The table below looks at the statistics for COBIT skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COBIT over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 481 545 494
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -51
Contract jobs citing COBIT 140 67 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.14% 1.45% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 43 45
Median daily rate £538 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £402 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £678 £665 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
4465 4623 4491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.05% 9.38% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2883 2956 2781
Median daily rate £425 £420 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 147 207
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.55 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% +0.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.39 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.39% +9.52%

COBIT
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing COBIT as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the England region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +18 63 £575 +15.00% 22
South East +7 31 £525 +10.52% 4
North West -11 16 £375 -21.05% 2
Midlands - 12 £550 -
West Midlands -1 7 £550 +83.33%
Yorkshire +11 4 £455 -17.31% 1
East of England +11 3 £525 +13.51% 1
South West -7 3 £600 +45.80% 2
COBIT
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COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing COBIT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for COBIT.

1 169 (64.26%) ITIL
2 103 (39.16%) Information Security
3 98 (37.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 87 (33.08%) CISSP
5 85 (32.32%) Finance
6 75 (28.52%) TOGAF
7 50 (19.01%) CISM
8 46 (17.49%) PCI DSS
9 44 (16.73%) Project Management
10 40 (15.21%) PRINCE2
11 38 (14.45%) Windows
11 38 (14.45%) CISA
11 38 (14.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 34 (12.93%) Degree
13 32 (12.17%) Cybersecurity
14 31 (11.79%) Management Information System
14 31 (11.79%) Service Management
15 29 (11.03%) Firewall
15 29 (11.03%) ITIL V3
16 26 (9.89%) Risk Management
17 25 (9.51%) Microsoft
17 25 (9.51%) Security Operations
18 24 (9.13%) Security Management
18 24 (9.13%) Banking
18 24 (9.13%) Data Centre
18 24 (9.13%) COSO
19 23 (8.75%) IT Governance
19 23 (8.75%) Zachman Framework
19 23 (8.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
20 22 (8.37%) Active Directory

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (2.66%) CMS
2 5 (1.90%) Apache
2 5 (1.90%) JBoss
2 5 (1.90%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.52%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.38%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.38%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (3.42%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.04%) MS Project
3 6 (2.28%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.90%) MS Office
5 2 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.28%) Relativity
1 6 (2.28%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 2 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.38%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.38%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.28%) SaaS
2 5 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.76%) IaaS
4 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (11.03%) Firewall
2 22 (8.37%) Network Security
3 14 (5.32%) Intrusion Detection
4 13 (4.94%) Internet
5 11 (4.18%) Intranet
6 8 (3.04%) VPN
7 7 (2.66%) HTTP
8 5 (1.90%) Converged Networks
8 5 (1.90%) SAN
9 4 (1.52%) SSH
9 4 (1.52%) SSL
9 4 (1.52%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.14%) DNS
11 2 (0.76%) Unified Communications
12 1 (0.38%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.38%) tcpdump
12 1 (0.38%) VPLS
12 1 (0.38%) WAAS
12 1 (0.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (3.04%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.28%) DB2
3 6 (2.28%) MySQL
3 6 (2.28%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.52%) DataStage
4 4 (1.52%) Oracle Exadata
4 4 (1.52%) WebFOCUS
5 3 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.76%) Big Data
6 2 (0.76%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.66%) Hudson
1 7 (2.66%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.38%) AppScan
2 1 (0.38%) Burp Suite
General
1 85 (32.32%) Finance
2 24 (9.13%) Banking
3 19 (7.22%) Retail
4 15 (5.70%) Legal
5 8 (3.04%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.52%) Marketing
6 4 (1.52%) Publishing
7 3 (1.14%) Electronics
7 3 (1.14%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.14%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.38%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.38%) French Language
Job Titles
1 71 (27.00%) Architect
2 44 (16.73%) Analyst
3 41 (15.59%) Consultant
4 27 (10.27%) Security Architect
5 26 (9.89%) Security Analyst
6 21 (7.98%) Solutions Architect
7 20 (7.60%) Information Analyst
7 20 (7.60%) Information Security Analyst
8 19 (7.22%) Security Consultant
9 17 (6.46%) Security Manager
9 17 (6.46%) Service Architect
10 15 (5.70%) Project Manager
11 13 (4.94%) Infrastructure Architect
12 12 (4.56%) Information Security Consultant
12 12 (4.56%) IT Manager
13 11 (4.18%) IT Analyst
14 10 (3.80%) Management Consultant
14 10 (3.80%) Security Officer
15 9 (3.42%) Incident Analyst
15 9 (3.42%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.04%) Middleware
2 7 (2.66%) .NET
2 7 (2.66%) J2EE
3 6 (2.28%) AngularJS
3 6 (2.28%) XML
4 3 (1.14%) Java EE
5 2 (0.76%) REST
5 2 (0.76%) SOAP
6 1 (0.38%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.38%) Ajax
6 1 (0.38%) CSS
6 1 (0.38%) HTML
6 1 (0.38%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.38%) SAML
6 1 (0.38%) WCF
6 1 (0.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.79%) Management Information System
2 24 (9.13%) Data Centre
3 22 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.70%) PKI
5 12 (4.56%) Public Cloud
6 11 (4.18%) Cyberthreat
7 9 (3.42%) FMCG
8 7 (2.66%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.90%) BYOD
9 5 (1.90%) Cryptography
9 5 (1.90%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.90%) User Experience
9 5 (1.90%) Web 2.0
10 4 (1.52%) CESG
10 4 (1.52%) CESG CLAS
10 4 (1.52%) VCE vBlock
11 2 (0.76%) CMDB
11 2 (0.76%) iPad
11 2 (0.76%) Streaming Video
11 2 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 38 (14.45%) Windows
2 19 (7.22%) Unix
3 11 (4.18%) Linux
3 11 (4.18%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.42%) AIX
5 5 (1.90%) Solaris
5 5 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (64.26%) ITIL
2 103 (39.16%) Information Security
3 75 (28.52%) TOGAF
4 44 (16.73%) Project Management
5 40 (15.21%) PRINCE2
6 38 (14.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 32 (12.17%) Cybersecurity
8 31 (11.79%) Service Management
9 29 (11.03%) ITIL V3
10 26 (9.89%) Risk Management
11 25 (9.51%) Security Operations
12 24 (9.13%) Security Management
13 23 (8.75%) IT Governance
13 23 (8.75%) Zachman Framework
14 21 (7.98%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (7.98%) IT Audit
14 21 (7.98%) Service Design
15 20 (7.60%) Change Management
15 20 (7.60%) Security Architecture
15 20 (7.60%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.18%) Java
2 8 (3.04%) SQL
3 7 (2.66%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.38%) C#
4 1 (0.38%) C++
4 1 (0.38%) Perl
4 1 (0.38%) PHP
4 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 87 (33.08%) CISSP
2 50 (19.01%) CISM
3 38 (14.45%) CISA
4 34 (12.93%) Degree
5 12 (4.56%) CRISC
5 12 (4.56%) Security Cleared
6 9 (3.42%) SC Cleared
7 8 (3.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (2.66%) SANS
9 6 (2.28%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.90%) CCNA
10 5 (1.90%) ISEB
10 5 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.52%) CEH
11 4 (1.52%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (1.52%) CGEIT
11 4 (1.52%) CLAS
11 4 (1.52%) GCIA
11 4 (1.52%) GCIH
11 4 (1.52%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (37.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (17.49%) PCI DSS
3 24 (9.13%) COSO
4 23 (8.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (5.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 8 (3.04%) ISO27002
7 7 (2.66%) SSAE 16
8 4 (1.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (1.52%) ISAE 3402
8 4 (1.52%) ISO27005
8 4 (1.52%) JSP 440
8 4 (1.52%) SAS 70
8 4 (1.52%) Val IT
9 3 (1.14%) BS25999
9 3 (1.14%) QA
9 3 (1.14%) SLA
10 2 (0.76%) GxP
10 2 (0.76%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.76%) MiFID
System Software
1 22 (8.37%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.42%) vSphere
4 7 (2.66%) Docker
4 7 (2.66%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.52%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.38%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (3.04%) Norton AntiVirus
1 8 (3.04%) SCCM
2 7 (2.66%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.66%) Puppet
2 7 (2.66%) Salt
3 6 (2.28%) EnCase
3 6 (2.28%) FTK
4 4 (1.52%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.52%) RSA Archer
4 4 (1.52%) RSA Security Analytics
4 4 (1.52%) SCOM
4 4 (1.52%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.14%) Nessus
6 1 (0.38%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.38%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 25 (9.51%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.46%) Oracle
2 17 (6.46%) ServiceNow
2 17 (6.46%) VMware
3 12 (4.56%) Cisco
3 12 (4.56%) Intel Security
3 12 (4.56%) Splunk
4 9 (3.42%) IBM
5 8 (3.04%) Citrix
5 8 (3.04%) HP
5 8 (3.04%) SAP
5 8 (3.04%) Symantec
6 7 (2.66%) Qualys
7 6 (2.28%) dtSearch
7 6 (2.28%) Nuix
7 6 (2.28%) Recommind
7 6 (2.28%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.52%) CheckPoint
8 4 (1.52%) Remedy
8 4 (1.52%) Teradata
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