The table below looks at the statistics for COBIT skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBIT over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 84 - 80
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing COBIT 10 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.65% - 0.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.21% - 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £375 - £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £406 £450
% change year-on-year
+23.22% -9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
COBIT
Scotland

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 Edinburgh region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
192 146 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.52% 10.01% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 93 59
Average daily rate £446 £358 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.82% +5.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £213 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +52.63%

COBIT
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COBIT across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

COBIT Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

COBIT
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COBIT across the Edinburgh region.

COBIT Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing COBIT 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 COBIT.

1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
1 7 (70.00%) TOGAF
2 5 (50.00%) Banking
2 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) .NET
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle
3 4 (40.00%) CRM
3 4 (40.00%) SOA
3 4 (40.00%) IBM
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) UML
3 4 (40.00%) Zachman Framework
3 4 (40.00%) IT Governance
3 4 (40.00%) Java EE
3 4 (40.00%) Open Source
3 4 (40.00%) Process Improvement
4 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (30.00%) Business Transformation
4 3 (30.00%) Portfolio Management
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL V3
4 3 (30.00%) Business Development
4 3 (30.00%) Performance Management
4 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 3 (30.00%) QA
4 3 (30.00%) FrontRange
4 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (30.00%) Service Management
4 3 (30.00%) ITSM
4 3 (30.00%) ServiceNow
5 2 (20.00%) Data Centre

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing COBIT 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 COBIT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) LDAP
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
2 1 (10.00%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 5 (50.00%) Banking
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Architect
1 4 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Management Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Engineering Manager
4 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
4 1 (10.00%) IT Risk Manager
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL Manager
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL Process Manager
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL Service Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Security Management Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Security Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Security Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
1 4 (40.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) PKI
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
1 7 (70.00%) TOGAF
2 4 (40.00%) CRM
2 4 (40.00%) IT Governance
2 4 (40.00%) Open Source
2 4 (40.00%) Process Improvement
2 4 (40.00%) SOA
2 4 (40.00%) UML
2 4 (40.00%) Zachman Framework
3 3 (30.00%) Business Development
3 3 (30.00%) Business Transformation
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (30.00%) ITSM
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Management
3 3 (30.00%) Portfolio Management
3 3 (30.00%) Service Management
3 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) CISM
2 1 (10.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
2 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) IBM
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) FrontRange
2 3 (30.00%) ServiceNow
3 2 (20.00%) Cognizant
4 1 (10.00%) Intel Security
4 1 (10.00%) Qualys
4 1 (10.00%) Splunk
4 1 (10.00%) Symantec