The table below looks at the statistics for PCI QSA in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PCI QSA over the 3 months to 30 April 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 431 420 435
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +15
Contract jobs citing PCI QSA 1 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.004% 0.031% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.026% 0.19% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate - £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £425 £500
% change year-on-year
+23.52% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -
PCI QSA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3902 3601 3841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.95% 16.06% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2755 2314 2588
Average daily rate £450 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 90 118
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.88 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.37% +4.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

PCI QSA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

PCI QSA Jobs Demand Trend in London

PCI QSA
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

PCI QSA Daily Rate Trend in London

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 6 (85.71%) PCI DSS
2 4 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Information Security
2 4 (57.14%) CISSP
2 4 (57.14%) Security Architecture
3 3 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (42.86%) Asset Management
3 3 (42.86%) CISA
3 3 (42.86%) Information Security Management
3 3 (42.86%) Security Management
3 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (14.29%) Information Management
5 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
5 1 (14.29%) MS Project
5 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Data Security
5 1 (14.29%) CISM
5 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) MBA
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Tandem

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Project
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Business Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Cybersecurity Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Security Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Information Security
1 4 (57.14%) Security Architecture
2 3 (42.86%) Asset Management
2 3 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (42.86%) Information Security Management
2 3 (42.86%) Security Management
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Data Security
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Forensics
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Information Management
3 1 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Product Management
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CISSP
2 3 (42.86%) CISA
3 1 (14.29%) CISM
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) PCI DSS
2 4 (57.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
3 1 (14.29%) PA-DSS
3 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft