The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Berkshire region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 127 115 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing COBIT 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.073% 0.12% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.99% 1.53% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £325 £800
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -59.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
202 196 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.42% 7.89% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 93 83
Average daily rate £375 £344 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 17
Average hourly rate £21.50 £11.68 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.15% -20.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £10.95 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £31.05 £29.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
COBIT
South East

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 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 2 - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
COBIT
South East

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) ITSM
2 2 (50.00%) BMC
2 2 (50.00%) Remedy
2 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (50.00%) FrontRange
2 2 (50.00%) IT Governance
2 2 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (50.00%) Portfolio Management
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (25.00%) SABSA
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (25.00%) FWSM
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) DoDAF
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) ATM
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) SMTP
1 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (25.00%) FTP
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (25.00%) MPLS
1 1 (25.00%) OSPF
1 1 (25.00%) BGP
1 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (25.00%) IGRP
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) IPsec
1 1 (25.00%) VLAN
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (25.00%) FWSM
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Management Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) ITSM
2 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (50.00%) Portfolio Management
2 2 (50.00%) IT Governance
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) SABSA
3 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Network Design
3 1 (25.00%) DoDAF
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) BMC
2 2 (50.00%) Remedy
2 2 (50.00%) FrontRange
2 2 (50.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper