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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
England / London
Rank 389 415 412
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -3
Contract jobs citing PCI QSA 8 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.041% 0.023% 0.019%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Median daily rate £550 £350 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £525 £619
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50

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
3294 3958 3632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.00% 18.46% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2272 2740 2400
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £267 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 58 88
Median hourly rate £26.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.73 £41.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.26% +86.22%

PCI QSA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing PCI QSA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 February 2017, 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 London region with a requirement for PCI QSA.

1 24 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 22 (91.67%) Information Security
3 21 (87.50%) CISSP
4 16 (66.67%) CISM
5 15 (62.50%) Validation
6 12 (50.00%) CISA
6 12 (50.00%) QA
7 9 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (29.17%) Information Security Management
8 7 (29.17%) Security Management
9 5 (20.83%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (20.83%) ISO27002
10 4 (16.67%) Data Protection
10 4 (16.67%) COBIT
11 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity
12 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
12 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
12 2 (8.33%) Security Architecture
12 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
13 1 (4.17%) CLAS
13 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
13 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
13 1 (4.17%) PA-DSS
13 1 (4.17%) Product Management
13 1 (4.17%) Remediation Plan
13 1 (4.17%) Data Loss Prevention
13 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
13 1 (4.17%) Issue Tracking
13 1 (4.17%) Presales

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills in London 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
1 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (83.33%) Consultant
2 15 (62.50%) Information Security Consultant
2 15 (62.50%) Security Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Audit Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) Compliance Consultant
3 4 (16.67%) PCI DSS Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Security Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Information Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Information Security Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Security Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Security Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Security Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.17%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Unix
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (91.67%) Information Security
2 15 (62.50%) Validation
3 7 (29.17%) Information Security Management
3 7 (29.17%) Security Management
4 4 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity
6 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 2 (8.33%) Security Architecture
7 1 (4.17%) Data Loss Prevention
7 1 (4.17%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (4.17%) Information Management
7 1 (4.17%) Issue Tracking
7 1 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Presales
7 1 (4.17%) Product Management
7 1 (4.17%) Resource Management
7 1 (4.17%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 21 (87.50%) CISSP
2 16 (66.67%) CISM
3 12 (50.00%) CISA
4 5 (20.83%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (4.17%) CLAS
5 1 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) MBA
5 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
5 1 (4.17%) PMP
5 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 12 (50.00%) QA
3 9 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (20.83%) ISO27002
5 4 (16.67%) COBIT
6 1 (4.17%) PA-DSS
6 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Symantec