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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
England / North West
Rank 119 131 143
Rank change year-on-year +12 +12  
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 12 27 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.46% 0.70% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.17% 7.89% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 5
Median daily rate £365 £563 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.11% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £442 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £571 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £175.00
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 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 232 342 480
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 8.92% 8.91% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 207 246
Median daily rate £363 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £196 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 18
Median hourly rate £15.00 £80.00 £32.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -81.25% +145.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £13.00 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.51 £85.59 £73.50
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 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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 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
Cheshire +29 5 £365 -35.11% 1
Manchester -5 5 £450 +15.38% 2
Merseyside - 2 £365 -
PCI DSS
England

PCI DSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 11 (45.83%) Firewall
2 10 (41.67%) Finance
3 8 (33.33%) Information Security
3 8 (33.33%) Network Security
4 7 (29.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (29.17%) Cisco
4 7 (29.17%) CISSP
5 6 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (25.00%) SIEM
6 5 (20.83%) Splunk
6 5 (20.83%) Security Architecture
7 4 (16.67%) CISM
7 4 (16.67%) LAN
7 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (16.67%) WAN
7 4 (16.67%) Windows
7 4 (16.67%) Linux
7 4 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Server Hardening
7 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
7 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
8 3 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (12.50%) GDPR
8 3 (12.50%) TOGAF
8 3 (12.50%) LDAP
8 3 (12.50%) Unix
8 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
8 3 (12.50%) Juniper
8 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management

PCI DSS
Top Related 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 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.17%) GitHub
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) Firewall
2 8 (33.33%) Network Security
3 4 (16.67%) LAN
3 4 (16.67%) WAN
4 3 (12.50%) LDAP
5 2 (8.33%) Wireless
6 1 (4.17%) BGP
6 1 (4.17%) DSL
6 1 (4.17%) HTTPS
6 1 (4.17%) Internet
6 1 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (4.17%) OSPF
6 1 (4.17%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (4.17%) SAN
6 1 (4.17%) SSH
6 1 (4.17%) SSL
6 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.17%) VLAN
6 1 (4.17%) VoIP
6 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Billing
3 1 (4.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
1 6 (25.00%) Consultant
2 5 (20.83%) Security Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Network Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Security Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Network Security Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) EPoS Manager
5 2 (8.33%) EPoS Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Project Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Security Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Security Technical Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 1 (4.17%) SIEM Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) EPoS
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.17%) FMCG
3 1 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (4.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
1 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 3 (12.50%) Unix
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) AIX
4 1 (4.17%) CentOS
4 1 (4.17%) VMS
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Information Security
2 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) SIEM
3 5 (20.83%) Security Architecture
4 4 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Server Hardening
5 3 (12.50%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (12.50%) Project Management
5 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (12.50%) TOGAF
6 2 (8.33%) Dependency Management
6 2 (8.33%) Network Design
6 2 (8.33%) Project Governance
6 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 2 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
7 1 (4.17%) Data Security
7 1 (4.17%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (4.17%) Information Security Management
7 1 (4.17%) Migration
7 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
1 1 (4.17%) Perl
1 1 (4.17%) Python
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) CISSP
2 4 (16.67%) CISM
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.33%) ISEB
4 1 (4.17%) CCDP
4 1 (4.17%) CCNA
4 1 (4.17%) CCNP
4 1 (4.17%) CCSP
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (12.50%) GDPR
3 2 (8.33%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Ansible
1 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.17%) Puppet
1 1 (4.17%) QRadar
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Cisco
2 6 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (20.83%) Splunk
4 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (12.50%) Juniper
6 1 (4.17%) AlienVault
6 1 (4.17%) ArcSight
6 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.17%) Capita
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix
6 1 (4.17%) F5
6 1 (4.17%) Forcepoint
6 1 (4.17%) Qualys
6 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.17%) SaltStack