Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for PCI QSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 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)
England > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 633 598 598
Rank change year-on-year -35 0 +8
Contract jobs citing PCI QSA 1 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.002% 0.038% 0.026%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.013% 0.22% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 9
London median daily rate - £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.65% -20.93%
England median daily rate £400 £488 £450
% change year-on-year -17.95% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £39.51
England 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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7835 7708 7478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.65% 17.16% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5215 4974 4935
London median daily rate £475 £459 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.54% +1.94% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £626
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 113 138
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.23 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.20% -3.85% +12.68%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.60 £12.02
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.84 £46.90
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

PCI QSA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for PCI QSA in London

PCI QSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI QSA in London

For the 6 months to 21 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 London region with a requirement for PCI QSA.

1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Document Management
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (100.00%) PA-DSS
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
1 1 (100.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (100.00%) SANS
1 1 (100.00%) GDPR
1 1 (100.00%) NIST 800

PCI QSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Information Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Security Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Document Management
1 1 (100.00%) Information Security
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Assessment
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (100.00%) CISSP
1 1 (100.00%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) GDPR
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
1 1 (100.00%) NIST 800
1 1 (100.00%) PA-DSS
1 1 (100.00%) PCI DSS