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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 193 188 177
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing COBIT 3 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.059% 0.34% 0.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.77% 3.77% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 13
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£500 £438 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £420 £513
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -18.04%
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
389 530 436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.66% 8.96% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 397 312
Average daily rate £438 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.70 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -56.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £17.74 £16.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £23.74 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.08 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -25.76%

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 30 January 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 12 (54.55%) ITIL
2 10 (45.45%) Information Security
3 9 (40.91%) Finance
4 7 (31.82%) SharePoint
4 7 (31.82%) Banking
5 6 (27.27%) Investment Banking
5 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 6 (27.27%) Service Management
5 6 (27.27%) CISA
6 5 (22.73%) CISM
6 5 (22.73%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
6 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
6 5 (22.73%) CISSP
6 5 (22.73%) TOGAF
6 5 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
6 5 (22.73%) Data Protection
7 4 (18.18%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (18.18%) Internet
8 3 (13.64%) ITSM
8 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
8 3 (13.64%) ERP
8 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
8 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
9 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
9 2 (9.09%) GSEC
9 2 (9.09%) Change Control
9 2 (9.09%) GPEN
9 2 (9.09%) SaaS

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 7 (31.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) VPN
2 1 (4.55%) VLAN
2 1 (4.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle APEX
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 7 (31.82%) Banking
3 6 (27.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Law
4 1 (4.55%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.55%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Consultant
2 6 (27.27%) Information Security Consultant
2 6 (27.27%) Security Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Support
4 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Service Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Security Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Head of Security
4 1 (4.55%) Head of Architecture
4 1 (4.55%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) CSS
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (4.55%) Ajax
1 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.55%) JSON
1 1 (4.55%) Django
1 1 (4.55%) HTML5
1 1 (4.55%) REST
1 1 (4.55%) CSS3
1 1 (4.55%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (9.09%) PMI
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) UNIX
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) ITIL
2 10 (45.45%) Information Security
3 6 (27.27%) Service Management
4 5 (22.73%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
4 5 (22.73%) TOGAF
4 5 (22.73%) Data Protection
5 4 (18.18%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (13.64%) ITSM
6 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
6 3 (13.64%) ERP
6 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.09%) Change Control
7 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
7 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.09%) ETL
7 2 (9.09%) Change Management
7 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) PHP
2 1 (4.55%) Ruby
2 1 (4.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) CISA
2 5 (22.73%) CISM
2 5 (22.73%) CISSP
2 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) GSEC
4 2 (9.09%) GPEN
4 2 (9.09%) CEH
4 2 (9.09%) MCP
4 2 (9.09%) PMI Certification
4 2 (9.09%) GIAC
4 2 (9.09%) SSCP
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (4.55%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 2 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (4.55%) SLA
3 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Remedy
2 1 (4.55%) VMware
2 1 (4.55%) BMC
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) Business Objects
2 1 (4.55%) SAP