The table below looks at the statistics for COSO skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited COSO over the 3 months to 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
Rank 618 602 596
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -6
Contract jobs citing COSO 11 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.022% 0.008% 0.002%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.24% 0.086% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £701 £418 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.90% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £702 £418 -
% change year-on-year
+68.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
COSO
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
4528 4649 4493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.05% 9.41% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2932 2990 2779
Median daily rate £425 £419 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.55% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 150 210
Median hourly rate £25.50 £21.55 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.32% +0.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.67 £12.10 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £53.58 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £22.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.17% +8.33%

COSO
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing COSO as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

COSO Jobs Demand Trend in England

COSO
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing COSO across the England region.

COSO Daily Rate Trend in England

COSO
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing COSO across the England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

COSO Daily Rate Histogram in England

COSO
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing COSO across the England region.

COSO Hourly Rate Trend in England

COSO
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 COSO within the England region over the 3 months to 27 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 - 8 £700 -
South East -15 2 £702 -
North West - 1 - -
COSO
UK

COSO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing COSO 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 COSO.

1 24 (96.00%) COBIT
2 22 (88.00%) ITIL
3 18 (72.00%) Finance
4 16 (64.00%) CISSP
5 13 (52.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (40.00%) Degree
6 10 (40.00%) Information Security
6 10 (40.00%) CISA
6 10 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (40.00%) Security Operations
7 9 (36.00%) CISM
8 8 (32.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (28.00%) Change Management
9 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (24.00%) PCI DSS
10 6 (24.00%) Cisco
11 5 (20.00%) PRINCE
11 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (20.00%) Cryptography
11 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
11 5 (20.00%) Patch Management
11 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
12 4 (16.00%) ISO27005
12 4 (16.00%) RSA Security Analytics
12 4 (16.00%) SAS 70
12 4 (16.00%) Digital Forensics
12 4 (16.00%) Analytics
12 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
12 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (16.00%) SIEM

COSO
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:

Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.00%) MS Project
2 3 (12.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) HTTP
1 4 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (16.00%) SSH
1 4 (16.00%) SSL
1 4 (16.00%) VPN
2 3 (12.00%) Firewall
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
General
1 18 (72.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
3 3 (12.00%) Legal
4 2 (8.00%) Financial Institution
4 2 (8.00%) Retail
5 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) IT Manager
3 5 (20.00%) Head of IT
3 5 (20.00%) Head of IT Security
3 5 (20.00%) Head of Security
3 5 (20.00%) IT Security Manager
3 5 (20.00%) Security Manager
4 4 (16.00%) CISSP Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Head of IT Operations
4 4 (16.00%) Head of Operations
4 4 (16.00%) Incident Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Information Security Officer
4 4 (16.00%) Security Officer
5 3 (12.00%) Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Chief Information Officer
6 2 (8.00%) Chief Information Security Officer
6 2 (8.00%) CIO
6 2 (8.00%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) IT Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (20.00%) Cryptography
2 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (16.00%) PKI
4 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) AIX
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
1 4 (16.00%) Solaris
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (88.00%) ITIL
2 10 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (40.00%) Information Security
2 10 (40.00%) Security Operations
3 8 (32.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 7 (28.00%) Change Management
5 5 (20.00%) Patch Management
5 5 (20.00%) PRINCE
5 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.00%) Analytics
6 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (16.00%) Digital Forensics
6 4 (16.00%) Document Management
6 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
6 4 (16.00%) Network Architecture
6 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (16.00%) SIEM
7 3 (12.00%) Information Security Management
7 3 (12.00%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) Java
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (64.00%) CISSP
2 10 (40.00%) CISA
2 10 (40.00%) Degree
3 9 (36.00%) CISM
4 3 (12.00%) GCIA
4 3 (12.00%) GCIH
5 1 (4.00%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (96.00%) COBIT
2 13 (52.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (24.00%) PCI DSS
4 4 (16.00%) ISO27005
4 4 (16.00%) SAS 70
5 2 (8.00%) BS25999
5 2 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (8.00%) MiFID
6 1 (4.00%) FINREP
6 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (4.00%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Cisco
2 4 (16.00%) Intel Security
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.00%) NetWitness