The table below looks at the statistics for COBIT skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBIT 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
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 188 189 209
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +20
Contract jobs citing COBIT 9 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.02% 2.57% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £520 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £500 £396
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +26.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 City of London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
446 467 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.28% 7.92% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 336 442
Average daily rate £450 £474 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.96% -0.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 9
Average hourly rate £22.63 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.40% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £12.56 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £25.30 £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.64 £19.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.56% +12.85%

COBIT
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

COBIT Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

COBIT
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

COBIT Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

COBIT
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBIT across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

COBIT Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

COBIT
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COBIT across the City of London region.

COBIT Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 20 (83.33%) ITIL
2 11 (45.83%) Finance
3 9 (37.50%) Information Security
3 9 (37.50%) Project Management
4 7 (29.17%) Risk Management
4 7 (29.17%) Service Management
5 6 (25.00%) CISSP
5 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 6 (25.00%) Degree
6 5 (20.83%) Banking
6 5 (20.83%) CISA
6 5 (20.83%) CISM
6 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
7 4 (16.67%) Windows
7 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 4 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (16.67%) PMI Certification
7 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 4 (16.67%) German Language
7 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
7 4 (16.67%) PCI DSS
7 4 (16.67%) Cyber Security
8 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
8 3 (12.50%) Information Assurance
8 3 (12.50%) Security Architecture
8 3 (12.50%) SIEM
8 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (12.50%) Java EE
8 3 (12.50%) Investment Banking

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.33%) MS Project
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (4.17%) Network Security
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) WAN
2 1 (4.17%) HTTP
2 1 (4.17%) VPN
2 1 (4.17%) SSL
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Big Data
2 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
General
1 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Banking
3 4 (16.67%) German Language
4 3 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 3 (12.50%) Legal
5 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
5 1 (4.17%) Law
5 1 (4.17%) French Language
5 1 (4.17%) Italian Language
5 1 (4.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
1 3 (12.50%) Security Architect
1 3 (12.50%) Architect
1 3 (12.50%) Project Manager
1 3 (12.50%) Analyst
1 3 (12.50%) Security Solutions Architect
2 2 (8.33%) Security Specialist
2 2 (8.33%) Consultant
2 2 (8.33%) Information Specialist
2 2 (8.33%) Developer
2 2 (8.33%) Information Security Specialist
2 2 (8.33%) Senior Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Information Architect
3 1 (4.17%) Security Consultant
3 1 (4.17%) Administrator
3 1 (4.17%) Quality Manager
3 1 (4.17%) QA Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Service Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (4.17%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Java EE
2 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
2 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 2 (8.33%) PMI
4 2 (8.33%) PKI
5 1 (4.17%) CESG
5 1 (4.17%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) AIX
2 1 (4.17%) Solaris
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) ITIL
2 9 (37.50%) Project Management
2 9 (37.50%) Information Security
3 7 (29.17%) Service Management
3 7 (29.17%) Risk Management
4 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 4 (16.67%) Cyber Security
6 3 (12.50%) SIEM
6 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (12.50%) Information Assurance
6 3 (12.50%) Security Architecture
6 3 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) CRM
6 3 (12.50%) Six Sigma
6 3 (12.50%) Quality Management
7 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 2 (8.33%) Change Management
7 2 (8.33%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) CISSP
1 6 (25.00%) Degree
2 5 (20.83%) CISA
2 5 (20.83%) CISM
3 4 (16.67%) PMI Certification
4 3 (12.50%) PMP
5 2 (8.33%) CRISC
6 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) PhD
6 1 (4.17%) GCIA
6 1 (4.17%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 3 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (8.33%) COSO
3 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (4.17%) ISO 9000
4 1 (4.17%) Basel II
4 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Citrix
2 1 (4.17%) Symantec
2 1 (4.17%) Tripwire
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco