The table below looks at the statistics for Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 69 67 55
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 12 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.08% 0.36% 1.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.53% 4.69% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 8
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£450 £455 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.09% +40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +157.14%
Sarbanes-Oxley
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
114 64 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 10.28% 7.70% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 29 25
Average daily rate £450 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £100 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £539 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 1
Average hourly rate £15.77 £16.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.95% -27.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £19.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.56% +12.85%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Sarbanes-Oxley
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Sarbanes-Oxley
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Sarbanes-Oxley Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Sarbanes-Oxley
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Sarbanes-Oxley
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 Sarbanes-Oxley within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 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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Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (45.00%) Risk Management
2 9 (45.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (35.00%) Banking
4 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (20.00%) GMP
4 4 (20.00%) GxP
4 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (20.00%) Data Conversion
4 4 (20.00%) Data Reconciliation
5 3 (15.00%) Cash Management
5 3 (15.00%) General Ledger
5 3 (15.00%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL
5 3 (15.00%) ACCA
5 3 (15.00%) Project Management
5 3 (15.00%) CIMA
5 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.00%) Legal
6 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (10.00%) Identity Management
6 2 (10.00%) Service Management
6 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (10.00%) SecurID
6 2 (10.00%) Problem Management

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Dynamics AX
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (45.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (35.00%) Banking
4 4 (20.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (15.00%) General Ledger
6 2 (10.00%) Legal
7 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 5 (25.00%) Risk Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Service Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Security Manager
5 1 (5.00%) IT Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Data Conversion
2 2 (10.00%) SecurID
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.00%) Tandem
3 1 (5.00%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) UNIX
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Risk Management
2 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (20.00%) Data Reconciliation
3 3 (15.00%) Cash Management
3 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Service Management
4 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) Identity Management
4 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.00%) Release Management
5 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ACCA
1 3 (15.00%) CIMA
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) GMP
1 4 (20.00%) GxP
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft