The table below looks at the statistics for COSO 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 COSO over the 3 months to 3 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
Rank 576 554 540
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -14
Contract jobs citing COSO 10 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.002% 0.034%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.25% 0.026% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 7
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£500 - £420
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 - £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 - £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £471 - £415
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
4010 3867 3388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.91% 8.08% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2583 2418 2100
Average daily rate £425 £410 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -6.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £560 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 167 124
Average hourly rate £21.07 £20.06 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.03% +2.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+3.14% +10.81%

COSO
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing COSO across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing COSO within the England region over the 3 months to 3 July 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
South East - 4 £525 -
London -10 3 £500 - 1
East of England - 2 £325 -
South West - 1 £418 -
COSO
UK

COSO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing COSO 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 COSO.

1 9 (64.29%) Finance
1 9 (64.29%) COBIT
2 8 (57.14%) ITIL
3 7 (50.00%) PRINCE
3 7 (50.00%) Change Management
3 7 (50.00%) PCI DSS
3 7 (50.00%) Cyber Security
3 7 (50.00%) Patch Management
3 7 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (42.86%) CISSP
4 6 (42.86%) Information Security
4 6 (42.86%) Information Security Management
4 6 (42.86%) Security Management
4 6 (42.86%) MS Visio
5 5 (35.71%) McAfee
5 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
5 5 (35.71%) Financial Institution
5 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
5 5 (35.71%) MS Project
5 5 (35.71%) Windows
5 5 (35.71%) Degree
6 4 (28.57%) PKI
6 4 (28.57%) Digital Forensics
6 4 (28.57%) Network Architecture
6 4 (28.57%) SIEM
6 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (28.57%) Document Management
6 4 (28.57%) SSH
6 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment

COSO
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing COSO 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 COSO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Visio
2 5 (35.71%) MS Project
2 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) HTTP
1 4 (28.57%) VPN
1 4 (28.57%) SSL
1 4 (28.57%) SSH
1 4 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Financial Institution
3 2 (14.29%) Legal
4 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Incident Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Compliance Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Cyber Security Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Head of Cyber Security
4 1 (7.14%) Information Risk Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Head of Security
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) IT Auditor
4 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Information Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Security Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security Risk Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
4 4 (28.57%) PKI
5 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) AIX
2 4 (28.57%) Solaris
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) ITIL
2 7 (50.00%) PRINCE
2 7 (50.00%) Change Management
2 7 (50.00%) Cyber Security
2 7 (50.00%) Patch Management
3 6 (42.86%) Information Security Management
3 6 (42.86%) Security Management
3 6 (42.86%) Information Security
4 4 (28.57%) Document Management
4 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (28.57%) SIEM
4 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (28.57%) Analytics
4 4 (28.57%) Line Management
4 4 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 4 (28.57%) Digital Forensics
4 4 (28.57%) Network Architecture
5 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) CISSP
2 5 (35.71%) Degree
3 4 (28.57%) GCIA
3 4 (28.57%) GCIH
4 2 (14.29%) CISA
5 1 (7.14%) CISM
5 1 (7.14%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (64.29%) COBIT
2 7 (50.00%) PCI DSS
3 4 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (14.29%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) McAfee
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Symantec
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) Tripwire
3 1 (7.14%) Varonis
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