Period
to 17 January 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 January 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 813 823 810
Rank change year-on-year +10 -13 +29
Contract jobs citing PCI QSA 19 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.021% 0.021% 0.034%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.11% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 8
England median daily rate £450 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.69% +2.63%
10th Percentile £385 £363 £425
90th Percentile £560 £500 £561
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £488
% change year-on-year - -7.69% +2.63%
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 17,487 17,588 18,430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.20% 19.04% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,427 10,775 11,531
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +4.29%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £250
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 794 772 788
England median hourly rate £28.52 £23.44 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.66% -8.09% -0.62%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.06
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.80
UK median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% -5.56%

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 January 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
North of England - 9 £425 -
South East -1 6 - -
Yorkshire - 5 £425 -
North West - 4 - -
London +10 3 £540 +8.00% 2
Midlands -3 1 £400 +6.67%
West Midlands - 1 £400 -
PCI QSA
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 19 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 14 (73.68%) CISSP
3 12 (63.16%) CISA
3 12 (63.16%) CISM
4 10 (52.63%) Information Security
5 8 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (42.11%) Finance
5 8 (42.11%) E-Commerce
5 8 (42.11%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 7 (36.84%) Legal
7 6 (31.58%) Risk Management
8 5 (26.32%) Business Continuity
8 5 (26.32%) GDPR
9 4 (21.05%) Big Data
9 4 (21.05%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (21.05%) Network Security
9 4 (21.05%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (21.05%) Retail
9 4 (21.05%) PA-DSS
9 4 (21.05%) Firewall
10 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 2 (10.53%) CRISC
11 2 (10.53%) Security Operations
11 2 (10.53%) Security Monitoring
11 2 (10.53%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
11 2 (10.53%) Marketing
11 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
12 1 (5.26%) Games

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 (21.05%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Firewall
1 4 (21.05%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Big Data
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 7 (36.84%) Legal
3 4 (21.05%) Retail
4 2 (10.53%) Marketing
4 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Consultant
2 8 (42.11%) PCI DSS Consultant
3 6 (31.58%) Security Consultant
4 5 (26.32%) Analyst
5 4 (21.05%) Compliance Specialist
6 3 (15.79%) Risk Analyst
6 3 (15.79%) Security Analyst
6 3 (15.79%) Security Compliance Specialist
6 3 (15.79%) Security Risk Analyst
6 3 (15.79%) Security Specialist
7 2 (10.53%) Compliance Analyst
7 2 (10.53%) Security Compliance Analyst
8 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
8 1 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (5.26%) Senior Security Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Information Security
2 8 (42.11%) E-Commerce
3 6 (31.58%) Risk Management
4 5 (26.32%) Business Continuity
5 4 (21.05%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Security Monitoring
7 2 (10.53%) Security Operations
7 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (5.26%) Case Management
8 1 (5.26%) Digital Forensics
8 1 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
8 1 (5.26%) Presales
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) CISSP
2 12 (63.16%) CISA
2 12 (63.16%) CISM
3 8 (42.11%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 2 (10.53%) CRISC
5 1 (5.26%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 1 (5.26%) CEH
5 1 (5.26%) CGEIT
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.26%) GIAC
5 1 (5.26%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 8 (42.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (26.32%) GDPR
4 4 (21.05%) PA-DSS
5 2 (10.53%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (5.26%) COBIT