The table below looks at the statistics for COBIT skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBIT over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 503 483 468
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -15
Contract jobs citing COBIT 83 72 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.07% 1.86% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 44 61
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £316 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £345 £385
% change year-on-year
+37.68% -10.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
COBIT
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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 England region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4010 3867 3388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.91% 8.08% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2583 2418 2100
Average daily rate £425 £410 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -6.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £560 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 167 124
Average hourly rate £21.07 £20.06 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.03% +2.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +10.81%

COBIT
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

COBIT Jobs Demand Trend in England

COBIT
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

COBIT Daily Rate Trend in England

COBIT
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COBIT across the England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

COBIT Daily Rate Histogram in England

COBIT
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

COBIT Hourly Rate Trend in England

COBIT
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -5 50 £500 -7.40% 13
South East -1 19 £475 +37.68% 4
West Midlands +5 7 £500 - 1
South West -7 3 £450 -18.18%
East of England +3 2 £600 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire -25 1 £550 +77.41% 5
North West -25 1 - - 1
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COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 118 (73.75%) ITIL
2 63 (39.38%) Finance
3 61 (38.13%) Information Security
4 46 (28.75%) Service Management
5 45 (28.13%) CISSP
6 44 (27.50%) Degree
7 37 (23.13%) Risk Management
7 37 (23.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 36 (22.50%) TOGAF
9 35 (21.88%) Project Management
10 34 (21.25%) CISM
11 30 (18.75%) CISA
11 30 (18.75%) Management Information System
12 27 (16.88%) Data Centre
13 26 (16.25%) PCI DSS
14 25 (15.63%) Banking
15 24 (15.00%) PRINCE2
16 22 (13.75%) MS Excel
16 22 (13.75%) Cyber Security
17 20 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
18 19 (11.88%) Change Management
18 19 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
19 18 (11.25%) Security Architecture
19 18 (11.25%) Windows
19 18 (11.25%) MS Visio
20 17 (10.63%) ITIL V2
20 17 (10.63%) Enterprise Architecture
21 16 (10.00%) Retail
21 16 (10.00%) Service Delivery
21 16 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 6 (3.75%) IIS
2 4 (2.50%) Apache
3 2 (1.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.25%) JBoss
3 2 (1.25%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.25%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.63%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (0.63%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 22 (13.75%) MS Excel
2 18 (11.25%) MS Visio
3 10 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (6.25%) MS Project
4 8 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (1.25%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.00%) SaaS
2 2 (1.25%) PaaS
3 1 (0.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.75%) LAN
1 14 (8.75%) WAN
2 13 (8.13%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (6.25%) Firewall
4 9 (5.63%) VPN
5 6 (3.75%) Network Security
6 5 (3.13%) HTTP
7 4 (2.50%) Internet
7 4 (2.50%) SSL
7 4 (2.50%) SSH
8 2 (1.25%) Wireless
8 2 (1.25%) Extranet
8 2 (1.25%) Intranet
9 1 (0.63%) NAS
9 1 (0.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (0.63%) SAN
9 1 (0.63%) DMZ
9 1 (0.63%) DNS
9 1 (0.63%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.13%) Big Data
2 4 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.88%) QlikView
3 3 (1.88%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.25%) MySQL
4 2 (1.25%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.25%) DB2
4 2 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.63%) OLTP
5 1 (0.63%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.63%) ClearCase
1 1 (0.63%) Subversion
1 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
General
1 63 (39.38%) Finance
2 25 (15.63%) Banking
3 16 (10.00%) Retail
4 11 (6.88%) Investment Banking
4 11 (6.88%) Legal
5 10 (6.25%) Law
6 9 (5.63%) Financial Institution
7 6 (3.75%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.50%) German Language
9 3 (1.88%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (1.25%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.63%) International Banking
11 1 (0.63%) Marketing
11 1 (0.63%) French Language
11 1 (0.63%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.63%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 38 (23.75%) Architect
2 30 (18.75%) Analyst
3 20 (12.50%) Consultant
4 17 (10.63%) Security Architect
5 14 (8.75%) Security Analyst
6 12 (7.50%) Security Consultant
7 11 (6.88%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (6.25%) Project Manager
9 9 (5.63%) Enterprise Architect
10 8 (5.00%) Information Security Consultant
10 8 (5.00%) Coordinator
10 8 (5.00%) Project Coordinator
11 7 (4.38%) Service Manager
12 6 (3.75%) Information Architect
12 6 (3.75%) Transition Manager
12 6 (3.75%) Information Analyst
12 6 (3.75%) Security Manager
12 6 (3.75%) Incident Analyst
12 6 (3.75%) Information Security Architect
12 6 (3.75%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.00%) Middleware
2 6 (3.75%) Java EE
3 4 (2.50%) .NET
4 3 (1.88%) Web Services
5 2 (1.25%) J2EE
5 2 (1.25%) SOAP
5 2 (1.25%) WSDL
6 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.63%) XML
6 1 (0.63%) XSD
6 1 (0.63%) JSON
6 1 (0.63%) OC4J
6 1 (0.63%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 27 (16.88%) Data Centre
3 19 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.88%) PKI
5 10 (6.25%) Computer Science
6 7 (4.38%) CESG
7 5 (3.13%) Cryptography
8 4 (2.50%) Mobile Computing
9 3 (1.88%) CMDB
9 3 (1.88%) PMI
10 2 (1.25%) Data Integration
10 2 (1.25%) FMCG
10 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.25%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (1.25%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.63%) Web 2.0
11 1 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.25%) Windows
2 9 (5.63%) Linux
3 8 (5.00%) UNIX
4 7 (4.38%) AIX
5 6 (3.75%) Solaris
6 1 (0.63%) HPUX
6 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (73.75%) ITIL
2 61 (38.13%) Information Security
3 46 (28.75%) Service Management
4 37 (23.13%) Risk Management
5 36 (22.50%) TOGAF
6 35 (21.88%) Project Management
7 24 (15.00%) PRINCE2
8 22 (13.75%) Cyber Security
9 20 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
10 19 (11.88%) Change Management
11 18 (11.25%) Security Architecture
12 17 (10.63%) ITIL V2
12 17 (10.63%) Enterprise Architecture
13 16 (10.00%) Service Delivery
14 15 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (9.38%) Data Protection
14 15 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (8.13%) Security Management
16 12 (7.50%) Information Security Management
16 12 (7.50%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.38%) SQL
1 7 (4.38%) Java
2 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
2 1 (0.63%) C#
2 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
2 1 (0.63%) VB
2 1 (0.63%) REXX
2 1 (0.63%) Uniface
2 1 (0.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 45 (28.13%) CISSP
2 44 (27.50%) Degree
3 34 (21.25%) CISM
4 30 (18.75%) CISA
5 13 (8.13%) Security Cleared
6 10 (6.25%) CRISC
7 8 (5.00%) SC Cleared
8 6 (3.75%) ISSAP
8 6 (3.75%) GCIH
9 5 (3.13%) CEH
9 5 (3.13%) PMI Certification
9 5 (3.13%) SSCP
10 4 (2.50%) GCIA
10 4 (2.50%) ISACA
11 3 (1.88%) GPEN
11 3 (1.88%) GSEC
11 3 (1.88%) PMP
11 3 (1.88%) Security+ Certification
11 3 (1.88%) GIAC
11 3 (1.88%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (23.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (16.25%) PCI DSS
3 16 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (5.63%) COSO
5 6 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 4 (2.50%) QA
7 2 (1.25%) SLA
7 2 (1.25%) GAMP
8 1 (0.63%) GMP
8 1 (0.63%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.63%) Basel II
8 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 11 (6.88%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.63%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.63%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (1.88%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.25%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.25%) SCCM
2 2 (1.25%) SCOM
3 1 (0.63%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.63%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.63%) Puppet
3 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.13%) Citrix
3 10 (6.25%) Oracle
4 8 (5.00%) McAfee
5 7 (4.38%) Cisco
6 6 (3.75%) PeopleSoft
6 6 (3.75%) SAP
7 5 (3.13%) IBM
8 3 (1.88%) VMware
8 3 (1.88%) Splunk
8 3 (1.88%) HP
9 2 (1.25%) ArcSight
9 2 (1.25%) webMethods
9 2 (1.25%) Symantec
9 2 (1.25%) Remedy
9 2 (1.25%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.63%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.63%) Nokia
10 1 (0.63%) Websense
10 1 (0.63%) Perforce
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