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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 181 187 188
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing COBIT 8 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.30% 0.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.02% 3.04% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 2
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £495
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £376 £491
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £598 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £420 £330
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +27.27%
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
396 592 483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.71% 9.76% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 399 341
Average daily rate £450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 13
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -87.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -5.94%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) Information Security
2 6 (50.00%) ITIL
3 5 (41.67%) Banking
4 4 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 4 (33.33%) Investment Banking
5 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
5 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (25.00%) Investment Management
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) CISSP
6 2 (16.67%) PMI
6 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
6 2 (16.67%) VPN
6 2 (16.67%) Project Management
6 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (16.67%) Firewall
6 2 (16.67%) ITSM
6 2 (16.67%) CISA
6 2 (16.67%) CISM
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (16.67%) Content Management
6 2 (16.67%) German Language
6 2 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) SaaS

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) VPN
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
1 2 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (8.33%) VLAN
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Banking
3 4 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (16.67%) German Language
5 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
5 1 (8.33%) International Banking
5 1 (8.33%) Retail
5 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Security Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Information Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Information Security Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Information Security Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Security Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Information Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Security Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security Risk Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Process Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Process Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Information Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) XML
1 1 (8.33%) WSDL
1 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (16.67%) PMI
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Solaris
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
1 6 (50.00%) Information Security
2 4 (33.33%) Risk Management
3 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (25.00%) Investment Management
4 2 (16.67%) Content Management
4 2 (16.67%) ITSM
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Quality Management
5 1 (8.33%) CMMI
5 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 1 (8.33%) ETL
5 1 (8.33%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CISSP
2 2 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 2 (16.67%) CISA
2 2 (16.67%) CISM
3 1 (8.33%) GIAC
3 1 (8.33%) GSEC
3 1 (8.33%) CEH
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) GPEN
3 1 (8.33%) SSCP
3 1 (8.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (8.33%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco