The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 67 58 54
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 7 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.83% 0.53% 0.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 10.14% 7.84% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate £313 £295 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.93% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £368
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+48.11% +26.19%
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 8.16% 6.79% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 17 26
Average daily rate £350 £146 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+139.31% -51.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £135 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
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 £15.25 £16.43
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.15%
Sarbanes-Oxley
North West

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
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 18 April 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
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Sarbanes-Oxley
North West

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 9 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (38.89%) Risk Assessment
2 7 (38.89%) QA
3 6 (33.33%) ITIL
4 5 (27.78%) Service Management
4 5 (27.78%) Change Management
5 4 (22.22%) Banking
5 4 (22.22%) COBIT
6 3 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
6 3 (16.67%) Validation
7 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (11.11%) Legal
7 2 (11.11%) MS Office
7 2 (11.11%) SAP
7 2 (11.11%) UNIX
7 2 (11.11%) Windows
7 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity Management
7 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
8 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (5.56%) Becrypt
8 1 (5.56%) CMDB
8 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
8 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (5.56%) Veeam
8 1 (5.56%) AIX
8 1 (5.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (5.56%) GAMP
8 1 (5.56%) GMP

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP R/3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Legal
4 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
1 9 (50.00%) Risk Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Risk Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Information Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Information Risk Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (5.56%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) UNIX
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) AIX
2 1 (5.56%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 7 (38.89%) Risk Assessment
3 6 (33.33%) ITIL
4 5 (27.78%) Service Management
4 5 (27.78%) Change Management
5 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 3 (16.67%) Validation
6 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity Management
6 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
7 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
7 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) CISA
1 1 (5.56%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
2 4 (22.22%) COBIT
3 1 (5.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (5.56%) GAMP
3 1 (5.56%) GMP
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) Becrypt
2 1 (5.56%) Veeam
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Adobe
2 1 (5.56%) Citrix
2 1 (5.56%) CA
2 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.56%) Symantec
2 1 (5.56%) McAfee
2 1 (5.56%) Sophos
2 1 (5.56%) VMware