The table below looks at the statistics for Sarbanes-Oxley skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sarbanes-Oxley over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 156 184 176
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -8
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 8 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.29% 0.52%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.48% 3.17% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 23
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £415 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +13.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £33.75 £28.88
% change year-on-year
-40.74% +16.88%
Sarbanes-Oxley
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
322 504 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.52% 9.25% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 392 453
Median daily rate £475 £479 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% +0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £628
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £22.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.17% +8.33%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Sarbanes-Oxley as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Sarbanes-Oxley Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Sarbanes-Oxley
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 Sarbanes-Oxley across the City of London region.

Sarbanes-Oxley Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Sarbanes-Oxley
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley across the City of London region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Sarbanes-Oxley Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Sarbanes-Oxley
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 Sarbanes-Oxley across the City of London region.

Sarbanes-Oxley Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 10 (90.91%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) CGEIT
2 5 (45.45%) CRISC
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) Banking
4 3 (27.27%) Publishing
4 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (27.27%) IT Audit
4 3 (27.27%) RSA Archer
4 3 (27.27%) IT Governance
4 3 (27.27%) COBIT
4 3 (27.27%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (18.18%) CISSP
5 2 (18.18%) Legal
5 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 2 (18.18%) CISA
5 2 (18.18%) CISM
6 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (9.09%) Workflow
6 1 (9.09%) Advertising
6 1 (9.09%) Project Management
6 1 (9.09%) ERP
6 1 (9.09%) SAS
6 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) CMS
1 1 (9.09%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
General
1 10 (90.91%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Publishing
3 2 (18.18%) Legal
4 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Audit Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) IT Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) IT Risk Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Risk Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Governance Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) IT Governance Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Risk Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) CISSP Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Compliance Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) IT Manager
3 2 (18.18%) IT Security Manager
3 2 (18.18%) IT Technical Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Security Manager
3 2 (18.18%) SOX Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) SOX Compliance Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Big Data Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Credit Risk
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) IT Audit
2 3 (27.27%) IT Governance
2 3 (27.27%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) Content Management
4 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (9.09%) ERP
4 1 (9.09%) Information Management
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security
4 1 (9.09%) Internal Audit
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Release Management
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) CGEIT
1 5 (45.45%) CRISC
2 2 (18.18%) CISA
2 2 (18.18%) CISM
2 2 (18.18%) CISSP
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) COBIT
2 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) SAP
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