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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 179 188 194
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +6
Contract jobs citing COBIT 13 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.88% 2.33% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 15
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £460 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £615 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £438 £395
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +10.75%
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
451 557 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.31% 9.32% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 410 456
Average daily rate £478 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -87.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 13 (72.22%) ITIL
2 9 (50.00%) Finance
3 8 (44.44%) Information Security
4 6 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 6 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 6 (33.33%) Project Management
5 5 (27.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (27.78%) PMI Certification
5 5 (27.78%) Service Management
5 5 (27.78%) Banking
6 4 (22.22%) Investment Banking
6 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 4 (22.22%) CISSP
6 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
6 4 (22.22%) Windows
6 4 (22.22%) Degree
6 4 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (16.67%) Java EE
7 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
7 3 (16.67%) German Language
7 3 (16.67%) Investment Management
7 3 (16.67%) Java
7 3 (16.67%) Apache
7 3 (16.67%) CRM
7 3 (16.67%) PMI
7 3 (16.67%) PMP
7 3 (16.67%) CISA
7 3 (16.67%) CISM
8 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (16.67%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
2 1 (5.56%) VPN
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Banking
3 4 (22.22%) Investment Banking
4 3 (16.67%) German Language
5 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
5 1 (5.56%) International Banking
5 1 (5.56%) Retail
5 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Project Manager
1 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Information Security Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Security Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Information Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Information Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Security Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Information Risk Manager
4 1 (5.56%) IT Security Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Process Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Process Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security Risk Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Security Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Java EE
2 1 (5.56%) WSDL
2 1 (5.56%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (16.67%) PMI
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
2 1 (5.56%) Solaris
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) ITIL
2 8 (44.44%) Information Security
3 6 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 6 (33.33%) Project Management
4 5 (27.78%) Service Management
5 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
6 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
6 3 (16.67%) Investment Management
6 3 (16.67%) CRM
7 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
7 2 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (11.11%) Benchmarking
7 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
7 2 (11.11%) Content Management
7 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (11.11%) Quality Management
7 2 (11.11%) Information Assurance
7 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
7 2 (11.11%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) PMI Certification
2 4 (22.22%) CISSP
2 4 (22.22%) Degree
3 3 (16.67%) PMP
3 3 (16.67%) CISA
3 3 (16.67%) CISM
4 1 (5.56%) CRISC
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (11.11%) PCI DSS
4 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (5.56%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft