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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 120 119 124
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing COBIT 6 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.23% 0.20% 0.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.62% 2.23% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
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£463 £488 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £460
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £488 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £456 £500 £390
% change year-on-year
-8.75% +28.20%
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
229 224 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.86% 9.14% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 102 87
Average daily rate £450 £406 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £225 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 7
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £18.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -9.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +14.28%

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 3 September 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 0 6 £463 -5.12% 1
COBIT
South East

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 9 (90.00%) Information Security
2 8 (80.00%) Information Security Management
2 8 (80.00%) Security Management
3 7 (70.00%) Finance
4 6 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (30.00%) Six Sigma
7 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
7 2 (20.00%) Service Continuity Management
7 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (20.00%) IT Governance
7 2 (20.00%) ITIL
7 2 (20.00%) Service Management
7 2 (20.00%) Process Management
7 2 (20.00%) CMMI
7 2 (20.00%) Remedy
7 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (10.00%) Apple
8 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
8 1 (10.00%) Firewall
8 1 (10.00%) Identity Management
8 1 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (10.00%) Information Management
8 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
8 1 (10.00%) Degree

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 1 (10.00%) Firewall
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Security Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Information Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Information Security Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Risk Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Risk Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Information Security Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Security Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (10.00%) Informatics
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Information Security
2 8 (80.00%) Information Security Management
2 8 (80.00%) Security Management
3 5 (50.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (30.00%) Six Sigma
5 2 (20.00%) Service Management
5 2 (20.00%) Process Management
5 2 (20.00%) CMMI
5 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (20.00%) IT Governance
5 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
5 2 (20.00%) Service Continuity Management
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL
6 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
6 1 (10.00%) Information Management
6 1 (10.00%) Identity Management
6 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Remedy
2 1 (10.00%) Apple