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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 176 169 191
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +22
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 16 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.29% 0.54% 0.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.55% 5.75% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 12
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£450 £438 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £375 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £365 £395
% change year-on-year
+13.01% -7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £28.88 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+16.88% +32.75%
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
451 557 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.31% 9.32% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 410 456
Average daily rate £478 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -87.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +20.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 (70.97%) ITIL
2 18 (58.06%) Windows
2 18 (58.06%) LAN
3 13 (41.94%) Cisco
4 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
5 11 (35.48%) VPN
6 9 (29.03%) Wireless
6 9 (29.03%) WAN
6 9 (29.03%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (29.03%) Lync
6 9 (29.03%) Dodd-Frank
7 8 (25.81%) 3PAR
7 8 (25.81%) Remedy
7 8 (25.81%) HP
7 8 (25.81%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (25.81%) IBM
7 8 (25.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (22.58%) IP Telephony
8 7 (22.58%) Incident Management
8 7 (22.58%) Cisco IPT
8 7 (22.58%) Finance
8 7 (22.58%) UNIX
8 7 (22.58%) A+ Certification
9 6 (19.35%) SAN
9 6 (19.35%) VMware
9 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (16.13%) Information Security
10 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
10 5 (16.13%) COBIT
10 5 (16.13%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 9 (29.03%) Lync
2 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 18 (58.06%) LAN
2 11 (35.48%) VPN
3 9 (29.03%) Wireless
3 9 (29.03%) WAN
4 7 (22.58%) IP Telephony
4 7 (22.58%) Cisco IPT
5 6 (19.35%) SAN
6 4 (12.90%) Ethernet
7 3 (9.68%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (9.68%) DNS
8 2 (6.45%) Internet
8 2 (6.45%) Firewall
8 2 (6.45%) iSCSI
8 2 (6.45%) NAS
8 2 (6.45%) FCoE
9 1 (3.23%) NX-OS
9 1 (3.23%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
9 1 (3.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database 12c
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.23%) Games
4 1 (3.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Analyst
2 10 (32.26%) Administrator
3 9 (29.03%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (29.03%) Service Analyst
4 8 (25.81%) Server Administrator
5 6 (19.35%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (12.90%) DBA
6 4 (12.90%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (12.90%) SAN Administrator
6 4 (12.90%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 4 (12.90%) Windows Administrator
6 4 (12.90%) Security Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) Oracle DBA
6 4 (12.90%) SQL Server DBA
6 4 (12.90%) SQL DBA
7 3 (9.68%) Information Analyst
7 3 (9.68%) Information Security Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
8 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
4 4 (12.90%) Thin Client
4 4 (12.90%) Replication
4 4 (12.90%) Clustering
4 4 (12.90%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.23%) PKI
5 1 (3.23%) Online Banking
5 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 18 (58.06%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) UNIX
3 4 (12.90%) AIX
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.23%) Solaris
4 1 (3.23%) Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (70.97%) ITIL
2 8 (25.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (22.58%) Incident Management
4 5 (16.13%) Information Security
5 4 (12.90%) Database Mirroring
6 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
6 3 (9.68%) Change Management
6 3 (9.68%) Service Management
6 3 (9.68%) Content Management
6 3 (9.68%) Project Management
7 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.45%) Scrum
7 2 (6.45%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
7 2 (6.45%) Investment Management
7 2 (6.45%) Coaching
8 1 (3.23%) Data Privacy
8 1 (3.23%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) PL/SQL
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
1 4 (12.90%) T-SQL
1 4 (12.90%) Shell Script
1 4 (12.90%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (22.58%) A+ Certification
3 4 (12.90%) MCSE
3 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.45%) CISSP
5 1 (3.23%) CRISC
5 1 (3.23%) CISA
5 1 (3.23%) CISM
5 1 (3.23%) CCSE
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.23%) PMP
5 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.23%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (29.03%) Dodd-Frank
2 5 (16.13%) COBIT
3 4 (12.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (6.45%) SLA
4 2 (6.45%) PCI DSS
5 1 (3.23%) HIPAA
5 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle Clusterware
2 4 (12.90%) XenApp
2 4 (12.90%) vSphere
2 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (12.90%) VMware Server
3 2 (6.45%) NFS
4 1 (3.23%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Tivoli
1 4 (12.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (12.90%) Data Guard
1 4 (12.90%) HP SIM
2 2 (6.45%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Cisco
2 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
3 8 (25.81%) 3PAR
3 8 (25.81%) Remedy
3 8 (25.81%) HP
3 8 (25.81%) IBM
4 6 (19.35%) VMware
5 5 (16.13%) Oracle
6 4 (12.90%) Citrix
7 2 (6.45%) Symantec
7 2 (6.45%) NetApp
8 1 (3.23%) WorldPay
8 1 (3.23%) F5
8 1 (3.23%) Sourcefire
8 1 (3.23%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.23%) Juniper
8 1 (3.23%) SAP