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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 157 180 179
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -1
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 15 8 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.44% 0.17% 0.54%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.14% 1.89% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 20
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £363 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £535 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £419 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.49% +11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £45.00
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
362 424 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.59% 9.20% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 306 390
Median daily rate £475 £450 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £315 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 9
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +40.00%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 20 (74.07%) Finance
2 12 (44.44%) ITIL
3 10 (37.04%) CISA
3 10 (37.04%) CISSP
4 8 (29.63%) Information Security
4 8 (29.63%) CRISC
4 8 (29.63%) IT Audit
5 7 (25.93%) COBIT
5 7 (25.93%) Banking
5 7 (25.93%) CISM
6 6 (22.22%) Project Management
7 5 (18.52%) Unix
7 5 (18.52%) Linux
7 5 (18.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (18.52%) CGEIT
7 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (14.81%) RSA Archer
8 4 (14.81%) Internal Audit
8 4 (14.81%) Risk Analysis
8 4 (14.81%) PKI
8 4 (14.81%) IT Governance
8 4 (14.81%) SSH
8 4 (14.81%) Windows
8 4 (14.81%) Legal
8 4 (14.81%) Publishing
8 4 (14.81%) Firewall
8 4 (14.81%) Risk Management
9 3 (11.11%) Change Management
9 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2

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 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (3.70%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Firewall
1 4 (14.81%) SSH
2 3 (11.11%) FTP
2 3 (11.11%) LDAP
3 2 (7.41%) DHCP
3 2 (7.41%) DNS
4 1 (3.70%) 802.11
4 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.70%) FCoE
4 1 (3.70%) Internet
4 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.70%) LAN
4 1 (3.70%) MPLS
4 1 (3.70%) NAS
4 1 (3.70%) Network Security
4 1 (3.70%) SAN
4 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.70%) VPN
4 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (3.70%) DB2
2 1 (3.70%) Essbase
2 1 (3.70%) Hyperion Smart View
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
General
1 20 (74.07%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Banking
3 4 (14.81%) Legal
3 4 (14.81%) Publishing
4 3 (11.11%) French Language
5 2 (7.41%) Games
6 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Audit Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Consultant
2 5 (18.52%) IT Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) IT Risk Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Risk Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Governance Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) IT Governance Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Senior Risk Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Security Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Technical Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) IT Manager
5 2 (7.41%) IT Security Manager
5 2 (7.41%) IT Technical Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Security Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) PKI
3 3 (11.11%) Fixed Income
4 1 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.70%) iSeries
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Linux
1 5 (18.52%) Unix
2 4 (14.81%) Windows
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) ITIL
2 8 (29.63%) Information Security
2 8 (29.63%) IT Audit
3 6 (22.22%) Project Management
4 4 (14.81%) Internal Audit
4 4 (14.81%) IT Governance
4 4 (14.81%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (14.81%) Risk Management
5 3 (11.11%) Change Management
5 3 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 3 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 3 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.41%) Capacity Management
6 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.41%) Patch Management
6 2 (7.41%) Quality Management
6 2 (7.41%) Regulatory Compliance
6 2 (7.41%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) CISA
1 10 (37.04%) CISSP
2 8 (29.63%) CRISC
3 7 (25.93%) CISM
4 5 (18.52%) CGEIT
5 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.93%) COBIT
2 5 (18.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (11.11%) PCI DSS
4 2 (7.41%) Basel III
4 2 (7.41%) ISO27002
5 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.70%) NFS
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) RSA Archer
2 1 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (3.70%) SnapVault
2 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) Cyber-Ark
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle
1 3 (11.11%) SAP
2 2 (7.41%) HP
2 2 (7.41%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix
3 1 (3.70%) Hyperion
3 1 (3.70%) IBM
3 1 (3.70%) Intel Security
3 1 (3.70%) NetApp
3 1 (3.70%) Qualys
3 1 (3.70%) Sybase
3 1 (3.70%) Symantec
3 1 (3.70%) Veritas
3 1 (3.70%) WorldPay