The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 66 70 68
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing COBIT 3 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.36% 0.44% 0.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.95% 5.00% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Average daily rate
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£575 £420 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.06% +1.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £396 £406
10% offered a daily rate of more than £715 £432 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £563 £338 £395
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -14.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - -
COBIT
North West

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 Cheshire region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
76 80 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.23% 8.73% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 34 26
Average daily rate £400 £339 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.16% -0.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 0
Average hourly rate £15.20 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.83% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBIT across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

COBIT Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

COBIT
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Chester - - - -
COBIT
North West

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 3 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (66.67%) ISACA
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) CISA
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security Management
2 2 (66.67%) Security Management
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 2 (66.67%) Business Continuity
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (33.33%) Law
3 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (33.33%) CMMI
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
General
1 1 (33.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Head of Architecture
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) HTML5
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (66.67%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security Management
2 2 (66.67%) Security Management
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 2 (66.67%) Business Continuity
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) CMMI
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) CISA
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (66.67%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001