The table below looks at the statistics for PCI QSA in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 / South East
Rank 237 258 -
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -
Contract jobs citing PCI QSA 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.039% 0.023% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.082% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £500 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2204 2427 2648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.65% 27.76% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1349 1470 1294
Median daily rate £405 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.31% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 122 106
Median hourly rate £27.38 £45.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.15% +125.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.24 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £61.50 £52.00
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 the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing PCI QSA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

PCI QSA Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

PCI QSA
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

PCI QSA Daily Rate Trend in the South East

PCI QSA
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI QSA within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire - 2 £500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
PCI QSA
England

PCI QSA
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for PCI QSA.

1 6 (100.00%) CISSP
1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
1 6 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (50.00%) CREST Certified
2 3 (50.00%) CEH
2 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (50.00%) CISA
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (16.67%) Qualys
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Tripwire
4 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
4 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (16.67%) Database Security
4 1 (16.67%) PA-DSS
4 1 (16.67%) Windows

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Information Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Information Security Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Database Security
3 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CISSP
2 3 (50.00%) CEH
2 3 (50.00%) CISA
2 3 (50.00%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (16.67%) PA-DSS
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Qualys
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
1 1 (16.67%) Tripwire