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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 74 67 68
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 1 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.11% 0.26% 1.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.25% 2.90% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 8
Average daily rate £538 £450 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% +41.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £394 £356
% change year-on-year
+4.12% +10.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £19.00 £63.25
% change year-on-year
+176.31% -69.96%
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
80 69 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.47% 8.95% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 38 51
Average daily rate £500 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £110 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Average hourly rate £13.75 £15.92 £15.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.61% +0.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £15.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £18.00 £17.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.25 £17.08
% change year-on-year
+82.79% +36.16%

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
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 19 (100.00%) Finance
2 17 (89.47%) Banking
3 15 (78.95%) Risk Management
4 2 (10.53%) IT Audit
5 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
5 1 (5.26%) Tandem
5 1 (5.26%) Cryptography
5 1 (5.26%) German Language
5 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
5 1 (5.26%) MS Office
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) Unix
5 1 (5.26%) Windows
5 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
5 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.26%) Middleware
5 1 (5.26%) Mainframe

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
General
1 19 (100.00%) Finance
2 17 (89.47%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Risk Manager
2 12 (63.16%) Audit Manager
3 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Risk Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Audit Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Risk Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) IT Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) IT Risk Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) IT Risk Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) Cryptography
1 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
1 1 (5.26%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Unix
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Risk Management
2 2 (10.53%) IT Audit
3 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) Problem Management