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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sarbanes-Oxley over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 188 172 201
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +29
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 10 30 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.52% 0.35%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.20% 6.47% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 20
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£425 £425 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £250 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £38.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £109.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +522.85%
Sarbanes-Oxley
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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
454 464 587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.45% 7.98% 8.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 334 442
Average daily rate £450 £472 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% -0.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £307 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 9
Average hourly rate £22.63 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.40% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £12.56 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £25.30 £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.51% +11.42%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015, 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 15 (57.69%) ITIL
2 9 (34.62%) IBM
2 9 (34.62%) HP
3 8 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (30.77%) Windows
3 8 (30.77%) LAN
3 8 (30.77%) WAN
3 8 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (30.77%) 3PAR
3 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (26.92%) Risk Assessment
4 7 (26.92%) Oracle
4 7 (26.92%) Tivoli
5 6 (23.08%) SAN
5 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
5 6 (23.08%) VMware
5 6 (23.08%) Finance
6 5 (19.23%) Information Security
6 5 (19.23%) Cisco
6 5 (19.23%) UNIX
6 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
6 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
6 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database
6 5 (19.23%) Patch Management
7 4 (15.38%) Server Building
7 4 (15.38%) Oracle Clusterware
7 4 (15.38%) Database Mirroring
7 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (15.38%) HP SIM
7 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database 12c

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.85%) MS Project
3 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP ERP
1 1 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (3.85%) SAP FSCM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) LAN
1 8 (30.77%) WAN
2 6 (23.08%) SAN
3 4 (15.38%) Ethernet
4 3 (11.54%) DNS
4 3 (11.54%) Firewall
5 2 (7.69%) iSCSI
5 2 (7.69%) NAS
5 2 (7.69%) FCoE
6 1 (3.85%) NX-OS
6 1 (3.85%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (3.85%) LDAP
6 1 (3.85%) SSL
6 1 (3.85%) Internet
6 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.85%) Games
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Administrator
2 8 (30.77%) Server Administrator
3 6 (23.08%) Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Oracle DBA
4 5 (19.23%) DBA
5 4 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (15.38%) Security Specialist
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Administrator
5 4 (15.38%) SAN Administrator
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 4 (15.38%) SQL Server DBA
5 4 (15.38%) SQL DBA
6 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Security Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Leader
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Security Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Information Security Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Middleware
1 2 (7.69%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Thin Client
2 4 (15.38%) Replication
2 4 (15.38%) Clustering
2 4 (15.38%) Fat Client
3 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.69%) SCADA
4 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.85%) Market Risk
5 1 (3.85%) Hedge funds
5 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) UNIX
3 4 (15.38%) AIX
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.54%) Linux
5 2 (7.69%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) ITIL
2 8 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (26.92%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (19.23%) Information Security
4 5 (19.23%) Patch Management
5 4 (15.38%) Server Building
5 4 (15.38%) Database Mirroring
5 4 (15.38%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
5 4 (15.38%) Service Management
6 3 (11.54%) Project Management
6 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
7 2 (7.69%) Change Management
7 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.69%) Scrum
7 2 (7.69%) Information Security Management
7 2 (7.69%) Security Management
7 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) PL/SQL
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
1 4 (15.38%) T-SQL
1 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
1 4 (15.38%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (15.38%) CISA
2 4 (15.38%) CISM
2 4 (15.38%) MCSE
2 4 (15.38%) CISSP
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.69%) CEH
3 2 (7.69%) CRISC
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.85%) CCNP
4 1 (3.85%) CCSE
4 1 (3.85%) PMP
4 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) COBIT
2 3 (11.54%) PCI DSS
2 3 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (7.69%) SLA
3 2 (7.69%) Basel II
4 1 (3.85%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (15.38%) VMware Server
2 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (15.38%) XenApp
2 4 (15.38%) vSphere
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle Clusterware
3 3 (11.54%) NFS
4 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (3.85%) Samba
4 1 (3.85%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) Tivoli
2 4 (15.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (15.38%) Data Guard
2 4 (15.38%) HP SIM
3 2 (7.69%) NetBackup
3 2 (7.69%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (3.85%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) IBM
1 9 (34.62%) HP
2 8 (30.77%) 3PAR
3 7 (26.92%) Oracle
4 6 (23.08%) VMware
5 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
5 5 (19.23%) Cisco
6 4 (15.38%) Citrix
7 2 (7.69%) SAP
7 2 (7.69%) Symantec
7 2 (7.69%) Remedy
7 2 (7.69%) Sophos
7 2 (7.69%) NetApp
7 2 (7.69%) LANDesk
7 2 (7.69%) Qualys
8 1 (3.85%) F5
8 1 (3.85%) WorldPay
8 1 (3.85%) Veritas
8 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.85%) NetIQ