The first table below looks at the demand for PCI QSA in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited PCI QSA over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 601 542 589
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +47
Contract jobs citing PCI QSA 2 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.021% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.018% 0.11% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 2
Average daily rate £450 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £423 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £425 -
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11153 8834 10500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.40% 18.18% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6292 4675 5421
Average daily rate £375 £363 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 493 576
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.44 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £48.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -

PCI QSA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing PCI QSA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

PCI QSA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PCI QSA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing PCI QSA within the UK.

PCI QSA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

PCI QSA
Top 11 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -43 1 £400 -23.80% 4
England -45 1 £400 -20.00% 9
Brighton - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 7 (58.33%) PCI DSS
2 6 (50.00%) Information Security
3 5 (41.67%) CISSP
4 4 (33.33%) CISA
4 4 (33.33%) Retail
5 3 (25.00%) CESG
5 3 (25.00%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (25.00%) IBM
5 3 (25.00%) Information Assurance
5 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
5 3 (25.00%) Security Architecture
6 2 (16.67%) Information Security Management
6 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 2 (16.67%) Security Management
6 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
7 1 (8.33%) Finance
7 1 (8.33%) Legal
7 1 (8.33%) GIAC
7 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
7 1 (8.33%) Marketing
7 1 (8.33%) GSEC
7 1 (8.33%) Data Security
7 1 (8.33%) EPoS
7 1 (8.33%) EMV
7 1 (8.33%) EFT
7 1 (8.33%) Mobile Commerce

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) NFC
General
1 4 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Spanish Language
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Architect
1 3 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Information Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) CLAS Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) CESG
1 3 (25.00%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (8.33%) EPoS
2 1 (8.33%) EMV
2 1 (8.33%) EFT
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Information Security
2 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 3 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) Security Management
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Security
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
4 1 (8.33%) ISMS
4 1 (8.33%) OWASP
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) CISSP
2 4 (33.33%) CISA
3 1 (8.33%) GIAC
3 1 (8.33%) GSEC
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) PCI DSS
2 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (8.33%) BS7799
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) IBM