Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for PCI QSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 362 378 -
Rank change year-on-year +16 - +374
Contract jobs citing PCI QSA 9 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.054% 0.042% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
South East median daily rate £400 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% - -
England median daily rate £400 £488 £450
% change year-on-year -17.95% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3719 4333 5253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.27% 25.89% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2119 2658 3117
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £212 £255 £258
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 218 249
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £34.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.44% +25.93% +58.82%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.96 £11.96
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.25 £50.35
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -1.49% +10.87% +21.05%

PCI QSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing PCI QSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for PCI QSA in the South East

PCI QSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI QSA in the South East

PCI QSA
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 18 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
Berkshire +16 9 £400 -
Thames Valley -4 9 £400 -
PCI QSA
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 South East region with a requirement for PCI QSA.

1 9 (100.00%) CISSP
1 9 (100.00%) Information Security
1 9 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 8 (88.89%) CISM
3 7 (77.78%) Security Management
3 7 (77.78%) Risk Management
3 7 (77.78%) CISA
3 7 (77.78%) Legal
4 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
4 6 (66.67%) Security Operations
4 6 (66.67%) IT Audit
4 6 (66.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 5 (55.56%) Security Monitoring
5 5 (55.56%) Business Continuity
6 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (22.22%) ISMS
8 1 (11.11%) Service Management
8 1 (11.11%) Symantec
8 1 (11.11%) Project Management
8 1 (11.11%) Forcepoint
8 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
8 1 (11.11%) Information Security Management
8 1 (11.11%) ITIL
8 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
8 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 1 (11.11%) OWASP
8 1 (11.11%) Degree
8 1 (11.11%) COBIT

PCI QSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (77.78%) Legal
2 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Compliance Specialist
1 6 (66.67%) Security Compliance Specialist
1 6 (66.67%) Security Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Compliance Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Security Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Security Compliance Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Audit Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Security Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Compliance Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Information Security
2 7 (77.78%) Risk Management
2 7 (77.78%) Security Management
3 6 (66.67%) IT Audit
3 6 (66.67%) Security Operations
4 5 (55.56%) Business Continuity
4 5 (55.56%) Security Monitoring
5 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (22.22%) ISMS
7 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
7 1 (11.11%) Information Security Management
7 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (11.11%) OWASP
7 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
7 1 (11.11%) Project Management
7 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (11.11%) Service Management
7 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) CISSP
2 8 (88.89%) CISM
3 7 (77.78%) CISA
4 6 (66.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 1 (11.11%) CLAS
5 1 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (11.11%) COBIT
2 1 (11.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Forcepoint
1 1 (11.11%) Symantec