The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 46 78 69
Rank change year-on-year +32 -9  
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.95% 0.31% 0.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 11.36% 3.19% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Median daily rate £365 £563 £556
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.11% +1.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £563 £441
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £573 £671
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 Cheshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 44 94 104
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 8.32% 9.65% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 66 57
Median daily rate £304 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.06% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £191 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Median hourly rate £44.95 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +245.76% -13.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.45 £41.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -52.56% +57.69%  

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in Cheshire

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS in Cheshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in Cheshire

PCI DSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PCI DSS in Cheshire

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 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
Runcorn - 1 £550 -
PCI DSS
North West

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) Project Governance
2 2 (33.33%) Dependency Management
2 2 (33.33%) EPoS
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) SLA
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) LDAP
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) IIS
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) SAN

PCI DSS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) LDAP
1 1 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) EPoS Manager
1 2 (33.33%) EPoS Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Security Officer
2 1 (16.67%) Security Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Security Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) EPoS
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) AIX
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Dependency Management
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) Project Governance
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Data Reconciliation
3 1 (16.67%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) SIEM
3 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (16.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper