The table below looks at the statistics for COBIT skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBIT over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 121 128 110
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -18
Contract jobs citing COBIT 6 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.23% 0.077% 0.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.97% 1.13% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
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£375 £650 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £420 £513
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -18.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
COBIT
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
202 177 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.63% 6.81% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 86 56
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £233 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £527 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 17
Average hourly rate £35.00 £113.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.16% +773.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

COBIT
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBIT across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

COBIT Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

COBIT
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COBIT across the Berkshire region.

COBIT Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

COBIT
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COBIT across the Berkshire region.

COBIT Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

COBIT
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +9 4 £425 -34.61%
Slough - 3 £375 - 1
Newbury - 1 - - 1
COBIT
South East

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing COBIT also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited COBIT.

1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
1 5 (55.56%) Information Security
2 4 (44.44%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (44.44%) Supplier Management
2 4 (44.44%) Degree
2 4 (44.44%) Informatics
2 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
2 4 (44.44%) Risk Analysis
2 4 (44.44%) Risk Management
3 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Service Management
3 3 (33.33%) Six Sigma
4 2 (22.22%) MOF
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) PMP
4 2 (22.22%) PMI Certification
4 2 (22.22%) BS15000
4 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 2 (22.22%) ITSM
4 2 (22.22%) MSF
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL V2
4 2 (22.22%) IT Governance
5 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (11.11%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Matrix Management
5 1 (11.11%) Line Management
5 1 (11.11%) COSO

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing COBIT also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited COBIT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Security Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Information Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Information Security Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Services Delivery Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Service Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Service Design Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Information Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (11.11%) IT Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Security Manager
3 1 (11.11%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Management Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Informatics
1 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
1 5 (55.56%) Information Security
2 4 (44.44%) Supplier Management
2 4 (44.44%) Risk Analysis
2 4 (44.44%) Risk Management
3 3 (33.33%) Service Management
3 3 (33.33%) Six Sigma
4 2 (22.22%) MOF
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 2 (22.22%) ITSM
4 2 (22.22%) MSF
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL V2
4 2 (22.22%) IT Governance
5 1 (11.11%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Matrix Management
5 1 (11.11%) Line Management
5 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
2 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) PMP
3 2 (22.22%) PMI Certification
4 1 (11.11%) CISA
4 1 (11.11%) CISM
4 1 (11.11%) CISSP
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) BS15000
2 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (11.11%) COSO
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft