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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 507 468 450
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -18
Contract jobs citing COBIT 72 84 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.80% 2.30% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 42 69
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£488 £458 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -3.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £318 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £735 £585 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £376 £450
% change year-on-year
+36.21% -16.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £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
4000 3659 4253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.99% 7.54% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2462 2179 2379
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £622 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 153 225
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -11 31 £475 -5.00% 16
North West +3 15 £513 +46.42% 4
South East -2 12 £488 +12.06% 11
Yorkshire +1 8 £738 +134.12% 1
West Midlands -10 3 £475 +100.00%
South West -29 3 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
COBIT
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COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 102 (63.35%) ITIL
2 59 (36.65%) Finance
3 51 (31.68%) TOGAF
4 45 (27.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 44 (27.33%) Information Security
6 37 (22.98%) CISSP
7 34 (21.12%) Project Management
7 34 (21.12%) Service Management
8 32 (19.88%) Risk Management
9 29 (18.01%) CISM
9 29 (18.01%) PRINCE2
10 28 (17.39%) CMMI
11 25 (15.53%) Management Information System
12 23 (14.29%) Data Protection
13 21 (13.04%) Security Cleared
13 21 (13.04%) Banking
13 21 (13.04%) Degree
13 21 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
14 18 (11.18%) CISA
14 18 (11.18%) Six Sigma
15 17 (10.56%) Service Delivery
15 17 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
16 16 (9.94%) ITIL V3
17 15 (9.32%) Data Protection Act
18 14 (8.70%) MySQL
19 13 (8.07%) Firewall
19 13 (8.07%) Security Management
20 12 (7.45%) SC Cleared
21 11 (6.83%) Technical Architecture
21 11 (6.83%) ITIL Certification

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (3.73%) Tomcat
2 5 (3.11%) IIS
3 4 (2.48%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.48%) CMS
4 2 (1.24%) Apache
4 2 (1.24%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.24%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (3.73%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.11%) MS Office
3 4 (2.48%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.62%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.07%) Firewall
2 9 (5.59%) Network Security
3 5 (3.11%) FWSM
4 4 (2.48%) Internet
5 3 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.24%) SAN
6 2 (1.24%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (1.24%) LAN
6 2 (1.24%) WAN
6 2 (1.24%) HTTP
6 2 (1.24%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.24%) DNS
6 2 (1.24%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.62%) SSL
7 1 (0.62%) VPN
7 1 (0.62%) SMTP
7 1 (0.62%) DHCP
7 1 (0.62%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.62%) FTP
7 1 (0.62%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.70%) MySQL
2 8 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (4.97%) MongoDB
2 8 (4.97%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.86%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.24%) DB2
5 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.62%) Big Data
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (2.48%) JIRA
2 3 (1.86%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.62%) RequisitePro
General
1 59 (36.65%) Finance
2 21 (13.04%) Banking
3 7 (4.35%) Law
4 5 (3.11%) Retail
5 4 (2.48%) Legal
5 4 (2.48%) International Banking
6 2 (1.24%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.62%) Automotive
7 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.62%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (22.36%) Analyst
2 28 (17.39%) Architect
3 23 (14.29%) Consultant
4 14 (8.70%) Risk Analyst
5 10 (6.21%) Project Manager
6 9 (5.59%) Security Consultant
6 9 (5.59%) Head of Architecture
7 8 (4.97%) Process Analyst
7 8 (4.97%) Applications Support
8 7 (4.35%) Applications Support Analyst
8 7 (4.35%) Security Architect
8 7 (4.35%) Security Analyst
8 7 (4.35%) Service Manager
8 7 (4.35%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.35%) Management Consultant
8 7 (4.35%) IT Consultant
8 7 (4.35%) Designer
8 7 (4.35%) Security Manager
9 6 (3.73%) Service Management Consultant
9 6 (3.73%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.59%) CSS
2 8 (4.97%) HTML
2 8 (4.97%) Ajax
2 8 (4.97%) JSON
2 8 (4.97%) HTML5
2 8 (4.97%) REST
2 8 (4.97%) CSS3
3 4 (2.48%) Hibernate
4 3 (1.86%) Spring
4 3 (1.86%) XML
4 3 (1.86%) Play Framework
4 3 (1.86%) Django
4 3 (1.86%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (1.86%) Middleware
5 1 (0.62%) WSDL
5 1 (0.62%) J2EE
5 1 (0.62%) SOAP
5 1 (0.62%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.53%) Management Information System
2 15 (9.32%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (2.48%) N-Tier
4 3 (1.86%) Statistics
4 3 (1.86%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (1.24%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.24%) PMI
6 1 (0.62%) NHS
6 1 (0.62%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.62%) SCADA
6 1 (0.62%) Informatics
6 1 (0.62%) CESG
6 1 (0.62%) CMDB
6 1 (0.62%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.62%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.62%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.59%) Windows
2 8 (4.97%) UNIX
3 7 (4.35%) Linux
4 2 (1.24%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.62%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (63.35%) ITIL
2 51 (31.68%) TOGAF
3 44 (27.33%) Information Security
4 34 (21.12%) Project Management
4 34 (21.12%) Service Management
5 32 (19.88%) Risk Management
6 29 (18.01%) PRINCE2
7 28 (17.39%) CMMI
8 23 (14.29%) Data Protection
9 21 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
10 18 (11.18%) Six Sigma
11 17 (10.56%) Service Delivery
11 17 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (9.94%) ITIL V3
13 13 (8.07%) Security Management
14 11 (6.83%) Technical Architecture
15 10 (6.21%) Risk Assessment
15 10 (6.21%) Change Management
15 10 (6.21%) Change Control
15 10 (6.21%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.35%) Java
2 4 (2.48%) C
3 3 (1.86%) Ruby
3 3 (1.86%) Scala
4 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.62%) SQL
4 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (22.98%) CISSP
2 29 (18.01%) CISM
3 21 (13.04%) Degree
3 21 (13.04%) Security Cleared
4 18 (11.18%) CISA
5 12 (7.45%) SC Cleared
6 11 (6.83%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (5.59%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (4.97%) GIAC
8 8 (4.97%) CRISC
9 7 (4.35%) ISSAP
9 7 (4.35%) CCSE
9 7 (4.35%) CCNP
10 6 (3.73%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.48%) JNCIS
11 4 (2.48%) CCSP
11 4 (2.48%) ISEB
12 3 (1.86%) PMI Certification
13 2 (1.24%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (1.24%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (27.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (4.97%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 3 (1.86%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.86%) SLA
4 2 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.24%) QA
4 2 (1.24%) COSO
5 1 (0.62%) HL7
5 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.62%) BS15000
System Software
1 6 (3.73%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.24%) Nmap
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.62%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (1.24%) Nessus
2 1 (0.62%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (0.62%) Hyperic
2 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (6.21%) Cisco
2 8 (4.97%) HP
2 8 (4.97%) CheckPoint
3 7 (4.35%) Oracle
3 7 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.11%) ServiceNow
4 5 (3.11%) Juniper
5 4 (2.48%) Citrix
5 4 (2.48%) FatWire
6 3 (1.86%) VMware
6 3 (1.86%) Remedy
6 3 (1.86%) Primavera
6 3 (1.86%) Perforce
6 3 (1.86%) IBM
7 2 (1.24%) SAP
7 2 (1.24%) BMC
7 2 (1.24%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.24%) FrontRange
8 1 (0.62%) F5
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