Period
to 20 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for PCI QSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 839 840 860
Rank change year-on-year +1 +20 +7
Contract jobs citing PCI QSA 16 12 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.017% 0.013% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.089% 0.067% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 4
England median daily rate £540 £400 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.00% -17.95% +8.33%
10th Percentile £426 £211 £429
90th Percentile £688 £465 £626
UK median daily rate £540 £400 £500
% change year-on-year +35.00% -20.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

PCI QSA is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,901 17,795 19,918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.82% 18.92% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,621 10,935 12,439
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £231 £250
90th Percentile £625 £604 £595
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 851 821 763
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.12 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.48% -3.38% +8.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.14
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £47.77
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% -0.94% +6.00%

PCI QSA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing PCI QSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for PCI QSA in England

PCI QSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI QSA in England

PCI QSA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI QSA in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI QSA in England

PCI QSA
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North of England - 8 £569 - 1
London +6 5 £540 - 3
North West - 5 £463 - 1
South East -24 3 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £675 -
North East - 2 £675 -
PCI QSA
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PCI QSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for PCI QSA.

1 15 (93.75%) PCI DSS
2 12 (75.00%) CISSP
3 10 (62.50%) CISM
3 10 (62.50%) Information Security
4 9 (56.25%) CISA
5 7 (43.75%) Legal
6 6 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (37.50%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 5 (31.25%) Finance
7 5 (31.25%) GDPR
7 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
8 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (25.00%) Firewall
8 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
8 4 (25.00%) Payment Gateway
8 4 (25.00%) Big Data
8 4 (25.00%) Network Security
8 4 (25.00%) PA-DSS
9 3 (18.75%) Marketing
9 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (18.75%) CRISC
9 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
9 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
10 2 (12.50%) Security Operations
10 2 (12.50%) Data Security
10 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
10 2 (12.50%) Security Monitoring
10 2 (12.50%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development

PCI QSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Firewall
1 4 (25.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Big Data
General
1 7 (43.75%) Legal
2 5 (31.25%) Finance
3 3 (18.75%) Marketing
3 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.25%) Electronics
4 1 (6.25%) Games
4 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Consultant
2 7 (43.75%) PCI DSS Consultant
2 7 (43.75%) Security Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Compliance Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Security Compliance Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Security Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Security Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Security Risk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Information Security
2 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
3 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
4 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (12.50%) Data Security
5 2 (12.50%) Security Monitoring
5 2 (12.50%) Security Operations
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Information Security Management
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL
6 1 (6.25%) Presales
6 1 (6.25%) Security Management
6 1 (6.25%) SFIA
6 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) CISSP
2 10 (62.50%) CISM
3 9 (56.25%) CISA
4 6 (37.50%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 3 (18.75%) CRISC
6 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 1 (6.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (6.25%) CEH
7 1 (6.25%) CGEIT
7 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (6.25%) CISMP
7 1 (6.25%) GIAC
7 1 (6.25%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 1 (6.25%) SANS
7 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (93.75%) PCI DSS
2 6 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (31.25%) GDPR
4 4 (25.00%) PA-DSS
5 2 (12.50%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (6.25%) COBIT
6 1 (6.25%) ISAE 3402
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) SAP