Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 845 848 856
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8 -20
Contract jobs citing PCI QSA 12 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.013% 0.026% 0.014%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.067% 0.13% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 11
England median daily rate £400 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.95% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £211 £429 £350
90th Percentile £465 £626 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £39.51
UK median hourly rate - - £39.51

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 17806 19989 20636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.77% 20.44% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10939 12476 12569
England median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £603 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 830 782 1002
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +26.32%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.69 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.96% +2.00% +31.58%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +7 9 £400 -11.11% 3
London -32 1 - - 9
East Midlands - 1 £180 -
Midlands - 1 £180 - 1
PCI QSA
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for PCI QSA.

1 12 (100.00%) CISSP
1 12 (100.00%) Information Security
1 12 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 12 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 9 (75.00%) CISM
3 8 (66.67%) Risk Management
3 8 (66.67%) Legal
3 8 (66.67%) CISA
4 7 (58.33%) Security Management
4 7 (58.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 6 (50.00%) Security Operations
5 6 (50.00%) IT Audit
5 6 (50.00%) Telecoms
6 5 (41.67%) Business Continuity
6 5 (41.67%) Security Monitoring
7 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (16.67%) ISMS
9 2 (16.67%) PA-DSS
9 2 (16.67%) SANS
9 2 (16.67%) NIST 800
9 2 (16.67%) GDPR
9 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (8.33%) CLAS
10 1 (8.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (8.33%) OWASP
10 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared

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 8 (66.67%) Legal
2 6 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Compliance Specialist
1 6 (50.00%) Security Compliance Specialist
1 6 (50.00%) Security Specialist
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Compliance Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Security Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Security Compliance Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Security Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Information Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Junior
3 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Security Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Compliance Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Information Security
2 8 (66.67%) Risk Management
3 7 (58.33%) Security Management
4 6 (50.00%) IT Audit
4 6 (50.00%) Security Operations
5 5 (41.67%) Business Continuity
5 5 (41.67%) Security Monitoring
6 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (16.67%) ISMS
9 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
9 1 (8.33%) Document Management
9 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
9 1 (8.33%) Information Security Management
9 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
9 1 (8.33%) OWASP
9 1 (8.33%) Patch Management
9 1 (8.33%) Service Management
9 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) CISSP
2 9 (75.00%) CISM
3 8 (66.67%) CISA
4 7 (58.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 2 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (16.67%) SANS
6 1 (8.33%) CLAS
6 1 (8.33%) Degree
6 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 12 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (16.67%) GDPR
2 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 2 (16.67%) NIST 800
2 2 (16.67%) PA-DSS
3 1 (8.33%) COBIT
3 1 (8.33%) HIPAA
3 1 (8.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Forcepoint
1 1 (8.33%) Symantec