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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 605 593 573
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -20
Contract jobs citing PCI QSA 14 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.016% 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.078% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 6
Average daily rate £475 £619 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.23% +54.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £618 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £620 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £531 £619 £270
% change year-on-year
-14.14% +129.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average 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 across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10904 10292 9385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.31% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6732 5960 5067
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 480 434
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing PCI QSA within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

PCI QSA Daily Rate Histogram 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 14 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 5 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
England +6 14 £475 -23.23% 16
London -3 6 £350 - 7
City of London - 4 £350 -
Bedfordshire +8 2 £563 -9.09%
South East +3 2 £475 -
East of England -2 2 £563 -9.09% 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £475 -
Luton - 2 £563 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £475 -
Nottingham - 2 £575 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £575 -
East Midlands - 2 £575 -
Manchester - 1 - - 3
North West - 1 - - 4

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 19 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 9 (47.37%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (47.37%) Information Security
3 7 (36.84%) CISSP
3 7 (36.84%) Finance
3 7 (36.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (31.58%) CISA
4 6 (31.58%) Information Security Management
4 6 (31.58%) Security Management
5 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
5 4 (21.05%) Retail
6 3 (15.79%) Asset Management
6 3 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (15.79%) Security Architecture
6 3 (15.79%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (15.79%) B2B
6 3 (15.79%) B2C
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
6 3 (15.79%) Data Security
7 2 (10.53%) CISM
7 2 (10.53%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (10.53%) MS Project
7 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
7 2 (10.53%) Project Management
7 2 (10.53%) Legal
7 2 (10.53%) Degree
7 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
8 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (5.26%) PA-DSS

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Project
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Retail
3 2 (10.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Business Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Project Manager
3 4 (21.05%) Security Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Compliance Officer
5 2 (10.53%) Payments Business Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Retail Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) CISSP Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Information Officer
6 1 (5.26%) Information Security Compliance Officer
6 1 (5.26%) Information Security Officer
6 1 (5.26%) Programme Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Security Compliance Officer
6 1 (5.26%) Security Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Security Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Security Officer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) EMV
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Information Security
1 9 (47.37%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (31.58%) Information Security Management
2 6 (31.58%) Security Management
3 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
4 3 (15.79%) Asset Management
4 3 (15.79%) B2B
4 3 (15.79%) B2C
4 3 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (15.79%) Data Security
4 3 (15.79%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Security Architecture
5 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.53%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Digital Forensics
6 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.26%) Presales
6 1 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) CISSP
2 6 (31.58%) CISA
3 2 (10.53%) CISM
3 2 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 7 (36.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
3 1 (5.26%) PA-DSS
3 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
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