The table below looks at the statistics for Sarbanes-Oxley 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 Sarbanes-Oxley over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX, Sarbox)
Rank 70 63 47
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -16
Contract jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley 7 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.58% 0.36% 1.41%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 7.95% 6.25% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£600 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+157.14% -2.77%
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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 Edinburgh region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
88 64 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.33% 5.80% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 27 28
Average daily rate £425 £351 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.99% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £268 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £508 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Average hourly rate £12.00 £5.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.00% -59.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £5.00 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.02 £5.00 £19.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -17.64%

Sarbanes-Oxley
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Sarbanes-Oxley
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Sarbanes-Oxley Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Sarbanes-Oxley
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sarbanes-Oxley across the Edinburgh region.

Sarbanes-Oxley Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 10 (90.91%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) Change Control
3 5 (45.45%) Banking
3 5 (45.45%) Asset Management
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (36.36%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
4 4 (36.36%) Investment Management
4 4 (36.36%) Migration
4 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) Windows 2000
4 4 (36.36%) HP
4 4 (36.36%) Project Management
5 3 (27.27%) Basel II
5 3 (27.27%) MiFID
5 3 (27.27%) Solvency II
6 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) ACF2
6 2 (18.18%) Data Governance
6 2 (18.18%) RACF
7 1 (9.09%) ATM
7 1 (9.09%) Legal
7 1 (9.09%) Time Management
7 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
7 1 (9.09%) Twitter
7 1 (9.09%) Billing

Sarbanes-Oxley
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) ATM
General
1 10 (90.91%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Legal
3 1 (9.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Wintel Consultant
1 4 (36.36%) Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Programmer
3 2 (18.18%) Programmer
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Project Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Solvency II Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
1 4 (36.36%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Change Control
2 5 (45.45%) Asset Management
3 4 (36.36%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) Investment Management
3 4 (36.36%) Migration
3 4 (36.36%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Data Governance
5 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) Basel II
1 3 (27.27%) MiFID
1 3 (27.27%) Solvency II
2 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) ACF2
1 2 (18.18%) RACF
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Twitter