Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 188 211
Rank change year-on-year +23 +23 -47
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 38 44 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.67% 0.65% 0.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.54% 6.86% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 13
North West median daily rate £475 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -7.89% +26.67%
10th Percentile £346 £338 £313
90th Percentile £650 £493 £518
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £30.00 £27.62 £39.51
% change year-on-year +8.62% -30.08% -12.21%

PCI DSS is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following 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 or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 581 641 1026
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.21% 9.42% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 400 649
North West median daily rate £380 £400 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -3.85% +17.18%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 23 45
North West median hourly rate £16.60 £20.39 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.61% -9.38% +40.63%
10th Percentile £10.01 £9.19 £15.00
90th Percentile £58.50 £43.75 £52.47
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +2.27% +12.82%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +6 21 £538 +19.44% 9
Cheshire - 8 £475 - 1
Merseyside +7 6 £363 +3.57% 1
PCI DSS
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 23 (60.53%) Information Security
2 22 (57.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (52.63%) CISSP
4 15 (39.47%) Security Architecture
5 13 (34.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 11 (28.95%) COBIT
6 11 (28.95%) TOGAF
7 10 (26.32%) CESG
7 10 (26.32%) ISSAP
7 10 (26.32%) SABSA
8 8 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (18.42%) Data Protection
9 7 (18.42%) Risk Management
9 7 (18.42%) GDPR
10 6 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (15.79%) CISM
10 6 (15.79%) Web Services
10 6 (15.79%) Linux
10 6 (15.79%) Network Security
11 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (13.16%) SQL
11 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
11 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
11 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (10.53%) DevOps
12 4 (10.53%) MongoDB
12 4 (10.53%) IT Strategy
12 4 (10.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 4 (10.53%) Firewall
12 4 (10.53%) Windows

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%) Apache Pig
1 2 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) Network Security
2 4 (10.53%) Firewall
3 2 (5.26%) Asterisk PBX
3 2 (5.26%) BGP
3 2 (5.26%) Broadband
3 2 (5.26%) DNS
3 2 (5.26%) Ethernet
3 2 (5.26%) HSRP
3 2 (5.26%) IPv6
3 2 (5.26%) Junos
3 2 (5.26%) LLU
3 2 (5.26%) MPLS
3 2 (5.26%) MRTG
3 2 (5.26%) OSPF
3 2 (5.26%) SNMP
3 2 (5.26%) TACACS
3 2 (5.26%) VLAN
3 2 (5.26%) VoIP
3 2 (5.26%) VRRP
3 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.26%) Apache Hive
2 2 (5.26%) Big Data
2 2 (5.26%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.26%) MariaDB
2 2 (5.26%) MySQL
2 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.26%) JIRA
1 2 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
1 2 (5.26%) Law
1 2 (5.26%) Marketing
1 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Designer
2 10 (26.32%) Security Designer
3 6 (15.79%) Security Manager
4 5 (13.16%) Consultant
5 4 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Architect
6 3 (7.89%) CISSP Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Information Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Information Security Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Information Security Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Risk Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Security Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Security Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.26%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Data Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Information Security Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Lead Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) Web Services
2 4 (10.53%) Spring
3 2 (5.26%) .NET
3 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.26%) Autofac
3 2 (5.26%) Hibernate
3 2 (5.26%) jQuery
3 2 (5.26%) JSON
3 2 (5.26%) REST
3 2 (5.26%) SAML
3 2 (5.26%) SOAP
3 2 (5.26%) XML
3 2 (5.26%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) CESG
2 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.89%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (5.26%) Contactless
4 2 (5.26%) Credit Risk
4 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) CentOS
2 4 (10.53%) Windows
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (60.53%) Information Security
2 15 (39.47%) Security Architecture
3 11 (28.95%) TOGAF
4 10 (26.32%) SABSA
5 8 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Data Protection
6 7 (18.42%) Risk Management
7 6 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (10.53%) DevOps
9 4 (10.53%) Ethical Hacking
9 4 (10.53%) IT Strategy
9 4 (10.53%) OWASP
9 4 (10.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 3 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (7.89%) IT Governance
10 3 (7.89%) Project Management
11 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
11 2 (5.26%) MVC
11 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) C#
2 2 (5.26%) Java
2 2 (5.26%) Perl
2 2 (5.26%) PHP
2 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (52.63%) CISSP
2 10 (26.32%) ISSAP
3 6 (15.79%) CISM
4 3 (7.89%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (57.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (34.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 11 (28.95%) COBIT
4 7 (18.42%) GDPR
5 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) Packer
1 3 (7.89%) SCCM
1 3 (7.89%) Terraform
2 2 (5.26%) Cacti
2 2 (5.26%) Nagios
2 2 (5.26%) OpenNMS
2 2 (5.26%) Puppet
2 2 (5.26%) RANCID
2 2 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) Ab Initio
2 2 (5.26%) Brocade
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco
2 2 (5.26%) Ericsson
2 2 (5.26%) Foundry
2 2 (5.26%) Huawei
2 2 (5.26%) Juniper
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle
2 2 (5.26%) ZyXEL
3 1 (2.63%) Apple
3 1 (2.63%) CA