The first table below looks at the demand for COBIT skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBIT over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the Cheshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 69 61 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing COBIT 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.71% 0.14% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 8.70% 1.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate £325 £140 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+132.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £258 £550
% change year-on-year
+69.90% -53.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
69 51 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.21% 6.91% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 18 26
Average daily rate £350 £153 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+129.50% -49.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £135 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £395 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £32.79 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.20% +134.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -5.63%
COBIT
North West

COBIT
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

COBIT Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

COBIT
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

COBIT Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

COBIT
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 6 (75.00%) Service Management
2 6 (75.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) Change Management
3 4 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (37.50%) Banking
4 3 (37.50%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (37.50%) Data Protection
5 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity Management
5 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
5 2 (25.00%) Mainframe
5 2 (25.00%) UNIX
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) Process Management
5 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (12.50%) ITSM
6 1 (12.50%) Legal
6 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
3 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Risk Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Business Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Services Business Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Business Process Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Process Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 6 (75.00%) Service Management
3 4 (50.00%) Change Management
4 3 (37.50%) Data Protection
5 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity Management
5 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (25.00%) Process Management
5 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
5 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
6 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 1 (12.50%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley