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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 497 501 458
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -43
Contract jobs citing COBIT 101 68 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.40% 1.71% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 43 55
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£488 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £329 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £574 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £395
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +13.92%
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
4207 3968 3597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.14% 8.03% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2753 2415 2185
Average daily rate £425 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 186 137
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.21 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.46% +2.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.55 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.73% +18.57%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +28 64 £500 - 15
South East +4 25 £463 +34.05% 2
West Midlands +5 7 £525 +10.52% 1
South West -3 2 £450 -
Yorkshire -30 1 £550 +77.41%
North West -32 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 - - 3
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COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 125 (75.30%) ITIL
2 67 (40.36%) Finance
2 67 (40.36%) Information Security
3 43 (25.90%) Service Management
4 42 (25.30%) Degree
5 41 (24.70%) CISSP
6 39 (23.49%) Risk Management
7 35 (21.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 33 (19.88%) Project Management
8 33 (19.88%) TOGAF
8 33 (19.88%) PCI DSS
9 32 (19.28%) Management Information System
10 30 (18.07%) CISM
11 28 (16.87%) CISA
12 27 (16.27%) Data Centre
13 26 (15.66%) Risk Assessment
14 23 (13.86%) PRINCE2
14 23 (13.86%) MS Excel
14 23 (13.86%) MS Visio
14 23 (13.86%) Change Management
14 23 (13.86%) Banking
15 22 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
15 22 (13.25%) Cyber Security
16 20 (12.05%) Security Architecture
17 19 (11.45%) Data Protection
17 19 (11.45%) Stakeholder Management
18 18 (10.84%) Security Management
18 18 (10.84%) Information Security Management
19 17 (10.24%) Microsoft
20 16 (9.64%) ITIL V2

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (3.01%) Apache
2 3 (1.81%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.81%) IIS
3 2 (1.20%) JBoss
3 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.20%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (13.86%) MS Excel
1 23 (13.86%) MS Visio
2 12 (7.23%) MS Project
3 11 (6.63%) MS Office
4 10 (6.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.60%) HFM
2 1 (0.60%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.01%) SaaS
2 1 (0.60%) PaaS
2 1 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.83%) LAN
1 13 (7.83%) WAN
1 13 (7.83%) Intrusion Detection
2 10 (6.02%) Firewall
3 9 (5.42%) VPN
4 7 (4.22%) Network Security
5 4 (2.41%) SSH
5 4 (2.41%) SSL
5 4 (2.41%) HTTP
5 4 (2.41%) Internet
6 2 (1.20%) Extranet
6 2 (1.20%) Wireless
6 2 (1.20%) DMZ
6 2 (1.20%) Intranet
6 2 (1.20%) LDAP
7 1 (0.60%) DHCP
7 1 (0.60%) SAN
7 1 (0.60%) DNS
7 1 (0.60%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.60%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.61%) QlikView
2 5 (3.01%) Big Data
2 5 (3.01%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.81%) MySQL
3 3 (1.81%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.20%) DB2
4 2 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Eclipse
1 2 (1.20%) NetBeans
1 2 (1.20%) Subversion
1 2 (1.20%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.60%) PHPUnit
2 1 (0.60%) ClearCase
General
1 67 (40.36%) Finance
2 23 (13.86%) Banking
3 14 (8.43%) Retail
3 14 (8.43%) Investment Banking
3 14 (8.43%) Legal
4 10 (6.02%) Law
4 10 (6.02%) Financial Institution
5 7 (4.22%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.41%) German Language
7 2 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.60%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Marketing
8 1 (0.60%) French Language
Job Titles
1 34 (20.48%) Analyst
2 32 (19.28%) Architect
3 25 (15.06%) Consultant
4 18 (10.84%) Security Analyst
5 17 (10.24%) Security Consultant
6 14 (8.43%) Security Architect
7 13 (7.83%) Information Security Consultant
8 10 (6.02%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (6.02%) Developer
9 9 (5.42%) Enterprise Architect
10 8 (4.82%) Information Analyst
10 8 (4.82%) Coordinator
10 8 (4.82%) Project Coordinator
11 7 (4.22%) Service Manager
11 7 (4.22%) Project Manager
11 7 (4.22%) Risk Analyst
11 7 (4.22%) Information Security Analyst
12 6 (3.61%) Transition Manager
12 6 (3.61%) Security Manager
12 6 (3.61%) Incident Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.61%) Middleware
1 6 (3.61%) Java EE
2 4 (2.41%) .NET
3 3 (1.81%) SOAP
4 2 (1.20%) Web Services
4 2 (1.20%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.20%) JSF
4 2 (1.20%) REST
4 2 (1.20%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.60%) HTML
5 1 (0.60%) Zend Framework
5 1 (0.60%) jQuery
5 1 (0.60%) XML
5 1 (0.60%) WSDL
5 1 (0.60%) J2EE
5 1 (0.60%) CSS
5 1 (0.60%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (19.28%) Management Information System
2 27 (16.27%) Data Centre
3 22 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.63%) Computer Science
4 11 (6.63%) PKI
5 7 (4.22%) CESG
6 6 (3.61%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.81%) CMDB
7 3 (1.81%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.20%) FMCG
8 2 (1.20%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.20%) PMI
8 2 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.20%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.60%) Informatics
9 1 (0.60%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.60%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.60%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.43%) Windows
2 10 (6.02%) Linux
3 7 (4.22%) AIX
4 6 (3.61%) UNIX
4 6 (3.61%) Solaris
5 1 (0.60%) HPUX
5 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (75.30%) ITIL
2 67 (40.36%) Information Security
3 43 (25.90%) Service Management
4 39 (23.49%) Risk Management
5 33 (19.88%) Project Management
5 33 (19.88%) TOGAF
6 26 (15.66%) Risk Assessment
7 23 (13.86%) PRINCE2
7 23 (13.86%) Change Management
8 22 (13.25%) Cyber Security
9 20 (12.05%) Security Architecture
10 19 (11.45%) Data Protection
10 19 (11.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (10.84%) Security Management
11 18 (10.84%) Information Security Management
12 16 (9.64%) ITIL V2
13 15 (9.04%) Service Delivery
13 15 (9.04%) Enterprise Architecture
14 14 (8.43%) PRINCE
14 14 (8.43%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.82%) Java
2 3 (1.81%) SQL
3 2 (1.20%) Scala
4 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.60%) PHP
4 1 (0.60%) VB
4 1 (0.60%) REXX
4 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (25.30%) Degree
2 41 (24.70%) CISSP
3 30 (18.07%) CISM
4 28 (16.87%) CISA
5 15 (9.04%) CRISC
6 10 (6.02%) Security Cleared
7 8 (4.82%) SC Cleared
8 6 (3.61%) GCIH
9 4 (2.41%) GCIA
9 4 (2.41%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.81%) PMP
10 3 (1.81%) CEH
10 3 (1.81%) ISSAP
11 2 (1.20%) ISTQB
11 2 (1.20%) CGEIT
11 2 (1.20%) SSCP
11 2 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.20%) CCNA
11 2 (1.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (21.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (19.88%) PCI DSS
3 14 (8.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (7.83%) COSO
5 4 (2.41%) QA
6 2 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (1.20%) SLA
7 1 (0.60%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.60%) Basel II
7 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 13 (7.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.60%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.81%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.20%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.20%) SCCM
2 2 (1.20%) SCOM
3 1 (0.60%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.60%) Puppet
3 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (10.24%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.83%) Citrix
3 9 (5.42%) Oracle
4 7 (4.22%) Cisco
4 7 (4.22%) IBM
4 7 (4.22%) McAfee
5 6 (3.61%) PeopleSoft
6 5 (3.01%) SAP
7 3 (1.81%) VMware
7 3 (1.81%) Splunk
7 3 (1.81%) HP
8 2 (1.20%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.20%) webMethods
8 2 (1.20%) Symantec
8 2 (1.20%) Remedy
8 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.60%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.60%) Sun
9 1 (0.60%) Misys
9 1 (0.60%) Websense
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