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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
UK / England
Rank 560 594 591
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -3
Contract jobs citing COSO 5 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.012% 0.026% 0.006%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.12% 0.25% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Median daily rate £350 £600 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +77.77%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £663 £350
% change year-on-year
-47.16% +89.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
4040 4733 4336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.75% 10.17% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2631 2960 2735
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 182 163
Median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +73.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £13.66 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £57.60 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £42.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-45.23% +68.00%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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
West Midlands - 4 £350 -
North West +21 1 £500 -31.03%
COSO
UK

COSO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 8 (53.33%) Windows
1 8 (53.33%) Risk Management
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) COBIT
2 5 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Unix
2 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (33.33%) Internal Audit
2 5 (33.33%) IT Audit
3 4 (26.67%) Compliance Management
3 4 (26.67%) Risk and Compliance Management
3 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
3 4 (26.67%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (20.00%) Legal
4 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Analytics
4 3 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (20.00%) Degree
4 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (20.00%) Coaching
5 2 (13.33%) Patch Management
5 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (13.33%) CSIRT
5 2 (13.33%) Security Monitoring

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) MS Project
1 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
1 2 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (13.33%) SSH
1 2 (13.33%) SSL
1 2 (13.33%) VPN
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Risk Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Compliance Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Consultant
3 5 (33.33%) Risk Consultant
4 4 (26.67%) IT Consultant
4 4 (26.67%) IT Risk Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Compliance Business Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Incident Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Business Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Compliance Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Risk Officer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Risk Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (13.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (13.33%) AIX
3 2 (13.33%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Risk Management
2 5 (33.33%) Internal Audit
2 5 (33.33%) IT Audit
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 4 (26.67%) Compliance Management
3 4 (26.67%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (26.67%) Risk and Compliance Management
3 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (20.00%) Analytics
4 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Coaching
4 3 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (13.33%) Change Management
5 2 (13.33%) Document Management
5 2 (13.33%) Patch Management
5 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Security Operations
5 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) CISSP
2 2 (13.33%) GCIA
2 2 (13.33%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) COBIT
2 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (13.33%) SAS 70
3 1 (6.67%) BS25999
3 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (6.67%) ISO27005
3 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) CSIRT
1 2 (13.33%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco
3 2 (13.33%) Intel Security
3 2 (13.33%) NetWitness
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix