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 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank - 410 386
Contract jobs citing PCI QSA 0 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London - 0.029% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.19% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Average daily rate
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- £404 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £423 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
3829 3720 3169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.82% 15.63% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2650 2401 1983
Average daily rate £425 £410 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 83 130
Average hourly rate £15.77 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.91% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.78 £11.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £40.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
Uxbridge - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
PCI QSA
England

PCI QSA
Top 21 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 5 (83.33%) Information Security
2 5 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (66.67%) Time Management
3 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
3 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) GSEC
4 1 (16.67%) Document Management
4 1 (16.67%) BS25999
4 1 (16.67%) CISA
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Security
4 1 (16.67%) Security Management
4 1 (16.67%) GIAC
4 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
4 1 (16.67%) CISSP
4 1 (16.67%) OWASP
4 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) CRISC
4 1 (16.67%) ISACA

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

General
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Security Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Information Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Information Security Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Information Security
2 4 (66.67%) Time Management
2 4 (66.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Security
3 1 (16.67%) Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (16.67%) OWASP
3 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Document Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CISSP
1 1 (16.67%) CISA
1 1 (16.67%) GIAC
1 1 (16.67%) GSEC
1 1 (16.67%) CRISC
1 1 (16.67%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 5 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (16.67%) BS25999