The table below looks at the statistics for PCI QSA in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PCI QSA over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 568 582 499
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -83
Contract jobs citing PCI QSA 11 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.002% 0.021%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.010% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 9
Average daily rate
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£438 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £400 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £400 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £523 £500 £425
% change year-on-year
+4.50% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9821 10026 7861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.36% 19.57% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5650 5755 4209
Average daily rate £395 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 508 441
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.90 £50.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

PCI QSA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PCI QSA across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

PCI QSA Jobs Demand Trend in England

PCI QSA
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PCI QSA across the England region.

PCI QSA Daily Rate Trend in England

PCI QSA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PCI QSA across the England region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

PCI QSA Daily Rate Histogram in England

PCI QSA
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing PCI QSA across the England region.

PCI QSA Hourly Rate Trend in England

PCI QSA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI QSA within the England region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +9 7 £425 +6.25% 6
East of England - 3 £620 - 2
South East - 1 £425 - 3
South West - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - - 2
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PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing PCI QSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PCI QSA.

1 15 (93.75%) PCI DSS
2 11 (68.75%) Information Security
3 8 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 7 (43.75%) Change Management
5 6 (37.50%) Retail
5 6 (37.50%) Tripwire
6 5 (31.25%) Imperva
6 5 (31.25%) Database Security
6 5 (31.25%) Qualys
7 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (25.00%) CISSP
8 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
8 3 (18.75%) CEH
8 3 (18.75%) SIEM
8 3 (18.75%) CRISC
9 2 (12.50%) WSUS
9 2 (12.50%) Time Management
9 2 (12.50%) CISMP
9 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (12.50%) Data Security
9 2 (12.50%) GIAC
9 2 (12.50%) Project Management
9 2 (12.50%) SSCP
9 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 1 (6.25%) CISM
10 1 (6.25%) Password Management
10 1 (6.25%) IIS
10 1 (6.25%) ITIL
10 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing PCI QSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited PCI QSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) IIS
General
1 6 (37.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Information Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Programme Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Information Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Security Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) EPoS
1 1 (6.25%) CCTV
1 1 (6.25%) BYOD
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Information Security
2 8 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 7 (43.75%) Change Management
4 5 (31.25%) Database Security
5 3 (18.75%) SIEM
5 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
6 2 (12.50%) Data Security
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) Time Management
6 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Logistics
7 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (6.25%) People Management
7 1 (6.25%) Password Management
7 1 (6.25%) ITIL
7 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (6.25%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) CISSP
2 3 (18.75%) CEH
2 3 (18.75%) CRISC
3 2 (12.50%) GIAC
3 2 (12.50%) CISMP
3 2 (12.50%) SSCP
4 1 (6.25%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (93.75%) PCI DSS
2 4 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Tripwire
2 5 (31.25%) Qualys
2 5 (31.25%) Imperva
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft