The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category for the England region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT)
Rank 472 458 439
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -19
Contract jobs citing COBIT 92 58 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.33% 1.77% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 46 95
Average daily rate £488 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £353 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £670 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £325 £800
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -59.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
3954 3282 4302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.96% 7.63% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2443 1987 2369
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 127 222
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.04% +7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £58.50 £35.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
COBIT
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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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -8 46 £500 +2.04% 6
South East +8 14 £475 -17.39% 1
East of England -15 10 £550 +69.23%
North West -16 8 £313 +27.55% 1
Yorkshire -8 7 £431 +30.68%
West Midlands -14 5 £475 -13.63% 1
East Midlands - 2 - -
South West -15 1 £550 +20.08% 2
COBIT
UK

COBIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 134 (83.23%) ITIL
2 59 (36.65%) Finance
3 52 (32.30%) TOGAF
4 44 (27.33%) Service Management
5 36 (22.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 34 (21.12%) Information Security
7 28 (17.39%) Project Management
7 28 (17.39%) CMMI
7 28 (17.39%) Risk Management
8 27 (16.77%) PRINCE2
9 24 (14.91%) Service Delivery
9 24 (14.91%) Change Management
10 22 (13.66%) Banking
11 21 (13.04%) CISA
12 19 (11.80%) Management Information System
12 19 (11.80%) CISSP
12 19 (11.80%) Enterprise Architecture
13 18 (11.18%) CISM
14 15 (9.32%) Degree
14 15 (9.32%) Security Cleared
15 14 (8.70%) SC Cleared
15 14 (8.70%) Six Sigma
15 14 (8.70%) PRINCE
15 14 (8.70%) UNIX
16 13 (8.07%) Business Continuity
17 12 (7.45%) Data Protection
17 12 (7.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 12 (7.45%) ITSM
17 12 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
17 12 (7.45%) ITIL V3

COBIT
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (1.86%) IIS
1 3 (1.86%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.24%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.62%) CMS
3 1 (0.62%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (2.48%) MS Office
2 1 (0.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.62%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.24%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.62%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.86%) IaaS
2 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.97%) Firewall
2 7 (4.35%) Wireless
2 7 (4.35%) Unified Communications
2 7 (4.35%) SAN
3 6 (3.73%) LAN
3 6 (3.73%) WAN
3 6 (3.73%) LDAP
3 6 (3.73%) X.509
4 3 (1.86%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (1.86%) VPN
5 2 (1.24%) DNS
5 2 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.62%) VLAN
6 1 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.62%) NAS
6 1 (0.62%) DMZ
6 1 (0.62%) MPLS
6 1 (0.62%) OSPF
6 1 (0.62%) BGP
6 1 (0.62%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (1.86%) MySQL
1 3 (1.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.24%) DB2
2 2 (1.24%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (0.62%) Big Data
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.24%) JIRA
2 1 (0.62%) Eclipse
General
1 59 (36.65%) Finance
2 22 (13.66%) Banking
3 11 (6.83%) Retail
4 8 (4.97%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.73%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.11%) Legal
7 4 (2.48%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.86%) Automotive
9 2 (1.24%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.62%) Law
10 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (19.88%) Consultant
2 30 (18.63%) Analyst
3 29 (18.01%) Architect
4 11 (6.83%) Service Manager
5 10 (6.21%) Security Consultant
5 10 (6.21%) Process Analyst
6 9 (5.59%) Management Consultant
6 9 (5.59%) Service Management Consultant
7 8 (4.97%) Security Analyst
7 8 (4.97%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (4.97%) Enterprise Architect
7 8 (4.97%) Risk Manager
8 7 (4.35%) Information Manager
8 7 (4.35%) Project Manager
9 6 (3.73%) Business Analyst
9 6 (3.73%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (3.73%) Team Leader
9 6 (3.73%) IT Auditor
9 6 (3.73%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (3.73%) Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.11%) Web Services
2 4 (2.48%) XML
2 4 (2.48%) WSDL
2 4 (2.48%) SOAP
3 3 (1.86%) Middleware
4 1 (0.62%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.62%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.80%) Management Information System
2 7 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (3.73%) PKI
4 5 (3.11%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.48%) Derivative
5 4 (2.48%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 4 (2.48%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.86%) NHS
7 2 (1.24%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.24%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.62%) CESG
8 1 (0.62%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.62%) PMI
8 1 (0.62%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.62%) Statistics
8 1 (0.62%) FMCG
8 1 (0.62%) Telematics
8 1 (0.62%) Health Informatics
8 1 (0.62%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.70%) UNIX
2 8 (4.97%) Windows
3 2 (1.24%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (83.23%) ITIL
2 52 (32.30%) TOGAF
3 44 (27.33%) Service Management
4 34 (21.12%) Information Security
5 28 (17.39%) Project Management
5 28 (17.39%) Risk Management
5 28 (17.39%) CMMI
6 27 (16.77%) PRINCE2
7 24 (14.91%) Service Delivery
7 24 (14.91%) Change Management
8 19 (11.80%) Enterprise Architecture
9 14 (8.70%) PRINCE
9 14 (8.70%) Six Sigma
10 13 (8.07%) Business Continuity
11 12 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (7.45%) ITSM
11 12 (7.45%) Data Protection
11 12 (7.45%) ITIL V3
12 10 (6.21%) Incident Management
12 10 (6.21%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.48%) C
2 3 (1.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (13.04%) CISA
2 19 (11.80%) CISSP
3 18 (11.18%) CISM
4 15 (9.32%) Degree
4 15 (9.32%) Security Cleared
5 14 (8.70%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.11%) ISSAP
7 4 (2.48%) GIAC
7 4 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.48%) CCNA
8 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.86%) MCSE
9 2 (1.24%) SSCP
9 2 (1.24%) GSEC
9 2 (1.24%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (1.24%) ISEB
9 2 (1.24%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.24%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (1.24%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (22.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (7.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (4.97%) PCI DSS
4 6 (3.73%) COSO
4 6 (3.73%) HL7
5 3 (1.86%) QA
6 2 (1.24%) SLA
6 2 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 3 (1.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.24%) XenApp
2 2 (1.24%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.62%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.24%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 9 (5.59%) Citrix
2 6 (3.73%) HP
2 6 (3.73%) Oracle
2 6 (3.73%) BMC
2 6 (3.73%) Remedy
3 5 (3.11%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.48%) SAP
4 4 (2.48%) Cisco
4 4 (2.48%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.24%) FatWire
5 2 (1.24%) VMware
5 2 (1.24%) FrontRange
6 1 (0.62%) F5
6 1 (0.62%) Splunk
6 1 (0.62%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.62%) LogLogic
6 1 (0.62%) Perforce
6 1 (0.62%) CA
6 1 (0.62%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.62%) IBM
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