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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
Rank 641 659 637
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -22
Contract jobs citing PCI QSA 8 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.019% 0.016%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.073% 0.097% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 4
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £400 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £515 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £39.51 -
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
10894 11305 11428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 19.50% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6733 6816 6331
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 535 482
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.00 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

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
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 25 September 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 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 25 September 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 +23 8 £500 +11.11% 12
London -3 4 £500 +11.11% 7
South East - 4 - -
Berkshire - 4 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -

PCI QSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 10 (90.91%) PCI DSS
2 7 (63.64%) CISSP
2 7 (63.64%) Information Security
3 6 (54.55%) CISM
4 5 (45.45%) CISA
5 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (36.36%) Security Architecture
6 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
7 2 (18.18%) Finance
7 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
7 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
7 2 (18.18%) Degree
7 2 (18.18%) Retail
8 1 (9.09%) Strategic Planning
8 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
8 1 (9.09%) Information Management
8 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
8 1 (9.09%) QA
8 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
8 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
8 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
8 1 (9.09%) PA-DSS
8 1 (9.09%) Product Management
8 1 (9.09%) Issue Tracking

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 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Compliance Specialist
1 3 (27.27%) Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Security Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Security Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Manager
3 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Information Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Security Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Information Security
2 4 (36.36%) Security Architecture
2 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) ITSM
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Product Management
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) SIEM
4 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) CISSP
2 6 (54.55%) CISM
3 5 (45.45%) CISA
4 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) GCFA
5 1 (9.09%) IISP
5 1 (9.09%) MBA
5 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
5 1 (9.09%) PMP
5 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (90.91%) PCI DSS
2 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (9.09%) ISO27002
2 1 (9.09%) PA-DSS
2 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Symantec