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 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 399 402 415
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +13
Contract jobs citing PCI QSA 7 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.030% 0.017% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.11% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
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£450 £538 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 -
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
3663 3734 3536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.56% 15.83% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2407 2400 2158
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 112 124
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £15.00 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £44.75 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -9.52%

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 30 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
City of London -7 2 £463 -33.92% 3
PCI QSA
England

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 8 (57.14%) Information Security
3 7 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 6 (42.86%) Firewall
4 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (35.71%) Change Management
5 5 (35.71%) Windows
5 5 (35.71%) Patch Management
6 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (28.57%) Malware Detection\Protection
6 4 (28.57%) Tripwire
6 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (21.43%) Qualys
7 3 (21.43%) Database Security
7 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (21.43%) Imperva
8 2 (14.29%) CISM
8 2 (14.29%) CISSP
8 2 (14.29%) Project Management
8 2 (14.29%) Time Management
8 2 (14.29%) Logistics
8 2 (14.29%) CEH
8 2 (14.29%) Finance
9 1 (7.14%) Scrum
9 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (7.14%) Retail
9 1 (7.14%) CCTV
9 1 (7.14%) ITIL
9 1 (7.14%) UNIX

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) Firewall
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Consultant
1 5 (35.71%) Security Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) IT Security Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) IT Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Security Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Information Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) BYOD
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) zOS
2 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Information Security
2 7 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (35.71%) Change Management
4 5 (35.71%) Patch Management
5 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (28.57%) Malware Detection\Protection
6 3 (21.43%) Database Security
7 2 (14.29%) Logistics
7 2 (14.29%) Time Management
7 2 (14.29%) Project Management
8 1 (7.14%) Password Management
8 1 (7.14%) Scrum
8 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (7.14%) SIEM
8 1 (7.14%) Server Hardening
8 1 (7.14%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CISSP
1 2 (14.29%) CISM
1 2 (14.29%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) RACF
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Tripwire
2 3 (21.43%) Qualys
2 3 (21.43%) Imperva
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago