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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 477 497 467
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -30
Contract jobs citing COBIT 101 72 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.46% 1.95% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 33 62
Average daily rate
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£488 £475 £453
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +4.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £343 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £396 £395
% change year-on-year
+29.33% +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 - £32.50
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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
4104 3695 4205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.85% 7.66% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2519 2218 2382
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 146 204
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +26 62 £475 -5.00% 17
North West +2 14 £500 +28.20% 3
South East +8 10 £563 +26.76% 10
Yorkshire +5 8 £738 +105.57% 2
South West -40 5 £431 -4.16% 1
West Midlands -16 2 £475 +100.00% 1
East of England - 1 £315 - 2
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
COBIT
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COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 119 (65.03%) ITIL
2 67 (36.61%) Finance
3 50 (27.32%) Information Security
3 50 (27.32%) TOGAF
4 47 (25.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 42 (22.95%) Service Management
6 41 (22.40%) CISSP
7 37 (20.22%) Project Management
8 36 (19.67%) PRINCE2
9 35 (19.13%) Risk Management
10 34 (18.58%) CISM
11 32 (17.49%) Data Protection
12 29 (15.85%) Banking
12 29 (15.85%) Security Cleared
13 28 (15.30%) Agile Software Development
14 27 (14.75%) CMMI
14 27 (14.75%) Six Sigma
15 26 (14.21%) Service Delivery
16 25 (13.66%) Management Information System
17 24 (13.11%) CISA
18 22 (12.02%) Data Protection Act
19 21 (11.48%) Degree
19 21 (11.48%) Enterprise Architecture
20 20 (10.93%) SC Cleared
20 20 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
21 19 (10.38%) Information Assurance
21 19 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
22 16 (8.74%) Risk Assessment
23 15 (8.20%) ITIL V3
24 13 (7.10%) Security Management

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 9 (4.92%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.64%) IIS
2 3 (1.64%) Tomcat
2 3 (1.64%) CMS
3 2 (1.09%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.09%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.55%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.55%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (0.55%) Apache
4 1 (0.55%) CICS
4 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.37%) MS Office
3 5 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.19%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (1.64%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.64%) IaaS
1 3 (1.64%) SaaS
2 2 (1.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.10%) Network Security
2 12 (6.56%) Firewall
3 11 (6.01%) Internet
4 5 (2.73%) FWSM
5 3 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.09%) SMTP
6 2 (1.09%) DNS
6 2 (1.09%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.09%) HTTP
6 2 (1.09%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.09%) LAN
6 2 (1.09%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.55%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.55%) WLAN
7 1 (0.55%) WAN
7 1 (0.55%) ATM
7 1 (0.55%) VPN
7 1 (0.55%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.01%) MySQL
2 8 (4.37%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (4.37%) MongoDB
2 8 (4.37%) NoSQL
3 7 (3.83%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.64%) DB2
5 2 (1.09%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (1.09%) JIRA
1 2 (1.09%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.55%) GCC
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.55%) Toad
2 1 (0.55%) RequisitePro
General
1 67 (36.61%) Finance
2 29 (15.85%) Banking
3 9 (4.92%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.83%) Retail
5 6 (3.28%) Law
6 5 (2.73%) International Banking
7 4 (2.19%) Legal
8 3 (1.64%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.09%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.09%) Advertising
10 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (17.49%) Consultant
2 31 (16.94%) Analyst
3 26 (14.21%) Architect
4 17 (9.29%) Designer
5 16 (8.74%) Security Consultant
6 14 (7.65%) Risk Analyst
7 11 (6.01%) Service Manager
8 9 (4.92%) Head of Architecture
8 9 (4.92%) Project Manager
8 9 (4.92%) Infrastructure Manager
9 8 (4.37%) IT Consultant
10 7 (3.83%) Senior Consultant
10 7 (3.83%) Business Analyst
10 7 (3.83%) Management Consultant
10 7 (3.83%) Information Security Consultant
10 7 (3.83%) IT Security Consultant
11 6 (3.28%) Service Management Consultant
11 6 (3.28%) Security Manager
11 6 (3.28%) Change Manager
11 6 (3.28%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.92%) CSS
2 8 (4.37%) Ajax
2 8 (4.37%) JSON
2 8 (4.37%) HTML
2 8 (4.37%) HTML5
2 8 (4.37%) REST
2 8 (4.37%) CSS3
3 3 (1.64%) Play Framework
3 3 (1.64%) Django
3 3 (1.64%) XML
3 3 (1.64%) Hibernate
3 3 (1.64%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (1.09%) Spring
4 2 (1.09%) Middleware
5 1 (0.55%) WSDL
5 1 (0.55%) J2EE
5 1 (0.55%) SOAP
5 1 (0.55%) Web Services
5 1 (0.55%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.66%) Management Information System
2 22 (12.02%) Data Protection Act
3 20 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.19%) Statistics
4 4 (2.19%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.64%) PMI
6 2 (1.09%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.09%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.09%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.55%) Health Informatics
7 1 (0.55%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.55%) SCADA
7 1 (0.55%) CMDB
7 1 (0.55%) Informatics
7 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.55%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.55%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.55%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.56%) Windows
2 9 (4.92%) Linux
3 8 (4.37%) UNIX
4 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.09%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.55%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.55%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (65.03%) ITIL
2 50 (27.32%) Information Security
2 50 (27.32%) TOGAF
3 42 (22.95%) Service Management
4 37 (20.22%) Project Management
5 36 (19.67%) PRINCE2
6 35 (19.13%) Risk Management
7 32 (17.49%) Data Protection
8 28 (15.30%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (14.75%) CMMI
9 27 (14.75%) Six Sigma
10 26 (14.21%) Service Delivery
11 21 (11.48%) Enterprise Architecture
12 19 (10.38%) Information Assurance
12 19 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (8.74%) Risk Assessment
14 15 (8.20%) ITIL V3
15 13 (7.10%) Security Management
15 13 (7.10%) Change Control
16 12 (6.56%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.73%) Java
2 4 (2.19%) C
3 3 (1.64%) Scala
3 3 (1.64%) SQL
3 3 (1.64%) Ruby
4 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.55%) PHP
4 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.55%) REXX
4 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (22.40%) CISSP
2 34 (18.58%) CISM
3 29 (15.85%) Security Cleared
4 24 (13.11%) CISA
5 21 (11.48%) Degree
6 20 (10.93%) SC Cleared
7 11 (6.01%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (4.92%) CRISC
8 9 (4.92%) GIAC
9 8 (4.37%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (3.83%) CCNP
10 7 (3.83%) CCSE
11 6 (3.28%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.19%) JNCIS
12 4 (2.19%) PMI Certification
12 4 (2.19%) CCSP
12 4 (2.19%) ISEB
12 4 (2.19%) CGEIT
13 3 (1.64%) MCP
13 3 (1.64%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (25.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.92%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 3 (1.64%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.64%) SLA
4 3 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.09%) COSO
6 1 (0.55%) QA
6 1 (0.55%) HL7
6 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.55%) BS15000
System Software
1 5 (2.73%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.09%) Nmap
2 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.55%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (1.09%) Nessus
2 1 (0.55%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (0.55%) Hyperic
2 1 (0.55%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.55%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 10 (5.46%) Cisco
1 10 (5.46%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.92%) Oracle
3 8 (4.37%) CheckPoint
3 8 (4.37%) HP
4 5 (2.73%) Juniper
5 4 (2.19%) Remedy
5 4 (2.19%) IBM
5 4 (2.19%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.64%) SAP
6 3 (1.64%) Primavera
6 3 (1.64%) BMC
6 3 (1.64%) VMware
7 2 (1.09%) FrontRange
7 2 (1.09%) FatWire
7 2 (1.09%) Perforce
7 2 (1.09%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.09%) Citrix
8 1 (0.55%) F5
8 1 (0.55%) LANDesk
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