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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 500 460 449
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -11
Contract jobs citing COBIT 72 103 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.83% 2.73% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 65 47
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £308 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £608 £666
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £420 £330
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
3942 3770 3142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.11% 7.97% 7.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2365 2272 1838
Average daily rate £400 £412 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +0.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 161 152
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £20.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £10.56 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £45.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -5.94%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -7 41 £500 +6.66% 16
South East -31 14 £500 +11.11% 3
South West +2 8 £245 -5.76% 1
North West -18 4 - - 6
East of England -3 3 £275 -41.95% 2
East Midlands -9 1 - -
Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
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COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 81 (60.90%) ITIL
2 53 (39.85%) Information Security
3 40 (30.08%) Finance
4 34 (25.56%) TOGAF
4 34 (25.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 31 (23.31%) Risk Management
5 31 (23.31%) Service Management
6 30 (22.56%) CISSP
7 28 (21.05%) Degree
8 26 (19.55%) Security Architecture
9 25 (18.80%) Management Information System
10 23 (17.29%) CISM
10 23 (17.29%) Project Management
11 20 (15.04%) Microsoft
12 18 (13.53%) Banking
12 18 (13.53%) PCI DSS
13 17 (12.78%) Cyber Security
13 17 (12.78%) Enterprise Architecture
13 17 (12.78%) CISA
14 16 (12.03%) Security Cleared
15 15 (11.28%) Risk Analysis
15 15 (11.28%) Windows
16 14 (10.53%) Retail
17 13 (9.77%) Risk Assessment
17 13 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (9.77%) MS Excel
17 13 (9.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 12 (9.02%) SAP
18 12 (9.02%) Service Delivery
18 12 (9.02%) Change Management

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (5.26%) IIS
2 3 (2.26%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (0.75%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.75%) Apache
4 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (9.77%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.52%) MS Office
3 8 (6.02%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.01%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.50%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.02%) SaaS
2 5 (3.76%) PaaS
3 2 (1.50%) IaaS
4 1 (0.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.02%) Firewall
2 9 (6.77%) LAN
2 9 (6.77%) WAN
2 9 (6.77%) VPN
3 7 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (2.26%) SSL
4 3 (2.26%) HTTP
4 3 (2.26%) SSH
5 2 (1.50%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.50%) Wireless
5 2 (1.50%) Network Security
5 2 (1.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (1.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.75%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.75%) NAS
6 1 (0.75%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.75%) VLAN
6 1 (0.75%) DHCP
6 1 (0.75%) SAN
6 1 (0.75%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.26%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.50%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.50%) OLTP
4 1 (0.75%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.75%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.75%) Subversion
2 1 (0.75%) JIRA
2 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
General
1 40 (30.08%) Finance
2 18 (13.53%) Banking
3 14 (10.53%) Retail
4 10 (7.52%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (5.26%) Telecoms
6 6 (4.51%) Law
6 6 (4.51%) Legal
7 5 (3.76%) Financial Institution
8 4 (3.01%) Investment Banking
8 4 (3.01%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.50%) German Language
10 1 (0.75%) International Banking
10 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (26.32%) Architect
2 25 (18.80%) Analyst
3 20 (15.04%) Consultant
4 17 (12.78%) Enterprise Architect
5 16 (12.03%) Security Architect
6 14 (10.53%) Security Analyst
7 10 (7.52%) Security Consultant
8 9 (6.77%) Enterprise Security Architect
9 8 (6.02%) Information Analyst
9 8 (6.02%) Information Security Analyst
10 7 (5.26%) Risk Manager
11 6 (4.51%) Team Leader
11 6 (4.51%) Project Manager
12 5 (3.76%) Technical Architect
12 5 (3.76%) Senior Manager
13 4 (3.01%) Service Manager
13 4 (3.01%) Desktop Support
13 4 (3.01%) Security Manager
13 4 (3.01%) Desktop Support Team Leader
13 4 (3.01%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.76%) .NET
1 5 (3.76%) Middleware
2 4 (3.01%) Web Services
3 3 (2.26%) SOAP
3 3 (2.26%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.26%) WSDL
4 2 (1.50%) REST
4 2 (1.50%) Java EE
4 2 (1.50%) JSON
4 2 (1.50%) JSP
4 2 (1.50%) J2EE
4 2 (1.50%) XSD
5 1 (0.75%) XML
5 1 (0.75%) OC4J
5 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.80%) Management Information System
2 11 (8.27%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.51%) FMCG
4 6 (4.51%) CESG
5 4 (3.01%) PMI
5 4 (3.01%) Mobile Computing
5 4 (3.01%) PKI
5 4 (3.01%) Informatics
6 3 (2.26%) CMDB
7 2 (1.50%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.75%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.75%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.75%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.75%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.75%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.75%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.28%) Windows
2 6 (4.51%) UNIX
2 6 (4.51%) Linux
3 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.76%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.76%) Windows 8
3 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.01%) Solaris
5 3 (2.26%) AIX
6 1 (0.75%) HPUX
6 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (60.90%) ITIL
2 53 (39.85%) Information Security
3 34 (25.56%) TOGAF
4 31 (23.31%) Risk Management
4 31 (23.31%) Service Management
5 26 (19.55%) Security Architecture
6 23 (17.29%) Project Management
7 17 (12.78%) Enterprise Architecture
7 17 (12.78%) Cyber Security
8 15 (11.28%) Risk Analysis
9 13 (9.77%) Risk Assessment
9 13 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (9.02%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (9.02%) Service Delivery
10 12 (9.02%) Change Management
10 12 (9.02%) ITSM
10 12 (9.02%) SABSA
10 12 (9.02%) Data Protection
10 12 (9.02%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (8.27%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.26%) SQL
2 3 (2.26%) C#
2 3 (2.26%) Java
3 2 (1.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.75%) VB
4 1 (0.75%) REXX
4 1 (0.75%) Uniface
4 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (22.56%) CISSP
2 28 (21.05%) Degree
3 23 (17.29%) CISM
4 17 (12.78%) CISA
5 16 (12.03%) Security Cleared
6 12 (9.02%) SC Cleared
7 8 (6.02%) ISSAP
8 7 (5.26%) PMI Certification
9 6 (4.51%) SSCP
9 6 (4.51%) CEH
10 4 (3.01%) GIAC
10 4 (3.01%) GSEC
10 4 (3.01%) GPEN
10 4 (3.01%) MCP
11 3 (2.26%) PMP
11 3 (2.26%) Security+ Certification
11 3 (2.26%) ISACA
12 2 (1.50%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.50%) GCIH
12 2 (1.50%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (25.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (13.53%) PCI DSS
3 13 (9.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (4.51%) QA
4 6 (4.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 5 (3.76%) COSO
6 4 (3.01%) BS15000
6 4 (3.01%) GAMP
7 2 (1.50%) GMP
7 2 (1.50%) ISO 9000
7 2 (1.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (1.50%) SLA
7 2 (1.50%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.75%) BS7799
8 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (3.01%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.75%) vSphere
2 1 (0.75%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.75%) RACF
2 1 (0.75%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.50%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.75%) Puppet
2 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.75%) CA Endevor
2 1 (0.75%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 20 (15.04%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.02%) SAP
3 10 (7.52%) Oracle
4 7 (5.26%) Cisco
5 6 (4.51%) IBM
5 6 (4.51%) PeopleSoft
5 6 (4.51%) Citrix
6 4 (3.01%) McAfee
6 4 (3.01%) VMware
7 2 (1.50%) Capita
7 2 (1.50%) F5
7 2 (1.50%) Nokia
7 2 (1.50%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.75%) Perforce
8 1 (0.75%) Pega
8 1 (0.75%) Juniper
8 1 (0.75%) CA
8 1 (0.75%) Sun
8 1 (0.75%) HP
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