46%) Service Design
4 5 (38.46%) PMO
5 4 (30.77%) ISMS
5 4 (30.77%) Freedom of Information
5 4 (30.77%) Logistics
5 4 (30.77%) Security Management
5 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
7 2 (15.38%) PABX
7 2 (15.38%) SIEM
7 2 (15.38%) Software Asset Management
7 2 (15.38%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 2 (15.38%) FireEye
7 2 (15.38%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (15.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (15.38%) GDPR
7 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
7 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
7 2 (15.38%) Imperva
7 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
7 2 (15.38%) Firewall
7 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
7 2 (15.38%) CESG
7 2 (15.38%) DHCP
7 2 (15.38%) VPN
7 2 (15.38%) DNS

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (7.69%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) DHCP
1 2 (15.38%) DNS
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
1 2 (15.38%) PABX
1 2 (15.38%) VPN
2 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
2 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 7 (53.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Security Manager
2 7 (53.85%) Information Security Manager
3 6 (46.15%) Project Manager
4 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Manager
4 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 5 (38.46%) Security Project Manager
5 4 (30.77%) Information Manager
5 4 (30.77%) Telephony Manager
6 3 (23.08%) Information Security Project Manager
6 3 (23.08%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (23.08%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (23.08%) IT Manager
6 3 (23.08%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (23.08%) IT Security Manager
6 3 (23.08%) IT Security Project Manager
7 2 (15.38%) IT Engineer
7 2 (15.38%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (15.38%) Security Engineer
7 2 (15.38%) Telephony Project Manager
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) FMCG
2 4 (30.77%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (15.38%) CESG
4 1 (7.69%) EPoS
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Information Security
2 5 (38.46%) Service Design
3 4 (30.77%) ISMS
3 4 (30.77%) Logistics
3 4 (30.77%) Security Management
4 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
4 2 (15.38%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
4 2 (15.38%) SIEM
4 2 (15.38%) Software Asset Management
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (38.46%) PMO
3 2 (15.38%) GDPR
3 2 (15.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (15.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) FireEye
1 2 (15.38%) Imperva
1 2 (15.38%) Symantec
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) F5
2 1 (7.69%) LogRhythm
2 1 (7.69%) Proofpoint