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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
London / City of London
Rank 140 156 174
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +18
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 8 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.27% 0.094% 0.29%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.09% 0.81% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 13
Median daily rate £425 £413 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +142.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £343 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £621 £483 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £52.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-25.71% +176.31%

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
383 370 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.13% 11.54% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 270 402
Median daily rate £500 £475 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +10.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 £26.75 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.66% +39.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £42.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-51.17% +88.88%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017, 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 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Project Management
2 5 (26.32%) CISSP
2 5 (26.32%) Information Security
3 4 (21.05%) Banking
3 4 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (21.05%) Unix
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle
3 4 (21.05%) ACCA
3 4 (21.05%) Security Operations
4 3 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (15.79%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (15.79%) CISM
4 3 (15.79%) CIMA
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
4 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 3 (15.79%) SAP
4 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) Windows
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
5 2 (10.53%) Degree
5 2 (10.53%) COBIT
5 2 (10.53%) SSH
5 2 (10.53%) GCIA
5 2 (10.53%) GCFA
5 2 (10.53%) PKI
5 2 (10.53%) French Language
5 2 (10.53%) Credit Risk

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 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.53%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (5.26%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (5.26%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) 802.11
1 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
1 2 (10.53%) Internet
1 2 (10.53%) LAN
1 2 (10.53%) MPLS
1 2 (10.53%) Network Security
1 2 (10.53%) SSH
1 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
1 2 (10.53%) VPN
1 2 (10.53%) WAN
2 1 (5.26%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Big Data
2 2 (10.53%) DB2
2 2 (10.53%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.26%) Essbase
3 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.26%) Hyperion Smart View
General
1 11 (57.89%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) French Language
3 2 (10.53%) Legal
4 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Security Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Information Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Information Security Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) SAS Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Hyperion Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Process Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) SAS Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Security Risk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Accountant
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) 802.1X
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Credit Risk
2 2 (10.53%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (10.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) PKI
3 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.26%) Fixed Income
3 1 (5.26%) iSeries
3 1 (5.26%) PMI
3 1 (5.26%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Unix
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
3 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Information Security
1 5 (26.32%) Project Management
2 4 (21.05%) Security Operations
3 3 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (15.79%) Identity Access Management
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Analytics
4 2 (10.53%) Data Loss Prevention
4 2 (10.53%) Database Security
4 2 (10.53%) ERP
4 2 (10.53%) Internal Audit
4 2 (10.53%) IT Audit
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.53%) Security Monitoring
4 2 (10.53%) SIEM
4 2 (10.53%) Threat Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (5.26%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) CISSP
2 4 (21.05%) ACCA
3 3 (15.79%) CIMA
3 3 (15.79%) CISM
4 2 (10.53%) CCFP
4 2 (10.53%) CISA
4 2 (10.53%) Degree
4 2 (10.53%) EnCE
4 2 (10.53%) GCFA
4 2 (10.53%) GCIA
4 2 (10.53%) GPEN
4 2 (10.53%) GREM
4 2 (10.53%) SSCP
5 1 (5.26%) CRISC
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
5 1 (5.26%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (10.53%) COBIT
2 2 (10.53%) ISAE 3402
2 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.26%) IFRS
3 1 (5.26%) IFRS 9
3 1 (5.26%) SLA
3 1 (5.26%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) SAP
3 2 (10.53%) IBM
3 2 (10.53%) WorldPay
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) Cloudera
4 1 (5.26%) Cognos
4 1 (5.26%) Hyperion
4 1 (5.26%) Informatica
4 1 (5.26%) Maconomy
4 1 (5.26%) Sybase
4 1 (5.26%) Symantec
4 1 (5.26%) Teradata