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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 508 488 453
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -35
Contract jobs citing COBIT 73 80 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.85% 2.04% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 42 56
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £333 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £650 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £425 £395
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
COBIT
UK

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
3951 3929 3295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.99% 8.11% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2500 2438 2062
Average daily rate £425 £400 £429
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 180 100
Average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.99 £11.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.54 £59.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.61% +10.52%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 -11 40 £500 -9.09% 13
South East +3 17 £475 -7.31% 2
North West -20 5 £475 +168.36% 9
East of England +2 4 £463 -7.50%
West Midlands -9 4 £300 - 1
South West +6 1 £412 -25.18% 1
Yorkshire -26 1 £550 +49.65% 1
North East - 1 £400 -
COBIT
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COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 104 (71.23%) ITIL
2 53 (36.30%) Information Security
3 48 (32.88%) Finance
4 41 (28.08%) CISSP
5 40 (27.40%) Degree
6 37 (25.34%) Service Management
7 35 (23.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 34 (23.29%) TOGAF
9 32 (21.92%) Risk Management
9 32 (21.92%) Project Management
10 31 (21.23%) CISM
10 31 (21.23%) Management Information System
11 25 (17.12%) CISA
12 24 (16.44%) Windows
13 23 (15.75%) Banking
13 23 (15.75%) Data Centre
14 22 (15.07%) PCI DSS
14 22 (15.07%) Microsoft
15 20 (13.70%) MS Excel
16 19 (13.01%) PRINCE2
16 19 (13.01%) Cyber Security
17 17 (11.64%) Security Architecture
17 17 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
17 17 (11.64%) Risk Assessment
18 16 (10.96%) Retail
18 16 (10.96%) Enterprise Architecture
18 16 (10.96%) MS Visio
18 16 (10.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
19 14 (9.59%) MS Office
19 14 (9.59%) Change Management

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 6 (4.11%) IIS
2 4 (2.74%) Apache
3 3 (2.05%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.37%) JBoss
4 2 (1.37%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.68%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 20 (13.70%) MS Excel
2 16 (10.96%) MS Visio
3 14 (9.59%) MS Office
4 8 (5.48%) MS Project
4 8 (5.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (1.37%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.85%) SaaS
2 3 (2.05%) PaaS
3 1 (0.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.90%) LAN
1 13 (8.90%) WAN
1 13 (8.90%) Intrusion Detection
2 11 (7.53%) Firewall
3 9 (6.16%) VPN
4 6 (4.11%) Network Security
5 5 (3.42%) HTTP
6 4 (2.74%) SSL
6 4 (2.74%) SSH
7 3 (2.05%) Internet
8 2 (1.37%) Extranet
8 2 (1.37%) Wireless
8 2 (1.37%) Intranet
8 2 (1.37%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (1.37%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (0.68%) DHCP
9 1 (0.68%) SAN
9 1 (0.68%) DMZ
9 1 (0.68%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.74%) Big Data
3 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.37%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.37%) DB2
4 2 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.37%) OLTP
4 2 (1.37%) QlikView
4 2 (1.37%) MySQL
4 2 (1.37%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.68%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.68%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.68%) Subversion
2 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
General
1 48 (32.88%) Finance
2 23 (15.75%) Banking
3 16 (10.96%) Retail
4 9 (6.16%) Investment Banking
5 8 (5.48%) Law
5 8 (5.48%) Legal
5 8 (5.48%) Financial Institution
6 6 (4.11%) Telecoms
6 6 (4.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.05%) German Language
8 2 (1.37%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.68%) International Banking
9 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (25.34%) Architect
2 27 (18.49%) Analyst
3 20 (13.70%) Consultant
4 16 (10.96%) Security Architect
5 12 (8.22%) Security Analyst
6 11 (7.53%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (6.85%) Security Consultant
7 10 (6.85%) Project Manager
8 9 (6.16%) Enterprise Architect
9 7 (4.79%) Security Manager
10 6 (4.11%) Information Security Consultant
10 6 (4.11%) Team Leader
10 6 (4.11%) Coordinator
10 6 (4.11%) Project Coordinator
10 6 (4.11%) Incident Analyst
10 6 (4.11%) Security Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.42%) Information Security Architect
11 5 (3.42%) Senior Manager
11 5 (3.42%) Information Architect
11 5 (3.42%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.16%) Middleware
2 6 (4.11%) Java EE
3 4 (2.74%) Web Services
4 3 (2.05%) .NET
4 3 (2.05%) SOAP
4 3 (2.05%) WSDL
5 2 (1.37%) REST
5 2 (1.37%) XSD
5 2 (1.37%) J2EE
5 2 (1.37%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.37%) JSON
6 1 (0.68%) OC4J
6 1 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (21.23%) Management Information System
2 23 (15.75%) Data Centre
3 17 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (8.22%) Computer Science
5 11 (7.53%) PKI
6 6 (4.11%) FMCG
7 5 (3.42%) CESG
7 5 (3.42%) Cryptography
7 5 (3.42%) PMI
8 4 (2.74%) Mobile Computing
9 3 (2.05%) CMDB
10 2 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.37%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.37%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.68%) Web 2.0
11 1 (0.68%) Informatics
11 1 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.44%) Windows
2 9 (6.16%) Linux
3 8 (5.48%) UNIX
4 7 (4.79%) AIX
5 6 (4.11%) Solaris
6 5 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.42%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.42%) Windows 8
6 5 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.68%) HPUX
7 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (71.23%) ITIL
2 53 (36.30%) Information Security
3 37 (25.34%) Service Management
4 34 (23.29%) TOGAF
5 32 (21.92%) Project Management
5 32 (21.92%) Risk Management
6 19 (13.01%) PRINCE2
6 19 (13.01%) Cyber Security
7 17 (11.64%) Security Architecture
7 17 (11.64%) Risk Assessment
8 16 (10.96%) Enterprise Architecture
9 14 (9.59%) Change Management
9 14 (9.59%) ITIL V2
10 13 (8.90%) Data Protection
10 13 (8.90%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (7.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 11 (7.53%) SABSA
12 10 (6.85%) ITSM
12 10 (6.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.48%) SQL
2 7 (4.79%) Java
3 2 (1.37%) C#
3 2 (1.37%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.68%) VB
4 1 (0.68%) REXX
4 1 (0.68%) Uniface
4 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (28.08%) CISSP
2 40 (27.40%) Degree
3 31 (21.23%) CISM
4 25 (17.12%) CISA
5 10 (6.85%) Security Cleared
6 7 (4.79%) PMI Certification
7 6 (4.11%) SC Cleared
7 6 (4.11%) CRISC
7 6 (4.11%) ISSAP
7 6 (4.11%) GCIH
8 5 (3.42%) CEH
8 5 (3.42%) SSCP
9 4 (2.74%) GCIA
9 4 (2.74%) ISACA
10 3 (2.05%) GPEN
10 3 (2.05%) GSEC
10 3 (2.05%) GIAC
10 3 (2.05%) PMP
10 3 (2.05%) Security+ Certification
10 3 (2.05%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (23.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (15.07%) PCI DSS
3 16 (10.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 5 (3.42%) COSO
5 5 (3.42%) QA
6 4 (2.74%) GAMP
7 2 (1.37%) GMP
7 2 (1.37%) ISO 9000
7 2 (1.37%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (1.37%) SLA
8 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 11 (7.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.68%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.68%) RACF
3 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.37%) Tivoli
1 2 (1.37%) SCCM
1 2 (1.37%) SCOM
1 2 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.68%) Puppet
2 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.68%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.68%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 22 (15.07%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.53%) SAP
2 11 (7.53%) Citrix
3 10 (6.85%) Oracle
4 8 (5.48%) Cisco
5 7 (4.79%) McAfee
6 6 (4.11%) IBM
6 6 (4.11%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (2.05%) HP
7 3 (2.05%) VMware
7 3 (2.05%) Splunk
8 2 (1.37%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.37%) F5
8 2 (1.37%) Remedy
8 2 (1.37%) Nokia
8 2 (1.37%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.37%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.37%) webMethods
9 1 (0.68%) Symantec
9 1 (0.68%) Sun
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