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 25 July 2016 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 622 612 571
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -41
Contract jobs citing PCI QSA 1 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.014% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.009% 0.071% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 4
Median daily rate - £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £501 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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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
10673 9913 9247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.40% 19.21% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6699 5990 5297
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 486 403
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.05 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £52.17 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

PCI QSA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing PCI QSA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI QSA within the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South West - 1 - - 2
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PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing PCI QSA 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 England region with a requirement for PCI QSA.

1 3 (75.00%) CISSP
1 3 (75.00%) Information Security
1 3 (75.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) CISM
2 2 (50.00%) Data Security
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) MBA
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) CISA
3 1 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (25.00%) Information Governance
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) Presales
3 1 (25.00%) IISP
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Data Security
2 2 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Information Governance
3 1 (25.00%) Information Management
3 1 (25.00%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (25.00%) Presales
3 1 (25.00%) Product Management
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CISSP
2 2 (50.00%) CISM
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) CISA
3 1 (25.00%) IISP
3 1 (25.00%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft