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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 114 123 125
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +2
Contract jobs citing COBIT 7 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.28% 0.22% 0.075%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.35% 2.52% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate £295 £375 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.33% -42.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 - -
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
298 238 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.73% 8.78% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 110 100
Average daily rate £375 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.75 £113.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% -74.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBIT across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

COBIT Daily Rate Histogram 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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Newbury +9 2 - -
Bracknell -2 1 £115 - 1
Reading -7 1 £475 +11.76%
COBIT
South East

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 6 (50.00%) Information Security
2 5 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) CISSP
4 3 (25.00%) Service Management
4 3 (25.00%) ITSM
4 3 (25.00%) Information Security Management
4 3 (25.00%) Security Management
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL V2
5 2 (16.67%) CGEIT
5 2 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (16.67%) CRISC
5 2 (16.67%) Time Management
5 2 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (16.67%) Legal
5 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (16.67%) Streaming Video
5 2 (16.67%) CISA
6 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
6 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (8.33%) Windows
6 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
6 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
6 1 (8.33%) Firewall
6 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Management

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Legal
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Architect
1 3 (25.00%) Consultant
1 3 (25.00%) Security Consultant
1 3 (25.00%) Service Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Information Security Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Risk Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Information Officer
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security Officer
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security Risk Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Information Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Service Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Security Officer
3 1 (8.33%) Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Streaming Video
1 2 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Information Security
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Information Security Management
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL V2
3 3 (25.00%) ITSM
3 3 (25.00%) Security Management
3 3 (25.00%) Service Management
3 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
5 1 (8.33%) Computer Forensics
5 1 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
5 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (8.33%) Wealth Management
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CISSP
2 2 (16.67%) CGEIT
2 2 (16.67%) CISA
2 2 (16.67%) CRISC
3 1 (8.33%) CEH
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (8.33%) ISO22301
2 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory