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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 494 533 498
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -35
Contract jobs citing COBIT 133 65 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.98% 1.42% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 29 54
Average daily rate £525 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £385 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £406 £450
% change year-on-year
+23.22% -9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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 4564 4545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.71% 9.00% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2887 2797 2808
Average daily rate £425 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £386 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 148 202
Average hourly rate £25.75 £25.50 £19.12
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.98% +33.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £29.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +52.63%

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 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COBIT within the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +20 63 £513 +2.50% 17
South East -15 19 £525 +13.14% 8
North West +7 16 £400 -15.78% 3
Midlands - 10 £550 -
East of England +10 9 £525 +13.51% 2
West Midlands +2 9 £550 - 1
Yorkshire - 6 £431 -
South West +7 1 £550 +33.65% 4
COBIT
UK

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 159 (62.60%) ITIL
2 99 (38.98%) Information Security
3 88 (34.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 83 (32.68%) Finance
5 77 (30.31%) CISSP
6 66 (25.98%) TOGAF
7 43 (16.93%) Project Management
8 40 (15.75%) CISM
8 40 (15.75%) PCI DSS
9 36 (14.17%) CISA
10 34 (13.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 34 (13.39%) PRINCE2
11 29 (11.42%) Service Management
12 28 (11.02%) Windows
12 28 (11.02%) Degree
13 27 (10.63%) Cybersecurity
13 27 (10.63%) Firewall
14 26 (10.24%) Retail
14 26 (10.24%) Management Information System
14 26 (10.24%) Oracle
15 25 (9.84%) Security Operations
16 24 (9.45%) Security Management
17 23 (9.06%) Risk Management
17 23 (9.06%) Microsoft
18 22 (8.66%) Banking
18 22 (8.66%) ITIL V3
18 22 (8.66%) COSO
19 21 (8.27%) IT Governance
19 21 (8.27%) Data Centre
20 20 (7.87%) SOA

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (2.76%) CMS
2 5 (1.97%) Apache
2 5 (1.97%) JBoss
2 5 (1.97%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.57%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.39%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.39%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.39%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (3.94%) MS Project
2 8 (3.15%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.76%) MS Excel
4 5 (1.97%) MS Office
5 4 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.36%) Relativity
1 6 (2.36%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 4 (1.57%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.39%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.39%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (1.97%) SaaS
2 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.79%) IaaS
3 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.63%) Firewall
2 19 (7.48%) Network Security
3 10 (3.94%) Internet
3 10 (3.94%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (3.15%) VPN
5 7 (2.76%) HTTP
5 7 (2.76%) Intranet
6 5 (1.97%) Converged Networks
6 5 (1.97%) SAN
7 4 (1.57%) SSH
7 4 (1.57%) SSL
7 4 (1.57%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.18%) DNS
9 2 (0.79%) LAN
9 2 (0.79%) NAS
9 2 (0.79%) WAN
10 1 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.39%) VPLS
10 1 (0.39%) WAAS
10 1 (0.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.72%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.15%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.36%) DB2
4 6 (2.36%) MySQL
4 6 (2.36%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.57%) DataStage
6 4 (1.57%) WebFOCUS
7 3 (1.18%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.79%) Big Data
8 2 (0.79%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.76%) Hudson
1 7 (2.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.39%) AppScan
2 1 (0.39%) Burp Suite
General
1 83 (32.68%) Finance
2 26 (10.24%) Retail
3 22 (8.66%) Banking
4 17 (6.69%) Legal
5 10 (3.94%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.18%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.18%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.79%) Marketing
7 2 (0.79%) Publishing
8 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.39%) Electronics
8 1 (0.39%) French Language
8 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 64 (25.20%) Architect
2 50 (19.69%) Analyst
3 34 (13.39%) Consultant
4 27 (10.63%) Security Architect
5 26 (10.24%) Security Analyst
6 24 (9.45%) Solutions Architect
7 21 (8.27%) Project Manager
8 19 (7.48%) Information Analyst
8 19 (7.48%) Information Security Analyst
9 15 (5.91%) Security Manager
10 13 (5.12%) IT Analyst
10 13 (5.12%) Security Consultant
10 13 (5.12%) Service Architect
11 12 (4.72%) Process Analyst
12 11 (4.33%) Infrastructure Architect
12 11 (4.33%) Security Officer
13 10 (3.94%) Information Security Officer
13 10 (3.94%) IT Manager
14 9 (3.54%) Incident Analyst
14 9 (3.54%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.15%) Middleware
2 7 (2.76%) .NET
2 7 (2.76%) J2EE
3 6 (2.36%) AngularJS
4 5 (1.97%) XML
5 3 (1.18%) Java EE
6 1 (0.39%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.39%) Ajax
6 1 (0.39%) REST
6 1 (0.39%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.39%) SAML
6 1 (0.39%) SOAP
6 1 (0.39%) WCF
6 1 (0.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.24%) Management Information System
2 21 (8.27%) Data Centre
3 18 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.72%) Public Cloud
5 11 (4.33%) Cyberthreat
5 11 (4.33%) FMCG
5 11 (4.33%) PKI
6 5 (1.97%) BYOD
6 5 (1.97%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.97%) Cryptography
6 5 (1.97%) User Experience
6 5 (1.97%) Web 2.0
7 3 (1.18%) CESG
7 3 (1.18%) CESG CLAS
7 3 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.18%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.18%) VCE vBlock
8 2 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 28 (11.02%) Windows
2 13 (5.12%) Unix
3 11 (4.33%) Linux
4 10 (3.94%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.54%) AIX
6 5 (1.97%) Solaris
7 4 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.18%) zOS
9 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (62.60%) ITIL
2 99 (38.98%) Information Security
3 66 (25.98%) TOGAF
4 43 (16.93%) Project Management
5 34 (13.39%) PRINCE2
5 34 (13.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (11.42%) Service Management
7 27 (10.63%) Cybersecurity
8 25 (9.84%) Security Operations
9 24 (9.45%) Security Management
10 23 (9.06%) Risk Management
11 22 (8.66%) ITIL V3
12 21 (8.27%) IT Governance
13 20 (7.87%) Security Architecture
13 20 (7.87%) SOA
14 19 (7.48%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (7.09%) Service Design
16 17 (6.69%) Change Management
16 17 (6.69%) IT Audit
16 17 (6.69%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.33%) Java
2 10 (3.94%) SQL
3 7 (2.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.39%) C#
4 1 (0.39%) C++
4 1 (0.39%) Perl
4 1 (0.39%) PHP
4 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 77 (30.31%) CISSP
2 40 (15.75%) CISM
3 36 (14.17%) CISA
4 28 (11.02%) Degree
5 11 (4.33%) CRISC
6 10 (3.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (3.15%) SC Cleared
7 8 (3.15%) Security Cleared
8 7 (2.76%) SANS
9 6 (2.36%) CCNA
10 5 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.57%) CEH
11 4 (1.57%) CGEIT
11 4 (1.57%) GCIA
11 4 (1.57%) GCIH
12 3 (1.18%) CESG Certified Professional
12 3 (1.18%) CLAS
12 3 (1.18%) ISEB
12 3 (1.18%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (34.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (15.75%) PCI DSS
3 22 (8.66%) COSO
4 18 (7.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (4.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 8 (3.15%) ISO27002
7 7 (2.76%) SSAE 16
8 5 (1.97%) QA
9 4 (1.57%) ISAE 3402
9 4 (1.57%) SAS 70
9 4 (1.57%) Val IT
10 3 (1.18%) BS25999
10 3 (1.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (1.18%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.79%) GxP
11 2 (0.79%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.79%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (0.79%) MiFID
12 1 (0.39%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 17 (6.69%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.54%) vSphere
4 7 (2.76%) Docker
5 6 (2.36%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.57%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.39%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (2.76%) Puppet
1 7 (2.76%) Salt
1 7 (2.76%) SCCM
2 6 (2.36%) EnCase
2 6 (2.36%) FTK
3 4 (1.57%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (1.57%) RSA Security Analytics
4 3 (1.18%) Nessus
4 3 (1.18%) SCOM
4 3 (1.18%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.79%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.39%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.39%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 26 (10.24%) Oracle
2 23 (9.06%) Microsoft
3 17 (6.69%) VMware
4 13 (5.12%) ServiceNow
5 12 (4.72%) IBM
6 11 (4.33%) Cisco
7 8 (3.15%) Intel Security
8 7 (2.76%) Citrix
8 7 (2.76%) HP
8 7 (2.76%) SAP
8 7 (2.76%) Splunk
9 6 (2.36%) dtSearch
9 6 (2.36%) Nuix
9 6 (2.36%) Recommind
9 6 (2.36%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.97%) Remedy
11 4 (1.57%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.57%) FrontRange
11 4 (1.57%) Symantec
11 4 (1.57%) Teradata
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