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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 400 408 402
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing PCI QSA 6 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.028% 0.014% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.083% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
Average daily rate £350 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £619 £270
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +129.16%
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
3877 3595 3730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.25% 17.13% 17.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2645 2400 2329
Average daily rate £450 £425 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 80 79
Average hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.75 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PCI QSA across the London region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

PCI QSA Daily Rate Histogram 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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 4 £350 -
PCI QSA
England

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 9 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (44.44%) CISSP
4 3 (33.33%) B2B
4 3 (33.33%) B2C
4 3 (33.33%) CISA
4 3 (33.33%) Information Security Management
4 3 (33.33%) Security Management
4 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (33.33%) Security Architecture
4 3 (33.33%) Information Security
4 3 (33.33%) Retail
4 3 (33.33%) Asset Management
4 3 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Data Security
6 1 (11.11%) CISM
6 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (11.11%) EMV
6 1 (11.11%) Project Management
6 1 (11.11%) MS Project
6 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
6 1 (11.11%) ISO 9001
6 1 (11.11%) PA-DSS
6 1 (11.11%) Digital Forensics

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Business Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Payments Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Retail Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) EMV
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 3 (33.33%) B2B
2 3 (33.33%) B2C
2 3 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (33.33%) Information Security
2 3 (33.33%) Information Security Management
2 3 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (33.33%) Security Architecture
2 3 (33.33%) Security Management
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Data Security
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Forensics
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) CISSP
2 3 (33.33%) CISA
3 1 (11.11%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (44.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (11.11%) ISO 9001
3 1 (11.11%) PA-DSS
3 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft