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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 142 196 183
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -13
Contract jobs citing COBIT 8 3 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.25% 0.058% 0.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.42% 0.65% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 13
Average daily rate £488 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £520 £400 £409
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 - -
COBIT
London

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
330 463 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.48% 9.01% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 342 431
Average daily rate £494 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.72% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £261 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £578 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Average hourly rate £26.75 £30.13 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.20% +61.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £19.23 £17.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £41.03 £23.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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
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 8 February 2016, 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 8 (53.33%) CISA
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 7 (46.67%) Banking
2 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 7 (46.67%) CISSP
3 6 (40.00%) CISM
4 5 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (26.67%) CRISC
6 3 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (20.00%) Six Sigma
6 3 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (13.33%) ISO 9001
7 2 (13.33%) SQL
7 2 (13.33%) Change Management
7 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (13.33%) Degree
8 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
8 1 (6.67%) Network Security
8 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
8 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
8 1 (6.67%) COSO
8 1 (6.67%) Reverse Engineering
8 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
8 1 (6.67%) Legal
8 1 (6.67%) Retail
8 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
8 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (6.67%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
1 1 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 7 (46.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (13.33%) Analyst
1 2 (13.33%) Consultant
1 2 (13.33%) Governance Manager
1 2 (13.33%) Programme Manager
1 2 (13.33%) Security Consultant
1 2 (13.33%) Senior Manager
2 1 (6.67%) DBA
2 1 (6.67%) Governance Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) Identity Management Specialist
2 1 (6.67%) Implementation Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) Information Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Information Risk Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Information Security Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) IT Governance Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) IT Security Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) Process Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Quality Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Risk Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Senior Programme Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Senior Quality Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
3 3 (20.00%) Six Sigma
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
5 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.67%) Malware Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Operations Management
5 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
5 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE
5 1 (6.67%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) CISA
2 7 (46.67%) CISSP
3 6 (40.00%) CISM
4 4 (26.67%) CRISC
5 2 (13.33%) Degree
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (6.67%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) ISO 9001
1 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.67%) COSO
2 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) BMC
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft