The table below looks at the statistics for Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley 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
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 102 111 98
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 25 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.94% 0.73% 0.75%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 12.38% 10.73% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 6
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£425 £308 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.21% -21.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £280 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -9.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.16% +55.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-55.29% +57.40%
Sarbanes-Oxley
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%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Sarbanes-Oxley
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Sarbanes-Oxley
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Sarbanes-Oxley Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Sarbanes-Oxley
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Sarbanes-Oxley
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 Sarbanes-Oxley 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
Bracknell - 8 £425 -
Maidenhead +2 2 £188 -33.03% 1
Slough - 2 £475 -
Reading +5 1 £525 +40.00% 1
Newbury -1 1 £450 +5.88%
Sarbanes-Oxley
South East

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 11 (26.19%) Telecoms
3 10 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (23.81%) ITIL
4 9 (21.43%) PRINCE2
5 8 (19.05%) SAP
5 8 (19.05%) CISSP
5 8 (19.05%) Project Planning
5 8 (19.05%) PCI DSS
5 8 (19.05%) Change Control
6 7 (16.67%) Information Security
6 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 7 (16.67%) CISM
7 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
7 6 (14.29%) MS Office
8 5 (11.90%) VPN
8 5 (11.90%) PMP
8 5 (11.90%) PMI Certification
8 5 (11.90%) LAN
8 5 (11.90%) WAN
8 5 (11.90%) FTP
8 5 (11.90%) Citrix
8 5 (11.90%) Project Management
8 5 (11.90%) Internet
8 5 (11.90%) Remedy
8 5 (11.90%) Risk Management
8 5 (11.90%) MAPM
8 5 (11.90%) Fault Management
8 5 (11.90%) French Language

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (14.29%) MS Office
3 2 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) SAP FI
2 3 (7.14%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (7.14%) SAP CO
3 2 (4.76%) SAP FSCM
3 2 (4.76%) BPCS
4 1 (2.38%) SAP SD
4 1 (2.38%) SAP MM
4 1 (2.38%) SAP R/3
4 1 (2.38%) SAP CRM
4 1 (2.38%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 5 (11.90%) VPN
2 5 (11.90%) LAN
2 5 (11.90%) WAN
2 5 (11.90%) FTP
2 5 (11.90%) Internet
3 3 (7.14%) Network Security
4 1 (2.38%) RTP
4 1 (2.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SAP BW
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) SAP BI
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) LSMW
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 11 (26.19%) Telecoms
3 5 (11.90%) French Language
4 4 (9.52%) Italian Language
4 4 (9.52%) Automotive
5 3 (7.14%) Spanish Language
5 3 (7.14%) Marketing
6 2 (4.76%) Banking
7 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Project Manager
2 6 (14.29%) Administrator
3 5 (11.90%) Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Security Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Security Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Contracts Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Security Project Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) SAP Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Support Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Information Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Information Security Manager
6 2 (4.76%) IT Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Tester
7 1 (2.38%) IT Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.38%) BAPI
2 1 (2.38%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) PKI
1 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.38%) AS400
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Life Science
3 1 (2.38%) Data Conversion
3 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
2 3 (7.14%) UNIX
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) ITIL
2 9 (21.43%) PRINCE2
3 8 (19.05%) Project Planning
3 8 (19.05%) Change Control
4 7 (16.67%) Information Security
5 5 (11.90%) Project Management
5 5 (11.90%) Risk Management
5 5 (11.90%) Fault Management
6 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (9.52%) Service Management
7 3 (7.14%) CRM
7 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (7.14%) DSDM
7 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.14%) Programme Management
7 3 (7.14%) Data Protection
7 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (7.14%) Agile Project Management
8 2 (4.76%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.38%) Java
2 1 (2.38%) Perl
2 1 (2.38%) Python
2 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) CISSP
2 7 (16.67%) CISM
3 5 (11.90%) PMP
3 5 (11.90%) PMI Certification
3 5 (11.90%) MAPM
4 2 (4.76%) Degree
4 2 (4.76%) ACCA
4 2 (4.76%) CISA
4 2 (4.76%) CIMA
4 2 (4.76%) CCA
5 1 (2.38%) GIAC
5 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (19.05%) PCI DSS
3 4 (9.52%) SLA
4 3 (7.14%) QA
5 1 (2.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (2.38%) GxP
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) SAP
2 5 (11.90%) Citrix
2 5 (11.90%) Remedy
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) Ariba
4 1 (2.38%) Informatica
4 1 (2.38%) CODA
4 1 (2.38%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.38%) ArcSight