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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 147 187 196
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +9
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 3 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.095% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.91% 2.59% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 7
Average daily rate £325 £168 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.02% -62.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £408 £388 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.16% +13.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £19.00 £61.15
% change year-on-year
+176.31% -68.92%
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
330 463 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.48% 9.01% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 342 431
Average daily rate £494 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.72% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £261 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £578 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Average hourly rate £26.75 £30.13 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.20% +61.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £19.23 £17.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £41.03 £23.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £25.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
+68.00% +45.77%

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
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 27 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (40.00%) Workflow
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Advertising
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) CMS
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Content Management
2 1 (20.00%) Information Management
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Product Management
2 1 (20.00%) Big Data
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) SAS
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (20.00%) CMS
1 1 (20.00%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Advertising
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Application Support Team Leader
1 1 (20.00%) Applications Support
1 1 (20.00%) Auditor
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Internal Auditor
1 1 (20.00%) Risk Manager
1 1 (20.00%) SAS Developer
1 1 (20.00%) Support Team Leader
1 1 (20.00%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Smartcard
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (40.00%) Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Content Management
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) Information Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Product Management
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA