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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PCI Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSA)
England / South East
Rank 242 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing PCI QSA 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.038% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £500 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £525 £619
% change year-on-year -7.14% -15.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.50

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 the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2221 2535 2670
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.30% 27.49% 27.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1321 1561 1378
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 107 107
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £62.45 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

PCI QSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire - 2 £500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
PCI QSA
England

PCI QSA
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 6 (100.00%) CISSP
1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
1 6 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (50.00%) CREST Certified
2 3 (50.00%) CEH
2 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (50.00%) CISA
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (16.67%) Qualys
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Tripwire
4 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
4 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (16.67%) Database Security
4 1 (16.67%) PA-DSS
4 1 (16.67%) Windows

PCI QSA
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Information Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Information Security Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Database Security
3 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CISSP
2 3 (50.00%) CEH
2 3 (50.00%) CISA
2 3 (50.00%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (16.67%) PA-DSS
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Qualys
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
1 1 (16.67%) Tripwire