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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 107 117 106
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 19 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.72% 0.43% 0.69%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.64% 6.36% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 5
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£425 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £331 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.34% -9.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Average hourly rate - £18.70 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -13.02%
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
220 173 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.31% 6.71% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 78 69
Average daily rate £375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £180 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 21
Average hourly rate £24.25 £18.70 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.67% +28.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.05 £13.60 £11.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.45 £67.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.55 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.07% -7.25%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
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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
Newbury +4 5 £280 -34.11% 3
Maidenhead -1 4 £350 - 1
Slough - 2 £475 -
Reading +18 1 £388 -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Sarbanes-Oxley
South East

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 10 (35.71%) Telecoms
1 10 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 8 (28.57%) CISSP
2 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 7 (25.00%) CISM
3 7 (25.00%) MS Office
3 7 (25.00%) ITIL
3 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (21.43%) PRINCE2
4 6 (21.43%) SAP
4 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
4 6 (21.43%) Internet
4 6 (21.43%) Information Security
5 5 (17.86%) Fault Management
5 5 (17.86%) Risk Management
5 5 (17.86%) Citrix
5 5 (17.86%) Remedy
5 5 (17.86%) Service Management
5 5 (17.86%) VPN
5 5 (17.86%) LAN
5 5 (17.86%) WAN
5 5 (17.86%) PMP
5 5 (17.86%) PMI Certification
5 5 (17.86%) FTP
5 5 (17.86%) MAPM
6 4 (14.29%) SLA
6 4 (14.29%) Windows
6 4 (14.29%) PKI

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Office
1 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) SAP FI
2 2 (7.14%) SAP FSCM
2 2 (7.14%) BPCS
2 2 (7.14%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (7.14%) SAP CO
3 1 (3.57%) SAP ERP
3 1 (3.57%) SAP CRM
3 1 (3.57%) SAP SD
3 1 (3.57%) SAP R/3
3 1 (3.57%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) TCP/IP
1 6 (21.43%) Internet
2 5 (17.86%) VPN
2 5 (17.86%) LAN
2 5 (17.86%) WAN
2 5 (17.86%) FTP
3 3 (10.71%) Network Security
4 1 (3.57%) Firewall
4 1 (3.57%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) LSMW
General
1 10 (35.71%) Telecoms
2 8 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Publishing
3 2 (7.14%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Automotive
4 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 6 (21.43%) Administrator
3 5 (17.86%) Security Manager
3 5 (17.86%) Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Security Project Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) IT Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Security Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Support Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Information Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Information Security Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Business Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Business Change Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Data Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) SAP Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) SAP Data Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (3.57%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) PKI
2 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.57%) Data Conversion
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) AS400
4 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) UNIX
3 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) PRINCE2
2 6 (21.43%) Information Security
3 5 (17.86%) Fault Management
3 5 (17.86%) Risk Management
3 5 (17.86%) Service Management
4 3 (10.71%) Data Protection
4 3 (10.71%) Programme Management
4 3 (10.71%) CRM
4 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (7.14%) Security Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Cash Management
5 2 (7.14%) Database Security
5 2 (7.14%) Project Management
5 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.14%) Validation
5 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Ruby
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) Perl
2 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) CISSP
2 7 (25.00%) CISM
3 5 (17.86%) PMP
3 5 (17.86%) PMI Certification
3 5 (17.86%) MAPM
4 3 (10.71%) Degree
5 2 (7.14%) ACCA
5 2 (7.14%) CCA
5 2 (7.14%) CISA
5 2 (7.14%) CIMA
6 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (35.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (28.57%) PCI DSS
3 4 (14.29%) SLA
4 1 (3.57%) GxP
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) SAP
2 5 (17.86%) Citrix
2 5 (17.86%) Remedy
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.14%) CODA
4 2 (7.14%) Ariba
5 1 (3.57%) Unisys
5 1 (3.57%) CA
5 1 (3.57%) Informatica
5 1 (3.57%) IBM
5 1 (3.57%) JD Edwards