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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 426 419
Contract jobs citing PCI QSA 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London - 0.005% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.027% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate - £501 £425
% change year-on-year - +17.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3440 3642 3650
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 16.64% 16.84% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2250 2528 2340
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 44 97
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.02 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

PCI QSA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing PCI QSA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 23 June 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 5 (100.00%) CISSP
1 5 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (80.00%) Information Security
2 4 (80.00%) Data Protection
2 4 (80.00%) COBIT
2 4 (80.00%) Information Security Management
2 4 (80.00%) Security Management
2 4 (80.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 4 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 4 (80.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
2 4 (80.00%) NIST 800
3 1 (20.00%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (20.00%) CLAS
3 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (20.00%) Presales
3 1 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity

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 4 (80.00%) Audit Consultant
1 4 (80.00%) Compliance Consultant
1 4 (80.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Data Protection
1 4 (80.00%) Information Security
1 4 (80.00%) Information Security Management
1 4 (80.00%) Security Management
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (20.00%) Data Loss Prevention
2 1 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (20.00%) Presales
2 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CISSP
2 4 (80.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 4 (80.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 1 (20.00%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (80.00%) COBIT
2 4 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 4 (80.00%) NIST 800
3 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley