The table below looks at the statistics for Sarbanes-Oxley skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham 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 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 62 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.39% 0.12% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.30% 1.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £375 £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.18% +0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -10.82%
Sarbanes-Oxley
West Midlands

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 Birmingham region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
91 59 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.80% 7.27% 8.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 41 19
Average daily rate £375 £344 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £180 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £468 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £14.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+203.57% -38.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +52.63%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Sarbanes-Oxley
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Sarbanes-Oxley
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 3 (75.00%) Sun
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (50.00%) ArcSight
2 2 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Qualys
2 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (50.00%) Barracuda Networks
2 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (50.00%) ISO27005
2 2 (50.00%) IISP
2 2 (50.00%) ISAE 3402
2 2 (50.00%) SABSA
2 2 (50.00%) CISSP
2 2 (50.00%) Smartcard
2 2 (50.00%) Intel Security
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (50.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) CISA

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 2 (50.00%) IIS
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Change and Release Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Change Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Release Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (50.00%) Driving Licence
1 2 (50.00%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (50.00%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Business Development
2 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Quality Management
2 2 (50.00%) SABSA
2 2 (50.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) Security Management
2 2 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Internal Audit
3 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CISA
1 2 (50.00%) CISM
1 2 (50.00%) CISSP
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) ISAE 3402
1 2 (50.00%) ISO 9001
1 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (50.00%) ISO27005
1 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Control-M
1 1 (25.00%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Sun
2 2 (50.00%) ArcSight
2 2 (50.00%) Barracuda Networks
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) Intel Security
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Qualys
2 2 (50.00%) Tripwire