The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 482 449 449
Rank change year-on-year
-33 0
Contract jobs citing COBIT 71 97 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.86% 2.74% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 58 73
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£478 £445 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.30% -6.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £600 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £395 £500
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -21.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
3818 3545 4142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.97% 7.65% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2331 2152 2226
Average daily rate £410 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 140 224
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -2.77%
COBIT
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -18 39 £500 +11.11% 10
North West +1 13 £513 +46.42% 6
South East -13 9 £345 -20.68% 5
Yorkshire -2 3 £310 -0.80% 1
West Midlands - 3 £475 - 1
South West -27 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
East of England - 1 £500 -
COBIT
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COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 127 (77.44%) ITIL
2 64 (39.02%) Finance
3 46 (28.05%) Service Management
4 42 (25.61%) Information Security
4 42 (25.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 39 (23.78%) TOGAF
6 36 (21.95%) PRINCE2
7 32 (19.51%) Risk Management
8 30 (18.29%) Project Management
9 27 (16.46%) CISSP
10 26 (15.85%) Banking
11 25 (15.24%) Management Information System
12 24 (14.63%) Service Delivery
13 21 (12.80%) Six Sigma
14 20 (12.20%) CMMI
14 20 (12.20%) CISM
14 20 (12.20%) Security Cleared
15 17 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (10.37%) Degree
16 16 (9.76%) Change Management
16 16 (9.76%) SC Cleared
16 16 (9.76%) Data Protection
17 15 (9.15%) ITIL V3
17 15 (9.15%) Firewall
18 14 (8.54%) Data Protection Act
18 14 (8.54%) Enterprise Architecture
18 14 (8.54%) Risk Assessment
19 11 (6.71%) CISA
19 11 (6.71%) ITIL Certification
19 11 (6.71%) Business Continuity

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 6 (3.66%) Tomcat
2 5 (3.05%) IIS
3 4 (2.44%) CMS
3 4 (2.44%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.22%) Apache
4 2 (1.22%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (3.05%) MS Excel
1 5 (3.05%) MS Office
2 4 (2.44%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.61%) MS Project
3 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.61%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.61%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.22%) IaaS
2 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.15%) Firewall
2 7 (4.27%) Network Security
3 5 (3.05%) FWSM
4 4 (2.44%) LAN
4 4 (2.44%) WAN
4 4 (2.44%) SAN
4 4 (2.44%) Internet
5 3 (1.83%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (1.83%) VPN
6 2 (1.22%) Wireless
6 2 (1.22%) HTTP
6 2 (1.22%) DNS
6 2 (1.22%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.22%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.61%) NAS
7 1 (0.61%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.61%) BGP
7 1 (0.61%) MPLS
7 1 (0.61%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.66%) MySQL
2 3 (1.83%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.22%) DB2
3 2 (1.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.61%) Big Data
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (2.44%) JIRA
2 3 (1.83%) Eclipse
General
1 64 (39.02%) Finance
2 26 (15.85%) Banking
3 7 (4.27%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.66%) Retail
4 6 (3.66%) Legal
5 4 (2.44%) International Banking
6 3 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.22%) Automotive
7 2 (1.22%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.61%) Law
8 1 (0.61%) Advertising
8 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (23.78%) Analyst
2 27 (16.46%) Consultant
3 22 (13.41%) Architect
4 13 (7.93%) Risk Analyst
4 13 (7.93%) Service Manager
5 12 (7.32%) Security Consultant
6 10 (6.10%) Process Analyst
6 10 (6.10%) Project Manager
7 8 (4.88%) Service Management Consultant
7 8 (4.88%) Security Analyst
7 8 (4.88%) Security Engineer
7 8 (4.88%) Management Consultant
7 8 (4.88%) Applications Support
8 7 (4.27%) Designer
8 7 (4.27%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.27%) IT Consultant
8 7 (4.27%) Security Architect
8 7 (4.27%) Applications Support Analyst
8 7 (4.27%) Change Manager
9 6 (3.66%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.44%) Hibernate
2 3 (1.83%) Middleware
2 3 (1.83%) XML
2 3 (1.83%) Spring
3 1 (0.61%) WSDL
3 1 (0.61%) J2EE
3 1 (0.61%) CSS
3 1 (0.61%) SOAP
3 1 (0.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.24%) Management Information System
2 14 (8.54%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (2.44%) Derivative
3 4 (2.44%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 4 (2.44%) N-Tier
4 3 (1.83%) Mobile Computing
4 3 (1.83%) Statistics
5 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.61%) Telematics
5 1 (0.61%) Health Informatics
5 1 (0.61%) NHS
5 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.61%) PMI
5 1 (0.61%) CESG
5 1 (0.61%) Informatics
5 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.61%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.49%) UNIX
1 9 (5.49%) Windows
2 6 (3.66%) Linux
3 2 (1.22%) Windows XP
3 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.61%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (77.44%) ITIL
2 46 (28.05%) Service Management
3 42 (25.61%) Information Security
4 39 (23.78%) TOGAF
5 36 (21.95%) PRINCE2
6 32 (19.51%) Risk Management
7 30 (18.29%) Project Management
8 24 (14.63%) Service Delivery
9 21 (12.80%) Six Sigma
10 20 (12.20%) CMMI
11 17 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (9.76%) Change Management
12 16 (9.76%) Data Protection
13 15 (9.15%) ITIL V3
14 14 (8.54%) Enterprise Architecture
14 14 (8.54%) Risk Assessment
15 11 (6.71%) Business Continuity
15 11 (6.71%) Incident Management
15 11 (6.71%) IT Governance
16 10 (6.10%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.27%) C
1 7 (4.27%) Java
2 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
2 1 (0.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (16.46%) CISSP
2 20 (12.20%) CISM
2 20 (12.20%) Security Cleared
3 17 (10.37%) Degree
4 16 (9.76%) SC Cleared
5 11 (6.71%) CISA
5 11 (6.71%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (6.10%) GIAC
7 8 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (4.27%) CRISC
8 7 (4.27%) CCNP
8 7 (4.27%) ISSAP
8 7 (4.27%) CCSE
9 4 (2.44%) JNCIS
9 4 (2.44%) CCSP
9 4 (2.44%) ISEB
9 4 (2.44%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.83%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.22%) CITP
11 2 (1.22%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (25.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (4.27%) PCI DSS
2 7 (4.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (2.44%) SLA
4 3 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (1.83%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.61%) HL7
5 1 (0.61%) BS15000
5 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.22%) XenApp
2 2 (1.22%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.61%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.61%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (0.61%) Hyperic
2 1 (0.61%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (6.10%) Cisco
2 8 (4.88%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.88%) HP
2 8 (4.88%) CheckPoint
3 7 (4.27%) Remedy
3 7 (4.27%) Citrix
4 6 (3.66%) BMC
5 5 (3.05%) ServiceNow
5 5 (3.05%) Juniper
6 4 (2.44%) FatWire
6 4 (2.44%) Oracle
7 3 (1.83%) IBM
7 3 (1.83%) Perforce
7 3 (1.83%) VMware
8 2 (1.22%) FrontRange
8 2 (1.22%) SAP
8 2 (1.22%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.61%) F5
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