The first table below looks at the demand for Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the City of London region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 189 189 191
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 26 16 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.39% 0.25% 0.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.08% 2.96% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 20
Average daily rate £450 £463 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £283 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £570 £589
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+48.11% +26.19%
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
637 540 795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.61% 8.56% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 396 579
Average daily rate £450 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £135.00 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.03% +655.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £15.85 £12.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £135.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -6.81%
Sarbanes-Oxley
London

Sarbanes-Oxley
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley.

1 22 (56.41%) Finance
2 14 (35.90%) Banking
3 12 (30.77%) SQL
4 11 (28.21%) Information Security
5 9 (23.08%) Oracle
6 8 (20.51%) E-Learning
6 8 (20.51%) CISA
6 8 (20.51%) Financial Institution
6 8 (20.51%) Degree
7 7 (17.95%) CISM
7 7 (17.95%) Firewall
7 7 (17.95%) Information Security Management
7 7 (17.95%) Security Management
7 7 (17.95%) Management Information System
7 7 (17.95%) ITIL
7 7 (17.95%) Cisco
7 7 (17.95%) CISSP
7 7 (17.95%) Intranet
8 6 (15.38%) UNIX
8 6 (15.38%) VPN
8 6 (15.38%) Linux
8 6 (15.38%) CMS
8 6 (15.38%) Joomla!
8 6 (15.38%) Economics
8 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
8 6 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (15.38%) Oracle Database
9 5 (12.82%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (12.82%) Aveksa
9 5 (12.82%) SolarWinds

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (15.38%) CMS
1 6 (15.38%) Joomla!
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.56%) Apache
2 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) Firewall
1 7 (17.95%) Intranet
2 6 (15.38%) VPN
3 5 (12.82%) Cisco IPT
3 5 (12.82%) IP Telephony
3 5 (12.82%) LAN
3 5 (12.82%) VoIP
3 5 (12.82%) WAN
3 5 (12.82%) MPLS
4 2 (5.13%) SSH
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (2.56%) FCoE
5 1 (2.56%) NAS
5 1 (2.56%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.56%) NetScreen
5 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.56%) LDAP
5 1 (2.56%) Broadband
5 1 (2.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.56%) KDB
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.56%) MySQL
4 1 (2.56%) DB2
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) JIRA
1 1 (2.56%) JMeter
1 1 (2.56%) JUnit
1 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (56.41%) Finance
2 14 (35.90%) Banking
3 8 (20.51%) Financial Institution
4 3 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 3 (7.69%) Publishing
5 1 (2.56%) French Language
5 1 (2.56%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (2.56%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Marketing
5 1 (2.56%) Billing
5 1 (2.56%) Retail
5 1 (2.56%) Legal
5 1 (2.56%) Advertising
5 1 (2.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Analyst
1 7 (17.95%) Consultant
2 6 (15.38%) Administrator
3 5 (12.82%) Network Administrator
4 4 (10.26%) Project Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Cisco Administrator
4 4 (10.26%) Network Support
5 3 (7.69%) Cisco Support
5 3 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Security Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Management Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) SQL Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Security Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Information Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Security Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Information Security Specialist
7 1 (2.56%) MiFID Project Manager
7 1 (2.56%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) XMPP
2 1 (2.56%) LINQ
2 1 (2.56%) jQuery
2 1 (2.56%) JSON
2 1 (2.56%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.56%) Ajax
2 1 (2.56%) Xerces
2 1 (2.56%) Xalan
2 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (2.56%) wxWidgets
2 1 (2.56%) XHTML
2 1 (2.56%) HTML
2 1 (2.56%) CORBA
2 1 (2.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.56%) CSS
2 1 (2.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) E-Learning
2 7 (17.95%) Management Information System
3 6 (15.38%) Economics
3 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.13%) Learning Management System
5 1 (2.56%) PKI
5 1 (2.56%) Web 2.0
5 1 (2.56%) PDA
5 1 (2.56%) Derivative
5 1 (2.56%) STB
5 1 (2.56%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.56%) Equities
5 1 (2.56%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) UNIX
1 6 (15.38%) Linux
2 5 (12.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (7.69%) Solaris
4 2 (5.13%) Windows
5 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.56%) OpenSolaris
5 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.56%) Android
5 1 (2.56%) SUSE
5 1 (2.56%) Debian
5 1 (2.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Information Security
2 7 (17.95%) Information Security Management
2 7 (17.95%) Security Management
2 7 (17.95%) ITIL
3 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (12.82%) Project Management
4 4 (10.26%) Risk Management
5 3 (7.69%) Time Management
5 3 (7.69%) Change Management
6 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity
6 2 (5.13%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (5.13%) Change Control
6 2 (5.13%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.56%) Matrix Management
7 1 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.56%) Security Testing
7 1 (2.56%) Test Management
7 1 (2.56%) Creative Marketing
7 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) Java
2 2 (5.13%) C#
3 1 (2.56%) Korn
3 1 (2.56%) Ruby
3 1 (2.56%) C-shell
3 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.56%) Objective-C
3 1 (2.56%) Python
3 1 (2.56%) C++
3 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.56%) Perl
3 1 (2.56%) PHP
3 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.56%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) CISA
1 8 (20.51%) Degree
2 7 (17.95%) CISM
2 7 (17.95%) CISSP
3 5 (12.82%) CCNA
3 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (12.82%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.56%) VCP5
4 1 (2.56%) CIMA
4 1 (2.56%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) PCI DSS
1 2 (5.13%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) COBIT
2 1 (2.56%) MiFID
2 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.56%) EMIR
2 1 (2.56%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (2.56%) Basel III
2 1 (2.56%) GAAP
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.56%) Squid
2 1 (2.56%) Xen
2 1 (2.56%) Snort
2 1 (2.56%) KVM
2 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (2.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (2.56%) OpenSSH
2 1 (2.56%) qmail
2 1 (2.56%) Sendmail
2 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.56%) Nessus
2 1 (2.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Oracle
2 7 (17.95%) Cisco
3 5 (12.82%) Aveksa
3 5 (12.82%) SolarWinds
3 5 (12.82%) OPNET
3 5 (12.82%) Red Hat
4 3 (7.69%) IBM
5 2 (5.13%) Symantec
5 2 (5.13%) VMware
6 1 (2.56%) Qualys
6 1 (2.56%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.56%) Tripwire
6 1 (2.56%) LogRhythm
6 1 (2.56%) Akamai
6 1 (2.56%) Splunk
6 1 (2.56%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.56%) LogLogic
6 1 (2.56%) Microgen
6 1 (2.56%) JBoss
6 1 (2.56%) Sybase