The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 May 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 649 617 600
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -17
Contract jobs citing PCI QSA 2 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.013% 0.021%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.017% 0.066% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £425 £500
% change year-on-year
- -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11547 10530 10603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.57% 19.45% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7178 6009 6170
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 542 543
Median hourly rate £32.50 £24.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.74% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

PCI QSA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing PCI QSA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Hourly Rate Trend

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

PCI QSA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

PCI QSA
Top 5 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England -13 2 - - 16
London -15 1 - - 6
South West - 1 - - 2
Swindon - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 with a requirement for PCI QSA.

1 15 (93.75%) PCI DSS
2 10 (62.50%) Information Security
3 9 (56.25%) CISSP
4 8 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (37.50%) CISA
6 5 (31.25%) Information Security Management
6 5 (31.25%) Security Management
6 5 (31.25%) Finance
6 5 (31.25%) Security Architecture
7 4 (25.00%) Degree
8 3 (18.75%) CISM
8 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
8 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
8 3 (18.75%) Data Security
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
8 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (12.50%) QA
9 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (12.50%) Legal
9 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
10 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
10 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
10 1 (6.25%) IIS
10 1 (6.25%) MS Project
10 1 (6.25%) MS Office
10 1 (6.25%) ITIL

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
1 4 (25.00%) Security Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Business Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) CISSP Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Compliance Officer
4 1 (6.25%) Information Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Information Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Information Officer
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security Compliance Officer
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Security Compliance Officer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Security Officer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Information Security
2 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (31.25%) Information Security Management
3 5 (31.25%) Security Architecture
3 5 (31.25%) Security Management
4 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
4 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (18.75%) Data Security
4 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
5 2 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
6 1 (6.25%) Information Management
6 1 (6.25%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL
6 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.25%) Project Management
6 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (6.25%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) CISSP
2 6 (37.50%) CISA
3 4 (25.00%) Degree
4 3 (18.75%) CISM
5 1 (6.25%) IISP
5 1 (6.25%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (93.75%) PCI DSS
2 8 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (12.50%) QA
4 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
4 1 (6.25%) PA-DSS
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft