Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 787 861 845
Rank change year-on-year +74 -16 +27
Contract jobs citing PCI QSA 4 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.005% 0.016% 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.026% 0.086% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 3
England median daily rate £700 £503 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.30% +25.63% -20.00%
10th Percentile £675 £394 £211
90th Percentile £725 £688 £465
UK median daily rate £700 £503 £400
% change year-on-year +39.30% +25.63% -20.04%
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 15,565 17,526 17,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.02% 18.58% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,584 10,385 10,473
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.94% +5.88% +1.80%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 712 863 811
England median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £26.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.00% -6.94% +5.35%
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.80 £12.00
90th Percentile £62.38 £51.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £36.70 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +46.80% -9.09% -

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
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 17 October 2019. 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
South East +31 3 - -
London +68 1 £700 +29.63% 1
PCI QSA
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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 4 (100.00%) Information Security
1 4 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (75.00%) Security Operations
2 3 (75.00%) Security Monitoring
2 3 (75.00%) CISSP
2 3 (75.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (75.00%) CISA
2 3 (75.00%) CISM
2 3 (75.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (50.00%) Legal
3 2 (50.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Microservices
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) WorldPay
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (25.00%) Information Security Governance
4 1 (25.00%) IT Audit
4 1 (25.00%) Decision-Making
4 1 (25.00%) Immutable Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (25.00%) Logistics
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) Security Management
4 1 (25.00%) Management Information System

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:

General
1 2 (50.00%) Legal
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Compliance Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Compliance Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Security Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Security Compliance Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Security Compliance Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS Security Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Compliance Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Information Security
2 3 (75.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (75.00%) Risk Management
2 3 (75.00%) Security Monitoring
2 3 (75.00%) Security Operations
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Decision-Making
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Immutable Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Information Security Governance
3 1 (25.00%) IT Audit
3 1 (25.00%) Logistics
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CISA
1 3 (75.00%) CISM
1 3 (75.00%) CISSP
2 2 (50.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) WorldPay