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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 585 565 560
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -5
Contract jobs citing PCI QSA 1 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.021% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.009% 0.12% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 2
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £575 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
11172 9259 8839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.49% 17.97% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6548 5156 4631
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 550 395 605
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 30 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 22 December 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
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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
South East -19 1 - - 2
England -40 1 - - 11
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Brighton - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Coventry - - - - 2
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
London - - - - 5
Manchester - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -

PCI QSA
Top 26 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 8 (80.00%) PCI DSS
2 6 (60.00%) Information Security
3 5 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (40.00%) Time Management
5 3 (30.00%) Retail
6 2 (20.00%) CISA
6 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
7 1 (10.00%) ITIL
7 1 (10.00%) CISSP
7 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (10.00%) Change Management
7 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (10.00%) Data Security
7 1 (10.00%) Security Management
7 1 (10.00%) Finance
7 1 (10.00%) GIAC
7 1 (10.00%) GSEC
7 1 (10.00%) Document Management
7 1 (10.00%) BS25999
7 1 (10.00%) OWASP
7 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
7 1 (10.00%) Change Control
7 1 (10.00%) CRISC
7 1 (10.00%) ISACA

PCI QSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

General
1 4 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (30.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Information Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Auditor
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) IT Auditor
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Information Security
2 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (40.00%) Time Management
3 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Document Management
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) Data Security
4 1 (10.00%) Security Management
4 1 (10.00%) OWASP
4 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CISA
2 1 (10.00%) GIAC
2 1 (10.00%) GSEC
2 1 (10.00%) CRISC
2 1 (10.00%) ISACA
2 1 (10.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (80.00%) PCI DSS
2 5 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (10.00%) BS25999
3 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley