The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 24 June 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)
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 115 140
Rank change year-on-year +7 +25  
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 27 40 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.93% 1.05% 0.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.15% 10.00% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 8
Median daily rate £525 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +5.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +13.09% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £24.23 -

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 the North West with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 266 400 472
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 9.17% 10.50% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 230 254
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £269 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £572 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 29
Median hourly rate £13.00 £37.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.33% +137.79%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in the North West

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS in the North West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in the North West

PCI DSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for PCI DSS in the North West

PCI DSS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Manchester -12 12 £550 +30.95% 13
Merseyside +8 10 £575 +70.37% 2
Cheshire +27 3 £388 -32.56% 3
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 North West region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 18 (47.37%) CISSP
2 17 (44.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (42.11%) Information Security
3 16 (42.11%) Security Architecture
4 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (34.21%) GDPR
6 9 (23.68%) CESG Certified Professional
6 9 (23.68%) CLAS
6 9 (23.68%) CISM
7 8 (21.05%) Finance
7 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
7 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
7 8 (21.05%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (15.79%) Information Governance
8 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
8 6 (15.79%) TOGAF
9 5 (13.16%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
10 4 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (10.53%) SABSA
10 4 (10.53%) OWASP
10 4 (10.53%) Firewall
10 4 (10.53%) Project Management
10 4 (10.53%) SQL
10 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
10 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
10 4 (10.53%) CESG
10 4 (10.53%) COBIT

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (2.63%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) Akamai
2 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) Firewall
2 3 (7.89%) LAN
2 3 (7.89%) WAN
3 2 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (5.26%) Wireless
4 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.63%) Internet
4 1 (2.63%) LDAP
4 1 (2.63%) Network Security
4 1 (2.63%) PuTTY
4 1 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.63%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (2.63%) SAN
4 1 (2.63%) SSH
4 1 (2.63%) SSL
4 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.63%) VLAN
4 1 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.63%) Big Data
2 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.63%) MariaDB
2 1 (2.63%) MySQL
2 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) JIRA
1 1 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Electronics
3 1 (2.63%) Local Government
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Consultant
2 14 (36.84%) Security Consultant
3 6 (15.79%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 5 (13.16%) Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Architect
5 4 (10.53%) Designer
5 4 (10.53%) Project Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Security Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Security Designer
6 3 (7.89%) CISSP Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Information Security Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.26%) EPoS Manager
7 2 (5.26%) EPoS Project Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Information Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Information Security Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Information Security Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Information Security Project Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Security Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) Spring
2 1 (2.63%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.63%) Autofac
2 1 (2.63%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.63%) jQuery
2 1 (2.63%) JSON
2 1 (2.63%) REST
2 1 (2.63%) SAML
2 1 (2.63%) SOAP
2 1 (2.63%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) XML
2 1 (2.63%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) CESG
3 2 (5.26%) Clustering
3 2 (5.26%) EPoS
4 1 (2.63%) Contactless
4 1 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
1 3 (7.89%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.26%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) Unix
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.63%) AIX
3 1 (2.63%) Android
3 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.63%) VMS
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Information Security
1 16 (42.11%) Security Architecture
2 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (21.05%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (15.79%) Information Governance
4 6 (15.79%) TOGAF
4 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
5 5 (13.16%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.53%) OWASP
6 4 (10.53%) Project Management
6 4 (10.53%) SABSA
7 3 (7.89%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 3 (7.89%) Security Management
8 2 (5.26%) Data Protection
8 2 (5.26%) ITIL
8 2 (5.26%) Project Governance
8 2 (5.26%) Risk Management
8 2 (5.26%) Scrum
8 2 (5.26%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.63%) Apple Swift
3 1 (2.63%) C#
3 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (47.37%) CISSP
2 9 (23.68%) CESG Certified Professional
2 9 (23.68%) CISM
2 9 (23.68%) CLAS
3 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
4 4 (10.53%) ISSAP
5 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.26%) ISEB
6 1 (2.63%) CCNA
6 1 (2.63%) CCSP
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.63%) Degree
6 1 (2.63%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (44.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (34.21%) GDPR
3 4 (10.53%) COBIT
3 4 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (5.26%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (2.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (2.63%) Nagios
1 1 (2.63%) QRadar
1 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) Cisco
3 2 (5.26%) F5
3 2 (5.26%) Juniper
4 1 (2.63%) Ab Initio
4 1 (2.63%) AlienVault
4 1 (2.63%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.63%) Blue Coat
4 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.63%) Forcepoint
4 1 (2.63%) Kaspersky
4 1 (2.63%) McAfee
4 1 (2.63%) Meraki
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.63%) Qualys
4 1 (2.63%) Sophos
4 1 (2.63%) Splunk
4 1 (2.63%) VMware
4 1 (2.63%) Xamarin
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago